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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Events

Maria V. Howard Arts Center programs: 270 Gay St.; free; 972-1266; arts.imperialcentre.org.

5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays – Yoga in the Galleries; bring yoga mat; $15 per person, per session.

12:15-1:15 p.m. every Wednesday in April – Make + Take; all ages; explore different materials and techniques; all materials provided; preregistration suggested; limited to 25 participants; $5 per person.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. every other Saturday through May 18 – Make Art Saturdays; experiment with different types of art; registration not required; limited to 25 participants; free.

2-4 p.m. every other Sunday through May 26; art making, interactive play, gallery sketching and exhibition tour; registration not required; free.

5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Tuesday through May 21 – Painting II; age 14 and older; painting techniques; all materials provided or bring your own tools and sketchbook; registration deadline Monday; limited to 20 participants; $103 city residents, $154 non-residents.

Noon-1 p.m. Friday – Lunch and Learn: Talk & Draw; brief talk and make own work in artist-led drawing session; all materials provided; preregistration suggested; limited to 25 participants; free; lunch provided for a fee.

Noon-3 p.m. April 13 – Clay Sculpture; age 4 and older; learn the basics of hand-building with clay to create functional and whimsical pieces; all materials provided; no prior experience needed; registration deadline Wednesday; limited to 15 participants; $17 per family.

2-4 p.m. Saturdays, April 13 through May 18 – Hip-Hop; age 14 and older; street dancing, breaking, popping and locking; registration deadline Wednesday; limited to 20 participants; $62 city residents, $93 non-residents.

Noon-5 p.m. April 20 – Intro to Abstract Painting; learn a range of techniques and experiment with color, value and shape to create an unique composition; all materials provided; no prior experience needed; registration deadline April 17; limited to 20 participants; $25 city residents, $50 non-residents.

5:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, April 25 through May 30 – Drawing II; age 12 and older; explore drawing; all materials provided or bring your own tools and sketchbook; registration deadline April 22; limited to 20 participants; $90 city residents, $135 non-residents.

Noon-5 p.m. May 4 and May 11 – Intro to Watercolor; age 11 and older; explore techniques, materials and the elements of art to build a foundational understanding of the medium and create a contemporary still life; all materials provided or bring your own tools and sketchbook; registration deadline May 1; limited to 20 participants; $50 city residents, $75 non-residents.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14 – Clay Flower Pots; age 10 and older; design and construct a clay flower pot using coiling techniques; all materials provided; registration deadline May 10; limited to 20 participants; $15 city residents, $22 non-residents.

1-4 p.m. May 18 – ARTitecture; age 8 and older; discover the special architecture inside and out of the Imperial Centre; all materials included; registration deadline May 15; limited to 15 participants; $18 per family.

Galleries, Museums

Maria V. Howard Arts Center: 270 Gay St.; free; 972-1163; arts.imperialcentre.org.

Imperial Centre Teaching Artist Exhibition - Through April 14.

"Where the Dream Began" & selections from the Permanent Collection - Through April 14.

Killebrew Collection Exhibition by UNC Library System - Through April 21.

Handcrafted Juried Art Show - Through April 21; juried by Wendy Earle.

2019 Juried Art Show – May 3 through Aug. 18.

Sculpture Salmagundi XXII – Through Sept. 2019.

Dunn Center for the Performing Arts: 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.; 7:30 p.m. except as noted; 985-5100.

Dwight Mitchell – Through May 12; realist paintings; opening reception 5-7 p.m.

Louisburg College: 501 N. Main St., Louisburg; 919-496-2521; louisburg.edu.

“Down East” - Through April 26; Lumpkin Community Center, Jones Performing Arts Center; paintings by David H. Davenport.

Children

Nash Arts Center: 100 E. Washington St., Nashville; Shelly Gray, 459-4734; shelly@nasharts.org.

"Creative Kids" - 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays; instructed by artist Kim Valentine; $65 for six-week session.

Rocky Mount Children’s Museum and Science Center: 270 Gay St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; admission $6; free admission Sundays to Rocky Mount residents; admission includes Cummins Planetarium. 972-1266; imperialcentre.org.

”Be An Astronaut” – Through May 19; explore the wonders of space and what it takes to be an astronaut.

Movies

Cummins Planetarium: 270 Gay St., Rocky Mount; 972-1266.

"Astronaut" - Through May 31; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays.

"Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope" - Through May 31; 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

"Big Bird's Adventure" - 11 a.m. Saturdays.

"Laser Colors of the World" - Through April 30; 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

"Lasers of Oz" - Through May 1-31; 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

Clubs

Westridge Grill: 3629 Sunset Ave. (in Westridge Shopping Center). Rocky Mount; 937-7299; show times 7 p.m.; free admission.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays – Trivia contest.

Sharks-N-Shooters: 4470 Sunset Ave., Rocky Mount; 937-8882; private club; entrance free with paid membership.

8 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays – Cornhole tournament; $10 per team.

10 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays – Weekly karaoke/dance party featuring D.J. Redeyez.

10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays – Dance party featuring D.J. Hipnotic.

R.A. Fountain General Store and Internet Cafe: Show times 7:30 p.m. except as noted; 6754 E. Wilson St., Fountain; 252-749-3228; rafountain.com.

June 14 - The Malpass Brothers; $15 general admission, $17.50 reserved.

Performance

Dunn Center for the Performing Arts: 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.; 7:30 p.m. except as noted; 985-5100.

Friday – Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen.

May 10 – The Jersey Tenors.

Rocky Mount Community Theatre: 270 Gay St.; 972-1266; imperialcentre.org.

“The Last Five Years” - 7:30 p.m. May 2-4 and May 5; musical that chronicles the five-year life of a marriage from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting.

Rocky Mount Chamber Choir: director@rockymountchamberchoir.com or rockymountchambersingers.com.

4 p.m. May 5 - Spring concert; First Presbyterian Church; music of Mendelssohn, Rutter, Vaughan-Williams and Bernstein; free.

Tar River Orchestra and Choral Society: Dunn Center for the Performing Arts, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd., except as noted; $85 season tickets; tarriverlive.com.

“Swing N Strings” - May 9; Tar River Swing Band and Orchestra Strings; swing tunes and hits from the great American Songbook.

Ongoing

Braswell Memorial Library children’s programs: 727 N. Grace St.; 442-1951.

10:30 a.m. Mondays – Mother Goose story time; birth through 3 years old; music, puppet shows and storytelling.

11 a.m. Tuesdays – Preschool story time; ages 3-5; music, puppet shows and storytelling.

1 p.m. first Saturday – R.E.A.D. Dog Chere; interactive program promotes confidence and love of reading in children; free; registration required.

Blount-Bridgers House tours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2-4 p.m. Sundays; 130 Bridgers St., Tarboro; 823-4159.

Countyline Bluegrass Barn: 5832 Hornes Church Road, Wilson; Kenny Pierce, 813-0930; countylinebluegrassbarn.org.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays – Bluegrass picking session; free.

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