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Saturday, April 20, 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 p.m. Thursdays, Thursday through May 30 – Drawing II; age 12 and older; explore drawing; all materials provided or bring your own tools and sketchbook; registration deadline Monday; 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.

Downtown Live! summer music series: 6 p.m. every other Thursday through Sept. 12 (except July 4); Imperial Centre lawn, 270 Gay St.; food and beverage vendors; free; imperialcentre.org.

  • May 23 – Chairmen of the Board.
  • June 6 – Hip Pocket Band.
  • June 20 – Spare Change.
  • July 18 – The Tams.
  • Aug. 1 – Jim Quick & Coastline.
  • Aug. 15 – The Legacy Motown Review.
  • Aug. 29 – The Catalinas.
  • Sept, 12 – The Embers featuring Craig Woolard.

Galleries, Museums

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

  • Killebrew Collection Exhibition by UNC Library System - Through Sunday.
  • Handcrafted Juried Art Show - Through Sunday; 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.

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

  • “Down East” - Through Friday; 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

St. Anne's Chapel: 3244 McNair Road, Tarboro; Kevin or Trish Wilson, 641-0262.

  • 2 p.m. Sunday – Pranavam Das with OnPrana; bring a mat, blankets or sleeping bag and/or pillows to sit on floor; $15 suggestion donation per person.
  • 6-9 p.m. Friday – TransDrumming with Onye Onyemaechi; $25 in advance and $35 at the door.
  • 9 a.m. Oct. 18-20 – Profound Sound Festival; $66 per person through May 5; profoundsoundfestival.com.

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.

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

  • May 10 – The Jersey Tenors.

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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