ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING
THE ARTS CALENDAR FOR

CALDWELL & CONTIGUOUS COUNTIES

(this page is updated daily, so check back frequently)

 

Caldwell Arts Council events are highlighted in yellow

Artist opportunities are highlighted in blue

 

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

July 1 – (no need to pre-register) artists and handcrafters invited to set up before 10am Saturday July 1 and stay as long as you like at Buffalo Mercantile (Highway 268 past Patterson School, turn left on Buffalo Cove Road & proceed about 9  miles – demo and sell your art/craft work. $10 space fee; furnish own tent/table/chairs.

(See more deadlines in blue-highlighted areas in the “Current Events” section below)

NC Arts Council – www.ncarts.org/artist-opportunities

Carolina Arts E-zine –  http://www.carolinaarts.com/517/517carolinaarts-dp.pdf  

Professional Artist Magazine - https://www.professionalartistmag.com/listings/

My Happy Place Gallery in downtown Lenoir seeks new co-op artisans. Contact  828.572.2688, www.facebook.com/myhappyplacegallery, myhappyplacegallery@gmail.com

8th Annual Bethlehem Day Festival September 16, 2017 – seeking arts & crafts vendors – contact Donna Reid 828-234-6690 or 828-495-1057 to register. Applications available at www.Bethlehemcda.org or email bethlehemday@gmail.com

ONGOING EXHIBITS

ongoing through JUNE 30 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Emerging Artists Wall exhibit space will feature the work of Shabaka James, a portrait artist based near Winston-Salem. 828-632-6966; info@hiddenitearts.org

ongoing through JUNE 30 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center exhibits work by members of Unique Artists of Yadkin Valley, featuring a diverse range of mediums including drawing, pottery, painting, photography, pastel, and more; 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org  

ongoing through JULY 4 – VALDESE – New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records Building) presents artwork by Will & Rose Mueller “The Arts Couple” – an installation “Forest/You Are What You Eat.” NWG is at 150 West Main St., Valdese; phone 828-874-1800; gallery is a 24-hour lit window display.

ongoing through JULY 8 – WEST JEFFERSON – Out of the Blue-Artists of the Blue Ridge to be featured at the Ashe County Arts Council – Group exhibition by Beth Andrews, Marion Cloaninger, Marsha Holmes, Susan Marlowe, Norma Suddreth featuring work from whimsical to literal. Opening reception June 9th 5-8pm; www.ashecountyarts.org

ongoing through JULY 23 – “Inside Looking Out / Outside Looking In:  Paintings by Ronna S. Harris,”  “Fire & Form: North Carolina Glass,””History of Tweetsie Railroad,” “In the Evening West: Boone’s Revolutionary Drama,” at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum.  www.blowingrockmuseum.org

ongoing thru JULY 27 – BETHLEHEM – Transformed II – Digital Images by John Murgo on display at the Bethlehem Branch Library; opening reception June 1st 5:30-7pm with a gallery talk at 6pm

ongoing through JULY 29 – LENOIR – Caldwell Visual Artist Competition features 45 artists with over 80 pieces of artwork on display through July 29. 828-754-2486 or http://www.caldwellarts.com/345-caldwell-visual-artists-competition/

ongoing through  JULY 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display at Morganton City Hall: UNI4 ARTISTS –http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall   

ongoing through SEPTEMBER 6 – HICKORY - “Past Lives – Hidden Collection” by Brian Lackey at the Hickory Museum of Art; more at www.brianlackeyartist.com and www.hickoryart.org

ongoing through SEPTEMBER 9 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art exhibit: Hickory Sticks: Jonathan Brilliant Installation; www.hickoryart.org

continuing through  SEPTEMBER 17 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art exhibit Beer Type Logos (reception 7-9pm; www.hickoryart.org

ongoing through SEPTEMBER 17 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art exhibit: Past Lives: Installation by Brian Lackey; www.hickoryart.org

ongoing through SEPTEMBER 9 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents “Hickory Sticks” by Jonathan Brilliant in the main gallery

 

CURRENT EVENTS

SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS WILL BE HELD AT:
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum -
http://blowingrockmuseum.org/childrens-education-programs
Burke Arts Council -
http://burkearts.org/4259-2/
Caldwell Arts Council –
www.caldwellarts.com
CCC&TI Super Summer Camp -
http://www.cccti.edu/coned/documents/Supersummer.pdf
Frye Art Studio, downtown Lenoir -
https://www.facebook.com/fryeartstudio
Hickory Museum of Art -
http://hickoryart.org/summer-camps/
Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center -
http://www.hiddenitearts.org/learn/
Lolli-Lus Art Studio –
http://lollilusstudio.com
The New Art School at Newton-Conover Auditorium –
http://newton-conoverauditorium.org/summercamps/
Watauga County Arts Council –
http://watauga-arts.org

JUNE 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JUNE 22 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council features in the Downtown Morganton Tour d’Art 4-7pm; http://burkearts.org and www.facebook.com/DowntownMorgantonArts

JUNE 22 - HICKORY – Uni4Artists are participating in Art in the Hall.  An exhibit of artwork ranging from watercolor, acrylic and more will be on exhibit at the Morganton City Hall June-July; Reception will be June 22, 5-7pm; www.uni4artists.org; www.facebook.com/uni4artists

JUNE 22 - BLOWING ROCK – NC-born poet Jeffery Beam will be at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum reading and singing a selection of his poems 6pm; free for members $5/non-members. 828-295-9099 www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JUNE 22 – BOONE – Watauga County Arts Council presents a “Mystery Plein Air Adventure” led by Marsha Holmes – Gather up your supplies and head to the Blue Ridge ArtSpace. http://watauga-arts.org

JUNE 22-JULY 2 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents Neil Simon’s Chapter Two”  http://hickorytheatre.org

JUNE 22-JULY 2 – BLOWING ROCK – Edgewood Cottage Artists-in-Residence program presents an alumni show this week – visit http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

JUNE 23 – LENOIR – Hannah Grace (Country, Classic Rock) concert on the square in downtown Lenoir 7-10pm; free to the public; bring your favorite chair – brought to you by the City of Lenoir Parks and Rec; www.downtownlenoirnc.com

JUNE 23 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Caravan of Thieves (rollicking mayhem) facebook.com/sailsmusic

JUNE 23 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium Cinema Social presents “Jurassic Park” www.newton-conoverauditorium.com supporting the Catawba Science Center

JUNE 23-24 – WEST JEFFERSON – Art class “Pet Portraits (Oils) with Viktoria Majestic” at Florence Thomas Art School; www://florenceartschool.org

JUNE 24 – LENOIR/HUDSON/GRANITE FALLS – Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour – tour artists studios throughout Caldwell County, and in local businesses in Lenoir, Granite Falls and Hudson. www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

JUNE 24 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films “Star Wars, Rogue One” – Free Admission – will be shown on the Square in downtown Lenoir at 8:30pm; rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium and the movie will start at 8:30 pm if moved inside. Concessions available to purchase. Please bring own chairs or blankets for seating. For more information call 828-757-2196.

JUNE 25 – HICKORY – Symphony Under The Sails, 6pm – Sails on the Square. Join the Western Piedmont Symphony orchestra for a FREE musical extravaganza under the sails in downtown Hickory 6-8pm. Performance includes many patriotic favorites, as well as familiar movie and TV show tunes. Bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic or visit a downtown restaurant. Weather location will be Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block; details www.wpsymphony.org or 828-324-8603.

JUNE 25 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Arts & History Museum Summer Concert Series to feature bluegrass/Americana duo Zoe & Cloyd, 4pm; http://blowingrockmuseum.org/concerts

JUNE 25 - WEST JEFFERSON – “A Mixed Palette” offered by Florence Thomas Art School will feature an Artist Talk with Mary-Ann Prack 3-5pm, at 431 Sunnyside Park Road in Jefferson, www.florenceartschool.org/a-mixed-palette/

JUNE 26-27 - HUDSON – The classic Broadway musical, “Annie” will be presented as the 2017 Fall Hudson Dinner Theatre Production.  The play will be performed on Thursday through Saturday, October 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th and 28th at the Hudson Uptown Building (HUB), 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson.  Auditions for the role of Annie and all the other orphans will be held at the HUB on Monday and Tuesday, June 26th and 27th at 6:30 PM.  For further information or for other questions, please call Director Keith Smith at Hudson Town Hall Monday through Friday from 8:30 until 5:00.  The number is 728-8272.

JUNE 26-28 – HUDSON – Summer Art Camp at Lolli-Lu’s Art Studio for Middle School students 9am-1pm – Comic book – Issue 1 / Pointillism – call to register - http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

JUNE 26-28 – HUDSON – Adult Acrylic Class at Lolli-Lu’s Art Studio – Mountain Landsape 1:15-2:45PM – call to register - http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

JUNE 26-28 – WEST JEFFERSON – “No Fear Watercolor” with Nadine Charlsen for all levels at Florence Thomas Art School; www://florenceartschool.org

JUNE 26-30 – LENOIR – Sculpting Our Future Kids Summer Art Camp at the Caldwell Arts Council  10am-12noon daily $65 Lenoir location to be announced soon – details at www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

JUNE 26-AUGUST 4 - LENOIR – Harper School of Performing Arts presents Chimes Choir – Learn to play Choir chimes – it’s an excellent way to learn basic elements of reading music and a great group experience in creating beautiful works scored just for chiles & handbells. This camp for children ages 8-12 10:30-12noon. $125. www.theharperschool.org

JUNE 27-28 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents a two-day Merry Making in the Middle Ages art camp for kids age 9-12. 828-295-9099; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JUNE 27-29 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio “All About Animals” for ages 6-11, drawings & paintings of your favorite barnyard & zoo animals, 9-11am $80 (snack & materials provided)  Call 828-320-7819 to reserve your spot

JUNE 27-29 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio “Mountain & City Scapes” summer art camp for ages 11-17 at 1-4pm – drawings & panoramic painting; $120 (snack & materials provided); Call 828-320-7819 to reserve your spot

JUNE 28 – HUDSON – Summer Art Camp for ages 3 through 3rd grade at Lolli-Lu’s Art Studio 3-4pm – Van Gogh – call to register http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

JUNE 29, JULY 13, 20, 27 & AUG. 3 – HUDSON – Bible Journaling workshop 6-7pm at Lolli-Lu’s Art Studio; This event is free, please call to register. http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

JUNE 30 – LENOIR – Shelby Rae Moore (Blues) concert on the square in downtown Lenoir 7-10pm; free to the public; bring your favorite chair – brought to you by the City of Lenoir Parks and Rec; www.downtownlenoirnc.com

JUNE 30 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Danielle Howle  facebook.com/sailsmusic/

 

 

JULY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JULY 1 DEADLINE FOR AUGUST 5 EVENT – LENOIR – Adams Events is proud to host it's first annual SoundBites Food & Music Festival Saturday August 5, 2017 from 10am-6pm at the Caldwell County Fairgrounds in Lenoir, NC.  This event will host between 50-100 vendors of all kinds.  The cost of admission is one donation per person of either a school supply, non-perishable food item, band instrument, or a money donation. All donations and money collected from the raffle will be split between the Communities in Schools program and Yokefellow of Caldwell County. SoundBites Food & Music Festival invites any business that sells products or offers services, any entertainers, artists, crafters, direct sales businesses, non-profit organizations, food vendors, etc.  We also need support of people who are interested in helping the community and these two charitable organizations by donations of items for our raffle.  This can include goods you sell, gift cards, baskets of items, or even gift certificates for a service.  All donors will receive a thank you letter to use as receipt for tax purposes.  If you are interested in helping in any way, or setting up for the event, please contact Adams Events NC asap!  All applications and fees are due by no later than July 1st!  Details at https://gallery.mailchimp.com/47e2d293687c07b4c190de886/files/e1cb8777-309b-4dc7-a3fa-9e5e8bbfbf06/Adams_Events_SoundBites_Food_Music_Festival_Contract.01.pdf

JULY 4 – BLOWING ROCK – Bluegrass and Brass – A Fourth of July Dazzle featuring The Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys and King Street Brass at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium; http://mountainhomemusic.com

JULY 6 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

JULY 6 – LENOIR – An evening of everything blackberry – blackberry infused food and drink, The Starlighters band & swing dancing on Main Street in downtown Lenoir; $35/ticket available at the Caldwell Chamber 828-726-0616 or NCBlackberryFestival.com

JULY 6-11 – BLOWING ROCK – Artist-in-Residence at Edgewood Cottage: Kay Robb; http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

JULY 7 – LENOIR – Pre-heat Party for the Blackberry Festival, featuring beer garden, live music, recipe contest, front porch pickin’, Blackberry Belle pageant, Glow Run 5K & fun run, free for everyone! ncblackberryfestival.com or 828-726-0616

JULY 7-15 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage presents “Mary and Myra” a historical drama by Catherine Filloux; www.ensemblestage.com; 828-414-1844

JULY 6 – LENOIR – “An Evening of Everything Blackberry” – a ticketed event on Main Street in Lenoir featuring blackberry infused cuisine, drinks, music and dancing.

JULY 7 – LENOIR – “Blackberry Pre-Heat Party” featuring Black “Beer”y Garden, Blackberry Belle Pageant preliminaries, Front Porck Pickin’ Competition, Blackberry Recipe Contests, Glow Run 5K & Fun Run http://ncblackberryfestival.com

JULY 8 – LENOIR – NC Blackberry Festival featuring live music, eating games, colossal cobbler parade, vendors, food, children’s activities and blackberries all day www.ncblackberryfestival.com

JULY 8 – LENOIR – MLK Center to host 2nd Annual Summer Music Festival 6-8pm featuring Adrian Crutchfield, Bryan Anderson, Groove Masters Band and Jacob Johnson Hipp. Free to the public; outdoors event. bring your lawn chairs, umbrellas and tents – 313 Greenhaven Drive; (will move event indoors in case of rain)

JULY 8-AUGUST 5 – BOONE – Watauga County Arts Council presents their Plein Air Open Exhibition; details at http://watauga-arts.org

JULY 9 – LENOIR – “Blackberry Jazz Brunch” 10am-2pm – a ticketed brunch event located at 1841 Cafe on Main St. in Lenoir. http://ncblackberryfestival.com

JULY 10-12 – WEST JEFFERSON – Plein Air workshop with Amy Evans at the Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JULY 10-13 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council Summer Camp “Fantastic Fibers” http://burkearts.org

JULY 10-31 – VALDESE – The New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records building) will feature Pat Viles’ paintings, acrylic & silk collage.

JULY 10-SEPTEMBER 25 – HICKORY – The United Arts Council at the SALT Block presents local abstract artist Beverly Biser; for more info visit www.studiobev.com, or call 828-446-6489

JULY 11-AUGUST 3 – LENOIR – Summer Guitar Group at the Harper School of Performing Arts – Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7pm- contact 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

JULY 11-AUGUST 3 – LENOIR – Music Seminar at the Harper School of Performing Arts – Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-8pm– contact 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

JULY 12-SEPTEMBER 2 – LENOIR – Summer JAM Camp at the Caldwell Arts Council – Caldwell Junior Appalachian Musicians programs for ages 7-17 – weekly traditional music lessons in choice of guitar, banjo, mandolin or fiddle, culminating in playing on the Youth Stage and/or the Main Stage at the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention on September 2nd.  Times & downtown Lenoir locations (probably at 1841 & Caldwell Arts Council) to be announced soon. $80 for 8 weekly lessons plus $15 instrumental rental fee.  Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register.

JULY 13 – LENOIR – Kaye & Patrick Crouch will be performing as a duet at Side Street Pour House in downtown Lenoir starting around 7pm

JULY 13 – BOONE – Mountain Home Music presents “Matinee-Old Time Jamboree-By the Young for the Young at Heart” featuring Strictly Strings with Rodney Sutton at the Harvest House Performing Arts Venue at 2pm; http://mountainhomemusic.com

JULY 13 – BOONE – Watauga Arts Council/Blue Ridge Art Space arty party “Blue Water”; www.watauga-arts.org

JULY 13-16 – BOONE – For the first time in its history, the North Carolina Writers’ Network is coming to High Country for the 2017 Squire Summer Writing Workshops. This intimate, weekend-long ‘residency’ style immersion happens July 13-16 at Appalachian State University in Boone; registration is capped at forty-two attendees, so register now; details at www.ncwriters.org

JULY 13-18 – BLOWING ROCK – Edgewood Cottage Artists in Residence: Beth Parham, Gene Parham, Earl Davis - http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

JULY 14 – HIDDENITE/TAYLORSVILLE – Free Summer on the Square concert featuring The Local Boys (Americana Bluegrass, Traditional and Country) starting at 7pm. Bring your lawn chairs & picnic blankets and join the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center for free summer concerts on the lawn of the Alexander County Courthouse (29 West Main Ave.) in Taylorsville! In case of rain, concerts will be moved to the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road)  Learn more at www.hiddenitearts.org

JULY 15 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films to feature “SING” - Free Admission – will be shown on the Square in downtown Lenoir at 8:30pm; rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium and the movie will start at 8:30 pm if moved inside. Concessions available to purchase. Please bring own chairs or blankets for seating. For more information call 828-757-2196.

JULY 15 – HUDSON – Paint with Lolli-Lu’s at Bo’s Family Entertainment; time TBD; http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

JULY 15 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open on each 3rd Saturday through October; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; mrmartine@gmail.com; 828-754-3047

JULY 15 – WEST JEFFERSON – Fourth Annual Garden Party at Florence Thomas Art School; www://florenceartschool.org

JULY 16 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum Summer Concert to feature renowned fiddle master Kevin Burke, 4-6pm in the Atrium; http://blowingrockmuseum.org/concerts

JULY 16 DEADLINE FOR OCTOVER/NOVEMBER EXHIBIT – All artists working in pastel are invited to apply for this show in Morganton:  http://www. appalachianpastelsociety.org/ wp-content/uploads/2016/12/ APS_2017NationalProspectus.pdf

JULY 17-18 AND 24-25 – AUDITIONS for the classic musical, “Annie” at the HUB in the town of Hudson will be these dates, with call backs on Monday, July 31stwww.townofhudsonnc.com or email Keith Smith cs@townofhudsonnc.com 828-728-8272

JULY 17-20 & 24-27 – LENOIR – 2017 Camp Treble hosted by the James C Harper School of Performing Arts – a two-week summer music camp experience Monday-Thursday both weeks, 10am-4pm with a follow-up concert July 28th. theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297

JULY 17-20 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council Summer Art Camp “Earthworks Art” http://burkearts.org

JULY 18-19 – HUDSON – Art Camp for Elementary school students (1st-5th) 9am-1pm at Lolli-Lu’s Art Studio, call to register: http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

JULY 19 – HUDSON – Create With Me! Art camp for ages 3-third grade 3-4pm at Lolli-Lu’s Art Studio – Georgia O’Keeffee – call to register: http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

JULY 20-25 – BLOWING ROCK - Edgewood Cottage Artists-in-Residence: Ronda Hale and Susan Grant - http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

JULY 22 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films to feature “LEGO BATMAN” - Free Admission – will be shown on the Square in downtown Lenoir at 8:30pm; rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium and the movie will start at 8:30 pm if moved inside. Concessions available to purchase. Please bring own chairs or blankets for seating. For more information call 828-757-2196.

JULY 22 – HUDSON – Christmas in July paint night 6-8pm at Lolli-Lu’s 6-8pm; please call to register - http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

JULY 22 – BOONE – Mountain Home Music presents “Piano Man of the Blue Ridge” with the Jeff Little Trio at the Harvest House Performing Arts Venue 7:30pm; http://mountainhomemusic.com

JULY 24 – LENOIR – Bolick & Traditions Pottery Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening; 4443 Bolick Road, Lenoir; 828-295-3862

JULY 24 – HUDSON -  Auditions for the role of Sandy the dog will take place on Monday, July 24th at 6:30 PM at the HUB. Auditions for adults will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 31st and August 1st.  There are many parts for folks 8 to 70 at these general auditions.  All roles are open with the exception of that of Daddy Oliver Warbucks, which has been precast.  For further information or for other questions, please call Director Keith Smith at Hudson Town Hall Monday through Friday from 8:30 until 5:00.  The number is 728-8272.

JULY 24-28 – NEWTON – The New Art School & Louis Nunnery Ballet present “Once Upon a Time Arts Summer Camp 9:30am-4:30pm daily – http://newton-conoverauditorium.org/summercamps/

JULY 24-AUGUST 9 – HUDSON – Jack Tales free children’s camp offered to Caldwell county youth –the oral traditions of the Jack Tales will come to life in this productions. The Jack Tales typically involve a young hero named Jack who is thrown onto the road to adulthood and must overcome obstacles with bravery, intelligence and trickery. Children will learn basics of acting, how to stage a play, adapt the stories into scripts, make costumes and set pieces, and perform in front of audience. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce young actors and theatre technicians to the art; Then performances will occur August 10-12!  Contact Foothills Performing Arts at 828-726-2318 or www.fpatheatre.org

JULY 27 – HUDSON – Twisted Paint Night 6-8pm – Paint with Lolli-Lu’s at the Twisted Vine; 11x14” canvas & a glass of wine – please call to register; http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

JULY 27 – BOONE – Watauga County Arts Council/Blue Ridge Art Space arty party: “Beach Fences” http://watauga-arts.org

JULY 27-AUGUST 1 – BLOWING ROCK – Edgewood Cottage Artist-in-Residence: Lee Harper - http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

JULY 29 – LENOIR – Jason Crabb at the JE Broyhill Civic Center 6pm

JULY 29 – LENOIR – MLK Center presents the 45th Harambee Arts Festival; Free Family Fun Day Saturday 11am-4pm, Gospel singing at 4pm on Sunday, Games & block party on Monday, Senior Citizens appreciation banquet Tuesday, Game night Wednesday, Recognition Banquet Thursday & an old school dance at 8pm on Friday.

JULY 29 – BLOWING ROCK – Mountain Home Music presents “Traditional Music from Canada to the Ozarks” featuring April Verch and Joe Newberry, 7:30pm at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium; http://mountainhomemusic.com

JULY 29-AUGUST 6 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage presents “Switzerland” a suspense drama by Joanna Murray-Smith; www.ensemblestage.com or 828-414-1844

JULY 29-AUGUST 6 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Cyrano” in the Black Box Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

JULY 31-AUGUST 3 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents “Downtown Morganton Studio Tour” – Peek into the creative spaces of the artists that work in downtown Morganton & join the artists for a morning to work alongside them. http://burkearts.org

JULY 31-AUGUST 1 – HUDSON - The classic Broadway musical, “Annie” will be presented as the 2017 Fall Hudson Dinner Theatre Production.  The play will be performed on Thursday through Saturday, October 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th and 28th at the Hudson Uptown Building (HUB), 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson.  Auditions for the role of Annie and all the other orphans will be held at the HUB on Mondayand Tuesday, June 26th and 27th at 6:30 PM.  These auditions are for girls up to the age of 15.  Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes, as you will be asked to move and do some basic dance steps.  Please bring a copy of the sheet music with which you plan to audition, preferably a musical selection from the play, “Annie.”  Your piece should be memorized.  There will be no singing with phones or other recording devices, as an accompanist will be provided.  It would be favorable to have something prepared beyond the song, “Tomorrow,” though everyone will sing that as well.  The audition will also include cold reading from the script.  A mandatory rehearsal workshop for Annie and the orphans, working with song and dance, will take place on Monday through Friday, July 10th through the 14th, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM nightly.  Auditions for the role of Sandy the dog will take place on Monday, July 24th at 6:30 PM.  Auditions for adults will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 31st and August 1st.  There are many parts for folks 8 to 70 at these general auditions.  All roles are open with the exception of that of Daddy Oliver Warbucks, which has been precast.  The show’s Director and Music Director is Keith Smith.  Choreography will be by Leanna Bodnar.  The cast pianist is Gregory Knight.  For further information or for other questions, please call Director Keith Smith at Hudson Town Hall Monday through Friday from 8:30 until 5:00.  The number is 728-8272.

JULY 31-AUGUST 3 - LENOIR – Harper School of Performing Arts presents Chimes Choir – Learn to play Choir chimes – it’s an excellent way to learn basic elements of reading music and a great group experience in creating beautiful works scored just for chiles & handbells. This camp for children ages 8-12 10:30-12noon. $125. theharperschool.org

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

AUGUST 1 – SEPTEMBER 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display at Morganton City Hall: Natalia Leigh. -  http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

AUGUST 2 DEADLINE FOR OCT 7-NOV 4 EVENT – The Toe River Arts Council in Mitchell and Yancey Counties in WNC is hosting the Third Annual Toe River Arts Juried Show.l Exhibition will run from October 7-November 4 at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery and is open to artists 18+ in all mediums in GA, VA, Tn, SC, and NC. This year’s juror is Randy Sanders, director of the Reece Museum on the campus of ETSU, in Johnson City. Prizes total $2,000. For more information, call 828-682-7215 or email trac@toeriverarts.org or http://www.toeriverarts.org/toe-river-arts-juried-show/ to download an application.

AUGUST 3 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

AUGUST 3-8 – BLOWING ROCK – Edgewood Cottage Artist-in-Residence: Richard Wright - http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

AUGUST 4-SEPTEMBER 30 – LENOIR – Caldwell Arts Council presents the new art exhibit “MODERN TRADITIONS” with artwork by Jim Arendt, Julia Chandler Lawing, Nick DeFord and photography by Ann Ehringhaus. Furniture and small sculptural and furniture art by Christina Boy and Richard Prisco. 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com   Opening Reception 5-7pm August 4th hosted by Lenoir Woman’s Club

AUGUST 5 – LENOIR – SoundBites Food & Music Festival 10am-6pm at the Caldwell County Fairgrounds in Lenoir is expected to host 50-100 vendors including crafters, direct sales companies, local businesses, non-profit organizations, entertainers, food providers, and much more; Facebook event page is https://www.facebook.com/events/308119092868697/  Details call Carrie Adams 828-215-0859 or email adamseventsnc@gmail.com

AUGUST 5 – LENOIR – Strictly Clean & Decent will open a concert in the JE Broyhill Civic Center at 7:30pm – this concert is a benefit for Yokefellow of Lenoir:  https://www.facebook.com/yokefellowofcaldwellco

AUGUST 5 – BOONE – Mountain Home Music presents “Diverse Early Country Music” with Bill and the Belles at the Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone at 7:30pm; http://mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 6 – LENOIR – Harper Concert Band performance; www.theharperschool.org; 828-754-2297

AUGUST 6 – GRANITE FALLS – Amy Speace House Concert at 7pm; potluck; $20/person donation – contact Terrie at 828-396-2795 for address & directions. http://amyspeace.com  

AUGUST 7-9 – HUDSON – Summer Art Camp for Elementary School students (1st-5th) 9am-1pm at Lolli-Lu’s Art Studio – Comic Book – Issue 2 / Fauvism – call to register: http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

AUGUST 7-11 – LENOIR – Beginning Band Camp to be held at the Harper School for students starting band at school this year; 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

AUGUST 7-11 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio “Pet Portraits” for ages 6-11, drawings & watercolor with final painting of your pet; 9-11am; $80 (snack & materials provided. Call 828-320-7819 to reserve your spot

AUGUST 7-11 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio “Pet Portraits” summer art camp for ages 11-17, 1-4pm – study projects of your favorite pet with final 16x20 painting; $120 (snack & materials provided); Call 828-320-7819 to reserve your spot

AUGUST 9 – HUDSON – Create With ME! (ages 3-third grade) 3-4pm at Lolli-Lu’s Art Studio – Henri Matisse – call to register: http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

AUGUST 10 – BOONE – Watauga County Arts Council/Blue Ridge Art Space arty party: “Full Moon Foliage” http://watauga-arts.org

AUGUST 10-12 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “Jack Tales” JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407. This is the culmination of the free children’s acting camp (above)offered to Caldwell County youth by the FPA. Jack Tales are based on Appalachian folk tales, and retell the adventures of a young hero thrown on the road to adulthood, overcoming obstacles with bravery, intelligence and trickery.

AUGUST 10-15 – BLOWING ROCK – Edgewood Cottage Artist-in-Residence: Susan Payne - http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

AUGUST 12 – HICKORY – Kay & Patrick Crouch will be performing at the Soup n’ Sounds Benefit at Market on Main in Hickory; this benefit is a fund raiser for the Hickory Soup Kitchen and runs 6pm-11pm

AUGUST 12 – BLOWING ROCK – Mountain Home Music presents “National Heritage Guitar Player – The Wayne Henderson Trio at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium 7:30pm; http://mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 12 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Film Series to feature “MOANA” - Free Admission – will be shown on the Square in downtown Lenoir at 8:30pm; rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium and the movie will start at 8:30 pm if moved inside. Concessions available to purchase. Please bring own chairs or blankets for seating. For more information call 828-757-2196.

AUGUST 14-16 – HUDSON – Middle School students Summer Art Camp at Lolli-Lu’s Art Studio 9am-1pm – Comic Book – Issue 2 / Surrealism – call to register: http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

AUGUST 14-16 – HUDSON – Adult Watercolor Class – Bouquet of Flowers, 1:15-2:45 pm at Lolli-Lu’s Art Studio 1:15-2:45pm – call to register: http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

AUGUST 14-18 – HUDSON – Dance In Motion summer camp for kids; $50; 9:00-11:30 a.m. at the HUB (Hudson Uptown Building, courtesy of the Town of Hudson; call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com for more information and to pay & register

AUGUST 15 DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER 21 EVENT – HICKORY – The Hickory Downtown Development Association seeks artists for 2017 Downtown Hickory Art Crawl September 21st – for application contact Barbara at blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or Connie at info@downtownhickory.com or call 828-322-1121.

AUGUST 16 – HUDSON – Create With ME! (ages 3-third grade) 3-4pm at Lolli-Lu’s Art Studio – Kandinsky – call to register: http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

AUGUST 16 – BLOWING ROCK – The ladies of The Vivaldi Project will treat audiences to the works of composers from the 18th century at the Blowing Rock Arts & History Museum as part of their Summer Concert Series; 828-295-9099 ext. 3001 or www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 17 – BOONE – Watauga County Arts Council/Blue Ridge Art Space arty party: “Rainy Scene” http://watauga-arts.org

AUGUST 17-22 – BLOWING ROCK – Edgewood Cottage Artist-in-Residence: Ryan Kirby - http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

AUGUST 18-26 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage presents “Art of Murder” a comic thriller by Joe DiPietro; www.ensemblestage.com or 828-414-1844

AUGUST 19 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open on each 3rd Saturday through October; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; mrmartine@gmail.com; 828-754-3047

AUGUST 19 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents Sarah Tucker, singer & songwriter; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

AUGUST 19 – BLOWING ROCK – Mountain Home Music presents “Fiddle Bows and Calico-Part II” with Strictly Strings and The Green Grass Cloggers, 7:30pm at Blowing Rock School Auditorium; http://mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 20 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum summer concert series to feature Vivaldi Project 4-6pm in the Atrium; http://blowingrockmuseum.org/concerts

AUGUST 21-23 – HUDSON – High School students Summer Art Camp 9am-1pm at Lolli-Lu’s Art Studio – Comic Book – Issue 1 & 2 / Impressionism & cubism – call to register: http://lollilusstudio.com; 828-493-3509

AUGUST 22-24 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio “Sculpture” art camp for ages 6-11, 9-11am, found object & clay sculpture; $90 (snack & materials provided). Call 828-320-7819 to reserve your spot

AUGUST 22-24 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio “Modern Art” art camp for ages 11-17 – collage & sculpture; $135 (snack & materials provided), 1-4pm; Call 828-320-7819 to reserve your spot

AUGUST 24 – HICKORY – Meet abstract artist Beverly Biser during her featured artist exhibit at the United Arts Council in the SALT Block in Hickory; exhibition celebration will be held 5-7pm

AUGUST 24-29 – BLOWING ROCK – Edgewood Cottage Artist-in-Residence: Raney Rogers - http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

AUGUST 25-OCTOBER 14 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents “The Fourth Annual Autumn Photography Exhibition” www.burkearts.org

AUGUST 25 – HIDDENITE/TAYLORSVILLE – Free Summer on the Square featuring The Night Moves Band (7 piece dynamic variety/dance band) starting at 7pm. Bring your lawn chairs & picnic blankets and join the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center for free summer concerts on the lawn of the Alexander County Courthouse (29 West Main Ave.) in Taylorsville! In case of rain, concerts will be moved to the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road)  Learn more at www.hiddenitearts.org

AUGUST 26 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Film Series to feature the movie “STORKS” - Free Admission – will be shown on the Square in downtown Lenoir at 8:30pm; rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium and the movie will start at 8:30 pm if moved inside. Concessions available to purchase. Please bring own chairs or blankets for seating. For more information call 828-757-2196.

AUGUST 26 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents Benton Blount in concert 7:30pm; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

AUGUST 29 – BOONE – Mountain Home Music presents “Matinee-The Americana Show” at 2pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue; http://mountainhomemusic.com

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

SEPTEMBER 1 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Free Planet Radio (world music manifested) facebook.com/sailsmusic

SEPTEMBER 1-3 – LENOIR – 13th Annual Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention – this is now a program of the Caldwell Arts Council!  Friday evening music starts at 5pm (adults 16+ $5 at the gate); Saturday events run 10am-11pm (adults 16+ $10 at the gate), Sunday concert starts at 10am (adults 16+ $10 at the gate). Discount tickets available at the Caldwell Arts Council until August 30th. All details are at www.happyvalleyfiddlers.org

SEPTEMBER 2 – BOONE – Mountain Home Music presents “Songs of the Working Man and Working Woman” with Dixie Dawn at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, 7:30pm; http://mountainhomemusic.com

SEPTEMBER 5 DEADLINE FOR 2018 EXHIBITION – Arts in the Airport Exhibition – details at www.knoxalliance.com/airport-entry/

SEPTEMBER 7 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

SEPTEMBER 8 – LENOIR – Welcome Dinner for sculptors arriving for Sculpture Celebration 7pm, $25/person – register by calling the Caldwell Arts Council at 828-754-2486

SEPTEMBER 8 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Big Sandy and His Flyrite Boys (Los Angeles rockabillyists) facebook.com/sailsmusic

SEPTEMBER 8-24 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Sweeny Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” in the McCreary Theatre. www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

SEPTEMBER 9 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films to feature the movie “ANGRY BIRDS” - Free Admission – will be shown on the Square in downtown Lenoir at 8:30pm; rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium and the movie will start at 8:30 pm if moved inside. Concessions available to purchase. Please bring own chairs or blankets for seating. For more information call 828-757-2196.

SEPTEMBER 9 – LENOIR – SCULPTURE CELEBRATION! Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir 9am-4pm; www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

SEPTEMBER 9 – BLOWING ROCK – 5pm – Blowing Rock Historical Society will publicly present a life-size bronze sculpture of artist Elliott Daingerfield (1859-1932). The sculpture was created by renowned artist Brenda Mauney Councill.  A dedication ceremony will be held downtown on the lawn of Edgewood Cottage, his forst summer home and studio in the NC mountains. Public cordially invited.

SEPTEMBER 14 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents The Moore Brothers Band 7pm; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org  

SEPTEMBER 14 – BOONE – Watauga County Arts Council/Blue Ridge Art Space arty party – paint an Abstract work of art; http://watauga-arts.org

SEPTEMBER 15 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Western Centuries (newly imagined, country, rhythm and blues) www.facebook.com/sailsmusic/

SEPTEMBER 15-16 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village DANIEL BOONE FESTIVAL -  (live music, old-time demonstrations on many crafts and skills that are almost forgotten, cloggers, Appalachian toys, blacksmithing, wood working, flint napping, fireplace cooking, authors, art, drama performances, lectures about early rifles and guns, Civil War artifacts, collecting and much more). Interested vendors may request applications now by contacting Margaret Carter Martine: mrmartine@gmail.com or PO Box 268, Ferguson NC 28624. 

SEPTEMBER 16 – BETHLEHEM – The 8th Annual Bethlehem Day Festival runs from 10am-4pm; for details and application contact Bud Caywood, caywoodstudio@charter.net

SEPTEMBER 21 – HICKORY – Downtown Art Crawl 5-8pm; http://downtownhickory.com

SEPTEMBER 21 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium’s BackPorch will feature a screening of the original movie Dirty Dancing; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

SEPTEMBER 22 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Mile Twelve (New Chambergrass darlings) facebook.com/sailsmusic

SEPTEMBER 23 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents Off The Wall; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

SEPTEMBER 23 – HIDDENITE –36th Annual Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts – Arts, crafts vendor spaces available; www.hiddenitearts.org or 828-632-6966

SEPTEMBER 24 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum summer concert series to feature internationally-known composer and harpist William Jackson 4-6pm; www.blowingrockmuseum.org/concerts

SEPTEMBER 26-27 – WEST JEFFERSON – Plein air workshop with Jeremy Sams at the Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

SEPTEMBER 28 – BOONE – Watauga County Arts Council/Blue Ridge Art Space arty party – paint a Sunset – http://watauga-arts.org

SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 1 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. www.broyhillcenter.com

SEPTEMBER 29 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Adam Levy (guitar hero, song maker) www.facebook.com/sailsmusic

SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 7 - NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Shakespeare’s As You Like It” at Shakespeare in the Park. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

SEPTEMBER 30 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents So Good For The Soul – A Tribute to the Music of Motown 7:30pm – 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

 

OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

OCTOBER 1 – NOVEMBER 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display at Morganton City Hall: Kathi Yarnall; http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

OCTOBER 3 DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER EVENT – New artists & crafters invited to bring samples of your work to the Caldwell Arts Council to be juried in for the Satie’s Holiday Sale – when the whole Caldwell Arts Council house becomes a gift shop full of beautiful handmade items for holiday gifting. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com for more information.

OCTOBER 3- BLOWING ROCK – Mountain Home Music presents “Matinee-From the Highlands to the High Country” with The Southern Highlanders at the Blowing Rock American Legion Hall 2pm; http://mountainhomemusic.com

OCTOBER 7 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium to feature Terri Clark in concert, 7:30pm; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 7 – BOONE – Mountain Home Music presents “Bluegrass Hither and Yonder” with ShadowGrass and Strictly Clean and Decent” 7:30pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue; http://mountainhomemusic.com

OCTOBER 13-15 – HICKORY – Oktoberfest in downtown Hickory; http://downtownhickory.com

OCTOBER 13-22 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Faith County” in the McCreary Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

OCTOBER 14 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium to feature RAM:CORPS – a high-impact visual brass and percussion troupe from the University of Mobile; 7:30pm; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 14 – BOONE – Mountain Home Music presents “Specially Crafted Songs and Tunes” with Trevor McKenzie and Friends” 7:30pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue; http://mountainhomemusic.com

OCTOBER 19-20-21 AND 26-27-28 – HUDSON – The classic musical, “Annie,” will be presented at the HUB. “Annie” tells the classic cartoon tale of Little Orphan Annie and Daddy Warbucks as Annie and her dog, Sandy, seek love and the family that Annie has always desired. www.townofhudsonnc.com or email Keith Smith at cs@townofhudsonnc.com 828-728-8272

OCTOBER 19-NOVEMBER 17 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents “2017 National Pastel Exhibition with the Appalachian Pastel Society – http://burkearts.org

OCTOBER 20-21 – LENOIR – The Smoking In The Foothills website is live with information about this year’s event, artist/crafter/vendor calls, etc. www.smokinginthefoothills.com

OCTOBER 21 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; mrmartine@gmail.com; 828-754-3047

OCTOBER 21 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents Flip Fabrique (Catch Me) Attrape Moi – Contemporary Circus from Quebec City; 7:30pm; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

 

 

NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

NOVEMBER 2 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; 7:30pm; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 4 – HIDDENITE – 30th Annual Quilt Workshop, sponsored by the Brushy Mountain Quilters Guild – five all-day classes in quilting techniques and productionm; early registration discounts and class sizes limited; karen@hiddenitearts.org or 828-632-6966

NOVEMBER 14 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents Dirty Dancing-The Classic Story on Stage; 7:30pm; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 17-DECEMBER 3 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in the McCreary Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

NOVEMBER 25 – BOONE – Mountain Home Music presents “A Celtic Christmas” with Finn Magill and David Curley with Little Windows (Mark and Julee Weems) at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 7:30pm; http://mountainhomemusic.com

NOVEMBER 28 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents A Christmas Carol – a new twist on an old classic – 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 3 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “Miracle on 34th Street” at the JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com

 

DECEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

DECEMBER 1-23 – LENOIR – Satie’s Holiday Sale – a house full of delightful handmade items for your holiday gifting at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

DECEMBER 1-JANUARY 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display at Morganton City Hall – Jeanne Schlumbohm http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

DECEMBER 9 – LENOIR – Home For The Holidays – the annual Harper School of Performing Arts fundraiser and home tour. details at www.theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297

DECEMBER 10 – LENOIR – Harper Concert Band performance; www.theharperschool.org 828-754-2297

DECEMBER 14 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents A Charlie Brown Christmas – LIVE on stage – 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

DECEMBER 14 – BOONE – Mountain Home Music presents “An Appalachian Christmas” featuring various artists at Grace Lutheran Church 7:30pm; http://mountainhomemusic.com

DECEMBER 19 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents Messiah Sing-Along; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

 

 

JANUARY 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JANUARY 9 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents The Police & Sting; 7:30pm; 828-433-show; www.commaonline.org

JANUARY 12-28 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “A Streetcar Named Desire” in the Black Box Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

JANUARY 23 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents An Evening of Piano with Jason Farnham, and “Lesson Plans to Late Night” with Lucas Bohn; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

 

 

FEBRUARY 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

FEBRUARY 2 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium (BackStage) presents Lenoir Saxophone and City Rhythm Jazz Band – Backstage Series at COMMA; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

FEBRUARY 8-10 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “The Complete History of America (Abridged) at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Dinner theatre also presented February 8-10 (except for matinee performance).  www.broyhillcenter.com

FEBRUARY 9-25 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Seussical” in the McCreary Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

FEBRUARY 16 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents Bob Eubanks in The Not So Newlywed Game; 828-433-show; www.commaonline.org

FEBRUARY 27 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents The Wizard of Oz – experience this national treasure on stage; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

 

MARCH 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

MARCH 10 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company – A visually stunning blend of traditional and contemporary Chinese dance; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

MARCH 16-25 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “James and the Giant Peach” in the McCreary Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

MARCH 19 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium ceiling fresco artist Benjamin Long lecture; 828-433-show; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 23 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents STOMP – an explosive, inventive, provacative, witty, and unique experience; 828-433-show; www.commaonline.org

 

APRIL 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

APRIL 6-15 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “BLUE” in the McCreary Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

APRIL 7 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents On Golden Pond – an American treasure – 828-433-show; www.commaonline.org

APRIL 12 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents Malpass Brothers – a smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship; 828-433-show; www.commaonline.org

APRIL 24 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

 

 

MAY 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

MAY 3-5 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “The Odd Couple (Female Version)” at the JE Broyhill Civic Center.  www.broyhillcenter.com

MAY 11-27 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Tuna Does Vegas” in the Black Box Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org