ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

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OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

OCTOBER 19-20-21 (along with a matinee performance OCTOBER 22, - and OCTOBER 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 - LENOIR – Painting With The Masters with instructor Carole Childers – Matisse’s Nude – 5pm until ? – cost $35; materials & snacks provided – BYOB. Advance reservations and payment can be made at My Happy Place Gallery or directly with Carole at fruitcakefactory@gmail.com or 828-292-7365 (c) or 828-758-9787 (h).

OCTOBER 20 – HICKORY – Grand Opening for Trade Alley Art – a new artist co-op gallery formed from Uni4artists located at 25 2nd Street NW (next to Taste Full Beans) – ribbon cutting planned for 4pm. Work on display includes a range of two-dimensional artwork in a variety of mediums, along with jewelry, glass, pottery, furniture and more. https://www.facebook.com/tradealleyart/

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 Kevin Smith and Kathryn Waters to perform at Highland Coffee House 6-9pm

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

OCTOBER 21 – HICKORY – Kevin Smith & Kathryn Waters to perform at the Hickory Farmers Market (downtown) 9am-12:30pm

OCTOBER 21 – LENOIR – Kevin Smith & Kathryn Waters to perform at 1841 Cafe 6-9pm

OCTOBER 22 – LENOIR – The Patterson School presents the South Carolina Broadcasters in concert at 4pm; tickets are $15 and available in advance; BBQ chicken & pork supper to follow the concert $15/person - contact Susan Rowe at susanrowe123@gmail.com for supper reservations. Sponsored by the Patterson School Foundation www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org

OCTOBER 22 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents “High Country Home Movie Day at 2pm; Room 421 of the Belk Library & Information Commons at ASU; Free & open to the public; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

OCTOBER 22 – HUDSON – The Town of Hudson presents its 24th dinner theatre production, the iconic classic musical, “Annie” – and due to the demand and an approaching complete sellout, a Sunday matinee has been added for Sunday, October 22nd at 2:30pm – show only (no meals provided); $17.50. To purchase tickets call 828-726-8871 or come by the HUB on weekdays.

OCTOBER 22 – HICKORY – Kevin Smith & Kathryn Waters to perform during Sunday Brunch at Cafe Rule 11am-2pm

CALDWELL JAM CLASSES start up again October 23rd at the Hudson Uptown Building (HUB) - register your student now – www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 24 – LENOIR – CCC&TI’s Fall 2017 Performing Artists Series will present a concert featuring the Jason DeCristofaro trip “A Journey from Classical to Jazz at 1pm in room B-100 – Free and open to the public

OCTOBER 24 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Coffee with the Curator: Impressions of the Land at 11am; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

OCTOBER 25 – HICKORY – Kevin Smith & Kathryn Waters to perform for the Hickory Farmers Market (downtown) 10:30am-1:30pm

OCTOBER 26 – LENOIR – Patrick Crouch and Justin Butler will play some acoustic jazz favorites for the Caldwell Classic French Cuisine event

OCTOBER 26 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents TAC Talk: The Civil War in Western North Carolina at 6pm; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

OCTOBER 26-27 – BLOWING ROCK – Teen Sketchbook Workshop at BRAHM 2-5pm each day, $30/child. This workshop is designed to introduce activities and projects for when you’re in a creative rut. This class will be instructed by Amanda Melanson, a staff member at BRAHM working on a Masters in art education. Call 828-295-9099 or visit www.blowingrockmuseum.org

OCTOBER 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. For tickets call 828-726-8871 or come by the HUB on weekdays.

OCTOBER 27 – HIDDENITE – Art on Parade Masquerade Fundraiser to benefit Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center; tickets on sale now – details at www.hiddenitearts.org 828-632-6966

OCTOBER 27 – MORGANTON – Sycamore Bones to perform at Brown Mountain Bottleworks 115 E Union St 7:30pm

OCTOBER 27 - LENOIR – Painting With The Masters with instructor Carole Childers – Chagal’s I and the Village – 5pm until ? – cost $35; materials & snacks provided – BYOB. Advance reservations and payment can be made at My Happy Place Gallery or directly with Carole at fruitcakefactory@gmail.com or 828-292-7365 (c) or 828-758-9787 (h).

OCTOBER 27-29 DEADLINE TO DELIVER WORKS FOR THE CHARLOTTE ART LEAGUE exhibit “Art House” on display November 3-25, 2017 at 1517 Camden Road in Charlott. Details at http://charlotteartleague.org 704-376-2787

OCTOBER 29 – LENOIR – The Chapel of Rest presents the Jeff Little Trio at 4pm; tickets are $15 (1964 Highway 268); BBQ chicken & pork supper to follow the concert $15/person; contact Bill Hirsch at bogeycat47@charter.net for supper reservations. Sponsored by Bernhardt Furniture Company and Chapel of Rest Preservation Society www.chapelofrest.org

OCTOBER 31 – LENOIR – Last Jury-in deadline to bring arts/crafts for consideration for the December Satie’s Holiday Sale. Details at http://www.caldwellarts.com/6-saties-gift-shop-and-holiday-sale/ or by calling 828-754-2486

 

 

 

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 3-28 – VALDESE – New Window Gallery Presenting artist Stephanie Daulton displaying “Renewed Mosaics” – Stephanie grew up in the Indianapolis IN area, and currently lives in Lenoir. She has had no formal art training, but one day about 3 years ago, she walked past a wine shop that had a residential window frame hanging in the shop window; the frame surrounding something similar to stained glass, but with a wine bottle embedded in the glass.  She wanted it, but couldn’t afford it. Through months of research and trial-and-error, and several trips back to the wine shop for comparison, Stephanie finally had her own version of that original window. Now her creations are shown at the Holiday Gift Show at the Old Rock School in Valdese, the Carolina Vines wine shop in downtown Newton NC.  – New Window Gallery, 150 West Main St., Valdese; window lit 24/7

NOVEMBER 4 – LENOIR – Holiday Shop-A-Paloozza 10am-3pm featuring 35 crafters, vendors and food in the showroom of Rooster Bush Automotive on Highway 321 in Lenoir/ For more information call 828-455-1289 or email shop-a-paloozza@gmail.com (Sara)

NOVEMBER 4 – LENOIR – “Hot Jazz Lenoir” Featuring Todd Wright’s ASU Jazz Big Band with The Silvio Martinat Swing Band at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Enjoy a night of ‘hot jazz’ with some of the area’s most talented musicians. If you love jazz, this concert is a must-see. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

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 4 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Masterworks II: featuring the Western Piedmont Symphony “Dances & Duets”; 3pm family concert in the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block and main performance at 7:30pm; www.wpsymphony.org

NOVEMBER 6 – LENOIR – CCC&TI’s Music Faculty Concert 7:30pm at the St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Lenoir – Free and open to the public

NOVEMBER 9 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents “Blowing Rock: A Sense of Place” at 11am; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

NOVEMBER 10-11 – HUDSON – Hudson First Baptist Church inaugural dinner theater production “Cricket County Christmas” – a fund raiser for the church’s Toy Store, a community ministry that identifies and targets families that need extra help to provide toys for their children at Christmas – www.hudsonfirst.org; 828-728-4297

NOVEMBER 11 – LENOIR – The Raleigh Ringers at the JE Broyhill Civic Center – an internationally acclaimed handbell choir based in Raleigh will return to ring in the holiday season.. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

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 14 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents “Coffee with the Curator: Comic Stripped” at 11am – www.blowingrockmuseum.org

NOVEMBER 16 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents “Movies at the Museum at 7pm. – An audience favorite at Sundance “The True Meaning of Pictures” – an introduction to the work of photographer Shelby Lee Adams; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

NOVEMBER 17 – LENOIR – The Senior Center will host a Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale 10am-1pm featuring a variety of hand crafted, hand made and home made treats, gifts and Christmas decorating items created by talented seniors. 828-758-2883; caldwellseniorcenter.org

NOVEMBER 18 – BOONE – Save the Date! Out of the Blue, Artists of the Blue Ridge Pre-Holiday Pop Up Art Sale – original paintings, prints & cards priced to sell. Great for holiday gifts. Payment by Cash or Check – Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, 374 Industrial Park Dr., Boone. 15% of sales of artwork by Out of the Blue will be donated to Brushes For Vincent, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity committed to keeping the fine arts alive by providing free materials to young, budding artists.

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

NOVEMBER 20 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Associates of Fine Arts Music degree program presents: Appalachian State University’s Guitar Orchestra, 1pm in Room B-100 on the Hudson campus – FREE and open to the public; further details call 828-726-2457 or visit www.cccti.edu

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. Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this adaptation of the popular holiday favorite and spreads a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering comaraderie between Macy’s and Ginbel’s Department Stores and convincing a divorced mother, her somber daughter and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

 

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 – Open M-F 9am-6pm & Saturdays 10am-3pm; 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 7 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents “Scholars and Scones: Cecil and Maud in the Laurel Valley” at 11am; www.blowingrockmuseum.org 

DECEMBER 8-9 – HUDSON – 8th Annual Home For Christmas Concert at the Hudson Uptown Building featuring Dan Truhitte from The Sound of Music! http://www.townofhudsonnc.com/hudson-uptown-building or 828-726-8871

DECEMBER 9 – LENOIR – Home For The Holidays – the annual Harper School of Performing Arts fundraiser and home tour starts at the Caldwell Arts Council at 2pm and goes to 6pm – Tickets on sale at The Harper School -  www.theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297

DECEMBER 9 – LENOIR – 1st annual Elfin’ Around Christmas Show at the JE Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir, 10am-3pm – Hand-crafted items and more https://www.facebook.com/events/275987272755253/

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

DECEMBER 12 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents “Coffee with the Curator: A History of Black Mountain College” at 11am – www.blowingrockmuseum.org

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 16 – LENOIR – Puddingstone to perform at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Puddingstone formed first as a trio of percussion, hammered dulcimer, harp and flutes. Over the years, it has grown to a 6-7 member band including vocals, guitar, synthesizer and sometimes fiddle. The genres they play range from Americana classics to Celtic, folk, New Age, Flamenco and some classical selections. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

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

 

 

JANUARY 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JANUARY 6 – LENOIR – Dailey & Vincent to perform at the JE Broyhill Civic Center.  Dubbed by CMT as “The Rock Stars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

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 20 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Chamber Classics II with the Tesla Quartet in the Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block beginning at 7:30pm; www.wpsymphony.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

JANUARY 25 – LENOIR – The American Spiritual Ensemble to perform at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Comprised of some of the finest classically trained singers in the United States, the mission of the American Spiritual Ensemble is to keep the American Negro spiritual alive. Since its inception by Dr. Everett McCorvey in 1995, the vocalists have thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic repertoire ranging from spirituals to classical to jazz and Broadway numbers highlighting the Black experience. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

 

 

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 3 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Masterworks III: featuring Gregory Knight, piano; P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University beginning at 7:30pm; www.wpsymphony.org

FEBRUARY 8-10 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Dinner theatre also presented February 8-10 (except for matinee performance). The haunting story, based on Frank’s memoirs, chronicles the nearly two year time period that Anne and her family spend in hiding to escape Nazi persecution in World War II era Holland.  www.broyhillcenter.com

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

FEBRUARY 15 – LENOIR – “A Temptations Revue” featuring Bo Henderson at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Bringing the unforgettable songs of Motown back to the JE Broyhill Civic Center is a former lead singer of the Temptations and Grammy Award winner Barrington “Bo” Henderson. This dynamic show spans more than a decade of Temptations classics www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

FEBRUARY 24 – LENOIR – “Mnozil Brass” to perform at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

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

FEBRUARY 17 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Chamber Classics III with the Tesla Quartet in the Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block beginning at 7:30pm; www.wpsymphony.org

FEBRUARY 24 – LENOIR – Mnozil Brass is an Austrian brass septet who plays classical, jazz and other styles of music using traditional brass instruments and more unusual instruments such as the customized rotary valved trumpet and bass trumpet. Music is presented with a typical Austrian style of humor.

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 3 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Masterworks IV: featuring Dmitri Pogorelov, Violin; P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University; www.wpsymphony.org

MARCH 10 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase will be presented at the JE Broyhill Civic Center.  Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase hosted by local fovorite Strictly Clean and Decent will feature several local musicians who help keep the community’s rich history of traditional music alive today. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

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

MARCH 31 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Chamber Classics IV with the Tesla Quartet in the Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block beginning at 7:30pm; www.wpsymphony.org

APRIL 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

APRIL 6 – The Victor Wooten Trio will perform at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Five-time Grammy Award-winning musician Victor Wooten has been called the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius. Trio also features Dennis Chambers on drums and Bob Franceschini on sax www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

APRIL 6 – HICKORY - Western Piedmont Symphony presents Soup, Salad & Strings luncheon series featuring The Tesla Quartet at 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; www.wpsymphony.org

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, 13, 14 AND 19, 20, 21 – HUDSON – Hudson Uptown Building presents the dinner theatre show “Savannah Sipping Society; http://www.townofhudsonnc.com/hudson-uptown-building; 828-726-8871

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

APRIL 14 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Masterworks V: featuring Hickory Choral Society, Lenoir Rhyne A Cappella Choir and the CVCC Chamber Singers; P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University www.wpsymphony.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.  Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple.  Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers – but the hilarity remains the same.   www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

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