ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

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

Caldwell Arts Council events are highlighted in yellow

Artist opportunities are highlighted in blue
Art Classes in Green

 

ONGOING EXHIBITS/OPPORTUNITIES

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

Carolina Arts E-zine Artist Opportunities & events –   http://www.carolinaarts.com/717/717carolinaarts-sp.pdf  

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

More artist calls listed at Cafe’ for Artists – https://www.callforentry.org

continuing through AUGUST 29 – VALDESE – The New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records Building) presents Beau & Brenda Lyday – Art created with wood, paintings & sculpture

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

ongoing through SEPTEMBER 9 – BOONE – Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents “ICONIPOP: Michael Turchin” in Gallery A, and “Behind the Door: Vanity’s Demand: Milisa Taylor-Hicks” in Gallery B; http://tcva.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

continuing through 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

continuing through SEPTEMBER 28 – The Bethlehem Branch Library will feature Bethlehem artist Kate Worm in a special exhibition of watercolor and gouache painting featuring over 20 studio works of Alexander County creeks; opening reception August 10th 5:30-7pm;

continuing through 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

continuing through SEPTEMBER 30 – HIDDENITE – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Emerging Artists Wall exhibit space will feature the work of found object artist, Cor Kardol – 316 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County; www.hiddenitearts.org or 828-632-6966

continuing through  OCTOBER 7 – BOONE – Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents “Images of Social Justice from the Segura Arts Studio” in the mezzanine gallery, and “In One: Siping Zhang” in the community gallery; http://tcva.org

ongoing through NOVEMBER 4 – BOONE – Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents “Wayne Trapp: A Life in the Arts” in the Bridge Gallery; http://tcva.org

continuing through NOVEMBER 4 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum exhibit “Away: ASU Art Department Study Abroad Program, Summer 2017” featuring art made from trips to China, Netherlands, Scotland & Spain, – www.blowingrockmuseum.org

continuing through NOVEMBER 4 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum exhibit “The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918” www.blowingrockmuseum.org

continuing through NOVEMBER 11 – BLOWING ROCK– Blowing Rock Art & History Museum exhibit “Romare Bearden. Li’l Dan, the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story” www.blowingrockmuseum.org

continuing through NOVEMBER 11 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum exhibit “Impressions of the Land” www.blowingrockmuseum.org

continuing through DECEMBER 2 – BOONE – Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents “Circles of Influence: Barbara Hardy & Bob Ray” in the main gallery; http://tcva.org

 

AUGUST 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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 – Wild Mushroom Log Making with instructor Brooke Kornegay at Patterson School Incubator Farm – Grow your own gourmet mushrooms! Make your own inoculated mushroom log to take home with you; www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org, $40/class with group discounts available

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

AUGUST 31 DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER 16 EVENT – HUDSON – Hudson Festival of the Arts – to showcase and celebrate the fine arts, gourmet food, craft beer and local wine – from potters and painters, to weaving and stained glass. Vendor application available at http://www.mylocalbean.com/festivalofthearts.html or hudson.artsfest@gmail.com

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

SEPTEMBER 1 – LENOIR – Painting With The Masters with instructor Carole Childers – Matisse’s Cat – 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).

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 1-3 - LENOIR – Carolina Tattoo and Arts Gathering, 1001 West Ave., Lenoir; http://carolinatattooandartsgathering.com

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

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 7 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum Scholars & Scones talk on child labor in North Carolina; talk led by Layne McDaniel starting at 11am. www.blowingrockmuseum.org

SEPTEMBER 8 – LENOIR – Welcome Dinner for sculptors arriving for Sculpture Celebration 7pm; public invited as well, $20/person in advance, $25/person on-site – 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 with 70+ sculptors & over 200 sculptures in competition for $11,000 in cash awards; 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 – LENOIR – Painting With The Masters with instructor Carole Childers – Wassily Kandinsky’s Circles – 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).

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 – LENOIR – Wild Fungi Foraging with instructor Ken Crouse at Patterson School Incubator Farm – Take a tour of the woods and discover the amazing mix of local mushroom species and their medicinal properties; www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org, $40/class with group discounts available

SEPTEMBER 16 – HUDSON – Hudson Festival of the Arts – to showcase and celebrate the fine arts, gourmet food, craft beer and local wine! From potters and painters, to weaving and stained glass, the Hudson Festival of the Arts offers a platform for all styles of artists to display their work for the community to enjoy. 10am-4pm on Central Street in Downtown Hudson

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 22 – 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

SEPTEMBER 22  DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER/JANUARY EXHIBITION – RALEIGH –Artspace invites artists working in a variety of craft media to enter the Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition, a biennial national juried exhibition – details at http://artspacenc.org  and apply through www.callforentry.org

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 23 – WEST JEFFERSON – Art on the Mountain at Ashe Arts Center; www.ashecountyarts.org

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 – LENOIR – Painting With The Masters with instructor Carole Childers – Van Gogh’s Starry Night – 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).

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 3 – LENOIR – First 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

OCTOBER 6- NOVEMBER 11 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “WOOD YOU BE STILL?!” featuring still life photography by Jim Lee, wood-turned bowls by Dr. Charles Scheil, and wood/still life themed artwork by members of the Brush & Palette Club of Caldwell County.  Opening Reception October 6th 5-7pm hosted by the Brush & Palette Club. 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 6 - LENOIR – Painting With The Masters with instructor Carole Childers – Picasso’s Girl Before a Mirror – 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 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 7 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Masterworks I: featuring Michael Lewin; P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University beginning 7:30pm. www.wpsymphony.org

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 15 – LENOIR –Building Garden Mounds with instructor Derek Weiss at Patterson School Incubator Farm – Become skilled in building Hugelkultur mounds, a great technique to make any size of planting more robust; www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org, $40/class with group discounts available

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 - 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 20-21 – 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

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 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 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; 3pm family concert in the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block and main performance at 7:30pm; www.wpsymphony.org

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 – 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 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 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 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 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

 

 

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 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 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 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.  www.broyhillcenter.com

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