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Dec 14-16

Christmas on the Farm

FEE
Clinton, North Carolina
Hubbs Farm
10276 N US 421 Hwy
Event Website

Enjoy a festive evening at Hubb’s Farm during December, with Hubb’s Express train rides through our Christmas Inflatable Wonderland, hayrides while listening to Christmas music, fire pits and s’mores, visits with Santa, and a Nativity scene beneath the stars. Other farm activities and concessions also available. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 14-16, 6-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 21-23, 6-9 p.m. Tickets for this outdoor event are sold at the gate. Santa (Silver) Pass $5 per person, ages 2 to adult (under 2 free) – includes Hubb’s Express train ride, hayride and visit with Santa. Rudolph (Gold) Pass $10 per person, ages 2 to adult (under 2 free) – includes Hubb’s Express train ride, hayride, visit with Santa, giant slides, jumping pillow, barrel train and mini zip line. Children under 2 admitted free with paying guest to receive the equivalent of the purchased adult pass. #ChristmasOnTheFarm #HubbsFarmNC

Dec 01-18

Rocky Hock Playhouse Christmas Show

FEE
Edenton, NC
Nixon's Catering & Banquet Facility
749 Virginia Road
Event Website

The Christmas production of "Christ the Savior is Born" will have performances to include a lunch buffet. Don't miss this new musical by Floria Emmerich. You've never heard the traditional Christmas story told in a more beautiful and musical way. Tickets are on sale now. Book early as performances always sell out.

Dec 08-23

2018 Charleston Christmas Special

FEE
Charleston, SC
Downtown
37 John Street
Event Website

More than 10,000 people make the Charleston Christmas Special part of their holiday tradition each December, and this year will be no exception. Producers Brad and Jennifer Moranz have worked all year to create a brand-new holiday show that’s nothing short of spectacular. Some of the most talented singers, dancers and musicians from around the country will gather on stage for this holiday production suitable for all ages.

Nov 23 - Dec 29

Tweetsie Christmas

FEE
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Event Website

Open 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Advance Tickets Required. Enjoy the wonder of the park dazzlingly lit for the holidays, with a nighttime train and more. Tickets on sale: August 6, 2018.

Nov 09 - Dec 31

The Polar Express

FEE
Bryson City , NC
Bryson City Depot
45 Mitchell Street
Event Website

PLEASE SEE GSMR.COM FOR SPECIFIC DATES AND TIMES. Over 88,000 guests rode THE POLAR EXPRESS with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2017 and we hope to see you in 2018! The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.

Nov 12 - Dec 31

The Art of Giving

FREE
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton St. Hillsborough NC 27278
Event Website

Art for the holiday season by HGA’s 22 artists. November 12 – December 31. Reception Friday, Nov. 30th 6-9pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street in Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 22 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber art. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Thurs, 10-8 Fri & Sat, 11-6 Sun.

Nov 19 - Dec 31

Christmas Shoppe

FREE
Hertford, NC
Perquimans Arts League, Downtown
109 North Church Street, Hertford, NC 27944
Event Website

Great artist gifts for holiday season. Shop early.

Jan 05

The Vanishing Holiday: Twelfth Night-Origins and American Traditions

FREE
Pineville, NC
south charlotte
12031 lancaster highway
Event Website

Ron Vinson, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Heritage Center in Montreat, NC, will discuss the origin and prominence of Twelfth Night from its medieval continental origins through Shakespeare's 1602 play, to observances in Colonial Carolinas. Once the annual peak of parties, gift-giving, and even weddings, the festivities surrounding Twelfth Night gradually disappeared over the last two centuries. Yet hints of this once ubiquitous holiday remain in our present day celebrations. Mr. Vinson's presentation will include illustrations and the opportunity to hear medieval carols and colonial tunes about the celebration of Twelfth Night. Plus, get a taste of the holiday spirit with a slice of King Cake.

Oct 01 - Jan 31

2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island

FREE
Hilton Head Island, SC
Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn
PO Box 23019
Event Website

The 2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island, hosted by Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, features 20 large-scale sculptures created by artists from across the country, placed along the lush, magnificent one-mile walking path of Coastal Discovery Museum. The event runs four months and is open during regular Coastal Discovery Museum hours. Admission is free to the exhibit.

Upcoming Events
Dec 21
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Embers with Craig Woolard Holiday Concert

FREE
Washington, NC
Historic Turnage Theatre Washington NC 27889
Historic Turnage Theatre, 150 West Main Street
Event Website

Join us December 21st, 2018 from 7-9pm at the Historic Turnage Theatre for the return of the Ember Holiday Concert featuring Craig Woolard. Tickets on sale now. Become a sponsor! You will get 10 tickets to the show, pre-show seating, and pizza party for 10 with the band. Limited to 10 sponsorships. $25 cash/check or $27 credit card/Paypal – $500 sponsorship cash/check or $510 credit card/Paypal

Dec 31
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Uncorked

FEE
Bryson City , NC
Bryson City Depot
45 Mitchell Street
Event Website

Join us for Uncorked! This unique Rail Line and Wine experience will fuse the adventure of railroading with the love of good wine and good company. Passengers will enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride in our First Class cars with a private attendant and plush, well-appointed dining seating. A narrator will accompany the ride to present each pour to guests and share knowledge and history of the wines selected. Passengers on this specialty car will enjoy an exclusive sampling of cheeses and a surf and turf meal prepared fresh. We have carefully selected our wine samples to accompany the meal. All passengers will receive a GSMR souvenir stemless wine glass, four samples of selected wine, and a dessert that’s perfect for the season! This event is apart of our Tuckasegee River excursion. THIS IS ALSO A STEAM TRAIN! The featured wines will be Wines of the Old World.

Dec 31 - Jan 01

New Years Eve 2019 at Rooftop 210

FEE
Charlotte, North Carolina
Rooftop 210
210 E Trade St B320, Charlotte NC, 28202
Event Website

Come ring in the New Year at Rooftop 210! Enjoy the Charlotte Skyline view all night long underneath the City Stars in Rooftop 210's heated and clear top tents. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with close friends, dancing the night away to our DJs spinning your favorite hits with your ALL INCLUSIVE TICKET. That’s right; this New Year’s is ALL INCLUSIVE. With your ticket purchase you have unlimited access to our bar all night long! Ticket Types: General Admission: All Inclusive - Beer, Wine and Liquor. Red Bull and shots are NOT included. Doors open at 9:00pm. VIP Table - All Inclusive Luxury TABLE for 8 (MAX): includes- admission for 8, light appetizer buffet early in the evening and all-inclusive bottle service. Restrictions may apply: unlimited bottles (1 at a time), only 8 people per table, Red Bull is not included. For more information or questions please call 704-526-0848 or email info@rooftop210.com. A credit card will be asked to be held on file before being seated. A 20% Gratuity and any additional charges are due the night of the event. All VIP Table holders will be emailed with the lists of bottle to choose from by December 28th. VIP Early Entry: Beat the crowd and skip the line! Enjoy 1 hour early admission to Rooftop 210's ALL INCLUSIVE night! Doors open at 8:00pm for VIP Early Admission. (VIP Entry does not include VIP table) Appetizer buffet will be served early in the evening (amount limited) and the bar is open all night. Red Bull and Shots are not included. 21 & up only All sales are Final, No Refunds! THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT! For more information please call 704-526-0848

Jan 01
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

First Day Hike

FREE
Bishopville, South Carolina
Lee State Park
487 Loop Rd
Event Website

Woohoo!!! It's a NEW YEAR and let's get it started off RIGHT! Get out and get some fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors! Join one of Lee State Park's rangers for a hike down the boardwalk and on the Floodplain Trail. We'll be on the lookout for some of our feathered friends like red-headed woodpeckers, kinglets, and gnatcatchers. We'll also visit some of the park's artesian wells and learn about how they work. This is a 1-mile hike and begins at the park's Education Center. JOIN US!

Jan 01
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

First Day Hike

FREE
Olanta, South Carolina
Woods Bay State Park
11020 Woods Bay Rd
Event Website

Bring in the New Year with a fresh start in the Great Outdoors by joining a Park Ranger at Woods Bay for our First Day Hike. We will explore the Carolina Bay and Mill Pond from the boardwalk and foot path.

Jan 01
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Rural Hill's Fisrt Footin

FREE
Huntersville, North Carolina
Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville, NC
4431 Neck Rd
Event Website

Historic Rural Hill will host it's annual First Footin again this year on January 1st. First Footin is a free event that keeps the tradition of Scottish Hogmanay alive. Rural Hill invites everyone to start off the new year with a 1-2 mile hike around the property with stops to learn about the history of Rural Hill and the tradition of Hogmanay. We will end up back at the Rural Retreat cabin for a lunch of stone soup. Anyone in attendance is encouraged to bring a vegetable or canned good for the soup.

Jan 05
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tree Toss

FEE
Burlington, North Carlina
Conservators Center
676 E Hughes Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27217
Event Website

The Conservators Center is 501(c)(3) non-profit zoological park that is home to more than 20 species of exotic or endangered animals, including lions, tigers, wolves, binturongs, and more. Tree Toss is a much-anticipated event that has become a tradition for our wild family. Each year, the friendly folks at Cranberry Tree Farm donate their unsold trees to the Center, and we give them to our animals as a special form of holiday enrichment. They love the strong scent of the pine and scratchy textures! If you’ve never seen wild animals receiving holiday trees, presents, and toys, don’t miss this chance. We want to share this tradition with you. Come join the fun!

Jan 07-31

Resolutions 2019

FREE
Hillsborough, NC
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
Event Website

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts hosts its annual statewide juried art exhibit featuring both 2D & 3D media. January 7-31, 2019. Opening reception Friday January 25th, 6-9pm. Awards juror John Coffey, Curator of American and Modern Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned by 22 artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton St. Hillsborough, NC. Winter Hours: 10-6 Monday – Saturday, 12-4 Sunday.

Jan 11
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Music for a Great Space presents the Young Artist Concert

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Christ United Methodist Church
410 N Holden Rd
Event Website

Our Young Artist Concert features performances from the winners of the Euterpe Scholarship Competition in piano and voice. Presenting young artists Bonnie Blackwell, soprano; Morgan Hunkele, piano; and Catherine Pate Young, mezzo-soprano, this program will celebrate the accomplishments of these musicians for MGS's Season of NC in Music.

Jan 11-31

Faces of Freedom

FREE
Brevard, NC, NC
Transylvania Community Arts Council
349 S. Caldwell Street
Event Website

A Journey to Freedom is the central theme, the heart, that unifies our talented group of local artists. Each participating artist will convey their interpretation of "freedom" in a chosen format. The viewer is invited along for an experiential journey, as our diverse collection of artists expresses their personal take on freedom.

Jan 11-13

South Carolina International Auto Show

FEE
Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville Convention Center
One Exposition Avenue, Greenville, SC 29607
Event Website

Don’t miss the newest cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs as they cruise into the Greenville Convention Center for the South Carolina International Auto Show January 11 – 13. Close the loop on your auto research, experience the latest in-car technology and see the most stunning customs and exotics the market has to offer. Showgoers are also invited to take their favorite vehicle for a spin, with dozens of the latest models available for test drives! Admission to the event is $8 for adults. Seniors (62 and over), and military service members (with any DOD ID) can purchase tickets for $5. Children 12 and under are admitted FREE.

Jan 18-20

WILMINGTON ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE

FEE
Wilmington, NC
The Wilson Center-Historic Downtown Wilmington
703 N. 3rd Street
Event Website

In its new location at The Wilson Center, 49th Wilmington In its new location, the Wilson Center, the 49th Wilmington Antique Show and Sale will feature over 40 dealers who will present a wide selection of vintage and collectable items along with fine antiques, jewelry, rugs, paintings, silver, crystal and china. Restoration resource providers will be available to restore or repair your treasures. All proceeds will go to local charities and scholarships.

Jan 18 - Feb 15

Happy Winter

FREE
Hertford, North Carolina
Perquimans Arts League
109 North Church Street, Hertford, NC 27944
Event Website

Art of all mediums of local artist displaying Winter.

Jan 19
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Derryn E. Moten presents Crusade Without Violence

FREE
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Fearrington Village
220 Market Street, 2000 Fearrington Village
Event Website

Published to critical acclaim in 1959 and long out of print, Crusader Without Violence was the first biography of the dynamic leader who emerged from the 1955–56 Montgomery Bus Boycott as the spokesman of the twentieth century American civil rights movement. NewSouth's 60th Anniversary Edition, with a new introduction containing new biographical details about its author, returns to general circulation a valuable, rare, and engaging account of Martin Luther King Jr. before he became an American phenomenon. The author, L. D. Reddick, had known the young King in Atlanta. They became reacquainted when Reddick moved to Montgomery in 1956, where King pastored the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. Reddick became a congregant and King's friend and was active with him during the bus protest. He was thus able to report firsthand and at length on King within the setting of the young minister's early career and family life. Derryn Moten, the champion of this new edition, provides an introduction that puts Reddick's biography of King into context, updates Reddick's life after he was forced to leave his teaching position in Montgomery, and explains why Crusader Without Violence―notwithstanding the hundreds of books published on King's life since this one―remains a significant historical document. Derryn E. Moten is a professor of history and chair of the history and political science department at Alabama State University, formerly, Alabama State College, and formerly, the department of history that Dr. L. D. Reddick chaired from 1995 until 1960. Moten received his doctorate at the University of Iowa in American Studies. His 1997 Iowa dissertation "A Gruesome Warning to Black Girls: The August 16, 1912 execution of Virginia Christian” provides the inspiration for Forsaken, a novel by Ross Howell, Jr. Prior to his studies in Iowa City, Moten earned a graduate degree in Library Science from Catholic University of America and worked as a law librarian for a boutique tax firm in Washington, DC. He is a local co-president for the American Federation of Teachers and is vice chair of the AFT Higher Education Policy and Planning Council. He is also a vice president for the Alabama AFL-CIO. He lives in Montgomery, Alabama.

Jan 19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Rural Hill Presents A Burns Supper

FEE
Huntersville, North Carolina
4431 Neck Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
4431 Neck Rd
Event Website

Come enjoy a traditional Scottish Supper and celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns at Historic Rural Hill. Space for this premier event is limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance. A silent auction will be held throughout the evening and there will be a cash bar with beer, wine and Scotch. The event will feature a three course dinner and one free pour of Scotch for the toast to the imortal memory of Robert Burns. We will be announcing our chef and caterer soon. The event will be hosted by James K. Flynn, Charlotte personality and friend to Rural Hill's Loch Norman Highland Games. Cost-$60.00

Jan 19
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tree Toss

FEE
Burlington, North Carolina
Conservators Center
676 E Hughes Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27217
Event Website

The Conservators Center is 501(c)(3) non-profit zoological park that is home to more than 20 species of exotic or endangered animals, including lions, tigers, wolves, binturongs, and more. Tree Toss is a much-anticipated event that has become a tradition for our wild family. Each year, the friendly folks at Cranberry Tree Farm donate their unsold trees to the Center, and we give them to our animals as a special form of holiday enrichment. They love the strong scent of the pine and scratchy textures! If you’ve never seen wild animals receiving holiday trees, presents, and toys, don’t miss this chance. We want to share this tradition with you. Come join the fun!

Jan 24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wilmington on Fire Documentary

FEE
Lumberton, NC
Carolina Civic Center
315 N. Chestnut Street
Event Website

As part of the theater’s “Films That Matter” Series, a screening of the powerful film “Wilmington on Fire.” Wilmington on Fire (synopsis): Rosewood has long been infamous, but Wilmington came first and was even more devastating in its effects. In 1898, Wilmington was North Carolina’s largest city, with a majority black population, a thriving black middle class, and a biracial Republican-Populist fusion government. On November 10, an armed mob of Democrat-backed white supremacists opened fire on African American neighborhoods, slaughtering hundreds and driving thousands out of the city for good. In a five-year passion project that consumed all his resources, director Christopher Everett amassed rare photographs, original research, and testimonies from historians and descendants of the victims to uncover a shocking event that marked a turning point in the politics of the post-Reconstruction South. Film length is 89 minutes. A Q&A session with the film’s director, Christopher Everett, will follow the screening. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased noon-5:30pm weekdays at the theater or at the door. Doors open 6pm for the 7pm screening. Contact the theater at 910-738-4339 for more information.

Jan 24-27

Blowing Rock Winterfest

FEE
Blowing Rock, NC
Downtown and multiple venues
132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock NC 28605
Event Website

Join us for the 21st annual Blowing Rock WinterFest, and enjoy the fun side of winter! Events include the icy Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake, WinterFeast, WinterPaws Dog Show, WinterFashion Show, ice carving, Winter Beer Garden and more. Several free events, some ticketed.

Jan 27
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Silver Coast Bridal Show

FREE
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Silver Coast Winery
6680 Barbeque Rd.
Event Website

Discover the beauty of the Brunswick Islands and beyond. Let the expertise of local wedding professionals make your wedding day extra special!

Jan 31 - Feb 02

39th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival

FEE
Wilmington, North Carolina
Hotel Ballast
301 Water Street
Event Website

One of the oldest jazz festivals in the country, the North Carolina Jazz Festival, will celebrate its 39th anniversary Jan. 31, Feb. 1 7 2, 2019. This 3 day event, held in the ballroom of the Hotel Ballast (formerly Wilmington Hilton Riverside), features internationally known jazz musicians from across the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Italy. Thursday is Special Event Night featuring different styles of jazz. Opening the event will be Wilmington’s own Grenoldo Frazier, entertainer extraordinaire, followed by Brazilian Jazz with vocalist Maucha Adnet (sang with Joabim for 10 yrs), percussionist Duduka daFonseca and friends. Fri. & Sat. night concerts feature 15 world renown musicians from across the U.S., Australia, Italy, Israel, and Canada. All concerts stat 7:30pm, Thursday is a 3 hour concert, while Fri. & Sat. concerts go until midnight.

Jan 31 - Feb 02

39th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival

FEE
Wilmington, North Carolina
Hotel Ballast
301 Water Street, Wilmington NC 28401
Event Website

One of the oldest jazz festivals in the country, the North Carolina Jazz Festival, will celebrate its 39th anniversary Jan 31, Feb 1 & 2, 2019. Held in the ballroom of the Hotel Ballast (formerly Wilmington Hilton Riverside), features internationally known jazz musicians from across the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Italy.

Feb 01
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Music for a Great Space presents Trio Valtorna

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Christ United Methodist Church
410 N Holden Rd
Event Website

This fantastic trio consisting of David Jolley (french horn), Giles Vonsattel (piano), and Ida Kavafian (violin) will feature the beloved Brahms Horn Trio as well as works by Ravel and Harrison. This program is a Music for a Great Cause Concert, meaning MGS will donate 50% of all proceeds to the Shepherd's Center of Greensboro.

Feb 01-20

It's All About The Story, Volume 7 - Elizabeth Keckly

FREE
Hillsborough, NC
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
Event Website

The artists of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts respond, in their own mediums, to “Behind the Scenes” a memoir by Elizabeth Keckly, an enslaved member of the Burwell household in 19th century Hillsborough. The show caps the year-long commemoration of Keckly’s life and her time in Hillsborough. Located at 121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 22 local artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber art. Winter hours: 10-6 Monday - Saturday, 12-4 Sunday.

Feb 02
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Queen City Brewers Festival

FEE
CHARLOTTE, NC
The Fillmore Charlotte
1962 Arnold Drive
Event Website

Queen City Brewers Festival (QCBF) spotlights locally produced beer and the brewers who create them. Attendees and participants agree: The Fillmore is a one-of-a-kind venue to celebrate the Rock Stars behind Charlotte craft beer and cider. Invites are exclusive to Charlotte-area breweries, brewpubs, cideries along with hand-picked restaurants, snack exhibitors and sponsors. Festival proceeds benefit ACEing Autism-Charlotte providing the resources needed to serve families affected by autism from Rock Hill to Mooresville, Gastonia to east Charlotte. Guests will enjoy beer sampling from 40 exclusively Charlotte breweries along with complimentary foods inside the intimate Fillmore AND Fillmore Underground. 21+

Feb 02-03

Napoleon, Chautauqua History Comes Alive

FREE
Greenville, South Carolina
Wade Hampton High School Auditorium, 100 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville, SC 29615
100 Pine Knoll Dr
Event Website

Step back in time to meet NAPOLEON at this FREE History Comes Alive show, performed by internationally acclaimed stage and film star, Mark Schneider from Colonial Williamsburg. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll have lots of questions. And Napoleon will answer them. No military figure in history has been quite as polarizing as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven by an endless, ruinous quest for military glory? Or a social and political visionary brought down by petty, reactionary kings of Europe? Two free shows only. Free parking. Shows are Sat Feb 2 and Sun Feb 3 at 2pm. The Sunday show is sign-interpreted.

Feb 02
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

12th Annual Tasting Extravaganza

FEE
Stoneville, NC
Deep Springs Country Club
160 Country Club Drive, Stoneville, NC 27048
Event Website

Come get warm and taste samplings of wine, hops, spirits and appetizers of local vendors! Lots of great items will be available in a silent auction. Proceeds will be donated to Hospice of Rockingham County!

Feb 09-10

27th Annual Myrtle Beach Stamp & Postcard Show

FREE
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Waccamaw Shoppes at Fantasy Harbour
Myrtle Beach, SC
Event Website

Free admission, parking and appraisals. Open to the public. Stamps and picture postcards. There is also a youth area with free stamps for kids, Stamp Club information and door prizes.

Feb 16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Farewell Angelina

FEE
Lumberton, NC
Carolina Civic Center
315 N. Chestnut Street
Event Website

Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and badass multi-instrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise across the board. Roughstock calls them a "Superstar Act... with Killer Songs." Rolling Stone says, "Wickedly smart songwriting delivered with a healthy dash of sass... deft playing... into one sonic knockout punch." A band of longtime friends Nicole Witt, Andrea Young, Lisa Torres, and Lauren Lucas all met pursuing their dreams in Nashville, TN. Each had deeply respected and admired each other while they were building successful solo careers, touring and recording with top artists, and writing songs for some of Country Music's biggest hit-makers. Farewell Angelina's chemistry lives in watching each other shine, and most of all, creating moments every night with the Country Music fans they love so much. The relationship they share with their fans won them the fan-voted "Hot Seat" spot of the Taste of Country 2017 "RISERS" Program by over 20,000 votes. They've also been named among Rolling Stone's "New Artists You Need To Know," and Roughstock's "Ones to Watch" with a tour schedule to prove it. The girls will be all across the country opening shows for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Frankie Ballard, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, and Trace Adkins, to name a few. Their self-titled EP, produced by industry veteran Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown, Darius Rucker) is digitally available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Tickets: Individuals $25, Seniors (65+) and Military $22. Students $10, PrivilegesPlus members $20. Group discount rates of $20 each for groups of 10 or more when purchased in advance are available by contacting the box office. Season Tickets: Purchase 5 or more events at the same time through our box office to receive a 10% discount off the Individual Ticket Price. Please note that BALCONY Tickets require walking up significant stairs. No Refunds or Exchanges.

Feb 21 - Mar 27

Unlimited Color

FREE
Hertford, North Carolina
Perquimans Arts League
109 North Church Street, Hertford, NC 27944
Event Website

Beautiful color displayed of all mediums done by local artists.

Feb 21 - Mar 24

Other Dimensions

FREE
Hillsborough, NC
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
Event Website

Making artwork in a different dimension is the challenge that the HGA artists set themselves. Each year the 22 members of the Gallery come up with a new challenge for their February group show. This year each artist created original work in a different dimension. 2D artists created 3D work and vice versa. Mediums range from paintings to photography, mixed media, fabric, glass, clay, metal, wood and jewelry. Opening reception Friday, February 22nd 6-9pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 22 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, glass, wood, & fiber arts. Winter Hours: 10-6 Monday - Saturday, 12-4 Sunday.

Mar 01
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Music for a Great Space presents Richaed Valitutto

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Christ United Methodist Church
410 N Holden Rd
Event Website

Our Season of NC in Music, Greensboro born pianist Richard Valiutto performs works all with a NC connection, including works by Chopin, Cage, and NC born composers Caroline Shaw, Hunter Johnson, William Duckworth, and Thelonious Monk. This is the Henry Ingram Memorial Concert, meaning all proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Ingram Endowment Fund.

Mar 02
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

4th Annual Joy of Gardening Symposium

FEE
Richburg, South Carolina
Highway I-77 exit 65
3200 Commerce Drive
Event Website

Master Gardeners of York County, SC, present the 14th Annual Joy of Gardening Symposium on March 2, 2019. Jenks Farmer--plantsman, author and nurseryman--will deliver the keynote address. Event features presentations by six gardening experts in break-out sessions, garden-related shopping, silent auction and fabulous door prizes. Early bird registration opens Dec. 1. Fee of $60 includes lunch; after Dec. 31, fee is $70. Deadline to register is Feb. 20, 2019.

Mar 07-16

Joye in Aiken

FEE
Aiken, SC
Various locations in Downtown Aiken
various locations in Aiken
Event Website

Joye in Aiken is a week festival that brings world class artists to Aiken to perform in various venues in the city. This year we are pleased to have a Joye of Jazz festival at The Willcox, the Juilliard Opera performance, Jessica Lang Dance and other fabulous performers.

Mar 08-29

“Hooking in the Mountains: Traditional to Contemporary”

FREE
Brevard, NC, NC
Transylvania Community Arts Council
349 S. Caldwell Street
Event Website

The Transylvania Community Arts Council will partner with the Tarheel Ruggers Rug Hooking Guild to present an art exhibit at the TC Arts Council Gallery from March 8 - 29. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 8 from 5 pm - 7 pm. The public is invited to stop by and meet the artists and enjoy wine and cheese. The TC Arts Council Gallery is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC and is open Monday thru Friday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. For more information call the TC Arts Council at 828-884-2787 or go to www.tcarts.org. For more information about Tarheel Ruggers: http://www.wncrughooking.com/

Mar 09-10

Civil War Reenactment - Battle At Gambles Hotel

FEE
Florence, South Carolina
Rankin Plantation a few miles east of town.
4789 East Old Marion Hwy
Event Website

Historic recreation of a battle that took place late in the Civil War. See the battle, soldier's camp life, refugee camp, a mercantile, the plantation home, and more. Food vendors will be on site.

Mar 15-17

Charleston Antiques Show

FEE
Charleston, SC
The Charleston Gaillard Center
PO Box 1120, 40 East Bay Street
Event Website

More than 30 antique dealers showcasing a stunning array of 17th century to mid-century modern furnishings and objects in America's #1 travel destination. Featuring Intimate Talks with nationally recognized designers on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy Design Pavilion where traditional meets contemporary through high-end design. Maximize experience by joining the Collectors Circle which includes exclusive access and invitations to parties in grand antebellum residences. 843.723.1623 | Supporting the mission of Historic Charleston Foundation

Mar 16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Annual My Time to Shine Talent Competition

FEE
Lumberton, NC
Carolina Civic Center
315 N. Chestnut Street
Event Website

Our hugely popular –and very competitive- talent competition. Includes all categories of talent – from singing and dancing to instrumental and more. Auditions will be held to determine who gets to showcase on our stage, with cash and gift prizes going to the top contestants and a grand prize of $1,000. It’s more than a competition; it’s a great show! Tickets: $15. General Seating. Season Tickets: Purchase 5 or more events at the same time through our box office to receive a 10% discount off the Individual Ticket Price. No Refunds or Exchanges.

Mar 22
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Music for a Great Space presents Kimberly Marshall

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Christ United Methodist Church
410 N Holden Rd
Event Website

Continuing their Season of North Carolina in Music, MGS brings you the Winston-Salem native organist Kimberly Marshall. She will be performing a program of Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bach, and NC composer Margaret Sandresky all on the fantastic Fisk Op. 82 organ. Celebrate NC music with this amazing performance!

Mar 23
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Coastal Living Show

FREE
Wilmington, North Carolina
Wilmington Convention Center
515 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Event Website

The 40th annual Coastal Living Show, sponsored by the Wilmington Woman's Club, will showcase services and products for the home, office, garden, and healthy lifestyles to enhance seaside living. The best vendors from throughout North Carolina will provide demonstrations and information so attendees can prepare for spring and summer 2019.

Mar 25 - Apr 21

Whispers & Echoes

FREE
Hillsborough, NC
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
Event Website

Jewelry by Arianna Bara, paintings by Eduardo Lapetina and turned wood by Michael Salemi. March 25 – April 19. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, March 29th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery, fiber and textile arts. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Mar 30
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pine Needle Basket Worksop

FEE
Bishopville, South Carolina
Lee State Park
487 Loop Rd
Event Website

Join the Park Ranger at Lee State Park and learn how to make a basket out of longleaf pine needles. Participants will first learn how to collect and clean pine needles. Participants will then begin making a basket and will be able to take supplies to continue working on their baskets at home if they do not finish in class. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. $35 cost includes project materials. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call (803) 428-4988

Mar 30
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

La Patronal

FEE
Lumberton, NC
Carolina Civic Center
315 N. Chestnut Street
Event Website

La Patronal is a unique brass band from Lima, Peru. Rooted in the tradition of ‘fiestas populares’ or town fairs common in rural villages across Latin America, La Patronal honors these gatherings, which celebrate tradition through fireworks, dancing, and religious images. La Patronal members are direct descendants of rural musicians from Peru, and use this knowledge of folk culture in combination with their formal music studies to preserve their heritage while also bringing it to the present. Their lively performances encourage audience participation and dancing with contagious percussion and vibrant brass and winds. This performance is partially underwritten by a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Federation and includes a free community dance workshop at the theater on Saturday afternoon. Tickets are $15 each or $10 for Students w/ID. Season Tickets: Purchase 5 or more events at the same time through our box office to receive a 10% discount off the Individual Ticket Price. Please note that BALCONY Tickets require walking up significant stairs. No Refunds or Exchanges.

Apr 11 - May 17

Transylvania County Student Art Exhibit

FREE
Brevard, NC, NC
Transylvania Community Arts Council
349 S. Caldwell Street
Event Website

Explore more than 200 pieces of artwork by students in K - 12 grade who live in Transylvania County (Brevard & Rosman students). This art exhibit will be a the TC Arts Council from April 11 thru May 17. The TC Arts Council Gallery is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC and is open Monday thru Friday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. For more information call the TC Arts Council at 828-884-2787.

Apr 12
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Music for a Great Space presents the Kevin McDonald Jazz Trio

FEE
Greensboro, NC
Christ United Methodist Church
410 N Holden Rd
Event Website

As the final concert of their Season of North Carolina in Music, MGS brings you Greensboro native Kevin McDonald who will be collaborating with pianist Chris Ziemba and bassist Dave Baron to perform a program celebrating NC born Thelonious Monk. Thank you all for your support of us and NC music this season!

Apr 13
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Southern Pines Garden Club Home and Garden Show

FEE
Southern Pines/Pinehurst, North carolina
Downtown
southern Pines, nc
Event Website

The Southern Pines Garden Club Home & Garden Tour takes place on Saturday, April 13, 2018, offering exclusive access to six magnificent homes, art exhibits, plant sales, an orchid sale and show, and restaurant discounts in Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Horse Country. Each home on the tour is decorated with arrangements created by Southern Pines Garden Club members. At the peak of spring blooming, guests enjoy a full day of extraordinary private homes, local gardens, historic landmarks, plant sales and restaurant discounts. Among the oldest garden clubs in the nation, the Southern Pines Garden Club raises funds through this tour for community beautification and horticultural education projects. This is the 71st Home and Garden Tour

Apr 27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Satchmo: Tribute to Louis Armstrong

FEE
Lumberton, NC
Carolina Civic Center
315 N. Chestnut Street
Event Website

Satchmo is the latest sensation to hit the entertainment scene today! Virtuoso trumpeter Dean Simms, as Satchmo, is the leader of this awesome band. Along with his uncanny re-creation of Louis Armstrong, Dean has performed or recorded lead trumpet with many famous acts, such as the Ohio Players, Rick James Stone City Band, Peabo Bryson, Little Anthony, Roger Troutman, and many more. Dean Simms plays trumpet like the master himself and matches his singing style exactly as well as his playing, showmanship and on-stage persona! Tickets: Individuals $25, Seniors (65+) and Military $22. Students $10, PrivilegesPlus members $20. Group discount rates of $20 each for groups of 10 or more when purchased in advance are available by contacting the box office. Season Tickets: Purchase 5 or more events at the same time through our box office to receive a 10% discount off the Individual Ticket Price. Please note that BALCONY Tickets require walking up significant stairs. No Refunds or Exchanges.

May 03-04

Jiggy with the Piggy

FREE
Kannapolis, North Carolina
Downtown Kannapolis
401 Laureate Way
Event Website

Jiggy with the Piggy 2019 returns with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us May 3-4 in downtown Kannapolis.

May 18
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

50th Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

FREE
Durham, NC
Rock Quarry Park
701 Stadium Drive Durham, NC 27704
Event Website

The Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival celebrates West African traditions and culture. All events are free and open to the public. There will be weekday and weekend activities, offering a wide range of programs including music, dance and readings. There will also be a full range of vendors offering local crafts, artwork, food and drink.

May 18
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour

FEE
Hilton Head & Bluffton, South Carolina
Private gardens
Hilton Head Island & Bluffton, SC
Event Website

The 32nd All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour is Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10am-4pm. The 2019 tour features seven gardens on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC providing inspiration for garden lovers. The $35. ticket includes lunch served in the Church social hall in Hilton Head from 11:00-2:00. At the church you will find a boutique, local artisans, master gardeners available to answer questions and a display of landscape items offered by Taylors Quality Landscape Supply & Nursery. All net proceeds from the Tour are donated to local charities. Beginning mid-March, tickets will be available on line at allsaintsgardentour.com In late April, tickets will be also be on sale at local nurseries and merchants. Further information -website is allsaintsgardentour.com or call (843-)681-8333.

Jun 08
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Arts by the Sea Festival

FREE
Swansboro, North Carolina
Downtown
Front Street
Event Website

A juried arts and fine crafts festival held annually on the second Saturday in June. Next scheduled on June 8, 2019. Entertainment, food, and kids area.

Jun 13-16

Annie (directed by Resident Artist Kendrix Singletary)

FEE
Lumberton, NC
Carolina Civic Center
315 N. Chestnut Street
Event Website

Annie (directed by Resident Artist Kendrix Singletary) 7pm Thursday & Friday June 13 & 14; 1pm & 7pm Saturday, June 15; 3pm Sunday June 16 Directed by the theater’s resident artist, Kendrix Singletary and based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Tickets: Individuals $25, Seniors (65+) and Military $22. Students $10, PrivilegesPlus members $20. Group discount rates of $20 each for groups of 10 or more when purchased in advance are available by contacting the box office. Season Tickets: Purchase 5 or more events at the same time through our box office to receive a 10% discount off the Individual Ticket Price. Please note that BALCONY Tickets require walking up significant stairs. No Refunds or Exchanges.

Jun 29
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pine Needle Basket Worksop

FEE
Bishopville, South Carolina
Lee State Park
487 Loop Rd
Event Website

Join the Park Ranger at Lee State Park and learn how to make a basket out of longleaf pine needles. Participants will first learn how to collect and clean pine needles. Participants will then begin making a basket and will be able to take supplies to continue working on their baskets at home if they do not finish in class. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. $35 cost includes project materials. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call (803) 428-4988

Sep 20-21

The Three Musketeers

FEE
Pembroke, NC
Givens Performing Arts Center
1 University Dr.
Event Website

Set in 1625, d’Artagnan’s quest to become a Musketeer propels him and his sister, Sabine, into a royal scandal comprised of a bitter rivalry between King Louis XIII and the evil Cardinal Richelieu. In a comical, yet fateful twist, d’Artagnan teams up with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, otherwise known as “The Three Musketeers,” to protect the King, Queen and all of France in this action-packed adventure.

Oct 25-26

2019 Bee by the River "Seasons for Quilts" Quilt Show

FEE
New Bern, NC
New Bern Convention Center
203 S Front St, New Bern NC 28560
Event Website

Twin Rivers Quilter guild presents 2019 Bee by the River “Seasons for Quilts” Quilt Show. Come out to view over 300 quilts, multiple vendors, raffles, exhibits, the famous Twice Around Treasures booth which has moved upstairs for the added space, the exclusive Guild Boutique and even take a quilt home at the Quilts for Sale booth. Guest lectures each day at 10 am and 2 pm. Friday Lynn Gorges, Textile Conservator and Restoration Specialist and Saturday Pepper Cory, Quilt author and teacher.