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Jan 09-30

Baby and Me at the Main Street Children’s Museum

FEE (by donation)
Rock Hill, SC
Main Street Children's Museum
133 E Main St.
Event Website

All babies aged birth through 12 months and their parent or caregiver are invited to join us for a month of special baby fun! Babies and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs and learn finger plays with interactive games and creative movement. This four week long event is designed to emphasize play and enhance babies’ experiences in a safe nurturing environment. It focuses on creative play and literacy building, and the babies will strengthen their social, sensory, and motor skills. Cost for attendance is: CHM Members: $12 per one adult and baby (4 weeks) Non-Members: $36 per one adult and baby (4 weeks). Registration is required so to register or for more information please call 803-327-6400 or stop by the museum for registration or more information. There will be no refunds. Dates: 1/9/2018-1/30/2018 from 9:15am-10:00am Where: Main Street Children’s Museum, 133 E Main St. Rock Hill, SC 29730

Jan 10-30

Wee Wednesday at the Main Street Children’s Museum

Rock Hill, SC
Main Street Children's Museum
133 E Main St., Rock HIll SC, 29732
Event Website

Come out to the Museum of York County with your “Wee” children of the ages three years and younger and their caregivers to enjoy stories, movement with music, and a seasonal craft during our Wee Wednesday program. On top of that, the 3rd Wednesday of each month we welcome a special guest from the York County library for Toddler Story Time. This event is offered every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30, and admission is free! Dates: Wednesdays starting 1/10/2018 Where: Main Street Children’s Museum, 133 E Main St. Rock Hill, SC 29730

Jan 22 - Feb 18

C Note

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

"Original works of art for $100 each" is the challenge that the HGA artists set themselves. The January and February shows each year are group shows at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, and every year the 22 members of the Gallery come up with a new challenge. Each artist had to create original work for only $100. Work ranges from paintings to photography, mixed media, fabric, glass, clay, metal, wood and jewelry. Opening reception Friday, January 26th 6-9pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 22 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, furniture, pottery & fiber art. Hours: 10-6 Monday - Saturday, 12-4 Sunday.

Jan 12 - Feb 18

ReCurrent: occurring or appearing again in a very pressing matter

FEE (by donation)
Lake City, SC
Jones-Carter Gallery Henry Street
105 Henry Street Lake City, SC 29560
Event Website

ReCurrent features 2-dimension work, 3-dimension work and wearable art -- all upcycled! The Jones-Carter ReCurrent's opening reception will feature a "trashion" show component, as models will be draped in the exhibition's wearable art. The collaborative won the Jones-Carter Exhibition Award for their work, "Deja Vu", which was displayed in the Lake City Library Community Center at the ArtFields 2017 competition. Located in the heart of downtown Lake City, the Jones-Carter Gallery is a Smithsonian-qualified exhibition space filled with innovative art year-round.

Jan 02 - Mar 31

Red Planet Rising at the Museum of York County

FEE (by donation)
York, SC
Museum of York County
4621 Mt Gallant Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732
Event Website

The Red Planet Rising exhibition explores Mars and mankind's fascination with this world through mythology, history, literature, movies, TV and science. We also look ahead to see what Mars may hold for mankind in the future! Red Planet Rising is the first production of Planet of Mystery, a company based out of Gastonia, NC. The company, A Planet of Mystery, is owned by Jim Craig, former planetarium director at the Schiele Museum of Natural History. This event premieres at 3:30 pm on Tuesday January 2, 2018 and runs through Saturday March 31, 2018 with showings each Tuesday-Saturday at 3:30 pm. Program fees are included with Museum Admission. Dates: Tuesday-Saturday from 3:30-4:00pm beginning 1/9/2018 and ending 3/31/2018. Admission: Fees are included in Museum Admission Where: The Planetarium at the Museum of York County; 4621 Mt Gallant Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732

Jan 20 - May 13

Catawba River Art Guild Exhibit at the Museum of York County

FEE (by donation)
Rock Hill, SC
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Rd, Rock HIll, SC 29732
Event Website

Come out to the Museum of York County and experience this exhibition of artworks by the Catawba River Art Guild members that highlights Carolina Piedmont landscapes and native flora and fauna. Selected artworks, representing dozens of artists working in diverse styles and media, will inspire appreciation and discovery of the region’s natural beauty, as well as showcase the creative talents and artistic resources thriving in our local community! Dates: Sunday- Monday from 9:00am-5:00pm, starting 1/20/2018 and ending 5/13/2018. Where: The Museum of York County; 4621 Mt Gallant Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732

Upcoming Events
Jan 24-27

Charleston Wedding Week

FEE (by donation)
Charleston, S.C.
Downtown
Various locations downtown
Event Website

Come say “I do” when Charleston Wedding Week, Presented by Diamonds Direct and Henri Daussi, returns for a second year. Charleston will be teeming with future brides, wedding planners, florists and photographers for a week full of workshops, fashion events, venue tours, trunk shows and more! Enter CWW’s Ultimate Wedding Giveaway for a chance to win a FREE Charleston wedding. Charlestonweddingweek.com.

Jan 25 - Feb 11

Fashionistas of the 19th century

FEE (by donation)
Charlotte, NC
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon St
Event Website

Did you know as one point in the 1800s it was considered erotic to show the back of your neck? Have you ever thought about the fashion of the past and wondered when it became alright to show your ankle? Join us for a special temporary tour looking into the fashion do’s and dont’s of the 1800s. You’ll learn how styles changed over time, when the looks we think of for Southern Belles were actually popular, and how they held those massive dresses up! Many beautiful outfits will be on display for this event only… you don’t want to miss it! This special tour will take place during our regularly scheduled 3:00 PM tour time. If you would like to experience our regular house tour as well, there will be special combination discount tickets available that are good for a whole week!

Jan 26
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Music for a Great Space presents Nicole Keller

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Christ United Methodist Church
410 N Holden Rd
Event Website

Music for a Great Space is hosting Nicole Keller as a part of their Season of Women in Music. The organist will be performing on the unique Fisk Organ only found at Christ United Methodist Church. All of the pieces that will be performed by Keller are composed by Jeanne Demessieux. This concert is sponsored by the kind Carolyn V. Cotton. Tickets on sale now!

Jan 26-28

Wilmington Antique Show & Sale

FEE (by donation)
Wilmington, NC
Historic Wilmington Riverfront
Coastline Conference and Event Center, 501 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC
Event Website

The 48th annual Wilmington Antique Show will host over 35 dealers from several states who will offer fine English and Early American furniture, primitives, vintage items, such as linens, clothing and jewelry, silver, art, rugs and collectables. Restoration providers will be available. Sponsored by NC Junior Sorosis and NC Sorosis, all proceeds will benefit local charities, projects and scholarships.

Jan 27
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Columbia City Ballet Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

FEE (by donation)
Columbia, South Carolina
The Koger Center on Greene St.
The Koger Center 1051 Greene St. Columbia, SC 29201
Event Website

A Midsummer Night’s Dream The comical, twisted love triangle amongst a magical fairy kingdom is making its way back to the Koger Center Stage on Saturday, Jan. 27 in Columbia City Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for the first time with the full South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Morihiko Nakahara. The ballet that first brought our Artistic Director William Starrett to Columbia in 1977, A Midsummer Night’s Dream brings the whimsy and magic of Shakespeare’s greatest romantic comedy to the stage for the sixth time in 41 years. Four lovers and a troupe of amateur actors are caught in a quarrel between Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the fairies, turning their world upside down with hilarious consequences. Starrett creates a performance offering a blend of comedy, classical dance, and modern-day storytelling – all in one spell-binding event perfect for the entire family. First choreographed by Starrett in 1987, and inspired by Sir Frederick Ashton’s interpretation, this year’s performance also features the full South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra with Morihiko Nakahara conducting the Mendelssohn score. A Fairy Tea will be held at 1:30 p.m., prior to the matinee performance on Jan. 27th. This enchanting children’s event will feature a sit-down tea with cakes, cookies and lots of surprises including appearances by the lead characters from the ballet. Children will learn the story of A Midsummer Night’s Dream while they participate in fun activities and have their picture taken with the Columbia City Ballet stars. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased in advance at by calling Columbia City Ballet’s offices at (803)799-7605. Performances Columbia 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27th 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 27th

Feb 01 - Apr 29

North Carolina Artists 12 X 12 Group Show Exhibit at SECCA

Winston-Salem , North Carolina
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art - SECCA
750 Marguerite Drive
Event Website

SECCA's 12 x 12 artist series presents 12 artists from North Carolina, the 12th State. The twelve artists in the series represent a diversity of artistic practices and cultural backgrounds. This exhibit gives artists from across North Carolina a public platform for continued artistic development and recognition in the place where they live and work, and beyond. An arts initiative sponsored by the Flow Foundation. The exhibit is on view at SECCA Feb. 1 - April 29, 2018.

Feb 01
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

George Washington Chautauqua History Alive Show

Spartanburg, SC
Headquarters Library
151 S Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306
Event Website

Join us for this FREE show!

Straight from Colonial Williamsburg -- the George Washington since 2005 -- Ron Carnegie -- appears as the courageous military leader and President. Get ready to flat out be inspired at this free Chautauqua History Alive Show. Washington could have been King, but he chose to be a citizen. His most courageous acts occurred after the battles were over and the creation of a nation began. You'll laugh -- you'll be amazed --- you'll have lots of questions. And George Washington will answer them -- because you, the audience, star in this show. Thursday Feb 1 at 7pm. FREE show and parking.

Feb 01-03

38th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival

FEE (by donation)
Wilmington, North Carolina
Wilmington Hilton Riverside Hotel
301 Water Street
Event Website

One of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast and a STS Top 20 Event, this musical weekend will feature Kevin Bales, Herman Burney, Adrian Cunningham, Conal Fowkes, Jim Fryer, Bruce Harris, Debbie Kennedy, Eddi Metz Jr, Nate Najar, Ed Polcer, Chuck Redd, Scott Robinson, Jonathan Russell, Cynthia Sayer, Rossano Sportiello, Dion Tucker Thursday Night... "Special Event Night" MANGROVE: Tribute to Horace Silver THE NICKI PARROTT TRIO: Bringing us their "road show"! Nicki, Rossano Sportiello and Eddie Metz will be coming off a tour of the South where they will have been featuring songs from their cd’s. Individually these musicians are some of our favorites -- together they will be sensational! Friday and Saturday nights feature All-Star musicians in the traditional seven sets of six or seven players, each with a different leader. These concerts will be 41/2 hours of beautiful jazz by the most talented musicians. Patron Packages include a delightful musical brunch on Saturday.

Feb 03-04

George Washington Chautauqua History Alive Show

Greenville, South Carolina
Wade Hampton High School Auditorium
100 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville, SC 29607
Event Website

Join us for this FREE show!

Straight from Colonial Williamsburg -- the George Washington since 2005 -- Ron Carnegie -- appears as the courageous military leader and President. Get ready to flat out be inspired at this free Chautauqua History Alive Show. Washington could have been King, but he chose to be a citizen. His most courageous acts occurred after the battles were over and the creation of a nation began. You'll laugh --- you'll be amazed -- you'll have lots of questions. And George Washington will answer them – because you, the audience, star in this show. Two FREE shows -- Sat Feb 3 at 2:00pm and Sun Feb 4 at 2:00pm -- (SIGN-INTERPRETED show: Sunday Feb 4 at 2pm)

Feb 03
8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

The Marquis Slam

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
301 Hay Street
Event Website

The Marquis Slam provides poets a creative environment of expression for their voices and fuels artistic growth through competition and workshops, also educating and entertaining the audience through the art of spoken word. This monthly event, hosted by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, features poets from North Carolina and around the United States, all competing to qualify in such renowned competitions as Women of the World Poetry Slam. The slam performances are judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. The audience may also purchase dinner to enjoy with the show. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the event starts at 8:00 p.m.

Feb 08 - Apr 06

Chagall: The Story of the Exodus

Fayetteville, North Carolina
Methodist University David McCune International Art Gallery
5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, N.C. 28311
Event Website

Methodist University’s spring gallery exhibit will feature lithographs that tell the story of the Exodus by famed painter and illustrator Marc Chagall, a Russian-French artist of Belarusian-Jewish origin. The story follows the Exodus when the Jewish people left Egypt after hundreds of years in slavery. An opening reception is planned for Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through April 21. For more information, contact Silvana Foti at sfoti@davidmccunegallery.org.

Feb 09
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Off The Wall And Onto The Stage

FEE (by donation)
Columbia, South Carolina
The Township Auditorium, Columbia SC
1051 Greene Street
Event Website

World-renowned and award-winning artist Jonathan Green is known for his use of vibrant colors in his art depicting the Gullah lifestyle in South Carolina’s Lowcountry coast. These paintings and imagery have been brought to life with this ballet through the imaginative choreography of William Starrett as a tribute to the famous painter. Green’s rich, vibrant colors infuse the stage through the backdrops and scrims while the music — an exhilarating, inspiring combination of traditional work songs, gospel music, Motown, and jazz — breathe life into the paintings’ intriguing characters. The company’s outstanding troupe of dancers depict the cultural heritage of the Gullah and Geechee communities — a veritable treasure of friendship and family, work and love, spirituality and belonging. Discounts are available for your church or congregation; for groups of 10 or more, prime seating (valued at $45) can be available for $30. Call the Ballet Office at 803-799-7605 for more information.

Feb 10
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pinehurst UMC-Chocolate Festival

Pinehurst , North Carolina
Church location
4111 Airport Rd.
Event Website

Festival Features: Cupcake Competition: Open to the community. Entry forms can be found on the website Age groups to be judged Chocolate Baked Goods and Confections: Yummy sweets for your Valentine. Mountains of homemade fudge, scrumptious cakes, cookies, brownies and candies. Gift Boutique: Unique chocolate themed gifts: gift baskets, popular aprons, cookbooks and new this year customized family trees. Candy making and other demonstrations by the culinary arts students at Sandhills Community College Donut-Bar with Hot Chocolate throughout the day and new this year

Feb 10
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Balsam Range – Mainstage Series

FEE (by donation)
Lumberton, North Carolina
Historic Downtown Lumberton
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater, 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28358
Event Website

Balsam Range – Mainstage Series Mainstage Series: Returning from their sold-out 2015 performance, Balsam Range’s ascent to the top of the Bluegrass world has left a well-marked trail of success since the band’s inception in 2007. One of the genre’s most award-winning artists in recent years, they have garnered ten International Bluegrass Music Association Awards on the heels of six critically acclaimed albums. Balsam Range has left audiences spellbound while headlining major festivals from coast to coast, selling out venues across the nation, and appearing multiple times at the Grand Ole Opry. Tickets: Individuals $25, Seniors (65+) and military $22. Students $10, PrivilegesPlus members $20. Group discount rates of $17 each for groups of 10 or more when purchased in advance are available by contacting the box office. SEASON TICKETS: Choose 4, 5 or 6 MAINSTAGE Events together for a subscription series discount: Choose 4 for $90, Choose 5 for $106. Choose 6 for $120. The more you buy, the more you save. No Refunds or Exchanges. Please note that BALCONY Tickets require walking up significant stairs.

Feb 10
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pinehurst UMC Chocolate Festival

Pinehurst , North Carolina
Pinehurst United Methodist Church
4111 Airport Rd, Pinehurst,NC
Event Website

Fund raising event for: Bethany House, Moore Free an d Charitable Clinic, Prancing Horse Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship. Cupcake Competition, Chocolate baked goods and confections, Gift Boutique, Candy Making Demonstrations and Hot Chocolate and donut bar Free admission

Feb 16
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Music for a Great Space presents Christina Dahl

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Christ United Methodist Church
410 N Holden Rd
Event Website

Music for a Great Space will be hosting Christina Dahl as part of their Season of Women and Music. The pianist will be performing works composed by Ruth Crawford Seeger and Sheila Silver. This concert is also a part of the Ingram Memorial. Tickets on sale now!

Feb 17
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Audubon's Great Backyard Bird Count

Charlotte, NC
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon St
Event Website

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world. Please join us at Historic Rosedale Plantation for our third annual GBBC. We will provide the checklists and something warm to drink.

Feb 19 - Mar 25

It’s All About the Story, Volume VI – Nancy Peacock

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

The artists of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts respond, in their own mediums, to Hillsborough author Nancy Peacock’s book, A Broom of One’s Own. Opening reception, Friday February 23rd, 6-9pm. Reading in the gallery by Ms. Peacock on Sunday, March 11th 4-6pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 22 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, furniture, pottery & fiber art. Winter hours: 10-6 Monday - Saturday, 12-4 Sunday.

Feb 22-24

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Brubeck Brothers Quartet

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dana Auditorium
5800 W. Friendly Ave.
Event Website

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Brubeck Brothers Quartet February 22 & 24, 2018 Dana Auditorium 8:00 PM Bach: Chorale BWV 147 (Transcription by Leopold Stokowski) Dave Brubeck: Brandenburg Gate Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3 Chris Brubeck: Variations on a theme by Bach Chris Brubeck: Concerto for bass trombone & orchestra Dave Brubeck: In Your Own Sweet Way/ Koto Song/ Blue Rondo a La Turk/ Take Five

Feb 22-25

Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend

FEE (by donation)
Beech Mountain, NC
Beech Mountain Resort
1007 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC 28604
Event Website

The town of Beech Mountain and Beech Mountain Resort come together for a righteously rad celebration of all things 1980s. Hop in our "ski slope time machine" to revisit the New Wave era of big hair, leg warmers, bandanas and Members Only jackets. Oh yeah - don't forget ski suits with shoulder pads! Now in its seventh year, this epic weekend bends the space-time continuum with live '80s music nightly, retro skiing daily, and plenty of throwback activities in between.

Feb 23
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Brubeck Brothers Quartet

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
UNCG Recital Hall
100 McIver St Greensboro, NC 27412
Event Website

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Brubeck Brothers Quartet Friday, February 23, 2018 Brubeck Brothers Quartet Dave Brubeck Piano pieces Bach Trio Sonata from Musical Offering Chris Brubeck Crescent City Suite for woodwind quintet & drums; Dunes at Dawn from Vignettes for Nonet; Celebration de Vida from Danza del Soul for violin, cello, bass, clarinet, piano, percussion

Feb 23-25

EQUUS Film Festival Camden

FEE (by donation)
Camden, South Carolina
Camden Little Theatre 506 E Dekalb St, Camden, SC 29020
Camden Little Theatre 506 E Dekalb St, Camden, SC 29020
Event Website

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled weekend of FILMS...plus PANEL DISCUSSIONS, ART EXHIBITS, CELEBRITY BOOK READINGS AND AUTHORS BOOK SIGNINGS! Award winners and special select films from the November 2017 EQUUS Film Festival will be in town, along with EQUUS Film Festival Director Lisa Diersen and EQUUS PR Director Diana DeRosa, so you can enjoy THREE days of film screenings at Camden's vintage Little Theatre, a Pop Up Filmmaker Salon for visiting filmmakers, artists and authors and Panel Discussions. The Marley Project Literary Round Up will also provide equine events for children so make your plans for fun for the whole family!

Feb 24
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tidewater Camellia Club 68th Annual Show and Sale

Wilmington, North Carolina
New Hanover County Arboretum, Wilmington
6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC
Event Website

TIDEWATER CAMELLIA CLUB 68th ANNUAL SHOW & SALE on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC. This event is FREE and open to the public from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Camellia exhibitors from all over the Southeastern United States will display nearly 1,000 award winning blooms. There will be camellia care education displays to help answer any camellia growing questions you may have. A Special Children’s Art Display will be presented by local public school art students. NEW!!! Visit our Interactive Children's Corner to Touch, Smell, and Learn about Camellias. Be sure to stop by our EXPANDED SALE of award winning camellias! Details at www.tidewatercamelliaclub.org

Feb 24
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Billinda Daylily Garden Lecture

FEE (by donation)
Charlotte, NC
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon St
Event Website

The Billinda Daylily Gardens, an officially designated American Hemerocallis Society Garden, is the highlight of this lecture. Bill Gluck, owner and hybridizer, will give an engaging presentation on his acclaimed gardens located here in the Queen City. Bill will teach us about his award winning hybrids, including his famous Cat Ballou daylily, his collections of Stout Medal winners, Stamile Candies, and his double and miniature collections. Limited space is available for this special program so make your reservations early. After the presentation special orders will be taken for spring delivery. Please visit www.billindadaylilygarden.com to learn more about the Gluck’s and their spectacular gardens.

Feb 24
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Forging Ahead

FEE (by donation)
Charlotte, NC
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon St
Event Website

February is Black History Month. It is a time to look back at the heritage of slavery in our nation, and celebrate the achievements of African Americans in our community. On February 25th we invite you to join us for a unique smithy demonstration where you can see our blacksmith at work and talk to trained docents. Learn about this 200 year old property, her enslaved residents and find out about some big plans for our future.

Feb 25
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Wedding Fair to Remember

FEE (by donation)
Rock Hill, SC
Woman's Club of Rock Hill historic clubhouse
607 Aiken Avenue
Event Website

The event will showcase everything you need to plan your perfect wedding day, all under one roof! See the area’s finest wedding suppliers with an array of products & services, including stunning bridal wear, stationery, stylish menswear, flowers, hair, transportation, jewelry, favors, gifts, and wedding cakes. Admission is only $8, and includes Door Prizes and Treats. For vendor information or tickets, contact Shannon Smith at 803-371-0835. Woman’s Club of Rock Hill is a 501c 3 organization. Proceeds benefit the Club's Community Service Projects and Restoration of the Historic House & Gardens.

Mar 01
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Coastal Consumer Showcase

St. James , NC
St. James Community Center
4136 Southport-Supply Road
Event Website

The Coastal Consumer Showcase, “Highlighting the Best Products & Services” in the Southport Oak Island area is held annually the first Thursday in March (3/1/2018) from 4pm-7pm at the St. James Community Center. Admission is free. There are free samples, giveaways, Pick-A-Prize Auction and register for the $100 cash drawing. The Showcase is organized by the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce for the public.

Mar 02
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Free Art Reception with Kim Langlois and Jane Phillips

Roxboro, NC
Kirby Cultural Arts Complex
213 N Main Street, Roxboro, NC 27573
Event Website

Art will be on display the month of March. Free reception for Raleigh artist Kim Langlois and Roxboro artist Jane Phillips on March 2.

Mar 03
8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

The Marquis Slam

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
301 Hay Street
Event Website

The Marquis Slam provides poets a creative environment of expression for their voices and fuels artistic growth through competition and workshops, also educating and entertaining the audience through the art of spoken word. This monthly event, hosted by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, features poets from North Carolina and around the United States, all competing to qualify in such renowned competitions as Women of the World Poetry Slam. The slam performances are judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. The audience may also purchase dinner to enjoy with the show. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the event starts at 8:00 p.m.

Mar 03
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Off The Wall And Onto The Stage

FEE (by donation)
Charleston, South Carolina
Sottile Theater, Charleston
1545 Main St.
Event Website

World-renowned and award-winning artist Jonathan Green is known for his use of vibrant colors in his art depicting the Gullah lifestyle in South Carolina’s Lowcountry coast. These paintings and imagery have been brought to life with this ballet through the imaginative choreography of William Starrett as a tribute to the famous painter. Green’s rich, vibrant colors infuse the stage through the backdrops and scrims while the music — an exhilarating, inspiring combination of traditional work songs, gospel music, Motown, and jazz — breathe life into the paintings’ intriguing characters. The company’s outstanding troupe of dancers depict the cultural heritage of the Gullah and Geechee communities — a veritable treasure of friendship and family, work and love, spirituality and belonging. Discounts are available for your church or congregation; for groups of 10 or more, prime seating (valued at $45) can be available for $30. Call the Ballet Office at 803-799-7605 for more information.

Mar 05-24

Young At Heart (student art show)

Hertford, North Carolina
109 North Church Street
109 North Church Street
Event Website

Student art submitted by grammar through high school.

Mar 09
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Young Irelanders – Mainstage Series

FEE (by donation)
Lumberton, North Carolina
Historic Downtown Lumberton
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater, 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28358
Event Website

Mainstage Series: Get your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations off to an early, and musical, start with this special concert by performers straight from Ireland. The Young Irelanders comprises eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song and dance running through their veins. Although still in their 20’s and 30’s, these performers have achieved more than most people would aspire to in a lifetime. Between them they have performed for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland, US Presidents, the Queen of England, the President of China, Prince Albert of Monaco, Empress Mchiko of Japan, performed at Radio City Music Hall, the Great Hall of the People in China, Kremlin State Palace in Moscow, the US Capitol Building, Fox Theatre in Detroit and the Pantages Theatre in L.A . The artists have also toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, been soloists on PBS Specials, shared the stage with Bono, and have collaborated with Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) and Sting (The Police). Tickets: Individuals $25, Seniors (65+) and military $22. Students $10, PrivilegesPlus members $20. Group discount rates of $17 each for groups of 10 or more when purchased in advance are available by contacting the box office. SEASON TICKETS: Choose 4, 5 or 6 MAINSTAGE Events together for a subscription series discount: Choose 4 for $90, Choose 5 for $106. Choose 6 for $120. The more you buy, the more you save. No Refunds or Exchanges. Please note that BALCONY Tickets require walking up significant stairs.

Mar 09-10

Body & Movement Explored

FEE (by donation)
Columbia, South Carolina
CMFA Arts Space, 914 Pulaski St. Columbia, SC 29201
914 Pulaski St. Columbia, SC 29201
Event Website

Body & Movement Explored is a unique performance showcasing the works of Columbia City Ballet dancers and other local choreographers who have created a unique mixed repertoire of works never seen before by any audience. “We are very excited about the unique nature of this event. In Columbia, there are so many talented dancers and choreographers as well as within our own company. We are proud to showcase their pieces to our community,” said Columbia City Ballet Executive & Artistic Director William Starrett. Columbia City Ballet’s mission is to offer South Carolina and Southeastern audiences the highest quality ballet. We in South Carolina can proudly claim one of the strongest and most versatile ballet companies in the Southeast. Since the Columbia City Ballet’s founding in 1961, it has integrated the world of dance within the community as the largest performing arts organization in the state.

Mar 10-11

26th Annual Myrtle Beach Stamp & Postcard Show

Myrtle Beach, SC
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Fantasy Harbour
Event Website
lilfort@sccoast.net

The show will be held Feb. 10-11, 2018 at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Fantasy Harbour area, Mytle Beach, S.C. — just off Highway 501 at teh Intracoastal Waterway at 10 Fantasy Harbour Bloulevard. Numerous attractions, the ocean, great golf courses and restaurants are just minutes away from the hotel.

 

The event will be held Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission, parking and appraisals are FREE. The event is open to the public and will feature: stamps and picture postcards, a youth area, free stamps to the children that attend, Stamp Club information and door prizes. Beginners and browsers are welcome. The hobby is fun, educational, family oriented and offers many possibilities "show and tell" sessions in school.

 

A beginners area, providing free stamps or postcards to all, allows the collector to start building or adding to his or her collection. Club members will be present to answer questions about Myrtle Beach Stamp Club, one of the most active in South Carolina. The club's goals are to promote the hobby, attract new collectors of any age and to re-new the interest of former collectors.

Non-collectors can find shopping at Tanger Outlet stores, Coastal Grand Mall, Market Common, Broadway at the Beach or enjoy an evening at one of the fine music theaters in the area.

 

Visit the club website for more information.

Mar 13-17

Charleston Fashion Week

FEE (by donation)
Charleston, S.C.
Marion Square
329 Meeting St
Event Website

Shout it on the streets; it’s back! Charleston Fashion Week returns for its 12th year and delivers five days full of the most dazzling fashion from the top boutiques, emerging designers and some of the hottest featured designers in the fashion world. Plus, enjoy glamorous city-wide events and activities, shopping, after parties and much more! Charlestonfashionweek.com.

Mar 16
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Music for a Great Space presents the Women's Woodwind Ensemble

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Christ United Methodist Church
410 N Holden Rd
Event Website

Music for a Great Space will be presenting several wonderful musicians in the Greensboro area as part of the Women's Woodwind Ensemble. Erika Boysen, flute; Mary Ashley Barret, oboe; Kelly Burke, clarinet; Rebecca Libera, bassoon; Abigail Pack, huorn; Inara Sandman, piano- all professors from UNC Greensboro and Duke. The ensemble is commissioning a work by Robin McLaughlin as their piece written by a female composer for the Season of Women in Music. This concert is kindly sponsored by an anonymous donor. Tickets on sale now!

Mar 16-18

Cape Fear Wildlife Expo

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Crown Arena
1960 Coliseum Drive
Event Website

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy three days of hunting and fishing exhibitors, wildlife art, decoys, boats and accessories, truck and ATV displays, fly-fishing demos, camping, guides, outfitters, sport-fishing simulator, contests, archery demos and fun for the entire family.

Mar 16-18

Cape Fear Wildlife Expo

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Crown Arena
1960 Coliseum Drive
Event Website

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy three days of hunting and fishing exhibitors, wildlife art, decoys, boats and accessories, truck and ATV displays, fly-fishing demos, camping, guides, outfitters, sport-fishing simulator, contests, archery demos and fun for the entire family.

Mar 16-18

Cape Fear Wildlife Expo

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Crown Coliseum Arena
1960 Crown Coliseum Drive
Event Website

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo. Three day family fun filled event that offers something for all ages. See raptors in flight, kids archery range, hand crafted calls, knives and much more.

Mar 17
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

St. Patrick's Day Festival

Clover, South Carolina
Main Street Clover, SC
3200 Commerce Drive Suite A
Event Website

The festival takes place in Downtown Clover along Main Street on Saturday, March 18th beginning at 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The yearly festival is open to the public and has attracted more than 3,000 residents. Enjoy events such as the Leprechaun Leap 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the YMCA and Annual Dog Show. Admission to the festival and live entertainment is free.

Mar 23-24

Grovewood Gallery's Spring Sip & Shop

Asheville, NC
Grovewood Village
111 Grovewood Road
Event Website

Grovewood Gallery’s annual Spring Sip & Shop event will take place from 10am to 5:30pm on March 23 and 24. Shop a unique collection of American-made art and crafts while enjoying complimentary wine and treats. All gallery merchandise will be ten percent off, and local artists will be performing craft demonstrations and interacting with guests from 11am to 4pm each day.

Mar 24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Annual My Time to Shine Talent Competition

FEE (by donation)
Lumberton, North Carolina
Historic Downtown Lumberton
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater, 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28358
Event Website

Our hugely popular –and very competitive- talent competition. Includes all categories of talent – from singing and dancing to juggling 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 with a grand prize of $1,000. But it’s more than a competition, it’s a great show! Tickets $15

Mar 24-25

Skirmish At Gambles Hotel

FEE (by donation)
Florence, South Carolina
Rankin Plantation
4789 East Old Marion Hwy, Florence, SC 29502
Event Website

The Skirmish At Gamble's Hotel reenacts an encounter that occurred on March 5, 1865 when 500 Federal soldiers sought to destroy the railroad depot in Florence. A garrison of Confederate soldiers and the people of Florence had other ideas. See soldiers in camp, civilian tag-alongs, modern and period vendors, and the battle. Spend the day and see history come alive. The plantation house itself is available for tours. For $10 (adult admission), it's better than any movie you'll see this year. See www.23rdsc.com/event/index.htm for more about the event.

Mar 24
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Coastal Living Show 2018

Wilmington, North Carolina
Wilmington Convention Center Downtown
511 Nutt Street
Event Website

Coastal Living Show 2018, recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as a March 2018 Top Twenty Event, will feature a variety of gifts, products, and services for the home, garden, office, and warm southern living, showcased by the finest vendors in the region. There will be door prizes and raffles as well the opportunity for a lucky attendee to win a weekend for two at Myrtle Beach including two show tickets. Unlike many other shows, the proceeds from CLS 2018 will be distributed to non-profits throughout the Lower Cape Fear through grants awarded by the show's sponsor, the Wilmington Woman's Club, to improve the lives of women and children.

Mar 26 - Apr 22

Rock - Paper - Scissors

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

Jewelry by Arianna Bara, fiber art by Ali Givens, sculpture by Lynn Wartski. March 26 – April 22. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, March 30th 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 art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Mar 30-31

Southport Spring Festival

Southport, North Carolina
Franklin Square Park
Howe Street
Event Website

Welcome in the spring Easter weekend with family and friends at one of Southport's most loved events for nearly 30 years. Shop 160 vendors for handcrafted home decor, jewelry, baked goods and so much more. Activities for children, 5K Run and Plant Sale and live entertainment provide something for everyone. Friday 10:00 - 5:00 / Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 Sponsored by: Downtown Southport, Inc., Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis and the City of Southport

Mar 31
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pine Needle Basket Workshop

BISHOPVILLE, SC
Lee State Park
487 Loop Rd Bishopville SC 29010
Event Website

Join the Park Ranger at Lee to learn how to make a basket out of pine needles. Participants will first learn how to collect and clean pine needles. Participants will then begin making a basket in class and will be able to take supplies to continue working on their baskets at home. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fee includes project materials. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration Deadline: 2 days before workshop Call the Education Center at (803) 428-4988 to register. Meeting Place and Time: Park's Education Center, 10am-2pm What to Bring: Drinks, snacks/lunch, and reading glasses if you need them. Price: $30 per person; workshop is for ages 13 and above

Mar 31
8:00 AM

Carolina & Colonial Cup

FEE (by donation)
Camden, South Carolina
Springdale Racecourse 200 Knights Hill Rd, Camden, SC 29020
Springdale Racecourse 200 Knights Hill Rd, Camden, SC 29020
Event Website

The Carolina Cup is an important tradition to our state bringing horses from all over the world to compete for the title. Dubbed the "First Rite of Spring," the tradition is also a vital event for every southerner's social calendar. Witness the race this year as we run not only the Carolina Cup Races but also the Colonial Cup race on March 31, 2018 and make history doing so. Tentative Schedule of Events: 8am Gates for College Park Open 9am Gates Open 11am Hospitality Terrace & Luncheon Tents Open 11:45am Color Guard Presented by Camden Military Academy 12:00pm National Anthem 1:00pm Horses to the Paddock for First Race

Apr 02-25

Silver Arts (senior games)

Hertford, North Carolina
109 North Church Street
109 North Church Street
Event Website

Arts submitted by Perquimans County Seniors

Apr 05-06

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Brandon Ridenour, trumpet

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dana Auditorium
5800 W. Friendly Ave.
Event Website

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Brandon Ridenour, trumpet April 5 & 6, 2018 Dana Auditorium 8:00 PM Mendelssohn: "Trumpet Overture" C major Schubert: Fantasy F minor D.940 for orchestra (transcription by Felix Mottl) Haydn: Trumpet Concerto E flat major Sibelius: Symphony No.2 D major

Apr 06-07

Firefest

FEE (by donation)
Star, North Carolina
Downtown Star
100 Russell Drive, Star, NC 27356
Event Website

Firefest is a 2-day festival celebrating the role of fire in the creation of art! Watch professional glass, clay and metal artists create sculpture and perform demonstrations or try it yourself. The Saturday finale includes a large fire sculpture reveal, glassblowing performance and an iron pour. Food trucks and beer garden on site.

Apr 06-30

Hillside Estate, A Designer Showhouse

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro , North Carolina
Fisher Park
301 Fisher Park Circle, Greensboro, North Carolina
Event Website

Originally built by famed architect, Charles Hartmann for Julian Price in 1928, the “Hillside” home has created a lasting name for itself. His former home was featured on a 2-hour special of A&E “Hoarders”. This house will be brought back to life once again through the design inspirations of many interior designers ready to do their magic.

Apr 06-30

Hillside Estate, A Designer Showhouse

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro , North Carolina
Fisher Park
301 Fisher Park Circle, Greensboro, North Carolina
Event Website

Originally built by famed architect, Charles Hartmann for Julian Price in 1928, the “Hillside” home has created a lasting name for itself. His former home was featured on a 2-hour special of A&E “Hoarders”. This house will be brought back to life once again through the design inspirations of many interior designers ready to do their magic.

Apr 07
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Brandon Ridenour, trumpet

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
UNCG Recital Hall
100 McIver St Greensboro, NC 27412
Event Website

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Brandon Ridenour, trumpet Saturday, April 7, 2018 Brandon Ridenour, trumpet Mendelssohn Piano trio Saint-Saens Septet for trumpet, string quintet & piano Beatles Eleanor Rigby, Blackbird, Across the Universe, Yesterday & Penny Lane

Apr 07
8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

The Marquis Slam

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
301 Hay Street
Event Website

The Marquis Slam provides poets a creative environment of expression for their voices and fuels artistic growth through competition and workshops, also educating and entertaining the audience through the art of spoken word. This monthly event, hosted by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, features poets from North Carolina and around the United States, all competing to qualify in such renowned competitions as Women of the World Poetry Slam. The slam performances are judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. The audience may also purchase dinner to enjoy with the show. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the event starts at 8:00 p.m.

Apr 07
7:05 AM - 4:30 PM

Blowing Rock Trout Derby

Blowing Rock, NC
Broyhill Park
108 Lakeside Drive, Blowing Rock NC 28605
Event Website

Celebrate the opening of trout season with friendly competition and fun prizes! No registration necessary; free participation.

Apr 12-21

Come-See-Me Festival

Rcok Hill, South Carolina
Various Locations Rock Hill, SC
725 Crest Street PO Box 4221 Rock Hill, SC 29732
Event Website

For more than 50 years, the Come-See-Me Festival has served as Rock Hill’s annual salute to spring. With nearly 80 events and activities, there’s something for everyone. Join us April 12-21, 2018 and experience our beautiful gardens, friendly folks, and all the fun the festival has to offer.

Apr 14
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Victorian Lawn Party

Matthews, North Carolina
Reid House,
134 W. Trade Street, Matthews, NC
Event Website

Matthews in 1915 was just over 25 years old, but still had no electricity or paved streets. The Lawn Party is a chance for neighbors to get together. A variety of period crafts will be demonstrated such as woodcarving, basket making and tatting. Children will be able to enjoy playing games from the turn-of-the-century, and making crafts. Visitors will have a chance to tour the Reid House, built in 1890, participate in a cake walk and Maypole dance. A number of vintage cars will also be on display.

Apr 14
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Herb & Plant Festival

Concord, NC
Cabarrus Arena
4751 NC Hwy. 49, Concord, NC
Event Website

Spend the day shopping for herbs, flowers, vegetable plants, yard art and more! The festival will take place 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. —rain or shine — on April 14, 2018.

Apr 20
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Music for a Great Space presents She-e Wu

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Van Dyke Performance Space
200 N Davie St # 7
Event Website

Music for a Great Space will be hosting the internationally recognized percussionist She-e Wu as a close to our Season of Women in Music. She-e serves as Professor of Percussion at Northwestern University and performs internationally as a soloist. Ms. Wu will feature her own works for vibraphone and marimba. Tickets on sale now!

Apr 20-28

ArtFields®

Lake City, S.C.
Downtown
110 E Main St
Event Website

ArtFields® has emerged as the region’s largest art competition and exhibition, and is open to artists aged 18 and over working in any medium who reside in 12 Southeastern states. ArtFields® will award prizes of $50,000 for the Grand Prize, $25,000 for Second Place Prize and two $12,500 People’s Choice (one each for two- and three-dimensional work) in addition to seven category awards of $1,500 each and ten Merit awards of $1,000 each. Artfieldssc.org.

Apr 20-21

Easels in the Gardens 2018

FEE (by donation)
Edenton, NC
Gardens in Edenton
505 South Broad Street
Event Website

As we celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County, make plans to attend Easels in the Gardens with Art, Music, and Garden Party to benefit the 1758 Cupola House. Tours will be offered of fine gardens lush with beautiful spring blooms while noteworthy artists paint interpretations of these horticultural gems en plein air.

Apr 21
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Oak Island Lighthouse Run / Walk

FEE (by donation)
Oak Island, NC
Middleton Park Extension
SE 46th Street & Dolphin Drive
Event Website

Oak Island Lighthouse Half Marathon Run and 5k, 10k and 1 Mile Run or Walk is a fun and enjoyable event for all fitness levels. The run courses showcase the best scenery on the North Carolina Coast -- with salt marshes, the Atlantic Ocean, beautiful beaches, foot bridges and a lighthouse as a cheerleader. Pair the breathtaking scenery on the courses with the Oak Island beaches and historic Southport you have an event worthy of taking a weekend trip with your friends. The festivities start on Friday, April 20th from 5pm-8:30pm at Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration. It continues with After Run Celebration on Saturday, April 21st at Middleton Park Extension. Participants will be given drink token(s) and be eligible to participate in the many contests – hula hoop, flip flop fling, Mr. Longitude, Miss Latitude with cash prizes. Half Marathon runners will receive a beautiful finisher award. The overall and age group awards are prints by renowned coastal artist Ricky Evans of The Ricky Evans Gallery in Southport. Half Marathon begins at 7:30am, 10k at 8:00am, 5k at 8:15am and 1 Mile at 8:20am on Saturday, April 21st at the Middleton Park Extension in Oak Island. An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Dosher Memorial Hospital. Check the run website for additional details and link to register www.lighthouse10k.com.

Apr 21
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Earth Day Nature's Way Storytelling

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reedy Creek Nature Center
2900 Rocky River Road; Charlotte, NC 28215
Event Website

Members of the North Carolina Storytelling Guild will present stories in honor of Earth Day!

Apr 23 - May 20

Trees by Three

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

Carved wood by Larry Favorite, glass art by Susan Hope, paintings by Ellie Reinhold. April 23–May 20. Reception April 27, 6-9pm. Artist-owned gallery features painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber. 121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Apr 27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

3 Redneck Tenors - Down Home Laughs, Big City Music – Mainstage Series

FEE (by donation)
Lumberton, North Carolina
Historic Downtown Lumberton
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater, 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28358
Event Website

Mainstage Series: The 3 Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the Tenor Genre. Their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall: down home laughs with big city music! Written by opera veteran Matthew Lord, with music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, 3 Redneck Tenors have been thrilling audiences since 2006. Tickets: Individuals $25, Seniors (65+) and military $22. Students $10, PrivilegesPlus members $20. Group discount rates of $17 each for groups of 10 or more when purchased in advance are available by contacting the box office. SEASON TICKETS: Choose 4, 5 or 6 MAINSTAGE Events together for a subscription series discount: Choose 4 for $90, Choose 5 for $106. Choose 6 for $120. The more you buy, the more you save. No Refunds or Exchanges. Please note that BALCONY Tickets require walking up significant stairs.

Apr 28-29

Chapel Hill Garden Tour

FEE (by donation)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Downtown Chapel Hill and surrounding area
Chapel Hill, NC
Event Website

Highlighting the cooperative relationship between the University of North Carolina and the local Chapel Hill community, we will feature the UNC President’s Garden, current and former UNC official’s private gardens, four distinctive local gardens, UNC’s Coker Arboretum, and the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Plein air artists, musicians and select garden related vendors will add additional charm to several gardens. A photography contest with multiple categories is open to all.

Apr 28
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Lincolnton Food, Wine & Brew Fest

Lincolnton, North Carolina
Main Street, Downtown Lincolnton
1 Ct Square SE, Lincolnton, NC
Event Website

A day-long, outdoor festival celebrating all things local! We feature NC wineries, local craft breweries, top-notch food trucks and a mix of fine artists and vendors from the region. You can expect to enjoy an all-day program of live music & entertainment, as well as art & culinary demonstrations, an interactive Kids Zone and a Farmers Market. All of this is set on the backdrop of historic Downtown Lincolnton (located just northwest of Charlotte, NC). The event is free to the public, however you will need to purchase a Tasting Pass of $15 in advance, $20 at the gate in order to sample (or purchase) the wines and craft brews! Want your business to participate, to become a sponsor, to purchase advanced tasting passes, would like more information or simply have a question? Visit our website at http://www.lincolntonfoodwinebrewfest.com and stop by our Lincolnton Food, Wine & Brew Fest page on Facebook. This is a rain or shine outdoor event.

May 04-05

SRQG Sunny Days and Starry NIghts Quilt Show

FEE (by donation)
Salisbury, NC
First Baptist Ministries Center Fulton St downtown Salisbury
223 N Fulton St Salsibury NC
Event Website

Biannual quilt show featuring about 200 quilts, vendor mall, demonstrations, boutique with gift items, granny's attic, door prizes, and a tea room serving lunch and desserts. Saturday afternoon salute to area veterans and presentation of quilts. Quilted car and barn quilts. Free parking Handicap accessible. Friday 10-5:30 and Saturday 10-4

May 05
8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

The Marquis Slam

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
301 Hay Street
Event Website

The Marquis Slam provides poets a creative environment of expression for their voices and fuels artistic growth through competition and workshops, also educating and entertaining the audience through the art of spoken word. This monthly event, hosted by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, features poets from North Carolina and around the United States, all competing to qualify in such renowned competitions as Women of the World Poetry Slam. The slam performances are judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. The audience may also purchase dinner to enjoy with the show. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the event starts at 8:00 p.m.

May 08-09

Women Build

Fayetteville, NC
Downtown
310 Green Street
Event Website

Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build is an annual event created by Habitat’s Women Build program in partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement. The program invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. The event is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women. National Women Build Week is held the week leading up to Mother’s Day with Lowe’s generously donating nearly $2 million dollars and volunteer support. Hosting the event during this week reinforces the message that every woman can make a difference through learning and using construction skills. More than 98,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered at the nine previous National Women Build Week events. In addition to the financial and volunteer support, local Habitat organizations and Lowe’s offer how-to clinics to help prepare volunteers for the build site. Women Build participants receive a Women Build t-shirt, construction how-tos, a chance to make new friends, and a chance to leave a community legacy. Stay posted for more information on site details and clinics.

May 10-12

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Cho-Liang Lin, violin

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dana Auditorium
5800 W. Friendly Ave.
Event Website

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Cho-Liang Lin, violin May 10 & 12, 2018 CINEMA MUSIC Dana Auditorium 8:00 PM Rogers and Hammerstein: South Pacific Overture Williams: Theme from Schindler's List for violin & orchestra Shifrin: Tangos Concertantes for violin & orchestra Herrmann: Psycho Suite for strings Rosza: The Thief of Baghdad Suite: Cortège, The Silvermaid's Dance & The Market at Basra Korngold: The Adventures of Robin Hood: Battle, Victory & Epiloque

May 11
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Cho-Liang Lin, violin

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
UNCG Recital Hall
100 McIver St Greensboro, NC 27412
Event Website

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Cho-Liang Lin, violin Friday, May 11, 2018 Cho-Liang Lin, violin Dvorak | Brahms | Prokofiev

May 12
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

13th Annual Mayfest on Main

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29566
Event Website

Kickoff your summer in North Myrtle Beach during the month of May. The 13th annual Mayfest on Main festival will feature some of the best live musical acts, art, craft and good vendors, a community stage and a children's area. Bring a beach chair to this family event to enjoy a day on Main Street. Browse local shops while strolling the street for one of a kind beach memories.

May 12
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

City of North Myrtle Beach 50th Anniversary Celebration in conjunction with Mayfest on Main

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Downtown Main Street at the Horseshoe
11 South Ocean Boulevard
Event Website

One of North Myrtle Beach’s most famous, FREE, festivals featuring national entertainment; upscale vendors; a children’s area, arts and crafts and lots of fun. Always the Saturday before Mother’s Day, 11 South Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, S. C. 29582

May 12
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Cape Fear BBQ Festival

FEE (by donation)
Wilmington, North Carolina
Poplar Grove Plantation
20100 US Highway 17 North
Event Website

Fifth Annual Cape Fear BBQ Festival. Over 80 craft vendors. Entry fee $5.00. BBQ tasting tickets available. Be a part of the People's Choice Award for the best BBQ cooked. Live entertainment and Kids area.

May 18 - Jun 28

Members' Exhibit

Hertford, North Carolina
109 North Church Street
109 North Church Street
Event Website

All mediums of art by PAL members

May 19
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Open Studios Art Tour

Asheville, NC
Grovewood Village
111 Grovewood Road
Event Website

On Saturday, May 19, the resident artists at Grovewood Village will open up their studios to the public, allowing visitors to gain insight into their creative process and view their most recent works. Tours are free and self-guided.

Jun 02
8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

The Marquis Slam

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
301 Hay Street
Event Website

The Marquis Slam provides poets a creative environment of expression for their voices and fuels artistic growth through competition and workshops, also educating and entertaining the audience through the art of spoken word. This monthly event, hosted by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, features poets from North Carolina and around the United States, all competing to qualify in such renowned competitions as Women of the World Poetry Slam. The slam performances are judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. The audience may also purchase dinner to enjoy with the show. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the event starts at 8:00 p.m.

Jun 08-16

Into the Woods – Mainstage Series

FEE (by donation)
Lumberton, North Carolina
Historic Downtown Lumberton
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater, 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28358
Event Website

7pm Friday and Saturday June 8 and 9, 3pm Sunday June 10 7pm Friday and Saturday June 15 and 16 James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word. Tickets: Individuals $25, Seniors (65+) and military $22. Students $10, PrivilegesPlus members $20. Group discount rates of $17 each for groups of 10 or more when purchased in advance are available by contacting the box office. SEASON TICKETS: Choose 4, 5 or 6 MAINSTAGE Events together for a subscription series discount: Choose 4 for $90, Choose 5 for $106. Choose 6 for $120. The more you buy, the more you save. Group discount rates of $17 each for groups of 10 or more when purchased in advance are available by contacting the box office.

Jun 30
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jun 30
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jul 01
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jul 02-04

North Carolina 4th of July Festival

Southport, NC
Downtown Southport
4433 Long Beach Road, SE
Event Website

The N.C. 4th of July Festival is held annually in the City of Southport July 2nd – 4th and Beach Day in the Town of Oak Island June 30th. The City of Southport first celebrated our nation’s independence in 1792 as the “Festival of Free Men”. Over the years, the name of the festival changed until 1972, when the festival incorporated as the N.C. 4th of July Festival. Today, the festival celebrates our freedom as it remembers the sacrifices with some fun thrown into the mix. This year will be no exception. Join the over 50,000 people who attend the N.C. 4th of July Festival each year. Festival events include: Naturalization Ceremony, Flag Raising Ceremony, Flag Retirement Ceremony, Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony, Over 100 Arts & Craft Booths, Food Vendors, Parade, Live Stage Entertainment, Fireworks, Franklin Square Art Gallery’s National Art Show, Shine & Show Classic Car Show, Voter Registration, Old Jail Tours, Used Book Sale, Lions Club Boat Raffle Drawing, Cape Fear Yacht Club’s Commodore Regatta, St. Philip Episcopal Chapel of the Cross Open, Children’s Entertainment, Children’s Games, Pancake Breakfast, and Firefighters Competition. Prior to the Festival: Freedom Run, Military Band Concert and Beach Day Events – June 30th (sandcastle building, horseshoe, volleyball and shag contests plus evening concert and fireworks).

Jul 04
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jul 06
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jul 07
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jul 07
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jul 07
8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

The Marquis Slam

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
301 Hay Street
Event Website

The Marquis Slam provides poets a creative environment of expression for their voices and fuels artistic growth through competition and workshops, also educating and entertaining the audience through the art of spoken word. This monthly event, hosted by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, features poets from North Carolina and around the United States, all competing to qualify in such renowned competitions as Women of the World Poetry Slam. The slam performances are judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. The audience may also purchase dinner to enjoy with the show. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the event starts at 8:00 p.m.

Jul 08
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jul 13
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jul 14
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jul 14
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jul 20
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jul 21
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jul 21
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Jul 22
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Liberty Mountain, The Revolutionary Drama"

FEE (by donation)
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Avenue
Event Website

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain. Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October, 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.The play will run for 16 public performances, beginning June 30, indoors at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

Aug 04
8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

The Marquis Slam

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
301 Hay Street
Event Website

The Marquis Slam provides poets a creative environment of expression for their voices and fuels artistic growth through competition and workshops, also educating and entertaining the audience through the art of spoken word. This monthly event, hosted by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, features poets from North Carolina and around the United States, all competing to qualify in such renowned competitions as Women of the World Poetry Slam. The slam performances are judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. The audience may also purchase dinner to enjoy with the show. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the event starts at 8:00 p.m.

Sep 01
8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

The Marquis Slam

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
301 Hay Street
Event Website

The Marquis Slam provides poets a creative environment of expression for their voices and fuels artistic growth through competition and workshops, also educating and entertaining the audience through the art of spoken word. This monthly event, hosted by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, features poets from North Carolina and around the United States, all competing to qualify in such renowned competitions as Women of the World Poetry Slam. The slam performances are judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. The audience may also purchase dinner to enjoy with the show. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the event starts at 8:00 p.m.

Oct 04-06

U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament

FEE (by donation)
Southport, NC
Southport Marina
606 West West Street
Event Website

The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament began over thirty-five years ago, when a small group of community leaders met and decided that they needed an event to showcase the great fall fishing in the Southport-Oak Island area. Today, the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament attracts close to 500 boats annually and is one of the largest kingfish tournaments on the east coast. The tournament has a guaranteed prize structure and in 2017, paid out over $271,000 in cash with 470 boats fishing the tournament. The U.S. Open is part of the Southern Kingfish Association Mercury Tournament Trail. Entry Fee Charged. Music, food and beverages. Public Welcome. An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Southport Marina and BEMC.

Oct 06
8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

The Marquis Slam

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
301 Hay Street
Event Website

The Marquis Slam provides poets a creative environment of expression for their voices and fuels artistic growth through competition and workshops, also educating and entertaining the audience through the art of spoken word. This monthly event, hosted by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, features poets from North Carolina and around the United States, all competing to qualify in such renowned competitions as Women of the World Poetry Slam. The slam performances are judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. The audience may also purchase dinner to enjoy with the show. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the event starts at 8:00 p.m.

Nov 03
8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

The Marquis Slam

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
301 Hay Street
Event Website

The Marquis Slam provides poets a creative environment of expression for their voices and fuels artistic growth through competition and workshops, also educating and entertaining the audience through the art of spoken word. This monthly event, hosted by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, features poets from North Carolina and around the United States, all competing to qualify in such renowned competitions as Women of the World Poetry Slam. The slam performances are judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. The audience may also purchase dinner to enjoy with the show. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the event starts at 8:00 p.m.

Nov 18
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Christmas Gift Show

St. James, NC
St. James Community Center
4136 Southport-Supply Road
Event Website

Christmas Gift Show comes to Southport-Oak Island Area highlighting local retailers and restaurateurs bringing convenience to your holiday shopping on Sunday, November 18th from 1pm-5pm at St. James Community Building, locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to shop-till-they-drop in one convenient location all for free admission. In addition to having all your favorite retailers right at your fingertips, attendees will have a chance to win a $300 just for registering at the event. The Christmas Gift Show, an event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has partnered with The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) to help bring awareness, funding, and resources to the BCLC organization. During the Christmas Gift Show, holiday wreathes and centerpieces will be available at a silent auction where a portion of the proceeds will benefit BCLC. A book drive will also be in full swing, where any book donation will automatically earn you one additional raffle ticket towards the $300 Gift Local Card. Please bring books aimed for children in the 0-12 age range or word searches for our senior citizens. Santa & Mrs. Claus will be on hand as well as a BCLC volunteer to read to all the good little boys and girls while mom and dad peruse and pick out the perfect holiday gift. For those of you who purchase gift cards for your holiday giving, the Christmas Gift Show is a handy and easy way to purchase them in one location.

Nov 24
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Shop Small Saturday

Southport, Oak Island, Boiling Spring Lakes, Bolivia, NC
Shopping around town
4433 Long Beach Road, SE
Event Website

The holidays are a perfect time to remind visitors and residents to support the small business in their communities. American Express began a nationwide movement to support these businesses during Shop Small Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Our local small businesses have unique gift items and provide excellent customer service. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce encourages you to support small business year-round. Chamber Member businesses in the Southport-Oak Island Area will host a Shop Small Holiday Open House in conjunction with Small Business Saturday on November 24th. A Christmas Gift Guide will be posted on the Chamber’s website at www.southport-oakisland.com in November with details.

Dec 01
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Christmas by the Sea Parade

Oak Island, NC
E Oak Island Drive
4601 E. Oak Island Drive
Event Website

Christmas is perhaps the best time of year to visit the North Carolina coast. The average air temperature is 59.4 degrees and the sun is warm. In a celebration of this wonderful weather and the holidays, the Chamber organizes the Christmas by the Sea Parade, the first Saturday in December on Oak Island. The Christmas by the Sea Parade steps off on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2pm on the 2.4-mile parade route from Oak Island Town Hall, traveling Oak Island Drive to McGlamery Street. The parade showcases the businesses and organizations in our community. The hometown feel of the parade makes it a favorite event of locals, second homeowners and visitors. A float decorating contest will be held. An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.