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Raleigh -- Tue., Oct. 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Tue., Oct. 15, 2019 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2019 )

North Carolina Theatre: West Side Story

The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets of New York in the landmark Tony Award-winning musical, West Side Story. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is given a modern twist, as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets... Read More

Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. -- 919-831-6941 , https://nctheatre.com/shows/west-side-story
$30+

Chapel Hill -- Tue., Oct. 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Carolina Performing Arts: The Day

Performed by Maya Beiser, cello; Wendy Whelan, dancer; Lucinda Childs, choreographer; David Lang, music

The Day is a new music/dance work by cellist Maya Beiser, dancer Wendy Whelan, and choreographer Lucinda Childs, with music by David Lang. A collaboration among legends, it is an evening-long sensory exploration of two journeys - life and the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. This bold, highly collaborative... Read More
$27 general admission, $10 UNC students with ID.

Memorial Hall. -- 919-843-3333 , http://www.carolinaperformingarts.org
$27 - $10

Greenville -- Tue., Oct. 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM

East Carolina University School of Music, North Carolina NewMusic Initiative: Jason Calloway

Performing the music of Ingrid Arauca, Mena Mark Hanna, Chinary Ung, Sydney Hodkinson, Matthias Pintscher and Luciano Berio.

A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. -- 252-328-6851 , http://www.music.ecu.edu
Free and open to the public.

Flat Rock -- Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM ( Fri., Oct. 4, 2019 - Sat., Oct. 19, 2019 )

Flat Rock Playhouse: Smoke on the Mountain

Gather round and settle in to hear Flat Rock Playhouse’s Smoke on the Mountain: an inspiring, funny, and endearing musical celebration of bluegrass, gospel, and hymns. Set in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina around 1938, Smoke on the Mountain takes audiences back to an old-time musical revival with beloved songs such as... Read More

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. -- 828-693-0731 , http://www.flatrockplayhouse.org
$

Raleigh -- Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 at 5:30 PM

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Mindful Museum: Slow Art Appreciation

Slow art is a growing movement to mindfully observe, digest, and appreciate art. In this hourlong immersion, participants are guided through the observation of just one or two works of art, spending quality time with each piece and each other through a discussion following the observation.  

North Carolina Museum of Art. , http://www.ncartmuseum.org
$

Durham -- Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Nasher Museum of Art: Inspiration in (and Around) the Galleries: Alex Harris

Alex Harris, a founder of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and emeritus professor at Duke, gives a talk in the lecture hall. He has taught for four decades through the Sanford School, CDS and the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts. (Dessert reception at 8 PM.)  

Nance A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Lecture Hall, Nasher Museum of Art. -- 919-684-5135, More information , http://www.nasher.duke.edu
$

Raleigh -- Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM ( Wed., Oct. 2, 2019 - Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 )

International Focus, Inc., North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Home is Distant Shores Festival

The film festival Home Is Distant Shores looks at the experience of immigrants and refugees in the U.S. and the Triangle. The three-part series includes fictional and documentary works from local filmmakers, expert panel discussions, and a celebratory reception. Presented in collaboration with International Focus,... Read More

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- 919-782-0552, info@internationalfocusnc.org , http://www.ncartmuseum.org/programs_and_events/view/films
$62 - $17

Charlotte -- Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Oct. 3, 2019 - Sat., Oct. 26, 2019 )

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte: The Wolves

From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the girls soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.  Thursday, October 3 @ 7:30 - Pay What You Can Night Friday, October 4 @ 8:00 PM - Preview, 50% Off Saturday, October 5 @ 8:00 PM - Preview,... Read More

Hadley Theater, Queens University. -- 704-342-2251, info@atcharlotte.org , http://www.atcharlotte.org
$

Flat Rock -- Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Oct. 4, 2019 - Sat., Oct. 19, 2019 )

Flat Rock Playhouse: Smoke on the Mountain

Gather round and settle in to hear Flat Rock Playhouse’s Smoke on the Mountain: an inspiring, funny, and endearing musical celebration of bluegrass, gospel, and hymns. Set in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina around 1938, Smoke on the Mountain takes audiences back to an old-time musical revival with beloved songs such as... Read More

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. -- 828-693-0731 , http://www.flatrockplayhouse.org
$

Chapel Hill -- Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 - Sun., Nov. 3, 2019 )

PlayMakers Repertory Company: Dairyland by Heidi Armbruster

Raw from an office romance, stinging from a journalistic rivalry, and exhausted by a never-ending series of baby showers, Allie, a food writer in New York City, never expected to find herself on the wrong side of an epic food fight. When she escapes to her father’s dairy farm in Wisconsin, she meets a cow named Patches who... Read More
Due to casual use of coarse language, we encourage all patrons to use their own discretion in determining the appropriateness of the material.

Paul Green Theatre. -- 919-962-7529 , http://playmakersrep.org/show/dairyland/
$15+

Raleigh -- Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Tue., Oct. 15, 2019 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2019 )

North Carolina Theatre: West Side Story

The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets of New York in the landmark Tony Award-winning musical, West Side Story. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is given a modern twist, as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets... Read More

Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. -- 919-831-6941 , https://nctheatre.com/shows/west-side-story
$30+

Wilmington -- Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM

UNCW Presents: L.A. Theatre Works: SEVEN

SEVEN is a riveting documentary play by seven female writers based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia. This tapestry of stories weaves... Read More
 SEVEN is created with the support of Vital Voices Global Partnership and is a collaboration between the playwrights and the activists. This UNCW Presents engagement will include an extensive residency created in collaboration with campus and community partners.

Kenan Auditorium. , http://www.uncw.edu/arts/presents
$50 - $20

Chapel Hill -- Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Carol Woods Retirement Center: Fred Raimi and Colleagues

Dvořák: Silent Woods, B.133; Bach: Suite III, S.1009; & Brahms: Sonata in D, Op. 78 [presumably an argt for cello and piano of the Violin Sonata No. 1 in G]

Auditorium, Carol Woods Retirement Community. -- Ann Witherspoon, 919-918-3372
Free

Flat Rock -- Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM ( Fri., Oct. 4, 2019 - Sat., Oct. 19, 2019 )

Flat Rock Playhouse: Smoke on the Mountain

Gather round and settle in to hear Flat Rock Playhouse’s Smoke on the Mountain: an inspiring, funny, and endearing musical celebration of bluegrass, gospel, and hymns. Set in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina around 1938, Smoke on the Mountain takes audiences back to an old-time musical revival with beloved songs such as... Read More

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. -- 828-693-0731 , http://www.flatrockplayhouse.org
$

Sanford -- Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM ( Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 - Sun., Nov. 3, 2019 )

Temple Theatre: Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road

Stardust Road is a New Musical Journey of friendship across four decades told through the timeless music of Hoagy Carmichael.  Experience Hoagy Carmichael’s music from the 1920’s through the 1950’s featuring his honky tonk rags, swing era favorites, his contributions to the war effort and finally... Read More
All performances are wheelchair accessible. Hearing Loop system is available to all devices with a T-coil wireless receiver.

Temple Theatre. -- 919-744-4155 , http://www.templeshows.com
$29 - $17

Raleigh -- Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM ( Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 - Thu., Nov. 14, 2019 )

Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Art's Work: Opening Reception, Symposium, & Talk

Opening Reception ... Read More
Related events: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Talley Student Union (2610 Cates Avenue), spit collection for Paul Vanouse’s “ America Project.” Contribute to a group DNA fingerprinting project that produces works of visual art. Thursday, Oct. 17, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Hill Library Exhibit... Read More

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. , https://gregg.arts.ncsu.edu/
$

Durham -- Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Nasher Museum of Art: Inspiration in (and Around) the Galleries: Mark Anthony Neal

Mark Anthony Neal, James B. Duke Professor of African and African American Studies, gives a talk within Cosmic Rhythm Vibrations. (Cash bar at 5:30 PM)  

Nance A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Lecture Hall, Nasher Museum of Art. -- 919-684-5135, More information , http://www.nasher.duke.edu
$

Hickory -- Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Lenoir-Rhyne University: Radney Foster

Radney Foster Guest Interviewer: Shari Smith, publisher, founder, and director of Working Title Farm

P.E. Monroe Auditorium. -- 828-328-7206 , http://www.lr.edu/
Free

Raleigh -- Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM ( Thu., Oct. 10, 2019 - Sun., Oct. 27, 2019 )

Burning Coal Theatre Company, CAM Raleigh: The Container by Clare Bayley

Five people from war torn countries find themselves thrown together, escaping in a shipping container.  They have fought overwhelming odds to get this far.  But where are they, except somewhere that they don’t know anything about, in the dark, surrounded by strangers, in a shipping container.  Is freedom... Read More

Contemporary Art Museum (CAM Raleigh). -- (919) 834-4001 , http://www.burningcoal.org
$25 - $5

Charlotte -- Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Oct. 3, 2019 - Sat., Oct. 26, 2019 )

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte: The Wolves

From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the girls soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.  Thursday, October 3 @ 7:30 - Pay What You Can Night Friday, October 4 @ 8:00 PM - Preview, 50% Off Saturday, October 5 @ 8:00 PM - Preview,... Read More

Hadley Theater, Queens University. -- 704-342-2251, info@atcharlotte.org , http://www.atcharlotte.org
$

Greenville -- Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM

East Carolina University School of Music: Hispanic Heritage Concert III

The final guitar concert presented for National Hispanic Heritage Month.

A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. -- 252-328-6851 , http://www.music.ecu.edu
Free and open to the public.

Hudson -- Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 - Sat., Oct. 26, 2019 )

Hudson Dinner Theatre: Bright Star

Bright Star is based on a true event and is set in western North Carolina in 1946, with flash backs to the 1920s.  It has beautiful acoustical/bluegrass/folk music and weaves a story of redemption and renewed hope. The show was written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell and was nominated for a Tony on... Read More
 Dinner will be catered by Dan’l Boone Inn and will be served at 6:30 PM.  The show follows at 7:30 PM. Tickets for dinner and show: $35; show only: $17.50; available online.

Hudson Uptown Building (HUB). -- (828) 726-8871 , http://www.townofhudsonnc.com
$35 - $18

Raleigh -- Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Oct. 10, 2019 - Sun., Oct. 27, 2019 )

Burning Coal Theatre Company: The Container

A group of strangers, African immigrants, are struggling to get to a better life in the West.  They have fought overwhelming odds to get this far.  But where are they, except somewhere that they don’t know anything about, in the dark, surrounded by strangers, in a shipping container.  Is freedom minutes... Read More

Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School. -- 919-834-4001 , http://www.burningcoal.org
$

Durham -- Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Mallarme Chamber Players: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with Live Chamber Music

Performed by Andrea Edith Moore, soprano, Jacqueline Nappi, piano, Bo Newsome, oboe; Suzanne Rousso, viola and Nathan Leyland, cello

Mallarmé will perform at a retro screening of a silent film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. This early psychological horror film is set to live chamber music by North Carolina-based composer Eric Schwartz. 

Carolina Theatre of Durham. --  $20 tickets through Carolina Theatre box office. , http://www.mallarmemusic.org
$20

Raleigh -- Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM ( Tue., Oct. 15, 2019 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2019 )

North Carolina Theatre: West Side Story

The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets of New York in the landmark Tony Award-winning musical, West Side Story. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is given a modern twist, as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets... Read More

Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. -- 919-831-6941 , https://nctheatre.com/shows/west-side-story
$30+