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Go Guide, Nov. 2


Friday, November 2, 2018


Holiday show

The Down East Holiday Show will be held today-Sunday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event will kick off the holiday shopping season with more than vendors offering food, holiday decorations, clothing, gifts and services. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10. Sunday is Military Appreciation Day; active and retired military and their families can purchase tickets for $5 with military identification. Visit downeastholidayshow.com. Children ages 10 and younger are admitted free. The event is a fundraiser for the Pitt Community College Foundation.

Art openings

First Friday Artwalk will be held from today in the Uptown District. Several galleries, including those listed below) will host opening receptions, from 5-8 p.m. Visit uptowngreenville.com.

Emerge Gallery and Art Center, 404 Evans St., will host an opening reception for two exhibits: Works by sculptor and Pitt Community College instructor Matt Amante will be exhibited in the Don Edwards Gallery. Works by members of Greenville Brushstrokes will be on exhibit in the Harvey Wooten Gallery. Exhibitions continue through Nov. 25.

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery, in Jenkins Fine Arts Center at ECU, will host the East Carolina University School of Art and Design Fall 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibitions, "Einfühlung" and "HELD," featuring new work by graduate students Jessica Bradsher and Holly Roddenbery. Bradsher and Roddenbery work in wood, metals, painting and video. Their exhibit continues through Nov. 20.

Family Fare

ECU’s Family Fare Series will host “Jack and the Wonder Beans” at 7 p.m. today in Wright Auditorium on campus. Lexington Children’s Theatre’s version of this English classic features a dancing cow, a hysterical chicken, a singing harp, and a battle for good or evil. Tickets are $10-$15.Visit ecuarts.com or call 737-5444.


Doggie Paddle

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Doggie Paddle from noon-2 p.m. Saturday for ages 18 and older. Participants will go kayaking or pedal boating with their pets. Life jackets are required and will be provided for owners and pets. Leashes are required. Cost is $4 for city residents and $6 for others. Call 329-4560.

ECU football

ECU will take on Memphis at noon Saturday in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Heroes parade

Alumni from Pitt County’s six historical black high schools will host “Honor our Heroes” at noon Saturday. The event is a parade to honor area teachers and veterans. Line-up will be in “The Block” area of Albemarle Avenue at 11 a.m. A meet-and-greet and ceremony will follow at 1:30 p.m.in the multipurpose room of the C.M. Eppes Recreation Center, Fourth and Nash streets. Call 355-7981 or 752-7196.


Youth orchestra

The Eastern Youth Orchestra will be in concert at 7 p.m. Monday in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on the ECU campus. Three orchestras of youth ages 7-18 will perform. The senior orchestra will play movements from Mozart’s Symphony #38, Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, and Beethoven’s Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus. Concerts are free. Concertgoers are invited to bring nonperishable food and school supplies for local hurricane relief efforts.


ECU basketball

ECU’s women’s team will play the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The men’s team will take on Delaware State at 7:45 p.m. Both games are in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Reclaimed art

Greene County Museum, 107 N.W. Third St., Snow Hill, will host an artist reception for its new exhibit, “Reclaimed! The Art of Finding Treasures,” from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday The exhibit will feature the work of Barney Barker, a freelance artist who uses found objects and reclaimed wood in his art. The exhibit continues through Dec. 28 and is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 747-1999.


Contemporary Lumbee art

The Greenville Museum of Art, 802 Evans St., will host a panel discussion from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday as part of the exhibit “Postmodern Native: Contemporary Lumbee Art.” The discussion will include Hatty Ruth Miller, Ashley Minner and Jessica Clark, artists featured in the exhibit, along with Lumbee historian Malinda Lowery and ECU art historian Jessica Christie. It also will feature a Native American music performance by The Grey Wolf Juniors. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. A members only preview will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information, visit gmoa.org or call 758-1946.

Shagging for a Cause

Disability Advocates and Research Center will host its ninth annual Shagging For A Cause fundraiser from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. The Band of Oz will perform. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Call 355-6215.


Four Seasons

ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will present From the Homeland at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on ECU’s campus. Professional musicians Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano and Zvi Plesser, cello will join Four Seasons Artistic Director Ara Gregorian in performing three classical pieces, Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 11,” Arno Babadjanian’s “Piano Trio in F-Sharp Minor” and Antonin Dvorak’s “Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90.” Tickets are $30 for general admission, $20 for ECU employees and $10 for students. Visit ecuarts.com.

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present the Whirligig Youth Academy’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Nov. 10 and Nov. 15-17. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for members and $12 for children. Visit www.whirligigstage.com.

Family Science Night

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Family Science Night from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. The event will include family friendly science experiments and demonstrations. Free. Call 329-4560.


‘Alice in Wonderland’

Smiles and Frowns Playhouse will present “Alice in Wonderland” at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Doug Mitchell Auditorium, 4354 Lee St., Ayden. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Visit smilesandfrowns.org.

Science day

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will Homeschool Science Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9.. The event will include planetarium shows and outdoor learning activities. Cost is $10. Call 364-6569 or email brian@atimeforscience.org.

Music Series

The African-American Music Series will feature Vaughn Ambrose in concert at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 Evans St. The series celebrates the heritage of African American musicians with ties to eastern North Carolina. The free concerts feature artist director the Carroll V. Dashiell Jr. house band and a different guest artist each month. Free. Visit www.pittcountyarts.org or call 551-6947.

Holiday art sale

The annual Holiday Art Sale will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Jaycee Park Center for Arts and Crafts, 2000 Cedar Lane. This multi-artist sale will feature pottery, illustrations, knitting, crochet, paintings, quilts, baskets and sculpture. There is no admission fee. Call 329-4546.

‘The Mystery

of Edwin Drood’

The ECU School of Theatre and Dance will present “The Mystery of Edwin Drood’” at 8 p.m. Nov. 13-17 in McGinnis Theatre. There will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Nov. 17. This whodunit musical, by Rupert Holmes, invites the audience to solve its mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer. It is based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel. Cost is $17.50 for general admission and $10 for ECU students and youth. Visit www.ecuarts.com.


ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts series will host VOCES8 at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 E. Fourth St. Tickets are $15-$45 each. The British vocal ensemble performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary arrangements. Visit www.ecu.edu/​srapas or call ECU Arts at 737-5444.

Opera theater

ECU Opera Theater will present “A Little Light Music,” by Stephen Sondheim, at 7:p.m Nov. 16 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C. This romantic comedy, which includes the classic song “Send in the Clowns,” features a tangled web of involvements with many twists and turns. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for seniors and ECU faculty/​staff and $5 for students. Call 946-2504.