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Go! Guide, Aug. 3

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The Speculations will perform Saturday at a fundraiser for Eastern N.C. Stop Human Trafficking Now. The event will be held from 6-11 p.m. at Trollingwood Taproom and Brewery.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

TODAY

Artwalk

The First Friday Artwalk will be held from 5-8 p.m. today. Area galleries will host receptions for exhibits. Visit uptowngreenville.com.

Noelle Smith concert

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will host Greenville singer/​songwriter Noelle Smith from 7-9 p.m. today. Joining her onstage will be Daniel Vaughan on drums and Daniel Kim on guitar. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Visit www.whirligigstage.com.

SATURDAY

Comic Con

The second Greenville Comic Con will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Guests include Amber Dawn Fox and Brandon Harrison of “The Walking Dead.” Attendees can meet and discuss their favorite comics with comic writers and artists, shop for comics and collectibles and compete for trophies and cash for the best costumes in kids, teen and adult categories. A costume contest is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. Kids 3 and under get in free. A preshow event will be held from 8-11 p.m. today at Trollingwood Taproom and Brewery, 707 Dickinson Ave. The event will feature comic and cosplay artist Brian Wingrove and live music from The Out of Limits. People who come in costume will have a chance to spin the prize wheel to win free tickets to local Comic Con. Visit www.greenvillenccomiccon.com for more information.

Down Home Southern Soul Blues Festival

The fifth annual Down Home Southern Soul Blues Festival will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pitt County Fairgrounds, 3910 MLK Jr. Highway. The event features regional and local gospel performers, nationally known Southern soul blues and classic R&B acts. Cost is $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Visit www.eventbrite.com for tickets or call 919-208-5877 for more information.

Rockin’ for a Free World

The Rockin’ for a Free World fundraising event for the nonprofit Eastern N.C. Stop Human Trafficking Now will be held from 6-11 p.m. Saturday at Trollingwood Taproom and Brewery, 707 Dickinson Ave. The event will feature a silent auction at 6:30 p.m., followed by a performance by The Speculations, at 8 p.m. No cover charge, but donations will be accepted at the door, and Trollingwood will donate a portion of its sales during the event. Contact ENCSHTN Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson via email at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org or call 717-4961. For more information, visit www.encstophumantrafficking.org.

Open paddles

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host open paddle events from 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays in August. Cost is $10 per kayak rental. Email sam@atimeforscience.org, visit www.atimeforscience.org or call 364-2862.

Planetarium show

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host a planetarium show at noon and 1 p.m. Saturday. Visit www.atimeforscience.org or call 364-2862.

Puppet show

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present the puppet show “Mouse Stories” at 12:30 and 2 p.m. Saturday. The 30-minute presentation will be followed by a chance for audience members to interact with some of the puppeteers. Admission is $4 for children and $7 for adults. Visit whirligigstage.com.

SUNDAY

Brice Street

Brice Street will perform at the Sunday in the Park music series at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. The classic rock band, which is making its first appearance at Sunday in the Park, has been called the “Best Party Band of the South.” Free. Visit greenvillenc.gov. The inclement weather hotline number is 758-7246.

TUESDAY

Finale concert

Sheppard Memorial Children’s Library, 530 Evans St., will present the Summer Reading Finale Concert, featuring Big Bang Boom, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 329-4581 or visit bigbangboom.weebly.com.

National Night Out

The Greenville Police Department will host National Night Out from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. This year’s theme is “Lock it Down.” Events are planned for five locations: Five Points Plaza in Uptown, Jaycee Park, Boyd Lee Park, the Dream Park and the Barnes Ebron-Taft Building. Each location will have free food, inflatable attractions, dunking booths, firetrucks and police vehicle displays. Officers at each location will promote property safety through printed materials and presentations. Information on safe police encounters will also be available for distribution. Call 329-4339.

Night Out/​Back to School

The Town of Winterville will host the annual National Night Out Back-to-School Bash from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Winterville Recreation Park, 332 Sylvania St. Winterville. The evening will include free food, a mobile gaming theater and a chance to win school supplies. Visit wintervillenc.com.

Kids’ movies

Regal Greenville Grande Stadium 14, 750 S.W. Greenville Blvd., will host its Summer Movie Express through Aug. 15. Movies will be shown at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Admission is $1. The featured movies for Aug. 7-8 are “Minions” and “The Boss Baby.”

THURSDAY

‘Title of Show’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “Title of Show” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 15-16. Additional performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10-11 and Aug. 17-18. Matinee performances will begin at 2 p.m. Aug. 12 and Aug. 19. Tony nominated for Best Book of a Musical in 2009, the show is about writing a show. Tickets are $18 for students and $20 for adults. Visit whirligigstage.com.

UPCOMING

Tale of the Tails

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center will host Tale of the Tails at 11 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave. Participants will learn about an animal’s life and habitat from an expert and will listen to a story about the animal. Free. For information, contact maria@atimeforscience.org.

Build a bat house

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host a build a bat house workshop from 2-3 p.m. Aug. 11 for ages 7 and older, accompanied by an adult. Tools and materials will be provided. Cost is $14 for city residents and $18 for others. Preregister by calling 329-4560.

Castaways Band

Castaways Band will perform at the Sunday in the Park music series at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. The Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame group made its Sunday in the Park debut last year. Free. Visit greenvillenc.gov. The inclement weather hotline number is 758-7246.

Starry Night

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host Starry Night Campout beginning at 3 p.m. Aug. 12. The event is being held in conjunction with the Perseid meteor shower. It will include a camping site, a planetarium show, telescope observations, kayaking, fishing, children’s activities and a marshmallow roast. Admission is $10 per person. Register at https://​atimeforscience.org/​product/​ticket-starry-night-campout.

Doggie Pool Party

The city’s Recreation and Parks Department will host the annual Doggie Pool Party from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 12 at Community Pool on Myrtle Avenue at Guy Smith Park. The event, for ages 8 and older, will benefit the Friends of the Greenville Off-Leash Dog Park. Activities include a dog swimwear pageant. Dogs must be supervised by an adult, with no more than one dog per adult. Call 329-4567.

Sounds of Summer

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will host a Sounds of Summer benefit concert at 3 p.m. Aug. 12. The concert will feature Elaine Yontz, Jack Fisher and Justin Sturz. Suggested donation is $20 per concert for the general public, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. Call 367-1892 or email themusichouse@suddenlink.net.

Summer movies

Regal Greenville Grande Stadium 14, 750 S.W. Greenville Blvd., will host its Summer Movie Express through Aug. 15. Movies will be shown at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Admission is $1. The featured movies for Aug. 14-15 are “Paddingon 2” and “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.”

End of summer celebration

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host an end of summer celebration from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Activities will include kayaking, fishing, castle building with the imagination playground, hot dogs and marshmallows. Cost is $3 for city residents and $5 for others. Participation is free for River Park North camp participants. Call 329-4560 or email mtysinger@greenvillenc.gov.

Music in the Park

Grimesland’s monthly Music in the Park series continues at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Grimesland Community Park, off Pitt Street next to the Town Hall. Mike Wiggs and The Boys will perform. There is no admission charge; concessions will be available. Concerts continue the second Friday of the month through October.

Music House

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will host fiddler Andrew Finn Magill in concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 17. Suggested donation is $20 per concert for the general public, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. Call 367-1892 or email themusichouse@suddenlink.net.

Contra dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a contra dance from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 18 at West Avenue Stage, Ayden, between Second and Third streets. Free. Visit fasgnc.org,

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