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Wild Wednesday: Crabby Crustaceans
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:30:00 +0000

Even though crustaceans may not be insects or spiders, they are relatives. Join us at 12:30 p.m. in Dragonfly Theatre to learn more about these "creepy" cousins that may live on the land or in the water.

When: Oct 29, 2014 12:30:00 PM in Charlotte, North Carolina
Cost: Included in admission

Fall Fest
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000

Celebrate this wonder-fall season at Charlotte Nature Museum! Meet a few of the animals who are out and about this time of year and take part in some autumnal activities. Creature Features are supported The Guild of Discovery Place Inc. and Charlotte Nature Museum. Programming includes crafts, puppet shows and storytelling.

When: Nov 15, 2014 10:00:00 AM in Charlotte, North Carolina
Cost: Included in admission

DJ Biz Markie Live! Shaq's After Dark
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 21:00:00 +0000

The Ultimate Old School Entertainer and Legendary Biz Markie will be doing a Live DJ Performance at Shaq's After Dark in Rocky Mount, NC! Advance General Admission and VIP Tickets Available here! VIP Tickets include no waiting in line, upfront stage access, preferred seating near stage, free food, and a CASH giveaway for one VIP guest. Get your tickets early! More at the door!

When: Nov 8, 2014 9:00:00 PM to Nov 9, 2014 2:30:00 AMin Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing.

Sweaty Saturday - FREE Workout in the Park!
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 09:45:00 +0000

Sweaty Saturdays are FREE Total Body workouts, hosted the 2nd Saturday of each month by Town of Matthews Parks & Recreation and Get Fit with MoYo Personal Training. Who: Everyone in the community age 12+ that is interested in a fun workout is invited. *All levels & abilities are encouraged to participate* Why: Kick your weekend off right, have fun, be surrounded by great people, and burn tons of calories! What to Wear: A smile, workout clothes, supportive shoes, and sunscreen. What to Bring: Great enthusiasm, a water bottle, a towel/mat for ground work, AND your friends and family. For more information or to Reserve your spot: http://www.getfitwithmoyo.com/#!events/c6k0 or 704-614-2555

When: Nov 8, 2014 9:45:00 AM to Nov 8, 2014 11:00:00 AMin Matthews, North Carolina

Fall Open House
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:00:00 +0000

Linda and Jim Dalton of Linda Dalton Pottery will hold their 6th annual Fall Open House on two weekends, Friday and Saturday, October 24-25, and October 31- November 1, at their studio just north of Pinehurst. The Daltons have spent the Spring and Summer making new forms and experimenting with new glaze combinations; they are anxious to show them off. In addition to demonstrations and studio tours, there will be opportunities for visitors to roll up their sleeves and play in clay if they wish. Hours are 9 to 5 each day, refreshments will be provided. 10% of total proceeds for the weekend will be donated to Family Promise of Moore County. There will also be an information table with photos of the work this charity does, an opportunity to make a direct donation, and speak directly to Family Promise volunteers about their work.

When: Oct 25, 2014 9:00:00 AM to Oct 25, 2014 5:00:00 PMin West End, North Carolina

Kim Dicso
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:30:00 +0000

Sunset Cruise aboard Wilmington Water Tours catamaran! 2 hour cruise 6-8pm, boarding at 5:30pm. Featuring live music from Kim Dicso. Tickets $33 http://wilmingtonwatertours.net

When: Oct 25, 2014 5:30:00 PM in Wilmington, North Carolina

I.C.E. International Contemporary Ensemble Chamber Music Concert
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000

I.C.E. International Contemporary Ensemble — described as “extraordinary” by The New York Times — follow their performances of The Whisper Opera with a concert of chamber music in the round at the intimate Nelson Music Room. This wide-ranging program explores the tremendous expressive breadth of contemporary music, from the 1960s to the present day.

The program is framed by Mark Applebaum's Composition Machine, a piece that constructs itself before the audience’s eyes. In 13 Changes, Pauline Oliveros, a close collaborator of I.C.E. who has been at the forefront of American experimental music for six decades, uses text instead of a traditional score. Marta Ptaszyńska's Recitativo, Arioso, and Toccata showcases violinist and North Carolina native Jennifer Curtis. Giacinto Scelsi’s Kho-Lho bends the ear and blurs the distinction between the sounds of the flute and the clarinet. Mario Diaz de Leon's The Soul is the Arena is filled with references to rock, metal, and noise music. Brazilian composer Marcos Balter's Alone is a lyrical work. In Michael Finnissy’s Ettelijke bange eenden (Several scared ducks), the players follow each other closely for musical cues, creating sounds that resemble a flock of birds. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear the ensemble The New Yorker calls “the new gold standard for new music.”

When: Jan 18, 2015 7:00:00 PM in Durham, North Carolina
Cost: $18 $15 ages 30-&-under $10 Duke students

J.D. Souther & Carrie Rodriguez
Sat, 07 Mar 2015 20:00:00 +0000

J.D. Souther and Carrie Rodriguez — a celebrated pair of Texas-born singer-songwriters — share a double-bill at Baldwin Auditorium. A principal architect of the Laurel Canyon sound, the Amarillo-reared Souther produced era-defining classics for Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, and The Eagles. In addition, Souther put out a series of celebrated solo records in the late ’70s before going on a lengthy hiatus from the music business. Now based in Nashville, he returned to making records in 2008; JazzTimes described his new material as “whip-smart, adventurous, seductive … and his voice — one of the most plaintive and soulful in rock ’n’ roll — has never sounded so immediate and so powerful.”

Born and bred in Austin and schooled at Berklee, Carrie Rodriguez — a songwriter, singer, and fiddle player — broke into the business working alongside Texas music legend Chip Taylor. Since then, she’s been “hailed by Lucinda Williams, recruited by Alejandro Escovedo, nurtured by Lyle Lovett and has emerged as one of the most compelling new voices on the Americana scene" (The Boston Globe). She has recorded eight exceptional records in as many years, prompting The New Yorker to opine, “Rodriguez creates beautiful music that is always slyly smart, which in turn makes it more beautiful.” 

When: Mar 7, 2015 8:00:00 PM in Durham, North Carolina
Cost: $38 $32 $15 ages 30-&-under $10 Duke students

Ronald K. Brown / Evidence Dance Company & Jason Moran & The Bandwagon • 'The Subtle One'
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:00:00 +0000

In this new collaboration, celebrated choreographer Ronald K. Brown and acclaimed pianist Jason Moran bring together their respective ensembles — Brown’s Evidence Dance Company and Moran’s Bandwagon jazz trio — for the world premiere with live music of The Subtle One. Set to a musical suite of the same name, this potent new work reflects on the presence of our ancestors and their profound impact on our lives. The Subtle One is paired with selections from Brown’s One Shot, based on the life of Pittsburgh-based photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris; One Shot is set to music by Ahmad Jamal and Mary Lou Williams, played live by the Bandwagon. Opening the evening is Brown’s Grace, one of the most popular works in the repertory of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a rapturous depiction of a journey to the promised land set to recordings by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis, and Fela Kuti.

Hailed as a “modern dance savior” by the New York Times, Brown fuses the form and rhythm of African dance with contemporary choreography. Brown finds an ideal collaborator in Jason Moran — a composer, bandleader, and MacArthur Fellow — whom The Los Angeles Times describes as “a startlingly gifted pianist with a relentless thirst for experimentation.”

When: Feb 20, 2015 8:00:00 PM in Durham, North Carolina
Cost: $42 $36 $15 ages 30-&-under $10 Duke students

Ari Picker of Lost in the Trees • 'Lion and the Lamb'
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:00:00 +0000

Ari Picker is best known as the front man for the acclaimed orchestral indie rock band Lost in the Trees, but the Chapel Hill native also distinguished himself studying composition at Berklee School of Music. The Huffington Post enthused, “Ari Picker has Nick Drake speaking to him in one ear and Handel whispering in the other.” For Lion and the Lamb, a Duke Performances commission, Picker assembles a superb local ensemble of both indie rock and classical musicians for a new work inspired by Book of Hours, Rainer Maria Rilke’s early masterpiece of devotional poetry.

Lion and the Lamb finds Picker expanding his compositional palette, drawing new inspiration from minimalism and jazz improvisation, while maintaining his knack for writing “extraordinary arrangements for strings and choral voices [that] find no precedent in rock and pop” (Wall Street Journal). For the world premiere of this piece — which will be performed in the round at the Nelson Music Room — Picker is joined by vocalists Skylar Guasz and Phil Moore (Bowerbirds), saxophonist Jacob Rodriguez, pianist Adam Benjamin (Kneebody), percussionist Peter Lewis (Lost in the Trees), and the New Music Raleigh String Quartet.

When: Mar 27, 2015 8:00:00 PM in Durham, North Carolina
Cost: $28 $15 ages 30-&-under $10 Duke students