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Go Guide, Sept. 28


Friday, September 28, 2018



Carolina Country Stampede

The Carolina Country Stampede is scheduled from 5-10 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday in downtown Williamston. The event will feature a concert by country music singer Aaron Tippin at 7:45 p.m. Saturday. Music will begin at 7 p.m. today with the Band of Oz. Beginning at noon Saturday, Luther Harvey, Joyce Brown and the Joyful Noise Gospel Singers and Curtis Hyler and Jubilation will perform. The Martin County Ramblers will perform at 5 p.m., followed by the Moonshine Band at 6 p.m. All music will be on the Main Stage at Town Hall. The event also includes food, games, carnival rides and a car show. Admission, including concerts, is free. Call 792-5142 or visit townofwilliamston.com.

‘Boeing Boeing’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “Boeing Boeing” by Marc Camoletti at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday. Revived on Broadway in 2007 in a Tony-winning production, this 1960s French farce (adapted for the English-speaking stage) features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (an American), who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students. Visit whirligigstage.com.

Freeboot Friday

Uptown Greenville will host Freeboot Friday from 5-8 p.m. today at Five Points Plaza, at the corner of Evans and Fifth streets. Held each Friday before a home football game, this free event offers live music, an inflatable pirate ship for children, arts and crafts, food and adult beverages for those 21 and older. The Legacy Motown Revue will perform. Visit uptown


ECU football

ECU will take on Old Dominion Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

‘Be the One’

Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now will host a screening of the film “Be the One’ at 4 p.m. Saturday at Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St. The documentary details actual human trafficking cases, identifying how traffickers obtain and groom victims, and challenges people to make a difference. A discussion will follow. Visit encstophumantrafficking.org or whirligigstage.com.


On the Run

The seventh annual On the Run with Riley’s Army 5K and 1K Races will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Winterville Parks and Recreation Department, 332 Sylvania St., Winterville. Registration begins at 2 p.m. The event, held in conjunction with Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, will benefit Riley’s Army programs and services. Visit www.



Open Play Mondays

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Open Play Mondays from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays through Nov. 5. River Park North staff will provide unstructured activities from the Mobile Play Trailer in the Born Learning Trail play area. Parent supervision required. Free. For more information, call 329-4560.



EbzB Productions will present “Native,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St. The play, by Ian Finley, is about the collaboration between Lost Colony playwright Paul Green and Richard Wright, author of the novel “Native Son” as they worked to adapt the novel for the Broadway stage. Following the play, the audience will have a chance to talk with the producers, actors, playwright, and North Carolina Literary Review Editor Margaret Bauer, who has written about this collaboration. Tickets $10. Visit www.whirligig


Heritage concerts

The ECU School of Music will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on campus. The concert will feature Duo Guitiano, including guitarist Carlos Castilla and pianist Amanda Virelles. Free. Call 328-6851.


Celebrate Life Banquet

Carolina Pregnancy Center’s Celebrate Life Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The featured speaker will be author and evangelist David Nasser. Tickets are $35. Registration deadline is today. Call 757-0003 or email events@carolina


ECVC banquet

East Carolina Vocational Center will host its annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43 North. The guest speaker will be actor Robert David Hall, an amputee and advocate for people with disabilities. Tickets are $50. Call 317-3144.


‘The Odd Couple’

Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple”(female version) at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5-6 and Oct. 11-13. Matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday-Oct. 7 and Oct. 13. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. Visit magnoliaarts


Family Fare

ECU’s Family Fare series will kick off at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in Wright Auditorium with “Pete the Cat,” a musical about the adventure of friendship between a cat and a boy. Tickets are $10-$15. Season subscriptions are available. Visit ecu.edu/​arts or call 737-5444.


First Friday Artwalk will be held from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Uptown District. Several galleries will host opening receptions. Visit uptown


Star gazing

A Time for Science and the Carolina Skies Astronomy Club will host a Star Party from 8-9 p.m. Oct. 5 on the lawn at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Participants will view Venus, the constellation Orion and other wonders of the night sky with a telescope or binoculars. Call 752-1717.

Art show, fundraiser

Jaycee Park Center for Arts and Crafts, 2000 Cedar Lane, will host the annual Carter Williams Art Show and Fundraiser from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 6. This is a benefit for breast cancer research, education and community outreach, as well as participating artists. Free admission.

Canine Crawl

The 18th annual Canine Crawl is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. The event, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina, includes a walk, along with musical entertainment, vendors and prize drawings. Visit


Good Samaritan 5K

Hope of Glory Ministries will team up with CrossFit Greenville to sponsor the annual Good Samaritan 5K Run/​Cross Training 5K/​Family Walk on Oct. 6 in downtown Greenville. Registration/​check-in will be from 6:30-7:45 a.m. with all the races/​walks beginning at 8 a.m. at 516 Cotanche St. Preregistration is available at www.hope-of-glory.org. Call 321-6857, ext. 201, or email mandi@hope-of-glory.org.

Model train show

The Eastern Carolina Railroaders will host a model train show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Train Depot, 217 Washington St., Winterville. Operating model train layouts will be on display at the event, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Eastern Carolina Railroaders. Free; donations accepted.

Heritage celebration

The second annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6 at Wellcome Middle School, 3101 N. Memorial Drive. The event will include educational programs, cultural activities and foods. Call 258-9967 or email amexcan@amexcan


Big band concert

The Emerald City Big Band will perform at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Farmville Community Arts Council, 3723 N. Main St., Farmville. Free but donations accepted.

Symphony orchestra

The ECU Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in Wright Auditorium on campus. The performance will feature Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, Kwan Yi, guest soloist, and Dvorák’s No. 8 in G major, Op. 88 Free. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Animals blessing

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1801 S Elm St., will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals from 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 7. There is no charge to participate. Pet food and financial contributions will be accepted for the Pitt County Animal Shelter. All animals should be on leashes on in cages.

‘Peter and the


ECU’s Loessin Playhouse production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” by Rick Elice will be performed at 8 p.m. Oct. 11-13, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Oct. 13-14. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this Tony-winning play upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan. With music by Wayne Barker, it features a dozen actors portraying more than 100 characters. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Improv musical

ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts series will open at 8 p.m. Oct. 11 in Wright Auditorium with “Broadway’s Next H!T Musical,” an improv comedy troupe performance that is billed as the “Tony Awards meets ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’’Before the show, audience members are invited to write down made-up song titles that will be placed into a fish bowl on stage. Actors will select titles, which they will use to improvise songs. The audience will select the best presentation to win a fake award and to be turned into a full-blown, improvised musical. Tickets are $15-$45 each. Visit www.ecu.edu/​

srapas or call ECU Arts at 737-5444.

Barbecue, bluegrass

BBQ, Bluegrass & Brew will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Brock’s Farm, 862 Laurie Ellis Road Winterville. The event, which will feature Hank, Pattie & the Current, is a fundraiser for ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now. Individual tickets are $60 or $100 for two. Visit encstophumantrafficking.org.

Music Series

The African-American Music Series will feature Lenora Z. Helm Hammonds and Eddie Paolantonio in concert at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 Evans St. Friend is founder and artistic director of Soul in Motion Players. 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.pittcounty

arts.org or call 551-6947.

Chamber music

The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will present Chamber Music Dressed Down at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Cupola Building, 226 W. Eighth St. “The Miraculous Bartok” will feature Rieko Aizawa, piano; Hye-Jin Kim and Jesse Mills, violin; Ara Gregorian, viola; and Raman Ramakrishnan, cello. Single ticket prices are $30 for general admission and $10 for students. Call 328-4788, or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.

Music in the Park

Grimesland’s monthly Music in the Park series continues at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Grimesland Community Park, off Pitt Street next to the Town Hall. Pitt Community College Ensemble will perform. There is no admission charge; concessions will be available.