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Go! Guide, Jan. 4

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Friday, January 4, 2019

TODAY

Winter Workshop

East Carolina University’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Winter Workshop will host concerts at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at A.J. Fletcher Music Hall on ECU’s campus. Performers include faculty artists Peter Frankl, Keiko Sekino, Kwan Yi, Ara Gregorian, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Hye-Jin Kim, Steven Tenenbom, Colin Carr, Emanuel Gruber and Michael Kannen. Concerts are $20 each or $50 for all three. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Art opening

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 Evans St., will host an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. today for “Crowning Glory” and “The Ephemeral Archived.” The works will be exhibited in Emerge's Don Edwards and Harvey Wooten galleries through Jan. 24. The opening reception is part of the First Friday Artwalk, a time when galleries in the uptown business district traditionally celebrate new exhibit openings. Free. Call 551-6947.

SATURDAY

Gospel Celebration

A Gospel Celebration featuring national gospel recording artist Earnest Pugh will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event, with MC Bishop James Tripp, will feature performances by Resurrection, ECU Gospel Choir, The Nu Look Steppaz, The Johnsonaires, Evangelist Mary Brown’s Spiritualist Singers, Emmanuel The Minister of Mime, Maurice Davenport & Divine Restoration, Keya Smith, Precious Jones and The Vines Sisters. Doors open at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for VIP. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $50 for VIP. Purchase tickets online at: www.​gospelcelebration2019.eventbrite.com.

Kids’ Space Day

A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host Kids’ Space Day from 10 -11 a.m. Saturday. Explore astronomy and complete a craft project at this planetarium event. Cost is $5 per child and free for parents. For more information, visit www.atimeforscience.org or 364-6569.

Men’s basketball

ECU will play Cincinnati at 1 p.m. Saturday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

WEDNESDAY

Women’s basketball

ECU will play Wichita State at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Pamlico music

The Pamlico Musical Society will present internationally acclaimed entertainer and vocalist Will Martin in concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9-10 at the Old Theater, 609 Broad St., Oriental. The Jan. 9 show is a tribute to Dean Martin. The Jan. 10 show is a tribute to songwriters including Billy Joel, Elton John, Barry Manilow and Paul McCartney. Tickets are $22 and are available in Oriental at Nautical Wheelers, 411 Broad St., and online at www.pamlicomusic.org. Call 617-2125.

THURSDAY

Orpheus

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 10 in Wright Auditorium as part of the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series. The Grammy Award-winning orchestra, which performs without a conductor, has 71 critically-acclaimed recordings to date. The program features pianist Javier Perianes and includes works by Mozart and Dvorák. Tickets are $25-$55. Student tickets are $10. Visit www.ecu.edu/​srapas or call 737-5444.

NewMusic Initiative

The North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will present Modernmedieval Trio of Voices at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The all female ensemble was created by Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, former member of the world renowned vocal quartet Anonymous 4. She is joined by Martha Cluver and Eliza Bagg from the celebrated ensemble Roomful of Teeth to present programs that combine medieval chant and polyphony with new commissions and music from later eras. Free. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Art reception

City Art Greenville, 511 Red Banks Road, will host New Year, New Art, an opening reception, from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 10. The exhibit, which features the work of ECU alumni Kristin Gibson and Bob Rankin, will continue through Feb. 9. Call 353-7000 or visit www.cityartgreenville.com.

UPCOMING

Music series

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will host Christie Dashiell and Allyn Johnson as part of the African American Music Series on Jan. 11 Free performances begin at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Visit emerge

gallery.com or call 551-6947.

Metals exhibit opening

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery, located in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center on ECU’s campus, will host an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 11 for Greenhills Metals Exhibition. Free. Visit http://​www.ecu.edu/​cs-cfac/​soad/​graygallery.

Women’s basketball

ECU will play the University of Tulsa at 1 p.m. Jan. 12 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.

com for tickets.

Gyotaku workshop

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host a Gyotaku workshop from 2-3 p.m. Jan. 12. Participants will learn about an ancient art form in this workshop, designed for ages 5 and older, accompanied by an adult. Cost is $3 for city residents and $5 for others. Call 329-4562.

Fire program

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host the program Basics and Benefits of Prescribed Fire at 10 a.m. Jan. 12. Meet at the visitor center for the program, which is designed to provide information on why burning is used at the park and some equipment that is used to incorporate fire into the landscape. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​Visit/​parks/​gocr/​main.php.

Old Christmas Tea

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society. will host an Old Christmas Tea from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Cox-Ange House, 2543 Church St, Winterville. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Call 321-2660.

Piano trio

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present the Calyx Piano Trio from 3-5 p.m. Jan. 13. The trio will perform a concert of works by three distinguished female composer/​pianists Suggested donation is $20, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Email the

musichouse@suddenlink.net or call 367-1892.

Men’s basketball

ECU will play Temple at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

MLK breakfast

Pitt Community College will host the the seventh annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Tribute Breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 17 in the Craig F. Goess Student Center’s Davenport Multipurpose Room. Dr. Paul R. Cunningham, retired dean of East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, will be keynote speaker. The program will feature a scholarship presentation by the PCC Multicultural Activities Committee. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online by visiting the PCC Foundation’s website. Tickets may also be purchased by visiting the Vernon E. White Building, Room 116. Proceeds from the event will fund future MAC Scholarships at PCC. For more information, contact Spain at jlspain@email.pittcc.edu.

Polar Bear Plunge

ECU students will take the Polar Bear Plunge at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Student Recreation Center’s outdoor pool. The 23rd annual event, sponsored by Campus Recreation & Wellness, will include free music, entertainment and food. A Student Involvement Fair, which will provide information about campus organizations, will begin at 6 p.m. Visit ecu.edu for more information.

‘Me … Jane’

East Carolina University’s Family Fare Series will present “Me…Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall” at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Wright Auditorium. This musical adaptation contains anecdotes from the biography of Goodall, a renowned humanitarian, conservationist and animal activist. Tickets are $10-$15. Contact 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Vintage Hitchcock

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will host performances of “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” at 7 p.m. Jan. 18-19, 2 p.m. Jan. 20 and Jan. 27 and at 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock are featured in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films. General admission tickets are $20, $18 for members. Visit whirligigstage.com or call 689-8092.

Salsa dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a salsa dance from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 18 at Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, 404 Evans St. Admission is $5. Visit fasgnc.

org.

Mattamuskeet trip

Greenville’s Recreation and Parks Department will host a trip to Lake Mattamuskeet from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 18. The trip will allow bird watchers to see a variety of waterfowl such as swans, many species of ducks, Canada geese and snow geese. Cost is $15 for city residents and $18 for others. Call 329-4560 or email bwilliams@greenvillenc.gov.

Outdoor Expo

The Carolina Outdoor Expo will be held Jan. 19-20 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 19 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 20. The event will include seminars from saltwater and freshwater fishing guides as well as hunting experts. It will feature 100 outdoor sports vendors with the latest in hunting and fishing products. Weekend admission is $10 for adults and $25 for families. Ages 10 and younger are admitted free. Visit carolinaoutdoorexpo.com.

Contra dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a contra dance from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 19 at Jaycee Park Auditorium, 2000 Cedar Lane. Admission is $5. Visit fasgnc.org.

Day of Service

The City of Greenville will host a Day of Service event from 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 21. Volunteers will join city staff in cleaning up streets, entrances to the city, neighborhoods, greenways and River Park North (from 9-11 a.m.). Gloves, safety vests and bags will be provided. Call Tawanda Cage at 329-4856 to register to participate.

MLK Celebration

The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt and Martin Counties will present the fifth annual Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Celebration, “Empowered and Justice for All,” at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Station, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes. The keynote speaker will be Associate Justice Michael L. Morgan of the N.C. Supreme Court. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Rodney Coles Sr. at RodneyCON

2007@gmail.com or 717-9600.

Museum tour

Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St., will host a curator led tour from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 24. The event, hosted in partnership with Vidant Medical Center, is open to cancer survivors and their families. It will include a tour of permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with Assistant Curator Trista Reis Porter. Free. Visit gmoa.org or call 758-1946.

NewMusic Initiative

The North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will present Kristin Lee, violin and Kwan Yi, piano at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Lee is a recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as a top prizewinner of the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg Competition and the Astral Artists’ 2010 National Audition. Yi has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center, Chicago Symphony Center, the Metropolitan Free. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Sylvan Heights trip

Greenville’s Recreation and Parks Department will host a trip to the Sylvan Heights Bird Park from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25. The outing will include a guided tour of the bird park and lunch at LaCasetta Italian Restaurant in Scotland Neck. Cost is $20 for city residents and $25 for others. Call 329-4560 or email bwilliams@greenvillenc.gov.

WinterFeast

Tryon Palace will host the annual WinterFeast oyster roast from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the North Carolina History Center,529 S. Front St., New Bern. The event will include fresh, local, steamed oysters, a sampling of winter favorites such as chowders, shrimp and grits, and jambalaya prepared by local chefs. Tickets are $50. Proceeds will benefit the Tryon Palace Foundation. Visit tryonpalace.org or call 639-3524.

Beer festival

The ninth annual Jolly Skull Beer & Wine Festival will be held from noon-5 p.m. Jan. 26 at the the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event will include more than 50 American craft micro breweries and wineries with about 125 beers and wines being offered. The festival also will feature a DJ and live music. Tickets are $50 for VIP, $35 for general admission (1-5 p.m.). Visit bravoalpha.org/​jollyskull.

‘Little Mermaid’ ballet

The Eastern N.C. Dance Foundation will present The Dance Collective in “The Little Mermaid” at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 and 3 p.m. Jan. 27 in ECU’s Wright Auditorium. The event is a benefit for Make-A-Wish of Eastern Carolina. General admission tickets are $20. VIP tickets, which include priority seating and a reception prior to the performance, are $50. Visit ecuarts.com.

Southern gardening

Mark Weathington, director of J.C. Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University, will talk about “Gardening in the South” at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Pitt County Agricultural Center Auditorium, 403 Government Circle. Advance tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for Friends of the Arboretum. Advance tickets are available at the Pitt County Cooperative Extension office and Wild Birds Unlimited. Tickets at the door will be $30. For more information, call 902-1709.

Scholarship gala

The School of Music Friends Scholarship Gala will be held from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 26 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. For tickets or for additional information, call Mary Jane Gaddis at 328-1268.

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