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Go Guide, Jan. 25

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Friday, January 25, 2019

TODAY

NewMusic Initiative

The North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will present Kristin Lee, violin, and Kwan Yi, piano, at 7:30 p.m. in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Free. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

WinterFeast

Tryon Palace will host the annual WinterFeast oyster roast from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 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.

SATURDAY

Vintage Hitchcock

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will host performances of “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. 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.

Beer festival

The ninth annual Jolly Skull Beer & Wine Festival will be held from noon-5 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. For tickets or for additional information, call Mary Jane Gaddis at 328-1268.

Men’s basketball

ECU will play the University of South Florida at 4 p.m. Saturday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

FROGGS fundraiser

Friends of the Greenville Greenways (FROGGS) will host a fundraising event from 4-6:30 pm. Saturday at Pitt Street Brewing Company, 630 S. Pitt St.. The event will feature a presentation of greenway projects, along with live entertainment, homemade chili and beer. Visit facebook.com/​froggsgreenville.

SUNDAY

Holocaust concert

East Carolina University School of Music will host a Holocaust remembrance concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Featured performers will be Catherine Gardner, soprano; Emmanuel Gruber, cello; Catherine Garner, piano; and Caleb Eick, baritone. Free. Call 328-6851.

Mallard Creek Hike

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., will host the Mallard Creek Hike at 2 p.m. Sunday. Meet in the last parking lot for this half-mile hike. Bring water and binoculars. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​Visit/​parks/​gocr/​main.php.

THURSDAY

Mélange

Mélange will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday in ECU’s Wright Auditorium as part of the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series. This New York-based chamber music sextet allows the audience to select the program from a menu of 30 works, from Baroque to Broadway. Tickets are $15-$45. Visit www.ecu.edu/​srapas or call 737-5444.

Men’s basketball

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

Book sale

The Friends of Sheppard Memorial Library’s 28th annual used book sale will be held Thursday through Feb. 3 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event is open to friends’ members only from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 31. (Memberships may be purchased or renewed at the door.) Public hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 2 and 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Visit sheppardlibrary.org.

Tiny Art Show dinner

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, 404 Evans St.,will host the Tiny Art Show Pancake Dinner and Fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. The dinner will include pancakes, french toast, sausage, desserts and beverages. A preview sale for the Tiny Art Show will be held from 5-9 p.m. Painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry will be available for sale. Proceeds will benefit PCAC Educational Scholarship and Outreach Programs. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, with discounts for seniors, students and children. There is no charge for ages 4 and younger. Visit pittcountyarts.org or call 551-6947.

Documentary screening

The Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking in conjunction with ENC Stop Human Trafficking and the N.C. Coalition Against Human Trafficking will host a documentary screening of “Be The One,” at 6 p.m. Thursday at Pitt Community College, Goess Student Center, 169 Bulldog Run, Winterville. The documentary looks at actions that everyday people took to stop human trafficking situations. Free. For more information, email ENCSHTN Community Outreach Coordinator Melinda Sampson at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org.

UPCOMING

Read aloud event

Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., and READ ENC Community Literacy Coalition will host a children’s read-aloud event from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 1 as part of World Read Aloud Day. Local community members will read and discuss children's picture books during the event, which will be held in the children's library. Call 329-4581.

Unnatural Resources

The 27th annual Eastern North Carolina Unnatural Resources Fair will be held Feb. 1-3 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. This free event showcases creations and inventions made from normally discarded materials. Children and adults may submit entries in a dozen categories, including art, science, toys and home use. For more information, visit unnaturalresources.org or contact Jackie Ponder at jponder@unnaturalresources.org or 355-1039.

Concert in the Dark

The Blind Center will present “Concert in the Dark” featuring nationally-known Molasses Creek at 6 p.m. Feb.1 at the Turnage Theatre, 150 W. Main St., Washington. Audience members will experience the musical performance blindfolded at this fundraiser for The Blind Center, which serves the region’s blind and visually impaired. The event will also feature light hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and silent/​live auctions. Tickets are $40 and are available at The Blind Center, The Meeting Place, Stewart’s Jewelry Store and in Greenville at J.A.’s Uniform Shop, 2301 Stantonsburg Road, Unit B. Tickets are also available at www.theblindcenter.org with a $2 processing fee.

Chamber Music Monuments

Chamber Music Monuments, part of ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, will be performed at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 p.m. Feb. 8 in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on campus. Alan Kay, clarinet; Ara Gregorian and Hye-Jin Kim, violin; and Maiya Papach, viola will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581 and Johannes Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for ECU students. Call 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/arts.

Long leaf pines

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C., will host a program on long leaf pine forests and naval stores at 2 p.m. Saturday. A short hike will follow the presentation. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​goose-creek-state-park.

Women’s basketball

ECU will play Tulane at 5 p.m. Feb. 2 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Send events to kgrizzard@reflector.com. For more information, call 329-9578.

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