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Go! Guide, March 1

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Friday, March 1, 2019

TODAY

ECU baseball

The Pirates will play Utah at 4:30 p.m. today at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Magic School Bus

East Carolina University’s Family Fare Series will present “Magic School Bus” at 7 p.m. today in Wright Auditorium When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! Theatreworks USA’s new musical adaptation is based on the original book series published by Scholastic. Tickets are $10-$15. Contact 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Sculpture exhibit

Emerge Gallery, 404 Evans St., will host Downeast, a national juried sculpture exhibition, from today through March 28 in the Don Edwards Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. March 1 as part of the First Friday Art Walk. The Downeast outdoor exhibit will begin Friday and continue until March 2020. Visit emergegallery.com.

‘Sideways Stories’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” beginning at 6 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Based on Louis Sachar’s beloved children’s books, “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” brings to life an elementary school where wicked teachers turn students to apples and other strange things happen. Tickets are $16, $14 for members. Visit whirligigstage.com.

SATURDAY

Farmville Reunion Jam

The Farmville Community Arts Council, 3723 N Main St., Farmville, will host the 2019 annual Farmville Reunion Jam from 2-6 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature The Farmville Downbeats,The Low-Tide String Band and Pitt Community College Flutes. Call 753-3832 or visit farmvillearts.org.

ECU baseball

The Pirates will play Wright State at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Creature feature

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Spring Creature Feature from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. The event will feature an educational session about birds of prey. Free with paid admission to the nature center. Call 329-4560.

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.

SUNDAY

ECU baseball

The Pirates will play Western Carolina at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

MONDAY

Women’s basketball

ECU will play Southern Methodist University at 7 p.m. Monday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

UPCOMING

Music series

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 Evans St., will host Bill Myers as part of the African American Music Series on March 8. Free performances begin at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Visit emergegallery.com or call 551-6947.

Harpsichord Duo

The Music House, 408 W. Fifth St., will present Funaro and Biggs Harpsichord Duo at 7 p.m. March 8. Featuring Elaine Funaro and Beverly Biggs, the program will include music of Pleyel and Haydn. Tickets are $20 per concert, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. Contact themusichouse@suddenlink.net or 367-1892 for more information.

Distinguished Young Women

The Distinguished Young Women of Pitt County and Greenville program will be held at 7 p.m. March 9 at South Central High School, 570 W. Forlines Road, Winterville. Tickets will be available at the door. Visit pitt.nc.distinguishedyw.org.

Men’s basketball

ECU will play UConn at 2 p.m. March 10 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

‘Rooming House’

Lucky Plush Productions will perform “Rooming House” at 8 p.m. March 14 in Wright Auditorium as part of ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series. The dance-theater work offers a blueprint for pursuing the question: What makes a person do something that could have shattering and irreparable consequences? Tickets are $15-$45. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

‘Footloose’

The Oakwood School, 4000 MacGregor Downs Road, will present its spring musical, “Footloose,” at 7 p.m. March 14-16 and 2 p.m. March 17. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Visit theoakwoodschool.org or call 931-0760.

‘Bach and the Violin’

ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will present Bach and the Violin at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on campus. The concert will feature violinist Miriam Fried and Hye-Jin Kim. Tickets are $30 for the general public, $25 for ECU employees and $10 for students. Visit ecu.edu/​fourseasons.

Smiles and Frowns

Smiles and Frowns Playhouse will present “Blather, Blarney and Balderdash” at 7 p.m. March 15 and 2 p.m. March 16 at the Doug Mitchell Memorial Theatre, 4354 Lee St., Ayden. Tickets will be available at the door. Visit smilesandfrowns.org.

Roots n’ Blues

The Farmville Community Arts Council and the Music Maker Relief Foundation will present the first Roots n’ Blues performance series beginning at 7 p.m. March 16 at the Paramount Theater, 3723 N Main St., Farmville. Electric guitarist Cool John Ferguson will perform. A second concert, scheduled for 7 p.m. April 12, will feature Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen. Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for others. Call 753-3832 or visit farmvillearts.org.

Spring exhibition

ECU’s Gray Gallery and the Burroughs Wellcome Senior Gallery will host the Spring MFA Thesis Exhibition from March 15-29. Hosted by the School of Art and Design, the exhibition will include art by the school’s graduating master of fine arts students. An opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. March 15. Artist talks will be held from 5-8 p.m. March 20-22.

Symphony orchestra

ECU Symphony Orchestra will join the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Next Generation program in a performance of Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” Overture, Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor and Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 “Haffner.” at 7:30 p.m. March 16. Guest artists will include Miriam Fried and Hye-Jin Kim. A second Next Generation concert, featuring Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 for String Orchestra, will be held at 3 p.m. March 17. Free. Call 328-6851.

Science expo

A Time for Science-Greenville Center, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host a science expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16. More than 40 science exhibitors will participate. Free. For more information, visit www.atimeforscience.org or 364-6569.

American music

East Carolina University School of Music will present programs of American music at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 17 in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The afternoon concert will feature a survey of American music idioms in the 19th-21st centuries performed by ECU students. The evening concert will feature faculty artists Stephen Ivany, trombone, and Catherine Garner, piano, performing works by Leonard Bernstein, Eric Ewazen, Kevin McKee, James Kazik and Arthur Pryor. Free. Call 328-6851.

Spring Dance 2019

The ECU School of Theatre and Dance will present Spring Dance 2018 at 8 p.m. March 18-23 and 2 p.m. March 24 in McGinnis Auditorium. The performance features choreography from renowned guest artists as well as original pieces from ECU’s faculty. Styles range from classical ballet to contemporary, jazz and tap. Tickets are $15 for the public and $10 for students/​youth. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

ECU baseball

The Pirates will play the University of North Carolina at Wilmington at 6:30 p.m. March 20 at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

‘Speech & Debate’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “Speech & Debate” by Stephen Karam at 7 p.m. March 21-23 and 2 p.m. March 24. Directed by Amy Harbin, the play tells the story of three misfit teens who come together to start a speech and debate team at school, protest the school’s production of “Once Upon a Mattress,” and take down a possibly predatory teacher. The production is intended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $20, $18 for members. Visit whirligigstage.com.

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

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