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Go! Guide, March 22


Friday, March 22, 2019


‘Tell It Slant’ premiere

ECU Opera Theater will present “Tell it Slant,” a world premiere by Melinda Wagner, at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on campus. Commissioned by the North Carolina NewMusic Initiative, the opera is directed by John Kramar and conducted by William Staub, with music preparation by Eric Stellrecht. There is no admission charge. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Spring Dance 2019

The ECU School of Theatre and Dance will present Spring Dance 2018 at 8 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday 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.

‘Bridge to Terabithia’

East Carolina University’s Family Fare Series will present “Bridge to Terabithia” at 7 p.m. today in Wright Auditorium. Performed by ECU’s Storybook Theatre, the play tells the story of Terabithia, a fantasy kingdom created to help keep people safe from those who don’t understand them. Tickets are $10-$15. Contact 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will present “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and March 28-30. Additional 2 p.m. matinees are scheduled for Saturday-Sunday and March 30. The comedic play is about the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Visit magnoliaartscenter.com.

Spring exhibition

ECU’s Gray Gallery and the Burroughs Wellcome Senior Gallery will host the Spring MFA Thesis Exhibition through March 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 artist talk will be held from 5-8 p.m. today.

‘Speech & Debate’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “Speech & Debate” by Stephen Karam at 7 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 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.

Photography exhibition

Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St., will host East Carolina University’s Photography BFA Thesis Exhibition from today through April 20. Visit gmoa.org.

ECU baseball

The Pirates will play the University of Central Florida at 6:35 p.m. today, 4 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

‘Light on the Landscape’

City Art Gallery, 511 Red Banks Road, will host “Light on the Landscape,” an exhibit by John Beerman, from today through April 22. It features light filled landscapes of North Carolina and Italy. An opening reception with the artist will be held from 6-8 p.m. today. Visit cityartgreenville.com.


Fine Arts Ball

A Fine Arts Ball, hosted by Greenville Museum of Art, will be held from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43 North. Tickets are $125 for members and $175 for others. For more information, visit.gmoa.org.


KidsFest will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Presented by the Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children, the event will include games, music, art, children’s activities and information on resources for children. Admission is $2. Visit mppfc.org.

Dickinson After Dark

Dickinson Avenue After Dark beer festival will be held from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at 703 Dickinson Ave. The event will feature food and musical entertainment. Visit uptowngreenville.com.

Toy show

The Greenville Toy/​Collectible Show will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Masonic Temple, 1104 Charles Blvd. The free event will be fun for the whole family and will include a Thomas the Train display, Lionel trains, vintage toys, collectibles, metal lunch boxes, children’s Golden books, old signs, license plates and vinyl records and LPs.


Emerald City Big Band

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will host a concert performance by the Emerald City Big Band at 7 p.m. Monday. Admission is by donation. Visit whirligigstage.com.

‘The Machine is Neither’

East Carolina University School of Music will present “The Machine Is Neither,” a world premiere of NC NewMusic Initiative Commission, at 7:30 p.m. Monday in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall.T he concert event will feature Emma Hospelhorn, flute, and Ben Sutherland, composer/​programmer, along with a guest appearance by students from ECU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Free. Call 328-6851.


Premiere performances

ECU School of Music performers will showcase the music of ECU composers in these first ever public performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Free. Call 328-6851.


‘Thrilling Season


ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival will present “Thrilling Season Finale” at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. March 29 at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on campus. The concert will include Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44 and Edward Elgar’s Quintet in A Minor for Piano and String Quartet, Op. 84. Featured artists will include Adam Nieman, piano; Ara Gregorian, Ani Kavafian and Xiao-Dong Wang, violin; and Colin Carr, cello. Tickets are $30 for the general public, $25 for ECU employees and $10 for students. Visit ecu.edu/​fourseasons.

‘Mary Poppins’

Christ Covenant School will present “Mary Poppins” at 7 p.m. Thursday and March 29 and 2 p.m. March 30 in the Doug Mitchell Memorial Theatre, 4354 Lee St., Ayden. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Visit www.christcs.org.

Museum tour

The Greenville Museum of Art, 802 S. Evans St., will host a a curator-led tour from 3:30-7:30 p.m. March 28. Led by the assistant curator of exhibitions and collection, the free tour includes the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. No preregistration required. Call 758-1946 or visit gmoa.org.


Opera theater

ECU Opera Theater will present “The Coronation of Poppea” by Claudio Monteverdi at 7 p.m. March 29-30 at Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main Street, Washington, N.C. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee performance on March 30. The opera is directed by Daniel Shirley and conducted by John O’Brien. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and ECU faculty and staff and $5 for ECU students (ID required). Call 946-2504 for tickets. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Movie in the Park

The City of Greenville will host Movie in the Park at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the Greenville Toyota Amphitheater, 100 E. First St. The free event will feature “Mary Poppins Returns.” Visit greenvillenc.gov.

Crossroads fundraiser

Community Crossroads Center’s annual Homeless Nights Fundraiser will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 29 at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Those attending will hear firsthand stories of the residents served at the shelter. There will also be entertainment, a live auction, dinner and a 50/​50 raffle. Call 752-0829, visit www.communitycrossroadscenter.org or visit the center, 207 Manhattan Ave.

Starry Night

A Time for Science Grifton Science and Nature Center, 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton, will host Starry Night from 8-10 p.m. March 29. The event will include an evening planetarium show and a chance to look through a 16-inch telescope in the Kitty and Max Joyner Observatory. Admission $5 per person. Call 364-6569 or email brian@atimeforscience.org.

G3Ectacular 2019

The G3Ektacular 2019 Comics, Toys & Collectibles Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30 at the American Legion Post 39, 403 Saint Andrews Drive. Admission is free. Call 565-2352 or visit the G3Ektacular 2019 Facebook page for more information.

Spring Fiesta

A “Spring Fiesta” will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 30 at Belvoir Elementary School, 2568 N.C. 33. Sponsored by the school, the Association of Mexicans in NC and the Eastern NC Latin American Coalition, the event will celebrate the community’s diverse cultures with foods, music and activities. Call 757-3916 or email amexcan@amexcannc.org.

‘BOYS’ screening

“A Night of Freedom,” a fundraising event for Restore One, will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 30 at Reimage Church, 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville. The event will feature a screening of the “BOYS” documentary. Restore One is a local nonprofit organization that aims to combat the sex trafficking of boys and young men. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted. Visit restoreonelife.org.

Magnolia Belles

ECU's Magnolia Belleswill present “Sisters in Music” at 4 p.m. March 31 in Wright Auditorium on campus. This is the annual spring concert for ECU's only all-female acapella group. Free.

Run For Ribbons

Cancer Services of Eastern North Carolina is sponsoring a Run for Ribbons 5K race and 1-mile walk at 2 p.m. March 31 in the Lynndale subdivision. Registration opens at 1 p.m. The 5K cost is $25 by March 26 or $30 after. The 1-mile walk is $15. To register, visit runtheeast.com. For more information, call 561-5351 or email cancerservicesofeasternnc@gmail.com.