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Go! Guide, June 15


Jacob Tremblay and Julia Roberts in “Wonder,” which will be shown today at the Town Common.


Friday, June 15, 2018


Movie in the Park 

The city’s Recreation and Parks Department will host Movie in the Park at 8:30 p.m. today at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. The featured film will be “Wonder,” rated PG, which is the story of a boy born with a facial deformity that prevented him from entering school until the fifth grade. Vendors will begin selling food and movie snacks at 7:30 p.m. The movie is free.

Music in the Park

Grimesland’s monthly Music in the Park series continues at 6:30 p.m. today at Grimesland Community Park, off Pitt Street next to the Town Hall. The Beaufort County Traditional Music Association will perform. There is no admission charge; concessions will be available. Concerts continue the second Friday of the month through October.

Summer movie

The Winterville Parks and Recreation Summer Movie and Concert Series will present “Despicable Me 3” today at 332 Sylvania St. The movie, rated PG, begins at dusk. Free. Visit wintervillenc.com.

Starry Night

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

Barks & Brews

Pitt Street Brewing Co., 630 S. Pitt St., will host Barks & Brews, a Humane Society of Eastern Carolina fundraiser, from 5-8 p.m. today. Twenty-five percent of purchases will be donated to HSEC. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are permitted on the patio. For more information, visit hsecarolina.org.


Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will present “Purlie” at 7:30 pm. today. Matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students/​seniors. Visit www.magnoliaartscenter.com for more information.


Barbecue festival

The third annual Carolina Barbecue Festival will be held from noon-8 p.m Saturday on the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Free. The event includes pig and turkey-cooking contests, food trucks, children’s activities and music. Email ncbbqfest@gmail.com.

‘Otis Loves Olive’

Alternative Stage and Le Moulin Rouge de Danse will present the original comedy “Otis Loves Olive: A Radio Story” at 6 p.m. Saturday at Raised in a Barn Farm, 2100 N.C. Highway 33 East, Chocowinity. Set in Washington in spring 1941, “Otis Loves Olive” includes an on-air talent showcase the staff of fictional radio station WBEA assembled to convince the owner he shouldn’t sell his business to a ruthless competitor. The event will include a silent-auction fundraiser for Riley’s Army.Carryout by Chrislyn will cater the meal. There will be a cash bar with beer and wine. Tickets for this dinner-theater presentation are $40 each. Vvisit www.raisedinabarn.com or call 495-3398.

Paddle for Paws

Paddle For Paws, a benefit for Friends of the Pitt County Animal Shelter, will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Cable Paradise Park, 9271 N.C. 903, Ayden. General entry fee is $5 and includes access to beach, swimming and games. Wakeboard lessons will be available for $20. Donations of pet food, cat litter and cleaning supplies will be accepted. Visitcableparadisepark.com.

Bath barbecue

A BBQ Fest will be begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in Historic Bath. Barbecue plates will be available for sale. A beer garden featuring domestic and craft beer and wine will open at noon. The event will include music by Old Smoke from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. A 10-panel exhibit on the history, cultural adaptations and methods for barbecue will be on display at the Historic Bath Exhibit Center, 207 Carteret St., through Aug. 31. For more information, call 923-3971.

Community Day

Washington Community Day will be held from 3- 7 p.m. Saturday in downtown Washington, N.C. The free event, sponsored by the Washington Police Department and the City of Washington, will include live music along with free hot dogs, drinks and chips.

Swamp Stomp

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Swamp Stomp from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday for ages 7 and older, accompanied by an adult. Participants will take a 1.5-mile hike to search for frogs, salamanders and macro-invertebrates. Free. Call 329-4560.

Red Hat Brunch

A Red Hat Brunch Gospel Fundraiser will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hilton Greenville, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event will feature comedian Rod of God, Demario Carr and Pastor Luther Barnes. This is a Delta Sigma Theta Sorority scholarship fundraiser. Tickets are $45. Visit https://​tinyurl.com/​2018RedHatGospelBrunch or call 253-3870.


Brad Hudson concert

Brad Hudson will perform at the Sunday in the Park music series at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. Free. Hudson, who is making his Sunday in the Park debut, has performed with Dolly Parton, Randy Parton, Don Cox and Lorraine Jordan and has opened for Collin Ray and Eric Church. Free. Visit greenvillenc.gov. The inclement weather hotline number is 758-7246.


Umbrella Market

The Umbrella Market is held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Five Points Plaza, corner of Evans and Fifth Streets. The weekly market includes fresh produce, meats, seafood, handmade arts, jewelry, antiques, vintage items, homemade bath products, baked goods and local craft brew. Visit uptowngreenville.com for more information.


Zumba in the Park

The Greenville Recreation and Parks Department will offer Zumba in the Park from 6-7 p.m. Thursdays in June at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. Free. For more information, call 329-4567.

Market on the Square

Winterville’s Market on the Square will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursdays at the corner of Main and Church streets. The event includes entertainment along with sales of fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts and baked goods. Call 215-2360.


Bug Hunt

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Bug Hunt from 10-11:30 a.m. June 23. Participants will take a 1.5-mile hike to search for insects. Cost is $3 for city residents and $5 for others. Call 329-4560.

Piano festival

East Carolina University School of Music’s Piano Festival will host its opening concert 7:30 p.m. June 23, featuring guest and faculty artists Benjamin Hochman, Yukiko Sekino, Keiko Sekino, Kwan Yi and John O’Brien. A concert at 3 p.m. June 24 will feature Andrew Tyson, winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Young Concert Artist International Auditions. Peter Frankl and Friends: An Evening of Chamber Music, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. June 26. Legendary Hungarian pianist Peter Frankl will be joined by ECU Faculty artists Ara Gregorian and Hye-Jin Kim and Keiko Sekino and Kwan Yi. Tickets are $30 per concert or $80 for all three. Performances will be held in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Visit ecuarts.com or call 328-4788. The festival also includes free concerts at 3 and 5 p.m. June 28 featuring young pianists. Call 328-5184.

Gen-X concert

Gen-X will perform at the Sunday in the Park music series at 7 p.m. June 24 at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. Free. The band, featuring vocalist Mark Klaich, is making its first appearance at Sunday In the Park. Gen-X plays ‘90s rock. Free. Visitgreenvillenc.gov. 

Greenville Grooves

The fifth annual Carroll Dashiell Greenville Grooves Music Festival will be held at 5 p.m. June 29 at Five Points Plaza, the corner of Fifth and Evans streets. This year’s concert features the return of the Carroll Dashiell Motown R&B Classic Show. Free.

Movies in the Park

Grimesland’s monthly Movies in the Park series continues at dusk June 29 at Grimesland Community Park, off Pitt Street next to the Town Hall. The featured film will be “The Stray,”The movie is rated PG. There is no admission charge; concessions will be available.

‘Easily Spoken’

A Place in the Heart Theatre Company and Foundation for Education Development will present “Easily Spoken,” by Michelle Forbes, at 7 p.m. June 30 at the Historic Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main St., Washington, N.C. The play focuses on rural North Carolina in the 1920s-30s and the sharecroppers’ migration north in search of opportunity. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, visit www.apithtco.jimdo.com or call 253-8467.

Sunflower festival

The N.C. Sunflower Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. June 30 at Rained in a Barn Farm, 2100 N.C. 33 East, Chocowinity. The event will include food, music, crafts and contests. Party in the Pasture concert tickets are $7. Call 945-6153 or visit ncsunflowerfestival.com.

Guitar Festival

East Carolina University School of Music will host its annual Guitar Festival from June 30-July 3 in A.J. Fletcher Music Center. Concerts are scheduled for 4 and 7:30 p.m. June 30. The afternoon concert will feature Samuel Hines, 2018 solo competition winner. The evening concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and will feature festival director Elliot Frank and Guitar Foundation of America International Solo Competition winner Judicael Perroy. Evening concerts $20 adults and $15 for students. Afternoon concerts are $10 adults and $5 for students.Visit www.ecuarts.com or call 328-4788.


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