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Go! Guide, Sept. 7

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Parmalee will perform during today’s Freeboot Friday.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

TODAY

Parmalee

Parmalee will headline Freeboot Friday from 5-8 p.m. today at Five Points Plaza, at the corner of Evans and Fifth streets. Held each Friday before a home football game, Freeboot offers live music, an inflatable pirate ship for children, arts and crafts, food and adult beverages for those 21 and older. Visit uptowngreenville.com.

‘Motherhood Out Loud!’

Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th St., will present “Motherhood Out Loud!”at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. “Motherhood Out Loud “is a combination of vignettes, stories and poems that depict multicultural and complex feelings associated with different stages of motherhood. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. Visitmagnoliaartscenter.com.

Pregame party

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain will host the Ultimate Pre-Game Party from 5:30-11 p.m. today at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event, held the night before the ECU-UNC football game, will include a silent auction, an outdoor parking lot party featuring food and beverage vendors, dinner, a live auction and musical entertainment by Sleeping Booty. Tickets are $80 each or $150 per couple.Visit https://​one.bidpal.net/​upgp2018/​welcome.

Artwalk

First Friday Artwalk will be held from 5-8 p.m. today in the Uptown District. Several galleries will host opening receptions. For more information, visit uptowngreenville.com.

Summer movie

The Winterville Parks and Recreation Summer Movie and Concert Series will present “Beauty and the Beast” today at 332 Sylvania St. The 2016 movie, rated PG, begins at dusk. Free. Visit wintervillenc.com.

Book sale

The Fifty Cents Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of Sheppard Memorial Library will be held from noon-5 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Paperbacks, VHS tapes, records and some older hardback books will be available for 50 cents each. On Sunday, books are $3 per bag. Call 329-4580.

SATURDAY

ECU football

ECU will face off against the University of North Carolinat at Chapel Hill at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Swamp Stomp

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Swamp Stomp from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Dress to get dirty in the search for frogs, salamanders and a variety of macro–invertebrates on a 1.5-mile hike. Free. Call 329-4560.

THURSDAY

‘Boeing Boeing’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “Boeing Boeing” by Marc Camoletti from Thursday through Sept. 16 and Sept. 19-23. Revived on Broadway in 2007 in a Tony-winning production, this 1960s French farce (adapted for the English-speaking stage) features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (an American), who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students. Visit whirligigstage.com.

NewMusic Initiative

North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will host ModernMedieval Trio of Voices at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The all-female ensemble features Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, former member of the renowned vocal quartet Anonymous 4, and Martha Cluver and Eliza Bagg from the celebrated ensemble Roomful of Teeth. The music combines medieval chant and polyphony with new commissions and music from later eras.Free. Visit ecu.edu/​cs-cfac/​music/​newmusic/ or call 328-6851.

UPCOMING

African-American Music Series

The African-American Music Series will feature recording artist Michael Friend in concert at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 Evans St. Friend is founder and artistic director of Soul in Motion Players. The series celebrates the heritage of African American musicians with ties to eastern North Carolina. The free concerts feature artist director the Carroll V. Dashiell Jr. house band and a different guest artist each month. Free. For more information, visit www.pittcountyarts.org or call 551-6947.

Music in the Park

Grimesland’s monthly Music in the Park series continues at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Grimesland Community Park, off Pitt Street next to the Town Hall. Emerald City Big Band will perform. There is no admission charge; concessions will be available. Concerts continue on second Fridays through October.

Bethel Harvest Festival

The annual Bethel Harvest Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 15 at Andrews and Railroad streets. The event will include food, games, children’s activities, hay rides, inflatable attractions and live music. Hula hoop and seed-spitting contests begin at 10:15 a.m., followed by Bethel’s Got Talent at 11 a.m. Musical guests will include Ernest Silver, Elements of Praise, Men of Faith and Rowlette-Green. Jupiter Jones will perform in concert from 6-9 p.m. Visit bethelharvestfestival.com.

ECU Symphony Orchestra

The ECU Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Wright Auditorium on campus. The performance will feature Rota’s Concerto for trombone and orchestra, Stephen Ivany, guest soloist, and Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14. Free. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Splash and Dash Kids Triathlon

Greenville Recreation and Parks Department will host the Splash & Dash Kid’s Triathlon at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center, 921 Staton Road. Kids ages 6-14 can enter as an individual or as part of a three-person relay team. Registration is $ $40 per individual or $90 per team. Proceeds benefit Pitt County Special Olympics. Register at www.runtheeast.com or call 329-4573.

Pitt County Fair

The 99th annual Pitt County Fair will be held Sept. 18-23 at the Pitt County Fairgrounds, 3910 MLK Jr. Highway. The opening ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 18. Cost is $6, free for children 4 and younger. A mega pass is available for $20 and includes admission and unlimited midway rides. Visit www.pittfair.org for tickets or more information.

Hispanic Heritage concerts

The ECU School of Music celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with concerts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Sept. 26 and Oct. 2. The first concert will feature guitarist Adam Kossler, the second, North Carolina Guitar Quartet and the final, Duo Guitiano, featuring guitarist Carlos Castilla and pianist Amanda Virelles. The concert series features composed and arranged guitar music by Spanish and Latin American composers. Free. Call 328-6851.

Voyages of Discovery: Anita Hill

Brandeis University law professor and civil rights advocate Anita Hill will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in Wright Auditorium as part of ECU’s Voyages of Discovery lecture series. She famously testified against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in a sexual harassment case in 1991. Today, Hill is a proponent of Title IX awareness in education and employment practices.. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for ECU faculty and staff, $5 for ages 16 and younger, free for ECU students. Visit ecu.edu/​cs-cas/​voyages/

Kayaking, fishing

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Evening Kayak Demo from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 20 for ages 5 and older, accompanied by an adult. Families can can test paddle the park’s fleet of kayaks or cast a line for free. Equipment is limited, and time limits will vary depending on the number of participants. The park will provide the bait, North Carolina fishing license is required for participants 16 and older. Free. Call 329-4560.

Winterville concert

The Winterville Parks and Recreation Summer Movie and Concert Series will present Jupiter Jones from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 21 at 332 Sylvania St. Free. Visit wintervillenc.com.

Salsa dance

The Folk Arts Society of Greenville will host a salsa dance from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 21 at Crave restaurant and bar, 409 Evans St. Admission is $5. Visit fasgnc.org.

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