Event Calendar

Event Calendar

Oct 2 - Feb 2

Silvia Heyden: Tapestries Art Exhibition

Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery
Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery
October 2, 2018 - February 2, 2019
9:00 AM

Silvia Heyden: Tapestries curated by Lee Hansley.

 

Silvia Heyden was born in 1927 in Bosel, Switzerland. She studied at the School of Arts in Zurich under direction of Johannes Itten. She moved to Durham in 1966 when her husband was hired as a faculty member at the Duke University School of Medicine. She exhibited widely in the United States up until 1993 when she moved back to Switzerland and continued her work there. She returned to Durham in 2005. Her work along with that of Edith London was the subject of a major exhibition in 2014 at the Durham Arts Council. Her works are in the collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, The Met Museum of Art, The Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Wake Forest University, and the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. She died in 2015.

An opening reception will be held for this exhibition on Tuesday, October 16th from 5:30-7:30pm with a gallery talk at 6:15pm.

Silvia Heyden

Silvia Heyden: From Above

high warp linen tapestry

 

Silvia Heyden 2

Silvia Heyden: Embers

high warp linen tapestry

 

Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery Hours:

Monday- Friday 10am-5pm through the Box Office.

The Gallery can also be accessed during select Performance hours.

 

Nov 23 - Dec 24

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Nov 23 - Dec 24
November 23 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 23 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
November 24 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
November 24 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 25 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
November 25 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 30 - 6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
December 1 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 1 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 2 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 7 - 6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
December 8 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 8 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 9 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 9 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 14 - 6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
December 15 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 15 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 15 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
December 16 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 16 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 21 - 6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
December 22 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 22 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 22 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
December 23 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 23 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 23 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
December 24 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius  and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.  It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.  Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage.  Script adaptation by Robert Penola.  Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain.

 

**Children Twelve Months and Older will Require Their Own Tickets**

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Dec 5 - Dec 9

A Christmas Carol

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
A Christmas Carol
Dec 5-9
December 5 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 6 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 7 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 8 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 8 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 9 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
A Christmas Carol

A musical comedy adaptation of the Dickens classic. The show has been performed annually since 1974 and has been named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast." Cited as "one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theatre history," A Christmas Carol has enjoyed critically acclaimed tours to England and France.

With over one million people having experienced the magic of A Christmas Carol throughout the years, the show regularly sells out. A few of its honors include being named one of the Top 20 Events In The Southeast, the Metro Ovation Award, the Triangle Arts & Entertainment Reader's Choice Award, Proclamations from the Mayor of Raleigh and the Governor of North Carolina, Proclamations from Compiegne, France and Kingston-Upon-Hull, England.

 

Scrooge Performance Schedule

Dec. 5, 7:00pm - Ira David Wood III
Dec. 6, 7:00pm - Ira David Wood IV
Dec. 7, 7:00pm - Ira  David Wood IV
Dec. 8,  2:00pm - Ira David Wood IV
Dec. 8,  7:00pm - Ira David Wood III
Dec. 9,  2:00pm - Ira David Wood III

Meymandi Concert Hall
Chorale Family Christmas
December 12, 2018 | Wednesday
6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
Chorale Family Christmas

Make memories with your family at the Chorale’s new holiday concert! This one-hour program includes the Chorale, NCMC Chamber Choir, and orchestra, plus a visit from Santa. Enjoy kid-friendly, familiar selections both old and new, as well as a sing-along for all to join in!

Dec 12

Celeste Barber - Bob Nocek Presents

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Celeste Barber
December 12, 2018 | Wednesday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Celeste Barber

Actor, Comedian, and Social Media Super Star Celeste Barber is the self proclaimed queen of everyday sophistication and low budget lifestyle aspirations.

Her meteoric rise on Instagram, parodying celebrity photographs, has resulted in her taking meetings with top moguls of the entertainment industry and awkwardly becoming friends with the very people she is parodying.

In this exciting live show experience Celeste explains the story behind some of her most famous images, her new relationship with famous people, and the stalkers, fans and comments that get under her skin.

Hailed as The Funniest Woman on Instagram, Celeste also hits us with a healthy dose of humour, as she explains some of the pit falls of being married to someone so much hotter than her (shoutout to #hothusband) and what it’s like to be an Anti Influencer.

Dec 12

Celtic Thunder - Bob Nocek Presents

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Celtic Thunder
December 12, 2018 | Wednesday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Celtic Thunder

Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the singers of Celtic Thunder - Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne will deliver new ensemble numbers including “Sons of Light”, “Toora, Loora, Lay”, “The Wild Rover”, “Right all right”, and “Castle on the Hill” followed in the second act by nostalgic fun songs like “Celebration”, “I’m a Believer”, “Seasons in the Sun” and “Rise Again”.  No Celtic Thunder show would be complete without an encore of their rousing anthem “Ireland’s Call”, the only song in CELTIC THUNDER X that isn’t a new song but which never fails to bring the audience to its feet.

Dec 13

Holiday Blast - Triangle Brass Band

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
December 13, 2018 | Thursday
7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM

The Triangle Brass Band brings you entertaining arrangements of the music everyone wants to hear, during this festive time of year.  We are joined by the talented Chandra Branch for a musical rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and will present several other popular songs of the season.

The December 13 concert at Meymandi Concert Hall will be preceded by a large BRASSMAS brass ensemble paying carols in front of the Duke Energy Center.

Dec 14 - Dec 23

Nutcracker - Carolina Ballet

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
The Nutcracker
Dec 14-23
December 14 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 15 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 15 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 16 - 1:00 PM | Doors 12:00 PM
December 16 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
December 18 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 19 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 20 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 21 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 21 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 22 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 22 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 23 - 1:00 PM | Doors 12:00 PM
December 23 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
The Nutcracker

What would the Holiday season be without The Nutcracker? Featuring a live symphony orchestra, grand illusions, and magnificent sets & costumes, it’s not to be missed! Bring the whole family and join us on a journey to the Land of Sweets.

Dec 15 - Dec 16

Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concert

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Dec 15-16
December 15 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
December 15 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
December 16 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM

Come experience The Raleigh Ringers live in concert as they continue to dazzle concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular, and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells.

Dec 17

Holiday Concert 2018

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Philharmonic Association Holiday Event
December 17, 2018 | Monday
7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
Philharmonic Association Holiday Event

Lift your spirits with most enthusiastic holiday concert in the Triangle. Our young musicians in the Triangle Youth Philharmonic (TYP) will be joined by the talented young dancers from International Ballet Company in selections from the Nutcracker. Composer Terry Mizesko will bring special insight into his Channukah Celebration Suite, the newly appointed  TYP Conductor David Glover will introduce the musicians to the special nuances of a Strauss Waltz in the beloved Blue Danube, and founding conductor, Hugh Partridge, will have fun with several Leroy Anderson favorites. It will be an evening to remember!

Tickets will be general admission and available at the door. Adults $15, Seniors $10, Children $5 and first balcony $20.

Fletcher Opera Theater
A John Waters Christmas
December 18, 2018 | Tuesday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
A John Waters Christmas

Like a damaged St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted, John Waters – legendary filmmaker (“Female Trouble”, “Hairspray”, “Serial Mom”), raconteur and author of bestselling books, Carsick, Role Models and Make Trouble – hitchhikes into town with a bag full of sticks and stones for the devoted and the damned, spreading Yuletide profanity and perverted piety with his critically acclaimed one-man show, “A John Waters Christmas”. 

This rapid-fire “trigger warning” for holiday traditionalists asks the questions, “Is Prancer the only gay reindeer?”, “Is it wrong to steal purses from cars in graveyard parking lots on Christmas Eve while mourners leave flowers?”, “Has Santa ever been nude?”, and, most importantly, “Should you disrupt living crèche celebrations this year in the name of political action?”  Miracles really do happen at Yuletide, even if they’re false, and Waters prays for a Gaspar Noé Christmas film, and a new sex club that encourages gay men and lesbians to have sex with each other for the very first time.  Delving into his love for the annual December warning list of “Unsafe Toys to Give Your Child” and his hatred for email Christmas cards, The Easter Bunny, and any kind of holiday “food issues”, the Pope of Trash will give you a Cool Yule like no other.  You better watch out, you better cry!  John Waters, the People’s Pervert, is coming to town.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Holiday Cirque Spectacular
Dec 21-22
December 21 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
December 22 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
December 22 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Holiday Cirque Spectacular

North Carolina Symphony

Wesley Schulz, conductor

An audience favorite returns: the circus meets the symphony! Stunning aerial feats, mind-boggling contortions, and jaw-dropping juggling acts will take your breath away—and with these awe-inspiring acrobatics accompanied by your favorite festive music, this show is sure to fill you and your family with the wonder of the season.

Meymandi Concert Hall
North Carolina Symphony Candlelight Performance
December 23, 2018 | Sunday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
North Carolina Symphony Candlelight Performance

North Carolina Symphony

Wesley Schulz, conductor

North Carolina Symphony Children’s Chorus

Back by popular demand! In the glow of candlelight, this one-hour program will warm your heart at the height of the holiday season. Share an evening of classical music with the North Carolina Symphony, uplifted by the voices of the NCS Children’s Chorus.

Dec 28

Dancing with the Stars

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Dancing With the Stars: Live
December 28, 2018 | Friday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Dancing With the Stars: Live

TV’s hottest show is going back on tour across America this winter in Dancing with the Stars: Live! Fans of the show have the opportunity to see the best ballroom dancers in the business perform live in their hometowns. This all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, including sizzling group numbers, steamy duets and over the top original pieces. 

All New Show to Feture "Dancing with the Stars" Season 27 Dancers; Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Alan Bersten, Jenna Johnson, Brandon Armstrong and More!

**Cast List Subject to Change**

Jan 4 - Jan 6

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Shen Yun Performing Arts
Jan 4-6
January 4 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
January 5 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
January 5 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
January 6 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
Shen Yun Performing Arts

Where Art Connects Heaven & Earth...

SHEN YUN’S unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.

This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms— classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom. 

Traditional Chinese culture—with its profoundly optimistic worldview and deep spiritual roots— was displaced by communism in China. Today, only the New York–based Shen Yun is keeping this precious heritage alive on stage. And it’s an experience that will take your breath away.

Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission

Children under 4 are not admitted.

 

Meymandi Concert Hall
January 5, 2019 | Saturday
January 5 - 1:00 PM | Doors 11:30 AM
January 5 - 4:00 PM | Doors 2:30 PM

North Carolina Symphony

Wesley Schulz, conductor

Scott MacLeod, vocal 

Magic Circle Mime Company

An impetuous street musician is caught playing the orchestra’s grand piano. Much to her surprise the conductor does not scold her but instead offers her the chance to “be Mozart” for this program about the famous composer. The street musician and her prankster companion must now confront dilemmas and opportunities similar to those faced by Mozart.

Jan 11

George Lopez "The Wall World Tour"

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
George Lopez The Wall World Tour
January 11, 2019 | Friday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
George Lopez The Wall World Tour

George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television.

Lopez is currently on his standup comedy tour, The Comedy Get Down, with Charlie Murphy, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer in arenas across the country. The comedians also recently wrapped a BET scripted comedy series based on their tour.

Lopez is also starring in his new comedy series, Lopez on TV Land.  Starring and produced by Lopez, the series explores how he struggles between his two worlds and crises that are often of his own making. The half hour single camera serialized comedy consists of 12 episodes and has been renewed for a second season.