Drawing by Addyson Hennessy (Grade 5), Aberdeen Elementary School

Chip Off the Old Masters

The annual Young People’s Fine Arts Festival at the Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4, highlighting the artwork of students in grades K-8 in Moore County’s public, private, charter and home schools. The art will be judged and awards given at a special reception and award ceremony. For more information call (910) 692-2787 or go to www.mooreart.org

Call me Crazy

The Sandhills Repertory Theatre presents Always . . . Patsy Cline, a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically in a plane crash at the age of 30. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger. Filled with down-home humor and classic tunes, opening night is March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. Additional shows are March 5 and 6 at 2 p.m.
For more information go to wwwticketmesandhills.com or www.sandhillsrep.org.

The Ultimate Tutu

The Bolshoi Ballet streams its way onto the stage of the Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad Street, Southern Pines, on Sunday, March 6, with its performance of Swan Lake, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet — panned when it debuted in March of 1877 — about a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer. Sounds can’t-miss to us. For more information call (910) 692-3611 or visit www.sunrisetheater.com.

Finger Lickin’ Good

Order a tasty springtime meal and support the Given Memorial Library at the same time on Tuesday, March 22. Elliott’s on Linden will be doing all the cooking for you. Given to Go ticket sales begin March 7 and close March 18. Dinner can be picked up at the library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The cost is $24 per meal. For info call (910) 295-3642 or email giventufts@gmail.com.

Jazzing up the Great Room

Trombonist and composer Ryan Keberle has performed with Maria Schneider and Wynton Marsalis; with Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, and Alicia Keys; with Pedro Giraudo and Ivan Lins. He’s even played in the house band for Saturday Night Live. On Wednesday, March 9, Keberle and his progressive modern jazz band Catharsis will be in the great room at Weymouth at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6. For more information and tickets go to www.weymouthcenter.org.

Walk This Way

The village of Pinehurst will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12 at 11 a.m., in or around Tufts Memorial Park, 1 Village Green Drive, Pinehurst. So, OK, it’s not actually St. Patrick’s Day, but it is a weekend, and the ACC basketball tournament finals won’t start for a while, and there will be festive parade entries and plenty of Irish cheer, so why not get a jump on the celebration? For additional information go to www.vopnc.org/events.

Dig This

If you’re in the over 55 set, dress in your favorite green thumb outfit and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17, by touring some of Moore County’s most beautiful gardens from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your own transportation and munchies for a post-tour picnic at the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. For more information call (910) 692-7376.

Someone’s Idea of Fun

FirstHealth Fitness of Pinehurst will host a free 5K Fun Run on Saturday, March 26, along the greenway trails. This is a timed event with staggered starts in small groups to maintain social distancing. Of course, if you really want to socially distance yourself, just go very, very slowly. For more information and registration call (910) 715-1800.

Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!

For the first time, the Metropolitan Opera presents the original five-act French version of Giuseppe Verdi’s epic opera Don Carlos, the tale of doomed love among the royals, set against the backdrop of — you guessed it — the Spanish Inquisition. The performance streams at 12 noon on Saturday, March 26, at the Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. For additional information call (910) 692-3611 or go to www.sunrisetheater.com.

Jazz on the Grass

Shana Tucker and ChamberSoul will be performing outdoors at a jazz brunch on Sunday, March 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. For more information visit www.weymouthcenter.org.



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