It’s for the Kids
The Authors in Moore Schools is conducting its second annual fundraiser in its effort to continue to provide author visits and signed copies of books at no cost to elementary and middle school students in Moore County. The event is on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 3-5 p.m., at the Triangle Wine Company, 144 Brucewood Road, in Southern Pines. For tickets go to www.ticketmesandhills.com.
Tar Heel Traveler in Town
The Sandhills Woman’s Exchange in conjunction with the Given Book Shop will host WRAL’s Scott Mason, the “Tar Heel Traveler,” who will talk about his new book on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange, 15 Azalea Road, Pinehurst. The cost is $25. For more information call (910) 295-4677 or visit www.sandhillswe.org.
Expressão de Aplauso
The Fine Arts Department at Sandhills Community College will present Quaternaglia, a Brazilian guitar quartet, on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., at the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center, Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Southern Pines. Admission is free. For more information go to www.quarternaglia.com.
Ruth Pauley Lecture Series
Mark Anderson, the director of the conservation science team with the Nature Conservancy, will present “Conserving the Southeast’s Amazing Natural Resources in an Era of Climate Change,” on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Southern Pines. For more information visit www.ruthpauley.org.
Get Your Steps in the Easy Way
Sample your way through the village of Pinehurst tasting candies, cakes and all things chocolate while sipping fine wines during the Chocolate and Wine Walk on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 4 – 8 p.m. Check in at Olde Town Realty. Tickets are $35 per person. For additional information call (910) 687-0377 or visit www.InsiderPinehurst.com.
Leave It to Beaver
Stalk North America’s largest rodent on a beaver habitat hike. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m., at Weymouth Woods. The 1.5-mile hike takes you off the beaten path to get up close to an active beaver dam. They are busy, no? Free and open to the public, at the Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, 1024 Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines. For more information go to www.ncparks.gov or call (910) 692-2167.
On Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m., The Country Bookshop will host Etaf Rum, author of the widely praised debut novel A Woman is No Man. Rum is a Palestinian-American who grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and is a graduate of North Carolina State University. The event will be at The Country Bookshop, 140 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. For more information visit www.thecountrybookshop.biz.
Live on Stage
Professional actors and community thespians will perform the play Almost, Maine on Feb. 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m.. and Feb. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m., at the Encore Center, 160 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines. For additional information call (910) 725-0603 or
go to www.encorecenter.net.
A Touch of New Orleans
Celebrate Mardi Gras and raise money for the Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives at the same time in the annual Holly and Ivy Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Holly Inn, 155 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Tickets are $125 and all proceeds benefit the library and archives. Tickets are available at www.ticketmesandhills.com.
Heart ‘N Soul of Jazz
The Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn highlights the Heart ‘N Soul of Jazz 2020 in the Cardinal Ballroom of the Carolina Hotel, 80 Carolina Vista Drive, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Tickets are $75 VIP reserved and $65 general reserved. Proceeds benefit the Arts Council of Moore County. For information go to www.mooreart.org. Tickets are available at www.ticketmesandhills.
Recreating the Journey
Storyteller Mitch Capel brings to life the journey of African-Americans through plantation life, the Civil War and the struggle for basic human rights on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. at the Sunrise Theater, 244 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Tickets are $10 or $15 for VIP. For more information call (910) 692-3611 or go to www.sunrisetheater.com.
Young Musicians Festival
The finalist concert of the Young Musicians Festival will be Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m., at the Weymouth Center for Arts & Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. For information call (910) 692-6261 or go to www.weymouthcenter.org.
Behind the Words and Music
Four singer-songwriters gather in Nashville’s “in the round” style to discuss the inspiration for their music in a show hosted by Momma Molasses on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Sunrise Theater, 244 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Tickets are $20 VIP or $15 reserved. For information go to www.sunrisetheater.com or call (910) 692-3611.
The Rooster’s Wife
Saturday, Feb. 1: The Kruger Brothers. Since their formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, The Kruger Brothers’ remarkable discipline, creativity and ability to infuse classical music into folk music has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a fixture in the world of acoustic music. Shows at 12:46 p.m. and 6:46 p.m. Cost: $35.
Sunday, Feb. 9: Hiroya Tsukamoto, Walter Parks. Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. Expect fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth. Parks is an extraordinary singer whose songs can break your heart while they get you dancing. Cost: $20.
Thursday, Feb. 13: Open Mic.
Friday, Feb. 14: Valentine’s Dance with the Shakedown. Nothing beats the thrill of live music. Bring your sweetheart, or find your new one on the dance floor. Or just dance, dance, dance! Cost: $15.
Sunday, Feb. 16: Gessner and Murphy. The love light keeps shining with your favorite songs and your favorite people, Lisa Gessner and Paul Murphy, bringing standards and more of your heart’s desire. Cost: $15.
Thursday, Feb. 20: Barnes, Gordy and Walsh. In the world of bluegrass and folk, where the collaborative possibilities are endless, what draws some musicians together is hard to pinpoint. For Joe K. Walsh, Grant Gordy, and Danny Barnes, a newly formed bi-coastal trio, curiosity is the rule, and the tunes are just a starting point. Cost: $20.
Sunday, Feb. 23: Kamara Thomas. Her bewitching live performance incorporates elements of Native American shamanism, trance-inducing jams, and spellbinding stories of the fabled Old West. Cost: $15.
Saturday, Feb. 29: Seth Walker. A soulful singer, a skilled songwriter, and a guitarist with a sharp, clear tone brings his trio to celebrate leap year. Cost: $20.
Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 6:46 at the Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., Aberdeen. Prices above are for members. Annual memberships are $5 and available online or at the door. For more information call (910) 944-7502 or visit www.theroosterswife.org or ticketmesandhills.com.