PinePitch March 2020
Wizards Run Wild
Celebrate the work of J.K. Rowling at “Wizards of Weymouth” on Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities at 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Enjoy the TriWizard Obstacle Course, Quidditch Toss, LEGO Wizards, Potion Crafting and Wand Wizardry. In addition, awards for the Moore County Writer’s Competition will be presented. Tickets are $10 per child. Adults accompanied by a child are free. For more information call (910) 692-6261 or visit www.weymouthcenter.org. Tickets available at ticketmesandhills.com.
Mothers and Strangers
Samia Serageldin and Lee Smith, editors of and contributors to the highly acclaimed anthology Mothers and Strangers, will appear at The Country Bookshop, 140 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines, on Friday, March 6, at 2 p.m., to discuss the collection of essays by 18 different writers who challenge the stereotypes of Southern mothers. For information visit www.thecountrybookshop.biz.
Festival of Song
Enjoy the N.C. Symphony’s performance of “A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration,” featuring the timeless song collaborations of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II from musicals like South Pacific, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King and I, Carousel and Oklahoma! The concert, hosted by Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, the grandson of the lyricist/dramatist, is at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March, 5 at Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School, 250 Voit Gilmore Lane, Southern Pines. For additional information call (877) 627-6724 or go to www.ncsymphony.org.
Bolshoi Ballet in Cinemas
The tragic fate of a pair of young lovers inspired Sergei Prokofiev’s cinematic score of Romeo and Juliet. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov embody the star-crossed lovers. The showing is Sunday, March 29, at 1 p.m., at the Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Tickets are $25. For more information call (910) 692-3611 or visit www.sunrisetheater.com.
Classical Concert Series
Concert pianist Nathan Lee will perform at the Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines, on Monday, March 9, at 9 p.m. At the age of 15 Lee won first prize in the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and debuted at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He has performed with the Cleveland Symphony, Buffalo Symphony, Seattle Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra. For additional information call (910) 692-2787 or visit www.mooreart.org.
Young at Art
Visit the Young People’s Fine Arts Festival, presented by the Arts Council of Moore County, at the Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, beginning on Friday, March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition of art by Moore County students in grades K-8 will run through March 25. For more information call (910) 692-2787 or go to www.mooreart.org.
Wit & Whimsy
The Uprising Theatre Company’s annual fundraiser to cover the costs of the “Shakespeare in the Pines” 2020 production of The Comedy of Errors will be Thursday, March 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Hill Road S., Pinehurst. For information go to www.uprisingtheatre.com. Tickets are available at www.ticketmesandhills.com.
Art in Bloom
The Garden Club of the Sandhill’s sweetly-scented showcase of local floral designers, “Blooming Art” begins on Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Campbell House Gallery, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. The exhibit is also open on March 29 from noon to 4 p.m. For more information call (843) 992-1891. The tickets are $10 and available at ticketmesandhills.com.
Wagner at The Met
The Metropolitan Opera’s performance of Der Fliegende Hollander, an early masterwork by Richard Wagner, starring base-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, will be shown at the Sunrise Theater 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. For information call (910) 692-3611 or visit www.sunrisetheater.com.
The Rooster’s Wife
Friday, March 6: Miss Tess and the Talkbacks. Tess has always been known for creating an eclectic array of vintage blues, country, and jazz sounds. However varied Tess’ music can be, her voice has been described as seductive and sexy, and a pure joy for listening. She’s celebrating her brand new record at the Spot. Cost: $20.
Sunday, March 8: George Jackson Band, Treya Lam. At the heart of all traditional music lie two important coordinates, the time and place of origin. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, fiddler George Jackson spent the better part of his childhood living and touring in a house bus with his family band, eventually making his way to Nashville, Tennessee. His fiddle tunes reflect a deep understanding of American roots traditions while remaining entirely true to his own musical and personal identity. Cost: $20.
Sunday, March 15: The Blue Eyed Bettys. Weaving spellbinding stories with their exuberant performances, they turn boisterous bars into attentive listening rooms and sleepy pubs into raucous parties. Cost: $20.
Sunday, March 22: Steel City Rovers. This Celtic group from Ontario, Canada, performs dynamic and expressive music that is a unique composite of traditional Celtic music and North American styles including bluegrass, folk and roots. Performing on meticulously crafted replicas of historical instruments rarely seen on today’s musical landscape, they breathe life into newly discovered instrumental melodies from centuries ago. Cost: $20.
Thursday, March 26: Hargreaves and deGroot; Furtado and Price. This special evening will feature two pairs of renowned string players. Tatiana Hargreaves and Allison deGroot immerse themselves in the depths of a centuries-old art form — the interlocking propulsion of Appalachian fiddle and banjo duets — and emerge with a contemporary aesthetic and vision. Tony Furtado is a wide-ranging songwriter adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele, and Luke Price is known for his great balance of taste, rhythm and technical ability. Cost: $20.
Sunday, March 29: Eliza Neals. A Detroit blues-rock star on the rise, honors the gut-wrenching, soul-splitting intent the American roots of contemporary blues represents with inspired songwriting, live performances, and magic not seen in years. 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 www.ticketmesandhills.com.