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ART WALKS

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Visit the downtown Washington art galleries & shops all year and take in the art walks in 2020!

  • January 24

  • March 20

  • May 22

  • July 24

  • September 18

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COMEDY

Events

  • March 14, 2020 – AOP’s 3rd Annual Comedy Fest: 7 PM – 10 PM  – Tickets on sale now!!

  • February 22 at 2 PM – ECU’s Storybook Theatre on stage with Henry & Ramona. Welcome to Klickitat Street, home of Henry Higgins, his faithful dog Ribsy, Ramona the Pest, and her long-suffering sister Beezus. Newbery Award-winning author Beverly Cleary’s irrepressible hero saves the day in this adaptation of one of the best-loved children’s book series of all time. Ten-year-old Henry wants to do something important; he wants to deliver newspapers, just like that showoff Scooter McCarthy and the other boys. But first Henry has to prove to his parents he can handle the responsibility. That won’t be easy with Ramona Quimby around! Then when the boys form a clubhouse excluding girls, Henry’s friendship with Beezus is tested and the girls wreak their hilarious revenge. All of Henry’s most memorable adventures are here including riding to the dump in a bathtub and getting his first bike. Along the way, with the “help” of Ramona, he learns some valuable lessons about friendship and maturity. Henry and Ramona captures the everyday trials and triumphs of being a kid. Don’t forget to visit the snack bar and get some fantastic treats!
  • March 27 – 29 (7:30pm on 3/27 & 28; 2pm on 3/28 & 29):  ECU’s Opera Theater presents The Fantasticks. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic.

2020 Festivals

  • 3rd Annual Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival – February 7 & 8, 2020.

  • St. Patricks Day Event – March 13, 2020.

  • Comedy Fest – March 14, 2020. Headliner: Mello Mike

  • Blues & Jazz Festival – October 17, 2020

FILMS

Great line-up of movies, Broadway, and more

Big Screen Events

Doors open one hour before the show. Cold & Hot Beverages, Bear City Fudge Company treats from New Bern and traditional movie theater treats. Wine & beer for sale for consumption in the front house. Watch for details on films coming up in 2020!

MUSIC

Performances for all tastes

2020 AOP & Affiliate Group Music Events

  • February 1, 2020 – Swindell Sounds – Jay Costello & Friends. 7:30 – 9 PM at Coffee Arts in Bath. $5/$7 at the door.

  • March 21, 2020 – Swindell Sounds – Blounts Creek Blues Band. 7:30 – 9 PM at Coffee Arts in Bath. $5/$7 at the door.

  • April 25, 2020 – BOCO Music Festival at the Turnage Theatre. All day event. Free.

Music Jams

  • Beaufort County Traditional Music Association (BCTMA) Jams most Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and Saturday mornings from 10 AM – Noon at the Historic Turnage Theatre.

 

DANCE

Upcoming dance performaces

  • Dance for Youth – Arts enrichment sessions on Wednesdays 4 – 5 PM as part of the BRAVO! after school program.

  • Open Dance  – Monthly at the Historic Turnage Theatre Turnage Gallery. Hosted by USA Dance Chapter 6046.  Singles & couples & all levels of expertise are welcome!  Lessons at 7 PM. Dance 7:00 – 10:00 PM.  $10 admission.  Concessions, wine and beer for sale during event.

2020 dates:  January 25, February 22, March 21, April 18, May 23, June 27, July 18, Aug 22, Sept 26, Oct 24 & Nov 21

 

STAGE PRODUCTIONS

Performances for all tastes

Theatre on Stage

2020 Performance Schedule

  • Henry & Ramona by ECU Storybook Theatre – February 22, 2020
  • The Dinner Party by AOP Players – February 29 & March 1, 2020
  • The Fantasticks by ECU Opera Theatre – March 27 – 29, 2020
  • Annie, Jr. by AOP Bubblegum Theatre – May 8 & 9
  • Mary Poppins Jr, by AOP Broadway Kids Camp I – July 11
  • Shrek Jr. by AOP Broadway Kids Camp II – Aug 1
  • Treasure Island AOP Bubblegum Kids Theatre – Oct 3
  • Tuna Christmas by AOP Players – Nov 13 & 14
  • Fall ECU Opera Theatre – Nov 20 – 22
  • A Christmas Carol by AOP Players – December 11 & 12

Auditions Coming Up

Auditions are held at the Historic Turnage Theatre. Enter backstage door to sign in.

  • Annie Jr. – AOP Bubblegum Theatre for Youth. February 15, 2020 9 – 11 AM

Theatre Workshops

Theatre Camps for Youth (2020 so far…)

  • BRAVO! – Theatre Group Workshops for youth ages 6 – 15 years. Tuesdays 4 – 5 PM at the Turnage Theatre.
  • Mary Poppins Jr. Summer Broadway Kids 1/2 Day Camp. June 22 – July 10. Performances on July 11.
  • Shrek Jr. Summer Broadway Kids 1/2 Day Camp. July 13 – July 31. Performances on August 1.

Fiber Workshops

  • First Monday of the Month – Natural Fibers Group meets at the Historic Turnage Theatre. 9 – 12 Noon  Cost: based on class. See details at www.naturalfibersgroup.org & on Facebook.

Music Workshops

  • March 7 – Blues Guitar Workshop with Ruth Wyand – Coffee Arts in Bath. 10 – Noon. Details coming soon.
  • Weekly music workshops for kids. BRAVO! arts enrichment for youth ages 5 – 15 4 – 5 PM at the Historic Turnage Theatre. Email a.woodenaop@gmail.com for details.

Pottery Workshops

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    • Succulent Pinch Pots Pottery Workshop:  cost: $22/$20 (cash discount) for 2 pots
      • March 12, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
      • March 19, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
    • Garden Gnomes Pottery Workshop:  cost: $12/$10 (cash discount) each (max of 3 Gnomes)
      • April 16, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
      • April 18, 2020: 10 AM – 12 NOON
      • April 23, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM
    • Berry Bowl (Pinch Pot) Pottery Workshop:  cost: $22/$20 (cash discount) each
      • May 7, 2020: 9 – 11:30 AM

WHIMSY WORKS DIY Arts & Crafts – Paint & Take Workshops

  • Fun paint it yourself bisque ware with friends! – (check out our events calendar for full listing of dates – https://www.artsofthepamlico.org/events/) Saturdays for Kids & Adults (youth must be accompanied by an adult at all time).

Stage Workshops

Writing Workshops

  • 2nd Tuesdays Monthly – Writing Workshops//Critiques – with the Pamlico Writers Group, 7 PM at Historic Turnage Theatre

Readings

  • Book Reading & Signing – February 18 @ 5:30 PM: Sarah The Bold by Eileen Lettick

  • Open Mic – Open mic spoken word opportunities available to writers. Check AOP’s event calendar for dates. Contact Thad Aley to learn more.

Book Sales & Signings

  • Book Sales & Signings – AOP features the works of area writers for sale in its theatre each month. Signing events are available to AOP members. Contact Thad Aley to learn more.

Writers Group

Pamlico Writers Group.  An AOP affiliate organization whose mission is to help other aspiring writers accomplish their goal in writing. The group offers membership, local critique group meetings, online critique groups, readings, an annual conference at the Historic Turnage Theatre and a High School Scholarship fund.  The group meets at the theatre on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7 – 9 PM. The group will not meet in the month of July. Visit www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org for more information.

Competitions

Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate Competition offered by Pamlico Writers Group. www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org.

Workshops

Workshops – The Pamlico Writers Group offers workshops for writers at the Historic Turnage Theatre. Check out www.artsofthepamlico.org for details on upcoming events.

Annual Writers Conference & Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate. The 2020 Pamlico Writers Group Annual Conference & Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate Announcement will be on April 3 & 4, 2020 at the Historic Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington.

 

 

 

CAMP

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June 15 – 19: Mural Camp (9 AM – 12 Noon)

 

Mural Camp #1 - June 2020

June 15 – 19: Movie Camp (1 – 4 PM)

 

Movie Camp - June 2020

June 22, 23 & 24: Pastel/Watercolor Camp (1 – 4 PM)

 

Pastel/Watercolor Camp #1 - June 2020

 June 22 – 26: Pottery Camp #1 (9 AM – 12 Noon)

 

Pottery Camp #1 - June 2020

June 22 – July 11: Broadway Kids Camp #1 Mary Poppins Jr. (9 AM – Noon for 3 weeks, 2 performances on July 11)

 

Mary Poppins Jr.

June 29 – July 3: Mixed Arts Camp #1 (1 – 4 PM)

 

Mixed Arts Camp #1 - June 2020

July 6 – 10: Playwriting Camp (1 – 4 PM)

 

Theatre NM Camp - July

July 13 – 17: Visual Arts Camp (1 – 4 PM)

 

Visual Arts Camp - July

July 20 – 24: Mixed Arts Camp #2 (1 – 4 PM)

 

Mixed Arts Camp #2- July 2020

July 27 – July 31: Mural Camp (9 AM – 12 Noon)

 

Mural Camp #2- July 2020

July 13 – August 1: Broadway Kids Camp #2 Shrek Jr. (9 AM – 12 Noon, 2 performances on August 1)

 

Shrek Jr.

August 3 – 7: Pottery Camp #2 (9 AM – 12 Noon)

Pottery Camp #2 - Aug 2020

August 3 – 7: Tap Dance Camp (1 PM – 4 PM)

Tap Dance Camp - Aug 2020

BRAVO!

Youth Arts, Camps & Events

Arts for Youth

Stage Performances

Annie Jr. – AOP Bubblegum Theatre for Youth. February 15, 2020 9 – 11 AM. Directed by Erin Staebell. Auditions held at the Historic Turnage Theatre. Enter backstage door to sign in. No pre-readings or pieces required. Materials will be provided.

 

Theatre Workshops & Camps for Youth (2020 so far…)

  • BRAVO! – Theatre Group Workshops for youth ages 6 – 15 years. Tuesdays 4 – 5 PM at the Turnage Theatre.
  • Mary Poppins Jr. Summer Broadway Kids 1/2 Day Camp. June 22 – July 10. Performances on July 11.
  • Shrek Jr. Summer Broadway Kids 1/2 Day Camp. July 13 – July 31. Performances on August 1.

Youth Music Opportunities

  • BRAVO! Music Workshops Thursday 4 – 5 PM as part of BRAVO! arts enrichment for youth ages 5 – 15 years.
  • Pickin on the Pungo Bluegrass Festival – Youth Talent Showcase. January 25, 2020 at Wilkinson Center, Belhaven,
  • BCTMA’s Annual Youth Talent Showcase.at the Turnage Theatre. Watch bctma.org for details.

 

BRAVO! Arts Enrichment classes after school. 3 – 6 PM for youth ages 6 – 15 years. Youth attending schools in the Washington city limits may ride Beaufort County Schools bus to the Turnage Theatre for drop off. Schedule: Monday – Pottery, Tuesday – Theatre, Wednesday – Dance, Thursday – Music & Friday – Visual Arts. Contact Anthoney Wooden for more information at a.woodenaop@gmail.com.

 

2020 Summer Camp Registration – see links above to register!