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  • Pumpkin Carving Party and Trick or Treat Downtown

    Join the Arts Council staff in celebrating HALLOWEEN!!! We will be hosting a pumpkin carving party on October 28th from 
    5:30-7:00pm in our Art Alley. The cost is $4 per pumpkin. Bring your own pumpkin and we will provide the rest; the tools, the templates AND the clean up!
    Downtown will also be hosting trick or treating so feel free to come down in your best costume!

    Oct 28, 2016 05:30pm - Oct 28, 2016  07:00pm


  • Parsons Dance

    Paramount Performing Arts Series
    Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:30pm
    Parsons Dance is New York City based modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. Founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, Parsons Dance is known for its energized, athletic, ensemble work, and has collaborated with iconic artists across all disciplines.

    Oct 28, 2016 07:30pm - Oct 28, 2016  


  • Holiday Art Market Open House

    Join the artists of the Holiday Art Market in welcoming the holiday season. We will be hosting the Holiday Art Market Opening, sponsored by Scotts Construction, on November 4th during our monthly First Friday event. There will be special seasonal sweets and cider for all of our guests and many of our artists will be here to speak with you about their craft.

    The reception will be from 5pm to 8pm, on the first floor of the Arts Council.

    Nov 4, 2016 05:00pm - Nov 4, 2016  08:00pm


  • Open Mic Night

    Looking for a place to share your talent? Look no further! You don't want to miss Open Mic Nights at the ACWC.

    2nd Thursday of each month – 6:30pm to 8:30pm (new times!)

    Musicians, singers, spoken word performers, creative thinkers...we want to hear from you. It's free and everyone is welcome. Join us!

    For more information call 919-736-3300.
    Location: Main Gallery, First Floor
    Individual Price: Free

    Nov 10, 2016 06:30pm - Nov 10, 2016  08:30pm


  • PNC presents Wayne County Jazz Showcase

    This monthly jazz concert is held on the third Friday. If you are a lover of jazz music, you will not want to miss this performance of our area's most talented musicians.


    Featured artist Larry Draughn with a tribute to Nina Simone

    PNC presents Wayne County Jazz Showcase shows are programmed by musician Eric Xavier Dawson. 

    Nov 18, 2016 07:00am - Nov 18, 2016  09:30pm


  • Elf The Musical, Jr.

    StageStruck: The Young People's Own Theatre
    November 18-20, 2016
    Description (no more than two sentences):   This modern day holiday classic, based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf.  After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

    Nov 18, 2016 08:00am - Nov 20, 2016  05:00pm


  • One of Fifty Seeds, and exhibit by Staton Davis

    Staton Davis


    One of Fifty Seeds, features masterful ceramic work by artist Staton Davis. In this body of work Staton applies surreal imagery to explore the complex human behaviors that we utilize for the survival of our species.


    Nov 22, 2016 08:00am - Nov 22, 2016  


  • 11th Annual Gingerbread House Display and Contest

    Join the fun by entering your holiday confection in our Annual Gingerbread House Competition. 

    Nov 22, 2016 09:00am - Dec 23, 2016  05:00pm


  • The North Carolina Symphony’s Annual Holiday Pops Concert

    Paramount Performing Arts Series
    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 8:00pm
    Kickoff your Holiday Season with Downtown Goldsboro’s Lights Up event featuring snow, Santa, free trolley rides, treats and more followed by an evening of holiday favorites performed by the North Carolina Symphony at the Paramount Theatre.

    Nov 22, 2016 08:00pm - Nov 22, 2016  


  • Community Drum Circle

    6pm to 8pm, Main Gallery
    Don't miss this evening of rhythm, relaxation, and inspiration. It's free and everyone is welcome. No exeperience necessary.
    Location: Main Gallery, First Floor
    Individual Price: Free

    Nov 25, 2016 - Nov 25, 2016