Sandhills Events Feb-March 2020

02 Feb 2020

Event Calendar

The Sandhills Magazine rundown on what to do to make the most of your free time.

Shrek: The Musical

February 1 - 16

In this fairy tale musical, an unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey. Joined by a wisecracking Donkey, Shrek sets out to rescue a feisty princess who has a big secret. Cape Fear Regional Theatre, 1209 Hay Street, Fayetteville. For tickets:

Weymouth Classical Music Sundays Concerts

February 2, March 1

On February 2nd: The Lyricosa Quartet is a vibrant new string quartet based in Raleigh. Enjoy Carol Chung and Julia Reeves, violins; Simon Ertz, viola; Rosalind Leavell, cello. March 1: Enjoy symphony winds with music by Michael E. Cyzewski, clarinet; Mary Boone, flute; Sandra Posch, oboe; Rachel Irene Niketopoulos, horn; and Victor Benedict, bassoon. Tickets: $25 members; $35 nonmembers, available at the door. From 2–4pm, Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 East Connecticut Ave, Southern Pines,

Temple Theater: Jason Petty's Every Song Tells a Story

February 6 – 23

This musical tribute showcases Petty's talents in several musical genres: country, pop, and folk. Jason and his four-piece band musically celebrate the songs that generations have come to love, the story songs. Tickets: $17-$29. Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St., Sanford.

SCC The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series

February 6

“Conserving the Southeast’s Amazing Natural Resources in the Era of Climate Change” Mark Anderson is director of Conversation Science for the Eastern Conservation Science team with the Nature Conservancy. His research includes climate resilience, ecosystem modeling, seafloor mapping, geophysical processes, and biodiversity conservation. 7:30pm, Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College.

2020 Pinehurst Chocolate Festival

February 8

Proceeds to benefit Friend to Friend, Linden Lodge, and Methodist Home for Children. Chocolate treats of all kinds including our “church fudge," Gift Boutique, Donut and Hot Chocolate Bar, and Chocolate demonstrations by Chefs Sueson Vess and Martin Bruner, and SCC culinary students. New this year: Chocolate Chase for children (held outside weather permitting), Silent Auction (9am–1pm), Chocolate Themed Photo Booth, and Cake Walk. Free admission at Pinehurst United Methodist Church from 9am–2pm.

Wine & Chocolate Love Affair

February 8

Sip, Sample, Stroll and Shop from 4–8pm at this Pre-Valentine’s Day event, the Chocolate Affair, in Pinehurst's historic Village. $35. Two time slots: 4pm and 6pm. For tickets,

Sunrise Theater Movie: "63 Up"

February 13

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years. Documentary, TV Movie. Tickets: $10 Reserved Seating. Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St, Southern Pines.

2020 Shakespeare Competition

February 15

Over 140 Moore County high school students will bravely put their acting talents to the test. Each will deliver a monologue of up to 50 lines from a Shakespeare play and recite one of his sonnets. A panel of regional Shakespearean actors, theatre directors, or scholars will choose a winner and two runners-up. Following an awards presentation, complimentary refreshments, including baked cookies, will be served. From 3–5pm, this event is free and open to the public. The Village Chapel, 10 Azalea Road, Pinehurst.

Fundraiser: Annual Heart 'N Soul of Jazz

February 15

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist JAZZMEIA HORN comes to Pinehurst for the Arts Council's premier event, Heart 'n Soul of Jazz fundraiser. Tickets: $75- VIP; $65- Preferred; Prices include ticket, meet-the-artist, and NC Sales Tax. Pinehurst Resort, 80 Carolina Vista Dr., Pinehurst. For more info and tickets,

The English-Speaking Union: Kory Stamper, Lexicographer & Author

February 19

Kory Stamper is the author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, based on her lifelong love of language and her almost 20 years as a lexicographer and editor at Merriam-Webster. This presentation is a hilarious romp through 1,500 years of linguistic history. From 6–9pm, Pinehurst Country Club, 1 Carolina Vista Dr, Pinehurst.

Sunrise Theater: Singer Songwriters in the Round

February 22

The Singer Songwriter lineup includes: Momma Molassas, Laura Jane Vincent, James Villone, and Sarah Reinke. Presented in Nashville’s famous “in the round” style, this intimate evening of storytelling takes audience members inside the minds of professional songwriters. Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad St, Southern Pines.

The Carolina Philharmonic: Painted Piano

February 22

Maestro David Michael Wolff in a multimedia piano recital celebrating the links between great works of art and music, with a glimpse behind the scenes into the lives of the creators. Black and white keys in full color. Tickets: Starting from $30. Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst.

An Evening of Personal Storytelling

February 22

True stories told by real people —  hilarious,
sad, amazing, or just plain ordinary — celebrate what it means to be human. If you've ever heard The Moth Radio Hour, you know their compelling power. If not, find out for yourself at Thyme & Place Café, 155 Hall Ave., Southern Pines. Drinks and Leslie's delicious light refreshments available. Starts 7pm. $10. Tickets in advance through Eventbrite, Thyme & Place
or Sponsored by Sandhills Magazine.

Sunrise Theater Presents Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: "Swan Lake"

February 23

Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious and magnetic swan-woman, Odette, by the lake and is captivated. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences. From 1–3:45pm,

Black History Program: Georgette Edgerton / Storyteller

February 24

“Gette Tells Stories Collection” Join us for a fun filled storytelling experience of African American folktales compiled from the works of Jackie Torrence, Uncle Remus, and many more. Light refreshments will be served. From 10–11:30am, Senior Enrichment Center, 8040 Hwy 15-501, Carthage.

MET Opera in Cinema: Handel's Agrippina

February 29

As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit in the wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating. From 1–5pm,

UNC Pembroke: The Color Purple

March 2

A soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues. Enjoy this epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Tickets: $31-$46. Givens Performing Arts Center, Pembroke.

NC Symphony: A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration

March 5

Starring Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, grandson of the beloved librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, this concert is a favorite for audiences of all age. Enjoy songs from South Pacific, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King and I, Carousel, and Oklahoma. R.E. Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School, 250 Voit Gilmore Ln, Southern Pines.

Young People’s Fine Arts Festival

March 6 - 26

This annual art competition showcases artwork by students in grades K-8 from Moore County’s public, private, charter, and home schools. The students’ art is judged and their awards are given out at a special reception and awards ceremony. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E Connecticut Ave, Southern Pines.

The English-Speaking Union: Dr. Matt Farina, Civil War Historian

March 11

Dr. Farina will address the truths and myths about 19th-century medicine and the practical advances that occurred during the war under the leadership of Surgeon-General William Hammond, Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac. From 6–9pm, Pinehurst Country Club, 1 Carolina Vista Dr, Pinehurst.

Temple Theater: Steel Magnolias

March 12 – 29

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, one of the regulars becomes sick. Tickets: $17-$29. Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St., Sanford.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pinehurst

March 14

At 11 am the Village of Pinehurst will flood the streets with Irish spirit during the 19th annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Festive parade entries, great music, dancing and Irish cheer are in store for those who attend.

Tea with Seagrove Potters

March 14

From 10am to 5pm take a journey through Seagrove and discover your favorite teapot. Enjoy a tea tasting experience at Blue Hen Pottery, Dean and Martin Pottery, Eck McCanless Pottery, From the Ground Up, Red Hare Pottery and Thomas Pottery. Refreshments served. Hwy. 705, Seagrove.

MET Opera in Cinema: Wagner's Der Fliegende Hollander

March 14

Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. 1pm at Sunrise Theater,

The Carolina Philharmonic: Symphonic Masterworks

March 14

Featuring a guest soloist and Beethoven's 7th Symphony with Maestro David Michael Wolff. Tickets: Starting from $30. Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst.

The Carolina Philharmonic's 5th Annual Golf Tournament

March 16

Proceeds to benefit the Music Education Programs. Entry Fee: $200 per player; $750 per team. Entry fee includes: Continental breakfast and lunch; Hole-in-one golf prizes. Shotgun start; Format: One best ball net. Pinehurst No. 8, 100 Centennial Blvd., Pinehurst.

Shaw House Tea Room Luncheon

March 18

The 4th annual Moore County Historical Association luncheon featuring homemade creamed chicken on waffles will have two seatings at 11:30am and 1pm. Reservations are required, both for the seated meals served by volunteers, and any take-outs. Cost per person is $20. To reserve a meal and a seat call 910-281-5417. The Shaw House, 110 W Morganton Rd, Southern Pines.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

March 20

Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. Tickets: $14-$16, groups of 10 or more $10. 8pm, Gilbert Theater, 116 Green St, Fayetteville.

Vision 4 Moore: An Intimate Evening with Sidecar Social Club

March 21

A spirited, stylish and engaging shot of whiskey hitting your veins. Soaring through numerous genres effortlessly, from the gritty, riotous underbelly of speakeasy jazz to the bizarre cabarets of wartime Berlin. From the sounds of Latin American dance halls and the big band era to soulful R&B and fifties rock. Tickets: $35. The Rooster's Wife, Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight Street, Aberdeen.

Neil Simon's The Odd Couple Female Version

March 26 - 29

Join Judson Theatre Company for Neil Simon's riotously funny comedy classic centered around two wildly mismatched roommates, Florence Unger and Olive Madison, living together in New York City. See what happens to a friendship when a neat-freak and a slob try to co-exist? Tickets: $38. Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst.

2020 Habitat for Humanity Gala and Auction

March 28

This fundraiser helps build good homes, strong homeowners, and create awareness in our community as to the need for affordable housing. Cost: $150. Pinehurst Members Club, 1 Carolina Vista Dr, Pinehurst. For more info: Stacy Lebak, 910-295-1934.

Sunrise Theater Presents Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: "Romeo & Juliet"

March 29

Despite each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the two families will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend. Sunrise Theater,

“Blooming Art” at Campbell House

March 28 – 29

The Garden Club of the Sandhills is sponsoring an exhibit, “Blooming Art,” creative floral expressions of paintings and art works at the Campbell House Galleries, that you will not want to miss! Two days only: 10am–4pm, Saturday, and 1–3pm on Sunday. 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. For information, call 910-420-2062.

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