Music, theater and dance – oh my! – Washington Daily News


Arts of the Pamlico offers a dynamic menu of options to be part of the arts. This week, music, dance and theater and fine arts presentation are front and center at the historic Turnage Theatre.

Saturday at 10 a.m., the Beaufort County Traditional Music Association kicks off its weekend jam. The jam is free, donations are appreciated.

At 2 and 7 p.m., AOP’s Bubblegum Theater for Youth takes the stage with its fall production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” The production is directed by Rachel Isaac with direction by Crystal Holman. Many thanks to the parents and families of more than 30 young actors who have rehearsed their roles and learned their lines over the past month to prepare to put on a great show for you. Tickets are $7 or $5 cash off at the door.

At 6:30 p.m., members of USA Dance Chapter 6046 and the Washington-Beaufort Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon on the newly donated dance floor at the Turnage Gallery. The chapter has raised funds to install a spring floor and a floating bamboo dance floor at the Turnage Theater for their monthly dances and for all to enjoy!

Mark your calendars for the next Marquee on Main Film Festival on November 1-2. The festival features films from North Carolina producers and films about North Carolina submitted through Film Freeway and coordinated by AOP’s Crystal Holman. On Nov. 1, the best overall film, “When All That’s Left” and “Take Me To The Bullring,” by documentary producer Clay Johnson will premiere and Johnson will offer post-film commentary. On November 2, a lineup of films ranging from historical to rap to nature with commentary by Blake Scott of STRS Productions is part of the lineup from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 or $5 cash discounts at the door. The festival is free for AOP members with their card.

Be sure to stop by our confectionery for tasty treats, from homemade chocolates and caramels to gourmet popcorn and salty sweet popcorn!

Members and Artists: Mark your calendars for Nov. 7 for the Jury Critique of the 55th Annual Fine Arts Fair by Rebecca Patman Chandler at the Palace Theater at 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception and celebration. Flowers for the reception are provided by Doug Cutler, food is coordinated by AOP Board Member Sue Nicholson and volunteer MJ Peters. Guitar music for the reception is provided by Frank Taylor. Wine and beer will be available for purchase at the event.

Not a member yet? Benefit from exceptional advantages throughout the year and support the arts! To participate, purchase tickets, or learn more about the show, visit or call 252-946-2504. AOP is located in its historic Turnage Theater at 150 W. Main St. in Washington.

This week’s Art Beat is written by Debra Torrence, AOP’s Executive Director. Art Beat shares information about the programs and efforts of your regional arts council, Arts of the Pamlico, and arts events at the Turnage Theater and throughout the county. AOP presents and supports the provision of arts programs for the community and region. AOP also partners with area organizations and groups to leverage the arts to share information and discover opportunity.

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