Up & Coming Weekly

December 26, 2018

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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DECEMBER 26, 2018-JANUARY 1, 2019 UCW 17 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Hopefully, resting and regrouping looks a little different for me this year. Photo by Kevin Crosby on Unsplash MUSIC THE CROWN COMPLEX 1960 Coliseum Dr. • 910-438-4100 www.crowncomplexnc.com Jan. 12 Rodney Carrington Feb. 22 Community Concerts presents: Three Dog Night Feb. 22 Shinedown with Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria Feb. 27 Community Concerts presents: The Choir of Man FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 5400 Ramsey St. • 910-433-4690 www.fayettevillesymphony.org Jan. 17 Magical Mozart Feb. 9 Love is in the Air PAUL'S PLACE 719 Starling St. • 910-779-2898 www.paulsplacenc.com Dec. 27 Soul Decree Dec. 29 Heaters Reunion Band Dec. 30 Bob Steele LUIGI'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 528 N McPherson Church Rd. • 910-864-1810• www.luigisnc.com Dec. 28 '80s Unplugged Dec. 29 Cool Heat THE TAPHOUSE AT HUSKE 411 Hay St. • 910-426-5650 Dec. 28 South Palomino Jukebox Dec. 29 Karaoke Korner w/ Gilbert Baez THE BUZZ I need less by LAURA BOARTS LAURA BOARTS, Music Director, WCLN. Comments? Editor@upandcomingweekly. com. 910-484-6200. Ah ... the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, when no one knows exactly what's going on, what day it is or where they are supposed to be. It almost feels like limbo — we feel done with the year but still have a few days left. At times, this seem- ingly unneeded week feels like more of a test of patience than anything else. All that holiday hype surrounds us for months on end, and when it finally gets here and is over in a day, we're all left reeling from the parties, the hosting, marshmallows for toast- ing and caroling out in the (non- existent) snow. Can the year just be over, already? In recent years, when this particular kind of impatience rises up in me, I feel a bit of pushback in my own spirit. Yes, the Christmas hype is over, but I think I actually need this week — the week where everything slows down, things are put on hold until the new year, and my mind, body and spirit can just rest and regroup. Hopefully, resting and regroup- ing looks a little different for me this year. See, 2018 has left me wanting less. I want simple. I want purpose- ful. I want slow. I want to want less. However, it's not enough to just want less. I need a plan, and this week, I'm finalizing it. Maybe you're feeling this way too. Here are a few ideas I've been toss- ing around to begin the journey to simple living: — Less screen time — More time outdoors — Less stuff, purging what we don't need, fewer purchases — More physical activity — Less concern for what I don't have — More concern for others — Less social media — More face-to-face socializing If you're craving simple too, grab a pen and paper (because, really, what's more satisfying than a hand- written list?) and jot down some ideas for yourself and your family. It all starts with ideas, but it can't end there. What will these changes actually look like for you and your family? What are some things you can do to make it happen and see results? For me, I'm even considering enter- ing a contest to not have a smart phone for an entire year just to force me to make a change. If you see me on the side of the road somewhere flipping a map around over and over with a panicked look on my face because I can't use my GPS, you'll know I'm making headway. Hopefully this will be a year when my heart meets my mind in truly believing that more will not satisfy, busy will not qualify, and good inten- tions will not modify. I'm believing less actually is more, and I'm riding that train all the way to 2020. Want to hear about the journey? Listen weekday mornings to the "Daily Grind" on Christian 105.7 WCLN for updates, and give us your own tips for simple living. DEC 27 8PM Soul Decree No Cover Charge DEC 29 9PM Heaters Reunion Band $8 Cover Charge Live Music sponsored by 719 Starling St. | Fayetteville, NC 28303 | 910.779.2829 | www.paulsplacenc.com DEC 31 8PM Reflections II Band New Years Eve Party w/champagne & breakfast $25 at the door/ $20 Advance DEC 30 4PM Jam Session w/ Bob Steele No Cover Charge Advertising Grow Your Business For effective advertising, Call 910.484.6200 today! www.upandcomingweekly.com

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