Up & Coming Weekly

February 28, 2023

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2 UCW MARCH 1 - 7, 2023 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MARCH 3 - 5 THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WIL- LIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) GILBERT THEATER All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three mad- cap actors in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's com- edies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breath- less and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London's longest-running comedy. Tickets can be bought at www. gilberttheater.com or 910-678-7186. MARCH 4 LOOK INSIDE A HEART LAKE RIM PARK February was all about eating chocolate hearts; now let's learn about the real deal. What does the heart of a sheep look like, what's inside it, and how does it work? Why does an earthworm have five hearts and a human just one? Find out in a hands-on class with the park rangers at Lake Rim Park. This workshop is not for those with weak stomachs and is aimed at those eight and up. Space is limited, and there is a $3 fee. The workshop takes place from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. MARCH 8 HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS CROWN COLISEUM The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour is coming with game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing bas- ketball skills, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop good time. Join the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world's winningest team! It's GLOBETROTTER game time! For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.crowncomplexnc.com/events/detail/harlem-globetrotters-2023 or call 910-438-4100. PUPPIES & PIE THROCKMORTON LIBRARY What better way to be in story time than listen to stories while petting puppies! Join Throckmorton Library as they read fun dog themed books, sing songs, play with puppies and eat pie. They will be having a pet toys, food, and supplies drive. Items can be donated and dropped off at the library between March 1 through March 14. Donations will be distributed to local shelters. Registration is not required. This event is open to the public and starts at 10 a.m. Call for more information 910-396-2665. MARCH 14 BLACK ARTIST FORUM ARTS COUNCIL OF FAYETTEVILLE The Black Artist Forum is a three- hour workshop, networking event and Q&A panel with successful local black artists and art organizations. The BAF will give you access to career-changing connections and high-quality information for expand- ing and growing your art business. While the event is free, registration is needed. To register, go to https://blackartistforum.eventbrite.com. The event features funds in action honorarium awards of up to $500 for 3 artists, a Black Artist Forward Resource Packet full of Information and connections, networking and light hors d'oeuvres. The guest speakers are Shakeyla Ingram, Duane Jones, Marcus Doss, Sarah Busman, April Mata, and Jes Averhart. Doors open at 6 p.m., the session begins at 6:30 p.m., awards are 7:40 p.m., and the event closes at 9 p.m. MARCH 10 MARCH 4 HOME SWEET HOME AFRICAN NIGHT 1200 MURCHISON RD. Fayetteville State University's African Students Association will gather the minds of students, staff and people of the community together to highlight the beauty and many talents from the Motherland. This show of cultures will take the audience through the highs and lows of both cultural and modern African culture through modeling, spoken word, and a little dancing just to name a few. Don't forget the after party! There will be free food and every- one 5 and under gets in free. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at https:// bit.ly/3xTb8Fc. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. MARCH 5 LAFAYETTE SOCIETY LUNCHEON SKYVIEW ON HAY The annual luncheon and meeting is back for the Lafayette Society. The Lafayette Society promotes awareness of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolutionary War, for whom this city is named. He was known for his generosity, patriotism, leadership, opposition to slavery and support of human rights for all. The Lafayette Society is a nonprofit organization. The Membership Luncheon will be a buffet starting at 12:30 p.m. featuring French toast, sausage, and other breakfast treats, with a short program following at 1:15 p.m. The guest speaker will be Patti Macley, who is on the Bicentennial Steering Committee for the American Friends of Lafayette. Ticket info at www.lafayettesociety.org/events. MARCH 11 Are you quick on your feet? Can you create a character out of nowhere? If you can't, then this class is how you learn those things. The Gilbert Theater will teach the fundamentals of improvisation, including agree- ment, pantomime, gibberish, and object permanence while teaching you how to create scenes. This can work in acting and everyday life. To learn more or to register, go to https://ci.ovationtix.com/36002/pro- duction/1151410. YES AND?! INTRO TO IMPROV GILBERT THEATER

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