Arts the Pamlico aims for diversity in entertainment

Published 7:52 pm Tuesday, February 20, 2018


From Arts of the Pamlico


“If you don’t like the weather in North Carolina, just wait five minutes.” This statement could not be truer as of late. However, the entertainment being offered by Arts of the Pamlico remains steadfast and entertaining, as well as diverse. This week offers a variety sure to entertain any arts enthusiast.

Thursday, the Beaufort County Traditional Music Association will welcome Hank and Pattie at 7 p.m. This bluegrass concert is being offered for free. Friday, a special Broadway on the Big Screen presentation will be offered at 7:30 p.m. The smash hit musical “Memphis” will be shown. The broadcast of the musical is being offered for free, with a suggested donation of $5. Finally, East Carolina University’s School of Theatre and Dance will bring Mischief Makers to the Turnage Stage at 2 p.m. The play is being presented for free and is family friendly.

AOP continues offering great entertainment during the final week of February as well. On March 1, BCTMA welcomes “Stray Local,” an exciting young group from Wilmington that plays a wide variety of folk and roots music in their own energetic style. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is being offered for free. March 3, AOP will show the Disney animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” at 1 p.m. All the princes and princesses across the land are invited to a tea party prior to the movie at noon. Tickets for this wonderful event are only $5.

Arts of the Pamlico is a state-designated Arts Council and community art space dedicated to bringing diverse artistic projects to eastern North Carolina. AOP provides access to visual arts, theater, music performances, dance and films offered every month. All are invited to join AOP as a member and help with the vision of continued artistic programming being offered to eastern North Carolina.

Arts of the Pamlico is currently accepting registrations for Art Break Camp during spring break, and Summer Art Camps for both AOP and the City of Washington. Camps tend to fill quickly, be sure to reserve your child’s place in one or more of these great camps soon! Visit our website or call the theatre for more details.

All events will be held at the beautiful historic Turnage Theatre, located at 150 W. Main St., Washington. For more information on this and other programming visit