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The John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African American Art

Arts Council
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Come see an assemblage of nearly 60 two-dimensional works celebrating the expression and passion of 20 artists, including North Carolina-born Romare Bearden and other master artists, Margaret Burroughs, Jonathan Green, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Ann Tanksley and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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NC Art Pottery: Utility to Unique

Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

During the first decades of the 20th Century, potters were adapting glazes, forms, and wares to meet the demand for more artistic designs. The people of Fayetteville would experience and embrace this transition from utility to unique. We invite you to encounter the colors, shapes and charms that make North Carolina’s art pottery a part of our state’s proud tradition of cultural arts.

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Sports In The Sandhills

Museum of The Cape Fear
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

This exhibit is a collaboration between the Museum of the Cape Fear and the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum and features two visits Babe Ruth made to Fayetteville (1914 and 1935). The exhibit also features another baseball player by the name of Jim Thorpe, who also spent a short time in Fayetteville.

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Cumberland County Goes to War

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum to experience “Cumberland County Goes to War,” an exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War. This exhibit features artifacts, pictures, documents, and educational panels which explore Cumberland County’s war experience both on the battlefield as well as the sacrifices made on the home front.

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Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.

Visitors can walk through a mock up of a street in Mogadishu as they read information boards about the battle and actions taken by the US Army's units there. This temporary exhibit will have displays of donated items from the Soldiers involved in the battles that they used there as well as artifacts recently recovered from Mogadishu. A video will play explaining the missions in the words of the Soldiers involved from interviews with them.

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Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Let the learning continue over the spring break holiday with a visit to the museum. Search for special local history facts hidden throughout our exhibits. This activity is perfect for 2nd to 5th graders who are eager to learn more about Fayetteville and the surrounding area. A fun event for children 6-12yrs.

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Zen and the Art of Piano: David Michael Wolff in Recital

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
7 p.m.

Carolina Philharmonic's mission is to spread the experience the joy of exceptional music. Several concerts are given each year, ranging from chamber groups, piano concerts, youth and professional symphony members, and volunteer and professional singers.

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City Market at the Museum - April

Fayetteville Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
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The City Market will be held at the Transportation Museum, downtown Fayetteville. The market will feature local artisans, produce, music and history.

The museum grounds are filled with eggs, honey, meats, as well as vibrant seasonal fruits and vegetables. Artisans add to the variety of items with soaps, pottery, original art, jewelry, and more. The atmosphere of both markets is enhanced by rocking chairs, music, and children’s activities making this the perfect place for healthy, creative, family fun. Local residents and visitors can experience this festive market component to the historic downtown landscape.

Hours: Wednesdays 2 - 6 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Fourth Friday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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Fayetteville Farmers Market - April

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
Sat 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Wed 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

At the Fayetteville Farmers Market, you will find fresh vegetables, fruits, berries, eggs, cut flowers, herbs, honey, crafts and more. So grab your family, friends or pets and come get some fresh local food!

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Concert Band and Methodist University Jazz Monarchs Concert

Huff Concert Hall, Reeves Fine Arts Building
7:30 p.m.

The Methodist University Concert Band and the Methodist University Jazz Monarchs will play a joint concert. The Concert Band plays a variety of concert band/wind band literature from throughout the 20th century, and the Jazz Monarchs is a big band group. Both are directed Dr. Daniel McCloud.

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Rockefeller House Tour

Carver Creek State Park, Rain Shelter
4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (18th and 24th) and 2 p.m. (26th)

Carvers Creek staff will be leading a historical tour through Mr. James Stillman Rockefeller's winter estate. We will be walking through and around the estate and discussing the history of the surrounding structures, some dating back to the early 1800s. Make sure to be there 30 minutes before the tour!

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Lysistrata

Butler Theater, FSU
7:30 p.m.

A horribly wasteful war is underway between Athens and Sparta. The women of both sides, led by Athenian Lysistrata, conspires to compel a peace by withholding sex thereby inflaming foolishly stubbornly very lonely husbands and lovers with lust. Their plan provides much ribald humor as all of Greece tries to live happily ever after.

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The 39 Steps

Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Thursday - Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!

This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! Directed by Nick Minas.

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Dogwood Festival

Historic Downtown Fayetteville and Festival Park
Friday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival is a spectacular 3 day event with concerts, a street fair with arts and crafts, food vendors, The Midway with rides, LaFayette Ford Car Show, and the Partnership’s KidStuff area where children of all ages can explore exciting activity centers.

This year there will be performances on Friday by Ethan Hanson at 7 p.m. followed by The Marshall Tucker Band at 9 p.m. On Saturday Outcry will perform at 5 p.m. followed by CC Martin at 7 p.m. and John Michael Montgomery at 9 p.m. There will also be a BMX Stunt Show and a Battle of the Badges. Finally, Sunday there will e a Mini Beach Music Festival featuring Classic Soul at 1 p.m., Liquid Pleasure at 2 p.m. and The Entertainers at 3:30 p.m.

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All-Choirs Concert

Reeves Auditorium, Methodist University
7:30 p.m.

The Methodist University All-Choirs Concert is the annual end-of-semester concert for the Music Department's four vocal groups: The Noblemen men's ensemble, The Treble Tones women's ensemble, Chorale, and Chamber Singers.

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