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Please note: A convenience fee applies to all ticket purchases made online. This fee does not apply to purchases made via cash or check at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC.

 

Carolina Puppet Theatre 
'The Three Bears'
Wednesday, Oct. 1  I  11 am

The Carolina Puppet Theatre has been entertaining families for over 20 years with fast-paced, interactive shows full of mayhem. Ms. Poly and Ms. Ester, the wacky Gabardine Sisters, use storytelling, music and puppetry to make these shows a delightful experience for young children. For the storytelling segment of each show, children are selected from the audience to be the stars. The theme changes each month with exciting guest puppets. These shows are geared to children ages 3-7.

 

 

$5

Cinema at the Centre
'Inside Llewyn Davis'
Thursday, Oct. 2  I  7 pm

Cinema at the Centre is an evening of film and discussion - by movie lovers for movie lovers. The series is also a community event that invites participants to watch and discuss films in a manner that encourages critical thinking while considering different worldviews, truths, faiths and meaningful questions about life, relationships and the purpose found in each film.

 

 

First Friday Flix
Friday, Oct. 3   I   7 p
m

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre hosts "First Friday Flix" at 7 p.m. on the first Friday evening of each month. Free and open to the public, these monthly movie screenings feature a variety of film favorites and genres, including comedies, dramas, thrillers and more, often with a seasonal or historical theme. 

 

 

Classical Series - 'Close to Home'
Free Spirits Ensemble of the
Raleigh Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, Oct. 5   I   3 pm

Featuring the works of composers in our area including: Lawrence Dillon, composer-in-residence at UNC Chapel Hill; nationally award winning Bryan Putnam; nationally recognized Lanette Lind; nationally recognized composer, flutist and publisher Ann Pearce, and rising star Daniel Poissant.

 

 

Adults $12
Seniors $10
Students $8

Forest Moon Theater's
'The Little Red Hen'

Wednesday, Oct. 8   I   11 am

This Forest Moon Theater performance is based on the classic tale, The Little Red Hen. This fun-filled version invites the audience to step in and help out when Henny's friends are too lazy to make blueberry muffins with her. An ending with a new twist teaches valuable lessons in teamwork, forgiveness and being a true friend. These shows are geared to young children ages 3-7. 

 

 

$5

 

 

Classical Series - David Kim
Piano Concert

Sunday, Oct. 12   I   3 pm

Hailed by Malcolm Bilson as a musician “who will doubtless make an important contribution to the musical life of this country,” pianist and fortepianist David Kim has performed internationally with past appearances in Australia, Europe, South Korea and throughout the United States. Kim holds a doctorate from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and is the winner of numerous musical and academic prizes, including a Fulbright Fellowship to Germany. He will perform works by Mozart and Beethoven.

 

 

$10

flix4kidz
Monday, Oct. 13   I   10:30 am

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre hosts free family-friendly movie showings on the second Monday morning of each month. 

‘Flix4kidz’ shows only G or PG rated children’s and family films. Concessions, including popcorn and soft drinks, will be available for purchase.

To obtain the title of each month's featured film, sign up to receive Renaissance Centre updates or call the Special Events Hotline at 919-435-9428.

 

 

 

Writer's Night in the Forest
Thursday, Oct. 16   I   7 pm

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre offers a free monthly series for avid readers in our community.

‘Writer’s Night in the Forest’ is designed to promote local authors and their works. Each month the Renaissance Centre invites a different author to discuss a particular book and answer questions from the audience. The program typically concludes with a book signing by the featured author.

 

 

Scrap Happens & Open Craft Night 
Friday, Oct. 17   I   5 pm

Bring some friends and get tangled up with the project of your choosing during this unstructured evening of fun and crafty magic! This is a great time to gather to finish previous projects, expand on current ones or experience something new with our optional Make & Take Project. 

Seated is limiting to the first 85 people who register. Concessions will be available for purchase.

 

 

$10

The Princess & The Pea Tea
Saturday, Oct. 18   I   3 pm

Calling all Princesses and their Fairy Guardians to the Wake Forest Renaissance Castle (a.k.a Wake Forest Renaissance Centre) where the Queen of Wake Forest (a.k.a. Mayor Vivian Jones) is throwing a Princess and the Pea Tea…and theater production by Rags to Riches Theatre.

Bring your royal Princess (ages 3-10) dressed in her favorite princess dress and enjoy a delightful afternoon of comedy and confections!

 

 

 

Adults $12
Children $8

 

Classical Series - Edward Burke
Classical Guitar

Sunday, Oct. 19   I   3 pm

Featuring Wake Forest native, Edward Burke, the Renaissance Centre is pleased to present in concert a program of solo guitar music. 

Burke holds a Masters in Music from the internationally proclaimed San Francisco Conservatory and a Bachelors of Music from the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Featured works will include: Fantasie on Themes from Verdi’s La Traviata by Francisco Tarrega, Five Impromptus by Richard Rodeney Bennett, Fantasie Chevaleresque, Op. 15 by Napoleon Coste (dedicated to Hector Berlioz) and Selections from 24 Caprichos de Goya by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

 

 

$8

Classical Series - 'Folk Tunes Revisted'
Free Spirits Ensemble of the
Raleigh Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, Oct. 24   I   3 pm

Exploring the classic folk tunes in new forms! Featured works include, Nofinofo, Theme and Variations on Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen written and arranged by Milton Bliss for clarinet quartet; as well as several of Copland’s arrangements of favorite folk tunes; Corigliano’s Three Irish Folk Songs for flute and soprano, and Lanette Lind’s The Peaceable Kingdom inspired by the famous folk painting.

 

 

Adults $12
Seniors $10
Students $8

Night of Improv - 'Funny to be Scared'
Saturday, Oct. 25   I   7 pm

Forest Moon Theater welcomes improvisational theater to Wake Forest with a fun-filled performance by the professional performing group, Transactors Improv for Families. 

Just in time for Halloween, "It's Funny to be Scared" is a family-friendly show that will entertain you with the unpredictable humor that only improvisational theater can bring. Don't miss this arrival of improv in Wake Forest and be prepared to die laughing! ​Be prepared for hilarity, but also be prepared to watch improv games made up on the spot based on suggestions from the audience.

 

 

Adults $10
Children $8

Another Evening With Marcus Anderson
Saturday, Nov. 1   I   7 pm

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will celebrate its first year of bringing extraordinary and diverse cultural and performing arts experiences to the Wake Forest community on Saturday, Nov. 1, during "Another Evening with Marcus Anderson."

In addition to what is sure to be a dynamic performance by the versatile and multi-talented Marcus Anderson, this special event will include a delicious buffet dinner and cash bar. 

 

 

 

Cinema at the Centre
'There Will Be Blood'
Thursday, Nov. 6   I   7 pm

Cinema at the Centre is an evening of film and discussion - by movie lovers for movie lovers. The series is also a community event that invites participants to watch and discuss films in a manner that encourages critical thinking while considering different worldviews, truths, faiths and meaningful questions about life, relationships and the purpose found in each film.

 

 

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
'Totally 80s, Totally Murder'

Saturday, Nov. 8   I   6:30 pm

If you love the theater intertwined with a good murder mystery, then you'll love “Totally 80’s, Totally Murder!”

The Juggernauts of New Wave are in town for a radical concert, but things turn sour quickly, and one of these 80's stars is a murderer! The audience will take center stage as well, enjoying dinner and sleuthing while seated in the Renaissance Centre's Grand Hall.

This event is designed for patrons ages 8 and older.

 

 

$30

The Gift of the Magi &
Other Heartwarming Tales

Saturday, Nov. 15   I   11 am

We’ve scoured the globe for short stories to celebrate the spirit of the season.

In O’Henry’s tale The Gift of the Magi, we learn about putting others first. From the Indian folktale The Drum, we experience the power of giving. The rendition of Stone Soup stresses the value of sharing. This is the perfect production to share with family and friends. Geared to audiences ages
3-10.

 

 

Adults $9
Children $6

The Gift of the Magi &
Other Heartwarming Tales

Saturday, Nov. 15   I   2 pm

We’ve scoured the globe for short stories to celebrate the spirit of the season.

In O’Henry’s tale The Gift of the Magi, we learn about putting others first. From the Indian folktale The Drum, we experience the power of giving. The rendition of Stone Soup stresses the value of sharing. This is the perfect production to share with family and friends. Geared to audiences ages
3-10.

 

 

Adults $9
Children $6

'Christmas in New York' with
Franc D'Ambrosio

Sunday, Dec. 7   I   3 pm

Franc D’Ambrosio is best known as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning musical, The Phantom of the Opera. His new show celebrates the magic of the holiday season. D’Ambrosio’s rich tenor caresses each song in an embrace that he does not relinquish until his final bow. 

 

 

 
Adults $30
Seniors $25
Children $12