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First Friday Flix 

Monday, May 15, 2017 8:46:00 AM

Friday, June 2   I   7 pm  

 

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.

Due to the terms and conditions outlined in its agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation, the Renaissance Centre is not permitted to announce the title of each month’s film to the general public. However, the Renaissance Centre may publicize movie titles through its email subscription service and the Special Events Hotline. To obtain the title of each month's featured film, sign up for E-Notifier or call the Special Events Hotline at 919-435-9428.

 

Special Events Hotline  

For information about upcoming events scheduled at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, call our Special Events Hotline at 919-435-9428.

Carolina Puppet Theatre 

Sunday, May 14, 2017 10:38:00 AM

Wednesday, June 7   I   11 am

 

Audiences may already know Ms. Poly and Ms. Ester, the wacky Gabardine Sisters and their super-duper star puppet Bartlet. These longtime entertainers performed at the former Kazoom Children’s Theater in downtown Raleigh and now they're making regular appearances at the Renaissance Centre. Storytelling, music and puppetry are used to make these fast paced, interactive shows full of mayhem, a delightful experience for young children and you never know who might visit their stage! Each month boasts a different show theme. 

These shows are geared to children ages 3-7.


Tickets

Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased online or at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Box Office located at 405 S. Brooks Street. On the day of the event, tickets may also be purchased at the door.


Upcoming Performances

  • Wednesday, June 7

  • Wednesday, July 19

  • Wednesday, Aug. 2

  • Wednesday, Sept. 6

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6

flix4kidz 

Friday, May 12, 2017 1:29:00 PM

Monday, June 12   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.

Due to the terms and conditions outlined in its agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation, the Renaissance Centre is not permitted to announce the title of each month’s film to the general public. However, the Renaissance Centre may publicize movie titles through its email subscription service and the Special Events Hotline. 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.

Flix4kidz movie screenings are free and open to the public.

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Free at 3 

Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:14:00 AM

Monday, June 12   I   3 pm

 

Designed for adults ages 50 and over, “Free at 3” features a variety of film favorites and genres, including art and family films, as well as comedies, dramas, thrillers and more – often with a seasonal or historical theme.

Concessions, including popcorn and soft drinks, will be available for purchase.

Free at 3 movie screenings are free and open to the public.

Due to the terms and conditions outlined in its agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation, the Renaissance Centre is not permitted to announce the title of each month’s film to the general public. However, the Renaissance Centre may publicize movie titles through its email subscription service and the Special Events Hotline. To obtain the title of each month's featured film, sign up for E-News or call the Special Events Hotline at 919-435-9428.

 

The Curious Savage 

Presented by Forest Moon Theater
Monday, May 8, 2017 11:15:00 AM

June 16-18 & 23-25

Forest Moon Theater will present The Curious Savage at the Renaissance Centre June 16-18 and 23-25.

Greedy children institutionalize their mother in an attempt to get their hands on the family fortune, but Mrs. Savage enjoys the last laugh in this warm comedy about patients in a sanatorium who are more sane than the outside world.

 

Dates & Times

  • Friday, June 16 - 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, June 17 - 7:30 pm

  • Sunday, June 18 - 3 pm

  • Friday, June 23  - 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, June 24 - 7:30 pm

  • Sunday, June 25 - 3 pm


Tickets

  • Adults - $15 (plus tax) in advance; $18 (plus tax) day of

  • Seniors/Students - $13 (plus tax) in advance; $16 (plus tax) day of


E-Notifier

To receive email notifications concerning special events and programs at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, sign up for E-Notifier.

Happy Dan the Magic Man 

Monday, May 8, 2017 7:37:00 AM

Wednesday, June 21   I   11 am

Everyone laughs louder when Happy Dan the Magic Man is in the house! Happy Dan has traveled the world entertaining families just like yours for more than 30 years. 

He is more than an entertainer. He's that slightly silly, can't-wait-to-see-him loving uncle that every child loves.  

Children are quickly drawn into his tale of magical fantasy as they perform various feats of magic and more. The laughter never stops as Happy Dan struggles with his misbehaving props and the children fly to his rescue.

Happy Dan weaves Mister Rogers style lessons on confidence, safety, reading, and more into magic bits throughout the show. Children walk away feeling better about themselves and their vibrant imaginations.

He is fully at ease with preschool and middle school aged children as he is with golden age adults.


Tickets

  • $5 plus tax

 

Upcoming Performances

  • June 21

  • Sept. 20

  • Oct. 18

Neck of the Woods 

Sunday, April 30, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Friday, July 21   I   7:30 pm

Neck of the Woods is a variety performance series that features emerging local artists. An evening may consist of several performance arts acts. Each show is different and may include actors, dancers, musicians, comedians, writers and spoken word artists.

Come out and enjoy a truly unique and entertaining event and support your local artists!

Cash bar for wine, beer and other refreshments.

This event is presented and sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS!


Tickets

  • $5
     

Call For Artists  

We are seeking actors, dancers, musicians, singers, comedians, poets, magicians, mimes, and spoken word artist. If you are an interested artist, please send an email with your contact information and a link to a video of your performance to president@wakeforestartist.org. If you do not have a video please get in touch with us anyway! We look forward to hearing from you.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre 

The Write Way to Commit Murder
Friday, April 28, 2017 3:14:00 PM

Saturday, July 22   I   6:30 pm

Welcome to an evening of delicious food, fine wine and a stimulating discussion of the written word.  Our host, Barnaby Beanblossom, has gathered some of the leading authors from various genres to join us for a literary feast.  

Writers are known to take a tiny spark and fan it into an inferno that engulfs the reader in the worlds they create. The imaginative energy surging through this group of wordsmiths is likely to ignite passions and inflame past grudges that could result in an unhappy ending for someone.

In the event of a shocking crime, it will be up to you and your table of sleuths to discover who could commit such a dastardly deed.

Don’t forget to wear your southern curls and pearls and, oh yes…stylish hats!

This event is designed for patrons ages 18 and older.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and dinner will be served starting at 6:30 p.m.


Dinner

This crime-solving theatrical production will include a “Killer Buffet Dinner” provided by Papa Jack’s Catering. The buffet will feature Caesar salad, lemon pepper chicken, oven roasted rosemary potatoes, grilled roasted fresh vegetables with basil, macaroni and cheese, chocolate cake or peach cobbler, yeast rolls with butter, and sweet tea or fruit-flavored water.

A variety of beer and wine will also be available for purchase.

 

Tickets

  • $40 plus tax - including dinner

 

About It's a Mystery

It's A Mystery’s interactive comedy mysteries offer fresh, creative and fun entertainment. The group’s original scripts, played out by talented actors, will challenge your brain and tickle your funny bone!

This popular form of interactive theater gives attendees the chance to mingle with the characters during the reception, question the "suspects" after the crime has been perpetrated, and formulate their own notion of "whodunit" and why.

“The Write Way to Commit Murder" will be performed by It’s A Mystery’s professional troupe of seven accomplished actors who will bring to life exciting characters with colorful backgrounds and questionable motives. The sophisticated plot that ensues will provide the audience with clues to help you pin down the perpetrator or perpetrators of a dastardly deed.

Malpass Brothers 

Friday, November 18, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Saturday, Aug. 26   I   7 pm

Steeped in traditional country music, the Malpass Brothers feature a smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship, while performing in the styles of Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins and Hank Williams Sr. The duo promotes the work and music of classic country artists they treasure, while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich American cultural heritage.


Tickets

  • $18 (plus tax) in advance

  • $21 (plus tax) day of

 

E-Notifier

To receive email notifications concerning special events and programs at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, sign up for E-Notifier.

 

Wake Up Wake Forest 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:55:00 AM

Tuesday, Sept. 12   I   7:30 am

The Town of Wake Forest and the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering to present "Wake Up Wake Forest."

Wake Up Wake Forest is designed to keep area residents up to date on current topics, while also connecting them with influential political, business, and civic leaders across our region and state.

The final seminar in the 2016-17 series is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12, and will address "Transit's Impact on the Business Community."

The session will begin at 7:30 a.m. and take place at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St.

The entire community is invited to attend and breakfast will be served.


Transit's Impact on the Business Community - Joe Milazzo
Tuesday, Sept. 12; 7:30 a.m.

Joe Milazzo, Executive Director of the Regional Transportation Alliance, will discuss the Wake Transit Plan.

He will specifically address the plan's impact from a regional business community perspective.

The community is invited to attend and breakfast will be served.


Tickets

The cost for each session is $10 (plus tax)

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