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"Super Me" Anti-Bullying Show 

Presented by Story Ship
Sunday, October 15, 2017 8:31:00 AM

Tuesday, Oct. 17   I   9:30 am & 11:30 am
 

Presented by Story Ship and designed for ages Pre-K - 5th grade, “Super Me” is a fast paced theatrical adventure that combines high-energy hip-hop dance, intense video gaming, astounding magic, interactive animation and a live actor. Audience members are taken on a virtual journey into a comic book world to help a young boy escape from bullies.

Amazing animated and real life videos are projected onto a large screen during the performance allowing audience members to interact with the characters. The audience must help the boy overcome obstacles and solve puzzles using super powers onstage (Super Human Strength, X-Ray vision, Telekinesis, and Aquakinesis.)

During the show, kids are taught a hip-hop dance based on the “Super Me” theme music. At the end of the show, the kids must perform the dance to move to next level of the Super Me training program. The Super Me song summarizes all the Anti-Bullying methods given during the show. Kids not only see real life examples of bullying, but are given clear step by step actions to help stop bullying.

Tickets are $7.

For more information about Story Ship, visit their website.


Ages

  • Pre-K - 5th Grade


Showtimes

For more information, contact Debra Horton 919-435-9566.

Tickets are $7.

Happy Dan the Magic Man 

Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:37:00 AM

Wednesday, Oct. 18   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

 

Neck of the Woods 

Friday, October 13, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Friday, Oct. 20   I   7 pm

The Oct. 20 installment of Neck of the Woods will be our first “Youth Edition.” All performers will be under 21 years of age. Moving forward, we hope to offer a Youth Edition each year in October.

Performers will include Brooke Willse (13-year-old Wake Forest singer and songwriter), Camryn Jamison (Rolesville High School student playing banjo), Happy Accidents (well-known Improv Troupe from Enloe High School), Grace Boudah (14-year-old Wake Forest inspiring vocal and musical theatre performer) and The Wake Forest Civic Ballet (non-profit ballet performance ensemble within Destiny Dance Institute). View the full performance line-up

Refreshments will be available for sale, but no alcohol will be served.
 

Tickets

  • $5
     

About Neck of the Woods

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! Wine, beer and other refreshments are available for purchase. This event is presented and sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS! 

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@wakeforestarts.org.

If you do not have a video. please get in touch with us anyway! We look forward to hearing from you.

Triangle Alliance Chorus 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 3:34:00 PM

Sunday, Oct. 22   I   3 pm
 

The Triangle Alliance Chorus will perform a special fall concert at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m.

In recognition of National Disability Employment month and in collaboration with the Alliance of Disability Advocates, these talented adults with developmental disabilities will perform a variety of numbers, including songs from musical theater, spirituals, James Taylor hits, gospel favorites and Irish songs.

Sponsored by the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County, this concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Renaissance Centre box office at 919-435-9458.

Instrument Zoo 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 8:47:00 AM

Monday, Oct. 23   I   10:30 am

The North Carolina Symphony will present a free “Instrument Zoo” at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St., on Monday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m.

Ever wonder what it’s like to play the violin? Have your child’s fingers been dreaming of the trumpet? Now you can find out with this hands-on classical music activity. North Carolina Symphony musicians and staff demonstrate the instruments of the orchestra and give you the opportunity to try them out for yourself. Musical fun for the whole family!

This event is free and open to the public.

NC Symphony’s Music Discovery Program focuses on promoting literacy and arts education for preschoolers and their families. The program is a part of PNC’s Grow Up Great Initiative.

For more information, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566.

Carolina Puppet Theatre 

Monday, October 2, 2017 10:38:00 AM

Wednesday, Oct. 25   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, Nov. 1

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6


E-Notifier

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First Friday Flix 

Sunday, October 1, 2017 8:46:00 AM

Friday, Nov. 3   I   7 pm  

 

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

Concessions, including popcorn and soft drinks, are also available for purchase.

The Renaissance Centre is located at 405 S. Brooks St. For more information, visit www.wakeforestrencen.org or call the Renaissance Centre Box Office at 919-435-9458.


About First Friday Flix

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.

 

E-Notifier

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

Rockin' the Forest Music Series 

Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:01:00 AM

Saturday, Nov. 11   I   8 pm
Featuring Matt Phillips & The Back Pocket

The “Rockin’ the Forest” music series resumes at the Renaissance Centre on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. with Matt Phillips & The Back Pocket.


Rockin' the Forest

Assembling some of the top musical acts in the country, the Rockin’ the Forest music series features an incredible variety of genres, including rock, Americana and power pop.

Designed to offer local audiences first rate performances that in the past required travel to downtown Raleigh, Chapel Hill or Carrboro, Rockin’ the Forest takes place inside the intimate comfort of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre.

So here’s your chance to stay close to home, discover exciting artists, both established and emerging, and experience the joy of live music in northern Wake County’s newest performing arts venue.

 

Tickets

Tickets for each concert are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited. 

Please note: This performance may include explicit language. Recommended for mature audiences only.

Free at 3 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:14:00 AM

Monday, Nov. 13   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.

 

E-Notifier

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

 

flix4kidz 

Monday, September 25, 2017 1:29:00 PM

Monday, Nov. 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.

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.

 

E-Notifier

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

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