Bryan Cultural Series:
David Holt and Josh Goforth
If you’ve watched PBS over the last 20 years, the name David Holt should be familiar.
The Grammy award–winning musician has been the host of several of the network’s programs, including “State of Music.”
A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Holt has devoted his career to preserving the pure mountain music made famous by people like Doc Watson, Roy Acuff and Grandpa Jones.
He also writes and records music that merges old-timey country, folk and bluegrass.
Holt, along with fellow singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (banjo, guitar, mandolin, ukelele, etc.) Josh Goforth, will come down from the Smoky Mountains to perform at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills.
The night should be filled with some serious picking, grinning and storytelling.
TIME: 4 p.m.
PLACE: First Flight High School, 100 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills
INFO: 252-564-9767, bryanculturalseries.org
Friday 4.21 & Saturday 4.22
The Myrtle Beach, S.C.–based quintet makes its local debut at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern in Nags Head.
And judging by the videos posted on the group’s website, Painted Man could get an Army general to put his flat feet on the dance floor.
The band pumps out jams by a who’s who of rock, funk and hip-hop artists, including Bruno Mars, Rick James, Kool and the Gang, Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Prince, James Brown and the Gap Band.
TIME: 10 p.m.
PLACE: Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern, 2316 S. Croatan Hwy., milepost 10, Nags Head
INFO: 252-441-4116, kellysrestaurant.com
Fridays and Saturdays 4.21, 4.22, 4.28, 4.29 Sundays 4.23, 4.30
Theatre of Dare:
Here’s what you need to know about the community theatre’s spring production.
It’s a mature comedy set in the groovy 1960s, centering on a man named Bernard, who maintains a swinging bachelor pad in Paris.
He has three fiancees who are all flight attendants but do not know each other.
Bernard enjoys the arrangement until the airline (Boeing) changes its schedule, which means the three women could be in the City of Lights at the same time.
His friend Robert arrives to help. But chaos and lots of opening and closing of doors ensue.
TIME: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays
COST: $11 for adults, $6 for students
PLACE: COA Roanoke Island Campus, 205 U.S. 64 Hwy. 64, Manteo
INFO: 252-261-4064, theatreofdare.org
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Under the baton of resident conductor Benjamin Rous, the Norfolk-based orchestra will perform at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills.
Known for its versatility, the symphony’s sweeping program will include classical selections by Brahms and Mozart, as well as marches by John Philip Sousa and pop pieces by John Williams.
If that last name is not ringing a bell, Williams is the undisputed world champion of movie soundtracks —“Superman,” “Jaws” “Star Wars” and “Schindler’s List,” among dozens of others. Rous will lead the orchestra through selections from the composer’s scores for the “Star Wars” movies.
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
COST: $15 to $28
PLACE: First Flight High School, 100 Veterans Dr., Kill Devil Hills
INFO: 252-256-9361, outerbanksforum.com