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January 2016

December 31st 6p.m.

Mt Olive Pickle Drop

Mt Olive, NC

Video screens mark the countdown of the year’s final hour, from 6-7 p.m., while the Harmony Boys perform from 6-6:50 p.m. Free refreshments – hot chocolate, cookies and pickles, are also served. The New Year’s Eve Pickle descends down the flagpole at the stroke of 7 p.m. midnight – that’s 7 o’clock EST, which also happens to be midnight Greenwich Mean Time. (That way, we are official, we shout Happy New Year! - and we don’t have to stay up until midnight.) For those who can’t make it in person, watch it live on New Year’s Eve on the web at

January 8th 5-8pm

First Friday

Looking for something fun and relaxing to start off your weekend? Stop-by for refreshments, see latest exhibits, meet local artists and watch them at work. There's always something new and different to see, do, or listen to at First Friday! It's free and everyone is welcome! ∙ 919.736.3300

January 14th 6:30pm

Open Mic Night

Looking for a place to share your talent? Look no further! You don't want to miss Open Mic Nights at the ACWC. Musicians, singers, spoken word performers, creative thinkers...we want to hear from you. It's free and everyone is welcome.


January 15th 7pm

Wayne County Jazz Showcase

This monthly jazz concert at the Arts Council of Wayne County will feature Eve Cornelious in January. If you are a music lover, a jazz lover or just enjoy a live concert, you will not want to miss this performance of our area’s most talented musicians. Free & open to the public!


January 15th 7:30pm

New York, New York:

Songs from the City that Never Sleeps

After the success of CST's recent cabaret; Coffeehouse: An Evening of Songs from Broadway Past & Present, Center Stage members Diane Belmont and Jayson Keeton jumped at the chance to arrange another evening of music for Goldsboro to enjoy. Don't miss this showcase of some of the best vocal talent available to Wayne County and beyond. General admission tickets are $10/each and are available at the Paramount. 919.583.8432

January 17th 3pm

James Gregory:

The Funniest Man in America

Don’t miss one of Goldsboro’s favorite comedians! As part of the Paramount Performing Arts Series, James Gregory is back with an evening of non-stop laughter & hilarious story-telling. Reserved seating tickets are $30 and available at the Paramount. 919.583.8432.

January 18th 7pm

Paramount Movie Night: Selma

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

General admission tickets are $5 and are available at the Paramount.


January 21st 7:30p.m.

Black Violin

Classically trained viola/violin players, Wil B & Kev Marcus, offer a dynamic fusion of hip-hop, rock, R&B, classical and even bluegrass music. Reserved seating tickets are $20-$25/each and are available at the Paramount.


January 22nd 6pm

ACWC Community Drum Circle

The Arts Council of Wayne County presents a monthly Community Drum Circle. Don’t miss this evening of rhythm, relaxation and inspiration. It’s free and everyone is welcome to join! No experience necessary.


January 31st 3pm

The Malpass Brothers: Best of Wayne County

Goldsboro natives, Christopher & Taylor Malpass, offer a medley of classic country, steeped in the legacy of country greats. The family duo is sure to steal the show and make you a fan of classic, old-time, “real” country music before you leave the theatre. Reserved seating tickets are $18 each and are available at the Paramount. 919.583.8432.

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