EVENTS

OPENING NIGHT GALA
WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 6-8pm
WHERE: The Laurelbrook, 2319 Hodges Street
WHAT: This event celebrates the artists, hosts, sponsors, and Honorary Chair Mayor Nancy McFarlane of the 2018 Series of Fortunate Events. Join us for a casual evening filled with drinks, hors d'oeuvres, music, and great company! Music will be provided by Wilmington's DJ Smooth!
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION
WHEN: Friday, May 4, 6-8pm
WHERE: United Arts Council, 410 Glenwood Ave #170
WHAT: The opening of ULTRALIGHT II, an exhibition that celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities. The exhibition is on the First Friday Artwalk route, will include drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and time to socialize with the exhibiting artists. 


CONCERT
WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 1:30 - 6:00pm
WHERE: Lincoln Theatre, 126 E Cabarrus Street
WHAT: An afternoon of great music and high energy featuring four great bands, highlighted by our friends

from Castle Wild! Joining Castle Wild will be Greenville-based Built For Comfort, local  Bluegrass talent Carolina Lightnin', and Raleigh-based party band 3WB. 

FILM SCREENING
WHEN: Thursday, May 10, 6-9pm
WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 2116-D New Bern Ave
WHAT:​   A screening and discussion of this year’s Best Picture Oscar Winner, The Shape of Water. Did you love it or hate it? Come hear what our film critics thought and add your opinion of how people with disabilities are portrayed in films and media. Audio Description and Open Captioning provided for the film.

 
KIDS' ART EXHIBITION
WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 12-3pm 
WHERE: Sertoma Art Center, 1400 W Millbrook Road
WHAT:​ A day of fun: the opening of Fantastic Beasts, an exhibition of artwork made by kids with and without disabilities; a make your own beast art activity; and a SPARKcon street painting workshop that is accessible to everyone! All events are free and open to the public. 

Want to be in the exhibition? View the call-for-art here.
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THEATRE SHOWCASE
WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, 7pm
WHERE: Theatre In The Park, 107 Pullen Road
WHAT:​ A showcase of short theatrical performances featuring actors with disabilities. Topics range from life with disabilities, to the angst of being a teenager; ages of the actors range from middle school through adult.  ASL, Audio Description Provided, Program will be available prior to show and read during the event.