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THEATRE: "The Diary Play"

Sunday, 11/19/2017
Mouths of Babes Theatre Company - "The Diary Play"
Thurs. Nov. 16 7:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 18 2:00 pm and Sun. Nov. 19 2:00 pm

Smart, engaging young adult theatre, "The Diary Play" (2014) presents four distinct teen voices dealing with issues of love, maturity, growth, and identity. The Diary Play is an original play created by Mouths of Babes Theatre ( using the words from four women's diaries during their teen years. The play is an experiment with verbatim and documentary theatre as it uses the actual words from these diaries (edited, but not embellished) for the creation of verbatim monologues.

We hear the words and experiences of: Elizabeth, who undergoes the trials and tribulations of first love; Galina, a young woman from Turkmenistan recovering from an act of sexual violence; Pam, who records details of school, family, farming, dating, and a Peter Frampton concert; and of Susanne, a young woman struggling to reconcile her identities as an actor and as a committed Christian.
Purchase seats on CAM's website, by phone and at CAM's Visitor Services desk: CAM Members: $10.00, Non-Members: $15.00, Students with valid high school/college ID: $5.00 (tax and fees not included). Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

About Mouths of Babes Theatre Company:
Mouths of Babes Theatre Company (MoB) is a newly formed non-profit theatre company founded on the principles of active agency and respect for young adult audiences and theatre artists. Dedicated to creating engaging, interesting, and smart theatre for young adult actors and audiences, they specialize in contemporary plays for young actors, creating original plays, and producing classic plays done in new ways. With a focus on social issues and themes of identity, MoB wants to promote and support young theatre artists and audiences to be active participants, not only in the arts, but in the world around them.

Weekly Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 11/22/2017
A different touring experience each Wednesday. Learn more about the artwork on view, process of selection and installation with tours by CAM staff. CAM Members: Free, Museum admission all others.

Group Singing: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers

Sunday, 11/26/2017
1:30 pm: Instruction for beginners
2:00 - 4 pm: Group Singing, all
Songbooks provided, beginners welcome!

Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers ( presents a traditional Sacred Harp Singing and invite you to join in the music and raise your voice in song! This dynamic form of a cappella social singing dates back to Colonial America, using a modern reprint of the 1844 songbook "The Sacred Harp". Sacred Harp and related shape-note styles are the oldest continuous singing traditions in the United States. Surviving as a living tradition in parts of the South, notably Georgia and Alabama, Sacred Harp music has been discovered by new generations of singers who have spread the heritage across North America and to Australia and Europe.

The music is loud, vigorous and intense. It is meant to be sung, not just observed. No previous experience is necessary. Learn more about Sacred Harp singing at Free and open to the public, Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

Weekly Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 11/29/2017
A different touring experience each Wednesday. Learn more about the artwork on view, process of selection and installation with tours by CAM staff. CAM Members: Free, Museum admission all others.

Artists Talk: James Bridges & Diego Camposeco

Thursday, 11/30/2017
IN CONVERSATION: "Created by Light" artists James Bridges and Diego Camposeco

James Bridges and Diego Camposeco will give illustrated overviews of their body of work as part of the discussion, which will be moderated by Holly Tripman Fitzgerald, Chief Curator, CAM. Both reside in the Wilmington area, and their work on view in the photography exhibition "Created by Light" is part of CAM’s permanent collection. Come join in the conversation for insights into their inspiration and process.

CAM Members and Students with valid college ID: $10.00, Non-Members: $15.00 (tax and fees not included). Purchase seats by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall and Brown Wing.

Before or after the program enjoy a meal and/or refreshments in CAM Cafe with classical guitar music by Justin Hoke.

OPENING PARTY: "Art of Illumination"

Friday, 12/1/2017
Meet the artists and be among the first to experience over thirty original designed lanterns! Enjoy this evening with light refreshments, cash bar and live music by bluegrass band, Massive Grass ( CAM Members and Students: $10.00 Non-Members: $16.00.

"Art of Illumination" (on view December 2, 2017 through January 7, 2018) returns to CAM for a third year, drawing inspiration from traditional lantern festivals that mark the transitional moment of season’s change and year’s end. Experience original lanterns created by over thirty artists from NC, IL, and AZ. These artists use silk, fabrics, handmade paper, recycled plastics, glass, clay, metal and the unifying quality of light to create their lanterns which comprise this unique exhibition during the holiday season.

Weekly Exhibition Tours

Wednesday, 12/6/2017
A different touring experience each Wednesday. Learn more about the artwork on view, process of selection and installation with tours by CAM staff. CAM Members: Free, Museum admission all others.

JAZZ: Grenoldo Frazier

Thursday, 12/7/2017
Jazz @ The CAM Series: Grenoldo Frazier
Crowd-pleaser and Wilmington favorite, composer, arranger, pianist and vocalist Grenoldo Frazier will be singing and swinging to start off the holiday season. Frazier's broad range pulls from his vast array of musical knowledge and experience crossing and combining many genres from jazz, show tunes, classical to contemporary. His presence and showmanship leaves audiences hoping the night never ends. Purchase seats on CAM’s website, by phone and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk CAM & CFJS Members: $12.00, Non-members: $20.00, $10.00 for students with valid college ID (tax and fees not included). Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.

Hear musicians from Wilmington and around the state performing a range of jazz genres in an intimate “close up and personal” performance setting for your listening pleasure. The Jazz @ The CAM series is presented by Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society (CJFS,

SCREENING: "School Daze" (1988)

Saturday, 12/9/2017
COAST Radio (97.3) and the Black Arts Alliance celebrate Spike Lee’s look at Greek sororities and fraternities at an African American college in "School Daze" (2 hr. 1 min., 1988). After the screening, a panel discussion on the importance of Greek life and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Hosted by Bigg B. Purchase admission at the door the night of the screening: $5.00 with unwrapped toy, $10.00 without, Students with valid college ID: $5.00 without toy, Free with unwrapped toy. Refreshments available for purchase from CAM Café. Bring an unwrapped toy donation for COAST’s Holiday Smiles Toy Drive. For more details contact COAST: 910-763-9977. Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall.