Film Screening: Farmland
Friday, May 29, 7–9 p.m.
Not rated; run time: 77 min.
Award-winning director James Moll traveled across the country to meet farmers and ranchers in their 20s who are now responsible for running their own farms. Q&A with local farmers will follow the screening.
Saturdays in the Garden
First Fridays at the Museum
Saturday, May 30, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Join the museum’s garden staff for an informal tour of the History of the Harvest exhibit along Bicentennial Plaza. Tours begin at the information desk in the lobby.
Friday, June 5, 5–9 p.m.
Visit The Story of North Carolina chronological history exhibition on the lobby level and the Starring North Carolina! film exhibit (half-priced admission; last tickets sold at 8 p.m.) on the third floor. Before you leave, stop by the Museum Shop to look for a souvenir. The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild will be organizing tastings of beer from Gizmo Brew Works during the evening.
Exhibit Opening: Hey America!: Eastern North Carolina and the Birth of Funk
History à la Carte: Drumming Up the Funk!
Saturday, June 6
Audio and video clips help illuminate the roles of African American musicians from eastern North Carolina who played prominent roles in the creation of funk—a genre of highly danceable music that helped integrate dance floors across America during the middle and late 1960s.
Wednesday, June 10, noon–1 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages provided.
Sam Lathan, Drummer
Lathan was one of the many musicians from eastern North Carolina who influenced funk music—and even played drums for the James Brown Band. He will talk about his experiences in the early funk music scene and about traveling the world with Brown.