Set of a series of drum classes


Art Matters is a weekly column that provides information on upcoming performing arts, exhibitions, and similar events in the greater Mount Airy area. For ticket information, contact The Surry Arts Council.


Almost, Maine, Andy Griffith Playhouse, 3pm, $ 15-20. One frosty clear night in the middle of winter, while the aurora blazes in the sky, the people of Almost, Maine, fall in love and fall out of love in the strangest ways. Love is lost, found and confused, and the people of Almost, Maine, will never be the same again.


Mount Airy Photo Club. Siamese twins exhibition, hours. 19:00. Join Kenny Hooker and Hobart Jones as they research interesting topics related to digital photography. All experience levels are welcome. To include it in your email list, please send an email to [email protected]


Free Monthly Video: Wonder (PG). Historic Earle Theater, 4:00 pm Born with differences in face that until now prevented him from attending regular school, August Pullman becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, classmates, and the wider community struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.


Brewing and brushes: Eiffel for you The Loaded Goat, 247 City Hall Street, 6:30 PM, $ 30. Complete with step-by-step instructions and light footprints, this one is easy and perfect for anyone. Come early and enjoy the food and drinks available for purchase. All materials provided.


Betty Lynn visits, Andy Griffith Museum, 1pm, free entry to the Andy Griffith Museum ($ 8, $ 6 for children 12 years and younger). Meet the woman we all love as Barney’s sweetheart, Thelma Lou. Has photos available for sale that will be autographed – note that photos must be purchased for cash ($ 10).


Arts Ball, Cross Creek Country Club, 1129 Greenhill Road, $ 75. A silent auction, dinner at the table and dancing with the Band of Oz. Arts Ball income goes to free cultural programs for Surry County Schools, Mount Airy Municipal Schools, and Millennium Charter Academy.


Yoga with Heather, Andy Griffith Museum Theater, hours. 10:30 for free. These one-hour yoga classes are open to all levels. Bring your own mat or towel. For questions or additional information, please contact Heather Elliott at 336-786-7998 or [email protected]

Videos this week

Jumanji: The next level (PG-13). Sunday, February 16, at 16 and 19; Monday, February 17 and Wednesday, February 19, daily at 19:00. The gang is back, but the game has changed! When they return to save one of their own, players will have to face unknown parts to escape the world’s most dangerous game. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart.


Just Mercy (PG-13). Friday February 21 at 19:00; Saturday, February 22, at 16 and 19; Sunday, February 23 at 16 and 19; Monday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 26 at 19:00. True Story, Just Mercy follows the young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his historic fight for justice. One of his first and most inflammatory cases is the case of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who was sentenced to death in 1987 for the murder of an 18-year-old girl despite the prevalence of evidence of his innocence.

Current programs

Improv Troupe. If interested, please contact Madeline Matanick at 336-786-7998 or [email protected]

Art for kids (Age 5-10) Mondays, 16-17, Surry Arts Council Photo Gallery, $ 30 / month. From finger painting to portraits, discover the amazing world of art! Learn about shape, composition, color, and more.

Drawing and painting, (age 11) Monday, 5PM – 6PM, Surry Art Council Photo Gallery, $ 30. The class will delve into the basics of drawing and painting, focusing on perspective, color, and composition using pencil, pen, acrylic paint, and watercolor. Great activities for students of all skill levels.

A special Friends Line dance classTuesdays, 11:00, Andy Griffith Museum Theater, free. Shelby Coleman runs this class for Special Friends to have fun and move around.

Clogging classes, Tuesdays, 4:30 – 8:30 pm, Andy Griffith Museum Theater. Rhythmic Expression offers a variety of styles for all ages. Visit for additional information.

Free TAPS (Traditional Art Programs) Junior Flat Foot Dance Lessons, Thursdays, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Historic Earle Theater Learn this fun traditional percussion dance. This program is sponsored in part by a TAPS grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Free TAPS (traditional art programs) Music lessons for teenagers, Thursdays, 17: 30-18: 15 violin; 18: 15-18: 45, guitar, banjo and mandolin; Historic Earle Theater. Award-winning musician and instructor Jim Vipperman, who teaches and conducts instruments, is at your disposal. Come and learn to play the violin, mandolin, guitar or banjo! This program is sponsored in part by a TAPS grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Free Jam session, Thursdays, 7pm, Historic Earle Theater. Local and visiting musicians are welcome. The music ranges from bluegrass and olden times to gospel and country. The musicians take turns playing, singing and supporting others. Many only come to sit down and listen or dance. This program is supported in part by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Tickets already on sale for …

Rhonda Vincent and the rage, Saturday, March 21, 7:30 pm Historic Earle Theater, $ 35-55. One of the most awarded bands in the history of bluegrass music, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, won Grammy Awards and 19 IBMA Awards (including Artist of the Year and Vocalist of the Year), among others.


For more information, to purchase tickets or to register for classes, contact Surry Arts Council at (336) 786-7998 or visit Follow us on Facebook at

For more information, to buy tickets or to register for classes, contact Surry Arts Council at 336-786-7998 or visit Follow on Facebook at


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