Meet The March Artists

Join Clayton Visual Arts tomorrow – Thursday, March 2 – for the March Meet The Artists Reception. The reception will be held from 6-7:30 PM in the Clayton Center Lobby Gallery.

The March exhibit features the unique work of three local artists – acrylic painter, Susan Peters; watercolor artist, Catherine Donleycott; and pyrographer (wood burner), Sherri Redfield.

The reception is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and children are always welcome to attend. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month. Visit Clayton Visual Arts for more information.

Artist Catherine Donleycott   Artist Sherri Redfield

Register For The Clayton Wedding Expo This Saturday

Are you planning a wedding this year? Did you miss any of the bridal expos held around the Triangle lately? Well, don’t fret. You can visit with more t2017 Clayton Wedding Expo this Saturday, Feb 4.han 30 wedding service providers this Saturday at the 2017 Clayton Wedding Expo.

Held at The Clayton Center, the Clayton Wedding Expo will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM. Admission to the expo is absolutely free, and the first 150 pre-registered brides receive a goody bag just for signing up to attend. Explore local wedding planning options and visit with bridal professionals who can assist you with every detail of your special day.

The Clayton Wedding Expo is a friendly, personal event held in the relaxed atmosphere of The Clayton Center. Pre-registration for the expo is not required, but it is highly recommended. Click here for more information.

Meet The Blackpack This Friday

the blackpack at the clayton center the blackpack at The Clayton Center The Blackpack at The Clayton CenterWe’ve been talking about The Blackpack and their show All Laughs Matter, scheduled for Friday, January 20, at 8 PM here at The Clayton Center. But who are these guys?

Meet Vince Morris, BT, and Billy D. Washington. Three headliners. One stage. All celebrating our differences, one joke at a time.

If you ask the guys why they chose this title for their show, they will tell that it’s because at some point in their career, each of them has been accused of not being true to their heritage…their culture…and their profession. They say they have been considered to be “Too Black for one venue. Not Black enough for another.”

But, funny is funny, right? And these guys are funny. They celebrate individualism with their motto: “Be yourself. Because everybody else is already taken.”

The Blackpack members are former Houston police officer, Billy D Washington. Billy D followed his heart, took to the stage and has since assembled a pretty impressive body of work. He has been featured at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival twice and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and traveled for three years as the opening act for The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. He has also appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and Last Comic Standing, among other late night show appearances.

Vince Morris is one of the hottest up and coming comedy veterans on the scene today. No stranger to television, Vince has appeared on BET’s Comic View, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, CBS’ Late Late Show and Comics Unleashed W/Byron Allen. He also starred in his own  half hour Comedy Central Special.

BT jokingly refers to himself as “a Black redneck with a rock star attitude.” He has performed in more than 43 states and three countries and has been seen in numerous television shows from the Sci-Fi Channels’ “Black Scorpion” to the critically acclaimed HBO movie “Suckers.” He has been on MTV, BET, and VH1. BT and his Jerry Lewis-style energy is a favorite in the nationally touring comedy show “SELLOUT.”

Check out The Blackpack this Friday. Tickets are $25, plus sales tax and fees. Presented in partnership with Sinclair Entertainment. Purchase tickets here.

All Laughs Really Do Matter

The Blackpack – three very funny African-American comedians – bring their show, All Laughs Matter, to The Clayton Center stage on Friday, January 20, at 8 PM. And while the Blackpack’s theme is a good-natured, often brutally honest look at our national political spectrum, the show’s title highlights a universal truth: All laughs matter because laughter is good medicineClayton Center laugh.

That’s right, research shows that laughter really is good for your health. Laughter relaxes the body, boosts the immune system, protects the heart, diffuses anger, burns calories and best of all, may even help you to live longer. A study in Norway found that people with a strong sense of humor outlived those who don’t laugh as much.

You can read more about the benefits of a good belly laugh at healthguide.org Then, make plans to enjoy more laughs at The Clayton Center. Tickets to The Blackpack are on sale now. In March, we also present Lawn and Disorder, relationship comedy based on everyday life. We care about our patrons, so we are doing our part to help you laugh your way through 2017!

It’s Christmas Time In Clayton

Carpenters Remembered

The holiday spirit is alive and well in Clayton. The Town sponsored a successful Christmas Village and Tree Lighting last week. This Saturday at 3 PM, the Clayton Rotary presents the annual Clayton Christmas Parade. Here at The Clayton Center, we have have been decking the halls in preparation for our annual December show – “We’ve Only Just Begun”: Carpenters Remembered.

Carpenters Remembered is the definitive show celebrating one of the most successful recording acts of all time. Karen and Richard Carpenter sold over a hundred million records in just over a decade and still hold the record for the most consecutive top-ten singles.  The dynamic combination of Karen’s voice and Richard’s compositions and arrangements created Grammy-winning magic and won them a worldwide legion of loyal fans.

This Saturday, December 10, at 8 PM, Michelle Berting Brett takes center stage accompanied by her 7-piece band of versatile Nashville musicians to recreate the sound of the Carpenters. In addition Michelle shares stories culled from extensive research and interviews with those who knew Karen and Richard both personally and professionally.  The result is a family show and an intimate behind the scenes profile of the pop music phenomenon that defined an era.

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