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Bohemian Rhapsody – March 16

Rocketman

A British Invasion at The Center:
Bohemian Rhapsody

Join Suffolk Tourism, in partnership with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, as they proudly present A British Invasion at the Center, three British-themed blockbuster movies that enjoyed great success in cinemas. The series concludes on Thursday, March 16, 2023, when Bohemian Rhapsody comes to the big screen. Admission is $2 per person, and the movie will begin at 7pm.

This is the foot-stomping story that traces the meteoric rise of the legendary British rock band, Queen, and lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers in history. The cast includes Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, and Joseph Mazzello. This 2018 biographical drama is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 134 minutes.

Bohemian Rhapsody

March 16, 2023, 7 PM
Admission is $2 per person 

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SPONSORED BY: The Suffolk Division of Tourism
Bohemian Rhapsody – March 16

Rocketman – February 9

Rocketman

A British Invasion at The Center:
Rocketman

Join Suffolk Tourism, in partnership with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, as they proudly present A British Invasion at the Center, three British-themed blockbuster movies that enjoyed great success in cinemas. The series continues on Thursday, February 9, 2023, when Rocketman comes to the big screen. Admission is $2 per person, and the movie will begin at 7pm.

Set to his most beloved songs, this epic musical tells the story of a young Reginald Dwight’s fantastical transformation to Elton John. Collaboration with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin catapults Elton to international superstar, becoming one of the most iconic figures in pop history. The cast includes Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Richard Madden. This 2019 comedy is rated R and has a running time of 121 minutes.

Rocketman
February 9, 2023, 7 PM
Admission is $2 per person 

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Rocketman – February 9

Downton Abbey – JANUARY 12

Masters of Soul

A British Invasion at The Center:
Downton Abbey: A New Era

Join Suffolk Tourism, in partnership with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, as they proudly present A British Invasion at the Center, three British-themed blockbuster movies that enjoyed great success in cinemas. The series kicks off on Thursday, January 12, 2023, when Downton Abbey: A New Era comes to the big screen. Admission is $2 per person, and the movie will begin at 7pm.

Part of the sprawling Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess’s newly inherited villa, while the rest of the family contends with the arrival of motion pictures at the Abbey. The cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, and Elizabeth McGovern. This 2022 romantic drama is rated PG and has a running time of 124 minutes.

Downton Abbey: A New Era
January 12, 2023, 7 PM
Admission is $2 per person 

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Downton Abbey – JANUARY 12

Precious Metal Clay Basics

NEW! WORKSHOPS

Name of Class:  Metal Clay Beads in Silver
Recommended Age:  16+
Dates:  January 14, 2023
Duration: 1 Day

Day of Week:  Saturday
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Instructor:  Cynthia Quesenberry
Location:  Art Studio A
Cost:  $100.00
NOTE:  Construction of hollow forms.  All levels welcome

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Name of Class:  Bexel & Stone Pendant Setting/Silver
Recommended Age: 
16+

Dates:  February 25, 2023
Duration: 1 Day

Day of Week:  Saturday
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Instructor:  Cynthia Quesenberry
Location:  Art Studio A

Cost:  $100.00
NOTE:  Semi-precious stone provided.  All levels welcome.

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Name of Class:  Basic Prong Pendant Setting/Silver
Recommended Age: 
16+

Dates:  March 25, 2023
Duration: 1 Day

Day of Week:  Saturday
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Instructor:  Cynthia Quesenberry
Location:  Art Studio A

Cost:  $100.00
NOTE:  Semi-precious cab provided.  Some experience preferred but not required.

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Name of Class:  Gingko Leaf Pendant Design/Copper
Recommended Age: 
16+

Dates:  April 22, 2023
Duration: 1 Day

Day of Week:  Saturday
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Instructor:  Cynthia Quesenberry
Location:  Art Studio A

Cost:  $100.00
NOTE:  Using Natural forms in Copper.  All levels welcome.                                                                

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Name of Class:  Link Bracelet/Copper
Recommended Age: 
16+

Dates:  May 27, 2023
Duration: 1 Day

Day of Week:  Saturday
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Instructor:  Cynthia Quesenberry
Location:  Art Studio A

Cost:  $100.00
NOTE:  All levels welcome

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Class Description:   Each of these classes is an adventure in working with precious metal clay.  Art Clay Silver is a great product specially formulated for objects that can be created and fired on the same day with outstanding results.  Art Clay Silver is pure fine silver (.999) mixed with water and an organic binder.  It is soft and easy to work with simple tools.  Once it is fired at 1550 degrees for 45 minutes the product is .999 fine silver.  Art Clay silver is available in several formulations such as syringes, paste, silver-coated paper, and overlay paste. Art Clay Silver projects can be combined with ceramics, glass fusions, kiln-fired enameled, and torch enameled. 

Art Clay Copper is a great product specially formulated for objects that can be created and fired on the same day with outstanding results.  Art Clay Copper is pure copper mixed with water and an organic binder.  It is soft and easy to work with simple tools.  Once it is fired at 1778 degrees for 30 minutes the product is pure Copper.  Art Clay Copper projects can be polished, patinated, kiln-fired enameled, and/or torch enameled. 

The creative possibilities are endless.  Art clay copper and Art clay bronze are also available.  The techniques covered in this class include how to manipulate the clay, techniques to make attachments, using a variety of textures and molds, finishing, sanding techniques, and how to make simple repairs.  We will create a variety of silver jewelry and/or other decorative objects for functional use in other projects. No previous experience is necessary.  All levels are welcome.  All supplies and materials are provided.

Metal Clay Beads in Silver
Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.
Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.
Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.
Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.
Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.
Precious Metal Clay Basics

Cruella ~ DEC. 11

Family Movies: Cruella

December 11, 2022, 2 PM
Admission is $1 per person 

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Cruella DEC. 11
SPONSORED BY: The Suffolk Division of Tourism

Family Movies at the Center: Cruella

Join Suffolk Tourism, in partnership with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, as they proudly present the blockbuster live-action film, “Cruella” on Sunday, December 11, 2022. Admission is $1 and the movie will begin at 2pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. To purchase tickets, contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900 or visit SuffolkCenter.org.

Before she becomes Cruella de Vil, teenage Estella has a dream. She wishes to become a fashion designer, having been gifted with talent, innovation, and ambition all in equal measures. But life seems intent on making sure her dreams never come true. A chance encounter vaults the wild-running Estella into the world of the young, rich, and famous; however, she begins to question the existence she’s built for herself in London and wonders if she might, indeed, be destined for more after all. The all-star cast includes Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Mark Strong, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. This 2021 film is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 134 minutes.

Cruella ~ DEC. 11

The Ring ~ OCT. 28

Friday Night Frights Movies: The Ring

October 28, 2022, 8 PM
Admission is $3 per person 

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Friday 13 OCT. 21
SPONSORED BY: The Suffolk Division of Tourism

Friday Night Frights at the Center: The Ring

The Suffolk Division of Tourism wants to give you the fright of your life as they present a series of classic horror films at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. On Friday, October 28, 2022, join us for “The Ring,” and find out why Samara wants you to answer the phone. The show begins at 8pm and admission $3 per person. For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900.

Journalist Rachel Keller investigates a videotape that may have killed four teenagers, including her niece. She discovers the urban legend about the tape: the viewer will die seven days after watching it. If the legend is correct, Rachel will have to run against time to save her son’s and her own life. The cast includes Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman, and Daveigh Chase. This 2002 movie is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 115 minutes. No children under 13 will be admitted without an adult.

The Ring ~ OCT. 28

Friday 13th ~ OCT. 21

Friday Night Frights Movies: Friday 13th

October 21, 2022, 8 PM
Admission is $3 per person 

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Friday 13 OCT. 21
SPONSORED BY: The Suffolk Division of Tourism

Friday Night Frights at the Center: Friday The 13th

The Suffolk Division of Tourism wants to give you the fright of your life as they present a series of classic horror films at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. On Friday, October 21, 2022, join us for “Friday The 13th,” and meet the scary cultural icon of Jason. The show begins at 8pm and admission $3 per person. For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900.

A young boy named Jason drowns in Camp Crystal Lake in 1957. The next year, two counselors are murdered. In 1980, a descendant of the original owners reopens Camp Crystal Lake with some counselors’ help, but the murders start up again as a mysterious stalker prowls the area. Could it be Jason, out for revenge?   The cast includes Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Jeannine Taylor, and Kevin Bacon. This 1980 movie is rated R and has a running time of 95 minutes. No children under 17 will be admitted unless accompanied by an adult.

Friday 13th ~ OCT. 21

Pet Sematary ~ OCT. 14

Friday Night Frights Movies: Pet Sematary 

October 14, 2022, 8 PM
Admission is $3 per person 

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Pet Sematary OCT. 14
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Friday Night Frights at the Center: Pet Sematary

The Suffolk Division of Tourism wants to give you the fright of your life as they present a series of classic horror films at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. On Friday, October 14, 2022, join us for “Pet Sematary,” the classic 1989 horror film based on the book by Stephen King. The show begins at 8pm and admission $3 per person. For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900.

Eager to start fresh, young doctor Louis Creed and his family move to their new home in the small rural town of Ludlow, Maine. When the family pet is killed in the road, Louis’ well-meaning neighbor introduces him to a mystic place beyond the old pet “sematary” in the woods behind his house: the place where the dead walk. The cast includes Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, and Brad Greenquist. This 1989 movie is rated R and has a running time of 103 minutes. No children under 17 will be admitted.

Pet Sematary ~ OCT. 14

SING 2 ~ SEPT. 18

Family Movies at the Center: Sing 2

September 18, 2022, 2 PM
Admission  is $1 per person 

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Sing 2- Sept. 18
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Family Movies at the Center: Sing 2

Join Suffolk Tourism, in partnership with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, as they proudly present the blockbuster animated film, “Sing 2” on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Admission is $1 and the movie will begin at 2pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. To purchase tickets, contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900 or visit SuffolkCenter.org.

Buster Moon and his friends—Johnny, Meena, Rosita, Gunter, and Ash—have turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But with no connections, Buster and friends must persuade reclusive and broken-hearted rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show, in order to save their reputations. What begins as Buster’s dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart. The all-star cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, and Bono. This 2021 film is rated PG and has a running time of 95 minutes.

SING 2 ~ SEPT. 18

2023 Spring Choral Fest

Spring Choral Fest

2023 Spring Choral Fest

Come celebrate with an exceptional afternoon of harmonies and melodies! The Spring Choral Fest welcomes the Chowan University Singers under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Thorburn, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Chowan University. This community event will also feature Suffolk Public School’s Center for Performance and Production Arts choral ensembles!

Chowan University Choir
The Chowan University Singers is an auditioned ensemble performing a variety of classical, sacred, and contemporary choral repertoire. In March 2022, the ensemble traveled to perform at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Previous performance trips have included concerts throughout North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic region, as well as in Ireland and Italy.

Chowan Singers is under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Thorburn, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Chowan University. Dr. Thorburn holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Rochester, and he performs frequently as a vocal soloist and recitalist. The pianist for the choir is Dejuan Lee, a graduate of the Chowan University music program.

This performance will feature the Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi, joined with the Chowan Community Chorus and accompanied by instrumental ensemble. One of the choral masterworks of the Baroque era, the Gloria is a joyous song of praise and thanksgiving in twelve movements using the traditional text from the Latin Mass.

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Details coming soon!

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April 23, 2023,
Sunday @ 3:30 PM

Genre: Multiple Choral Groups

Ticket Prices: $15 for General Admission Seating
Location: Suffolk Center’s Birdsong Theater

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BIG THANKS to Performance Sponsors:

Thanks to the Suffolk Foundation!
Thanks to Suffolk News Herald!
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building. If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

2023 Spring Choral Fest