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January 30, 2014

Arts Express: Jan. 30, 2014

Confucius Institute to bring Chinese Opera to Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — Chinese opera is coming to SUNY Plattsburgh at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.

“Amazing China” will be held in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall and will feature opera, dance, acrobatics and vocal and instrumental music performed by the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University.

This free performance is sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh College Auxiliary Services and the Office of the President.

For more information, contact the Global Education Office at 564-3287.

Capt. Phillips to attend screening in Whallonsburg

WHALLONSBURG — Vermont’s Richard Phillips will be the special guest of the Champlain Valley Film Society at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, when it screens “Captain Phillips,” the Oscar-nominated film based on his harrowing experience dealing with pirates off the coast of Somalia.

The Super Bowl Sunday matinee showing of the film will be held at the the Whallonsburg Grange Hall at 1610 State Route 22. The originally scheduled Saturday night show has been canceled.

Phillips will be available to answer audience questions.

Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $3 for those under 18, and seating is limited.

For more information, visit

Prom Dress Sale to benefit musical production

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center will hold a Prom Dress Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.

The event helps girls to find reasonably priced, gently-worn formal dresses for a wide range of prices and raises money for the center’s annual musical production, a press release states.

Donate or consign your gently used formal (prom, bridesmaid, evening) dresses, handbags, jewelry or dress shoes. Donors, consignors and shoppers from all towns are welcome.

Remaining donation/consignment drop-off dates are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Everything is cash and carry, as is, no refunds or exchanges.

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