The big day approaches! The moment Kathy Ramsberger promised us earlier this summer is finally almost here: The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is opening in November. Was there a bit of a bumpy road to opening day? Yes, sure – a few name changes, a little Supreme Court decision that didn't go their way – but that's par for the course for any enormous public-private partnership, and a few years later, almost nobody remembers the roadblocks. So: bygones. It's here, it's clear (get it, it's all glass), get used to it. And you know what? The Dr. Phillips Center staff has planned a doozy of an opening party for you, a monthlong extravaganza of shows and events for all tastes, and you should really take advantage of as much of it as possible.
First up, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2: an invitation-only hard-hat team appreciation event (this is for members of the construction team and their families, which: sweet).
Then, free and open the public:
That's it for the free stuff, but stay with me, there's still way more:
So there you have it. By the end of November, this arts center will be well and truly broken in, and you should be familiar with all the amenities. Make it your mission.
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