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September 2014

Rubbish 2 Runway II

September 9 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 5:00 pm
FRANK Gallery,
109 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

This community show, running from September 9th to October 5th, 2014, will again feature dresses made entirely from recycled materials in order to spark a conversation about the benefits of reducing waste and reusing what can be salvaged creatively. This year the exhibition will feature the dresses of over 20 participants, and these will be worn on the “runway” by selected models and judged by a panel of FRANK guest artists and designers. There will be cash prizes awarded to…

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Service of Lessons and Carols

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - December 14 @ 5:00 pm
United Church of Chapel Hill,
1321 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Seasonal scripture readings with music by the Children’s, Youth and Chancel Choirs and United Church Brass.

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Banned Book Week

September 21
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Every day until September 27, 2014
Chapel Hill Public Library,
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Banned Books Week is here and we are celebrating the freedom to read in a unique way! Each day during Banned Books Week, Sept 21 – Sept 27, you can stop by Chapel Hill Public Library and collect a limited edition Banned Book Trading Card – one for every day of the week. These cards were designed by local artists and inspired by books that have been censored or banned. The seven cards were selected from 73 submissions, all of…

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Free

CenterFest

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Saturday 10-6; Sunday 11-5
Durham Arts Council,
120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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CenterFest September 20-21, 2014 Saturday 10-6; Sunday 11-5   “In its 40th year, CenterFest is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s lively Downtown district, the event is a favorite among visual artists, performing artists and visitors.   CenterFest 2014 leverages the extraordinary assets of the downtown district, including culinary arts components, exciting entertainment and historic districts, and a cutting edge creative community, to highlight the high quality of the visual artists and the…

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“Mixing It Up”

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 28, 2014
Chapel Hill Art Gallery,
1215 E. Franklin St., Chapel HIll, NC 27514 United States

Presenting the watercolor batik and mixed media of artist Lindy Muse. Lindy will showcase a variety of her work from Sept. 4 – Sept. 28. Gallery open Thu – Sun, noon – 6PM (located between Caffe’ Driade and Whitehall Antiques). Meet Lindy and member artists during the Second Friday Art Walk on Sept. 12, 6 – 9PM. Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter at www.CHHillArtGal.com

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Southern Village Food Truck Rodeo (Last of the Year!)

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Last food truck rodeo of the year!

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$10-$11

Ira Knight Presents: 1 Life 2 Live – 3 Original Short Plays (Matinee)

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Three short plays by Ira Knight.    Guilty Conscience : A drug dealer comes clean with his therapist    Gentleman Caller : A family matriarch gives practical dating advice    Short Notice: We don’t have unlimited time, so let’s make it count ! General: $11 ArtsCenter Friends: $10

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Free

A Southern Summer – Music Series on the Green

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green at Southern Village,
400 Market St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Each week of the summer, Southern Village will host a music series on the Village Green on Sundays. There is no cover charge, and all acts begin at 6:00pm. This week’s musical guest is: The Nomads: A legendary North Carolina beach music band

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The Doug Largent Trio at The Station

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Station at Southern Rail,
201-C E Main St , Carrboro, NC United States
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The Doug Largent Trio featuring Brad Maiani on guitar and Tyler Leak on drums plays organ trio jazz at West End Wine Bar of Chapel Hill.  Featuring special guest John Palowitch on alto saxophone!

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Banned Book Week

September 22
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 27, 2014
Chapel Hill Public Library,
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Banned Books Week is here and we are celebrating the freedom to read in a unique way! Each day during Banned Books Week, Sept 21 – Sept 27, you can stop by Chapel Hill Public Library and collect a limited edition Banned Book Trading Card – one for every day of the week. These cards were designed by local artists and inspired by books that have been censored or banned. The seven cards were selected from 73 submissions, all of…

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DISCOVERIES

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until October 26, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Paintings by Lolette Guthrie and Michelle Yellin, kiln-formed glass by Mark Kinsella. September 22nd through October 26th. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, September 26th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, metalsmith jewelry, turned wood, pottery, and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6, Fri & Sat 10-8, Sun 12-4

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Free

Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps’ Opening Reception

September 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014
North Carolina Botanical Garden,
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

The North Carolina Botanical Garden presents Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps, a  juried exhibition of 44 original contemporary plant illustrations illuminating the historical, artistic and botanical influence of 18th century father/son naturalists John and William Bartram. Opening Remarks and Reception  features Carol Woodin, Director of Exhibitions from the  American Society of Botanical Artists. Ms. Woodin will talk about ASBA’s impetus for  the exhibition and delve into the distinctive personalities of John and son William Bartram—who they were, how they worked…

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Free

Screening and discussion of fracking movie Triple Divide

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library,
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Monday, September 22, 7-9 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library Address: 100 Library Dr., Chapel Hill Map, directions, and transit information Triple Divide, an acclaimed fracking documentary, will be screened and discussed with local commentators. Discussion topic: “How are state regulations and industry handling the impacts of fracking?” Event is free. For more information, contact Judith Ferster, Orange-Chatham Group Conservation Chair.

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Banned Book Week

September 23
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Every day until September 27, 2014
Chapel Hill Public Library,
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Banned Books Week is here and we are celebrating the freedom to read in a unique way! Each day during Banned Books Week, Sept 21 – Sept 27, you can stop by Chapel Hill Public Library and collect a limited edition Banned Book Trading Card – one for every day of the week. These cards were designed by local artists and inspired by books that have been censored or banned. The seven cards were selected from 73 submissions, all of…

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West End Run Club

September 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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every Tuesday night at 6:00
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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DSI and Franklin Street Yoga Center present the West End Run Club, an excellent opportunity to get moving and meet local runners all for free on West Franklin St. Check-in for 5 runs, get 5 classes at Franklin St. Yoga FREE! Regular runs take place along Franklin St, UNC Campus and Cameron Ave. Weekly runs are scheduled for Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Runs start at DSI Comedy and range from 1.5 miles to 5 miles. Beginners are welcome.

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Free

“Stewards of Children”- YMCA Darkness to Light Training

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Homestead Aquatic Center,
300 Northern Park Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA Darkness to Light initiative brings you FREE this two-hour training designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. Gain skills to better protect children and join the prevention movement that is over 7,000 strong in our community! This training provides 2 contact hours to social workers, certified counselors, and preschool/child care providers at an additional cost. For more information, visit www.chcymca.org/d2l. Register by emailing Tricia.Smar@YMCATriangle.org or…

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DISCOVERIES

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until October 26, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Paintings by Lolette Guthrie and Michelle Yellin, kiln-formed glass by Mark Kinsella. September 22nd through October 26th. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, September 26th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, metalsmith jewelry, turned wood, pottery, and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6, Fri & Sat 10-8, Sun 12-4

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Free

Kids Stories & Songs

September 23 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until December 31, 2014
Johnny’s Gone Fishing,
901 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Every Tuesday morning, kids and parents fill the Johnny’s Gone Fishing “living room” to listen to children’s stories and sing songs. Johnny’s own Katie Moorehead, who has taught at Durham Academy, Broadway Bound, and the Carrboro Arts Center, leads the group. We often invite guests, such as Sgt. Billy Austin of the Carrboro Police Department or local firefighters to talk about fire safety. It’s free to attend, listen, and participate and snacks and juice are available for purchase. Johnny’s is…

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Free

Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps’ Opening Reception

September 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014
North Carolina Botanical Garden,
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

The North Carolina Botanical Garden presents Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps, a  juried exhibition of 44 original contemporary plant illustrations illuminating the historical, artistic and botanical influence of 18th century father/son naturalists John and William Bartram. Opening Remarks and Reception  features Carol Woodin, Director of Exhibitions from the  American Society of Botanical Artists. Ms. Woodin will talk about ASBA’s impetus for  the exhibition and delve into the distinctive personalities of John and son William Bartram—who they were, how they worked…

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Free

Free Support Group for People in Challenging Relationships

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week for 52 weeks

The intention of this group is to provide a safe and confidential space for people in challenging relationships to receive and provide support, brainstorm ideas of ways to better communicate with partners, and cope with the everyday stresses of loving someone that can be difficult.  

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Free

Free Swift Creek Band Concert

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States

Swift Creek Band will perform a free concert on September 23 at 7 pm at the Arts Center at 300G East Main Street in Carrboro. The concert is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties and celebrates National Voter Registration Day. Swift Creek (www.swiftcreekmusic.com) describes its music as Americana featuring strong traditional and progressive bluegrass influences, a touch of gospel, and a healthy dose of folk. The League will provide voter information and registration…

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Free

Teen Open Mic

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Johnny’s Gone Fishing,
901 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Bring your friends, band, props, or nothing at all. Share a song, poem, skit, story, or pretty much anything you’d like! Or just come out and enjoy what others share (it’s free!). …AND BE READY FOR GOOD EATS. Capp’s Apizza truck will be wood firing made-to-order pizzas and we’ll have a make-your-own ice cream sundae bar set up!

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The Doug Largent Trio at Looking Glass Cafe

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Looking Glass Cafe,
601 W Main St., Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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The Doug Largent Trio featuring Brad Maiani on guitar, Tyler Leak on drums, and special guest John Palowitch on alto saxophone will play organ trio jazz at Looking Glass Cafe in Carrboro.

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$10

DSI’s Mister Diplomat

September 23 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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every Friday night at 10:00
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Diplomat features true stories told by one of the performers, a local celebrity or special guest. Anecdotes inspire a world of absurd scenes, fully improvised by the most aggressive improv comedians in North Carolina. From local crowds at Inside Scoop, Skylight Exchange, Kings Barcade, The ArtsCenter, and now its home at DSI Comedy Theater, to prominent venues such as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (New York City) and The Playground (Chicago), MrD has worked hard to cement itself as a…

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Banned Book Week

September 24
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 27, 2014
Chapel Hill Public Library,
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Banned Books Week is here and we are celebrating the freedom to read in a unique way! Each day during Banned Books Week, Sept 21 – Sept 27, you can stop by Chapel Hill Public Library and collect a limited edition Banned Book Trading Card – one for every day of the week. These cards were designed by local artists and inspired by books that have been censored or banned. The seven cards were selected from 73 submissions, all of…

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DISCOVERIES

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until October 26, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Paintings by Lolette Guthrie and Michelle Yellin, kiln-formed glass by Mark Kinsella. September 22nd through October 26th. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, September 26th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, metalsmith jewelry, turned wood, pottery, and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6, Fri & Sat 10-8, Sun 12-4

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Free

Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps’ Opening Reception

September 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014
North Carolina Botanical Garden,
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

The North Carolina Botanical Garden presents Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps, a  juried exhibition of 44 original contemporary plant illustrations illuminating the historical, artistic and botanical influence of 18th century father/son naturalists John and William Bartram. Opening Remarks and Reception  features Carol Woodin, Director of Exhibitions from the  American Society of Botanical Artists. Ms. Woodin will talk about ASBA’s impetus for  the exhibition and delve into the distinctive personalities of John and son William Bartram—who they were, how they worked…

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Free

Carrboro Farmers’ Market

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week until November 19, 2014
Carrboro Farmers’ Market,
301 West Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States

Carrboro, North Carolina, is home to the nationally recognized Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Recently highlighted by both Bon Appétit, Martha Stewart’s Good Food Magazine, and Visa Black Card Magazine as one of the top markets in the country, Carrboro Farmers’ Market celebrates its 36th season in 2014. The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is truly a farmer-owned and operated market. The vendors themselves produce all goods sold at the Market. Everything comes from within a 50-mile radius of Carrboro. Located at the Carrboro…

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Free

Solarize Chapel Hill Free Solar Info Session

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library,
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Solarize Chapel Hill is a grassroots effort that makes it simple and affordable to go solar. By organizing neighbors together, we earn group discounts. And with recent drop in solar prices and soon to be expired tax credits, now is a great time to go solar. Our next Solar Info Session is Sept. 24, 6:30pm, at Chapel Hill Public Library. This event will have solar experts to step you through each phase of the process: design and installation, becoming your own…

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Celebrating 20 years of Music with Tim Duffy and Special performance by Ironing Board Sam

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burwell School Historic Site,
319 North Churton St , Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Don’t miss this evening with Tim Duffy and famed blues musician Ironing Board Sam on Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00pm, at the Burwell School! Tim Duffy, co-founder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, will discuss the twentieth anniversary of Music Maker and their book, We Are The Music Makers: Preserving The Soul Of America’s Music. Please read more about this organization’s important work at www.musicmaker.org. You’ll love the special performance by master showman Ironing Board Sam! After playing professionally for more than 55…

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$15-$52

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until October 5, 2014
Paul Green Theatre,
150 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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PlayMakers Repertory Company opens its season with the regional premiere of a new play straight from an acclaimed Broadway run. Take one part Chekhov, add a heaping portion of hilarity with a dash of misery, mix with pop culture and shake furiously with laughter. The New York Times raved, calling the 2013 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, “Deliriously funny! Comic acting raised to the level of high art.” Plays September 17 through October 5. Call (919) 962-PLAY for tickets

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$6

Comedy Lottery

September 24 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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every Wednesday night at 8:30
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Comedy Lottery is a luck-of-the-draw open mic produced by DSI. Comedy fans are guaranteed laughs at the Lottery as some of the best AND newest comics in the Triangle wait for their name to be called! Comics interested in going up should arrive 30 minutes before show time to sign up. For every paying guest you bring (up to 5), you get your name in the hat an additional time! ALL ARE WELCOME! Whether a new comic or a seasoned…

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Banned Book Week

September 25
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 27, 2014
Chapel Hill Public Library,
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Banned Books Week is here and we are celebrating the freedom to read in a unique way! Each day during Banned Books Week, Sept 21 – Sept 27, you can stop by Chapel Hill Public Library and collect a limited edition Banned Book Trading Card – one for every day of the week. These cards were designed by local artists and inspired by books that have been censored or banned. The seven cards were selected from 73 submissions, all of…

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DISCOVERIES

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until October 26, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Paintings by Lolette Guthrie and Michelle Yellin, kiln-formed glass by Mark Kinsella. September 22nd through October 26th. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, September 26th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, metalsmith jewelry, turned wood, pottery, and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6, Fri & Sat 10-8, Sun 12-4

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“Mixing It Up”

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 28, 2014
Chapel Hill Art Gallery,
1215 E. Franklin St., Chapel HIll, NC 27514 United States

Presenting the watercolor batik and mixed media of artist Lindy Muse. Lindy will showcase a variety of her work from Sept. 4 – Sept. 28. Gallery open Thu – Sun, noon – 6PM (located between Caffe’ Driade and Whitehall Antiques). Meet Lindy and member artists during the Second Friday Art Walk on Sept. 12, 6 – 9PM. Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter at www.CHHillArtGal.com

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Carol Bodiford at Tyndall Galleries

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until October 11, 2014
Tyndall Galleries,
University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Nature Dreaming, new landscape paintings by Carol Bodiford This is the first solo exhibit of Carol Bodiford’s work in North Carolina and we are pleased to introduce her beautiful ethereal paintings to our area. The show runs from September 11 – October 11 at Tyndall Galleries in University Mall. Gallery hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 to 6:00 pm. Carol Bodiford’s landscape paintings are luminous with delicate, refined light. The physical elements in nature are softened in a…

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Free

Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps’ Opening Reception

September 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014
North Carolina Botanical Garden,
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

The North Carolina Botanical Garden presents Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps, a  juried exhibition of 44 original contemporary plant illustrations illuminating the historical, artistic and botanical influence of 18th century father/son naturalists John and William Bartram. Opening Remarks and Reception  features Carol Woodin, Director of Exhibitions from the  American Society of Botanical Artists. Ms. Woodin will talk about ASBA’s impetus for  the exhibition and delve into the distinctive personalities of John and son William Bartram—who they were, how they worked…

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Free

Operation Medicine Drop

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carrboro Town Commons,
301 W Main Street, Carborro, NC United States

Operation Medicine Drop is a partnership of Safe Kids North Carolina, the Riverkeepers of North Carolina, NC State Bureau of Investigation, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of North Carolina and local law enforcement agencies working together to encourage the public to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medication. By providing safe and secure ways for people to get rid of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while protecting our waters. Since 2010,…

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Author April McGreger Discusses New Sweet Potato Cookbook at Parker and Otis

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Parker and Otis,
112 S Duke Street , Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Sweet Potatoes: a Savor the South Cookbook In this paean to the brightly colored tuber, McGreger tells the multifaceted history of a fundamental southern food, praising its rich and diverse savory-to-sweet flavor profile, botanical varieties, and shockingly high nutritional value. Along with instructions for selection and storage, McGreger shares the fifty best sweet potato recipes in the world. Embracing but going well beyond the classics. McGreger’s creations will delight and satisfy with their deliciousness and versatility.

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Talkin’ Tar Heel: Understanding North Carolina’s History Through Speech

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wilson Library,
201 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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5:30 p.m.  Program, Pleasants Family Assembly Room The linguistic diversity and dialects of North Carolina will be the topic of a free public program September 25 in Wilson Library. Linguists Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser will share stories, sights, and sounds from their book Talkin’ Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina.

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Free

Ashley Warner discusses her book The Year After: A Memoir (a benefit for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center)!

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

With unflinching honesty and unsinkable spirit, The Year After offers a rare and intimate portrait of trauma. Inspired by original journal entries, the daily challenges of recovery from rape at the restless age of 24 are artfully interwoven with reflections from early childhood and twenty years beyond in the search for understanding so familiar to those who have wrestled with life-changing upheaval. Now a psychoanalyst, Warner subtly brings a forward-looking perspective to the narrative while remaining true to the arduous…

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10+

Dorrance Dance – The Blues Project

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill,
114 E Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Hailed by The New Yorker as “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today,” Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance’s company features some of today’s best tap artists. Through the choreography of Derick K. Grant and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, the Bessie Award-winning company honors tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history by expanding on traditional rhythmic, aesthetic and conceptual elements. Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely perform her original blues music created for the show.

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$15-$52

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until October 5, 2014
Paul Green Theatre,
150 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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PlayMakers Repertory Company opens its season with the regional premiere of a new play straight from an acclaimed Broadway run. Take one part Chekhov, add a heaping portion of hilarity with a dash of misery, mix with pop culture and shake furiously with laughter. The New York Times raved, calling the 2013 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, “Deliriously funny! Comic acting raised to the level of high art.” Plays September 17 through October 5. Call (919) 962-PLAY for tickets

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$15.00

Arts Alive: Facts and Fiction

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Whitted Building,
300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough, NC, NC 27278 United States

Six local authors, Michael Malone, David Payne, Steven Petrow, Barbara Rich, Randal Kenan and Anna Jean Mayhew will discuss connection between narrative presented by photograph with written essay or novel.  Photographic exhibit by Elizabeth Matheson will be presented as part of discussion.

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$2515

Gaspard&Dancers

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - September 26 @ 10:00 pm
Duke University Reynolds Theater,
125 Science drive, Durham,nc, 27708

Durham-based modern dance choreographer Gaspard Louis and his company Gaspard&Dancers will present a packed evening of dance September 25 and 26 at Duke University’s Reynolds Industries Theater—the company’s fifth annual concert at Duke. The evening-length program will feature Louis’ trilogy about the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, including the world premiere of the first work in the trilogy L’Esprit, which focuses on the idyllic, light-hearted life of the community before the disaster.

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The Doug Largent Trio at West End Wine Bar

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
West End Wine Bar,
450 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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The Doug Largent Trio featuring Brad Maiani on guitar and Tyler Leak on drums will play organ trio jazz at West End Wine Bar of Chapel Hill.

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Banned Book Week

September 26
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 27, 2014
Chapel Hill Public Library,
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Banned Books Week is here and we are celebrating the freedom to read in a unique way! Each day during Banned Books Week, Sept 21 – Sept 27, you can stop by Chapel Hill Public Library and collect a limited edition Banned Book Trading Card – one for every day of the week. These cards were designed by local artists and inspired by books that have been censored or banned. The seven cards were selected from 73 submissions, all of…

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DISCOVERIES

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until October 26, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Paintings by Lolette Guthrie and Michelle Yellin, kiln-formed glass by Mark Kinsella. September 22nd through October 26th. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, September 26th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, metalsmith jewelry, turned wood, pottery, and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6, Fri & Sat 10-8, Sun 12-4

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Free

Gear Sign Up Weekend at Orangetheory Fitness Chapel Hill

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 28, 2014
Meadowmont Village,
Meadowmont Lane, Chapel Hill, 27517
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As seen in the New York Times as an effective plateau-busting workout, Chapel Hill’s Meadowmont Village is the new home to Orangetheory Fitness! For a limited-time only, Orangetheory Fitness Chapel Hill is offering discounted founders’ rates memberships. Stop by the pre-sale location the weekend of Sept. 26-28 to join with a discount and get some awesome orange gear for FREE! Choose from items like water bottles, sunglasses, t-shirts, sweat towels, reusable totes and more. Orangetheory Fitness is a unique group…

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What’s in a Name?

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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Every month on the fourth Friday until September 26, 2014
Celebration Assembly of God Church,
114 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The Shared Learning Association of Chapel Hill presents Dr. Stuart Solomon who will give the April Gray Lindgren lecture ahead of the organization’s end-of-year potluck and annual meeting. Dr. Solomon will discuss naming practices in Europe and North America, concentrating on the origins, history, etymology, and demographics of personal names. He will address questions like how “John” and “Mary” became the most popular names in the English-speaking world, how have they fared recently, and “what are the ‘God particles’ in…

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