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August 2014

Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

August 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

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KINDRED

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday until September 21, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 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, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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JAWSFEST!

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Station at Southern Rail,
201-C E Main St , Carrboro, NC United States
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It is that time of the year again in Carrboro: Jawsfest! If you haven’t been to Jawsfest before, picture the entire Southern Rail packed with people having a blast, live surf-rock bands all day, dirt-cheap Narragansett (the beer they drink in Jaws), and of course, at sundown, everyone packs into the Station and we watch Jaws. Be a part of this unofficial Carrboro holiday and celebrate the greatest summer blockbuster of all time. Forget about Sharknado and Shark Week, This is Jaws.…

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$10

Improv Slam Matinee at DSI Comedy Theater

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week until August 30, 2014
DSI Comedy Theater,
200 N Greensboro St Carrboro, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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An interactive comedy show for the WHOLE FAMILY! Two crews of improvisers fight for your laughs in this high energy, interactive show that’ll have kids and parents laughing all night long. NOW ON SATURDAYS AT 3PM Kick off your Saturday afternoon at our 3PM mantinee shows (Kids Under 3 are FREE!) BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY and enjoy a fast-paced clean comedy show appropriate for ALL audiences. Yeah, CLEAN COMEDY for ALL ages. Improv SLAM is also at 7PM on Saturdays! IMPROV SLAM…

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Co-op Fair

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Co-op Fair in the lawn at Weaver Street Market. Live music, local food, beer & wine samplings…Meet & talk with co-op members and local producers…Fun & informative… for all ages…Live music by Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands. Free local food sampling featuring sliders with The Pig restaurant’s BBQ on WSM buns. Top your BBQ with a selection of fermented treats from Two Chicks Farm. Step on over to the Equal Exchange booth to try organic bananas and hear their…

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$10

Improv Slam at DSI Comedy Theater

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week until August 30, 2014
DSI Comedy Theater,
200 N Greensboro St Carrboro, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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A Freestyle Comedy Battle that’s Fun for All Ages! Two crews of improvisers fight for your laughs in this high energy, interactive show that’ll have kids and parents laughing all night long. NOW ON SATURDAYS AT 7PM Kick off your Saturday night at 7PM with a fast-paced clean comedy show appropriate for ALL audiences. Yeah, CLEAN COMEDY for ALL ages. Don’t Forget! Improv SLAM Matinee is 3PM on Saturdays! Bring the WHOLE family. (Kids under 3 are free! See 3PM line-up and…

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$8-$12

The Painted Bird

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 7, 2014
The Forest Theatre,
123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents: The Painted Bird. This is Paperhand’s much anticipated 15th annual outdoor show featuring giant puppets, masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets, live music, and more. Performances Aug 8 through Sept 7th and Labor Day at 7pm, Preshow starting at 6:20pm. Matinees on Aug 24th & 31st, Sept 7th at 3pm. Tickets $12, $8 for kids suggested donations at door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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10-20

Bike-In Dinner & A Movie

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Future I-Books Space,
101 Lloyd St., Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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On Saturday, August 30th bike-in to check out Internationalist Bookstore’s soon-to-be new space in Carrboro at 101 Lloyd St.  All proceeds go to help Internationalist move to the new space and build new bookshelves.  At 7 p.m., we’ll be serving a home-cooked Southern dinner including mashed potatoes with local mushroom gravy, hoppin’ john, and sauteed collared greens (all vegan), and lemon balm iced tea.  There will be popcorn and other concessions available.  The movie will start promptly at 8 p.m. …

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$14-$25

A Kid Like Jake

August 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Friday and Saturday until September 20, 2014
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A young couple hoping to get their toddler into an exclusive kindergarten are advised to play up their son’s fondness for princesses and dress-up in this recent off-Broadway sensation. This is a play about parenting — Alexandra and Greg have a 4-year-old, and they’re trying to do whatever they can to give him a good life. At present, that means getting him into an elite kindergarten, and we meet them in the midst of that process, writing essays and struggling…

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$4

Outdoor Movies on the Green: Earth to Echo

August 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every day until August 30, 2014
Southern Village Green,
Market St , Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Bring your blankets, snacks and more to watch Earth to Echo on our famous Village Green! All ages are welcome as long as they know how to have fun! Check out the trailer for this adorable and adventurous film here.

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Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

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KINDRED

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 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, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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From Horses to Horsepower: The History of the Occoneechee Speedway

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 31, 2014

From Horses to Horsepower: The History of the Occoneechee Speedway exhibit at Orange County Historical Museum through October 31st. Learn more at www.orangeNChistory.org!

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$14-$25

A Kid Like Jake

August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Sunday until September 20, 2014
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A young couple hoping to get their toddler into an exclusive kindergarten are advised to play up their son’s fondness for princesses and dress-up in this recent off-Broadway sensation. This is a play about parenting — Alexandra and Greg have a 4-year-old, and they’re trying to do whatever they can to give him a good life. At present, that means getting him into an elite kindergarten, and we meet them in the midst of that process, writing essays and struggling…

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$8-$12

The Painted Bird

August 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Sunday until September 7, 2014
The Forest Theatre,
123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents: The Painted Bird. This is Paperhand’s much anticipated 15th annual outdoor show featuring giant puppets, masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets, live music, and more. Performances Aug 8 through Sept 7th and Labor Day at 7pm, Preshow starting at 6:20pm. Matinees on Aug 24th & 31st, Sept 7th at 3pm. Tickets $12, $8 for kids suggested donations at door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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Free

A Southern Summer – Music Series on the Green

August 31 @ 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: B.O.D.:  Grateful Dead tribute band  

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$8-$12

The Painted Bird

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 7, 2014
The Forest Theatre,
123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents: The Painted Bird. This is Paperhand’s much anticipated 15th annual outdoor show featuring giant puppets, masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets, live music, and more. Performances Aug 8 through Sept 7th and Labor Day at 7pm, Preshow starting at 6:20pm. Matinees on Aug 24th & 31st, Sept 7th at 3pm. Tickets $12, $8 for kids suggested donations at door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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September 2014

Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

September 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

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Free

KINDRED

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until September 21, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 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, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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$8-$12

The Painted Bird

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Forest Theatre,
123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
+ Google Map

Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents: The Painted Bird. This is Paperhand’s much anticipated 15th annual outdoor show featuring giant puppets, masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets, live music, and more. Performances Aug 8 through Sept 7th and Labor Day at 7pm, Preshow starting at 6:20pm. Matinees on Aug 24th & 31st, Sept 7th at 3pm. Tickets $12, $8 for kids suggested donations at door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

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Free

KINDRED

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until September 21, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
+ Google Map

Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 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, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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Free

Free Support Group for People in Challenging Relationships

September 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week for 40 weeks
Lepage Associates,
5842 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC United States
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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

Movie Nite@the Library- Gravity

September 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library,
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free movie event at Chapel Hill Public Library, Tuesday September 2, 6:30pm, Meeting Room A. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library.

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Free

Margaret Stohl discusses her young adult novel Idols

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us. Most of us. Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon’s power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated – and not just because Dol has to choose between Lucas and Ro, the two great loves of her life. As she…

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$15-42

“Rodney King,” written & performed by Roger Guenveur Smith

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 5, 2014
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre,
Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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A poetic rhythm-charged look at the flawed everyman behind the myth. King endured police brutality, the glare of an unrelenting media and notoriety as the symbolic spark of the LA riots. His plaintive “Can we all get along?” remains an open question in America’s complicated relationship with race. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2-5 and Sept.7; 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7. For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

September 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

Find out more »
Free

KINDRED

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until September 21, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
+ Google Map

Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 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, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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Free

Carrboro Farmers’ Market

September 3 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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$15-42

“Rodney King,” written & performed by Roger Guenveur Smith

September 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 5, 2014
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre,
Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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A poetic rhythm-charged look at the flawed everyman behind the myth. King endured police brutality, the glare of an unrelenting media and notoriety as the symbolic spark of the LA riots. His plaintive “Can we all get along?” remains an open question in America’s complicated relationship with race. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2-5 and Sept.7; 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7. For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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$25-$95

OMG Music Fest

September 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cat’s Cradle,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Jacob Whitesides, Reed Deming, Round 2 Crew, Alyssa Shouse, Grant Landis, Tyler Matl Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm) Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC $45 GA, $95 VIP, $25 GA Parents Platinum tickets are available at http://www.omgmusicfest.com/

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$14-$25

A Kid Like Jake

September 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday and Thursday until September 20, 2014
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A young couple hoping to get their toddler into an exclusive kindergarten are advised to play up their son’s fondness for princesses and dress-up in this recent off-Broadway sensation. This is a play about parenting — Alexandra and Greg have a 4-year-old, and they’re trying to do whatever they can to give him a good life. At present, that means getting him into an elite kindergarten, and we meet them in the midst of that process, writing essays and struggling…

Find out more »

Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

Find out more »
Free

KINDRED

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until September 21, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
+ Google Map

Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 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, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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Southern Village Farmer’s Market

September 4 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Thursday, from 3:30pm-6:30pm

Southern Village Farmer’s Market Looking for fresh fruits and vegetables? No? How about some tasty seafood. No?! Bundt cake you say? Well, you’re in luck, we have that and everything else at the Southern Village Farmer’s Market. Local vendors come to sell their homegrown or homemade goods, just for you every Thursday starting May 1st, from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM, until September 18th. LOCATION: Southern Village Farmer’s Market (map) 401-491 Market St Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States  

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Free

Barbara Davis discusses her novel The Wishing Tide

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Five years ago, Lane Kramer moved to Starry Point, certain the quaint island village was the place to start anew. Now the owner of a charming seaside inn, she’s set aside her dreams of being a novelist and of finding love again. When English professor Michael Forrester appears on Lane’s doorstep in the middle of a storm, he claims he’s only seeking a quiet place to write his book. Yet he seems eerily familiar with the island, leaving Lane wondering…

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$15-42

“Rodney King,” written & performed by Roger Guenveur Smith

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 5, 2014
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre,
Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
+ Google Map

A poetic rhythm-charged look at the flawed everyman behind the myth. King endured police brutality, the glare of an unrelenting media and notoriety as the symbolic spark of the LA riots. His plaintive “Can we all get along?” remains an open question in America’s complicated relationship with race. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2-5 and Sept.7; 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7. For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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$14-$25

A Kid Like Jake

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday and Thursday until September 20, 2014
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

A young couple hoping to get their toddler into an exclusive kindergarten are advised to play up their son’s fondness for princesses and dress-up in this recent off-Broadway sensation. This is a play about parenting — Alexandra and Greg have a 4-year-old, and they’re trying to do whatever they can to give him a good life. At present, that means getting him into an elite kindergarten, and we meet them in the midst of that process, writing essays and struggling…

Find out more »

Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

September 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

Find out more »

KINDRED

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Friday and Saturday until September 21, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
+ Google Map

Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 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, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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Free

First Fridays in the Cooking School

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the first Friday until December 5, 2014

Allow our restaurant chefs and Cooking School instructors to inspire culinary creativity for your weekend gatherings and happenings. On the first Friday of every month, stop by our Cooking School from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for cooking demonstrations from our favorite magazines, cookbooks or local chefs. Each recipe will highlight the endless offerings in our Specialty Food Department, coupled with shopping lists and recipe cards to ensure you have all the tips and tools to recreate the recipe at…

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No Cover

Fridays on the Front Porch

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 3, 2014

Live music at Fridays on the Front Porch creates the perfect atmosphere for kicking back, relaxing and getting a jump on the weekend. The Carolina Inn offers seasonal picnic offerings ($14 grill menu and $9 kids menu with gluten free options), various beverage selections and fun times under the shady oaks and magnolia trees. There is no cover charge or reservations for the event. Fridays on the Front Porch features the music of some of North Carolina’s best bands for…

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Free

Friday Night Wine Tasting

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 31, 2014

Friday Night Wine Tasting Every Friday, 5-7pm Every Friday night WSM samples a different variety of wines at each of our locations. This is a great time to expand your wine repertoire, stock your cellar with wines you know you like, get your wine questions answered by a knowledgeable winery representative or specialty staff member, or find that perfect wine for dinner. Weaver Street Market sponsors over 250 free events a year, providing the community with opportunities to visit with…

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$15-$17

Great Outdoor Provision Company presents National Geographic’s 2014 Radical Reels Tour

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Varsity on Franklin Street,
123 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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You don’t have to journey to Banff, Canada, to see the legendary Banff Mountain Film Festival. Catch the steepest and deepest in high-adrenaline outdoor sport films when the 2014 Radical Reels Tour stops at the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill. Hurtle down steep untouched powder, feel the cold spray of stomach-dropping kayak first descents, fly high with the world’s wildest BASE jumpers, and much more in extreme mountain sports. Great Outdoor Provision Co. will host this limited engagement screening, made…

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$8-$12

The Painted Bird

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 7, 2014
The Forest Theatre,
123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
+ Google Map

Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents: The Painted Bird. This is Paperhand’s much anticipated 15th annual outdoor show featuring giant puppets, masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets, live music, and more. Performances Aug 8 through Sept 7th and Labor Day at 7pm, Preshow starting at 6:20pm. Matinees on Aug 24th & 31st, Sept 7th at 3pm. Tickets $12, $8 for kids suggested donations at door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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$15-42

“Rodney King,” written & performed by Roger Guenveur Smith

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every day until September 5, 2014
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre,
Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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A poetic rhythm-charged look at the flawed everyman behind the myth. King endured police brutality, the glare of an unrelenting media and notoriety as the symbolic spark of the LA riots. His plaintive “Can we all get along?” remains an open question in America’s complicated relationship with race. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2-5 and Sept.7; 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7. For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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Tales from the Cosmic Ocean – An evening of Yakshagana featuring Vidya Kolyur

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Memorial Hall,
114 E. Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The enchanting 700-year-old Yakshagana dance drama tradition is one of south India’s most distinctive art forms, featuring elaborate costumes and makeup, stylized dancing, live accompaniment and complex face and hand gestures. Vidya Kolyur revolutionized the traditionally male-dominated Yakshagana form, winning widespread praise from luminaries in the field. Here, her dance troupe from Karnataka performs scenes from Mahabharata and Ramayana, the two major Sanscrit epic poems of ancient India.

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$22-$30

Jonathan Edwards

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert.  Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.

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free, suggested donation of $5

The New Generation Project: Contemporizing the African American Art Song and Arranged Negro Spiritual

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every day until September 6, 2014
Kenan Music Building,
125 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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In an effort to preserve America’s arranged Negro spiritual and introduce unknown African American poets through art songs, internationally known sopranos Louise Toppin and Marquita Lister are pioneering The New Generation Project. Through the project, they are commissioning new work from dozens of composers and poets to create a new songbook that confirms the contemporary relevancy of the art song and spiritual traditions. The Process Series showcase will provide listeners with an opportunity to experience the breadth of musical and textural…

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$14-$25

A Kid Like Jake

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday until September 20, 2014
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A young couple hoping to get their toddler into an exclusive kindergarten are advised to play up their son’s fondness for princesses and dress-up in this recent off-Broadway sensation. This is a play about parenting — Alexandra and Greg have a 4-year-old, and they’re trying to do whatever they can to give him a good life. At present, that means getting him into an elite kindergarten, and we meet them in the midst of that process, writing essays and struggling…

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