Events for January 19, 2014
Deep Dish Theater will present a developmental workshop of Debris, a new play written and performed by Katja Hill, January 15-19. Directed by Artistic Director Paul Frellick, the workshop continues the company's 13th season at University Mall.
Debris is a funny and moving memoir centered around Ms. Hill, her mother and a journey to Finland, her mother's homeland. Traveling together, their trip becomes an exploration of their relationship and a revealing look at how memory functions in our lives.
Katja Hill has been a frequent presence on the Deep Dish stage, dating back to the inaugural season production of Shaw's Arms and the Man, and including memorable turns in Polish Joke, The Misanthrope, Orson's Shadow, Summer and Smoke, and Henceforward, among many others. She also brought her earlier solo show, Cornucopia of Me, to the theater for a limited run in 2009.Find out more »
American Wildlife Refuge: Adonis the Owl, Beanca the Eagle and their friends want to meet you! Come and learn all about raptors, while getting to see these awesome birds up close. See an owl and an eagle and others in this rare opportunity for a close encounter with raptors. Tickets $3.Find out more »
On the release of her first novel in 1948, Elizabeth Spencer was immediately championed by Robert Penn Warren and Eudora Welty, setting off a remarkable career as one of the great literary voices of the American South. Her career, now spanning seven decades, continues here with nine new stories. In Starting Over, Spencer returns toFind out more »
Almost Ready offers audiences a chance to see, for free, a series of simply staged full length plays written by North Carolina writers.
This free series is sponsored by The ArtsCenter and Playground Lab a Theatre Cooperative.
These productions are seen as the last step before deciding what, if anything, needs to be tweaked to make these plays suitable for full production. The audience will be encouraged to offer comments in post-performance discussions with playwrights, directors, and actors.
Beer and wine will be available for purchase. But no rotten tomatoes.Find out more »
The Chapel Hill Historical Society welcomes John "Blackfeather" Jeffries, who will present on "The Occaneechi Tribe of the Saponi Nation in and around Orange County." A reception follows will follow at the Historical Soceity, 523 E. Franklin St. Parking on -site and at UNC Press. Program is free. (919) 929-1793; chapelhillhistoricalsociety.org. John "Blackfeather" Jeffries is a native of Orange County and a member of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, where he currently serves on the Tribal Council. In 1991, he co-founded the Traditional Occaneechi Heritage Foundation, an organization that teaches the Native tradition and culture. With the cooperation of the Orange County Board of Commissioners and Hillsborough Town Board, Jeffries has planned the construction of a local village, as informed by excavation by the UNC-CH departments of archaeology/anthropology.Find out more »
UNC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration week begins with the twenty-ninth annual University/Community Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet and Award Presentation hosted by the MLK Jr. Corporation in partnership with UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. The MLK University/Community Planning Corporation, a non-profit group founded in 1993, raises scholarship funds for high school students inFind out more »
Bass player Aston “Family Man” Barrett should rank among the world’s most venerated figures. Reggae music was born when he and his brother Carlton joined with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer for their 1970 sessions with Lee Scratch Perry that introduced the new sound based in Caribbean and Pan-African folk traditions and American soul, pop, and R&B music. They created the sound of the African diaspora, sold more than 250,000,000 albums, and played for an aggregate 24,000,000 people. Marley charged the Barretts with keeping his music and message alive. Family Man has continued to do so even after Carlton was murdered in 1987. With Fams – always their chief arranger – at the helm, The Wailers are heralded as one of the last great reggae institutions, history in the flesh, continuing to tour and breathe new life into their universally loved catalog of reggae’s traditions.Find out more »