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April 2015
Free

The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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“1. Be wary of objects. 2. Express something by making objects. 3. Therefore, be wary of the objects that you make. The eleven artists in the UNC-Chapel Hill’s MFA Class of 2015 share this conflicted position in a variety of ways. They are deeply, even ethically aware of their role as cultural producers in an era of hyper-production, environmental exhaustion, labor virtualization and seemingly infinite commercial availability. If they could make no things, they would. But if they are going…

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Free

Family and Friends Sundays at The Ackland Art Museum

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every month on the fourth Sunday until January 31, 2016
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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On the fourth Sunday of the month from 1pm to 5pm, spend an interactive, art-filled day with family and friends at the Ackland Art Museum. Conduct an “Art Interview” with your friend or family member – pick up a question sheet and pencil at the Information Desk. Play art games like Ackland Art Bingo, or challenge yourself and your friends to solving Ackland “Art in a Jar” puzzles. Make your own version of the Ackland’s “Artwork of the Month” (chosen by the previous…

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10.00 advance/15.00 onsite day of show.

Pre-Mother’s Day Celebration

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub,
206 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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YOU DESERVE THE BEST Pre- Mother’s Day Celebration Enjoy food, fun, drinks, a cash bar and entertainment for mother’s beauty from the inside out. Engage in door prizes and participate in a $2 raffle to win a basket of select Bobbi Brown/Nordstrom Fragrances. The Bobbi Brown team will be led by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Manager, Jimmy Hedgepeth and Nordstrom Beauty Stylist, Alexander Ross. Join the number one makeup artist brand founded by a woman, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, for the celebration.…

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Free

Michael White and Stuart Dischell read from “Travels in Vermeer” and “Dig Safe”

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Two prominent North Carolina poets read-based from their work in celebration of National Poetry Month! About Michael White’s memoir Travels in Vermeer: A lyrical and intimate account of how a poet, in the midst of a bad divorce, finds consolation and grace through viewing the paintings of Vermeer, in six world cities. In the midst of a divorce (in which the custody of his young daughter is at stake) and over the course of a year, the poet Michael White,…

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Insightful Sound

April 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Carolina Theater,
309 W Morgan St., Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The dancers of the globe-trotting North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE) will strut their stuff for local audiences at their annual shows at Durham’s Carolina Theater.   WHAT: “Insightful Sound” – A non-stop percussive dance revue, featuring cutting-edge contemporary choreography along with traditional rhythm tap. Dance styles include body percussion, and jazz, and highlight top choreographers, including the legendary Savion Glover, award-winning NCYTE alumna Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young, former member of STOMP! Music, which will range from classical to hip-hop…

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Free

A Southern Summer: the Big Band Sound of the Ambassadors

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Village Green,
Market St , Chapel Hill, NC United States
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The Ambassadors Big Band will present a concert of Swing-era jazz favorites and ballads on Sunday, April 26, on the Village Green in Southern Village as part of the community’s summer Southern Summer Outdoor Concert Series. The program is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The concert is free. Free will donations to the band are invited. Listeners should bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on the large lawn that provides the wide median in Market Street. Ample…

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The Doug Largent Trio at The Station

April 26 @ 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, Dan Davis on drums, and special guest John Palowitch on alto sax plays organ trio jazz at The Station in downtown Carrboro.

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Free

The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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“1. Be wary of objects. 2. Express something by making objects. 3. Therefore, be wary of the objects that you make. The eleven artists in the UNC-Chapel Hill’s MFA Class of 2015 share this conflicted position in a variety of ways. They are deeply, even ethically aware of their role as cultural producers in an era of hyper-production, environmental exhaustion, labor virtualization and seemingly infinite commercial availability. If they could make no things, they would. But if they are going…

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Free

The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until June 7, 2015
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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“1. Be wary of objects. 2. Express something by making objects. 3. Therefore, be wary of the objects that you make. The eleven artists in the UNC-Chapel Hill’s MFA Class of 2015 share this conflicted position in a variety of ways. They are deeply, even ethically aware of their role as cultural producers in an era of hyper-production, environmental exhaustion, labor virtualization and seemingly infinite commercial availability. If they could make no things, they would. But if they are going…

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Free

Fun Run and Talk with Christopher McDougall, “Born To Run” author

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

5:30pm Fun Run & workout with Chris McDougall, Proaxis Therapy and Balanced Movement Studio 7:30pm discussion, talk, and book signing The run and workout are free of charge, but space is limited. First come first reserved: RSVP at INFO (at) Flyleafbooks.com About Chris McDougall and his new book, Natural Born Heroes: After running an ultramarathon in Mexico, Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in…

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Free

Game Night

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week until December 31, 2015
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Get your game on! DSI Comedy and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-Durham community come together for bits and games every Tuesday at 7pm.Come for FREE, stay for FREE. Did we mention FRE? And there will be, you guessed it, FREE pizza (thank you IP3).

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The Doug Largent Trio at Looking Glass Cafe

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 and Tyler Leak on drums with special guest John Palowitch on alto sax plays organ trio jazz at Looking Glass Cafe in Carrboro.

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Free

The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until June 7, 2015
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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“1. Be wary of objects. 2. Express something by making objects. 3. Therefore, be wary of the objects that you make. The eleven artists in the UNC-Chapel Hill’s MFA Class of 2015 share this conflicted position in a variety of ways. They are deeply, even ethically aware of their role as cultural producers in an era of hyper-production, environmental exhaustion, labor virtualization and seemingly infinite commercial availability. If they could make no things, they would. But if they are going…

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$5-$10

Sacrificial Poets Grand Slam Finals

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 East Main Street, Carrboro, ND 27510 United States
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It’s going to be a night of passion, poetry, and empowerment. You don’t want to miss these young agents of change voice their truth and experiences. Every year, the top six youth poets in the area are selected to be the Sacrificial Poets Youth Slam Team that competes in the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival among 50 other teams from across the globe. After making the team in April, the selected poets undergo intensive training in writing…

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$6

Ask Ramses

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Ever wonder what it would be like to do the right thing? Maybe you don’t know what the right thing is? Join UNC Philosopher and Ethicist Susan Wolf for our first installment of “Ask Ramses,” a live (and humorous) exchange of ideas and advice for everyday conundrums. Dr. Wolf, and DSI comedians, will answer anonymous questions from the audience and discuss the ethical implications of the options before us. Learn how a philosopher approaches life and come away a better…

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Mary’s Wedding

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every day until May 3, 2015
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Young Love on the Eve of The Great War On the eve of her wedding to another man, Mary dreams of meeting a young soldier, their blossoming love, and the winds of fate that blew them apart when he goes to battle in World War I. Haunting and achingly romantic. In the words of the playwright, “a memorial to both the Great War and Great Love.” “[a] wonderfully tender, poignant story of innocent first love and the vicissitudes of fate”…

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Free

The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until June 7, 2015
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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“1. Be wary of objects. 2. Express something by making objects. 3. Therefore, be wary of the objects that you make. The eleven artists in the UNC-Chapel Hill’s MFA Class of 2015 share this conflicted position in a variety of ways. They are deeply, even ethically aware of their role as cultural producers in an era of hyper-production, environmental exhaustion, labor virtualization and seemingly infinite commercial availability. If they could make no things, they would. But if they are going…

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Free

Music from the Unnecessary Measures

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FRANK Gallery,
109 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Unnecessary Measures is Carrboro’s co-ed and oldest a capella group! We have a wide variety of genre and repertoire, and we perform at school concerts, fundraisers, community dinners, and more. We hope you enjoy at the FRANK Gallery!

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Free

Rupert Nacoste discusses his education book “Taking on Diversity: How We Can Move from Anxiety to Respect”

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

In this enlightening book, a campus “diversity doctor” relates stories that individuals have shared with him about their anxieties in situations involving people who are in some way different than themselves. Dr. Rupert W. Nacoste regularly counsels students at North Carolina State University about their problems dealing with diversity of all kinds, including of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual-orientation. Here, he shares his most effective techniques for handling the unavoidable realities of being in a neo-diverse community, whether that means…

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Mary’s Wedding

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every day until May 3, 2015
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Young Love on the Eve of The Great War On the eve of her wedding to another man, Mary dreams of meeting a young soldier, their blossoming love, and the winds of fate that blew them apart when he goes to battle in World War I. Haunting and achingly romantic. In the words of the playwright, “a memorial to both the Great War and Great Love.” “[a] wonderfully tender, poignant story of innocent first love and the vicissitudes of fate”…

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Harold Night

April 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week until December 31, 2015

See North Carolina’s Best create a whole world right before your eyes. It’s the format that launched a thousand careers on TV, film, and stages across America. The Harold starts with one suggestion, but where it ends is anyone’s guess as a host of characters take audiences on a never-seen-before improvised adventure. Come inspire a world with a single word.

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May 2015
Free

The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until June 7, 2015
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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“1. Be wary of objects. 2. Express something by making objects. 3. Therefore, be wary of the objects that you make. The eleven artists in the UNC-Chapel Hill’s MFA Class of 2015 share this conflicted position in a variety of ways. They are deeply, even ethically aware of their role as cultural producers in an era of hyper-production, environmental exhaustion, labor virtualization and seemingly infinite commercial availability. If they could make no things, they would. But if they are going…

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Gardens, Flowers and Vistas

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday until May 31, 2015
Chapel Hill Art Gallery,
1215 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Exciting works using colors of spring, so vivid you can almost smell the flowers. Seascapes and mountain vistas continue the journey, pulling the viewer in for a closer look. Featuring Elaine Pelkey-Herrick and Kathy Alderman. Opening Reception May 8, 6 – 9PM. Gallery open Wed. – Sun. noon – 6PM, Sat. 10 – 6PM. (located between Caffe’ Driade and Whitehall Antiques)

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Free

Fridays on the Front Porch

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week until October 23, 2015

Join us at FOFP each Friday starting on April 24th through October 23rd at 5 PM. New this season are a variety of food trucks available to entertain your palate. Relax on our shady front porch while enjoying live music and delicious fare. No cover charge or reservations required.

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Live & Local Series: All in the Family

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St.,
140 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Although all the events held throughout the Live & Local series are family friendly, bring out kids of all ages to enjoy the rockin’, rootsy music of  Sandbox. Also, in conjunction with the GoChapelHill Transit will be playing games all related to Bike Week.

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Free

Bynum Front Porch Presents Mary Johnson Rockers and The Spark

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bynum Front Porch,
950 Bynum Road, Bynum, NC United States

The Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series kicks off  with the roving Americana sounds of Mary Johnson Rockers and the Spark. The band delivers indie, folk and country music ranging from a soft twang with impeccable harmonies to driving rock rhythms full of late night swagger.

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$10

Ladies’ Night at DSI

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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DSI’s most talented lady comedians take the stage in LADIES’ NIGHT! Whether performing improv, sketch or standup, these ladies know how to make the funny happen. Come out to see a comedy medley produced and performed by unstoppably funny women.

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Mary’s Wedding

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until May 3, 2015
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Young Love on the Eve of The Great War On the eve of her wedding to another man, Mary dreams of meeting a young soldier, their blossoming love, and the winds of fate that blew them apart when he goes to battle in World War I. Haunting and achingly romantic. In the words of the playwright, “a memorial to both the Great War and Great Love.” “[a] wonderfully tender, poignant story of innocent first love and the vicissitudes of fate”…

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The Barefoot Movement

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 East Main Street, Carrboro, ND 27510 United States
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Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene,” the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while. All the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as the charming four-piece acoustic band takes listeners back to a simpler place and time. Whether…

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$25

The Duhks at Community Church Concert Series

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Community Church of Chapel Hill,
106 Purefoy Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The Duhks, GRAMMY nominees and JUNO award winners, will perform as a part of the Community Church Concerts Series in Chapel Hill. No band epitomizes the polyethnic strands of modern folk music better than The Duhks. Since forming in Winnipeg in 2001 The Duhks have created a dynamic blend of old-timey, French Canadian and Celtic music punched up with shades of blues, soul and driving Afro Cuban rhythms that leaves festival crowds on their feet.

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$10

Best Show Ever

May 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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All-star comedy showcase featuring the best of DSI Comedy Theater. Always a new lineup of improv, sketch comedy or stand-up. Always the Best Show Ever! See veteran DSI performers improvise a collection of scenes that’s bound to make Saturday the best night of your week.

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Mister Diplomat

May 1 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until December 31, 2015
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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DSI’s flagship show features true stories told by a local celebrity or special guest. Those anecdotes inspire a world of captivating scenes, fully improvised by some of the most skilled improv comedians in North Carolina.

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Free

The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until June 7, 2015
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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“1. Be wary of objects. 2. Express something by making objects. 3. Therefore, be wary of the objects that you make. The eleven artists in the UNC-Chapel Hill’s MFA Class of 2015 share this conflicted position in a variety of ways. They are deeply, even ethically aware of their role as cultural producers in an era of hyper-production, environmental exhaustion, labor virtualization and seemingly infinite commercial availability. If they could make no things, they would. But if they are going…

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Art in the Garden Sculpture Invitational

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until May 9, 2015
Garden Art Gallery,
1902 Borland Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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The 21st Annual Art in the Garden Sculpture Invitational will open on Saturday May 2, 2015 with a reception. Join your friends and the artists to celebrate our 21st anniversary! A unique once yearly event, the Art in the Garden Sculpture invitational is one of the finest outdoor sculpture exhibitions in the triangle region of North Carolina. Located just six miles from Historic downtown Hillsborough.

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Whimsical Women Art Show

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Southern Village Green,
Market St , Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Join over 60 local artists who will show their work at the 19th annual Whimsical Women art show on May 2. The show will be held on the green at Southern Village in Chapel Hill from 10:00 to 3:00. Pottery, painting, jewelry, textiles, yard art, metal sculpture, recycled/scrap art, basketry and more will be for sale. Gifts for moms, grads, brides, grooms and dads abound. For a $1 admission fee, food and beverages are free and music will be provided…

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$9

SuperFun Show: Gustafer Yellowgold

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States

“The show is a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” – The New York Times An absurdly funny and touching multi-media concert of live songs, stories and animation, performed by award-winning illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor. This live performance will feature new songs and videos from the all-new DVD/CD “Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom”, along with plenty of fan favorites from the five previous Gustafer Yellowgold releases, as well as last year’s hit single, “Cakenstein.”

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ClydeFEST

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bynum Ball Park,
173 Bynum Hill Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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ClydeFEST is an outdoor children’s arts festival honoring and encouraging creativity in Chatham County. An utterly unique event designed especially for children 10 years of age and under, ClydeFEST features hand-on arts activities, original old-world carnival games, live music and storytelling, live turtles, food trucks, and an instrument petting zoo. And of course, there’s a chance you might win your very own Clyde critter—or bid on the one Clyde will make right in front of our eyes. Clyde doesn’t sell…

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Free

Celebrate the first annual Independent Bookstore Day with Flyleaf!

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Flyleaf joins over 400 stores nationally with a day of events and special merchandise in celebration of independent bookstores! For one day, and one day only, a number of very limited, unique, word-based items and books will be available in more than 400 independent stores across the country. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill signed first editions—these are literature-based art projects, unique books, and collector’s items created for this event only. You can’t get them before. You can’t get them after. And…

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Mary’s Wedding

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until May 3, 2015
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Young Love on the Eve of The Great War On the eve of her wedding to another man, Mary dreams of meeting a young soldier, their blossoming love, and the winds of fate that blew them apart when he goes to battle in World War I. Haunting and achingly romantic. In the words of the playwright, “a memorial to both the Great War and Great Love.” “[a] wonderfully tender, poignant story of innocent first love and the vicissitudes of fate”…

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$10

Spring Loaded

May 2 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until June 20, 2015
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A DSI-Original Sketch Comedy Revue conceived and created by a team of local comedy writers at DSI and directed by Zach Ward Spring Loaded is an original sketch comedy show about coming into adulthood and maybe coming out, high school graduations and technical colleges, memories you’ll remember forever and some “best friends forever” you would love to forget. Also, cocaine and horse racing. Get ready! The comedy in this show has been spring loaded. Ensemble Cast: Brian Sutorius, Jack Reitz,…

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Free

Pork

May 2 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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FREE STANDUP COMEDY! Every Saturday 10PM! Meet five of the Top Comics in North Carolina in this slow roasted comedy showcase.

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Carrboro Day

May 3
Carrboro Town Hall,
301 W. Main St. , Carrboro, 27510 United States
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All citizens of Carrboro and surrounding communities are cordially invited to come to the 20th annual Carrboro Day celebration on Sunday, May 3rd from 1 PM to 6 PM. Let us celebrate our community in a fun, friendly fashion. Carrboro Day will be celebrated at the Town Hall, 300 West Main Street. In the event of severe inclement weather the festival will be cancelled. There is no rain date.  Readings by local poets in the Town Hall Board Room, 4:00…

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$5

No Shame Theatre

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 East Main Street, Carrboro, ND 27510 United States
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No Shame Theatre is an open performance venue for original and compelling works of theatre. Pieces arrive up to an hour before show time.  They’re cast, rehearsed, and put on stage in front of a live audience an hour later. Writers, directors, actors, dancers, musicians — anything goes: Comedy sketches, dramatic monologues, songs, dance pieces, rants, dadaist constructions, magicians, juggling, puppets and things that we’re not even sure exist yet. The only rules are 1) pieces must be short (under five…

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Free

The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until June 7, 2015
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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“1. Be wary of objects. 2. Express something by making objects. 3. Therefore, be wary of the objects that you make. The eleven artists in the UNC-Chapel Hill’s MFA Class of 2015 share this conflicted position in a variety of ways. They are deeply, even ethically aware of their role as cultural producers in an era of hyper-production, environmental exhaustion, labor virtualization and seemingly infinite commercial availability. If they could make no things, they would. But if they are going…

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Art in the Garden Sculpture Invitational

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Garden Art Gallery,
1902 Borland Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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The 21st Annual Art in the Garden Sculpture Invitational will open on Saturday May 2, 2015 with a reception. Join your friends and the artists to celebrate our 21st anniversary! A unique once yearly event, the Art in the Garden Sculpture invitational is one of the finest outdoor sculpture exhibitions in the triangle region of North Carolina. Located just six miles from Historic downtown Hillsborough.

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Gardens, Flowers and Vistas

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday until May 31, 2015
Chapel Hill Art Gallery,
1215 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Exciting works using colors of spring, so vivid you can almost smell the flowers. Seascapes and mountain vistas continue the journey, pulling the viewer in for a closer look. Featuring Elaine Pelkey-Herrick and Kathy Alderman. Opening Reception May 8, 6 – 9PM. Gallery open Wed. – Sun. noon – 6PM, Sat. 10 – 6PM. (located between Caffe’ Driade and Whitehall Antiques)

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The Wild Wild Word Show with Malcolm Dalglish

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Church of Chapel Hill,
106 Purefoy Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A marvelous blend of rhyme, rhythm and song, Malcolm Dalglish’s family show combines story ballads and physical humor with the mesmerizing sounds of hammer dulcimer and virtuoso spoon and bones playing. His original compositions emphasize the magical rhythmic texture of the dulcimer while the songs voice the simple lyricism, modes and melodies of traditional folk music. His stories range from anecdotal to folktale, embellished with body percussion. Our relationship with the natural world is a unifying theme of his work.…

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Mary’s Wedding

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Young Love on the Eve of The Great War On the eve of her wedding to another man, Mary dreams of meeting a young soldier, their blossoming love, and the winds of fate that blew them apart when he goes to battle in World War I. Haunting and achingly romantic. In the words of the playwright, “a memorial to both the Great War and Great Love.” “[a] wonderfully tender, poignant story of innocent first love and the vicissitudes of fate”…

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Free

Chapel Hill Philharmonia presents “Pathetique”

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Hill Hall Auditorium, UNC Campus,
145 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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On Sunday, May 3, 2015 the Chapel Hill Philharmonia will play a classical concert of strikingly passionate music.  Conductor Donald Oehler and orchestra begin the program with Beethoven’s powerful “Egmont Overture.”  2015 Concerto Competition winner Jane Zhao is featured in Chopin’s beautiful “Piano Concerto #1 in E minor.” Age 16 and home schooled in Cary, Jane has been a student of Florence Ko for eight years.  She has won scholarships and placed first in over fifteen competitions, including the National…

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PLAYMAKERS: Mary’s Wedding

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every day until May 3, 2015
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Young Love on the Eve of The Great War On the eve of her wedding to another man, Mary dreams of meeting a young soldier, their blossoming love, and the winds of fate that blew them apart when he goes to battle in World War I. Haunting and achingly romantic. In the words of the playwright, “a memorial to both the Great War and Great Love.” “[a] wonderfully tender, poignant story of innocent first love and the vicissitudes of fate”…

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