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January 2015
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Lunch Box Concert Series

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Thursday, recurring 8 times
Carrboro Century Center,
100 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC United States
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Lunch Box Concert Series-January and February This popular series returns with a variety of musical experiences. There is something for everyone, so come in and enjoy free live music!  Just bring your lunch to Century Hall every Thursday in January & February and enjoy free concerts featuring the best of local and regional bands! Free coffee is provided courtesy of Open Eye Café. January     8-Eric Bannan-folk January   15- Onda- Bossa Nova January   22- Dogwood Blossom-Folk January  29-  Tiny House- contemporary original music…

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Free

Music from the Piedmont Regulators

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FRANK Gallery,
109 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Warm up with FRANK! Join us for an evening with one of the Triangle’s favorite Bluegrass groups!

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Free

Gayle Forman and Sarah Dessen discuss Gayle’s YA novel I Was Here

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

A special conversation event with two YA all-stars: Gayle Forman, author of the bestselling duologies If I Stay/Where She Went and Just One Day /Just One Year; and Sarah Dessen, our hometown luminary, author of The Moon and More and the forthcoming Saint Anything. Gayle Forman returns with a stand-alone novel that is dark, compelling, and wholly original.  Before drinking a bottle of industrial cleaner alone in a motel room, Meg sends a time-delayed email to her best friend, Cody,…

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$8

The MCS Adolescent Drama Society presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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LET US TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY  UNDER THE SEA The 60-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the 2008 Broadway production and the 1989 animated feature film. The 20-member cast consists of seventh and eighth grade students from Montessori Community School in Durham, NC. In addition to performing in the show, the students are also actively involved in designing the staging, set, props, and costumes. “The students are very excited to be putting on such a…

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10+

Dunsinane – National Theatre of Scotland and The Royal Shakespeare Company

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill,
114 E Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Macbeth is dead. An English army has swept through the landscape, killed the tyrant and taken the seat of power. Attempting to restore peace and put in place a new ruler, the commanding officer is beset by a brutal guerrilla uprising. Increasingly isolated from his own men and Scottish allies alike, his efforts to restore order appear futile as the situation spins out of control. Directed by Roxana Silbert, this exhilarating play by award-winning playwright David Greig is a vision…

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Trouble in Mind

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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running January 21-February 8
UNC Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must wrestle with a choice between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic. “Wise and extraordinarily winning” “one of the best plays about racism ever written” – The Washington Post For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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Jake Xerxes Fussell Album Release at Love House & Hitchins Forum

January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Center for the Study of the American South,
410 East Franklin, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Love House & Hutchins Forum will celebrate the release of Jake Xerxes Fussell’s debut solo album from local label Paradise of Bachelors. Jake will perform selections from his self-titled album, produced by William Tyler, who also appears on it as a guest. Acclaimed Durham guitarist Daniel Bachman will also play a special solo set for the occasion.  http://south.unc.edu/  

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Hillsborough Last Fridays Art Walk

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every month on the last Friday until December 31, 2015
Downtown Hillsborough,
N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC United States
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Come out to downtown Hillsborough on the last Friday of every month for Last Fridays Art Walk! Last Fridays Art Walk happens rain or shine! For more information, click here.

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Trouble in Mind

January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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running January 21-February 8
UNC Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must wrestle with a choice between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic. “Wise and extraordinarily winning” “one of the best plays about racism ever written” – The Washington Post For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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Company Carolina Presents “The Last Five Years”

January 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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running Jan. 23 - Feb. 1
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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The Last Five Years, a two-person one act musical written by Jason Robert Brown, explores the five year relationship between Cathy Hiatt, an aspiring actress, and Jamie Wellerstein, a successful novelist in New York City. The two tell their story of the relationship: one chronologically and one reverse chronologically. This moving show explores themes of compromise, sacrifice, loss, and love. $7 Advance, $5 Student/Friends, $10 Day of Show.  

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The Monti Hippo Awards

January 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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This event will be hosted by The Monti’s Executive Director, Jeff Polish.The 5th Annual Hippo Awards is an annual event where we honor the best stories told in the previous calendar year. Nominations are in three distinct categories:Comedy, Drama, and Overall. In addition to the handing out of awards, we are also featuring a full lineup of new stories by new voices as well as past Hippo Award winners. If you want to be a voting member of The Monti Academy, you must sign…

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10+

Dunsinane – National Theatre of Scotland and The Royal Shakespeare Company

January 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill,
114 E Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Macbeth is dead. An English army has swept through the landscape, killed the tyrant and taken the seat of power. Attempting to restore peace and put in place a new ruler, the commanding officer is beset by a brutal guerrilla uprising. Increasingly isolated from his own men and Scottish allies alike, his efforts to restore order appear futile as the situation spins out of control. Directed by Roxana Silbert, this exhilarating play by award-winning playwright David Greig is a vision…

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$20

Carolina’s Funniest Comic 2015 Semi-Finals

January 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Carolina’s Funniest Comic 2015 – The funniest comedians from North and South Carolina compete for $1000 in cash and prizes. Produced by DSI and Alchemy Comedy Theater. Your vote decides the winner! SEMI-FINAL ROUND “North Carolina Finals”: 4 COMICS + Comic WILD CARD perform 12 min (FRIDAY 1/30 830PM) Top two (2) move on to the CFC FINAL Round. Friday 1/30 830PM (ON SALE 1/26 2PM!) COMICS: Jack Bowen (Carrboro) Leo Hodson (Greensboro) Chad Cosby (Carrboro) Brian Burns (Carrboro) Mello…

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Trouble in Mind

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
UNC Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must wrestle with a choice between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic. “Wise and extraordinarily winning” “one of the best plays about racism ever written” – The Washington Post For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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Free

Josh Brophy Live

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Johnny’s Gone Fishing,
901 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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“Brophy can honor the melody and structure of classic piano pop while singing both witty and trenchant lyrics fed by a fertile brain’s odd imaginings.” – riverfront times Initially from Alaska, pianist and singer/songwriter Josh Brophy moved to St. Louis in 2007. A long time player at St. Louis piano bars, in 2014 Brophy made his album debut. Brophy describes the collection as follows: “The record explores themes like interpersonal isolation, nightmares, mental instability, and unfortunate allergens. The hope is that…

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Trouble in Mind

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
running January 21-February 8
UNC Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must wrestle with a choice between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic. “Wise and extraordinarily winning” “one of the best plays about racism ever written” – The Washington Post For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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Company Carolina Presents “The Last Five Years”

January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
running Jan. 23 - Feb. 1
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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The Last Five Years, a two-person one act musical written by Jason Robert Brown, explores the five year relationship between Cathy Hiatt, an aspiring actress, and Jamie Wellerstein, a successful novelist in New York City. The two tell their story of the relationship: one chronologically and one reverse chronologically. This moving show explores themes of compromise, sacrifice, loss, and love. $7 Advance, $5 Student/Friends, $10 Day of Show.  

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The Playwrights Roundtable Presents: Out of Bounds

January 31 @ 8:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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The Playwrights Roundtable, in association with The Arts Center, presents this unique performance of original one-act plays,  written and directed by members of our consortium.  This forum is an opportunity for our playwrights to stage works which differ in form and content from our other presentations throughout the year.  These plays are edgy, thought-provoking, compelling, and especially, “OUT of BOUNDS”. !! OUT OF BOUNDS – Original new plays by local playwrights Playwrights: Paul Baerman Steve Gallagher Brook North Ken Wolpert…

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10+

The Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, conductor and artistic director

January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill,
114 E Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Mariinsky Orchestra and dazzling conductor Valery Gergiev return to Memorial Hall for the fourth time with two passionately Russian concerts. One of the oldest musical institutions in Russia, founded in the 18th century during the reign of Peter the Great and housed in St. Petersburg’s famed Mariinsky Theatre since 1860, the Orchestra enjoys a long and distinguished history. Valery Gergiev, artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theatre, is a prominent figure in all the world’s major concert halls,…

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February 2015
10+

The Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, conductor and artistic director

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill,
114 E Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Mariinsky Orchestra and dazzling conductor Valery Gergiev return to Memorial Hall for the fourth time with two passionately Russian concerts. One of the oldest musical institutions in Russia, founded in the 18th century during the reign of Peter the Great and housed in St. Petersburg’s famed Mariinsky Theatre since 1860, the Orchestra enjoys a long and distinguished history. Valery Gergiev, artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theatre, is a prominent figure in all the world’s major concert halls,…

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Trouble in Mind

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
running January 21-February 8
UNC Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must wrestle with a choice between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic. “Wise and extraordinarily winning” “one of the best plays about racism ever written” – The Washington Post For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Trouble in Mind

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
running January 21-February 8
UNC Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must wrestle with a choice between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic. “Wise and extraordinarily winning” “one of the best plays about racism ever written” – The Washington Post For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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Company Carolina Presents “The Last Five Years”

February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
running Jan. 23 - Feb. 1
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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The Last Five Years, a two-person one act musical written by Jason Robert Brown, explores the five year relationship between Cathy Hiatt, an aspiring actress, and Jamie Wellerstein, a successful novelist in New York City. The two tell their story of the relationship: one chronologically and one reverse chronologically. This moving show explores themes of compromise, sacrifice, loss, and love. $7 Advance, $5 Student/Friends, $10 Day of Show.  

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Trouble in Mind

February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
running January 21-February 8
UNC Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must wrestle with a choice between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic. “Wise and extraordinarily winning” “one of the best plays about racism ever written” – The Washington Post For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Trouble in Mind

February 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
running January 21-February 8
UNC Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must wrestle with a choice between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic. “Wise and extraordinarily winning” “one of the best plays about racism ever written” – The Washington Post For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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Free

Lunch Box Concert Series

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Thursday, recurring 8 times
Carrboro Century Center,
100 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC United States
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Lunch Box Concert Series-January and February This popular series returns with a variety of musical experiences. There is something for everyone, so come in and enjoy free live music!  Just bring your lunch to Century Hall every Thursday in January & February and enjoy free concerts featuring the best of local and regional bands! Free coffee is provided courtesy of Open Eye Café. January     8-Eric Bannan-folk January   15- Onda- Bossa Nova January   22- Dogwood Blossom-Folk January  29-  Tiny House- contemporary original music…

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Sacred Spaces Art Reception

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Center for the Study of the American South,
410 East Franklin, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The Center for the Study of the American South will unveil the Spring 2015 art exhibit, Sacred Spaces: A Look Inside the Home of Harlem Renaissance Poet Anne Spencer. These photographs by John M. Hall reveal the beautiful and unique home and garden of Anne Spencer in Lynchburg, Virginia. The house, which is registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark, served as a salon and southern outpost of the Harlem Renaissance, as the Spencers hosted literary luminaries such as Gwendolyn Brooks,…

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Mermutants!

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Internationalist Books,
101 Lloyd St., Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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A collaboration of six puppeteers, musicians, and freaks hailing from points across the U.S. will present Mermutants!, a multimedia puppet show. This pre/post-apocalyptic fantasy is currently touring the South. Mermutants! presents a futuristic utopia/dystopia in which the oceans have risen to swallow up all but Florida’s highest hill. As the surviving humans scramble to stay above sea level, highly-evolved sea people thrive below, in the toxic neon slime of the polluted ocean.  

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Trouble in Mind

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
running January 21-February 8
UNC Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must wrestle with a choice between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic. “Wise and extraordinarily winning” “one of the best plays about racism ever written” – The Washington Post For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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$6

NC Comedy Arts Festival: Comedy Lottery

February 5 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Luck of the draw OPEN MIC Stand-up Comedy! FREE for comics on the list 30 minutes before showtime! 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…

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Free

Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilson Library,
201 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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6:00-6:45pm Book Talk, Pleasants Family Assembly Room 7:00-8:00pm Concert – Dom Flemons, Pleasants Family Assembly Room Book talk by author Barry Mazor followed by a concert by Dom Flemons. Barry Mazor used unique materials in the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) to research his book, notably the only recorded interview with Ralph Peer. Dom Flemons is a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. His personal collection is in the SFC.

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Free

Tyler Alderson Live

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Johnny’s Gone Fishing,
901 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Tyler began playing guitar, banjo, and harmonica in his home state of Massachusetts, later following his passion for old-time music to Carnegie Mellon University. He then headed to Cork, Ireland, earning a Masters degree in Ethnomusicology from University College Cork while playing at pubs across the country. He plays the banjo, harmonica, guitar, tin whistle, and flute, but Tyler’s focus is on the power of the human voice to move, excite, and evoke. From traditional ballads to newly written songs,…

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$10

NC Comedy Arts Festival: All-Star Standup Showcase

February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cat’s Cradle,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Laugh with the best up-and-coming standup talent from North Carolina and around the country. These are the comics you will want to say you saw BEFORE they made it on Comedy Central, Conan, Late Show with David Letterman, you name it! Three shows:  Friday, February 6 at 7:30pm at Cat’s Cradle Friday, February 6 at 9:30pm at Cat’s Cradle Saturday, February 14 at 7:00pm at DSI Comedy Theater  Buy tickets here!  

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Trouble in Mind

February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
running January 21-February 8
UNC Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must wrestle with a choice between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic. “Wise and extraordinarily winning” “one of the best plays about racism ever written” – The Washington Post For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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Seldom Scene

February 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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After 42 years, The Seldom Scene are enjoying a glorious new period of musical relevancy and excitement. The band that defined bluegrass music of the 1970s with John Starling as lead vocalist has matured into its 21st Century form with Dudley Connell front and center. It has been a long trip, but no longer strange – today’s Seldom Scene is simply a terrific band that extends a great tradition. To me its seems just the other day that I sat…

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10+

Audra McDonald

February 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill,
114 E Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both singer and actress, Audra McDonald is blessed with a radiant soprano voice and an incomparable gift for dramatic story-telling. Equally at home on Broadway and opera stages, film and television, her record-tying five Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards and a long list of other accolades place her among today’s most enthralling performers. A veteran of the NBC series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and ABC’s medical drama Private…

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NC Comedy Arts Festival: RISK! with Kevin Allison

February 6 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve…

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$10

NC Comedy Arts Festival: All-Star Standup Showcase

February 6 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cat’s Cradle,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Laugh with the best up-and-coming standup talent from North Carolina and around the country. These are the comics you will want to say you saw BEFORE they made it on Comedy Central, Conan, Late Show with David Letterman, you name it! Three shows:  Friday, February 6 at 7:30pm at Cat’s Cradle Friday, February 6 at 9:30pm at Cat’s Cradle Saturday, February 14 at 7:00pm at DSI Comedy Theater  Buy tickets here!

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Encounter Art Tour: “Travel & Journeys”

February 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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Held on the first Saturday of the month, Encounter Art Tours enable visitors to gain a deeper understanding of selected works in the Museum’s permanent collection. This month, Anthony Bowman leads visitors through the galleries in an exploration of images revealing travel and journeys. Meet in the Ackland lobby. Free and open to the public.  

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$10

NC Comedy Arts Festival: Laughter Championship

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The Fourth Annual North Carolina Laughter Championship! DSI Comedy Theater and the NC Comedy Arts Festival proudly partners with Albert Nerenberg, director of Laughology, to hold the fourth Annual North Carolina Laughter Championship. Competing in a series of Laugh-offs contestants will be awarded the title “2015 NC Laughter Champion” by the crowd and our winner will be entered into the South East regional contest held in Atlanta. People interested in competing in the Laughing Championship should sign-up using this link:…

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$6

“Reel Israel: Third Annual Israeli Documentary Film Series”

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehillah Synagogue,
1200 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Through five incredible documentary films, go on a tour of Israel like you’ve never seen before. Each film screening will be followed by evocative, honest discussions, led by Duke Assistant Professor Shai Ginsburg Tale of Nicolai & the Law of Return The story of Nicolai begins in a tiny, remote village in the Romanian region of Moldavia. With the collapse of communism, Nicolai suddenly found himself out of work, so he decided to seek his fortune overseas, far from his…

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Trouble in Mind

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
running January 21-February 8
UNC Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must wrestle with a choice between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic. “Wise and extraordinarily winning” “one of the best plays about racism ever written” – The Washington Post For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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15 general, 12 senior, 10 student/ArtsCenter Friend

Transactors Improv: “The Love Show”

February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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It’s time to climb aboard the love roller coaster! Transactors’ The Love Show is an improvised look at the ups and downs of romantic relationships. Are we screaming from joy, fear, or something else? The two-act show features short and long improvised scenes, all based on audience suggestions and all focused on love. The first act is unrelated scenes, featuring music with pianist Glenn Mehrbach. The second part is a long form, an unscripted play comprised of interrelated scenes. “Romantic…

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Trouble in Mind

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
running January 21-February 8
UNC Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must wrestle with a choice between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic. “Wise and extraordinarily winning” “one of the best plays about racism ever written” – The Washington Post For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Trouble in Mind

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
running January 21-February 8
UNC Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd. , Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Broadway, 1957. In rehearsals for a groundbreaking racially integrated production, the leading actress must wrestle with a choice between the role of a lifetime or compromising her values, in this bitingly satiric classic. “Wise and extraordinarily winning” “one of the best plays about racism ever written” – The Washington Post For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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$10

NC Comedy Arts Festival: Love Factually

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The ultimate “anti-love” inspired pub quiz. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * LOVE FACTUALLY will test your team’s knowledge of rom-coms and rough-breakups, cuddles and candies. The prizes will be sweet (even if your date’s not). Hosted by Alex Hofford. QUIZ RULES: – The quiz will feature six rounds of spirited questions that may cover anything from tragic…

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$6

NC Comedy Arts Festival: The North Carolina HomePun Derby

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Major League Funny Business Step up to the plate for the ultimate pun derby. Forty All-Stars will face off in round after round of head-to-head punishment until we crown a HomePun Champion. It’ll be an evening of spirited, fast-paced word play sure to amaze. FREE to enter! $6 to cheer! RULES: – Contestants must be 18 to enter. – Players will face off in head-to-head rounds. – Each round will cover a different subject. – A player is out when…

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$15 regular tickets, $10 student tickets

NC Comedy Arts Festival: Emo Phillips

February 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Emo Philips is one of the recent standards of American comedy, an incredible entertainer born in the suburbs of Chicago. His work influenced Jim Carrey, Demetri Martin, Patton Oswalt, Mitch Hedberg and Bo Burnham. Philips has performed thousands of shows and found time to record three comedy albums. His album E=mo² won the 1985 New Music Award for best comedy album. It was later re-released along with his LIVE at the Hasty Pudding Theatre album on a single CD. He…

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Lunch Box Concert Series

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, recurring 8 times
Carrboro Century Center,
100 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC United States
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Lunch Box Concert Series-January and February This popular series returns with a variety of musical experiences. There is something for everyone, so come in and enjoy free live music!  Just bring your lunch to Century Hall every Thursday in January & February and enjoy free concerts featuring the best of local and regional bands! Free coffee is provided courtesy of Open Eye Café. January     8-Eric Bannan-folk January   15- Onda- Bossa Nova January   22- Dogwood Blossom-Folk January  29-  Tiny House- contemporary original music…

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$15 regular tickets, $10 student tickets

NC Comedy Arts Festival: Show & Tell

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Storytelling you have to see to believe. Hear the stories of favorite records, inherited books, beloved dolls, found instruments. The only show where storytellers let you see and feel the objects that changed their lives. For this festival show, Show & Tell is proud to partner with UNC’s Southern Cultures Journal. This special show, themed “Bless Your Heart,” will feature stories of love, friendship, and plenty of Southern sass. Don’t miss! Featured Storytellers: Michael Muhammad Knight Michael Muhammad Knight is…

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