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May 2015

Gardens, Flowers and Vistas

May 8 @ 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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$15

Fridays Uncorked: Mother’s Day Wines

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

Bubbles, beers and graduation celebration! Commemorate the commencement and celebrate Mom with a wealth of wines/beers and treats for Mother’s Day and Graduation.

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Free

Fridays on the Front Porch

May 8 @ 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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95/25

Acoustic Healing Workshop

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every week until May 29, 2015

Acoustic healing uses sound as an active force to assist you in accessing higher levels and consciousness: Frequency of sound + Intention of those receiving sound = HEALING Music (organized sound) allows you to access your heart with ease, where profound personal transformation can take place – making acoustic healing a powerful tool. I’ll use a combination of pianistic and vocal sounds to help you relax and awaken, tuning your senses to a higher level of being and expression! You…

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Live & Local Series and 2nd Friday Artwalk: Aerialist and Interactive Art

May 8 @ 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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The plaza will be a spectacular sight to see on this Friday night, an Elevate Aerialist will be performing throughout the evening on a free-standing lyra.  While enjoying the striking performances, we will have stations to create art throughout the Plaza, including spin art, watercolors, and finger painting.

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2nd Friday Artwalk

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every month on the second Friday until November 13, 2015

The 2nd Friday Artwalk takes place in Carrboro and Chapel Hill from 6:00 – 9:00 pm on the second Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to explore the many arts venues and businesses in both towns as well as socialize with other art lovers in the community. Many of the galleries will have live music and other art related entertainment. For more information or to see what upcoming openings, click here.

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Artist’s Reception: “A Process of Engagement”

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ackland Museum Store,
100 E Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The Ackland Museum Store is proud to present A Process of Engagement: a Participatory Installation by Mary Ann Anderson. In this show viewers become “collectors and curators.” A series of small paintings installed in the gallery changes as participants choose and collect a piece by removing it from the installation. The composition further evolves as participants curate by putting up a new painting to replace the one which has been removed. The show will continue through Sunday, 31 May 2015.…

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Free

Bynum Front Porch Presents Durham Ukulele Orchestra

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bynum Front Porch,
950 Bynum Road, Bynum, NC United States

The Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series presents, The Durham Ukulele Orchestra.  The band is a genre busting ensemble whose love for music is rivaled only by the love they have for their favorite little instrument. Skillfully blending selections from the great American songbook, the best of classic rock, and a bit of the indie-alternative scene, the Durham Ukulele Orchestra has fashioned a sound that is both unique and foot-stompingly entertaining.

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The Liar

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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running May 1-23
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Adapted from the farce by Pierre Corneille. A French noble who can lie himself out of any predicament, his hopelessly honest servant, identical twin maids and a meddling father are among the hilarious citizenry that populate The Liar, the final offering of the Deep Dish Theater Company’s 14th season. David Ives’ mirthful adaptation of the classic farce by Pierre Corneille opens May 1 and plays through May 23 in the company’s theater in University Mall. Performances begin Wednesday and Thursday…

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The Doug Largent Trio at Hickory Tavern

May 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Hickory Tavern,
370-110 E. Main Street, Carrboro, NC United States
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The Doug Largent Trio featuring Brad Maiani on guitar and Dan Davis on drums plays organ trio jazz at Hickory Tavern in downtown Carrboro.

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Mister Diplomat

May 8 @ 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 9 @ 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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Art in the Garden Sculpture Invitational

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Free

Free Prompt-Writing Class with Nancy Peacock

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Serious writing begins with playful writing. Please join this unique ongoing group of supportive adult writers and play your way into the possibilities of the written word. Based on the work of Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones) we set a timer for fifteen minutes and write using prompts as our launch pads. This class is free and open to the public.  Nancy Peacock lives in Chatham County and runs writing workshops in her studio as well as this free…

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Free for Members, $5 for non-members

Studio Saturdays at Ackland Museum

May 9 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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second Saturday of every month
Ackland Art Museum,
101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
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Studio Saturdays offer a variety of hands-on classes and activities for all ages. On the second Saturday of the month, make art inspired by works in the Ackland’s collections! To register and more information, visit www.ackland.org: Art Adventures (for kids ages 6-9) Two sessions: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM & 1:00–2:30 PM Drawing for Tweens (for kids ages 10-13)  10:30 AM–12:00 PM Drawing in the Galleries (for all ages) 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Art à la Carte (for UNC-Chapel Hill students) 2:00–5:00 PM

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Mother’s Day Weekend Art Sale and Plant Swap

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until May 10, 2015
Luna Lee Ray Studio,
101 The Hollow, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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4th Annual Art Show featuring a group of locally and nationally recognized artist offering  art, metal, wood, ceramics, porcelain, paintings and jewelry. Held at the private studio and garden of Luna Lee Ray, www.lunaleeray.com Free and open to the public.

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Afternoon Tea with Downton Abbey

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Orange County Public Library,
137 W. Margaret Ln , Hillsborough , NC 27278 United States
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Have you fallen in love with Downton Abbey? Has the Crawley household hijacked your television? If so, bring your favorite fancy teacup and join us for light refreshment, fun, and discussions of all things Downton! Whether you’re purely hooked on the drama of the show or your interest is more relative to social dynamics of the period, this program is up your alley. We’ll be exploring video clips of the plot developments as well as the some of the real-life…

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$40

Food of Mexico: Seafood from Coast to Coast

May 9 @ 5:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

Seafood is Mexican cuisine’s best-kept secret and the eclectic dishes made with it–striking a perfect balance between acidity and spiciness–are one of the main foundations of Mexican food. Join food and travel expert Marcelo Villasusoas he takes attendees on a culinary tour from coast to coast.

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Humor Games

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Every week until June 27, 2015
DSI Comedy Theater,
462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Watch as comedic tributes battle for survival through a series of improvised games. The players will fight for your laughs in this high energy, interactive show that’ll have kids and parents laughing all night long. In our Panem, only one can survive…but everyone can laugh. Family Improv runs 3PM every first Saturday! Bring the WHOLE family. Kids under 3 laugh free!

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$6-$14

South Carolina Broadcasters

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 East Main Street, Carrboro, ND 27510 United States
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“The South Carolina Broadcasters are not just another group dipping into the deep pool of traditional music in hopes of being trendy. Nearly every facet of the group is subservient to the style of music they present. Hailing from Charleston, S.C., but with roots in the sacred Mt. Airy region, they are a three-piece group, comprising David Sheppard on guitar, Ivy Sheppard on fiddle and banjo and relative newcomer Sarah Osborne on banjo and guitar. They each provide vocals to…

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The Liar

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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running May 1-23
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Adapted from the farce by Pierre Corneille. A French noble who can lie himself out of any predicament, his hopelessly honest servant, identical twin maids and a meddling father are among the hilarious citizenry that populate The Liar, the final offering of the Deep Dish Theater Company’s 14th season. David Ives’ mirthful adaptation of the classic farce by Pierre Corneille opens May 1 and plays through May 23 in the company’s theater in University Mall. Performances begin Wednesday and Thursday…

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$10

Spring Loaded

May 9 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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 9 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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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Gardens, Flowers and Vistas

May 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week 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

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

May 10 @ 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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$34

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

We certainly hope you honor your mother all year long but there is one day in particular when you had better make sure it is all about her: Mother’s Day. Think about all she’s had to put up with. Doesn’t she deserve to be spoiled on her day? We’re here to help because there is no better way to say “Thanks, Mom” than with a special brunch at Weathervane. Please join us on Sunday, May 10 from 9 a.m. –…

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Free

UNC Commencement

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Kenan Stadium,
Chapel Hill,
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Media and entertainment innovator Jason Kilar will give the commencement address. Kilar, who graduated from UNC in 1993, is the co-founder and CEO of Vessel, and was previously the founding CEO of Hulu. He also serves on the board of directors at DreamWorks Animation. For more information about commencement visit http://commencement.unc.edu// or call (919) 962-2821.  

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Mother’s Day Weekend Art Sale and Plant Swap

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until May 10, 2015
Luna Lee Ray Studio,
101 The Hollow, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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4th Annual Art Show featuring a group of locally and nationally recognized artist offering  art, metal, wood, ceramics, porcelain, paintings and jewelry. Held at the private studio and garden of Luna Lee Ray, www.lunaleeray.com Free and open to the public.

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Gardens, Flowers and Vistas

May 10 @ 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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Mother’s Day Brunch

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Franklin Hotel,
311 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Join us on May 10th at noon for some irresistible Southern flavor and flair in Mom’s honor. Click the following link for more details: Brunch for Mom

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$12-$15

Mother’s Day Walk at Mason Farm

May 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden,
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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With Ed Harrison, naturalist. Take your mother for a turn around the Mason Farm Biological Reserve’s “old farm trail,” which travels through some 260 years of cultural and natural history. We will focus on native trees and discuss how the Garden’s intense management of both field and forest benefits local biological diversity conservation. Cost: $15 ($12 for Members).  

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$45

Mother’s Day: Cooking in Parchment

May 10 @ 2:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

Parchment cooking involves wrapping a parcel of food,usually fish or chicken with vegetables, in parchment paper and baking it. It is healthy cooking since the food steams inside the parchment. Results include tender meat and vegetables, flavored with whatever herbs, spices or sauces you’ve included. Although this is not a hands-on class, participants will be able to practice parchment folding.

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The Liar

May 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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running May 1-23
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Adapted from the farce by Pierre Corneille. A French noble who can lie himself out of any predicament, his hopelessly honest servant, identical twin maids and a meddling father are among the hilarious citizenry that populate The Liar, the final offering of the Deep Dish Theater Company’s 14th season. David Ives’ mirthful adaptation of the classic farce by Pierre Corneille opens May 1 and plays through May 23 in the company’s theater in University Mall. Performances begin Wednesday and Thursday…

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Free

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

May 11 @ 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

Cookbook Signing: Cathy Barrow

May 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

Join author and canning expert Cathy Barrow for a strawberry festival. You’ll learn the secrets to making strawberry jam as well as other fun recipes. The author of Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry and the food blog Mrs.Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen, she writes the “Canning Class” column in the Washington Post’s food section and has written for the Garden and Gun, Southern Living, and NPR, among others.

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Class: Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry

May 11 @ 6:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

Join author and canning expert Cathy Barrow for a strawberry festival. You’ll learn the secrets to making strawberry jam as well as other fun recipes. The author of Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry and the food blog Mrs.Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen, she writes the “Canning Class” column in the Washington Post’s food section and has written for the Garden and Gun, Southern Living, and NPR, among others.

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Free

Sarah Dessen reads from her new YA novel “Saint Anything”

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Pre-order Saint Anything to reserve your ticket for the signing line!  All pre-orders will also come with a special swag pack!  This event is FREE but you must purchase Saint Anything from Flyleaf to be admitted into the signing line.  The event will start with a reading from Saint Anything followed by a question and answer session and book signing. You may also purchase autographed and personalized copies of any book by Sarah Dessen year-round which we will fulfill depending…

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Free

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

May 12 @ 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

Tour and Information Session

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

A Tour and Information Session on May 12th at 9:30 a.m. for prospective parents of children 18 months – 5 years. MCS was established in 1980 and is fully-accredited by the American Montessori Society. Come see what our families love about our school. Space is limited, please call 919-493-8541 to reserve a spot.

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$40

Class: Summer Tailgate

May 12 @ 6:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

Pack up a picnic and enjoy a day out with family and friends! This easy and delicious menu is quick to make and easy to transport and serve. Amanda Fisher of Chapel Hill’s The Blakemere Company will show you how!

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The Doug Largent Trio at Looking Glass Cafe

May 12 @ 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 plays organ trio jazz at Looking Glass Cafe in Carrboro.

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Free

Jessica Hopper discusses her book “The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic”

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Jessica Hopper’s music criticism has earned her a reputation as a firebrand, a keen observer and fearless critic not just of music but the culture around it. With this volume spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly’s past, The First Collection leaves no doubt why The New York Times has called Hopper’s work “influential.” Not merely a selection of two decades of Hopper’s most engaging, thoughtful, and humorous writing, this book documents the last…

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Free

Game Night

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Free

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

May 13 @ 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 13 @ 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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$45

Class: Early Summer Stars: Peas, Snapper and Strawberries

May 13 @ 5:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

Join Cooking School Lead Kim Calaway to welcome the special foods of early summer. You’ll learn new recipes for family fare or entertaining in this hands-on class.

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Free

Jeffrey Deaver discusses “Solitude Creek,” his new Kathryn Dance thriller

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

A tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula. Cries of “fire” are raised and, panicked, people run for the doors, only to find them blocked. A half dozen people die and others are seriously injured. But it’s the panic and the stampede that killed; there was no fire. Kathryn Dance – a brilliant California Bureau of Investigation agent and body language expert – discovers that the stampede was caused intentionally and that the perpetrator, a man obsessed with…

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The Liar

May 13 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
running May 1-23
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Adapted from the farce by Pierre Corneille. A French noble who can lie himself out of any predicament, his hopelessly honest servant, identical twin maids and a meddling father are among the hilarious citizenry that populate The Liar, the final offering of the Deep Dish Theater Company’s 14th season. David Ives’ mirthful adaptation of the classic farce by Pierre Corneille opens May 1 and plays through May 23 in the company’s theater in University Mall. Performances begin Wednesday and Thursday…

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Free

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

May 14 @ 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 14 @ 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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