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May 2015
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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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$50

Bonsai with Harold Johnson

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fifth Season Gardening,
106 S. Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Learn how to create and maintain bonsai at Fifth Season Gardening! In this class, instructor Harold Johnson will teach participants the process of evaluating plant material for potential as bonsai, the importance of using an appropriate bonsai soil, proper watering of bonsai, two methods of directing plant growth to achieve your bonsai design, how to shape the pre-bonsai plant to begin the process of developing a bonsai, how to root and prune pre-bonsai, and how to prepare a bonsai pot…

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free

Mental Wellness Education & Resource Fair

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions,
201 Sage Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and Mental Health America of the Triangle has partnered with several health-wellness specialists & community agencies to offer an afternoon full of FREE workshops that are informational & engaging. Food, fun, chair massages, door prizes…all FREE. Please join us in the celebration…an afternoon of interactive presentations on movement, nutrition, mindful parenting and suicide prevention.  More details at www.mhatriangle.org.

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$50

Class: Lighten Up, Y’all

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

A popular Southern food authority and cookbook author,Virginia Willis is also a talented cooking school instructor.Classically trained in France but with Southern roots, she worked as the kitchen director for Martha Stewart and Bobby Flay and is a contributing editor to Southern Living.Virginia joins us with dishes from her highly anticipated new book, Lighten Up, Y’all!

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$6-$8

Star Families Show: Planets at the Morehead Planetarium

May 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Morehead Planetarium,
250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Star Families Show: Planets Saturday, May 2 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm: Explore astronomy themes as a family! The Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their families. This special program is also good for Scout troops, 4-H clubs and other groups that involve children and parents learning together. Please note: Unless part of a chaperoned group, each child must be accompanied by his or her parent or guardian. REGISTRATION & FEES Click on the “Register” link beside…

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25-40

Paw-Di Gras

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Performance Subaru,
1810 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Celebrate with us New Orleans style at our this year’s masquerade and auction, Paw-Di Gras, hosted by Paws4ever! Dress to the nines and don your favorite mask or purchase a handmade one at the door for a night of live jazz with Logan Butler, delicious food, great fun and unique auction items! All proceeds benefit homeless dogs and cats rescued by Paws4ever.

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Humor Games

May 2 @ 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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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Mary’s Wedding

May 2 @ 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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$10

Spring Loaded

May 2 @ 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 2 @ 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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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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VIETRI Spring Warehouse Sale

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 4, 2015
VIETRI,
343 Elizabeth Brady Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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VIETRI, exclusive importer of handcrafted Italian dinnerware, flatware, glassware, garden accessories, and home décor products is having a spring warehouse sale. This semi-annual sale features VIETRI’s handcrafted Italian treasures that are discontinued, slightly flawed, or unique samples, and the steep discounts leave the beautiful products at up to 80% off retail! Enjoy a fun-filled weekend inspired by irresistibly Italian style with family and friends. On Saturday, May 2, shoppers will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle with three…

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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
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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

Yard Sale Benefit

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Goathouse Refuge,
680 Alton Alston Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Don’t miss this COLOSSAL benefit yard sale for the Goathouse Refuge being held on Pittsboro’s First Sunday, May 3, beginning at 10am. Literally truckloads of household items, clothing, toys, etc. will be sold to raise funds for this local nonprofit organization. Refreshments! 259 Hillsborough Street, Pittsboro (4 houses north of and across from the French Connection).

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Post-Reconstruction Education: The Creation of African American Schoolhouses in Orange County

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until May 5, 2015

The Orange County Historical Museum will be hosting an exhibit of the history of one room schoolhouses for black students in Orange County after the Civil War, starting with the history of the first Quaker school for freed children of slaves founded in Hillsborough in 1866.  It includes an exhibit of Jacqueline Liggons’s photographs from the Free Spirit Freedom “Rural Schools for Colored Children—Path to Freedom” exhibit surveying remnants of old rural schools built for children of color during the…

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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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Free

Sandra Gutierrez Day

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

Join us on May 3 for Sandra Gutierrez Day. From 12-3, one of our favorite chefs and culinary instructors will be demonstration one of her recipes for you to sample, then signing copies of her latest book, Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America. We will also feature one of Sandra’s delicious creations in our deli department all day long. Come meet Sandra and learn to make new dishes at this fun event!

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Gardens, Flowers and Vistas

May 3 @ 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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$30

Growing and Harvesting the Summer Bounty

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fifth Season Gardening,
106 S. Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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The warm weather is fast approaching and along with it comes the joy of eating delicious fresh tomatoes, peppers, melons, and much more! Interested in learning about the ins and outs of gardening in the summer in the Piedmont of north Carolina? Adam, who farms using organic practices, will be teaching a class focused on the theory and practice of summer gardening for food and flowers. If you’re dreaming about that first tomato sandwich of the season (yum!), come learn…

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15

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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20 in advance

Concerts for a Cause benefiting Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Plant,
220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27517 United States

Concerts for a Cause kick-off event of the 2015 season!  Mike+Ruthy Band with Matt Phillips opening.  Food from NC Fresh Catch and Maple View Ice Cream, bar featuring Fair Game Beverages, kid’s activity tent hosted by Willow Oak Montessori.  Family friendly outdoor event, kids under 12 are free with paying adult.

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Free

Youth Choir Benefit Concert

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

University Presbyterian Church (UPC) invites members of the congregation and the community to attend the Youth Choir Benefit Concert on May 3 at 7 p.m. at the church. The UPC Youth Choir and the University United Methodist Church Youth Choir are joining together to perform a Benefit Concert in support of TABLE (www.tablenc.org), a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to feed local hungry children. An offering will be taken at the concert and all proceeds will go to TABLE. All…

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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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$15+

PLAYMAKERS: Mary’s Wedding

May 3 @ 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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VIETRI Spring Warehouse Sale

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until May 4, 2015
VIETRI,
343 Elizabeth Brady Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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VIETRI, exclusive importer of handcrafted Italian dinnerware, flatware, glassware, garden accessories, and home décor products is having a spring warehouse sale. This semi-annual sale features VIETRI’s handcrafted Italian treasures that are discontinued, slightly flawed, or unique samples, and the steep discounts leave the beautiful products at up to 80% off retail! Enjoy a fun-filled weekend inspired by irresistibly Italian style with family and friends. On Saturday, May 2, shoppers will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle with three…

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Free

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

May 4 @ 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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Post-Reconstruction Education: The Creation of African American Schoolhouses in Orange County

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until May 5, 2015

The Orange County Historical Museum will be hosting an exhibit of the history of one room schoolhouses for black students in Orange County after the Civil War, starting with the history of the first Quaker school for freed children of slaves founded in Hillsborough in 1866.  It includes an exhibit of Jacqueline Liggons’s photographs from the Free Spirit Freedom “Rural Schools for Colored Children—Path to Freedom” exhibit surveying remnants of old rural schools built for children of color during the…

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$45

Class: Basics of Baking II

May 4 @ 5:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

When baking, do you ever wonder when to use pastry flour and when to use all-purpose flour? When should ingredients be creamed? Promising to de-mystify baking at a basic level,Gwen will discuss ingredients, tools and techniques and demonstrate three basic recipes that you can build on to become a successful baker. This is a hands-on class.

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Free

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

May 5 @ 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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Post-Reconstruction Education: The Creation of African American Schoolhouses in Orange County

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until May 5, 2015

The Orange County Historical Museum will be hosting an exhibit of the history of one room schoolhouses for black students in Orange County after the Civil War, starting with the history of the first Quaker school for freed children of slaves founded in Hillsborough in 1866.  It includes an exhibit of Jacqueline Liggons’s photographs from the Free Spirit Freedom “Rural Schools for Colored Children—Path to Freedom” exhibit surveying remnants of old rural schools built for children of color during the…

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$50

Class: Cinco De Mayo

May 5 @ 6:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

Who better to teach a class on this festive day than Sandra Gutierrez Join Sandra, local author and nationally renowned expert of Latin American cuisine, as she launches her newest cookbook, Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America with a menu fit for a party! From appetizer to dessert, these empanadas will surprise and enamor your palate! There will be a book signing after class.

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Free

A View on the Current Status of Immigration

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Extraordinary Ventures,
200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Javier Díaz de León,  Consul General of Mexico for North and South Carolina The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is sponsoring a public forum with Javier Díaz de León, Consul General of Mexico for North and South Carolina. The program is free and doors open to the public at 6:30 PM.  Free parking is available. The program will provide information on the role of the Mexican Consulate and on the effects of immigration for North Carolina. Javier…

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Free

Game Night

May 5 @ 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

May 5 @ 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

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

May 6 @ 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 6 @ 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 Preservation Awards

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Top of the Hill – Great Room,
100 East Franklin St. 3rd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The Preservation Awards celebrate outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in historic preservation in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Award winners have made significant contributions to protecting America’s heritage through their efforts to protect, promote, and preserve Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s historic places – the places that make our community truly special. Join us on May 6th at the Great Room at Top of the Hill to congratulate all the nominees, celebrate the winners, and look ahead to the coming year…

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Free

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

May 7 @ 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 7 @ 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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$27.95

Cary Elwes discusses “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride”

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

5:30: Doors open 6pm: screening of The Princess Bride in the Flyleaf events room 7:45pm: Q&A with Cary Elwes 8:15pm: Signing of books purchased at Flyleaf The iconic actor, best known for his role as Westley in The Princess Bride, discusses his behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top “100 Greatest Love Stories” and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top “100 Screenplays…

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$40

Class: The Magic of Buttermilk

May 7 @ 6:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

Do you love buttermilk? Join Debbie Moose, freelance writer and author of Buttermilk: A Savor the South Cookbook, as she makes a variety of tantalizing recipes using the magic of buttermilk. Buttermilk can do so many things- a flavor, a leavening booster, a tenderizer, it truly is magic!

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Free

Inversion Literary Festival

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Day Records,
112A E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Back-to-back short readings from 13 writers that involve sound, music and performance.  

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream with The North Carolina Symphony

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus,
114 E. Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Grant Llewellyn leads an outstanding cast for this theatrical symphonic presentation of Shakespeare’s beloved play, interweaved with Mendelssohn’s passionate music. This event will sell out. Don’t miss it! After four centuries, hear it for the first time. Mary Irwin, Titania Paul Niebanck, Oberon Ray Dooley, Puck Carl Forsman, director UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Choir Grant Llewellyn, conductor Pre-concert Talk next door in Gerrard Hall at 6:40 pm.  FREE Park-and-Ride shuttle service for our Memorial Hall concerts is available from two Chapel…

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Dar Williams with Trevor Gordon Hall

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 East Main Street, Carrboro, ND 27510 United States
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The initial idea came in a flash. Dar Williams was driving on an isolated highway, crossing from New York into Ontario, surrounded by frozen fields, silver trees, and empty sky, when inspiration struck. “I thought, ‘I want to write a biker song!,’” Williams says with a laugh. “And then my second thought was, ‘I want to write an epic biker song.’ The Greek messenger of the dead is named Hermes, and I want to write about him-the god of travelers…

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Harold Night

May 7 @ 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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Free

Stranger Danger

May 7 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Every week until December 31, 2015

Stranger Danger delves into the world of your bad date. Exploring the characters, events and motivations, this team of highly experienced, mind-blowing improvisors takes your crummy memory from something to cry over to something to celebrate.

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Free

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

May 8 @ 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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$30

Learn at Lunch: Simple Salmon

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A Southern Season,
University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC United States

Searching for some new ways to cook delicious and healthy salmon? Join Chef Susan Hearn to learn (and taste) new recipes and cooking methods you can share with family and friends. This is a one-hour class.

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