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April 2014
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YMCA Healthy Kids Day

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chapel Hill YMCA,
980 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Chapel Hill, 27514
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In conjunction with the Orange County Partnership for Young Children, this FREE family event is the perfect way to spend a spring afternoon.  Come discover all the great community resources available to families in Orange County! Held from noon – 4 pm on the Y back field, kids will have the chance to participate in fun activities including giant inflatables and arts & crafts. Parents can discover resources for keeping kids active and healthy all year long. So plan to bring the…

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$27

Anime-Manga Speed Sketching (Ages 11-15)

April 26 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Every month on the fourth Saturday until May 24, 2014
Durham Arts Council ,
120 Morris St Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Inspired by the classic archetypes found in Anime & Manga, create and sketch characters (protagonist, friends, and rivals) and creatures to build your character references guide and tell your own stories through comics. Try new art materials to upgrade your sketching kits. All sketching levels welcomed since instructor provides individual guidance. Feel free to bring your favorite sketchbook journal and sketching tools. Please feel free to pack a snack and beverage to maintain your creative energy during this 3-hour long drawing session. Each workshop is $27 per child. A $5 materials fee is due to instructor at first workshop for a sketching kit that would include a suitable drawing pencil, inking pen, artist eraser, and card stock to work on.

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$10

Shrek the Musical

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cresset Christian Academy,
3707 Garrett Road Durham, NC 27707 United States
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Shrek, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film, brings the delightful story of a mild-mannered ogre to life on stage. Friday, April 25 & May 2, 6:00 pm—Dinner Theater / Performance starts at 7:00 pm Saturday, April 26 & May 3, 1:00 pm—Walk-Thru Duloc (meet the characters/have your picture taken) Saturday, April 26 & May 3, 2:00 pm—Theater Matinee Saturday, April 26 & May 3, 7:00 pm—Evening Theater Adults-$10 Students-$5 Seniors-$7 Dinner theater-$18

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Free

Get Up and Dance! National Dance Week!

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
140 West Plaza,
140 W Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Come to 140 West Franklin Plaza to hang out and hear some live music! The band I Was Totally Destroying It will make you want to dance! Enjoy short demos by various community dance groups.

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Free

FriendsFest

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Haw River Ballroom,
1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd Saxapahaw, NC, NC 27340 United States

FriendsFest Music Festival Saturday, April 26, 3pm until… Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw www.cfsnc.org/FriendsFest2014 Live Music, Family Fun, and Local Food Free Outdoor Event, 3-7pm Featuring Dmitri Resnik and Bootleg Beat, Katharine Whalen, Ella Bertram and Friends, and Kodiak Farm Boys Indoor Concert, 7pm until… $15 in advance, $17 at the door, $12 students, Children 12 and under free Featuring Tim and Susan Wells, Swang Brothers. Eric & Erica, Creepy Band, Dex Romweber, and TripKnight

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$25.00

Art for Hope

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Josh's Hope Foundation,
200 Cardinal Drive, Suite B Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

The second annual Art for Hope, an auction and raffle of fine arts and crafts by area artists, will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 5:30-8:00 pm in Hillsborough. Funds raised will support Josh’s Hope Foundation, a local nonprofit organization. Josh’s Hope provides critical job- and life-training programs to young adults with mental-health conditions, as well as training and support for parents and caregivers. Admission is only $25 and features live music from Music Over Mind and plenty of food and drink.  Josh’s Hope…

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free

Ben Vendetta Book Party

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Author book signing and reading at FlyLeaf Books for rock critic Ben Vendetta’s debut novel, “Wivenhoe Park” Saturday, April 26th @ 7pm “Set in the mid-1980′s, Wivenhoe Parkchronicles the adventures of Drew, a former track star, who has become a pill popping, dope smoking, heavy drinking, rock ‘n’ roll-obsessed student with writing aspirations. He moves to England on a whim to escape various demons, such as a goth ex-girlfriend he can’t seem to shake out of his system. Experiencing the ascent of…

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Tickets begin at $15

The Story of The Gun

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every day until April 27, 2014
Historic Playmakers Theatre,
122 E. Cameron Ave. NC 27514 United States

created and performed by Mike Daisey directed by Jean-Michele Gregory World Premiere Daisey’s most provocative subject yet: America’s relationship with guns. Throwing easy answers and partisan bickering out the window, he delves into the history of the gun and its place in our national culture, cutting through the political static with hilarious comedy, brilliant observation and pitch-perfect timing.

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Hold These Truths

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sunday Matinee - 2:00pm
Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Hold These Truths By Jeanne Sakata (Regional Premiere) A JOURNEY OF BELIEF, BETRAYAL, AND RECONCILIATION During WWII, student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government’s orders to forcibly removed and incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. Struggling to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the Constitution, he journeys toward greater understanding of America’s triumphs – and confrontation with its failures.  

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$16-$22

The Monti GrandSLAM

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The ArtsCenter ,
300 E Main St Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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This event is eight-shows in the making. For the past several months, winners from The Monti’s popular StorySLAM series have been crowned, qualifying them to compete in The Monti GrandSLAM event.

On this night, the eight winners will all compete against each other for the title on GrandSLAMpion.

Storytellers:

Drew Schiller
Sarah Ford
Sam Pearsall
Kristina Cusenza
Diana Medoff
Katya Wesolowski
Chelsea Cook
David Freifeld
Jonathan Mills

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$7

The Chuckle and Chortle Comedy Show!

April 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The ArtsCenter ,
300 E Main St Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Whether you like to Chortle (a snorting, joyful laugh) or Chuckle (to laugh quietly or to oneself, to cluck or chuck, as a hen) this show is for you! Come do one or both in Carrboro with local stand-up comedians!

Oh my, oh my Spring has finally spring! It is April and time for jokes, laughs and warmth! Michelle
Maclay hosts a bunch of funny local comics all with more than just a bit of spring in their step in this month’s edition of the Chuckle and Chortle Comedy show.

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$5, up to a maximum of $20

Touch A Truck

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University Mall Parking Lot,
201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

 It’s not every day that a child dons a hard hat to climb aboard a cement mixer, construction backhoe, Carolina blue fire truck and military vehicle to blow the horn, grip the steering wheel and learn how the equipment works! During the sixth annual Touch A Truck event, children young and old can explore dozens of vehicles, bouncy houses and other activities.  The event is a joint fundraiser for UNC Children’s Hospital’s Promise Grant and Boy Scout Troop 39.  Donations…

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Free

The QiGong Breathing Experience

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wisdom's Way Health & Healing,
900A Martin Luther King Blvd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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• Breath Empowerment     • Nine-Breath Method      • Nine-Breath Healing Circle Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00pm–5:00pm http://stonewil.home.mindspring.com/QigongBreathingExperience.htm

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Donations Welcome

Almost Ready Staged Reading

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The ArtsCenter ,
300 E Main St Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Almost Ready offers audiences a chance to see, for free, a series of simply staged full length plays written by North Carolina writers.

This free series is sponsored by The ArtsCenter of Carrboro and Playground a Theatre Cooperative.

These productions are seen as the last step before deciding what, if anything, needs to be tweaked to make these plays suitable for full production.

The audience will be encouraged to offer comments in post-performance discussions with playwrights, directors, and actors.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase, but no rotten tomatoes.

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Free

Works in Progress: Sculpture from Philips Middle School

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Sunday until May 25, 2014
FRANK Gallery,
109 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Student Sculpture and Photography Exhibition Reception April 27, 2014 Sunday, 4-6PM   “Work in Progress” documents an artists-in-residency project at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill.  Artists Mark Elliott (sculptor) and Barbara Tyroler (photographer) collaborated with Phillips Middle School art students in the creation and documentation of a permanent outdoor sculpture to be installed on school grounds. Students learned basic design and construction techniques of scale model building as they created maquettes of their own unique visions.  The entire process was documented in…

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Free

A Southern Summer – Music Series on the Green

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green at Southern Village,
400 Market St. Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Each week of the summer, Southern Village will host a music series on the Village Green on Sundays. There is no cover charge, and all acts begin at 6:00pm. Check back each week to see who’s playing this time!   This week’s musical guest is: David Dyer David Dyer is an alternative country singer you’ll love. See for yourself, and come out to the village Green on April 27 for an early start to your Southern Summer. See full schedule here: Sunday, April…

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Tickets begin at $15

The Story of The Gun

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until April 27, 2014
Historic Playmakers Theatre,
122 E. Cameron Ave. NC 27514 United States

created and performed by Mike Daisey directed by Jean-Michele Gregory World Premiere Daisey’s most provocative subject yet: America’s relationship with guns. Throwing easy answers and partisan bickering out the window, he delves into the history of the gun and its place in our national culture, cutting through the political static with hilarious comedy, brilliant observation and pitch-perfect timing.

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Hold These Truths

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sunday Matinee - 2:00pm
Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art,
150 Country Club Rd Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Hold These Truths By Jeanne Sakata (Regional Premiere) A JOURNEY OF BELIEF, BETRAYAL, AND RECONCILIATION During WWII, student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government’s orders to forcibly removed and incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. Struggling to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the Constitution, he journeys toward greater understanding of America’s triumphs – and confrontation with its failures.  

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Free

GROW: Spring Show

April 28
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Exhibit will run until May 24
LIGHT Art + Design,
601 W. Rosemary Street Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Come visit LIGHT for our new show: GROW, a show marking spring with an exploration of multiples, duplication, and repetition. Including the photo collages of Harrison Haynes, multilayered stitched constructions by Peg Gignoux, new works on and with paper by Leigh Suggs and Harriett Hoover, imaginative folded paper construction by Matt Shlian, and multicolored cast porcelain by Haand.

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$136

Studio Landscape Painting by Donna Bland

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until April 29, 2014
Waverly Artists Group Studio $ Gallery,
302 Colonades Way, suite 209 Cary, NC 27518 United States

Join painter and instructor Donna Bland for two days of Studio Landscape Painting, with emphasis on translating nature’s plein air accents in a studio setting. Donna has a passion for expresing nature through her paintings. She will teach and demontsrate techniques for capturing a scene quickly with color values. Also, she will discuss composition and color harmony. With 15 years of classroom and personal instruction, Donna offers lots of help at your easel. To see more of Donna’s work, visit…

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