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August 2014

Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

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KINDRED

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, metalsmith jewelry, turned wood, pottery, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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From Horses to Horsepower: The History of the Occoneechee Speedway

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every week until October 31, 2014

From Horses to Horsepower: The History of the Occoneechee Speedway exhibit at Orange County Historical Museum through October 31st. Learn more at www.orangeNChistory.org!

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$14-$25

A Kid Like Jake

August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Sunday until September 20, 2014
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A young couple hoping to get their toddler into an exclusive kindergarten are advised to play up their son’s fondness for princesses and dress-up in this recent off-Broadway sensation. This is a play about parenting — Alexandra and Greg have a 4-year-old, and they’re trying to do whatever they can to give him a good life. At present, that means getting him into an elite kindergarten, and we meet them in the midst of that process, writing essays and struggling…

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$8-$12

The Painted Bird

August 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every week on Sunday until September 7, 2014
The Forest Theatre,
123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents: The Painted Bird. This is Paperhand’s much anticipated 15th annual outdoor show featuring giant puppets, masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets, live music, and more. Performances Aug 8 through Sept 7th and Labor Day at 7pm, Preshow starting at 6:20pm. Matinees on Aug 24th & 31st, Sept 7th at 3pm. Tickets $12, $8 for kids suggested donations at door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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Free

A Southern Summer – Music Series on the Green

August 31 @ 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. This week’s musical guest is: B.O.D.:  Grateful Dead tribute band  

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$8-$12

The Painted Bird

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 7, 2014
The Forest Theatre,
123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents: The Painted Bird. This is Paperhand’s much anticipated 15th annual outdoor show featuring giant puppets, masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets, live music, and more. Performances Aug 8 through Sept 7th and Labor Day at 7pm, Preshow starting at 6:20pm. Matinees on Aug 24th & 31st, Sept 7th at 3pm. Tickets $12, $8 for kids suggested donations at door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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September 2014

Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

September 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

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Free

KINDRED

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until September 21, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, metalsmith jewelry, turned wood, pottery, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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$8-$12

The Painted Bird

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Forest Theatre,
123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents: The Painted Bird. This is Paperhand’s much anticipated 15th annual outdoor show featuring giant puppets, masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets, live music, and more. Performances Aug 8 through Sept 7th and Labor Day at 7pm, Preshow starting at 6:20pm. Matinees on Aug 24th & 31st, Sept 7th at 3pm. Tickets $12, $8 for kids suggested donations at door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

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Free

KINDRED

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until September 21, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, metalsmith jewelry, turned wood, pottery, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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Free

Free Support Group for People in Challenging Relationships

September 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week for 40 weeks
Lepage Associates,
5842 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC United States
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The intention of this group is to provide a safe and confidential space for people in challenging relationships to receive and provide support, brainstorm ideas of ways to better communicate with partners, and cope with the everyday stresses of loving someone that can be difficult.  

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Free

Movie Nite@the Library- Gravity

September 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library,
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free movie event at Chapel Hill Public Library, Tuesday September 2, 6:30pm, Meeting Room A. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library.

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Free

Margaret Stohl discusses her young adult novel Idols

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us. Most of us. Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon’s power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated – and not just because Dol has to choose between Lucas and Ro, the two great loves of her life. As she…

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$15-42

“Rodney King,” written & performed by Roger Guenveur Smith

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 5, 2014
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre,
Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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A poetic rhythm-charged look at the flawed everyman behind the myth. King endured police brutality, the glare of an unrelenting media and notoriety as the symbolic spark of the LA riots. His plaintive “Can we all get along?” remains an open question in America’s complicated relationship with race. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2-5 and Sept.7; 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7. For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

September 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

Find out more »
Free

KINDRED

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until September 21, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, metalsmith jewelry, turned wood, pottery, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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Free

Carrboro Farmers’ Market

September 3 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until November 19, 2014
Carrboro Farmers’ Market,
301 West Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States

Carrboro, North Carolina, is home to the nationally recognized Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Recently highlighted by both Bon Appétit, Martha Stewart’s Good Food Magazine, and Visa Black Card Magazine as one of the top markets in the country, Carrboro Farmers’ Market celebrates its 36th season in 2014. The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is truly a farmer-owned and operated market. The vendors themselves produce all goods sold at the Market. Everything comes from within a 50-mile radius of Carrboro. Located at the Carrboro…

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$15-42

“Rodney King,” written & performed by Roger Guenveur Smith

September 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 5, 2014
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre,
Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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A poetic rhythm-charged look at the flawed everyman behind the myth. King endured police brutality, the glare of an unrelenting media and notoriety as the symbolic spark of the LA riots. His plaintive “Can we all get along?” remains an open question in America’s complicated relationship with race. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2-5 and Sept.7; 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7. For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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$25-$95

OMG Music Fest

September 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cat’s Cradle,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Jacob Whitesides, Reed Deming, Round 2 Crew, Alyssa Shouse, Grant Landis, Tyler Matl Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm) Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC $45 GA, $95 VIP, $25 GA Parents Platinum tickets are available at http://www.omgmusicfest.com/

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$14-$25

A Kid Like Jake

September 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday and Thursday until September 20, 2014
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A young couple hoping to get their toddler into an exclusive kindergarten are advised to play up their son’s fondness for princesses and dress-up in this recent off-Broadway sensation. This is a play about parenting — Alexandra and Greg have a 4-year-old, and they’re trying to do whatever they can to give him a good life. At present, that means getting him into an elite kindergarten, and we meet them in the midst of that process, writing essays and struggling…

Find out more »

Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

Find out more »
Free

KINDRED

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until September 21, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
+ Google Map

Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, metalsmith jewelry, turned wood, pottery, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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Southern Village Farmer’s Market

September 4 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Thursday, from 3:30pm-6:30pm

Southern Village Farmer’s Market Looking for fresh fruits and vegetables? No? How about some tasty seafood. No?! Bundt cake you say? Well, you’re in luck, we have that and everything else at the Southern Village Farmer’s Market. Local vendors come to sell their homegrown or homemade goods, just for you every Thursday starting May 1st, from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM, until September 18th. LOCATION: Southern Village Farmer’s Market (map) 401-491 Market St Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States  

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Free

Barbara Davis discusses her novel The Wishing Tide

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Five years ago, Lane Kramer moved to Starry Point, certain the quaint island village was the place to start anew. Now the owner of a charming seaside inn, she’s set aside her dreams of being a novelist and of finding love again. When English professor Michael Forrester appears on Lane’s doorstep in the middle of a storm, he claims he’s only seeking a quiet place to write his book. Yet he seems eerily familiar with the island, leaving Lane wondering…

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$15-42

“Rodney King,” written & performed by Roger Guenveur Smith

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 5, 2014
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre,
Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
+ Google Map

A poetic rhythm-charged look at the flawed everyman behind the myth. King endured police brutality, the glare of an unrelenting media and notoriety as the symbolic spark of the LA riots. His plaintive “Can we all get along?” remains an open question in America’s complicated relationship with race. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2-5 and Sept.7; 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7. For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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$14-$25

A Kid Like Jake

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday and Thursday until September 20, 2014
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

A young couple hoping to get their toddler into an exclusive kindergarten are advised to play up their son’s fondness for princesses and dress-up in this recent off-Broadway sensation. This is a play about parenting — Alexandra and Greg have a 4-year-old, and they’re trying to do whatever they can to give him a good life. At present, that means getting him into an elite kindergarten, and we meet them in the midst of that process, writing essays and struggling…

Find out more »

Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

September 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

Find out more »

KINDRED

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Friday and Saturday until September 21, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, metalsmith jewelry, turned wood, pottery, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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Free

First Fridays in the Cooking School

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the first Friday until December 5, 2014

Allow our restaurant chefs and Cooking School instructors to inspire culinary creativity for your weekend gatherings and happenings. On the first Friday of every month, stop by our Cooking School from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for cooking demonstrations from our favorite magazines, cookbooks or local chefs. Each recipe will highlight the endless offerings in our Specialty Food Department, coupled with shopping lists and recipe cards to ensure you have all the tips and tools to recreate the recipe at…

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No Cover

Fridays on the Front Porch

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 3, 2014

Live music at Fridays on the Front Porch creates the perfect atmosphere for kicking back, relaxing and getting a jump on the weekend. The Carolina Inn offers seasonal picnic offerings ($14 grill menu and $9 kids menu with gluten free options), various beverage selections and fun times under the shady oaks and magnolia trees. There is no cover charge or reservations for the event. Fridays on the Front Porch features the music of some of North Carolina’s best bands for…

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Free

Friday Night Wine Tasting

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until October 31, 2014

Friday Night Wine Tasting Every Friday, 5-7pm Every Friday night WSM samples a different variety of wines at each of our locations. This is a great time to expand your wine repertoire, stock your cellar with wines you know you like, get your wine questions answered by a knowledgeable winery representative or specialty staff member, or find that perfect wine for dinner. Weaver Street Market sponsors over 250 free events a year, providing the community with opportunities to visit with…

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$15-$17

Great Outdoor Provision Company presents National Geographic’s 2014 Radical Reels Tour

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Varsity on Franklin Street,
123 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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You don’t have to journey to Banff, Canada, to see the legendary Banff Mountain Film Festival. Catch the steepest and deepest in high-adrenaline outdoor sport films when the 2014 Radical Reels Tour stops at the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill. Hurtle down steep untouched powder, feel the cold spray of stomach-dropping kayak first descents, fly high with the world’s wildest BASE jumpers, and much more in extreme mountain sports. Great Outdoor Provision Co. will host this limited engagement screening, made…

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$8-$12

The Painted Bird

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 7, 2014
The Forest Theatre,
123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents: The Painted Bird. This is Paperhand’s much anticipated 15th annual outdoor show featuring giant puppets, masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets, live music, and more. Performances Aug 8 through Sept 7th and Labor Day at 7pm, Preshow starting at 6:20pm. Matinees on Aug 24th & 31st, Sept 7th at 3pm. Tickets $12, $8 for kids suggested donations at door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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$15-42

“Rodney King,” written & performed by Roger Guenveur Smith

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 5, 2014
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre,
Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
+ Google Map

A poetic rhythm-charged look at the flawed everyman behind the myth. King endured police brutality, the glare of an unrelenting media and notoriety as the symbolic spark of the LA riots. His plaintive “Can we all get along?” remains an open question in America’s complicated relationship with race. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2-5 and Sept.7; 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7. For information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-PLAY (7529) or visit www.playmakersrep.org.

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Tales from the Cosmic Ocean – An evening of Yakshagana featuring Vidya Kolyur

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Memorial Hall,
114 E. Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The enchanting 700-year-old Yakshagana dance drama tradition is one of south India’s most distinctive art forms, featuring elaborate costumes and makeup, stylized dancing, live accompaniment and complex face and hand gestures. Vidya Kolyur revolutionized the traditionally male-dominated Yakshagana form, winning widespread praise from luminaries in the field. Here, her dance troupe from Karnataka performs scenes from Mahabharata and Ramayana, the two major Sanscrit epic poems of ancient India.

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$22-$30

Jonathan Edwards

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert.  Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.

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free, suggested donation of $5

The New Generation Project: Contemporizing the African American Art Song and Arranged Negro Spiritual

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 6, 2014
Kenan Music Building,
125 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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In an effort to preserve America’s arranged Negro spiritual and introduce unknown African American poets through art songs, internationally known sopranos Louise Toppin and Marquita Lister are pioneering The New Generation Project. Through the project, they are commissioning new work from dozens of composers and poets to create a new songbook that confirms the contemporary relevancy of the art song and spiritual traditions. The Process Series showcase will provide listeners with an opportunity to experience the breadth of musical and textural…

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$14-$25

A Kid Like Jake

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Friday and Saturday until September 20, 2014
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map

A young couple hoping to get their toddler into an exclusive kindergarten are advised to play up their son’s fondness for princesses and dress-up in this recent off-Broadway sensation. This is a play about parenting — Alexandra and Greg have a 4-year-old, and they’re trying to do whatever they can to give him a good life. At present, that means getting him into an elite kindergarten, and we meet them in the midst of that process, writing essays and struggling…

Find out more »

Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until November 2, 2014

The North Carolina presents a  nationally traveling exhibition of world-class contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and cultivated by 18th century naturalists, John and William Bartram, who traversed the southeastern wilderness of the American colonies, including North Carolina, from 1730-1790, recording the region’s flora, fauna, and Native American culture. The plant portraits reflect John and William Bartram’s passionate observation and discovery of nature, which has influenced generations of artists and explorers throughout the world. Over 25 writers, experts, botanists and…

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Dovecote Trunk Show with Elemente Clemente

September 6 @ 10:00 am - September 7 @ 5:00 pm
Dovecote at Fearrington Village,
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Come to Dovecote at Fearrington Village and check out the latest from Elemente Clemente. Elemente Clemente marches to the beat of an alternative philosophy where their “new” is a synthesis of a modern look, quality materials and casual elegance – all that “Dovecote style” embodies! Style, comfort and quality, attention to detail, subtle shades, and distinctive taste are fundamental at Elemente Clemente. Their clothes are designed to accentuate self-expression which they achieve through silhouettes in earthy shades of brown, gray…

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KINDRED

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Friday and Saturday until September 21, 2014
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts,
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
+ Google Map

Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor, kindred sisters in complexity and technique, introduce complex and colorful new work. Fiber art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 25th through September 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, August 29th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, metalsmith jewelry, turned wood, pottery, mosaics and fiber art. Hours: Mon – Th 10-6,…

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Free

Tracy Guzeman discusses her novel The Gravity of Birds

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

A staff favorite! This story draws you in, slowly then surely. We meet two sisters, have an introduction to the art world, learn about the study of birds. There are some big secrets from teh past with huge implications today. A beautifully written debut novel. I loved this book. –Sally Forty-four years after the brilliant young painter, Thomas Bayber, first meets Alice and Natalie Kessler, Bayber unveils a never-before-seen work, “Kessler Sisters” — a provocative painting depicting the young Thomas,…

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$20

Bluegrass at Moorefields

September 6 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Historic Moorefields Estate,
2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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Bluegrass Music Festival  at Moorefields Saturday September 6, 2014 Date/Time – 09/06/2014 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm 2201 Moorefields Road – Hillsborough Featuring: Constant Change Bethesda Bluegrass Band Cagle Family and Friends Nash Street Ramblers Tickets- $20 at the door / kids under 12 are free Four Bands – Food Trucks – Beer & Wine!! To volunteer, email:    moorefields@moorefields.org For more information: http://moorefields.org/events/big-bluegrass-at-moorefields/

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$8-$12

The Painted Bird

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 7, 2014
The Forest Theatre,
123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents: The Painted Bird. This is Paperhand’s much anticipated 15th annual outdoor show featuring giant puppets, masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets, live music, and more. Performances Aug 8 through Sept 7th and Labor Day at 7pm, Preshow starting at 6:20pm. Matinees on Aug 24th & 31st, Sept 7th at 3pm. Tickets $12, $8 for kids suggested donations at door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

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$3

No Shame Theatre

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The ArtsCenter,
300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 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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20 advance, 25 at the door

Matt Venuti: Songs of the Heart, Hang and Gubal

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Unity Center of Peace,
8800 Seawell School Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Composer, singer and master instrumentalist, Matt Venuti, will perform his heart-infused music featuring the captivating sounds of the Hang (pr. hung) and Gubal.  Matt is touring with two Hangs and is debuting the Gubal for his world-wide audiences. The Swiss-made Hang and Gubal are innovative new instruments that have exploded on YouTube but are rare to encounter live. The sounds from these instruments can impart a powerful and positive effect on the listener. Matt Venuti is a gifted player who…

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free, suggested donation of $5

The New Generation Project: Contemporizing the African American Art Song and Arranged Negro Spiritual

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every day until September 6, 2014
Kenan Music Building,
125 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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In an effort to preserve America’s arranged Negro spiritual and introduce unknown African American poets through art songs, internationally known sopranos Louise Toppin and Marquita Lister are pioneering The New Generation Project. Through the project, they are commissioning new work from dozens of composers and poets to create a new songbook that confirms the contemporary relevancy of the art song and spiritual traditions. The Process Series showcase will provide listeners with an opportunity to experience the breadth of musical and textural…

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$14-$25

A Kid Like Jake

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday until September 20, 2014
Deep Dish Theater,
210 S. Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A young couple hoping to get their toddler into an exclusive kindergarten are advised to play up their son’s fondness for princesses and dress-up in this recent off-Broadway sensation. This is a play about parenting — Alexandra and Greg have a 4-year-old, and they’re trying to do whatever they can to give him a good life. At present, that means getting him into an elite kindergarten, and we meet them in the midst of that process, writing essays and struggling…

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