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Five Great Shows To Catch This Week

By Elliott Rubin Posted August 14, 2013 at 6:41 am

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Howard Levy
Friday, August 16 @ at The ArtsCenter
All Ages, 8:00PM. $12-20.

Those familiar with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones already know of Howard Levy. In addition, Styx, Kenny Loggins, and Paul Simon have all used his talents to infuse their music with a masterful harmonica sound.  His multiple Grammy awards and acceptance amongst an eclectic group of musicians and movie producers alludes to his great talent. Seeing a master at work in the Arts Center will be a great beginning to your Friday evening.

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Daughn Gibson
Wednesday, August 14 @ Local 506
All Ages,  9:00PM. $8+

Critics are struggling trying to find an artist or genre to describe Gibson. His music reminds the listener of Quentin Tarantino films and smoky, 1970s jazz bars. Quite simply, he is a solo artist with rough influences but a smooth, modern delivery. For a taste of his unique sound, check out this video.

 

Valley Young
 Wednesday, August 14 @ The Station/Southern Rail
18+, 10:00PM. No cover.

Valley Young starts their tour in Greensboro, NC then comes to Carrboro the following night to bring their relaxed vibe and Blue Ridge acoustic sound to The Station. This group is reminiscent of Avett Brothers without heavy vocal harmonizing and stands out with skilled guitar chops over piano and bass. Wear your dancing shoes!

Hear their music here.

 

Star Trek Into Darkness
Showtimes Tuesday –Thursday, Varsity on Franklin.
13+, 4:20PM and 7:00PM. $4

Trekkies and summertime moviegoers alike have given rave reviews for the most recent iteration of the Star Trek series. This episode in the Star Trek franchise is every bit as engaging and futuristic as previous films, and introduces epic special effects and scenery we have come to expect from today’s blockbusters. See this movie at the intimate (and affordable) Varsity on Franklin before it comes out on small-screen formats.

 

Carrboro Modern Dance Collaboration Abroad Fundraiser and Reception
August 17, West End Wine Bar/Chapel Hill Underground
4:30PM-2:00AM, Donations Accepted.

Starting at West End Wine Bar and moving to Chapel Hill Underground, this Fundraiser/Reception will include catered food, an aerial dance performance, bands and a late-night DJ session. Donations are suggested for each event, and transportation can be arranged easily from location to location. This combination of activities supports Carrboro Modern Dance and will have a little something for anyone in your group. Grab some close friends and meet new ones in your community while being entertained by a talented group of local artists!

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