Blue Man Group
Thursday, 9/5 – Sunday, 9/8, Multiple Showtimes @ Durham Performing Arts Center
$20-$90, All Ages.
Describing a Blue Man Group show is a little like explaining a dream- it is hard to explain, and really only makes sense to the one who saw it. Luckily, you can stop trying to understand the description of an indescribable show and finally see it for yourself. The Blue Man Group is coming to the beautiful Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) and would be an excellent show for all ages and backgrounds. Vibrant, colorful imagery combined with unbelievable choreography add to the great musical presentation that is a Blue Man Group show. You too will find it impossible to describe the experience after watching this event. Don’t let Arrested Development be your only foray into the Blue Man Group!
Abbey Road LIVE!
Thursday, 9/5, 8:30PM @ Cat’s Cradle
$10-$12, All Ages.
Abbey Road LIVE! covers classic Beatles albums and pays tribute to the Fab Five with an excellent rendition. What makes them different from other cover bands is their decision to focus more on the music than the fashion. You won’t find a group of odd-looking, costumed musicians plodding along; Abbey Road LIVE! brings new energy and vision to classic Beatles tunes from the radio hits to the deepest tracks. Don’t miss the next best thing to seeing the Beatles live in concert .
Hopscotch Music Festival
Thursday, 9/5 – Saturday, 9/7, 8:00PM-2:00AM @ Raleigh, NC.
This weekend, Raleigh hosts a multi-location, all-night music festival with an incredibly wide range of artists. Relax to the hypnotic sounds of headlining act Spiritualized, and get loose to the electronic dance rhythms of Holy Ghost! Hip-hop heads and young turntablists will want to see the amazing A-Trak, and should also check out Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt. In addition, there will be folk artists and indie rock outfits playing at other venues throughout the city. More information and a full list of artists and venues will be available on local lifestyle hub www.thestagger.com.
Toubab Krewe w/ The Broadcast
Friday, 9/6, 9:00PM @ Cat’s Cradle
$15, All Ages.
North Carolina’s own Toubab Krewe brings their unique blend of rock, folk music and African rhythms to Carrboro this weekend. After some relentless touring, the most recent release titled TK2 showcases a ridiculous range of influence. The Krewe’s musical journey from Asheville to the Ivory Coast and back will manifest itself on stage at the Cat’s Cradle this Friday. Don’t miss this awesome act.
8 composers, 1 film
Sunday, 9/8, 4:00PM @ The ArtsCenter
Durham-based filmmaker Ajit Anthony Prem has created a six-minute film with the intentions of allowing eight different composers to score this presentation. Instead of all eight composers working on one score, however, each of them took a unique approach and have come together to display different versions at the ArtsCenter this weekend. Come see the similarities and differences between each version of the film, then place your vote for the best composition. Afterward, listen to the composers and filmmaker discuss aspects of the project in an intimate situation.