Your online guide to events happening in Chapel Hill and Orange County this holiday weekend.
**Keep an eye on the weather and double check event websites before heading out to make sure the event is still on.
Winter Nights Dance Party @ The Baxter– January 6th
From 10 PM to 2 AM, The Baxter will be holding yet another drop-of-a-hat dance party. This time, it’s to end the holidays and kick off 2017 better than 2016 seemed to end up. Featuring DJ Jaesunel spinning tunes for the first time in the hallowed halls of the Baxter as well as traditional drink specials. With all the old-school arcade machine glow you ever needed, the Baxter offers a solid alternative to being outside in the cold, or whatever else it was you had planned for your Friday night.
For more information:baxterarcade.com
Sidewalk Sale @ University Place– January 6th – 8th
All day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Join the merchants of University Place for great deals on all types of merchandise! Stop by the WCHL booth and meet Chappie the Chapel “Burro”.
For more information:universityplacenc.com
You Can’t Take It With You– January 6th – 8th
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM. $9 for students and $12 for adults
Synopsis:“At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening.
For more information:artscenterlive.org
International Jump-a-thon– January 6th
Join the Bouncing Bulldogs Jump Rope Team and friends across the USA and the world for 24 hours of jumping to honor Kenzie Ruston, beloved member of the Bouncing Bulldogs for 13 years. Jump with the Bulldogs at University Place OR tune in here for the Facebook LIVE STREAM EVENT and jump where you are. Post pictures, videos, and memories to share. Together we can jump all 1440 minutes!
For more information:bouncingbulldogs.org
Abbey Road LIVE – January 7th
Active since 2002 and recognized as one of the best Beatles cover bands around, Abbey Road LIVE! Has performed at countless venues and expanded to over 100 Beatles songs spanning the legendary Fab Four’s entire discography. Rather than a typical lookalike act, Abbey Road LIVE! Prefers to focus on the music, forgoing mop tops and vintage Rickenbackers for technical expertise, attention to detail, and faithfulness to the spirit of the original material.
For more information:catscradle.com
Michael Ode Quartet– January 7th
Beyu Caffe, known for its New American stylings and finer food flair, will be hosting Michael Ode this Saturday from 7 PM to 10 PM. Ode is a native to North Carolina and is currently in his fourth year at Oberlin College and Conservatory, studying under the legendary Billy Hart, and is in the process of releasing his first EP as a bandleader. Chosen as an Honorary Jazz Mentor at the Stanford Jazz Workshop for 2016 and 2017, the Michael Ode Quartet will be putting on the sort of show that is not to be missed.
For more information:beyucaffee.com
Ultimate Comics Jeremy Whitley Signing– January 7th
Comic book writer and creator of the series “Princeless” Jeremy Whitley, who lives in Raleigh, will be signing copies of Wasp #1, “Princeless” and “My Little Pony – Friends Forever” this Saturday at all three Ultimate Comics locations. Whitley will be at the Durham/Chapel Hill location from 10:30 to 11:30, Cary from 12:00 to 2:00, and Raleigh from 3:00 to 5:00. Whitley is well-known for his efforts to include well-written female characters and characters of color in his comics, and his work on “Princeless” has paved the way for Whitley’s first work as a solo writer on “The Unstoppable Wasp,” which released its first issue this past week to rave reviews.
For more information: ultimatecomics.com
UNC Men’s Basketball vs NC State– January 7th
Watch the Heels take on NC State at Dean E. Smith Center!
For more information:Listen Live on WCHL
Transactors Improv for Families– January 7th
This 45-minute performance features short-form improv – individual scenes running 5-10 minutes and based on audience suggestions. Everything is made up on the spot, and the content is appropriate for children and adults.
For more information:artscenterlive.org
“Extended Remix: Contemporary Artists Meet Japanese”– January 8th
In this unique exhibition, coming to a close with the “Last Look” tour led by Ackland curator Bradley Bailey, Ackland hosted something truly unique. In an “Extended Remix,” original eighteenth and nineteenth-century Japanese woodblock prints were commissioned to be “completed” by six contemporary artists. Involved were Paul Binnie, a master woodblock printer, Japanese painter Akira Yamaguchi, American designer and performer Ely Kim, experimental photographer Gregory Vershbow, and the creative team known as “Studio Swine,” consisting of British artist Alexander Groves and Japanese architect Azusa Murakami.
For more information:ackland.com