Lifestyles: Best Bet

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 30

After spending two years on opposite coasts and pursuing their own creative projects, Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp are ready to release The Rosebuds' sixth full-length album, Sand + Silence, out Aug. 5. The Rosebuds will preview some of the release when they perform at Cat’s Cradle at 9 p.m. Saturday. For tickets, call 919-967-9053 or visit Cat’s Cradle is at 300 E. Main St. in Carrboro.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 29

North Carolina husband-wife team Daniel and Lauren Goans, better known as the folk duo Lowland Hum, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday during a listening session at Mercury Studio, 401 W. Geer St. in Durham.   For tickets, visit

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 28

Merge Records’ celebration of its 25th anniversary continues Wednesday when Merge artists Stephin Merritt and Mark Eitzel (in photo) perform at 7:30 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke University’s East Campus. For tickets, call 919-684-4444 or visit

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 27

Craven Allen Gallery is presenting “Suddenly and with Joy: Paintings by Linwood Hart and Pottery by Brad Tucker,” through Sept. 6. Craven Allen Gallery is at 1106 ½ Broad St. in Durham.  Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.  For more information, please call the gallery at 919-286-4837 or visit

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 24

Lakota John Locklear will perform Friday at the free Warehouse Blues series. All concerts in this series run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Durham Central Park.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 23

The free Find Your Cool music series continues Thursday with rock and blues band John the Conqueror. This concert begins at 7 p.m. in CCB Plaza in downtown Durham.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 22

The Shilohs (in photo) with The Fresh and Onlys will perform Friday at Local 506, 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. The Shilohs recently released their self-titled sophomore album, following up on their 2013 debut “So Wild.” For tickets, call 919-942-5506 or visit

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 21

Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz will perform music from their newest release “Genevieve & Ferdinand” Friday at 8 p.m. at Sharp Nine Gallery, 4608-L Industry Lane, Durham. For tickets, call 919-486-5299 or visit

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 20

“Cows, Dogs and Much More,” an exhibit of new paintings by Joan Vandermeer, is on view through Sept. 28 at Foster’s Market, 750 Martin Luther King Blvd., Chapel Hill.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

Best Bet: July 17

FatMouth Improv will present "The July 19th Show," an evening of improvised comedy with special guest Anoo Brod of Transactors Improv, at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Common Ground Theatre.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 16

The Southern Blend Band are the next guest artists for the Bynum Front Porch Friday series. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at Bynum General Store, at 950 Bynum Road in Bynum. A suggested donation of $5 to $7 is suggested to pay the performers. For information, visit

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 15

Portastatic will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Duke Gardens. Portastatic was founded by singer and guitarist Mac McCaughan, who also is a cofounder of Merge Records. This concert continues the Duke Gardens celebration of Merge’s 25th anniversary. For tickets, call 919-684-4444 or visit

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 14

Folk duo The Milk Carton Kids will be performing at The Carolina Theatre of Durham at 8 p.m. Thursday. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit The theater is at 309 W. Morgan St.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 12:54 PM

Best Bet: July 13

This is an image of "Pointing Fingers," Kim Wheaton’s mixed media work, which is part of the second annual “Truth to Power” at Pleiades Gallery, 109 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham. The exhibit opens Tuesday and will be on view through Aug. 2.

Jul. 10, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: July 10

The Bluegrass Experience will perform at the next Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series at Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road. All concerts in this series begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 9.  Admission is a suggested $5 to $7 donation to help pay the musicians. For more information about future concerts, visit