Lifestyles: Best Bet

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Paintings by Jane Filer

“Lucid Dreams,” an exhibit of paintings by Jane Filer, will be on view beginning Thursday and continuing through May 6 at Tyndall Galleries in University Mall, 201 S. estes Drive, Chapel Hill. For information, call 919-942-2290 or visit                               

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Vusi Mahlasela

South African singer Vusi Mahlasela, known for his songs opposing apartheid, will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University. For tickets, call 919-684-4444 or visit

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp’s “Plain Spoken Tour” comes to the Durham Performing Arts Center Tuesday. Guest artist Carlene Carter will join Mellencamp. This concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 919-680-2787 or visit



Mar. 26, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Ciompi Quartet

The Ciompi Quartet will perform compositions by Schubert, Dvorak and Stephen Jaffe at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary’s Road in Hillsborough. Advance tickets are $30 ($35 day of event) and include entry to a reception following the concert. Tickets are available at the Hillsborough Arts Council gallery at 121 N. Churton St. or online at Tickets are also available at Eno Gallery, 102 S. Churton St.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Nels Cline and Norton Wisdom

“Stained Radiance” is the collaboration between guitarist Nels Cline and painter Norton Wisdom, who will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St. For tickets, call 919-929-2787 or visit

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 09:38 AM

Holiday not needed to enjoy corned beef

St. Patrick’s Day reminded me that you don't have to be Irish to love corned beef and cabbage. Add a side of boiled potatoes and you've got a sensational combination.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Photos by Stephen J. Fletcher

"Some Semblance," an exhibit of photographs by Stephen J. Fletcher, is now on view through April 11 at Through This Lens gallery, 303 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham. For information, visit or call 919-687-0250.


Mar. 23, 2015 @ 01:45 PM

Cancer Genomics Specialist to speak at NCCU

DURHAM — John Carpten, a researcher who examines genetic alterations leading to cancer, will be the featured speaker at North Carolina Central University’s Honors Convocation Thursday.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Lloyd Cole

Lloyd Cole will perform music from his latest recording “Standards” at 8 p.m. Wednesday at The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. For tickets, call 919-929-2787 or visit


Mar. 22, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Tannahill Weavers

The Tannahill Weavers, considered one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, will perform at The ArtsCenter Saturday at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 in advance. For more information, visit or call 919-929-2787. The ArtsCenter is at 300-G E. Main Street in Carrboro.

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 01:54 PM

Best Bet: 'Improv Percolator'

Awesome Team Productions presents “The Improv Percolator,” a showcase for local improv students and teams, at 8 p.m. today at Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Road, Durham.  This show includes three local teams presenting a mix of long and short form comedy Improv.  Join us for an evening with Improv Evolution, Bonecracker and special guests, Danny Canoe.  Tickets for the show are $12 plus sales tax and available online at Brown Paper Tickets or through the Common Ground Theatre box office at 919-384-7817. For directions and more information, visit

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Todd Barry

Comedian Todd Barry will be performing at 8 p.m. today at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. For tickets, visit

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: George Winston

Pianist George Winston will perform at The Carolina Theatre Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $34. Winston will have a canned food drive at this show, and will donate all proceeds from merchandise sales to the Urban Ministries of Durham. The Carolina Theatre is at 309 W. Morgan St. in Durham.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Process Series

The Process Series at UNC closes its 2014-15 season with a performance featuring ARTVSM’s (pronounced “artivism”) Pierce Freelon and an array of collaborators from the U.S. and Panama. Based on the rhythms and culture of Panama, the multimedia work “Cristo Negro | Diablo Blanco” will premiere Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in Studio 6 of Swain Hall at UNC Chapel Hill. Admission is free.

Mar. 15, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: 'Feminist Legacy/Feminist Future'

A new exhibit, “Feminist Legacy/Feminist Future” opens Tuesday and continues through March 28 at The Carrack Modern Art, 111 W. Parrish St., Durham. A reception for the artists will be held Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (This is an image of  Blair Gray’s “Oshun Yoruba Goddess.”)