Lifestyles: Best Bet

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Sweet Honey in the Rock

Sweet Honey in the Rock are celebrating 40 years as an a cappella ensemble. They will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit www.carolinatheatre.org.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Transactors Christmas show

Transactors Improv will present “Going/Home: An Improv Show about Being There and Getting There for the Holidays,” at 8 p.m. Friday at the ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. Tickets are $15 general admission. To purchase, call 919-929-2787 or visit www.artscenterlive.org.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Durham Community Concert Band

The Durham Community Concert Band will be performing its Christmas concert along with choral members from the Emerson Waldorf School. This free concert will be held at the Durham Armory Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Durham Community Concert Band will also perform a second concert at Northgate Mall in front of Macy’s Saturday at 3 p.m. This concert also is free.


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Voices Christmas concert

Voices, the Chapel Hill-based chorus, will perform an evening of holiday music, Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. in Hill Hall Auditorium on the UNC campus. This performance will feature a chamber orchestra and guest soloists, soprano Andrea Moore and baritone Aaron Thacker. Tickets for the performance are $20 and $7 for students.  For more information, visit www.voiceschapelhill.org.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: New York Polyphony

New York Polyphony, a vocal ensemble that specializes in Renaissance music, will perform a concert of Christmas music at 8 p.m. Friday in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke University’s West Campus. For tickets, call 919-684-4444 or visit www.dukeperformances.org.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: The Brad Mehldau Trio

The Brad Mehldau Trio – Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums – will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke University’s West Campus. For tickets, call 919-684-4444 or visit www.dukeperformances.org.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam will perform live on the stage of Fletcher Hall at the Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 W. Morgan St., at 8 p.m. Wednesday. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit www.carolinatheatre.org.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Rene Marie

Vocalist Rene Marie will perform a concert of Christmas classics with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. today in Memorial Hall at UNC Chapel Hill. For tickets, call 919-843-3333 or www.carolinaperformingarts.org.


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

Best Bet; Nnenna Freelon and John Brown

Durham vocalist Nnenna Freelon will perform Christmas songs with the John Brown Big Band at 7 p.m. today at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit www.carolinatheatre.org.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Pablo Ziegler

Argentine pianist and composer Pablo Ziegler, who along with Astor Piazzolla helped shape the modern tango, will perform with his Quartet for New Tango at 8 p.m. Saturday in Baldwin Auditorium, on Duke University’s East Campus. For tickets, call 919-684-4444 or visit www.dukeperformances.org.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: The Stray Birds

Trio The Stray Birds — Maya de Vitry (vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle, piano), Oliver Craven (vocals, guitar, resonator, fiddle) and Charles Muench (vocals, bass, banjo) — recently completed their second full-length studio album, “Best Medicine.” The trio will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Back Room at Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. For tickets, call 919-967-9053 or visit www.catscradle.com.


Dec. 02, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: 'I and You'

Manbites Dog Theater will present the regional premiere of “I and You,” by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Jeff Storer. Shows begin Thursday and continue through Dec.  20 at Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St. in Durham. For tickets, call 919-682-3343 or visit manbitesdogtheater.org.


Dec. 01, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: New DSI comedy revue

DSI Comedy Theater will present the opening of its new sketch comedy revue, “The Caroling Dead: Don’t Let the Holidays Turn You.” The show will premiere Saturday  and will run every Saturday through the month of January 2015. All shows are at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at dsicomedy.com. DSI Comedy Theater is at 462 W. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill.


Nov. 30, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Lowland Hum

Husband-and-wife folk duo Lowland Hum (Daniel Levi Goans and Lauren Plank Goans) have followed up their critically acclaimed “Native Air” with an EP titled “Four Sisters,” a three part song-cycle. Lowland Hum will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. For details, visit www.thepinhook.com.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: 'Into the Woods' show added

PlayMakers Repertory Company has added a holiday performance to the schedule of its production “Into the Woods.” The Thanksgiving weekend performance will be Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the Saturday performance are offered at a “holiday price” of $50 each. Performances are in the Paul Green Theatre in UNC’s Department for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. To purchase tickets, call 919-962-7529 or visit www.playmakersrep.org.