Lifestyles: Best Bet

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Joyce Manor

Los Angeles, pop-punk outfit Joyce Manor will be at Local 506 for an 8 p.m. show Friday. Des Ark, The Exquisites, and Places to Hide also will perform. For tickets, call 919-942-5506. The venue is at 506 W. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Ryan Singer at Motorco

Ryan Singer recently released his comedy album “How to Get High Without Drugs.” Singer, along with host Adam Cohen and featured comedian Gilbert Lawand will perform at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., at 8 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit


Sep. 11, 2014 @ 05:07 PM

Best Bet: September 11

Manbites Dog Theater’s encore presentation of “The Best of Enemies,” the play based on the book about Durham civil rights activist Ann Atwater and former Klansman C.P. Ellis, opens today and continues through Sept. 27. For tickets, call 919-682-3343 or visit (In this photo, Lakeisha Coffey plays Ann Atwater and Derrick Ivey plays C.P. Ellis in a scene from the production.)

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: September 10

Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his longtime band will play several songs from their new new album “Goin' Home” Thursday at 8 p.m. at The Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: September 9

WomanCraft gallery will present “An Exploration of glass, color and light” by Nora Castillo beginning Thursday at the gallery, at 370 E. Main St., Suite 170, Carrboro. An opening reception will be held Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the exhibit will be on view through Sept. 25.

Sep. 04, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: September 4

Austin-based band The Young are touring after the recent release of their album “Chrome Cactus.” The will perform at 9 p.m. Sunday at The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. For information, visit

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: September 3

“The Windows View,” an exhibit of works from 16 artists throughout the country, is on view through Oct. 19 at Eno Gallery, 100 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. For more information, call 919-883-1415 or visit

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: September 2

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Second Stage Series begins today with Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show “Rodney King.” Ticket prices start at $15. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 919-962-7529.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: September 1

Pleiades Gallery will present “re:SCALE,” a gallery members’ exhibit examining life at different sizes. “Re:SCALE” will be at Pleiades through Oct. 4, 2014 with an opening reception Saturday from 6 p.m. to closing, as well as a Third Friday reception Sept. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pleiades is at 109 E. Chapel Hill St. in Durham. For information call 919-797-2706 or visit

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: August 31

Two parents looking to place their son in an elite kindergarten find themselves with more than they bargained for in the comic drama “A Kid Like Jake,” which the Deep Dish Theater Company of Chapel Hill is presenting through Sept. 20. For tickets and times, call 919-968-1515 or visit Deep Dish Theater is in Chapel Hill's University Mall, on Estes Drive and U.S. 15-501.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: August 28

Sir Richard Bishop and Bhutanese improvisational guitarist Tashi Dorji will perform at the Pinhook on August 29. For tickets to this 6 p.m. concert, visit

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: August 27

Asheville native Duncan Trussell, who runs the podcast “The Duncan Trussell Family Hour” is touring with comedian Johnny Pemberton. Trussell, Pemberton and local host Zack Levine will present a night of comedy at 8 p.m. Sunday at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. For tickets, visit

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: August 26

The Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery will present a new exhibit of paintings by artist Tom Willis. The Arts Council will host an opening reception Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the gallery at 102 N. Churton St. The exhibit will run through Sept. 20. Gallery hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and during special events.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Best Bet: August 25

Raleigh band Big Brotha Thunda will perform during the Labor Day Weekend Food Truck Rodeo in Durham Central Park. More than 40 local trucks will have their food available for purchase. The event begins at noon Sunday and ends at 4 p.m.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: August 24

Bishop Allen will be performing music from their new release “Lights Out” at 9 p.m. today at Local 506, 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. For tickets, call 919-942-5506 or visit