What's Happening?

Mar. 29, 2013 @ 02:04 PM

“What's Happening?”

March 31 – April 6, 2013


An annotated list of interesting events happening in Orange County over the next week, prepared by the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau.  For more information, visit www.visitchapelhill.org.

SUNDAY

11 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

EASTER BUFFET BRUNCH

Carolina Crossroads Restaurant features both traditional brunch fare as well as carving stations, holiday entrées and more. Delight in this holiday brunch prepared by Executive Chef James Clark and his culinary team. Enjoy an assortment of delectable dishes designed to delight the most sophisticated palates. $49.95 per person 13 and older. $44.95 for seniors 60 plus. $19.95 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under are free. Reservations required.

Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. (919) 933-2001. www.carolinainn.com

11 A.M. – 4 P.M.

A TASTE OF IL PALIO: EASTER BRUNCH

To celebrate the arrival of this most welcome time of year, Chef Adam Rose has created a brunch menu that includes the simplest to the most lavish dishes.  Imagine stuffed artichokes, grilled yogurt-marinated leg of lamb, and limoncello tiramisu! $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 919-918-2545. Il Palio Ristorante, 1505 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. (919) 929-4000. www.sienahotel.com/IlPalio.aspx

7 P.M.

UNC BASEBALL

UNC vs. Clemson. Tickets $7 and $10. Boshamer Stadium, 235 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill. (919) 962-2351. www.goheels.com

9 P.M.

MUSIC AT LOCAL 506

The Apache Relay, Clockwork Kids. Tickets $9 in advance; $11 day of show. Local 506, 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. (919) 942-5506. www.local506.com

MONDAY

9 A.M. – 8 P.M.

THE 12TH ANNUAL BIRDHOUSES ON PARADE

The 2013 Birdhouses on Parade, The Carolina Inn’s 12th annual celebration of spring, takes place through April 9, featuring one-of-a-kind birdhouses and feeders crafted by 17 different North Carolina artists. Enjoy creations from Art Lituchy, Bosetti Art Tile, Dwellings, Gerry Mittelstadt, Hebo’s Folkart Shop, Jack Riehl, Mark Burnham, Nest Dwellings, Old South BirdHouse Company, RSS Woodworks, Shawn Hobbs Designs, Sierra Terra Cotta, Silver Palate Feeders, The Tin Heart, Tim Buckley, Willow Spring Birdhouse Company and Wyldeheart Design. Free. Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. (919) 933-2001. www.carolinainn.com

6 P.M.

UNC BASEBALL

UNC vs. Clemson (Conference Game) Tickets $7 and $10. Boshamer Stadium, 235 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill. (919) 962-2351. www.goheels.com

Tuesday

5 P.M.

UNC WOMEN’S SOFTBALL

UNC vs. Appalachian State. Free. Anderson Softball Stadium, 912 Raleigh Road, UNC Chapel Hill. (919) 962-2351. www.goheels.com  

7 – 9 P.M.

ACKLAND FILM FORUM: “THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE” AND “PULL MY DAISY”

The first night of a three-day celebration of the work of composer, musician, poet and author David Amram.  Two films featuring the work of Amram will be screened: the well-known 1962 political drama “The Manchurian Candidate” and the lesser-known 1959 short film written by Jack Kerouac, “Pull My Daisy,” which features Amram onscreen, as well as his original score. Amram will attend a Q&A session after. Screening will be held at the Varsity Theatre on Franklin. Contact: Allison Portnow, aportnow@email.unc.edu. (919) 843-3687. Students free with valid university or high school ID, $4 for all others. Tickets are available at the Varsity Theatre Box Office. Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. (919) 967-8665. www.varsityonfranklin.com

Wednesday

11:30 A.M.

BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

Books Sandwiched In, sponsored by The Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library, will meet  for a discussion of “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. The meeting will be at Fly Leaf Books at 752 Martin Luther King Blvd., because the public library will be closed while moving to its Library Drive location. The meeting is free and open to the public. Bring a sandwich for your lunch and enjoy the discussion led by Arlene Grew. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. www.flyleafbooks.com

4 P.M. AND 6 P.M.

UNC WOMEN’S SOFTBALL - 2 GAMES

UNC vs. James Madison. Game 1 – 4 p.m.; Game 2 – 6 p.m. Free. Anderson Softball Stadium, 912 Raleigh Road, UNC Chapel Hill. (919) 962-2351. www.goheels.com  

7:30 P.M.

CABARET

Enter the tantalizing world of The Kit Kat Klub in 1930s Berlin, where beguiling, self-destructive chanteuse Sally Bowles lives with no thought for tomorrow. Cabaret intertwines social history with dazzling entertainment. The decadence of a Weimar nightclub becomes a shattered mirror reflecting a society spiraling toward disaster with the rise of Hitler’s Nazis. Hosted with lascivious charm by the Emcee, played by Obie Award-winning Taylor Mac (PRC2 “The Young Ladies Of…”). Tickets start at $15. April 3 – 21. Playmakers Repertory Company, Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. (919) 962-7529. www.playmakersrep.org

MUSIC AT LOCAL 506

Progressive Music Group Presents: Lydia, Matrimony, From Indian Lakes, Sweet Talker. Tickets $12.

Local 506, 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. (919) 942-5506. www.local506.com  

NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER 1

This program will feature the U.S. premiere of “Chamber,” a new work commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts and created by dancer and choreographer Medhi Walerski and composer Joby Talbot. Walerski and Talbot will explore “The Rite of Spring” through a contemporary lens while using the music’s kinetic energy as inspiration. The evening also includes “Memoires d’Oubliettes” (2009), by Jiri Kylian - a reflection on memories and how we choose to remember or forget - and “Speak for Yourself” (1999), by Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot, that explores the inspiration created by nature and conflicting elements through chaos and harmony. Ticket price varies. Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave., UNC Chapel Hill. (919) 843-3333. www.carolinaperformingarts.org

MUSIC AT UNC

Guest Artist Recital and Masterclass. Paul Berkowitz (UC-Santa Barbara), piano. Hill Hall Auditorium, 145 E. Cameron Ave., UNC Chapel Hill. (919) 962-1039. music.unc.edu

8 P.M.

PETER CASE

After his tenure in the proto-power pop band the Nerves, and following the dissolution of his early-'80s Los Angeles rock-n-roll band the Plimsouls, Peter Case launched a career as an influential American singer/songwriter specializing in finger-picked acoustic guitar and redemptive story songs about society's outcasts and drifters, delivered in a uniquely soulful folk-rock style. Single admission: $14; friends single admission: $10; day of show: $18. ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. (919) 929-2787. www.artscenterlive.org

8:30 P.M.

MUSIC AT CAT’S CRADLE

Los Amigos Invisibles. Tickets $15 in advance; $18 day of show. Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. (919) 967-9053. catscradle.com

THURSDAY

1 – 4 P.M.

CURATOR’S CLINIC

Every other month, the Ackland Art Museum invites members of the public to bring in a work of art for consideration by an Ackland expert. Curators may offer insight into the significance of the piece and its subject matter, as well as the techniques used by the artist and the work's condition. Please note: the Ackland staff is unable to authenticate or financially appraise works of art. Limit one work per person. Registration required: call (919) 843-3677 to make an appointment. Free to members; $10 for non-members. Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill. (919) 966-5736. www.ackland.org/index.htm

2:30 - 4:30 P.M.

SPRING AFTERNOON TEA

Spring Afternoon Tea will be served at The Carolina Inn’s cozy hotel lobby Thursday through Sunday during the Birdhouses on Parade display starting at 2:30 p.m. and features The Carolina Inn’s floral teas with special highlights on Southern Pecan, Green Chai and Moroccan Mint. Accompaniments include an array of savory tea sandwiches, assorted sweets, and fresh baked scones served with our fresh lemon curd, English Devonshire cream and jams and preserves. Make reservations by calling (919) 918-2735 or learn more at CarolinaInn.com/birdhouses. Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. (919) 933-2001. www.carolinainn.com

5:30 – 7:30 P.M.

MUSIC ON THE PORCH: "OUR STATE" CAROLINA SONGS SHOWCASE

Music on the Porch is an outdoor music series held twice a semester at the Center for the Study of the American South. We seek to bring together an eclectic mix of musicians from around the region to play on the Love House porch and participate in a moderated discussion about the ways in which the rich culture of the South influences musicians and their music. Today’s event features “Our State” magazine’s first-ever singer/songwriter competition winner, Aaron Burdett, and one of the runners-up, Tom Fisch. Center for the Study of the American South at the Love House and Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. (919) 962-5665. csas.unc.edu/events

6 – 8 P.M.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - ARTIST-LED GALLERY TOUR

Frank member artists will offer an artist-led tour of the Member Spotlight Show.​ Free. Frank Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. (919) 636-4135. www.frankisart.com

7 P.M.

AN EVENING WITH DAVID AMRAM

Musician, composer, conductor, storyteller - few people have left their mark on the world of music as David Amram has. Single admission: $16; ArtsCenter Friends, UNC faculty, staff, students: $12; day of show: $20. ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. (919) 929-2787 www.artscenterlive.org

Friday

3 - 4 P.M.

UNC PRICELESS GEM TOUR

Carolina Classic with UNC Visitors' Center's graduating Senior Class: Why are we called the Tar Heels? Why are our school colors blue and white? Learn the legends and stories of Carolina! Free. Contact: Missy Julian Fox, mjfox@unc.edu, (919) 962-1630. UNC Visitors’ Center, 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. www.unc.edu/visitors

6 – 8 P.M.

FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNET RESEARCH - FREE WORKSHOP

This workshop focuses on the internet as a research resource and covers the critical skills and strategies needed to master internet researching. In this interactive environment, participants will learn simple and advanced techniques for finding and evaluating information found on the internet. Topics Covered: search engines, category-specific searches, subject directories, simple and advanced search queries. Tablets are welcome. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. freeinternetworkshop.eventbrite.com

7 P.M.

UNC BASEBALL

UNC vs. Maryland. Tickets $7 and $10. Boshamer Stadium, 235 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill. (919) 962-2351. www.goheels.com/

7:30 P.M.

MUSIC AT LOCAL 506

Chain Link Booking Presents: Sugar Glyder, Gabriel The Marine, Unifier. Tickets $10 in advance; $12 day of show. Local 506, 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. (919) 942-5506. www.local506.com

8 P.M.

ACKLAND TO PRESENTS  “EKPHRASTIC THEATER’

By popular demand, the Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is again presenting “ekphrastic theater” in its galleries. Through an upcoming series of live theater performances titled “ACTIVATED ART,” works of art in the Ackland’s permanent collection may be experienced in unexpected and thought-provoking ways. The plays will be performed in the Ackland’s galleries, in front of the art that inspired them. A discussion with the playwrights and directors follows the two Friday evening performances. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Ackland Museum Store, on the corner of Franklin and Columbia streets in downtown Chapel Hill, or by phone at (919) 962-0216. Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill. (919) 966-5736. www.ackland.org/index.htm

CAROLINA’S FUNNIEST COMIC PRESENTED BY DSI COMEDY THEATER

Carolina's Funniest Comic 2013 - The funniest comedians from around the state compete for $1,000 in cash and prizes. Your vote decides the winner! The final contestants via for the title 2013 Carolina's Funniest Comic. $14 public; $10 students; $12 Friends of The ArtsCenter. ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. (919) 929-2787. www.artscenterlive.org

MUSIC AT UNC

William S. Newman Scholarship Series. Four UNC Composers. Works by Allen Anderson, Stephen Anderson, Stefan Litwin, and Lee Weisert.  $15 general admission ($10 UNC students, faculty, and staff). Tickets and information, (919) 962-1039. Hill Hall Auditorium, 145 E. Cameron Ave., UNC Chapel Hill. music.unc.edu

MUSIC AT OPEN EYE CAFE

Love & Valor. Open Eye Café, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. (919) 968-9410. openeyecafe.com

NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER 1

The program features two works by Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot: “Sehnsucht” (2009) and “Schmetterling” (2010). Set to powerfully beautiful Beethoven works - Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 and to excerpts from Symphony No. 5 – “Sehnsucht” (translated as “yearning”) takes place in a spinning room, with the man and woman trapped inside it. The work serves as a metaphor for an intense love that is both intimate and claustrophobic. “Schmetterling” (translated as “butterfly”) also examines the nature of love, this time perhaps in its most basic form - between mother and child. Set to the cynical love songs by indie pop group Magnetic Fields and British composer Max Richter, “Schmetterling” replaces the melancholy of “Sehnsucht” with a sly, somewhat humorous take on love. Ticket price varies. Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave., UNC Chapel Hill. (919) 843-3333  www.carolinaperformingarts.org

8 – 10 P.M.

N.C. SCIENCE FESTIVAL’S STATE-WIDE STAR PARTY

Little River Regional Park and Natural Area, just 10 minutes from downtown Hillsborough, will be a host site for the N.C. Science Festival's Statewide Star Party.  Here at the park, volunteers from CHAOS (Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society) will bring their high-powered telescopes. Help count the stars for Project GLOBE and take a walk through a scale model of the solar system. There will be games and giveaways, as well. Call the park office at (919) 732-5505. Little River Regional Park and Natural Area, 301 Little River Pkwy., Rougemont. www.visithillsboroughnc.com

SATURDAY

8 A.M. - Noon

ENO RIVER FARMERS MARKET SPRING CELEBRATION

Help usher in spring with live music, food truck, yoga,  live family friendly stand-up comedy and storytelling, children’s activities including bouncy house, face painting, and much more! We’ll be downtown in the Farmers Market Pavilion with local, fresh produce, pasture raised meat and eggs, and beautiful handcrafted art and body products. Eno River Farmers’ Market, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. www.enoriverfarmersmarket.com

10 - 11:30 A.M.

SPRING COMPOSTING CLASS

Spring gardening season is here and so are the County’s composting classes. Led by seasoned composting expert Muriel Williman of Orange County Solid Waste Management, these classes teach the basics of indoor composting using worms and outdoor composting using a variety of containers and recipes. Free. Community Center Learning Garden, 120 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill.

10 A.M. AND 1 P.M.

KITE-MAKING WORKSHOPS

Two sessions per day. For kids ages 5-12. A Tyvek kite and a wide assortment of materials for decorating it are provided. All kites will hang on display in the Gallery at the Ackland Museum Store from April 8 – 19. First session: 10 a.m. – noon. Second session: 1 – 3 p.m.. Sunday sessions: noon and 2:30 p.m. Registration is required. Call (919) 962-0216. Cost: $5 per workshop per child. Payment may be made on the day of the workshop.  Ackland Museum Store, 100 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. www.ackland.org/index.htm

10 A.M. AND 1 P.M.

ART ADVENTURES: GREEK VASE DESIGNS

Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided. Two Art Adventures sessions are offered on the first Saturday of each month: Morning: 10:30 a.m. to noon; Morning: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Art Adventures sessions are free for children of Ackland Art Museum members at the Household ($75) level and above. For all others, it is $5 per session per child. Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill. (919) 966-5736. www.ackland.org/index.htm

Noon – 3 P.M.

ESTATE TREASURES AUCTION

This sale includes local estates and collections. Offerings include estate jewelry, paintings, furniture, rugs, works on paper, clocks, decorative accessories, pottery and more. Leland Little Auction & Estate Sale,  620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough. (919) 644-1243. www.llauctions.com

1 P.M. AND 3 P.M.

UNC WOMEN’S SOFTBALL - 2 GAMES

UNC vs. Virginia. Game 1 – 1 p.m., Game 2 – 3 p.m. Free. Anderson Softball Stadium, 912 Raleigh Road, UNC Chapel Hill. (919) 962-2351. www.goheels.com

1 – 5 P.M.

WEAVER STREET MARKET’S 9TH ANNUAL SPRING WINE SALE & SHOWS

Tickets $7: available the day of show. A portion of proceeds will benefit our Cooperative Community Fund. Wine sale items as supplies last. Guest band: Saludos Compay, www.saludoscompay.com.

Weaver Street Market, 101 E. Weaver Street, Carrboro. (919) 929-0010. www.weaverstreetmarket.coop

1:30 - 4:30 P.M.

CONTROLLING INVASIVE PLANTS (SHORT COURSE)

This short course is intended for a broad audience. Through classroom and field demonstrations, students learn the tools and methods needed to identify invasive species and effectively remove them under various scenarios. No prerequisites. Fee: $40 ($35 NCBG members). Instructor: Jeff Stewart, Ecologist. N.C. Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. (919) 962-0522 ncbg.unc.edu/

6 P.M.

UNC BASEBALL

UNC vs. Maryland. Tickets $7 and $10. Boshamer Stadium, 235 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill. (919) 962-2351. www.goheels.com

8 P.M.

LORELEIS SPRING CONCERT

Spring Concert. The UNC Loreleis are a student-run a cappella group consisting of 16 dedicated undergraduate women at Carolina. Price varies. Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave., UNC Chapel Hill. (919) 843-3333. www.memorialhall.unc.edu/

9 P.M.

MUSIC AT LOCAL 506

On an On, Savoir Adore. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Local 506, 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. (919) 942-5506. www.local506.com

MUSIC AT CAT’S CRADLE

Holy Ghost Tent Revival with Spring Standards. Tickets $12 in advance; $14 day of show. Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main Street, Carrboro. (919) 967-9053. catscradle.com