Chapel Hill Happenings: Oct. 6-12, 2013

Oct. 05, 2013 @ 02:39 PM

Oct. 6 – 12, 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 information, visit www.visitchapelhill.org.

SUNDAY

NOON – 4 P.M.

8TH ANNUAL PAWS4EVER WALK FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION

The two-mile fun walk begins at 2 p.m. It costs $30 per walker, but free for children under age 10.  Each walker receives an event T-shirt and goody bag with gifts and coupons from vendors. Other activities include crafts, contests, vendors, demos (agility, flyball, Frisbee, canine freestyle dancing, Paws4ever drill team), live music and Blessing of the Animals led by Christ United Methodist Church. The Paws4ever Waggin’ Wagon will sell gourmet dog treats and doggie ice cream.

Southern Village, Market Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 969-7301 www.southernvillage.com/

 

NOON – 6 .PM.

FESTIFALL

North Carolina’s longest-running arts festival in downtown Chapel Hill on West Franklin Street.  Art exhibits, interactive arts for kids and family, live entertainment, dining at some of Franklin Street’s favorite restaurants, digital bookmobile and more.

Chapel Hill Downtown, West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, www.townofchapelhill.org/festifall

 

1 P.M.

UNC WOMEN’S SOCCER

UNC vs. Maryland. Tickets $5.

Fetzer Field, South Rd., UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 962-6000 goheels.com/

 

1 P.M.

UNC FIELD HOCKEY

UNC vs. California. Free.

Henry Stadium, UNC Campus, 240 Ridge Road, www.goheels.com

 

1 - 4 P.M.

WILD FOOD & HERB MARKET

The Wild Food + Herb Market is a farmers market featuring foragers, herbalists, wild food cultivators and local plant educators in the North Carolina Piedmont. It provides wild food and medicinal herb enthusiasts a place to buy, sell, trade and gather with others interested in wild foods and herbs. Today’s market has an educational theme of Local Plant Lore and Elders.  The Wild Food + Herb Market receives organizational support from The Abundance Foundation. theabundancefoundation.org/wild-food-herb-market

Carrboro Farmers’ Market, 301 West Main St., Carrboro

 

1 – 7 P.M.

MCKEE’s CEDAR CREEK FARM CORNFIELD MAZE

Pumpkins, farm animals, hayrides and more. Two mazes for family fun.  Adventurous 12-acre maze and 2-acre fun maze for children.  Cornfield Maze and activities run through Oct. 31.  Fridays, 3 – 8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays, 1 – 7 p.m. Haunted Maze:  Oct. 19, 25, 26 and 31. Haunted Maze hours 6 – 10 p.m.  Admission is $10 for ages 3-adult, while 2 and under are free.  Check Web site or call (919) 732-8065.

McKee Farm, 5011 Kiger Road, Rougemont,  www.mckeecornfieldmaze.com

 

2 – 3 P.M.

COOKBOOK SIGNING: BISCUITS- A SAVOR THE SOUTH FROM BELINDA ELLIS

For 15 years, food writer Belinda Ellis traveled around the country for the White Lily® flour company, teaching people to make biscuits and listening to their stories. "I learned that deep in the soul of a biscuit, there’s more than the flour, fat and milk. A hot biscuit embodies a memory of place and family," she writes. Ellis's heartfelt tribute to the biscuit celebrates the many possible flavors and uses for this classic southern bread. The first recipe in the book is a master recipe with step-by-step photographs showing how to make the perfect biscuit.

Southern Season, 201 South Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, (919) 929-7133 www.southernseason.com/

 

2 P.M. (LAST PERFORMANCE)

THE MOUNTAINTOP

A new play acclaimed from London to Broadway. Spend a historic night with Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as a visitation from a mysterious woman leads him to confront his innermost thoughts and fears on the stormy evening before his assassination. Paul Green Theatre.  Tickets begin at $15.

PlayMakers Repertory Company, Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill,

(919) 962-7529 www.playmakersrep.org/

 

6 P.M.

SOUTHERN VILLAGE 2013 SUNDAY NIGHT OUTDOOR MUSIC SERIES

Steph Stewart & The Boyfriends - Appalachian Country Folk with a touch of Honky Tonk.

Southern Village, Market Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 969-7301 www.southernvillage.com/

 

7 P.M.

SARAH MCQUAID AT THE ARTSCENTER

Rising star Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship. Single Admission: $12, Friends Single Admission: $8  Day of Show: $16

ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 www.artscenterlive.org/

 

THE DOUG LARGENT TRIO AT MILLTOWN

The Doug Largent Trio featuring Brad Maiani on guitar and Tyler Leak on drums plays jazz organ trio music at Milltown in downtown Carrboro.

Milltown, 307 East Main St., Carrboro, (919) 968-2460 www.dininganddrinking.com/index.htm

 

8 P.M.

MUSIC AT CAT’S CRADLE

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jackson Scott. Tickets $12 in advance, $14 day of show.

Cat’s Cradle, 300 East Main Street, Carrboro, (919) 967-9053 www.catscradle.com/

 

MONDAY

7 – 8 P.M.

AUTHOR DANA TRENT AT FLYLEAF BOOKS

Dana Trent discusses her memoir “Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk.” The Rev. J. Dana Trent is an author, instructor, and ordained Baptist minister. She holds an undergraduate degree in French and history from Salem College and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School. Dana has worked with nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, educational institutions and hospitals—holding positions at Duke University, UNC Health Care, and the Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church.

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-7373 www.flyleafbooks.com/

 

7:30 P.M.

SONGWRITER’S CIRCLE

Whether an experienced or beginning songwriter, nothing is more valuable than the response of other songwriters. The Songwriters’ Circle at The ArtsCenter provides an evening every other week for composers to share their work and receive encouragement and honest feedback. The bar will be open. This is a time for participating in a sharing community rather than performing. Upright piano on site! Free.

ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 www.artscenterlive.org/

 

8 P.M.

MUSIC AT CAT’S CRADLE

Wavves, King Tuff, Jacuzzi Boys. Tickets $17 in advance, $20 day of show.

Cat’s Cradle, 300 East Main Street, Carrboro, (919) 967-9053 www.catscradle.com/

 

TUESDAY

7  P.M.

AUTHOR NATHAN KOTECKI AT FLYLEAF BOOKS

Nathan Kotecki discusses and signs his new YA fantasy novel “Pull Down The Night.” This year at Suburban High School is just as troubling as the last. A curly-haired girl ghost is disrupting lives with dreaded “kiss notes,” and students are inexplicably sinking into depression. Bruno—the new kid on the block—finds himself at the center of the mystery when he discovers his natural map-reading abilities are actually supernatural. 

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-7373 www.flyleafbooks.com/

 

UNC MEN’S SOCCER

UNC vs. Clemson. Tickets $5.

Fetzer Field, South Rd., UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 962-6000 goheels.com/

 

7:30 P.M.

MUSIC AT UNC

William S. Newman Artists Series, Faculty Recital: Music for Solo Marimba. Juan Álamo, marimba. $15 general admission ($10 UNC students, faculty, and staff). Tickets available at the door.

Hill Hall Auditorium, 145 East Cameron Ave, UNC Chapel Hill, music.unc.edu/

 

9 P.M.

MUSIC AT CAT’S CRADLE

Junip, Barbarossa. Tickets $15.

Cat’s Cradle, 300 East Main Street, Carrboro, (919) 967-9053 www.catscradle.com/

 

WEDNESDAY

7 P.M.

SHARYN MCCRUMB READS & SIGNS HER NOVEL “KING’S MOUNTAIN

Peppered with lore and the authentic heart of the people in McCrumb’s classic “Ballads,” this is an epic book that will build on the success of “The Ballad of Tom Dooley” and her recent return to the New York Times bestseller list. 

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-7373 www.flyleafbooks.com/

 

7:30 P.M.

L-E-V WITH SHARON EYAL AND GAI BEHAR – HOUSE

Making its first U.S. tour, L-E-V is an adventurous new ensemble of talented dancers, the culmination of years of collaboration between two Israeli creative superstars. Since 2006, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have created a stream of critically acclaimed original works for some of the world’s leading dance companies, including Batsheva Dance Company. General public tickets start at $15.

Memorial Hall, 114 East Cameron Ave, UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 843-3333 www.carolinaperformingarts.org

 

8 P.M.

SI KAHN WITH MICHAEL JOHNATHON

Art Menius, Executive Director at The ArtsCenter, says of Si Kahn: "After 40 years as one of America’s most respected songwriters, Charlotte’s Si Kahn has scored two #1 albums on the Folk Music charts since retiring from his day job with Grassroots Leadership and found new activist passion in the battle for Bristol Bay.  Michael Johnathon - a folksinger, songwriter, concert performer, author, creator/host of the worldwide broadcast of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, and playwright. Single Admission: $14, Friends Single Admission: $10  Day of Show: $18

ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 www.artscenterlive.org/

 

8:30 P.M.

MUSIC AT LOCAL 506

Cat's Cradle Presents: Quasi, Jeffrey Lewis, Stems. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 day of show.

Local 506, 506 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 www.local506.com/

 

THURSDAY

4:30 – 8 P.M.

FOOD TRUCK RODEO

The Orange County Department on Aging Food Trucks Rodeo will showcase a variety of foods, offering something for everyone. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and prepare to enjoy an evening of live entertainment, games, Disc Jockey, and more. Dog owners must keep their dog on a leash. The list of Food Truck vendors includes: American Meltdown, Mama Dukes, Parlezvous Crepes, Baguettaboutit, Old North State BBQ, and Tarheel Creamery.  Food prices range from $5 - $10.  The Seymour Center will provide eating stations equipped with tables and chairs. Parking assistance will also be available, due to limited parking at the center. Although registration is not required, it will be helpful to gauge how many people to expect to attend. RSVP by calling (919) 968-2070.

Seymour Senior Center, 2551 Homestead Road , Chapel Hill, (919) 968-2070

 

7 P.M.

UNC WOMEN’S SOCCER

UNC vs. NC State. Tickets $5.

Fetzer Field, South Rd., UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 962-6000 goheels.com/

 

7:30 P.M.

MUSIC AT UNC

Scholarship Benefit Concert. UNC Symphony Orchestra. Svoboda: Overture of the Season, Dvořák: Czech Suite, and Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition.  Michael Griffith, guest conductor (University of Wyoming). $15 general admission ($10 UNC students, faculty, and staff). Tickets and information (919) 843-3333.

Memorial Hall, 114 East Cameron Ave, UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 843-3333 music.unc.edu/

 

8 P.M.

DOWN HILL STRUGGLERS WITH THE HUSHPUPPIES

The first few words in the official “about” section on the Down Hill Strugglers’ Web site mention that they’re an “old-time string band.” That’s true. However, the significance of the Strugglers comes from their ability to carry forward the music of old, rural America with a modern and relevant vigor. Single Admission: $10, Friends Single Admission: $6 Day of Shoq: $14

ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 www.artscenterlive.org/

 

9 P.M.

THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL AT DSI

It's a special showcase at DSI Comedy Theater and YOU'RE on the list at the door. Upcoming shows: Dinosaur & Big Brother and The Thought Police. Tickets $6.

DSI Comedy Theater, 200 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro, (919) 338-8150 www.dsicomedytheater.com/

 

MUSIC AT LOCAL 506

The Fighting Jamesons, Gainsay. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show.

Local 506, 506 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 www.local506.com/

 

FRIDAY

7 P.M.

UNC VOLLEYBALL

UNC vs. Duke. Free.

Carmichael Arena, South Rd., UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 962-6000 goheels.com/

 

7:30 PM

IMPROV SLAM

DSI proudly offers up IMPROV SLAM, our modern freestyle comedy battle. Two crews of improv comedians feed off the crowd to spin an interactive show. Tickets $10.

DSI Comedy Theater, 200 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro, (919) 338-8150 www.dsicomedytheater.com/

 

8 P.M.

JON SHAIN TRIO

Over the years, Jon Shain has developed and refined his own contemporary version of the Piedmont Blues, a bouncy, energetic style that developed in Shain’s adopted hometown of Durham and elsewhere around the region. On “Ordinary Cats,” his eighth solo album, Shain doesn’t abandon that sensibility completely, but he does plug it in and crank it up. There is still a generous amount of fingerpicked acoustic guitar from Shain, a former International Blues Challenge finalist in the solo/duo category. Single Admission: $12, Friends Single Admission: $8 Day of Show: $16

ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 www.artscenterlive.org/

 

 

The World Comes Here: Celebrating the Performing Arts at Carolina

This event, curated by Carolina Performing Arts, is presented as part of, and in honor of, the installation of Carol Folt as UNC’s 11th chancellor. The 90-minute program will feature performances by world-renowned artists and local UNC performers, including members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, jazz pianist Jason Moran, UNC’s David Garcia and his Charanga Carolina and UNC student a cappella group The Clef Hangers, among others.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Reserve tickets at the Carolina Performing Arts website or at the Carolina Performing Arts box office.

Memorial Hall, 114 East Cameron Ave, UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 843-3333 www.carolinaperformingarts.org

 

MUSIC AT UNC

Guest Artist Recital: Works by Jacob, Hartley, and a world premiere by William Price, University of Alabama at Birmingham Arts Trio. Denise Gainey, clarinet; James Zingara, trumpet; Dale Reynolds, piano

Hill Hall Auditorium, 145 East Cameron Ave, UNC Chapel Hill, 919-962-1039 music.unc.edu/

 

MUSIC AT THE OASIS

Live Music with Sotar. Humorous, uplifting folk.
Oasis, 200 N Greensboro St, Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro, 828-773-8878 www.oasisatcarrmill.com/

 

9 P.M.

MUSIC AT CAT’S CRADLE

The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, Zoso. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 day of show.

Cat’s Cradle, 300 East Main Street , Carrboro, (919) 967-9053 www.catscradle.com/

 

9:30 P.M.

MUSIC AT LOCAL 506

Blood Red River, The Malamondos, The Rocket Pops. Tickets $6.

Local 506, 506 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 www.local506.com/

 

SATURDAY

8 A.M. - NOON

FALL CRAFT MARKET

Local artisans and crafters join the farmers’ market to offer unique one-of a kind gifts!  Handcrafted, one- of- a-kind gifts and items.  Pottery, sewings, jewelry and more.

Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market, 201 South Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, (919) 533-9496 www.thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com/

 

10 A.M.

DRAWING IN THE GALLERIES

The second Saturday of every month, Amanda Hughes (Director of External Affairs) leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland's collection. Bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome. Free.

Ackland Art Museum, 101 South Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 966-5736 ackland.org/

 

 

MAGIC IN THE GARDEN WORKSHOP WITH KIDZU

The young and young-at-heart are invited to join us for an enchanting morning of family fun in the children's Wonder Garden at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens (NCBG). Build magical homes for fairies, elves, and other wee folk using natural materials, craft your own fairy wings, plant a magical seed, and more. Bring your imagination and love of nature... and come dressed in your most magical costume! Program will take place entirely at the NCBG. Fee is $10 per child, with a 10 percent discount for Kidzu & NCBG members! Open to ages 4 and up. Registration through NCBG is required. To register, please call (919)537-3819 or visit the Education and Events for Children and Families page on the Web site.

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill, (919) 962-0522 ncbg.unc.edu/

 

SECOND SATURDAY GUIDED WALKING TOUR

Explore the history of the oldest town in Piedmont North Carolina on this one-hour guided walking tour.  The tour begins at the Alexander Dickson House – headquarters of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in April 1865 – at 150 E. King St., and will travel throughout the downtown historic district.  Other important Hillsborough landmarks will include the Hughes Academy, the Regulator Marker, the Old Town Cemetery, and the Inn at Teardrops. The cost is $5 per person. For information, call (919) 732-7741.

Alexander Dickson House, 150 East King St, Hillsborough, www.visithillsboroughnc.com/

 

1 – 4:30 P.M.

TERRAVITA GRAND TASTING ON THE GREEN

Named one of the “10 Southern Food Festivals You Need to Taste” by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – this event returns for a fourth season, thanks to community support. Renowned North Carolina chefs, artisans and makers of top sustainable wines, microbrews, spirits and coffee will unite for a delicious Grand Tasting on the Green, which will be held at Southern Village in Chapel Hill on Saturday, October 12. Tickets are available at www.terravitaevent.com

Southern Village, Market Street, Chapel Hill,  terravitaevent.com/

 

2 P.M.

ALAN BIERMANN DISCUSSES HIS BIOGRAPHY FOR CHILDREN ‘CHUCK YEAGER GOES SUPERSONIC’

Young readers will love the legend of the great American aviator, Chuck Yeager, who grew up from humble beginnings to become the first person to fly a plane faster than the speed of sound. This illustrated book shows scenes of Chuck as a boy in rural West Virginia, describes his wild flights as a test pilot in the U. S. Air Force, and recounts the terrifying bumping and rattling flights as he neared the "sound barrier." (919) 942-7373

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, www.flyleafbooks.com/

 

UNIVERSITY DAY

University Day celebrates the founding of the University of North Carolina in 1793. The ceremony will be held on Polk Place on the UNC Campus and is free and open to all members of the university community, as well as the general public. For information, call Jane Smith at (919) 962-0045.  www.unc.edu/

 

5 P.M.

UNC VOLLEYBALL

UNC vs. Wake Forest. Free.

Carmichael Arena, South Rd., UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 962-6000 goheels.com/

 

7 P.M.

CAR RACES AT THE ORANGE COUNTY SPEEDWAY

Late Model/Limited/Pure Stock/Street Stock/Super Mini Trucks/S. Ground Pounders/SE Super Mini Cup. Tickets: Adults $10, Student age 11-17 years $8, Youth 10 and under $1, With ID: Seniors 65 & older, Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Dept, University College Faculty, Staff & Students $8.

Orange County Speedway, 9740 NC Highway 57 North, Rougemont, (336) 364-1222 ocstrack.wix.com/ocs2012

 

8 P.M.

THE AMAZING KRESKIN

"Even now, I know what you're thinking!" - The Amazing Kreskin. A popular and regular performer on such shows as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, Regis Philbin, and most famously The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.  Johnny's "Carnac the Magnificent" character was a spoof on Amazing Kreskin. For ages 10+.  No one under 10 allowed in this performance.  This show is rated PG13. Advanced Ticket Price: $22, Day Of Ticket Price: $24, Friends Member Ticket Price: $20 

ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 www.artscenterlive.org/

 

9 P.M.

BONECRACKER AT DSI

Bonecracker presents their brand of Kick-down-the-door-prov with a special guest at every show. Bring it on. When you think Bonecracker, think Indiana Jones running from the boulder. Think the banana truck in the song “16 Tons” making it around that hairpin mountain curve. Think ninjas versus pirates with time-travel katanas and light-saber hooks....in the above examples, Bonecracker is the boulder, the hairpin curve, and both the ninjas and pirates. Tickets $10.
DSI Comedy Theater, 200 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro, (919) 338-8150

www.dsicomedytheater.com/

 

MUSIC AT CAT’S CRADLE

Presented by Southland Ballroom: Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Jason Eady. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 day of show.

Cat’s Cradle, 300 East Main Street, Carrboro, (919) 967-9053 www.catscradle.com/

 

MUSIC AT LOCAL 506

Megafauna, Star Studies. Tickets $7.

Local 506, 506 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 www.local506.com/