Chapel Hill Herald: What's Happening?
Noon – 4:30 P.M.
Two sessions 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: 12 – 2:00 p.m.; Second session: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration 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
UNC vs. Maryland. Tickets $7 & $10.
UNC vs. Virginia. Free.
Anderson Softball Stadium, 912 Raleigh Road, UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 962-2351. www.goheels.com
1 – 4 P.M.
FRIENDS OF THE ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Looking for a new favorite book? Or maybe some reading material for a summer beach trip? Then check out the Spring Book Sale at the Orange County Public Library at 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough. All hardbacks and DVDs are only $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents. More than 2,000 books to choose from. ($4 for a bag of books)
137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough.
2 P.M. AND 7:30 P.M.
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 in new and dangerous ways. 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. Through April 21. Tuesday – Sunday.
PLAYMAKERS REPERTORY COMPANY, Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill,
2 – 4 P.M.
Wushuan Vivien Burns, a native of Taiwan, is deeply influenced by her native island and Chinese culture. At school, Chinese brush painting and calligraphy were required subjects.
UNC Guitar Ensemble.
The Chapel Hill Historical Society presents “A Haven in the Heart of Chapel Hill: The History of the Coker Arboretum,” a talk by Daniel Stern. A reception follows. The event is free and open to the public.
Chapel Hill Historical Society, 523 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 929-1793.
UNC Wind Ensemble and UNC Symphony Band. $15 general admission ($10 UNC students, faculty, and staff). Tickets and information, (919) 843-3333.
4 – 7 P.M.
Celebrate Cackalacky's 12th anniversary and the return of spring weather at Weathervane's first ever Sunday Beer Garden. Sponsored by Durham's Fullsteam Brewery, this rain-or-shine event will be held on our patio and feature live music by Big Fat Gap and the Rickety Crickets. Ticket price of $35 per person covers Fullsteam draught beer and Cackalacky-themed small plates until 7. Plus, every ticket holder will receive special 16oz. jar of Cackalacky's Limited Edition 12th Anniversary Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Spice Sauce! Event is part of April N.C. Beer Month.
Celebrate N.C. Beer Month and the 80th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition during the "Bootleggers Ball." The event in the Great Room is a four-course dinner featuring Top of the Hill beer pairings with each course and a cocktail hour prior to the meal showcasing the release of TOPO Piedmont Gin. The beers served at the dinner will include Old Well White, a new beer, a rye pale ale, made with 96 percent locally sourced ingredients, and the release of Top of the Hill's first ever barrel age beer, an Imperial Stout aged in a Tennessee whiskey barrel. Event in Great Room. $75 per person with portion of proceeds going to the Abundance Foundation
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery, 100 E. Franklin St., (919) 929-8676. thetopofthehill.com
Senses Fail with Such Gold, Real Friends, Major League. Tickets $13 in advance, $15 day of show.
Caveman, Pure Bathing Culture. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show.
9 AM – 8 P.M.
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. Drop by anytime to enjoy artist 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. LAST DAY ON APRIL 9.
Frightened Rabbit with Wintersleep. Tickets $17 in advance, $20 day of show.
5:30 P.M. – 7 P.M.
The UNC Institute invites you to a reading, talk and book signing with author Jay Erskine Leutze. “STAND UP THAT MOUNTAIN: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail” by Jay Leutze (Scribner), is a classic underdog tale and the true story - akin to “A Civil Action” - of an outdoorsman living alone in Western North Carolina who teams up with his neighbors to save a treasured mountain and section of the Appalachian trail from being destroyed. This event is free and open to the public. Contact: Katie Hall, UNC Institute for the Environment: email@example.com
Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building at 325 Pittsboro St., UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. (Parking available beginning at 5 p.m. beneath the FedEx Global Education Center.)
5:30 - 6:30 P.M.
RARE BOOK COLLECTION RECENT ACQUISITIONS EVENING
A not-under-glass display of additions to the Rare Book Collection from the past two years, including the first printed book by the first feminist of the New World; the first edition of Galileo's last book; an original sketchbook with poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (UNC A.B. '41); William Wordsworth letters; Victorian novels; Latin American periodicals; 20th-century fine press volumes; and more. Free.
Contact: Liza Terll firstname.lastname@example.org, (919) 962-4207.
Wilson Library, UNC Campus. library.unc.edu
UNC World Music featuring Gamelan Nyai Saraswati and Charanga Carolina.
Chad Valley, Bleeding Rainbow. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 day of show.
3:30 - 6:30 P.M.
CARRBORO FARMERS' MARKET OPENING WEDNESDAY MARKET AND FOOD TRUCK RODEO
To kick off the season, Matt and Sheila Neal of Neal’s Deli will serve samples during the market, and the food fun continues after hours with a second annual post-market Food Truck Rodeo Fundraiser featuring many of the triangle’s favorite trucks.
UNC vs. Elon. Free.
Anderson Softball Stadium, 912 Raleigh Road, UNC Chapel Hill. www.goheels.com
The Might Be Giants. Ages 14 and Older Only Admitted. Tickets $23 in advance, $25 day of show.
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. Discussions with the playwrights and directors follow 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.
The Cave Singers, Bleeding Rainbow. Tickets $10.
4:30 - 6:00 P.M.
HUTCHINS LECTURE WITH ANDREW KAHRL
Hutchins Lecture with Andrew Kahrl, assistant professor of history, Marquette University, "The Sunbelt's Sandy Foundation: Coastal Development and the Making of the Modern South." Introduced by W. Fitzhugh Brundage, William B. Umstead Professor of History, UNC. Free and open to the public.
Graham Memorial Hall, UNC Campus. csas.unc.edu/event/hutchins-lecture-with-andrew-kahrl
5 - 6:45 P.M.
THE SPEAKER BAN THROUGH STUDENT EYES (GLADYS HALL COATES UNIVERSITY HISTORY LECTURE)
5 p.m. Viewing of exhibit "A Right to Speak and to Hear: Academic Freedom and Free Expression at UNC," North Carolina Collection Gallery. 5:45 p.m. Program, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Fifty years after passage of the Speaker Ban, former UNC student body president Robert Spearman ('65) recalls student efforts to repeal the law. Free. Contact: Liza Terll, email@example.com, 919-962-4207.
Wilson Library, UNC Campus. library.unc.edu
6 – 8 P.M.
“Inspiration, Creativity, and the Challenges of Being an Artist.” Spanning a range of media and methods, a selection of member artists will discuss their personal experiences, the beauty and the obstacles that come along with the career. Hear tales of the art world from the artist's perspective. Free.
Frank Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, (919) 636-4135. www.frankisart.com
Progressive Music Group Presents: Transit, Seahaven, Young Statues. Tickets $12 in advance, $14 day of show.
John Cohen, one of the founders of the New Lost City Ramblers. who brought this rural music back to audiences starting in the late 1950s. Like the New Lost City Ramblers before them, the DownHillStrugglers are city kids absolutely passionate about rural string band music. Blind Boy Paxton is a living, breathing songster, banjo player, and monster-stride piano player who pushed boundaries and plays on our fascination with race and music. Cost: $15 - 19 single admission, in advance - day of $11 The ArtsCenter Friends
ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro, (919) 929-2787. www.artscenterlive.org
3 - 4:30 P.M.
“Meeting of the Waters Tour,” an exploration of water in collaboration with the pan-campus theme of “Water in Our World” with Missy Julian Fox, Director of UNC Visitors' Center and campus experts. Free. Contact: Missy Julian Fox, ( 919) 962-1630.
UNC Visitors’ Center, 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. www.unc.edu/visitors
Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture. David Suisman (University of Delaware)
Person Recital Hall, UNC Chapel Hill. music.unc.edu
6 – 9 P.M.
The 2nd Friday Artwalk takes place in Carrboro and Chapel Hill from 6 - 9 P.M. on the second Friday of every month. It's a great opportunity to explore the many arts venues and businesses in both towns as well as socialize with other art lovers in the community. Many of the galleries will have live music and other art related entertainment. Admission is free.
UNC vs. Jacksonville. Free.
Peter Ostroushko is regarded as one of the finest mandolin and fiddle players in acoustic music. Danny Gotham (guitar, mandolin, ukulele) has developed into a master flatpicker and fingerpicking instrumentalist. Tickets ($15) and reservations are available through the church office (919-732-9308; firstname.lastname@example.org).
St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Road, Hillsborough. www.stmatthewshillsborough.org
A third-generation puppeteer, Basil Twist is the only American to graduate from France’s École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette. One of the most creative performers in contemporary theater, Twist works with many elements, including water and wind. Accompanied by a full orchestra in Memorial Hall, Twist will stage his world-premiere work, “The Rite of Spring,” which transforms traditional puppetry into kinetic fabric sculptures and what he calls “a ballet without dancers.” Twist will also stage his new versions of Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella and Fireworks,” reflecting his ability to interpret a wide range of forms and presentations, from Italian commedia dell’arte to the formalism of a modernist symphony. Tickets start at $25.
Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave., UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 843-3333. www.carolinaperformingarts.org
Mozart's penultimate opera, “La Clemenza di Tito,” performed in Italian with English supertitles. Directed by Bobb Robinson, Vincent Povázsay, conductor. April 12 - 13. Free. (919) 962-1039. music.unc.edu
Hill Hall Auditorium, 145 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill.
HAIR puts rock music and the culture that went with it on stage. The show acts as a bridge between generations and viewpoints. Musical numbers include “Aquarius,” “Good Morning Starshine,” “I Believe in Love,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” “What a Piece of Work Is Man” and “Hippie Life.” General - Advanced: $10, General - Day of: $12, Friends Member Ticket Price: $8, Student/Senior - Advanced: $5, Student/Senior - Day of: $7.
Mount Moriah, Record Release Party with Mac McCaughan, Airstrip. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show.
UNC Men's and Women's Track & Field - Joe Hilton Invitational. Free.
10 A.M. - Noon
The second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 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.
10 A.M. - Noon
Begin the run in a white t-shirt. At the start line, runners and walkers are blank canvases. By the finish line, you’ll look like a Jackson Pollock painting! You’ll encounter five color stations along the 5 kilometer course: green, purple, yellow, pink, and blue. Volunteers will splash you non-toxic color. Proceeds from the run will benefit three local non-profits: the Academy of Information Technology of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, A Drink For Tomorrow and the SKJAJA Fund. All Ages & Skill Levels Welcome. Free campus shuttle from Frat Court starting at 8:30 a.m. Staggered start times beginning at 10 a.m. Food Trucks – ice cream, sandwiches and shaved ice. Giveaways. Free Parking at Finley Fields. Registration: Adult (11+) $35 (includes shirt); Ages 5-10 $15 (no shirt) and under 5 free (no shirt.)
UNC Finley Fields, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. www.colorthehill.com
Registrations are $30 per runner and $70 per family of 5 or less for the 5k, and $15 per patron and $45 per family of 5 or less for the fun run. Free family fun entertainment and awards will directly follow the race and fun-run events. The East Chapel Hill Rotary Club, Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation present the Second Annual Lifestyle 5k Race and Fun Run from 10 a.m. until noon at Southern Community Park. This year we welcome Fleet Feet Sports of Carrboro as our official race sponsor. Southern Community Park, Southern Community Park, Dogwood Acres Drive, Chapel Hill. www.townofchapelhill.org
Join the Friends of Moorefields for the third annual spring wildflower hike. The free hike will leave Moorefields at 10 a.m. to explore ridges and bottomlands near Seven Mile Creek, one of Orange County’s most significant undisturbed natural areas. Led by Milo Pyne, an N.C. State-trained botanist, senior regional ecologist for NatureServe, president of the Eno River Association, and an expert on Piedmont wildflowers. For information, call (919) 732-4941 or email email@example.com.
Moorefields, 2201 Moorefields, Hillsborough. moorefields.org
ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOLS STUDENT ART SHOW
Visual artwork from all Orange County schools will be displayed at the public library. Show runs from April 13 - 23. Special open house on April 13 from 10 a.m. - noon, otherwise all art will be on display during normal library hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.
Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough.
10 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Free activities for the entire family. Rock climbing wall, kid's bike loop, dance and yoga classes, bike blender games, prizes and much more. Giveaways and raffle with a chance to win a bike.
Downtown Carrboro on West Weaver Street. www.facebook.com/CarrboroOpenStreets
10 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Ever wonder what's happening in the science labs throughout UNC? Here's your chance to tour the labs, talk to the scientists and participate in a few hands-on science activities with your family and friends! This free event includes exhibits, entertainment, behind-the-scenes tours of research labs, a "Small Science" play area for children and other activities. The Town of Chapel Hill is sponsoring the event's Sustainability Center and Solar Stage, with displays and demonstrations that focus on sustainability in our community. You'll find the Sustainability Center, Solar Stage, booths, exhibits, food trucks and more along Cameron Avenue on the UNC campus, between South Building and Memorial Auditorium. The UNC Science Expo is a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival.
UNC Campus, East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. www.ncsciencefestival.org
10 A.M. AND 2 P.M.
Guided walking tours will depart from the Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St., at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Enjoy a 90-minute walking tour of Hillsborough's historic district. The cost is $5 per person. For information, call (919) 732-7741.
10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
A juried show offering original art and quality handcrafted items of dozens of NC artisans. Organized by the Hillsborough Arts Council, the show also features food, wine, ice cream and music. Rain date is Sunday, April 14. Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St., Hillsborough, (919) 732-7741. www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org
10:30 A.M. - Noon
Visit with our goats and chickens, explore our Learning Garden, spend time at our Bird Blind observing feathered friends, meet our instructors and enjoy a fun morning outside. Our program is at Triangle Land Conservancy's beautiful Irvin Nature Preserve, just five miles south of Carrboro and Chapel Hill. This event is free and open to the public.
Irvin Learning Farm and Nature Center, 2912B Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro. www.learningoutside.org
11 A.M. - Noon
As childhood best friends, Joe and Justin were always exploring the outdoors. Now, as The Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for nature at the heart of their Americana folk music. By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-time to advance the family music genre. Suggested for Pre-K to elementary. Youth admission (children 2 & under free): $7; Friends Single Admission: $7; Public: $9; Family 4-Pack: $28.
1 – 5 P.M.
Tickets $7. A portion of proceeds will benefit our Cooperative Community Fund. Wine sale items as supplies last. First come, first served! Guest band: Saludos Compay,
Weaver Street Market in Southern Village, 716 Market St., Chapel Hill, (919) 929-2009.
3 – 5 P.M.
Pregame fan activities at the Spring Game begin at 11 a.m. at the Bell Tower Park in front of Kenan Football Center with live music, food vendors, merchandise tents and interactive games. An autograph session with UNC players will also be held from 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Additional activities include the General Alumni Association Bell Tower climb. Public parking will be available on a first come, first serve basis in the following lots: Bell Tower Deck, Rams Head Deck, Craige Deck, Jackson Deck, Cardinal Deck, Boshamer Lot and Bowles Lot. Disability parking will be available in the Rams Head Deck. All parking will be $5 per vehicle. Admission to the Spring Game is free.
Kenan Stadium, 104 Stadium Drive, UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 966-2575. www.goheels.com
UNC Percussion Ensemble
4 – 7 P.M.
Join us for our Art Walk at the garden on Saturday, April 13, from 4 to 7 p.m., the grand finalé of UNC HOPE’s Poverty Action Week. We will display a collection of artwork based on the theme "What is home?" by members of the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities. The Art Walk will be a grand artistic and musical celebration of our garden community and the power of HOPE, open to all members of the public. Findinformation at nchopegardens.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with more questions.
UNC Campus, East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. www.downtownchapelhill.com
100-Lap Late Model/Limited/Pure Stock/Street Stock/Super Mini Trucks. Tickets: Adults $10, Students age 11-17 yrs $8, Youth 10 and under $1, With ID: Seniors 65 & Older, Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Dept., University College Faculty, Staff and Students $8.
Son Volt. Tickets $17 in advance, $20 day of show.
Part of Clef Hangers’ 35th reunion celebration. Tickets $10 - $15.
Carmichael Arena, UNC Campus. clefhangers.com/performances/
Jeanne Jolly. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show.