What's happening

Jul. 21, 2013 @ 09:45 AM

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.

TODAY
11 a.m. - noon
TOM ANGLEBERGER & CECE BELL PRESENT THEIR NEW KIDS BOOK “CRANKEE DOODLE”
"Yankee Doodle went to town / a-riding on a pony / stuck a feather in his hat / and called it macaroni." Many know the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy," but few understand it. This unapologetically silly picture book reveals that the legendary ride to town (and the whole macaroni thing) was all suggested by Mr. Doodle's overeager pony. This just makes Mr. Doodle cranky: "I do not want macaroni. I do not want a feather. I do not want any other clothing, any other pasta, or any other parts of a bird. I do not want anything that they have in town!" A historical note ends this colorful, comical take on a nonsensical old song.
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, http://www.flyleafbooks.com/

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
SUNDAY JAZZ & MORE BRUNCH ON THE LAWN
Jim McCann Jazz Project performs. The free jazz series gives us lots of great music and a wonderful place to gather for food, drink, friends, and fun. Grab a friend, bring a chair, and enjoy a leisurely brunch listening to an eclectic assortment of local bands.
Weaver Street Market Lawn, 101 East Weaver St., Carrboro, (919) 929-0010
http://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/ 
2 – 3 p.m.
WALK THIS WAY! WALKING TOUR SERIES
Anonymous was a Woman: The Women's History of Downtown Chapel Hill. Start at the Horace Williams House. Tickets are $5.
Horace Williams House, 610 East Rosemary St., Chapel Hill, (919) 942-7818
http://www.preservationchapelhill.org/

2 p.m.
“SWEENEY TODD”
Music, melodrama, murder – and the worst pies in London! Sweeney Todd tells the infamous tale of a bloodthirsty Victorian barber seeking revenge on villainous Judge Turpin with the assistance of his amorous accomplice, daffy pie-maker Mrs. Lovett. Featuring Stephen Sondheim's legendary, lyrical wit and musical storytelling, “Sweeney Todd” is an entertaining, surprising, and often hilarious theatrical thriller. Given its mature themes and violent imagery, “Sweeney Todd” is recommended for patrons 12 years and older. This summer performance is part of the Triangle's award-winning theatre training program, the Summer Youth Conservatory.  Tickets for adults: $15; PlayMakers subscribers: $13; under 18: $10.
PlayMakers Repertory Company, Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, (919) 962-7529 http://www.playmakersrep.org/

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
THE PHYSICAL FITNESS OF LEAVES: SCIENCE FOR ALL OF US
Steven Vogel, James B. Duke Professor of Biology, Emeritus, author of “The Life of a Leaf” (2012, University of Chicago Press), will describe in word and hands-on opportunities how a leaf manages its world and how this tells us a lot about how we manage—or ought to manage—our own. Every organism must contend with its immediate physical environment, a world that both limits what organisms can do and offers innumerable opportunities for evolving fascinating ways of challenging those limits. Professor Vogle will explain these interactions, examining through the example of the leaf the extraordinary designs that enable life to adapt to its physical world. He will provide food for thought and tools for a new way of seeing the beauty and simplicity of the science of life. Free, but advance registration required.
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, (919) 962-0522
http://ncbg.unc.edu/

3 p.m. (Last performance)
10 BY 10 IN THE TRIANGLE
The 10 By 10 Festival in the Triangle is The ArtsCenter’s international festival of new, 10-minute plays. The 12th installment of theatrical shorts brings to the Triangle the very best of the increasingly popular 10-minute format. Over 750 scripts were submitted from all over the world and the final 10 plays selected for this year's production are truly works of art. Advanced Ticket Price: $16 Day Of Ticket Price: $18 Friends Member Ticket Price: $12 Student/Senior Advanced Ticket Price: $13 Student/Senior Day-Of Ticket Price: $15.
ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 http://www.artscenterlive.org/

6 p.m.
SOUTHERN VILLAGE 2013 SUNDAY NIGHT OUTDOOR MUSIC SERIES
RESCHEDULED FROM EARLIER RAIN-OUT: Armand Lenchek & Danny Gotham Great Guitar Music with special guest Wes Collins (winner of the 2012 NC Singer-Songwriter Co-op Competition)
Southern Village, Market Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 969-7301 http://www.southernvillage.com/

7 – 10 p.m.
THE DOUG LARGENT TRIO AT THE STANDARD
The Doug Largent Trio featuring Brad Maiani on guitar and Aaron Tucker on drums plays organ trio jazz at The Standard on West Rosemary Street in downtown Chapel Hill
Standard Restaurant and Bar, 403 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill, (919) 918-3932
http://thestandardchapelhill.com/

9:30 p.m.
MUSIC AT LOCAL 506
Live and Loud Events and Entertainment Presents: Blueprint, Illogic, Chuck Nickels, White Cheddar, Deuce Bug, Tuscon. Tickets $10.
Local 506, 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 http://www.local506.com/

MONDAY
9 - 9:45 a.m.
RHYTHM & MOVEMENT CLASSES WITH MS. KAT AT KIDZU
You will find kids 2 to 7 year olds jumping, skipping, clapping, tapping, shimmying and whirling their way around to everything from children's songs, to family-friendly pop tunes and even some funky 70's and punky 80's music. Miss Kat, [Kat McGee], offers a fun-filled, open–formatted class geared toward children.  $10 per class.  This program is held on Mondays when Kidzu is closed to the public. To register please call Ms. Kat at 919.949.4975. Walk-ins are welcome.
Kidzu Children’s Museum, 123 West Franklin St, Chapel Hill, (919) 933-1455
http://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/ 

Noon - 1 p.m.
TAI CHI IN THE GALLERIES
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. Inspired by the Ackland's renowned Asian art collections, this class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. All movements are done standing. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive flat shoes. Instructor: Joanne Marshall, certified yoga and tai chi instructor. Free to Ackland members; $5 per session for all others.
Ackland Art Museum, 101 South Columbia St., Chapel Hill, (919) 966-5736
http://ackland.org/

9 p.m.
MUSIC AT LOCAL 506
Elise Restone, Catie King, Al Riggs. Tickets $8.
Local 506, 506 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 http://www.local506.com/

TUESDAY
9 p.m.
MUSIC AT LOCAL 506
Night Moves, Eros and the Eschaton. Tickets $10.
Local 506, 506 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 http://www.local506.com/

WEDNESDAY
10 - 10:45 a.m.
GROWING HEALTHY SMILES STORY TIME
Join the Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry for a story time! Rumor has it the tooth fairy may make an appearance!
Kidzu Children’s Museum, 123 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill, (919) 933-1455 http://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/

3:30 - 8:45 p.m.
CARRBORO FARMERS’ MARKET AND FOOD TRUCK RODEO
Market will be open from 3:30-6:30 p.m., and there will be a post-market food truck rodeo fundraiser! The area's finest food trucks, including Foster's on the Fly, Baguettaboutit, and more will gather in Town Commons from 6:45-8:45 p.m. Ten percent of proceeds will benefit Transplant Tradition Community Farm.
Carrboro Farmers’ Market, 301 West Main St., Carrboro, (919) 280-3326 http://www.carrborofarmersmarket.com/

9 p.m.
MUSIC AT LOCAL 506
Woody Pines, Field Report. Tickets $8.
Local 506, 506 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 http://www.local506.com/

THURSDAY
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
MEET THE CARRBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT K-9 UNIT
Breakfast with an Expert: Come & enjoy an exciting demonstration by the Carrboro Police Department's K-9 Unit. Officers will demonstrate how these highly trained canine beauties are used to sniff out drugs. Officers will discuss other K-9 duties, training techniques, and will take questions. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the dogs one-on-one. Ages 16+. Free. Listen to local experts discuss their field of knowledge while enjoying fresh hot coffee and muffins courtesy of the recreation and parks department.
Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, (919) 918-7385 http://www.townofcarrboro.org/

6 – 8 p.m.
HILLSBOROUGH OUTDOOR MUSIC SERIES
Lowground Stringband.
Weaver Street Market in Hillsborough, 228 S. Churton St., Hillsborough, (919) 245-5050
http://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/

6:30– 9 p.m.
SWEET CAROLINA CONCERT SERIES (Final Summer Concert)
Jim Quick & The Coastline. Food and Beverage Vendors. (No outside food or beverages permitted). No pets please. Free.
University Mall, 201 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, (919) 967-6934 http://www.universitymallnc.com/

7 – 8 p.m.
JENNA BLACK DISCUSSES ‘REPLICA’
The first in a new series set in a near-future New York City. Sixteen-year-old Nadia Lake’s marriage has been arranged with the most powerful family in the Corporate States. She lives a life of privilege even if she has to put up with paparazzi tracking her every move, every detail of her private life tabloid fodder. But her future is assured, as long as she can maintain her flawless public image — no easy feat when your betrothed is a notorious playboy.
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, http://www.flyleafbooks.com/ 

8 p.m.
LOCALLY GROWN MUSIC SERIES
Grab your chair and head downtown every Thursday where cool summer nights come alive in downtown Chapel Hill with the Locally Grown Music and Movie Series. Locally Grown concert nights kick off with a Beer Garden at 7 p.m. and a selection of food vendors from some of Franklin Street’s favorite restaurants. Live music starts at 8 p.m., so make plans to arrive early and claim your front-row seat. Locally Grown is a free event series, featuring locally acclaimed musicians as well as entertaining, block buster movies every Thursday evening atop the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary St. in downtown Chapel Hill.  Tonight's performance: NC's only soft rock super heroes The Wusses perform with The Whom, local The Who cover band.
Wallace Parking Deck, 150 East Rosemary St., Chapel Hill, http://www.locally-grown.com/

8 p.m.
SONGWRITERS ROUND WITH KATHARINE WHALEN, JUSTIN ROBINSON, SHAWN LUBY, AND CHRISTY SMITH
Four of the Triangle’s greatest songwriters and singers come together for a very special evening at The ArtsCenter. Whalen, as the voice of the Squirrel Nut Zippers and former Carolina Chocolate Drops Justin Robinson may be better known, but Shawn and Christy are equally powerful vocalists and composers. This will be a remarkable, one-night-only celebration of some of the area’s finest. Single admission: $10; Friends single admission: $6; day of show: $14.
ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 http://www.artscenterlive.org/

9 p.m.
STARTING BLOCK AT DSI
Come see our newest performers at DSI tackle the most iconic improv format, The Harold. Tickets $5.
DSI Comedy Theater, 200 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro, (919) 338-8150 http://www.dsicomedytheater.com/

9:30 p.m.
MUSIC AT LOCAL 506
London Dungeon, The Kingsmen. Tickets $5.
Local 506, 506 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 http://www.local506.com/

FRIDAY
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
SOUTHERN COMFORT AT THE ORANGE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Opening during Last Friday on July 26th, the museum's late summer exhibit "Southern Comfort: Food & Hospitality in the 19th Century South" will focus on the role of food and cooking in the home during the 1800s. The exhibit will also feature artifacts from the collection that have never been on display before.
Orange County Historical Museum, 201 North Churton St., Hillsborough, (919) 732-2201
http://www.orangenchistory.org/

2 - 3:30 p.m.
FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE
One of our special children's programs. All movies in this series shown Fridays at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room B. Today's movie is “Earth” (G, 90 min.). Free and open to the public.
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, (919) 968-2780 http://chapelhillpubliclibrary.org/

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
PAINTING IN THE AFTERNOON WITH KIDZU
Monthly art time geared to kids 5 to 8 years. Each month we will feature different ways to using paint. Projects will be supervised by a staff member but painting is usually free-form. Projects usually take 10 to 15 minutes to complete and can be done at any time during this program.
Kidzu Children’s Museum, 123 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill, (919) 933-1455
http://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/ 
5 – 8 p.m.
FRIDAYS ON THE FRONT PORCH
The Carolina Inn’s popular end-of-the-work week celebration, Fridays on the Front Porch is weekly from 5-8 p.m. The inn offers live music, a picnic menu with beer, wine and drink specials, and plenty of comfortable seating under the shady oaks and magnolias on the inn’s front lawn. There's no cover charge or reservations for the event. Music today by Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojo.
Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, (919) 933-2001 http://www.carolinainn.com/

6 – 9 p.m.
LAST FRIDAYS ART WALK
Last Fridays Art walk features art galleries hosting opening night receptions. For information about the Last Friday's Art Walk call (919) 643-2500 or (919) 732-8324
Hillsborough Downtown, North and South Churton Street, Hillsborough http://www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/

6:30 p.m.
SUMMER MUSIC SHOWCASE
Come out and see your favorite high school bands and musicians before the summer ends. If you are a high school band or recent high school graduate and would like to play in this event, contact Julie Collins at (919) 918-7392 or jcollins@townofcarrboro.org. Bands and solo musicians can register. Ages: 11-18, $3 at the door.
Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, (919) 918-7385
http://www.townofcarrboro.org/ 
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
LAST FRIDAYS IN HILLSBOROUGH
One of the longest running and successful arts events in the Triangle, the last Friday of each month brings a different band to headline the gala event with a free performance on the lawn of the historic Old Courthouse. Beleza performs. Artists, food vendors, musicians and craftspeople set up their wares on the sidewalks around the courthouse.  Art Galleries, shops, restaurants, churches, museums and historic sites remain open and offer numerous special events.
Contact the Hillsborough Arts Council at (919) 643-2500 for information.
Hillsborough Downtown, Churton & King Streets, www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org


6:30 – 8 p.m.
LAST FRIDAYS: BLUES ON THE BURWELL LAWN
The Burwell School Historic Site and Music Maker Relief Foundation bring you Blues at Burwell summer concert series during Hillsborough Arts Council's Last Fridays events. Don’t miss Big Ron Hunter, "the world's happiest bluesman" on the front lawn of the Burwell School and enjoy an evening of acoustic blues! Please bring your own seating, blankets, and dancing shoes. We will supply the lemonade! No alcoholic beverages are permitted at this event. The event is free and open to the public.
Burwell School, 319 North Churton St., Hillsborough, (919) 732-7451 http://www.burwellschool.org/

7:30 p.m.
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 that has never been seen before. Tickets $5.
DSI Comedy Theater, 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, (919) 338-8150 http://www.dsicomedytheater.com/

7:30 p.m.
MUSIC AT LOCAL 506
Progressive Music Group Presents: Matrimony, Roseland, E-S Guthrie. Tickets $10.
Local 506, 506 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 http://www.local506.com/

8 p.m.
MUSIC AT BILLSBOROUGH
Fifth of Blues, Ben Payton.
Billsborough Live Music Hall, 106 South Churton St, Hillsborough, (919) 732-2200
http://www.billsboroughmusichall.com/

8 p.m.
THE BAREFOOT MOVEMENT
The Barefoot Movement is a quartet of immensely talented musicians from North & South Carolina and Tennessee whose music successfully melds Americana influences with the invigoration of acoustic modern rock and jazz. Single Admission: $10 Friends Single Admission: $6 Day of Show: $14
ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 http://www.artscenterlive.org/

8  - 10:30 p.m.
MUSIC AT THE OASIS
Live Reggae/Jazz/Blues with Gregory Blaine & Doli An awesome evening of One Love music & reasonings! Free.
Oasis, 200 N Greensboro St., Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro, 828-773-8878 http://www.oasisatcarrmill.com/

9 p.m.
HAROLD NIGHT AT DSI
DSI Comedy showcases its veteran roster of North Carolina Harold Teams and Training Center students. The Harold is a 30-minute collection of comedic scenes and organic games, a now-famous improv format pioneered by the late Del Close.
DSI Comedy Theater, 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, (919) 338-8150
http://www.dsicomedytheater.com/

9 p.m.
MUSIC AT CAT’S CRADLE
The Love Language, Eternal Summers, The Critters. Tickets $12 in advance, $14 day of show.
Cat’s Cradle, 300 East Main St., Carrboro, (919) 967-9053 http://www.catscradle.com/

10:30 p.m.
MISTER DIPLOMAT
DSI's flagship show features true stories told by a local celebrity or special guest. Those anecdotes inspire a world of captivating scenes, fully improvised by the most aggressive improv comedians in North Carolina. Free.
DSI Comedy Theater, 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, (919) 338-8150 http://www.dsicomedytheater.com/ 

SATURDAY
9 – 11 a.m.
SOUTHEASTERN NATIVE PERENNIALS WALK-AND-TALK
Looking for some new plant ideas? Ready to learn about gardening with perennials? Come enjoy a morning in the Garden as we walk and talk about native perennial plants. We'll use the garden around us as a starting point to learn some new plants and explore topics like growing requirements as well as dividing, transplanting, and care of sun and shade perennials. We'll make the coffee; you bring the questions. Fee: $25 ($20 NCBG members).
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, (919) 962-0522
http://ncbg.unc.edu/

7 p.m.
RACING AT ORANGE COUNTY SPEEDWAY
Late Model/Limited/Pure Stock/Street Stock/Super Mini Trucks/Bandos/Allison Legacy
Tickets: Adults $10, student age 11-17 years $8, youth 10 and under $1; with ID, seniors 65 and older, military, law enforcement, firefighters, university and college faculty, staff and students, $8.
Orange County Speedway, 9740 NC Highway 57 North, Rougemont, (336) 364-1222
http://ocstrack.wix.com/ocs2012

8 p.m.
NUALA KENNEDY AND JOHN DOYLE
Currently touring “Noble Stranger", her third solo release on Nashville's Compass Records Label, Nuala Kennedy is an Irish singer and flute player with hauntingly beautiful vocals, adventurous instrumentation, and an imaginative mix of influences. Single admission: $16, Friends single admission: $12, day of show: $20
ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 http://www.artscenterlive.org/ 

8 p.m.
MUSIC AT BILLSBOROUGH
Jimmy Haggard Band, JP & Leon (with full band).
Billsborough Live Music Hall, 106 South Churton St., Hillsborough, (919) 732-2200
http://www.billsboroughmusichall.com/

9 p.m.
BEST SHOW EVER
All-star comedy showcase featuring the best of DSI Comedy Theater. Always a new lineup of improv, sketch comedy or stand-up. Always the Best Show Ever! Tickets $5.
DSI Comedy Theater, 200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, (919) 338-8150
http://www.dsicomedytheater.com/ 
9 p.m.
MUSIC AT LOCAL 506
506 Front Room Presents: Word of Mouth - A Hip-Hop Open Mic. Free.
Local 506, 506 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 http://www.local506.com/