What's happening

Feb. 23, 2013 @ 08:48 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 more information, visit www.visitchapelhill.org.
SUNDAY
1 P.M.
UNC BASEBALL
UNC vs. Stony Brook. Tickets $5 & $7.
Bryson Field at Cary Boshamer Stadium, 235 Ridge Rd., UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 962-2351
www.goheels.com/
1:30 P.M.
UNC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Women's Basketball UNC vs. NC State. Tickets $12.
Carmichael Arena, 301 South Road, UNC Chapel Hill, (800) 722-4335 www.goheels.com/
2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
WALK THIS WAY! THE OLD CHAPEL HILL CEMETERY TOUR
The dead come to life on this walking tour of the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery! Learn about the cemetery's history and those who are buried there. Tour begins at the cemetery gazebo and lasts 90 minutes. $5 suggested donation per person.
Horace Williams House, 610 East Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-7818
www.preservationchapelhill.org/
2 P.M. – 5 P.M.
FAMILY DAY: “I HEART ART”
Explore the More Love exhibition with your family and experience works of art in new ways! Interact with the art and consider how you can show "more love" to your friends, family, and community. Join us for Story Time at 3:00 and 4:00 P.M. and visit the Creation Station to make a love-inspired artwork. Please note that Family Day activities are recommended for children ages 4 to 8 years old. Contact: Allison Portnow <aportnow@email.unc.edu>, 919-843-3687. Free and open to the public
Ackland Art Museum, 101 South Columbia Street, UNC Chapel Hill,
www.ackland.org/ 
2:30 P.M.
MOREHEAD PLANETARIUM’S “THE LONGEST NIGHT” – LAST SHOW!
"The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale" is a one-of-a-kind fulldome planetarium show that captures its audience with a timeless fable of courage, generosity and renewal. Its story explores the concept that winter is a time for Earth to rest, waiting for new growth in the spring. Tickets adults $7.25, children, students & seniors $6.
Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, 250 East Franklin St, Chapel Hill, (919) 962-1236
www.moreheadplanetarium.org/
3 P.M. – 5 P.M.
23RD ANNUAL PAULI MURRAY AWARDS
The Pauli Murray Award is presented annually by the Orange County Human Relations Commission to an Orange County youth, adult and Orange County business owner who serve the community with distinction in the pursuit of equality, justice, and human rights for all residents. Presented in the ballroom at the Central Orange Senior Center. (919) 245-2487. Free.
Central Orange Senior Center, 103 Meadowland Dr, Hillsborough, www.co.orange.nc.us/aging/CenOrangeSeniorCtr.asp
3 P.M.
UNC WOMEN’S SOFTBALL
UNC vs. Penn State. Free.
Anderson Softball Stadium, 912 Raleigh Road, UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 962-2351, www.goheels.com/
3 P.M.
MUSIC AT UNC
Faculty Recital: Works by Britten, Fauré, Schumann, and others . Timothy Sparks, tenor; Thomas Otten, piano
Hill Hall Auditorium, 145 East Cameron Ave., UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 962-1039 music.unc.edu/
4 P.M.
MONTANA SKIES IN CONCERT
Unique duo at a very special intimate Parlor Concert. This is a very limited seating event. Advance tickets are $18. Event takes place at a private residence at 104 W Queen St., Hillsborough.
Hillsborough Downtown, 104 W Queen St, Hillsborough, www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/ 
7 P.M.
CLAIRE LYNCH BAND
Grammy nominee and IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Claire Lynch has long been at the forefront of women pushing bluegrass boundaries. Her soulful songs have been recorded by Patty Loveless and Kathy Mattea and others. This stellar ensemble delivers a personable, high energy performance including tender country ballads, hard driving bluegrass, swing, and even some Southern Appalachian clog dancing.  Part of The ArtsCenter’s 10th annual American Roots Series. Single Admission: $18 Friends Single Admission: $14  Day of show: $22
ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 www.artscenterlive.org/ 
MONDAY
7:30 P.M.
KODO
Originally founded on the remote island of Sado as part of a movement that sought to embrace traditional Japanese arts and values by escaping urban life, KODO’s taiko drumming has become a fixture on stages worldwide since their debut at the Berlin Festival in 1981. KODO, which translates as ‘heartbeat” or “children of the drum,” continuously explores the possibilities offered by taiko drumming and closely related traditions, translating performances from centuries past into contemporary contexts in a manner that illuminates both past and present. Ticket price varies.
Memorial Hall, 114 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, (919) 843-3333 www.carolinaperformingarts.org/
8:45 P.M.
MUSIC AT CAT’S CRADLE - RA RA RIOT
Ra Ra Riot. Tickets $15 in advance, $17 day of show.
Cat’s Cradle, 300 East Main Street , Carrboro, (919) 967-9053 www.catscradle.com/
9 P.M.
MUSIC AT LOCAL 506
506 Front Room Presents: Nick White, Chris Wilson and Planet Earth. Free.
Local 506, 506 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 www.local506.com/
TUESDAY February 26
10 A.M.
HEROES OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD (GRADES 3-5)
Join Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry “Box” Brown, John Parker and others in an empowering look at the figures behind America’s Underground Railroad. From the secret signs along the routes to the abolition movement, this two-person play leaves few stones unturned.  Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre.  Performance will last approximately 45 minutes. To make a reservation for this show, please contact Brooke Kesterson, School & Family Performances Coordinator, at (919) 929-2787, ext. 214 or email her at ChildrensPrograms (at) ArtsCenterLive.org.
ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro, www.artscenterlive.org/ 
3 P.M.
UNC BASEBALL
UNC vs. St. John's. Tickets $5 & $7.
Bryson Field at Cary Boshamer Stadium, 235 Ridge Rd., UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 962-2351
www.goheels.com/
4:30 P.M. -6 P.M.
SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOLARS: BEWARE THE WORD “SACRIFICE”
Spotlight on Scholars: Beware the Word “Sacrifice” with Fred Naiden, associate professor of history. “Sacrifice” in the Western tradition began with the burnt offerings of the Old Testament and also of the ancient Greeks, whose practices are the subject of Fred Naiden’s new book, “Smoke Signals for the Gods.” Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA).
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, www.flyleafbooks.com/
7:30 P.M.
MUSIC AT UNC
William S. Newman Scholarship Series. UNC Symphony Orchestra  with Winners of the UNC Concerto Competition.    $15 general admission ($10 UNC students, faculty, and staff). (919) 962-1039
Hill Hall Auditorium, 145 East Cameron Ave,  Chapel Hill, (919) 962-1039 http://music.unc.edu/
7:30 P.M.
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
Alvin Ailey’s story is one of the most inspirational in the history of American performing arts, and his genius forever changed the perception of American dance. Ticket price varies.
Memorial Hall, 114 East Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, (919) 843-3333 www.carolinaperformingarts.org/
7:30 P.M.
CLYBOURNE PARK
Written in 2009, Clybourne Park takes up where Raisin leaves off, in 1959 with a white couple selling their home to the Youngers and causing uproar among their middle class neighbors. The second act fast-forwards 50 years with neighborhood demographics radically shifted and the first family of gentrifying whites about to move into what is now a predominantly black community. Times have changed, but what about the no-holds-barred conversation about race and the politics of community? Tickets start at $15.
PlayMakers Repertory Company, Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, (919) 962-7529
www.playmakersrep.org/
8 P.M.
MUSIC AT CAT’S CRADLE
The Toasters with Mrs Skannotto, Regatta 69, Archbishops of Blount Street. Tickets $15.
Cat’s Cradle, 300 East Main Street , Carrboro, (919) 967-9053 http://catscradle.com/
9 P.M.
MUSIC AT LOCAL 506
Ken Stringfellow, Spooky Woods. Tickets $9 in advance, $11 day of show.
Local 506, 506 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 www.local506.com/ 
WEDNESDAY February 27
6 P.M.
MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY
The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who was only 6 when she helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans in the 1960s. She was the only black girl at the school, and she eventually broke down a century-old barrier forever, a pivotal moment in the civil-rights movement. This movie was made for TV by Disney, not rated. Free of charge and open to all.
Orange County Public Library, 137 West Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, (919) 245-2525
6 P.M.
UNC WOMEN’S SOFTBALL
UNC vs. Charlotte. Free.
Anderson Softball Stadium, 912 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, (919) 962-2351,  www.goheels.com/
7 P.M.
MUSIC AT UNC
Guest Artist Recital  Henning Vauth (Marshall University), piano • 7:00 p.m.
Hill Hall Auditorium, 145 East Cameron Ave, UNC Chapel Hill, 919-962-1039 http://music.unc.edu/
7:30 P.M.
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
Alvin Ailey’s story is one of the most inspirational in the history of American performing arts, and his genius forever changed the perception of American dance. For half a century, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has served as this country’s dance ambassador, bringing African-American cultural expression and the American modern dance tradition to the world’s stages. Ticket price varies.
Memorial Hall, 114 East Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, (919) 843-3333 www.carolinaperformingarts.org/
7:30 P.M.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Debuting in 1959 and nominated for multiple Tony Awards, A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. In this groundbreaking drama proceeds from a life insurance policy give the Younger family hope for a better life. Can their “dreams deferred” be realized by moving into a home in an all-white neighborhood when they are confronted with conflicting desires within the family and racial prejudice outside their door? Tickets start at $15.
PlayMakers Repertory Company, Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill (919) 962-7529
www.playmakersrep.org/
8:30 P.M.
MUSIC AT CAT’S CRADLE
Lotus with Special Guests Moon Hooch. Tickets 18 in advance, $20 day of show.
Cat’s Cradle, 300 East Main Street , Carrboro, (919) 967-9053 http://catscradle.com/
9 P.M.
MUSIC AT LOCAL 506
Thiefs, Bir, Strobino and Zaslow. Tickets $8.
Local 506, 506 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 www.local506.com/
THURSDAY
Noon – 1 P.M.
LUNCH BOX CONCERT SERIES
This popular series returns with a variety of musical experiences, there is something for everyone, so come in and enjoy free live music! Just bring your lunch to Century Hall and enjoy  a free concert featuring the best of local and regional bands! Free coffee is provided courtesy of Open Eye Café. Free.
Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, (919) 918-7385 www.townofcarrboro.org/ 
4 P.M. – 5 P.M.
DRAGON MAKING WORKSHOP - KIDZU CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Would you like to meet a dragon? Chapel Hill will be welcoming its very own dragon, which will be installed in FRANK Art Gallery and transform Franklin Street with its lights and color! Join Kidzu as we meet the dragon and the North Carolina artist who brought him to downtown Chapel Hill. Expert dragon maker Michael Layne will work with Kidzu kids to create their very own light-up dragon with the help of FRANK featured artist, Sudie Rakusin.  Fee $6 per child, ages 4-10 years. Program will take place at FRANK Art Gallery. Registration and adult supervision is required. Please call Kidzu at (919) 933-1455 to register or sign up on our website.
FRANK Gallery, 109 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 636-4135 www.frankisart.com/
6 P.M. – 8 P.M.
STORYTELLING: CHRYSALIS+DRAGO(N) DOCTRINE WITH MICHAEL LAYNE
To be installed in February on the 2nd story exterior façade of the Frank Gallery and reflecting the illumination aspects of the annual Chinese Lantern Festival, the 60 ft-long environmental sculpture created by Michael Roy Layne, Chrysalis+Drago(n) Doctrine, also represents new birth, a physical manifestation of the love associated with Valentine’s Day. Refreshments served, lively conversation and debate encourage
FRANK Gallery, 109 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 636-4135 www.frankisart.com/ 
7 P.M.
UNC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Women's Basketball UNC vs. Boston College. Tickets $10.
Carmichael Arena, 301 South Road, Chapel Hill, (800) 722-4335 www.goheels.com/
7:30 P.M.
MUSIC AT UNC
Faculty Recital: An Evening of Percussion. Juan Alamo, percussion; Stephen Anderson, piano; UNC Percussion Ensemble.
Kenan Music Building, 145 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, (919) 962-1039 music.unc.edu/ 
8 P.M.
SUZANNE VEGA
Suzanne Vega, known for songs such as “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner”, emerged as a leading figure of the folk music revival of the early 1980s. Accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. During the pre-performance songwriters Master Class (5:45-7:15 p.m..), aspiring and seasoned songwriters can share and talk about their work with Vega, and vice versa--an exchange of ideas and feedback.  Single Admission (concert only): $30 Friends Single Admission (concert only): $26 Day of show (concert only): $34 Single Admission (Master Class only): $24 Friends Single Admission (Master Class only): $20 Day of show (Master Class only): $28 Single Admission (concert and Master Class): $50 Friends Single Admission (concert and Master class): $44 Day of show (concert and master class): $58
ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 www.artscenterlive.org/  
9 P.M.
MUSIC AT LOCAL 506
Current Swell, Jordan & the Sphinx. Tickets $8.
Local 506, 506 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 http://www.local506.com/ 
FRIDAY
7 P.M.
BENEFIT CONCERT @ THE VARSITY
Featuring Look Homeward & Priscilla Townsend! All Tickets & Donations Benefit the Tuggle Family to help cover costs of cancer treatment and will be matched up to $1000 by a generous donor! Follow Jason's story at www.prayforjason.com Secure your seat today with a $5 donation! http://tugglebenefit.brownpapertickets.com
Varsity Theater, 123 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill, (919) 967-8665 View Website
8 P.M.
MUSIC AT OPEN EYE CAFE
Prypyat.
Open Eye Café, 101 South Greensboro St., Carrboro, (919) 968-9410 http://openeyecafe.com/
8 P.M.
BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER ‘THE CIRCUS OF THE POSSIBILITARIANS’
Soon to begin celebrating its 50thanniversary, the award-winning Bread and Puppet Theater, from Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, presents their The Circus of the Possibilitarians, a satirical horse and butterfly circus, addressing pertinent national and international issues in a clownish fashion. It features rotten ideas, a wild dancing horse, a saxophone ballet, a solemn salute to the world's casualties and much more! The audience is welcome to examine all the masks and puppets after the performance, and Cheap Art will be for sale. Single Admission: $12. Friends of The ArtsCenter: $10  Students & Seniors: $10. Day of Single Admission: $14. Day of Students & Seniors: $12
ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 www.artscenterlive.org/ 
8 P.M.
MUSIC AT UNC
Experimental Music Concert
Person Recital Hall, McCorkle Place, UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 962-1039, http://music.unc.edu/ 
8 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.
NEXT TO NORMAL BY TOM KITT AND BRIAN YORKEY
The Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical tells the story of a suburban wife and mother in her battle with mental illness, examining its impact on her and her family. A gripping and wonderfully human piece with a lovely, thrilling score. Directed by Paul Frellick, Musical Direction by Julie Florin.
Deep Dish Theater Company, 201 South Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, (919) 968-1515 www.deepdishtheater.org/
9 P.M.
MUSIC AT CAT’S CRADLE
Bombadil CD Release Party. Tickets $10 in advance.
Cat’s Cradle, 300 East Main Street , Carrboro, (919) 967-9053 catscradle.com/ 
9 P.M.
MUSIC AT LOCAL 506
LiLa, Johnny Polygon, After the Smoke. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 day of show.
Local 506, 506 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 www.local506.com/
March 2
8 A.M .- Noon
SAINT PAUL VILLAGE COMMUNITY WALK & 5K RUN
Run begins and ends at McDougle Middle School, followed by awards ceremony, food and family-friendly activities. Proceeds will benefit St. Paul Village, a mixed-use develop.m.ent and community resource in the Rogers Road neighborhood. For more information call (919) 967-3961 or email stpaulamechur25@bellsouth.net. Entry fees: Early bird (by 2/1/2013) $20/Individual, $40/family and after 2/2/2013 $25/Individual and $45/family.
McDougle Middle School, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill, http://mms.chccs.k12.nc.us/

9 A.M. - Noon
THE 12TH ANNUAL HOOPS FOR HOPE
The 12th Annual Hoops for Hope for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America North Carolina Chapter. This event is perfect for any age or athletic ability. We provide: rebounders, scorekeepers, and timers, raffle, music, t-shirt and great food. You collect pledges and come ready to sink as many baskets as you can in five minutes, enjoy great food and music, and have a blast!
Orange High School, 500 Orange High School Rd, Hillsborough, www.orange.k12.nc.us/OHS/index.html
10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
ART ADVENTURES: “TEXT IN ART”
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. Space is limited. Please RSVP at https://ackland.web.unc.edu/family-programs/art-adventures/. Contact: Caroline Culbert <culbert@unc.edu>, (919) 962.3342. Free for Members, $5 for non-members
Ackland Art Museum, 101 South Columbia Street, UNC Chapel Hill, (919) 843-3687
http://www.ackland.org/index.htm
11 A.M. – 1 P.M.
NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY ZOO COMES TO KIDZU
celebrate their new concert, Rhythm In Your Rubbish, which invites you to step into a fantasy world with two colorful characters that create music and beauty with the simplest objects. Ever wonder what it's like to play the trumpet or violin? The North Carolina Symphony Zoo will show you how to play these instruments and many others. Then you can make your own instrument from simple objects, so that you can keep making music at home. If you need more information, please call Kidzu at 919-933-1455. Program is free with admission. Rhythm In Your Rubbish is part of the 2012/13 NCS Kids Young People's Concerts. For more information about this concert and the NCS Kids program please call 919-733-2750 or visit www.ncsymphony.org.
Kidzu Children’s Museum, 123 West Franklin St, Chapel Hill, (919) 933-1455 http://www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/
2 P.M.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Debuting in 1959 and nominated for multiple Tony Awards, A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. In this groundbreaking drama proceeds from a life insurance policy give the Younger family hope for a better life. Can their “dreams deferred” be realized by moving into a home in an all-white neighborhood when they are confronted with conflicting desires within the family and racial prejudice outside their door? Tickets start at $15.
PlayMakers Repertory Company, Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill (919) 962-7529
http://www.playmakersrep.org/
5 P.M. – 8 P.M.
CHEERS FOR VOLUNTEERS!
Champagne and Wine Tasting. Enjoy an evening of entertainment, heavy hors d'oeuvres and tastings from local businesses, such as Food Lion, Glasshalfull, Mediterranean Deli, Prasad's, Queen of Sheba and Shepherd's Catering...just to name a few.  “Cheers for Volunteers” event will benefit the 2013 RSVP 55+ Volunteer Recognition ceremony scheduled in May. More than 350 RSVP senior volunteers contribute in excess of 45,000 service hours, assisting local non-profit agencies each year. Coordinator: Vicki Hill: (919) 245-4241, vhill@orangecountync.gov.
Seymour Senior Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill http://www.co.orange.nc.us/aging/SeymourCenter.asp
6 P.M.
MUSIC AT UNC
Journey with Mozart: From Mannheim to Paris (Part I). Bin Huang, Violin (paganini International Competition Gold Medalist); Yin Zheng, piano (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Hill Hall Auditorium, 145 East Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, (919) 962-1039,  http://music.unc.edu/
7:30 P.M.
CLYBOURNE PARK
Written in 2009, Clybourne Park takes up where Raisin leaves off, in 1959 with a white couple selling their home to the Youngers and causing uproar among their middle class neighbors. The second act fast-forwards 50 years with neighborhood demographics radically shifted and the first family of gentrifying whites about to move into what is now a predominantly black community. Times have changed, but what about the no-holds-barred conversation about race and the politics of community? Tickets start at $15.
PlayMakers Repertory Company, Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, (919) 962-7529
www.playmakersrep.org/
8 P.M.
MUSIC AT OPEN EYE CAFE
Emmerson Sawyer Jazz.
Open Eye Café, 101 South Greensboro St., Carrboro, (919) 968-9410 openeyecafe.com/
8 P.M.
KARLA BONOFF WITH PETER HOLSAPPLE
Karla Bonoff has been described as one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation. And in her case, that description is not hyperbole.. Single Admission: $27 Friends Single Admission: $23  Day of show: $31.
ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, Carrboro, (919) 929-2787 www.artscenterlive.org/
9 P.M.
MUSIC AT LOCAL 506
Down and Dirty at the Local 506 with DJ SeanEboy & DJ ILLY, 919Grime, David Shuhandz, DJ GoodRatio, Mark Hadley aka Force Majeure. Tickets $10.
Local 506, 506 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, (919) 942-5506 /www.local506.com/