Walltown to present ‘Indigo Blue’
DURHAM -- Walltown Children’s Theatre will present “Indigo Blue – A Reimagining of the Pied Piper,” by local playwright Howard L. Craft, on stage Dec. 12-15 at the Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theater, 120 Morris St.
“Indigo Blue” takes place in the multicultural mythical city of Milele Baada Ya. The audience follows the journey of 10-year-old Mariposa, who is struggling to find and free her younger brother and all the other children of Milele Baada Ya, after they are kidnapped by Maestro Marvin the Magnifico, aka the Pied Piper. To aid her on her journey she enlists the help of Lavern the gossiping lamp post, Tarik the talking-cookie-turned-professional-wrestler and the incomparable genius, Floyd, a platinum turtle. Tickets are available now online at www.walltownchildrenstheatre.org or via phone at (919) 286-4545.
Second Food and Beer Experience announced
DURHAM – The Durham Performing Arts Center, partnering with Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom and Sam’s Quik Shop, will host the second annual Bull City Food and Beer Experience.
The inaugural event featured food from 30 Durham restaurants and beer from 30 craft and import breweries. In addition to the food and beer pairings, guests this year will be able to enjoy an onstage experience featuring 20 cask-condition beers from breweries across the country and a local craft brewers’ panel.
The event will take place March 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tickets are available online at DPACnc.com, at the DPAC box office at 919-680-2787, or through Ticketmaster.com.
This event is a fundraiser to benefit the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association.
Motorco to host Chordoma Foundation benefit
DURHAM – Local bands and musicians The Old Ceremony, Peter Holsapple, and Sea Cow will be featured at the One in a Million Benefit for the Chordoma Foundation at Motorco Music Hall Dec. 13.
Founded in 2007 in Greensboro and currently headquartered in Durham, the Chordoma Foundation raises money for research into chordoma, a rare and difficult-to-treat bone cancer that occurs in the head and spine in people of all ages. The Chordoma Foundation seeks to improve the odds for individuals diagnosed with this cancer by accelerating research to develop effective treatments for chordoma, and by helping patients to get the best care possible.
This event starts at 8 p.m. (doors open at 6:30). Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door and may be purchased at motorcomusic.com. Motorco Music Hall is at 723 Rigsbee Ave.
Rock & Shop Market Saturday
DURHAM – A Rock & Shop Market will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster St. The event features more than 75 emerging, juried local designers and entrepreneurs selling their wares alongside beer, bands, DJs and food trucks.
Bands participating are Old Quarter, Prypyat & See Gulls. Food trucks participating are Gussies, KoKyu BBQ, Will & Pops, Pie Pushers & Chirba Chirba.
Last Friday Art Walk is today
HILLSBOROUGH – The extended season of the Hillsborough Arts Council’s Last Fridays Art Walk showcases the talents of local artists in studios and galleries in downtown Hillsborough. Many venues will have artist and opening receptions today from 6 to 9 p.m.
Daylight at 121 W. Margaret Lane presents “Photography/ Homeplace” featuring photography by Sarah Christianson. The Eno Gallery at 100 S. Churton St. presents new sculptures by Tinka Jordy and handblown glass by Molly Stone, Michael Cohn and Corey Silverman. Other galleries and venues also play events.
Brochures with a map of the Last Fridays Art Walk are available at any of the participating venues or at www.lastfridaysartwalk.org.
PlayMakers announces schedule change
CHAPEL HILL -- Due to changes in the schedules of guest artists appearing in PlayMakers’ upcoming PRC2 shows, dates for this season’s remaining PRC2 productions are now as follows:
“The Story of The Gun,” created and performed by Mike Daisey, will be presented Jan. 8-12.
“Hold These Truths” by Jeanne Sakata will be performed April 23-27.
For tickets and information, call 919-962-7529 or visit www.playmakersrep.org.
Henderson to perform at Lyme disease benefit
HILLSBOROUGH -- Chapel Hill-based Elvis tribute artist Keith Henderson will be at Abundant Life Church Dec. 14 for a concert to benefit Hillsborough resident and Lyme disease patient Whitney Corn.
“Whitney’s Christmas Miracle” will be held at Abundant Life Church, 512 U.S. 70 Business. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and show time is set for 7.
Henderson will be performing Elvis hits, gospel tunes, and Christmas classics. Henderson’s daughter, Lauren Henderson Miller, will also be performing.
Tickets are $15 and all proceeds from the concert will benefit Whitney, who has been battling Lyme Disease for several years.
For concert tickets or information, call Kathy Corn by calling 919-732-9266 or 919-602-5555.
--From staff reports