Entertainment briefs

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 02:35 PM

Manbites to present ‘two plays for klown’

DURHAM -- Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern will put on “Out at Sea” and “Striptease,” two “plays for klown’ by Polish playwright ‪Sławomir Mrożek‬. Performances begin Wednesday and continue through April 6 at Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St.
Directed by Michael O’Foghludha, this production features Jeffrey Detwiler, Carl Martin, Jay O’Berski, James Dymond and Drina Dunlap. Design is by Rebecca Buck, Chad Evans, Quran Karriem, Chelsea Kurtzman and Stephanie Waaser. Stage management is by Jessica Fleming and Caitlin Wells.
For tickets, visit www.manbitesdogtheater.org or call 919-682-3343.

Scrap Exchange to present pilot ‘food show’

DURHAM -- The Scrap Exchange is teaming up with Elsewhere artists to present an interactive Green Gallery installation that mixes scrap art, community TV and cooking shows, titled  “Elsewhere Presents: A-LIVE in the Kitchen.”
“A-LIVE in the Kitchen” re-imagines the cooking show format as a platform for participatory culinary experiments, inviting the community to broadcast live from a set constructed in the Green Gallery at The Scrap Exchange using puppets, at-hand materials and scraps for each show. 
The artists producing the installation are from Elsewhere in Greensboro, a nonprofit arts organization.
A pilot episode of "A-LIVE in the Kitchen" will be taped today from 6 to 9 p.m. during Third Friday festivities at The Scrap Exchange. The Scrap Exchange is at 923 Franklin St. in Durham. 

Comedian Silverman coming to DPAC

DURHAM -- Emmy winner Sarah Silverman, whom Rolling Stone called “the most outrageously funny woman alive,” will be at the Durham Performing Arts Center April 24.
Silverman's repertoire includes all media -- film and television, stand-up comedy, iconic online videos, even prank phone calls, and she added author to this list when she released her first book in 2010, the New York Times Bestseller, “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee.”  Silverman voices a character in the Oscar-nominated Disney animated film “Wreck it Ralph,” alongside John C. Reilly and Jane Lynch. She was recently seen starring opposite Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen in the dramedy “Take This Waltz.”
Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. at DPACnc.com, at the box office 919-680-2787 or at Ticketmaster.com.

Sheryl Crow returning to DPAC

DURHAM -- Sheryl Crow has garnered nine Grammy Awards, released seven studio albums, and is a cancer survivor. Crow will make a return engagement to the Durham Performing Arts Center on Aug. 3.     
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 22 at DPACnc.com, at the box office 919-680-2787 or at Ticketmaster.com.

Varsity to screen ‘Of Two Minds’

CHAPEL HILL – The Documentary film “Of Two Minds” will be screened at 7 p.m. March 27 at The Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St.
This film, by director Lisa Klein, explores what it is like to live with bi-polar disorder through the experiences of its four main characters.
Accessible Minds, LLC is hosting this event which is sponsored by Duke Psychiatry, UNC Center for Excellence in Mental Health. NAMI Orange, Mental Health America Triangle, Josh's Hope, Healthy Carolinians Orange County, and Faith Connections. It will be followed with a panel discussion featuring Klein and individuals from the Triangle who live with a mental illness, personally or as a family member.
Admission to this screening is free.

Carrboro CD, record sale slated

CARRBORO – The 16th bi-annual Carrboro CD and Record Show will be held April 7 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center on the second floor of Century Hall, 100 N. Greensboro St.
This sale will feature 40 tables of new and used CDs, vinyl records and music memorabilia. Admission is free.

Marketing group accepting art submissions

HILLSBOROUGH -- Comma, the Hillsborough-based marketing company, is accepting submissions for the upcoming art contest for solo artists of two-dimensional works. Artists may submit samples (in jpg format) for consideration to be displayed at the Comma offices at 118 N. Churton St.
Art selected will be on view over the period of a month coinciding with the Hillsborough Arts Council’s Last Friday celebrations from April through September.
Comma will supply the hanging materials and about 200 square feet of display space in its two front meeting rooms. Artists selected for inclusion will receive promotion in Comma social media and on the Comma website.
Deadline for submissions is April 28. For information, contact Libbie Hough at 919-967-8070 or libbiehough@cmatters.org for information.

Program on Israel to present screening, discussion

DURHAM – The Israel Awareness Week Program will be held from April 10-14 under the joint auspices of Beth El Synagogue in Durham and the Israel Center, which is a part of the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation.
This program will include a screening of the film "The Other Son," a 2012 film by the Israeli director Lorraine Levy. This film shares its premise with Mark Twain’s "The Prince and the Pauper" and Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors." The idea of infants switched at birth, each growing up as somebody else, is an old and potent one in literature. The possibility of such a mix-up happening in real life evokes both fascination and horror and raises stark, primal questions of identity. These issues arise with special intensity in "The Other Son" for Joseph and Yassin and their families, who live on opposite sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide.
This  screening of "The Other Son" will be at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Carolina Theater, 309 W. Morgan St., in Durham. A panel discussion will follow the screening. This panel will be made up of Daniel Greyber, rabbi at Beth El Synagogue in Durham; Abdullah Antepli, Muslim chaplain and adjunct faculty member in the Islamic Studies Program at Duke University; and Yonat Shimron, development director and features editor at the Religious News Service.
Admission to this event is free.

Easter Bunny sets photo-op schedule
DURHAM – The Easter Bunny will arrive for his one-week stay at Northgate Mall amidst a garden of spring décor set to a storybook theme beginning March 23 at 10 a.m.
The Easter Bunny’s arrival coincides with the Durham Arts Council’s free Children’s Festival taking place that day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Center Court, featuring children’s performers, entertainment and kid-friendly vendors.
Visitors may have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny at the following times: March 23, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; March 24, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; March 25-28, noon to 7 p.m.; March 29-30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Children’s Day at Northgate
DURHAM -- Northgate Mall and the Durham Arts Council will present a day for children and their families with food, entertainment and vendors specializing in children’s activities March 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Northgate’s Center Court.
Free and open to the public, this second annual Children’s Festival’s proceeds will support the Durham Arts Council. 
The Triangle Youth Ballet, Faith Baptist Church Children’s Choir, the
Bouncing Bull Dogs and other groups will perform.
Dozens of area kids-friendly organizations will also be on hand with interactive information tables.

Series to celebrate Spike Lee films
DURHAM – A film series dedicated to the work of director Spike Lee will be presented beginning Saturday, and continuing every Saturday through April 13 at Golden Belt Studio, 807 E. Main St. Screenings will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.
Guest speakers for this film series will include Mark Anthony Neal, Allison Mathews and Taurean R. Brown. These screenings are free and open to the public.

An evening with T.A. James
DURHAM -- T.A. James, best known as bassist for Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos, will perform April 18 at Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
James will be performing solo as a guitarist and vocalist with a mixture of originals and cover arrangements including selections off his self-titled debut release.
This concert begins at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

United Church to present chamber music

CHAPEL HILL — A concert of Viennese chamber music will be presented March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Music of Brahms, Mozart and Schubert will be performed by Jennifer Anderson, soprano; Hope Horton, alto; Matthew Chicurel, viola; Mérida Negrete, clarinet; and Alexander Anderson, piano.
The program will include Mozart's Trio in E flat, Schubert's “Shepherd on the Rock,” Brahms lieder, and Brahms Sonata in F minor.
There is no admission charge.  An offering will be received to support the summer mission of the church’s Youth Group, the concert’s sponsors.

Bilal to perform at Motorco

DURHAM -- Grammy nominated vocalist, songwriter and producer Bilal will
perform in Durham at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.,
March 28. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9.
Advance tickets are on sale starting at $23 online at
http://bilalnc.eventbrite.com. They will be $25 on the day of the
This performance is part of Bilal’s ‘A Love Surreal’ Tour. This new
album was released on Feb. 26 and is his fourth full-length album
over all.

Students to present film work at The Carrack

DURHAM -- Duke MFA students Peter Lisignoli and Joel Wanek will premiere their thesis films at Carrack Modern Art in downtown Durham March 29 at 8 p.m. 
Members of the inaugural graduating class of the MFA in Experimental and
Documentary Arts program, Lisignoli and Wanek will turn the Carrack into a makeshift
micro-cinema that will house a variety of screenings, performances and still images
exploring the poetic nuances of street photography and the expressive possibilities of
moving image archives.
Their thesis exhibit will be on view, free and open to the public
at The Carrack from through April 6. Carrack Modern Art is located at 111 West
Parrish St.

--From staff reports