ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

May. 30, 2013 @ 02:51 PM

Boys Choir concert Monday
DURHAM – The North Carolina Boys Choir and Chamber Choir will present their annual spring concert in Duke Chapel Monday at 7:30 p.m., bringing to a close their 41st season. The Boys Choir will sing works by Bach, Schubert, Purcell’s “Sound the Trumpet,” Schumann’s “Widmung,” Moses Hogan’s “I Am His Child,” and other selections. The combined Boys Choir and Chamber Choir (or the Anglican term Men and Boys Choir) will sing works by Wesley, Bruckner, Haydn, Mozart’s “Ave Verum,” ending the concert with John Rutter’s “A Gaelic Blessing.” The Girls Choir and Training Choir of Boys and Girls will also sing.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $8 for children 12 and under. They will be available one hour before the performance at the door, or call 919-489-0291 to reserve tickets for pick up at will-call.
Art Guild and Student U to present work
DURHAM – The Durham Art Guild and Student U present “Intersections,” the inaugural exhibition of the Creative Mentorship Program in Room 100 Gallery at Golden Belt beginning Monday and continuing through June 26. A public reception will be held June 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Five Student U high school students and five Durham Art Guild artists have been studying and making art together for 20 weeks through a pilot Creative Mentorship Program created by Durham Art Guild and Student U.
Laurece West to celebrate new release
Durham-based jazz and worldbeat performer Laurece West recently released a new full-length album, “Essence of Love.” West will perform music from the recording at 7:30 p.m. today with Jo Gore and The Alternative at The Casbah, 1007 W. Main St.
For information, visit casbahdurham.com or call 919-687-6969.
Vendors wanted for Last Fridays
HILLSBOROUGH – The Hillsborough Arts Council is accepting applications for vendor booths for Last Fridays. One of the longest running and most successful arts events in the Triangle, the Last Fridays events held during the months of April through September bring a different band to headline the gala event with a free performance on the lawn of the Old Courthouse in downtown Hillsborough.
Hillsborough Arts Council provides vendor spaces for artists, craftspeople and non-profits from Orange County and neighboring counties. Those interested in applying to be a vendor at Last Fridays can find the 2013 application on the website www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/LastFridaysVendors.html.
Booth applications must be received by the 21st of the month for that month’s event. Vendors who submit an application for the full season do not need to apply each month.
Maxwell to perform at Mercury
DURHAM – Tom Maxwell (Squirrel Nut Zippers frontman) will be playing a show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mercury Studio, 407 W. Mangum St.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. At 7:15, Maxwell will play a set of music, and at 8 he will take questions from the audience.
Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door.
For information, visit mercurystudiodurham.com.
Blue Note celebrating third anniversary
DURHAM – The Blue Note Grill celebrates its third anniversary this weekend.
The line-up for the celebration is:
Today, 6 to 8 p.m. Duke Street Dogs. Free.
Today, 9 p.m. Will McFarlane & Friends. Admission $10.
Saturday, 8 p.m. The Straight 8’s. Admission $8.
Sunday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. WillFest III Birthday Jam. Admission free.
Check The Blue Note Grill website at www.thebluenotegrill.com/ for updates.
‘Peanuts’ characters coming to Northgate
DURHAM – The beloved “Peanuts” characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy visit Northgate Mall for three interactive shows for children and their families titled “ Happiness is…Baseball.” These free events will also feature an appearance by UNC’s mascot Rameses June 8, at 10:30 a.m., at noon, and 2:30 p.m.
Popular longtime educator Terri Morley and friends, along with Rameses, will be decked out in character and lead children in three lively interactive shows around a baseball theme including songs from “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
All events are free and open to the public with shows at Northgate’s Center Court. Photos with the characters will be available for purchase.
Stadium 10 Theaters at Northgate also will present a screening of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Screenings will be at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Tickets are $1.
Cantari to perform ‘Convent to Abbey Road’
CARRBORO – Cantari, an ensemble of the Chapel Hill vocal group Voices, will perform “From The Convent to Abbey Road” at the ArtsCenter at 4 p.m. June 9. This performance will feature pieces from medieval chants by Benedictine Abbess Hildegard von Bingen, to Latin motets, to modern humorous songs, American spirituals and pop songs straight from the English pub scene of the 1960s, including The Beatles.
Tickets may be purchased at 919-929-2787 or at www.artscenterlive.org.
Bannan to perform at Driade
CHAPEL HILL – Eric Bannan’s WhoopAzzFolkJazz performs at Caffe Driade in Chapel Hill Saturday at 8 p.m.
Bannan is a storyteller, performing songwriter, back country adventure racer, husband and father. His new CD “ Wild Places” is a musical journey from the breathtaking high country of the Appalachians to the deepest reaches of the heart.
Caffe Driade is at 1215-A E. Franklin St.
—From staff reports