Eno River to present JamboreEno
DURHAM – The Eno River Association will present JamboreEno, an evening of music, food and friends at Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave., Sunday.
A brief annual meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. to elect officers and directors and vote on a proposed change to the bylaws. The potluck party and festival T-shirt swap will begin at 5. The 2014 Hidden Gems calendar and geo-caching guide to the Eno will also be for sale.
For event information including bylaw changes, go to www.enoriver.org.
Santa Claus returns to Northgate
DURHAM – Santa Claus will return to Northgate Mall to host Northgate’s free tree lighting festivities open to the public today from 6 to 8 p.m. outdoors on The Plaza.
This free event will feature the holiday sounds of the Salvation Army Brass Band, Faith Baptist Church Children’s Choir and Grey Stone Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra. The Salvation Army will also read from children’s book “The Littlest Christmas Kettle.” Free popcorn from Stadium 10 Theaters and hot chocolate from Durham Coke will be on hand as well as professional holiday face painting for children and door prizes. Attendees can have their pictures taken with Santa.
Visitors may have photos with Santa taken at Northgate Town Hall (Center Court) the following dates and times:
Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Nov 29-30, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Dec 1, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Dec 5-7, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Dec 8, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Dec 11-23, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Dec 22, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Dec 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Guitar Society to present Caballero concert
DURHAM – The Triangle Guitar Society will present Jorge Caballero live in concert Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 3741 Garrett Road.
Caballero will play his own arrangements of J. S. Bach’s “Partita for Solo Flute” and four pieces from Isaac Albéniz’s “Iberia” (originally written for solo piano) in the first half of the concert.
The second half of the program will consist of Kazuhito Yamashita's arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."
General admission tickets are $18.
Yep Roc planning Back to Black Friday releases
HILLSBOROUGH – Yep Roc Records will release two special edition recordings Nov. 29 in observance of Record Store Day’s Back to Black Friday.
Yep Roc will have a Nick Lowe 12-inch picture disc of his new Christmas album “Quality Street,” and a 7-inch release from The Fleshtones, “Available,” with “Let’s Live” on the flip side. Both discs will be in local record stores.
Begun in 2007, Record Store Day is held every April. Record labels issue special releases to encourage music listeners to patronize independent, brick-and-mortar record stores. Record Store Day organizers recently added the Back to Black Friday event.
For information, visit www.recordstoreday.com.
Duke Dance Program to present fall concert
DURHAM – The Duke Dance Program’s annual fall dance concert will feature two works with an African flavor, a piece of contemporary ballet, as well as three original works choreographed by undergraduate students.
“November Dances 2013” runs today and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Reynolds Industries Theater in the Bryan Center on Duke West Campus.
Associate professor and choreographer Andrea E. Woods Valdés has choreographed a new modern group piece, “Adinkra Wisdom,” inspired by her research in Ghana, where she has led the Duke in Ghana program for the past two years. Associate professor Ava LaVonne Vinesett choreographed a new work for her African Dance Repertory titled “A Bridge Between Worlds.” This work features music by Malian born singers, Oumou Sangaré, and Rokia Traoré.
Tyler Walters, associate professor of dance, has choreographed a ballet for 10 dancers, called “What Follows,” set to the second movement of Dimitri Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G Minor. Three advanced student choreographers have also produced works that were accepted into the show: Ellen Brown, Stephanie Joe and Jayne Ratliff.
Tickets are $15 for the general public, $5 for students and $10 for seniors. Tickets are available at the Duke Box Office, tickets.duke.edu or 919-684-4444.
‘Totally Biased’ writers coming to DSI
CARRBORO -- DSI Comedy Theater kicks off Thanksgiving week with an appearance by the ladies of “Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell.” The three women -- Janine Brito, Aparna Nancherla, and Eliza Skinner, all writers and correspondents for the show -- will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday.
“Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell” is a show on FX that is produced by Chris Rock. The show and the writers are known for their irreverent and edgy stand-up comedy.
Tickets cost $10 and are available online at www.dsicomedy.com. All shows take place at DSI Comedy Theater, 200 N. Greensboro St., in Carr Mill Mall between Elmo’s and Southern Rail.
N.C. Opera to perform ‘All Souls’
RALEIGH – North Carolina Opera and New Music Raleigh will perform Duke University faculty member John Supko’s new composition “All Souls” at 7:30 p.m. Monday at CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St.
“All Souls” is a setting of nine excerpts drawn from Cees Nooteboom’s novel “All Souls Day.” A concert piece using a blend of orchestral composition, electronic sampling and live and recorded voices, “All Souls” brings to life the intense relationship of a widowed, middle-aged documentary filmmaker, and a beautiful, mysterious woman half his age, whom he meets in wintery Berlin.
This piece contains mature content and is not recommended for younger audiences.
Tickets, $25 each, can be purchased through N.C. Opera -- at www.ncopera.org or by calling the North Carolina Opera offices at 919-792-3850.
Local bands to play benefit
CARRBORO – The Archbishops of Blount Street, The Stars Explode and Rob Nance will perform in a benefit at Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Dec. 6 to aid with the medical expenses incurred by Roger Johnson of the Ink Spot Copy Shop in Carrboro.
Johnson has no insurance and is dealing with cancer. His employer, Glyn Folk, has been helping with his expenses but cannot do it alone. All of the evening’s profits will go directly to Johnson.
Doors for this benefit open at 7:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8. Tickets are $10.
Benefit for Peacemaking Scholarship
CHAPEL HILL — A concert to raise funds for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Peacemaking Scholarship will feature music by the Triangle Tuba Quartet. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today at United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The Peacemaking Scholarships, founded in 2009, award $1,000 scholarships each year to high school seniors living in or attending school in Chapel Hill or Carrboro. Scholarships are awarded based on the candidates’ active participation, study and career goals in one or more of these peacemaking areas: non-violent conflict resolution, global community, social justice, ecology, and population.
Applications are due Feb. 15, 2014. The application form and biographies of previous recipients can accessed at http://unitedchurch.org/peacemaking or by contacting Jack Denniston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no admission charge to this concert. Donations are requested in support of the scholarships.
Collegium to celebrate Monteverdi
DURHAM -- Duke Collegium Musicum, directed by Kerry McCarthy, will present “Monteverdi: Sacred and Profane” at 8 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building.
The Collegium Musicum is Duke’s ensemble for early music. The group’s repertoire spans more than five centuries and includes Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets and madrigals, and Baroque sonatas and cantatas. This concert focuses on both the sacred and secular music of Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643).
Admission is free.
--From staff reports