CDS to present free screenings
DURHAM – The Center for Documentary Studies will present two free screenings of Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon’s documentary “I Am Breathing” at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. June 21 at Full Frame Theater, in the Power Plant Building at American Tobacco Campus.
This screening is part of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s Third Friday series of free screenings, which will be held every month through November at the new theater.
“I Am Breathing” tells the story of Neil Platt, who goes from being a healthy young father to becoming paralyzed from the neck down following an ALS diagnosis.
Seating at all screenings is first come, first served. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
Bynum annual auction Saturday
BYNUM – The Bynum Front Porch organization will hold its annual fundraising auction Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road.
The auction raises money needed to continue presenting a variety of programming including the annual Bynum Front Porch Music Series. Among the auction items are a Clyde Jones critter, some Anna Crawford artwork and more.
For information, visit www.bynumfrontporch.org. To see photos of the auction items, visit www.facebook.com/bynumfrontporch.
Fogerty, Braxton, Oliver, Wilson, Case coming to DPAC
DURHAM -- John Fogerty, named one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists, will perform live in concert at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Nov. 3 as part of his fall tour.
Fogerty’s new album “Wrote a Song for Everyone” has entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at No. 3, marking this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s highest-debuting album of his career.
Tickets for this concert go on sale June 21 at 10 a.m. at DPACnc.com or at the box office at 919-680-2787.
DPAC also announced the following shows:
-- Neko Case will kick off a full North American tour this September and will stop at DPAC Oct. 26. Tickets for the show go on sale today at noon.
-- R&B legend and Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson will return to DPAC Sept. 20. Tickets for this concert go on sale today at noon.
-- Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton will perform Aug. 18. Tickets go on sale June 21 at noon.
-- John Oliver, who will take over as guest host of “The Daily Show,” will perform Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m.
DSI announces $5 tickets
CARRBORO -- DSI Comedy Theater is introducing $5 tickets to all shows in the theater this summer.
Starting in June, DSI Comedy Theater is hosting “High 5 Summer.” All shows at DSI will be $5. This promotion will run through August.
DSI Comedy Theater is at 200 N. Greensboro Street, in the Carr Mill Mall between Elmo’s and Southern Rail. More information on DSI Comedy Theater is available online: www.DSIcomedy.com.
Library to begin summer reading program
DURHAM— Durham County Library will celebrate the start of a summer of “Digging Into Reading” with a kickoff at Northgate Mall Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Northgate Mall is at 1058 W. Club Blvd. The kickoff will take place both indoors and on the outdoor plaza between entrances 2 and 4. The event continues a partnership with Northgate Mall that has included a Dr. Seuss celebration that featured the Cat in the Hat, and an ongoing library display.
This year, Summer Reading participants will track their reading online using a new point system. Each minute read is worth one Summer Reading point, and points are also earned for participating in activities such as attending programs and writing book reviews. Up to 1,000 points can be redeemed at any time between June 15 and Aug. 10 for a variety of prizes.
On Aug. 9 and 10, the library will reward everyone for a summer of reading fun with the systemwide grand finale “Celebration of Reading.” Summer Reading grand-prize winners will be announced at each location. Bragtown Library and Family Literacy Center will host its finale Aug. 9. The Main Library, East Regional, North Regional, South Regional, Southwest Regional and Stanford L. Warren libraries will host their finales Aug. 10.
More information about Summer Reading is available at durhamcountylibrary.org/summerreading. Registration begins Saturday at the kickoff, and will be open after that date online, or in person at any library location.
Transactors to present ‘For Families!’
CARRBORO -- Transactors Improv’s show “For Families!” finishes its season at The ArtsCenter June 29. This unscripted theatrical performance is based on audience suggestions and intended for families with children in elementary through middle school grades.
The cast of “For Families!” includes Anoo Brod, Bart Hubbard, Dan Sipp, and Steven Warnock, with Mike Beard improvising technical effects.
Show time is 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $8 in advance or $10 day of show.
The ArtsCenter is at 300-G E. Main St. Call 919-929-2787 or visit www.artscenterlive.org for tickets.
Cinematheque to present ‘Durham on Film’
DURHAM -- Durham Cinematheque will present its next Movies in the Park June 21 at 9 p.m. in Durham Central Park, 500 Foster St. Admission is free and the hat will be passed.
The program is "Durham on Film: Bull City is Black! and White" and features the Durham "Movies of Local People" made by H. Lee Waters in 1937, and "Negro Durham Marches On" made by Don Parisher in 1948. Other film history bits associated with Durham will also be on the program, including a 1976 report on the Durham Business and Professional Chain plus tobacco commercials for American Tobacco and Liggett & Myers products. Closing out the show is "Blind Gary Davis" by Harold Becker from 1964.
This is the fifth season of Movies in the Park presented by Durham Cinematheque and Durham Central Park Inc. These are outdoor screenings that start at dark. In the case of bad weather this show will be postponed.
Renaissance Festival announces auditions
The Carolina Renaissance Festival will hold open auditions June 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and June 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Wedgewood Church, 4800 Wedgewood Drive, in Charlotte.
Professional and amateur opportunities are available. Prepared material, head shots, and resumes are appreciated but not required. Auditionees should be age 16 or older. Contact 704-896-5555 or email Vreanie@renfestinfo.com to schedule an audition appointment.
The Carolina Renaissance Festival returns for its 20th anniversary on eight consecutive weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 5 through Nov. 24, on a 325-acre site north of Charlotte.
Audition information and more can be found online at RenFestInfo.com.
Hayti to hold Saturday market
DURHAM – Hayti Heritage Center will present “Shop the Market at Hayti” from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Food and arts vendors will be on hand, and flea market items will be available for sale.
Hayti Heritage Center is at 804 Old Fayetteville St.
-- From staff reports