Entertainment briefs

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 02:49 PM

New Stein exhibit at Scrap Exchange

DURHAM – “For Your Consideration,” an exhibit by Meg Stein, opens today at The Scrap Exchange.

This exhibit will include small sculptures that Stein created by combining everyday elements into unexpected, new sculptural forms.

Stein is a sculptor and installation artist living in Durham. She is pursuing her MFA in Studio Art at UNC Chapel Hill. She has previously exhibited at the SparkCon arts festival in Raleigh, The Durham Storefront Project, The Shadowbox (formerly 715), The Durham Farmers Market, and The Pinhook. Information about Stein’s work is available at www.megstein.com.

An opening reception is scheduled today from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include free make-and-take, refreshments, beer and music. Green Gallery receptions are free to the public and held in conjunction with Third Friday Durham activities.

“For Your Consideration” runs through July 13. For information, call The Scrap Exchange at 919-688-6960. The Scrap Exchange is at 923 Franklin St. in the Cordoba Center for the Arts.

ArtsCenter presents vocal groups

CARRBORO – The ArtsCenter will present a cappella night with performances from vocal groups Cognitive Resonance, Euphonism, Catatonic and Deviate.

The performance is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 in advance, $17 day of show. To purchase, visit www.artscenterlive.org or call 919-929-2787. The ArtsCenter is at 300-G E. Main St.

Howie to perform in Bynum series

BYNUM – Singer, songwriter and guitarist John Howie Jr., former frontman for North Carolina honky-tonk band Two Dollar Pistols, will perform during the Bynum Front Porch series today at 7 p.m.

All concerts in this series begin at 7 p.m. and are held at Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road.

Although tickets aren’t required, organizers pass the hat and encourage a $5 to $7 donation to compensate the performers. Barney’s Famous Hot Dogs & Snacks and Little Dippers Italian Ice will be on site with food for purchase.

For information, visit www.bynumfrontporch.org.

Celebrate the solstice with free films

DURHAM -- SPECTRE Arts will celebrate the summer solstice with a free screening of the original hit “Jaws” and other films from 6 to 10 p.m. today on the lawn at 1004 Morning Glory Ave.

Grindage food truck will be on hand from 6 to 9 p.m. with food for purchase. Beers are free.

Visitors may bring a lawn chair, blanket and outfit to re-enact their favorite “Jaws” character.

Preceding "Jaws" will be an eclectic selection of summer-themed short films from Durham's Strange Beauty Film Festival. The program includes stop-motion animation inspired by "Jaws" and cinematic explorations of all things aquatic and lunar.

For information, visit spectrearts.org.

Boys Choir on tour

DURHAM -- The North Carolina Boys Choir is on a 12-day concert tour through June 26.

They will travel as far as Montreal, Canada. Concerts will be at First Presbyterian Church, Bel Air, Md.; St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Lebanon, Pa.; St. James Episcopal Church, Skaneateles, N.Y.; St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Annandale, Va.; Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, Fredericksbhurg, Va. and Providence United Methodist Church in Richmond, Va.

In addition to the concerts, the choir will sing for church services in Bel Air, Md. and Annandale, Va. One full day will be spent in Gettysburg and three days in Montreal. The choir, in its 41st season, is under the direction of Bill Graham and Scott Mann, associate director. David Cole is accompanist.

--From staff reports