Entertainment briefs

Oct. 17, 2013 @ 12:48 PM

Hillsborough to present ‘Haunted Tours’
HILLSBOROUGH – The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough will present the annual Spirits of Hillsborough Haunted Tours on Saturday. This tour will visit several local landmarks, including St. Matthew's cemetery, the Regulator marker, the Masonic Lodge, and more.
There will be four tours: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Each tour will last about one hour. Tours are appropriate for all ages.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.
Please contact the Hillsborough Visitors Center for information at 919-732-7741.

Scrap Exchange presents ‘Haunted Moon’
DURHAM -- The next full moon brings haunting changes to the Green Gallery walls inside The Scrap Exchange. Ghostly, angelic women cloaked in mist, tarot themes, and Appalachian “magick” come together in an exhibition of paintings by Jerris Gibbs.  “Haunted Moon,” opening today, features the artist's portraits that explore gender identity and socio-economics through the creative reuse of objects and media on found wood.
Gibbs is a Tennessee-born, self-taught, folk-outsider artist from the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
An opening reception will be held today from 6 to 9 p.m. and includes refreshments and music. Green Gallery receptions are free and open to the public. “Haunted Moon” continues through Nov. 9.
The Green Gallery is inside The Scrap Exchange creative re-use arts center at 923 Franklin St. For information, call The Scrap Exchange at 919-688-6960.

DAG to present new fundraiser
DURHAM -- The Durham Art Guild’s Awaken Your Inner Artist Fundraiser will be held Oct. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. This new fundraiser features a guided painting party with wine, gourmet cheese and specialty chocolate. Golden Belt artist and Durham Art Guild board member Eleatta Diver will guide attendees through painting a romantic Tuscan landscape. No artistic skills are required, and visitors can take home their creations.
After the painting party, the Art Guild will be raffling off prizes, among them a custom art-supply kit from Bull City Craft, two paintings by Diver, and a $75 framing gift certificate from Fast Frame of Durham.
This event will be held in Golden Belt’s Building 6, 807 E. Main St. Tickets to the event are $60 for individuals or $50 for parties of two or more. Space is limited for this event.  Tickets can be purchased at www.awakenyourinnerartist.eventbrite.com. For information about this event or about DAG, contact Durham Art Guild Gallery Director Katie Seiz at 919-560-2713 or at gallerycoordinator@durhamartguild.org.

Outsiders to present ‘Last Waltz’
DURHAM -- Outsiders Art & Collectibles, which will close by the end of the year, will present “Last Waltz” from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 at the gallery site, 718 Iredell St.
This celebration of the gallery’s four years will have a silent auction that will include one piece of art by each artist represented by the gallery since 2009.
A surprise raffle item will be presented by Frank Stasio of WUNC FM.
Live music will be performed by The Blue Tailed Skinks, The Bulltown Strutters, Matt Phillips and The Philharmonic, Katherine Whalen, and other guests.
A reprise of the original Food Truck Mash Up with Only Burger, Pie Pushers and Ko Kyu will be presented, and Fullsteam brewery will provide beer.
Admission is $10 at the door.

Kaira Ba to play Haw River Ballroom
SAXAPAHAW -- Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba will perform at Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, at 8 p.m. today with Grammy-winner Justin Robinson opening.
The band is heading to the Fidelitorium after the concert to record a new full-length album and will be raising funds at today’s event to help cover these costs. 
For information about tickets, call 336-525-2314 or visit www.hawriverballroom.com

Treyburn announces holiday bazaar
DURHAM – The Treyburn Country Club, at 1 Old Trail Drive, will host its annual Holiday Bazaar from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 6.
This event offers an opportunity to purchase gifts for family and friends. A variety of artisans and direct sellers will sell their wares.
The event is free and open to the community.

The Beast to celebrate EP release 
DURHAM -- The Beast will release its self-produced EP “Gardens,” with four tracks focused around a special ensemble called The Beast + Big Band, Tuesday.
To celebrate the release of this EP, The Beast + Big Band will headline a show Thursday at 9 p.m. at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.
Immediately after the CD release party at Motorco, The Beast will return to the studio to finish a second four-track EP, with songs produced in a much more electronic style. This EP, yet to be titled, is due to be released towards the end of 2013.

--From staff reports