Entertainment briefs

Jun. 05, 2014 @ 08:58 AM

Northgate announces free movie series
DURHAM -- Stadium 10 at Northgate will present a full series of free family-friendly films as part of its Kids’ Free Summer 2014 Movie Camp June 17-Aug. 21.
Free for children and their adult companions, the Kids’ Free Summer 2014 Movie Camp will screen three days a week -- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. 
Here is the schedule:
June 17-19. “Ice Age 4: The Continental Divide”
June 24-26. “The Croods”
July 1-3. “Turbo”
July 8-10. “Despicable Me 2”
July 15-17. “Epic”
July 22-24. “Shrek Forever After”
July 29-31. “Smurfs 2”
Aug. 5-7. “Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs 2”
Aug. 12-14. “The Lego Movie”
Aug. 19-21. “Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”
Stadium 10 at Northgate is on the Plaza at 1058 W. Club Blvd. For information, call 919-286-1001 or www.ecemovies.com

Ackland presents clay exhibit
CHAPEL HILL -- The Ackland Museum Store will present “Conversations in Clay: Pottery by Deborah Harris, Gillian Parke, and Evelyn Ward,” opening June 13 with a free reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The show will be on view through Aug. 10.
The work featured in this show is both utilitarian and decorative. Harris, Parke and Ward have learned, taught, and worked together for more than 10 years. They have shown their work together since 2011.
For information, call the Ackland Museum Store at 919-962-0216. The store is at 100 E. Franklin St.

Burwell School to present ‘Homecoming’
HILLSBOROUGH — The Burwell School Historic Site will present “A Burwell Homecoming” June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This first of its kind event will celebrate the descendants and relatives of those who studied, lived and worked on the Burwell property (1821-1963).
The daylong program features guest speakers and a keynote address by author Lee Smith, author of “On Agate Hill” and “Guests on Earth.”
Learn about the Burwell School, the story of Robert and Anna Burwell and their impact on women's education, the remarkable life of Elizabeth Keckly, the roads and routes of 19th century North Carolina, and more.
Tickets cost $20, and children 12 and under are free. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the day of the event. Parking will be available at Mt. Bright Baptist Church, 211 W. Union St., less than two blocks west of the school. Shuttle service is available.
The site opens at 8 a.m. and the program starts and 9. Lunch will be available for purchase on the grounds. For information, to purchase tickets or to donate, call 919-732-7451 or email info@burwellschool.org.

Author to discuss literary South
DURHAM -- Durham County Library will host author Trish Foxwell for a presentation from her latest book, “A Visitor’s Guide to the Literary South,” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.
“A Visitor’s Guide to the Literary South” takes readers on a tour of significant places in the lives of some of the South's most famous writers. Stops on the way include the house in Asheville that served as the model for Thomas Wolfe’s “Look Homeward Angel,” the hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's “The Great Gatsby” and Edgar Allen Poe's home in Virginia.
A travel writer and photographer based out of Virginia, Foxwell has written numerous articles for the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Tennessean and Washington Times.
Admission to this program is free.

Tickets to Boyle concert on sale Monday
DURHAM -- Grammy nominated singer Susan Boyle is embarking on her first U.S. tour this fall and will stop at the Durham Performing Arts Center Oct. 29.
Boyle’s 21-date city tour begins in San Diego, California, Oct. 8 before touring coast-to-coast, visiting a host of different states.
To date, Boyle has amassed 650 million YouTube hits and the most watched clip of 2009. She is the only person ever to enter the Billboard 200 at number one with a debut album and spend six consecutive weeks at the top, with five albums and a sixth on its way in five years. In 2011 she became the first female artist in 65 years on the UK charts to have three albums go straight to number one in succession.
Public tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. at DPACnc.com, at the DPAC box office at 919-680-2787 or through Ticketmaster.com.

Cucalorus seeks submissions for festival
WILMINGTON -- Cucalorus is seeking films for its November film festival. Cucalorus is a five-day showcase of independent and international film.
For information about submitting a film, dance project or a music video, visit www.cucalorus.org or contact programming coordinator Natalie Lentz at programming@cucalorus.org.
The early deadline is June 18. For information, visit www.cucalorus.org/submit_a_film.asp.


-- From staff reports