Seth Meyers coming to DPAC
DURHAM – Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers will bring an evening of stand-up comedy to the stage on March 29 at Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. Emmy-winning Meyers is a SNL cast member, writer and “Weekend Update” anchor. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today at www.dpacnc.com, 919-680-2787, Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
DAC Emerging Artists ceremony Feb. 21
DURHAM – The Durham Arts Council will hold its 29th annual awards ceremony for its Emerging Artists Program at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Hosted by Nancy Tuttle May and Sherry DeVries, the event will include performances by returning Emerging Artist winners Eve Cornelious, Kora Player, Will Ridenour and Hope Marasco at the DAC, 120 Morris St., Durham. The 16 artists are Nadjib Adebola Assani, Christina Barnett-Murphy, Lamine “Diali” Cissokho, Howard L. Craft, Renee Alexander Craft, Stacy Crabill, Rinku Bhattacharya Das, Jessica Dupuis, Sarah Goetz, Kenneth Jackson, Stacey L. Kirby, Eric B. Martin, Suzanne Rousso, Aya Shabu, Dan VanHoozer and Debra Wuliger. Light buffet after the ceremony. Tickets are $35, www.durhamarts.org.
Kammerraku program performance at Duke University
DURHAM – Duke University will host “Kammerraku: Music for Japanese instruments and String Quartet” at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, Duke University. Kammerraku is a program of new chamber music for string quartet with Japanese instruments – koto, shakuhachi and shamisen. The Ciompi Quartet with Japanese masters Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto) and James Nyoraku Schlefer (shakuhachi), plus guest artist Joseph Robinson (oboe). A related event, a Japanese Music Performance and Talk with James Nyoraku Schlefer and Yoko Reikano Kimura, will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Biddle Music Building Lobby, Duke University. Free performance and talk on Japanese music. The event will be followed by a reception and a chance to speak to the musicians informally. Free admission. For information, call 919-660-3333 or visit music.duke.edu.
‘Soul Souvenirs’ exhibit at ATC
DURHAM – “Soul Souvenirs: Durham’s Musical Memories from the 60’s and 70’s” is a new exhibit at American Tobacco showcasing Durham’s soul, funk and R&B past. The exhibit is on display in the Crowe Lobby at ATC through April 12. Curated by historians Joshua Clark Davis and Jason Perlmutter of Carolina Soul. Exhibit design by Lincoln Hancock and Robin Vuchnich.
Kelley McRae at Broad Street Café Feb. 23
DURHAM – Folk/Americana duo Kelley McRae will perform at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Broad Street Cafe, 1116 Broad St., Durham. The tour is in support of the “Brighter Than the Blues” album. http://thebroadstreetcafe.com.
Free acoustic show at Casbah
DURHAM – Touring New Yorker Daryl Shawn joins area artists Anthony Neff and the duo of Adam Lane and Jeff Mullins for a night of acoustic music at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Casbah, 1007 W. Main St., Durham. The show is free. Shawn combines his taste for unusual chords with the guitar-thumping techniques of flamenco and rhythms culled from African music. Neff’s music is a mix of Americana, rock, folk and pop. Lane and Mullins were previously members of the Brothers Grim, and will be performing new material as well as old favorites.
‘The New Electric Ballroom’ at Manbites Dog Theater
DURHAM – Manbites Dog Theater presents “The New Electric Ballroom” by Enda Walsh Feb. 21-March 9 at Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St., Durham. In “The New Electric Ballroom,” three sisters are trapped by old memories: party dresses, rock and roll, and that night long ago at the New Electric Ballroom. Described as a “mad tea party of sponge cake, confessions, and regret, in a lyrical and heartbreaking comic fable from one of Ireland’s most original new playwrights.” Directed by Jeff Storer. Cast features Marcia Edmundson, Lenore Field, Katja Hill and Derrick Ivey. Pay what you can preview ($5 min) Feb. 21. Other tickets: $17 weekends; $12 weeknights. Discounts available for seniors/military/students. For information, visit www.manbitesdogtheater.org or call 919-682-3343.
Bulltown Comedy celebrates first year at Casbah
DURHAM – The Bulltown Comedy Series will celebrate its first anniversary at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Casbah, 1007 West Main St., Durham. With Kyle Rainey, Julia McClung, Michelle Maclay and headliner Shane Smith, hosted by John Sideris. Free admission.
Brit Floyd coming to DPAC April 14
DURHAM – Pink Floyd tribute performer Brit Floyd will present the concert “P-U-L-S-E 2013, The Pink Floyd Ultimate Light & Sound Experience” on April 14 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. The three-hour show feature note-for-note performances of five full album sides, including “Wish You Were Here,” “Animals,” “The Wall,” “The Division Bell” and “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at www.dpacnc.com, 919-680-2787, ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
‘Upbuilding Whitted’ shown at Hayti on Saturday
DURHAM – The documentary “Upbuilding Whitted” will be shown at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., as part of the Hayti Heritage Film Festival. N.C. Central University faculty and students April Simon, Chi Brown, Purity Kimaiyo and Bruce dePyssler made the film about the history of Whitted, a school for African Americans built in 1922 as Hillside Park High. For more information about the Hayti Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, visit www.hayti.org.
‘Addicts Anonymous’ with Transactors Improv March 2
CHAPEL HILL – Transactors Improv present “Addicts Anonymous” at 8 p.m. March 2 at Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Road, Durham, as part of the Transactors Experimental Theater series. TET is the company’s improv incubator to explore new performance forms, themes and working with new artists. “Addicts Anonymous” is a spontaneous long-form performance based on characters who struggle with a similar addiction, which will be chosen by the audience. The show begins at a 12-step program meeting. The cast features Transactors regulars Mike Beard, Anoo Brod, Greg Hohn and Steven Warnock and guest players including Bart Hubbard. Tickets are $14 general, $10 student/senior/military. Advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/335860 or cash or check only at the door. For information, call 919-824-0937 or visit http://transactors.org.
Uneqk Royality fashion show Saturday
DURHAM – Darrel Doziea of Doziea Enterprise and founder of Uneqk Royality will present a fashion show at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster St., Durham. $10 advance, $15 at the door. VIP tickets are $25. For information, call designer Darrel Doziea at 888-881-6615 ext. 6.
Moon Hooch at Cat’s Cradle Feb. 27
DURHAM – Moon Hooch will perform at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. Moon Hooch is saxophone players Wenzl McGowen and Mike Wilbur and drummer James Muschler, three graduates of Manhattan's New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. They merge jazz with house and dubstep beats to create a dance hybrid. Tickets are $18 advance, $20 day of show. All ages. www.catscradle.com.
Sunday film series at Hayti
DURHAM – “The Good Soldier,” winner of an Emmy Award in 2010, will be screened for the public at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. A $5 donation is suggested. A down-to-earth look at war through the eyes of American veterans, it is the second in the Peaceful Means Film Series of matinees showcasing films depicting ordinary people making a world of difference through peaceful means. Upcoming screenings include “Run Granny! Run!” on March 3 and “Bringing Pedro Home” on March 17.