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‘Stephen Hayes: Identity and Economic Exploitation’ at NCCU Art Museum
Details: Friday-Wednesday, Sept. 21-Sept. 26, Various locations throughout Chapel Hill. See website for details. bit.ly/2PPu0Nl. RedBall Artist Talk, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 4 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill.
Durham Third Friday iFIESTA!
Third Friday combined with a celebration of the rich Hispanic culture found right here in Durham. Details: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m. Downtown Durham Historic District, 212 W. Main St., Durham. bit.ly/2QHYUZl.
Downtown Durham Public Space Project Art Installation - ‘The Instrumental Wax Project’
Artist Ashley Swindoll and puppeteer Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins will create and animate a series of fantastical creatures with wire, archival beeswax and discarded musical instruments. The creatures will be suspended mid-air and illuminated as they undulate, crawl and float accompanied by a small orchestra. Details: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m. Holland St., Durham. bit.ly/2A9CzzL. Rain date: Friday, Sept. 28.
‘Alternative Images,’ Reception, at Pleiades Gallery
‘Portraits of Trauma,’ by Tim Walter, Opening Reception
‘Ancestral Rhythms,’ Quilt Show Exhibit Opening
An evening of spoken word, jazz and breathtaking works of art. Light refreshments served; food trucks on site. Details: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m. Free. Hayti Heritage Center, 604 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. bit.ly/2OCR6Xc, 919-683-1709.
‘Family Tree,’ by Jeannette Brossart, Gallery Opening
Light snacks and drinks. Free art-making in Make and Take room. On exhibit through Saturday, Oct. 13. Details: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m. Cameron Gallery, The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. bit.ly/2MvWOZp, 919-682-2751.
‘Come Out and Play’ Sculpture Show at JimGin Farm
Sculptures of many media and form, created by over 80 artists, will dot the landscape of this 17-acre horse farm. Details: Saturday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m.-dark. Free admission. JimGin Farm, 150 Wild Horse Run, Pittsboro. comeoutandplay.info.
‘Journey: Paintings & Sculpture,” by Lisa Creed, Reception
Multi Media Art Show
Featuring work of 11 local artists in a diverse array of media. Details: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 22-23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 123 Art Studios, 123 Beech Forest Way, Pittsboro. 123artstudios.com, 919-338-1519.
‘Louisiana Trail Riders,’ Reception and Artist’s Talk
Fridays on the Front Porch w/ Counterclockwise
Duke Street Dogs
Reverend Sam Experience
Local Flora, The Moon Unit
Shira, Seal Eggs
Palisades, Dayseeker, Savage Hands
Leif, Gemynii, Tennis Rodman
Details: Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 2700 N. Roxboro St., Durham. bit.ly/2rOGQAW.
Danielle Nicole Band
Bear It All Again: A Karaoke Party for the Carrboro Cubs
Howard Ivans, Beauty World, Sun Studies
Icarus Airline, For Good Measure
Bombadil, Chris Frisina
Jim Lauderdale, Libby Rodenbough (MIPSO)
‘For the Love of Big Band’ w/ Lenora Helm Hammonds
Sundays in Hillsborough Concert Series - ‘More Cowbell’
Details: Sunday, Sept. 23, 2-5 p.m. Old County Courthouse Lawn, 106 East Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2wnecJM.
Carolina Wind Quintet
Rebecca Troxler & David Arcus Flute & Organ Recital
A program of music by C. P. E. Bach, Gabriel Fauré, J. S. Bach, Ernst Pepping, Debussy, and Hindemith. Details: Sunday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m. $10. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough. bit.ly/2p5iRwq, 919-732-9308.
Doc Branch Band
An Evening with Sarah McLachlan
Toad The Wet Sprocket, Leigh Nash
Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern
Ramblin’ Fever DJ Brian Burns
An Evening with Pete Yorn - You & Me
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Girls Night Out: Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton
The Growlers, Surfbort, Donzii
Low Cut Connie, Ruby Boots
Andrew W.K., Demon Eye
Bambara, Wailin’ Storms, Night Battles
Duke University Wind Symphony - ‘Mother Earth’
Pop Up Chorus Broadway
Triple Fret, The Bennys
The Veldt, The Mystery Plan, Leisure McCorkle
People of Earth, Water Wingz
Friday Jazz Series at Cuban Revolution
Saturday Cool Jazz at Cuban Revolution
Sunday Music on the Patio at Cuban Revolution
The Leroy Savage Group
Details: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. The Original Q Shack, 2510 University Drive, Durham. 919-402-4227.
Details: Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. Free. Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. 919-286-4400.
Sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association. Music by The Donnybrook Lads; calling by Dean Snipes. Details: Friday, Sept. 21, Lesson 7:30 p.m.; Dance 8 p.m. $10. No partner/experience is needed. Please wear soft-soled shoes. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. www.tcdancers.org.
Nrityagram Dance Ensemble + Chitrasena Dance Company, ‘Samhara’
English Country Dance
Sponsored by Sun Assembly English Country Dancers. All dances are taught in a gender-neutral manner. No partner required. Details: Thursday, Sept. 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $7. Reality Center, 916 Lamond Ave., Durham. sunassembly.org, 919-683-9672.
Sunday Salsa Social
Social Dance Classes for LGBTQ & Allies
Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Country & Freestyle Dances. Couples and singles welcome. Details: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In-Pay-What-You-Can. Spanky’s Restaurant & Bar, Upstairs, 101 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Info: 760-580-0116.
Transactors Improv: Space Force!
Details: Saturday, Sept. 22, 8-9:15 p.m. $10-$15. Monkey Bottom Collaborative, 609 Trent Drive, Durham. Tickets: bit.ly/2Q77wbz.
Comedy Night at The Cave Tavern
Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy Night at Durty Bull
‘Plastic Bag Store’ - Robin Frohardt
This is no ordinary store: All of the products that line the shelves are just plastic bags. At night this store comes to life with live performers, dynamic sets, hidden worlds and inventive puppetry. Details: Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21-22, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. $27. Current Artspace+Studio, UNC, 123 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2CDO97A, 919-843-3333.
‘Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood’ at Playmakers
Details: Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21-22, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 25-27, 7:30 p.m. $12-$57. Playmakers Repertory Company, Paul Green Theatre, 120 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2C69eHs, 919-962-7529.
Paperhand Puppet - ‘In the Heart of the Fire Performance’
Opening act at 6:30 p.m. Bring a picnic. Details: Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21-22, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. $8-$15. The Forest Theatre, 123 S. Boundary St., Chapel Hill. paperhand.org.
Ira Knight Presents: 2 Plays in 1 Night
“Frederick Douglass, An Interpretation,” and “Love Letters, A Guide.” Details: Saturday, Sept. 22. 8 p.m. $25. Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus, 318 Blackwell St., Durham. 919-627-4554.
No Shame Theatre
An open performance venue for original and compelling works of theatre. Details: Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m. $5. The ArtsCenter, West End Theater, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. bit.ly/2NjOuRB, 919-929-2787.
‘Heroes and Villains’
‘Confessions of a Lounge Singer’
An original theatricl production of poetry, music and drama. Presented by Black Poetry Theater. Details: Sunday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m. $15 Advance/$20 At the door. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. blackpoetrytheatre.com, 919-928-6486.
The Fun Show with Cat & Nat
‘Esperus The Janitor,’ A Puppet Show By String And Shadow, Ragweed Brass Band
Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Kickoff
Films shown will be “Countdown at Kusini” and the documentary “Kusini: The Pride and the Sabotage.” Details: Sunday, Sept. 23, 4-7:30 p.m. Free. Varsity Theatre, Stone Center, UNC, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. unc.live/2NaT2cW, 919-967-8665.
Film Screening Program: ‘Image Control’
State of the Climate: Carolina Stories with Miles O’Brien
Join Clean Air Carolina for a Carolina film series followed by an engaging conversation moderated by Miles O’Brien on climate change, air quality, and human health. Details: Thursday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m. $25 Advance/$28 Day of Show/$10 Student (with ID). Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. bit.ly/2NReqTW, 919-901-0875.
‘Hype’ World Premiere Screening
The 7:30 p.m. event includes a screening of all five season one episodes of Hype, and a Q&A with Holland and key cast and crew from the show. Details: Thursday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Free with RSVP. Carolina Theatre, 309 West Morgan St., Durham. bit.ly/2MIlHRA, 919-560-3030.
Bull City Ciderworks Cider Jam Block Party
Local vendors; food trucks; music. Details: Saturday, Sept. 22, 1-10 p.m. Bull City Ciderworks, 305 South Roxboro St., Durham. bit.ly/2xdbWpB.
11th Annual Pepper Festival
Pepper-themed dishes and brews, family activities and live music. Proceeds benefit Abundance NC, a nonprofit that supports sustainable food, fuels and more than 200 farmers across the state. Details: Sunday, Sept. 23, 3-6 p.m. $5-$25. The Great Meadow, Briar Chapel, 161 Salt Cedar Lane, Chapel Hill. Tickets: bit.ly/2PczVwr.
Beer, Blues & BBQ Fundraising Event
BBQ; music; games; door prizes; silent auction. All proceeds support necessary and important upgrades and renovations to the Bennett Place Historic Site visitor center. Details: Saturday, Sept. 22, 6-9 p.m. $12-$25. Bennett Place Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham. Tickets and info: bit.ly/2HHSy6u, 919-383-4345.