ArtsWeek: Best Bets

October 1, 2013 


“Broadway Sings for Equality NC” is a special twin performance of show tune faves to support the rights of every American to marry someone they love. Richard Wall directs. Musical selections will span the best of Broadway including hits from “In the Heights,” “Damn Yankees,” “A Little Night Music,” “Next To Normal,” “Pippin.” Crossing fingers for “Hairspray,” too.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Tickets: Donations encouraged

Info: 919-360-2557


Durham hosts a virtuoso of his own instrument, Blues Traveler’s John Popper. The harmonica player and barrel-chested singer said he picked up the harp with the intention to play it like Hendrix’s guitar. He’s almost caught him. As a harmonica player, he’s up there with Little Walter, John Mayall and Elwood Blues.

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham

Tickets: $22-$42



“The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India” is a window into a collaborative political art movement that has flourished in India since its namesake, performer Safdar Hashmi was killed in 1989 by political street thugs outside Delhi. A combination of street art and artifacts that sees itself engaged in a struggle for humanity and peace against religious violence.

When: Through 2013; special programs and events

Where: Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill

Tickets: Free


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