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Arts Listings, March 26

March 28, 2014 

Kristen Powers’ documentary ‘Twitch’ follows her decision to see whether she inherited the gene for Huntington’s disease.

  • Documentary asks, would you want to know?

    Chapel Hill High School alumnus Kristen Powers takes a courageous look at her own DNA in “Twitch,” screening tonight at the Varsity Theater.

    Powers’ mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, a degenerative neurological disorder, in 2003.

    Knowing she has a 50/50 chance of carrying the Huntington’s gene, Powers looks at the results of her own DNA test, to know for sure.

    Victims of the disease lose control of speech, thought and movement. Those who inherit the gene begin to deteriorate before middle age. Powers’ mother was 45 when she died.

    “Watching her go through the process of getting sicker and sicker was really hard,” Powers says in the film.

    She performed a talk for the celebrated TED series.

    “When we realize that we are not going to live forever, we are forced to reflect on how we are spending our lives currently, and what we might need to do to change,” she said.

    “Twitch” asks whether we wish to confront the pain that comes from knowing, or to sleep in ignorance.

    When: Tonight, 7 p.m.

    Where: The Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

    Tickets: $5 suggested donation

    Info: http://twitchdocumentary.com/

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

FESTIVALS/EVENTS

CARRBORO LOOKS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS: The town of Carrboro invites residents to submit their artwork for local exhibitions. ci.carrboro.nc.us/AdvBoards/Art/ArtistInfo.htm.

‘TWITCH’: “Twitch” will be screened for a suggested donation of $5 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. twitchdocumentary.com.

GUIDED TOURS: The Hillsborough Arts Council will give “Take a Closer Look” guided walking tours of local sculptures at 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March starting at the Hillsborough Arts Council, 102 N. Churton St. 919-643-2500, HillsboroughArtsCouncil.org.

CONGRESSIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold an art competition for high school students. Orange County students must enter the competition by 5 p.m. Friday, April 11. 919-968-2011, artsorange.org/grants.html#congress, house.gov/content/educate/art_competition.

OFF THE WALL: FRANK Gallery’s Off the Wall fundraising gala will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Ticets cost $250 each. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com/gala2014.

HILLSBOROUGH DOWNTOWN ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: The Hillsborough Downtown Arts and Crafts Show will be on Saturday, April 12, at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.

HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL: The Hillsborough Arts Council is looking for submissions for art gallery exhibitions in 2014 and 2015. Artists who live or have a studio in Orange, Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Caswell, Person or Wake counties are invited to apply with a $15 fee by 4 p.m. Friday, April 25. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.

CLAYWORKS GUILD SPRING SALE: The ClayWorks Guild Spring Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. ncclayworks.org.

FESTIFALL: Applications for artists for the 42nd annual Festifall Arts Festifall will be accepted with a $25 fee through Friday, May 30. Festifall will be Sunday, Oct. 5. townofchapelhill.org/festifall.

MUSIC

ALOFT CHAPEL HILL: 1001 S. Hamilton Road. Tuesdays: Bibis Ellison and Dante. W xyz bar. 8-10 p.m. 919-932-7772.

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. March 27: Archie Fischer, Garnet Rogers. March 28: Scott Ainslie. March 29: Foghorn String Band, Piney Woods Boys. April 4: Sultans of String. April 10: Drew Nelson. April 11: Seldom Scene. April 13: Brother Sun. April 16: Paddy Keenan. May 1: Cathie Ryan. May 2: April Verch. May 9: Rolling Roots Review. May 11: Tret Fure. June 6: Songs from the Circle 3. June 8: Jeannette and Johnnie Williams, Louisa Branscomb. June 15: Burning Bridget Cleary. June 19: Clarke Buehling. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

BOWBARR: 705 W. Rosemary St., Carrboro. March 29: Mike Dimpfl, Fifi Hi-Fi. 919-967-9725.

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. April 4: Mipso. March 21: Armon Jay. April 13: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra. April 18: The Zombies. April 26: Sleigh Bells. May 8: The Gaslight Anthem. May 11: Spirit Family Reunion. June 14: The English Beat. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.

THE CAVE TAVERN: 452 1/2 W. Franklin St. April 24: Aloud. 919-968-9308, caverntavern.com.

HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. May 18: Deer Tick. hawriverballroom.com.

HILL HALL: UNC campus. May 16: Women’s Voices Chorus, “The Long Bright.” 919-962-1039, womensvoiceschorus.org, music.unc.edu.

LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. March 26: MisterWives, Claybrook. March 27: Spaceship Days, Julia Weldon, Dark Water Duo, Steph Stewart. March 28: Jenny Hval, Matt Northrup. March 29: The Hissy Fits, Sibannac, Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves. March 30: Dave Hause, Northcote, BAЯRØИ. March 31: Yonas, Pell, SkyBlew, Thornbro. April 1: Icon For Hire, The Past Six Years, Headfirst for Halos. April 3: The Silver Palms, The Record. April 4: The Arcane Heart, Embers End, Daniel and the Lion, Aaron Gallagher. April 5: Les Racquet, Star Studies, The Frank Hurd Band. April 6: Turnstile, Society Sucker, No Quarter. April 8: Ballyhoo!, Matt Irie. April 10: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Benjamin Booker. April 11: Bears in the City, Matt Phillips and the Philharmonic. April 13: Poor Old Shine. April 15: White Fang, Denney and the Jets, The Hell No. May 1: Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas. 919-942-5506, local506.com.

MEMORIAL HALL: 114 E. Cameron Ave. March 27: The North Carolina Symphony, “Pictures at an Exhibition.” May 31: Voices, “The Genius of Mozart.” 919-843-3333, ncsymphony.org, carolinaperformingarts.org.

OPEN EYE CAFE: 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. March 28: The Commanderrs. 919-968-9410, openeyecafe.com.

SECOND WIND: 118 E. Main St., Carrboro. Wednesdays: Bluegrass Night. Thursdays: Twofer. Tuesdays: Big Fat Gap. Every third Friday: Skinny Bag of Sugar. April 1, April 29, May 13, May 27, June 3: Jazzbeau.

THE STATION: 201-C E. Main St., Carrboro. March 29: Black Masala. 919-967-1967, thestationcarrboro.com.

UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 150 E. Franklin St. June 8: Cantari, “Vaughan Williams and Tavener: A Cosmic Cycle of Life and Death.” July 18: Voices, “American Songs, Poems & Spirituals.” voiceschapelhill.org/buy.

RECEPTIONS/OPENINGS

ENO GALLERY: 100 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. March 28: Robert Johnson, “Real & Surreal.” 7-8:30 p.m. 919-883-1415, enogallery.net.

HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY: 102 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. March 28: Amy Fletcher, “Between the Silence: Exploring Color Through Music.” 6-9 p.m. 919-643-2500, hillsboroughartscouncil.org.

HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. March 28: Susan Hope, Eduardo Lapetina, Eric Saunders, “Flights of Fancy.” 6-9 p.m. April 15: Nell Chandler, Ali Givens, Ellie Reinhold, “Dwell.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com.

HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. April 6: Dan Gottlieb. 2-4 p.m. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org.

WOMANCRAFT: 370 E. Main St., suite 170, Carrboro. April 11: “Art to Hold: New Mugs from Local Potters.” Gina Boyle, “Artfully Out Loud.” 6-9 p.m. 919-929-3300, womancraftgifts.com.

THEATER/DANCE

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. April 4-7: “Avenue Q.” April 18-19: “Ivy Rowe.” May 9-11, 15-18: “Gem of the Ocean.” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

CARRBORO CENTURY CENTER: 100 N. Greenboro St. March 29: Footnotes Tap Ensemble, “Rhythm and Sole.” May 31: Triangle Guitar Society Benefit Concert. footnotestapensemble.org, rhythmandsoleshow.eventbrite.com.

DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. May 2-24: “Life is a Dream.” 919-968-1515, deepdishtheater.org.

PLAYMAKERS: Center for the Dramatic Art, UNC campus. April 2-20: “Assassins.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.

PRC2 : Center for Dramatic Art, UNC campus. April 23-27: “Hold These Truths.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.

TOP OF THE HILL BACK BAR: 100 E. Franklin St. Tuesdays: Back Bar Comedy, 9 p.m.

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