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Arts Listings, May 21

May 20, 2014 

  • Now at Northgate, for a limited time only

    It’s about time we told you about the Triangle Blues Society concert series at Durham’s Northgate Mall.

    Yep. Another historic blues marker at the lost end of the Delta.

    (Actually, the Piedmont runs deep in blues tradition, including legendary Josh White.)

    And Peg Leg Sam, who made stops at medicine shows and county fairs around North Carolina.

    Sam was as great a comedian as he was a singer (He sometimes played the harmonica with his nose.) and retired to South Carolina (where White was from).

    Dale White is a skilled carpenter who once was a sports reporter for the Charlotte Observer (covering the Davis Cup back in ’71, when U.S. played Romania on clay at the Providence Club).

    Dale owned the now-extinct club Endangered Species back in the ’70s (in the basement, if you can believe of what is now Pantana Bob’s in Chapel Hill) and hired Peg Leg and Union County's Henry Johnson to play.

    Friday, Jimmy Haggard will mystify the teen shoppers who happen out of their cellphones to a sound that is alien to them: broken-heart love cries from a different planet in a distant time.

    There’s a “Crops & Shorts” sale too ... so don’t miss it.

    When: Friday, 7-9 p.m.

    Where: Northgate Mall, Durham

    Tickets: Free

    Info: youtube.com/watch?v=DNxCLpdFaRs

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

FESTIVALS/EVENTS

LAST FRIDAYS ART WALK: The Hillsborough Arts Council’s Last Fridays Art Walk will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 30, with events throughout Hillsborough. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.

LIVE & LOCAL MUSIC & ART: The Live & Local Music & Art series will be from 6-9 p.m. Fridays through June 27 at The Plaza at 140 West Franklin in Chapel Hill. 140westfranklinplaza.com.

BYNUM FRONT PORCH: The Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series will feature performances from 7-9 p.m. Fridays at 950 Bynum Road, Bynum. bynumfrontporch.org.

‘ON FIRE’: Larry Schwarm will speak about his photography in the exhibit “On Fire” at The University of North Carolina at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library, 200 South Road.

GRANTS: The Orange County Arts Commission will accept applications for grants for the spring until 5 p.m. Friday, May 23. artsorange.org.

APPRENTICESHIP SCHOLARSHIP: Carrboro offers a $1,000 scholarship for young artists participating in a summer apprenticeship. High school seniors, college students and people who have graduated from college in the past year may apply by 5 p.m. Friday, May 30. townofcarrboro.org/AdvBoards/Art.

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.

‘THE WHITE SNAKE’: The C.G. Jung Society of the Triangle will host Jane Hauser as she presents “The White Snake,” a Jungian take on a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill. Admission costs $10 ($5 for students). 919-619-8947, jungnc.org.

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. May 31: Dianne Davidson, Deidre McCalla, Jamie Anderson. June 6: Songs from the Circle 3. June 8: Jeannette and Johnny Williams, Louisa Branscomb. June 12: Beppe Gambetta, Jack Lawrence. June 15: Burning Bridget Cleary. June 19: Clarke Buehling. June 20: David Wilcox. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

CAFFE DRIADE: 1215-A E. Franklin St. May 31: David Menestres and Jimmy Gilmore. caffedriade.com.

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. May 23: Joe Hero. June 3: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Stagnant Pools. June 7: Marti Jones and Don Dixon. June 10: Andrew Bird and The Hands of Glory. June 11: Dr. Dog, The Districts, The Hawks. June 12: Cut Copy, Classixx, Melanie Martinez. June 13: First Aid Kit, Willy Mason. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.

HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. June 2-3: Lucinda Williams. hawriverballroom.com.

LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. May 29: Minka. 919-942-5506, local506.com.

MEMORIAL HALL: 114 E. Cameron Ave. May 31: Voices, “The Genius of Mozart.” 919-843-3333, ncsymphony.org, carolinaperformingarts.org.

OPEN EYE CAFE: 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. May 24: David Menestres and Jimmy Gilmore. 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. May 27, June 3: Jazzbeau.

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

HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. May 30: Arianna Bara, Pat Lloyd, Pat Merriman, “The Fifth Element.” 6-9 p.m. June 27: Garry Childs, Chris Graebner, Jude Lobe, “Intersections: Painter, Potter, Painter.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com.

THEATER/DANCE

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. May 22-24, 29-31: “The Twilight Zone.” May 31: Triangle Youth Ballet, “Circus Circus.” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

CARRBORO CENTURY CENTER: 100 N. Greenboro St. May 31: Triangle Guitar Society Benefit Concert. footnotestapensemble.org, rhythmandsoleshow.eventbrite.com.

DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. Through May 31: “Life is a Dream.” June 5-8: “Etty.” Aug. 29-Sept. 20: “A Kid Like Jake.” Oct. 31-Nov. 22: “The Landing.” Feb. 27-March 21: “Journeys End.” May 1-23: “The Liar.” 919-968-1515, deepdishtheater.org.

DSI COMEDY THEATER: 200 N. Greensboro St. June 13: “RISK!” 919-338-8150, dsicomedy.com.

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

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