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Arts Listings, May 28

May 27, 2014 

For Holeman, seen here at this month’s Southern Durham Blues and Heritage Festival, the blues are all about feeling. “It’s more of an ear thing,” he says. “I don’t know a note of music.”

MARK SCHULTZ — mschultz@newsobserver.com

  • Holeman to close ‘Blues on the Plaza’ series

    There’s still one Friday left to go in the Triangle Blues Society’s “Blues on the Plaza” festival at Northgate Mall.

    The four-week series marks its end with a guest who has been described as Durham’s living acoustic-blues legend.

    John Dee Holeman is a recipient of a 1988 National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    He has collaborated with Taj Mahal and with another living bluesmaster, Cool John Ferguson.

    Through collaboration with the Music Maker Relief Foundation, the 85-year-old Hillsborough native has experienced something of a late-career resurgence.

    Music Maker recorded his albums “Bull Durham Blues,” “You Got to Lose, You Can’t Win All the Time” and “John Dee Holeman with the Waifs Band.”

    Blues on the Plaza’s poster advertises “Blues, Beer and Food,” and there are some of us who would stock Paradise with just as much, and leave the rest to Mammon.

    Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse, a cosponsor of the event, does the food. They do Cajun with more than just the spices: crawfish, oysters, shrimps and catfish.

    Carolina Brewery takes its turn as this week’s beer provender.

    Bring lawn chairs, because you might want a second plate.

    When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.

    Where: Northgate Mall, Durham

    Tickets: Free

    Info: www.triangleblues.com/

    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 through the end of August at 950 Bynum Road, Bynum. bynumfrontporch.org.

SOUTHERN VILLAGE MUSIC AND MOVIES: Southern Village will host musical performances at 6 p.m. Sundays through the end of September at 600 Market St. Movies will be screened for $4 at dusk Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Sept. 13. There will be music before movies at 6 p.m. Fridays in June. southernvillage.com.

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 Festival will be accepted with a $25 fee through Friday, May 30. Festifall will be Sunday, Oct. 5. townofchapelhill.org/festifall.

LAST FRIDAY: The Hillsborough Arts Council’s Last Fridays continue from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 30, in downtown Hillsborough. There will be live music, an art walk and a reception for a new Orange County Historical Museum exhibit. lastfridaysartwalk.org.

ART IN THE VILLAGE: Studios at Fearrington Village will host an art and craft exhibit and sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Fearrington Village Center in Pittsboro. fearringtonartists.org.

‘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. June 21: Red June. June 22: Bill Kirchen. 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. 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. June 18: Sleeper Agent, Grouplove. 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.

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

SOUTHERN VILLAGE: 600 Market St. June 1: Magnolia Klezmer Band. southernvillage.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

CHAPEL HILL ART GALLERY: 1215 E. Franklin St. June 13: Ruthananda, “The Field and Knower of the Field.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4557, chapelhillartgallery.com.

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.

HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. June 8: Cici Stevens. 2-4 p.m. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org.

THEATER/DANCE

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. May 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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