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Arts Listings, June 4

June 3, 2014 

  • 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

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.

‘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.

APPRENTICESHIP: The Town of Carrboro offers a $1,000 award to help a young artist participate in a summer apprenticeship. Applicants must live in Carrboro, have secured an apprenticeship with a Carrboro artist or arts organization, and work in the apprenticeship for at least 15 hours a week for at least 10 weeks. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors, college students or graduates who have graduated within the past year. Apply with a complete application and two letters of reference by 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at townofcarrboro.org/advboards/art.

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. 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. June 28: Kenny Roby and Michael Rank. 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 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. June 14: The English Beat. June 21: Bombadil. June 22: Say Anything. June 27: Jefferson Hart and The Ghosts of the Old North State, Doug Prescott Band, Ume, Circa Survive. July 11: Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys. July 23: Us The Duo. Aug. 1: Boris. Aug. 22: Clockwork Kids, Ghostt Bllonde, Body Games. Aug. 23: Kevin Gates. Oct. 7: Afghan Whigs. Nov. 8: Rachael Yamagata. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.

HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. June 18: Sleeper Agent, Grouplove. hawriverballroom.com.

JOYFUL JEWEL: 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. June 21: Brenda Linton and Tony Sullivan. 919-883-2775, joyfuljewel.com.

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

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

ARTSCENTER: Nicholson Gallery, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. June 13: Mezzanine, “Mezzmerizd: Dreaming Awake.” 6-8 p.m. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

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. 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.

WOMANCRAFT: 370 E. Main St., suite 170, Carrboro. June 13: Dale Morgan, “The Hive and the Honeybee.” 6-9 p.m. 919-929-3300, womancraftgifts.com.

THEATER/DANCE

DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. 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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