CALL FOR ARTISTS: The FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accepting artists’ proposals of work to display. global.unc.edu.
SPRING CRAFT FAIR: The ArtsCenter is looking for vendors for the second annual Spring Craft Fair, which will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. artscenterlive.org.
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CONVERGENC: The ConvergeNC Southern Music Festival will start at 6 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.
FIRST SUNDAY TRIANGLE BLUES SOCIETY: The First Sunday Triangle Blues Society Open Jam will be from 7-10 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at The Blue Note Grill, 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. triangleblues.com.
CD AND RECORD SHOW: The 20th Bi-annual Carrboro CD and Record Show will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 12, in Century Hall at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Admission is free.
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 25: Lloyd Cole. March 26: Stained Radiance. March 27: Lisa Uyanik and The Mobile City Band. March 28: Tannahill Weavers. May 7: Dar Williams, Trevor Gordon Hall. May 9: South Carolina Broadcasters. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. March 27: Swans. April 5: Superheaven. April 14: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. April 16: Dan Deacon. April 26: The Antlers. May 8: Speedy Ortiz, Krill, Two Inch Astronaut. June 14: Unknown Mortal Orchestra. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. April 19: Lowland Hum. 919-942-5506, local506.com.
SECOND WIND: 118 E. Main St., Carrboro. Wednesdays: Bluegrass Night. Thursdays: Twofer. Tuesdays: Big Fat Gap. Every third Friday: Skinny Bag of Sugar.
ST. MATTHEW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough. March 28: Ciompi Quartet. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.
CHAPEL HILL ART GALLERY: 1215 E. Franklin St. March 27: Triangle Day School students’ artwork. 6-8 p.m. 919-636-4557, chapelhillartgallery.com.
FRANK GALLERY: 109 E. Franklin St. March 25: “Meet Our Heroes.” 5-8 p.m. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com.
HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. March 28: “Art X Five.” Noon to 3:30 p.m. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org.
ORANGE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 201 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. April 11: “In Commemoration: The Orange Guard Flag.” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit is also open from 1-4 p.m. April 12. 919-732-2201, orangeNChistory.org.
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. May 15-17, 21-24: “Oh, What a Lovely War!” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. May 1-23: “The Liar.” 919-968-1515, deepdishtheater.org.
DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 123 Vivian St. April 7-12: “Jersey Boys.” May 12-17: “Pippin.” June 2-7: “Newsies.” dpacnc.org.
THE VARSITY THEATRE: 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. March 26-28, April 2-4: “Measure for Measure.” baretheatre.org.
Bare transports Shakespeare tale to Paris
Bare Theatre continues its 10th season with its 21st Shakespeare title the comedy, “Measure for Measure.”
Though the play is chocked full of humor and innuendo, it is referred to as a comedy by Renaissance standards because it does not have a tragic ending.
“Measure for Measure” is anything but dated, however. Often cited as one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays,” it examines moral questions that reveal the famed playwright was very much ahead of his time.
The central plot concerns an indecent proposal by the acting head of state, Angelo. Strongly attracted to the nun, Isabella, he propositions her in exchange for sparing the life of her brother, who was sentenced to execution because of an outofwedlock pregnancy.
Bare Theatre’s new education director, Beverly Schieman, seeks to give audiences an intimate, moving experience of this classic work. She transports the setting to 1920s Paris a scene of exploding artistic and sexual expression against a historic period of repression and prohibition.
The Varsity Theatre, originally built in 1927, provides the perfect venue for this production.Bare Theatre will integrate backdrops that fit the silent era film period in the cozy confines of the theater. This production is part of the Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh series and is sponsored by the
Performances continue March 26-28 and April 2-4 at the The Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $18 Adult, $15 Student/Senior/Military 919-821-8819 or www.baretheatre.org/tickets