LIVE & LOCAL: Deep South Entertainment and the town of Chapel Hill will host the Live & Local Music and Art Series from 6-9 p.m. Fridays, from April 10 through June 19, at 140 W. Franklin St.
OPEN STUDIO TOUR: Fearrington Village artists will participate in an open studio tour on Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12. fearringtonartists.org.
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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.
EURYTHMY: A eurythmy performance will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at the Emerson Waldorf School, Brown Wing, 6211 New Jericho Road, Chapel Hill. Admission costs $10 to $20. emersonwaldorf.org.
SHAKORI HILLS GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL: The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance will be from Thursday, April 16, through Sunday, April 19. shakorihillsgrassroots.org.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Orange County Arts Commission is looking for artwork that will be permanently displayed in the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management’s new Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh. The deadline is Friday, April 17. 919-968-2011, email@example.com.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Orange County Arts Commission is also hosting a poster design competition to celebrate the commission’s 30th anniversary. There is a $1,200 cash prize. The contest is open to all artists living in North Carolina. The deadline is Friday, April 17. 919-260-4495, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRIANGLE RECORDER SOCIETY: The Triangle Recorder Society will meet from 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Carol Woods Retirement Community, 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill. Bring a recorder and music stand. Meetings cost $7 for members and $10 for visitors. trianglerecorder.org.
SPRING CRAFT FAIR: The ArtsCenter’s annual Spring Craft Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. artscenterlive.org.
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.
ALOFT CHAPEL HILL: 1001 S. Hamilton Road. Tuesdays: Bibis Ellison and Dante. W xyz bar. 8-10 p.m. 919-932-7772.
CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. April 14: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. April 16: Dan Deacon. April 25: Emily Hearn. 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 14: From Indian Lakes. 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. April 21: “The War Comes Home.”
CARRBORO BRANCH LIBRARY: 900 Old Fayetteville Road. April 19: “Diversability.” 2-4:30 p.m. 919-969-3006.
FRANK GALLERY: 109 E. Franklin St. April 10: “Fifth Annual Members’ Spotlight Exhibition.” 6-9 p.m. April 12: “Reflections: An Art Therapy Institute Exhibition.” 2-4 p.m. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com.
HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. April 12: Lori Vrba, “Drunken Poet’s Dream.” 2-4 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.
ZOG’S ART BAR & POOL HALL: 108 Henderson St., Chapel Hill. April 10: “Windows on Chapel Hill.” 6-8 p.m.
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. April 11: Transactors, “Last Words.” April 18: Jabali African Acrobats. 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. Through April 12: “Jersey Boys.” May 12-17: “Pippin.” June 2-7: “Newsies.” dpacnc.org.
PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. Through April 19: “4000 Miles.” April 29-May 3: “Mary’s Wedding.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.
All roads lead home in ‘4000 Miles’
PlayMakers Repertory Company wraps its Mainstage Season with Pulitzer Prize finalist “4000 Miles” by Amy Herzog, now through April 19.
An elderly grandmother with a fading memory opens her door – and her life – to her wayward grandson. As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, “4000 Miles” unearths surprising commonality across generations in this emotionally compelling and humor-filled story that proves the adage – all roads lead home.
“4000 Miles” won the Obie Award for Best New American Play and was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The New York Times called the dramatic comedy "funny, moving, altogether wonderful." Time Magazine chose it as the “No. 1 Play or Musical of 2012,” describing “4000 Miles” as a work of “humor, honesty and narrative subtlety … easily the best play of the season.”
“4000 Miles” will be directed by Seattle/San Francisco-based director Desdemona Chiang. Chiang has directed for Seattle Shakespeare Company, Aurora Theatre Company, Crowded Fire Theatre Company, FringeNYC and Washington Ensemble Theatre, among others. Chiang worked with producing artistic director Joseph Haj on PlayMakers’ production of “The Making of a King: Henry IV & V” (2012) and directed “Hairspray” for the 2014 PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory.
Dee Maaske appears in the role of the grandmother, Vera. Her credits include 21 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as well as acting on stages across the United States, in Europe and the Middle East. In 2004, she was selected by Horton Foote to play Carrie Watts for his 50th anniversary production of “The Trip to Bountiful” at Hartford Stage Company (Connecticut) and the Alley Theatre in Houston.
Performances will be in the Paul Green Theatre in UNC’s Department of Dramatic Art on Country Club Road. Show times will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays and Saturday, April 11.
To buy tickets, call 919-962-7529 or visit www.playmakersrep.org. Ticket prices start at $15.