LIVE & LOCAL: Deep South Entertainment and the town of Chapel Hill host the Live & Local Music and Art Series from 6-9 p.m. Fridays through June 19 at 140 W. Franklin St.
ANNUAL SCULPTURE INVITATIONAL: The 21st Art in the Garden Annual Sculpture Invitation show and sale is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 3; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the studio of Tinka Jordy and Mark Donley, 1902 Borland Road, Hillsborough. garden-art-gallery.com.
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.
FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES: Bynum Front Porch’s Friday Night Music Series concerts will be from 7-9 p.m. Fridays on the outdoor stage at the Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road. bynumfrontporch.org.
SPRING GARDEN TOUR: The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and the Hillsborough Garden Club’s Spring Garden Tour will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 16, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 17. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 after May 1 and free for ages 12 and younger. bit.ly/19FopDI.
LAST FRIDAYS CONCERTS: The Last Fridays Art Walk includes concerts from 6-9 p.m. the last Friday of each month on the lawn of the old Orange County Courthouse.
GARDEN PARTY: The Historic Hillsborough Commission’s Annual Spring Garden Party & Auction will be from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Burwell School Historic Site, 310 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. Tickets cost $35 in advance or $45 at the door at the Burwell School Historic Site.
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 1: The Barefoot Movement. May 7: Dar Williams, Trevor Gordon Hall. May 9: South Carolina Broadcasters. May 28: Shannon Whitworth. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. May 5: Sons of an Illustrious Father, Saul Williams. May 8: Speedy Ortiz, Krill, Two Inch Astronaut. June 14: Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Sept. 10: Watkins Family Hour. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.
JOYFUL JEWEL: 44 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. May 3: Joe Woodson. 919-883-2775, joyfuljewel.com.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. May 15: Fireships. 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.
CHAPEL HILL ART GALLERY: 1215 E. Franklin St. May 8: Kathy Alderman, Elaine Pelkey-Herrick, “Gardens, Flowers and Vistas.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4557, chapelhillartgallery.com.
COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHAPEL HILL UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST: 106 Purefoy Road. May 10: Shelly Hehenberger, “Psyche Unveiled.” 1-3 p.m. 919-942-2050.
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. May 12-17: “Pippin.” June 2-7: “Newsies.” dpacnc.org.
PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. April 29-May 3: “Mary’s Wedding.” Sept. 16-Oct. 4: “Disgraced.” Oct. 14-Nov. 1: “Dear Elizabeth.” Nov. 18-Dec. 12: “Peter and the Starcatcher.” Jan. 20-Feb. 7, 2016: “Three Sisters.” Feb. 24-March 13, 2016: “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915.” March 30-April 23, 2016: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a Musical Thriller.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.
Deep Dish closes out season with ‘Liar’
A French noble who can lie himself out of any predicament, his hopelessly honest servant, identical twin maids and a meddling father are among the hilarious citizenry that populate “The Liar,” the final offering of the Deep Dish Theater Company’s 14th season.
David Ives’ mirthful adaptation of the classic comedy by Pierre Corneille, staged by Artistic Director Paul Frellick, opens May 1 and plays through May 23 in the company's theater in University Mall.
As he did with the Mark Twain farce, “Is He Dead?” (produced by Deep Dish in 2010), Ives has sharpened and enhanced an already hilarious theater piece and created a laugh-out-loud comic romp. The title character, Dorante (Roman Pearah), arrives in Paris in search of romance and adventure and soon manages to generate plenty of both.
Dramaturg Karen Blansfield will present a pre-show "Meet the Play" talk on Friday, May 8 at 7 pm. Post-performance discussions will take place Sunday, May 3 (with Karen Blansfield and Paul Frellick); Thursday, May 14 (a Meet the Designers discussion with the production staff); and Sunday, May 17 (with the cast and Douglas MacLean of the UNC Dept. of Philosophy);. The Deep Dish Book Selection, “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel” by David Rakoff, will be discussed at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Chapel Hill Public Library.
Performances begin Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday (matinee) at 2 p.m. Deep Dish is located in Chapel Hill's University Mall, on Estes Drive and US 15-501.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and educators, and $21 for students, with a $2 discount for Wednesday and Thursday shows. Every Wednesday, a certain number of “Cheap Dish” tickets will be for sale at the door for $14. Call 919-968-1515 for ticket reservations and for more information visit www.deepdishtheater.org.