Live music, plays, receptions and openings in the Chapel Hill area.
2ND FRIDAY ARTWALK: The monthly artwalk is from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at various locations in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. Venues offer live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations and more. For more information, go to 2ndfridayartwalk.com.
▪ Reception from 6-8 p.m. at the Ackland Museum Store, 109 E. Franklin St., Suite 10, Chapel Hill, to celebrate the partnership between the store and UNC Press. ackland.org/shop
▪ Artist’s reception from 6-9 p.m. at WomanCraft Gifts, 360 W. Main St., Carrboro. Works by Mario Heitman featured. bit.ly/2b1gXGp
▪ Food and beverages will be served from 6-9 p.m. at the Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. The drawing and mixed media exhibit “Aporia” by Jina Valentine is on display. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org
▪ Artist’s reception from 6-9 p.m. at Caffe Driade, 1215 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, for photography by a Phillip’s Middle School teacher. A portion of proceeds will be donated to First Pages. bit.ly/2aOhLyF
▪ Opening reception from 6-9 p.m. at FRANK Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, for exhibit “All That Glitters,” featuring ceramics by Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke, paintings by Gordon Jameson and jewelry by Sheila Stillman. frankisart.com
FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES: Bynum Front Porch’s Friday Night Music Series concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at 950 Bynum Road. bit.ly/1rqkVi6
‘DECISION HEIGHT’: The inaugural Women’s Theatre Festival presents “Decision Height” Aug. 12-14 and 18-21 at the ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For more information about the play and to purchase tickets, go to artscenterlive.org or call the box office at 919-929-2787.
SUNDAYS IN HILLSBOROUGH: “The Voice” contestant Katie Basden kicks off the Sundays in Hillsborough Concerts and Carriage Rides series of free concerts with a performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, on the lawn of the Courthouse, 106 E. Margaret Lane. The 12-week series, which runs through Oct. 30, will feature concerts, carriage rides and activities at participating art galleries, historic sites and eateries. Carriage rides are from 1-4 p.m. from the Hillsborough Visitor’s Center; cost: $10 per person. For more information, go to bit.ly/2aAsRby.
EMERGING ARTIST GRANTS: Free workshops for the Durham Arts Council’s 2017 Emerging Artist Grants will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., and at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Applications for the grants are available on the council’s website. Artists of all art forms who have lived in Durham, Orange, Chatham, Person or Granville counties for at least one year are eligible to apply for the career development project grants. The application deadline is Sept. 23. For more information: 919-560-2787, bit.ly/29IosVJ, durhamarts.org
HANDMADE PARADE: Registration is under way for the Handmade Parade Making Workshop from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Whitted Building, 300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough. Cost: $5. For children ages 14 and older and adults. The Hillsborough Handmade Parade is Saturday, Oct. 15. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/XfOjIQ.
/BENEFIT FOR WCOM: A fundraiser for community radio station WCOM begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Kraken, 2823 Highway 54, Chapel Hill. Live music and food trucks will be featured.
BANNED BOOKS ART: The Chapel Hill Public Library celebrates intellectual freedom and Banned Books Week with a call for artists. Local artists from Orange, Durham, Wake, Chatham and Alamance counties are asked to create small works of art (5 inches wide by 7 inches tall) inspired by a banned or challenged book or author. The deadline for submissions is Monday, Aug. 22. For more information and an entry form, go to bit.ly/1JUFh9R.
ACKLAND ART MUSEUM: 101 S. Columbia St. Aug. 21: The Carrborators. ackland.org.
HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. Aug. 12: Piebald. Aug. 25: Hard Working Americans. Sept. 17: William Tyler. Sept. 24: The Deslondes. Sept. 30: Real Estate. Nov. 18: Mandolin Orange. hawriverballroom.com.
ACKLAND ART MUSEUM: 101 S. Columbia St. Through Sept. 11: “All About America: Photographs by Burk Uzzle.” Artist’s talk 5:30 p.m. Sept. 1. ackland.org.
FRANK GALLERY: 109 E. Franklin St. Through Sept. 4: “All That Glitters”: Ceramics by Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke; paintings by Gordon Jameson; jewelry by Sheila Stillman. Reception 6-9 p.m. Aug. 12. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com
HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. Through Aug. 21: “Colorful Language” by Nell Chandler, Ali Givens and Michele Yellin. Aug. 22-Sept. 25: “Dreaming in Color”: Paintings by Lolette Guthrie, textile art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. Reception 6-9 p.m. Aug. 26. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com
HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. Through Aug. 28: “Aporia” by Jina Valentine. Reception 2-4 p.m. Aug. 21. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org
SKYLIGHT GALLERY: 102 W. King St., Hillsborough. “Memories in Black and White: the Photographs of Bennie Culp.” 919-929-6728.
WILSON LIBRARY: 200 South Road, UNC. Through Aug. 15: “Corruption of the Innocents: Controversies about Children’s Popular Literature” by UNC students. 919-548-1203, library.unc.edu
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. Aug. 12-21: Women’s Theatre Festival: “Decision Height.” Aug. 28: POMS. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org
PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. Aug. 24-28: “Draw the Circle.” Sept. 14-Oct. 2: “Detroit ‘67.” Oct. 19-Nov. 6: “The Crucible.” Nov. 23-Dec. 11: “The May Queen.” Jan. 11-15, 2017: “De Profundis.” Jan. 25-Feb. 12, 2017: “Intimate Apparel.” April 5-29, 2017: “My Fair Lady.” April 26-30, 2017: “Mr. Joy.” 919-962-7529, playmakersrep.org, unc.live/1Xu022h.
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