Live music, plays, receptions and openings in the Chapel Hill area.
PLAYMAKERS: PlayMakers Repertory Co., 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, opens its 2016-17 season with the world premiere of “Draw the Circle” on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The performance runs through Sunday, Aug. 28. For more information and tickets: 919-962-7529, playmakersrep.org.
RECEPTIONS: All from 6-9 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 26:
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▪ Light Art + Design, 601 W Rosemary St, Suite 111, Chapel Hill. “Continuum” by Martha Clippinger, Joy Drury Cox, Susan Harbage Page, Tom Spleth and Hillary Waters.
▪ Eno Gallery, 100 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. “Landscapes: Matter and Spirit” by Michael Brown, Jacob Cooley, Julyan Davis, Larry Gray, Jennifer Miller, Marlise Newman and Chad Smith.
▪ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, 121 N. Churton St.“Dreaming in Color” by Lolette Guthrie, Alice Levinson and Pringle Teetor.
▪ Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St. “Infinite Love and Light” by Eric Legge.
▪ Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery, 102 N. Churton St. “Equine Abstractions” by Laura Hughes.
▪ For a map and complete list of exhibits featured in Hillsborough’s monthly Last Fridays celebration, go to bit.ly/1nhQmWO.
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
SCULPTURE SHOW: The opening party for the 15th annual Come Out and Play outdoor sculpture show is from noon until dark Saturday, Aug. 27, at JimGin farm just outside Carrboro at 150 Wild Horse Run, Pittsboro. Free. Sculptures by more than 70 artists will be featured. A free shuttle will run during the opening from Storybook Farm, 231 Storybook Lane, Chapel Hill. Picnic receptions are planned from 3 p.m. to dark each Saturday in September. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Free admission. For more information, go to comeoutandplay.info.
ARTSCENTER CLASSES: Registration is open for fall arts classes at the ArtsCenter, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. For more information, go to artscenterlive.org.
SUNDAYS IN HILLSBOROUGH: The Megan Doss Band performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, as part of the Sundays in Hillsborough Concerts and Carriage Rides series of free concerts. The event will be held 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.
LATIN AMERICAN FESTIVAL: The Latin American Festival is from 12:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, on West Weaver Street in Carrboro. The event will feature live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, entertainment, food and more. If it rains, the festival will move to the Carrboro Town Commons. 919-945-0132
EXHIBIT: The exhibit “A Garden is a Dream Space” by mixed media artist Anne Marie Kennedy opens Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. Kennedy is a member of Bonded Llama Studios in Raleigh and is an associate professor at Wake Technical College. A reception is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. The exhibit is on display through Sunday, Sept. 25. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org
ARTSCENTER SEASON: The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro launches its first performance season with a diverse range of acclaimed local and national performers. Some of the featured musical acts include Jim Lauderdale, Leo Kottke, Alejandro Escovedo, Robin and Linda Williams, and Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. The season kicks off with the Manhattan Short Film Festival Sept. 23-24. For information on the season’s lineup and tickets, go to artscenterlive.org.
FARM TOUR: Tickets are on sale for the 10th annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18. Twenty-five area farms will be featured. Sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. Cost: $30 per car for the weekend. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2bvIwry or carolinafarmstewards.org.
EMERGING ARTIST GRANTS: Applications for the Durham Arts Council’s 2017 Emerging Artist 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
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: The third annual outdoor Bluegrass Festival is from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Moorefields Historic Site, 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Rain date is Sept. 11. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 teens ages 13-17 and free for children ages 12 and under. For the performance schedule and to purchase tickets, go to moorefields.org.
MOVIE AT RIVER PARK: The Movie in the Park series screens the film “Tomorrowland” at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, on the lawn of River Park, South Churton Street, Hillsborough. The free outdoor series screens family-friendly films the second Saturday of the month. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information: bit.ly/1PNxTg5, bit.ly/29b4Es4.
POETRY FESTIVAL: The 11th annual West End Poetry Festival is Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15, in Carrboro. The event will feature readings, workshops, discussions and more. westendpoetryfestival.com
HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. 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. Through Jan. 8: “ART& - An Experiment in Art & Community.” 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. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com
HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. Through Sept. 25: “Dreaming in Color”: Paintings by Lolette Guthrie, textile art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com
HILLSBOROUGH VISITORS CENTER: 150 E. King St. Through Sept. 22: Exhibit by Eric Legge. Reception from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. 919-732-7741, visithillsboroughnc.com
HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. Through Aug. 28: “Aporia” by Jina Valentine. Sept. 4-25: “A Garden is a Dream Space” by Anne Marie Kennedy. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org
LIGHT ART + DESIGN: 601 W. Rosemary St., Suite 111. Aug. 26-Oct. 1: “Continuum” by Martha Clippinger, Joy Drury Cox, Susan Harbage Page, Tom Spleth and Hillary Waters.
WHITTED BUILDING: 300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough. Through Sept. 26: Folk art paintings by Sam Ezell. hillsboroughartscouncil.org
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. Aug. 27: The Chuckle and Chortle Comedy Show. Aug. 28: POMS. Sept. 10: Transactors Improv: For Families. Sept. 17: No Shame Theatre - Carrboro, The Monti season opener. Sept. 23-24: Manhattan Short Film Festival. 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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