STATEWIDE POETRY CONTEST
The 2015 Statewide Poetry Contest is accepting entries, which must be postmarked by Wednesday, Feb. 25. bit.ly/LEuKTG.
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.
The Durham Arts Council will accept applications for Season Grants through 9 p.m. Monday, March 2. The grants support programs by nonprofit arts organizations or nonprofits planning an art activity between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. durhamarts.org.
The ConvergeNC Southern Music Festival will start at 6 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival organizers are seeking volunteers for three five-hour shifts from Thursday, April 9, through Sunday, April 12. Volunteer orientation will be on Monday, March 9. fullframefest.org.
300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. Feb. 28: Solas. March 5: Piedmont Melody Makers: Alice Gerrard, Jim Watson, Cliff Hale, Chris Brashear. March 6: Patrick Sweany, Joe Fletcher. March 27: Lisa Uyanik and The Mobile City Band. March 28: Tannahill Weavers. May 9: South Carolina Broadcasters. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
1336 Campus Drive. Feb. 26: Duke Wind Symphony. Feb. 27: Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Quintet. March 7: J.D. Souther, Carrie Rodriguez. dukeperformances.duke.edu/venues/baldwin-auditorium.
309 W. Morgan St. March 4: Burt Bacharach. March 22: Concert Singers of Cary Chorale, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, “Masterpieces of Religious Poetry.” March 30: Martin Sexton. April 1: Asleep at the Wheel, The Quebe Sisters Band. April 3: Boney James. April 17: Dennis DeYoung. April 19: Joan Armatrading. April 29: Taj Mahal Trio. May 11: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. May 18: Shelby Lynne. May 24: Concert Singers of Cary, “Music and the Bizarre.” 919-560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.
DUKE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
504 W. Chapel Hill St. March 9: Illinois Wesleyan University Collegiate Choir. dukememorial.org.
DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
123 Vivian St. March 3: Gov’t Mule, John Scofield. March 4: Michael Bolton. March 22: Get The Led Out. March 24: “The Australian Bee Gees Show.” March 26: Josh Turner. March 27-29: STOMP. March 31: John Mellencamp. April 3: Celtic Woman. April 15: Indigo Girls, North Carolina Symphony. April 29-30: RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles. May 6: 2CELLOS. May 9: Vince Gill. May 10: The Isley Brothers. May 30: Brit Floyd. Oct. 20: “Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton.” Oct. 22: Mark Knopfler. dpacnc.org.
N.C. CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
1801 Fayetteville St. B.N. Duke Auditorium. Feb. 25: Dr. John Hope Franklin musical celebration. nccu.edu.
SHARP NINE GALLERY
4608 Industry Lane. Feb. 28: Scott Sawyer Quartet. March 7: Keith Ganz Quartet. March 14: Will Cambell Quintet. March 28: La Fiesta Jazz Quintet. 919-486-5299, durhamjazzworkshop.org.
BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE
401-B Foster St. March 20: Gail Goers. 6-9 p.m. 919-949-4847, bullcityarts.org.
214 Hunt St. Saturdays: Art Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 919-688-8267, www.vegametals.com.
Theater, Film, Dance and Comedy
309 W. Morgan St. March 8: Isabella Rossellini. March 17: Bo Burnham. May 1: Paula Poundstone. May 9: Lisa Lampanelli. 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.
DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
123 Vivian St. March 10-15: “Kinky Boots.” April 7-12: “Jersey Boys.” April 18: David Sedaris. April 24: Chris Tucker. May 12-17: “Pippin.” June 2-7: “Newsies.” dpacnc.org.
Send items for ArtsWeek two weeks ahead to Karen Koomen: firstname.lastname@example.org.