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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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, email@example.com.
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 through June 19 at 140 W. Franklin St.
‘PETER PAN’: Broadway Bound’s students will present “Peter Pan” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, and and noon Saturday, April 18, in the auditorium at Culbreth Middle School at 225 Culbreth Road, Chapel Hill. Tickets cost $5. bwayboundnc.com.
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.
‘HELLO DOLLY’: Chapel Hill High School will present the musical “Hello Dolly” at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday, April 23, through Saturday, April 25, in Hanes Auditorium at 1709 High School Road, Chapel Hill.
LAST FRIDAYS ART WALK: Hillsborough’s Last Fridays Art Walk will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 24. hillsboroughartscouncil.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.
PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: Enter the ArtsCenter’s 22nd Annual Community Photography Contest through Monday, April 27. The entry fee for two photographs is $25 for ages 15 and older and $10 for ages 14 and younger. The entry fee for one photo is $15 for ages 15 and older. 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.
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.
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. April 23: William Tyler, Jake Xerxes Fussell. 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. April 16: Dan Deacon. April 24: Joe Pug. 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.
THE LIBRARY: 120 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. April 20: Evan “Ease” Draughon.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. April 16: DjP & MrT, seamonster, Animalweapon. April 17: Dirty Bourbon River Show, Ellis Dyson & the Shambles. April 18: King Parrot, Born Hollow, Dogs Eyes. April 19: Lowland Hum. April 20: Suppressive Fire, Regress, Hot Basic. April 21: Thornbro, The Koolest, No9to5, DJ DCM. April 22: Wild Child, Cottontail. April 23: Family and Friends, The Collection. 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.”
ACKLAND ART MUSEUM: 101 S. Columbia St. April 23: “The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015.” 5:30-7 p.m. 919-966-5736, ackland.org.
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 15: North Carolina Art Therapy Institute children’s artwork. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com.
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. 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. 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.” 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.
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.