Chapel Hill: Community

Arts Notes: June 24

FESTIVALS/EVENTS

SWEET CAROLINA CONCERT SERIES: University Place’s Sweet Carolina Concert Series is 6-9 p.m. Thursdays through July 30 in the parking lot by the intersection of Estes Drive and Willow Drive.

‘SHREK: THE MUSICAL JR.’: Broadway Bound presents “Shrek: The Musical Jr.” at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, in the auditorium at Carrboro High School, 201 Rock Haven Road. Admission is free.

FRIDAYS ON THE FRONT PORCH: Live music and food trucks will be at the Carolina Inn at 5 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 23 at 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. carolinainnevents.com.

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.

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.

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.

MUSIC

ALOFT CHAPEL HILL: 1001 S. Hamilton Road. Tuesdays: Bibis Ellison and Dante. W xyz bar. 8-10 p.m. 919-932-7772.

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. July 17: The Old Ceremony, Skylar Gudasz. July 18: The Pietasters, Guttermouth, Corporate Fandango. July 21: Ike Reilly. July 31: The Appleseed Cast. Aug. 11: Brick & Mortar. Aug. 29: The Good Life, Big Harp. Sept. 10: Watkins Family Hour. Sept. 22: Pokey Lafarge. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.

THE CAVE: 452 1/2 W. Franklin St. June 28: Ghostwriter. 919-968-9308, caverntavern.com.

HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. Sept. 27: Calexico. Sept. 28: Ibeyi. Oct. 8: Beach House. hawriverballroom.com.

LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. June 26: End of Love, Gasoline Stove. 919-942-5506, local506.com.

PITTSBORO ROADHOUSE: 39 West St. June 30: Dennis Cash. pittsbororoadhouse.com.

SECOND WIND: 118 E. Main St., Carrboro. Wednesdays: Bluegrass Night. Thursdays: Twofer. Tuesdays: Big Fat Gap. Every third Friday: Skinny Bag of Sugar.

RECEPTIONS/OPENINGS

ENO GALLERY: 100 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. June 26: Tim Turner, Molly Cliff Hilts, “Birdland.” 6-9 p.m. enogallery.net.

HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY: 102 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. June 26: Bernice Koff, Emily Lees, “Invitation au Voyage.” 6-9 p.m. 919-643-2500, hillsboroughartscouncil.org.

HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. June 26: Garry Childs, Mark Kinsella, Marcy Lansman, “Not Alone.” 6-9 p.m. July 31: Lolette Guthrie, Alice Levinson, Evelyn Ward, “Reflections.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com.

SKYLIGHT GALLERY: 102 W. King St., Hillsborough. June 26: Hollie Taylor, Hunter Levinsohn, “Too Much Stuff.” 6-9 p.m. 919-929-6728.

THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM

PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. Sept. 16-Oct. 4: “Disgraced.” Oct. 14-Nov. 1: “Seminar.” 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.” April 27-May 1: “The Real Americans.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.

PRC2: Center for Dramatic Art, UNC campus. Aug. 26-30: “Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam.” Jan. 6-10, 2016: “Highway 47.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.

Cuban ensemble to perform in Triangle

Coro Entrevoces, an internationally celebrated Cuban choir, makes a stop in Durham on Monday, June 15, on its U.S. concert tour.

Known for its interpretation of diverse styles from Spanish Renaissance polyphony to contemporary Cuban and Latin-American folksongs, Entrevoces is also one of the premier interpreters of Cuban vocal works both traditional and modern. Under the direction of Professor Digna Guerra, the ensemble has produced several award-winning CDs and continues to represent a high standard of Cuban and Latin-American choral music around the world.

Entrevoces’ U.S .tour is organized by Classical Movements, Inc., which has worked in Cuba since 1995, sending numerous musical ensembles to Cuba and bringing several Cuban choirs to the USA. The choir’s stopover in Durham, en route to Yale University, is being arranged through the Triangle Cuba Choral Exchange (TCCX), a choir of singers from the Triangle area, which toured Cuba in June 2014. The Triangle Choral Exchange, established by Nancy Clapp-Channing and directed by Professor Rodney Wynkoop, director of Chapel Music at Duke, supports international understanding through collaborations with choirs in other countries and, when possible, hosting choirs from these countries in the U.S.

Monday’s performance begins at 7:30 p.m., at McMannen United Methodist Church, 4102 Neal Road, Durham. Suggested donation at the door is $10; admission is free for students. Donations will help pay for hosting the visiting choir.

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