Chapel Hill: Community

ArtsWeek: Aug. 3-9

Live music, plays, receptions and openings in the Chapel Hill area.



ONE SONG PRODUCTIONS: The youth-run theater company performs “Failure: A Love Story” Friday, Aug. 5, to Sunday, Aug. 7, at the ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. Shows Friday and Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m.; the Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 general public, $7 students. For more information about the play and to purchase tickets, go to or call the box office at 919-929-2787.

PAPERHAND PUPPET INTERVENTION: The award-winning puppet troupe presents “The Beautiful Beast” Aug. 5 through Sept. 18 at Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh and at the Carolina Theatre of Greensboro. For more details and ticket information, go to

FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES: Bynum Front Porch’s Friday Night Music Series concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at 950 Bynum Road.

MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: The Chapel Hill Public Library screens the film “Easy A,” rated PG-13, at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, in the Teen Room of the library, 100 Library Drive. Free. Snacks provided.

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: Chapel Hill’s summer movie series continues Thursday, Aug. 11, with a screening of “Men in Black” at 8:30 p.m. at the Wallace Parking Deck, 150 E. Rosemary St. Bring lawn chairs. The last film in the series is “Space Jam” on Aug. 18. For more information, visit

‘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 or call the box office at 919-929-2787.

MUSIC IN THE MEADOW: The Swingin’ Richards perform from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Great Meadow Park, 1342 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill. Free. Food and beer vendors will be on site. 919-951-0700,

RIVER PARK MOVIES: The Summer Movies at River Park series screens the film “Jurassic World” at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, on the lawn of River Park, South Churton Street, Hillsborough. The free outdoor series will screen family-friendly films the second Saturday of the month. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. More information:,

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

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,,

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



ACKLAND ART MUSEUM: 101 S. Columbia St. Aug. 21: The Carrborators.

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.



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.

FRANK GALLERY: 109 E. Franklin St. Aug. 9-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,

HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY: 102 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. Through Aug. 23: “Save-the-Earth” figuragive assemblages by Ann Brownlee Hobgood. 919-643-2500,

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,

HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. Through Aug. 28: “Aporia” by Jina Valentine. Reception 2-4 p.m. Aug. 21. 919-942-7818,

JOYFUL JEWEL: 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. Through Aug. 31: “Aquatic Creatures” by Stacy Lewis. 919-883-2775,

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,



ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. Aug. 12-21: Women’s Theatre Festival: “Decision Height.” Aug. 28: POMS. 919-929-2787,

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,,

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