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Arts Listings, Aug. 20

The New Yorker has called Tift Merritt “the bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul that reaches back to artists like Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry.
The New Yorker has called Tift Merritt “the bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul that reaches back to artists like Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry. COURTESY OF JASON FRANK ROTHENBE

Festivals/Events

ART CAMP

The Durham Arts Council will host summer art camps for kids through August. 919-560-2726, durhamarts.org.

ARTISTS’ SALON

The Orange County Arts Commission’s next Artists’ Salon will be from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in the West End Theatre at The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. RSVP. 919-968-2011, arts@orangecountync.gov.

ELDERBERRY FESTIVAL

The Elderberry Festival will be from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at The Station and Southern Rail, 2nd Wind and Norm’s Farms. There will be local music, food, art, breweries and wineries. elderberryfestival.com.

BACK PORCH MUSIC ON THE LAWN

The Back Porch Music on the Lawn series of free concerts will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 28 and Sept. 4, on the quad in the American Tobacco Historic District. americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com.

BYNUM FRONT PORCH

The Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series will feature performances from 7-9 p.m. Fridays through the end of August at 950 Bynum Road, Bynum. bynumfrontporch.org.

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Moorefields will host a Bluegrass Festival from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough. Tickets ost $20 for teenagers and adults, free for children younger than 12. moorefields.org.

SOUTHERN VILLAGE MUSIC AND MOVIES

Southern Village will host musical performances at 6 p.m. Sundays through the end of September at 600 Market St. Movies will be screened for $4 at dusk Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Sept. 13. southernvillage.com.

‘LITTLE WORLD’

“Little World,” an exhibit of animated, miniature displays, will be at the Main Library through Saturday, Sept. 20, at 300 N. Roxboro St.

CENTERFEST

CenterFest will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in downtown Durham. Admission is free and donations will be accepted. centerfest.durhamarts.org.

MUSIC ON MAIN

The Streets at Southpoint’s Cinema Circle Stage will host live music from 6-9 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 4 at 6910 Fayetteville Road. streetsatsouthpoint.com/events/music-on-main.

FESTIFALL

The 42nd annual Festifall Arts Festival will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in downtown Chapel Hill. townofchapelhill.org/festifall.

Music

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. Sept. 11: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Sept. 12: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives. Sept. 13: Justin Townes Earle. Sept. 18: Keb’ Mo’. Oct. 1: Cheyenne Jackson. Oct. 2: The Manhattan Transfer. Oct. 8: Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer. Oct. 9: Corey Smith. Oct. 10: Joshua Scott Jones. Oct. 14: Macy Gray. Oct. 17: Justin Hayward. Oct. 19: Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, John Hammond, “The Blues Hall of Fame Tour.” Oct. 21: Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge. Nov. 5: Home Free. Nov. 8: Rufus Wainwright. Nov. 11: Mary Chapin Carpenter. Nov. 12: Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Nov. 13: Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam. Nov. 21: Brian Culbertson. Dec. 11: David Benoit, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Dec. 18: Sweet Honey in the Rock. 919-560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. Aug. 20: Tori Amos. Aug. 24: NEEDTOBREATHE. Aug. 27: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. Aug. 30: Erica Campbell, Kirk Franklin. Sept. 26: The Temptations and The Four Tops. Oct. 29: Susan Boyle. Nov. 6: Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson. Nov. 13: Straight No Chaser. Nov. 16: Chris Botti. Oct. 4: Ian Anderson. Dec. 2: Mannheim Steamroller. Dec. 4: Joe Bonamassa. Dec. 7: Kenny G. Feb. 11: Tony Bennett. March 4: Michael Bolton. March 24: “The Australian Bee Gees Show.” March 27-29: STOMP. May 6: 2CELLOS. dpacnc.org.

SHARP NINE GALLERY

4608 Industry Lane. Aug. 23: Scott Sawyer “Dreamers” Quartet. 919-486-5299, durhamjazzworkshop.org.

Receptions/Openings

VEGA METALS

214 Hunt St. Saturdays: Art Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 919-688-8267, www.vegametals.com.

Theater, Dance and Comedy

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. Aug. 29: Paul Mooney. Sept. 5: John Hodgman. Oct. 3-4: “The Great Divorce.” Oct. 13: “Last Comic Standing.” Oct. 23: “The Moth.” Oct. 30: “RiffTrax Live: ‘Anaconda.’” Nov. 7: Christopher Titus. Dec. 5: Chris D’Elia. Feb. 6: John Waters. 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.

COMMON GROUND THEATRE

4815-B Hillsborough Road. Aug. 22-23: Third Date, “The Guy Show.” 919-384-7817, cgtheatre.com.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. Sept. 16-21: “Dirty Dancing.” Sept. 28: Nick Swardson. Oct. 8-19: “The Phantom of the Opera.” Oct. 25: Bill Cosby. Nov. 8: Joan Rivers. Nov. 14: “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.” Nov. 18-23: “Cinderella.” Dec. 5: John Oliver. Dec. 9-14: “Annie.” Dec. 18-21: “A Christmas Carol.” Jan. 7-25: “Wicked.” Feb. 17-22: “Motown the Musical.” March 10-15: “Kinky Boots.” April 7-12: “Jersey Boys.” May 12-17: “Pippin.” June 2-7: “Newsies.” dpacnc.org.

MOTORCO MUSIC HALL

723 Rigsbee Ave. Aug. 31: Duncan Trussell, Johnny Pemberton. motorcomusic.com.

Film

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. Through Aug. 24: N.C. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Aug. 25: “Alive Inside.” Aug. 29: “Calvary.” “Magic in the Moonlight.” Retrofantasma Film Series, “The Lost Boys” and “The Witches of Eastwick.” Sept. 16: “Hector and the Search for Happiness.” 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.

NASHER MUSEUM OF ART AT DUKE UNIVERSITY

2001 Campus Drive, Duke University. Aug. 21: “Cutie and the Boxer.” 919-684-5135, nasher.duke.edu.

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