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Native Son at PlayMakers Rep
Sep
11
to Sep 25

Native Son at PlayMakers Rep

BY NAMBI E. KELLEY
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY RICHARD WRIGHT
DIRECTED BY COLETTE ROBERT

WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?

On Chicago’s South Side in the 1930s, Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world where systemic oppression and poverty make fear and violence the everyday currency of life.

Most famously adapted by Carolina’s own Paul Green, Richard Wright’s seminal novel is ready to capture the hearts and minds of another generation with Nambi E. Kelley’s heart-stopping and theatrical new adaptation.

“gutsy, powerful, relentless…”
Chicago Tribune

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"The Campus at Chapel Hill" Book Panel
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

"The Campus at Chapel Hill" Book Panel

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The Campus at Chapel Hill: 225 Years of Architecture: The only book exclusively on the architecture of the University of North Carolina, the country’s first state university

Explore the architectural history and significance of iconic buildings on the UNC campus: the ideas and architects involved, the people (including high-spirited students) who were prime movers for specific buildings, and how green design initiatives have been incorporated into current buildings. The newly released and updated book from the Chapel Hill Historical Society, The Campus at Chapel Hill: 225 Years of Architecture, provides an in-depth look at the architecture of the nation’s oldest campus.

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John and June Allcott Gallery: Nuclear Visions
Sep
23
to Oct 31

John and June Allcott Gallery: Nuclear Visions

Nuclear Visions: The Atomic Photographers Guild

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Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Robert Jacobs, Nuclear Historian, Hiroshima City University

October 29, 2019
5:30 pm
121 Hanes Art Center
Reception following lecture with a pop-up Sloane Art Library table of nuclear-related books

The Atomic Photographers Guild (APG) is an international collective of artists dedicated to making visible all facets of the nuclear age. APG was created in 1987 by Robert Del Tredici, with founding members Carole Gallagher, Kenji Higuchi, and Harris Fogel. APG documents the history, impact and ongoing legacy of the atomic age – emphasizing nuclear weapons mass-production, atomic testing and proliferation, nuclear power, reactor accidents, attempts at radioactive waste-management, irradiated landscapes, radiation-affected populations, and making the invisible (radiation, loss, death, contamination, exposure) visible.

The APG has an archive of images from 1945 to the present. Prominent works include prints by the first two atomic photographers: Berlyn Brixner of Los Alamos and Yoshito Matsushige of Hiroshima, both included in this exhibition. Brixner was the official photographer of the first nuclear bomb test, Trinity, in the Alamogordo desert, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945; Matsushige was the only photographer to document the atomic bombing of Hiroshima from within the city on August 6, 1945. Carole Gallagher’s work, also included in the show, documents the damage done to down-winders in southern Utah living under clouds of atomic fallout from the Nevada Test Site in the 1950s and early 60s. Robert Del Tredici has photographed the U.S. H-bomb factory complex, uranium mining in the US and Canada, nuclear waste sites, A-Bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and atomic survivors in the U.S. and former USSR. APG members engage the socio-political, discursive, ethical and ecological dimensions of the nuclear era. Through exhibitions, screenings, publications and lectures, members of the APG actively disseminate their work, piecing together the fragments of what could be our darkest, most enduring legacy.

Nuclear Visions was co-curated by APG members elin o’Hara slavick and Robert Del Tredici. Not all APG photographers are included in this exhibition. There will be a table of nuclear related books, some by APG photographers, included in the show.

Photographers included in Nuclear Visions:
Takashi Arai / Japan, Gordon Belray / Canada, Jessie Boylan / Australia, Berlyn Brixner / USA, Dan Budnik / USA, James Crnkovich / USA, Bob Del Tredici / Canada, Harris Fogel / USA, Carole Gallagher / USA, Peter Goin / USA, Grace Halden / UK, Kenji Higuchi / Japan, Mary Kavanagh / USA, James Lerager / USA, Igor Kostin / Russia, Juri Kuidin / Russia, Yoshito Matsushige / Japan, Takashi Morizumi / Japan, Terry Ownby / USA, Mark Ruwedel / USA, Paul Shambroom / USA, Ursula Shulz-Dornburg / Germany, elin o’Hara slavick / USA, Amirtharaj Stephen / India, Hiromi Toyosaki / Japan, David Wargowski / USA, Vaclav Vascu / Czech Republic, Gunter Zint / Germany

Admission: Free
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

APG website: www.atomicphotographers.com

For more information please contact elin o’Hara slavick, eoslavic@gmail.com

Image credit: Berlyn Brixner, Trinity, 1945

Note about changes to weeknight parking: The weeknight parking program began on campus August 15, 2019. A weeknight or daytime permit is now required after 5:00pm on weekdays. There is no permit required from 5:00pm Friday through 7:30am Monday. A $1.00 one-night pass is available in selected lots. More information can be found HERE.

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Starry Nights: Fall Skies at Morehead
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

Starry Nights: Fall Skies at Morehead

Join us for a night of exploration under the night sky at our GSK Fulldome Theater. Learn how to find stars, planets, and easily viewable constellations during this fall season with the expert guidance of a MPSC astronomy educator. You will also hear the latest updates on current eclipses, meteor showers, and other astronomical happenings. This event is best for teens and adults!

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Ravary / Minor Poet / Sammi Lanzetta at Nightlight
Sep
19
to Sep 20

Ravary / Minor Poet / Sammi Lanzetta at Nightlight

  • 405 West Rosemary Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)
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RAVARY (carrboro) - "Based out of the Triangle region of North Carolina, Ravary is the solo project of Anglo-Quebecois musician Justin Ravary Ellis. Justin is currently the bassist for Georgia shoegaze band Easter Island, drummer for NC synthpop group Table Tennis Dreamer, and occasionally appears wtih Happy Abandon (bass) and Al Riggs (drums) "
https://ravary.bandcamp.com/releases

MINOR POET (RVA / sub pop) - "Minor Poet is the brainchild of Richmond, VA songwriter Andrew Carter. In May 2019, Sub Pop Records released The Good News, a six song collection of sumptuous, harmony-filled indie rock that slyly nods to the music of the 60’s while still carving out new territory. Recorded by Adrian Olsen (Natalie Prass, Foxygen) at Montrose Recording, these songs are brought to life on stage by an incredible cast of local Richmond musicians"
https://open.spotify.com/album/7wyv1DXLjX3kD92famHkc9?si=heCgUhhqQamGEAAsCpYW-Q

SAMMI LANZETTA (RVA / 6131 records) - "As a new voice in the crowded world of indie rock, the Richmond, Virginia singer-songwriter creates songs that could be encouraging when the rest of the world isn't; raw anthems for standing up for yourself and celebrations of both strength and vulnerability. Sammi Lanzetta's mixture of self-effacement and determination is the hallmark of her work, especially as she turned from previous time spent in bands and focused more purposefully on her solo efforts. Lanzetta’s dedication to simply being herself feels staunchly singular and incredibly inviting at the same time. And with every burst of gritty guitar, undeniable hook, or relatable insight, Lanzetta makes it clear that her debut 'For Avery' is for everyone."
https://open.spotify.com/track/0tLik0JWnj9es4i02wLJ3Z?si=bjDZov6sSl2dyUoRrcXajA

$8 / doors @ 8:00 / show @ 9:00 / all ages

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Humanities Happy Hour at Top of the Hill Back Bar
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Humanities Happy Hour at Top of the Hill Back Bar

Carolina Public Humanities and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) are teaming up to bring you Humanities Hour at BackBar. Humanities Hour will feature the scholars who were or are UNC-CH Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellows.

All Humanities Hours feature a short scholarly presentation followed by a discussion with the audience. Humanities Hours are free and open to the public and run from 6-7pm at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar. Free snacks are provided courtesy of Carolina Public Humanities and the IAH, but get there early because it gets gobbled up fast!

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Them Coulee Boys at Local 506
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

Them Coulee Boys at Local 506

Them Coulee Boys originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, have a show at Local 506 a few weeks after the release of their new album, Die Happy on 9/17. Die Happy, the new album out via LoHi Records was produced by Trampled By Turtles frontman, Dave Simonett. The album is a wonderful blend of Americana, rock and roll, and bluegrass.

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Paperhand's 'We Are Here' with opening act Honey Magpie
Sep
15
2:30 PM14:30

Paperhand's 'We Are Here' with opening act Honey Magpie

  • 120 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 (map)
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Honey Magpie will be kicking off the afternoon matinee at 2:20

Tickets are General Admission at the door for a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $10 for children, 2 and under get in free. No one is turned away for lack of funds!

WE ARE HERE is the 20th anniversary celebration spectacle of unlikely proportions by North Carolina’s own intrepid and ponderous puppet troubadours; Paperhand Puppet Intervention.

Honey Magpie is an indie-folk trio from the Chapel Hill, NC area. Their sound is both traditional and modern, blending classical string instruments and three-part harmonies with pop, rock, and indie influences. They released their first album, Honey Magpie, in July 2017.

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Charting Our Future Public Meeting
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Charting Our Future Public Meeting

What should Chapel Hill look like in 2049?

Join your community in conversation!

The Town of Chapel Hill continues the journey to chart the next course and to think about the future of Chapel Hill

How might the town grow and develop to the year 2049?  You’re invited to review and comment on draft maps and descriptions depicting how at a public meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road.

Feedback from this meeting and from other input opportunities will assist with an update to the Land Use Plan in Chapel Hill 2020, which depicts intended future uses for each piece of property in Town.

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Pints & Pitches Chapel Hill
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Pints & Pitches Chapel Hill

This monthly event brings together founders, startup teams, free lancers, and local professionals for introductions and networking. Attendees can watch or participate in quick pitch sessions, or simply share what they're up to. Practice telling your story to customers, investors, and the public.

Join us in at the Pit Chapel Hill for appetizers on the second Tuesday of the month.

Compete for a cash prize for your company or vote for your favorite pitch!

About the Pit:

The PIT school is devoted to the instruction of the comedic arts. Classes include improv, stand-up, sketch, storytelling, kids & teens classes and more.The PIT hosts an average of 8-10 shows per week Wednesday through Saturday that include improv comedy, stand-up comedy, storytelling, theater, sketch comedy and other kinds of performance art.The PIT offers corporate team building workshops that will empower your employees to master interpersonal skills and apply them to their specific jobs. It's a very fun way to bond your team!

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1971 by Craig Walsh at Polk Place
Sep
7
to Sep 17

1971 by Craig Walsh at Polk Place

  • 250 E Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)
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FREE OUTDOOR INSTALLATION
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DAILY AT DUSK

September 7 – September 17: UNC’S Polk Place
September 19 – September 29: Chapel Hill Public Library
(closed September 18)

The 19th Amendment—which opened the door for many women to vote—was not ratified in North Carolina until 1971. In 1971, the inaugural outdoor art installation by Carolina Performing Arts, large-scale projections will pay homage to women who have blazed a trail in the work for voting rights in our state.

Part of acclaimed Australian projection artist Craig Walsh’s Monuments series, subjects were chosen by a curatorial panel representing the Carolina Women’s Center, Chapel Hill Public Library, and the Southern Oral History Program.

Craig Walsh has become widely known for his pioneering works including innovative approaches to projection mapping in unconventional sites. His site-responsive works have animated natural environments and features such as trees, rivers and mountains, as well as public art projects in urban and architectural space. He is also renowned for his site interventions at live events, including iconic works at music festivals across Australia and internationally.

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Tar Heel Downtown
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tar Heel Downtown

  • 133 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC (map)
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A FREE POP-UP PEP RALLY
Join fellow classmates and Tar Heel fans for a pep rally to get excited for North Carolina Tar Heels first home football game on September 7!

FEATURING:
Tar Heel Cheerleaders
A performance by the Marching Tar Heels
Concessions and vendors
Music from DJ Ryan The DJ
A chance to meet rameses

Grab your blue and see you out there!

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Opening Reception: New Orleans Second Line Parades Photographs
Sep
5
5:30 PM17:30

Opening Reception: New Orleans Second Line Parades Photographs

  • 410 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC (map)
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Join us for the opening reception of, “New Orleans Second Line Parades: Photographs by Pableaux Johnson.”

Most Sunday afternoons in the wards of New Orleans, locals take to the streets for raucous parades that both serve and celebrate its living and historical communities. “Second Line Sundays” turn the narrow streets and stately boulevards into a temporary dance club as crowds of hundreds pulse along the sidewalks and byways, driven by the blast of funky tuba and the pulse of bass drum and snare.

New Orleans–based photographer Pableaux Johnson began photographing SAPC Second Lines sporadically in 2001, but became more dedicated to consistently documenting the tradition around 2009. Following Hurricane Katrina, he made shooting the parades part of his weekly rhythm as a way to both preserve individual memories and serve the communities.

On view through December 2019. Co-sponsored by Southern Cultures and The Center for the Study of the American South.

FREE | Love House & Hutchins Forum | 410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

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Jim Storch roof-top performance at Attic 506
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Jim Storch roof-top performance at Attic 506

  • 506 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC (map)
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Musician Jim Storch is on a bus tour from Pittsburgh, stopping through town to play an acoustic set on the rooftop at Attic 506 (in case of bad weather, it will move inside to the hallway). Doors open at 7:30pm & the show at 8pm. Donations at the door encouraged.
The Concern Newsstand will be open before the performance, as well as Maria Britton's show in My Room.

Jim Storch has been giving acoustic and electro-acoustic improv/noise performances since 2006 (previously under the name Burnout Warcry). Initially inspired by the thriving underground music scene in turn of the century Pittsburgh, he started making his own sounds drawing from a wealth of influences including Sun Ra, Martin Denny, and Taj Mahal Travellers.

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Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland

Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland!

The hour-long session offered most Mondays from 12:00-1:00 PM is taught by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall. Yoga in the Galleries provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery. Beginners are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch.

COST
Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others.

RSVP suggested:
https://ackland.org/event/yoga-in-the-galleries/2019-07-15/

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UNC Women's Soccer vs Duke - Carolina Nike Classic
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

UNC Women's Soccer vs Duke - Carolina Nike Classic

New season, new stadium, new gameday experience.

Join SOCCER.COM at UNC Women’s Soccer home matches this season and see the next generation of American stars. Come early to experience Tar Heel Alley – featuring music, food, games, kids activities, and more.

Visit TarHeelSoccerClub.com for the complete schedule, tickets and more information.

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Outfluenced at PIT Chapel Hill
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Outfluenced at PIT Chapel Hill

Taking its cue from storytelling events like The Moth and The Monti, Outfluenced: An Evening of Queer Storytelling features LGBTQ+ storytellers sharing real stories from their experiences, live and without notes. From the sweetest of loves to the hardest of heartbreaks, the most stunning of victories to the biggest flops and failures, from the peaks of expansive joy to the depths of grief -- join us for stories about these, everything in between, and subtle explorations of the ways we move from one to the next.

Tickets $10.00
Purchase at: https://squareup.com/store/pit-CH/item/outfluenced

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