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2nd Friday ArtWalk
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Friday ArtWalk

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk takes place in Carrboro & Chapel Hill in North Carolina from 6:00 - 9:00 pm on the second Friday of every month. The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is a great opportunity to experience the creative arts scene in our community, explore venues, and socialize with other art lovers! Venues offer live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations, discounts, and more. Visit www.2ndFridayArtWalk.com to see a list of venues, map, and get #ArtWalking & #ArtShopping. 

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Festifall Arts Festival
Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

Festifall Arts Festival

Chapel Hill’s 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival will provide a unique  opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. A vibrant market of handmade artworks along with live performances presents a day of discovery for the festival’s attendees as they engage with the local art community. Historic West Franklin Street in Downtown Chapel Hill provides a beautiful backdrop to our celebration of arts and culture. 
http://www.chapelhillfestifall.com/

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Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

The Hot Spot! at 140 West Plaza

The Hot Spot!

Channel your inner child and join us for a Night of Play! We will be filling the Plaza with games of all shapes and sizes - Twister, Giant Jenga, Cornhole and more! Be sure to bring your friends and your competitive edge as we dance and play to the sounds of DJ Shahzad!

[DJ Shahzad]
https://www.facebook.com/TheRealDJShahzad/

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/797200303719563/

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May
28
8:00 PM20:00

Soul Deep at Imbibe

Soul Deep

Join us for a classic soul vinyl party, with dusty 45s and original LPs on two turntables mixed live. Hosted by DJ Ras J, this is a party where you actually hear real music and meet like-minded people enjoying the vibes. Enjoy classic vinyl selections from some of the deepest record collections in the state. 

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/1048269288587180/

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May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Foot-Stompin', Fist-Raisin' at 140 West Plaza

Foot-Stompin', Fist-Raisin'

Special Show on Thursday this week for Memorial Day Weekend! 

Kasey Tyndall has been taking the country world by storm and you have never seen her like this before. The 20-year-old has opened for stars such as Charlie Daniels, Kane Brown, Casey Donahew, and Parmalee just to name a few. The Greenville, NC native has played to sold out arenas, but is stripping down her show to perform as an acoustic duo in the Plaza. Country fan or not, you certainly won't want to miss this.

[Kasey Tyndall]
http://www.kaseytyndall.com/

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/440916282775763/

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May
23
1:00 PM13:00

Tai Chi in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Tai Chi in the Galleries

Join us for Tai Chi in the Galleries inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

All movements are done standing. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive flat shoes. The class is taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi for Health instructor. More information about Sun Style tai chi can be found at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website.

Registration: Space is limited! Please register below.

Cost: Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

When: Most Mondays; 1:00-2:00 PM (see below for dates)

See Also: Yoga in the Galleries sessions take place at 12 noon on Mondays, immediately preceding Tai Chi. We hope you’ll try a class!

May 23 – Register here!

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May
23
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Yoga in the Galleries

Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland! The hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will provide 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. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

Registration: Click the links below to register online for the classes of your choice!

May 23 – Register here!

See Also: Tai Chi in the Galleries sessions take place on Mondays, immediately following Yoga, from 1:00-2:00 PM. We hope you’ll try a class!

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May
20
8:00 PM20:00

Musical Conversation Evening & Art Exhibit at LIGHT Art+Design

AN EVENING OF MUSICAL CONVERSATIONS WITH
ALISON WEINER AND FRIENDS

LIGHT ART + DESIGN is pleased to present Alison Weiner of mahaloArts, joined by musicians extraordinaire Robbie Link and Beverly Botsford, in a one-night only improvised performance inspired by its current 4 Directions exhibit, featuring the work of Marguerite Jay Gignoux, A. Brooke Heuts, Harriet Hoover and Carolyn Nelson.  This is the first time LIGHT will serve as a venue for a public musical performance.

In April 2015, Alison led an improvising ensemble for the sold-out closing reception of MASKS AND MIRRORS at Cassilhaus Gallery in Chapel Hill, featuring the works of Mary Jane Rivers, Bryant Holsenbeck and Marcy Litle. The May 20th ensemble will take a similar approach, as the musicians bring their unique vocabularies into spontaneous conversation with each other. Live music in the exhibit hall deepens the experience of the visual art for all participants. The sketches are alive in the moment, and then they are gone, transformed into memories for those present. Unlike the physical art works, the process of the musical dialog itself is the result. This is the joy of improvisational music. The audience will be invited to participate in the conversations.

The performance will be held at LIGHT on Friday May 20th, 2016 at 8:00pm. A limited number of tickets are $20, available online at http://www.lightartdesign.com/shop/music or by calling 919-942-7077. LIGHT is located at 601 West Rosemary Street, Suite 110 (in the Greenbridge Building on the Merritt Mill Road side) in Chapel Hill.

LIGHT ART+DESIGN promotes the work of contemporary artists and the awareness of innovative, sustainable design. For more information, contact Sarah Blaine at (919) 924-7077. www.lightartdesign.com

mahaloArts is a Carrboro-based company whose mission is to facilitate, develop and present artistic endeavors of positive, constructive, and engaging manner that underscore gratefulness for being alive.  We emphasize improvised performance and exploration, which further our abilities to communicate and craft solutions that transcend cultural boundaries and celebrate our common humanity. For more information, contact Alison Weiner at (919) 928-6886. http://mahaloArts.com

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May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Come One, Come All! to 140 West Plaza

Come One, Come All!

Cirque du Plaza is back, and this time better than ever! The Plaza will come to life with color as face painters turn people into lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Minuet Entertainment will make big strides on stilts and balloon twisters will transform balloons into fantastic creatures right before your eyes. Even the Spin Man will be making an appearance, balancing basketballs in a way you have never seen before!

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/556218741204029/

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May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk by 3 FRANK Gallery Artists

ARTIST TALK

Thursday, May 19, 6-8PM

with the artists from Fragments: Found & Formed

Charron Andrews, Susan Parrish, Carol Retsch-Bogart

Three FRANK artists who use found materials – from bits and pieces to large, whole objects – in their art have come together for this very special show.  For Charron Andrews, Susan Parrish, and Carol Retsch-Bogart, the creative process starts when they come in contact with something that has had a past life or function, no matter how humble. They are less often inspired by a clean slate, but are moved by the mystery of a found object’s history and the possibilities for giving it a new life. 

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May
16
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Yoga in the Galleries

Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland! The hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will provide 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. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

Registration: Click the links below to register online for the classes of your choice!

Upcoming Dates

May 16 – Register here!
May 23 – Register here!

See Also: Tai Chi in the Galleries sessions take place on Mondays, immediately following Yoga, from 1:00-2:00 PM. We hope you’ll try a class!

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May
14
10:30 AM10:30

Art Adventures at Ackland Art Museum

Art Adventures

Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided.

Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited. To be added to the waitlist for any of the below dates, please email Allison Portnow at aportnow@email.unc.edu

Upcoming Classes

14 May 2016: Giant, Gridded Group Drawings

 

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May
14
10:30 AM10:30

Drawing for Tweens at Ackland Art Museum

Drawing for Tweens

This program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland’s galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teachers demonstrate and teach participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own artistic creations. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating one’s own original works is offered in each session. Materials are provided.

Free to members | $5 per child for non-members. As space is limited, please RSVP using the links below. 

See Drawing for Tweens on the blog “On Franklin and Main”

Upcoming Sessions

14 May 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
“Drawing Heads”
Register here!

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May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Rubbish 2 Runway Reception at FRANK Gallery

May 10 - June 5, 2016

Opening Reception (all shows)

Friday, May 13, 6-9PM

with music from Robert Griffin

Food sponsored by Acme Food & Beverage

 

FRAGMENTS: Found & Formed

Charron Andrews

Susan Parrish

Carol Retsch-Bogart
 

Rubbish 2 Runway III

Dresses made from recycled materials

Click here to purchase tickets for the Fashion Show on 5/15!

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May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Hudson & Haw in the Plaza

Hudson & Haw in the Plaza

Chapel Hill based Hudson & Haw are bringing poppy sweet folk tunes to the plaza this May. The UNC Chapel Hill trio are releasing their debut album in April and are causing a stir in the local folk scene. Come out for good tunes and great vibes! 

[Hudson & Haw]
https://www.facebook.com/hudsonandhaw/

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/1564788807170774/

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May
9
1:00 PM13:00

Tai Chi in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Tai Chi in the Galleries

Join us for Tai Chi in the Galleries inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

All movements are done standing. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive flat shoes. The class is taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi for Health instructor. More information about Sun Style tai chi can be found at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website.

Registration: Space is limited! Please register below.

Cost: Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

When: Most Mondays; 1:00-2:00 PM (see below for dates)

See Also: Yoga in the Galleries sessions take place at 12 noon on Mondays, immediately preceding Tai Chi. We hope you’ll try a class!

Upcoming Sessions

May 9 – Register here!
May 23 – Register here!

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May
9
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Yoga in the Galleries

Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland! The hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will provide 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. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

Registration: Click the links below to register online for the classes of your choice!

Upcoming Dates

May 9 – Register here!
May 16 – Register here!
May 23 – Register here!

See Also: Tai Chi in the Galleries sessions take place on Mondays, immediately following Yoga, from 1:00-2:00 PM. We hope you’ll try a class!

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May
6
6:00 PM18:00

Spinnin' and Grinnin' at 140 West Plaza

Spinnin' and Grinnin'

Its bike week! Wheel over to Live and Local to hear the East Chapel Hill School Ukulele Orchestra perform tunes in honor of our two-wheeled friends. See them perform here and get ready to hear strumming that will transport you to your favorite beach.

[East Chapel Hill High School Ukukele Orchestra]
http://bit.ly/1LX0Sv0

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/918728098246083/

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May
2
1:00 PM13:00

Tai Chi in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Tai Chi in the Galleries

Join us for Tai Chi in the Galleries inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

All movements are done standing. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive flat shoes. The class is taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi for Health instructor. More information about Sun Style tai chi can be found at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website.

Registration: Space is limited! Please register below.

Cost: Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

When: Most Mondays; 1:00-2:00 PM (see below for dates)

See Also: Yoga in the Galleries sessions take place at 12 noon on Mondays, immediately preceding Tai Chi. We hope you’ll try a class!

Upcoming Sessions

May 2 – Register here!
May 9 – Register here!
May 23 – Register here!

 

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May
2
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Yoga in the Galleries

Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland! The hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will provide 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. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

Registration: Click the links below to register online for the classes of your choice!

Upcoming Dates

May 2 – Register here!
May 9 – Register here!
May 16 – Register here!
May 23 – Register here!

See Also: Tai Chi in the Galleries sessions take place on Mondays, immediately following Yoga, from 1:00-2:00 PM. We hope you’ll try a class!

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May
1
10:00 AM10:00

Carrboro High School Special Needs Class "Sense of Place Exhibit" with Preservation Chapel Hill

Sense of Place Exhibit

May 1 - May 27

Start/End Time
10am - 4pm

This year in conjunction with the Preservation Chapel Hill, a special needs class at Carrboro High School has been engaged in a year long local history project.

Students have worked with community members to learn about the local history of area businesses. With support from the Public School Foundation via a Strowd Roses Grant, work will be exhibited during the month of May at Preservation Chapel Hill. The "Sense of Place" exhibit will showcase student work including historical summaries, 2-D and 3-D artistic representations and music. 

The show is set to open on May 1 and will be on exhibit through the month of May.

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Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Creating an Uproar! at 140 West Plaza

Creating an Uproar!

Feed your inner creative with Live and Local as we welcome UNC’s Art Heels and Chapel Hill based Broadway Bound. The Art Heels use therapeutic elements of art to "heel" through creation! At seven, they'll be joined by the kids and teens of Broadway Bound, who use musical theatre to empower kids in the Triangle to live and act larger than life. Engage with your imagination while the crowd goes wild!

[UNC Art Heels]
http://artheels.webs.com/

[Broadway Bound]
http://bwayboundnc.com/

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/950153875091560/

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Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

La Verità - Compagnia Finzi Pasca with Carolina Performing Arts

La Verità - Compagnia Finzi Pasca

Written and directed by Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo creator Daniele Finzi Pasca, La Verità is a theatrical homage to surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. Ideas and images collide in a decadent Vaudeville channeling of Dalí’s vision, as acrobats play instruments, sing, juggle, contort, clown and can-can amongst unfurling flowers, distorting shadows, ladders suspended in empty space, impossible balances, dismantled corpses, blindfolds, feathers and sequins. The work will feature a gigantic replica of a hand-painted Dalí backdrop, a macabre rendering of Tristan and Isolde produced for a 1944 New York Metropolitan Opera ballet production.

Link to more info about the event
http://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/ros_perf_series/la-verita-compagnia-finzi-pasca/

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Apr
25
1:00 PM13:00

Tai Chi in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Tai Chi in the Galleries

Join us for Tai Chi in the Galleries inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

All movements are done standing. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive flat shoes. The class is taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi for Health instructor. More information about Sun Style tai chi can be found at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website.

Registration: Space is limited! Please register below.

Cost: Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

When: Most Mondays; 1:00-2:00 PM (see below for dates)

See Also: Yoga in the Galleries sessions take place at 12 noon on Mondays, immediately preceding Tai Chi. We hope you’ll try a class!

Upcoming Sessions

April 25 – Register here!
May 2 – Register here!
May 9 – Register here!
May 23 – Register here!

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Apr
25
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Yoga in the Galleries

Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland! The hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will provide 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. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

Registration: Click the links below to register online for the classes of your choice!

Upcoming Dates

Apr 25 – Register here!
May 2 – Register here!
May 9 – Register here!
May 16 – Register here!
May 23 – Register here!

See Also: Tai Chi in the Galleries sessions take place on Mondays, immediately following Yoga, from 1:00-2:00 PM. We hope you’ll try a class!

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Apr
24
3:00 PM15:00

Encounter Art Tour at Ackland Art Museum

On selected Saturdays and Sunday during the year, an Ackland Student Guide leads an “Encounter Art” tour, helping visitors gain a deeper understanding of selected works in the Museum’s permanent collection based on a particular theme.

Meet in the Ackland lobby. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, 24 April 2016:

  • 3:00: “The Art of Dance,” designed and led by Lea Efird
  • 3:30: “Ancient Selfie,” designed and led by Jasper Goh

 

 

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Apr
22
8:00 PM20:00

Martha Graham Dance Company with Carolina Performing Arts

Martha Graham Dance Company

Modern dance spearhead Martha Graham, who founded the Martha Graham Dance Company in 1926, stands alongside Pablo Picasso, George Balanchine, Igor Stravinsky and Coco Chanel as an icon of 20th-century modernism, revolutionizing the dance world with her unorthodox movement language and socially charged exploration of spiritual and emotional themes. Described by The New York Times as “one of the great companies of the world,” this superb ensemble inspires generations of choreographers and dance lovers in masterpieces and newly commissioned works.

Link to more info about the event
http://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/ros_perf_series/martha-graham-dance-company/

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