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“Outsider Art in the Visitors Center”

June 14 - August 30
Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St.
Hillsborough, 27278
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Free

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and Mike’s Art Truck are hosting a summer exhibit and sale of folk art at the Alexander Dickson House in Hillsborough, NC. “Outsider Art in the Visitors Center” is a diverse collection of art from nine self-taught artists. The show is on display now through August 29, 2019, inside the... Read More →

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Deadline: Banned Books Art

August 26
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This is a call for local artists! Chapel Hill Public Library, in partnership with Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture, is asking you to make small (5” wide x 7” tall) original works of art on paper, inspired by books or authors that have been challenged, censored, or banned. Based on their artistic excellence, seven... Read More →

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Ongoing

Forest Theatre Summer Puppet Festival

August 2 @ 8:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm

Each year we write, create, build and perform a large summer pageant-play-extravaganza. These performances last about an hour, include an ensemble of professional musicians who create an original score of music and involve a cast of puppeteers, which has included as many as twenty-eight performers. Our summer extravaganza is attended by over 18,000 people! Through... Read More →

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Carolina Waves Open Mic & Showcase

August 25 @ 8:00 pm - August 26 @ 12:00 am
Cat’s Cradle Back Room, 300 E Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510 United States

Carolina Waves Showcase & Open Mic returns to Carrboro/ Chapel Hill during UNCs back to school week! The Indy Week Award winning Best Open Mic in the Triangle, travels to Chapel Hill for the third time in 2019. Hosted by Carolina Waves founder, K97.5’s Mir.I.am. Music by DJ RNB. Carolina Waves has helped booked artists for the Hopscotch Festival, A3C Festival, Art of Cool Fest, Local Band Local Beer, Women’s Empowerment, the K97.5 College Tour, various showcases and concerts, and helped local artists land bookings opening up for National Recording Artists. Singers/ rappers/ dancers/ poets and all genres of music welcome. $5 entry before 8pm. $10 after. 1 song allowed. Must sign up at door. No performance fee. Free for all UNC students with Student ID. All ages. Come perform, network, build your buzz, participate in the live cypher and possibly get booked! Doors & Sign up at 7PM. Show 7:30pm. Early arrival is highly recommended, as the list fills up quickly. FLASH DRIVES ONLY! We are always scouting for upcoming Carolina Waves Shows and other opportunities. Bring your A game and your squad. Email info@carolinawaves.com with questions

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11:30 am

Greg Rapp’s PHO-Tography Exhibit

August 26 @ 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until September 21, 2019

Pho Happiness, 508A W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, 27516
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Greg Rapp’s first ever solo photography exhibit features a series of black and white photos from a trip to Vietnam a few years ago. The framed black and white photos are for sale with all profits going to the Inter-Faith Council which does work alleviating food insecurity in the community and more.

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7:00 pm

Live Jazz At Imbibe

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Grewen & Griffanzo Jazz duo every Monday at Imbibe. Grewen is Chet Baker reincarnated and Griffanzo handles a piano like no one you’ve ever seen. No cover charge.

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8:00 pm

WHY?

August 26 @ 8:00 pm - August 27 @ 12:00 am
Cat’s Cradle, 300 E Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510 United States

The final words sung on the sixth album by WHY? are an apt place to begin: “Hold on, what’s going on?” Because while there’s much familiar about the oddly named Moh Lhean-mastermind Yoni Wolf’s sour-sweet croon, his deadpan poet’s drawl and ear for stunningly fluid psych-pop-folk-whatever arrangement-a great deal has changed in the four years that’ve passed since 2012’s Mumps, Etc., an LP that honed the band’s orchestral precision and self-deprecating swagger to a fine point. It’s significant that this is the first fully home-recorded WHY? album since the project’s 2003 debut. Made mostly in Wolf’s studio and co-produced by his brother Josiah, the result is obsessive, of course, but also intimate, and flush with warmth and looseness. But the biggest transformation is a bit subtler. After years of eying his world, in part, with a cynical squint, Wolf here learns a new mode. While Moh Lhean never stoops to outright optimism, it chronicles our hero finding peace in the unknowing, trading the wry smirk for a holy shrug, and looking past corporeal pain for something more cosmic and, rest assured, equally weird. A low tone opens the album on “This Ole King” as acoustic pluck and upright bass form a Western bedrock beneath Wolf’s fragile voice. But as the song pushes on, the playing gets brighter and the vocal becomes a mantra-like hum inspired by Ali Farka Touré’s blues, before rolling into a second part rich with chiming keys and twisting harmony-Brian Wilson’s kaleidoscopic vision of pop. If there’s new litheness here, it’s probably because Wolf spent much of the time between albums collaborating-with ex/muse Anna Stewart as the fuzz-pop duo Divorcee, and MC Serengeti as the puckishly depressive Yoni & Geti. And if there’s a lithe newness, it may be that Wolf excised some nostalgia via his 2014 solo tapes-one re-recording choice raps from his own catalog, and another covering cuts by artists like Bob Dylan and Pavement. It’s no wonder, then, that “The Water” handily morphs a moody folk tune into some strange new form of full-band dub. Or that “One Mississippi” bounces along happily over a flurry of bizarre percussion, whistled melodies, and trippy synthesizer blips. Perhaps most impressive is “Consequence of Nonaction,” which vacillates between a quiet meditation for guitar/voice/clarinet, and wild, sax-strewn astral art-funk. Movement is a key theme of Moh Lhean. It’s a breakup album without a romantic interest-coded within the lyrics is a tale about fleeing the seductions of a wintry figure for something synonymous with spring. “Easy” plays like a ward against the old ghost who haunts “January February March,” while “George Washington” places our host in a tiny watercraft, “paddling for land/hand on heart and heart in hand” as that faceless malevolent force stays ashore. While writing these songs, Wolf suffered a severe health scare far from home. Rather than drive him to depression, his brush with mortality imparted an incongruous impression of peace and connection to the living. At the end of “Proactive Evolution,” wherein WHY? enlists mewithoutYou’s Aaron Weiss to celebrate the stubborn persistence of humankind, Wolf samples not only thinkers like Sharon Salzberg and Ram Dass, but his actual doctors-the voices that helped shape his new outlook. Sure, Wolf poses as many questions as ever. Moh Lhean’s gorgeously psychedelic closer, “The Barely Blur” with Son Lux, puzzles over the nature of existence. But rather than leave us with the macabre chill of death, as many a WHY? LP has, the song dissolves into the infinite-the sound of the Big Bang. Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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