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September 17, 2013 

Friday

The Seymour Center hosts its first Fall Film Festival on Friday. The award winning UNC documentary “Without a Fight” will be shown.

Jason Arthurs, the documentary photographer who was North Carolina Photographer of the Year in 2005 and 2006, will be the featured speaker.

The program begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Seymour Center Theater. Donations to the Friends of the Seymour Center are welcome.

The festival continues Oct. 25

When: Friday, 10:30 a.m.

Where: The Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill

Tickets: Free.

Info: 919-968-2070

Saturday

On Saturday, the musician dads of Carrboro Elementary students will bring their bands to the Cat’s Cradle for a kid-friendly, back-to-school concert.

Dad Rick Miller’s band Southern Culture on the Skids joins dad John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff. Dads J Ventre with The Swang Brothers, Michael Holland and Dave Hedeman with The Vagabond Union also will play.

The event will help raise funds for the music and theater programs at Carrboro Elementary. The Carrboro Elementary Back-to-School Rock Bash is open to the public.

When: Noon-4 p.m., Saturday

Where: Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro

Tickets: $10; under 11 free

Info: 919-967-9053

Ongoing

“SURGE” is coming to the Pleiades Gallery in Durham. “In this dynamic group show, gallery artists express elements of power – flow, change, torrent, movement, deluge, acceleration, and profusion –through works in metal, paint, wax, wood, photography, and ceramics.”

Wow.

We’re still not sure what SURGE is, based on their news release. But the show runs today through Oct. 6, with the reception at 6 p.m. Friday open to the public.

When: Today through Oct. 6; opening reception 6 p.m. Friday

Where: Pleiades Gallery, 109 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham

Tickets: Free

Info: 919-797-2706

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