Arts Listings, March 12

March 11, 2014 

The last Peter Sellers film to be released while he was alive, director Hal Ashby’s “Being There” garnered Sellers an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • ’70s double feature on the bill Friday

    The Carolina Theatre is celebrating a streak of dark comedy through American movies in the ’70s.

    “Harold and Maude,” the 1971 May-December classic, and “Being There” are a vintage two-fer showing Friday, more of the Retro Film Series.

    Based on a story by doomed author Jerzy Kosinski, “Being There” (1979) is an existential modern fairy tale.

    Peter Sellers plays a gardener whose distance from the world might label him autistic today.Through a chain of events, he rises socially as Chauncey Gardiner, adviser to the president.

    How? He echoes phrases he has heard on television, in a manner soft and gracious.

    Sellers was his era’s Chaplin or Cantiflas, an almost silent clown.

    Kosinski got his name from identity papers as a Jewish child hiding from Nazi discovery in Poland, when he was altar boy in a church. In 1957 he resettled in America, and left a complicated legacy when he died in 1991.

    His story blends theater of the absurd with the social commentary of Czech writer Milan Kundera.

    When: 7 p.m. Friday

    Where: Carolina Theatre, 309 W Morgan St., Durham

    Tickets: $8 for 2

    Info: www.carolinatheatre.org

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

Festivals/Events

EMERGING ARTISTS AWARDS

The Durham Arts Council’s 30th annual Emerging Artists Awards ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at 120 Morris St. durhamarts.org.

FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be from Thursday, April 3, to Sunday, April 6, in Durham. fullframefest.org.

DURHAM ART WALK SPRING MARKET

The Durham Art Walk Spring Market will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 13, downtown. Artists may register online until Monday, Feb. 24. durhamartwalk.com, durhamartwalk.com/artists/artist-registration.

Music

BALDWIN AUDITORIUM

1336 Campus Drive. March 18: Duke Chorale Spring Tour Concert. March 29-30: Duke Opera Workshop. dukeperformances.duke.edu/venues/baldwin-auditorium.

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. March 14: Rosanne Cash. March 18: Eddie Money. March 20: Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle. March 22: Arturo Sandoval. March 23: The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, The Concert Singers of Cary, “A Touch of Neo-Classicism.” April 9: Ben Taylor. April 10: Jesse Cook. April 18: Ben Sollee. May 7: Red Baraat. May 11: The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, “The Past Meets the Present.” 919-560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.

DUKE CHAPEL

401 Chapel Drive. March 25: Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics. 919-660-3333, music.duke.edu.

DUKE UNIVERSITY

March 21, Nelson Music Room: Katharina Uhde, R. Larry Todd. March 27, Bone Hall in Biddle Music Building: Voice Master Class with Dana Zenobi. April 6, Page Auditorium: Kidznotes, Duke Chamber Players. 919-684-4444, dukeperformances.duke.edu.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. March 18: The Moody Blues. March 20: The Ten Tenors-On Broadway. March 24: Crosby, Stills and Nash. March 27: Zakir Hussain. April 6: Get The Led Out. May 1: Rob Thomas. May 6: Ledisi, The Robert Glasper Experience. May 9: Brit Floyd. May 11: Jaheim. June 5: Weezer. June 22: Ringo Starr, All Starr Band. Aug. 20: Tori Amos. Oct. 4: Ian Anderson. dpacnc.org.

Receptions/Openings

BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE

401-B Foster St. March 21: Jessica Ullom, “Hawks and Doves.” 6-9 p.m. 919-949-4847, bullcityarts.org.

THROUGH THIS LENS

303 E. Chapel Hill St. March 21: Bernard Herman, “40 Years a Photographist: Experiments in Color and Form.” 6-9 p.m. 919-687-0250, throughthislens.com.

VEGA METALS

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

Theater/Dance/Comedy

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. March 12: Scott Simon. March 13: Jim Jefferies. March 21: The Upright Citizens Brigade. March 27-30: “The Sorcerer.” March 28: Jay Leno. April 8-13: “The Wizard of Oz.” April 11: Demetri Martin. April 29-30: “American Idiot.” May 3: Carolina Ballet, “Romeo and Juliet.” May 10: Brian Regan. May 13-18: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” May 30-June 1: “Mamma Mia!” 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.

COMMON GROUND THEATRE

4815-B Hillsborough Road. March 14-15, 20-22: “The Art of Deception.” 919-384-7817, cgtheatre.com.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. Through March 16: “Evita.” March 28: Jay Leno. April 5: Chelsea Handler. April 26: The Tenderloins. May 10: Brian Regan. May 21: Eddie Izzard. Oct. 25: Bill Cosby. Nov. 8: Joan Rivers. dpacnc.org.

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