Arts Listings, March 26

March 28, 2014 

  • Documentary asks, would you want to know?

    Chapel Hill High School alumnus Kristen Powers takes a courageous look at her own DNA in “Twitch,” screening tonight at the Varsity Theater.

    Powers’ mother was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, a degenerative neurological disorder, in 2003.

    Knowing she has a 50/50 chance of carrying the Huntington’s gene, Powers looks at the results of her own DNA test, to know for sure.

    Victims of the disease lose control of speech, thought and movement. Those who inherit the gene begin to deteriorate before middle age. Powers’ mother was 45 when she died.

    “Watching her go through the process of getting sicker and sicker was really hard,” Powers says in the film.

    She performed a talk for the celebrated TED series.

    “When we realize that we are not going to live forever, we are forced to reflect on how we are spending our lives currently, and what we might need to do to change,” she said.

    “Twitch” asks whether we wish to confront the pain that comes from knowing, or to sleep in ignorance.

    When: Tonight, 7 p.m.

    Where: The Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

    Tickets: $5 suggested donation

    Info: http://twitchdocumentary.com/

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

Festivals/Events

SPRING FOR ART

A celebration of spring with artwork by Naomi Writz and Earl Rasmussen and guitar music by Scott Sawyer will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at 714 Ninth St., suite 207A.

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.

‘TWITCH’: “Twitch” will be screened for a suggested donation of $5 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. twitchdocumentary.com.

GUIDED TOURS: The Hillsborough Arts Council will give “Take a Closer Look” guided walking tours of local sculptures at 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March starting at the Hillsborough Arts Council, 102 N. Churton St. 919-643-2500, HillsboroughArtsCouncil.org.

CONGRESSIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold an art competition for high school students. Orange County students must enter the competition by 5 p.m. Friday, April 11. 919-968-2011, artsorange.org/grants.html#congress, house.gov/content/educate/art_competition.

OFF THE WALL: FRANK Gallery’s Off the Wall fundraising gala will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Ticets cost $250 each. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com/gala2014.

HILLSBOROUGH DOWNTOWN ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: The Hillsborough Downtown Arts and Crafts Show will be on Saturday, April 12, at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.

HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL: The Hillsborough Arts Council is looking for submissions for art gallery exhibitions in 2014 and 2015. Artists who live or have a studio in Orange, Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Caswell, Person or Wake counties are invited to apply with a $15 fee by 4 p.m. Friday, April 25. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.

Music

BALDWIN AUDITORIUM

1336 Campus Drive. March 29-30: Duke Opera Workshop. dukeperformances.duke.edu/venues/baldwin-auditorium.

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. April 9: Ben Taylor. April 10: Jesse Cook. April 16: Rusted Root. April 18: Ben Sollee. May 7: Red Baraat. May 11: The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, “The Past Meets the Present.” May 28: Maysa. July 19: Procol Harum. 919-560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.

DUKE COFFEEHOUSE

By Wilson Dorm on Duke University’s East Campus. March 29: Dolfish, Max Stern. April 3: Woodsman. April 5: Nana Grizol, Jason Anderson, Cottontail. April 10: Mac Demarco, Juan Wauters. April 11: Miracles of Modern Science. April 13: Horse Feathers. dukecoffeehouse.org

DUKE UNIVERSITY

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 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. 9: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Aug. 20: Tori Amos. Sept. 26: The Temptations and The Four Tops. Oct. 4: Ian Anderson. dpacnc.org.

Receptions/Openings

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 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!” May 31: Mike Birbiglia. June 15: Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood. 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.

COMMON GROUND THEATRE

4815-B Hillsborough Road. March 27-April 12: “Amadeus.” 919-384-7817, cgtheatre.com.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. March 28: Jay Leno. April 5: Chelsea Handler. April 26: The Tenderloins. May 10: Brian Regan. May 21: Eddie Izzard. Sept. 16-21: “Dirty Dancing.” Oct. 8-19: “The Phantom of the Opera.” Oct. 25: Bill Cosby. Nov. 8: Joan Rivers. Nov. 18-23: “Cinderella.” Dec. 9-14: “Annie.” Feb. 17-22: “Motown the Musical.” March 10-15: “Kinky Boots.” May 12-17: “Pippin.” June 2-7: “Newsies.” dpacnc.org.

MANBITES DOG THEATER

703 Foster St. March 27-30, April 2-5: “Grounded.” 919-682-3343, manbitesdogtheater.org.

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