Arts Listings, May 14

May 13, 2014 

  • Now at Northgate, for a limited time only

    It’s about time we told you about the Triangle Blues Society concert series at Durham’s Northgate Mall.

    Yep. Another historic blues marker at the lost end of the Delta.

    (Actually, the Piedmont runs deep in blues tradition, including legendary Josh White.)

    And Peg Leg Sam, who made stops at medicine shows and county fairs around North Carolina.

    Sam was as great a comedian as he was a singer (He sometimes played the harmonica with his nose.) and retired to South Carolina (where White was from).

    Dale White is a skilled carpenter who once was a sports reporter for the Charlotte Observer (covering the Davis Cup back in ’71, when U.S. played Romania on clay at the Providence Club).

    Dale owned the now-extinct club Endangered Species back in the ’70s (in the basement, if you can believe of what is now Pantana Bob’s in Chapel Hill) and hired Peg Leg and Union County's Henry Johnson to play.

    Friday, Jimmy Haggard will mystify the teen shoppers who happen out of their cellphones to a sound that is alien to them: broken-heart love cries from a different planet in a distant time.

    There’s a “Crops & Shorts” sale too ... so don’t miss it.

    When: Friday, 7-9 p.m.

    Where: Northgate Mall, Durham

    Tickets: Free

    Info: youtube.com/watch?v=DNxCLpdFaRs

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

Festivals/Events

CENTERFEST

The Durham Arts Council’s 40th annual CenterFest Arts Festival will be in September. Artists’ applications are due Thursday, May 15. Performer applications are due Friday, June 20. Nonprofit booth applications and food vendor applications are due Friday, June 18. centerfest.durhamarts.org.

BACK PORCH MUSIC ON THE LAWN

The Back Porch Music on the Lawn series of free concerts will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays, May 15 and 29, June 12 and 26, July 31, Aug. 14 and 28 and Sept. 4, on the quad in the American Tobacco Historic District. americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com.

FIND YOUR COOL

The Find Your Cool series of free concerts will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, and July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Aug. 7, at CCB Plaza, 201 N. Corcoran St. facebook.com/DowntownDurham.

BLUES ON THE PLAZA

There will be live blues music from 6-9 p.m. Fridays, May 16, 23 and 30, on the Plaza at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. northgatemall.com.

DURHAM CHILDREN’S CHOIR

The 10th anniversary concert of the Durham Children’s Choir will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke University’s East Campus. A $10 donation is suggested.

TRIANGLE RECORDER SOCIETY

The Triangle Recorder Society’s annual spring recital will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Ponder Auditorium at Croasdaile Village, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway. To participate as a player, regester with Pat Petersen. patpetersen@earthlink.net, trianglerecorder.org.

A GOSPEL XTRAVAGANZA

STEP Entertainment will present “A Gospel Xtravaganza” at 6 p.m. Friday, May 30, and 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in the O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium at North Carolina Central University, 1801 Fayetteville St. Yolanda Adams, Deitrick Haddon, Fred Hammond, James Fortune, Marvin Sapp and other artists will perform. 919-630-7103.

ART CAMP

The Durham Arts Council will host summer art camps for kids from June through August. 919-560-2726, durhamarts.org.

Music

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. May 28: Maysa. May 29: Clint Black. May 30: Chatham County Line. June 26: Art Garfunkel. July 13: Marc Cohn. July 16: Deltron 3030. July 17: The Milk Carton Kids. July 19: Procol Harum. Oct. 19: Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, John Hammond, “The Blues Hall of Fame Tour.” Nov. 8: Rufus Wainwright. Nov. 12: Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Nov. 13: Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam. Nov. 21: Brian Culbertson. Dec. 11: David Benoit, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Dec. 18: Sweet Honey in the Rock. 919-560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. June 5: Weezer. June 22: Ringo Starr, All Starr Band. July 26: Maxwell. Aug. 9: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Aug. 20: Tori Amos. Aug. 27: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. Sept. 26: The Temptations and The Four Tops. Nov. 16: Chris Botti. Oct. 4: Ian Anderson. Dec. 2: Mannheim Steamroller. Dec. 4: Joe Bonamassa. dpacnc.org.

ENO RIVER UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP

4907 Garrett Road. May 19: Mallarmé Chamber Players, North Carolina Master Chorale Chamber Choir, “Dido and Aeneas.” mallarmemusic.org, ncmasterchorale.org.

MERCURY STUDIO

401 W. Geer St. June 22: Dex Romweber. mercurystudiodurham.com.

MOTORCO MUSIC HALL

723 Rigsbee Ave. May 20: Deal’s Gone Bad. May 22: Paleface. motorcomusic.com.

PINHOOK

117 W. Main St. May 19: Ex-Cult. 919-667-1100, thepinhook.com.

SHARP NINE GALLERY

4608 Industry Lane. May 20: NCJRO. May 31: Frankie Alexander Quartet. June 10: NCJRO. June 11: Moutin Factory Quintet. June 14: Quintessence. June 28: Jua. July 15: NCJRO. 919-486-5299, durhamjazzworkshop.org.

Receptions/Openings

BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE

401-B Foster St. May 16: Roger May, “Testify.” 6-9 p.m. 919-949-4847, bullcityarts.org.

CARRACK MODERN ART

111 Parrish St. May 16: Elsa Hoffman, “Buried in Light and Shadow.” 7-10 p.m. thecarrack.org.

DURHAM ARTS COUNCIL

120 Morris St. May 16: Cynthia Aldrich, “The Still Life Reinterpreted.” Judy Keene, “Resonant Abstraction.” Jon Malveto, “Recent Paintings.” “OUR HOUSE: The Durham Arts Council School Annual Faculty and Student Exhibition.” 5-7 p.m. 919-560-2787, durhamarts.org.

PLEIADES GALLERY

109 E. Chapel Hill St. May 16: Emily Cox, Jim Lee, “Fire and Light.” 6-9 p.m. 919-797-2706, pleiadesartdurham.com.

THROUGH THIS LENS

303 E. Chapel Hill St. May 16: Frank Myers, “Painting on Silence: Photographs of Jazz Musicians.” 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. Through May 18: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” May 30-June 1: “Mamma Mia!” May 31: Mike Birbiglia. June 12: “Farmland.” June 15: Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood. Sept. 5: John Hodgman. Oct. 3-4: “The Great Divorce.” 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.

COMMON GROUND THEATRE

4815-B Hillsborough Road. May 15: “Improv Percolator Showcase.” May 17: “FatMouth Improv.” May 30: “Third Date Improv.” 919-384-7817, cgtheatre.com.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. May 21: Eddie Izzard. June 29: Julianne and Derek Hough, “Move Live on Tour.” 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.” Jan. 7-25: “Wicked.” Feb. 17-22: “Motown the Musical.” March 10-15: “Kinky Boots.” May 12-17: “Pippin.” June 2-7: “Newsies.” dpacnc.org.

MERCURY STUDIO

401 W. Geer St. May 14: “All We Ever Wanted.” mercurystudiodurham.com.

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