Arts Listings, May 21

May 22, 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

FIND YOUR COOL

The Find Your Cool series of free concerts will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 22 and 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 23 and 30, on the Plaza at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. northgatemall.com.

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 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.

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.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

Durham Cinematheque will present Movies in the Park this summer. The first show is “You Want to Get Married? REALLY??” at 9 p.m. Friday, May 30, in Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. “Around the World in 80 Minutes with Musical Interludes” will be shown Saturday, July 5. Admission is free.

ART CAMP

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

CENTERFEST

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

DUKE UNIVERSITY CHAPEL

401 Chapel Drive. June 4: Robert Parkins, “The Golden Age of Spanish Organ Music.” chapel.duke.edu.

DUKE UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT

All events in the Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building. June 2: Luisa Morales, “From Pavana to Fandango: Music and Dance at the Spanish Court.” 919-660-3333, music.duke.edu.

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.

MERCURY STUDIO

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

MOTORCO MUSIC HALL

723 Rigsbee Ave. May 22: Paleface. motorcomusic.com.

SHARP NINE GALLERY

4608 Industry Lane. 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

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. 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 30: “Third Date Improv.” 919-384-7817, cgtheatre.com.

DURHAM ARTS COUNCIL

120 Morris St. June 20: “Lightyear.” durhamarts.org.

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.” Dec. 18-21: “A Christmas Carol.” 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.

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