Arts Listings, June 4

June 3, 2014 

  • Holeman to close ‘Blues on the Plaza’ series

    There’s still one Friday left to go in the Triangle Blues Society’s “Blues on the Plaza” festival at Northgate Mall.

    The four-week series marks its end with a guest who has been described as Durham’s living acoustic-blues legend.

    John Dee Holeman is a recipient of a 1988 National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    He has collaborated with Taj Mahal and with another living bluesmaster, Cool John Ferguson.

    Through collaboration with the Music Maker Relief Foundation, the 85-year-old Hillsborough native has experienced something of a late-career resurgence.

    Music Maker recorded his albums “Bull Durham Blues,” “You Got to Lose, You Can’t Win All the Time” and “John Dee Holeman with the Waifs Band.”

    Blues on the Plaza’s poster advertises “Blues, Beer and Food,” and there are some of us who would stock Paradise with just as much, and leave the rest to Mammon.

    Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse, a cosponsor of the event, does the food. They do Cajun with more than just the spices: crawfish, oysters, shrimps and catfish.

    Carolina Brewery takes its turn as this week’s beer provender.

    Bring lawn chairs, because you might want a second plate.

    When: Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.

    Where: Northgate Mall, Durham

    Tickets: Free

    Info: www.triangleblues.com/

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

Festivals/Events

ART CAMP

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

FIND YOUR COOL

The Find Your Cool series of free concerts will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 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.

BACK PORCH MUSIC ON THE LAWN

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

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.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

Durham Cinematheque will present Movies in the Park this summer. “Around the World in 80 Minutes with Musical Interludes” will be shown Saturday, July 5, in Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. Admission is free.

Music

BEYÙ CAFFÈ

335 W. Main St. June 12: Jay Daniels Trio. beyucaffe.com.

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. June 14: Spyro Gyra and the Yellowjackets. June 26: Art Garfunkel. July 13: Marc Cohn. July 16: Deltron 3030. July 17: The Milk Carton Kids. July 19: Procol Harum. Aug. 8: Rich Robinson. Oct. 10: Joshua Scott Jones. Oct. 19: Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, John Hammond, “The Blues Hall of Fame Tour.” Oct. 21: Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge. 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.

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. Oct. 29: Susan Boyle. Nov. 6: Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson. Nov. 13: Straight No Chaser. Nov. 16: Chris Botti. Oct. 4: Ian Anderson. Dec. 2: Mannheim Steamroller. Dec. 4: Joe Bonamassa. dpacnc.org.

SHARP NINE GALLERY

4608 Industry Lane. June 6: Alex Smith Quartet, Brandon Lee. June 7: Ernest Turner, “Music of Thelonious Monk.” 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. June 12: “Farmland.” June 15: Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood. June 28: Earthquake. Sept. 5: John Hodgman. Oct. 3-4: “The Great Divorce.” 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.

DURHAM ARTS COUNCIL

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

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. 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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