Arts Listings, June 11

June 13, 2014 

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Surrounded by 18 bears, manager/assembler Todd Alexander, below center, asks a coworker to pull a power cord to him during the assembly stage of the animatronic Leonard Bearstein Orchestra last year at Northgate Mall.

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    The Bears are back in town

    The Leonard Bearstein Orchestra, an 18-piece animatronic symphony orchestra of bears, returns to Northgate Mall this summer beginning Monday through July 18 at Center Court.

    These delightful interactive characters are displayed in beautiful seasonal surroundings, performing music and interacting with the audience. This summer’s theme will be a patriotic Independence Day-style tribute with music inspired by Arthur Fielder and the Boston Pops.

    The 42-minute program will run continuously during mall hours featuring Maestro Leonard Bearstein conducting his 18-piece symphony orchestra and the Not So Bearly Singers trio. Traditional flag waving music is set to original scores and scripts and brings this group to life for children of all ages to enjoy.

    Designed by Mad Magic of Charlotte, the orchestra sections consist of a string section (violins, cellos, and bass), brass section (trumpets, French horn), woodwinds (clarinet and saxophone) and percussion section (drummers and chime) with the vocalists providing much of the banter during the program.

    Children can learn more about orchestral instruments by picking up an educational worksheet featuring an instrument word search, match the bears with their instrument and coloring fun, available at Northgate’s Customer Service Center during the orchestra’s run.

    “Northgate’s family-friendly events are always striving to be educational wherever possible, in this case around music education, and we are happy to bring these loveable bears back this summer to entertain our shoppers,” says Melodie Pugh, the mall’s director of marketing.

    Northgate Mall is located at 1058 W. Club Blvd.

Festivals/Events

ART CAMP

The Durham Arts Council will host summer art camps for kids from June through August. 919-560-2726, 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, 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, June 12, 19 and 26, and July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Aug. 7, at CCB Plaza, 201 N. Corcoran St. facebook.com/DowntownDurham.

A BURWELL HOMECOMING

The Burwell School Historic Site will host A Burwell Homecoming from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at 319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. Tickets are $20 or free for ages 12 and younger. Parking and a shuttle service are available at Mt. Bright Baptist Church, 211 W. Union St. burwellschool.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.

RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography by students of Riverside High School will be on display at the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography through Sunday, June 22, at 5101 N. Roxboro Road.

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. Sept. 18: Keb’ Mo’. Oct. 8: Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer. 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.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. 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 11: Moutin Factory Quintet. June 14: Quintessence. June 28: Jua. July 15: NCJRO. 919-486-5299, durhamjazzworkshop.org.

Receptions/Openings

GOLDEN BELT

807 E. Main St. June 13: “Emergence.” 6-9 p.m. 919-627-1076, goldenbeltarts.com.

SCRAP EXCHANGE

923 Franklin St. June 20: Christopher Kearney, “In Pursuit of Shadows.” 6-9 p.m. 919-688-6960, scrapexchange.org.

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.

SCRAP EXCHANGE

923 Franklin St. June 20: “Circle Spiral Slow.” 919-688-6960, scrapexchange.org.

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