Arts Listings, July 16

July 15, 2014 

  • Dynamic dioramas on display

    Durham County Library will present the exhibit “Little World,” a set of animated, miniature displays, through Saturday, Sept. 20, on the second floor of the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

    The exhibit is part of the Durham County Library art program, which highlights both temporary and permanent art at the library.

    Created by Tim Gabriel, the “Little World” display at the library features four custom-made, detailed exhibits including a Caribbean pirate beach, vampire estates, a haunted ghost town and an Egyptian temple excavation. Versions of the exhibit have been displayed at the Museum of Life and Science and are featured annually at Garrett Farms in Durham.

    For additional information, contact Alice Sharpe at 919-560-0193 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org. Learn more about Little World at littleworld.us.

Festivals/Events

ART CAMP

The Durham Arts Council will host summer art camps for kids 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, July 17, 24 and 31 and Aug. 7, at CCB Plaza, 201 N. Corcoran St. facebook.com/DowntownDurham.

WAREHOUSE BLUES SERIES

Durham Central Park will host the Warehouse Blues Series of free concerts at 501 Foster St. Selwyn Birchwood will perform from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 18. Lakota John will perform from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 25. Justin Johnson will perform from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1. durhamcentralpark.org.

CENTERFEST

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

JUBILEE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Historic Stagville will host a Jubilee Music Festival from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at 5828 Old Oxford Highway. The Branchettes, Boo Hanks and Lakota John will perform. Admission is free. The Bahama Volunteer Fire Department will sell hot dogs and burgers. stagville.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, July 31, Aug. 14 and 28 and Sept. 4, on the quad in the American Tobacco Historic District. americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com.

‘LITTLE WORLD’

“Little World,” an exhibit of animated, miniature displays, will be at the Main Library through Saturday, Sept. 20, at 300 N. Roxboro St.

Music

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. July 16: Deltron 3030. July 17: The Milk Carton Kids. July 19: Procol Harum. Aug. 8: Rich Robinson. Sept. 11: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Sept. 13: Justin Townes Earle. 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. July 26: Maxwell. Aug. 8: Keyshia Cole. Aug. 9: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Aug. 17: 3 Doors Down. Aug. 20: Tori Amos. Aug. 24: NEEDTOBREATHE. Aug. 27: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. Aug. 30: Erica Campbell, Kirk Franklin. 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. Feb. 11: Tony Bennett. dpacnc.org.

MERCURY STUDIO

401 W. Geer St. July 31: Lowland Hum. mercurystudiodurham.com.

SHARP NINE GALLERY

4608 Industry Lane. July 19: Greg Hyslop Organ Trio. July 25: Kate McGarry/Keith Ganz Duo. July 26: Eric Hirsh Quartet. Aug. 2: Dave Finucane QT with Keith Ganz. 919-486-5299, durhamjazzworkshop.org.

Receptions/Openings

BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE

401-B Foster St. July 18 and Aug. 15: “Revamped: New Work from JenJen.” 6-9 p.m. 919-949-4847, bullcityarts.org.

CLAYMAKERS GALLERY

705 Foster St. July 18: Ronan Peterson. 6-9 p.m. 919-530-8355, claymakers.com.

PLEIADES GALLERY

109 E. Chapel Hill St. July 18: “Truth to Power 2.” 6-9 p.m. 919-797-2706, pleiadesartdurham.com.

SCRAP EXCHANGE

923 Franklin St. July 18: Allison Tierney, “Between Intuition and Reason.” 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. Aug. 29: Paul Mooney. Sept. 5: John Hodgman. Oct. 3-4: “The Great Divorce.” Feb. 6: John Waters. 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.

COMMON GROUND THEATRE

4815-B Hillsborough Road. July 19: FatMouth Improv, “The July 19th Show.” 919-384-7817, cgtheatre.com, brownpapertickets.com/event/743356.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. Sept. 16-21: “Dirty Dancing.” Oct. 8-19: “The Phantom of the Opera.” Oct. 25: Bill Cosby. Nov. 8: Joan Rivers. Nov. 14: “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.” 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.” April 7-12: “Jersey Boys.” May 12-17: “Pippin.” June 2-7: “Newsies.” dpacnc.org.

FULL FRAME THEATER

American Tobacco Historic District. July 18: “Tough Love.” bit.ly/1t24RS8.

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