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Fall Arts Preview

Save the date for can't-miss festivals, concerts and more this season.


unspecified“The Crucible” – Oct. 19-Nov.6 – Playmakers Repertory Company
takes you back to the days of the Salem witch trials in Arthur Miller’s classic drama.

Photo by Harold Carmel

“Go Figure!” – Sept. 26–Oct. 23 –  Presented by the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, this exhibition will feature paintings by Linda Carmel (above) and Marcy Lansman and sculptures by Lynn Wartski. Check out the opening reception on Sept. 30 during the Last Friday Art Walk.

Photo By Amy Hoppe

Festifall – Oct. 1 – Celebrate Chapel   Hill’s art community with this West Franklin Street bazaar, filled with art enthusiasts, local artists, live performances and more.

Carrboro Music Festival  Sept. 24-25 – With over 100 bands of all musical styles on 25 stages across town, you can’t miss this annual two-day festival.


Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance  Oct. 6–9 – Join the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center and the GrassRoots Festival Organization at this family friendly event celebrating music, dance and art.

“Art&” – Aug. 19–Jan. 8 Ackland Art Museum launches this art- and community-centered project that will include gatherings such as
film screenings and performances in a gallery featuring commissioned pieces by Derek Toomes, Heather Gordon, and Stacy Lynn Waddell.

Photo by Bruce Wilkes

Hillsborough Handmade Parade – Oct. 15 – Watch as the streets of Hillsborough come alive with larger-than-life handmade puppets, papier-mâché animal masks and much more at this biannual parade.




Open Studio Tour – Nov. 5–6, 12–13 – Grab a map and visit members of the Orange County Artists Guild in their galleries and workspaces to browse works ranging from glass sculptures (the one pictured is by Julie Wynmor) to paintings to metalwork.

Photo by Alex Boerner

Carrboro Film Festival – Nov. 19–20 – Presenting world-class shorts and films from every genre, the annual film festival also brings together cinephiles for parties, workshops and networking opportunities.



Bluegrass in Autumn

Check out Chatham County Line’s newest album. Recorded in Kernersville and Durham over the fall seasons of 2014 and 2015, Chatham County Line stays true to their Carolina roots in their seventh studio album, “Autumn.” Since forming in 1999, the bluegrass group has received praise for their tight harmonies and instrumental capabilities from sources like Pitchfork and The Bluegrass Situation. Produced by lead singer and guitarist Dave Wilson, “Autumn” is no exception to their collection of accredited melodies. Dave, along with John Teer (Mandolin, Fiddle), Chandler Holt (Banjo, Guitar) and Greg Readling (Bass, Pedal Steel, Piano), assembled a record featuring 11 original songs that range from soothing to foot stomping. Overall, the album contains an infectious acoustic sound that reflects the North Carolina season that inspired it: cozy and personal.


Anna is an Advertising and Hispanic Studies double major at UNC-Chapel Hill. Growing up in Durham and living in Chapel Hill, she's been able to experience the best of both towns. She loves traveling and UNC Basketball so much, she planned her study abroad in Spain next fall around basketball season.