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Sep
13
Thu
Austin Piazzolla Quintet @ The ArtsCenter
Sep 13 all-day

Nuevo Tango comes to The ArtsCenter! Founded by James Anderson (violin), the APQ has been performing and recording since 2009, building a reputation as one of North America’s leading interpreters of the Argentinean tango tradition. With Jonathan Geer (piano), Ben Thomas (bandoneon), Tony Rogers (cello), and Phil Spencer (bass), the band continues the tradition of nuevo tango through intense live shows which feature unique arrangements of Astor Piazzolla’s groundbreaking works, breathtaking original compositions, and fiery improvisation.

Sep
15
Sat
FREE Concert by the Coconut Groove Band! @ Meadowmont Gazebo/Playground
Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come out and enjoy the Coconut Groove Band, playing all those great sing-a-long, rock-n-roll tunes you know and love! Bring your friends and family, a chair and a blanket, and end the summer with a rock-n-rollin’ good time! While you are enjoying great music, grab some great food for dinner from the El Molcajete food truck that will be parked on site, serving up delicious, authentic Mexican food from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm! FREE parking! Fun for the whole family!

Sep
20
Thu
The Orange Constant and Atlas Road Crew @ Local 506
Sep 20 all-day

Formed in the college bars of Statesboro, Ga. in 2012 and transplanted to the music mecca of Athens, The Orange Constant blends the organic charm of southern psychedelia, heartfelt narrative and progressive composition with a spontaneous yet pop-like sensibility.

South Carolina rock ‘n’ roll shot with southern soul accents. Formed in fall of 2011, Atlas Road Crew is rapidly building one of the most loyal fan bases on the East Coast, packing venues to capacity from South Carolina to New York City, and expanding rapidly to major US cities in between.

Sep
22
Sat
Nutcracker Auditions (8-10 yr olds) @ Triangle Youth Ballet (Auditions held at Durham Arts Council)
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

For Serious Young Ballet Dancers ages 8-10. Please know that if cast, all rehearsals are mandatory.

Nutcracker Auditions (11-18 yr olds) @ Triangle Youth Ballet (Audition held at Durham Arts Council)
Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Nutcracker auditions for serious young dancers ages 11-18. Please know that if cast, all rehearsals are mandatory.

Leo Kottke @ The ArtsCenter
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm

Acoustic guitar legend Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, raised in 12 different states, and flirted with both violin and trombone before settling on the guitar. After his discharge from the Navy in 1964, Kottke relocated to the Twin Cities and became a fixture at the Scholar Coffeehouse, home to Bob Dylan and John Koerner, releasing his debut LP Twelve String Blues on the Scholar’s tiny Oblivion label. A deal with guitarist John Fahey’s Takoma label soon followed and led to the release of what has become known to fans around the world as “the Armadillo record.” Several celebrated albums and two Grammy nominations later, Kottke continues to delight audiences the world over with his dexterous finger-style playing and wry storytelling.

“Hey Guys!” NYC Comedy Tour @ PIT Chapel Hill
Sep 22 @ 9:30 pm

“Hey Guys!” Comedy Tour is coming to Chapel Hill!

Once a month comedian Will Abeles invites one of New York’s best comics to perform a new half-hour following some of the country’s top up-and-coming comedians at his monthly show “Hey Guys!”. Past guests have been seen on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and festivals all across the country. On Saturday September 22nd, Will’s bringing these comics to North Carolina!

Joining Will will be headliner Yedoye Travis (Late Show, Comedy Central), comedian Gabriel Pacheco (Eat, Pray, Judge Podcast), Sam Mazany, Mark Brady and more!

Tickets are $15, but get 20% off with your UNC or Duke ID card!

About the headliner:
Yedoye Travis is a stand up comedian, writer, and actor from Atlanta, GA. In 2017 he was named a New Face at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival, during which he opened for W. Kamau Bell and taped for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. He has since appeared on Search Party, Comedy Central, and Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and contributed content for MTV. He has also performed at Bridgetown Comedy festival and appeared on the fourth season of Coming to the Stage. His debut album, OK, produced by Comedy Dynamics, was released on January 12th, 2018.

Sep
23
Sun
Exploring Rhythms of Africa &The Americas – Mini performance, stories and jam session with drums – “ALL YOU CAN BEAT! @ Silent Dayze Studio
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm

May I see your passport please ~.* … This workshop will be a musical journey through 2 continents and several Islands. It will begin with Alex sampling each drum. Explaining it’s origin and sharing a popular rhythm for each drum or percussion instrument. This section will be enhanced by some of Alex’s personal travel stories and experiences with musicians from Africa to Haiti. The drums include: talking drum, djembe, dun nun, Kenkeni, dumbek, Moroccan drums, conga, bongos, bass drum and a wide array of percussion instruments. Short break for coconut water, fruit & nuts… The next part will be hands on, as we form a drum circle and begin sampling some rhythms and the language of the drum. This class is open to everyone, no experience is necessary, but more experienced drummers are welcome too. Anyone who knows a traditional song or rhythm is encourage to share. Alex & the tri-lingual congera Li-Lan can provide the foundation and rhythmic structure to explore through. Alex will also provide context by playing some of the songs on flute or cornet that go with the rhythms, like: Samba, cumbia, calypso… This experience can be outdoors, weather permitting.

Oct
6
Sat
Lee Konitz @ The ArtsCenter
Oct 6 all-day

Legendary saxophonist and 2009 NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz brings his quartet to The ArtsCenter for a rare North Carolina appearance. Since defining the “West Coast Cool” sound in his work with Miles Davis, Lennie Tristano, and Stan Kenton, Lee Konitz has spent more than a half-century refining his interpretations of the Great American Songbook. At 90 years old, he remains one of the most original and innovative voices in jazz, making this show a must-see for anyone invested in the past, present, and future of the art of jazz improvisation.

Oct
11
Thu
Lulo Reinhardt and Daniel Stelter @ The ArtsCenter
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

The great-nephew of legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, Lulo Reinhardt is a spontaneous and spirited player who has taken his family’s gypsy jazz legacy, melded it with flamenco and latin styles, and updated it for the modern era. He joins forces with celebrated German jazz guitarist Daniel Stelter to form a powerhouse duo blending elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar. Whether playing a scorching lead or a cool rhythm, they bring new life to classics from Django Reinhardt, Duke Ellington, and many more. Both riveting soloists who draw from a diverse range of styles and influences, their duo explores musical traditions that extend from Argentina to Cuba and back to their German Gypsy roots.

Oct
13
Sat
Rio Mira at The ArtsCenter @ The ArtsCenter
Oct 13 all-day

Marimba, percussion, and vocals dominate the compelling sound of world-music super group Rio Mira, which brings to life the cultural heritage of people of African descent in the Colombian South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of Ecuador. In reworking and revitalizing this tradition, they create a mesmerizing performance that is both contemporary and unique, moving from call-and response vocal refrains to densely melodic dance numbers. Their most recent album, Marimba Del Pacifico, is comprised of five songs each from Colombia and Ecuador, demonstrating the “bi-national” nature of the project as well as the diversity of the cultural heritage they represent.

Rio Mira @ The ArtsCenter
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm

Marimba, percussion, and vocals dominate the compelling sound of world-music super group Rio Mira, which brings to life the cultural heritage of people of African descent in the Colombian South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of Ecuador. In reworking and revitalizing this tradition, they create a mesmerizing performance that is both contemporary and unique, moving from call-and response vocal refrains to densely melodic dance numbers. Their most recent album, Marimba Del Pacifico, is comprised of five songs each from Colombia and Ecuador, demonstrating the “bi-national” nature of the project as well as the diversity of the cultural heritage they represent.

Oct
14
Sun
Hillsborough Handmade Parade @ Downtown Hillsborough
Oct 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Hillsborough Handmade Parade is a grassroots community participatory celebration sponsored and organized by the Hillsborough Arts Council. This Mardi Gras style street parade is completely created by the community and includes wild costumes, giant puppets, stilt-walkers, marching bands and much more creating a spectacle of art, creativity, and public theater and music.

This year’s theme is “Magical Menagerie on the Eno.” The parade will begin at 2:30 pm at the Town Hall at 101 East Orange Street and end with a Grande Finale with drumming and food at the Farmers Market Pavilion.

Oct
18
Thu
Wine & Brine @ City Kitchen
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The sun may be setting on Summer, but we aren’t ready to let the sizzle of party weather cool down at City Kitchen! Join us on Thursday, October 18th for our first in a series of monthly shindigs on our newly renovated CK Garden Patio.

Our kick-off event, Wine & Brine, will feature a fresh & briny seafood bar with a selection of oysters on the half shell, littleneck clams, shrimp, mussels, & grilled octopus salad from 6:15-7:00pm. Then from 7:15-7:45 we’ll be rolling out a low country boil with shrimp, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes and andouille sausage plus grilled corn salsa, german potato salad, & iceberg with buttermilk blue cheese dressing. Signature accompaniments will include dill-cucumber mignonette, shallot-black pepper red wine vinegar mignonette, bloody mary fresh horseradish sauce!

Giorgios Group Wine Director, Michael Maller, has also curated some choice selections to accompany the seafood, and will provide a complimentary tasting of wines that will pair well with the brine! Wines will include a Muscadet, the most classic wine for oysters from France’s Atlantic coast, an Albariño from North Carolina’s Outerbanks, a crisp rosé because rosé is not just for summer anymore, and a couple of other treats. Come try some classic shellfish pairings as well as something outside of the box.

Al fresco dining? Check! Fresh fruits de mer? Check! Wine pairings? Check! Live music? Check! We’re checking all the boxes here, now all we need is you and your crew! Tickets are $25 per guest and include raw bar, low country boil & accompaniments, plus a wine tasting! 5oz or 9oz glasses or bottles of wine based off of the tasting can be purchased for an additional cost! Reservations are required for this limited availability event and must be held with a credit card on file in our secure vault, call the restaurant at (919) 928-8200 to save your seats!

Oct
19
Fri
Sona Jobarteh at The ArtsCenter @ The ArtsCenter
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sona Jobarteh is a pioneer in the ancient male-dominated hereditary Griot tradition of Africa, a tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries. Jobarteh defies convention as the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a legendary west African Griot lineage famous for its Kora masters, including her grandfather Amadu Bansang Jobarteh and her cousin Toumani Diabaté. Renowned for her skill as an instrumentalist, distinctive voice, infectious melodies and onstage grace, Jobarteh’s unique ability to touch audiences from all backgrounds and cultures has led her to international success.

Oct
21
Sun
Chapel Hill Philharmonia Children’s Concert “The Great Northern Forest” @ Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

The Chapel Hill Philharmonia presents its annual Children’s concert “The Great Northern Forest”. Prokofiev’s symphonic poem “Peter and the Wolf” is featured, with Timothy Sparks of the UNC Vocal Department as narrator and clever musical characterizations by the orchestra. Conductor Donald Oehler leads the orchestra in two rousing pieces by Sibelius: “Finlandia” and the march from Karelia Suite.

Oct
26
Fri
Piedmont Melody Makers at The ArtsCenter @ The ArtsCenter
Oct 26 all-day

The Piedmont Melody Makers, purveyors of old-time, country and bluegrass music, take their name from the Piedmont region of eastern North Carolina where three-quarters of the band now reside. Featuring the incomparable Alice Gerrard alongside folk stalwarts Jim Watson, Cliff Hale, and Chris Brasher, these perennial ArtsCenter favorites return to the Wynn Theater to celebrate the release of Brasher’s Colton House Recordings and Gerrard’s release of the unreleased practice tapes Hazel & Alice Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes 1965-1969.

Oct
27
Sat
River Park Concert @ Downtown Hillsborough's River Park
Oct 27 @ 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

The River Park Concert is a volunteer-driven, grassroots, free outdoor music event made possible through the cooperation, coordination and support of many local civic, corporate and private entities and is brought to you by the Hillsborough Arts Council. The Wood Brothers headline this year’s event and will be joined by the Walker Family Band, The Shoaldiggers, Seth Walker and DJ Night Boogie. A Young Musicians Workshop will be held at 11:30 am.

River Park Concert @ River Park
Oct 27 @ 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

The River Park Concert is a volunteer-driven, grassroots FREE outdoor music event made possible through the cooperation, coordination and support of many local civic, corporate and private entities and is brought to you by the Hillsborough Arts Council. This year’s headlining band is the Wood Brothers.

River Park Concert: The Wood Brothers, Seth Walker, Shoaldiggers, Walker Family Band @ River Park
Oct 27 @ 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

Join us for the free River Park Concert in Hillsborough!

4 Bands, local artists, local beer, local food.

Starting at 11:30am with the Young Musicians Workshop. Bands from 12:30pm with The Wood Brothers Headlining at 4:30pm!

** No weapons, no coolers, 100% ID Check for alcohol purchase, All pets must be on leash**