Hans Hofmann’s work on display later this month at the Ackland includes 1957’s “Maquette for Mural at the New York School of Printing,” composed of mosaic tiles set in concrete.
JAN. 20-FEB. 7 playmakersrep.org
In this play by Anton Chekhov, sisters Olga, Masha and Irina long to be back in their beloved Moscow, a place they believe will fulfill their deepest dreams. PlayMakers’ production is the world premiere of a new version by Libby Appel, director of their 2014 show of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Tickets $15+.
Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann
JAN 22-APRIL 10 ackland.org
There’s plenty of color in this exhibition showcasing German-born artist Hans Hofmann’s underappreciated public mural projects. The postwar New York School painter covered canvases with vivid hues and is known for being an important teacher of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Free admission.
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
JAN 23, 8PM catscradle.com
Artists like Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris have benefitted from the talents of multi-instrumentalist-vocalist Campbell and singer-guitarist Williams. Now the married duo takes center stage to perform tracks off their debut album that fuses elements of Americana style with timeless soul. Tickets $17-$20.
Shimmer: The Art of Light
FEB. 12, 6-11PM shimmerevent.com
Brighten up your night by checking out more than 20 Chapel Hill and Carrboro locations featuring the work of artists that use light as a form of expression. Look
for illuminated art installations and light projections at spots like The ArtsCenter and the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau. Download a map for locations.
PTA Thrift Shop Birthday Bash
FEB. 27, 7-10PM ptathriftshop.org
Join parents, teachers and community members to celebrate the nonprofit that’s been serving area schools for half a century. Enjoy live music, tasty eats, a silent auction and much more at the Carolina Club. Tickets $50 or $90/couple. CHM