Weekend at a Glance: Live Shows, Love Story and Local Artwork

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Photo by Rachel Greene
Photo by Rachel Greene

De Profundis – Wednesday-Sunday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm – PlayMakers Repertory Company is starting off 2017 with “De Profundis,” a workshop production by explosive theatre-makers Brian Mertes and Jim Findlay. Audiences will be invited into the artistic transformation of their work which explores the concepts of isolation, otherness and identity.

Opening Reception at the ArtsCenter – Friday, 6pm – Chad Hughes, a Durham artist most known for his large-scale paintings of still lifes, will be exhibiting his work at The ArtsCenter during the month of January. Join the ArtsCenter for the opening reception on Friday.

2nd Friday Art Walk – Friday, 6-9pm – Start your weekend with a great opportunity to experience the creative arts scene in Carrboro and Chapel Hill communities, explore venues and socialize with other art lovers! Download a map and plan your Art Walk up and down East and West Franklin streets!

Volume – Friday, 6-9pm – What happens when one singular voice, though, or idea is multiplied and magnified? Join LIGHT Art+Design for the opening reception of exhibition Volume and check out how the artists explore the power and resonance of the female voice.

Mike Doughty – Friday, 8pm – You would never want to miss this musician touring with the largest band he’s ever toured with: a cello/bass player, drums, another guitar player, an organ player and a backing vocalist at Cat’s Cradle. Tickets: $18.

Robin and Linda Williams - Friday, 8pm-Head to the ArtsCenter to enjoy Robin and Linda Williams’s classic country music, gospel and extensive catalog of original songs! Tickets: $22.

The Second Mrs. Hockaday-Saturday, 11am – This new book blends love, racial divide and the South as it fell during the Civil War. Come to Mclntyre’s Books to discuss the book (and get a copy signed) with its author Susan Rivers!

Urban Soil – Saturday, 9pm – Hailing from downtown Raleigh, Urban Soil weaves Americana, rock and soul into their explosive live shows. Experience the electrifying feeling at Cat’s Cradle. Advanced tickets: $8, tickets at door: $10.

Music at Local 506 – Saturday, 9pm – MKR, Gabriel David and Dissimilar South will come to Local 506 and present country music, jazz and classic rock! Tickets: $8.

“Bolin Creek Unpaved: Saving Carrboro’s Last Forest” – Sunday, 3:30pm – This film screening at the ArtsCenter is a great opportunity to learn about the diversity & beauty of Carrboro’s last intact riparian forest and the controversy surrounding its conservation. Tickets: $10 Public, $5 Student (K-12)

Memory and Imagination – Jan. 12-Feb. 23 – Head to Orange County Main Public Library and check out a new collection of self-taught art brought by the owners and artists of Mike’s Art Truck. The 40-piece artwork called “Memory & Imagination” features work by four Southern artists: Irene Tison, Cornbread, Eric Legge, and Sam Ezell.

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Elaine Zhang

Elaine is a new Tar Heel from Nanjing, China. She works at Chapel Hill Magazine as winter intern in 2017.
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