Arts & Culture

This area has been known for decades for its thriving creative music scene. Many people travel from around the region – and sometimes around the world – to attend shows at the Cat's Cradle and other venues in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Less famous, but also doing us proud, are visual artists, dancers, actors, and filmmakers around the Triangle. In fact, Chapel Hill was home to the first Flicker festival, which now takes place in ten cities around the world!

Carrboro Lunchbox Concert Series

Warm Your Soul with the best local Music Around!!
Bring your Lunch and Enjoy FREE Live Musical Performances provided by Carrboro Recreation and Parks Every Thursday  January 13 through February 24

12pm-1pm in Carrboro Century Center Hall

The Hey Brothers         
They are a 5 piece bluegrass band with tight trio harmonies and some fine picking. Guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and a big ole Kaye bass. Five friends who play and sing the old, the new, the borrowed. They call themselves The Hey Brothers, “Makers of Fine Bluegrass”. www.theheybrothers.com

Date: 

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 7:00am to 8:00am

Location: 

Carrboro Century Center

Imaginal Machines: Book reading and discussion with author Stevphen Shukaitis

All power to the imagination? Over the past forty years to invoke the imagination as a basis for radical politics has become a cliché: a rhetorical utilization of ideas already in circulation. But what exactly is radical imagination? Come join Stevphen Shukaitis for a discussion of his book Imaginal Machines: Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life (Autonomedia, 2009), which explores the potentials and limits of collective imagination in social movement organizing.

“Imaginal Machines explores with humor and wit the condition of art and politics in contemporary capitalism. It reviews the potentials and limits of liberatory art (from surrealism to Tom Waits) while charting the always-resurgent creations of the collective imagination. Shukaitis exhibits a remarkable theoretical breadth, bringing together the work of Castoriadis, the Situationists, and autonomous Marxism to define a new task for militant research: constructing imaginal machines that escape capitalism. Imaginal Machines is truly a book that makes a path by walking.” – Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch: Women the Body and Primitive Accumulation

 

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Date: 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

World History: Anarcho/Folk-Pop Duo! Live Show!

The Anarcho-Folk-Pop Duo will be at Internationalist Books and Community Center in the evening to perform songs from their album "You Can't Stop Trying".

Give them a listen at http://worldhistory.bandcamp.com/!

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World History began in the winter of 2006, as a collection of songs written and recorded aboard several boats in Seattle, Washington. The project has since evolved into a laughing, stomping, yelping collaboration between Neil Campau and Jamie Menzel. They most often write songs about historical characters and events that are rarely talked about in compulsory school textbooks, and their lyrics provide hints of their anarchist anti-politics. Campau provides the majority of the vocals, alternately strumming his rusty autoharp and breaking guitar strings, while Menzel lends her soft vocals and intricate flute melodies, and from time to time, breaks something in a percussive fervor. Whether performing a raucous, triumphant historical retelling or a foot-stomping sing-along, World History continues to captivate audiences from living room to back porch.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/World-History/191432716069
http://www.myspace.com/worldworldhistoryhistory
http://www.twitter.com/itsoktobealive
http://www.last.fm/music/World+History
http://www.reverbnation.com/worldhistory

Date: 

Monday, December 13, 2010 - 1:00pm

Location: 

Internationalist Books and Community Center, 405 W Franklin St Chapel Hill

Town considers Mall as permanent location for Library

I just received the following memo from the Town of Chapel Hill email list. It shares some info on a proposal to move the town library permanently to University Mall. You can find it here on the Town of Chapel Hill website too.

TO: Council
FROM: Mark Kleinschmidt, Mayor
SUBJECT: University Mall Library Proposal
DATE: November 22, 2010

During discussions regarding the temporary relocation of Chapel Hill library to University Mall, Madison-Marquette, the mall's owners, expressed to our staff their interest in exploring the possibility of permanently locating the library at the Mall. The proposal would be for a mall anchored at one end by A Southern Season, and at the other by the Chapel Hill Public Library, which they propose would occupy the current Dillard's Department Store space.

Festifall 2011

Date: 

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

West Franklin Street

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