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A monthly music, Arts And literAture publicAtion
of the cArrboro citizen vol. 3 + no. 2 + november 2009
    15th
    annual
                               2009                                               E   xplore beautiful Orange County
                                                                                      on this self-guided tour and ex-


                               OPEN
                                                                                  perience the excitement of viewing
                                                                                  and purchasing artwork from more


                               STUDIO
                                                                                  than 70 Guild artists, working in a




                                Tour
                                                                                  wide array of media.

                                                                                       SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
                                                                                          10am–5pm               12pm–5pm

                                                                                     NOVEMBER
Opening                        Friday, Oct. 30, 5–7 p.m.
                                                                                    7– 8                &    14 – 15
  Reception
                               at the ArtsCenter
                               300 G E.Main St., Carrboro                          www.orangecountyartistsguild.com




    PICK US UP!
      Carrboro
     Weaver Street Market
                                      Carolina Fitness
                                     Looking Glass Café
                                                                              UPS Store
                                                                              Wingman
                                                                                        140 GREAT STOPS TO
                                                                                         GET YOUR CITIZEN!         Borders Books
                                                                                                           Harris Teeter / University Mall
                                                                                                        University Mall / Kerr Drugs entrance
                                                                                                                                                    Courtyard Marriott
                                                                                                                                                 Amanté Pizza – Falconbridge
          Harris Teeter           Carrboro Business Coop               White Cross Area                                                            Southern Village
         The ArtsCenter          Orange County Social Club                 Harry’s Market                             Phydeaux                         La Vita Dolce
     Amanté Gourmet Pizza         Speakeasy – outside box                    Fiesta Grill                         Owen’s 501 Diner                  Park & Ride bus stop
            Milltown                Weaver Street Realty                  White Cross BP                     Bruegger’s Bagels/Eastgate                Market Square
                                  Carrboro Family Vision                  White Cross Shell                  Chapel Hill Public Library
          Carrburritos
                                      Century Center                                                           Food Lion/Ram’s Plaza
                                                                                                                                                  Fearrington Area
            Q–Shack                                                         Express Lane                                                              McIntyre’s Books
                                        Great Clips                                                           Chamber Of Commerce
    Piedmont Health Services
       Midway Barber Shop                  Cybrary                      Chapel Hill                                     North
                                                                                                                                                      Galloway Ridge
                                                                               Downtown                                                                Fearrington Inn
          VisArt Video                     Capelli’s                                                         Hunan Chinese Restaurant
                                         Elmo’s Diner                 Caribou Coffee/downtown                Chapel Hill Senior Center            Chatham Crossing
                                          Spotted Dog                        Visitors Center                 Southern Human Services                     Torrero’s
                                       Nice Price Books                         Jiffy Lube                          Carol Woods                      Chatham Crossing
                                     Carrboro Town Hall                Job Development Center                     Bagels on the Hill                  Medical Center
                                  Carrboro Town Commons               Sandwhich/The Courtyard                 Eubanks Rd. Park & Ride                  Lowe’s Foods
                                                                      West Franklin town racks
                                      Cliff’s Meat Market
                                                                         Internationalist Books
                                                                                                                  That Coffee Place              Hillsborough
                                        PTA Thriftshop                                                               Cup a Joe                     Weaver Street Market
                                     Calvander Food Mart                     Franklin Hotel                      Margaret’s Cantina                          Andy’s
                                      Carrboro Mini Mart                   Ham’s Restaurant                        Aquatic Center                     Maple View Farms
                                          Southern Rail                         Time Out                        Chapel Hill Mini Mart                   Visitors Center
                                        Open Eye Cafe                   East Franklin town racks                        South                   Orange County Senior Center
                                    Carrboro Branch Library         Courthouse Alley town racks                N.C. Botanical Garden            Orange County Public Library
                                           The Beehive            North Columbia St. town racks UNC               Covenant House                   Cup a Joe / outside box
                                            Auto Logic                           Campus                      15-501 South Park & Ride           Daniel Boone Shopping Center
                                             Reservoir                    UNC Student Union                 Governor’s Village Area                       Sportsplex
                                              Johnny’s                    Bullshead Bookshop                Bean & Barrel/ Governor’s Village   Durham Tech/student lounge
                                 Carolina Cleaners Laundromat             Davis Library / UNC                   Carolina Meadows/Café               UNC Family Medicine
                                         (Willow Creek)                  UNC Family Medicine
                                 Crescent Green Assisted Living               Carolina Inn
                                                                                                                       Tarantini
                                                                                                                                                    Pittsboro
                                   Jones Ferry Rd Park & Ride                       East                       Meadowmont Area                     Pittsboro General Store
                                                                  Chapel Hill Post Office/Estes Drive            UNC Wellness Center               Suntrust Bank (outside)
                                      Carrboro Plaza                                                                   Brixx Pizza                  Chatham Marketplace
                                   Carrboro Plaza Park & Ride      Caribou Coffee/ Franklin at Estes
                                                                              Café Driade                            Cafe Carolina                 Pittsboro Public Library
                                     North American Video                                                             The Cedars
                                                                               Siena Hotel                                                             Carolina Brewery
                                       Tar Heel Tobacco                                                        York Simpson Underwood
                                                                              Whole Foods                                                         Pittsboro Family Medicine
                                            Curves                                                             Friday Center Park & Ride
                                                                              Village Plaza


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cooL & coLoRfuL                                                                                 It’s aLIVe!


                                                                                                S
                                                   We lurch into the month via All Hallow’s                eems appropriate to use a
                                                   Eve, and by the end of it we’re deep into               seasonal exclamation bor-
                                                   feasting season and plunging headlong                   rowed from Dr. Frankenstein to
                                                   toward the end of a semester, plan-                     express the general delight and
                                                   ning for travel and/or company and the                  surprise that the Varsity The-
                                                   frenzy of approaching holidays.              atre is being reanimated and could open
                                                   Before you surrender your calendar to        by late November. (See Page 3 of this
                                                   the inevitable that all entails, we invite   week’s Citizen for more details on the
                                                   you to take a little time to wonder at       turnaround for this much-missed venue.)      a new home for Cat’s Cradle and an upfit
                                                                                                                                             to The ArtsCenter. Toss in projects along




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                                                   the changes around you. In this week’s       The quickening of the new Varsity
                                                   paper, for instance, Flora columnist Ken     mirrors the subtle yet definite signs of     the stretch between them, like 140 West
            y the end of this month,
                                                   Moore points out a particularly nice         life in the downtown economy. Several        Franklin and a rebuilt and redesigned
            it’ll all be different — so
                                                   specimen to visit during the change of       new spots have opened up, filling some       University Square, and you have the
            very different. There won’t
                                                   seasons. On Page 5, we also offer a few      rather obvious and long-running GAPs         makings of a new day for the heart of
            be an election and all the
                                                   choice rides and walks in which to take      in storefronts.                              both towns.
            wind that’s come with it.
The colors on the branches will mostly             in the leaves.                               And while many remain worried about          These changes will not come about
be on the ground, the warms days less              And, as always, we peppered the issue        the liveliness of downtown (we have one      without controversy and conflict. As the
frequent and basketball season, which              with hundreds of shows and events to         friend who refers to the south side of       old joke “How many Chapel Hillians does
this year promises to be a curious one,            add a little light and life to the rapidly   the 100 block of East Franklin Street as     it take to change a light bulb? ” goes,
officially commenced.                              lengthening evening hours.                   “Death Row”), the addition of new retail     there indeed will be many waxing poetic
                                                                                                and restaurants and evidence that major      about how great the old light bulb was.
                                                                                                                                             And as the creature that the university,
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                                                                                                projects are moving forward seems to
               Robert Dickson, P u b L I s h e R         Marty cassady,                                                                      local governments and entrepreneurs
               robert@carrborocitizen.com                                                       indicate that we are on the other side
                                                         aD DIRectoR                                                                         have cobbled together comes to life, we
                                                         marty@carrborocitizen.com              of the downturn that put so many plans
               Kirk Ross, e D I t o R                                                           and dreams on hold.                          expect some villagers will be fearful and
               editor@carrborocitizen.com                contRIbutoRs                                                                        a few to reach for their pitchforks and
                                                         taylor sisk, ava barlow,               In a few years, we could see a much dif-     torches. But if done right, expect a good
               Liz holm, a R t D I R e c t o R                                                  ferent picture in downtown Chapel Hill
                                                         Vicky Dickson, beth Mechum                                                          many more to return and join in reifying
               zard39@gmail.com
                                                         and Phil blank                         and Carrboro — from a new, expanded          a dear old friend.
                                                                                                Kidzu atop the Wallace Parking Deck to




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                         Touring The arTs
                         in orange CounTy
                         The Orange County Artists Guild will             Featured this year will be a variety of
                     hold its 15th annual open studio tour on         mediums, including painting, photography,
                     Nov. 7-8 and again on Nov 14-15, from 10         prints, ceramics, along with metal sculp-
                     a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Saturdays and noon         ture, jewelry, wood and glass. Some artists
                     to 5 p.m. on the Sundays. There also will be     make their own paper, weave cloth and
                     an opening reception with exhibitions this       work with appliqués and other fabric crafts,
                     Friday at the ArtsCenter from 5 to 7 p.m.        while others carve from stone and wood.
                         This event offers an opportunity to get          One of the more popular aspects of the
                     to know some of our own local artists and        Open Studio Tour is the opportunity to
                     to see not only their art, but their methods.    see the context in which the artist works.
                     Browsers and buyers both are welcome.            Just as a home may reflect the personality
                     Visitors will be able to inquire about com-      of those who live in it, the studios reflect
                     missions for larger pieces, serials, portraits   the temperaments and personalities of the
                     and installations. In many cases, artists        artists. For many, it makes the art come to
                     allow prospective buyers to take a work          life. For others, the tour offers a source of
                     home for a few days on approval.                 inspiration. And the craftsmen themselves
                         The Orange County Open Studio Tour           enjoy the chance to talk to people and dem-
                     was begun in 1995, when Monnda Welch,            onstrate the means by which they create.
                     a fine-jewelry maker, wanted to introduce            Visit openstudiotour.com to see the
      SUE TREUMAN    the community to the faces behind the            OCAG Gallery pages with more works by
                     county’s artists. Since then, the Open Stu-      a particular artist. For a list of all partici-
                     dio Tour has been funded by artist member        pating 2009 artists, visit ibiblio.org/ocag/
                     fees and donations from the community.           events.php — S.E. Pohlig




    MARCY L ANSMAN                                                                   CATHY KIFFNE Y




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 Hues all around

                                                                                                                           Crook’s Corner
                                                                                                                                            Casual Southern Dining
                                                                                                                            Serving Dinner & Sunday Brunch
                                                                                                                             “Country Cookin’ Gone Cool ... Then: bait shop
                                                                                                                           and juke joint. Now: crazed folk-art animals on the
                                                                                                                                  roof, post-graduates in the kitchen. Waiters
                                                                                                                            deconstruct the War Between the States as they
                                                                                                                              serve your jalapeno-cheese hush puppies and
                                                                                                                           oyster-and-filet mignon scalawags. Get in line for
                                                                                                                               Crook’s signature dish: Shrimp and Grits with
                                                                                                                                          bacon, scallions, and mushrooms.”
                                                                                                                                                         —Travel & Leisure
                                                                                                                                “Sacred ground for Southern foodies ... Part
                                                                                                                                neighborhood diner, part upscale restaurant,
                                                                                                                                     Crook’s Corner is a nightly celebration”
                                                                                                                                                   —The New York Times
                                                                                                                                         “The Best Place to Eat in Chapel Hill,
                                                                                                                                     in North Carolina, and possibly on Earth”
                                                                                                                                                     —Delta Sky Magazine
                                                                                      Blunden Studio
                                   Open for dinner Tues-Sun at 5:30 pm
                                                                                      designing beautiful green 
                              Sun Brunch 10:30 am-2:00 pm
                                                                                      homes and alterations since 1975
             Reservations accepted, Walk-ins welcome
                                                                                      
                                                 610 West Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC
                                                                                                   blundenstudio.com                 www.crookscorner.com • 919-929-7643




                                                     PHOTO BY AVA BARLOW


     Early November is the traditional      coming up you may want to add to
 time for peak fall color season in the     your calendar:
 Piedmont. Whether it’s for the gallery     • Fall Color Hike — A guided walk
 tour, a jaunt to Chatham or just a           through the Occoneechee Mountain
 trip to the interstate, there are a few      State Natural Area in Hillsborough.
 dozen roads that will take you both to       The walk is on Saturday, Nov. 7,
 your destination and through some of         starting at 1 p.m. Visit ncparks.
 the Piedmont’s prettiest countryside         gov/Visit/parks/ocmo/main.php for
 at the height of fall color.                 more information
     If you’re headed up to Hillsbor-
                                            • Peak of Autumn Hike — A guided
 ough or to jump on I-85, try Orange
                                              hike through the Pennys Bend
 Grove Road or pick up Old N.C. 86 in
                                              Nature Preserve. Remnant prairies
 Calvander. If you’re going to Pittsboro,
                                              and rare plants along with mature
 consider the Jones Ferry Road/Hamlet
                                              forests with spectacular color are on
 Chapel Road route.
                                              display. The walk, sponsored by the
     For a lovely side trip that ends up
                                              N.C. Botanical Garden, is on Satur-
 on the front porch of an ice cream
                                              day, Nov. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. The fee
 parlor, we recommend heading out
                                              is $8 with directions and informa-
 Dairyland Road to Maple View Farms.
                                              tion available when you pre-register
     If you want to see the colors up
                                              by calling 962-0522.
 close, here are a couple of events



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                                   e ater’s guIde for Nov eMber
                                  KeepINg the farMers’ MarKets straIght
                                     This is that time of year when our       through November at the Chatham             be open from noon until 8 p.m. and
                                  local farmers’ markets make a shift         County Fairgrounds.                         are offering three courses with all the
                                  in hours. If you’re like The Eater, you         The South Estes Farmers’ Mar-           fixings for $27.95 per person. Reserva-
                                  might find it a bit confusing to keep up    ket hours remain 8 a.m. to noon on          tions by phone only, at 929-2263.
                                  with the new hours, times and, in some      Saturdays and 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays
                                  cases, locations.                           through November. In December, the
                                     In Carrboro,                                                   market switches       random eats
                                  the Wednesday                                                     to Saturdays from         The Fearrington House Country Inn
                                  market ended                                                      9 a.m. to noon.       and Restaurant was voted the ninth
                                  last week. The                                                    Unlike last year,     best small U.S. hotel by the readers of
                                  hours for the                                                     the market plans to   Condé Nast Traveler in its 2009 Read-
                                  Saturday market                                                   not move indoors      ers’ Choice Awards. The awards appear
                                  change with the                                                   for the winter and    in the November issue (on newsstands
                                  Nov. 7 market to 9 a.m. to noon.            will stay put at its outdoor spot near A    Oct. 20). This year, 25,008 readers
                                     In Chatham, there are a lot of           Southern Season.                            voted on more than 10,000 properties
                                  changes this month.                             In Hillsborough, the Eno River          and destinations. The survey included
                                     The Carolina Brewery market ends         Market continues to operate Satur-          a new category, Small Hotels (under 50
                                  this weekend, with Saturday, Oct. 31 the    days from 8 a.m. to noon at the Public      rooms) in the United States. N.C. spots
                                  last day of the season.                     Market House and is featuring a crafts      also in the top 25 are The Swag (rated
                                     The Farmers’ Market at Fearrington       showcase through the holiday season.        #2) in Waynesville and Old Edwards Inn
                                  continues on Tuesdays from 4 to 7               While we’re on the subject of           (#21) in Highlands.
                                  p.m. through Nov. 30 and the Pittsboro      farmers’ markets, please note that the          Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom was
                                  Farmers’ Market, which runs from 3:30       Carrboro Farmers’ Market is holding its     honored in the 2009 American Graphic
                                  to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, continues        seventh annual Thanksgiving Market,         Design Awards, when its dine-in menu
                                                                              Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. The       received the Awards Certificate of
                                                                              market will feature more than 25 ven-       Excellence. This competition, which is
                                                                              dors to help you get ready for the holi-    judged by the editors of Graphic Design
                                                                              day. You’ll find an array of items, from    USA magazine, honors outstanding
                                                                              cheeses for appetizers to vegetables        new creative work in more than 20
                                                                              for side dishes to pre-ordered, pastured    categories, including print, packaging
                                                                              heritage-breed turkeys to cranberry         and interactive.
                                                                              relish and the pie for dessert.                 November is National Raisin Bread
                                                                                  Elsewhere on the turkey beat, please    Month, World Vegan Month and
                                                                              keep your eyes peeled for pre-order         National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month.
                                                                              information on turkeys. Cliff’s, Weaver     The Eater recommends celebrating this
                                                                              Street and Whole Foods, as well as the      confluence of celebrations on Nov. 3,
                                                                              aforementioned farmers, all take pre-       which is National Sandwich Day, with a
                                                                              orders to help you guarantee you’ll get     vegan PB&J.
                                                                              the size and quality bird you’re after.


                                                                              More turkey
                                                                              stuff(ing)
                                                                                  If you’re planning to
                                                                              go out for Thanksgiv-
                                                                              ing, you might want
                                                                              to start looking over
                                                                              your options now, as
                                                                              tables for the finer
                                                                              meals start to book
                                                                              up pretty quickly
                                                                              once people notice
                                                                              that the calendar says
                                                                              November.
                                                                                  Acme in Carrboro
                                                                              has already sent around
                                                                              its annual Thanksgiv-
                                                                              ing reminder. They’ll


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 Halloween (and Halloween eve) festivities
 Eve Ball Halloween costume                     middle- and high-school wind ensemble.
                                                The concert starts at 9:30 a.m. at Car-
 party: Oct. 30 at the Carolina Inn             rboro Town Commons. Shoppers and
 from 8 to midnight. Music, dancing,
                                                vendors are encouraged to dress for the
 costume contest and a dessert bar. What
                                                occasion.
 more could you ask for? $25 at the door
 and $60 without a costume. Proceeds go         Chapel Hill’s Homegrown
 to benefit the Eve Marie Carson Scholar-       Halloween: Oct. 31, Franklin
 ship at UNC.                                   Street. The town is sticking with last
 Hillsborough’s Haunted                         year’s strategy of downsizing and a
                                                midnight curfew. Plan to get to Franklin
 Walk: Oct. 30. Tours begin at 7 p.m.,          by 11 p.m. if you want to see the best
 and you can catch one every half hour
                                                costumes. Bars won’t let patrons in past
 ending at 8:30. The hour-long tour will
                                                1 a.m., and it’s probably not the best
 take visitors through the town’s colo-
                                                idea to go if you’re costume is of the
 nial streets, past homes, churches and
                                                bulky variety.
 cemeteries believed to be haunted. $10
 for adults and $5 for children.                Carrboro Halloween Carni-                                                                                        PHOTO BY ava BarLOW
 Piedmont Youth Orchestra                       val: Oct. 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at
                                                the Carrboro Town Commons. A fam-
 at the Carrboro Farmers’                       ily-friendly Halloween celebration before       access to a cakewalk, haunted house,                adaptation of the Mercury Theater’s
 Market: Oct. 31. There’ll be a few             the college kids take over the streets.         face painting, etc.                                 production of H.G. Wells’ War of the
 scary tunes mingled in the set during                                                                                                              Worlds from 7 to 8 p.m. The drama will
 this special concert at the Farmers’ Mar-      Halloween Carnival at East                      War of the Worlds: Oct. 31.                         be performed live, and has been updated
                                                                                                Want to stay in and avoid the crowds?
 ket. The orchestra features a third-sven-      Chapel Hill High: Oct. 31 from                  N.C. State’s student-run radio station,
                                                                                                                                                    to include Raleigh locations and will be
 thgrade string orchestra, a middle- and        noon to 3 p.m. in the Café Commons.                                                                 set in the present day.
 high-school chamber ensemble, and a                                                            WKNC 88.1, will broadcasti a live, local
                                                Tickets are $.25 each and will get you




                                             CONCERTS: NOVEMBER                              to create matchless arrangements of                  NOVEMBER THEATER/
                                                                                             musicians, who for over thirty years have            CHILDREN’S SHOWS
                                             South Wing Band                                 collectively created inimitable improvisational
                                             Sunday, November 1, 5 p.m.                      performances based on the elements of clas-          Readers Theatre at Lunch
                                             Help this Chapel Hill band raise the cash       sic rock, jazz, prog and rhythm & blues. The         November 10, 11, 18, 19, 11:30 am
                                             needed to finish up studio work on their        line-up includes the Melvin Seals, of the Jerry      Social Hour, 12:30 pm Show
                                             next album. If you like the Allmans and         Garcia Band. $26, $24 ArtsCenter Members             Readers Theatre at Lunch, the beloved play-
                                             Grateful Dead, you’ll like this band.                                                                reading series for and by older adults, returns
                                             www.myspace.com/southwingband.                  Vector Brass Quintet                                 $5
                                             $15, $13 ArtsCenter Members                     Sunday, November 15, 4 p.m.
                                                                                             This United States Air Force Heritage of             Intimacies
                                             Sid ‘N’ Susie featuring Matthew                 American Band fuses conventional brass               November 13-14, 8 pm
                                             Sweet and Susanna Hoffs                         quintet instrumentation and interactive              Michael Kearns kicks off his anniversary
                                             Thursday, November 5, 8 p.m.                    programming. Fun for the whole family!               tour of intimacies—focusing on World AIDS
                                             Power-pop sensation Matthew Sweet and           FREE!                                                Day—at The ArtsCenter. In association with
                                             Bangles vocalist Susanna Hoffs, otherwise                                                            UNC’s Solo Takes On: A Festival of One-
                                             known as “Sid & Susie.” $20                     Trachy/Lacy Collective                               Person Performance presented by the
                                                                                             Friday, November 20, 7:30 p.m. at University Mall.   Department of Communication Studies
                                             Triangle Jazz Orchestra Night                   Saxophonist and composer Seth Trachy and
                                             Wednesday, November 4, 7:45-9:45 p.m.                                                                $15, $13 Members, $10 Students
                                                                                             percussionist Russell Lacy power this young
                                             17-piece local jazz composed of enthusiastic    NYC-based jazz quartet.                              SuperFun Show: Music by
          For more information               musicians from across the Triangle, playing     $15, $13 ArtsCenter Members                          Red Grammer
                                             old standards as well as more recent jazz and                                                        Saturday, November 21, 11 a.m.
          or to order tickets                blues tunes. www.trianglejazzorchestra.com      Amanda Palmer (of the Dresden                        Grammy nominated children’s musician Red
                                             FREE!                                           Dolls) w/ Nervous Caberet                            Grammer returns with music that is conta-
          call 929.2787 x201 or                                                              Friday, November 20, 9 p.m.
                                             An Evening with the April Verch Band                                                                 gious, playful, and overflowing with positive
          go to artscenterlive.org                                                           Be sure to get your tickets early, as Palmer’s       messages. Suggested for PreK-3rd Grade.
                                             Saturday, November 7, 8:30 p.m.                 spring performance at The ArtsCenter sold
                                             Pure energy infuses this Ontario native’s                                                            $7 (children 2 and under free)
                                                                                             out well ahead of time! www.etix.com/
          300 G East Main Street             champion fiddle playing and stepdancing.        ticket/$18 ADvANCE, $20 day of show                  Pack the Pantry. Canned Food Drive.
                                             Ethereal vocals make her a triple-threat!                                                            Sunday, November 1 to Sunday November 22.
          Carrboro, NC 27510                 $17, $15 ArtsCenter Members                     John McCutcheon                                      Bring your canned food donations and enter
                                                                                             Saturday, November 21, 8:30 p.m.                     to win a drawing for free tickets to
                                             Alela Diane and Marissa Nader                   “Folksinger” or “singer-songwriter” doesn’t
          Follow us on                       Monday, November 9, 8:30 p.m.                                                                        The ArtsCenter events.
                                                                                             quite cover this man, who is also considered
          Facebook and Twitter               To Be Still is the follow-up to Alela Diane’s   a master of the hammered and lap dulcimer.           Claus and Paws!
                                             critically-acclaimed 2006 debut The Pirate’s    $18, $16 ArtsCenter Members                          Sunday, November 22. 12-6 p.m.
                                             Gospel. $10                                                                                          Bring the whole family, including all your furry
                                                                                             The Subdudes with Diana Jones                        friends, and have a group portrait with Santa!
                                             Steve Kimock Crazy Engine                       Sunday, November 22, 7 p.m.
                                             featuring Melvin Seals                                                                               Prices start at $10 for sitting fees.
                                                                                             Take a little soul and throw in roots rock,
                                             Wednesday, November 11, 8:30 p.m.               New Orleans-style.                                   ArtSchool
                                             Steve Kimock is an innovator for his ability    $25, $23 ArtsCenter Members                          Registration Begins Monday, November 16, at
                                                                                                                                                  10am for 2010.


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                                           noveMber shows & happenIngs




                                                                                                                11/01
                                                                                                                MaLLarMe
                                                                                                                chaMber pLayers
                                                                                                                university united
                                                                                                                Methodist
                                                                                                                It’s Mendelssohn’s 200th
                                                                                                                birthday. Wear some-
                                                                                                                thing nice. 3pm, $18
                                                                                                                dIa de Los Muertos
                                                                                                                chiclé
                                                                                                                A “Day of the Dead” celebra-
                                                                                                                tion for kids of all ages
                                                                                                                with food, artwork and
                                                                                                                more. 5 p.m. chi-cle.com.

                                                                                                                11/03
                                                      dan auerbach 11/14 cat’s cradLe                           eLectIon day
                                                                                                                throughout the Land
                                                      through 11/14              pIpe                           Vote like you mean it.
                                                      gLengarry gLen ross the cave                              des_ark
                                                      deep dish theater          Hey, just like old times.
                                                                                                                Fuse
                                                      David Mamet’s intense      Tinstar opens. 10pm
                                                                                                                With Ghastly City Sleep,
                                                      masterpiece runs through    10/31                         Old Growth and 12XU
                                                      Nov. 14. Tickets and times
                                                      at deepdishtheater.org.    haLLoween stuFF                11/04
                                                                                 pretty Much everywhere
                                                       10/29-31                                                 Fresh aIr tour
                                                                                 The day starts with the
                                                                                                                cat’s cradle
                                                      eccentrIk FestIvaL         Piedmont Youth Orchestra
                                                                                 at the Carrboro Farmers’       With Brother Ali, Evi-
                                                      Mansion 462                                               dence, Toki Wright and BK
                                                      Clockwork Dolls, Un-       Market and includes events
                                                                                 like a hair and makeup         One. 9:30 p.m., $12-14
                                                      woman, Extraordinary
                                                      Contraptions and more.     fundraiser at The BeeHive      11/05
                                                      $25 or $35 for all 3 days. (proceeds benefit Paws4Ever)
                                                                                 and a rock-and-roll Fright     sId ‘n’ susIe
                                                       10/30                     Night for teens at The         the artscenter
                                                                                 ArtsCenter along with the      Matthew Sweet and
                                                      hoLy ghost                 usual wild night on the        Bangles singer Susanna
                                                      tent revIvaL               streets of downtown.           Hoff perform in support of
                                                      Local 506                                                 their new album Under the
                                                      With House of Fools,                                      Covers Vol 2. 8 p.m., $32
                                                      Alcazar Hotel. $7

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                                                                                                                                              jeFF hart
                                                                                                                                              11/30 the cIty tap
                                                                                                                                             dan auerbach
                                                                                                                                             cat’s cradle
                                                                                                                                             With Justin Townes
                                                                                                                                             Earle and Jessica Lea
                                                                                                                                             Mayfield. 9pm, $20

                                                                                                                                             11/19
                                                                                                                                             MeLt banana
                                                                                                                                             Local 506
                                                                                                                                             First time they played
                                                                                                                                             in town, people stood
                                                                                                                                             around afterward and
                                                                                                                                             wondered what just hap-
                                                                                                                                             pened. 9:30pm, $10-12

                                                                                                                                             11/20
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                                                                                                                                             cat’s cradle
the jesus LIzard          chathaM                      11/11                        11/13-14                    11/13
                                                                                                                                             With Lionize and The An-
cat’s cradle              county LIne                  nIchoLas nIckLeby            IntIMacIes                  bLuegrass                    tagonizers. 8:30pm, $13-15
With Hex Machine.         cat’s cradle                 playmakers                   the artscenter              experIence
9:30 p.m., $20            The lovely Mandolin Orange   The giant, ambitious adap-   Michael Kearns’ revival     Fearrington barn             11/30
                          open. 9pm, $12-15            tation of Dickens’ classic   of his landmark multi-      See Spotlight, page
11/ 07                                                                                                                                       jeFF hart and
                           11/10
                                                       story runs through Dec.      character, one-man piece.   15. $13-15                   FrIends
joe swank & the                                        20. Visit playmakersrep.     8pm, $15, $13/mem-                                       the city tap
zen pIrates               the get up kIds              org for times and tickets    bers, $10/students          11/14
                                                                                                                                             Mr. Hart can play about
the cave                  cat’s cradle                                                                          FIn Fang FooM                anything. And might on
Joe’s back and hang-      With Kevin Devine and                                                                 Local 506                    this night in Pittsboro.
ing out with the New      Mansions. 8pm, $18-22                                                                 With Ben Davis & The Jetts
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LITERARY                                         required. Nov. 5, 7pm in the Meeting Room.
                                                 beyond the books: Diane bloom — Diane
CARRboRo bRAnCh LIbRARY                          Bloom made the documentary An Unlikely
ongoing Events — Storytime, Saturdays            Friendship. Nov. 7, 3pm in the Meeting
at 10:30am; Toddler Time, Thursdays, 4pm;        Room.
Entertainment Adventures with family fun         beyond the books: bill Leslie —
programs featuring dancing, song, animals,       Bill Leslie of WCHL. Nov. 10, 7pm in the
and sometimes magic, third Sunday of every       Meeting Room
month at 3pm.                                    Friends book Sale: bag Sale — Nov. 14,
ChApEL hILL pubLIC LIbRARY                       9am-4pm; Nov. 15 1-4pm.
ongoing Events — Story Time, for ages            Evening book Discussion Group — White
3-6; Junior Book Club, for readers grades        Tiger by Aravind Adiga, Nov. 16, 7pm in the
1-3; Time for Toddlers, for stories, songs       Conference Room.
and activities; Baby Time, for children
                                                 pajama Story Time — Children are invited
between 6 and 18 months; Teen Book Club,
                                                 to put on their pajamas, grab a favorite
for teens in grades 6 and up. Dates and
                                                 stuffed friend, and come hear stories about
times vary; Bookworms Club, for grades
                                                 going to bed, Nov. 25, 7 - 7:30pm.
3-6, each month children in this program
read and discuss different novels from a list    chapelhillpubliclibrary.org
of titles nominated for the NC Children’s        CYbRARY
Book Award.                                      Carrboreaders nonfiction Club — The
books Sandwiched In — Book discussion            group will discuss The Forever War by Dex-     “Love Lived on Death Row,” a documentary by Linda Booker will show on Nov. 24 at the 100-
group open to the public will meet in the        ter Filkins, Nov. 17, 7pm.                     Mile Film Series presented by ChathamArts.

                                                                                                DAnCE                                            ThEATER
conference room on the lower level of the        100 n. Greensboro St., 918-7387, cy-
Chapel Hill Public Library for a discussion of   brary@co.orange.nc.us, co.orange.nc.us/
North River by Pete Hamill. the discussion       library/cybrary                                pARTICIpAToRY                                    ThE ARTSCEnTER
will be led by Ann Shearer. Nov. 4, 11:30am                                                     ballroom — Fourth and fifth Thursdays, 7-        intimacies — 20 years ago, Michael Kearns
For more info: friendschpl.org.                  MCInT YRE’S
                                                                                                9:30pm. Seymour Senior Center, 2551 Home-        wrote and performed a landmark theatrical
Tar heel Fiction: A Second Look — I Am           Author Events — Alex Ewing reads from
                                                                                                stead Road, Chapel Hill. $2, 968-2070            piece: intimacies. He kicks off his anniversary
One of You Forever by Fred Chappell Scholar      Bravura! Lucia Chase and The American Ballet
                                                                                                Carrboro DanceJam — Free-style dance.            tour of intimacies—focusing on World AIDS
led discussion with Joe Gomez. Registration      Theatre, Nov. 1, 2pm; Roy Williams discusses
                                                                                                First Fridays, 8pm, Balanced Movement            Day—on Nov. 14, 8pm, $15.
                                                 Hard Work: A Life On
                                                 and Off the Court, Nov.                                            Studio, 304 W. Weaver St.,   DEEp DISh ThEATER
                                                 3, 7:30pm; Mary Akers                                              upstairs. 968-8776           Glengarry Glen Ross — Tough economic times
                                                 reads from Women Up On                                             Contra Dance — First         and a cut-throat sales contest bring out the
                                                 Blocks: Stories, Nov. 6,                                          Saturday dance sponsored      worst in a group of unscrupulous real estate
                                                 2pm; David Wroblewski                                             by Contrazz. Music by Steve   salesmen in this Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy.
                                                 reads from The Story of                                           Zako Nov. 7, 8pm, Carrboro    Until Nov. 14. deepdishtheater.org for more
                                                 Edgar Sawtelle, Nov. 14,                                         Century Center, $9. TCDanc-    info.
                                                 11am; Matthew Aaron                                              ers.org
                                                 Goodman reads from                                              Contra Dance — Triangle
                                                                                                                                                 pL AYMAkERS REpERToRY
                                                                                                                                                 CoMpAnY
     BACK TO
                                                 Hold Love Strong, Nov.                                          Country Dancers with live
                                                 15, 2pm; Fred Chappell                                         music by Dean Snipes, Nov.       nicholas nickleby — From the novel by Charles
                                                 discusses Ancestors                                            13, 7:30-10:30pm, Carrboro       Dickens, David Edgar’s adapts for the stage.

     SCHOOL                                      and Others: New and
                                                 Selected Stories, Nov.
                                                                                                                Century Center. $10 for all.
                                                                                                               Square Dance — NC Squares
                                                                                                                                                 Showing all of November, check playmak-
                                                                                                                                                 ersrep.org/ for dates and times.

     SPECIAL!                                    20, 2pm;
                                                 2000 Village Center,
                                                                                                               old time square dance with
                                                                                                              live music by fiddler Jon Newlin
                                                                                                                                                 DSI CoMEDY
                                                                                                                                                 dsicomedytheater.com, 200 n. Greensboro
                                                 pittsboro.                                                   and the Hushpuppies, and caller    St. 225-6330
                                                 542-3030
     LARGE CHEESE                                                                                             Nancy Mamlin. Nov 14, 8pm,
                                                                                                             Pleasant Green Community Cen-       FILM
     OR PEPPERONI                                                                                           ter, $8/$6 student. ncsquares.com    Gran Torino — The Friends of the Chapel Hill
                                                                                                                                                 Public Library will present Gran Torino as part
                                                                                                Contra Dance — Carolina Song and Dance

        PIZZA
                                                                                                                                                 of the library’s Movie Nite @ the Library
                                                                                                presents a community contra dance with
                                                                                                                                                 program. The film, approximately 120 minutes
                                                                                                live music by Ruth Pershing, Nov. 20, 8pm
                                                                                                                                                 in length, will be shown in the library’s meeting
                                                                                                (7:30pm lesson), Carrboro Century Center. $8.

            $9.99
                                                                                                                                                 room. The event is free with no sign-up needed.
                                                                                                csda-dance.org
                                                                                                                                                 Nov 4, 6:45pm.
                                                                                                ballroom Dance — second Saturday of every
              With coupon                                                                                                                        100-Mile Film Series — ChathamArts’
                                                                                                month, recorded music Triangle Stardusters,
          (Carrboro store only)                                                                                                                  sustainable cinema series continues with Love
                                                                                                8-11pm, $7 StarDusters members and students,
            Expires 11-30-09                                                                                                                     Lived on Death Row, a documentary by Linda
                                                                                                $12 others. Couples and singles are welcome,
                                                                                                                                                 Booker that chronicles the remarkable story of
                                                                                                Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 4702 Garrett Road,
  300 East Main Street, Carrboro                                                                                                                 the Syriani siblings’ journey from hate and an-
                                                                                                Durham. 942-7232
    next to ArtsCenter, VisArt                                                                                                                   ger to love and forgiveness for their father who
         and Cat’s Cradle                                                                       LESSonS                                          murdered their mother in 1990. Nov. 24, 7pm,
                                                                                                Salsa/Mambo — Third Saturdays, lesson 8pm,       Fearrington Village Barn, Pittsboro. $5 adults,
      929-3330                                                                                  dance 8:30-11pm. Fred Astaire Dance Studio,
                                                                                                4702 Garrett Road, Durham. $7, salsa_4u2@
                                                                                                                                                 $3 students. 542-0394, chathamarts.org
     Mon-Sat 11:30-11 Sun 2-11
                                                                                                yahoo.com, 358-4201

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          lla Swain and her beloved           is that the rumors managed to obscure
          “Genl” must finally be resting      the true story of ella and her general.
          in peace, now that their legacy     Luckily for us, Barile has now succeeded
          is no longer besmirched by the      in redressing that wrong in her unsen-          But the real
 rumors that have dogged the South-           timental account of the bitter Illinois
 ern belle and her Yankee husband for         winters; the difficult separation from           misfortune
 almost 150 years. It’s all thanks to
 Undaunted Heart, a new book by Suzy
                                              North Carolina loved ones; and the
                                              unrelenting pain at the loss of children,
                                                                                               is that the
 Barile, which tells the story of the         siblings and parents endured by ella               rumors
 Chapel Hill marriage of the daughter         and Smith Atkins. Barile pays homage
 of UNC president David Swain and             to their legacy with her portrayal of the        managed to
 Union Gen. Smith Atkins, shortly after       abiding love and mutual respect that
 the end of the Civil War. And it’s an        sustained ella and the man she called            obscure the
 enthralling tale.                            her life’s “greatest blessing” throughout
     Barile, great-great granddaughter        their all-too-brief marriage.                   true story of
 of the couple, has wanted to tell their          Barile received a degree in journal-
 story ever since 1991, when she found        ism and mass communication from UNC             Ella and her
 two packets of letters among her late
 mother’s effects. The letters were writ-
                                              and, after working in the newspaper
                                              business for 25 years, now teaches eng-
                                                                                                 general.
 ten by ella Swain and other members          lish and journalism at Wake Tech. Her
 of her family, and in them Barile found      training is evident in Undaunted Heart,
 evidence that would help her dispute         which is well-researched and deftly
 the vicious stories circulating about ella
 and the general: that they fled North
 with jewelry and silver belonging to
 other Chapel Hillians, that ella was dis-
 owned by her family, that UNC’s closure
                                              written and deeply moving. All those
                                              with an interest in Chapel Hill, UNC or
                                              Civil War history should check it out.
                                                  So what’s next on Barile’s plate?
                                              Another of her ancestors is Rich-
                                                                                              SS
 in 1870 was due to the marriage.             ard Caswell, first governor of North
     That rumors would arise in Chapel        Carolina following the signing of the
 Hill after the couple’s engagement is        Declaration of Independence, and
 understandable, given the fact that At-      Barile is working on a collection of his
 kins was part of the force that occupied     letters with another descendant, who’s
 the town after the war, and given the        a new-found cousin. It seems history is
 bitterness that war engenders among          in the author’s blood.
 the defeated. But the real misfortune




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     To learn more about Suzy Barile and
                                                                                 S
                                              on Nov. 7. And if you still hunger for
 Undaunted Heart, come to the Bull’s          basketball stories, return to the Bull’s
 Head Bookshop on Wednesday, Dec.             Head at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 to hear
 2, at 3:30 p.m. Barile also will appear      Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner and Matt
 locally at the American Legion Hut on        Bowers discuss One Fantastic Ride: The
 Legion Road. in Chapel Hill, Tuesday,        Inside story of Carolina Basketball’s
 Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.                           2009 Championship Season. Whew!
     Readers who are Tar Heel fans (and          Finally, we’re thrilled at the news
 who isn’t around here?) have a lot to        that a new, independent bookstore is
 look forward to in November, with Roy        due to open next to Foster’s Market in
 Williams’ upcoming appearances at            Chapel Hill in mid-November. Flyleaf
 McIntyre’s at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 and        Books should prove to be a most
 the Bull’s Head on Nov. 5 (time TBA) to      welcome addition to our community.
 promote Hard Work: My Life On and Off        Kudos to partners Jamie Fiocco, Land
 the Court. You also can get your copy        Arnold and Sarah Carr for their vision
 of Light Blue Reign signed by author Art     and initiative!
 Chansky at the Bull’s Head at 10 a.m.


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     MuSIC          caLendar
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                                 the ArtSCenter                                     Gramatik (11/17) MC Chris, Whole Wheat Bread,
                               Mike Doughty with Porter Block: The Question         I Fight Dragons (11/18) Badfish, Scotty Don’t,
                               Jar Show (10/27) South Wing Band (11/1)              Full Service (11/19) The Pietasters, Lionize, The
                               Triangle Jazz Orchestra Night (11/4) Sid “N”         Antagonizers (11/20) Steep Canyon Rangers,
                               Susie (11/5) April Verch Band (11/7) Alela Diane,    Shannon Whitworth (11/21) Katherine Whalen’s
                               Marissa Nader (11/9) Steve Kimock Crazy Engine       Lucky, Old Habits, Jon Shain, Will McFarlane,
                               (11/11) Vector Brass Quintet (11/15) Trachy/Lacy     Danny Gotham, Armand Lencheck (11/27) Emilie
                               Collective (11/20) Amanda Palmer, Nervous            Autumn (11/29) Dave Rawlings Machine (11/30)
                               Caberet (11/20) John McCutcheon (11/21) The           CAffe drIAde
                               Subdudes (11/22)                                     The Strangelets (10/30)
                                bLue bAyou CLub                                      the CAve
                               E-Train Manning (10/29) Crossover Blues Band         Lynn Williams, Triple Overhead Cam,
                               (10/30) Blues World Order (10/31) West Trinity       mikingmihrab (10/29) 12000 Armies, Pipe, Tinstar
                               (11/5) Room to Breathe (11/6) Swamp Doctors          (10/30) VulGarrity, White Knuckle Truckers,
                               (11/7)                                               Death to the Details (11/2) Red Rooster (11/4)
                                  CAt’S CrAdLe                                      Chase Rice, Randy Whitt, Scatterbones (11/5)
                               Junior Boys, Woodhands (10/29) Why? Au,              Vinyl Strangers (11/6) Rev. Randon Hayes, Joe
                               Serengeti and Polyphonic (10/30) Toubab Krewe,       Swank and The Zen Pirates, The New Town
                               Floating Action (10/31) Silverstein, Madina Lake,    Drunks (11/7) Endway, The Youngers (11/8) Silent
                               I See Stars, Closure In Moscow, The Word Alive       Cinema, One Man Machine (11/9) Spring Tiger,
                               (11/2) Fresh Air Tour, Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki   Shapiro (11/10) John Pardue, Truckstop Coffee,
                               Wright, BK One (11/4) The Jesus Lizard, Hex          Joshua Panda and the A-OKs (11/11) Will West,
                               Machine (11/5) The Old Ceremony, Modern Skirts       The Sinful Savage Tigers (11/12) Pinche Gringo
                               (11/6) Chatham County Line, Mandolin Orange          and The Lonesome Chihuahua’s, Satan’s Youth
                               (11/7) Say Anything, Eisley, Moneen, Miniature       ministers, The Humms, Transhcans (11/13) Dirty
                               Tigers (11/8) Blind Pilot, The Low Anthem (11/9)     Little Heaters, The Electric Cycles, Nervous Habits,
                               The Get Up Kids, Kevin Devine, Mansions (11/10)      Rough Hands, Thee Crucials (11/14) Austin Collins
                               Lotus, Big Gigantic (11/11) Minus The Bear, Twin     and The Rainbirds (11/15) Luke Mitchem, Brett
                               Tigers (11/13) Dan Auerbach, Justin Townes Earle,    Harris (11/17) Analog Daze (11/18) HWYL, James
     John McCutcheon 11/21     Jessica Lea Mayfield (11/14) Langhorne Slim,         Wallace and The Naked Light Mistake (11/19)
     the ArtsCenter            Dawes (11/15) Mumiy Troll (11/16) Pretty Lights,     Nikkie Meets The Hibachi, Dynamite Brothers,
                                                                                    Transportation (11/20) Pagan Hellcats, Killer Filler,




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                                 Spooky tuneS
                                    There are several musical events in
                                 tune with the season to choose from.
                                 Here’s a sample of what you can see
                                 and hear if you’re out and about on
                                 Halloween weekend.

                                 Friday, Oct. 30
                                    • The ArtsCenter — Transactors
                                 Improv: Suspense. The Transactors take
                                 on the eerier side of life, teaming up
                                 with Killer Filler’s slinky, creepy, instru-
                                 mentals and incidentals.

                                 Saturday, Oct. 31
                                    • The ArtsCenter — Fright Night ‘09,
                                 a celebration for teens with a dance
                                 party and three live bands — Cole Park,
                                 with students from Woods Charter;
                                 The Verge, with students from Durham
                                 Academy and Durham School of the
                                 Arts; and Old 86, with students from                  • The Cave — Taz Halloween’s Hal-
                                 Carolina Friends School. There also                loween Spooktacular, a torchy, scary
                                 will be food and drinks, a red-carpet              and often hilarious trip through the
                                 entrance, Dracula’s photo booth and                Taz’s strange landscape. Includes spe-
                                 old horror movies shown all night long.            cial effects.
                                 The event is open to local teens (13-                 • Local 506 Halloween Party — with
                                 18). Come anytime between 8 p.m. and               Some Girls, The Julies and Southern
                                 midnight. $5                                       Girls. 10 p.m. $5.

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                                                    Hotel (10/30) Some Girls, The Julies, Southern      Opera (11/20-11/22) Secret Boyfriend, Slasher
                                                    Girls (10/31) Herman Dune, Julie Doiron (11/1)      Risk, Grasshopper, Ryan Unks (11/20) Mark
                                                    Joshua James, Birds and Arrows (11/2) King          Holland’s Rhythm Force, Don Coyote (11/28) Tiny
                                                    Khan and The BBQ Show (11/3) Kurt Vile and The      Concept, Secret Boyfriend, jBig Nuss, Ca$h $lave
                                                    Violators, Simeon (11/4) Fuck Buttons, Growing      Clique (11/30)
                                                    (11/5) Le Loup, Nurses (11/6) Ezra Furman and        MeMorIaL haLL
                                                    The Harpoons, Middle Distance Runner (11/7)         Bang on a Can All Stars (11/18) North Carolina
                                                    The Hidden Cameras, Gentleman Reg (11/8) The        Symphony (11/24)
                                                    Blakes (11/9) The Devil Makes Three (11/10) Lake
                                                    Interior, The Honored Guests, Gift Horse (11/12)      open eye Café
                                                    Times New Viking, Axemen, Whatever Brains           Laura Meyer (10/30) Hudson South (11/6) Joe
                                                    (11/13) Fin Fang Foom, Ben Davis and The Jetts,     Mulford (11/7) PJ Facifico (11/14) Lizzy Pitch
          Minus the Bear 11/13 Cat’s Cradle         Maple Stave (11/14) Hallelujah The Hills, Anders    (11/20) Tampa Blues (11/21) Patrick Dyer Wolf
                                                    Parker (11/15) The XX, John Hopkins, The Dig        (11/27) Chris Hendricks (11/28) Laura Meyer
                                                    (11/16) Stellastarr, Drink Up Buttercup (11/18)     (11/30)
The Soulless Dogs (11/21) Pariah Piranha, Teruah,
Dead Letter (11/22) Firehouse Rhythm Kings          Melt Banana (11/19) Heavy Trash, Elliott Brood       reServoIr
(11/24)                                             (11/20) Future Islands, Thank You, Height, Lonnie   Hand of Doom! (10/31) Atlas Moth, Systems,
                                                    Walker (11/21) Free Energy, Mount Weather           HOG (11/9) IRATA, Pushy Lips, Blood Red River,
  GeneraL Store Café


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                                                    (11/23) Eyedea and Abilities, Themselves (11/24)    Eszett (11/15) Pride Parade, The Weatherkings
Funkuponya (10/29) David Dyer and The Crooked       Little Dragon (11/25) Fake Problems (11/28) The
Smile String Quartet (10/30) Bernie Petteway                                                            (11/19)
                                                    Queers, The Leftovers (11/29)
Trio (11/5) Joney Dewdrops (11/6) Rewind (11/7)                                                           SpeCIaL eventS
Marie Vanderbeck Quartet (11/12) Mandolin             nIGhtLIGht                                        Mansion 462: The Extraordinary Contraptions,       10/29 Thu CHRIS PUREKA / CATHERINE FEENY
Orange (11/13) OLLI New Horizons Swing Band         Calico Haunts, Mt. Moriah, Filthybird (10/29)       Lemming Malloy, The Two Man Gentleman Band         10/30 Fri HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL / HOUSE OF FOOLS
(11/14) Tony Gailani Band (11/19) PJ Pacifico       Polynya, Veelee, Actual Persons Living or           (10/30)                                                      ALCAZAR HOTEL
(11/20) Gravy Boys (11/21) Pratie heads (11/27)     Dead (10/30) Nana Grizol, Organos (11/4) Old        Jordan Lake Cool Car Show and Music Festival       10/31 SaT Halloween Party with SOME GIRLS
                                                    Brick, Hymns, Ventricles (11/5) Blind Tigers                                                                     (Rolling Stones cover band) / THE JULIES
Lonesome Heart Band (11/28)                                                                             (10/31, 11/1)                                                (60’s Psyche) / SOUTHERN GIRLS
                                                    (11/6) Vanguard, Bad Idea, Shoot First (11/7)       DPAC: Leonard Cohen (11/3)                                   (Cheap Trick cover band)
  harry’S Market                                    The White Cascade, Boat Burning, Starmount
Gregory Blaine (10/30) Shawn Deena (11/6)                                                               Community Church: Dave Lippman (11/4)              11/1 Sun HERMAN DUNE / JULIE DOIRON
                                                    (11/11) Impossible Arms, Pairdown, A Hope For A     DPAC: Will Downing, Najee and Maysa (11/6)         11/2 Mon JOSHUA JAMES / BIRDS & ARROWS
Jack Yelton (11/7) Acoustic Bliss (11/14) Gregory   Summer (11/12) Hawnay Troof, Konoeye, VVAQRT
Blaine (11/20) Over The Hill (11/21) Steve Toll                                                         Community Church: Janis Ian (11/8)                 11/3 Tue KING KHAN & THE BBQ SHOW
                                                    (11/13) The Binary Marketing Show, A Is Jump,       DPAC: Jackson Browne (11/11)                       11/4 Wed Cat’s Cradle Presents KURT VILE &
(11/27)                                             Standard Minerals (11/14) D Charles Speer and       DPAC: Steve Miller Band (11/13)                              THE VIOLATORS / SIMEON
 LoCaL 506                                          the Helix, Dan Melchior und das Menace, Hiss        Ackland Art Museum: Music In The Galleries         11/5 Thu FUCK BUTTONS / GROWING
Chris Pureka, Catherine Feeny (10/29) Holy          Golden Messenger (11/16) Jay Cartwright, Tiny       (11/15)                                            11/6 Fri  LE LOUP / NURSES
Ghost Tent Revival, House of Fools, Alcazar         Mtns, Adam Arcuragi (11/18) Labrynth Rock-                                                             11/7 SaT EZRA FURMAN & THE HARPOONS
                                                                                                                                                                     MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNER
                                                                                                                                                           11/8 Sun THE HIDDEN CAMERAS / GENTLEMAN REG
                                                                                                                                                           11/9 Mon THE BLAKES


                                    S MUSIC
                                                                                                                                                           11/10 Tue THE DEVIL MAKES THREE
                                                                      SPOTLIGHT                                                                            11/12 Thu LAKE INFERIOR / HONORED GUESTS / GIFT HORSE
                                                                                                                                                           11/13 Fri TIMES NEW VIKING / AXEMEN / WHATEVER BRAINS
                                                                                                                                                           11/14 SaT FIN FANG FOOM / BEN DAVIS & THE JETTS
                                                                                                                                                                     Joint Album Release Party with MAPLE STAVE
                                                    which includes a CD of recordings and
                                                                                                                                                           11/15 Sun HALLELUJAH THE HILLS / ANDERS PARKER
                                                    a DVD of films of many of Poor Heart’s                                                                 11/16 Mon THE XX / JON HOPKINS / THE DIG
                                                    featured subjects, with two local                                                                      11/18 Wed STELLASTARR / DRINK UP BUTTERCUP
                                                    events.                                                                                                11/19 Thu MELT BANANA
                                                        On Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 3:30                                                                      11/20 Fri HEAVY TRASH / ELLIOTT BROOD
                                                    p.m., Ferris will read from his collection                                                             11/21 SaT FUTURE ISLANDS / THANK YOU / HEIGHT
                                                    at UNC’s Bulls Head Bookshop.                                                                                    BRIAN CORUM (of Lonnie Walker)
                                                        On Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., Ferris                                                               11/22 Sun 506 Music Trivia Night
                                                                                                                                                           11/23 Mon FREE ENERGY / MOUNT WEATHER
                                                    will be joined by his wife, Marcie Ferris,
                                                                                                                                                           11/24 Tue EYEDEA & ABILITIES / THEMSELVES
                                                    author of Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary
                                                                                                                                                           11/25 Wed LITTLE DRAGON

  Barn DanCe
                                                    Tales of the Jewish South, for a joint
                                                    book signing at the Barn in Fearrington                   Southwestern                                 11/27 Fri Rockin’ Ammonia Karaoke
                                                                                                                                                           11/28 SaT FAKE PROBLEMS
      At the recent North Carolina Liter-
  ary Festival, UNC’s Bill Ferris offered a
                                                    Village.                                                 seasonal - local - fresh                      11/29 Sun The Queers Pop Tour: THE QUEERS / THE LEFTOVERS
                                                        The couple will host the 38th
                                                                                                                      Cuisine
                                                                                                                                                           12/1 Tue JAY REATARD
  refreshingly unvarnished tour through             anniversary concert by Chatham’s                                                                       12/4 Fri  DTH Diversions Showcase: LONNIE WALKER
  the world documented in his book, DVD             legendary Bluegrass Experience, which                                                                            I WAS TOTALLY DESTROYING IT / AMINAL
  and CD collection Give My Poor Heart              features Tommy Edwards, Snuffy                                                                         12/5 SaT LAND OF TALK
  Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues.            Smith, Stan Brown, Mike Aldridge, Al                                                                   12/6 Sun LOST IN THE TREES
      The stories, collected during Ferris’                                                                                                                12/9 Wed BILL CALLAHAN / LIGHTS
                                                    McCanless and Leroy Savage.
                                                                                                                                                           12/11 Fri Drug Horse Cartel Holiday Show
  travels in his native lands of the Mis-               The event, presented by Chatham
                                                                                                                                                           12/12 SaT BENJU HUGHES
  sissippi Delta, are real, raw, passionate,        Arts, includes barbecue dinner plates
                                                                                                                                                           12/14 Mon THE WHIGS / THE FEATURES / MEAN CREEK
  at times ribald and rough and at others           from the BBQ Joint, and Fearrington                                                                    12/15 Tue CAGE
  sweeter than tupelo honey.                        will host a cash bar. Tickets are $13 in                                                               12/19 SaT Holiday Honky Tonk & Burlesque Show with
      Ferris, who teaches folklore and is           advance and $15 at the door. Online                                                                              THE WHISKEY SMUGGLERS / THE PNEUROTICS
  senior associate director of the Center                                                                                                                            GAMBLING THE MUSE plus Miss Mary Wanna
                                                    tickets and details available at cha-
                                                                                                                                                           12/31 Thu THE LOVE LANGUAGE / VIOLET VECTOR &
  for the Study of the American South,              thamarts.org                                                                                                     THE LOVELY LOVELIES / DIRTY LITTLE HEATERS
  continues the rollout of this collection,



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  halloween fall tour                the get up kids
     w/woodhands**($12)                w/kevin devine
                                     and mansions**($18/$22)                                             we 11/11
          Fr 10/30 why?
       w/au, serengeti                    WE 11/11 lotus               sa 10/31                         lotus
     and polyphonic**($10)          w/big gigantic**($15/$17)        toubab
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 w/floating action**($14/$16)                  Fr 11/13
    MO 11/2 silverstein              minus the bear
       w/madina lake,               w/twin tigers**($18/$20)
                                                                                                                                          sid n susie
   i see stars, closure           Sa 11/14 dan auerbach                                                                                     th 11/5
        in moscow and                 w/justin townes
   the word alive**($13/$15)       earle and jessica lea                       tu 12/1                                              matthew
   WE 11/4 brother ali                    mayfield**($20)                     new                                                   sweet +
     w/evidence, toki               Su 11/15 langhorne                       founD                     los
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   wright, bk one**($12/$14)       slim w/dawes **($13/$15)                  glory                                                   hoffs
      th 11/5 the jesus                       MO 11/16
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       lizard w/hex                     mumiy troll                 Sa 11/21 steep canyon       WE 12/2 elvez / los
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          machine**($20)             (from russia)**($20/$23)       rangers w/shannon               straitjackets
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        Fr 11/6 the old                    tu 11/17                       whitworth**($12)      christmas show**($14/$16)
         ceremony                     pretty lights                      MO 11/23 flicker           Fr 12/4 wxyc  80s
     w/modern skirts**($10)           w/gramatik**($14/$16)                   attack o                  dance**                local 506            (chapel hill)
                                                                                                                                WE 11/4 kurt vile and the
       Sa 11/7 chatham                WE 11/18 mc chris                   the 50' reels**         Sa 12/5 southern                 violators W/SiMEOn
        county line               w/whole wheat bread,                           Fr 11/27        culture on the
         w/mandolin                i fight dragons**($13/$15)        post turkey day jam              skids**($12/$14)           the artscenter (carrboro)
        orange**($12/$15)                                                  Su 11/29 emilie
                                                                                                                                     matthew sweet
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                                        th 11/19 badfish                                          th 11/10 brendan
  Su 11/8 say anything,           a tribute to sublime w/                   autumn**($15)               benson                     & susanna hoffs
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       eisley, moneen,               scotty don't**($15/$18)        MO 11/30 dave rawlings       w/corey chisel**($15)            mo 11/9 alela diane /
 miniature tigers**($16.50/$19)      Fr 11/20 pietasters                    machine**($20)        Sa 12/15 trekky                   marissa nadler
    MO 11/9 blind pilot                     w/lionize,                  tu 12/1 new found           yuletide                    fr 11/20 amanda palmer
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