Enter the tantalizing world of The Kit Kat Klub in 1930s Berlin, where beguiling, self-destructive chanteuse Sally Bowles lives with no thought for tomorrow. One of the defining musicals of all time, Cabaret intertwines social history with dazzling entertainment in new and dangerous ways. The decadence of a Weimar nightclub becomes a shattered mirror reflecting a society spiraling toward disaster with the rise of Hitler’s Nazis. Hosted with lascivious charm by the Emcee, played by Obie Award-winning Taylor Mac (PRC2 The Young Ladies Of…). Tickets start at $15.
PlayMakers Repertory Company
Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club RdChapel Hill, NC 27599-3235Directions
HAIR puts rock music and the culture that went with it on stage. The show has a strong effect on everyone, and acts as a bridge between generations and viewpoints. What looks like incredible chaos is actually organized chaos. Phenomenal musical numbers includeAquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life, What a Piece of Work Is Man and Hippie Life. This show has a vitality, a timelessness and a meaning that outlives the late 1960's and early 1970's in America. General - Advanced: $10 General - Day of: $12 Friends Member Ticket Price: $8 Student/Senior - Advanced: $5 Student/Senior - Day of: $7
300-G East Main StCarrboro, NC 27510Directions
Begin the run in a white t-shirt (any white T will work). At the start line runners and walkers are blank canvases. By the finish line, you’ll look like a Jackson Pollock painting! As you make your way through the 5k course and encounter five color stations along the way: green, purple, yellow, pink, and blue. you are blitzed with non-toxic color by our volunteers. The finish line will feature an epic color extravaganza! Extra color packets will be for sale on-site – or order yours when you register today and catch your friends off guard. The proceeds from the run will benefit three local non-profits: the Academy of Information Technology of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, A Drink For Tomorrow and the SKJAJA Fund.
All Ages & Skill Levels Welcome. Registration fee includes: free t-shirt, color packet, sunglasses and more. Free Campus Shuttle from Frat Court - starting at 8:30 am. Staggered Start Times beginning at 10:00 am Food Trucks – ice cream, sandwiches and shaved ice. Giveaways. Free Parking at Finley Fields. Registration Adult (11+) $35 (includes shirt); Ages 5-10 $15 (no shirt) and under 5 free (no shirt.)
UNC Finley Fields
100 Old Mason Farm RoadChapel Hill, NC 27517Directions
Please join the Friends of Moorefields for our third annual spring wildflower hike on Saturday, April 13. The free hike will leave Moorefields at 10 AM to explore the ridges and bottomlands near Seven Mile Creek, one of Orange County’s most significant and undisturbed natural areas. We will be led by Milo Pyne, an N.C. State-trained botanist, senior regional ecologist for NatureServe, president of the Eno River Association, and an expert on Piedmont wildflowers. Moorefields is located at 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough. For more information, call (919) 732-4941 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
2201 MoorefieldsHillsborough, NC 27278Directions
Registrations are $30 per runner and $70 per family of 5 or less for the 5k, and $15 per patron and $45 per family of 5 or less for the fun run. Deadline to register to receive a free t-shirt is March 31, 2013. Free family Fun entertainment and awards will directly follow the race and fun run events.the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club, Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation present the 2nd Annual Lifestyle 5k Race and Fun Run from 10am until Noon at Southern Community Park. This year we welcome Fleet Feet Sports of Carrboro as our Official Race Sponsor. Fleet Feet Sports will provide several training opportunities leading up to the race, as well as registration pick up the day before the race, where a percentage of sales will go to support this important cause.
Southern Community Park
Dogwood Acres DrChapel Hill, NCDirections
Free Activities for the Entire Family! Rock climbing wall, kid's bike loop, dance & yoga classes, bike blender games, prizes and much more! Giveaways and raffle with a chance to win a bike! Downtown Carrboro on West Weaver Street.
Weaver Street Market in Carrboro
101 East Weaver StreetCarrboro, NC 27510Directions
Ever wonder what's happening in the science labs throughout UNC? Here's your chance to tour the labs, talk to the scientists and participate in a few hands-on science activities with your family and friends! The UNC Science Expo takes place on Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This free event includes exhibits, entertainment, behind-the-scenes tours of research labs, a "Small Science" play area for children and other activities. The Town of Chapel Hill is sponsoring the event's Sustainability Center and Solar Stage, with displays and demonstrations that focus on sustainability in our community. You'll find the Sustainability Center, Solar Stage, booths, exhibits, food trucks and more along Cameron Avenue on the UNC campus, between South Building and Memorial Auditorium. The UNC Science Expo is a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival.
As part of this year’s UNC Science Expo, the Town of Chapel Hill will present a Sustainability Center & Solar Stage, featuring Town of Chapel Hill Departments and local organizations, all sharing their message about going green. Fifteen Sustainability Center exhibits will feature eco-friendly names like NC Green Power, UNC Botanical Gardens, and OWASA. Join us on Cameron Avenue near the Old Well on the UNC Campus, for live music, learning, fun, and everything else the UNC Science Expo has to offer.
Come learn more about upcoming programs at Learning Outside! Visit with our goats and chickens, explore our Learning Garden, spend time at our Bird Blind observing feathered friends, meet our instructors and enjoy a fun morning outside! Our program is sited at Triangle Land Conservancy's beautiful Irvin Nature Preserve, just 5 miles south of Carrboro and Chapel Hill. The address is 2912-B Jones Ferry Road, Chapel Hill. Hope to see you there! This event is FREE and open to the public.
As childhood best friends, Joe and Justin were always exploring the outdoors. Now, as The Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for nature at the heart of their Americana Folk music. The two-time Parents' Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR's All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “Two of family music’s best songwriters.” By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-time to advance the family music genre. Suggested for PreK-elementary. Youth Admission (children 2 & under free): $7 Friends Single Admission: $7 Public: $9 Family 4-Pack: $28
300-G East Main StCarrboro, NC 27510Directions
Tickets $7: available the day of show. A portion of proceeds will benefit our Cooperative Community Fund. Wine sale items as supplies last. First Come, First Served! Guest band: Saludos Compay, http://www.saludoscompay.com/.
Weaver Street Market in Southern Village
716 Market StreetChapel Hill, NC 27516Directions
Pregame fan activities at the Spring Game begin at 11 a.m. at the Bell Tower Park in front of Kenan Football Center with live music, food vendors, merchandise tents and interactive games. An autograph session with UNC players will also be held from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Additional activities, including the General Alumni Association Bell Tower climb, will be held in the quads surrounding the Bell Tower. A complete schedule of events and details for the Spring Game will be unveiled soon on GoHeels.com. Kenan Stadium gates will open at 11 a.m. and restrooms in the stadium will be open. Public parking will be available on a first come, first serve basis in the following lots: Bell Tower Deck, Rams Head Deck, Craige Deck, Jackson Deck, Cardinal Deck, Boshamer Lot and Bowles Lot. Disability parking will be available in the Rams Head Deck. All parking will be $5 per vehicle. Admission to the Spring Game is free, and will feature Coach Larry Fedora's up-tempo no-huddle offense and attacking defensive scheme. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.com.
Join us for our Art Walk at the garden on Saturday, April 13th from 4pm to 7pm, the grand finalé of UNC HOPE’s Poverty Action Week. We will be displaying a collection of artwork based on the theme "What is home?" by members of the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities. The Art Walk will be a grand artistic and musical celebration of our garden community and the power of HOPE, open to all members of the public. We are now accepting submissions from artists interested in participating. Find more information at nchopegardens.com or contact email@example.com with more questions.
By popular demand, the Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is again presenting “ekphrastic theater” in its galleries. Through an upcoming series of live theater performances titled “ACTIVATED ART,” works of art in the Ackland’s permanent collection may be experienced in unexpected and thought-provoking ways. The plays will be performed in the Ackland’s galleries, in front of the art that inspired them. A discussion with the playwrights and directors follows the two Friday evening performances. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Ackland Museum Store, on the corner of Franklin and Columbia Streets, in downtown Chapel Hill, or by phone at 919-962-0216.
Ackland Art Museum
101 South Columbia StreetChapel Hill, NC 27599Directions
A third-generation puppeteer, Basil Twist is the only American to graduate from France’s École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette. One of the most creative performers in contemporary theater, Twist works with every conceivable element, including water and wind. Accompanied by a full orchestra in Memorial Hall, Twist will stage his world-premiere work, The Rite of Spring, that transforms traditional puppetry into kinetic fabric sculptures and what he calls “a ballet without dancers.” Twist will also stage his new versions of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and Fireworks, reflecting his ability to interpret a wide range of forms and presentations, from Italian commedia dell’arte to the formalism of a Modernist symphony. Tickets start at $25.
114 East Cameron AveUNC Chapel Hill, NC 27599Directions