The Joyful Jewel is one of two amazing art galleries in historic downtown Pittsboro, NC. Other venues in town also have art on display for for sale, Blue Dot Coffee, Angelina's Kitchen, and the Pittsboro Roadhouse's General Store, but that is not their primary business. The Joyful Jewel and Liquidamber are both in the block just north of Courthouse Circle, where most of, but not all of, the town's cool stores are. Though there are two art galleries, each is decidedly unique. Both carry items for under $5 and over $500 and every range in between.
The Joyful Jewel is owned by Mariah Wheeler, a versatile artist who works with fused glass, metals and beads creating unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets and pendants. She is also a mentor to a number of artists, and a keen supporter of the arts. The Joyful Jewel features over 160 artists from North Carolina. Photography. Pottery. Sculpture. Woodwork. Paintings. Poetry and other books by local authors. Stained Glass. Unique clothing. Art from recycled items.
For any who love to have unique and original work. For any who love color and variety, the Joyful Jewel is one of the must-visit stores of the greater Triangle area of North Carolina.
Lori Horvitz, who has been compared to David Sedaris, is a creative writing professor and director of women's studies (women, gender, and sexuality) at UNC Asheville. Her book, The Girls of Usually, is a collection of creative nonfiction essays, called "deeply intimate and wickedly funny."
About the book: Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Eastern European Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and idolizing the "shiksa in her living room," a blonde all-American girl whose photo came in a double frame and was displayed next to a family photo from a bar mitzvah. Unable to join the "happy blonde families," she becomes a "hippie chick" who travels the world in search of … something. The Girls of Usually chronicles each trip, each romance, each experiment in reinventing herself that draws her closer to discovering the secret door through which she can escape from deep-rooted patterns and accept her own cultural, ethnic, and sexual identity.
Quote from the book jacket: "In the back of my underwear drawer, I left notes for myself: By the time you read this, you'll be happier and have bigger breasts! But for now, I practiced magic routines in front of my pocket poodle, Sunshine, the only family member I could hold and hug."
- Lori Horvitz, The Girls of Usually (Just released in February, 2015)
VAMPIRATES – The Nevada road warriors return to the Triangle on their Tour of Terror 2015! Their short, loud bursts of frenetic flagellation will leave you stunned and confused. Irrational mayhem that echoes in your head for days? Well, yeah, but you want your five dollars’ worth of entertainment, right? Good thing you’ll have Sunday to recover.
DRUNK IN A DUMPSTER – TrAsheville’s band of mentally challenged, alcoholics bring their brand of booze fueled chaos back to Slim’s. Maybe this will be the night Dave has a heart attack on stage, but more likely he’ll slip on his own vomit and do face plant into the drum set…again.
FUTURE CRIMES – Have you ever wanted to snort a few lines of coke off a box of tampons with a transvestite in a filthy bar restroom? Who hasn’t, am I right? "Hairy Bear,” Ziggy Sprinkle and his band of miscreants continue to push their “homosexual agenda” throughout the Tar Heel state derailing years of bigotry. If you’ve never questioned your sexual orientation, after seeing Future Crimes you just might.
POISON ANTHEM – Distilled to perfection, this Raleigh quintet will numb your pain, light a fire in your belly and rejuvenate your soul. Boys, check your macho attitude at the door, because lead vocalist Ashley Vixen will stomp your balls as you beg for mercy.
The Durham Community Concert Band, under the direction of Tom Shaffer, is proud to present "A North Carolina Celebration" at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham. Join us for an evening of music inspired by the great state of North Carolina. The performance will feature Youth Concerto Competition winners and music by North Carolina composers, including the World Premiere performance of "Bull City Suite" by Dr. Paul Leary. Admission is FREE, so bring the whole family. Arrive early to hear the Durham Bullhorns trumpet ensemble and to get the best seats! Doors open at 5:30.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the freshness and flavors! The portions are great and you can't go wrong with a salsa bar! Whatever you get, try the guacamole! It's phenomenal!
Awesome, awesome, awesome! We loved the lego displays and challenges. we purchased some goodies from the variety of vendors. the staff was very personal and friendly.
c'mon Spencer, you could have made that one sentence. ;) =D
Great to see Center/Gallery continuing with at least an annual show…or two.
Sounds Great!! Thank you ERIC!
Amazing show. Last Call Messiahs rock!
This is a great time...so excited that an oyster roast will top it off this year!
Nothing like it in the area! Talented kids, comics, and teachers. Great way to spend an evening, laughing out loud! Good stuff!!!
Hilarious and family friendly! What's not to love?
We love Moonlight for all things kids and performing. KIDPROV is a great alternative for younger audiences. No one else in the Triangle is doing live improv show for kids by kids! Estes, Jeris and the whole gang at Moonlighy are just awesome!
See it. Amazing acting in the bold story of changes over decades. Congrats Mortall Coile!
+1 would read again
I've been in the restaurant industry for 17 years, working at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and after dining at Chef's Palette their service and hospitality exceeded my expectations. The Chicken Francese was totally delicious! Great place.
Best restaurant in Pittsboro!
Cant wait to see everyone tomorrow!
Fantastic! Please tell everyone I wanted to be there!! How I wish you could be in two places at once!!
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