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What's worth seeing, doing and experiencing as the year winds to a close

Fall Guide 2003 

"Autumnus"

In the spirit of Autumn--as in a period of maturity, as in the season of one's life--for this year's Fall Guide we decided to honor local residents who have been consistently and exceptionally contributing to the Triangle arts scene. Like the first fall of leaves, or the slightest dip in temperature, many of these individuals may go unnoticed on a day-to-day basis. They work out of cubicles, in classrooms, behind microphones and lighting boards, in inconspicuous mountain communities, diligently pursuing their life's passion. And in the process, allowing others to participate in artistic revelation. These are the children of "I can" and "I will," of "I've done" and "I continue to do ..." They have not allowed "can't be done," "never been done," or "no reason to do" stop them--they only find ways to continue to contribute their vision and voices to the human life. There is a time and season for everything. In this changing season, we take time to acknowledge those who, through their wisdom and determination, have increased our own understanding of living life to the fullest. We've also included, for your seasonal pleasure, "Fallternatives," a harvest of events worth the wait. Get out and go; see and do; and don't forget to notice the leaves changing in the process ... --olufunke moses

Art
By city and alphabetical by gallery.

Raleigh

ARTSPACE: Thru Sep 13: Kimowan McLain, Accidental Gathering, sculpture. Thru Oct 10: Dawn Stetzel, New Works, installation. Sep 5-27: Anna Podris & Keith Norval, The Human Animal, paintings. 201 E Davie St., Raleigh. 821-2787, www.artspacenc.org. Tue-Sat 10 am-6 pm; First Fridays 10 am-10 pm.

GALLERY OF ART & DESIGN: Thru Sept 28: antfarm Decade. Oct 22-Dec 17: Southeastern College Art Conference, and Elizabeth Matheson, photography. Talley Student Center, Cates Ave, NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 515-3503. Wed-Fri, noon-8 pm; Sat & Sun 2-8 pm.

GLANCE GALLERY: Thru Sep 17: Nikki Musial Barnes, glass plates, Wanda Steppe, oil on panels and canvas. Sep 19-Oct 15: Nathaniel Hester, paintings, drawings and prints. 311 W Martin St, Raleigh. 821-2200, www.glancegallery.com. Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm.

GRACE LI WANG ART GALLERY: Thru Sep 30: Quintessence. Oct 6-Dec 30: Colors of the Spirit. Millbrook Lake Center, 2411-112 E Millbrook Rd, Raleigh. 871-5800, www.GraceLiWang.com. Mon-Fri noon-4 pm or by appointment.

JORDAN HALL ARTS CENTER: Sep 3-30: Fine Arts League of Cary: Drawing, Painting, Photography. Oct 3-30: Elaine Wood: Flowers and More, oil and watercolor. Nov 3-26: 9th Annual Instructors' Show. Dec 2-30: Virginia Adamsick, mixed media, watercolor. 908 Harrison Ave, Cary. 469-4069. Mon-Thu 9 am-10 pm; Fri-Sat 9 am-4 pm.

LEE HANSLEY GALLERY: Thru Sep 18: Alice Ehrlick and her students. Sep 21-Oct 22: Paul Harley, paintings & Pat Scull, new works. Oct 26-Nov 26: McDonald Bane, new paintings; Jody dePew McLeane, pastels; Janis Goodman, new work. Nov 30-Jan 21: One Hundred Under Five Hundred, annual Holiday exhibition. 225 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh. 828-7557. Tue-Thu 11 am-6 pm, Fri 11 am-9 pm, Sat 11 am-5 pm.

LITTLE ART GALLERY: Thru Oct 6: Paul Minnis and Millie Voorhies, paintings. 432 Daniel St, Cameron Village, Raleigh. 890-4111. 432 Daniels St, Raleigh. 890-4111. Mon-Thu 10 am-7 pm, Fri & Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 1-5 pm.

LUMP GALLERY/PROJECTS: Thru Sep 29: Research and Development, works by Michael Salter; works by Dalek. Oct 3-Nov 2: I'm innocent, I'm innocent, paintings by Joshua Rickards. Nov 7-30: Paul Friedrich, paintings, comics and objects; Bobby Schatte, mask drawings. Dec 5-28: Lumpenedlyness, exhibition curated by NYC Feature, Inc.'s Hudson. 505 S Blount St, Raleigh. 821-9999, www.lumpgallery.com. Sat & Sun 1-5 pm and by appointment.

MEREDITH COLLEGE: Thru Dec 1: Biomedical Communications: Visually Depicting the Biological, Natural and Medical Worlds Using Techniques of Art, Design, Photography, and Video, Science and Mathematics Building Gallery. Sep 21-Nov 2, 9 am-5 pm: Tri-State Sculptors Annual Members Exhibition/Southeastern College Art Conference Members Outdoor Exhibition, Meredith College Grounds. Nov 9-Dec 17, 9 am-5 pm: 23rd North Carolina Photographers Annual Exhibition, Frank G. Weems Gallery. Sep 21-Nov 23: Southern Women's College Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery. 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh. Call 760-8832 for hours.

NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART: Thru Oct 24: A Decade of Acquisitions, 1994-2004. Oct 10-Jan 9: Masterpieces from the Baltimore Museum of Art. Oct 11-19: Tibetan Buddhist Monks' Residency. Oct 11, 12 pm: Sand Mandala Opening Consecration Ceremony. Oct 18, 6 & 8:30 pm: Healing Ceremony of Green Tara. Oct 19, 2 pm: Dismantling Green Tara Ceremony. Nov 2-Mar 7: Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. 715-5923, www.ncmoa.org. Wed-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm.

NCSU LIBRARY: Sep 19-Dec 13: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs: Capture the Moment. D.H. Hill Library, NCSU, 2205 Hillsborough St, Raleigh. 515-2843, www.lib.ncsu.edu/pulitzer.

PAGE-WALKER ARTS & HISTORY CENTER: Sep 5-30: Hammer, Bensen, Levitt, sculpted paper, screen print, photography. Oct 3-28: Layers of Meaning, Professional Art Quilting Alliance-South. Nov 3-Jan 4: Members Holiday Show. 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Call 460-4963 for hours.

RALEIGH CONTEMPORARY GALLERY: Sep: Phillipe Tardy, etchings. Oct: Maureen Banker, Picture Windows from Italy. Nov: Robert Irwin, figurative work. Dec: Gallery Artists' Holiday Show. 323 Blake St, Raleigh. 828-6500, www.rcgallery.com. Mon-Sat, 11 am-4 pm.

Durham

CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES: Thru Sep 27: What Helps Dodge Helps You: A Project by Brian C. Moss, documentary photography; Through Rebel Eyes: Youth Document Durham, documentary photography. Oct 13-Jan 10: Dark Matter: Photographs of Urban Africa and the Diaspora by Kerry Stuart Coppin; Walker Evans Centennial, digital prints of the photographer's originals; Photos by Griff Davis, photos of Davis' journalism career. Oct. 15, 7 pm: Luis Velasco, photo essay. 1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham. 660-3663, www.cds.aas.duke.edu. Mon-Thu 9 am-7 pm; Fri 9 am-5 pm; Sat 11 am-4 pm.

DUKE UNIVERSITY: Sep 18-May 16: Koz'ma Prutkov and Yuri Dyshlenko (Duke University Museum of Art). Sep 25-Dec 19: An Alumnus Collects (DUMA). Sep 30-Oct 24: The American Dream, infrared photography by Gene Hollander (Duke Union). Nov 6-Jan 11: Power of Wings: A Student Curated Exhibition, (DUMA). www.duke.edu.

DURHAM ARTS COUNCIL: Thru Oct 12: Centerfest: 30 Year Retrospective. Sep 20-21: Centerfest. Oct 18-Nov 30: Simple Signs, paintings by Bronwyn Merritt; Chile and Her People, photos by Paul Wingler. Thu, Oct 23, 5 pm: ArtsAlive! Reception. Nov 15, 10 am-5 pm: Durham Art Walk. Dec 6-Jan 4: Colorscape, fibers by Susan Neulist. Structures: Black & White Photography, Triangle Black & White Photography Group. Dec 4, 5 pm: ArtsAlive! Reception. 120 Morris St, Durham. 560-ARTS, www.durhamarts.org. Mon-Sat 9 am-9 pm; Sun 1-6 pm.

NANCY TUTTLE MAY STUDIO: Thru Oct 31: Autumn Hues, paintings. 806 Ninth St, Durham. 688-8852, www.nancytuttlemay.com.

Chapel Hill

ANIMATION & FINE ART GALLERIES: Thru Oct 4: The Female Form. Oct 7-Nov 1: Pablo Picasso. Nov 4-29: Miro: Surrealist Painter. Dec 2-31: The Gift of Art, Work Under $500. University Mall, 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill. 968-8008, www.animationandfineart.com. Tue-Sat, 10 am-6 pm.

ACKLAND ART MUSEUM: Thru Sep 21: Imitation and the Print. Thru Sep 28: Defining Moments: Two Centuries of Photography and Collecting Photography: A Community Dialogue. Thru Oct 26: An Evening at Versailles: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre and Her Music. Thru Feb 1: Indian Miniatures. Thru May 16: Spectans Specula: Reflecting on Princely and Priestly Perfections. Oct 19-Jan 4: Plum, Pine and Bamboo: Seasonal and Spiritual Paths in Japanese Art and Carolina Collects: Japanese Art and Sea & Sky: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Oct 29-Jan 11: One Family in Focus: Documentary Photographs of the Neugents by David Spear. S Columbia St, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. 966-5736. Wed-Sat 10-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm.

ARTSCENTER: Every 2nd Fri of the month: Chapel Hill/Carrboro 2nd Friday Art Walk Reception. 300 E Main St, Carrboro. 929-2787, www.artscenterlive.org.

CAFFE DRIADE: Oct 1-31: Shannon O'Conner, oil on wood. Nov 1-30: William Samual Slade, photography. Dec 1-31, Carly Seigel, oil paintings. 1215-A E Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 942-2333, www.caffedriade.com. Mon-Thu 7 am-11 pm, Fri & Sat 7 am-midnight, Sun 7:30 am-11 pm.

CHAPEL HILL MUSEUM: Sep 14-Oct 5: Cornelia Phillips Spencer, paintings. Thru Sep 21: The Coker Arboretum: The First 100 Years, various artists & media. Thru Dec 31: Carolina in My Mind: The James Taylor Story, documentary. 523 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 967-1400.

CHAPEL HILL PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION: Thru Oct 24: Art Exhibit at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 306 N. Columbia St. Thru Oct 27: Art Exhibit at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr. 968-2888 (ext. 377). Call for hours.

CREATIVE METALSMITHS: Thru Sep 30: Married Metals. Oct 5-Nov 17: Current Metalsmithing of David Huang. Nov 18-Dec 31: Christmas Collection, 2003. 117 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 967-2037. Mon-Fri 11 am-6 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm.

GREEN TARA GALLERY: Thru Sep 13: The Elegance of (Still) Life, paintings by Luis Barbaran. Sep 15-Jan 24: A Collection of My Life's Work, Fernando Fernandez Granada, mixed media. Thru Oct 4: Around the Bend: Exploring Rural America, Norine Zapata, paintings. Thru Nov 22: Out of the Ordinary, Molly Pasca, pottery & ceramics. Oct 6-Nov 22: Dessert for the Eyes, Pam Calore Cuddyer, paintings. Nov 24-Jan 17: Beyond Form, Charlotte Foust, paintings. Nov 24-Feb 24: Colorful Elegance, Doug Dacey, pottery & ceramics.. Eastgate Shopping Center, 1800 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 932-6400, www.greentaragallery.com. Mon-Sat 11 am-5:30 pm.

OPEN EYE CAFE: Oct 1-31: Catherine Towne, photography. Nov 1-30: Hollin Norwood, fabric art. Dec 1-31: Andy Truman, African photo essay. 100-C E Main St, Carrboro. 968-9410, www.openeyecafe.com. Mon-Thu 7 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 7 am-11 pm, Sun 9 am-10 pm.

SIZL GALLERY: Sep 12-Oct 5: Motion and Emotion, new work by Murry Handler and Alan Stewart. Oct 10-Nov 9: Andrew Stawicki, photographs of Italy. Nov 14-Jan 9: Holiday Group Show, featuring over 25 local artists. 405 E Main St. Carrboro. 960-0098, www.sizlgallery.com. Wed-Sat noon-6 pm, Sun noon-5pm.

SOMERHILL GALLERY: Thru Sep 26: Arless Day, mixed media; Don Gialanella, steel sculpture. Sep 28-Oct 24: Mark Chatterly, figurative sculpture; Rodger Bechtold, landscape painting. Oct 26-Nov 22: Maud Gatewood, paintings. Nov 30-Jan 10: Annual Winter Holiday Exhibition. 3 Eastgate, East Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 968-8868, www.somerhill.com. Mon-Sat 10 am-5:30 pm.

STEINWAY GALLERY: Thru Oct 23: Doug Freed, landscape paintings. Oct 24-Dec 11: Kendahl Jan Jubb, watercolor. Dec 12-Jan 22: Holiday Group Show. 1289 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill. 942-8780, www.steinwaygallery.com. Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm.

TYNDALL GALLERIES: Oct 1-Nov 15: Sally Bowen Prange, ceramics; Lynn Boggess, paintings. Nov 22-Jan 10: A Celebration of the Season, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography, fiber works. University Mall, Chapel Hill. 942-2290, www.tyndallgalleries.com. Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm.

Comedy
Alphabetical by venue or production.

Raleigh

Cary Tavern: Wednesdays: Comedy open mic with Stand-up Underground comedy troupe. Register 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm. 928 W Chatham Rd, Cary. 467-1816, www.standupunderground.com.

CHARLIE GOODNIGHT'S: Sep 10-13: Ron White. Sep 18-20: Kevin Meaney. Sep 25-27: Larry the Cable Guy. Oct 2-4: Jake Johannsen. Oct 16-18: Charlie Viracola. Oct 23-25: Bobcat Goldthwait. Oct 28-Nov 1: Gary Conrad, hypnotist. Nov 6-8: Heywood Banks. Nov 13-15: Bobby Collins. Nov 18 & 29: Jerry Carroll. Dec 2-6: Greg Morton. Dec 9-13: Drew Hastings. Dec 16-20: Mark Eddie. 861 Morgan St, Raleigh. 828-5233, www.charliegoodnights.com.

ComedyWorx: Fridays, 8:30 pm; Saturdays, 4:45, 7:30 & 8:30 pm: Comedy Sportz, competitive improvisational comedy for the whole family. 431 W Peace St, Raleigh. 829-0822, www.comedyworx.com.

FLEX Nightclub: Thursdays, midnight: Trailer Park Prize Night. 2 S West St, Raleigh. 832-8855.

West 94th St. Pub: Saturdays, register 8 pm, show 9 pm: Comedy open mic with Stand-up Underground comedy troupe. 928 W Chatham Rd, Cary. 467-1816, www.standupunderground.com.

Chapel Hill

THE CAVE: Every 4th Tue 7:30-9:30 pm: Amateur Comedy Hour. Every 4th Sat: Comedy Hour. 452 ? W Franklin St. 968-9308, www.caverntavern.com.

Inside Improv: Saturdays at Midnight, a weekly late-night comedy show. The Inside Scoop, 764 Airport Rd, Chapel Hill. 361-7613, www.dirtysouthimprov.com/inside. $3.

Dance
By city and alphabetically by group or venue. For current dance events, please see our weekly "Dance" calendar.

Raleigh

CAROLINA BALLET: Sep 11-Sep 28: Ballet Festival. Oct 16-19: Carmina Burana & Firebird. Nov 28-30, Dec 19-28: Nutcracker. All shows begin at 8 pm, with additional matinees Sat and Sun at 3 pm. BTI Center 2 E South St, Raleigh. 719-0900, www.carolinaballet.com.

MEREDITH COLLEGE DANCE: Oct 3-5, 8 pm: North Carolina Dance Alliance Annual Event. Nov 13-15, 8 pm: Meredith Dance Theatre in Concert. Nov 14, 8:30 am-2:30 pm: High School Day of Dance. Meredith College, Raleigh. 760-2857, www.meredith.edu.

Durham

DUKE DANCE: Thu, Oct 9, 5:30 pm: After Hours: A Moving Experience (Duke University Museum of Art, Duke East Campus). Oct 31-Nov 1: The Ronald K. Brown Invitational Dance Intensive. Nov 21 & 22: November Dances 2003: Beating the Holiday Rush! 106 Bivins Bldg, Duke University, Durham. 660-3354. www.duke.edu.

DUKE INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS: Sep 25-Oct 9: Kathak Repertory Intensive with Kumudina Lakhia. Duke University, Durham. 684-4444, www.duke.edu. Call for times, locations.

WELLNESS PARTNERS IN THE ARTS: Oct 17: (1st monthly) Culture Crawl: dance, theater and music performances. Nov 15, 8 pm: Hello Neighbor! Celebrating Cultural Connections, performance by Off the Deep End Dance Ensemble. Nov 21: Culture Crawl. Nov 22: Choreo Shorts, Carolina Theatre, Chapel Hill. Dec 19: Culture Crawl. Wellness Partners in the Arts, 319 West Main St. 680-2562, www.wpadurham.com.

Theater
Alphabetical by play or performer. For current theater events, please see our weekly "Theater" calendar.

Raleigh

ACTORS COMEDY LAB: Sun, Oct 19, 2 pm; Mon, Oct 20, 7:30 pm: Souls Are Flying! Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Rd. Dec 12 & 13, 17-20, 8 pm; Dec 14 & 21, 3 pm: Sorry! Wrong Chimney! Thompson Theatre, NCSU, Campus, Raleigh. 782-1331, www.actorscomedylab.com.

BROADWAY SERIES SOUTH: Sep 16-20, 8 pm; Sep 20 & 21, 2 pm; Dec 21, 7 pm: Thoroughly Modern Millie. Oct 7-10, 8 pm; Oct 11 & 12, 2 pm; Oct 11, 5 & 9 pm; Oct 12, 3 & 7 pm: Stomp. Nov 11-15, 8 pm; Nov 15 & 16, 2 pm; Nov 16, 7 pm: Chicago. Dec 2-6, 8 pm; Dec 6 & 7, 2 pm; Dec 7, 7 pm: Jesus Christ Superstar. Dec 30 & 31, 8 pm; Dec 3 & Jan 1, 2 pm: Seussical. 500 Fayetteville St. Mall, Raleigh. 231-4575, www.broadwayseriessouth.com.

BURNING COAL THEATRE COMPANY: Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 7:30 pm; Oct 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 25 & 26, 2:30 pm: Hope of the Heart (Part one of All the King's Men). Oct 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 7:30 pm: Willie Stark (Part two of All the King's Men). Kennedy Theatre, BTI Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St, Raleigh. 388-0066, www.burningcoal.org.

CARY ACADEMY FINE ARTS THEATER: Nov 21 & 22, 7:30 pm; Nov 22 & 23, 2 pm: The Jungle Book, presented by Applause! 1500 N. Harrison Ave. 854-9989.

CENTER STAGE: Sep 18-20: Good Ol' Girls. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 515-1100, www7.acs.ncsu.edu. Call for times.

MEREDITH COLLEGE: Sep 18-20, 8 pm; Sep 20 & 21, 4 pm: And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank, Jones Auditorium. Nov 20-22, Nov 23, 2 pm; Dec 2-6, 8 pm: Nutcracker. 760-8600, www.meredith.edu.

NORTH CAROLINA KIDS THEATRE: Oct 15-17, 10 am; 1 & 7 pm: Diary of Anne Frank. PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St. Dec 10-19, call for times: Beauty and the Beast, shows at DAC and Carolina Theatre. Call 544-0714 for details. www.nckt.com.

NORTH RALEIGH ARTS AND CREATIVE THEATRE: Sep 26-Oct 12: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Oct 24-Nov 2: Harold and Maude. Greystone Shopping Center, 7713-51 Leadmine Rd, Raleigh. 866-0228, www.nract.org. Call for times.

NORTH CAROLINA THEATRE: Sep 10-13, 8 pm; Sep 13 & 14, 2 pm; Sep 14, 7 pm: Funny Girl. Oct 24 & 25, 28-Nov 1, 8 pm; Oct 26, Nov 1 & 2, 2 pm; Nov 2, 7 pm: Mame. 1 E South St, Raleigh. 831-6950, www.nctheatre.com.

RALEIGH ENSEMBLE PLAYERS: Sep 19 & 21, 8 pm; Sep 20, 7 pm: Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Legends Nightclub, 330 W Hargett St. 832-9607, www.realtheatre.org.

RALEIGH LITTLE THEATRE: Sep 12 & 13, 17-20, 24-27, Oct 1-4, 8 pm; Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 3 pm: Dames at Sea, Oct 17-19, 24-26, 30, Nov 1; 7:30 pm; Oct 18 & 19, 25 & 26, Nov 1 & 2, 2 pm: Schoolhouse Rock Live! Nov 7 & 8, 12-15 & 19-22, 8 pm; Nov 9, 16 & 23, 3 pm: How the Other Half Loves. 301 Pogue St. Dec 18 & 19, 7:30 pm; Dec 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 5 pm; Dec 13, 20 & 21, 1 pm: Cinderella (BTI Center for the Performing Arts' A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. 2 E South St, Raleigh). 821-3111, www.raleighlittletheatre.org.

THEATRE IN THE PARK: Sep 19 & 20, 25-28, Oct 2-5: The Faraway Nearby. Dec 10-17: A Christmas Carol, 107 Pullen Rd. Call 831-9475 for times.

UNIVERSITY THEATRE: Oct 1-5: Cabaret. Nov 6-9, 12-16: King Hedley II. NCSU Campus, Raleigh. Call 515-1100 for times.

Durham

BROADWAY AT DUKE: Oct 27: Romeo and Juliet. Nov 17: Fame. Dec 3: Saturday Night Fever. Page Auditorium, Duke West Campus. Call 684-4444 for times.

DUKE UNIVERSITY DEPT OF THEATER STUDIES: Thu, Oct 16, 8 pm: The Aquila Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's Othello . Oct 24 & 25, Nov 1, 8 pm, Oct 26, Nov 2, 2 pm: Love's Labor's Lost. Nov 20-22, 8 pm; Nov 23, 2 pm: Why Things Burn. Bryan Center, Duke West Campus. 684-4444.

MANBITES DOG THEATER: Sep 10-13, 8:15 pm, Sep 14, 3:15 pm: Minstrel Show: The Lynching of William Brown. Sep 18-20, 8:15, Sep 21, 3:15 pm: Don't Ask Don't Tell presents Us. Oct 9-11, 13-18, 20-25, 8:15 pm, Oct 12 & 19, 3:15 pm: Shakespeare & Originals presents Julius Caesar. Oct 31-Nov 1, 8:15 pm: Dog & Pony Show presents An Evening of Halloween Readings. Nov 20-22, 24-29, Dec 1-6, 8:15 pm, Nov 23 & 30, 3:15 pm: S***ping and F***ing. 703 Foster St. 220-6779, www.manbitesdogtheater.org.

NCCU THEATRE DEPT: Oct 3 & 4, 8 pm; Oct 5, 2 pm: Jackie O. Oct 24 & 25, 31, Nov 1, 8:15 pm; Oct 26, Nov 2, 3:15 pm: Mommy I Want to Sing. Dec 4-6, 8 pm; Dec 7, 2 pm: Amahl and the Night Visitors. Call 530-5170 for details.

Chapel Hill

ARTSCENTER: Fri, Sep 19, Oct 24, 8 pm: Transactors Improv Co. Sep 25-27, 8 pm: Actors from the London Stage: Measure for Measure. Wed, Nov 8, 8 pm: Swingin' at the Roxy. 300-G East Main St. 929-2787.

DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: Thu, Aug 28-Sat, Sep 20, 8 pm, Sun, Sep 14 & Sun, Sep 20, 3 pm: Polish Joke. Sat, Nov 1-Sat, Nov 22: Hedda Gabler, University Mall, 201 S Estes Drive. 968-1515, www.deepdishtheater.org.

TEMPLE THEATRE: Oct 2, 9 & 16, 1:30 pm; Oct 3 & 4, 10-11, 17 & 18, 8 pm; Oct 12, 19, 2:30 pm: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward. Nov 6, 13, 20, 1:30 pm; Nov 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 8 pm; Nov 16, 23, 2:30 pm: The Rainmaker. Dec 4, 11, 18, 1:30 pm; Dec 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 8 pm; Dec 14, 21, 2:30 pm: A Taffeta Christmas: A 50's Christmas Reunion. 120 Carthage St, Sanford. 774-4155, www.wave-net.net/templetheatre.

UNC DEPARTMENT OF DRAMATIC ART: Sep 26-Sep 28, 8:15 pm; Sep 29, 4 pm & 8:15 pm; Sep 30, 5 pm: Dance at Bataan. Kenan Theatre, UNC-Chapel Hill. 962-1132, www.unc.edu/depts/drama.

Concerts
By city and alphabetically by group or venue. For current concert events, please see our weekly "Music" calendar.

Raleigh

ALLTEL PAVILION AT WALNUT CREEK: Wed, Sep 17, 7 pm: Dave Matthews Band. Sat, Sep 20, 7 pm: Aerosmith, Kiss. Fri, Sep 26, 7 pm: Lynyrd Skynyrd. Sat, Sep 27, 7:30 pm: Travis Tritt. Fri, Oct 10, 7 pm: R.E.M. 3801 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh. 831-6666, www.alltelpavilion.com.

CENTERSTAGE: Oct 18: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gettin' Weill'd. Nov 6, Leahy. Nov 20, Sarah Vowell. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 515-1100, www7.acs.ncsu.edu. Call for times.

LAKE WHEELER'S EVENING WATERFRONT CONCERTS: Sun, Sep 14, 3-6 pm: Autumn Raleigh Jazz Concert. Sat, Sep 27, 7-9 pm: Sweet Potato Pie. Sat, Oct 11, 6-8 pm: Charlie Chiklis and the Moonlighters. Sat, Oct 25, 6-8 pm: A Grand Time for Singing Concert (indoors), 6404 Lake Wheeler Rd. 662-5704, www.raleigh-nc.org/parks7rec/wheeler.

MARVELOUS MUSIC SERIES: Sep 27, 7:30 pm: Livingston Taylor. Nov 15, 7:30 pm: Butch Thompson Trio. Herbert C. Young Community Center, 404 North Academy St, Cary. 469-4061.

MEREDITH COLLEGE: Sep 15, 8 pm: Faculty/guest recital with Carol Chung, violin, Kent Lyman, piano, and Pooh Merritt, French horn (Carswell Concert Hall). Sep 16, 8 pm: Jerusalem Lyric Trio (Carswell). Sep 23, 8 pm: Meredith Faculty Recital (Carswell). Sep 28, 2 pm: Raleigh Area Flute Association (Carswell). Oct 12, 7:30 pm: Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Classical Concert with the Suzuki Violin Choir (Jones Auditorium). Oct 14, 8 pm: Echoes of War Vocal Recital (Carswell). Oct 17, 8:15 pm: Guild Trio Recital (Jones Auditorium). Oct 18, 8:15 pm: Meredith Faculty/NC Music Teachers Association (Carswell). Oct 19, 7 pm: Raleigh Flute Choir/Meredith Flute Ensemble (Carswell). Oct 20, 8 pm: Meredith/Capital City Girls Choir Fall Choral Concert (Jones Chapel). Oct 20, 8 pm: Meredith Faculty Recital with Karen Allred, piano (Carswell). Oct 25, 8 pm: Meredith Faculty Flute Recital with Nathan Zalman, flute, and Martha Gardner, piano (Carswell). Oct 26, 4 pm: Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert (Jones Auditorium). Nov 17, 8 pm: Meredith Orchestra (Carswell). Nov 23, 3 pm: Meredith Faculty Chamber Players: Music with a Spanish Flair (Carswell). Nov 29, 4 pm: Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert (Jones Auditorium). Dec 7, 3 & 8 pm: Meredith Ensemble Annual Christmas Concerts (Jones Auditorium). Dec 12, 7:30 pm: Capital City Girls Choirs Christmas Concert (Jones Auditorium). 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh. 760-8536.

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY: Sep 19 & 20, 8 pm: Featuring William Wolfman, piano. Sep 23, 8 pm: Featuring James Ehnes, violin. Sep 26 & 27, 8 pm; Sep 28, 3 pm: Featuring Nnenna Freelon. Oct 2-4, 8 pm: Classical Favorites. Oct 11, 8 pm: Featuring Thomas Hampson, baritone. Oct 23-25, 8 pm: Stephen Hough, piano. Nov 1, 11 am: Halloween Concert. Nov 7 & 8, 8 pm: All-Orchestral. Nov 11, 8 pm; Nov 16, 3 pm: Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Nov 20-22, 8 pm: Mark Kosower, cello. Nov 28, 29 & Dec 4, 3 pm; Nov 29 & 30, 3 pm: Holiday Pops. 2 E South St, Raleigh. 733-2750, www.ncsymphony.org.

PAGE-WALKER ARTS & HISTORY CENTER: Oct 5, 7 pm: Willie Hill and Four Friends. Oct 25, 9 am-5 pm: Mallarme Chamber Players: Music Makes Families & Friends. Nov 2, 7 pm: Katherine Boyes. 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. 460-4963.

PINECONE: Sat, Sep 13, 8 pm: The Nashville Bluegrass Band (Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus). Sun, Sep 14, 3-4 pm: Three Stripped Gears (North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St, Raleigh). Sep 20, 6-8 pm: Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos (Lake Benson Park, Buffalo Rd, Garner). Sun, Oct 12, 3-4 pm: The Gospel Jubilators (NCMH). Fri, Oct 24, 8 pm: The Reeltime Travelers & Old Crow Medicine Show (Stewart Theatre). Sat, Nov 8, 8 pm: Sam Bush (Stewart Theatre). Sun, Nov 9, 3-4 pm: Jose Karlox Platas (NCMH). Nov 16, 3-4 pm: Capital City Five, (Garner Historic Auditorium, 742 W Garner Rd). Sun, Dec 14, 3-4 pm: Dulcimer Dan & the Blue Skies Band (NCMH). 515-1100, www.pinecone.org.

NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART: Sun, Sep 21, 3 pm: Seraphim Musica. Sat, Sep 13, 8 pm: Blue Ridge Music Homecoming featuring Wayne Henderson, Etta Baker, The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters and others. Theater in the Museum Park, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. 715-5923 or 821-2030.

RALEIGH CHAMBER MUSIC GUILD: Sep 21, 3 pm: Seraphim Musica (see NCMA listing above). Oct 26, 3 pm: Borromeo String Quartet with Gary Graffman. Nov 23, 3 pm: Triple Helix. Fletcher Opera Theatre, BTI Center, 2 E South St, Raleigh. 821-2030 or www.rcmg.org.

RALEIGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Sat, Sep 27, 4 pm: Morgan's Friend--A World Premiere. Ruggero Piano, Bosendorfer Hall, 4720 Hargrove St. Sun, Oct. 12, 7:30 pm: Treasures. Sun, Oct 26, 4 pm: Music and Latin Dance. Sat, Nov 29, 4 pm: How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Other Holiday Favorites. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh. 546-9755.

SERTOMA SERIES: Sep 12-13, 8 pm: Falling in Love: Broadway Love Songs Under the Stars. Sun, Sep 21, 2-6 pm: Brass at Bond, 4 NC brass ensembles. Sun, Oct 5, 2:30-5 pm: Blues Experience. Sun, Oct 12, 1-5 pm: Banjo in the Hollow Bluegrass Mini-Fest. Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, 101 High House Rd, Cary. 469-4061.

Durham

CHORAL SOCIETY OF DURHAM: Sat, Dec 13, 8 pm & Sun, Dec 14, 4 pm: A Boy Was Born. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St. 560-2733, www.choral-society.org.

DUKE INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS: Sat, Sep 13, 8 pm: Opus One (Reynolds). Tue, Sep 16, 8 pm: Omar Bashir (Nelson Music Room). Fri, Sep 19, 8 PM: Concert of Russian Music in Celebration of St. Petersburg Tricentennial (Baldwin). Sun, Sep 21, 4 pm: A Prayer for Peace/ Mary Lou's Mass (Duke Chapel). Tue, Sep 23, 8 pm: Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Page Auditorium). Thu-Fri, Sep 25-26, 8 pm: Sekou Sundiata: Blessing the Boats (Reynolds). Sat, Sep 27, 8 pm: The Ciompi Quartet (Reynolds). Sun, Sep 28, 5 pm: Poushali Chatterjee (Reynolds). Sat, Oct 4, 8 pm: Tokyo String Quartet (Reynolds). Tue, Oct 7, 8 pm: An Evening of Music From Afghanistan (Nelson). Wed, Oct 8, 8 pm: Solo Katakhali dance/drama by Kannan. Sat, Oct 18, 8 pm: Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Page). Sun, Oct 19, 4 pm: The Academy of Ancient Music with Richard Egarr (Duke Chapel). Wed, Oct 22, 8 pm: La Venexia (Nelson Music Room). Tue, Nov 4, 8 pm: Split Britches Company with Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver (Reynolds). Fri, Nov 7, 8 pm: The Ciompi Quartet (Reynolds). Sat, Nov 8, 8 pm: Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guest Terry Riley (Reynolds). Thu, Nov 13, 8 pm: V ... rttin ... (Reynolds). Sun, Nov 9, 5 pm: Ram Narayan Legacy Concert (Reynolds). Sat, Nov 15, 8 pm: St. Lawrence String Quartet with Todd Palmer (Reynolds). Sat, Nov 22, 8 pm: Chava Alberstein (Page Auditorium). Duke University, Durham. 684-4444, www.duke.edu.

DUKE DEPT. OF MUSIC: Oct 3, 8 pm: Duke Jazz Ensemble with John Clayton (Baldwin). Sat, Oct 4, 8 pm: Encounters (Music of Marc Faris's Cultural Studies and works of Luciano Berio, Dan Becker and Sophia Serghi (Nelson Music Room). Wed, Oct 8, 8 pm: Duke Symphony Orchestra with Eric Pritchard (Baldwin). Sat, Oct 11, 3, 4 and 7 pm: Duke University String School (Baldwin). Sun, Oct 19, 8 pm: Faculty Recital with Hsiao-mei Ku and Jane Hawkins (Nelson). Fri, Oct 24, 8 pm: Duke Jazz, Djembe & Afro-Cuban Ensembles with T.S. Monk (Baldwin). Sat, Oct 25, 8 pm: Duke Chorale, Duke Symphony Orchestra, Duke Wind Symphony (Duke Chapel). Sun, Oct 26, 5 pm: Hans Eckart Schlandt (Duke Chapel). Fri, Oct 31: Duke Wind Symphony (Baldwin). Fri, Nov 14, 8 pm: Duke Djembe & Afro-Cuban Ensembles with Chief Bey (Baldwin). Sun, Nov 16, 3 pm: Faculty Recital with Jonathan Bagg (Nelson). Fri, Nov 21, 8 pm: Collegium Musicum (Duke Chapel). Sat, Nov 22, 8 pm: Graduate Composers Concert (Nelson). Sun, Nov 30, 5 pm: Organ Recital: Colin Andrews (Duke Chapel). Tue, Dec 2, 7 pm: Duke Chorale Christmas Concert (Duke Chapel). Wed, Dec 3, 8 pm: Duke Symphony Orchestra with Stephanie Northcutt (Baldwin). Thu, Dec 4, 8 pm: Duke Jazz Ensemble with Nicholas Payton (Baldwin). Fri, Dec 5, 7:30 pm, Sat, Dec 6, 2 pm, Sun, Dec 7, 3 pm: Chapel Choir presents Handel's Messiah (Duke Chapel). Sat, Dec 6, 3, 4 and 7 pm: Duke University String School's Holiday Festival (Baldwin). Duke University, Durham. 684-4444, www.duke.edu/music.

DUKE UNION: Sep 24, 8 pm: Ludacris, Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke University West Campus. 624-2911, www.duke.edu/web/duu.

MALLARME CHAMBER PLAYERS: Sep 21, 5 pm: Community Concert. Oval Park, 2100 W. Club Blvd, Durham. Sun, Nov 9, 2:30 pm: ÁViva Latina! Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 810 W. Chapel Hill St, Durham. 560-2788.

Chapel Hill

ARTSCENTER: Fri, Sep 12, 3 pm: Kusun Ensemble. Sat, Sep 13, 8 pm: Steep Canyon Rangers. Fri, Sep 19, 8 pm: Doug Hoekstra. Sat, Sep 20, 8 pm: Sunna Gunnlaugs Quartet. Wed, Sep 24: 10 & 11:30 am: School Show Series: Manding Jata. Sun, Sep 28, 1-10 pm: Carrboro Music Festival. Sat, Oct 4, 8 pm: Solazo with Beverly Botsford. Fri, Oct 10, 8 pm: Gemini Piano Trio. Sat, Oct 11, 8 pm: Tannahill Weavers. Sat, Oct 18, 8 pm: Don Dixon. Sat, Oct 25, 8 pm: Free Country. Sun, Oct 26, 7 pm: Frank Southecorvo Quintet. Sat, Nov 1, 8 pm: Stillhouse Bottom Band. Wed, Nov 12, 8:30 pm: Laurie Lewis with Phillips, Greer & Flinner. Fri, Nov 14, 8 pm: Jafaar. Fri, Nov 21, 8 pm: Emil McGloin CD Release Concert. Sat, Dec 13, 8 pm: Tracy Feldman-Israeli Home Demolition Benefit Concert, 300 East Main St. 929-2787, www.artscenterlive.org.

COMMUNITY CHURCH COFFEEHOUSE: Sat, Sep 13, 7:30 pm: The Tony Rice Unit, with Two High String Band. Sat, Oct 18, 8 pm: Bryan Sutton and Russ Barenburg. Sat, Nov 8, 8 pm: Maura O'Connell. Fri, Dec 5: A Winter Talisman, with Johnny Cunnignham and Susan McKeown. 106 Purefoy Road, Chapel Hill, NC. 621-1919, www.communitychurchcoffeehouse.org.

MUSIC IN THE AIR AT FEARRINGTON: Thu, Sep 11, 7 pm: Spicy Chicken Combo. Thu, Sep 25, 7 pm: Joint Venture. Thu, Oct 9, 4:30 pm: Tony Galiani Band. Thu, Oct 16, 4:30, Triangle Tuba Quartet,2000 Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. 542-4000, www.fearrington.com.

MUSIC IN THE MARKET AT FEARRINGTON: Fri, Sep 12, 5:30 pm: Harmony Keeney & Mark Wells. Fri, Sep 26, 5:30 pm: Adli Pate. Fri, Oct 31, 5:30 pm: Bob Vasile, 2000 Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. 542-5505, www.fearrington.com.

THURSDAYS ON THE TERRACE, UNC-CHAPEL HILL: Thu, Sep 11, 12:30-2:30 pm: Kwabena Osei Appiagyei (Educational Foundation Terrace). Tue, Sep 16, 7 pm: David Evans (Student Union Auditorium). Thu, Sep 18, 12:30-2:30 pm: The Branchettes (JLM Lounge). Thu, Sep 25, 12:00-2:00 pm: Vision (Terrace). Thu, Oct 2: UNC Brass Chamber Ensemble. Thu, Oct 2, 7 pm: Bobby Rush & Band (Student Union Auditorium). Fri, Oct 3, 5 pm: Fra Fra Sound (Union Plaza and Pit). Thu, Oct 9, 8 pm: Def Poetry Jam (Hill Hall). Thu, Oct 16, 12:30-2:30 pm: Cool John Ferguson (Terrace). Tue, Oct 28, 7 pm: Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerard (Student Union Auditorium). Tue, Oct 28, 8 pm: Cesaria Evora (Hill Hall). Thu, Oct 30, 12:00-2:00 pm: Southern Culture on the Skids (Terrace). Tue, Nov 13: UNC Jazz Combo (JLM Lounge). Thu, Nov 20: UNC Guitar Ensemble. Sat, Nov 22, 8 pm: Turtle Island String Quartet with Paquito D'Rivera (Hill Hall). Thu, Dec 4, 12:30-2:30: DJ Pez & Cream De La (JLM Lounge). 966-5110, www.johnstoncenter.unc.edu.

UNC-CHAPEL HILL DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC: Sep 14, 4 pm: Florence Peacock, soprano, Deborah Coclanis, piano (Hyde Hall). Sep 21, 3 pm: Stafford Wing, tenor, et al., (Hill Hall). Sep 24, 8 pm: Elaine Funaro, harpsichord (Person). Sep 30, 8 pm: Jazz Bands. (Hill Hall). Oct 3, 7:30 pm: 11th Spectrum Concert (Hill Hall). Oct 4, 8 pm & Oct 5, 3 pm: Lighter Shade of Blue (Hill Hall). Oct 10, 11 am & 8 pm: WSN Series: Gemini Piano Trio (Hill Hall). Oct 11, 8 pm: NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra (Hill Hall). Oct 14, 8 pm: Symphony Orchestra (Hill Hall). Oct 16, 8 pm: Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band (Hill Hall). Oct 17, 4 pm: Jazz Combos (Hill Hall). Oct 21, 8 pm: Terry Rhodes, soprano & Ellen Williams, mezzo-soprano, Jane Hawkins, piano (Hill Hall). Oct 30, 8 pm: Jose Bastardes, violin & Zina Astrakahn, piano (Hill Hall). Nov 2, 8 pm: Carolina Wind Quintet (Person). Nov 7, 8 pm: The Michael LeDonne Trio (Hill Hall). Nov 8, 8 pm: Jazz Band and Combos with The Michael LeDonne Trio (Hill Hall). Nov 11, 8 pm: Brass Chamber Ensembles (Hill Hall). Nov 13, 8 pm: Percussion Ensemble (Hill Hall, Room 107). Nov 14, 8 pm: WSN Series: Mayron Tsong, piano (Hill Hall). Nov 16, 3 pm: Carolina Choir (Hill Hall). Nov 20, 8 pm: Chamber Singers (Hill Hall). Nov 21, 8 pm: University Chamber Players (Person). Nov 23, 2 pm: Guitar Ensemble (Person). Nov 23, 4 pm: Gamelan (Hill Hall). Nov 15, 8 pm: Glee Clubs (Hill Hall). Dec 2, 8 pm: Jazz Bands (Hill Hall). Dec 3, 8 pm: Symphony Orchestra (Hill Hall). Dec 4, 8 pm: Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band (Hill Hall). Dec 5, 4 pm: Jazz Combos (Hill Hall, Room 107). Dec 6, 11 am: Jazz and Storytelling with Susan Ketch (Hill Hall). Dec 6, 4 pm: NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra (Hill Hall). UNC-Chapel Hill. 962-1039, www.unc.edu/depts/music.

Film
By city and alphabetically by venue or sponsor. For current movie events, please see our weekly "Movies" calendar.

Raleigh

NCSU CINEMA: Sep 11, 7 pm: In Memoriam: New York City 9/11/01. Sep 11, 9 pm, Sep 13 & 14, 7 pm: Finding Nemo. Sep 12, 7, 9 & 11 pm, Sep 13, 9 & 11 pm: Alex and Emma. Sep 26 & 27, 7, 9 & 11 pm: 2 Fast 2 Furious. Sep 18, 7 pm: School Daze. Sep 18, 9:30 pm; Sep 20 & 21, 7 pm: L'auberge Espagnole. Sep 19, 6:45, 9 & 11:15 pm; Sep 20, 9 & 11:15 pm: Hulk. Sep 25, 7 & 9 pm: Italian Job. Oct 2, 7 pm: Just Another Girl on the IRT. Oct 2 & 4, 9 pm; Oct 5, 7 pm: American Wedding. Oct 3, 6:45, 9 & 11:15 pm; Oct 4, 7 & 11:15 pm: 28 Days Later. Witherspoon Student Center, NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 515-1100, www.ncsu.edu/cinema.

Durham

DUKE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES: Middle East Film Series: Sep 1, 8 pm: 11'09'01 (Richard White Auditorium, Duke East Campus). Sep 8, 8 pm: Ali, Fear Eats the Soul (RWA). Sep 22, 8 pm: Chronicle of Years of Embers (RWA). Oct 2-3, 8 pm: Divine Intervention (RWA). Oct 6, 8 pm: At Five in the Afternoon (Griffith Theater, Duke West Campus). Oct 26, 8 pm: Closed Doors (RWA). Nov 3, 8 pm: Beyond the Walls (RWA). Nov 12, 8 pm: Marooned in Iraq (Griffith). Cine-East 2: Return of New East Asian Cinema: Sep 3, 8 pm: PIng Pong (RWA). Sep 14, 8 pm: Internal Affairs (RWA). Oct 5, 8 pm: Dolls (RWA). Oct 19, 8 pm: So Close (RWA). Nov 5, 8 pm: Turning Gate (RWA). Nov 10, 8 pm: Chihwaseon (RWA). Nov 19, 8 pm: Oasis (RWA). Nov 24, 8 pm: Failan (RWA). French & Francophone Cinema: Sep 15, 8 pm: Laissez-passer (Griffith Film Theater). Sep 29, 8 pm: L'Autre Monde (RWA). Sep 20, 8 pm: Le Cercle Rouge (Griffith). Oct 27, 8 pm: Chaos (Griffith). Nov 10, 8 pm: Sur mes levres (Read My Lips) (RWA). Nov 17, 8 pm: Quartier Mozart (Griffith). Nov 14-16: 8th Annual Documentary Film & Video Happening (CDS, 1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham). Dec 5, 8 pm: Student Film & Video Festival (Richard White Auditorium). 660-3663, www.cds.aas.duke.edu.

DUKE FREEWATER PRESENTATIONS (all shows in Griffith Film Theater, Duke West Campus at 7 & 9:30 pm, unless otherwise noted): Sep 11: City of God. Sep 16: Being There. Sep 18: Talk to Her. Sep 23: Murder by Death. Sep 25: Russian Ark. Sep 30: Dr. Strangelove. Oct 2: Divine Intervention. Oct 7: Seven Years in Tibet. Oct 16: Nowhere in Africa. Oct 21: Kundun. Oct 23: Lost in La Mancha. Oct 28: Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche. Halloween Festival: Oct 30: Scream, 7 pm, Young Frankenstein, 9:30 pm. Oct 31, 7 pm: Psycho. Oct 31, 9:30 pm & Nov 2, 8 pm: Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter. Nov 1, 7 pm: Edward Scissorhands. Nov 1, 10 pm: Army of Darkness. 684-2911, www.duke.edu/web/duu/freewaterpres.

DUKE MIDNIGHT MOVIES: Sep 12: Raising Arizona. Sep 19: Bring It On. Sep 26: Blazzing Sadles. Oct 3: Fantasia. Oct 17: Clerks. Oct 24: Airplane! Nov 7: Matrix. Nov 14: This is Spinal Tap. Nov 11: Trainspotting. Reynolds Theater, Duke University West Campus. 684-2911.

DUKE QUADFLIX (all films Saturdays at 7 & 10 pm, Sundays at 8 pm in Griffith Film Theater): Sep 13-14: The Pianist. Sep 20-21: Chicago. Sep 27-28: X2: X-Men United. Oct 4-5: Finding Nemo. Oct 18-19: Bruce Almighty. Oct 25-26: About Schmidt. Nov 8-9: Matrix Reloaded. Nov 15-16: Legally Blone 2. Nov 22-23: 28 Days Later. 684-2911.

Chapel Hill

SONJA HAYNES STONE CENTER FOR BLACK CULTURE AND HISTORY: Sep 16, 7 pm: The Divide (Gardner 08), UNC-Chapel Hill. 962-9001 or www. ibiblio.org/shscbch/.

Literary
By city and alphabetically by venue. For current readings, please see our weekly "Literary" calendar.

Raleigh

NCSU CREATIVE WRITING DEPARTMENT: Wed, Sep 24, 7:30 pm: Michael Swanwick, Bones of the Earth. Wed, Oct 1, 7:30 pm: Keith Flynn, poet. Thu, Oct 23, 7:30 pm: Betty Adcock, Intervale: New and Selected Poems. Thu, Nov 6, 7:30 pm: Bill Porter, Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits. Thu, Nov 20, 7:30 pm: Margot Livesay, Criminals. 029 Winston Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 515-4129.

QUAIL RIDGE BOOKS & MUSIC: Fri, Sep 12, 7 pm: Maria Kalman, Smartypants: Pete in School. Sat, Sep 13, 4 pm: Clyde Edgerton, Lunch at the Picadilly: A Novel. Sun, Sep 14, 5 pm: Fred Fusell, Blue Ridge Music Trails: Finding a Place in the Circle. Tue, Sep 16, 7 pm: Chuck Stone, Squizzy the Black Squirrel: A Fabulous Fable of Friendship. Wed, Sep 17, 7 pm: George Singleton, The Half-Mammals of Dixie: Stories. Thu, Sep 18, 7 pm: Michele Bowen, Second Sunday. Fri, Sep 19, 7 pm: Frances Itani, Deafening. Sat, Sep 20, 2 pm: Toni Buzzeo, Dawdle Duckling and Sea Chest. Mon, Sep 22, 7 pm: Donna Farhi, Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living. Tue, Sep 23, 7 pm: Edward P. Jones, The Known World: A Novel. Wed, Sep 24, 7 pm: Marshall Chapman, Good-bye Little Rock 'N' Roller. Thu, Sep 25, 7 pm: Suzanne Kingsbury, The Gospel According to Gracey. Fri, Sep 26, 7 pm: Alton Brown, Alton Brown's Gear For Your Kitchen. Sun, Sep 28, 4 pm: David Drake, Goddess of the Ice Realm. Wed, Oct 1, 7 pm: Stella Suberman, When It Was Our War: A Soldier's Wife on the Home Front. Thu, Oct 2, 7 pm: Judith R. Hope, Pinstripes & Pearls: The Women of Harvard Law Class of '64 Who Forged an Old Girl Network and Paved the Way for Future Generations. Fri, Oct 3, 7 pm: James Lee Burke, Last Car to Elysian Fields. Mon, Oct 6, 7 pm: Rick Atkinson, An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy. Wed, Oct 8, 7 pm: Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Thu, Oct 9, 7 pm: Melton McLaurin, NC State Fair: The First 150 Years. Fri, Oct 10, 7 pm: Audry Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife: A Novel. Sat, Oct 11, 4 pm: Emmanuel Kembe, Shen, Shen and Liberate South Sudan. Sun, Oct 12, 4 pm: Arthur Frommer, Frommer's USA. Tue, Oct 14, 7 pm: Noah Adams, The Flyers: In Search of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Wed, Oct 15, 7 pm: Andro Linklater, Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy. Thu, Oct 16, 7 pm: Steven Carter, I Was Howard Hughes. Sun, Oct 19, 2 pm: Eileen Hayes, O'Dwyer and Grady Staring in Tough Act to Follow.Sun, Oct 19, 2 pm: Luli Gray, Time Spinners, Elizabeth McDavid Jones, Ghost on Graveyard Shoals, young adult authors. Mon, Oct 20, 7 pm: Homer Hickam, The Keeper's Son. Tue, Oct 21. 7 pm: Wendelin van Draanen, Swear to Howdy. Thu, Oct 23, 7 pm: Micael Morris, Slow Way Home. Fri, Oct 24, 7 pm: Lee Smith, Last Girls. Jack Riggs, When the Finch Rises. Mon, Oct 27, 7 pm: Michael Dirda, An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland. Wed, Oct 29, 7 pm: Joseph Wheelan, Jefferson's War. Thu, Oct 30, 7 pm: Carolyn Hart, Letter From Home. Tue, Nov 4, 7 pm: Jacqueline Ogburn, The Lady and the Lion. Consie Powell, Amazing Apples. Fri, Nov 7, 7 pm: Hugh Morton, Hugh Morton's North Carolina. Wed, Nov 12, 7 pm: Adelie Yen Mah, A Thousand Pieces of Gold. Fri, Nov 14, 7 pm: Robert Morgan, Brave Enemies. Sun, Nov 16, 3 pm: James Bradley, Flyboys: A True Story of Courage. Tue, Nov 18, 7 pm: Terry Kay, The Valley of Light. 3522 Wade Ave, Raleigh. 828-1588, www.quailridgebooks.booksense.com.

Durham

THE REGULATOR BOOKSHOP: Thu, Sep 4, 7 pm: Mary Kay Andrews, Little Bitty Lies. Tue, Sep 9, 7 pm: Jake Halpern, Braving home: Dispatches from the Underwater Town. Wed, Sep 10, 7 pm: Mark Dunn, Welcome to Higby and Julie Cannon, Truelove and Homegrown Tomatoes. Thu, Sep 11, 7 pm: Nell Freudenberger, Lucky. Fri, Sep 12, 7 pm: Clyde Edgerton, Lunch at the Picadilly. Sat, Sep 13, 2 pm: Edith Pattou, East. Mon, Sep 15, 7 pm: Trudier Harris, Summer Snow: Reflections form a Black Daughter of the South. Tue, Sep 16, 7 pm: Reynolds Price, A Serious Way of Wondering: The Ethics of a Jesus Imagined. Wed, Sep 17, 7 pm: Elaine Nell Orr, Noonday: A White Girl's African Life. Thu, Sep 17, 7 pm: Molly Renda, Ocracoke Island 2004. Fri, Sep 19, 7 pm: AltReader Bookclub. Tue, Sep 23, 7 pm: David Potorti, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: Turning Tragedy into Hope for a Better World. Thu, Sep 25, 7 pm: Marshall Chapman, Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller. Wed, Oct 1, 7 pm: Julianna Baggott, The Madam. Thu, Oct 2, 7 pm: Phillip Allen, Play Money. Fri, Oct 10, 7 pm: AltReader Bookclub. Sat, Oct 11, 2 pm: Kids Love a Mystery Event. Sun, Oct 12, 7 pm: Lauren Winner, Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life. Mon, Oct 13, 7 pm: Virginia Spencer Carr, The Lonely Hunter. Wed, Oct 15, 7 pm: Urban Hiker Event. Fri, Oct 17, 7 pm: Katy Lederer, Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers. Tue, Oct 21, 7 pm: Best New American Voices 2004, Courtney Jones and Misha Angress. Wed, Oct 22, 7 pm: Steve Oney, And the Dead Shall Rise: The Lynching of Leo Frank. Thu, Oct 23, 7 pm: William Gould, Diary of a Contraband: The Civil war Passage of a Black Sailor. Mon, Oct 27, 7 pm: David Guterson, Our Lady of the Forest. Tue, Oct 28, 7 pm: Jacqueline K. Ogburn, The Lady and the Lion. Wed, Oct 29, 7 pm: Sally Avery Bermanzohn, Through Survivors' Eyes: From the Sixties to the Greensboro Massacre. Thu, Oct, 30, 7 pm: Donovan Webster, Burma Road. Sat, Nov 1, 7 pm: Jim Hightower, Thieves in High Places. Mon, Nov 3, 7 pm: Sherri Holman, The Mammoth Cheese. Thu, Nov 6, 6 pm: Carolina Parent's 3rd Annual Writing Contest. Fri-Sun, Nov 7-9: Duke School Book Fair. Tue, Nov 11, 7 pm: Frank Lentricchia and Jody Mcauliffe, Crimes of Art + Terror. Wed, Nov 12, 7 pm: David Rees, Get Your War On. Fri, Nov 14, 7 pm: AltReader Bookclub. Fri-Sun, Nov 14-16: Carolina Friends School Book Fair. Sat, Nov 15, 7 pm: Robert Morgan, Brave Enemies. Tue, Nov 18, 6:30 pm: Jimmy Carter, The Hornet's Nest. Fri, Nov 21, 7 pm: Richard Bausch, The Stories of Richard Bausch. Sun, Nov 23, 3 pm: Hugh Morton, Hugh Morton's North Carolina. Fri, Dec 12, 7 pm: AltReader Bookclub. 720 Ninth Street, Durham. 286-2700, www.regulatorbookshop.com.

Chapel Hill

BULL'S HEAD BOOKSHOP: Thu, Sep 11, 3:30 pm: John Feffer, North Korea/South Korea: U.S. Politics & the Korean Peninsula and Power Trip: U.S. Unilateralismand Global Strategy After Septermber 11. Fri, Sep 12, 2:30 pm: Clyde Edgerton, Lunch at the Picadilly. Wed, Sep 17, 3:30 pm: Chuck Stone, Squizzy the Black Squirrel: A Fabulous Fable of Friendship. Thu, Sep 18, 3:30 pm: Virginia Holman, Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad. Tue, Sep 23, 3:30 pm: Arthur Kempton, Boogaloo. Wed, Oct 1, 3:30 pm: Philip Gura, C.F. Martin and His Guitars. Mon, Oct 6, 5 pm: Neal Pollack, Never Mind the Pollacks. Thu, Oct 9, 3:30 pm: Pamela Duncan, Plant Life. Thu, Oct 16, 3:30 pm: Michele Andrea Bowen, Second Sunday. Mon, Oct 20, 3:30 pm: Judith Ernst, Song of Songs: Erotic Love Poetry. Wed, Oct 29, 3:30 pm: Carl Ernst, Following Muhammed: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World. Thu, Nov 6, 3:30 pm: Timothy McCarthy, The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition. Wed, Nov 23, 3:30 pm: David Rees, My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable. Fri, Nov 14, 3:30 pm: Robert Morgan, Brave Enemies. Daniels Building, UNC-Chapel Hill Campus. 962-5060, www.store.unc.edu/bullshead.

MCINTYRE'S FINE BOOKS AND BOOKENDS: Thu, Sep 11, 7 pm: Julie Cannon, Truelove & Homegrown Tomatoes and Mark Dunn, Welcome to Higby. Sat, Sep 13, 11 am: Clyde Edgerton, Lunch at the Picadilly: A Novel. Sun, Sep 14, 2 pm: Mary Cantando and Laurie Zuckerman, Nine Lives: Stories of Women Business Owners Landing on Their Feet. Sat, Sep 20, 11 am: Baxter Black, Horseshoes, Cowsocks, and Duckfeet. Sat, Sep 27, 11 am: Joseph Wheelan, Jefferson's War: America's First War on Terror, 1801-1805. Sun, Sep 28, 2 pm: Carol Stein Hoffman, The Barrymores: Hollywood's First Family. Thu, Oct 2, 7 pm: Stella Suberman, When It Was Our War: A Soldier's Wife on the Home Front. Sat, Oct 4, 11 am: Anne Garrels, Naked in Baghdad: The Iraqi War As Seen by NPR's Correspondent. Sun, Oct 5, 2 pm: David Potorti, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: Turning Our Grief into Action for Peace. Sat, Oct 11, 11 am: Margaret Maron, Last Lessons of Summer. Sun, Oct 12, 2 pm: Frederick Barton, A House Divided. Sun, Oct 19, 2 pm: Wanda Canada, Island Murders and Cape Fear Murders. Sun, Oct 26, 2 pm: Doris Betts to discuss Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees. Sat, Nov 1, 11 am: Sheri Holman, The Mammoth Cheese. Sun, Nov 2, 2 pm: John Rolfe Gardiner, Doublestitch. Thu, Nov 6, 7:30-9:30 pm: Open Mic Literary Night. Sat, Nov 8, 10 am: Hugh Morton, Hugh Morton's North Carolina. Sat, Nov 15, 11 am: Robert Morgan, Brave Enemies: A Novel of the American Revolution. Sun, Nov 16, 2 pm: Pam Pease, Macy's On Parade: A Pop-Up Book for All Ages. Sat, Nov 22, 11 am: Robert Bausch, The Stories of Richard Bausch: New and Selected Stories. Sat, Nov 29, 11 am: Michael Morris, Slow Way Home. Sat, Dec 20, 11 am: Donald Davis, holiday story telling at the barn, 2000 Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. 542-3030.

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