ARTSPACE: Thru Sep 25: Rootless Algas, works by Grimanesa Amoros, summer artist-in-residence; mixed media wall pieces by Scott Stockdale; The Pulpit Series: Prayers, Testaments & Sermonettes, fiber art by Valarie Jean Bailey. Thru Oct 9: Shush!!!!, paintings by Erika Kymia Nawabi. Oct 1-30: Curly Metal, mixed media works by Gerry Lynch; Flux, encaustics by Dianne Rodwell. Oct 1-Nov 13: Transformed Objects: Painting & Assemblage, by Joyce Blunk. Nov 5-27: Fiber work by Rachel Nicholson; photography by John Loomis. Nov 20-Jan 15: Fine Contemporary Craft, decorative arts and design. Dec 3-25: Ceramic wall pieces by Cathy Kiffney. Dec 3-Jan 1: Photography by Alison Overton. Dec 3-Jan 29: Mixed media works by Ashlynn Browning and Betsy Pucckett Dessauer. 201 E Davie St, Raleigh. 821-2787, www.artspacenc.org. Tue-Sat 10 am-6 pm, first Fridays 10 am-10 pm.
BICKETT GALLERY: Thru Sep 30: Paintings by Jill Bullit and Elisa Jensen. Sep 24-Oct 22: Dubai--Another Side to the Middle East, works by Annelise Gentile. Nov 13-Dec 4: Works by Thomas Thielemann and Linda Lee Bonkenmeyer. Nov 13-Dec 4: Paul Friedrich. 209 Bickett Blvd, Raleigh. 836-5358, www.bickettgallery.com. Tue-Sat 11 am-7 pm. Artbar: 8 pm-2 am daily.
FINE ARTS LEAGUE OF CARY: Thru Sep 30: Fabulous Forgeries, tribute show to famous artists (Jordan Hall Arts Center, 908 N Harrison Ave, Cary). Thru Oct 29: 2nd Annual Seniors Art Exhibition (Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O'Dell Place). Oct 4-Oct 29: Watercolors by Rocky Alexander and Ngaire Wills (Jordan Hall). Nov 2-Nov 30: Cultural Arts Instructors Show (Jordan Hall). Dec 1-Dec 30: The Festival of Watercolors, watercolor and batik works by Meera Goyal (Jordan Hall). www.townofcary.org.
FIREFLY: Thru Sep 29: The Washington Park Paintings by Charles Walker. See website for fall updates. 605 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh. 821-4536, www.fireflync.com. Mon-Wed 11 am-7 pm, Thu-Sat 11 am-8 pm, Sun 1-5 pm.
GLANCE GALLERY: Thru Oct 13: Tom MacPherson, Meagan Marshall, Morag Charlton, Rita Beauparthy, Thomas Sayre. Oct 15-Nov 17: Karen Simpson, Alan Steward, Wanda Steppe, Nikki Barnes, Tom Grubb. Nov 19-Dec 15: Sam Peters, Mick Winters, Seth Hicks, Joe Digiullio, Jeremiah Miller. Dec 17: Group show. 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 Oct 30: Nature and Studies, paintings by Grace Li Wang. Nov 1-Dec 30: Holiday show. 2411 E Millbrook Rd, Raleigh. 871-5800, www.graceliwang.com. Mon-Fri noon-4 pm and by appointment.
LEE HANSLEY GALLERY: Thru Oct 2: Paintings by Robert Bernard and Robert Tynes. See website for fall updates. 225 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh. 828-7557, www.leehansleygallery.com. Tue-Thu 11 am-6 pm, Fri 11 am-9 pm, Sat 11 am-5 pm.
LITTLE ART GALLERY: Thru Oct 9: Color Exploration by Bob Rankin. Oct 16-Nov 12: Local Lifestyles, paintings by Andrea Gomez. Nov 20-Dec 31: Recent Additions, works by Stephen White. Cameron Village, 432 Daniels St, Raleigh. 890-4111. Mon-Thu 10 am-7 pm, Fri & Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 1-5 pm.
LUMP GALLERY: Thru Sep 26: Boar's Head/War's Head, installation by David Ellis. Oct 1-31: Tactonic, works by Huong Ngo, Joshua Rosenstock, Matthew Steinke. Nov 5-28: Northern Lights, works by Paul Butler, Daniel Dueck, Michael Dumontier, Simon Hughes, Jacek N Kosciuk. Dec 3-26: Cannonball Press presents Hillbilly Housewares, by Mike Houston, Martin Mazorra. 505 S Blount St, Raleigh. 821-9999, www.lumpgallery.com. Sat & Sun 1-5 pm and by appointment.
MEREDITH COLLEGE: Sep 19-Oct 24: North Carolina Photographers Annual Exhibition (Frankie G Weems Gallery, Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center). Sep 19-Nov 21: Not So Simple: Images Made with Toy Cameras (Rotunda Gallery, Johnson Hall). Nov 7-Dec 12: Multiple Perspectives, installation by Kathleen Reider (Weems Gallery). 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh. 760-8332. Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm.
MUNICIPAL BUILDING: Thru Nov 18: Photography by Carson Boone and Kathy Dow, ceramics by Maureen McGregor. Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W Hargett St, Raleigh. Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5:15 pm. 890-3610, www.raleigh-nc.org/arts.
NEIGHBORHOOD SCULPTURE WALK: Ongoing: Self-guided walk through Raleigh's Wilmont neighborhood. 828-8836, www.sculpturewalk.org.
NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART: Thru Jan 9: Crossing Continents and Exploring Cultures: Art by Students From North Carolina and Ghana. Thru Feb 27: Objects of Desire: The Museum Collects, 1994-2004, paintings, objects, sculptures, film. Oct 10-Jan 16: Matisse, Picasso and the School of Paris: Masterpieces from the Baltimore Museum of Art, works on paper from the collection of Etta and Claribel Cone. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. 839-6262, www.ncartmuseum.org. Wed-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm.
NORTH CAROLINA PRINT MAKER'S GUILD: Thru Jan 5: Betty Ray McCain Gallery, BTI Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St, Raleigh.
NCSU: DH HILL LIBRARY: Oct 14-Dec 22: Transforming Society: The GI Bill Experience at NC State. 2205 Hillsborough St, Raleigh. 515-2843, www.lib.ncsu.edu/exhibits. GALLERY OF ART AND DESIGN: Thru Sep 26: Nomads & Villagers: Woven Work from Around the World--The Valerie Justin Collection; Rings, contemporary jewelry show curated by Robert Ebendorf. Oct 21-Dec 15: Treasures of Chinqua-Penn, objects from the collection of Betsy and Jeff Penn; Steel Magnolia, iron works by Elizabeth Brim. Nov 4, 7 pm: Point of View Lecture Series: Emyl Sexton on Chinqua-Penn. Dec 2, 7 pm: POV Lecture Series: Elizabeth Brim on Elizabeth Brim. Talley Student Center, Cates Ave, NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 515-3503, www.ncsu.edu/gad. Wed-Fri noon-8 pm, Sat & Sun 2-8 pm.
PAGE-WALKER ARTS & HISTORY CENTER: Thru Sep 29: Classic Beauties, photography by Barnett Parker and Linda Margolin; In Celebration of Diwali, Hum Sub, artifacts from India; Exploration and Inspiration, paintings by Ruth Ogle. Oct 3-25: Fabrications, art quilts by members of the Professional Art Quilt Alliance--South. Oct 29-Jan 3: Fine Arts League of Cary Members Show. 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. 460-4963. Mon-Wed 10 am-9:30 pm, Thu 10 am-5 pm, Fri 10 am-1 pm.
PEACE COLLEGE: Sep 27-Nov 5: Social Justice, works by Sue Coe and local artists. Legget Theater Gallery, Peace College, Raleigh. 508-2000, www.peace.edu.
RALEIGH CONTEMPORARY GALLERY: Thru Sep 25: Robert Irwin: 40 Years--Retrospective Show. Oct 1-30: Paintings and etchings by Walter Piepke. Nov 1-Dec 31: Holiday show. 323 Blake St, Raleigh. 828-6500, www.rcgallery.com. Mon-Sat 11 am-4 pm.
CRAVEN ALLEN GALLERY: Sep 18-Nov 6: The Body Show, 33 artists interpret the human figure. Nov 20-Jan 8: From the Fire, hand-built pottery by Jim Lux. 1106 1/2 Broad St, Durham. 286-4837, www.cravenallengallery.com. Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm, Sat 10 am-4 pm.
DUKE UNIVERISITY: CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES: Thru Nov 7: Oh Freedom Over Me, multimedia exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of Freedom Summer and celebrating American voting rights and responsibilities. Including photographs by members of the Southern Documentary Project: Matt Herron, George Ballis and David Prince. Nov-Jan: Just Because I Live in America: In Collaboration with the Castaneda-Torres Family, photography by Tone Stockenstrom. 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, Sun 1-5 pm. LOUISE BROWN GALLERY: Thru Oct 8: Timeline, installation by Leslie Rech. Oct 13-Nov 5: Sculpture by Michael Murrell. Nov 8-Dec 10: Photography by Tim Roda. Bryan Center, West Campus, Durham. 684-2911, www.union.duke.edu.
DURHAM ART GUILD: Thru Oct 17: Sight Unseen, A Touchable Exhibition, group show of works that can be experienced by means other than vision; Back Porch Photo Gallery: Pictures of Texture. Nov 12-Dec 16: 50th Annual Juried Art Show. 120 Morris St, Durham. 560-2713, www.durhamartguild.org. Mon-Sat 9 am-9 pm, Sun 1-6 pm.
DURHAM ARTS COUNCIL: Thru Oct 10: reDISCOVERed ART, a community art project using salvaged materials; TRANSFORMED, Body Adornments in Recycled Rubber, by Elizabeth Hake. Oct 16-Dec 5: Shadows, Streams of Light, photography by Melissa Chiti; Literal Perceptions, paintings by Timothy Postell. 120 Morris St, Durham. 560-ARTS, www.durhamarts.org. Mon-Sat 9 am-9 pm, Sun 1-6 pm.
DURHAM CULTURE CRAWL: Third Fridays, 7-10 pm: Gallery openings, dance, drama, music. Maps available at Amano Paperie & Gallery, Joe & Jo's, Durham Arts Initiative, Wellness Partners in the Arts, Durham Arts Council. www.artologie.org.
NANCY TUTTLE MAY STUDIO: Oct 1, 5-8 pm: Open studio. Nov 21-Jan 15: 8th Annual Studio Show. Also showing paintings Sep 26-Nov 14 at Garden Gallery, 8404 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh. 806 Ninth St, Durham. 688-8852, www.nancytuttlemay.com. By appointment.
NATIONAL HUMANITIES CENTER: Thru Oct 29: Blue: Indigo Dyed Textiles, by Rowland and Chinami Ricketts. Nov 3-Dec 17: Colorvision II, mixed media works by Nerys Levy. 7 Alexander Dr, RTP. 549-0661, www.nhc.rtp.nc.us. Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm.
WOODCROFT WOMAN'S CLUB AUTUMN ARTS FEST: Nov 13, 9 am-4 pm: Local arts and crafts, music. Sutton Station, 5850 Fayetteville Rd, Durham. 402-0726, www.woodcroftwomansclub.com.
ANIMATION & FINE ART GALLERIES: Thru Oct 7: The Art of the Female Form. Thru Oct 30: The Villains Show, original cels and drawings. Oct 8-Nov 11: Pablo Picasso: Greatest 20th Century Artist. Nov 2-Dec 31: The Grinch!, original cels and drawings. Nov 12-Dec 9: Impressionism & Neo-Impressionism. Dec 10-Dec 31: The Gift of Art--The Gift that Passes to Generations. University Mall, 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill. 968-8008, www.animationandfineart.com. Tue-Sat 10 am-6 pm.
ARTSCENTER: Thru Sep 20: Mixed media works by Kathy D Miles-Morgan, Melissa Miller, Margaret Robat. Sep 21-24: Sounds Local, memorabilia, posters, video from Triangle musicians. Oct 18-Nov 15: Orange County Studio Tour. 300 E Main St, Carrboro. 929-2787, www.artscenterlive.org. Mon-Thu 10 am-10 pm, Fri 10 am-6 pm, Sat 10 am-4 pm.
BLEECKER STREET STUDIO & GALLERY: Thru Oct 3: South by Southwest, paintings by David Yeaman. See website for fall updates. 406 E Main St, Carrboro. 968-3433. Wed-Sun noon-5 pm.
BRANCH GALLERY: Thru Oct 16: Paintings by Anna Killander. See website for fall updates. 205 W Weaver St, Carrboro. 918-1116, www.branchgallery.com. Tue-Thu noon-6 pm, Fri noon-8 pm, Sat 10 am-8 pm.
CAFFE DRIADE: Thru Sep 30: Pastel works by Katy McQuillin. Oct 1-31: Beeswax and oil abstracts by Erica McKay. Nov 1-30: Textiles by Hollin Norwood. Dec 1-31: Paintings by Suzanne Lee Anderson. 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.
CARRBORO BRANCH LIBRARY: Nov 1-Jan 18: Mutual Dependence--The Relationship Between Animals and People, group photography show. McDougle School Media Center, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Chapel Hill. 969-3006. Mon-Thu 3:30-8 pm, Sat 10 am-2 pm, Sun 1-5 pm.
CREATIVE METALSMITHS: Thru Sep 30: Landscapes, by Stephen Walker. Oct 5-Nov 15: The Emerald Revisited. Nov 18-Dec 31: Christmas Collection 2004. 117 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 967-2037. Mon-Fri 11 am-6 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm.
GREEN TARA GALLERY: Thru Sep 25: Emergence: Recent Works, sculpture by Jennifer Townsend. Thru Oct 2: Expressions in Clay, works by Bob Hasselle; House of Life, screen prints by Vidabeth Bensen. Sep 18-Jan 15: Rejhas (Grates), abstract and mixed media work on alternative surfaces by Gisela Romera, Caracas Venezuela. Oct 9-Nov 21: Ceramics Works of Ken Sedberry, wood fired stoneware; Salt Fired: Functional & Sculptural, pottery by Andrew Linton; Landscapes Interpreted Through Color, paintings by Carlo Meetze-Moates. Nov 27-Jan 15: Textures in Clay, pottery by Celena Christos Hodgers; Vorhees Family: Art as a Family Tradition, jewelry, ceramics and paintings by Vorhees family members. Eastgate Shopping Center, 1800 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 932-6400, www.greentaragallery.com. Mon-Sat 11 am-5:30 pm.
OPEN EYE CAFe: Thru Sep 30: Paintings by Rebecca Mitchell. Oct 1-31: Paintings by John Nervo. Nov 1-30: Works by Thomas Michael. Dec 1-31: Paintings, drawings and engravings by Abagail Carr. 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.
ORANGE COUNTY ARTISTS GUILD OPEN STUDIO TOUR: Nov 6-7, 13-14: Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun noon-5 pm: 60 studios. www.openstudiotour.com for tour map.
ORANGE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Oct 1-30: Dogs and Cats with Attitudes, paintings and etchings by Louise Francke. 201 N Churton St, Hillsborough. 732-2201. Tue-Sat 11 am-4 pm, Sun 1-4 pm.
SIZL GALLERY: Thru Oct 3: Two Worlds Collide, works by Anna Podris and Keith Norval. 405 E Main St, Carrboro. 960-0098, www.sizlgallery.com. Wed-Fri noon-5 pm, Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun noon-5 pm.
SOMERHILL GALLERY: Thru Sep 17: Paintings by Kathleen Jardine. Sep 19-Oct 22: Stoneware sculptures by Marylou Higgins. Oct 24-Nov 19: Paintings by Genevieve Cotter and Margaret White. Nov 21-Jan 5: Holiday for Collectors. 1800 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 968-8868. Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm.
STEINWAY GALLERY: See website for fall updates. 1289 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill. 942-8780, www.steinwaygallery.com. Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm.
TYNDALL GALLERIES: Thru Sep 25: clay work: a painterly approach, by Ellen Kong. Sep 29-Nov 13: Paintings by Linda Ruth Dickinson. Nov 20-Jan 8: Holiday exhibition. University Mall, Chapel Hill. 942-2290, www.tyndallgalleries.com. Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm.
UNC-CHAPEL HILL: ACKLAND ART MUSEUM: Thru Jan 16: Five Artists * Five Faiths: Spirituality in Contemporary Art, work of artists who interpret the philosophies and art traditions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. S Columbia St, UNC-Chapel Hill. 966-5736. Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm. JOHN AND JUNE ALLCOTT GALLERY: Sep 16-Oct 7: 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers. Hanes Art Center, 115 S Columbia St, UNC-Chapel Hill. SONJA HAYNES STONE CENTER FOR BLACK CULTURE AND HISTORY: Thru Nov 10: Celebration and Vision: The Hewitt Collection of African-American Art, works by African-American artists. Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum, The Stone Center, 150 South Rd, UNC-Chapel Hill. 962-9001, www.ibiblio.org/shscbch/.
Alphabetical by venue or production
CHARLIE GOODNIGHT'S: 861 Morgan St, Raleigh. 828-5233. See www.charliegoodnights.com for schedule.
ComedyWorx: Fridays, 8:30 pm; Saturdays, 4:45 & 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, comedy drag show featuring gag prize giveaways. 2 S West St, Raleigh. 832-8855.
KINGS: Wednesdays, 9:30 pm: Dirty South Improv. 424 S McDowell St, Raleigh. 831-1005. $3.
NORTH RALEIGH ARTS AND CREATIVE THEATRE: Nov 19-20, Nov 26-27, 8 pm: Raleigh's Village Idiots--Improv Comedy Show. Greystone Shopping Center, 7713-51 Leadmine Rd, Raleigh. 866-0228, www.nract.org.
West 94th St. Pub: Saturdays, 9 pm: Comedy open mic with the Stand-Up Underground comedy troupe. 928 W Chatham Rd, Cary. 467-1816, www.standupunderground.com.
CAROLINA THEATRE: Nov 20, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm: Comedy & Pet Theater with Gregory Popovich. 309 W Morgan St, Durham. 560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.
DEVIL'S DEN: Oct 3 & Nov 7, 6-9 pm: Comedy night. Duke Central Campus, Durham. 684-2911, www.union.duke.edu.
THE CAVE: Fourth Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm: Amateur Comedy Hour. Fourth Saturdays: Comedy Hour. 452 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 968-9308, www.caverntavern.com.
DIRTY SOUTH IMPROV'S 24 LIVE: Sep 24, 9 pm: 24-hour benefit marathon of improv comedy. Hamilton Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill Campus. 225-6330, www.dirtysouthimprov.com.
NIGHTLIGHT: Tuesdays, 9:30 pm: Dirty South Improv. 405 1/2 Rosemary St, Chapel Hill. 933-5550. $3.
By city and alphabetically by group or venue. For current concert events, please see our weekly Music calendar.
ALLTEL PAVILION AT WALNUT CREEK: Oct 1: Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Oct 6: Incubus, Ben Kweller. Oct 16: Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry and Gretchen Wilson. 3801 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh. 831-6666, www.alltelpavilion.com.
CARY TOWN BAND: Sep 17, 7:30 pm: Cary Town Band with Fuquay-Varina's Dixieland Band. Sep 24 & Oct 8, 7:30 pm: Regular season concerts at the Bandstand, located at the corner of Walnut and Tanglewood sts. www.townofcary.org.
CONCERT SINGERS OF CARY: Nov 20, 7:30 pm: Light, Love, and Hope: Living 21st Century Composers. Dec 4, 7:30 pm: Holiday Pops in Cary. Herbert C Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave, Cary. 469-4065.
FRIENDS OF THE PAGE-WALKER HOTEL FALL CONCERT SERIES: Oct 17, 7 pm: Musica Musicians, chamber music. Nov 14, 7 pm: Deborah Trauley and Friends, eclectic cabaret. 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. 781-3596.
LOUISBURG COLLEGE: Oct 23, 8 pm: Brian Miller provides the musical accompaniment to the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera. Dec 2, 8 pm: In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Review. 501 N Main St, Louisburg. 407-3300, www.louisburg.edu.
MEREDITH COLLEGE: Sep 30, 8 pm: Faculty Recital, with Stephanie Dillard De Jong (Carswell). Oct 18, 7:30 pm: Meredith College Fall Choral Concert (Jones Chapel). Oct 28-31, 8 pm, also Sun 2 pm: Meredith Opera Theatre and Capitol Opera Raleigh (Jones Auditorium). Nov 8, 8 pm: Meredith String Orchestra Concert (Carswell). Nov 17, 8 pm: Faculty Recital, with Nathan Zalman (Carswell). Nov 21, 8 pm: Raleigh Concert Band Fall Concert (Jones Auditorium). Dec 4, 7 pm: Suzuki Christmas Concert (Carswell). Dec 5, 3 pm: Meredith Christmas Concert (Jones Auditorium). Dec 11, 7:30 pm: Capital City Girls Choir's Holiday Concert (Jones Auditorium). 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh. 760-8536.
NORTH CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE: Dec 11, 8 pm; Dec 12, 3 pm: Joy of the Season. Meymandi Concert Hall, BTI Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St, Raleigh. 856-9700.
NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART: Nov 7, 3 pm: Mountain Chamber Players, woodwind quintet from Brevard, performs Sonorous Colors in conjunction with Matisse, Picasso and the School of Paris: Masterpieces from The Baltimore Museum of Art. Part of the Sights and Sounds on Sunday Series. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. 839-6262, www.ncartmuseum.org.
NCSU CENTER STAGE: Oct 5, 8 pm: Mariza, Portuguese fado singer. Oct 23, 8 pm: Celebrating the Blues, with Dr. John, Charlie Musselwhite and Shemekia Copeland. Nov 5, 8 pm: Lizz Wright, jazz vocalist. Nov 6, 8 pm: Monsters of the Mandolin: A Tribute to Jesse McReynolds featuring Jesse McReynolds and his band, The Great American Gypsies, Tony Williamson Trio and Mike Marshall. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Center, NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 515-1100, www.acs.ncsu.edu.
NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY: Sep 15: Opening Week Grant Llewellyn Special Preview. Sep 17 & 18: Opening Week Grant Llewellyn Classical Concerts. Sep 24: Durham Season Opening, featuring Stefani Collins. Carolina Theatre. Oct 1-3: Peter Cincotti, jazz pianist and vocalist. Oct 7, Chapel Hill Bible Church; Oct 8 & 9, Meymandi Concert Hall: Eliot Fisk, classical guitar. Guest conductor Edwin Outwater. Oct 22 & 23: Elgar: Cocklaigne (In London Town), featuring Marckus Groh, piano. Oct 31: Majestic Mozart, featuring Paul Randall, trumpet, and Kenneth Raskin, assistant conductor. Nov 4 (Chapel Hill Bible Church), Nov 5-6 (Meymandi): Featuring Noriko Ogawa, piano. Nov 13: Tchaikovsky Discovers America, part of Young People's Series. Nov 19-20: Karen Gomyo, violin. Nov 26-28: Holiday Pops with NC Master Chorale. William Henry Curry, associate conductor. Dec 2: Holiday Pops, holiday favorites featuring William Henry Curry. Meymandi Concert Hall, BTI Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St, Raleigh. 733-2750, www.ncsymphony.org.
PINECONE: Sep 25, 6 pm: Samecumba. Lake Benson Park, Garner. Oct 10, 3 pm: Rayna Gellert and Kenny Jackson. NC Museum of History, Raleigh. Oct 23, 8 pm: Celebrating the Blues, with Dr. John, Charlie Musselwhite and Shemekia Copeland. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus. Nov 6, 8 pm: Monsters of the Mandolin: A Tribute to Jesse McReynolds, featuring Jesse McReynolds and his band, The Great American Gypsies, Tony Williamson Trio and Mike Marshall (Stewart Theatre). Nov 14, 3 pm: One America (NCMH). 515-1100, www.pinecone.org.
QUAIL RIDGE BOOKS & MUSIC: Sep 25, 7:30 pm: Big Medicine, bluegrass music. 3522 Wade Ave, Raleigh. 828-1588, www.quailridgebooks.booksense.com.
RALEIGH CHAMBER MUSIC GUILD: Oct 10, 3 pm: New Zealand String Quartet. BTI Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St, Raleigh. Nov 21, 3 pm: Antares, violin, cello, clarinet and piano (BTI). Nov 7, 3 pm: Mountain Chamber Players. NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. 821-2030, www.rcmg.org.
RALEIGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Sep 27, 4 pm: Morgan's Friend--A World Premier. Bosendorfer Hall at Ruggero Piano, 4720 Hargrove St, Raleigh. Oct 12, 7:30 pm: Troy, NC Concert, featuring Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, Rienzi Overture by Wagner. Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh. Nov 21: How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Other Favorites (Jones Auditorium). 546-9755.
SERTOMA AMPHITHEATRE: Sep 26, 1 pm: Brass at Bond. Oct 10, 2 pm: Blues Experience, featuring Cool John Ferguson and Friends. Oct 24, 12:30 pm: Bluegrass at Bond. Bond Park, 801 High House Rd, Cary. 469-4061.
TOWN OF CARY MARVELOUS MUSIC SERIES: Sep 25, 7:30 pm: Sandra ReAves-Phillips, in The Late Great Ladies of Jazz. Nov 13, 7:30 pm: Boston Brass. Herbert C Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave, Cary. 469-4065.
TRIANGLE WIND ENSEMBLE: Sep 19, 5 pm: An Overture to Autumn. Lake Johnson waterfront on Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh. Nov 10, 7:30 pm: Music for a Lifetime--the Classics. BTI Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St, Raleigh. Dec 4, 7:30 pm: Holiday Favorites, a joint concert with the Cary Concert Singers, Herbert C Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave, Cary. 856-3751, www.trianglewind.org.
WATERFRONT CONCERTS: Sep 19, 6 pm: Charlie Chiklis & The Moonlighters Show Band. Lake Wheeler, Raleigh. Oct 3, 5 pm: Stanley Baird Group. Lake Johnson, Raleigh. Oct 10, 5 pm: Carnivalito (Lake Wheeler). 890-3285, www.raleigh-nc.org/main/arts_e_p.htm.
CAROLINA THEATRE: Sep 19, 8 pm: David Byrne with The Tosca Strings (sold out). Oct 6, 8 pm: Steve Tyrell. Nov 15, 7:30 pm: Fourplay. Dec 5, 4:30 pm & 7 pm: 9th Annual Toys for Tots Holiday Country Concert, with Collin Raye. 309 W Morgan St, Durham. 560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.
CHORAL SOCIETY OF DURHAM: Dec 11, 8 pm; Dec 12, 4 pm: Christmas Concert, works for choir and brass. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St. 560-2733, www.choral-society.org.
DUKE DEPT. OF MUSIC: Sep 26, 4 pm: Oh, Vienna!, faculty recital with Fred Raimi, Jane Hawkins and Richard Luby (Nelson Music Rm). Oct 1, 8 pm: Duke Jazz Ensemble, with guest artist Lou Donaldson (Baldwin Auditorium). Oct 2, 8 pm: Ciompi Quartet with Yoram Youngerman and Darrett Adkins (Reynolds Theater). Oct 6, 8 pm: Duke Symphony Orchestra with the Ciompi Quartet and Darrett Adkins (Baldwin). Oct 9: Oktoberfest with the Duke University String School: 3 pm: Beginning Ensemble and Intermediate I; 4 pm: Chamber Music Groups; 7 pm: Intermediate II and the Youth Symphony Chamber Ensemble (Baldwin). Oct 16, 8 pm: Faculty recital with Rebecca Troxler and Jane Hawkins (Nelson). Oct 21, 8 pm: Ray Kilburn, piano (Nelson). Oct 22, 8 pm: Duke Jazz, Djembe & Afro-Cuban Ensembles (Baldwin). Oct 23, 8 pm: Duke Chorale, Duke Symphony Orchestra and Duke Wind Symphony (Duke Chapel). Oct 24, 2 pm: In the Spotlight, solo and small group student performances (Nelson). Oct 24, 5 pm: James Higdon, organ (Duke Chapel). Oct 24, 5 pm: Faculty recital with Hsiao-Mei Ku, violin (Nelson). Oct 31, 7 pm: Halloween Concert with Duke Wind Symphony (Page Auditorium). Nov 6, 8 pm: Viennese Ball with Duke Wind Symphony (Durham Civic Center). Nov 11, 8 pm: Duke Jazz Combos (Nelson). Nov 14, 4 pm: Graduate Composers Concert (Nelson). Nov 16, 8 pm: Ethel, string quartet (Reynolds). Nov 17, 4 pm: Photo Album with Music, Nuria Schoenberg Nono and pianist Stefan Litwin present a multimedia portrait of Arnold Schoenberg with a performance by the UNC Chamber Players (Person). Nov 19, 2-5 pm: Premiere of Duke graduate student works composed for So Percussion Ensemble (Baldwin). Nov 19, 8 pm: Three Pillars of Life: Honoring the Elders Who Stood Before Us, featuring Duke Djembe & Afro-Cuban Ensembles with Shane Benjamin, Taiwo Duvall and Baba Femi. Nov 20, 8 pm: Ciompi Quartet with Alan Feinberg (Reynolds). Nov 21, 4 pm: So Percussion Ensemble Concert (Baldwin). Nov 22, 8 pm: Collegiums Musicum (Duke Chapel). Nov 28, 5 pm: David Arcus, organ recital (Duke Chapel). Nov 30, 7 pm: Duke Chorale Christmas Concert (Duke Chapel). Dec 1, 8 pm: Duke Symphony Orchestra with Jonathan Bagg, viola (Baldwin). Dec 2, 8 pm: Duke Jazz Ensemble with Hank Jones, piano (Baldwin). Dec 3, 7:30 pm; Dec 4, 2 pm; Dec 5, 3 pm: Chapel Choir, Handel's Messiah (Duke Chapel). Dec 4: Duke String School: 3 pm: Beginning Ensemble and Intermediate I; 4 pm: Chamber Music Groups; 7 pm: Intermediate II and the Youth Symphony Chamber Ensemble (Baldwin). 684-4444, www.duke.edu/music.
DUKE PERFORMANCES: Sep 19, 3 pm: Mallarme Chamber Players (Reynolds Theater). Sep 22, 8 pm: Vsen Trio (Nelson Music Rm). Sep 25, 8 pm: Choro Sax Brasil (Baldwin Auditorium). Sep 30, 6 pm: The Ciompi Quartet (Duke Gardens). Oct 2, 8 pm: The Ciompi Quartet and Guests (Reynolds). Oct 9, 8 pm: Emerson String Quartet (Reynolds). Oct 16, 7:30 pm: South Indian Double Violin: Shankar, Gingger & Zakir Hussain (Page). Oct 16, 8 pm: Soloists from the St. Petersburg Opera (Baldwin). Oct 29, 8 pm: The English Concert with Andrew Manze (Page). Oct 30, 11 am: Arts in the Gardens: Opera Carolina (Duke Gardens). Oct 30, 7 pm: Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Indian flute virtuoso (Page). Nov 5, 8 pm: Abdullah Ibrahim Trio (Baldwin). Nov 11, 7:30 pm: Jerusalem Lyric Trio (Judea Reform Congregation, 1955 W Cornwallis Rd, Durham). Nov 18, 6 pm: The Ciompi Quartet (Duke Gardens). Nov 20, 8 pm: The Ciompi Quartet (Reynolds). Dec 4, 8 pm: St. Petersburg String Quartet with Maxim Mogilevsky, piano (Reynolds). Dec 5, 3 pm: St. Petersburg String Quartet with Maxim Mogilevsky (Reynolds). 684-4444, www.duke.edu.
DUKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Oct 6, 8 pm: Edward Elgar. Featuring the Ciompi Quartet. Dec 1, 8 pm: Ralph Vaughan Williams and William Walton. Baldwin Auditorium, East Campus, Durham. www.duke.edu/web/orchestra.
DUKE UNION: Wednesdays, 8-10 pm: Jazz Nights at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, 201 West Union Bldg, Duke Campus. 684-3814. Sep 18 & 30, Oct 16, 23 & 30, Nov 6, 12 & 20, 10 pm-2 am: Dillo Concert Series. Armadillo Grill, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus. 624-2911, www.duke.edu/web/duu.
MALLARMe CHAMBER PLAYERS: Sep 18, 8 pm: Formal Concert (Nelson Music Rm, Duke East Campus). Sep 19, 3 pm: From The Ridiculous to the Sublime, dance music from the '20s (Nelson). Sep 21, 7 pm: Arts Now for Kids, a concert for young people (Tally Student Center Ballroom, NCSU, Raleigh). Oct 18, 7 pm: Formal Concert. Poetry and music by Marie and Edith Borroff (Forest at Duke). Nov 4: School Concert. African music and dance (Durham Tech). Nov 7, 3 pm: African Music and Dance (Hayti Heritage Center). 560-2788, www.mallarmemusic.org.
UNC-CHAPEL HILL DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC at DUKE: Nov 14, 4 pm: Student Composers Concert (Music Dept, Duke University). Nov 16, 8 pm: Ethel String Quartet (Reynolds Theatre, Duke University). Nov 18, 9:30 pm: Apartment Soiree: Contemporary Cabaret Songs, by William Bolcom and others, featuring Terry Rhodes and Lois Deloatch, chanteuses; Thomas Warburton and Tyson Rogers, piano (Southgate Dorm, Duke University). Nov 21, 4 pm: So Percussion Group (Baldwin). 962-1039, www.unc.edu/depts/music.
ARTSCENTER: Sep 25, 8 pm: Samir & Partha Chatterjee, tabla and sitar. Sep 26, 1-10 pm: Carrboro Music Festival (see below). Oct 2, 8 pm: Indy Music Awards (see below). Oct 8, 8 pm: Tannahill Weavers, traditional Scottish music. Oct 9, 8 pm: Christine Kane, singer-songwriter. Oct 13, 8 pm: Fairport Convention, English folk-rock. Oct 29, 8 pm: Dromedary & Mickey Mills, world music. Nov 5, 8 pm: Charlotte Blake Alston. Nov 12, call for time: Femm Nameless. Nov 20, call for time: Sviraj Balkan Jam. Dec 10, call for time: Samecumba. Dec 16 & 17, call for times: The Healing Force: Kwanzaa Celebration. 300 E Main St, Carrboro. 929-2787, www.artscenterlive.org.
CARRBORO MUSIC FESTIVAL: Sep 26, 1-10 pm: Eclectic music at venues all over town including Cat's Cradle, Weaver St Market, the ArtsCenter, Temple Ball Gallery & De La Luz Performance Space, the Century Center, Armadillo Grill and Carrboro Town Commons. www.carrboromusicfestival.com.
INDY MUSIC AWARDS: Sat, Oct 2, 6 pm-1 am: First annual event honoring local rock, hip hop, jazz, gospel, traditional and Latin music artists. Sponsored by the Independent Weeky. ArtsCenter, Cat's Cradle and an outdoor stage in Carrboro. 286-1972, www.indymusicawards.com.
SONJA HAYNES STONE CENTER FOR BLACK CULTURE AND HISTORY: Oct 30: Nnenna Freelon, benefit concert for The Stone Center. 150 South Rd, UNC-Chapel Hill Campus. 962-9001, www.ibiblio.org/shscbch/.
THURSDAYS ON THE TERRACE, UNC-CHAPEL HILL: Thursdays, noon-2 pm: Sep 16: The Bluegrass Experience (Educational Foundation Terrace, Graham Memorial Bldg). Sep 30: John Dee Holeman & Billy Stevens. Oct 7: Work Clothes, The Ghost of Rock and Portastatic. Oct 21: Southern Culture on the Skids. Oct 28: Cool John Ferguson. Nov 4: Sons of New Bethel (John Lindsay Morehead II Lounge, Graham Memorial). Nov 11: Bob Carlin, The Joe Thompson Band, Kirk Sutphin/Marvin Gastor and The Hillbilly Pals (Lounge). Nov 18: Jacqui Malone (Lounge). 966-5110, www.johnstoncenter.unc.edu.
UNC-CHAPEL HILL DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC: Sep 17, 7:30 pm: Spectrum Concert, UNC Music Department ensembles in an informal setting (Hill Hall Auditorium). Sep 18, 11 am: Ingrid Clarfield, piano workshop (Person Recital Hall). Sep 23, 8 pm: Irina Vorobieva, piano (Hill). Sep 25, 8 pm: A Soiree at Choufleuri's: Music from French Opera, UNC faculty and students and Duke faculty (107 Hill). Sep 28, 8 pm: Carolina Wind Quintet (Hill). Oct 1, 4 pm: UNC Jazz Combos (Hill). Oct 3, 3 pm: Oliver Steiner, violin, and Geoffrey Haydon, piano (Hill); 8 pm: The Basie Centennial Concert, NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra (Hill). Oct 5, 8 pm: New Music from the Composition Seminar (Person). Oct 12, 8 pm: Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band (Hill). Oct 19, 8 pm: UNC Symphony Orchestra (Hill). Oct 20, 4 pm: Student recital (Hill). Oct 22, 8 pm: Alan Black, cello (Hill). Oct 26, 8 pm: Marisa Martins, mezzo-soprano, and Mac McClure, piano (Hill). Oct 28, 8 pm: UNC Jazz Band (Hill). Oct 29, 8 pm: Brent Wissick, cello; Lynn Glassock, percussion; James Ketch, trumpet; Terry Rhodes, soprano; Thomas Warburton, piano; UNC Cello Choir (Hill). Oct 31, 2 pm: Alumni Band (Hill). Nov 1, 8 pm: Joan Baez (Hill). Nov 2, 6 pm: Brass Chamber Ensembles (Person). Nov 4, 8 pm: From Darkness to Light: Music of Palestrina, Poulenc, Messiaen and Brahms, Carolina Choir and Chamber Singers (Hill). Nov 5, 8 pm: University Chamber Players (Person). Nov 9, 8 pm: Percussion Ensemble (Hill). Nov 17, 4 pm: A Multimedia Portrait of Arnold Schoenberg, Nuria Shoenberg Nono and Stefan Litwin, piano (Person). Nov 18, 8 pm: Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band (Hill). Nov 19, 8 pm: Carolina Choir, UNC Chamber Singers, Duke Chamber Choir, UNC Wind Ensemble, UNC Percussion Ensemble and UNC Symphony Orchestra (Hill). Nov 21, 2 pm: Guitar Ensemble (Person); 4 pm: World Music Ensembles (Hill). Nov 23, 8 pm: Glee Clubs (Hill). Dec 1, 4 pm: Student recital (Hill). Dec 2, 8 pm: UNC Symphony Orchestra with Donald L Oehler, clarinet (Hill). Dec 3, 4 pm: UNC Jazz Combos (Hill); 8 pm: Music of England, Consort of Viols and Baroque Ensemble (Person). Dec 5, 3 pm: UNC Jazz Band (Hill). Dec 10, 8 pm: A Swinging Christmas, NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra (Hill). 962-1039, www.unc.edu/depts/music.
By city and alphabetically by group or venue. For participatory dance events, please see our weekly Dance calendar.
CAROLINA BALLET: Sep 23-Oct 10: Balanchine: Masterworks (Fletcher Opera Theater, BTI Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St, Raleigh). Nov 26-28, Dec 17-26: The Nutcracker (Memorial Auditorium, BTI Center). 719-0900, www.carolinaballet.com.
LOUISBURG COLLEGE AUDITORIUM: Oct 2, 8 pm: Red, Hot & Blue, ragtime to rock 'n' roll. 501 N Main St, Louisburg. 407-3300.
MEREDITH COLLEGE DANCE: Nov 18-20, 8 pm: Meredith College Dance Theatre. Jones Auditorium, Meredith Campus, Raleigh. 760-2840, www.meredith.edu.
NCSU: CENTER STAGE: Oct 28, 8 pm: Bangarra Dance Theater. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Center, NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 515-1100, www.acs.ncsu.edu. DANCE PROGRAM: Nov 12 & 13, 8 pm: Fall Concert. Stewart Theatre. 515-1100.
PEACE COLLEGE DANCE COMPANY: Sep 15, 7:30 pm: Performance for the Adventures Program. Kenan Recital Hall. Nov 10-13 & 16-20, 7:30 pm: Nutcracker Delight. Leggett Theater. Peace Campus, Raleigh. 308-2333, www.peace.edu/dance/index.html.
CAROLINA THEATRE: Oct 9, 8 pm; Oct 10, 3 pm: African American Dance Ensemble and Durham's Collage Dance Company present Reflections from the Past Illuminating the Future: 21 Years of Dance. Oct 28, 8 pm: Dancing on Common Ground, "Riverdance meets Stomp & Tap Dogs." Nov 11 & 12, 8 pm: Ailey II. Nov 13, 9:45 & 11:45 am: Ballet Gran Folklorico de Mexico. 309 W Morgan St, Durham. 560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.
CHOREO COLLECTIVE: Nov 14, 4 pm: Choreo Showcase. PSI Theater, Durham Arts Council, 102 Morris St, Durham. 949-0829, www.choreocollective.org.
DUKE: Oct 10, 5 pm: Gopika Krishna, Kuchipudi dance drama. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus, Durham. Oct 14, 8 pm: Miami City Ballet: Balanchine and Twyla Tharp (Page Auditorium, Bryan Center). Nov 6, 8 pm & Nov 7, 3 pm: November Dances 2004--Dancing the Legacy, modern, ballet and African dance (Reynolds). 684-4444, www.duke.edu.
FOOTNOTES TAP ENSEMBLE: Oct 3, 7 pm: Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham. 560-ARTS.
WELLNESS PARTNERS IN THE ARTS: Sep 17, 7:30 pm: Belly Revelations and Nandi. Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 & Dec 19, 4 pm: Music n' Motion Series, jazz musicians in collaboration with dancers. Sep 25, 9 pm: Poly Style: A Luau, dances from islands of the South Seas. Oct 15, 7:30 pm: Off the Deep End Ensemble and Orientale Expressions. Oct 16, 8:30 pm: Beyond Election 2004--Reclaiming The Beloved Community, a weekend event featuring improvisational dance, spoken word and music. Nov 19, 7:30 pm: Aloha Mahana, local Polynesian dance troupe. 319 W Main St, Durham. 680-2562, www.wpadurham.com.
FOOTNOTES TAP ENSEMBLE: Oct 3, 3 pm: An Afternoon of Tea and Tap. Chapel Hill Senior Center, 400 S Elliott Rd. 968-2070.
By city and alphabetically by venue or sponsor
NCSU CINEMA: Sep 16, 7 pm: Last House on the Left. Sep 17, 7 pm: 13 Going on 30; 9 pm: Fahrenheit 9/11. Sep 18, 7 pm: Fahrenheit 9/11. Sep 23, 7 pm: Nosferatu. Sep 24 & 25, 7 pm & 9:45 pm: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Sep 26 & Oct 2, 7 pm; Oct 1, 9:30 pm: The Returner. Sep 30, 7 pm: The Thing. Oct 1 & Oct 3, 7 pm; Oct 2, 9:15 pm: The Passion of the Christ. Oct 21 & 31, 7 pm: Body Snatchers. Witherspoon Student Center, NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 515-1100. Check www.ncsu.edu/cinema for Nov & Dec screenings.
CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES: Oct 5, 7 pm: Freedom on My Mind, in conjunction with the exhibition Oh Freedom Over Me. Sep 19, 7 pm: Panel discussion on a contemporary view of voting rights. 1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham. 660-3663, www.cds.aas.duke.edu.
DUKE'S FREEWATER PRESENTATIONS: Independent and Foreign Films: 7 & 9:30 pm: Sep 16 & 17: Etre et Avoir. Sep 23 & 24: The Son. Oct 14 & 15: Goodbye, My Lenin. Oct 21 & 22: Distant. Oct 28 & 29: Noi. Nov 4 & 5: My Architect. Nov 11 & 12: Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself. Nov 18 & 19: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring. Friday Midnight Films: Sep 17: The Dark Crystal. Sep 24: Pulp Fiction. Oct 15: Ghostbusters. Oct 22: A Clockwork Orange. Oct 29: Silence of the Lambs. Nov 5: Barton Fink. Quadflix Weekend Films: 7 & 10 pm: Sep 18 & 19: Barbershop 2. Sep 25 & 26: Shrek 2. Oct 16 & 17: Cold Mountain. Oct 23 & 24: Hero. Oct 30 & 31: The Stepford Wives. Nov 6 & 7: Garden State. Nov 13 & 14: Spiderman 2. Nov 20 & 21: Harry Potter 3. Tuesday Series Films: 7 & 9:30 pm: Sep 21: Donnie Brasco. Sep 29: The Ninth Gate. Oct 19: Rain Man. Oct 26: Ordinary People. Nov 2: Shine. Nov 16: Network. Octoberfest Film Festival: Oct 1-3: Mystic River, Real Women Have Curves, Adaptation, Osama, House of Sand and Fog, Monster. Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus, Durham. 684-2911, www.union.duke.edu.
DUKE SCREEN/SOCIETY: All shows at 8 pm unless otherwise noted: Sep 15, 7 pm: North Korea: Beyond the DMZ; 8 pm: JSA: Joint Security Area (Richard White Auditorium). Sep 19: O auto da compadecida (A Dog's Will) (RWA). Sep 20: Tales About Darkness I: Yazgi (Fate) (Griffith Film Theater). Sep 22: Tales About Darkness II: Itiraf (Confession) (Griffith). Sep 25, 2 pm: Masumiyet (Innocence) (Griffith); panel discussion with director Zeki Demirkubuz in the Mary Lou Williams Center at 4:40 pm. Sep 26: War Takes (RWA). Sep 27: Tales About Darkness III: Bekleme Odasi (Waiting Room) (Griffith). Sep 29: Camur (Mud) (Griffith). Oct 3: Suite Habana (Havana Suite) (RWA). Oct 4: Insaat (Under Construction) (Griffith). Oct 6: Kucuk Ozgurluck/Kleine Freiheit (A Little Bit of Freedom) (Griffith). Oct 17: Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (RWA). Oct 18: Kasaba (The Small Town) (Griffith). Oct 20: Mayis Sikintisi (Clouds of May) (Griffith). Oct 21 & 22, 7 & 9:30 pm: Uzak (Distant) (Griffith). Oct 24: Comrades: Almost a Love Story (RWA). Oct 25: Les Invasions Barbares (The Barbarian Invasions) (Griffith). Oct 27: A Tale of Two Sisters (RWA). Oct 31: Moon Child (RWA). Nov 1: Monsieur Ibrahim (Mr. Ibrahim) (RWA). Nov 8: Piccadilly (RWA). Nov 9: Daughter of the Dragon (RWA). Nov 10: Shanghai Express (RWA). Nov 17: When the Last Sword is Drawn (RWA). Nov 29: Gotta Get It (RWA). Dec 1: PTU (Police Tactical Unit) (RWA). Dec 3, 4:30 pm: Duke Student Film Showcase (RWA). www.duke.edu/web/film/screensociety.
ESCAPISM FILM FESTIVAL: Oct 22-24: Action, adventure, animation. Carolina Theatre, 309 W Morgan St, Durham. 560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.
FLICKER 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: The best of 10 years of super 8 and short films. Sep 24, 8 pm: ArtsCenter, 300 E Main St, Carrboro. 929-2787; Sep 25, 8 pm: Cat's Cradle, 300 E Main St, Carrboro. 967-9053. www.flickerfestival.com.
SCREENARTS FILM SERIES: Sep 17, 7 pm: Ms. Films screening. 116 Murphey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill Campus. Oct 1: The Collector of Bedford Street by Alice Elliott and The Morrison Project by Amy Morrison Williams. 103 Bingham Hall. Nov 3: $100 and a T-Shirt, new documentary about zines, zinemaking and zine culture. Microcosm zine and small press publisher and distributor; comic zine presentation by Nicole Georges; readings by Dave Roche (On Subbing zine); zine open house with Internationalist Books. Hanes Art Center Auditorium. Nov 19: JUNK Tour of Queer Underground Cinema. 116 Murphey. Sponsored by UNC's Communications Studies Dept. 962--2311, www.unc.edu/screenarts for directions. Free.
SONJA HAYNES STONE CENTER FOR BLACK CULTURE AND HISTORY: Oct 4, 7 pm: Screening and discussion of African American, documentary about relations between African-American and African students on U.S. college campuses. Oct 31-Nov 5: Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film, with artist-in-residence Joel Zito Araujo. 150 South Rd, UNC-Chapel Hill Campus. 962-9001, www.ibiblio.org/shscbch/.
By city and alphabetically by venue or event. For current readings, please see our weekly Literary calendar.
NCSU CREATIVE WRITING DEPARTMENT: Sep 21, 7:30 pm: Sekou Sundiata, seen on Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam and Bill Moyer's The Language of Life (216 Poe Hall). Oct 18, 7:30 pm: Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn, Fortress of Solitude (029 Winston Hall). Nov 18, Randall Kenan, editor, scholar and author of Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, A Visitation of Spirits, and Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century (029 Winston). NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 515-4129, english.chass.ncsu.edu/creativewriting.
PAGE-WALKER ARTS & HISTORY CENTER: Sep 17, 7 pm: When Writers Read, with Katharine Parrish, Sharon Wood, Cherokee Pinder, Laura Edwards, Evan Gordon and Darrell Stover. Sep 18, 10:30 am: Jazz Poetry Workshop with Darrell Stover. 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. 406-4963.
QUAIL RIDGE BOOKS & MUSIC: Sep 16, 7 pm: June Spence, Change Baby. Sep 19, 3 pm: Lee Smith and Clyde Edgerton discuss Another Son of Man, by Tim McLaurin; 7 pm: Reynolds Price kicks off the QRB poetry discussion group. Sep 20, 7 pm: Linda Bloodworth Thomason, Liberating Paris. Sep 21, 7 pm: Louise Hawes, The Vanishing Point. Sep 22, 7 pm: Mark Kemp, Dixieland Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and New Beginnings in a New South. Sep 23, 7 pm: Tim Junkin and Kirk Bloodsworth, Bloodsworth. Sep 25, 2 pm: Terry Brooks and Greg Keys, High Druid of Shannara--Tanequil and Charnel Prince--Book 2 Kingdom's Thorn Bone. Sep 26, 3 pm: Jon Pineda and Mark Cox, poetry reading. Sep 27, 7 pm: Lawrence Early, Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest. Sep 28, 7 pm: Rabbi Harold Kushner, The Lord Is My Shepherd. Sep 29, 7 pm: Joan Medlicott, At Home in Covington. Sep 30, 7 pm: Judy Goldman, Leaving Early. Nov 18, 7 pm: Silas House, The Coal Tattoo. Thu, Nov 23, 7 pm: The Provence Cookbook. 3522 Wade Ave, Raleigh. 828-1588, www.quailridgebooks.booksense.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp.
STAMMER: Nov 12, 9:15 pm: A multi-art extravaganza featuring open-mic and spoken word and poetry performances, films, musicians and performance art. Artspace, 201 E Davie St, Raleigh. 821-2787, www.artspacenc.org.
WORDFEAST: Nov 7, 2:30-4:30 pm: Readings by Ellyn Bache (Safe Passage and The Activist's Daughter) and local Jewish writers Scott Davis, Dr. Steve Katz, Maureen Sherbondy, Janet Silber and Courtney Weill. Benefit for ROAR (Raleigh Organization for Action and Results). Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh. 781-4895 x105.
CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES: Oct 28, 6:30 pm: Lehman Brady Lecture, featuring Allen Gurganus. 1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham. 660-3663, www.cds.aas.duke.edu.
THE REGULATOR BOOKSHOP: Sep 15, 7 pm: June Spence, Change Baby. Sep 16, 7 pm: Jacqueline Glass Campbell, When Sherman Marched North from the Sea: Resistance on the Confederate Home Front (Civil War America). Sep 17, 7 pm: AltReader Book Club with Lee Smith. Sep 18, noon: Emily Berrnard, Some of My Best Friends: Writings on Interracial Friendships; 7 pm: Cynn Chadwick, Girls with Hammers. Sep 19, 3 pm: Martha Witt, Broken as Things Are. Sep 20, 7 pm: Mark Kemp, Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and New Beginnings in a New South. Sep 21, 7 pm: Underground Press Event, celebrating underground presses like Soft Skull Press and Akashic Books. Sep 22, 7 pm: Chuck Palahniuk, Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories (at the Durham Armory). Sep 24, 7 pm: Tim Junkin, Bloodsworth. Sep 27, 7 pm: Judy Goldman, Early Leaving. Sep 29, 7 pm: Peter Perret, A Well-Tempered Mind: Using Music to Help Children Listen and Learn. Sep 30, 7:30 pm: Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder, discussion by the author and Paul Farmer (at Binkley Baptist Church, Chapel Hill). Oct 2, 7 pm: Roy Hoffman, Chicken Dreaming Corn. Oct 4, 7 pm: All the President's Spin: George W. Bush, the Media, and the Truth, by Fritz Ben, discussion by Brendan Nyhan. Oct 6, 7 pm: Stephen Kirk, Scribblers: Stalking the Authors of the Appalachia. Oct 8, 7 pm: Carolina Wren Chapbook Night featuring Sandra Becker reading from her book Foreign Bodies, David Williams reading from Far Sides of the Only World and Joe Donohue reading from his book In This Paradise: XXI-XXXV. Oct 10, 3 pm: Congressman David Price discussing The Congressional Experience. Oct 11, 7 pm: Arthur Phillips, The Egyptologist: Or, Atum Is Aroused. Oct 13, 7 pm: Jonathan Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude. Oct 14, 7 pm: Emily Herring Wilson, No One Gardens Alone: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence. Oct 15, 7 pm: James Ellroy, Destination: Morgue, L.A. Tales. Oct 19, 7 pm: Peter Wood, Weathering the Storm: Inside Winslow Homer's Gulf Stream. Oct 20, 7 pm: Moreton Neal, Remembering Bill Neal: Favorite Recipes from a Life in Cooking. Oct 25, 7 pm: Davy Rothbart, Found Magazine. Oct 27, 7 pm: George Singleton, Why Dogs Chase Cars. Nov 15, 7 pm: JP Seaton, The Poetry of Zen. Nov 17, 7 pm: Michael Leahy, Where Nothing Else Matters: Michael Jordan's Last Comeback. Nov 19, 7 pm: Silas House, The Coal Tattoo. Nov 26, 7 pm: Photojournalist Lowell Handler, Twitch and Shout: A Touretter's Tale. Dec 2, 7 pm: Kay Redfield Jamison, Exuberance: The Passion for Life. 720 Ninth St, Durham. 286-2700, www.regulatorbookshop.com.
WELLNESS PARTNERS IN THE ARTS: Sep 17, 7:30 pm: Miriam Angress and Quinn Dalton. Oct 15, 7:30 pm: June Guralnick, playwright and director. Nov 19, 7:30 pm: Gail Peck. Oct 15 & 16, 8:30 pm: Beyond Election 2004--Reclaiming The Beloved Community, a weekend event featuring spoken word, improvisational dance and music. 319 W Main St, Durham. 680-2562, www.wpadurham.com.
BULL'S HEAD BOOKSHOP: Sep 16, 3:30 pm: John Rowell, The Music of Your Life: Stories. Sep 21, 3:30 pm: Charles Kurzman, The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran. Sep 22, noon: Chuck Palahniuk, Diary: A Novel. Sep 23, 3:30 pm: Sylvia Hoffert, Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life, 1815-1884. Sep 29, 3:30 pm: Karen Booth, Local Women, Global Science: Fighting AIDS in Kenya. Oct 6, 3:30 pm: Milly Barranger, Margaret Webster: A Life in the Theater. Nov 9, 3:30 pm: Linda Wagner-Martin, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: An American Woman's Life. Daniels Bldg, UNC-Chapel Hill Campus. 962-5060, www.store.unc.edu/bullshead.
MCINTYRE'S FINE BOOKS: Sep 15, 7 pm: Robert Kruston, Shadow Divers: The True Adventures of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II. Sep 18, 11 am: Edwin M Yoder, Jr, Telling Others What to Think: Recollections of a Pundit. Sep 19, 2 pm: Linda Bloodworth Thomason, Liberating Paris. Sep 21, 7 pm: Vendela Vida, And Now You Can Go. Sep 22, 7 pm: Tim Junkin and Kurt Bloodsworth, Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA. Sep 25, 11 am: John McNally, The Book of Ralph. Sep 26, 2 pm: Judy Goldman, Early Leaving. Oct 2, 11 am: Joan Medlicott, At Home in Covington. Oct 7, Nov 4 & Dec 2, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm: McIntyre's open mic night, hosted by Peter Mock. Oct 9, 4 pm: Moreton Neal, Remembering Bill Neal: Favorite Recipes from a Life in Cooking. Oct 10, 2 pm: Carol Owen, Crafting Personal Shrines: Using Photos, Mementos & Treasures to Create Artful Displays. Oct 12, 7 pm: Jonathan Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude. Oct 13, 7 pm: Peter Berley, Fresh Foot Fast: Delicious Seasonal Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour. Oct 16, 11 am: Emily Herring Wilson, No One Gardens Alone: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence. Oct 17, 2 pm: Louise Hawes, Vanishing Point. Oct 23, 11 am: Louis D Rubin, Jr, Surfaces of a Diamond. Oct 24, 2 pm: Robert F Irwin, Robert F. Irwin--40 Years. Oct 30, 11 am: Peter Perret and Janet Fox, A Well-Tempered Mind: Using Music to Help Children Listen and Learn. Nov 6, 11 am: Bobby J Ward, The Plant Hunter's Garden: The New Explorers and Their Discoveries. Nov 7, 2 pm: Ellen Elizabeth Hunter, Murder on the Ghost Walk. Nov 18, 7 pm: Barbara Stone Perry, North Carolina Pottery, The Collection of the Mint Museums. Nov 20, 11 am: James E Crisp, Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution. Nov 21, 2 pm: Silas House, The Coal Tattoo. Nov 27, 11 am: Patricia Wells, The Provence Cookbook. Dec 18, 11 am: Holiday storytelling with Donald Davis. 2000 Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. 542-3030.
SONJA HAYNES STONE CENTER FOR BLACK CULTURE AND HISTORY: Sep 16, 4 pm: Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, prolific writer and human rights advocate born in Nigeria. 2004 African Diaspora lecture series. Sep 20, 7 pm: Hekima Reading Circle: The Gotham Diaries by Tonya Lewis Lee and Crystal McCrary Anthony. Oct 8, 7 pm: Hekima Reading Circle: Slave by Mende Nazer and Damien Lewis. Nov 5, 5:30 pm: Clarence E Gaines, They Call Me Big House. 150 South Rd, UNC-Chapel Hill Campus. 962-9001, www.ibiblio.org/shscbch/.
Alphabetical by play or performer. For current theater events, please see our weekly Theater calendar.
ACTORS COMEDY LAB: Dec 3 & 4, 8-11, 8 pm; Dec 5 & 12, 3 pm: Stones in His Pockets, Irish comedy. Theatre in the Park, 107 Pullen Rd, Raleigh. 831-6058, www.actorscomedylab.com.
BROADWAY SERIES SOUTH: Oct 12-17: Cats. Nov 2-7: The Producers. Nov 19-21: Blue's Clues Birthday Party. Nov 30-Dec 5: Oklahoma. Dec 28-Jan 2: Cirque Dreams. Memorial Auditorium, BTI Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St, Raleigh. 231-4575, www.broadwayseriessouth.com.
BURNING COAL THEATRE COMPANY: Oct 7-24: James Joyce's The Dead. Dec 2-19, Thu-Sat 7:30 pm; Sun 2 pm: Safe House. Kennedy Theatre, BTI Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St, Raleigh. 834-4001, www.burningcoal.org.
KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE AT REGENCY PARK: Sep 16-18, 7:30 pm: Romeo & Juliet Rock Musical, presented in collaboration with the Carolina Arts Festival, Applause! Cary Youth Theatre and Wake County Public School System. 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary. 462-2052.
LOUISBURG COLLEGE AUDITORIUM: Nov 1, 8 pm: Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of the Carter Family, a musical drama, part of The Allen de Hart Series. 501 N Main St, Louisburg. 407-3300.
MEREDITH COLLEGE: Sep 29, 10 am; Sep 30, 4 pm; Oct 1, 10 am; Oct 2, 10 am & 2 pm; Oct 3, 2 pm: Nightingale, a children's comedy. Nov 9-13, 8 pm; Nov 14, 2 pm: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will. Studio Theatre, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh. 760-8600, www.meredith.edu.
NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART: Sep 18, 8 pm: The Millworker. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. 715-5913, www.ncartmuseum.org.
NCSU CENTER STAGE: Oct 14, 8 pm: The Invisible Man, Aquila Theatre Company. Nov 20, 3 pm & 8 pm: Victoria, Dulcinea Langfelder & Co. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 515-1100, www.acs.ncsu.edu.
NCSU UNIVERSITY THEATRE: Sep 29-Oct 2, 8 pm: Biloxi Blues, Stewart Theatre. Oct 28-30, Nov 3-6, 8 pm; Oct 31 & Nov 7, 3 pm: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Thompson Theatre. Nov 17-20 & 22, 7 pm; Nov 21, 1 pm: Madrigal Dinner, Talley Student Center Ballroom. NCSU Campus, Raleigh. 515-1100, www.ncsu.edu/arts.
NORTH CAROLINA THEATRE: Thru Sep 19: Ragtime. Oct 23-Oct 31: Jekyll & Hyde. Memorial Auditorium, BTI Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St, Raleigh. 831-6950, www.nctheatre.com.
NORTH CAROLINA WOMEN'S PRISON REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY: Oct 1, 8 pm: From the Inside Out. Nov 5 & 6, 8 pm; Nov 7, 2 pm: A Heart Divided. Saint Mary's School, 900 Hillsborough St, Raleigh. 424-4063.
NORTH RALEIGH ARTS AND CREATIVE THEATRE: Sep 17-Oct 3: The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail. Oct 29-Nov 7, Fri & Sat 8 pm; Sat and Sun mats, 3 pm: Adult production of Dracula. Oct 29-Nov 14, Fri and Sat 7 pm; Sat and Sun mats 3 pm: Children's production of Godspell, Jr. Greystone Shopping Center, 7713-51 Leadmine Rd, Raleigh. 866-0228, www.nract.org.
RALEIGH ENSEMBLE PLAYERS: Oct 21-Nov 6: In the Heart of America. Artspace, 210 E Davie St, Raleigh. 832-9607, www.realtheatre.org.
RALEIGH LITTLE THEATRE: Sep 17 & 18, 23-25, Sep 30-Oct 2, 8 pm; Sep 19, 26, Oct 3, 3 pm: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (301 Pogue St, Raleigh). Oct 8 & 9, 13-16 & 20-23, 8 pm; Oct 10, 17 & 24, 3 pm: You Can't Take It With You (301 Pogue St). Nov 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 8 pm; Nov 6, 13 & 20, 5 pm; Nov 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 21 & 22, 1 pm: The Little Prince (301 Pogue St). Dec 10 & 17, 7:30 pm; Dec 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 1 pm & 5 pm: Cinderella (AJ Fletcher Opera Theater, BTI Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St, Raleigh). 821-3111, www.raleighlittletheatre.org.
SERTOMA AMPHITHEATRE AT BOND PARK: Oct 28-30, 7:30 pm: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, presented by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre. 801 High House Rd, Cary. www.townofcary.org/depts/prdept/facilities/bphome.htm.
THEATRE IN THE PARK: Dec 8-15: A Christmas Carol. Dec 17-19: A Christmas Memory. 107 Pullen Rd, Raleigh. 831-6936, www.theatreinthepark.com.
DUKE UNIVERSITY: BROADWAY AT DUKE: Oct 19 & 20, 7:30 pm: Little Women--The Musical (Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus, Durham). Nov 3, 8 pm: Rent (Page Auditorium, Bryan Center). 684-4444. DEPT OF THEATER STUDIES: Sep 23-25, 8 pm; Sep 26, 2 pm: Duke Players Lab Theater (titles TBA) (Branson Theater, East Campus). Nov 3-6, 8 pm: Ghost (East Duke Bldg, East Campus). Nov 18-20, 8 pm; Nov 21, 2 pm: Hapgood (Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center). Dec 1, 8 pm: Shakespeare's Contemporaries Workshop, scenes from plays of Shakespeare's era (Sheafer). 660-3343, www.duke.edu/web/drama. DUKE PERFORMANCES: Oct 19, 8 pm: The Capitol Steps (Page Auditorium, Bryan Center). Nov 11 & 12, 8 pm: Actors From the London Stage, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Reynolds). 684-4444.
GHOST & SPICE PRODUCTIONS: Oct 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 8 pm; Oct 3, 2 pm: Oleanna. Wellness Partners in the Arts, 219 W Main St, Durham. 384-9272, www.ghostandspice.com.
THE LADY OYA PLAYERS: Oct 14-17, 22-24, 29 & 31, Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm: The Substance of Faith. BN Duke Auditorium, 1801 Fayetteville St, NCCU Campus, Durham. 451-1234, www.ladyoya.org.
MANBITES DOG THEATER: Sep 15-26: Sonnets for an Old Century. Oct (dates TBA): The Tempest, presented by Shakespeare & Originals. Nov 18-27: 50! Evolution of a Butch Lesbian, with Laurie Wolf. Dec (dates TBA): Macbeth, presented by Tiny Ninja Theatre. 703 Foster St, Durham. 220-6779, www.manbitesdogtheater.org.
NCCU DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE: Oct 22, 23, 29 & 30, 8 pm; Oct 24 & 31, 2 pm: Fame--The Musical. NCCU Campus, Durham. 530-6242, www.nccu.edu/artsci/drama/drama.htm.
NORTH CAROLINA KIDS THEATRE: Check website for fall schedule. 544-0714, www.nckt.com.
DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: Thru Sep 18: The Misanthrope. Oct 28-Nov 20: Boy Gets Girl. University Mall, 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill. 968-1515, www.deepdishtheater.org.
GHOST & SPICE PRODUCTIONS: Oct 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 8 pm; Oct 3, 2 pm: Oleanna. Nov 11-13, 18-20, Dec 2-4, 8 pm; Nov 14, 21, Dec 5, 2 pm: Taking Sides. Martha Nell Hardy Theatre, Bingham Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill. 384-9272, www.ghostandspice.com.
PLAYMAKERS REPERTORY COMPANY: Oct 13-Nov 7: The Tragedy of King Richard II. Nov 24-Dec 19: Not About Heroes. Center for Dramatic Art, UNC-Chapel Hill Campus. 962-7529, www.playmakersrep.org.
TEMPLE THEATRE: Oct 14-31: Frankenstein. Nov 4-21: Love Letters. Dec 2-19: A Christmas Survival Guide. 120 Carthage St, Sanford. 774-4155, www.wave-net.net/templetheatre.
UNC DEPARTMENT OF DRAMATIC ART: Visit website for fall updates. Kenan Theatre, UNC-Chapel Hill. 962-1132, www.unc.edu/depts/drama.