With summer break just weeks away, outdoor concert and music festival memories are on the brain. Whether students have traveled to distant states for concerts or seen bands perform right here in Chapel Hill, everyone who has gone to concerts seems to have one that stands out in their memory. Staff writer Becca Fiely asked UNC students, “Have you been to any concerts — and if so, which was your favorite one?”
“Arts Everywhere Day isn’t just a day,” said Emil Kang, special assistant to the Chancellor for the arts. “It’s a much larger initiative, and we’re trying to change campus culture." Arts Everywhere Day is creating spaces for collaboration, creativity and compassion, both on the UNC campus and beyond this Friday, April 6. The initiative is introducing things like a "Before I Die" wall outside Davis Library, installing pianos on- and off-campus and painting a mural on the Morrison Residence Hall basketball court. “I think for us in the arts community, we feel like we’re small, and we are really trying to get people to see that it’s not about someone having to be an artist to be part of that community,” Kang said.
Each month, new music is brought to the Triangle area to spread groovy toons and musical excitement to all North Carolinians (and others if you're looking to take a road trip). Here's a look into the mix of music coming to a venue near you, including bands such as X Ambassadors and genres such as vibey indie rock and psychedelic rock.
People of Earth, Local Flora and Cosmic Punk graced the stage at Cat’s Cradle Back Room on March 2, filling the room with sounds of modern psychedelia and alternative indie.
"Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection" will challenge viewers to question their expectations and celebrate their differences. The collection was organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art. The exhibit, available at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University now through July 15, showcases a lineage of artists of African descent from the 1940s to present. The show is comprised of 60 pieces of art from 13 different artists.
The Triangle's music scene is sure to have something for everyone. Be sure to look into these upcoming local shows before they sell out!
The Stone Center’s new exhibition, “Aswarm With the Spirits of All Ages Here: Inconceivable Spaces of Slavery and Freedom,” opens Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Get ready to laugh – Boogie Down South Productions is bringing comedy to The PIT on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.. Shari Diaz, the founder of Boogie Down South Productions, will be hosting Saturday Night Laughs.
The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough is collaborating with Mike’s Art Truck to display Irene Tison’s newest collection “Low Country Life.” The 22-painting collection will be on display in the Alexander Dickson house, the building that houses the Hillsborough Visitor Center, from Nov. 10, 2017 through Jan. 4, 2018.
Get ready to get down — Kamikazi is hosting their annual fall exhibition showcase Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.