As You Like It
Paul Green Theatre, begins Sept. 22 and ends Oct. 10
Wed. – Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2:00 p.m.
$20-$45, $10 student rush one hour before performance
Experience one of Shakespeare’s best comedies, put on by PlayMakers Repertory Company, in which mistaken identities and triangle romances and twisted minds intertwine to create a fine piece of theatrical folly. The play opens the PlayMakers Mainstage series, so it’s sure to be a spectacle.
Read Colin Warren-Hicks’ preview of the play here.
See photos from the performance here.
DSI Comedy Theater, Carrboro
Thur. – Sat.
$15 weekend pass
The funny guys and gals at DSI Comedy Theater have teamed up with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA for the fourth annual YLaugh Festival. For every ticket that is purchased, DSI will donate $1 to the Y’s We Build People campaign. This money then goes toward helping families afford YMCA programs and memberships. The festival’s line-up isn’t as star-studded as other DSI programs, but does boast a solid schedule of local, award-winning comedians. And, from Friday at 7 p.m. to Saturday at 7 p.m., there will be 24 non-stop hours of comedy. Survive a sleepless day of laughter and you’ll be granted one free DSI show each week for the remainder of 2010.
Read Carson Blackwelder’s post on the YLaugh festival here.
Carrboro Music Fest
All day Sunday
Hop on over to Carrboro for a full day of free local music, indoors and out. In its 13th year, the Carrboro Music Festival boasts performers of all ages and talents. Even more, it’s an enjoyable stroll through the neighboring yet ever so far away town of Carrboro. Take a hike over and hear more than 160 acts — for free.
Sixth Annual Museum Day
Duke Homestead State Historic Site, North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday)
Free admission with printed voucher
Smithsonian Media (yep, the big guys in the free museum business) are hosting their 6th Annual Museum Day. All across America, museums are opening their doors for free — as long as you have the not-so-golden ticket.
So if you’re in the Triangle this weekend:
- Stop by Durham’s Duke Homestead State Historic Site — featuring the home of Washington Duke, head of the American Tobacco Company — and take a tour.
- Take a walk through the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh and explore the past and people of the Old North State in its capital.
- Head out to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences — also in Raleigh — and get up-close to the science of nature.
And if you’re going to be elsewhere in the nation, make sure to find a museum to visit!
Ackland Art Museum
Gallery and Exhibits (10 a.m. – 8 pm Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday)
The Ackland Art Museum opened their stellar new exhibit of glass and ceramic work a few weeks ago. Complete with bold Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces, among more than 100 others, the exhibit should hold any Ackland enthusiast over until the arrival of Andy Warhol in October. And if vases aren’t your thing, there’s a super cool performance art piece Thursday night as a part of the museum’s “Think Thursday” late night series, with found art and music and craziness. Canvas will be there — will you?
Nasher Museum of Art
Gallery and Exhibits (Ongoing, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m .Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday)
$5 general admission, $3 non-Duke students with I.D., free on Thursdays
We know: the Nasher Museum of Art is in enemy territory. But they have an amazing collection, and The Record, their new exhibit on vinyl art is killer. The (free!) Robertson Bus will take you practically to the museum’s front door. Head over this weekend before venturing into the land of a different kind of blue becomes an issue.
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