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-loved comedies — put on by PlayMakers Repertory Company — in which mistaken identities, 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.
Fri. Oct. 1 at 8 p.m.
$10 students, $18-$40 general admission
Canvas is working on a preview of this latest Carolina Performing Arts performance, but a quick look at their site verifies that even the folks at the Executive Director of the Arts don’t know quite to make of Ozomatli. The Los Angeles-based party-rock-dance hall-salsa-funk bunch has won a lot of recognition in recent years, and word has it the show is going to be killer. Take Canvas’ somewhat-confused word and check it out for yourself.
Music on the Porch
Center for the Study of the American South
410 E. Franklin St.
Thurs. Sept. 30 5-7 p.m.
The Center for the Study of the American South is launching a nifty new series, dubbed “Music on the Porch.” Now, we don’t know about you, but Canvas just loves porches and music and the American South — AND free concerts featuring local music masters like Ryan Gustason and Mandolin Orange. Plus, all three musicians will be leading a discussion on the influence of Southern culture on their musical stylings. So head on down to the Love House and Hutchins Forum and get your South on.
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 has a killer weekend lined up, complete with the opening of three new photography exhibits. We know that most people are going to be headed out to the Ackland for Big Shots, the collection of Andy Warhol polaroids — Canvas will be in line there with you — but the other two show (Counterlives and Enduring Likeness) promise to give a truly telling look at photography in all its many forms. Check out Canvas throughout the weekend for updates, previews and reviews.
And if photography isn’t your bag, there’s always the continuing exhibit of glass and ceramic work that opened 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.
Plus, if vases aren’t your thing, there’s a super cool artist discussion Thursday night as a part of the museum’s “Think Thursday” late night series, with North Carolinan artist Heather Gordon.
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
Canvas has a lot of problems with our friends down Tobacco Road, but art museum quality isn’t one of them. For the last five years, Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art has been rolling out high quality artistic events, changing the Triangle’s Art Scene for the better. This week, the Nasher is celebrating these five years with a big birthday bash on Oct. 2. Free admission, new exhibits — and the always awesome ongoing Record exhibit on vinyl art — should keep all art lovers happy, even at Duke.
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