11/14/2017 7:46pm

Carolina Jams is now offering lessons on guitar, piano, bass guitar and ukulele. Photo courtesy of Zac Gonzalez.

Carolina Jams is offering free music lessons

For her first music lesson, Coral Levkovitz wanted to learn how to play “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver. Levkovitz, a first-year biology major, knew a few things about playing the acoustic guitar but had never taken a formal lesson. 

11/14/2017 7:11pm

Artist Irene Tison's artwork will be on display at until Jan. 4. Courtesy of Irene Tison.

Irene Tison tells Gullah stories through her colorful paintings

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.

11/13/2017 8:19pm

Poet Alexis P. Gumbs bases work off of Octavia Butler's messages. Courtesy of Alexis P. Gumbs.

Octavia Butler's 'Parable of the Sower' will be reimagined as an opera

An opera version of Octavia Butler’s novel “Parable of the Sower” is set to premiere at Memorial Hall on Thursday.  As part of a free event series celebrating the premiere, co-creator of the opera and musician Toshi Reagon will be discussing Butler’s work and its meaning with poet and activist Alexis P. Gumbs.

11/12/2017 10:00pm

UNC MASH is hosting the first CineMASH food and film festival. Photo courtesy of UNC MASH.

Asian-American art and culture will be highlighted at film festival

UNC Mixed AAPI Student's Heritage (MASH), in its efforts to promote Asian-American and Pacific Islander culture, will host its first ever UNC CineMASH event on Friday from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. The Asian-American film festival will be complete with dumplings and a discussion panel to talk about the issues brought up in the films after the event.

11/12/2017 6:53pm

Local students perform at Musical Empowerment recital

This Saturday, local students are showcasing their musical skills at Musical Empowerment's Fall Recital. Musical Empowerment at UNC-Chapel Hill is a nonprofit organization that provides private music lessons for 125 underserved children from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. The families of these students would not otherwise have access to lessons. 

11/9/2017 9:08pm

UNC Opera's "Cendrillon" will be performed Nov. 11-12 in James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall. Photo courtesy of Marc Callahan.

UNC Opera presents 'Cinderella'

This weekend, UNC Opera will be performing their version of Jules Émile Fréderic Massenet’s “Cendrillon,” translated to “Cinderella” in English, in the James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall. The Saturday performance will start at 8 p.m., and the Sunday performance will start at 7:30 p.m. 

11/9/2017 8:24pm

UNC Wordsmiths Slamsgiving is Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. at the Campus Y. Courtesy Tianzhen Nie.

UNC Wordsmiths add slam poetry to Thanksgiving menu

On Saturday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m., the UNC Wordsmiths will host Slamsgiving, the fifth and final spoken word poetry competition before the Grand Slam Finals. This event will consist of both new and returning poets, as well as feature poet Kevin Kantor. 

11/9/2017 7:49pm

(From left) senior vocal performance major Chris Burrus, junior political science and public policy Jabril Rice, and first-year vocal performance major Cole Covington rehearse their solos in preparation for the Clef Hangers' Fall concert.

Hark the sound of new Tar Heel voices

If you haven’t heard at least one group singing in the Pit to promote their upcoming concerts this month, you're either enrolled in Kenan-Flagler Business School or you don’t go to UNC.

11/6/2017 9:25pm

Priscilla Layne will give a talk as part of the Triangle Film Salon lecture series. Photo courtesy of Priscilla Layne.

Q&A with Priscilla Layne, assistant professor in German

Priscilla Layne, an assistant professor of German at UNC,  will be speaking on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Film at UNC’s Triangle Salon series in her lecture “All That Glitters Isn’t Gold: Auma Obama's Nightmare of Postunification Germany." The lecture has moved from Greenlaw 502 to Mitchell Hall 005 at 5 p.m.