New York Times best-selling novelist Melissa de la Cruz is holding a discussion about her latest novel, “Love and War: An Alex and Eliza Story,” on Tuesday April 24, at Flyleaf Books at 7 p.m. De la Cruz emailed staff writer Will Shropshire about “Love and War,” her experience with screen adaptations and her advice for aspiring authors.
“The talent portion is quite incredible,” said Grayson Hahn, who will be competing under the name Belle Tower. “We have a lot of interesting and unexpected talents from people that I think people will be very surprised to see. It’s very entertaining and very funny.”
UNC theater gets political. After years of workshops, PlayMakers Repertory Company will be performing the world premiere of “Leaving Eden,” a play it commissioned, from Apr. 4 to the 22.
Hoping to add more art to students' daily lives, the Undergraduate Art Association (UAA) is hosting open studios every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Hanes Art Center. All supplies will be free, and all skill levels are welcome.
Minrose Gwin is holding a talk about her most recent novel, "Promise," at Flyleaf Books on Tuesday at 6 p.m. This journalist-turned-author is also a member of UNC faculty. Staff writer Will Shropshire spoke with Gwin about "Promise" and her advice for aspiring authors.
The Varsity Theatre will bring Hollywood to Chapel Hill with its fifth annual Oscar Preview Tuesday night. Film experts and UNC faculty members Dana Coen and Rachel Schaevitz will discuss and debate the nominees and share their opinions on the state of the entertainment industry.
Action NC and Durham NAACP are hosting a screening of “Wilmington on Fire" on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Full Frame Theater in Durham. With a message that is still relevant today, director Christopher Everett hopes the screening will educate the public on an overlooked part of history.
Franklin Street will be closed between Pickard Lane and S. Columbia Street between 9 p.m. July 24 and 6 a.m. July 25.