EVENTS

EVENTS

Mar
9
Thu
Forts Pop-Up Exhibit @ Museum of Life and Science
Mar 9 all-day

Relive a beloved childhood pastime by constructing your own tunnels, tents and secret hideaways using everyday materials when you visit the Museum of Life and Science. And don’t forget to check out the new permanent outdoor exhibit in Gateway Park, Sound Garden, where musicians of all skill levels – kids and adults alike – can experiment with rhythm, resonance and the relationships of sounds while playing on a variety of instruments.

It’s All About the Story, Vol V. – John Claude Bemis @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Mar 9 all-day

The artists of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts respond, in their own mediums, to the new novel by Hillsborough author John Claude Bemis, Out of Abaton. Opening reception, Friday February 24th, 6-9pm. Reading in the gallery by Mr. Bemis on Sunday, March 5th 4-6pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 21 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, furniture, pottery & fiber art.

Winter hours: Monday- Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday Noon-4pm

Smithsonian’s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” Exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum @ The City of Raleigh Museum
Mar 9 all-day

Oct. 29, 2016-April 9, 2017

The City of Raleigh Museum will display a first-of-its-kind exhibition from the Smithsonian at the downtown museum beginning Friday, Oct. 29. The Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” details the history of Indian Americans and their contributions to the United States from the 1700s to the present. From the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms to civil rights pioneers and digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have been an inextricable part of American life. Through a collection of photographs, artifacts, art, and interactive learning stations, visitors will experience the Indian American story and explore the many dynamic roles Indian Americans have played in shaping America.The 5,000-square-foot exhibit will run through April 2, 2017.

Mar
10
Fri
Forts Pop-Up Exhibit @ Museum of Life and Science
Mar 10 all-day

Relive a beloved childhood pastime by constructing your own tunnels, tents and secret hideaways using everyday materials when you visit the Museum of Life and Science. And don’t forget to check out the new permanent outdoor exhibit in Gateway Park, Sound Garden, where musicians of all skill levels – kids and adults alike – can experiment with rhythm, resonance and the relationships of sounds while playing on a variety of instruments.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale @ May Memorial Library (use Davis Street entrance)
Mar 10 – Mar 13 all-day

The Friends of Alamance County Libraries’ Spring Book Sale begins at Noon on Friday, March 10th with a “Friends Only” day (family memberships are available at the door for only $10.00). Shoppers using a scanner opening day will be charged a $10 fee, good for the entire sale.
Open to the public, Monday-Friday from Noon – 6, Saturday from 10- 4 and Sunday from 1:30-4:30.
We have thousands of books, including large print, children’s books, a large collection of movies and music. Prices range from 50 cents to $3.00. All proceeds from the sale provide funding for projects and library materials that promote literacy in Alamance County.

It’s All About the Story, Vol V. – John Claude Bemis @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Mar 10 all-day

The artists of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts respond, in their own mediums, to the new novel by Hillsborough author John Claude Bemis, Out of Abaton. Opening reception, Friday February 24th, 6-9pm. Reading in the gallery by Mr. Bemis on Sunday, March 5th 4-6pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 21 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, furniture, pottery & fiber art.

Winter hours: Monday- Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday Noon-4pm

Smithsonian’s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” Exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum @ The City of Raleigh Museum
Mar 10 all-day

Oct. 29, 2016-April 9, 2017

The City of Raleigh Museum will display a first-of-its-kind exhibition from the Smithsonian at the downtown museum beginning Friday, Oct. 29. The Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” details the history of Indian Americans and their contributions to the United States from the 1700s to the present. From the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms to civil rights pioneers and digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have been an inextricable part of American life. Through a collection of photographs, artifacts, art, and interactive learning stations, visitors will experience the Indian American story and explore the many dynamic roles Indian Americans have played in shaping America.The 5,000-square-foot exhibit will run through April 2, 2017.

American Red Cross Centennial Blood Drive at Northgate @ Northgate Mall
Mar 10 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Help Northgate and the American Red Cross collect 100 pints of blood in a special 100th Anniversary Blood Drive.

The American Red Cross and CBS have partnered with Northgate and Crabtree Valley Mall to host sister blood drives with the goal of collecting 100 pints of blood for the North Carolina Blood Bank.

All those who donate at Northgate will receive a Northgate Food Court gift card.

Be sure to post a picture of your “I gave blood” sticker #NG100BloodDrive for the chance to win a Northgate Mall gift card!

Sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code NORTHGATE and schedule your appointment to save lives today.

Two Months In – An Original Sketch Comedy Revue presented by Mettlesome @ The ArtsCenter
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm

2016 nearly killed us (and did kill David Bowie, Prince and Carrie Fisher). What happens two months into the new administrations when a Tweeter-in-Chief has taken office, the NC General Assembly has the gloves off and we have a Beauty and the Beast without Angela Lansbury? These sketch comedians have a few ideas. Two Months In, takes stock of the moment and gives you a reason to laugh again. Expect appearances from: the NC General Assembly, your family, and some Ghostbusters caught between their jobs and their ethics. It’s the best and worst of a political season that will only end when the blessed apocalypse claims us all.

The show was created by an entirely Triangle based creative team including head writer/director Jack Reitz, writers Andy Lavender, Jody Oakley, Greg Guiliano, James McMahon, Sarah Spencer and Ashley Melzer. The show features performances from Caitlin Wells, Josh Rowsey, Amy Hallett, Marcus Zollicoffer, Shane Smith and Rishan Dhamija.

About Mettlesome
Mettlesome produces independent, creative, and smart projects. We amplify artists work by providing networking, mentoring, production and marketing assistance. We keep audiences entertained with the best damn theater, podcasts, art and comedy out there.

Mar
11
Sat
Forts Pop-Up Exhibit @ Museum of Life and Science
Mar 11 all-day

Relive a beloved childhood pastime by constructing your own tunnels, tents and secret hideaways using everyday materials when you visit the Museum of Life and Science. And don’t forget to check out the new permanent outdoor exhibit in Gateway Park, Sound Garden, where musicians of all skill levels – kids and adults alike – can experiment with rhythm, resonance and the relationships of sounds while playing on a variety of instruments.

It’s All About the Story, Vol V. – John Claude Bemis @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Mar 11 all-day

The artists of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts respond, in their own mediums, to the new novel by Hillsborough author John Claude Bemis, Out of Abaton. Opening reception, Friday February 24th, 6-9pm. Reading in the gallery by Mr. Bemis on Sunday, March 5th 4-6pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 21 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, furniture, pottery & fiber art.

Winter hours: Monday- Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday Noon-4pm

Smithsonian’s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” Exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum @ The City of Raleigh Museum
Mar 11 all-day

Oct. 29, 2016-April 9, 2017

The City of Raleigh Museum will display a first-of-its-kind exhibition from the Smithsonian at the downtown museum beginning Friday, Oct. 29. The Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” details the history of Indian Americans and their contributions to the United States from the 1700s to the present. From the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms to civil rights pioneers and digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have been an inextricable part of American life. Through a collection of photographs, artifacts, art, and interactive learning stations, visitors will experience the Indian American story and explore the many dynamic roles Indian Americans have played in shaping America.The 5,000-square-foot exhibit will run through April 2, 2017.

Women in Government: Act, Support, Run @ Extraordinary Ventures
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties is hosting a seminar on Women in Government: How to Get Involved, Volunteer, Become or Support a Candidate.

The seminar, which commemorates the 97th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters, will be held on Saturday March 11, 2017, from 9AM until 1PM at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill.

Eight distinguished guests will be speaking:
* Dr. David McClennan, Visiting Professor, Meredith College
* Naomi Randolph, Executive Director, Women AdvaNCe
* Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, Women’s Forum NC
* George McCue, Durham Board of Elections
* Lydia Lavelle, Mayor, Carrboro
* Brenda Howerton, Durham County Commissioner
* Verla Insko, NC State Representative, District 56, Orange
* Valerie P Foushee, NC State Senator, Chatham/Orange

The program is open to the public. Registration in advance is required, visit www.lwvodc.org/action_issues.html. A fee of $20 for League members and $30 for non-members covers the cost of the seminar and lunch. Free parking is available. For more information contact Pam Oxendine at lwvdurhampo@gmail.com.

Charlie Lovett – The Lost Book of The Grail @ McIntyre's Books
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library. Increasingly, he feels like a fish out of water among the concrete buildings of the University of Barchester, where he works as an English professor. His one respite is his time spent nestled in the library, nurturing his secret obsession with the Holy Grail and researching his perennially unfinished guidebook to the medieval cathedral.
But when a beautiful young American named Bethany Davis arrives in Barchester charged with the task of digitizing the library s manuscripts, Arthur’s tranquility is broken. Appalled by the threat modern technology poses to the library he loves, he sets out to thwart Bethany, only to find in her a kindred spirit with a similar love for knowledge and books and a fellow Grail fanatic.
Bethany soon joins Arthur in a quest to find the lost Book of Ewolda, the ancient manuscript telling the story of the cathedral s founder. And when the future of the cathedral itself is threatened, Arthur and Bethany’s search takes on grave importance, leading the pair to discover secrets about the cathedral, about the Grail, and about themselves.
Charlie Lovett

A former antiquarian bookseller, an avid book collector and a member of The Grolier Club – the oldest and largest club for bibliophiles in North America – Lovett is the author of “The Bookman’s Tale,” “First Impressions” and “The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge.” In 2015, Lovett curated “Alice Live!,” a major exhibition of Lewis Carroll and Alice memorabilia at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, as well as wrote a new introduction for Penguin Classics 150th anniversary edition of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass.” He and his wife split their time between Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Kingham, Oxfordshire, in England.

Author events are subject to last minute changes- please call the store or check out our Facebook page @mcintyresbooks for the latest.

UNEXPOSED Film Festival @ Shadowbox Studio
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the second and final installment of UNXFEST hosted by Shadowbox Studio! Five screenings at $5 each. All day pass is $10. Sponsored by Ponysaurus Brewing Company!

Event is all day. Expecting one filmmaker in attendance from Charlotte. We’ll have a keg of Ponysaurus’ Rye Pale Ale free-flowing for attendees and popcorn galore with the freshest seasonings to ever hit grocery store shelves on the East Coast of the United States. Also, we’ll be grilling out bratwursts and chicken wings with some sides and such. Free food and beer while it lasts!

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QUICK LOOK

12pm (Argentinian feature narrative): Las Decisiones Formales
2pm (Iranian feature documentary): Forty Days of Pines
4pm (Austrian feature): The fortune you seek is in another cookie
6pm (Shorts): DARK LOGIC
8pm (Shorts): TALAMH

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IN-DEPTH LOOK

12pm

“Las Decisiones Formales” by Melisa Aller (65min, 2015, Super 8 film to video, Argentina)
– clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8gpSdWbs7I

Synopsis: Argentina achieved advances in the recognition of civil and political rights of LGBTI group. Including the Gender Identity Law (Law No. 26 743, enacted in 2012). These rights represent an advance on legal equality. However, there is still the challenge of social inclusion to the Trans community. And it is here where we find Kimby. She struggles in that universe. Sometimes she is working on the train or trying to work on a sidewalk near the Retiro station selling sandwiches, candies, lighters or pairs of socks. Kimby travels every day in the San Martin and North Belgrano train in her act of daily survival. Without family and with just a friend, Mary, her permanent support, spends days in the Capital. Among her odd jobs and her unrequited love, far from her beloved mountains of Cordoba, she dreams of a “real job” and of a married man, who she loves so much, that will play someday for her.
***Super 8 film edited in camera. It was filmed chronologically using 22 rolls of film, which are spliced ​​together

2pm

“Forty Days of Pines” by Atieh Attarzadeh (46min, 2015, video, Iran)
– experimental documentary feature film

Synopsis: The filmmaker, who eight years ago brought a loved one to Tehran’s Aminabad mental hospital but never had the courage to visit him there, now returns to the hospital and hands the camera to the patients to film their daily lives. As someone who had a personal involvement with Aminabad, where is the oldest mental hospital in Iran, I was looking for a way to show the life of its patients in a more subjective mode. I was aware that most films made about these institutions tend to represent the director’s view rather than the residents’; a fact that inevitability reproduces the dominant societal view of such institutions. Hence by putting the camera in the patients’ hands, I was hoping to arrive at a portrayal that is closer to their experience of life within the institution.

4pm

“The fortune you seek is another cookie” by Johannes Gierlinger (81min, 2014, 16mm to video, Austria)
– clip: https://vimeo.com/108036796

The fortune you seek is in another cookie a dizzying journey around the world in search for happiness as a poetic and political practice. The filmmaker finds himself at the protests in and around Gezi Park,
Istanbul, in front of the gates of the Cinecitta in Rome and the streets of Santiago de Chile. Whether in the Atacama desert or a trailer park in California, he attempts to find a description of the universal longing. The collision of image, text and sound finds its counterpart in the seemingly contrary locations and scenes. The Devil’s Dance meets the indulgence of astronomical precision and death at the foot of an ocean. The film is stargazing and a quest for meaning. It is a montage of a multi-year excursion that describes the subjective view of the world according to the filmmaker.

6pm

SHORTS PROGRAM 1: DARK LOGIC (68min)

“Dark Logic” by Margaret Rorison (video, 4:36, 2016, USA)

An ode to the restricted space and surveillance in the skies. Sound derived from a live performance by Mario de Vega. Supported by The Echo Park Film Center Summer Artist in Residence Program. Filmed in Los Angeles, California and The Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum in Joshua Tree.

“Clandestine” by Atoosa Pour Hosseini (video, 15:00, 2015, Ireland/Iran)

Clandestine layers both space and time, superimposing imagery and creating entrancing patterns of repetition and startling interruption. Voyaging from one land to another, from found footage to mysteriously evocative scenes shot by the artist to the pure abstraction of hand-scratched film, it traces a haunting inner logic of memory and discovery.

“copy complete” by Maria Auerbach (video, 8:23, 2015, Germany)

“copy complete” undertakes a journey to the origin of the digital era. In which the computer was observed to be a opportunity or threat, as well as a resource of the good or an instrument of the evil however it may be a gate to a worldwide communication and an instrument for totalitarian supervision. The computer within films serves as a reflection of the society and broaches the issue of the different aspects of human sensitivity opposite to new technologies.

“Orange Band” by Sarah Bliss (video, 4:53, 2016, USA)

A portrait of place constructed thru’ a poetry of flicker and interference that volleys back and forth inside and outside the camera. Film phrases built thru precise frame-by-frame editing are joined with lyrical passages and abrupt, dysnchronous jolts to create a rhythmic experiential “thought-image” mind-and-soundscape.

“Yapi” by Aaron Khandros (video, 9:00, 2015, France)

Greece is covered in concrete tumors — yapi, half-finished buildings left in permanent limbo, skeletal structures like temples to some obscure future gods. People don’t explicitly speak of them or really even seem to see them. They’ve just grown from the landscape, a symptom of European change.

Emerging from their obscurity, the yapia grow to take on a life of their own. The future of their meaning, and their moment, are up for grabs.

“Underbelly Up” by Joshua Yates (video, 4:30, USA)

A reflexive audio-visual threnody inspired by the individual and collective trauma stemming from last year’s devastating flood in South Carolina.

“Events in a Cloud Chamber” by Vinayak Nagesh (video, 22:00, 2016, India)

In 1969, Akbar Padamsee, one of the pioneers of Modern Indian painting, made a visionary 16mm film called Events In A Cloud Chamber. This was one of the only Indian experimental films ever made. The print is now lost and no copies exist. Over 40 years later, filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia worked with Padamsee, now 89 years old, to remake the film.

8pm

SHORTS PROGRAM 2: TALAMH (52min)

“talamh” by Josh Weissbach (16mm film, 6:50, 2016, USA/Ireland)

As the ancient is replaced by the old, the landscape of the classics gives way to a rock in the middle of the ocean.

“Moments from the Fall” by Christina Hunt (16mm film, 5:34, 2013, USA)

The fall into a deep internal processing of one’s past becomes a repetitive act on the verge of over analysis, revealing and breaking down layers. Submerged in the gravity of life changes one is pushed to step forward to a free fall. Yielding control, sharing visions of a present experience, the journey becomes an aesthetic release from formality, a lightness of being.

“Figuring” by Kimberly Forero-Arnias & Billy Palumbo (16mm film, 10:52, 2016, USA)

Collaborative performances, for and with the camera, explore the forms and figures of interaction between two people.

“A subsequent fulfillment of a pre-historic wish” by Johannes
Gierlinger (video, 9:23, 2015, Austria)

The film revolves around Ana Mendieta, deals with the question of identity, spirtuality, fleeing and belonging and relates to current political situations. A connected track, a time loop, between the death of an artist and the question of death and losing within the historical and present politics. A film in search for the traces of a baffling death.

“There are no Whales in France” by Eva van Tongeren (video, 19:21, 2015, Belgium)

THERE ARE NO WHALES IN FRANCE is a filmic essay, set in a sleeping vacation village in the North of France. The filmmaker takes you with her on a personal search for peace and quietness; a certain grasp on the world. Her search for serenity witnesses her confusion. During the visual walks we hear a correspondence between the filmmaker and an actress. They muse about hope, getting grip, changes and borders.

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THE END 🙂