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Calendar for July 19, 2017

Playmakers offers discounts online

Tickets for PlayMakers’ 2018-19 season are now on sale. Prices start as low as $15. This year, faculty and staff can take advantage of the 10 percent employee discount by purchasing tickets online with an ONYEN. This season’s productions include adaptations of popular stories like Pride and Prejudice and A Christmas Carol, a rotating repertory featuring Moliere’s Tartuffe and the new play The Christians and the world premiere of the commissioned work Leaving Eden. For more information, call 919-962-7529 or email

July 1930

It’s 1958 and rock ‘n’ roll teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has just been drafted. As a final publicity stunt, he’s selected Kim McAfee of Sweet Apple, Ohio, to give him a farewell kiss, live on The Ed Sullivan Show. But Kim’s boyfriend is not so excited by the prospect. Bye Bye Birdie is a musical production by the teens of PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory with shows Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Paul Green Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for Playmakers subscribers and $10 for students and youth. For more information, call 919-962-7529 or email

July 2429

The 2017 UNC Music Workshop is a great opportunity to hear (mostly) free music performances by faculty, staff and students. These concerts begin at 8 p.m. at Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall: Faculty Recital (July 24), Faculty and Staff Recital (July 26) and Cabaret Talent Night (July 28 with $6 general admission). The Student Recital is at 7:30 p.m. July 27 at Person Hall. The workshop’s final concert, featuring all participants, begins at 10 a.m. July 29 at Hill Hall.

Aug. 4Sept. 4

Paperhand Puppet Intervention brings summer to a close with its 18th annual giant puppet theater pageant, Of Wings and Feet, outdoors at the Forest Theater. Spend an enchanted evening discovering what it means to be human…when you’re a bird. Or a turtle. Shows are Fridays through Sundays (and Labor Day) at 7 p.m. with 3 p.m. matinees Aug. 20, 27 and Sept. 3. Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $15 for adults, $8 for children 14 and under and free for children 3 and under.

Through Aug. 6

In January 2017, the Ackland Art Museum received its largest gift to date when Carolina alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife, Leena, donated their collection of 134 mostly 17th-century Dutch and Flemish master drawings. The Ackland’s ongoing series of selections from the Peck Collection is Ruins.

Through Sept. 17

One of Many (on display through Sept. 10) showcases some of the Ackland Art Museum’s major recent acquisitions of prints and portfolios made after 1960, including works by Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp. Miguel Angel Ríos: A Morir (To the Death) (on display through Sept. 17) is a large-scale, three-channel video installation shot in Tepoztlan, Mexico. The video focuses on a popular street game called trompos that involves spinning tops. Every Wednesday at 2 p.m., the museum offers a free, 30-minute docent-led tour of the Ackland’s collection.

Deadlines to watch

Nov. 30. The Employee Forum’s Professional Development Grant application process is open now through Nov. 30. The grant provides permanent University employees additional funding to help cover professional development opportunities, up to $500 of allowed expenses. Funding must be for individual benefit, relate to the employee’s position and meet a professional development purpose (not departmental). Application criteria and other relevant information are available online.

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