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Through April 21

PlayMakers Repertory Company closes out its 2018-19 Mainstage season with Paula Vogul’s groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “How I Learned to Drive.” Directed by Lee Sunday Evans, the production is onstage at the Paul Green Theater through April 21. The play is a heartbreaking, unflinching and unsettling tale that follows Li’l Bit, a sexual abuse survivor, as she unearths and untangles complex and troubling memories of her youth and abuse at the hands of her uncle. Individual ticket prices start at $15, with discounted tickets for students, faculty and staff. For more information, please visit


April 11 

The School of Media and Journalism and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies present the panel discussion Hacks, Trolls and Fake News: What’s Russia Got To Do With It? The discussion, held 6-7:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Room in Wilson Library, will focus on media disinformation and manipulation strategies that have been attributed to and orchestrated by Russia vis-á-vis the United States and Ukraine. Panelists include associate professor Deen Freelon of the School of Media and Journalism. For more information, please visit






April 11 

Innovate Carolina invites you to attend the 2019 Innovation Showcaseat 5:30 p.m. at the Friday Center. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see and hear presentations and exhibits from 50 top startup companies, social ventures and leading-edge research initiatives. For more information and to register for the event, please visit






April 12

Watch people become U.S. citizens at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremonyat 11 a.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center. Nearly 60 of North Carolina’s new candidates for U.S. citizenship will be recognized at this event. UNC Global invites members of the community to join these candidates, with their families and friends, in celebrating their new status. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit



April 12

For her undergraduate honors exhibition, artist Meredith Emory created a series of ceramic boxes with dimensions based on sea level rise projections for the North Carolina coastline by mid-century. The boxes, incorporating decals, found objects and driftwood, in “All that remains | That which is left behind” are mounted to the wall to a height of 6.6 feet, the highest projection for global sea level rise by 2100. The exhibition continues through April 12 at the Allcott Gallery in the Hanes Art Center, with a closing reception at 7 p.m. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m.Monday-Friday.




April 12

The third annual Arts Everywhere Day has something for everyone throughout the day. For a complete list of activities, visit Here are a few highlights.

Jeghetto: Keep an eye out for pop-up performances by this Pittsburgh-born puppeteer Tarish Pipkins.

UNC Short Story Dispensers: In seven different locations, dispensers will be spitting out short stories — some written by Carolina faculty and students — based on how long you have to read.

Annual Edible Book Contest: Speaking of reading, how about a book you can eat? Tasting begins at 2 p.m. at the SILS Library.

Steamroller printing: The Hanes Art Center offers this high-pressure way to make art as well as food trucks, a photo booth and print sale 1-5 p.m.

Going Beyond Graduate School: The day gets serious 5-6 p.m. with this professional development panel and workshop on arts and humanities in the professional world, location to be announced.

Carolina Choir & Chamber Singers and Clef Hangers: Music lovers have a tough choice to make with these groups performing the same evening. The choir’s concert begins at 7 p.m. in Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, and the Clefs take the Memorial Hall stage at 8 p.m.

Comedy in Color Showcase: Need a laugh? Support UNC Creatives of Color at their 7 p.m. show in the TOPO Back Bar.

“Julius Caesar” or “Mr. Burns”? An abundance of acting awaits theatergoers. Company Carolina will perform “Julius Caesar” in the Pit at 7:30 p.m.; Kenan Theatre Company presents “Mr. Burns — A Post Electric Play” in the Student Union at 8 p.m.

RE:COLLECTION: Meet professor Gesche Würfel and his Arts 515 Advanced Photography students, who produced the photos for this exhibit, at a 6 p.m. reception at the FRANK Community Gallery in University Place.



April 13-15

The late Jonathan M. Hess, former leader of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and former Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures department chair, believed one way to encounter misrepresentations and stereotypes — and to understand their meanings — is to study history and culture. To honor him, the center and the department are co-hosting Moments of Enlightenment: German Jewish Interactions from the 18th Century to the Present, a three-day symposium on campus. The event, which brings together colleagues and collaborators, as well as former students, of Jonathan Hess, is free and open to the public, no tickets or registration required. Saturday activities will be held in the rehearsal hall of the Kenan Music building, Sunday at the FedEx Global Education Center and Monday in the Toy Lounge of Dey Hall. For a complete schedule, please visit



April 16

Trevor Paglen is an artist whose work spans image-making, sculpture, investigative journalism, writing, engineering and numerous other disciplines. Among his chief concerns are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and developing the means to imagine alternative futures, as shown in this piece, “They Watch the Moon,” courtesy of the artist. Paglen’s lecture at 5:30 p.m. in Hanes Art Center room 121, is part of this year’s Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Political Geographies.



April 18

Philip Cook, a leading researcher in the area of gun violence, will deliver the lecture Strengthening the Role of Police in Preventing Gun Violence at1:30 p.m. Bondurant Hall  room B100. In this lecture, Cook will discuss the role of police in reversing the declining arrest rate for criminal shootings. To register, please visit











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