Meredith Monk/The House * And you thought just because you've cut a few rugs at frat parties that you could dance. In Duke's Page Auditorium, renowned composer, singer, director and choreographer Meredith Monk teams up with sculptor Ann Hamilton for an American Dance Festival-commissioned world premiere. Be prepared to take notes. July 19-21, 8 p.m. Page Auditorium, Duke University. For info: www.americandancefestival.org or (919) 684-6402.
Cosmic Charlie * Though Deadheads are certainly never short of an appropriate excuse to party, Grateful Dead leadman Jerry Garcia's birthday is one hell of a good reason. This Dead cover band will play two sets at Cat's Cradle in honor of their fallen hero, who died of a heart attack in 1995. Bring your... cigarettes. Wednesday, August 1. Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC. Tickets are $8 and the show begins at 10 p.m. For more info: www.catscradle.com or call (919) 967-9053.
Duke's film society brings its weekly summer films outside onto the Quad every Thursday night. The flicks begin at 9:30 p.m. and are free for everyone. In the event of rain, showings will move inside to the Griffith Theater in the Bryan Center. The movies are cosponsored by Duke for UNICEF and dontions are welcome. Fast Times at Ridgemont High, July 19 * The Dark Crystal, July 26 * A Fish Called Wanda, August 2.
Duke University Museum of Art
Henry Elinson: Pastels from the Dostoevsky's Visual Research and Cyrillic Cabala Series. Through August 5, 2001 in Upper Foyer Gallery. * Southern Gate: African American Paintings from the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute. Through June 30, 2002 in North Gallery. DUMA is located on Duke's East Campus. For info and museum hours: www.duke.edu/web/duma or call (919) 684-5135.
Alltel Pavilion * 3801 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh. (919) 831-6666. MTV TRL Tour: Destiny's Child, Nelly, Eve, Jessica Simpson, Dream, 3LW, Tuesday, July 21 * Blink 182, Tuesday, July 31 * The Allman Brothers Band with Phil Lesh & Friends, Friday, August 3 * Tim McGraw, Friday, August 10.
Local 506 * 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. (919) 942-5506. SLEAZEFEST 2001, feat. Southern Culture on the Skids, The 45's, The Woggles, The Greenhornes, Billy Joe Winghead, Three Bad Jacks, Bob Log III, The Immortal Lee County Killers, Speed Crazy, Me First, The Bellrays, Nine Pound Hammer, Cherry Valence, Dragstrip Syndicate, Big Lazy, Bleed, Jimmy & the Teasers, Leadfoot, X-Impossibles, Geraldine, The Ghost Of Rock, Balboas, The Step Gods, Drive-By Truckers, Andy G. & The Roller Kings, Bad Checks, Dexterville, Snatches of Pink, The Last Vegas, Mary Prankster, The Clones. August 3-5. For more info: www.sleazefest.com.
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I know, I know: You cringe when you hear your favorite local radio station hyping their big summer concert. But be honest, you know you'd kill for a shot to see so many good bands at one venue. In that vein, G105 will host its Big Shindig August 4 at the Alltel Pavilion in Raleigh, with Barenaked Ladies set to headline. Other big names include Vertical Horizon, Nelly Furtado and Evan and Jaron. Also on tap for the all day concert are Weekend Excursion, Runaway Cab, Five for Fighting, Trickside and Sarah Harmer. Reserved tickets go for $40 and lawn seats are $25 a pop.