ArtSLAM @ LabourLove Gallery - The slam consists of three, 20 minute rounds. The audience contributes ideas, and one is randomly pulled from a hat. The artists create their best interpretation of the suggestion, and the artwork is auctioned off at the end of the night. This time they will be including an Iron Chef like “secret ingredient” for one round. 7pm/FREE.
Gil Scott-Heron @ Carolina Theatre - Poet, musician, spoken-word sage, Gil Scott-Heron was a man ahead of his time, who will make you open your eyes to the world around you. 8pm/$22.
Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - RJ Adams at 8pm, Soulless Dogs at 10pm.
Peter Serkin @ Reynolds Industries Theater - This renowned pianist will be performing selections from Brahms, Debussy, György Kurtág, Charles Wuorinen, Bach, and Chopin. 8pm/$30.
Mama Juggs: Three Generations Healing Fractured Body Images @ Common Ground Theatre - A Princess Dragon Productions presentation. Written and performed by ‘rie Shontel, Mama Juggs is a powerful monologue in four parts about female body awareness. 8pm/$25. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets, and here is the trailer:
Live Music @ Duke Coffeehouse - Toro y Moi, Dogbite. 9pm/$5.
Cyril Lance @ Papa Mojo's - Cyril Lance combines deep song writing and roots grooves with engaging and spontaneous improvisation that makes him at home in both the blues circuit and the jam band scene. 9:30pm/$8.
Organos CD Release @ The Pinhook - Ye Old Shoppe w/ members of Wild Wild Geese at 10pm, Birds and Arrows at 11pm, Organos at midnight.
Solar Solutions for your Home @ Holton Career and Resource Center - Learn about hot water and solar heating options. Interactive workshop with local experts and agencies. 10:30am.
Princess Katie and Racer Steve @ The DPAC - Rock & roll for kids. Shows at 11:30am and 3:30pm. $10.
Orion String Quartet with Peter Serkin @ Reynolds Industries Theater - The program will include selections from Bach, Leon Kirchner, Beethoven, and Brahms. 8pm/$30.
FatMouth Improv @ Common Ground Theatre - Short and longform improv based on audience suggestions. 8pm/$8.
Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Davis Coen at 8pm, Old Avenue at 10pm.
Live Music @ Duke Coffeehouse - Caltrop, Death Came Down the Mountain, Hog. 9pm/$5.
Bobby Hinton @ Papa Mojo's - A regional icon, this legendary bluesman has delighted audiences around the globe for years, playing both original and standards with heart and finesse. 9:30pm/$8.
Live Music @ The Pinhook - BaroN at 10pm, The Back Pockets at 11pm, My Magesty in Oxygen at midnight.
Family Day @ Nasher Museum - Celebrate exhibitions and explore faces in art with hands-on activities, a gallery hunt and more! Paul Miller of Flow Circus will perform a juggling and magic show in the Mary D.B.T. Semans Great Hall at 1pm and 2:30pm. Before, between and after the shows, Paul will perform roving close-up magic. Hands-on activities include silhouette self portraits, creative clay heads and a neon face mural. Activities are designed for kids ages 3-12 and their accompanying adults. All ages are welcome.12pm-4pm/FREE.
Claire Ramsey (storyteller) @ Broad Street Cafe - Claire Ramsey is Wake Forest, NC's premier storyteller and current president of the NC Storytelling Guild. Stories With Claire specializes in costumed characters and entertaining, educational stories for all ages. 4:30pm/FREE.