- Will McFarlane
The Cave—With his former musical boss Bonnie Raitt coming to town, you never know: Pro's pro guitarist and Muscle Shoals Hall of Famer Will McFarlane might be called on for a little spot duty at Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre. But you can definitely catch him a few days earlier in the more intimate confines of The Cave as part of the WCOM Acoustic Fest. Joining McFarlane to entertain you in the name of Carrboro's community radio station are Stranger Spirit Chris Wimberly, blues duo Harmonica Bob & Near Blind James and others. The music starts at 7:30 p.m., and donations for the station are encouraged. For more, see www.caverntavern.com or www.myspace.com/communityradiow.com. —Rick Cornell
A New Kind of Listening
Fletcher Hall, Carolina Theatre —Durham filmmaker Kenny Dalsheimer has documented aspects of Durham and Triangle life for more than a decade. From Go Fast, Turn Left, a film about stock car racing in Orange County, to Bending Space, his record of Durham's remarkable Georges Rousse project in 2007, his films have chronicled the people and voices of the region. His latest is called A New Kind of Listening, and it introduces us to the Community Inclusive Theater Group and its director, Richard Reho. This group includes a number of performers with disabilities, and together they create and produce dramatic pieces. In particular, his film—and its title—features a young man named Chris Mueller-Medlicott who, unable to speak, was misdiagnosed with profound mental retardation. Nonetheless, through the intervention of a process called facilitated communication, he learns to communicate and becomes co-director of the theater group. Tonight's free community screening begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.anewkindoflistening.com. —David Fellerath
Durham Performing Arts Center—America, it is Wobble Gobble Time. I don't know what that means. The Imagination Movers began as the stars of a locally produced PBS show in New Orleans and sold 30,000 copies of their self-produced CDs and DVDs. From there, the light of the Mouse shined upon them, and their new show premiered as part of the Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney lineup last September, followed by the release of their first national album, Juice Box Heroes.
Based on the estimated breakout time it took for Hannah Montana to become the most annoying thing in the world, the Imagination Movers are poised to achieve global domination in the next 12 to 18 months. This may well be the beginning of the moment when they go from "thing your kid watches in the morning" to "thing you kid needs every last piece of merchandise of." This, dear reader, is their first national tour, the Live from the Idea Warehouse Tour to promote their CD For Those About to Hop. It may be the moment when they break out. And you have the opportunity to be there. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets range from $10 to $32. For more information, visit www.dpacnc.com or call 680-2787. All children ages 1 and older require a ticket for admission, even if they will be sitting on a parent's lap.—Zack Smith