What is happening in Durham this weekend? Take a look...


Do you have plans this weekend? I went to see The Adams Family this week at Durham Performing Arts and it was just silly, fun so check it out if you have the opportunity. There is something for everyone so take a look at the line up. 


February 27, 2012 - March 2, 2012 
Paintings by Gray Griffin and Ben Shikowitz
Gray's multilayered, post-apocalyptic cityscapes explore the afterlife through colorful abstract painting. Ben's painting techniques combine computer graphics with acrylic and oil paintings to produce abstract geometric forms that border on the bizarre and familiar. FREE admission.
T-F 12-6pm; reception F 7-10pm.
The Carrack Modern Art, 111 W. Parrish St.
(919) 452-1245
February 28, 2012 - March 4, 2012 
"The Addams Family" Musical
Recommended for ages 8 and up. Tickets $85 and up.
February 28, 2012 - March 4, 2012
7:30pm T-Th, 8pm F, 2pm & 8pm Sa, 1pm & 6:30pm Su
DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St.
(919) 680-2787
March 2, 2012 
Coffee Cupping
A chance to taste interesting varieties of coffee. Immediately following each cupping participants can join a free, guided tour of the roastery and headquarters. FREE and open to the public.
March 2, 2012
10am.
Counter Culture Coffee, 4911 South Alston Ave.
(919) 361-5282

Encounters with the music of our time presents The Yellow Wallpaper, an opera
Encounters: with the music of our time presents Aimee Marcoux, soprano, and pianists Tomoko Nakayama and Omri Shimron in a double-bill performance of Frederick Rzewski's "The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Variations on a Chilean Popular Song," and the premiere of Michael Trinastic's (Ph.D. 2011, Duke Univ.) opera in three scenes, "The Yellow Wallpaper," on an original libretto based on the story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. FREE admission.
8pm.
Nelson Music Room in the East Duke Bldg., Duke East Campus
(919) 660-3333

Jo Gore & The Alternative
Admission $6.
March 2, 2012
Beyú Caffé, 335 W Main St.
(919) 683-1058

Showroom: Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Tickets $12, $10 in advance (with $3 membership).
March 2, 2012
9pm.
Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.
(919) 901-0875

Simone Dinnerstein, Piano Purchase Tickets
Featuring "some of the most beautiful, sensitive, intelligent and manifestly sincere playing you’re ever likely to hear" (Piano Magazine). Tickets $30, $5 Duke students.
March 2, 2012
8pm
Reynolds Auditorium in Bryan Center at Duke, Science Dr.
(919) 684-4444

The Mipso Trio
With The Lizzy Ross Band. Proceeds benefit Race to the Ballot. Admission $5-$15 (with $2 membership).
March 2, 2012
9pm.
The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St.
(919) 667-1100

The Storytellers Band
Components of rock, blues, gospel, jazz, R&B and Latin music, melded to create a new and exciting genre. FREE admission.
March 2, 2012
7:30pm
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

Transactors Improv Presents "The Professors"
Tickets $12, $10 students & seniors.
March 2, 2012
8pm
Common Ground Theatre, 4815-B Hillsborough Rd.
(919) 698-3870
March 2 - 3, 2012 
Durham Bulls Fanfest
All ticket buyers will be admitted to the ballpark for a FREE lunch of ballpark favorites. and have a chance to mingle with Wool E. Bull.
March 2 - 3, 2012
11am-2pm.
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St.
(919) 687-6500
March 2 - 4, 2012 
"The Amen Corner" Play
James Baldwin's play about faith and family, starring NCCU Theater Department Alumni. Tickets $10 and up donation, to benefit Alpha Psi Omega and the NCCU Theatre Department..
March 2 - 4, 2012
F-Sa 8pm, Su 2pm
North Carolina Central University Theatre, 1801 Fayetteville St.
(919) 530-6242
March 3, 2012 
A Downtown Durham Walking Food Tour- Triangle Food Tour Purchase Tickets
On this guided journey through the streets of Downtown and West Durham you'll pause numerous times for sample tastings and personal tales from some of the area's most unique, hidden culinary gems. Along the way, you'll gain some new insights of the area's "gritty", "eclectic", blue-collar, tobacco & textile roots that are the foundation for this community's now thriving leadership role in medicine, the performing arts and regional cuisine. Cost $35 per person (+ $2.60 svc chg).
March 3, 2012
2:15pm - 5:15pm
The King's Daughters Inn lobby, 204 North Buchanan Blvd,
(919) 319-5674

Art Market at Vega Metals - Saturday Market
Outdoor market featuring gorgeous locally produced arts and crafts, including metal, jewelry, fabric arts, pottery, and more.
10am-12pm,
The Art Market at Vega Metals, 214 Hunt St.
(919) 688-8267

Carolina Jaguars vs. Carolna Cheetahs (Men's Basketball)
Tickets $10, $5 child 3-12.
5pm
McDougald-McLendon Gym at NCCU, 1801 Fayetteville St.
(919) 730-8390

Duke vs. North Carolina (Men's Basketball) Purchase Tickets
March 3, 2012
7pm
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Science Dr.
(919) 681-2583

Durham Farmers' Market
An all-local and producer only market open every Saturday through the winter. Vendors will be offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cut flowers, potted plants, artisanal cheeses and breads, home-baked pies, honey, handmade chocolates, preserves, local wines, hand-made soaps, pottery, jewelry and artwork of all sorts. (Fruits and vegetables are local and seasonal and during the expect lots of greens, root vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, winter squash and greenhouse grown tomatoes.)
10am-12pm
The Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.

ESPN College GameDay Broadcast
Join ESPN's GameDay crew live in Cameron Indoor Stadium as part of a day-long preview to the greatest rivalry in college athletics. Special guests and former players along with Duke Basketball prizes and giveaways will add to the show. FREE and open to the public. Parking available in the Circuit Drive parking lots, from 7-10am.
March 3, 2012
10am-12pm & 6-7pm..
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Science Dr.
(919) 681-2583

Fatmouth Improv Purchase Tickets
An evening of long-form improvisation. Silliness with a purpose!. Tickets $10.
March 3, 2012
8pm
Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Rd.
(919) 698-3870

Food Truck Farm Feast
Featuring Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Pie Pushers with menu full of Coon Rock Farm produce, eggs and meat.
March 3, 2012
6pm.
Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.
(919) 901-0875

Free Electric State
With The Wigg Report and Brainbows. Admission $5 (with $2 membership).
March 3, 2012
10pm.
The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St.
(919) 667-1100

Garage Bar: Paint Fumes / Drunken Prayer / Midway Charmers
Admission $5 (with $3 membership).
March 3, 2012
9pm
Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.
(919) 901-0875

Glass Mosaic Workshop
Make projects using new glass as well as recycled glass containers and available glass scraps. Types and methods of grouting the mosaics will be covered. A $20 materials fee is due to instructor at first class meeting. Glass will be available for purchase from the instructor. Bring an object to mosaic. Cost $50.
10am-2pm.
At instructor’s studio. Directions will be sent prior to first class meeting.
ltannenbaum@durhamarts.org

Home Buyer's Fair
The 19th Annual Home Buyers Fair Features industry specialists including builders, REALTORS®, mortgage companies, insurance companies, and suppliers will offer timely information about buying a home, current market conditions, remodeling and why home ownership is a smart financial move, a means to achieving financial security. FREE mini sessions on home ownership offered near Nordstrom.
11am-5pm.
The Streets at Southpoint, 6910 Fayetteville St.
(919) 403-2117

How to Plant a "Premium" Rose Garden
A detailed demonstration of what it takes to plant a bareroot rose. FREE.
10am.
Witherspoon Rose Culture, 3312 Watkins Rd.
(919) 489-4446

Jerusalem String Quartet Concert Purchase Tickets
Program: Mozart: String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421; Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10 in A Flat Major, Op. 118; Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51. Tickets $30, $5 Duke students.
March 3, 2012
8pm
Reynolds Theater in Duke's Bryan Center, Science Dr.
(919) 684-4444

Martin Eagle Trio
Admission $6.
March 3, 2012
Beyú Caffé, 335 W. Main St.
(919) 683-1058

Michael Casey and Jason Kutchma - Music and Magic
Followed by Neil Cribbs (americana). FREE admission.
March 3, 2012
8pm
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

Scripps Regional Spelling Bee
Featuring spelling champions from Durham and Orange County middle and elementary schools.The winner of the event will go on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
March 3, 2012
9am.
Page Auditorium at Duke, Science Dr.
(919) 684-3679

Self-Publishing Success, with Sarra Cannon
Learn dos, don'ts and other helpful hints for navigating the growing self-publishing market. FREE.
March 3, 2012
3pm.
Southwest Regional Branch Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.
(919) 560-8590

Takacs Quartet Purchase Tickets
One of the world’s premiere string quartets. Tickets $30, $5 Duke students.
March 3, 2012
8pm.
Reynolds Industries Theater in Bryan Center at Duke, Science Dr.
(919) 684-4444

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour Purchase Tickets
See a vibrant city in the midst of its revitalization and get to know the restaurants, shops and people that are making Durham one of the nation's cultural hotspots. From crostini topped with local produce and house-smoked meats to gourmet popsicles to renowned pimento cheese to local beer, you will discover all of Durham's flavors. Reservations required online. Cost $44.98.
2-5:15pm.
American Tobacco Warehouse to Downtown to Brightleaf Square
info@tastecarolina.net

Viking Moses
With Mother McKenzie and R. Mutt. Admission $7 (with $2 membership).
March 3, 2012
9pm.
The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St.
(919) 667-1100
March 4, 2012 
"Chop Shop" Cooking Class at Revolution Restaurant
Work hands-on with Chef Anile and his culinary team in this class of 6 students to create a special menu. At the end of the day, you will sit down with the Chefs and enjoy the fruits of your labor over a bottle of wine and conversation. Pre-registration required. Cost includes all tools, materials, wine, a Revolution shirt and gift card. $200 per person.
March 4, 2012
10am-3pm
Revolution Restaurant, 107 W Main St
(919) 956-9999

Admissions Open House
Learn about the application process, tour open classrooms, and talk with teachers and/or Program Directors at each level. Prospective parents and their children are invited to attend.
2-4pm
Montessori Community School, 4512 Pope Rd
(919) 493-8541

BSC Kids!
Featuring Mother Goose. FREE admission (tip jar passed).
March 4, 2012
4:30pm
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

Durham Craft Market
Durham-area artisans guest starring with dtownMARKET during Motorco's Bloody Brunch.
March 4, 2012
12-5pm.
Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.
(919) 220-1857

Garage Bar: Dan Coyle
Admission $7 (with $3 membership)..
March 4, 2012
8pm
Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.
(919) 901-0875

Mallarmé Gala House Concert Purchase Tickets
Tickets $50/person including a "Sweet and Savory" reception.
March 4, 2012
7pm.
Private Home-Call for Location
(919) 560-2788

Music for Micro Loans
A Whole Planet Foundation fundraising event, featuring rhythm-making, African music, and a special beer release by Fullsteam. Suggested $10 donation.
March 4, 2012
2-6pm.
Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave.
(919) 682-2337

Sawyer-Goldberg Jazz Band
Jazz. FREE admission.
March 4, 2012
7:30pm.
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

Winter Hikes (Sundays)
Explore the many trails along the Eno River. Visit old homesites, mills, graveyards, Indian trading paths and more, and learn all about the history of the Eno River valley. Each FREE guided walk lasts 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
March 4, 2012
2pm
Call to verify location
(919) 620-9099
Ongoing Events
July 6 - 7, 2020 
Civitan - Durham Bi-Monthly Meeting
Meeting on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
July 6 - 7, 2020
12:30pm
Willowhaven Country Club, 253 Country Club Dr.
(919) 471-1444
September 1 - 28, 2099 
Exchange Club of Durham Monthly Meetings
Meeting the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
September 1 - 28, 2099
6pm
Durham Hilton, Hillsborough Rd.
(919) 688-1794
September 6 - 28, 2099 
Exchange Club of Greater Durham Weekly Meeting
Meeting each Thursday of the month.
September 6 - 28, 2099
1pm
Croasdaile Country Club, 3800 Farmgate Ave.
(919) 688-5811
November 19, 2011 - September 15, 2012 
PARTNERS AGAINST CRIME-DISTRICT 1 MEETING
Monthly meeting of PAC1 residents to address crime and community concerns. Guest speakers often include city administrator, non-profit agencies, community builders, and others. Co-Facilitators: James Chavis (957-4918) and Vivian McCoy (596-1081).
Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver Street
November 30, 2011 - March 15, 2012 
"Beyond the Bull City" Art Exhibit
North Carolina landscapes in oil by Gerry O'Neill. FREE admission. Hours: M-Sa: 9AM-9PM; Su: 1PM-6PM.
November 30, 2011 - March 15, 2012
M-Sa 9am-9pm, Su 1-6pm
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.
(919) 560-2787
December 10, 2011 - July 8, 2012 
"Angels, Devils and the Electric Slide: Outsider Art from the Permanent Collection" Art Exhibit
Works by by Outsider artists, including Minnie Black, the Rev. Howard Finster, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver and Purvis Young. Admission $5, $4 seniors, $3 non-Duke students, FREE for kids under 16 and Duke students and faculty.
December 10, 2011 - July 8, 2012
10am-5pm T,W,F,Sa; 10am-9pm Th, 12-5pm Su
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2001 Campus Dr.
(919) 684-5135
January 3, 2012 - May 31, 2012 
Lap Swim
Cost $5, $4 City resident.
January 3, 2012 - May 31, 2012
M-Th 6am-8pm, F 6am-7:30pm, Sa 9:30am-5pm, Su 1-5pm
Edison Johnson Recreation Center, 500 W. Murray Ave.
(919) 560-4270
January 4, 2012 - April 8, 2012 
"I Recall the Experience Sweet and Sad: Memories of the Civil War" Exhibit
To mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, this exhibit showcases the memoirs of men and women who lived through it--Union and Confederate nurses, a former slave turned camp nurse and laundress, a southern woman married to a Union solider, and Walt Whitman, whose work as an army hospital nurse inspired some of his greatest works. FREE admission.
January 4, 2012 - April 8, 2012
M-F, 12am-12pm, Sa: 9am-12am; Su: 10am-12am
Duke's Perkins Library Gallery, Science Dr.
(919) 684-4009
January 20, 2012 - March 10, 2012 
"Mentoring" Ceramics Exhibit
Works by Marsha Owen and Roberta Wood. FREE admission.
January 20, 2012 - March 10, 2012
11am-6pm T-Sa.
Claymakers Gallery, 705 Foster St.
(919) 530-8355
January 20, 2012 - April 15, 2012 
Screened: New Work by the Printmakers of North Carolina
The Printmakers of North Carolina (PoNC) include professors, art-teachers, studio artists, and students who practice a variety of printmaking methods. "Screened" focuses on screen-printing techniques. All members of the PoNC live and work in North Carolina, and their work reflects the experience of the state in their daily lives. FREE admission.
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.
(919) 560-2787
January 23, 2012 - July 23, 2012 
"Full Color Depression" Art Exhibit
An exhibition of rarely seen color images from the Library of Congress’s Farm Security Administration photography collection. FREE admission.
January 23, 2012 - July 23, 2012
M-Th 9am-7pm, F-Sa 9am-5pm.
Center for Documentary Studies at Duke, 1317 W. Pettigrew St.
(919) 660-3663
February 8, 2012 - March 31, 2012 
Eno River Tapestries: New Work by Silvia Heyden
At eighty-four years young, Swiss-born tapestry weaver Silvia Heyden continues to produce stunning, modernist tapestries inspired by nature, music and her Bauhaus influenced education. Heyden's genius with color and form explodes in these tapestries inspired by the artist's daily hikes along the Eno River. FREE admission.
February 8, 2012 - March 31, 2012
F 11am-2pm.
Bull City Arts Collaborative, 401-B Foster St.
(919) 599-0684
February 16, 2012 - June 17, 2012 
"Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art" Art Exhibit
Featuring 34 masterworks by Alexander Calder with the work of seven contemporary artists whose practices are bound to Calder's legacy as modern sculptor. The exhibition, organized The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, is accompanied by a fully-illlustrated catalogue. Ticket pricing tba.
February 16, 2012 - June 17, 2012
10am-5pm T,W,F,Sa; 10am-9pm Th, 12-5pm Su
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2001 Campus Dr.
(919) 684-5135
February 16, 2012 - March 14, 2012 
"Andy Fleishman: Starting with Photography" Exhibit
Sculptor/Designer Andy Fleishman's new photographic work embraces the camera as well as digital design. Mr. Fleishman's photography is created by both conventional images and cutting-edge modern technology. FREE admission.
February 16, 2012 - March 14, 2012
T-F 10:30am-5:30pm, Sa 10:30am-4pm.
Through This Lens, 303 E Chapel Hill St.
(919) 687-0250
February 17, 2012 - March 10, 2012 
"Leaving Liberty" Art Exhibit
Featuring artwork created and inspired inside the old warehouse walls of Scrap Exchange's old home by Durham artist Daniel Bagnell, who has been the collections coordinator and warehouse manager at The Scrap Exchange for over 5 years. This show will feature work he created in the previous Scrap Exchange warehouse space, made entirely from odds and ends gathered there. FREE admission.
February 17, 2012 - March 10, 2012
M-W 11am-5pm; Th-F 11am-9pm; Sa 10am-5pm; Su 12-5pm.
The Scrap Exchange, 923 Franklin St.
(919) 688-6960
February 17, 2012 - March 14, 2012 
"P.G. Adams: Glazed & Amazed" Art Show
Unique ceramic forms illuminated by the nuances of liquid glass. FREE admission.
February 17, 2012 - March 14, 2012
F & Sa 12-5pm, 6-9pm Third Friday.
The Basement, 305 E. Chapel Hill St.
(954) 536-8140
February 17, 2012 - April 8, 2012 
Durham Art Guild Members' Show
FREE admission.
February 17, 2012 - April 8, 2012
9am-9pm M-Sa.
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.
(919) 560-2713
February 18, 2012 - January 12, 2013 
MATH MOVES (New Permanent Exhibition)
Immerse yourself in a world of large and small, shadows and shapes, motion and sound in the Math Moves exhibition. Ready. Set. Grab a friend, get moving and watch as you and your friend’s rate of motion are tracked on a screen. Do you hear that? Listen, watch and feel what happens when you change the pitch and frequency of sounds. Ever use your body as a unit of measurement? Here’s your chance -- simply hop in a huge chair then sit in the tiny one to compare your size. Ever wonder how your shadow changes sizes? Here you can grow, shrink, match and measure while discovering connections between shapes, shadows and sizes. FREE with Museum admission.
M-Sa 10am-5pm, Su 12-5pm.
Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave.
(919) 220-5429
February 19, 2012 - April 20, 2012 
"Ivey Hayes: A Retrospective" Art Exhibit
The exhibit presents works from Hayes' earliest realistic landscapes and portraits. Also included are watercolors from his series on Native Americans and his self-described 'visionary' period. These works pay homage to Africa with a geometric-abstract figural expression. FREE admission.
February 19, 2012 - April 20, 2012
T-F 9am-4:30pm, Su 2-4pm.
North Carolina Central University Art Museum, 1801 Fayetteville St
(919) 530-6211
February 25, 2012 - April 7, 2012 
"Beverly Mciver: Small Works" Art Exhibit
A portrait of the artist working in a more intimate scale and includes media works on paper and monoprints, as well as her signature oils on canvas. FREE admission.
February 25, 2012 - April 7, 2012
10am-6pm M-F, 10am-4pm Sa
Craven Allen Gallery/House of Frames, 1106-1/2 Broad St.
(919) 286-4837
February 25, 2012 - March 31, 2012 
Designing With Flowers: Introductory Course Begins
Saturdays only. Instruction will cover the use of fresh, silk and dried flowers, and matching flowers and container. Each week students will be asked to bring a particular style of container and flowers with which they can work. All other supplies are provided. Cost $105; $85 Gardens members.
Saturdays, Feb 25-March 31, 10am-12:30pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St.
(919) 684-3698
March 2 - 31, 2012 
"Family Pictures" Photography Exhibit
Works by Jonathan French. FREE admission.
March 2 - 31, 2012
M 5-8pm, T-F 10am-5pm, Sa 10am-3pm.
Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St
(919) 683-1709

Brought to you by: Durham Visitor Center

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