Joaquin’s Triangle Weekend Guide – January 27-29, 2012

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January 27, 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.
January 27, 2012
Counter Culture Coffee, 4911 South Alston Ave.
(919) 361-5282

Contra Dance
Dance to live music. Shoes must be clean and soft-soled. No spike heels may be worn; heels must be wider than 3/4 inch. Tickets are $9 and include a lesson for new dancers.
January 27, 2012
7:30pm lesson, 8pm dance
Reality Center, 916 Lamond Ave.
(919) 929-0696

Jon Shain Trio w/ Lizzy Ross Purchase Tickets
Blues, folk, seated show, singer, songwriter. Admission $10.
Doors: 7pm, show:8pm.
Casbah, 1007 W. Main St.
(919) 687-6969

Killer Filler
January 27, 2012
The Tavern, 1900 W. Markham Ave.
(919) 286-7665

NCTA Outlook for IT 2012
The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) will host several hundred leaders from around the state and across sectors at this annual luncheon meeting featuring an “Outlook for IT” presented by Gartner. Tickets $110 in advance ($85 NCTA members).
January 27, 2012
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd.
(919) 941-5050

Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show Purchase Tickets
They were style with substance, swing with swagger and a non-stop party that everyone wanted access to. Now audiences can experience this critically acclaimed, hugely entertaining theatrical production which includes exciting new arrangements of the classic songs everyone knows and loves. Tickets $35-$50.
Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St.
(919) 560-3030

String Peddlers
Blues/world. Followed by Something for Now (alternative blues and rock). FREE admission.
January 27, 2012
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

The Maya and 2012 with Latin American Scholar Robert Sitler
This talk will look at the 2012 phenomenon with a well-grounded approach that relies entirely on sources from within the Mayan world. Discover what contemporary Mayan elders say regarding the date, based on interviews in numerous Mayan linguistic communities in Mexico and Guatemala. Dr. Sitler is currently a Professor of Modern Languages at Stetson University in Deland FL. He serves as the Director of its Latin American Studies Program. Cost $20, $15 RRC members, $10 students.
Stedman Auditorium on the Duke Center for Living Campus, 3475 Erwin Rd.
(919) 309-4600

Wig Out Dance Party
Admission $5 with $2 membership.
January 27, 2012
The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St.
(919) 667-1100

January 27 – 28, 2012
Claremont Trio Purchase Tickets
An illustrious two-decade chamber music institution that plays with a refined wit and poetic intensity worthy of its literary namesake. Tickets $30, $5 Duke students.
January 27 – 28, 2012
Nelson Music Room in Duke’s East Duke Bldg., Duke East Campus
(919) 684-4444
January 27 – 29, 2012
The Power of Meditation
This retreat will bring each participant along on this contemplative journey of exploring the magnitude of mindfulness, and discover greater balance of mind, generosity of heart, and a stronger conviction for the practice of meditation. Lunch served each day. Cost $345.
January 27 – 29, 2012
F 8:30am-5pm, Sa 9am-5pm. Su 9am-4pm
Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, 3475 Erwin Rd.
(919) 660-6826

January 28, 2012

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

Central Park School for Children “Save Our Arts” Benefit
Featuring Megafaun / Mount Moriah / The Beast. Admission $10.
January 28, 2012
Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.
(919) 901-0875

Chamber Music Master Class with the Claremont Trio
Hailed as “deft, exhilarating, and imaginative” by Strings Magazine, the Claremont Trio couples a powerful, energetic style with an uncommon assurance. First recipients of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, the Claremonts — sisters Emily Bruskin (violin) and Julia Bruskin (cello), with Andrea Lam (piano) — generate enthusiastic acclaim wherever they perform. FREE.
Nelson Music Room in the East Duke Bldg., Duke East Campus
(919) 660-3333

Chamber Music Master Class with Trio Jean Paul Purchase Tickets
FREE and open to the public.
January 28, 2012
Nelson Music Room, Duke East Campus
(919) 660-3356

Duke vs. St. John’s (Men’s Basketball) Purchase Tickets
January 28, 2012
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.)
The Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.

Hip-Hop in Heels Workshop
Workshop will begin with a barefoot warm-up followed by a fun combination to be done in heels. Focus will be on the lines of the body, and developing the confidence to dance in heels. Some dance experience recommended; no sweatpants, please. Cost $15.
January 28, 2012
Ninth Street Dance, 1920 1/2 Perry St.
(919) 286-6011

Jason King
FREE admission.
January 28, 2012
Charlie’s Pub & Grille, 758 Ninth St.
(919) 286-4446

Journal-Making Workshop
Bull City Crafts shows you how to transform scrap materials into your personal journal.
Recyclique, 2811 Hillsborough Rd.

MacLachlan Bower Overkill
Followed by Mirror 7 (rock/country). FREE admission.
January 28, 2012
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

NCCU vs Delaware State University (Men’s Basketball) Purchase Tickets
Tickets $12, $8 students & seniors, $4 kids 5-12. Reserved seats $15.
January 28, 2012
McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium at NCCU, Lawson and Lincoln Streets
(919) 530-5315

NCCU vs Delaware State University (Women’s Basketball) Purchase Tickets
Tickets $5, FREE for kids 12 and under.
January 28, 2012
McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium at NCCU, Lawson and Lincoln Streets
(919) 530-5315

Shopping Experience, to benefit Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department
Featuring products from Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Arbonne, Thirty-One, Tastefully Simple, BeautiControl, Premiere Jewelry and more. Raffle for fabulous gift baskets.
January 28, 2012
Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department, 1409 Seaton Rd.

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.
American Tobacco Warehouse to Downtown to Brightleaf Square

The Sea Wolf Mutiny
With Joie and Steph Stuart and The Boyfriends. Admission $5, with $2 membership.
January 28, 2012
The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St.
(919) 667-1100

Tobacco Trail Trot 5K
A 4-mile or 10K Fun Run. No registration is required, but all participants must sign a waiver.
January 28, 2012
Gravel lot across from newhope Church, 7725 Fayetteville Rd.
(919) 265-3904

Two-Day Nature Photography Winter Workshop Begins
Renowned nature photographer and author John Shaw will teach basic and advanced principles related to nature photography and the digital darkroom. Learn from someone who acknowledges both the poet artist and the technician present in all nature photographers. Fee includes all handout materials and lunch and break refreshments. Cost $250; $200 Gardens members.
Sa & Su 9am.-5pm.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St.
(919) 684-3698

January 29, 2012

Angela Bingham Quartet
FREE admission.
January 29, 2012
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

Carolina Jaguars vs. Johnson City MadHatters (Men’s Basketball)
Tickets $10, $5 child 3-12.
McDougald-McLendon Gym at NCCU, 1801 Fayetteville St.
(919) 730-8390

Free Family Day at the Nasher Museum
FREE admissionn.
January 29, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. 2001 Campus Dr.
(919) 684-5135

Jasme Kelly
Admission $5.
January 29, 2012
Papa Mojos Roadhouse, 5410-Y Highway 55
(919) 361-2222

Organ Recital
Featuring David Arcus, playing music from Canada, including a tribute to the Canadian rock band Rush. FREE admission.
January 29, 2012
Duke University Chapel, Science Dr.
(919) 684-2572

Sunday Tea with Judith C. Bell Purchase Tickets
The Sunday Tea is a community event to honor local women who are making strides in our community, women who help others while maintaining a certain class and distinction. This Sunday Tea will honor First Lady of Durham Judith C. Bell. Cost $5.
A Cultured Alliance, 1910 Sedwick Rd Ste 300B

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.
January 29, 2012
Call to verify location
(919) 620-9099

Courtesy of the Durham CVB.  Visit them online at


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