Joaquin’s Triangle Weekend Guide – February 3-5, 2012

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February 3, 2012

Bill O’Reilly
Tickets $45 and up.
February 3, 2012
5pm & 8pm
DPAC – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St.
(919) 680-2787

Carrington Middle School Zumbathon
Featuring 30 minute classes with breaks between each class. Kymb Taylor of Velocity Fitness will be the instructor. Proceeds benefit the Exceptional Children department, which works with children with special needs, to fund current and end-of-the year field trips. Registration fee of $20 ($15 in advance) includes a tee-shirt, water and 6 raffle tickets for prizes
Carrington Middle School, 227 Milton Rd.

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.
February 3, 2012
Counter Culture Coffee, 4911 South Alston Ave.
(919) 361-5282

Drew Questell & The Express
A nat’chal born bluesman who also has the maturity and discipline to spend hours each week on his craft. Admission $8.
February 3, 2012
Papa Mojos Roadhouse, 5410-Y Highway 55
(919) 361-2222

Durty Durham Presents: EDM
A night solely dedicated to electronic dance music. With The Beat Report * Trademark * Tanaka. Admission $5 with $2 membership.
February 3, 2012
The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St.
(919) 667-1100

Learn To Live Pain Free
For 20 years, Esther has helped thousands of people free themselves of back pain at the Gokhale Method Institute in California. Join her for this FREE talk. An in-depth weekend workshop will be held Feb 3-5.
SafeSkills, 3702-3 Hillsborough Rd.
(919) 644-1335

Mike Birbiglia Purchase Tickets
Part of North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. Tickets $28-$38.
February 3, 2012
Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St.
(919) 560-3030

Night Hike
Explore the forest at night, listening for animals and enjoying the beauty of the woods. FREE, but pre-registration required.
February 3, 2012
West Point on the Eno City Park, 5101 N. Roxboro Rd.
(919) 471-1623

Ocie Davis Trio
Jazz. FREE admission.
February 3, 2012
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707 Speed Dating
Meet interesting and compatible singles by going on a series of 5-minute ‘speed dates’ all in one fun, fast, and efficient night. No pressure, no embarrassment, no games–just great fun. Pre-registration required. Use Promo Code MP623 to save $5 when you register! Net cost $20.
6:30pm single women and men, ages 50-65; 8:30pm single women and men, ages 37-49.
BrandyWine Cellars, 6905 Fayetteville Rd. Suite 101
(919) 489-8700

The Infidels
February 3, 2012
The Tavern, 1900 W. Markham Ave.
(919) 286-7665


February 3 – 4, 2012

Bull City Metal Fest
Ages: 18+ (or all ages w/adult). Tickets $10 Friday/$20 Weekend Pass.
Casbah, 1007 W. Main St.
(919) 687-6969


February 4, 2012

“Flamenco Alive! New Research in the Vital Art of Flamenco” Lecture, Panel and Master Class
Keynote lecture by Meira Goldberg. “Sonidos Negros: a Meditation on the Blackness of Flamenco,” followed by panel discussion at 11am, followed by complimentary lunch, then master class by Carlota Santana, Artistic Director of Flamenco Vivo at 1pm. FREE and open to all.
February 4, 2012
209 East Duke Building, Duke East Campus
(919) 684-5600

Annual Native American Powwow
Full day of traditional Native American dancing, singing, crafts, food and socializing. The general public is welcome to learn about the culture of the first Americans. Admission $5 FREE for kids 5 and under.
February 4, 2012
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, 1219 Broad St.
(919) 416-2852

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

Beekeeping for Beginners Class Begins
Beekeeper Donna Devanney will discuss bees as garden partners, introduce you to the equipment needed to begin and how to select bees, and cover the basics of annual management and maintenance. Pre-registration required. Cost $40; $30 Gardens members.
Class meets 2 Saturdays, Feb 4 & 11, 9am-noon
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St.

Build a Solar Oven from Scrap Materials
Suggested donation $5-10; no one turned away. Space for 11.Green house next to Food Lion/Monro Muffler lot. Parking at rear.
Recyclique, 2811 Hillsborough Rd.

Collage Workshop
This one-day workshop is for both students who are new to collage and those who want a little time to do their work in a friendly group environment. Students will receive a handful of ideas to choose from and one-on-one instruction to help move forward with their projects. Students who have a project they are working on are welcome to bring it and use the workshop as an open studio. Please check DAC website for supply list. Cost $45.
Durham Arts Council,, 120 Morris St.

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.

Full Moon Om Meditation
Donations, for local non-profits, accepted.
February 4, 2012
Patanjali’s Place, 700 Foster St.
(919) 475-1355

Henry’s Rifle
Folk/country/blues. Followed by The Slaughterhouse Chorus, The Redstones, and The Shambles. FREE admission.
February 4, 2012
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

Hip Hop in Heels
This workshop will begin with 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 $16.
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.

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

MLK/Black History Month Parade
Celebrating its 10th year, the Durham MLK Parade provides a wholesome, family-oriented, multi-cultural event. Features floats, marching bands, steppers, horses, motorcycles, school groups and more. FREE and open to all.
February 4, 2012
W.D. Pearson Elementary (parade starting point), 3501 Fayetteville St.
(919) 680-0465

Soul Play
Admission $8.
February 4, 2012
Papa Mojos Roadhouse, 5410-Y Highway 55
(919) 361-2222

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 Bethesda Bluegrass Band
FREE admission (tip jar).
February 4, 2012
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 2700 N. Roxboro Rd.
(919) 220-2458

The Morning After
With The Lizzy Ross Band. Admission $7, with $2 membership.
February 4, 2012
The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St.
(919) 667-1100

Wine Tasting
Four very different and sensationally sausage-friendly wines to accompany the Farmhand Foods Sausage Wagon’s menu. FREE.
February 4, 2012
Wine Authorities, 2501 University Dr.
(919) 489-2884

Zumba Plus! Workshop
Workshop will include a half hour of stretching and toning and an hour of Zumba’s fun aerobic exercise. Cost $15.
February 4, 2012
Ninth Street Dance, 1920 1/2 Perry St.
(919) 286-6011



February 4 – 5, 2012

“Gokhale Method To Relieve Back Pain” Workshop
The Gokhale Method consists of six 90 minutes sessions over the course of one weekend that provide information to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal pain, prevent joint degeneration and increase energy and flexibility. Cost $450.
SafeSkills, 3702-3 Hillsborough Rd.
(919) 644-1335


February 5, 2012

BSC Kids!
Featuring The Waterlillies,. FREE admission (tip jar passed).
February 5, 2012
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

Carolina Jaguars vs. Fayetteville Flight (Men’s Basketball)
Tickets $10, $5 child 3-12.
February 5, 2012
McDougald-McLendon Gym at NCCU, 1801 Fayetteville St.
(919) 730-8390

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

F.W. Woolworth & Co. Lunch Counter Rededication
Featuring a panel discussion, “Looking Back While Moving Forward,” moderated by Freddie Parker, professor of history at NCCU and chair of the N.C. African-American Historical Commission. The discussion panelists will be Courtney Ferguson, a retired NCCU business professor; Vivian McCoy, a civil rights and community activist; Virginia Williams, who as a teenager participated in the Royal Ice Cream Parlor sit-in in Durham in 1957, one of the first such civil rights protests; and NCCU student leader Cassandra Stokes.
February 5, 2012
3pm panel discussion, followed by ceremony and reception.
James E. Shepard Memorial Library at NCCU, 1801 Fayetteville St.
(919) 530-6295

Historical Bach Redux Purchase Tickets
Program: J. S. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056; Cantata No. 131 Aus der Tiefe rufe ich, Herr, zu dir; Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046; Cantata No. 79 Gott der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild. In partnership with the Choral Society of Durham. Prelude performance in the lobby at 2:15 by the piedmont youth and family orchestra. Tickets $20, $18 in advance.
February 5, 2012
Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
(919) 560-2788

Trading Path Association Hike
An exploration of the area near the Flat River crossing. Number of hikers limited to 13. Cost $15.
February 5, 2012
Departing at 2pm.
Historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Highway
(919) 644-0600

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.
February 5, 2012
Call to verify location
(919) 620-9099

Courtesy of the Durham CVB.  Visit them online at


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