Joaquin’s Triangle Weekend Guide – February 10-12, 2012


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February 10, 2012

“Reckoning with the Civil War” Lecture
Speaker: Edward Ayers, President of the University of Richmond and expert on Civil War history and higher education. Sponsored by the Duke Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS).
February 10, 2012
2-4pm.
Perkins Library at Duke, Science Dr.
(919) 660-5816

“Why Paranormal is the New Normal” by journalist and author Steve Volk
Author Steve Volk, a city journalist, will tell the story of how he came to leave all his usual beats -politics, crime, media- to go investigate an old family ghost story, and, ultimately, the entire realm of the paranormal. Steven Volk has been working as a city reporter since 1997, in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Cost $20, $15 RRC members, $10 students.
7:30-9pm.
Stedman Auditorium on the Duke Center for Living Campus, 3475 Erwin Rd.
(919) 309-4600

Ashley & The Awesome Owls
Singer/songwriter. Followed by Phoenix Highway (alt/pop rock/americana). FREE admission.
February 10, 2012
8:30pm
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

Booch n’ Beer Break-Out Party
Enjoy kombucha, farmstand pizza, tapas, chocolate desserts, ciders, and other brews available for sale, while listening to live music from Jeremy’s Old Time and Pete’s Whiskers Celtic Band.
February 10, 2012
7-10pm.
Ninth Street Bakery, 136 E. Chapel Hill St.
(919) 286-0303

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 10, 2012
10am.
Counter Culture Coffee, 4911 South Alston Ave.
(919) 361-5282

Community Campfire
FREE.
February 10, 2012
7-8pm.
Duke Park, 106 W. Knox St.
(919) 560-4355

Couple Aphrodisiac Cooking Class
Hands on cooking class. Discuss common aphrodisiacs and prepare a meal that is sure to get your heart racing. Includes a full meal. Cost $118/couple.
6-8pm.
Durham Spirits Company, 311 E Trinity Ave.
katie@durhamspiritscompany.com

Harvey Dalton Arnold Band
Admission $5, with $3 membership.
February 10, 2012
Doors: 7pm, show: 8pm.
Casbah, 1007 W. Main St.
(919) 687-6969

Matt Hill
Blues, boogie, rockabilly, and country. Admission $10.
February 10, 2012
9:30pm
Papa Mojos Roadhouse, 5410-Y Highway 55
(919) 361-2222

NC Dream Team Benefit Dance Party
Featuring Queen Plz and Play Play. Admission $5-$15 with $2 membership.
February 10, 2012
10pm.
The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St.
(919) 667-1100

Shades of Blue
A showcase of a cappella music featuring Duke’s own Out of the Blue, Rhythm & Blue and Deja Blue.
6pm.
Mary Duke Biddle Music Bldg., Duke East Campus
(919) 660-3333

The Duke Street Dawgs
Bluegrass, blues, swing. FREE to patrons.
February 10, 2012
6-8pm.
The Blue Note Grill, 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Ste 1
(919) 401-1979

 

February 10 – 11, 2012

“The Game” Play Purchase Tickets
In a chess match between God and the Devil, Durham is the board, and an honest simple man named James is the key piece. Presented by Black Poetry Theatre. Tickets $15, $10 student & seniors.
February 10 – 11, 2012
8pm
Common Ground Theatre, 4815-B Hillsborough Rd.
(919) 932-1852

 

February 10 – 12, 2012

“Black Mama Monologues” Play
A celebration of the cultural and historical presence of the African American matriarch and the amazing spirit of motherhood. Tickets $10, $5 students, seniors and kids 4-17.
February 10 – 12, 2012
F-Sa 8pm, Su 2pm
North Carolina Central University Theatre, 1801 Fayetteville St.
(919) 530-5170

 

February 10 – 16, 2012

Oscar-nominated Shorts Screening
Tickets $8.50, matinee $6.50.
February 10 – 16, 2012
Animated: 7:15pm, Sa & Su 1:45 & 3:15pm; Live Action: 9pm, Sa & Su 4:45pm.
Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St.
(919) 560-3030

 

February 11, 2012

“Celebration of Love” Luncheon for Seniors
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with red and white attire. Light food will be served and there will be a hat parade and entertainment. Pre-registration required.
February 11, 2012
12-3pm.
White Rock Baptist Church, 3400 Fayetteville St.
(919) 688-8136

“Let’s Misbehave” Valentine’s Cabaret
Reception, with wine, to follow. Admission $10.
February 11, 2012
7pm.
Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.
(919) 286-2700

Art Market at Vega Metals: One HeArt Day!
Celebrate Art, Love, and Community with us! We’ll have special guest artists, crafts and activities, food, music, plus our arts & crafts artisans will showcase unique and beautiful Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
10am-12pm.
The Art Market at Vega Metals, 214 Hunt St.
vegametalsgallery@gmail.com

Author Dr. John Q. Williams
Dr. Williams spent years researching his family history for his new book, Our Roots: African Origins of the Reclaimed Legacy of Three American Families. He’ll share some of the many fascinating stories he has uncovered. A book signing will follow.
February 11, 2012
3pm.
Durham County Library, 300 N Roxboro St.
(919) 560-0100

Beltline Brew Tours
Brewery tours of Fullsteam, Triangle, and Bull City Burger and Brewery. Must be 21+. Tickets $40-$45.
February 11, 2012
11:30am-4pm
Bull City Burger and Brewery (starting location)
(919) 285-1228

Comedian Steve Harvey
Tickets $49.50 and up.
February 11, 2012
8pm
DPAC – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St.
(919) 680-2787

Drag Bingo – Black Hearts Bingo
Proceeds benefit the Alliance AIDS Services – Carolina. Tickets $20 (advance purchase recommended).
February 11, 2012
7pm; doors open 6pm.
The Cotton Room, 807 E Main St #350
(919) 596-9898

Duke vs. Maryland (Men’s Basketball) Purchase Tickets
February 11, 2012
4pm
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Science Dr.
(919) 681-2583

Durham Art Guild’s Sweet Arts Fundraiser
Silent auction of artful gifts for the sweetheart, plus sweet treats and sparkling wine. Tickets $30, $25 in advance.
February 11, 2012
7-9:30pm.
Durham Arts Council Bldg., 120 Morris St.
(919) 560-2713

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.

Fair Trade Chocolate Tasting
Taste 40 different chocolate bars and be inspired by delicious chocolate confections. This FREE event will satisfy even the most ardent chocolate lover. Fair trade chocolate is produced without child labor and ensures fair pay for farmers. This Valentine’s Day, give a treat that makes the world a sweeter place.
10am-6pm.
One World Market, 811 Ninth St. Ste 100
(919) 286-2457

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Purchase Tickets
Led by the redoubtable choreographer Carlota Santana, the company performs traditional flamenco alongside original work: an extravagant display of whirling garments, dramatic narratives, and expert live musicians, Tickets $18-$32, $10 youth 17 and under, $5 for Duke students with ID.
February 11, 2012
8pm
Page Auditorium at Duke, Science Dr.
(919) 684-4444

Garage Bar: Nick Moss
Admission $7 (with $3 membership)..
February 11, 2012
9pm
Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.
(919) 901-0875

Mathew Conklin
Country. Followed by @risk (rock/indie pop). FREE admission.
February 11, 2012
8:30pm
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas (Live Music)
Southwest Louisiana’s premier Zydeco ensemble, playing their unique brand of authentic Zydeco music. Tickets $30, $25 in advance.
February 11, 2012
9:30pm.
Papa Mojos Roadhouse, 5410-Y Highway 55
(919) 361-2222

NCCU vs Savannah State University (Men’s Basketball) Purchase Tickets
Tickets $12, $8 students & seniors, $4 kids 5-12. Reserved seats $15.
February 11, 2012
4pm.
McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium at NCCU, Lawson and Lincoln Streets
(919) 530-5315

NCCU vs Savannah State University (Women’s Basketball) Purchase Tickets
Tickets $5, FREE for kids 12 and under.
February 11, 2012
2pm.
McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium at NCCU, Lawson and Lincoln Streets
(919) 530-5315

Photoshop for the Nature Photographer Course Begins
Nature photographer Paul Salazar will teach students how to configure Photoshop, use Camera Raw Image Processing, make selections and mask, create darkroom effects, use filters, and manage color. Class will meet in a computer lab setting. This 3-class course will meet Feb. 11, 18, and 25 from 1-4pm. Cost $150, 4120 Gardens members.
February 11, 2012
3 Saturdays, Feb 11, 18 & 25, 9:30am-12:30pm
Duke University (call for directions)
(919) 668-1707

Pipe
With Chest Pains and The Bastages. Admission $7 (with $2 membership).
February 11, 2012
10pm.
The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St.
(919) 667-1100

Red and White Ball Purchase Tickets
Durham Symphony Orchestra benefit featuring ballroom dancing lessons, live auction, heavy hors d’ oeuvres. Cocktail attire. A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible. Reservations required. Tickets $60/person, $100/couple, $30/child
6-9pm.
The Washington Duke Inn, 3001 Cameron Blvd.
(919) 491-6576

Shop for a Cause
Annual sale of excess inventory to benefit Dress for Success Triangle. Do good while having fun and getting great deals on clothing and accessories. Prices start at $2 for jewelry and range to $10 for suits. All proceeds go to charity and help women and their families break the cycle of poverty.
10am-5pm.
Dress for Success at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd.
megan@dfstriangle.org

Sparkling Wine Tasting
Featuring 5 different types of sparkling wine, each paired with delicious chocolate. Cost $18/person or $30/couple.
February 11, 2012
3-5pm.
The King’s Daughters Inn, 204 N. Buchanan Blvd.
(919) 354-7000

Swing at the Gardens!
No partner or dance experience necessary. Must be 16 or older. No spiky heels (to protect floor). Leather-soled shoes recommended. Tickets $12, $10 in advance (discount for Duke employees & students.
February 11, 2012
8-11pm. Beginner lesson 7pm.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St.
(919) 668-1707

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

The Explorers Club
With North Elementary, The Wigg Report. Admission $7, with $3 membership.
February 11, 2012
Doors: 8pm, show: 9pm.
Casbah, 1007 W. Main St.
(919) 687-6969

The Fairlanes
Blues, rockabilly. Admission $8.
February 11, 2012
8-11pm.
The Blue Note Grill, 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Ste 1
(919) 401-1979

The Second City Purchase Tickets
Part of North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. Tickets $25-$35.
February 11, 2012
8pm
Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St.
(919) 560-3030

Viennese Ball
Running since 1974, the Duke Wind Symphony Viennese Ball is the longest-running student led event of its kind in the country. Featuring a Polka Band and a Waltz Orchestra. Dress is semi-formal to formal. Includes: light refreshments; interactive dances for everyone to join; a performance of the traditional Viennese Promenade by members of the Wind Symphony; and free dance instruction from 7-8pm. Tickets $12, $10 Duke students.
February 11, 2012
7pm-12am.
Durham Armory, 220 Foster St.
cinnamon.mittan@duke.edu

 

February 11 – 12, 2012

“Big Lebowski: The Musical” Performance
Rock opera based on The Big Lebowski, featuring live music, dancing, mystery, and a cast of locals. Tickets $12, $10 in advance.
February 11 – 12, 2012
8pm.
Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.
(919) 901-0875

 

February 12, 2012

“A Chocolate Affaire” Benefit Event
Decadent desserts from area restaurants, to benefit Cornucopia Cancer Support Center. Delectable chocolates from the Triangle’s finest restaurants highlight this event. The silent auction offers an array of gifts, getaways, sporting and cultural events, and memorabilia. Tickets $60, or $120 with Champagne Brunch.
February 12, 2012
12:30-2:30pm Brunch, 2:30-5:30pm chocolate and auction.
Millennium Hotel Durham, 2800 Campus Walk Ave.
(919) 383-8575

“To Free A Family” Lecture and Book Signing
Dr. Sydney Nathans, Professor Emeritus of History with Duke University, will discuss his book “To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker.” which explores the story of Mary Walker, an enslaved woman at Stagville plantation who in August 1848 fled the Bennehan/Cameron family for refuge in the North and spent the next seventeen years trying to recover her family. FREE, but donations gratefully accepted.
February 12, 2012
2-4pm.
Historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Hwy.
(919) 620-0120

8th Annual Valentine’s Day Jazz Concert
Featuring the Duke Jazz Ensemble (John Brown, director), North Carolina Central University Jazz Ensemble (Ira Wiggins, director) and UNC-Chapel Hill Jazz Ensemble (James Ketch, director). Tickets $15, $10 students and senior citizens.
4pm.
Reynolds Industries Theater in Duke’s Bryan Center, Science Dr.
(919) 684-4444

Author Sarah Wendell
The author and popular blogger will read from and discuss her book, “Everything I Know about Love I Learned from Romance Novels.” A book signing will follow.
February 12, 2012
3pm.
Southwest Regional Branch Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.
(919) 560-8590

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

Cynthia Wade and Jazz Mine
FREE admission.
February 12, 2012
7:30pm.
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

Geezer Pleezer 4 Miler
Start time based on age and sex. Run starts and ends on school campus. Registration at 9am; Run starts at 10am.
February 12, 2012
10am; 9am registration
Carolina Friends School, 4809 Friends School Rd.
(919) 489-7803

Sean K Preston
With The Bo-Stevens. Admission $10, $7 in advance, with $3 membership.
February 12, 2012
Doors: 8pm, show: 9pm.
Casbah, 1007 W. Main St.
(919) 687-6969

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 12, 2012
2pm
Call to verify location
(919) 620-9099

 

Courtesy of the Durham CVB.  Visit them online at http://www.durham-nc.com/

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