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


For more information, click on the links below.

 

 

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/

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


For more information, click on the links below.

 

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
6-8:30pm.
Carrington Middle School, 227 Milton Rd.
Sharon.Hall@dpsnc.net

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
10am.
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
9:30pm.
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
10pm.
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.
9:30-10:30am.
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
8pm
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
8-10pm.
West Point on the Eno City Park, 5101 N. Roxboro Rd.
(919) 471-1623

Ocie Davis Trio
Jazz. FREE admission.
February 3, 2012
8:30pm
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

Pre-Dating.com 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.
1pm.
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
10am-2pm.
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
12-5pm.
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.
10am-12pm,
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.
http://www.hr.duke.edu/dukegar

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.
2-4pm.
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.
12-5pm.
Durham Arts Council,, 120 Morris St.
ltannenbaum@durhamarts.org

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.

Full Moon Om Meditation
Donations, for local non-profits, accepted.
February 4, 2012
5-6pm.
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
8:30pm
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.
3:30-5pm.
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.
ltannenbaum@durhamarts.org

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

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
12pm
W.D. Pearson Elementary (parade starting point), 3501 Fayetteville St.
(919) 680-0465

Soul Play
Admission $8.
February 4, 2012
9:30pm.
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.
2-5:15pm.
American Tobacco Warehouse to Downtown to Brightleaf Square
info@tastecarolina.net

The Bethesda Bluegrass Band
FREE admission (tip jar).
February 4, 2012
7:30pm.
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
10pm.
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
12-3pm.
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
2:30-4pm.
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.
9am-7pm.
SafeSkills, 3702-3 Hillsborough Rd.
(919) 644-1335

 

February 5, 2012

BSC Kids!
Featuring The Waterlillies,. FREE admission (tip jar passed).
February 5, 2012
4:30pm
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
5pm
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
12-5pm.
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
3pm
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
2pm
Call to verify location
(919) 620-9099

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

Final Epic Fail Wednesday – Last one…until March, that is!

We are making a slight change to Epic Fail Wednesday.  For the month of February only, we are moving this regularly scheduled program to Tuesdays.  I apologize in advance for any inconveniences this may cause.  We’ll be back on the regular schedule on March 7.  Thanks!

 

Now, go and enjoy some good quality fails!

 

 

 

 

 

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


For more information, click on the links below.

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
10am.
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
10:30am-1:30pm.
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.
8pm
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
8:30pm
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.
7:30-9pm.
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
10pm.
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
8pm
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.
10am-12pm,
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
6pm.
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.
12pm.
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
12pm
Nelson Music Room, Duke East Campus
(919) 660-3356

Duke vs. St. John’s (Men’s Basketball) Purchase Tickets
January 28, 2012
12pm
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.

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
2:30-4pm.
Ninth Street Dance, 1920 1/2 Perry St.
(919) 286-6011

Jason King
FREE admission.
January 28, 2012
8pm
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.
2-4pm.
Recyclique, 2811 Hillsborough Rd.

MacLachlan Bower Overkill
Followed by Mirror 7 (rock/country). FREE admission.
January 28, 2012
8:30pm
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
4pm.
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
2pm.
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
10am-5pm.
Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department, 1409 Seaton Rd.
TinaLB31@yahoo.com

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 Sea Wolf Mutiny
With Joie and Steph Stuart and The Boyfriends. Admission $5, with $2 membership.
January 28, 2012
10pm.
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
8:30am.
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
7:30pm.
Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St.
(919) 416-9707

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

Free Family Day at the Nasher Museum
FREE admissionn.
January 29, 2012
Noon-4pm.
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. 2001 Campus Dr.
(919) 684-5135

Jasme Kelly
Admission $5.
January 29, 2012
11:30am-3pm.
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
5pm
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.
2-4pm.
A Cultured Alliance, 1910 Sedwick Rd Ste 300B
info@aculturedalliancellc.com

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

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

Mortgage Rate Alert – January 26, 2012

Here are today’s mortgage rates, courtesy of Debbie Owens with PrimeLending.

 

Conventional: 740 credit score; 80% LTV; w/escrow account

30 yr fx                 3.75% w/ 1% origination

20 yr fx                 3.75% w/ .50% origination

15 yr fx                 3% w/ 1% origination

5/1 ARM              2.875% w/ 1% origination

7/1 ARM              3% w/ 1% origination

10/1 ARM            3.625% w/1% origination

 

FHA: 640 credit score 96.5% (call for quotes with scores between 600 – 639)

30 yr fx                 3.75% w/ 0% origination

20 yr fx                 3.75% w/ 0% origination

15 yr fx                 3.5% w/ 0% origination

5/1 ARM              2.75% w/ 0% origination

 

For more information, contact Debbie Owens at PrimeLending.

919.854.4457   |    dowens@primelending.com

Also, if you would like to prequalify online, visit  https://lo.primelending.com/dowens