EVENTS

EVENTS

Mar
9
Thu
Forts Pop-Up Exhibit @ Museum of Life and Science
Mar 9 all-day

Relive a beloved childhood pastime by constructing your own tunnels, tents and secret hideaways using everyday materials when you visit the Museum of Life and Science. And don’t forget to check out the new permanent outdoor exhibit in Gateway Park, Sound Garden, where musicians of all skill levels – kids and adults alike – can experiment with rhythm, resonance and the relationships of sounds while playing on a variety of instruments.

It’s All About the Story, Vol V. – John Claude Bemis @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Mar 9 all-day

The artists of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts respond, in their own mediums, to the new novel by Hillsborough author John Claude Bemis, Out of Abaton. Opening reception, Friday February 24th, 6-9pm. Reading in the gallery by Mr. Bemis on Sunday, March 5th 4-6pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 21 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, furniture, pottery & fiber art.

Winter hours: Monday- Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday Noon-4pm

New exhibit “Water” at Pleiades Gallery @ Pleiades Gallery
Mar 9 – May 7 all-day

Water is rain, a river, a pool, a trickle, a torrent. Water is life. The exhibition by Pleiades artists is a celebration of a fundamental shared resource and a drive to improve the condition of our local waterways.

Smithsonian’s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” Exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum @ The City of Raleigh Museum
Mar 9 all-day

Oct. 29, 2016-April 9, 2017

The City of Raleigh Museum will display a first-of-its-kind exhibition from the Smithsonian at the downtown museum beginning Friday, Oct. 29. The Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” details the history of Indian Americans and their contributions to the United States from the 1700s to the present. From the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms to civil rights pioneers and digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have been an inextricable part of American life. Through a collection of photographs, artifacts, art, and interactive learning stations, visitors will experience the Indian American story and explore the many dynamic roles Indian Americans have played in shaping America.The 5,000-square-foot exhibit will run through April 2, 2017.

Mar
10
Fri
Forts Pop-Up Exhibit @ Museum of Life and Science
Mar 10 all-day

Relive a beloved childhood pastime by constructing your own tunnels, tents and secret hideaways using everyday materials when you visit the Museum of Life and Science. And don’t forget to check out the new permanent outdoor exhibit in Gateway Park, Sound Garden, where musicians of all skill levels – kids and adults alike – can experiment with rhythm, resonance and the relationships of sounds while playing on a variety of instruments.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale @ May Memorial Library (use Davis Street entrance)
Mar 10 – Mar 13 all-day

The Friends of Alamance County Libraries’ Spring Book Sale begins at Noon on Friday, March 10th with a “Friends Only” day (family memberships are available at the door for only $10.00). Shoppers using a scanner opening day will be charged a $10 fee, good for the entire sale.
Open to the public, Monday-Friday from Noon – 6, Saturday from 10- 4 and Sunday from 1:30-4:30.
We have thousands of books, including large print, children’s books, a large collection of movies and music. Prices range from 50 cents to $3.00. All proceeds from the sale provide funding for projects and library materials that promote literacy in Alamance County.

It’s All About the Story, Vol V. – John Claude Bemis @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Mar 10 all-day

The artists of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts respond, in their own mediums, to the new novel by Hillsborough author John Claude Bemis, Out of Abaton. Opening reception, Friday February 24th, 6-9pm. Reading in the gallery by Mr. Bemis on Sunday, March 5th 4-6pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 21 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, furniture, pottery & fiber art.

Winter hours: Monday- Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday Noon-4pm

Smithsonian’s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” Exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum @ The City of Raleigh Museum
Mar 10 all-day

Oct. 29, 2016-April 9, 2017

The City of Raleigh Museum will display a first-of-its-kind exhibition from the Smithsonian at the downtown museum beginning Friday, Oct. 29. The Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” details the history of Indian Americans and their contributions to the United States from the 1700s to the present. From the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms to civil rights pioneers and digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have been an inextricable part of American life. Through a collection of photographs, artifacts, art, and interactive learning stations, visitors will experience the Indian American story and explore the many dynamic roles Indian Americans have played in shaping America.The 5,000-square-foot exhibit will run through April 2, 2017.

American Red Cross Centennial Blood Drive at Northgate @ Northgate Mall
Mar 10 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Help Northgate and the American Red Cross collect 100 pints of blood in a special 100th Anniversary Blood Drive.

The American Red Cross and CBS have partnered with Northgate and Crabtree Valley Mall to host sister blood drives with the goal of collecting 100 pints of blood for the North Carolina Blood Bank.

All those who donate at Northgate will receive a Northgate Food Court gift card.

Be sure to post a picture of your “I gave blood” sticker #NG100BloodDrive for the chance to win a Northgate Mall gift card!

Sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code NORTHGATE and schedule your appointment to save lives today.

Two Months In – An Original Sketch Comedy Revue presented by Mettlesome @ The ArtsCenter
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm

2016 nearly killed us (and did kill David Bowie, Prince and Carrie Fisher). What happens two months into the new administrations when a Tweeter-in-Chief has taken office, the NC General Assembly has the gloves off and we have a Beauty and the Beast without Angela Lansbury? These sketch comedians have a few ideas. Two Months In, takes stock of the moment and gives you a reason to laugh again. Expect appearances from: the NC General Assembly, your family, and some Ghostbusters caught between their jobs and their ethics. It’s the best and worst of a political season that will only end when the blessed apocalypse claims us all.

The show was created by an entirely Triangle based creative team including head writer/director Jack Reitz, writers Andy Lavender, Jody Oakley, Greg Guiliano, James McMahon, Sarah Spencer and Ashley Melzer. The show features performances from Caitlin Wells, Josh Rowsey, Amy Hallett, Marcus Zollicoffer, Shane Smith and Rishan Dhamija.

About Mettlesome
Mettlesome produces independent, creative, and smart projects. We amplify artists work by providing networking, mentoring, production and marketing assistance. We keep audiences entertained with the best damn theater, podcasts, art and comedy out there.

Mar
11
Sat
Forts Pop-Up Exhibit @ Museum of Life and Science
Mar 11 all-day

Relive a beloved childhood pastime by constructing your own tunnels, tents and secret hideaways using everyday materials when you visit the Museum of Life and Science. And don’t forget to check out the new permanent outdoor exhibit in Gateway Park, Sound Garden, where musicians of all skill levels – kids and adults alike – can experiment with rhythm, resonance and the relationships of sounds while playing on a variety of instruments.

It’s All About the Story, Vol V. – John Claude Bemis @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Mar 11 all-day

The artists of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts respond, in their own mediums, to the new novel by Hillsborough author John Claude Bemis, Out of Abaton. Opening reception, Friday February 24th, 6-9pm. Reading in the gallery by Mr. Bemis on Sunday, March 5th 4-6pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 21 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, furniture, pottery & fiber art.

Winter hours: Monday- Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday Noon-4pm

Smithsonian’s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” Exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum @ The City of Raleigh Museum
Mar 11 all-day

Oct. 29, 2016-April 9, 2017

The City of Raleigh Museum will display a first-of-its-kind exhibition from the Smithsonian at the downtown museum beginning Friday, Oct. 29. The Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” details the history of Indian Americans and their contributions to the United States from the 1700s to the present. From the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms to civil rights pioneers and digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have been an inextricable part of American life. Through a collection of photographs, artifacts, art, and interactive learning stations, visitors will experience the Indian American story and explore the many dynamic roles Indian Americans have played in shaping America.The 5,000-square-foot exhibit will run through April 2, 2017.

Women in Government: Act, Support, Run @ Extraordinary Ventures
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties is hosting a seminar on Women in Government: How to Get Involved, Volunteer, Become or Support a Candidate.

The seminar, which commemorates the 97th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters, will be held on Saturday March 11, 2017, from 9AM until 1PM at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill.

Eight distinguished guests will be speaking:
* Dr. David McClennan, Visiting Professor, Meredith College
* Naomi Randolph, Executive Director, Women AdvaNCe
* Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, Women’s Forum NC
* George McCue, Durham Board of Elections
* Lydia Lavelle, Mayor, Carrboro
* Brenda Howerton, Durham County Commissioner
* Verla Insko, NC State Representative, District 56, Orange
* Valerie P Foushee, NC State Senator, Chatham/Orange

The program is open to the public. Registration in advance is required, visit www.lwvodc.org/action_issues.html. A fee of $20 for League members and $30 for non-members covers the cost of the seminar and lunch. Free parking is available. For more information contact Pam Oxendine at lwvdurhampo@gmail.com.

Charlie Lovett – The Lost Book of The Grail @ McIntyre's Books
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library. Increasingly, he feels like a fish out of water among the concrete buildings of the University of Barchester, where he works as an English professor. His one respite is his time spent nestled in the library, nurturing his secret obsession with the Holy Grail and researching his perennially unfinished guidebook to the medieval cathedral.
But when a beautiful young American named Bethany Davis arrives in Barchester charged with the task of digitizing the library s manuscripts, Arthur’s tranquility is broken. Appalled by the threat modern technology poses to the library he loves, he sets out to thwart Bethany, only to find in her a kindred spirit with a similar love for knowledge and books and a fellow Grail fanatic.
Bethany soon joins Arthur in a quest to find the lost Book of Ewolda, the ancient manuscript telling the story of the cathedral s founder. And when the future of the cathedral itself is threatened, Arthur and Bethany’s search takes on grave importance, leading the pair to discover secrets about the cathedral, about the Grail, and about themselves.
Charlie Lovett

A former antiquarian bookseller, an avid book collector and a member of The Grolier Club – the oldest and largest club for bibliophiles in North America – Lovett is the author of “The Bookman’s Tale,” “First Impressions” and “The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge.” In 2015, Lovett curated “Alice Live!,” a major exhibition of Lewis Carroll and Alice memorabilia at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, as well as wrote a new introduction for Penguin Classics 150th anniversary edition of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass.” He and his wife split their time between Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Kingham, Oxfordshire, in England.

Author events are subject to last minute changes- please call the store or check out our Facebook page @mcintyresbooks for the latest.