EVENTS

EVENTS

Mar
14
Tue
The Bodyguard @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm

With a playlist chock-full of classics like “I Will Always Love You” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” you won’t want to miss out on this award-winning musical and romantic thriller based on the 1992 film of the same name.

Mar
16
Thu
Forts Pop-Up Exhibit @ Museum of Life and Science
Mar 16 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 16 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 16 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
17
Fri
Forts Pop-Up Exhibit @ Museum of Life and Science
Mar 17 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 17 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 17 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.

Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP of Positivity Tour @ The Streets at Southpoint Mall
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hey, y’all! The next Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP of Positivity Tour stop is in Raleigh!

The tour is free and open to the public, and will encourage fans to celebrate positivity and “Crush It” in 2017. Stop by one of our Raleigh locations and step into the life-sized bag of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP popcorn and record a video of what you want to “crush” in 2017. These videos will be shared on social media channels in real time using the #crushit hashtag, so your voice will join many more to inspire and encourage people around the world. We’ll also be handing out samples of our Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP popcorn including NEW flavors for you to try!

Join us at:

The Streets at Southpoint
6910 Fayetteville Rd.
Durham, NC 27713
Friday, March 17 from 3pm-7pm

Fun4RaleighKids 2017 Camp Expo
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Kerr Scott Building
1025 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Saturday, March 18 from 11am-5pm

Tobacco Road Marathon/Half Marathon
USA Baseball National Training Complex
200 Brooks Park Ln.
Cary, NC 27519
Sunday, March 19 from 9:30am-2pm

As part of our tour, we will be celebrating our new partnership with I AM THAT GIRL to further build positivity and to promote emotional education and leadership development among young women across the country.

Cameroun: L’Élan Vital, Sculpture Exhibit by Jean Michel Dissake @ The Cameron Gallery @ the Scrap Exchange
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Cameron Gallery is proud to welcome Jean Michel Dissake in his first U.S. sculpture exhibit, Cameroun: L’Élan Vital (translated, Cameroon: Force of Nature). Constructed of found materials, the exhibit is an amazing fusion of painting and sculpture, inspired by the customs of the Pongo village on the banks of the Mongo River and informed by a contemporary sensibility. Dissake’s intention is to find a balance between the natural environment and the human footprint. Born in 1983 in Yaoundé Cameroon, Jean Michel graduated with an Economics degree from the University of Douala. Unsatisfied with his career choice and encouraged by family members, he turned to artistic training. Dissake was mentored by the internationally acclaimed Cameroonian artist Joël Mpah Dooh.

Mr. Dissake was discovered in 2015 by long-time friend of the Scrap Exchange, artist Anne Gregory. Ms. Gregory was in Cameroon working on an audio/visual installation with girls orphaned by AIDS. When she entered Jean Michel’s studio she was immediately impressed with the powerful visionary quality of his work. His use of found objects made him a natural fit for The Scrap Exchange’s creative reuse mission. As his American sponsor, Anne has worked for nine months to help make Mr. Dissake’s first show in the U.S. possible. She can be reached for comment at anne.gregory@frontier.com or (919) 672 0404.

Mr. Dissake will demonstrate his sculpture techniques during a brief residency period that includes the creation of a site specific sculpture using materials from the Scrap Exchange. Details on this residency will be released at the opening.

The opening reception’s festivities include light snacks and drinks, as well as free art making in the Make and Take room. This event is free and the public is warmly welcomed. The Cameron Gallery is located inside The Scrap Exchange creative reuse arts center. For more information, call The Scrap Exchange.

Fiber Arts and More: Third Friday at the Durham Arts Council @ Durham Arts Council
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Another busy Third Friday Durham is on tap for March 17 at the Durham Arts Council! Our monthly arts night will feature two fiber art exhibits opening in Allenton and Semans Gallery, with corresponding demonstrations, artist talk, craft activities, and interactive displays. We’re also delighted to welcome North Carolina Public Allies for a pop-up art gallery of work by middle school student artists in the DAC Pavilion. And yet more exhibits will be opening in the upstairs Ella Fountain Pratt Gallery, and the Durham Art Guild’s Suntrust Gallery. Cap off your visit with music and refreshments in the Pavilion, and you’re well on your way to a festive St. Pat’s Day!

In our Allenton Gallery, catch “Peace of Mind,” art quilts by Christine Hager-Braun, a fiber artist whose work is marked with a sense of serenity and hope – Hager-Braun will be giving an artist talk during the reception. Upstairs in the Semans Gallery, the fiber theme continues with “Filaments of the Imagination” a group show by Threads, a textile study collaborative in which work style, conceptual approach and creative process vary widely. Present member interests include quilting, shibori, indigo dyeing, weaving, beading, book making, silk painting, mixed media and embroidery. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with some of the textile materials on display (keeping hands OFF the actual artwork, tempting though it may seem!)

Young local artists will be in the spotlight in the DAC Pavilion, as North Carolina Public Allies show off the work of middle school students participating in their “Smarts and Arts” youth enrichment program. North Carolina Public Allies is a non-profit AmeriCorps organization devoted to community service – the student artwork on display will focus on the core values of NCPA.

Artist Rachel Campbell, an Emerging Artist Program grant recipient, will be on hand for the opening of “Stories from the Heartland,” her exhibit of urban landscape paintings that are simultaneously evocative and grounded in the everyday – view “Stories from the Heartland” in the upstairs Ella Fountain Pratt Gallery. New work will also be on view in the SunTrust Gallery, as the Durham Art Guild presents their “Swing into Spring” showcase – catch a sneak preview of work up for auction before their big April 1 fundraising event! And tap your foot to the tunes of Tad Smith, whose live bluegrass music will be featured once again in the DAC Pavilion. Sláinte to you, art lovers!

Mark Gordon: Material of Invention @ Claymakers Gallery
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mark Gordon’s ceramic and mixed-media sculptures, shown in “Material of Invention,” echo ancient vessels, architectural fragments, bio morphology, or are composed of the simple, juxtaposition of three-dimensional geometries. In them, Gordon considers and develops his impressions of many modes of clay work – from brick making to primitive and contemporary pottery – that he gathered in places as disparate as the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Spain, Brazil and New Zealand. Through April 15.

A reception for the artist will be held on Third Friday.

Opening reception for “Water” art exhibit at Pleiades Gallery @ Pleiades Gallery
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Mark G Meadows featuring Rochelle Rice @ the shed jazz club
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The SHED is proud to present an evening with Mark G. Meadows, DC-based pianist and composer.

Recently awarded DC’s “Composer of the Year” and “Album of the Year” by the Washington City Paper.

His album “To the People” placed 2nd on CapitalBop’s list of Best Jazz Albums of 2016 and was called the “new musical anthem for social justice” by The DCist.

Mark Meadows has performed w/ Bobby McFerrin, Nicholas Payton, Kurt Elling, Warren Wolf, and has headlined at Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club, Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center and many other regional venues.

Rochelle Rice is a dynamic and compelling vocalist and songwriter, and has been named Best Jazz Vocalist Washington City Paper Jazzy Awards(Washington, DC). Fresh from her residency at the prestigious arts center, Strathmore, her profound and flawless sound joins the singer/songwriters of the 1960s and the contemporary jazz vocalists of today.

As a consistent voice on Washington DC’s music scene, Rochelle has performed at some of the area’s top venues and events including TheKennedy Center, TheFilmore, Twins Jazz Club, Amp by Strathmore, DC Jazz Festival, Strathmore Mansion, Capitol Bop’s Jazz Lofts and the Hamilton. In 2014 she produced and performed the sold-out debut of The Conversation: Stories of Hope, Heart, and Wholeness, a joining of both classical and jazz music, featuring the well celebrated lyric coloratura, Marlissa Hudson and one of the region’s jazz piano masters, Allyn Johnson.

Students with valid ID save $3.50 off the ticket price.

Videos, recordings, bios, photos, and more can be found at markgmeadows.com and rochellericemusic.com.

Two Months In – An Original Sketch Comedy Revue presented by Mettlesome @ The ArtsCenter
Mar 17 @ 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.

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Mar
18
Sat
Forts Pop-Up Exhibit @ Museum of Life and Science
Mar 18 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.