EVENTS

EVENTS

Jun
23
Fri
Northgate’s Wild West Train @ Northgate Mall
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm

Giddy up and take a ride to the American frontier on the Northgate Wild West Train! A local cowboy favorite, the Nothgate Wild West Train is a staple of summer fun for young buckaroos and older partners alike.
Trains leave the station during the following hours:
Thursday-Saturday 12-7pm
Sunday 12-5pm
Monday 12-7pm

Train tickets are $3. Be sure to check out the fun Wild West accessories available for purchase.

Jun
25
Sun
Live and Local Summer: Brunch Music Series @ Nasher Cafe
Jun 25 – Aug 27 all-day

In celebration of being voted among the top 100 brunch spots in America by Open Table diners, Nasher Café has decided to make our Summer Brunches even better, with LIVE MUSIC on our beautiful outdoor patio. Come join us for mimosa sippin’, brunch munchin’ and a beautiful breeze-filled serenade!

Check out the full list of brunch performance dates below and don’t forget to save your seats by calling (919) 684-6032 or reserving online at http://nasher.duke.edu/cafe/

June 25th • Karen Novy
July 16th • Michael Paris
July 30th • Maria Hernandez and Steve Luteman (High Clouds)
August 27th • Frankie Alexander and Ed Paolantonio

Jun
26
Mon
Up Close @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Jun 26 – Jul 23 all-day

Come see paintings by Linda Carmel, textiles by Alice Levinson and sculpture by Lynn Wartski beginning on June 26 through July 23. The opening reception will be during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk on June 30th from 6-9pm.

Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned and operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery and fiber art.

Hours are from 10am-6pm Monday through Thursday, 10am-9pm Friday and Saturday and noon-4pm on Sunday.

Jul
13
Thu
Truth to Power @ Pleiades Gallery @ Pleiades Gallery
Jul 13 – Aug 6 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham presents “Truth to Power,” our fifth annual juried exhibit focusing on matters of social justice. Juried by Pedro Lasch of Duke University, the issue of power is seen through an intentionally broad set of angles, media and political viewpoints. The artists in this show come from a diverse set of backgrounds with very different characters and sensibilities. All have found powerful ways to use their artistic voices.

The exhibit runs from Thursday, July 13 – Sunday, August 6. Join us for the reception, artist talk and open mic event on Friday, July 21, from 6-9pm.

Jul
21
Fri
Truth to Power @ Pleiades Gallery
Jul 21 – Aug 6 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham presents “Truth to Power,” our fifth annual juried exhibit focusing on matters of social justice. Juried by Pedro Lasch of Duke University, the issue of power is seen through an intentionally broad set of angles, media, and political viewpoints. The artists in this show come from a diverse set of backgrounds with very different characters and sensibilities. All have found powerful ways to use their artistic voices. The exhibit runs from Thursday, July 13 – Sunday, August 6. Join us for the reception, artist talk and open mic event on Friday, July 21, from 6-9pm.

The Tempest @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm

“The Tempest” (Classic Musical), by William Shakespeare, adaptation, music and new lyrics by Todd Almond. Conceived by Lear DeBessonet and originally commissioned and produced by The Public Theatre.

Marooned and left to die on a remote island, Prospero can command spirits, create apparitions and manipulate the elements. By using his magic, he assembles his enemies to take revenge on them, and in the process, awakens in Miranda, his teenage daughter, her first experience of love. The premiere production showcased 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs, who shared the stage with professional actors and community partners.

Jul
22
Sat
2017 Nolan Smith TCA Hoop-a-Thon Challenge @ Emily K Center
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The TCA Hoop-a-Thon, hosted by ambassador and former Duke University basketball All-American Nolan Smith, will raise money for a new treatment facility for adolescents and young adults fighting cancer. The event will take place on Saturday, July 22, at the Emily K Center, where individuals and sponsored teams will participate in a shooting competition to see who can score the most points and raise the most funds for Teen Cancer America!
Smith, along with current and former stars from Duke, UNC and the NBA, will serve as celebrity volunteer coaches at this fun and exciting fundraiser.

Mark Morris Dance Group @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm

For the Children’s Matinee performance, Mark Morris Dance Group brings their 1981 masterwork Gloria to the DPAC stage. The company will also perform Excursions with music by Samuel Barber.

Wine Tasting @ The Goat
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm

Visit The Goat for a free wine tasting with Fearrington Sommeliers and the occasional guest! Taste hand-selected red and white wines and ask our sommeliers to help you find a bottle to take home.

Live Music: Eric Thomas @ Roost Beer Garden
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisan wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.

Eric Thomas will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.

Rock Out to Music in the Meadow @ Great Meadow Park
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Give summer a rockin’ soundtrack and experience the beauty and fun of Briar Chapel. Join us Saturday, July 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Great Meadow Park for Music in the Meadow. Chill out, sing along or get up and dance as The Boomers rock out. Enjoy delicious offerings from local food trucks.

Jennifer Nugent/Paul Matteson and Kimberly Bartosik/daela @ Carr Studio, Durham School of the Arts
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm

Kimberly Bartosik/daela presents Ecsteriority4 (Part 2), a 32-minute dance constructed within a landscape of power and desire, where irrational impulses create a feeling of urgency and the inevitability of violation. Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson have collaborated for over sixteen years with a shared interest in movement invention that at once honors and challenges personal range. Note to Self (Part One) explores the arising and passing away of support and the ever-changing nature of intimacy over time, the reality of coming together and falling apart again and again.

Mark Morris Dance Group @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm

Mark Morris Dance Group brings their 1981 masterwork Gloria to the DPAC stage. With music by Antonio Vivaldi, performed live by the Durham Symphony, the North Carolina Master Chorale, and members of the Mark Morris Dance Group. The company will also perform Excursions with music by Samuel Barber and A Lake set to music by Franz Joseph Haydn. Mark Morris Dance Group’s evening performances are dedicated to the North Carolina Arts Council in honor of its 50th Anniversary.

Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith @ Ward Theatre
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Honor has navigated the ups and downs of marriage with her husband Gus for 32 years.  Despite a promising career as a poet, she set aside her ambitions to support Gus and their daughter Sophie. When Gus betrays her and moves in with a woman half his age, Honor is left to reinvent herself.

In a series of intense confrontations, Honor, Gus, his lover and their daughter negotiate the forces of passion, lust, responsibility and honor.  These interactions are told in a distinctly original way, using theatrical language that is darkly comic, highly poetic and uncomfortably familiar.

Jennifer Nugent/Paul Matteson and Kimberly Bartosik/daela @ Carr Studio, Durham School of the Arts
Jul 22 @ 9:00 pm

Kimberly Bartosik/daela presents Ecsteriority4 (Part 2), a 32-minute dance constructed within a landscape of power and desire, where irrational impulses create a feeling of urgency and the inevitability of violation. Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson have collaborated for over sixteen years with a shared interest in movement invention that at once honors and challenges personal range. Note to Self (Part One) explores the arising and passing away of support and the ever-changing nature of intimacy over time, the reality of coming together and falling apart again and again.