Weekend at a Glance: Mozart, Metal and MLK

Weekend at a Glance: Mozart, Metal and MLK

Events are picking up in this second weekend of the New Year – there's a lot you don't want miss!

The Tony Award-nominated revival of ‘Fiddler on the Roof takes the stage at DPAC this weekend. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Videri Chocolate & Beer Pairing – Thursday, 6-6:30pm – To celebrate the release of Videri Gold, a Belgian Blonde brewed with Videri cocoa nibs, Fullsteam hosts a special beer and bonbon flight – $12 covers the cost of the three beers and three bonbons.

Frye Gaillard – Thursday, 7pm – The award-winning journalist will be reading and signing his latest book, “A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility and Innocence Lost” at The Regulator Bookshop. He recounts an important decade in American history, touching on events such as the Vietnam War and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy.

‘The Image Book’ – Thursday, 7-8:30pm; Friday, 7-8:30pm – Duke University’s Screen/Society presents two free screenings of Jean Luc-Godard’s latest film, “The Image Book,” at The Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater. The film essay, spliced with disorienting images and sounds, won Special Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival 2018.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ – Thursday, 7:30pm; Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm and 8pm; Sunday, 1pm and 6:30pm – The Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival comes to DPAC this weekend. Set in a pre-revolutionary Russian village, the musical tells the heartwarming story of a poor Jewish milkman and his family during a time of oppression.

John Németh – Thursday, 8pm – The Memphis-based singer-songwriter broke out on the scene back in 2002 with his first album. Since then, he’s proven himself as a versatile blues and soul musician, drawing influences from many genres. And now he’s bringing his talent and backing band, The Blue Dreamers, to The Blue Note Grill for a night you won’t forget.

Eric Hirsh Jazz – Thursday, 8-10pm – After hosting a listening party for his debut album at Arcana, the Durham-based jazz pianist and composer returns to the venue to perform his original music

Eyes Up Here Comedy Showcase – Thursday, 8:30pm – Need to de-stress from a busy week? Enjoy a night of comedy featuring talented local female comics, including Deborah Aronin, at The Pinhook. 

RAW – Friday, 6-7:30 pm and 8:30-10pm; Saturday, 6-7:30pm and 8:30-10pm; Sunday, 6-7:30pm – Durham-based dance company Renay Aumiller Dances takes you on a gritty journey with a dance showcase featuring the works of five distinguished local dance artists at The Fruit. The audience will be guided into different rooms, each one offering a unique look into the dancers’ minds.

Shred for Music Ed 2 – Friday, 8pm – Come out to Motorco Music Hall for a night of heavy metal. Several local metal bands, such as The Reticent, will be performing to raise money for C.E. Jordan High School’s instrumental band program.

Chicken Shack – Friday, 9pm – Named TBS 2018 Blues Challenge winners, this Raleigh-based group of church musicians performs their eclectic range of blues styles. Come out to The Blue Note Grill and show your support before they compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, later this month!

Volunteer @ Eastway Elementary – Saturday, 10am-noon – Come and help the Eastway Elementary community with tasks, such as installing the garden canopy, painting magical scenes on the sidewalk and more! Then enjoy a nice cup of coffee from Beyu Caffe to celebrate your hard work.

Dirty White Matter – Saturday, 1-3pm – Join a community discussion confronting whiteness and white femininity at The Carrack. There will be guided art exercises and recorded interviews featuring women of color. Everyone is welcome to participate.

MLK Event: Celebrating the Legacy Through the Arts – Saturday, 2-5pm – Durham Parks and Recreation hosts a celebration to commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Activities include live performances, art displays, craft projects, community discussion and more.

Live Music: Kevin Drive – Saturday, 4-6pm – The Durham-based acoustic duo performs at Durty Bull Brewing Company. They cover a wide range of genres, including folk and rock ’n’ roll, with interesting combinations of instruments, such as the mandolin and flute. 

The Mac McLaughlin Group – Saturday, 9pm-midnight – Hosted by Durham Jazz Renaissance Foundation and CoCo Jazz & Arts Community, the jazz ensemble — with the help of some special guests — will enchant with their musical stylings at Arcana. 

The House of Coxx Drag Show – Saturday, 10pm – Kick off the year with a bang with a drag show at The Pinhook! Dance to your favorite songs and enjoy performances by Stormie, Naomi and Dustin.

APS Cat Adoption Event – Sunday, 1:30-3pm – Thinking about adopting a cat? Come meet a few from the Animal Protection Society of Durham, which hosts a cat adoption event on the second Sunday of each month at The Regulator Bookshop. 

‘Durham’s Finest’ Opening Art Reception – Sunday, 2-4pm – NCCU Art Museum hosts a reception to celebrate their latest exhibition, featuring artwork by Durham Public Schools students. Additionally, there will be a performance by Riverside High School and Carrington Middle School orchestra students. 

The Three Viennese Masters – Sunday, 3pm – The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle performs the works of Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn at The Carolina Theatre. This will be the last performance of Beethoven piano concertos featuring British pianist Panos Karan.