EVENTS

EVENTS

Nov
29
Thu
Finding Solutions Through Science, Scholars, and Survivors Research Luncheon @ Washington Duke Inn
Nov 29 all-day

Finding Solutions Through Science, Scholars and Survivors is a luncheon that highlights the impact of Susan G. Komen’s National Research Program on local breast cancer research. This unique event brings together an audience of researchers, scientific thinkers, corporate and private philanthropists, survivors, metavivors, co-survivors, and individuals impacted by the disease to learn more about how their donations are being used in local and national laboratories to find the cures. This year’s luncheon will feature keynote speaker and Komen Scholar Dr. George Sledge of Stanford University, along with Komen Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Lisa Carey of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Komen Scholar Dr. Donald McDonnell of Duke Cancer Institute, and Komen Scholar Dr. Charles Perou of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Shop Independent Durham Week @ Sustain-a-Bull
Nov 29 – Dec 2 all-day

Sustain-a-Bull wants customers to keep their dough in Durham by shopping locally this holiday season. Independent, locally owned businesses all over town are teaming up for Shop Independent Durham Week kicking off on Small Business Saturday, November 24th and running through Sunday, December 2nd.

Shop Independent Durham Week gathers together genuine Bull City local businesses to help you find everything on your holiday shopping list, including apparel, jewelry, accessories, gifts, art, furniture, beer and wine, dining, games, music, fitness and wellness services, salons and pet care. With everything from handcrafted neckties to skateboards to escape rooms, shoppers are sure to find something uniquely Durham.

Find a directory of participating businesses as well as a calendar of special events and promotions by visiting independentdurham.com/shop-indy-week. Or, pick up a print directory of local businesses in participating shops around town. Follow @shopindiedurham on Instagram for profiles of local businesses and exclusive Shop Independent Durham Week promotions.

Sustain-a-Bull will offer free hot cider on the patio in front of One World Market from 10am to 1pm on Small Business Saturday, November 24th. One World Market is located at 811 9th Street.

Sustain-a-Bull is a nonprofit independent business alliance, committed to helping local independent businesses thrive in Durham. Sustain-a-Bull educates the Durham community about the economic, cultural and environmental benefits of shifting spending to independent businesses.

Double Beer Release: In Search of IPA and Coffee Stout @ Durty Bull Brewing Company
Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

As the cold weather rolls in, so do the darker brews. Lucky for you, on the 29th of this month we’re releasing two new beers (on draft and in cans!) that are sure to satisfy hop heads and malt lovers alike.

In Search of IPA was brewed in collaboration with Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending, and hopped with Galaxy, Mosaic, Amarillo, and Columbus. And, this year’s Coffee Stout, sitting at 10% ABV, was made with beans from Dilworth Coffee.

An Evening With Seymour Hersh @ National Humanities Center
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Since first coming to national prominence with his Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting on the My Lai Massacre and its subsequent cover-up during the Vietnam War, Seymour “Sy” Hersh has remained one of our nation’s most important investigative journalists. Registration required.

Create and Connect with Triangle WiSTEM – afterhours networking and a painting experience @ Pinot's Palette
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join and grow our community of Women in STEM in the Triangle by attending our Triangle WiSTEM after work meetup Thursday, November 29th, at Pinot’s Palette Brier Creek. The painting fun begins promptly at 6:30, with time before and during to make new friends, build relationships and network with intention. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase; please eat beforehand. Everyone takes home a masterpiece and new connections!

Explore, Meditate, and Create with Clay @ Artist Studio in Chapel Hill North
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Clay is one of the only art disciplines where you are directly connected to the medium, sculpting and molding with your hands. Participants will first explore the material becoming familiar with clay. A guided meditation will follow using clay as the focus. Now for some studio time, creating a piece of art to help quiet thoughts and focus when needed. Participants will design and hand build a finger labyrinth that will continue through the firing process and be returned after it is glazed.

Family Tech Program @ Main Library
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm

Best for ages 8+ with a caregiver.

Instantly Healthy Cooking @ Home in Chapel Hill
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn how to make healthy meals using unprocessed plant foods as the key ingredients, Indian spices as the key flavors using the instant pot as the key cooking tool. Learn basics of instant pot cooking including initial set up and how to use various settings. All recipes are oil, meat, dairy and gluten free. Here’s what the experience will include: * Instant Pot- lentil soup, chana masala, quinoa and tofu with vegetables. *How to make your own soy yogurt in instant pot and give you some starter to take home. *We will end the meal with a healthy dessert like Tofu chocolate mousse. *We will also do a mindfulness meditation practice at the beginning of cooking and eating.

Nov
30
Fri
Cinderella @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Nov 30 – Dec 16 all-day

This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just the right mixtures of comedy and romance can add the sparkle of magic to your holiday season. This visually stunning musical combines elegant costumes and scenery with singing, dancing, conniving step relatives, and resourceful fairy folk.

“Bonus Cup” Coffee Stout Cupcakes @ Durty Bull Brewing Company
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Get Buffaloed is back, and they’re bringing something pretty sweet with them. Come out to the brewery to try Coffee Stout Cupcakes alongside their boozy base: “Bonus Cup.” We brewed “Bonus Cup” Coffee Stout to 10% ABV with beans from Dilworth Coffee and will be releasing it on Thursday, November 29th.

Mud slinging- Give the pottery wheel a spin! @ Artist Studio in Chapel Hill North
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Remember Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in the movie Ghost, well forget it! No ghosting allowed, but plenty of laughing and learning will come with this pottery wheel experience! You and a friend or partner will be taking turns experiencing “throwing” clay on the wheel with some guided instruction you will create your own ceramic pieces. While your wheel partner is working hard centering and pulling on the wheel, you can help cheer them on while also having the option to do a mini handbuilding project! If you are tired of the traditional night out, wanting to unwind with some friends, pottery is proven to relieve stress. So bring a friend or three for a few hours. Feel free to BYOB, sparkling or flat water will be provided. The studio has a variety of glazes to choose from to finish your masterpiece! All pieces will be return in 3-4 weeks. Each participant will most likely have 2-5 pieces.

Mud slinging- Give the pottery wheel a spin! @ Julie Berkowitz Ceramics Studio
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Remember Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in the movie Ghost, well forget it! No ghosting allowed, but plenty of laughing and learning will come with this pottery wheel experience! You and a friend or partner will be taking turns experiencing “throwing” clay on the wheel with some guided instruction you will create your own ceramic pieces. While your wheel partner is working hard centering and pulling on the wheel, you can help cheer them on while also having the option to do a mini handbuilding project! If you are tired of the traditional night out, wanting to unwind with some friends, pottery is proven to relieve stress. So bring a friend or three for a few hours. Feel free to BYOB, sparkling or flat water will be provided. The studio has a variety of glazes to choose from to finish your masterpiece! All pieces will be returned in 3-4 weeks. Each participant will most likely have 2-5 pieces.

Duke Jazz Ensemble with Ali Jackson, percussionist @ Baldwin Auditorium
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm

“Ali Jackson generates a subtle but irresistible force when he plays, making even the smallest gestures advance his agenda of locomotion.” (Nate Chinen, New York Times). Multitalented composer, arranger, music educator, and jazz percussionist Ali Jackson is considered to be one of the most versatile and innovative musicians of our times. From performance stages in the U.S., to historic concert halls in Europe, and outdoor venues in Canada, Asia, or Africa, he has gained a reputation of performing with remarkable technique, originality, and deeply felt passion. For many years, he has been Principal Drum Chair with the internationally recognized Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Jackson’s discography and performance archive include Wynton Marsalis, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Faith Hill, James Morrison, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Benson, Harry Connick Jr. Marcus Roberts, Joshua Redman, Seito Kinen Orchestra conductor Seiji Ozawa, New York Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New York City Ballet, among others. Beyond the performance stage, Jackson takes a leading role in advocating arts and musical education. He has given lectures on jazz and culture at New York University, Stanford University, Eastman College of Music, Columbia University, and others, as well as participated in the “Jazz in the Schools” program facilitated by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Duke Jazz Ensemble is directed by John Brown.

Dec
1
Sat
Bedlam Vodka Distillery Tour Grand Opening @ Graybeard Distillery
Dec 1 all-day

The wait is finally over! Graybeard Distillery, home to Bedlam Vodka, will officially open its doors for Distillery Tours on Saturday, December 1. Spirit lovers will experience a 45-minute tour of our distillery and tasting room for just $15 a pop.

Expect a deep dive into the story and history of Bedlam Vodka and learn why it is so drinkable. Get a behind-the-scenes look at our unique distilling process, non-GMO Rice genetics, and a sip of the spirit along the way!

Tours will take place every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Head to www.bedlamvodka.com/tour for available times.
– tour sizes are limited.

Holiday Market @ Carrington Middle School
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Holiday Market featuring local vendors to start your holiday shopping off right!