EVENTS

EVENTS

Dec
12
Wed
2018 Legislative Forum & Holiday Reception @ Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, elected officials, and industry leaders for the 2018 Legislative Forum and Holiday Reception. The forum will be followed by a cocktail reception featuring an open bar and buffet.

Come hear from North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Anthony Copeland how the state’s new legislative makeup will translate into our economic outlook.

The Duke Energy Citizen of the Year Award will be presented.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Tiffany Malory at tmalory@durhamchamber.org.

Dec
18
Tue
Periodic Tables: Once & Future Plague @ Motorco Music Hall
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Once and Future Plague: The Last 100 Years of Flu…and the Next 100 Years

In 1918, the Spanish flu infected one-third of the planet (500 million people). Of these, as many as 50 million died. For all of science’s advances in combatting infectious disease, we still have trouble protecting people against flu. Are we ready for the next pandemic?

Sherryl Broverman is Associate Professor of the Practice in Biology and Global Health at Duke.

Dec
21
Fri
Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue with Marjorie Hodges of NCMA @ Vert & Vogue
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

On Friday December 21st, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, enjoy Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue with its special guest, Marjorie Hodges. Marjorie is the dynamic Director of External Relations and Special Projects at the North Carolina Museum of Art. She’s built an exciting life and career around her passion for the arts and culture. Through reaching out and partnering with others, she’s co-created inspiring experiences for our community and beyond. Join the conversation as Marjorie talks about the power of collaboration. As always, drinks are on the house!

Jan
12
Sat
2019 ENVISION Empowerment Experience™ @ Historic Downtown Durham
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for 2019 ENVISION Empowerment Experience™! This one-day event, facilitated by Dr. Bahby will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in historic downtown Durham, NC. This year’s theme, “Authenticity” will help women renew their energy to connect with their purpose! Our 2019 event is a follow-up to three highly successful, sold out events sponsored by businesses throughout the United States. This rapidly-growing brand has brought attendees from as far as Miami, FL; Washington, DC; Columbia, SC; and Richmond, VA.

Whether you come alone or bring a group, we guarantee you will be embraced by this community and enjoy a day filled with lots of learning and laughter! Whether you are a first time #ENVISIONer or a veteran, we’re excited to have you join this collective movement to wellness and self-discovery!

Tickets are available at www.EEE2019.eventbrite.com! Register day!

Jan
15
Tue
Periodic Tables: My Microbiome and Me @ Motorco Music Hall
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We share our bodies with trillions of bacteria and other microbes—together they make up the human microbiome. Duke’s Lawrence David will describe how studies of gut microbiomes, including his own, have shaped our understanding of nutrition, as well as how humans and bacteria co-evolved.

Lawrence David is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University. His lab seeks to understand, predict, and manipulate how the microorganisms that live in and on humans behave over time.

Jan
18
Fri
Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue with Tift Merritt @ Vert & Vogue
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please join us Friday, January 18th, 5:30-6:30 pm, for a very special Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue, as part of Third Friday Durham. This month V&V is thrilled to host North Carolina native and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and recording artist, Tift Merritt. Come learn about Merritt’s vibrant life as a creator and maker! Reserve your FREE ticket now.
PS – As always, drinks are on the house!

Bamboo Wind @ Durham Fruit Company
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm

Bamboo Wind is a collaborative performance installation at The Fruit, Durham’s newest art space and creative warehouse complex.

Over 18 artists come together to create an evening of Dance, Photography, Sculpture and Poetry based on the Seven Canto Poem, Bamboo Wind.

Bamboo Wind is a story of longing and desire, a love story, set in a mythical bamboo forest, conceived and produced by poet and sculptor Coke Ariail, choreographed by ShaLeigh Comerford, with photographic explorations and exhibitions by noted local photographers Catharine Carter, Lynne Feiss Necrason, & Wojtek Wojdynski, and with original music composed and played by Robbie Link.

Bamboo Wind will create a forest of traditionally lashed bamboo sculptures where program attendees will experience an evening of multiple art forms coalescing to create a complete and engrossing world in a wilderness of green bamboo. The shows will take place in The Fruit, a warehouse space in downtown Durham, and the experience will take you physically through a three thousand square foot labyrinth of hanging bamboo canes filled with bamboo sculptures, photography and poetry and deliver you finally into an evening length dance concert. It will be a world of images and passions all derived from the seven canto poem, “Bamboo Wind.”

Jan
19
Sat
Bamboo Wind @ Durham Fruit Company
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

Bamboo Wind is a collaborative performance installation at The Fruit, Durham’s newest art space and creative warehouse complex.

Over 18 artists come together to create an evening of Dance, Photography, Sculpture and Poetry based on the Seven Canto Poem, Bamboo Wind.

Bamboo Wind is a story of longing and desire, a love story, set in a mythical bamboo forest, conceived and produced by poet and sculptor Coke Ariail, choreographed by ShaLeigh Comerford, with photographic explorations and exhibitions by noted local photographers Catharine Carter, Lynne Feiss Necrason, & Wojtek Wojdynski, and with original music composed and played by Robbie Link.

Bamboo Wind will create a forest of traditionally lashed bamboo sculptures where program attendees will experience an evening of multiple art forms coalescing to create a complete and engrossing world in a wilderness of green bamboo. The shows will take place in The Fruit, a warehouse space in downtown Durham, and the experience will take you physically through a three thousand square foot labyrinth of hanging bamboo canes filled with bamboo sculptures, photography and poetry and deliver you finally into an evening length dance concert. It will be a world of images and passions all derived from the seven canto poem, “Bamboo Wind.”

Jan
20
Sun
Historic Raleigh Trolley Tour @ Mordecai Historic Park
Jan 20 all-day

Explore Raleigh’s Trolley History!
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Have you ever wondered why there are trolleys rolling around downtown Raleigh?
Well, back in 1886, Raleigh started its first four-mile trolley system powered by mules. While it doesn’t use mules anymore, the Raleigh Trolley continues its proud journey of transporting folks around downtown today.

If you’ve ever been curious about the history of the bright red trolleys you see rolling around downtown, join us for this dive into local trolley history. We will visit some of the original tracks, see the old powerhouse, & learn about Raleigh’s most unique form of transportation on this tour.

The trolley departs from Mordecai Historic Park & lasts approximately one hour. Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for youth, & free for ages 6 & under.

To purchase tickets, please call 919-996-4364, stop by the Mordecai Visitor Center, or register at reclink.raleighnc.gov. To register with Reclink, use the barcodes listed below:

January 20th,1pm – 2pm: #232818
January 20th, 2pm – 3pm: #232819
January 20th, 3pm – 4pm: #232820

Bamboo Wind @ Durham Fruit Company
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

Bamboo Wind is a collaborative performance installation at The Fruit, Durham’s newest art space and creative warehouse complex.

Over 18 artists come together to create an evening of Dance, Photography, Sculpture and Poetry based on the Seven Canto Poem, Bamboo Wind.

Bamboo Wind is a story of longing and desire, a love story, set in a mythical bamboo forest, conceived and produced by poet and sculptor Coke Ariail, choreographed by ShaLeigh Comerford, with photographic explorations and exhibitions by noted local photographers Catharine Carter, Lynne Feiss Necrason, & Wojtek Wojdynski, and with original music composed and played by Robbie Link.

Bamboo Wind will create a forest of traditionally lashed bamboo sculptures where program attendees will experience an evening of multiple art forms coalescing to create a complete and engrossing world in a wilderness of green bamboo. The shows will take place in The Fruit, a warehouse space in downtown Durham, and the experience will take you physically through a three thousand square foot labyrinth of hanging bamboo canes filled with bamboo sculptures, photography and poetry and deliver you finally into an evening length dance concert. It will be a world of images and passions all derived from the seven canto poem, “Bamboo Wind.”

Jan
25
Fri
Ruby Friday | Community as Creator: Contrasting Experiences, New Sounds @ Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bassist Hilliard Greene and violist Stephanie Griffin create musical improvisations that bridge the jazz and classical music traditions. They’ll discuss their work together and create new music on the spot.

Ruby Fridays are casual art talks offered at noon most Fridays during the semester in the Rubenstein Arts Center’s Ruby Lounge. Speakers include Duke faculty and students who are creating or exhibiting work in the Ruby, visiting artists from far and wide, and local creatives. Learn about the amazing art being created on Duke’s campus, the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more. A free lunch is included!

Feb
1
Fri
Ruby Friday | Puppeteer Tarish Pipkins @ Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Learn about the art and artistry of renowned puppeteer Tarish Pipkins and watch him bring some of his fabulous creations to life.

Ruby Fridays are casual art talks offered at noon most Fridays during the semester in the Rubenstein Arts Center’s Ruby Lounge. Speakers include Duke faculty and students who are creating or exhibiting work in the Ruby, visiting artists from far and wide, and local creatives. Learn about the amazing art being created on Duke’s campus, the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more. A free lunch is included!

Feb
6
Wed
Folk Masters: A Portrait of America @ Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm

In this artist talk and information session hosted by Duke Arts and the NC Arts Council, Barry Bergey and Tom Pich will discuss their documentary portrait book, Folk Masters: A Portrait of America, followed by the opportunity to learn more about how to support the NC Arts Council in a new documentary photography initiative.

Feb
8
Fri
Ruby Friday | The Calla Campaign: The Art of Self-Exploration @ Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Students involved in the Calla Campaign will talk about how a new medical device became the basis for an exhibit focused on self-exploration and what was learned along the way.

Ruby Fridays are casual art talks offered at noon most Fridays during the semester in the Rubenstein Arts Center’s Ruby Lounge. Speakers include Duke faculty and students who are creating or exhibiting work in the Ruby, visiting artists from far and wide, and local creatives. Learn about the amazing art being created on Duke’s campus, the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more. A free lunch is included!

Feb
15
Fri
Ruby Friday | Finding Why: Art Making After Duke @ Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Visual artist and Duke alumna Rebecca Kuzemchak will talk about her experiences making art at Duke and her evolving sense of purpose as an artist.

Ruby Fridays are casual art talks offered at noon most Fridays during the semester in the Rubenstein Arts Center’s Ruby Lounge. Speakers include Duke faculty and students who are creating or exhibiting work in the Ruby, visiting artists from far and wide, and local creatives. Learn about the amazing art being created on Duke’s campus, the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more. A free lunch is included!