‘The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence’ @ Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Oct 23 2017 – Jan 14 2018 all-day

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University opens a new exhibit – the first of its kind in the United States – dedicated to the works of Carlo Dolci, an important 17th-century Italian painter of the powerful Medici family. A devout Catholic, Dolci chose religious subjects most often in his work, and the exhibition – with major loans from the Louvre in Paris, Uffizi Gallery in Florence and private Italian collections – features 30 paintings and works on paper, including a rare 17th- century Florentine still-life painting.

DON’T QUIT: The Nello Teer, Sr. Story @ Museum of Durham History
Oct 23 – Dec 15 all-day

Many in Durham have heard the Teer name, but few know the backstory of the family or company it founded. A crippling injury, Jim Crow denouncement, Blue Ridge Parkway contribution, even Cherry Point rattlesnakes — these are just a few of the details found in a tale that spans more than a century and extends to countries around the world. The Museum of Durham History tells that story in its newest exhibit, “DON’T QUIT: The Nello Teer, Sr. Story.”

Kimberly Wheaton’s Ecology & Artifact @ Pleiades Gallery
Oct 23 – Oct 31 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham will hold a reception for Kimberly Wheaton’s Ecology & Artifact a solo exhibit of paintings on Friday, October 20 from 6-9pm. Kimberly’s show upstairs at Pleiades is on display from October 5 – October 31. Her paintings are vibrant, highly textured abstract and semi-abstract works that are musings on our relationships with one another as well as observations of the natural world. In addition, this will be a reception for Selfie by all Pleiades artists which can be seen through October 31.

Hours for Pleiades Gallery are Thurs., noon-7, Fri., noon-8, Sat., noon-8, and Sun., noon-3.

MONK@100 @ Durham Fruit & Produce Company
Oct 23 – Oct 26 all-day

Duke Performances’ 10-day event held at the Durham Fruit & Produce Company features performing artists commemorating the work of jazz musician and North Carolina native Thelonious Monk. Performing artists include the JD Allen Trio and Bill Frisell, The Como Mamas, Gerald Clayton & Ben Wendel.

Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour Preview Show @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Oct 23 – Nov 12 all-day

Preview work by the 80+ artists participating in the 2017 Orange County Artists Guild open studio tour before deciding which studios to visit. October 23 – November 12. Reception Friday, Oct. 27th 6-9pm. Owned & operated by 22 local artists the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts features painting, sculpture, photography, glass arts, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber arts. Hours: 10-6 M–Th, 10-8 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun.

SELFIE – Pleiades Member Artists’ Show @ Pleiades Gallery
Oct 23 – Oct 31 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham invites the public to view SELFIE, an exhibit by our member artists exploring this concept. In addition view Kimberly Wheaton’s Ecology & Artifact Her solo exhibit of paintings features vibrant, highly textured abstract and semi-abstract works that are musings on our relationships with one another as well as observations of the natural world. Both shows are on display from October 5-October 31. Join us for the public reception on Friday, October 20 from 6-9 pm.

Hours for Pleiades Gallery are Thurs., noon-7, Fri., noon-8, Sat., noon-8, and Sun., noon-3.

Triangle Real Producers Magazine Charity Golf Tournament @ Hasentree
Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Toll Brothers, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes and developer of fine communities across the Triangle, is pleased to announce it will be hosting the Triangle Real Producers Magazine Charity Golf Tournament, a golf tournament benefitting Duke Children’s Hospital. The event will take place on Monday, Oct. 23, at Toll Brothers’ Hasentree community in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. The cost to participate in the event is $60, and all funds directly benefit the patients of Duke Children’s Hospital. Golfers are encouraged to register early because the number of participants is limited. Charity golfers and guests will enjoy a complimentary lunch as well as craft beer from White Street Brewing Company following the tournament.

Triangle Real Producers Magazine is dedicated to increasing the sense of connection and community among residents and the top-producing realtors of the Triangle. The monthly magazine leverages its real estate partnerships to hold numerous social events within the Triangle area.

Flash Chorus: Sing Ed Sheeran and Portugal. The Man @ Motorco
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Do you sing in the shower, car, or kitchen? Then Flash Chorus is for you! Since 2015, people of all ages from all over the Triangle have been gathering at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall to make friends and learn pop songs with a live band. Join us on Monday, October 23rd, to learn and sing Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” paired with Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still.”

Children’s Storytime: Apples & Pumpkins! @ McIntyre's Books
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join Children’s Book Buyer, Sarah, for storytime with our littlest readers — babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcome! This week’s theme is Apples & Pumpkins!
Contact the bookstore with any questions at 919.542.3030.
About Sarah Carr, Children’s Book Buyer
With 30 years of experience selling books, including being a longtime employee at McIntyre’s, Sarah was an obvious choice to take over the role of Children’s Book Buyer. If you need assistance with selections for children, she is your go-to source. Sarah lives in Pittsboro with her husband and two sons.

Southern Cooking Demo and Booking Signing with Chef Elizabeth Heiskell @ The Kitchen Specialist
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Durham Spirits Co. is so excited to welcome Chef Elizabeth Heiskell to Durham! Join us at The Kitchen Specialist for a one time event as Chef Heiskell prepares recipes from her new cookbook, “What Can I Bring?”, tells stories of her Southern upbringing and shows us how easy it is to cook something for every occasion.
Chef Heiskell is not only a cookbook author, but also a feature writer for Southern Living magazine and a regular on the Today show. She was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, where she grew a passion for combining her love of food and the history of the rich agricultural area she was raised in.
The Regulator Bookstore will also be there selling copies of her book to be signed.
Heavy Appetizers with be served.

Ponysaurus Beer Dinner at Local 22 @ Local 22 Kitchen & Bar
Oct 25 all-day

Alrighty Locals, ready for another round of incredible beer dinners at your favorite kitchen and bar?! So far this year we’ve brought you breweries from the mountain to the coast, and now we’re ready to bring it home. For our Fall Beer Dinner Series we will be bringing it BACK TO BULL CITY and feature some incredible breweries from the Durham area.

For our second in this incredible series collab on Wednesday, October 25th at 7:00pm we’ll be partnering up with Ponysaurus Brewing! These brewmasters beers are as creative as their name suggests folks and aim to generate flavors that are meant to be savored, appreciated, contemplated, philosophized, studied, nuzzled, & mindfully guzzled. We’ve already partnered with Ponysaurus once this year, but as they say “so nice, we’re doing it twice” and you don’t want to miss it! We’ll be releasing the full menu and beer line-up soon so stay tuned! Ticket price is $40 per guest (tax & gratuity not included), so reserve your seats today for one of our favorite monthly Local happenings! Call (919) 286-9755 and request “October beer dinner”.

Don’t forget to save the dates for our other Back to Bull City Beer Dinners on Wednesdays, September 27th & November 29th!

Hike NC Guided Hike @ Umstead State Park: Reedy Creek Bike ‘N’ Bridle Trail
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an every-Wednesday after-work hike on the bike ‘n’ bridle trail at Umstead. We’ll meet at 6 p.m. at the Lake Crabtree neighborhood entrance to the park, walk out to the cemetery and return. The total distance of this hike is 5 miles, but feel free to turn around at any time. The hike is a mellow climb out and a mellow descent back. This is a great introduction to hiking for beginners and a good aerobic workout for more experienced hikers. Our hike leader will hang in the back with the beginners.

Live Music: Rebecca Newton @ Roost Beer Garden
Oct 26 @ 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 artisanal wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.
Rebecca Newton 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.

A Taste of Italy Wine Dinner @ Parizade
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm

We are thrilled to announce the second journey through Parizade’s Fall wine dinner series will be held Thursday, October 26th at 6:30pm. This decadent 5-course dinner will be featuring an incredible selection of boutique bottles from a variety of vineyards throughout the Italian countryside! Each of the selected bottles will be perfectly paired with some delectable Parizade flavors. Stay tuned for the full 5-course food & wine pairings which will be released soon! The cost of the dinner is $75 per person with tax and gratuity not included. Please call the restaurant to make a reservation or for more information at 919-286-9712.

Anxiety and Learned Helplessness @ The Hill Center
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn practical resources and tips on how to navigate anxiety and learned helplessness in your school-aged child with Dr. Cheryl Chase.

Cheryl Chase, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice near Cleveland, Ohio. She specializes in the diagnostic and neuropsychological assessment of various conditions impacting children, adolescents, and young adults including ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Learning Disorders, and emotional concerns. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Chase is also an accomplished speaker at the local and national levels, leading workshops on such timely topics as executive functioning, differentiated instruction, and creative ways to support those who struggle in school.