‘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.”

Majesty Incognito – Paintings by Yuko Nogami Taylor @ Pleiades Gallery
Nov 1 – Nov 30 all-day

There are very few archival photographs of Southern African Americans dating from the early 1900’s. The original black and white images fascinated Yuko with their powerful imagery, compelling her to paint color and life into them. She is particularly captivated and moved by the dichotomy of strength and humility etched in these human portraits.
Through her series of paintings, she hopes to bridge a connection between her nameless subjects and our inner selves using her Japanese heritage, to celebrate the strength, to honor the humility, and to share the beauty that is in all our lives.

Hike NC Guided Hike @ Umstead State Park: Reedy Creek Bike ‘N’ Bridle Trail
Nov 15 @ 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.

Collaboration – Featured Members’ Exhibit @ Pleiades Gallery
Nov 16 – Dec 23 all-day

What do you get when 10 artists work on a project together? “Collaboration” is our featured exhibit in the downstairs gallery. Each Pleiades Arts member artist worked on a portion of an overall image. The pieces join together to create a larger image that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Fork + Bottle: Mas de Daumas Gassac French Wines @ Counting House
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm

Do you love a fine wine? Craft beer? Sipping bourbon? So do we. Join us for our newly minted Fork + Bottle dinner series at Counting House where we highlight our favorite guest brewers, distillers and winemakers with special pairings for tasting menus prepared by executive chef Thomas Card. In November, we’re welcoming Mas de Daumas Gassac for an exploration of southern French wines. The evening will kick off with a reception in our art-filled gallery space, followed by a four-course dinner with wine pairings in our Private Dining Room. À votre santé! Seats are limited! Call 919.956.6760 to reserve.

Reception for Collaboration – Featured Members’ Exhibit @ Pleiades Gallery
Nov 17 all-day

What do you get when 10 artists work on a project together? “Collaboration” is our featured exhibit in the downstairs gallery. Each Pleiades Arts member artist worked on a portion of an overall image. The pieces join together to create a larger image that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Vert & Vogue Holiday Bazaar Opening, Third Friday Happy Hour series @ Vert & Vogue
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The opening of the Vert & Vogue Holiday Bazaar, as part of its Third Friday Happy Hour series, is Friday, November 17th, 5:30-7:30 pm. At the event, meet your favorite Triangle makers, discover their newest mindfully-made gifts, and enter to win one of ten handmade designs in the event raffle. Drinks are on the house! The V&V Holiday Bazaar, an in-store-only market, will run November 17th-December 24th.

Reception for Majesty Incognito – Paintings by Yuko Nogami Taylor @ Pleiades Gallery
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pleiades Gallery in Durham will hold a reception for Yuko Nogami Taylor’s Majesty Incognito
a solo exhibit of paintings on Friday, November 17 from 6-9pm. Yuko’s show upstairs at Pleiades is on display from November 1 – November 30. Yuko’s series of paintings is inspired by archival photographs of southern African Americans dating from the 1900’s. Drawing from her Japanese heritage, Yuko brings color and life to these images to celebrate the strength, to honor the humility, and to share the beauty that is in all our lives.

Nancy Pearl – George & Lizzie @ McIntyre's Books
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

From “America’s librarian” and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads.
George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family — his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom — while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love.
Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed — George is happy; Lizzie remains . . . unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie’s past resurfaces, she’ll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built over a decade together.
With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments.
Nancy Pearl is known as “America’s Librarian.” She speaks about the pleasures of reading at library conferences, to literacy organizations and community groups throughout the world and comments on books regularly on KUOW FM in Seattle, as well as KWGS in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Wisconsin Public Radio. Born and raised in Detroit, she received her master’s degree in library science in 1967 from the University of Michigan. She also received an MA in history from Oklahoma State University in 1977. Among her many honors and awards are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal; and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. She also hosts a monthly television show, Book Lust with Nancy Pearl. She lives in Seattle.

Preservation Durham Fall Fundraiser @ The Cookery
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Preservation Durham will have their Fall Fundraiser on November 17th at the newly expanded Cookery. Live music, local food, OPEN BAR and silent and live auctions. Live Auction hosted by Criminal podcast host, Phoebe Judge. Proceeds support our Preservation Equity Project. Tickets now available at www.PreservationDurham.ORG

Astronomy Series – Saturn Viewing @ C.M. Herndon Park
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You know what they say: “If you like a planet
you shoulda put a ring on it!” Come join us as
we take a look at the sixth planet from the sun
using our high-powered telescopes. All ages. No preregistration
required. No Cost.

Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Show @ North Carolina State Fairgrounds Scott Building
Nov 18 – Nov 19 all-day

Repticon Raleigh is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!

Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am)
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)

Adults – $10, Children (5-12) – $5, Under 5 – Free
Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets

Durham Art Walk Holiday Market @ Downtown Durham
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm

The 2017 Durham Art Walk Holiday Market kicks off the holiday season with local art, music, food, and family activities at various locations in Durham’s historic downtown district. Durham Art Walk is produced and presented by the Durham Arts Council with support from many generous community sponsors. Be a part of this great community art event: shop, sponsor, volunteer! Start you Art Walk at the Durham Arts Council Building, 120 Morris Street. Saturday November 18, 10am-5pm, Sunday November 19, 1pm-5pm.

Holiday Market @ Umstead Pines
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us at our 7th annual Holiday Market, sponsored by Multiple Choices for the Children – a fundraiser benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital.

Sip while you shop with some of the Bull City’s finest, local businesses, eat great BBQ, try your luck at winning great door prizes and let the Company Dancers of Durham entertain you!