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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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 featuring local vendors to start your holiday shopping off right!
When the West Point Mill was in its heyday, mills were often the center of vibrant communities. Join us as we step back in time and learn about community life in rural North Carolina. This hike will be about three miles long. Please no dogs on this hike, as we will be going in and out of buildings. We will meet at the West Point Mill.
The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Woman’s Club will present their biennial Christmas Historic Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1-7 p.m. – rain or shine! Offered only in even-numbered years, the Christmas Historic Home Tour is a self-guided tour featuring several Wake Forest homes and other properties decorated for the holidays and open for viewing. For more information visit https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/christmashometour.aspx
Artist Studios Open at the Warehouse Building at Golden Belt
Art studios on Golden Belt’s campus open in the new Warehouse Building
Celebrate the opening of 25 artist studios as well as the new Durham Art Guild gallery. Event will feature live music, a DJ during the day, food trucks and kid-friendly fun.
Hi-Wire Brewing will also be opening on campus and hosting fun activities on the same day from 12pm-10pm
DURHAM, NC– December 1, 2018 the Warehouse Studios at the Golden Belt Campus marks the grand opening of a new facility for the arts, attracting hundreds of art lovers to over 25 new studios and exhibition spaces. The opening of the studio boasts a roster worthy of national attention.
The launch marks a continuation of the arts program that has been a main feature of the campus upon its first launch in 2008. This renewed commitment to art is a sign of LRC Properties’ commitment to visual art and its sustainability in Durham, NC. 25 artists were juried by a diverse artistic steering committee consisting of representatives from the tenant base, Durham arts scene, and East Durham community.
“It has been our intention since launching the Golden Belt Campus to not only continue, but expand upon the concept of what the arts can mean for a mixed use campus. This new facility and list of artists creates a cross connection of diverse artistic mediums and backgrounds at the junction of architecture, commerce, and entertainment,” commented LRC Properties local VP Justin Sacco.
On December 1st the public can expect full access to meet the artists and visit their studios, live music and DJ as well as family fun. The event is from 3-10pm. Below is a full list of visual artists that have studios:
Caleb Goodnight & Caleb Childers
Carlyn Wright Eakes
“We are looking forward to the beautiful, new studios and can’t wait to see everyone for our grand opening,” commented Golden Belt studio artists Shelby Dillon.
In addition to the launch of the artist studios, Hi-Wire Brewing will also be hosting an event in conjunction to celebrate the opening of their Durham Fun Zone, including over 20 beers on tap and a large collection of tables games such as foosball, ping-pong, and soccer pool. Their event will be just steps away from the Artist Studios and will feature additional attractions including a ferris wheel, stilt walkers, live music and family fun.
December 1st is the date to experience what’s new on Golden Belt’s campus. Join us.
This event is free and open to the public. To find out more information please visit http://www.goldenbeltarts.com/.
Bring your yoga mat, blanket, pillow or anything else that will help you to lay down or sit comfortably on the floor and relax. We start with a short breathing exercise (pranayma), which helps you start to feel comfortable and more relaxed. Then you will be surrounded by sound of five gongs. After few minutes you will enter a meditative state and your own inner experience. The sound of gong penetrates, cleans, invigorates, rejuvenates, and connects you to your soul, your highest infinite self. Discover what will be yours. There will be time after the session to allow you to slowly come back to the present moment and fully awaken. I have some extra bolsters, yoga mats and sheep skins in case you forget to bring your own. I have a cat named Vera who loves gongs, too! She usually leaves the room when I start to play, but reappears at the end of the session to give her greetings and share the good energy. If you are allergic or afraid of cats please let me know beforehand. No worries. I hope to see you soon.
Join us for our 2nd Movie Bar Meetup for the screening of the Sundance award winning documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. There will be complimentary food + wine and a discussion about the film afterwards.
Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager in London. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup, cutand-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth. Never one to compromise on her vision, Maya kept her camera rolling throughout. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. provides unparalleled, intimate access to the artist in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, becoming one of the most recognizable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today.
We’re hosting the screening at the AU Classroom @ American Tobacco Campus which is in the basement of the Strickland Building (Next to Cuban Revolution)
The venue will open at 6:30 p.m. for Food, Drinks and Conversation
The event will begin at 7:15 p.m. sharp and run for 90 Minutes
Moderated discussion will begin after the film and run until 9:15 p.m.
**For event updates and film content follow us on Instagram @moviebarmeetup**
Conscious Light offers a penetrating glimpse into the remarkable life and enlightened teachings of Avatar A di Da Samraj . Trailer https://consciouslightfilm.com/ The film won the Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary at the Awareness Festival in LA and five Impact DOCS Awards. Light refreshments provided.