EVENTS

EVENTS

Feb
13
Tue
Definition of METAL: a visual art exhibit featuring Tom Dawson, Al Frega, Joe Galas, Jackie McLeod and Renee Leverty @ Pleiades Gallery
Feb 13 – Feb 25 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham presents Definition of METAL, a visual art exhibit featuring Tom Dawson, Al Frega, Joe Galas, Jackie McLeod and Renee Leverty; 2. Metal – of various opaque, fusible, ductile, and typically lustrous substances that are good conductors of electricity and heat, form cations by loss of electrons, and yield basic oxides and hydroxides. This exhibit runs February 1-25. Join us for the reception Friday, February 16, from 6-9 pm. In addition, this will be a reception for Electric Avenue. What do the words “Electric Avenue” bring to mind? Bright lights? Big cities? Or perhaps the early 1980’s hit song written by Eddy Grant in response to a south London riot. The Pleiades artists are aglow as they present works inspired by the concept of “Electric Avenue.” This exhibit runs from February 8- March 31, with public receptions from 6-9pm on February 16 and March 16.

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

Feb
14
Wed
70th Annual USWCA National Bonspiel @ Triangle Curling Club
Feb 14 – Feb 18 all-day

The United States Women’s Curling Association (USWCA) was formed to promote and conserve the best interests and the true spirit of the game of curling. The USWCA unites women’s curling clubs throughout the United States to cultivate friendly relations among its members and their clubs, to promote international friendships, to preserve the tradition and literature of the game and to hold women’s curling events each year.

The National Women’s Bonspiel is an annual event attended by women from all member areas. The location of the event rotates among the four geographical areas: East, Central, Wisconsin, and West. Triangle Curling will be hosting the United States Women’s Curling Association’s National bonspiel for 2018. 32 teams from across the country will come to Durham to compete. We are looking forward to hosting these ladies. There are sure to be teams from as far as Fairbanks and Seattle in the West and across the country to Boston in the East making for a diverse group of ladies, many of whom have never been to the Triangle.

The format is 10-end games with thinking time and a 4-game guarantee.

Come out and watch what is sure to be some entertaining and competitive curling!

Valentine’s Date at Local 22 @ Local 22 Kitchen & Bar
Feb 14 all-day

Still looking for the perfect spot to celebrate your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Spoil your sweetheart at Local 22! On Wednesday, February 14 we will be offering our a la carte menu as well as a special 3-course prix-fixe menu for $45 per person (tax & gratuity not included). And of course in our true kitchen & BAR fashion we will be offering up a selection of swoon-worthy craft cocktails! Advance reservations are recommended as this tends to be a busy night, so call or reserve online today!

VALENTINE PRIX-FIXE

$45 per guest (tax & gratuity not included)

FIRST COURSE: CHOICE OF
FENNEL & PEAR SALAD mixed greens, gorgonzola, almonds, red wine vinaigrette
SHRIMP SKEWERS herb marinade, brussels sprouts slaw
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH pepitas & sweet chili vinaigrette
LAMB CHOPS hummus, artichoke, & olive tapenade

SECOND COURSE: CHOICE OF
ROASTED DUCK BREAST warm beet salad, arugula, and blood orange dressing
GRILLED LOBSTER TAIL yukon potato puree and charred broccolini
BEEF TENDERLOIN pan roasted with a boursin crust, asparagus, sauce espagnole
WILD MUSHROOM RISOTTO baby greens, parmesan, gouda, truffle oil

THIRD COURSE: CHOICE OF
VANILLA BEAN FLAN
RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

Valentine’s Week at Parizade @ Parizade
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day

During the week of St. Valentine Parizade will have a variety of ways to spoil the one you love with all your favorite Mediterranean flavors and the romantic backdrop that is the whimsical Cafe Parizade.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
To kick off festivities we will exclusively offer our decadently delicious special a la carte menu for our dinner service. (see offerings on our website)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15
We will of course be hosting the sensual Spanish Guitar tunes of Alex Gordez from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16
As a finale to our Valentine’s week we will enjoy the seductive serenades of the lovely Jo Gore on Friday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm!

To ensure your seats to celebrate these special evenings with please call the restaurant or visit our reservations page.

Valentine’s Day Food Drive @ Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
Feb 14 all-day

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day by showing your affection for your community!
Enjoy a pint in the taproom and bring a non-perishable canned good for PORCH-Durham.

Needs
-shelf stable, single serving sizes of milk (Walmart is a great place to get these)
-small cans of vegetables with pop-top lids
-small cans of fruit with pop-top lids
-cans of tuna with pop-top lids
-cans of chicken with pop-top lids
-microwavable single-serving meals (chef-boyardee pastas with meat; instant mac-n-cheese; Hormel Compleats)

More about PORCH-Durham:
PORCH-Durham began collecting food donations for Durham children in need in January 2011. A year later, PORCH-Durham received their 501(c)3 federal charity status. The mission of PORCH-Durham is to support the BackPack Buddies and School Pantry programs in Durham, North Carolina. The aim is to reduce food-insecurity among in children in Durham by organizing monthly food collections through neighborhood-based volunteers and donors. PORCH-Durham provides over 300 weekend backpacks of food and supply 12 school and community pantries with twice monthly delivery of fresh fruit and one monthly delivery of 4-6 large boxes of nonperishable food items. Approximately 2,500 to 3,000 individuals are supported each month through the school and community pantries that PORCH-Durham supplies.

Valentine’s Day Omakase @ Dashi
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for a one-night omakase meal at Dashi! We are now taking reservations for our Valentine’s Day omakase!

Surprise your loved one and celebrate Valentine’s Day at Dashi! Enjoy an evening of romantic Japanese dishes and drinks with the special person in your life.

Please visit dashiramen.com to reserve a table! This dinner is reservation only!

What is an omakase?
Omakase entrusts your order to the chef – it is essentially a chef’s tasting menu. Chef Billy Cotter will send out the freshest and most delicious dishes of the day. Dining omakase is a way for Dashi to showcase our finest ingredients and techniques!

Unscripted Durham & Bedlam Vodka present: A Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiac Tasting @ Unscripted Durham
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a five-course tasting accompanied by molecular mixology cocktails prepared by Bedlam Vodka. Sounds by DJ Mic Check and photography by NINE19.

Heartland Baroque Concert: Baroque’n Hearted: A Valentine’s Love Letter to 17th-Century Italy @ Ackland Art Museum-UNC Chapel Hill
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Heartland Baroque is thrilled to perform a concert on the upcoming 2018 North Carolina HIP (Historically-Informed Performance) Music Festival, “Baroquen-Hearted: A Valentine’s Love Letter to 17th-Century Italy,” a program which celebrates the passion and allure of Italy in the middle of the 17-Century. While some folks may associate Valentine’s Day with hearts, flowers, candy, and champagne, Heartland Baroque, along with guest artist, Soprano Margaret Carpenter Haigh, is excited to enchant you with a rich and varied musical “box of chocolates!” Heartland Baroque members Martie Perry and David Wilson, baroque violins, Keith Collins, dulcian, Barbara Krumdieck, baroque cello, and William Simms, theorbo, along with guest artist, Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano, pay tribute to this forward-thinking musical world of 17th-Century Italy in a program of instrumental and vocal music full of deep delights from composers that include Marco Uccellini, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Isabella Leonarda, and Barbara Strozzi.

Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue Valentine’s Special @ The Bullpen
Feb 14 @ 8:30 pm

Music Maker and the Bullpen present a special Wednesday night Valentines Day show at the Bullpen with Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue! Soul singer Thomas Rhyant serenades all the lovers and lonely hearts out there with classic Sam Cooke hits from the golden era of soul and R&B.

FREE ADMISSION

Feb
15
Thu
FREE showing of CANE – Feb 15th @ Duke University's Rubinstein Arts Center
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SLIPPAGE: Performance|Culture|Technology announces the revival of CANE, a responsive environment dancework to be performed February 15 and 16, 2018.  The February 15 performance is free and open to the public.

Inspired by Jean Toomer’s experimental 1923 text of the Harlem Renaissance, CANE explores memories of African American sharecropping held by a technologically-devised canefield. Created by technologists, dancers, and visual artists, CANE suggests possibilities of shimmering mediated histories mixed in real-time via a specially-constructed responsive environment.

The sound environment for this work manipulated audio files from the Library of Congress archive of Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938. Processed through software programs Supercollider and Max to respond to their own recurrences, these voices of memory became actors to interact with the live performers and prepared soundscape for the work. Live video processing adds to the layered experience of the event.

DeFrantz joined the faculty at Duke in 2011, after twelve years on the faculty at MIT. He teaches courses in Performance and Technology, Contemporary Performance, and African American Studies. He has previously taught in the MFA program of the American Dance Festival, and served as President of the Society of Dance History Scholars. Wideman-Davis dance, founded in 2003, explores contemporary performance in relation to history, memory, gender, and identity.

In all, CANE suggests ways to rethink how environments hold history, and how technologically- mediated environments can tilt simultaneously toward what has been, and what is yet to be.

Performed by Tanya Wideman, Thaddeus Davis, Petra Morgan, Maria Maccaroni, John Green II, and Jade Curtis. Conceived and Directed by Thomas F. DeFrantz, Visual Design and Programming by Eto Otitigbe, Music by Tara Rodgers, Sound Programming by Jamie Keesecker, Additional Programming and Sound Discoveries by Jung-Eun Kim and Peter Whincop. Lighting by Jesse Belsky, Costumes by Marissa Erickson. Production Dramaturg: Jules Odendahl-James, Production Management Shireen Dickson.

Feb
16
Fri
Public Reception for Definition of METAL, a visual art exhibit featuring Tom Dawson, Al Frega, Joe Galas, Jackie McLeod and Renee Leverty @ Pleiades Gallery
Feb 16 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham invites the public to a reception for Definition of METAL, a visual art exhibit featuring Tom Dawson, Al Frega, Joe Galas, Jackie McLeod and Renee Leverty. Metal – of various opaque, fusible, ductile, and typically lustrous substances that are good conductors of electricity and heat, form cations by loss of electrons, and yield basic oxides and hydroxides. This exhibit runs February 1-25. Join us for the reception Friday, February 16, from 6-9 pm. In addition, this will be a reception for Electric Avenue. What do the words “Electric Avenue” bring to mind? Bright lights? Big cities? Or perhaps the early 1980’s hit song written by Eddy Grant in response to a south London riot. The Pleiades artists are aglow as they present works inspired by the concept of “Electric Avenue.” This exhibit runs from February 8 – March 31, with public receptions from 6-9pm on February 16 and March 16.

For more information, contact Renee Leverty. Hours for Pleiades Gallery are Thurs., noon-7, Fri., noon-8, Sat., noon-8, and Sun., noon-3.

Durham Arts Council February Third Friday Artist Reception @ Durham Arts Council
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm

Once more, with feeling!
Join the Durham Arts Council at our February Third Friday event – this RESCHEDULED opening reception was originally planned for January, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Our February arts night puts the spotlight on exhibits in the Allenton Gallery, Semans Gallery, Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery, and the Durham Art Guild’s SunTrust Gallery. Also featured are dance performances by Huepa Culture & Arts Institute, live music, family friendly crafts, refreshments and wine bar!

Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue as part of Third Friday Durham @ Vert & Vogue
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm

Join us Friday night for Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue, as part of Third Friday Durham! This month UNC professors and life partners of almost 23 years, Marcie & Bill Ferris, will join us to share their work and writings on the American South.
PS – As always, drinks are on the house! #VVxHappyHour

Exhibition Opening: “Hotel Theory” by Bill Thelen @ 21c Museum Hotel
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for the opening celebration of Bill Thelen’s Hotel Theory. Hotel Theory is located in the Vault Gallery and will be on view until Summer 2018.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
In 2016, Bill Thelen headed to the Obracodobra artist residency in Oaxaca, Mexico. The residency is housed within Casa Colonial, which also functions as a hotel. Thelen brought two seminal texts with him: the 19th-century French Symbolist novel A Rebours (Against Nature or Against the Grain), by Joris-Karl Huysmans, and contemporary critic Wayne Koestenbaum’s Hotel Theory, a philosophical meditation on hotel living.

These books became launching points for works in which Thelen investigates identity and influence, history and the environment. Immersed in the colors and textures of the Oaxacan landscape, and facing middle age, Thelen was inspired to create a new body of work dominated by two prominent colors (el naranja and el turquesa), which, he says, “conceptualizes and cross-pollinates ideas about the interconnectivity of states of being with the environments that influence them.”

Set within what Thelen describes as “the unrestrained environment” of 21c’s vault gallery, Hotel Theory includes individual drawings, collaged works on paper using watercolors, ink and graphite drawings, and wall painting, along with a new wall drawing and a fiber piece that utilizes fabrics sourced from Raleigh Denim.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bill Thelen is an artist, curator, and educator living in Raleigh, NC. He is the co-founder and former Director of Lump, a non-profit, project space located in downtown Raleigh. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, and has been reviewed in Frieze, The New York Times, Art in America, Time Out London, Sculpture, and other periodicals and online journals.

Love In Durham @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

One of the Museum of Durham History’s most popular events is back again to celebrate Love In Durham. On Friday February 16th from 6-8PM, stop by the museum to create a decorative valentine to be put on display in our gallery for all of Durham to see!

Bring photos of your family, friends, significant others, or even your pets with you to the celebration to be made into a valentine. It doesn’t matter if they live here or across the globe, celebrate whoever makes you feel Love in Durham! We will have all sorts of crafting supplies for you to use here at the museum. The finished valentines will be featured in the museum for the rest of February.

While you get crafty, enjoy a glass of wine and chocolate covered strawberries! Live music will be provided in our gazebo courtesy of Third Friday Durham.

We invite EVERYONE to share the Love in Durham with this perfect way to wrap up your Valentine’s Day celebration!