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 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.

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!

Nora Jane Struthers @ Cats Cradle
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nora Jane Struthers has written “some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists” – NPR Music. The songs that weave themselves into the fabric of listeners’ lives are usually the ones in which an artist lays her soul bare for the world to hear. Struthers’ new album Champion, is built on these kinds of songs. The 13-song collection written with her band the Party Line, is the follow-up to 2015’s Wake, which earned Struthers acclaim from major outlets like NPR Music, Rolling Stone Country, and “Fresh Air” and their Live show is full to the brim with stellar musicianship, unexpected arrangements that blur the lines between folk, roots, and rock, and an audible sense that everyone in the room is having a damn good time.

Feb
17
Sat
Open House at Briar Chapel @ Briar Chapel Information Center
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thirteen restaurants and services. All in one place.

It’s the Briar Chapel Community Open House! Come discover a wonderful place to live. With Veranda – an inviting gathering place with 13 services and restaurants – it’s also a great place to eat, meet and become a regular.

Start your adventure at our Information Center and register for a chance to win a $200 Veranda gift card! Afterwards, come explore our model homes and our quick move-in homes ready for you. Don’t forget to explore the 24 miles of trails and 20 parks (like our sports court or hammock park) across our community!

Connecting Yoga and Sutra Study in the Modern World @ Global Breath Studio
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

During this module, we will examine various classical Buddhist & Yogic sutras and their relevance to our contemporary world.
What to Expect:
Yoga Therapist, Nina Be, shares powerful practices she has offered to thousands of people who experience distress, loneliness or disease. These ancient tools have proven to be highly effective in calming the various natural ways we might react in a stressful world. Facilitator Nina Be is honored and deeply grateful to be able to support greater understanding and compassion with these practices.
Various Sutras will be discussed during this training, including (but not limited to) Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga, the Anapanasati Sutra (Breath Mindfulness Discourse) and the Noble Eightfold Path.
For more information and to register online, visit www.globalbreath.org/events.

Dvorak’s Stabat Mater performed by Choral Art Society of Durham @ Duke University Chapel
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm

Dvořák Stabat Mater
Saturday, February 17
“The mother standing” opens the 13th century Latin hymn portraying the
sorrows of Mary as she stood at the foot of the cross during Jesus’ crucifixion.
Dvořák’s setting offers sublime music of profound contemplation,
with simple beauty, expressive solo singing, and rich orchestral colors.

The Red Ribbon Ball 2018 @ The Stockroom at 230
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Board of Directors of the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina and Empire Properties Present –

The Red Ribbon Ball 2018 – An Elegant Evening to Support AAS-C

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Stockroom at 230
230 Fayetteville St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Butlered Hors D’oeuvres
Coffee & Dessert Bar
Wines & Beers Including Craft Beers

Creative Semi-Formal/Formal

Dance Music by DJ Fred &
Special Performance by Sidecar Social Club

Tickets: General $75; Friends of the Alliance VIP $100

Get Tickets: https://bpt.me/3137234
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AASNC/events/?ref=page_internal
Contact: Ms. Karla Lineback at 919.834.2437 or visit www.aas-c.org

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Feb 17 @ 8:30 pm

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen puts on the best party in Durham. The unofficially crowned Queen of the Bullpen has all the mettle, pathos and ocean-deep compassion of Billie Holiday, Koko Taylor and Etta James, with her own dramatic flair and wicked humor. Miss her at your own risk.

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen


FREE ADMISSION

Feb
18
Sun
Sacred Sound Bath @ Bikram Yoga Durham
Feb 18 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

Bikram Yoga Durham, located on the Golden Belt campus, is hosting a very special event this weekend!

All are invited to a Sacred Sound Bath Sunday. This healing session is offered by Garth Robertson, who uses a variety of instruments from around the world, selected for their healing tones and frequencies. Comfortable clothes are suggested. Bring whatever you need to be comfortable on the floor. Arrive ready to slow down and enjoy this gift.

Donation based admission. Space can be limited. Pre-registration recommended