EVENTS

EVENTS

Apr
23
Mon
Durham Bulls Baseball @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Apr 23 – Sep 3 all-day

The 2017 Triple-A National Champions take the field at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Their whopping 70-game season kicks off April 5 against the Charlotte Knights and continues through Labor Day. Celebrate opening day with some post- game fireworks (the first of 22 fireworks shows this season), and mark your calendars for the home Father’s Day game June 17 and Bark in the Park games April 11, May 16, June 13, July 25 and August 22.

Trees by Three @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Apr 23 – May 20 all-day

Carved wood by Larry Favorite, glass art by Susan Hope and paintings by Ellie Reinhold. April 23 – May 20. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, April 27th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery and fiber art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

May
3
Thu
WATERMARK – Solo Exhibit by Dawn Hummer @ Pleiades Gallery
May 3 – May 27 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham presents WATERMARK – A Solo Exhibit by Dawn Hummer. Weaving is prominent in her work. In addition, she combines many traditional methods of hand-work from other cultures, resulting in a contemporary interpretation of dimensional texture. The pieces in this collection represent a broad spectrum of artful plays on the organic spirit and mystical voice of water and its influence over Dawn’s lifetime. The impetus for her work comes from an early immersion in the natural world while growing up in remote coastal Florida.

In addition, join us for FREESTYLE. Who knows what will happen when member artists respond to this boundless concept?

Both exhibits run May 3-27. Join us for our Third Friday reception May 18th 6-9pm! For more information, contact Renee Leverty at 919-797-2706 or info@pleiadesartdurham.com. The address for Pleiades Gallery is 109 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701. Hours for Pleiades Gallery are Thu 12-7, Fri/Sat 12-8, and Sun 12-3. www.PleiadesArtDurham.com

May
4
Fri
Parizade’s May Courtyard Concert Series @ Parizade
May 4 – May 25 all-day

Join us for more starlit serenades this May! Start your weekend off in style with a practically private concert in the beautiful Parizade courtyard every Friday night! From 7:00pm-10:00pm on Fridays we’ll be hosting a rising star of the Bull City music scene in our elegantly cozy courtyard space. Call up your usual weekend go-getters and have a seat. Whether you’re planning to stay for mezzes and a craft cocktail (or two) or a full 3-course dinner over a bottle of wine, we’ll set the perfect backdrop for your night out! Check out the full line-up in the event flyer or see the list below. Reserve your seats today by calling (919) 286-9712!

More Courtyard Music Dates:
May 4th • DUCK DUCK GOOSE: Bob Vasile with Jack & Jane
May 11th • Jay Hammond
May 18th • Emily Musolino
May 25th • The Larks

May
11
Fri
Blood Done Sign My Name @ Raleigh Little Theatre
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – May 27 @ 3:00 pm

“Blood Done Sign My Name” (Drama), By Mike Wiley, Adapted from the novel by Tim Tyson.

In this world premiere version, Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Tim Tyson surrounding the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, NC, and the events that followed. Marrow, who was black, was chased from a local store by three white men after reportedly making a crude remark to one of the men’s wives. They brutally beat Marrow, and then killed him with a bullet to the head in view of multiple witnesses. Despite the eyewitness reports, an all-white jury acquitted the men. The town’s black community responded to the events with an uprising that destroyed downtown businesses and several tobacco warehouses that held at least a million dollars in harvested crops. Tyson, who was 10 at the time, recounts how the conflagration of events shaped his life. He offers us an opportunity to examine our own roles in the complex and often confusing racial fabric of America.

May
16
Wed
BioWork Next Generation @ Northern Durham Center
May 16 @ 8:30 am – Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm

This course trains process technicians for careers in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical manufacturing. It offers job- seeking essentials and hands-on activities to simulate a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility (FESTO) while covering the core concepts of manufacturing and the fundamentals of science needed to provide marketable skills in the biotechnology field. (Qualifies for Financial Assistance)

Prerequisites:
– Must be at least 18 years old.
– Must have a high school diploma /GED and demonstrate appropriate reading level and math level
OR
– Provide a copy of a transcript of any completed Associate’s degree or higher(see website)

62565 W Th 1 day/wk 5/16-9/19 8:30am-5:30pm Deadline to Apply: May 9
62242 MWF 6/22-9/21 9am-1pm Deadline to Apply: June 15
62240 Sat 7/14-11/17 8:30am-5:30pm Deadline to Apply: July 7
62243 Tues Thurs 8/02-12/13 6pm-10pm Deadline to Apply July 26

May
17
Thu
Moogfest @ Downtown Durham
May 17 – May 20 all-day

This annual event celebrates the synthesis of music, art and technology. By day, Moogfest is a platform for conversation and experimentation. By night, it presents pioneers in electronic music alongside pop and avant-garde experimentalists. Enjoy this year’s compelling lineup including Madame Ghandi, Fawkes, Gavin Rayna Russom and Annie Hart at venues like the American Tobacco Campus and Motorco.

May
18
Fri
Spring Pittsboro Antique Fair @ Antique Fair
May 18 – May 20 all-day

With each new year comes new beginnings. We are excited to announce the dates of our Spring Antique Fair at the Alpha Center, in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

Located at the Alpha Center. 697 Hillsboro Street, 15-501, Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312

Hours:
May 18 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm,
May 19 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
May 20 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rain or shine!

Our fair is the ultimate place to shop for vintage and antique home decorations, furniture, jewelry, art, pottery, books & collectibles.

Come enjoy this family-friendly 3 day event with great shopping, face painting, food trucks and much more!

$5.00 admission, children under 16 free
Free Parking

Third Friday Reception – WATERMARK – A Solo Exhibit by Dawn Hummer @ Pleiades Gallery
May 18 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham presents WATERMARK – A Solo Exhibit by Dawn Hummer. Weaving is prominent in her work. In addition, she combines many traditional methods of hand-work from other cultures, resulting in a contemporary interpretation of dimensional texture. The pieces in this collection represent a broad spectrum of artful plays on the organic spirit and mystical voice of water and its influence over Dawn’s lifetime. The impetus for her work comes from an early immersion in the natural world while growing up in remote coastal Florida.

In addition, join us for FREESTYLE. Who knows what will happen when member artists respond to this boundless concept?

Candle Making Party at Honeygirl Meadery @ Honeygirl Meadery
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please EMAIL brandyssoycandles@gmail.com to be invoiced and reserve your spot. For this event, when emailing, please let Brandy know if you would like to pour 2-Four ounce jar candles OR 1 Honeygirl Meadery logo’d glass candle. Also, please let Brandy know if you will be doing their tasting during the class, which is an additional $5 per person. There is no additional cost to pour into their logo’d glass, and the glass can be washed and used after the candle has burned!!

Receive two 4 ounce jar candles that you make, or choose to pour into a logo’d Honeygirl Meadery glass instead! Class includes everything you need-scents are chosen by Brandy. Bring comfy clothes or feel free to bring an apron. Wax tends to be a little messy, but it’s soy so it washes easily. Hand pour (or receive assistance) into your jar.

Class runs about 90 minutes. Brandy will introduce herself, how she got started and what you are using to make your candle. You will learn about soy wax, essential oils, and the benefits to burning soy over paraffin. Snacks will be provided by Brandy. At the end of the class, you will have an opportunity to hang out, and ask questions! There will be trivia to test your knowledge and win a FREE CANDLE! It will be an fun evening of laughs and a chance to get together and relax.

Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue with Teka Selman @ Vert & Vogue
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

On Friday, May 18th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, enjoy Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue with its special guest, Teka Selman, founder of Selman Contemporary. Selman is an accomplished contemporary art dealer and curator based in Durham. She will share her knowledge and passion about art and collecting the work of North Carolina artists. This free event is part of Third FridayDurham. Pop in before dinner. Drinks are on the house!

https://www.vertandvogue.com/blogs/the-journal/happy-hour-with-special-guest-teka-selman

Freight Train Blues – Cool John Ferguson & Pee Wee Hayes @ Carrboro Town Commons
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Music Maker Relief Foundation and Carrboro Rec & Parks present the Freight Train Blues Music Series: four Fridays of music, food, beer, and community in the heart of Carrboro! Cool John Ferguson is a self-taught electric guitarist born in the Sea Islands of South Carolina. A frequent performer at blues festivals around the world, Cool John was named “most outstanding guitarist” by Living Blues Magazine two years straight. Veteran Chicago blues guitarist and singer Pee Wee Hayes was born in Alamo, Tennessee and relocated with his family to Racine, Wisconsin as a child. Seasoned in the roadhouses of Wisconsin and northern Illinois, Pee Wee embodies the vibrancy, connectivity, and migration of southern roots music across the nation.

Kevin Powers – A Shout in the Ruins @ McIntyre's Books
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond, this novel by the award-winning author of The Yellow Birds explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society.

Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the 1980’s, A Shout in the Ruins examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia. When war arrives, the master of Beauvais, Anthony Levallios, foresees that dominion in a new America will be measured not in acres of tobacco under cultivation by his slaves, but in industry and capital. A grievously wounded Confederate veteran loses his grip on a world he no longer understands, and his daughter finds herself married to Levallois, an arrangement that feels little better than imprisonment. And two people enslaved at Beauvais plantation, Nurse and Rawls, overcome impossible odds to be together, only to find that the promise of coming freedom may not be something they will live to see.

Seamlessly interwoven is the story of George Seldom, a man orphaned by the storm of the Civil War, looking back from the 1950s on the void where his childhood ought to have been. Watching the government destroy his neighborhood to build a stretch of interstate highway through Richmond, he travels south in an attempt to recover his true origins. With the help of a young woman named Lottie, he goes in search of the place he once called home, all the while reckoning with the more than 90 years he lived as witness to so much that changed during the 20th century, and so much that didn’t. As we then watch Lottie grapple with life’s disappointments and joys in the 1980’s, now in her own middle-age, the questions remain: How do we live in a world built on the suffering of others? And can love exist in a place where for 400 years violence has been the strongest form of intimacy?

Written with the same emotional intensity, harrowing realism, and poetic precision that made The Yellow Birds one of the most celebrated novels of the past decade, A Shout in the Ruins cements Powers’ place in the forefront of American letters and demands that we reckon with the moral weight of our troubling history.

Alabama Slim – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
May 18 @ 8:30 pm

Alabama Slim grew up listening to old 78s of Bill Broonzy and Lightnin’ Hopkins, and learned to sing by following along with the work songs of old folks at his grandparents’ farm. He began playing music in juke joints around Huntsville, Alabama, until moving to New Orleans in the ’60s. Alabama Slim has performed extensively with his cousin, the great Little Freddie King, and together they recorded their album The Mighty Flood, chronicling their experiences in the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina.

FREE ADMISSION

*A portion of your tab at the Bullpen goes to help Music Maker Relief Foundation support elder traditional roots musicians across the South*

May
19
Sat
Duke ICN Family Advisory Council @ Museum of Life & Science
May 19 all-day

The Duke ICN Family Advisory Council will host it’s annual family reunion for families of former patients of the ICN on Saturday, May 19 at the Museum of Life + Science. Our goal is to create a fun environment where families see and thank the many staff who had cared for their baby, as well as connect with families whom they met in the hospital. It is just as much or more fun for the medical staff to greet and see how their former patients are doing at this day of celebration. The reunion provides opportunities for families to find strength and encouragement from each other, as they had done while their children were admitted patients at Duke. The event is free for all 2017 ICN graduates and their families. The cost is $5 per family for all others. The event is from 10:00am to 1:00pm but the museum is open all day for families to enjoy.