EVENTS

EVENTS

Sep
6
Wed
‘The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence’ @ Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Sep 6 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.

Darius Quarles – Solo Exhibit @ Pleiades Gallery
Sep 6 – Oct 1 all-day

Darius Quarles’ show at Pleiades is on display from September 1 – October 1. In addition, “Some Assembly Required: Can You Build It?” by all Pleiades artists can be seen through October 1. Artists explore the concept of “assemblage,” an artistic form whose origins are often credited to Picasso. In assemblage 3D elements project out of a base or substrate.

Three Perspectives @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Sep 6 – Sep 24 all-day

Come see paintings by Lolette Guthrie, photography by Eric Saunders and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. The opening reception will take place during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk on August 25th from 6-9pm.

Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned and operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery and fiber art.

Hours are from 10am-6pm on Monday through Thursday, 10am-9pm on Friday and Saturday and noon-4pm on Sunday.

Northgate’s Wild West Train @ Northgate Mall
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm

Giddy up and take a ride to the American frontier on the Northgate Wild West Train! A local cowboy favorite, the Nothgate Wild West Train is a staple of summer fun for young buckaroos and older partners alike.
Trains leave the station during the following hours:
Thursday-Saturday 12-7pm
Sunday 12-5pm
Monday 12-7pm

Train tickets are $3. Be sure to check out the fun Wild West accessories available for purchase.

Sep
13
Wed
Wellness Wednesdays – Chakras @ Collective Wellness
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS!

Join us for these free, 1-hour Community Classes offered to give participants both an educational and an experiential look at different elements of Wellness!

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CHAKRAS – WHAT ARE THEY & WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

Join us for an hour of learning about your chakras! Your Chakras hold the keys to maintaining healthy relationships, healing past traumas, breaking through blockages, as well as achieving your goal on an energetic level. Regularly clearing, balancing, and recharging these energy centers is an important aspect many people do not tap into.

Led by Jenni Meraki
FREE class
Open to the Public

Please register:
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=320088&stype=-8&sTG=44&sVT=153&sView=day&sLoc=1&sTrn=100000045&date=09/13/17

Meet Jamie DeMent – author of The Farmhouse Chef – at Google Fiber! @ Google Fiber
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at Google Fiber on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm to celebrate the release of Chef Jamie DeMent’s first cookbook, The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm (The University of North Carolina Press, $35.00). Presented by Cureat, join us for a book signing, cooking demo, and cocktails provided by Fair Game.

About The Farmhouse Chef
In The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm (The University of North Carolina Press, on sale September 5, 2017, $35.00), Jamie DeMent opens a bright kitchen window onto the 55 acres of beautiful Piedmont farmland in Hillsborough, NC, where she and her family raise sustainably nurtured and sought-after heirloom varieties of produce and livestock. Every day on Coon Rock Farm, DeMent is in the kitchen serving robust, flavorful, satisfying meals for family, crew, and farm interns — and now readers everywhere are invited to share the bounty! The Farmhouse Chef offers 150 recipes for every occasion, from down home to downright elegant, inspired by the farm’s yield throughout the four seasons. From fall’s Sage- and Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash to Pear and Bacon Salad, to summer’s Sugarcane Barbecue Chicken and Watermelon Mojitos, DeMent’s cooking style highlights no-nonsense approaches that combine great ingredients with easy preparations for super-charged flavor. Accompanying the recipes are DeMent’s charming stories that illuminate what life is really like on a working farm. The Farmhouse Chef is sure to inspire anyone who cares about seasonal, healthfully-grown, delicious food.

About Jamie DeMent
Raised in Eastern North Carolina, Jamie DeMent – farmer, home cook, restaurateur, entrepreneur, teacher and local food advocate – has devoted her life to cultivating and championing sustainable foodways. Together, she and partner Richard Holcomb own Coon Rock Farm, a diverse, 55-acre organic family farm in Hillsborough, NC. The couple also own the award-winning 4-star restaurant, Piedmont, in downtown Durham, NC, as well as two online farmers markets which service the region and the nation: Bella Bean Organics and Heirloom Provisions. Jamie DeMent offers a distinctive voice in today’s farm-to-table movement, so dominated by chefs. Her wealth of knowledge about farming and home cooking, and vivacious and colorful personality, make her as one of the most refreshing voices in today’s Southern farm-to-fork movement. The Farmhouse Chef, set to be published in September 2017, is DeMent’s first cookbook.

7 Steps to a Successful Military Transition @ Carolina Career College
Sep 13 @ 6:15 pm

Are you planning your transition from the military or have recently separated? Are you interested in learning about a career with real growth potential?

Join us for a FREE seminar on learning how to leverage the skills you’ve acquired in the military and combine them with certifications desired by many companies seeking talent.

Pre-registration is required.

Calm – Overcome Anxiety & Move from Chaos to Bliss! @ Collective Wellness
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join transformational coach, Jenni Meraki to discover how to move past fear and anxiety, and step into more freedom and joyin this powerful, 1-hour mindfulness master class.

During this 1 hour class, you’ll discover:

• What your fears and anxiety are so that they no longer controlyou
• How you can become the master of your thoughts by creating an easy daily mindfulness practice
• Tools to live more in the present moment so that you canexperience more peace
• How To Reprogram negative thinking and step into a joyful life full of freedom and bliss!

Led by Jenni Meraki
FREE Event
Open to the Public

Please register:
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=320088&stype=-8&sTG=25&sVT=150&sView=day&sLoc=1&sTrn=100000045&date=09/13/17

Sep
14
Thu
Bill Frisell: HARMONY featuring Petra Haden, Hank Roberts & Luke Bergman @ The ArtsCenter
Sep 14 all-day

Bill Frisell – guitar
Petra Haden – voice
Hank Roberts – voice, cello
Luke Bergman – voice, baritone guitar

har·mo·ny
ˈhärmənē/
noun
1.
the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect.
“four-part harmony in the barbershop style”
synonyms: euphony, polyphony; More
2.
agreement or concord.
“man and machine in perfect harmony”
synonyms: accord, agreement, peace, peacefulness, amity, amicability, friendship, fellowship, cooperation, understanding, consensus, unity, sympathy, rapport, like-mindedness.

Bill Frisell, one of the most sought-after innovators in contemporary guitar music, has convened a new ensemble consisting of acclaimed vocalist Petra Haden, cellist Hank Roberts, and multi-instrumentalist Luke Bergman to perform HARMONY, a sprawling and evocative trip through the landscape of American music of the last century. Interspersing re-arranged traditionals and popular favorites such as “Oh Shenandoah” and Pete Seeger’s “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” with instrumentals reminiscent of Frisell’s work on his own Big Sur (2013), HARMONY links the past, present and future of American roots music.

“It’s hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell.” – The New York Times

• Bill Frisell Website: http://billfrisell.com/whenyouwishuponastar/

The Human Library – Durham @ Durham County Library - Stanford L. Warren Branch
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What if a book could look you in the eye and answer your questions? At The Human Library – Durham real people will serve as “books” who are on loan for 1-on-1 conversations about their life experiences. Diverse volunteers from all across Durham will talk with “readers” and answer questions on topics including: religious beliefs, sexuality, ethnicity, occupation, lifestyle, social status, political conviction, and health & disability.

StreetSigns and The Process Series present: “Closer Than They Appear” @ Swain Hall, Studio 6
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 4:30 pm

StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance and The UNC Process Series present:
“Closer Than They Appear,” a multi-media theatre piece written by Christine Evans that tells the charged story of an encounter between an American soldier and an Iraqi girl blogger through the lens of the technologies that connect them. Inspired by the convergence of video game environments, virtual technology and military research, “Closer Than They Appear” is the world’s first theatrical production licensed to incorporate animated landscapes from Virtual Iraq, a virtual-reality program based on war video games and used in veterans PTSD therapy.

Playwright: Christine Evans
Director: Joseph Megel
Media Designer: Jared Mezzocchi

PERFORMANCES:
Previews: Thursday and Friday, September 14th and 15th at 8:00PM
Gala Opening: Saturday, September 16th at 8:00pm (Reception follows. $45 special admission. See www.piedmontperformancefactory.org/now-playing for more details.)
Sunday, September 17th at 3:00pm

Wednesday, September 20th through Saturday, September 23rd at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 24th at 3:00pm

Wednesday, September 27th through Saturday, September 30th at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 1st at 3:00pm

All performances are at Swain Hall, Studio 6 on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus (101 E Cameron Avenue).

TICKETING:
Wednesday/Thursday – $15
Friday/Saturday/Sunday – $20
Senior (62+) – $15, all performances
Students, Veterans and Active Duty Military – $10 all performances
Bargain Preview Nights (September 14th & 15th) – All tickets $5
Opening Night (September 16th) – All tickets $45
Tickets available at www.closerthantheyappear.brownpapertickets.com.

Sep
15
Fri
DON’T QUIT: The Nello Teer, Sr. Story @ Museum of Durham History
Sep 15 – 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.”

Pleiades Gallery Reception – Darius Quarles Solo Show @ Pleiades Gallery
Sep 15 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham will hold a reception for “Darius Quarles” a solo exhibit of works by painter Darius Quarles on Friday, September 15 from 6-9pm. Darius’s show is on display from September 1 – October 1. In addition, this will be a reception for “Some Assembly Required: Can You Build It?” by all Pleiades artists which can be seen through October 1. Artists explore the concept of “assemblage,” an artistic form whose origins are often credited to Picasso. In assemblage 3D elements project out of a base or substrate.

IT Felt Scarves @ Dovecote Style
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

We are thrilled to welcome Nadia Bevegni and her stunning hand-felted creations to the shop this weekend! We can hardly wait for Nadia to return from her month in Italy each summer where she shops for silk remnants in couture fashion houses which become the basis for her Fall collection. Her sense of color and unique wool felting technique turn a square of silk into luxe scarves like you have never seen – truly works of art.
We are honored to be Nadia’s sole retailer, so if you are looking for an extraordinary gift for someone special, don’t miss this opportunity to check out Nadia’s collection. In addition to scarves, she will be bringing her new wool felted flower necklaces/collars that are incredible!
This is such a special show for anyone who loves and appreciates handmade like we do!

DON’T QUIT: The Nello Teer, Sr. Story- exhibit opening reception @ Museum of Durham History
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Museum of Durham History opens its newest exhibit with a public reception coinciding with the Museum’s regular involvement in Durham’s Third Fridays.
Complimentary light refreshments and beverages will be available, and jazz guitarist Ashesh Chatterjee will perform under the gazebo.
Robb Teer, Nello Sr.’s grandson, will be on hand to sign copies of his book “Courage Ever – An American Success Story – Nello L. Teer, Sr. & His Company.”

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.