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
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.

Fairly Local- Celebrating 25 Years of Fair Trade in Durham @ One World Market
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

One World Market is a nonprofit fair trade store celebrating 25 years in Durham. Join us for an evening of fair trade and Durham favorites. At this 25th anniversary event, we’ll have local beer and fair trade wine, global cuisine from Lost Boys food truck, live music from Young Chrystal Alice and lots of Bull City raffle prizes. We’re kicking off the event early with coupons you can use each week leading up to the big celebration. We will accept coupons shown on smart phones!

The SuperNatural Opening Celebration @ 21c Museum Hotel
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for the opening celebration of The SuperNatural on Friday, September 15, 2017. The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by a conversation between visiting artist Chris Doyle and 21c Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites.

About the exhibition:
In these still and moving images of land and cityscapes, and in the taxidermy and fabricated figures of The SuperNatural, nature meets technoculture, and the new natural is both organic and artificial. Invoking past and future in a critique of the present, these paintings, photographs, sculptures, and videos document observed, current realities while referencing the aesthetic traditions of 19th and 20th-century art. Influenced by Romanticism and Surrealism, science and commerce, these artists envision how the dreams and detritus of the industrial era have generated the promise and peril of the digital age, and explore the potential for adaptation to both the visceral and virtual realities of the future.

Third Friday Ticket Release Party for The Muse Masquerade @ The Carrack
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at The Carrack during Third Friday Durham for a costume sale with Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, art activities for the whole family with Happymess Art Studios, Classes and Supplies, and a mini-market featuring local artisans and vendors who can help you put together an ensemble sure to win the Best Mask & Costume contests at The Muse Masquerade.

Tickets for The Muse Masquerade go on sale 9/15!

Keep up to date with details about this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/266977350456532

Moonlight Geopaddle @ Lake Michie Boating Area
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join DPR Outdoor Recreation for one of our most popular programs, combining the fun of a nighttime GPS scavenger hunt with kayak paddling the glassy waters of gorgeous Lake Michie. We will provide the paddling and orientation equipment, you bring weather appropriate clothing and a flashlight. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Age: 7 and up