EVENTS

EVENTS

Aug
17
Fri
Al Strong’s 99 Brass Band @ The Bullpen
Aug 17 @ 8:30 pm

The 99 (Nine Nine) Brass Band was formed in the Summer of 2018 through an impromptu engagement. Co-Directed by Al Strong and Jeremy ‘Bean’ Clemons, the band delivers powerful and inspiring arrangements with a New Orleans Brass Band sound that’s unmatched! This 6-piece group aims to bring the party from the drop of the downbeat to the finish.

Members:
Al Strong- Trumpet
Tee Corbett- Trumpet
Zo Hedgepeth- Trombone
Blu Thompson- Sax
Jeremy ‘Bean’ Clemons- Drumset
Donovan Scott- Tuba

As always, a portion of your drink tab goes to support Music Maker’s mission of sustaining American roots music.

Aug
18
Sat
The Queen of Bourbon Street: Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen @ The Bullpen
Aug 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen is a North Carolina native, but her heart is in New Orleans. After years performing as the “Blues Queen of Bourbon Street,” she’s back in North Carolina, bringing the NOLA blues to downtown Durham!
*Admission is FREE!

*As always, free live music on Friday and Saturday nights at the Bullpen is brought to you by the Music Maker Relief Foundation, and a portion of your tab goes to support their mission of sustaining American roots music traditions.

Aug
26
Sun
Parizade’s Annual GREEK NIGHT 2018! @ Parizade
Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm

Come join the space where fantasy meets reality, a celebration of life in the moment: our annual GREEK NIGHT at Parizade! On Sunday, August 26th Parizade will host our annual one night only Greek Festival extravaganza: live bouzouki player, dancing, fortune telling, live statues, and a decadent buffet filled with all the signature Parizade flavors!

What more could you want from a beautiful late summer evening this August? Buffet will be packed to the brim with delicious dishes from 5:30pm-8:30pm but the celebration, dancing, and laughter goes on all night long! Tickets for the evening will be $50 per guest (tax, gratuity, and bar beverages not included). Full buffet line-up listed below! Make sure to save the date and RSVP to this incredible evening by calling (919) 286-9712 or reserving on our website and requesting “GREEK NIGHT” in guest notes.

THE BUFFET:
VILLAGE TOMATO SALAD
ISLAND BEETS
DOLMAS, DILL, PINENUTS
CUCUMBER MINT TZATZIKI
GREEN LENTIL SALAD
EGGPLANT SALATA
CITRUS, FIGS, GRAPES
WARM SAGANAKI OF KASSERI & MANOURI
BRAISED LAMB WITH ORZO
ROASTED LAMB “GREEK STYLE”
ROASTED LEMON CHICKEN
SPANAKOPITA
GRILLED OCTOPUS & CALAMARI
FLATBREAD, COUNTRY LOAFS, FOCACCIA
KATAIFI NUT ROLL
PHYLLO CUSTARD PIE
GREEK COUNTRY SALAD
ROMAINE, FETA, OLIVES
ROASTED VEGETABLES
SUMMER BEAN SALAD
TARAMOSALATA
YOGURT, WALNUTS, HONEY
CRACKED LEMON POTATOES
MOUSSAKA
SOUVLAKIS, KEFTAS, PORK
BAKED SHRIMP, TOMATO, FETA
PILAF OF LEEKS & PINENUTS
SEAFOOD PLAKI STYLE
ORANGE RICE PUDDING
BAKLAVA
ALMOND CAKE IN HONEY

Sep
1
Sat
Kids Pawpaw Song and Dance Celebration @ Funny Girl Farm
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Join us on the farm as we celebrate North Carolina’s largest native fruit, the Pawpaw! Durham musician Dr. Fruit will teach us some of their original kids’ songs from the hit album “Kids for President” as well as play some old-school classics. We’ll take a break half-way through the concert to create our own instruments (that you can take home!) and then end our celebration by rocking out together.

That’s not all! We’ll have opportunities to learn about Pawpaws and delicious samples so that everyone can taste their tropical banana-mango flavor.

Oct
6
Sat
4th Ms. Full-Figured NC Pageant @ Catch The Fire
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm

4th ANNUAL
MS. FULL-FIGURED NORTH CAROLINA PAGEANT

OCTOBER 6, 2018

DOORS OPEN AT 5:00PM
SHOWTIME 6:00PM

CATCH THE FIRE
2304 PAGE ROAD, DURHAM, NC

COME OUT TO SEE WHO TAKE HOME THE CROWNS
PLUS SIZE BEAUTY, FASHION, & CONFIDENCE

ADVANCE TICKET $35 – with a delegate
GENERAL ADMISSION $40 – after September 30 & at the door

VIP ADMISSION $75 – includes meal, front row seating, swag bag

Oct
19
Fri
NC Dance Festival @ The Fruit
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 9:30 pm

Experience the energy, artistry, and talent of professional dance artists from across NC during the 28th Season of the NC Dance Festival. Each year, the NC Dance Festival, produced by the Dance Project, presents work by some of the best modern dance choreographers in the state. Fierce, honest, reflective, and playful, the concert presents a wide variety of NC dance.

Megan Mazarick’s (Durham) solo dance story “monster,” unpacks female identity in new ways, remixing the metaphor of “hero vs. villain” to showcase the body in transformation. Choreographer Duane Cyrus (Greensboro) explores themes of rescue, self-sacrifice, and heroism in “Hero Complexities,” inspired by Charles W. David Jr., a Caribbean American US Coast Guardsman during World War II. The hip-hop duo Reliable Brother (Charlotte) goes after their dreams and faces their fears in “The Destiny.” Emily Cargill (Charlotte), a choreographer new to NC, presents “quiet beings,” which turns an honest eye on the process of saying goodbye to a former self and welcoming a new one.

Oct
27
Sat
The Muse Masquerade @ 21c Museum Hotel
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 12:00 am

The Carrack Presents:

THE MUSE MASQUERADE
A retrofuturistic gala benefitting the Triangle’s only zero-commission art gallery (followed by Muse Unmasked, the afterparty of the century. Separate ticket required.)

An impossible future – for one night only. Please join us for the Fourth Annual Muse Masquerade, a celebration of strangeness and taboo, spirit and intrigue, music and magic. A gathering of artists, absurdists, poets, oracles, and time-travelers. And you, whoever you want(ed) to be.

This 4th annual fundraiser supports The Carrack, Durham’s zero-commission arts gallery and performance space. The Carrack provides exhibition opportunities to underrepresented artists from the community and hosts concerts, workshops, artists talks, film screenings, yoga, improvisation, and other diverse programming – most of which is free to attend. Wholly funded by grassroots donations, the Muse Masquerade generates more than half of our annual budget.

As in yesteryears, we suspect that tickets for this event will sell out. Buy yours today or spend tomorrow lamenting – there’s no coming back from this one.

Jetpacks not included.

ENTERTAINMENT
Our many talented artists transform 21c into a menagerie, dark and provocative and inspiring. From acrobats to tarot readers, illustrators to magicians. An interactive photo booth. Holographic messages from the future, channeled voices from the past. You’ll discover art on the floor and the ceiling, and maybe you’ll take home a piece of the night.

ATTIRE
We encourage costumes for this event. From traditional Venetian masks and ruffles to industrial Steampunk apparel. Or channel the spirit of Halloween and let the otherworld guide you.

Whatever you wear, please be respectful. Guests wearing culturally appropriative costumes or violating indecent exposure laws will be asked to leave.

VENUE & PARKING
21c Museum Hotel once again hosts this mesmeric three-floor event. Throughout the Masquerade, you’ll find cash bars featuring this year’s signature Muse cocktail. We’ll also offer light desserts. That said, please plan to eat before the event and consider booking a reservation at one of our partnering restaurants (list coming soon).

Located in the heart of downtown Durham, finding a parking spot can be particularly challenging. 21c will offer valet parking service for $8 for the duration of the event. While there are a few parking decks within range, they’ll fill quickly. Consider parking farther away and hailing a ride from your favorite rideshare or hovership.

SPONSORSHIP
Interested in supporting our mission to provide a ZERO-COMMISSION art haven to our community by sponsoring this event? Visit http://thecarrack.org/sponsorship for info.

MUSE UNMASKED
The afterparty of the century immediately follows The Muse Masquerade (separate ticket required), from 12AM-2AM.