EVENTS

EVENTS

Oct
11
Wed
‘The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence’ @ Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Oct 11 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.

Beyond the Surface @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Oct 11 – Oct 22 all-day

Paintings by Marcy Lansman and Pat Merriman, carved wood by Larry Favorite. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 21 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber art. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun.

DON’T QUIT: The Nello Teer, Sr. Story @ Museum of Durham History
Oct 11 – 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.”

Kimberly Wheaton’s Ecology & Artifact @ Pleiades Gallery
Oct 11 – Oct 31 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham will hold a reception for Kimberly Wheaton’s Ecology & Artifact a solo exhibit of paintings on Friday, October 20 from 6-9pm. Kimberly’s show upstairs at Pleiades is on display from October 5 – October 31. Her paintings are vibrant, highly textured abstract and semi-abstract works that are musings on our relationships with one another as well as observations of the natural world. In addition, this will be a reception for Selfie by all Pleiades artists which can be seen through October 31.

Hours for Pleiades Gallery are Thurs., noon-7, Fri., noon-8, Sat., noon-8, and Sun., noon-3.

SELFIE – Pleiades Member Artists’ Show @ Pleiades Gallery
Oct 11 – Oct 31 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham invites the public to view SELFIE, an exhibit by our member artists exploring this concept. In addition view Kimberly Wheaton’s Ecology & Artifact Her solo exhibit of paintings features vibrant, highly textured abstract and semi-abstract works that are musings on our relationships with one another as well as observations of the natural world. Both shows are on display from October 5-October 31. Join us for the public reception on Friday, October 20 from 6-9 pm.

Hours for Pleiades Gallery are Thurs., noon-7, Fri., noon-8, Sat., noon-8, and Sun., noon-3.

2017 Triangle Parade of Homes @ Triangle Wide
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm

The Triangle Parade of Homes is an open house of NEW homes in the Triangle built specifically for the Parade. This annual tour is the best way to view the latest homes and the newest communities throughout the Triangle.

More than 250 homes will welcome visitors. Many homes are decorated and showcase the latest design trends. The tour is free, self-guided and open to the public.

Download the Parade of Homes app to view home details and map your personal tour: Iphone or Android.

The Triangle Parade of Homes is presented by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh–Wake County and the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties.

Wellness Wednesdays – The Benefits of Laughter & How to Cultivate It @ Collective Wellness
Oct 11 @ 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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THE BENEFITS OF LAUGHTER & HOW TO CULTIVATE IT

Led by Liza Engstrom
FREE class
Open to the Public

Please register:
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=320088&stype=-8&sTG=44&sVT=157&sView=day&sLoc=1&sTrn=100000041&date=10/11/17

Hike NC Guided Hike @ Umstead State Park: Reedy Creek Bike ‘N’ Bridle Trail
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an every-Wednesday after-work hike on the bike ‘n’ bridle trail at Umstead. We’ll meet at 6 p.m. at the Lake Crabtree neighborhood entrance to the park, walk out to the cemetery and return. The total distance of this hike is 5 miles, but feel free to turn around at any time. The hike is a mellow climb out and a mellow descent back. This is a great introduction to hiking for beginners and a good aerobic workout for more experienced hikers. Our hike leader will hang in the back with the beginners.

Oct
12
Thu
Durham Savoyards Ltd Present Thespis (World Premiere) and Trial by Jury @ East Chapel Hill HS Auditorium @ East Chapel Hill High School Auditorium
Oct 12 all-day

The Durham Savoyards Ltd. are proud to announce the historic world premiere of Gilbert & Sullivan’s lost (and restored) first operetta, Thespis (or the Gods Grown Old) — with new music and orchestration by Alan Riley Jones. Sharing the evening is Gilbert & Sullivan’s hilarious second work, the one-act operetta, Trial by Jury.

Thespis was Gilbert & Sullivan’s first collaboration, and most of Sullivan’s score was consumed in a fire — but Gilbert’s libretto remained intact. The Durham Savoyard’s long-time Music Director, Alan Riley Jones, has set Thespis to music once again, orchestrating and blending seamlessly with the remaining Sullivan pieces in Thespis.

Thespis takes place on Mount Olympus, where the gods of mythology have grown old and out of date. A picnicking traveling theatrical company intrudes, and the leader suggests the gods travel incognito to earth. They can then decide how best to revive their past influence — while the actors take over the divinities’ identities and powers. The results are predictably disastrous – and funny.

Trial by Jury piece pokes fun at the legal system, with a suit brought by a jilted bride against a “roving” groom — and a madcap judge and jury.

An entertainment for all ages, the performances feature full costuming, sets, and orchestra.

Tickets:
• Preview Performance: (General Admission): $15 Thurs @ 8 pm.
• Reserved Seating Performances: $25 on Friday (8pm), Saturday (7pm) and Sunday Matinee (3pm)
• Tickets and information available at www.durhamsavoyards.org.
• For questions: call (984) 244-0668
• For group sales: contact Cathy Lambe at culambe@aol.com or 919-383-4156

Book and Lyrics: William S. Gilbert
Music and Orchestration: Alan Riley Jones and Sir Arthur Sullivan
Stage Direction and Choreography: Derrick Ivey
Musical Direction: Alan Riley Jones (Thespis) and Jackson Cooper (Trial by Jury)

Durham Savoyards Ltd Present Thespis (World Premiere) and Trial by Jury @ East Chapel Hill HS Auditorium @ East Chapel Hill High School Auditorium
Oct 12 – Oct 15 all-day

The Durham Savoyards Ltd. are proud to announce the historic world premiere of Gilbert & Sullivan’s lost (and restored) first operetta, Thespis (or the Gods Grown Old) — with new music and orchestration by Alan Riley Jones. Sharing the evening is Gilbert & Sullivan’s hilarious second work, the one-act operetta, Trial by Jury.

Thespis was Gilbert & Sullivan’s first collaboration, and most of Sullivan’s score was consumed in a fire — but Gilbert’s libretto remained intact. The Durham Savoyard’s long-time Music Director, Alan Riley Jones, has set Thespis to music once again, orchestrating and blending seamlessly with the remaining Sullivan pieces in Thespis.

Thespis takes place on Mount Olympus, where the gods of mythology have grown old and out of date. A picnicking traveling theatrical company intrudes, and the leader suggests the gods travel incognito to earth. They can then decide how best to revive their past influence — while the actors take over the divinities’ identities and powers. The results are predictably disastrous – and funny.

Trial by Jury piece pokes fun at the legal system, with a suit brought by a jilted bride against a “roving” groom — and a madcap judge and jury.

An entertainment for all ages, the performances feature full costuming, sets, and orchestra.

Tickets:
• Preview Performance: (General Admission): $15 Thurs @ 8 pm.
• Reserved Seating Performances: $25 on Friday (8pm), Saturday (7pm) and Sunday Matinee (3pm)
• Tickets and information available at www.durhamsavoyards.org.
• For questions: call (984) 244-0668
• For group sales: contact Cathy Lambe at culambe@aol.com or 919-383-4156

Book and Lyrics: William S. Gilbert
Music and Orchestration: Alan Riley Jones and Sir Arthur Sullivan
Stage Direction and Choreography: Derrick Ivey
Musical Direction: Alan Riley Jones (Thespis) and Jackson Cooper (Trial by Jury)

Live Music: India Cain & Keith Allen @ Roost
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Roost, our seasonal beer garden, for live music on the porch, local  beer on tap, wine by the glass and artisan wood-fired pizza! Pull up a chair around the water fountain or under large oaks, and enjoy good weather and good company.
India Cain & Keith Allen will be providing live music on the front porch rain or shine. The Goat will serve as a safe haven for musicians and listeners in case of inclement weather.

Hands-on Thai Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn to make your own Thai from scratch! Good Thai food comes from using fresh ingredients. In this class, we will start by making our own curry pastes, then we will create a Thai feast fit for a Bangkok queen.

Menu includes: Tom Ka Gai: Thai Coconut Soup; Pad See Ewe; Masaman Curry with Beef; Thai Pumpkin Curry; Green Papaya Salad; Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce; Mango Coconut Sticky Rice.

The Hill Center presents The Monti @ The Hill Center
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm

Join The Hill Center for an evening of storytelling in honor of our 40th Anniversary.

Curated and directed by local non-profit The Monti, storytellers with diverse connections to Hill will tell stories centered around the theme of COURAGE.

Proceeds support programs for students and educators who are courageous learners every day at The Hill Center.

NC Dance Festival in Durham @ The Rickhouse
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm

Each year, the NC Dance Festival, produced by Greensboro-based Dance Project, presents work by some of the best modern dance choreographers in the state. Four of this years selected artists will present work in the Durham performance, including the NC Dance Alliance/NC Dance Festivals New Works Award winner Chris Yon. More about the artists and dances on the program:

NCDA/NCDF New Works Award Winner Chris Yon presents a new solo for Taryn Griggs, HOW TO PUNCH, KICK, STAB, KILL. Witty and dark, the work draws inspiration from disaster survival guides, instructional diagrams for aerobic disco routines, and illustrations of disembodied hands in its idiosyncratic performance. Rachel Barker presents the trio Welcome, a humourous and vulnerable stream-of-consciousness-like journey for the performers through movement and spoken word. Alexandra Warrens JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company presents excerpts from the full-length For Love of Country, an exploration of patriotism, struggle, reconciliation, and moving forward. Classical Indian dance artist Ramya Kapadia tells the story of Krishna, an incessant prankster in her solo, Krishna – The Blue-Hued Cowherd.

Following the Durham performance, the NC Dance Festival then continues across the state, visiting Asheville (October 20-21) and Greensboro (November 9 and 11). This 2017 season is dedicated to the late Andrea Lawson, Music, Dance and Community Engagement Director for the NC Arts Council, in honor of her constant support of dance and art in NC, and the NC Arts Councils 50th Anniversary season.

The James Hunter Six @ The ArtsCenter
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Grammy-nominated Englishman James Hunter burst on to the scene in 2006 with his U.S. debut People Gonna Talk, garnering critical acclaim from fans such as Van Morrison, Sharon Jones, and Allen Toussaint. Now making his debut on Daptone Records, Hunter’s fourth album Hold On! veers from the driving stompers to bubbling rumbas and cuts straight to the soul.

“Tight, taut compositions…rooted in American soul music without being bound to it.”
– The New Yorker