An Evening With Seymour Hersh @ National Humanities Center
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Since first coming to national prominence with his Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting on the My Lai Massacre and its subsequent cover-up during the Vietnam War, Seymour “Sy” Hersh has remained one of our nation’s most important investigative journalists. Registration required.

Movie Bar Meetup Presents FREE Screening of “Matangi/Maya/M.I.A” Documentary @ AU Classroom @ American Tobacco Campus (Strickland Building)
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for our 2nd Movie Bar Meetup for the screening of the Sundance award winning documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. There will be complimentary food + wine and a discussion about the film afterwards.


Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager in London. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup, cutand-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth. Never one to compromise on her vision, Maya kept her camera rolling throughout. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. provides unparalleled, intimate access to the artist in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, becoming one of the most recognizable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today.


We’re hosting the screening at the AU Classroom @ American Tobacco Campus which is in the basement of the Strickland Building (Next to Cuban Revolution)

The venue will open at 6:30 p.m. for Food, Drinks and Conversation
The event will begin at 7:15 p.m. sharp and run for 90 Minutes
Moderated discussion will begin after the film and run until 9:15 p.m.

**For event updates and film content follow us on Instagram @moviebarmeetup**

New Business to NC: Supporting the Israeli-NC Pipeline @ Levin Jewish Community Center
Dec 4 @ 7:30 am

North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Tony Copeland will address the origins and future of the special North Carolina/Israeli business pipeline and relationships, the future of economic development and recruitment in the State, and the future of workforce development issues. Moderated by Chris Smith.

2018 Legislative Forum & Holiday Reception @ Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, elected officials, and industry leaders for the 2018 Legislative Forum and Holiday Reception. The forum will be followed by a cocktail reception featuring an open bar and buffet.

Come hear from North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Anthony Copeland how the state’s new legislative makeup will translate into our economic outlook.

The Duke Energy Citizen of the Year Award will be presented.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Tiffany Malory at

Periodic Tables: Once & Future Plague @ Motorco Music Hall
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Once and Future Plague: The Last 100 Years of Flu…and the Next 100 Years

In 1918, the Spanish flu infected one-third of the planet (500 million people). Of these, as many as 50 million died. For all of science’s advances in combatting infectious disease, we still have trouble protecting people against flu. Are we ready for the next pandemic?

Sherryl Broverman is Associate Professor of the Practice in Biology and Global Health at Duke.

Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue with Marjorie Hodges of NCMA @ Vert & Vogue
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

On Friday December 21st, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, enjoy Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue with its special guest, Marjorie Hodges. Marjorie is the dynamic Director of External Relations and Special Projects at the North Carolina Museum of Art. She’s built an exciting life and career around her passion for the arts and culture. Through reaching out and partnering with others, she’s co-created inspiring experiences for our community and beyond. Join the conversation as Marjorie talks about the power of collaboration. As always, drinks are on the house!