EVENTS

EVENTS

Aug
16
Thu
Movie Loft presents “The Hired Hand” + Nathan Bowles @ Shadowbox Studio
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm

Movie Loft ventures out west to Shadowbox Studio in August with a screening of Peter Fonda’s directorial debut ‘The Hired Hand’. From 1971, a languid, elegiac and gorgeous film that is a Western in suggestion, but more atmosphere and art than the bang-bang shoot-’em-up one might expect from the genre.

Fonda stars as Harry Collings, a drifter who wanders home to his wife Hannah (Verna Bloom) after many years a-saddle with his friend Arch Harris (Warren Oates!). Nothing can be as it ever was though, and trouble comes calling.

One of the finest aspects of the production is the moody and evocative soundtrack by folk musician par excellence Bruce Langhorne. In this spirit, Durham’s own banjo (and multi-instrumentalist) extraordinaire Nathan Bowles will perform a solo set preceding the film!

Show up at 7 for hot dogs on the grill and cowboy/western tunes spinning. Nathan Bowles right around 8, with the movie starting about 8:30. More records afterwards.

Free, donations appreciated. BYO or sample what’s on-hand!

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
Live Music: Kevin Drive @ Durty Bull Brewing Company
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

“Kevin Drive is an acoustic duo that performs traditional and contemporary songs across several genres including folk, blues, and rock & roll. Their distinctive sound is defined by the unique combination of octave mandolin, flute, harmonica, ukelele, percussion, and looping pedal. Their music is deeply rooted in the stories of life, love, and struggle.”

The Pyramids will be on-site serving delicious Mediterranean food from 5-8 pm!

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
22
Wed
The Paco Band at soca @ soca
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band perform at so•ca Restaurant in Raleigh. Enjoy delicious Latin food and beverages while listening to the Spanish/Flamenco music of Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band.

Aug
25
Sat
Live Music: Sam Frederick @ Durty Bull Brewing Company
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy live music by Sam Frederick in the taproom on Saturday, August 25th!

Music in the Meadow @ Great Meadow Park
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy the outdoors, kick back and relax with friends at Briar Chapel’s annual Music in the Meadow concert series in Great Meadow Park. With great live music by Soul Play, delicious food and a bunch of your best buddies, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening. And why not make a day of it with our Resident for a Day program? Sign up to spend the whole day enjoying our trails, parks and pool, and then chill for the live music and food trucks that evening.

Kate McGarry & Lois Deloatch Gomes: Songs of Family and Home @ Sharp Nine Gallery/Durham Jazz Workshop
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm

Kate McGarry and Lois Deloatch Gomes are Durham vocalists who hail from different parts of the country but share numerous common bonds. Both the McGarry and Deloatch families had ten children whose lives were touched and deeply influenced by music. Please join Lois and Kate as they come together for a very special performance, “Songs of Family and Home,” with Keith Ganz (guitar), Paul Creel (bass) and Kobie Watkins (drums).

Sets at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Aug
26
Sun
Kids for Change @ Durham Central Park
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Families Moving Forward Presents: Kids For Change! An end of summer celebration for kids and their families before the first day of school. Free family fun with food trucks, activities, and live entertainment from Durham’s very own Rissi Palmer, Baron Von Rumblebuss, and Jeghetto.

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

Aug
28
Tue
Men’s Chorus Open Auditions @ First Presbyterian Church
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Durham-based Vox Virorum Men’s Chorus invites Triangle men to join them for a classic men’s glee club repertoire, musical excellence and camaraderie. No prepared selection required. Contact them at voxvirorum@gmail.com for details. Established in 2012, Vox Virorum is a community men’s choral ensemble comprised of men of a wide range of ages from all over the Triangle, who love music and singing.

Thereminist, Synthesist and Songwriter Shueh-li Ong at Arcana, Durham. @ Arcana Durham
Aug 28 @ 8:00 pm

Playing in Durham, NC for the first time, thereminist, synthesist and songwriter Shueh-li Ong will marry prog-rock, jazz fusion and esoteric soundscapes to create an intriguing show.

Shueh-li Ong is a world-renown thereminist. Her music bears elements of training in classical and electronic music, and her Australian-Singaporean heritage.

Shueh-li has produced four albums to date, and her performances on the theremin (an instrument played without contact but with precision finger movements in the air) have also appeared on an indie sci-fi film, a contemporary classical work and several prog-rock albums.

Shueh-li has been crowned “Queen” of the theremin in The Music City, and “Diva” by Singaporean media. ThereminVox Italy said, “Shueh-li’s an inspired artist with a solid background who has brought fresh ideas into the theremin field. USAProgMusic said of her third album, “New, original and engaging sounds are abundant throughout this wonderfully crafted album.”

Shueh-li writes her favorite genres; prog-rock, fusion, electronica, esoteric soundscapes, and plays synthesizer, tin-whistle and sings alongside her proximity instrument which was customized by Bob Moog. Those familiar with her musical offerings can look forward to a show that will be entertaining.

Artists who have worked with Shueh-li include: Chris Currell (MJ’s BAD tour/album), Dean Parks (Steely Dan), Curtis Randall (LeAnne Rimes), Tom Brislin (Meat Loaf), Beegie Adair (Steinway Jazz artist) and Eric Struthers (Aaron Neville Quartet).

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.

Live Music: The River Otters @ Durty Bull Brewing Company
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy a live performance from The River Otters (4-6 pm), as you try some authentic Salvadorian and Mexican food from Samantha’s Pupusas.

Sep
2
Sun
Duke Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert @ Duke University East Campus Quad
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm

This Labor Day weekend tradition marks the opening of the Duke Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season. Please join us on the East Campus main quad as the Symphony performs music from Broadway and popular movies as well as lighter works by American composers and patriotic fare. Bring a picnic, your family and friends to this outdoor concert and enjoy the ending of summer and the beginning of a new school year with the Duke Symphony Orchestra. Rain date and location: Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 8 PM in Baldwin Auditorium.