EVENTS

EVENTS

Dec
8
Sat
“The Wish Tree” Puppet Show with Puppet Show Inc. @ Main Library
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for a puppet show by Puppet Show Inc. Ages 4+ with a caregiver!

Eastcut & Hope Animal Rescue Adoption Event & Fundraiser @ Eastcut Sandwich Bar
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm

Hope Animal Rescue will be at Eastcut with some of their cuties that are up for adoption. The event will be held in Eastcut’s heated Garden space behind the main building.

Come hang in the Garden and meet these wonderful animals! $1 from every pint of beer sold will be donated to Hope Animal Rescue. Drinking beer was never a more important or noble pursuit!

Dec
9
Sun
Holiday Open House @ West Point on the Eno
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual winter tradition! Enjoy refreshments, historic holiday decorations, festive music and holiday crafts from yesteryear. No need to register – just come on out, rain of shine!

Dec
14
Fri
Gingerbread House Decorating Program @ Main Library
Dec 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Best for ages 4+ with a caregiver.

Dec
15
Sat
Flash Chorus Presents: Holiday Sing on the Roof @ The Durham Hotel
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for a holiday-inspired Saturday session of Flash Chorus at The Durham Hotel. We’ll cozy up under the new roof heaters and amp up the festive cheer with several modern classics.

Space is limited so get your tickets now. Children 12 and under are free with an adult ticket to this family-friendly event. Additional children’s tickets are available to purchase at half price. The roof bar will be open for drinks and snacks.

Doors Open: 11:30am
Singing Starts: 12:00pm

About Flash Chorus:
Flash Chorus is open to anyone. Theres no audition, no sheet music, Absolutely no formal singing experience required. Just familiarize yourself with our songs, announced on social media closer to our singing celebration.

For more info on Flash Chorus and our events in and around the triangle see below.

Website: http://www.flashchorus.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/flashchorus/
Twitter: @FlashChorus
Instagram: @FlashChorus

Oyster Garden Party | Eastcut + Ponysaurus + NC Coast @ Eastcut Sandwich Bar
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm

Ponysaurus and the NC Coastal Federation are joining Eastcut for an Oyster, Beer, and Oyster-Adoption Party! The event will be held in Eastcut’s heated Garden, located behind their main building.

Shucking up fresh oysters to order – 2pm until we run out. The Nash Street Ramblers will be providing some sweet tunes from 4-7pm.

NC Coastal Federation will be fundraising onsite – you can actually adopt oysters and follow their growth on the NC Coast!

$1 from every pint of Ponysaurus Oyster Saison will go to NC Coastal Federation.

Come enjoy some delicious fare and support the health of the NC Coast!

Dec
17
Mon
NC Boys Choir + Girls Choir FREE Holiday Concert in Durham @ McMannen United Methodist Church
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The North Carolina Boys Choir, Chamber Ensemble and the North Carolina Girls Choir invite lovers of Christmas Carols and Holiday Classics to join them at McMannen United Methodist Church, 4102 Neal Rd., Durham, Monday evening, December 17, 7:00 p.m. This concert if FREE, and open to all members of the Triangle community, which we call home!

The choirs will perform a mix of Christmas Carols from around the world with arrangements by Adam, Britten, Handel, Rutter, Willcocks; and Holiday Classics including: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire); The Little Drummer Boy; O Tannenbaum; This Christmastide; O Holy Night; Hallelujah Chorus.

The North Carolina Boys Choir was founded in 1972 as the Durham Boys Choir by William Graham and designated the North Carolina Boys Choir in 1983 by then-Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. Through the years the Choir has sung with all the area’s major choral groups such as the Duke Chapel Choir, Choral Society of Durham, Choirs of Meredith and NCSU and Chapel Hill Voices. They have also sung with the N.C. Symphony Orchestra in the Christmas Pops Concert and the War Requiem.

The Choir has appeared on a number of area TV specials including “Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion” and “North Carolina People with William Friday.” The Choir tours nationally and internationally and has presented concerts in churches and cathedrals in Canada, England, and Scotland. In summer 2014, the Choir sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City. May 2017, the Choir was featured at the Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC. The North Carolina Boys Choir is under the direction of Robert Unger and David Cole. We are pleased and honored to sing this concert in the marvelous acoustic space at McMannen United Methodist Church.

Dec
31
Mon
Local 22 NYE Get-Down @ Local 22 Kitchen & Bar
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Uhm, what?! Where did 2018 go?! It’s been another incredible year serving up some damn delicious dishes, slinging killer craft cocktails & brews, and making great memories with all of our favorite Locals on our 5th year in the Bull City! This New Year’s Eve our Monday service will feature all your signature Local offerings you’ve come to love from 11am-10:00pm. PLUS we’re throwing in some bubbly specials, including $5 glasses of Cava! So save your seats and come over to toast our way into 2019 with full bellies, tall pints, and good folks. Call (919) 286-9755 or reserve online at http://local22durham.com/reservations-2/.

Jan
3
Thu
Motiv8 Creative Studios Open House @ Motiv8 Creative Studios
Jan 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Motiv8 Incorporated 501(C)3 is happy to offer various styles of dance and performance including, but not limited to jazz, hip hop, afro-beats and modern training. We also offer music lessons in the disciplines of guitar, piano, and vocal training. We welcome you to also take advantage of our massage therapy and yoga programs! Join us at the NEW Motiv8 Creative Studios!
Classes begin January 14, 2019! Registrations are filling quickly, so secure your spot today! Please visit https://www.wemotiv8you.com/classes
Open House:
January 3, 2019, 4-8pm
January 8, 2019, 4-8pm
January 12, 2019, 9am-5pm

Motiv8 Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring artistic expression, cultivating positive behaviors, and preserving the arts in our community!

Jan
8
Tue
Motiv8 Creative Studios Open House 2 @ Motiv8 Creative Studios
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Motiv8 Incorporated 501(C)3 is happy to offer various styles of dance and performance including, but not limited to jazz, hip hop, afro-beats and modern training. We also offer music lessons in the disciplines of guitar, piano, and vocal training. We welcome you to also take advantage of our massage therapy and yoga programs! Join us at the NEW Motiv8 Creative Studios!
Classes begin January 14, 2019! Registrations are filling quickly, so secure your spot today! Please visit https://www.wemotiv8you.com/classes
Open House:
January 3, 2019, 4-8pm
January 8, 2019, 4-8pm
January 12, 2019, 9am-5pm

Motiv8 Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring artistic expression, cultivating positive behaviors, and preserving the arts in our community!

Jan
14
Mon
Motiv8 Creative Studios Classes Begin! @ Motiv8 Creative Studios
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Motiv8 Incorporated 501(C)3 is happy to offer various styles of dance and performance including, but not limited to jazz, hip hop, afro-beats and modern training. We also offer music lessons in the disciplines of guitar, piano, and vocal training. We welcome you to also take advantage of our massage therapy and yoga programs! Join us at the NEW Motiv8 Creative Studios!
Classes begin January 14, 2019! Registrations are filling quickly, so secure your spot today! Please visit https://www.wemotiv8you.com/classes
Open House:
January 3, 2019, 4-8pm
January 8, 2019, 4-8pm
January 12, 2019, 9am-5pm

Motiv8 Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring artistic expression, cultivating positive behaviors, and preserving the arts in our community!

Jan
20
Sun
Historic Raleigh Trolley Tour @ Mordecai Historic Park
Jan 20 all-day

Explore Raleigh’s Trolley History!
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Have you ever wondered why there are trolleys rolling around downtown Raleigh?
Well, back in 1886, Raleigh started its first four-mile trolley system powered by mules. While it doesn’t use mules anymore, the Raleigh Trolley continues its proud journey of transporting folks around downtown today.

If you’ve ever been curious about the history of the bright red trolleys you see rolling around downtown, join us for this dive into local trolley history. We will visit some of the original tracks, see the old powerhouse, & learn about Raleigh’s most unique form of transportation on this tour.

The trolley departs from Mordecai Historic Park & lasts approximately one hour. Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for youth, & free for ages 6 & under.

To purchase tickets, please call 919-996-4364, stop by the Mordecai Visitor Center, or register at reclink.raleighnc.gov. To register with Reclink, use the barcodes listed below:

January 20th,1pm – 2pm: #232818
January 20th, 2pm – 3pm: #232819
January 20th, 3pm – 4pm: #232820

Jan
21
Mon
MLK Day Screening: ALTHEA @ The Durham Hotel
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

This MLK Day, Rex Miller will be joining us for a special screening of his 2015 work, ALTHEA. Rex’s documentary follows the incredible story of a tennis legend and Civil Rights trailblazer. Althea Gibson, a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950’s. Althea’s life and achievements transcend sports. Her roots as a sharecropper’s daughter, her family’s migration north to Harlem in the 30’s, her mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, her fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring the story into a much broader realm of African-American History.

ALTHEA aired on PBS in Sep 2015 and toured the country on the festival circuit to great audience and critical response, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 19th American Black Film Festival.

This event is free and open to the public. We especially invite families to join us in learning more about this sports star’s unprecedented achievements and accompanying challenges.

We will be showing ALTHEA twice on Mon, January 21 in the 2nd floor mezzanine events room, including an informal discussion with producer/director/cinematographer Rex Miller following our first showing.

10:30am-12pm – 1st screening

12-12:45pm – Discussion

2-3:30pm – 2nd screening

Jan
26
Sat
Verizon Innovative Learning Lab @ Durham Verizon Smart Store
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Verizon Innovative Learning, through its Verizon Wireless retail stores, is giving kids the opportunity to explore technology and learn new skills through hands-on, experiential technology workshops for elementary and middle schools students (ages 8-12). Designed to foster greater student interest in STEM subjects, workshops expose students to topics like virtual reality, 3D design and printing, robotics, coding and more.

Brats & Brews | Garden Party & Fundraiser @ Eastcut Sandwich Bar
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Eastcut and friends for our next Garden Party on Saturday January 26th!

We will be grilling up some brats and kielbasa from Firsthand Foods and serving those up alongside several brews from Fullsteam Brewery. We will also be joined by the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina – $1 from each draft beer will go to their organization, plus we will be holding a food drive – so bring some canned goods!

Live music will be provided by Second Wind from 4-7pm! We will start grilling outside the Garden at 2pm and the party will go to 8pm. Brats will be on a first come, first served basis – we plan to have 300 brats on hand – don’t be late and miss out! Our regular menu will also be served all day. Parking can get tight at our events, so ridesharing and carpooling is appreciated.

Looking forward to eating and drinking for a good cause – let’s raise some money and a big stack of canned goods for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina!