Weekend at a Glance: Livestreams, Libations & Learning

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Get outdoors or get comfy at home with this weekend’s event lineup.

weekend events – Purim
Jewish for Good hosts a safe, in-person drive-in for Purim with Chabad Durham-Chapel Hill.

Compiled by Aubrey Austin

Eno River Journal Mini-Launch – Thursday, 4-7pm – The Blue Note Grill, a long-time partner of the Eno River Association, hosts a mini-launch event for the association’s new journal, “Ribbons of Color: Along the Eno River.” Enjoy music by Cajammers and a dinner special. The journal can be purchased onsite. Social distancing and masks will be required. Come out to support the Eno and this local business.

Purim Costume Party and Drive-In Show Thursday, 5-6pm – Don a costume to tailgate at Jewish for Good with giveaways, music, dancing and sweet treats, including, of course, hamantaschen (fruit-filled pocket cookies). The acrobatic entertainment at the event will delight audiences of all ages. The event is free, but space is limited.

Custom Art-Themed Cocktail Class – Thursday, 6-7pm – Join Durham Arts Council and Shannon Healy, owner of Alley Twenty Six, to create three custom Bourbon-based cocktails. The class is full, but there is a waitlist.

‘Untold Secrets of the Heart Chamber’ – Thursday, 7pm – American Dance Festival and DANCECleveland commissioned this new dance film by South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma and poet, arts activist and educator Marc Bamuthi Joseph. This new work premieres online tonight and the screening will be followed by a conversation with the artists moderated by Gina Belafonte and Jefferson Tshabalala. The work will be available for additional viewings for 30 days following the premiere. This is a free event with a suggested donation of $10.

Black Business Expo USA Virtual Conference – Thursday-Sunday – Innovative business leaders from across the country come together at this virtual business conference that spans seven days. Participants hear from experts on leadership, education, health care, banking, digital communication, journalism, motivational speaking, technology and more. The event is free and raises funds for 10 scholarships for graduating high school students.

Nevermore Film Festival – Friday-Sunday – This film festival, hosted by The Carolina Theatre, was founded in 1999 and showcases narrative features and short films that span the spectrum of horror, science fiction, mystery, thriller and action adventure. This year, the festival goes virtual with 72 new films available for streaming. Viewers have the option to purchase all-access passes or tickets for individual films. 

5 Points Gallery Exhibition: ‘Rejuvenation – Friday and Saturday, 3-7pm – This is the last weekend to view works from 5 Points Gallery’s current art exhibit, which aims to soothe the soul and the imagination. Ten local artists showcase their work in mediums like painting, sculpture, weaving, fused glass and mixed media. Individuals have the option to browse in person or online. 

Neon Date Night – Friday-Sunday, 4pm and 7pm – Experience the art of glass bending for two hours at The Fruit. Participants will receive one-on-one instruction on design, pattern making, bending and bombarding. Participants will have their own neon airplane, gemstone or heart at the end of the session with Danielle James.

Yoga at Hi-Wire Brewing  – Saturday, 11am – Bring your mat for a yoga class on the patio at Hi-Wire Brewing. The class is open to all levels and is $5 for all participants. 

In Plain Sight – Friday-Sunday – Take a self-guided walking tour of Geer Cemetery. The exhibition challenges viewers to contemplate inequity in life as well as death. Many of the individuals buried at Geer Cemetery experienced slavery and the inequalities of Jim Crow; the exhibition aims to bring light to that as well the lackluster care the cemetery received in the early 1920s. The cemetery can also be toured virtually.

Triangle ADOS General Body Meeting V: ‘MLK/FBI’ – Saturday, 3-6pm – Triangle ADOS livestreams this film directed by Sam Pollard, which features Dr. Martin Luther King. Following the movie screening, the nonprofit’s team will facilitate an open discussion and a call to action to expand its online social media presence and encourage membership into its organization, whose mission is to educate American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) on the racial wealth gap, the case for reparations and the need for a Black agenda.

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