Weekend at a Glance: Beers, Bridal Shows and The Bull City Bazaar

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Support local businesses through an online market or take your pick from multiple food and drink pairings throughout the weekend

weekend events – Craven Art Gallery exhibit
This oil painting, “Eloise Laughing,” is one of several pieces by Beverly McIver on exhibit at Craven Art Gallery.

Compiled by Chiara Evans

Beverly McIver: ‘The Light Within’ – Through Feb. 20 – Durham artist Beverly McIver returns to Craven Allen Gallery with a powerful new exhibition of paintings. The gallery is open with social distancing guidelines in place, and the work is available for viewing online. Earlier this year, Beverly was working nonstop, teaching classes at Duke, leading workshops all over the country, caregiving for her family and painting when she could. When COVID-19 hit, along with all of the year’s racial and political turbulence, Beverly faced the chaos and isolation the only way she knew how – through paint. Through a series of self-portraits and paintings of family and friends, she confronted her feelings and fears. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The Bull City Bazaar – Thursday-Jan. 31– This online event aims to support small business through a digital market. The 10-day event is broadcasted live on The Bulls of Durham Facebook and Instagram pages in hopes to increase local businesses’ revenue and grow their audience as well as inform consumers about their products.

Wine & Cheese Virtual Pairing Class – Friday, 6:30pm – The Wine Feed offers a virtual class via Zoom that explores three bottles of wine and a sample cheese box. Participants will be able to ask the instructor questions in real-time, take notes and taste their wines at any time during the class.

Watercolor Mastery: Onions & Mushrooms – Saturday-Sunday, 9am-3pm – Beginners or accomplished painters alike can join artist Carol Liz Fynn for this virtual painting class hosted by the Durham Arts Council. She’ll give step-by-step instructions on creating this realistic painting using both deliberate dry brush work and loose, wet washes. Online registration is closed, but DAC is accepting registrations by phone at 919-560-2726.

Cocktails & Cuisine Saturday – Saturday 3-4:30pm – Unscripted Hotel hosts a cocktail-making class with a nostalgic twist on its patio. Guests can enjoy specially prepared plates alongside cocktails. 

Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairing – Saturday through Jan. 30, noon-9pm – For eight days only, enjoy a special flight of four beers complemented with four Girl Scout Cookies for $15 at The Glass Jug Beer Lab.

The Bridal Show at Durham Food Hall (SOLD OUT!) – Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday, 11am-3pm – Durham Food Hall welcomes guests to view vendors offering makeup, photography, music, decoration and bridal gowns. Those interested can reserve a 45-minute time slot. 

MLK: Remembering the Legacy through the Arts – Saturday, 11am-2pm – Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy during this virtual event hosted by Durham Parks and Recreation. There will be music, poetry, dancing and community discussions to commemorate his life. 

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