Weekend at a Glance: Meditation, Music and Museums

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This weekend is your last chance to see Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
This weekend is your last chance to see Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Photo by Dana Claxton.

Compiled by Iyana Jones-Reese

Musical Gallery Exploration – Thursday 6-7pm – A Choctaw singer, songwriter, musician, producer and poet from Oklahoma, Samantha Crain  shares songs selected to be in conversation with works of art in the  Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices 1950s to Now exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

Create Space to Live Your Best Life – Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm – Learn from Holly Bourne, owner of Tidy Habitat and North Carolina’s first Certified KonMari Consultant, how to align your home with who you are and your values using the KonMari Method at this class held at Stanford L. Warren Branch Library

Meditation Made Simple – Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm – Join longtime meditator Dr. Richard Seader as he breaks down the meditation process for you to have successful meditations in the new year at this class at North Regional Library

Comedy Showcase – Thursday, 8:30pm – Laugh with talented and hilarious North Carolinawomen comedians at The Pinhook for the “Eyes Up Here Comedy Showcase.”

DexBass Experience – Friday, 6-8pm and 9-11pm – Bassist Dexter Allen Whitaker takes fans on “The DexBass Experience” at Beyu Caffe.

ENVISION Empowerment Experience – Friday, 7-10pm; Saturday, 1-5pm  – Celebrate five years of ENVISION in Durham with a networking event Friday at Aloft Downtown Durham. Stay through Saturday for lunch, guest speakers, giveaways and a keynote by Dr. Bahby Banks.

Love Letters to My Child – Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 7:30pm – Join Black Poetry Theater at Hayti Heritage Center as they perform a musical narrative that highlights the dreams, struggles and hopes they have for children.

Sweet + Salt: Bakery Pop-Up – Saturday, 10am-noon – Get a taste of breads and pastries by Union Special Bread’s Andrew Ullom, former executive pastry chef for Ashley Christensen’s restaurants, for one day only at the coffee shop at The Durham Hotel.

Self-Care and Wellness Conference – Saturday, 10am-8pm – Mindful Bodies explores the Eight Seeds of Wellness in this daylong expo at the Durham Armory. 

MLK: Celebrating the Legacy Through the Arts – Saturday, 2-5pm – Durham Parks and Recreationcelebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through art displays, open mics, community discussions and more at this free event at W.D. Hill Recreation Center.

Coffee, Cake and Conversations – Saturday, 2-6pm – Join Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast at its Carriage House for another installation of this wellness series as they set goals and create vision boards to help your journey to success. The tools and supplies necessary to assist you in creating your vision of what you want your life to look like moving forward, as well as snacks and beverages, will be included. Feel free to bring your own special items to assist in personalizing your board. 

Root Beer Floats – Saturday, 3-5pm –  Enjoy craft root beer floats (dairy or non-dairy ice cream added to Saranac soda) alongside boozy menu offerings and free live music starting at 4pm at Durty Bull Brewing Co.

Full Moon Fever Bike Ride – Saturday, 7:30pm and 8:30pm – Experience the American Tobacco Trail at night with the Durham Community Trail Watch group. The first ride start is at 7:30pm in front of Mellow Mushroom at American Tobacco Campus. That group will ride down the ATT and meet up with the second group that meets at 8:30pm in front of Bean Traders. Both groups will ride together on the ATT to the end of the pavement at New Hope Church Road, and then turn around.

In Gratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire Concert – Saturday, 8-10pm – Experience the music of this 14-person band as they honor some of the great musical ensembles in history at Rhythm Lives Music Hall.

Veganuary Brunch – Sunday, noon-4pm – Pick from a spread of breakfast and lunch favorites, including: breakfast burritos (with vegan egg and vegan sausage), roasted potatoes and veggies, mac ‘n’ cheese, hummus and pita, and more at Durty Bull Brewing Co. 

Last Chance to See: Art for A New Understanding – Sunday, noon-5pm – This is your last chance to see Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, the first exhibition to show the development of indigenous art in the U.S. and Canada at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

Winter Inning Variety Show – Sunday, 1pm and 4pm – Bring friends and family to the Winter Inning Variety Show, hosted by Y Guides, at DPAC. Acts include ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger, 4D juggler Mark Nixer, the YMCA of Triangle’s Super Skippers Jump Rope Team and many more.

Pups, Pints and Princesses – Sunday, 2-4:30pm – Come to Bull City Ciderworks to drink, play with pups and meet a special princess at this family-friendly event that benefits Freedom Ride Rescue.

Rebels with a Cause – Sunday, 3pm – Watch The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle perform with featured soloist and violinist Hye-Jin Kim at The Carolina Theatre. This event is free for children younger than 18 and students with a valid ID.

Flip NC 2020 Launch Party – Sunday, 6:30pm – Join FLIP NC for their “When We Knock, We Win” Launch Party. Hear from a guest speaker and mingle with other progressives at Motorco Music Hall.

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