Weekend Best Bets: Bluebird, Beer and Braxton

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Catch jazz master Anthony Braxton in a Duke Performances concert on Friday.
Catch jazz master Anthony Braxton in a Duke Performances concert on Friday.

Hopslam & Sexual Chocolate Draft Release – Thursday, 5-11pm *RESCHEDULED TO NEXT WEEK* – Sam’s Bottle Shop will be tapping into two beers from two breweries – Sexual Chocolate and Hopslam! Bring friends! Sam’s Bottle Shop, 1112 W. N.C. Hwy. 54; 919-973-2489

Artist-in-Residence Event: Anthony Braxton – Thursday, 6pm *CANCELED* – Duke professor and  poet Nathaniel Mackey will talk with the legendary multi-instrumentalist and composer in a conversation that will explore the 1994 MacArthur Fellow and 2014 NEA Jazz Master’s wide-ranging career.The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St.; Free; 919-684-4444

Duke Wind Symphony: Dance With Us – Thursday, 8-9:30pm *CANCELED* – Dance-inspired works including Shostakovich: “Folk Dances,” Jacques Press: “Wedding Dance,” Tchaikovsky: “Dance of the Jesters,” directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant. Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Dr.; Free; 919-660-3300

Rare Music Concert: Music in Handel’s London – Friday, 4-5pm – Duke University Musical Instrument Collections presents works by J.C. Bach, Purcell, Boyce and Handel, performed by Sarah Huebsch, oboe, and Kelsey Schilling, bassoon. Mary Duke Biddle Music Building, Duke’s East Campus; Free; 919-660-3300

Listening Room – Friday, 6:30-9pm – Featuring Durham-based Beauty World, the music of Duncan Webster and Leah Gibson. The performance is BYOB. Mercury Studio, 401 W. Geer St.; $5; 919-381-6306

21st Annual Sweet Arts Art Auction And Fundraiser – Friday, 7-10pm *POSTPONED TILL FRIDAY, MARCH 6* – The major annual fundraiser for the Durham Art Guild, this event will feature a live and silent auction of artwork as well as non-art goodies, experiences and more. Enjoy live, local music and sweet and savory treats provided by favored area restaurants in the SunTrust Gallery to support the nonprofit, member-driven organization, which operates with the primary goal of featuring the work of regional artists. SunTrust GalleryDurham Art Guild, 120 Morris St.; $30-$35; 919-560-2713

Up Close & Personal: The Passion of Flamenco – Friday and Saturday, 8pm, Sunday, 1pm – Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, one of the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies, celebrates its 30th anniversary season with this three-night performance with innovative music, resounding cante hondo and exotic movements, presented by the Duke Dance program. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.; $10-$30; 919-684-4444

Jane Monheit – Friday, 8pm – The romantic jazz vocalist performs her newest set, “Hello Bluebird”, celebrating Judy Garland. The Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St.; $38+; 919-560-3030

Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Quintet – Friday, 8pm – The legendary multi-instrumentalist and composer will be joined by an ensemble of celebrated avant-garde musicians and will combine intuitive improvisation with interactive electronics in this Duke Performances concert. Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Dr.; $15-$38; 919-684-4444

February Last-Chance Open Warehouse – Saturday 10am-2pm – Browse all the inventory that is in its last days at Move Loot. Buy these items now at a great price before they disappear! Enjoy some cookies and coffee while you’re at it. Move Loot, 2504 S. Tricenter Blvd.415-590-0640

The Flying Karamazov Brothers – Saturday, 2pm and 8pm *POSTPONED* – Four self-proclaimed eccentric lunatics showcase laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, arcane errata and astonishing juggling feats. The Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St.; $32+; 919-560-3030

Screams Echo: A Collaboration Among Three Women – Saturday, 3-4:30pm – This collaboration echoes the screams of racism through the centuries, carrying the audience from slavery to the present. It is presented in the hope of creating equality. Bobbie O’Connor, social activist and writer, created the text; Tahirah Whittington, cellist and composer, wrote the original music; Kenyada Williams, actress, gives voice to the narration. Join the trio in a discussion led by Mayme Webb-Bledsoe and Barbara Lau following their performance. A reception will be held in the lobby following the discussion. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Rd.; 919-560-0100

Shop for a Cause – Saturday, 5-8pm – Celebrate Black History Month at a shopping event to benefit the production of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice from documentary filmmaker, Deborah Riley Draper. Fifteen percent of every purchase will be donated to the production of the full-length documentary film about the seminal moment in American history when 18 African-American Olympians defied Jim Crow segregation and Nazi racism and sailed to Berlin to compete in the 1936 Olympic Games. Meet the filmmaker for a live Q-and-A. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Magpie Boutique, 601 W. Main St., Ste. D; 919-683–1981

Randall Love, piano: Mazurkas and Magyars – Saturday, 8pm – Music for piano inspired by Central European folk traditions, including works by Chopin, Bartók and others. Love is a member of the Duke University music faculty where he teaches piano and fortepiano. Nelson Music Room, 1304 Campus Dr.; Free; 919-660-3300

Dog Days with Durham APS – Sunday, 1pm – Meet and learn about The Animal Protection Society of Durham, who will be onsite for mobile adoptions. Have doggie portraits made by Jessica Arden Photography (and maybe be a part of the 2016 “Dogs of Beer Durham” calendar), or just come for a beer or two (Beer Durham will be donating a portion of all draft sales proceeds to APS). Also bring rolls of plain white paper towels and cotton balls to donate to APS. Beer Durham, 404 Hunt St., Ste. 110; 919-680-0770

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