Friday, September 11, 2009

The Weekend Has Landed - September 11th

*Friday*

Summer Concert Series @ Brightleaf - Crush takes the stage at 7pm.

Edward Albee’s "At Home at the Zoo" @ Common Ground - It's opening night for the Triangle premier of Edward Albee's "At Home at the Zoo." Presented by Ghost & Spice Productions, they describe it as:
Darkly comic, fascinating, gut wrenching. This riveting full-length play pairs Edward Albee’s landmark 1958 play, The Zoo Story, with its recently penned prequel, Homelife. At Home at the Zoo examines a deliciously revealing and nuanced relationship between a husband and wife, then catapults the husband into a life-changing encounter with a desperate outcast. It demonstrates why Edward Albee continues to be one of our greatest living dramatists.
They are also encouraging that you make it dinner and a show, as they have worked out a deal with blu Seafood & Bar where if you mention the show, you get 10% off your meal. Then if you mention the dinner, you get $2 off the ticket price. "At Home at the Zoo" runs from September 11-20, with most shows starting at 8pm.

Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Wylie Hunter at 8pm, Jacob's Ladder at 10pm.

Tooth CD Release Party @ Duke Coffeehouse - The festivities kick off at 9pm to celebrate Tooth's final album, along with their final show. They will be accompanied by Grappling Hook and Curtains of the Night.

Live Music @ Papa Mojo's - Wheels of Fire goes on at 9:30pm.

Ricky and Joe Dance Party @ The Pinhook - The party theme is "When I Grow Up," and party-goers are encouraged to arrive in costume of their childhood dream job. The fun starts at 10pm.

*Saturday*

TROSA Mega Yard Sale - Bull City Rising wrote up a great article on this event.

Bird Walk @ Duke Gardens - Cynthia Fox of Chapel Hill's Wild Bird Center will be leading a bird walk from 8-10am.

Harvest and Hornworm Festival @ Duke Homestead - Costumed interpreters will be demonstrating tobacco harvesting, stringing, and curing. In the afternoon, they will hold the only tobacco auction left in Durham, and will run the 3rd Annual Duke Homestead Hornworm Race. The event goes from 10-4 pm.

Heroes, Villians, and Special Effects @ NCMLS - The North Carolina Museum of Life and Scienc takes a look at the science of the movie and entertainment industry. You can meet Star Wars characters, and learn some trade secrets of film making, including stunts and fight choreography, voiceovers and sound effects. Several of Hollywood's experts will be there in person to help share their craft. 10–5pm.

Hawaiian Luau @ Edison Johnson Rec Center - The Durham Parks & Rec sponsored event goes from 4-6pm.

Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Erin Brown at 8pm, 8 Eyes at 9:30pm, Flava at 10pm.

New Baroque Ensemble @ Reynolds Theater - An all Mozart program played on period instruments, starts at 8pm.

Live Music @ Duke Coffeehouse - The Daredevil Christopher Wright, with Tender Fruit, starts at 9pm.

Harmonica Showdown x 4 @ Papa Mojo's - Four blues harmonica players on the same stage -- RJ Mischo, Johnny Sansone, Mel Melton, and Li’l Ronnie Owens. Starts at 9:30pm.

Live Music @ The Pinhook - Velee at 10pm, Gross Ghost at 11pm, All Your Science at midnight.

Breakfast Club Dance Party @ Six Plates - DJ Dae will be playing songs from your favorite 80's soundtrack, and you are encouraged to dress in 80's attire. The best costume will be awarded with a prize!

*Sunday*

Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show @ Marriott Convention Center - If you are a bride to be, this is the place to be.

Movies in the Park - “Musical Mix-up" @ Durham Central Park - Durham Cinematheque presents a mix up of musical numbers, comedy bits, tragedy, and even some Hollywood history. There may even be some live music to accompany! This is a free event that starts as soon as it gets dark.
 
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