Friday, December 11, 2009

The Weekend Has Landed - December 11th

Greetings citizens of Durham! Our writer who usually does Weekend Has Landed is currently at The Down Under Pub and doesn't want to do his usual post from his phone (besides, with $4 Kamikaze shots currently on special, who knows what it would end up like). So, since I've finished my work for the day, I agreed to do it.

There is a lot of theater going on this weekend (See The Upstager's weekly list, sample below):

Jane Eyre – Return to Thornfield Manor! Little Green Pig’s new stage adaptation of the Charlotte Brontë novel about a rebellious heroine determined to succeed against all odds. This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through December 19, atManbites Dog Theater, Durham.

littlegreenpig.com

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – David Edgar’s massive two-part adaptation of Charles Dickens other novel, presented in rotating rep. This weekend: Part 1 – Wednesday 10:30 and 7:30, Thursday and Saturday 7:30. Part 2: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00, Tuesday 7:30. Part 1 continues through December 19, Part 2 through December 20. Paul Green Theater, UNC campus, Chapel Hill.
www.playmakersrep.org

I saw Jane Eyre last weekend, it was a good time. The Nicholas Nickleby show sounds cool too. DBL happened to be doing some unrelated work with one of the actors yesterday and heard more about it. Then we read the wikipedia article, and now we are enlightened.

Screw this linear crap, I'm just going to jump around now. This sounds cool, Guglhupf Bakery is hosting a German Christmas market from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday:

The star of the Christmas market is Guglhupf's stollen, which they describe as "a dense leavened bread made from a sweet dough with citrus peel, raisins, almonds, and a complex blend of spices." They add that the bread is dipped in butter and rolled in sugar, which seals the loaf and gives it a protective coating, and is finished with powdered sugar which looks like snow.

The market also will include arts and crafts sellers from the Durham Craft Market, The Ginger Young Gallery and Outsiders Gallery.

Shoppers can drink mulled wine or cider while shopping.

Hmmmm... Guglhuph. I still need to try their dinner service, I've heard mixed reviews.

There's a new bar open downtown, The Republic. I checked it out last Friday (http://tweetphoto.com/5843376) and it was pretty cool, still too soon to tell. But you should all go and support them since they just opened!

There's also (as always) lots of really good live music. Check out the calendar. Of particular note is a Durham Socialite favorite, Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovlies (pictured at top) at the Pinhook Saturday night.

 
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