Friday, January 15, 2010

The Weekend Has Landed - January 15th

Ladies and Gentlemen, Third Friday has arrived, and with it some amazing weather. Check out our feature on the Freeze Your Balls Off Scooter Rally.


Two New Exhibits Opening @ Durham Arts Council - Transient Memories: photographs by Steven Gregory (Allenton Gallery) and Under the Influence, abstract paintings in acrylic by Don Mertz (Semans Gallery). 5pm.

Reception for Jim Tignor Painting Exhibit @ BCAC - Jim Tignor's In Search of Burning Bush. Jim is an Occupational Therapist in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro City Schools, and the paintings depict his spiritual journey as a Quaker. 6pm.

Exclusive Photograpy Exhibit Preview @ Through This Lens - Preview Side by Side, an exhibition of sixteen large-scale, photographic diptychs by Isabel Chicquor. 6pm.

Multiple Art Openings @ Golden Belt - Sarah Spencer White’s installation of new ceramic pieces, Spill, explores the ever shifting barrier between the industrial and the hand made. SafeKeeping is Lori Vrba's first solo show in the U.S. She has studied with internationally recognized photographers Keith Carter, Tony O’Brien and Sarah Meghan Lee, and her photographs have been nationally recognized. 6pm.

Three New Installations by Julia Gartrell @ DURTY - Julia's installations are meditations on American consumption and perception. 6pm.

Heironymus Bosch Meets Three Artists @ Scrap Exchange - Charron Andrews shrine assemblages are a garden of earthly delights made from the cast offs of daily life. Leigh Werrell offers a strong line up of riveting portraits that are quietly compelling studies of ordinary people. And the Scrap Exchange’s own Sara McCreary turns discarded house paint and recycled canvas into wildly undulating patterns of color that make you want to dance. 6pm.

Art Hanging @ Kung Fu Tattoo - Featuring the works of Anthony Hicks and Rick White. Rick is a photographer and custom car and bike builder from Raleigh, Anthony Hicks is an artist from Youngsville who works in multiple mediums, ranging from the twisted to the mundane. 7pm.

Retrofantasma @ Carolina Theatre - The monthly film series of double-features dedicated to bringing classic horror movies back to the big screen in 35mm. Ghost Story at 7pm, It Came... Without Warning 9:30pm.

Sticks (Light) @ 715 - A one night only installation with pine trees; rope; hooks; windows; spot lights; fabric; fire extinguishers; wood; studio space; pedal steel, acoustic, and electric guitar; bass guitar; theremin; fiddle; chimes; keyboard; cello; organ; piano; ektara; saw. 7:30pm.

Art and Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Featuring the works of Alisha Arneth. The NJ native is also a reflexology practitioner here in Durham. She paints primarily with oils and acrylics, creating abstract and surreal paintings with organic and cosmic symbols. Live music will be provided by Paul Edelman at 8pm, Mary Rockers Johnson at 10pm.

Will McFarlane @ Papa Mojo's - McFarlane pulls from blues, R&B, rock, and country, and blends it into his own keenly personal and expressive delivery. 9:30pm/$10.

Live Music @ The Pinhook - The Moaners at midnight, Lonnie Walker at 11pm, Liza Kate at 10pm.


Grand Opening @ Beyu Caffe - Coffee cupping at 10am, wine tasting at 3pm, and live jazz featuring the Brian Horton Trio at 9pm.

Preservation Durham Walking Tour - No reservations are required, simply meet your guide at Preservation Durham's sign at the Durham Farmers Market in Central Park, on Foster Street just north of Downtown. The tours take approximately 1 hour and return to the Farmers Market. 11am.

Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Tim Stambaugh at 8pm, West Trinity at 10pm.

Dinner and a Show @ Common Ground Theatre - See Prelude to a Kiss with dinner provided by Blu Seafood. 8pm.

Swang Brothers @ Papa Mojo's - This three-piece outfit can turn on a dime, playing an all-out rockabilly rave-up one moment, downshifting into a country ballad the next, followed by a burning instrumental number. 9:30pm/$7.

Live Music @ The Pinhook - Clawform at 10pm, Cantwell Gomez and Jordan at 11pm, Grappling Hook at midnight.


Italian Gardens: Contrasting Classical and Contemporary Garden Style @ Duke Gardens - College professor Greg Pierceall has been making a special study of Italian gardens, touring each summer with landscape architecture students. It will be a review of how classical techniques and design strategies are reinterpreted to serve contemporary garden goals. 2pm/$15.

Big Bang Boom @ Broad Street Cafe - What happens when professional musicians become parents? They play and write children's music. This is the path taken by Big Bang Boom, a children's music group from Greensboro. After 20 years touring clubs and playing parties, Chuck Folds (younger brother of piano rocker Ben Folds) and Steve Williard decided to expand their horizons and play for kids. Together with drummer Eddie Walker they have become the parent friendly kid's rock band alternative. 4:30pm.

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