Friday, January 22, 2010

The Weekend Has Landed - January 22nd

SPENDY Productions presents the Strange Beauty Film Festival @ Manbites Dog Theatre - A new festival showcasing adventurous and striking short films from around the world, including fiction, documentaries, experimental, and wholly unclassifiable works. Presented in three program blocks over two days.

Hoof 'n' Horn Presents: REEFER MADNESS @ Sheafer Lab Theater - In a high school classroom, The Lecturer tells the assembly of anxious parents about the evils of marijuana. Jimmy Harper is a fine upstanding youth, blessed with the love of the fair Mary Lane. However, across town, the weed-pusher Jack, his moll Mae, and his cronies, Sally and Ralph, are living in the depths of depravity, and they are waiting to lure young Jimmy into their clutches. A single encounter with "The Demon Weed" is all it will take to send Jimmy to incredible "heights".


An Evening With Vince Gill @ The DPAC - Nineteen-time Grammy winning country musician Vince Gill. 8pm.

Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Jon Shain Trio w/ The Grandsons and special guests The Gravy Boys. 8pm/$10.

Anton Kuerti @ Reynolds Industries Theater - Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux”; Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata”; 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli in C Major, Op. 120. 8pm/$30.

Beer and Comedy @ Carolina Theatre - Help raise money for the Carolina Theatre, taste beautifully-matched chocolate and beer pairings and enjoy a performance by Steven Wright, one of America's favorite comedians.

Tad Walters @ Papa Mojo's - Tad is a bluesman who has honed his skills as a guitarist, bassist, harp player and vocalist. Backed by TA James (bass) and Kelly Pace (drums). 9:30pm/$8.

Live Music @ The Pinhook - Honcho at 10pm, How I Became the Bomb at 11pm, The Huguenots at midnight.


The Solstace Project @ The Hat Lounge - Live jazz from 2-4pm, and a raffle for a free fedora.

LabourLove Art Party @ Golden Belt - An adult art class for beginners! Kelly Dew will show you some of her tricks for mixed media painting in a relaxed atmosphere with a glass of wine to break the ice. Great appetizers and a cash bar will be available from Triangle Catering. 6pm/$20.

Benefit for Girls Rock! NC @ Duke Coffeehouse - Scientific Superstar at 8pm, Princess and the Criminals at 9pm, Heart of Glass at 10pm. $5 suggested donation.

Live Music @ BCHQ - My Majesty in Oxygen, Tunnels Under the Citadel, Elfowl and Last Years Men. 8pm/$5 suggested donation.

Karaoke for Cy @ Bull McCabe's - $5 per song, which gets donated through Cy Rawls Has A Posse to the Tisch Brain Cancer Center. 8pm.

Luciana Souza with Cyro Baptista & Romero Lubambo @ Reynolds Industries Theater - Returning to Duke after an entrancing 2008 show, Souza’s piercing, crystalline vocals are backed by Baptista, who’s cut percussion for David Byrne and Yo-Yo Ma, and Lubambo, who by now needs no introduction. 8pm/$24.

The Four Bitchin’ Babes present Hormonal Imbalance™ @ Carolina Theatre - Performing original songs and stories, the Babes offer both poignant views and unbridled comedic commentary on the joys and dilemmas of everyday life. Enjoy an entertaining evening with these outrageously funny and multi-talented musician galpals as they examine and celebrate the lives of ordinary men and women in our quest for balance. 8pm/$28.

Mel Melton & Wicked Mojos @ Papa Mojo's - Mel Melton is one classic blues harmonica musician who is known for his rare & impeccable Zydeco & Cajun song writing. 9:30pm/$10.

Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Mysti Mayhem at 8pm, Bleumatics at 10pm.

Ta Ta to the Tatas Benefit for Colin Mauger @ The Pinhook - Up and Down Escalator at 10:30pm, Beloved Binge at 11:30pm, River City Ransom at 12:30pm.


Dine Out For Haiti - Indulge in your favorite food with good conscience! This Sunday (or Monday), several area restaurants are donating 10% of their proceeds to the relief efforts in Haiti, either through the remarkable organization Partners in Health or the inspirational, locally-run Family Health Ministries. Eat out, enjoy, and contribute to a worthy cause!

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