Friday, January 29, 2010

The Weekend Has Landed - January 29th

Given the impending winter event, there may be a few cancellations or reschedules. Most notably, Wine Authorities' Pork and Pinot event has been moved out to February 6th. Updates as we receive them, will be posted to our twitter feed.


Save Our Arts Benefit Concert @ Trotter Building - This is an all-star line-up of local bands, including Hammer No More The Fingers, The Beast, Megafaun, Midtown Dickens, and Tea and Tempests. There will be a silent auction, and Triangle Brewing Company will be pouring their tasty brews. Best of all, proceeds go to the Central Park School for Children. 6pm/$10 suggested donation.

Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Mandolin Orange at 8pm, The Hummers at 10pm.

Transactors Improv Presents: City of Medicine @ Common Ground - The latest episode of their "completely improvised serial medical drama." 8pm/$12.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet, featuring Jason Moran's Bandwagon @ Reynolds Industries Theater - The first piece is King’s brawny, sinuous overhaul of Ballets Russes’ icon of dance modernism, Scheherazade — here in its American premiere. The second has Moran’s trio playing live, lighting up a score the pianist wrote for King’s troupe. Friday and Saturday at 8pm.

Live Music @ Duke Coffeehouse - Max Indian, Ryan Gustafson, Light Pines. 9pm/FREE.

Live Music @ The Pinhook - Fin Fang Foom at midnight, Free Electric State at 11pm, Gray Young at 10pm, deVries at 9pm.

Matt Walsh @ Papa Mojo's - Matt Walsh is hailed by Blues legends like Bob Margolin and Paul Oscher for his talent, original Blues and raw, intense performances. 9:30pm/$8.


Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Mister Felix at 8pm, The Will McBride Group at 10pm.

Minor American Reading Series Listening Party @ THE SPACE - Featuring fiction author Brian Evenson, journalist/poet Brian Howe, and poet Jonathan Locke Hart, with music by Secret Boyfriend. 8pm/FREE.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Angela Hewitt & Christopher Taylor @ Page Auditorium - Conducted by the musicians themselves, the 20-piece Orpheus is an experiment in radical democracy that is also among the finest orchestras on earth, turning out collaborative art that joins visceral energy with keen interpretive balance. 8pm/$25.

FATE presents an evening of short plays by local playwrights @ Common Ground - Get familiar with some of the Triangle’s most loved and prolific writers, and their works. The pieces will be staged by several directors, and read by some of your favorite local actors. 8pm/$5.

Willie Painter Band @ Papa Mojo's - Playing a mix of blues with a nod towards swinging jazz and an eclectic selection of rock tunes, the Willie Painter Band consists of four veterans of the Triangle music scene that are known for consistently delivering inspiring and electrifying performances. 9:30pm/$8.

Live Music @ The Pinhook - Duncan of Hammer No More The Fingers at 1am, Veelee at midnight, Gary B and the Notions at 11pm, Imperial China at 10pm.


Have a Heart Valentine Wine Tasting @ Rigsbee Hall - Independent Animal Rescue invites animal and wine lovers to enjoy phenomenal wines, fantastic food, and funky music while perusing and bidding on truly unique silent auction items. This year's tasting event will explore notable artisan wines of the south of France including wines from the Rhone, Provence, Languedoc, the Southwest, and Roussillon. Additional wines from around the globe will be available by the glass. 100% of Have a Heart profits will aid in the rescue and care of homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. Tax-deductible tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. 3pm-7pm.

Henry Vogel (storyteller) @ Broad Street Cafe - He has performed as a regional teller at the Wake County, Vance County and Oxford Storytelling Festivals. He has also performed at local schools, the Storytelling Bookstore and at Halloween festivals held by the city of Burlington and Harris Lake County Park. 4:30pm/FREE.

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