Friday, February 19, 2010

The Weekend Has Landed - February 19th

Running all weekend is the Nevermore Film Festival, check out our feature.

NEIGHBORHOOD 3: Requisition of Doom @ Manbites Dog Theatre - Kids is a suburban neighborhood immerse themselves in a sinister online game, but when the lines blur between reality and fantasy, fear takes on a life of its own. A dark satire written by Jennifer Haley and directed by Jeff Storer. Shows are Friday and Saturday night, 8:15pm/$17.

Boys and Girls @ Common Ground - Bare Theatre’s presents: Boys and Girls: Three short plays by contemporary playwrights. Shows are Friday and Saturday night, 8pm/$15.

*Third Friday*

Sci-Fi Digital Photography @ Durham Central Market - A sci-fi digital photography series by local artist Alan Welch. 6pm.

Third Friday @ Golden Belt - Opening of The Confessional by Carole Baker in Room 100, Lori Vrba's SafeKeeping in LabourLove, OnlyBurger and open studios in Building 3. 6pm.

Jim Tignor Exhibit / Open Studios @ BCAC - Jim Tignor's In Search of the Burning Bush. 6pm.

Mixed Media Opening @ Rock Paper Scissors - Alison Tharp's Umbrella Man. 6pm.

Willa Brigham Quilt Show @ Scrap Exchange - 6pm.

Jimmy Alexander Benefit @ Monkey Bottom - From the Ground Up, music, food, and an art show to benefit Jimmy Alexander.

Art Opening @ Kung Fu Tattoo - Durham artists Kohen Meyers, Martin Loomis, and Corey Woods, with works from DURTY and music from Tree City and The Dregs. 7pm.

Photography Opening @ Manbites Dog - At Home in the World, photographs by Ann Arbor. 7-8pm.

Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile @ Reynolds Industries Theater - The Punch Brothers blaze while Grammy-winning mandolin genius Chris Thile, formerly of Nickel Creek, leads gospel and high-lonesome harmonies. $24/8pm.

Triangle Brewing Company Cask Party @ Tavern - Live Music from Mike
Babyak, featuring guitar by Will McFarlane from the Bonnie Raitt Band, & keyboards
by Dave McCracken from Donna The Buffalo.

Live Music & Art @ Broad Street Cafe - Chris Bryant at 8pm, Embarrassing Fruit at 10pm, Transmography at 10:30pm, La Snacks at 11pm, Pistil at 11:30pm. Art by Heather Angelika Dooley. 8pm.

Mighty Lester @ Papa Mojo's - Soulful R&B bedroom ballads, down-n-dirty blues, and thumpin'-pumpin'-jumpin' jive wrapped in a Big Band sound. $8/9:30pm.

Hayti Heritage Film Festival Opening Reception @ Cotton Room - Join filmmakers in celebrating the opening of Hayti Film Festival. Featuring live Jazz music by Kim Pacheco followed by Joey the DJ. $15 includes opening night screening and reception. Festival Passes are $50 for the entire weekend. 10pm.

Schooner CD Release @ Pinhook - The Popular Kids at 9pm, Velee at 10pm, Erie Choir at 11pm, Schooner at midnight.


Composting Workshop @ Holton Career and Resource Center - Sunshine Garden Group is for both new and experienced gardeners to learn and share about flower and vegetable gardens, edible landscaping, urban gardening, container gardening and healthy food. 10:30am/FREE.

An Evening of Entertainment Presented by Durham Public Schools @ The DPAC - Hundreds of talented students from schools across the DPS district will be featured in An Evening of Entertainment, a fundraiser for the DPS Scholarship Foundation. 7pm/$10.

Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Paul Daniel at 8pm, Jocelyn Ellis & The Alpha Theory at 10pm.

Live Music @ Duke Coffeehouse - Screaming Females, JEFF the Brotherhood, Whatever Brains. 9pm/$5.

Thrashatorium @ BCHQ - Thrashitorium Presents: Acid Reflux(NY), Devour(NC), Stripmines(NC), Total Wreck(RVA), Crooked Teeth(RVA) :: 9 p.m. All ages, no alcohol. $5 suggested donation.

Buzzkillz @ Papa Mojo's - The Buzzkillz can't be pegged into any one genre mixing REAL Rock N' Roll, Skanky Blues, Rockabilly, Boogie Woogie and Country and Western. 9:30pm/$8.

Jubal Kane @ Tavern - Roadhouse blues rock & roll band w/ harmonica.

Live Music @ Pinhook - The Dynamite Brothers at 10pm, Bull City at 11pm.


Flying Hippo @ Broad Street Cafe - Silly Joyfulness - Music, Poetry, Art, Drama, Dance, Story Telling, Improv. Exploring the wonder and connectedness and joy of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, & Equality. Kids Songs for Adults, Adult Songs for Kids. 4:30pm.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Nevermore Film Festival

The house lights will go down and the screen will run with blood. Yes indeed, it is once again time for the Nevermore Film Festival.

Their 11th year running, this festival provides an amazing selection of both short and feature length horror films. It proves just how deep and diverse the genre can be, ranging from campy and comedic to dark and diabolical.

The 23 films that will be screened were honed down from over 100 submissions, coming from across the globe. They will be divided across the three different screens at the Carolina Theatre, with a few repeats to help fit everyone's schedule. On Saturday night, some of the filmmakers will be available after the show to field questions from the audience.

We here at Durham Socialite have been attending this festival for a few years now, and this year we decided to use some technology to help us come up with our movie list for the weekend. I am pleased to present the unveiling of the Durham Film Festival Calendar.

It lists the show times for Nevermore in an easy to read calendar format, which can be paper-savingly imported to your favorite mobile device.

We plan to reuse this calendar for the other Durham based film festivals, including Full Frame, Retrofantasma, Escapism, and the NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Let us know what you think!

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Weekend Has Landed - February 5th


ArtSLAM @ LabourLove Gallery - The slam consists of three, 20 minute rounds. The audience contributes ideas, and one is randomly pulled from a hat. The artists create their best interpretation of the suggestion, and the artwork is auctioned off at the end of the night. This time they will be including an Iron Chef like “secret ingredient” for one round. 7pm/FREE.

Gil Scott-Heron @ Carolina Theatre - Poet, musician, spoken-word sage, Gil Scott-Heron was a man ahead of his time, who will make you open your eyes to the world around you. 8pm/$22.

Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - RJ Adams at 8pm, Soulless Dogs at 10pm.

Peter Serkin @ Reynolds Industries Theater - This renowned pianist will be performing selections from Brahms, Debussy, György Kurtág, Charles Wuorinen, Bach, and Chopin. 8pm/$30.

Mama Juggs: Three Generations Healing Fractured Body Images @ Common Ground Theatre - A Princess Dragon Productions presentation. Written and performed by ‘rie Shontel, Mama Juggs is a powerful monologue in four parts about female body awareness. 8pm/$25. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets, and here is the trailer:

Live Music @ Duke Coffeehouse - Toro y Moi, Dogbite. 9pm/$5.

Cyril Lance @ Papa Mojo's - Cyril Lance combines deep song writing and roots grooves with engaging and spontaneous improvisation that makes him at home in both the blues circuit and the jam band scene. 9:30pm/$8.

Organos CD Release @ The Pinhook - Ye Old Shoppe w/ members of Wild Wild Geese at 10pm, Birds and Arrows at 11pm, Organos at midnight.


Solar Solutions for your Home @ Holton Career and Resource Center - Learn about hot water and solar heating options. Interactive workshop with local experts and agencies. 10:30am.

Princess Katie and Racer Steve @ The DPAC - Rock & roll for kids. Shows at 11:30am and 3:30pm. $10.

Orion String Quartet with Peter Serkin @ Reynolds Industries Theater - The program will include selections from Bach, Leon Kirchner, Beethoven, and Brahms. 8pm/$30.

FatMouth Improv @ Common Ground Theatre - Short and longform improv based on audience suggestions. 8pm/$8.

Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Davis Coen at 8pm, Old Avenue at 10pm.

Live Music @ Duke Coffeehouse - Caltrop, Death Came Down the Mountain, Hog. 9pm/$5.

Bobby Hinton @ Papa Mojo's - A regional icon, this legendary bluesman has delighted audiences around the globe for years, playing both original and standards with heart and finesse. 9:30pm/$8.

Live Music @ The Pinhook - BaroN at 10pm, The Back Pockets at 11pm, My Magesty in Oxygen at midnight.


Family Day @ Nasher Museum - Celebrate exhibitions and explore faces in art with hands-on activities, a gallery hunt and more! Paul Miller of Flow Circus will perform a juggling and magic show in the Mary D.B.T. Semans Great Hall at 1pm and 2:30pm. Before, between and after the shows, Paul will perform roving close-up magic. Hands-on activities include silhouette self portraits, creative clay heads and a neon face mural. Activities are designed for kids ages 3-12 and their accompanying adults. All ages are welcome.12pm-4pm/FREE.

Claire Ramsey (storyteller) @ Broad Street Cafe - Claire Ramsey is Wake Forest, NC's premier storyteller and current president of the NC Storytelling Guild. Stories With Claire specializes in costumed characters and entertaining, educational stories for all ages. 4:30pm/FREE.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Caricature Exhibit Opens @ Nasher

Admission to the Nasher Museum of Art is free every Thursday, 5-9pm, and today will mark the opening of the new Lines of Attack: Conflicts in Caricature exhibit. Also currently running is the Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids exhibit, which provides some insight into Warhol's creative process, and includes some paintings of the Nasher family themselves.

Tonight will also afford the opportunity to meet Chris Lamb, professor of communications, College of Charleston, and author of Drawn to Extremes: The Use and Abuse of Editorial Cartoons in the United States. A reception will follow, and they will have a cash bar.

Visitors will also have the chance to react to the show on a webcam at the Free Speech Booth outside the gallery. Nasher will then publish the videos on their YouTube channel.

Thursday, February 4
10 AM Exhibition opens to the public,
"Lines of Attack: Conflicts in Caricature"
5:30 PM Cash bar
6 PM Talk with Chris Lamb

IMAGE: Kevin KAL Kallaugher, "Florida," 2000. Pen, brush and india ink, 16 x 20 inches, Appeared in "The Economist," July 17, 2004.

Monday, February 1, 2010

PSA - Duke Performances Honoring Tickets from Saturday Night

Duke Performances is offering to exchange tickets from Saturday night's performance for upcoming shows due to the "winter event." Details:

Given such extreme weather conditions, we would like to honor tickets held by those of you that chose not to come out on Saturday. We are offering to exchange your tickets for either the LINES Ballet or Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for tickets to any of the following upcoming performances:

- Peter Serkin, piano -- February 5
- Miguel Zenon Esta Plena Septet -- February 11
- Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition -- February 12
- Ravi Coltrane Quartet -- February 13
- Dean & Britta - 13 Most Beautiful... Songs for Andy Warhol's "Screen Tests" -- February 18
- Nora Chipaumire featuring Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited -- February 26 & 27
- Rafal Blechacz, piano -- March 5
- Farber Foundry - Molora Based on the Oresteia Trilogy -- March 20 & 21
- Kronos Quartet -- April 10
- Rosanne Cash + Mark O'Connor -- April 15
- Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Julian Rachlin, violin -- April 16

To claim your tickets, send an email with your name and the concert you'd like to attend and the number of tickets (the exchange is one ticket for one ticket) to Ticket exchange requests honored via email only.
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