Friday, April 30, 2010
Chatham County Line @ Ambacco -These guys are a Triangle based bluegrass band that have become quite popular over in Europe. Fresh off their international tour, they'll be playing a free outdoors concert at the picturesque Tobacco Campus. Better head out now, they are starting up their set at 6pm. That's where I'll be headed as soon as I hit "publish post."
Preservation Durham’s 14th Annual Old Durham Home Tour - Hope Valley is the neighborhood destination for this year's tour, the first year with their recently approved historical district designation. Saturday from 10am-5pm.
7th Annual Strawberry Festival @ Old North Durham Park - A fundraiser that benefits Old North Durham Park. Families can enjoy face painting, balloon tricks, live performances by the TROSA Band, Jaafar, Highway 54 and a variety of other entertainers. Guglhupf Bakery will have shortcake that you can top with the locally grown strawberries. Saturday from 11am-5pm.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Boston Marriage @ Common Ground Theatre - This brilliantly clever and rhythmic play, by multi-award winning playwright David Mamet, leads us into the world of two surly old friends living on society's fringe. Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm. $16.
Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession @ Manbites Dog Theatre - A remarkable woman recounts her life story in this harrowing and hilarious comedy about wars, both Civil and domestic. Based on Allan Gurganus' classic best-selling novel. Fri & Sat at 8:15pm, Sun at 3:15pm. $17.
WICKED: The Untold Story of the Witches Of Oz @ The DPAC - A Broadway and West End musical, with songs and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. The story is based on the best-selling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, a parallel novel of the 1939 film of L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz.
Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Griffanzo at 8pm, Decoration Ghost at 10pm, Simeon at 11pm.
Jews and Catholics CD Release Party @ Duke Coffeehouse - Featuring sets by Gray Young and Mount Moriah. 9pm.
Mel Melton & the 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 @ The Pinhook - Double Negative at midnight, Easy Action at 11pm, Grids at 10pm.
Old North Durham Yard Sale - The Old North Durham Neighborhood Association is hosting a massive multi-family yardsale from 8am-noon.
Hats, Cars & Blues @ Northgate Mall - The Hat Lounge is hosting an event that will be showcasing vintage cars from the Triangle Thunder Cruisers all day from 10am to 9pm, and John Dee Holeman will perform from 2pm to 4pm.
Durham Earth Day Festival 2010 @ CCB Plaza - Celebrate our sense of community, raise awareness of current local and global environmental issues, actively engage in hands-on learning activities, and celebrate our environmental success. Festival goers will participate in "green" activities and demos; learn about many green practices and products at the Sustainability Expo and Earth Art Market; and enjoy great music, food and much more! Noon-5pm.
Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Paul Daniel at 8pm, Paul Edelman at 10pm.
Live Music @ Duke Coffeehouse - Featuring Red Collar, Lonnie Walker, and Bellafea. 9pm/$5.
Bobby Hinton @ Papa Mojo's - A regional icon, this legendary bluesman has delighted audiences around the globe for years, playing both originals and standards with heart and finesse. 9:30pm/$8.
Live Music @ The Pinhook - lil yit at 12:15pm, D.U.N. at 11:30pm, Alexi at 10:45pm, Thomahawk at 10pm.
Science of Coffee @ Museum of Life + Science - Join local coffee baristas and Museum staff for a delightful morning of coffee, live music, hors d'oeuvres and conversation. Try your hand at our coffee experiments and activities and speak with local coffee experts about the history of coffee, farming and roasting methods, ecological issues, medicinal properties and brewing methods. 10am-11:30am/$15/Pre-reg. req.
Randy McAllister @ Papa Mojo's - This Grammy-nominated Texas singer, harmonica player and drummer excels at delivering his well-crafted lyrics with a Lone Star attitude. Special Sunday appearance. 6pm/$15.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Here's the performance schedule:
Saturday, April 17, 2010
10:00am – 10:30am Lowes Grove Middle School Drumline
10:30am – 11:30am Soulles Dogs (Blues)
11:30am - 11:45am Break
11:45am – 12:30pm Al Strong Duo (Jazz)
12:30pm – 1:15pm Braima Moiwai (African Drumming)
1:15pm – 1:30pm Break
1:30pm – 1:45pm ROSE Dancers
1:45pm - 2:00pm Break
2:00pm – 2:30pm The Ladies of Black Poetry Theatre
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm – 3:15pm Tyrand (R&B)
3:15pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 4:00pm Hannan Sultan (Middle Eastern Dance)
4:00pm – 5:00pm Luego (Latin)
1:00pm – 2:00pm Ron Baxter (Jazz)
2:00pm – 2:15pm Break
2:15pm – 3:00pm Ed Stevenson & The Paco Band (Latin)
3:00pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 3:30pm Triangle Twirlers (Baton)
3:30pm – 3:50pm Break
3:50pm – 4:00pm Patricia Taborn’s Modeling Agency
4:00pm – 5:00pm Lady Jaisun (Jazz)
Friday, April 16, 2010
There is a full line-up of events and open studios, including photography, screen prints, and live jazz. Kung-Fu Tattoo will have an encore art hanging featuring the works of Jason Strutz and Franco.
Looking for some theatre? Check out Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession @ Manbites Dog Theatre, Boston Marriage @ Common Ground Theatre.
Like dance? Ballet Hispanico will be at the historic Carolina Theatre.
If live music is your thing, Free Electric State will be having their CD Release Party @ The Pinhook, along with local stalwarts A Rooster For The Masses, and Beloved Binge.
If you're feeling charitable, head on over to The Broad Street Cafe and attend the Benefit for Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County.
It's time for me to enjoy the weather and weekend, I hope y'all do to!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Springtiiiiime… in North Carolinaaaaa.Pollen and flowerrrrs... hot, cold and showerrrs...Perfect in betweeeeen, the people are not mean,It's great to reside in ole Cackalacky!