Friday, July 30, 2010

The Weekend Has Landed - July 30th


Summer Sample Sale @ School House - Help celebrate the opening of School House's new downtown Durham headquarters. This ethically sound collegiate fashion store will be offering 50% off all in-store merchandise, along with $2 samples of one of a kind products. To top it all off, they'll be offering free beer. 6-9pm.

Laura Boosinger & Josh Goforth @ Ambacco - Laura Boosinger is one of the most respected traditional singers from the North Carolina Mountains. Together with multi-instrumentalist Josh Goforth and band they provide a fresh take on traditional music from Appalachia. 6-8pm/FREE.


Holidays for Quince Benefit Show @ The Pinhook - Support this local record label by listening to some local legends. Featuring The Mountain Goats (solo), Mount Moriah, and The Midtown Dickens. 10pm/SOLD OUT.

Andy Coats & the Bankwalkers @ Blue Note Grill - Andy Coats brings his roots and blues to one of Durham's newest restaurants and music venues. 9pm/$8.


Vegan Brunch @ The Pinhook - An homage to French cuisine, highlighting seasonal, locally sourced produce. $7 prix fixe meal includes coffee or hot tea. Bloody Marys and Mimosas available at the cash bar. Noon-2pm.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fullsteam Ahead!

Today marks the first retail availability of the fine brews from Fullsteam, Durham's latest contributor to the local beer scene. Five of Fullsteam's innovative "Southern Ag" beers will be on tap, including:
  • El Toro cream ale
  • Rocket Science IPA
  • Carver sweet potato beer
  • Summer basil farmhouse ale
  • Hogwash hickory-smoked porter
Fullsteam is well known for their strong presence in the Durham community, from frequent tweets about their progress, to pouring samples at events, to driving their '67 Dodge "Mullet" around town. I'm excited to be able to buy and try their selection of creative brews, and look forward to their next big milestone - the opening of their tavern.

The event will be held at Tyler's Taproom in Durham, starting at 5pm.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Weekend Has Landed - July 23rd


Retrofantasma @ Carolina Theatre - What better way is there to combat a triple-digit heat index than spending the evening in a gloriously air conditioned historic theatre. Tonight they will be showing a John Carpenter double-feature. First up at 7pm is Dark Star, Carpenter's first major film as a director. At 9:30pm they will be screening Prince of Darkness, the second film in Carpenter's Apocalypse Trilogy.


TxakoliFest @ Six Plates - The annual collaboration of Six Plates and Wine Authorities to celebrate the Basque white wine served from a traditional porron. Advance tickets are for sale for the 2-5pm time period, and it opens to general admission at 5pm. It is $10 at the door. The live music schedule is as follows (image courtesy Wine Authorities):
  1. Emily Lynch 2:40pm
  2. Chris Bryant 3:45pm
  3. Shana Tucker 4:50pm
  4. Delta Rae 6pm
  5. J. Timber 7:50pm
  6. Swaso 9:30pm
  7. Fleau 11pm

Bull City Food Truck Round-up @ Durham Central Park - Nine of the triangle's food trucks will be present, including:
  • OnlyBurger
  • Daisy Cakes
  • Mom's Delicious Dishes
  • Parlez Vous Crepe
  • Joe's Diner
  • Fired Flour
  • Bulkogi Korean BBQ
  • Big Red Bus
  • Locopops
Music will be provided by Deejay Piddipat, and the event runs from 5-7:30pm.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Weekend Has Landed - July 16th

Girls Rock NC Showcase

Girls Rock NC is a nonprofit organization that runs programs that encourage girls to be confident, creative members of their communities. Girls make bands, have workshops in teamwork, body confidence, zine-making, DIY clothing, recording, Tech Talk, songwriting and more. During the two week camp, these talented girls will form bands, write a song, and then perform it on stage. The first showcase is tonight at the Pinhook, starting at 6pm with a $5 suggested donation.

Do Itcha Damn Self

Those of you that appreciate music might as well settle in at the Pinhook for the long hall, as when the Girls Rock NC showcase starts to wind down, a one man band jubilee and art fair will carry the torch. Performers include (with links to their normal bands):
A craft fair will run from 7-9pm, promoting and sharing various artsy, crafty, and foodie related ways to "do it yourself." $8 suggested donation. Music starts at 9:30pm. Chaz of Bull City Records has put together a full write up, if you'd like some more details.

Third Friday

Not in the mood for music? Well, it just so happens to be Third Friday. For your alternative forms performance art, we recommend:

Friday, July 2, 2010

Independence Weekend Has Landed - July 2nd

This weekend heralds in the Festival for the Eno, running for three days straight over at West Point on the Eno City Park. All proceeds go to the Eno River Association, dedicated to conserving and protecting the nature, culture, and history of the Eno River basin.

With over 17 bands performing each day, there will be no shortage of live music. Check out the full schedule - and plan accordingly.

Feeling crafty? There will be ~100 artisans showcasing their skills and their wares, from potters to metalsmiths to jewelers to painters.

Feel more at home in an urban environment? Want to fuel the flames of your inner pyro? The Durham Bulls will be playing the next four nights in a row, and each game will be concluded with a grand 20 minute fireworks display.

Don't like baseball? The Pinhook has a back patio with an ideal view of the fireworks, and it just so happens that they are holding a Reggae Night Benefit Show for Durham Community Media, Durham’s only public access TV station and community media center. Bands include Doco and Pure Fiyah, with late night being covered by DJ RYAH and the Infamous Cayenne The Lion King. Fri/10pm/$5-10 donation.

Saturday night will be a line-up of three bands - Shipwrecker, Filthy Bird, and Homoticons. 10pm/$5.

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