Friday, May 20, 2011

Hey Durham, Help a Friend Move

If you've had an eye toward local news, you know that a section of the historic landmark Liberty Warehouse's collapsed, and the building was condemned. That means all of the tenants need to pack up and move. One tenant, the beloved Scrap Exchange, was able to secure a temporary space across the street.

However, they have a LOT of stuff to move, and in a very small window of time. With that, they are putting out a call for volunteers to help move all of their warehouse inventory into their new temp space.

Saturday, May 21 from 10:00-2:00
Sunday, May 22 from 11:00-3:00

They will be cleaning out the space entirely, all contents will be packed up and moved, mostly Mongo room, backstock (bodega), and all the rest.

They will have:
1. Table of tools to be used to dismantle and use for the job
2. Snacks and refreshments (they will have stuff and if you bring stuff it is good too)
3. A ribbon making station for being so fabulous/community fill in the blank.

Please bring/be prepared:
1. They may have you sign a waiver, as it is an at risk situation, although it seems pretty safe.
2. If you are allergic to mold - you can still come, but they suggest you
volunteer across the street unloading.
3. Please dress appropriately - it's a warehouse, and they are moving lots of stuff. Gloves, tools, handtrucks, boxes (would be great) too, though they will also have some of that stuff.

*Liberty Warehouse Refugee Gathering*
As a part of Third Friday, there will also be a gathering outside of the Liberty Warehouse from 6-9pm of all of the artists and business owners that were displaced by the recent roof related tragedy. This would be a great opportunity to find out how you can help out all others that are looking for a new home.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ARTQUILTSmovement @ The DAC

This Friday, the Durham Arts Council (DAC) will present the 9th annual exhibition of innovative art quilts organized by the Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South (PAQA-South).

As a part of the DAC's rotating exhibitions program, the ARTQUILTSmovement show will be on display from May 20 through July 17.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, May 20, from 5-7pm which will feature live acoustic music in the galleries as well as wine and refreshments.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bull City Undercover

After two successful Undercovers in Raleigh, this year we welcome it to Durham!

Bull City Undercover is a three-night event where some of your favorite local bands put together cover sets of bands from both past and present - some may be a bit obscure, and others you'll know the words to every verse.

Better yet, the event is in the name of charity - this year benefiting the Central Park Charter School of Durham and SEEDS. It'll be held at Motorco Music Hall May 12-15, with doors at 8pm and bands starting at 9pm. It's a $5 cover each night, or an advance 3-day pass for $10.

While the bands being covered are a closely guarded secret to be revealed each night, the line-up of local artists has been released:

Cantwell, Gomez, & Jordan
The Huguenots
The Mercators

Brett Harris
Sea Cow
Wylie Hunter & The Cazadores

Reduced To Ruin
The Stars Explode
Restoration Hardware (an all-star supergroup)
A yet to be named all-star band

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Weekend Has Landed - May 6th

Phil Cook & His Feat @ Motorco - The Album Release Party for Phil Cook & His Feat's "Hungry Mother Blues." Also featuring solo acts by Christy Smith of The Tender Fruit, and Greg Humphries of Dillon Fence and Hobex. It's an early show, kicking of at 6pm. The show is also FREE, so you can put that normal cover cash toward's buying the new album! Pie Pushers will be stationed ouside, and have developed a special pizza named after the album.

Get it in the can! @ Sam's Quik Shop - Sam's will be showcasing over 20 microbrews available in cans, including Durham's own Triangle Brewing Company. They're making a party out of it, with cornhole boards set up, a food truck rodeo (with at least Farmhand Foods and Slippin' Sliders), and music courtesy of The Wigg Report.

The Others: Pt. 3 @ The Pinhook - “The Others” is a multi-genre music revue that showcases the talent of minorities, women, and LGBTQ performers. A percentage of proceeds from this benefit show will go to Welcome Baby, which strives to answer the many child development and infant care questions parents have during their children's first years by offering free developmental guides, telephone support, discussion groups, and other resources. Performances include:
* Doors at 8pm * show at 9pm * dance party 11pm * $6 *

©2010 Durham Socialite : (