Friday, February 25, 2011

The Weekend Has Landed - February 25th


Roth Brewing Rebellious Brewing Extravaganza @ Broad Street Cafe - Founded in 2008 and based in Raleigh, Roth Brewing is making a foray into the Bull City. Take their beer for a test drive at the BSC, as they will be pouring their Raleigh Red (American Amber Ale), FoeHammer (Barleywine Style Ale), and Dark Construct (Foreign/Export Stout). The event kicks off at 6pm, and will include free stuff/giveaways. Stick around the BSC later in the evening to see the String Peddlers and Ivan & Alyosha take the stage.

Jessica Long CD Release @ Motorco - Texas native and current Durhamite Jessica Long is releasing her debut album with Nashville producer Billy Smiley. She's a folk/rock artist that you just need to experience for yourself. Opening up with be David Dollar, Vess, and Wind & Willow. 8pm/$5.

F**k Winter Dance Party @ The Pinhook - Still have that lingering deep chill from a particularly harsh winter? Shake the rest out on the dance floor, on this unexpectedly warm day. Winter be gone! 10pm/$5.


Bull City Records 5 Year Anniversary Party @ Fullsteam - Chaz's Bull City Records is celebrating their 5 year milestone, pulling together a marquee list of local artists that have close ties with Chaz and the store.
There will be giveaways throughout the evening, which starts at 7pm. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased in advance. Here's the schedule:
  • 12:30 – Megafaun (Brad & Phil)
  • 11:30 – Midtown Dickens
  • 10:30 – Des Ark (solo)
  • 9:30 – Maple Stave
  • 8:30 – Cantwell Gomez & Jordan
  • 7:30 – Last Year’s Men
Chifferobe: A Jazz Age Cabaret @ Cuban Revolution - For a vintage night full of glitz, glamour, sass and sizzle, head on over to Ambacco.
There will be dancing, tumbling, and live jass, with a prize for best 1920s/30s attire. 9pm/$15. Acts include:
  • The George Knott Trio
  • Dandy Wellington
  • Kristen Minsky
  • Joe Jackson
  • The Carolina Fascinators
  • The Cuban Revolution TropiGals

Dine Out For Kids Durham

From their press release:
More than 400 Durham students drop out of school each year – but local restaurant patrons once again can slow that trend simply by treating themselves to a good meal.

The annual Dine Out For Kids ® Durham event on Tuesday, March 22, will give area restaurants and residents a chance to support the dropout prevention work of Communities In Schools (CIS) of Durham. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their day’s sales to CIS to fund programs that help kids succeed in school and in life. All diners have to do is wear red and eat at one of the participating restaurants on March 22.
Participating restaurants include:
  • Blu Seafood and Bar
  • Blue Corn Café
  • The Broad St. Café
  • Carino’s Italian
  • Carolina Ale House
  • Elmo’s Diner
  • Joe Van Gogh
  • Mad Hatter's Café & Bakeshop
  • Mez Contemporary Mexican
  • Parker and Otis
  • Pop’s
  • Rick’s Diner
  • Rue Cler
  • Saladelia
  • Satisfaction Restaurant
  • Sitar Indian Cuisine
  • Spartacus
  • Toast
  • Torero’s
  • Tyler's Taproom Durham
  • Watts Grocery

Friday, February 18, 2011

Nevermore Film Festival, Feb 18-20

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 12th 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 films that will be screened were honed down from a wide variety of 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. For selected films, the filmmakers will be available after the show to field questions from the audience.

We've dusted off and populated the Durham Film Festival Calendar for Nevermore. It contains all of the show times and descriptions in an easy to read calendar format, which can be paper-savingly imported to your favorite mobile device.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Drag Bingo

The Alliance of AIDS Services Carolina (AAS-C) will be holding a "Be My Valentine" edition of Drag Bingo this Saturday, February 12 in downtown Durham at the Armory (map).

Drag Bingo is a hilarious drag show that just happens to include a game of bingo as part of it. Prizes include gift certificates to local businesses. Proceeds to go benefit the AAS-C, and because all of the event expenses are donated (space, prizes, talent) every single cent goes straight to charity. Check out this video:


Doors open @ 6:00pm, show starts @ 7:00pm
Tickets are $17 and can be purchased in advance at the Regulator Bookshop or other triangle locations. Tickets also available at the door, but the event frequently sells out, so advance purchase is recommended.

So come out and be their Valentine, have some fun, and support a great local charity!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Curtis Ellers American Circus

Tonight at the Pinhook you can catch Curtis Eller's American Circus along with The Drowning Lovers. I saw this same lineup over the summer elsewhere and it was fantastic. Truly one of the best overall performances I've seen in a while (seriously, check out his website for videos of past performances).

From Curtis Eller:
This will be my first performance in Durham since moving here in December, and I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to sing and dance for my new neighbors. Remember, attendance is mandatory and Confederate currency will no longer be accepted.
A friend describes Eller's music as "Tom Waits meets Buster Keaton with a banjo." Curtis Eller just moved to Durham from New York City and this is his first Durham based show, so let's show him a Durham welcome.

Thursday, February 3 @ 9:00pm

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cornhole Sundays @ Casbah

With football season coming to an end, are you already going through tailgating withdrawal? Beat the cold and take it indoors!

Casbah has started up a weekly cornhole tournament, with prizes for the winner and Magic Hat pitcher specials for all!

All participants are also entered into a raffle for awesome prizes like a Magic Hat beach cruiser, Magic Hat snowboard, and PBR longboard. The first raffle prize is the snowboard, with the drawing to occur on Feb. 27.

It's $3 to play and FREE to watch; signup begins at 7:30 and competition starts at 8:30.

Every time I hear about cornhole, I can't help but think about this fine video filmed at the RBC Center by triangle based internetainers, Rhett & Link:

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