Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Smoffice

The Durham Chamber and DDI just announced the creation of The Smoffice, the "world's smallest office" and the latest in startup innovation coming out of the Bull City.

The Smoffice is a 25 square foot office space in the front window of Beyu Caffe, to be occupied by the startup with the winning business plan. The winner will also receive:
  • Custom desk and office furniture 
  • A tablet Six-month condo lease at Mangum 506 
  • Access to Durham’s entrepreneur scene
Interested parties should submit a one-page business plan and 60-second You Tube video detailing why their startup should win The Smoffice. Applications close on 3/30, with the winner being selected on 4/13.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Jeff & King Foundation

Help Jeff and King commemorate the history of Black America by celebrating the excellence of future “history makers” in Black America. The Jeff and King Foundation aims to offer a $15,000 scholarship to a rising senior who meets the following criteria:
  • Black Male Resident of Durham County 
  • Graduating Senior within the Durham Public School system 
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
Help them raise funds for this noble cause by donating and/or promoting their IndyGoGo fundraising campaign!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


A benefit for i4m, an organization that runs educational enrichment programs for low-income students in North Durham. $10 cover includes a bowl of stew and an 8oz brew.

2nd Annual Stew-n-Brew
Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave.
Sunday, February 19th, 4-7pm.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The New Obsolete

For the month of February, sound and art ensemble, Invisible, will be in downtown Durham performing their 2012 work, “The New Obsolete.” Each performance will feature different opening acts, sidewalk shows, food trucks and general mayhem. Arrive hungry in every way!

The New Obsolete is Invisible thinking out loud about obsolescence in technology and the human body. The performance unfolds in a landscape of outmoded consumer devices, elaborate sound-making inventions, video monitors, projections and four human elements.

At the center of the composition is a professional typist, whose words are transposed into sound by the Selectric Piano, an electromechanical adaptor that turns each letter typed into a note played on a piano. A tiny video camera mounted on the typewriter allows the text to be projected, adding the written word to the audio and visual experience.

The New Obsolete is also the debut performance for Invisible’s newest invention, a ten foot tall contraption that uses dripping water and human heartbeats to control mechanical instruments. For the sake of nostalgia, Invisible chooses to include guitars, keyboards, cymbals and other obsolescing sound technologies.

Between showdates, Invisible’s instruments will remain on display alongside continuous projections of work from local and international video artists. This multifaceted event would not have been plausible without the genius and energy of Anomaly Inc. The New Obsolete was produced with support by the North Carolina ArtsCouncil and partnering arts councils of the Central Piedmont Regional Artists Hub Program.

Show Schedule:
7pm - Food trucks and sidewalk shows
8pm - Openers
8:30pm - Invisible
$7 cover

Friday, February 3, 2012

Durty + Runaway Present: Love Hz.


Communities In Schools of Durham, part of the nation’s most effective dropout prevention model, is the beneficiary of USA Track and Field NC State Championship. The race will take place in the heart of downtown Durham beginning and ending on the lawn of the Durham Performance Arts Center. The race encourages runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.

Participants and their families will enjoy free food, live music, amazing prizes and a kid’s run after the race. Join 
registration on March 17. 
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Educating Tomorrow's Leaders

Johnson Lexus of Durham will be hosting this event to raise funding and awareness for the Durham Nativity School, which provides a tuition-free, enriched learning environment to middle school boys that come from financially challenged families.

Organized by Understated Elegance, a group of individuals who raise funds and bring awareness to reputable non-profit organizations that support the Durham community, the schedule will be as follows:

Cocktail Reception with Open Bar and hors d' oeuvers
Music by Al Strong Duo, hosted by The Art of Cool Project

8:30 pm
Presentation of the Durham Nativity Show with DJ Paradime
Live Art and Fashion

9:30 pm
Coffee and Desserts

Educating Tomorrows Leaders
A fundraising event for the Durham Nativity School
Johnson Lexus of Durham, 1013 Southpoint Autopark Blvd.
Thursday, February 9th, 7:30pm
$40 in advance, $50 at the door
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