Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Skate Away The Hate

The Real Laww and Toon Present: "Skate Away The Hate"

Wheels Funpark, 715 N. Hoover St, Durham, NC
ALL of the proceeds will be benefiting The Victims of Domestic Violence @ Durham Rescue Mission Doors Open: 10pm
Cost: $10
Special Performances by: Toon and The Real Laww
Skating Dance Crew - TBA
DJ Shahzad

So Strap up those Skates to "Skate Away The Hate"
Support a Great Cause and Great Music!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Local Moving Screening: "Chasing the Unicorn"

This upcoming Wednesday at Motorco Music Hall, come witness a screening of Chasing the Unicorn, the feature length film by local writer and filmmaker M. Nostasia DeRobertis.

Chasing the Unicorn is a heartfelt comedy starring local actors Meredith Sause and Jay O'berski, with an original score by Brandon Whitesell.

Its soundtrack features Cassis Orange, Juan Huevos, Gray Young, Old Bricks, Vaughn Aed, Lake Inferior, Schooner, Midtown Dickens, Birds and Arrows, You And Your Effects, Wind and Willow, Simple, Beloved Binge, Graveyard Fields, Jen Richelson, and Free Electric State.

The film's premier was well received by a packed house at Motorco, and I expect the 2nd screening to be more of the same. You can buy $6 advanced tickets here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dr.Sketchy's PBR Art Party @ The Pinhook

Calling all artists! Submit your PBR-inspired art to win $1,893 at www.pbrart.com. Come "drink and draw" with Dr.Sketchy's Anti-Art School. Bring your PBR-inspired art to the Pinhook on 3/21.  It's $3 for new artists, free for members, and starts at 7:30pm.

Dr.Sketchy’s Anti-Art School will host live-drawing sessions, giving artists an opportunity to create their PBR art on-site, with beautiful burlesque models provided for inspiration. Cold PBR served to maximize creativity! Dr.Sketchy’s and The Stagger will award local cash prizes and PBR swag.

  • 1st place – $250
  • 2nd place – $100
  • 3rd place – $50
The three rules are:

  1. Artwork must be original.
  2. Artwork must clearly be inspired by Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. 
  3. You must be 21+ to enter. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Durham Creek Week

Keep Durham Beautiful presents: Durham Creek Week 2012

Creek Week provides opportunities for Durham residents to discover and explore local streams and lakes through educational programs and recreational activities and to do their part to protect waterways through volunteer projects.

Check out their website for a list of activities throughout the week that will help you enjoy, feel connected to, and protect our local waterways.

St. Baldricks Shave-off @ West 94th Street Pub

The West 94th St. Pub (in the Woodcroft Shopping Center) will be hostin their 2nd Annual St. Baldricks Fundraiser. They are expecting over 75 people to shave their heads and help Kid's Conquer Cancer. If you're not into shaving, you can also volunteer and/or donate toward the cause. If you aren't able to attend, you can also donate via their page.

Dr. Michael Armstrong with the Duke Medical Center Pediatric Oncology Division will be the guest speaker, and there will also be music, karaoke, massages, face painting, corn hole, and more!

Saturday, March 24, 2012, noon-4pm
The West 94th St. Pub
4711 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Toon's Mixtape Release Show @ The Pinhook

Toon's Mixtape Release Show
w/Shane Mosely and Blaze the Sky
The Pinhook, 117 W. Main Street
Doors 9pm / $7

Tonight, Toon and The Real Laww will celebrate the release of Toon's anticipated Ep release. Keeping the philanthropic model of business going, the release will coincide with a custom snapback baseball cap designed by Toon and Dave Baron of SimplySea.com brand caps.

1/4 of all cap proceeds will benefit the Durham Crisis Response Center, who works with the community to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, education, support and prevention. Toon and his mother are both domestic abuse survivors so which is why this is the philanthropic effort connected with this release.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Brain Awareness Week

In case you weren't aware, this week is Brain Awareness Week in Durham, brought to you by Duke's Institute for Brain Sciences. There is a lecture each day that is free and open to the public, at different locations both on campus and in the city.

They are also collaborating with the Museum of Life and Science, as there will be "fun and engaging brain activities" during lunchtime Tues-Thurs.

The week culminates at Duke's Levine Science Research Center on Saturday with an open house from noon-4pm. This free, all ages event includes:

* Laboratory tours
* Research demonstrations
* Back-to-class mini courses
* Art projects for your brain
...and more!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Cuban Revolution & Chifferobe Cabaret

The Chifferobe Cabaret crew are returning to Durham this Saturday, March 10th, for an evening of live music, variety performances, and burlesque at Cuban Revolution. The theme this time will be inspired by the music and entertainment that flourished in Storyville, the famous red light district of New Orleans.

The evening's performers include:
All of the Chifferobe shows that I've been treated to have been fantastic. So, with the addition of Durham's local yodeling banjo player, Curtis Eller, this show should be pretty amazing!

As usual, vintage and cocktail attire is encouraged, with prizes going to the best dressed. Tickets are $6 in advance, $10 at the door. Doors open at 9pm and the show starts at 9:30pm.

Help Cocoa Cinnamon Come to Life

If you've been out and about on the streets of Durham, you've probably seen bikeCOFFEE. If you've tasted their coffee, you know they brew one of the best cups in the city.

Well, the delicious beverages that they've been pedaling to peddle are a taste of what's to come. Owners Leon and Areli Barrera de Grodski have been in the process of creating Cocoa Cinnamon, their new brick and mortar establishment to be located at the corner of Geer and Foster streets.

Cocoa Cinnamon will be a neighborhood coffee, chocolate, spice, and tea lounge. They've just started up a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the upfit of their new space. This is going to be an excellent addition to this emerging district, so throw some support their way to help bring this project to fruition!

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