Friday, December 21, 2012

New Year’s Jazzin’ Eve

The Art of Cool Project (AOCP) has joined forces with The Cotton Room to bring a NYE celebration of epic proportions to Durham, New Year’s Jazzin’ Eve! The event will take place at The Cotton Room, 807 East Main Street Room 350, Durham, on New Year's Eve beginning at 8 PM.

Tickets are on sale now, and feature different seating and drinking options at various price points. The musical line-up includes:
In addition to this incredible line up of talent, Jazzin’ Eve will feature a chicken and waffles, buffet along with a cash bar and general admission seating. VIP and cabana seating options will also be available, along with the opportunity to purchase a wristband for open bar.

New Year's Jazzin' Eve
The Cotton Room
807 East Main Street Room 350, Durham, NC
8pm-until, $70+

Here's a promo video, put together by the talented Saleem Reshamwala:

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Third Friday Holiday Edition

Tomorrow is this month's Third Friday Durham! For those of you that are still in town, or even more for those that are visiting, 3rd Friday is a great evening to be out and about in the Bull City. This is also a great opportunity to snag some holiday gifts, as there are many great local arts and crafts available for sale, directly from the artists themselves! Here are some highlights:

Third Friday Art Walk & Holiday Cheer @ Urban Durham Realty:
  • Mara Bishop – Fine Art Paintings
  • Alicia Ortiz – Mosaics, Stained Glass, Bottle Art
  • William Parker – Wrought Iron Sculptures from Scrap Metal
  • Greg Pattison – Natural & Urban Landscapes Photography
  • Features the work by Dan-o Parrish, a local artist whose “Living Wage” series of artwork features spontaneous pop-art illustrations and images drawn or painted on cardboard. Most pieces are then priced at a minimum wage labor rate plus the cost of materials.
  • Festivities throughout the evening will include a Cupcake Walk, free art-making, a Swap-O-Rama-Rama community clothing swap, and an Iron Crafter competition.
  • Entry is free, and the event is sponsored by PBR!
  • Once you've had your fill of art, wine, and walking, head on over to Motorco to take the Mayan route and dance like there is no tomorrow!
  • With DJ Stryder and friends, starts at 9pm
  • $5 cover / first 21 in free

Durham Symphony Orchestra presents: Babar and Bizet

This performance includes two French favorites: Poulenc's musical version of the classic tale of Babar the little elephant and music from the most popular opera of them all, Bizet's Carmen. Come hear and watch as the Durham Symphony and Chuck Davis, with members of the African American Dance Ensemble, bring The Story of Babar the Elephant to life.

There will also be an orchestral instrument "petting zoo" presented by High Strung Violins.

The Durham Symphony Orchestra presents:
Babar and Bizet
with Maestro William Henry Curry
and guests Chuck Davis with members of the
African American Dance Ensemble

Saturday, January 26th at 4pm
Riverside High School Auditorium

3218 Rose of Sharon Road, Durham, NC

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SoundPure Retail Expansion Celebration

SoundPure, an Independent, Durham-based professional audio studio, is opening a guitar and drum retail storefront! In celebration, SoundPure is hosting a two day celebration over Dec. 7-8 that will include musical performances, clinics, demonstrations, and in-person-only specials of up to 50% off.   

According to Todd Atlas, president of SoundPure, “There's such a vibrant music community in the Triangle, and the only full service alternatives to musicians are big-box, international chain stores.  Unlike the big box stores, SoundPure represents products made by smaller, independent luthiers and artisans, which means better quality, and better value to our customers.”

Everyone is encouraged to join the celebration from 4-8pm on Friday, December 7th and 1-5pm on Friday, December 8th at 732 Washington St in Downtown Durham.
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