Sunday, January 27, 2013

Free Fair Trade Chocolate Tasting

One World Market, a non-profit, Fair Trade store here in Durham will hold a free chocolate tasting on February 9th from 10am-6pm featuring more than 40 different kinds of Fair Trade chocolate. Fair Trade chocolate means that no slave labor was used to grow the cocoa.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this event has something for all the chocolate lovers in your life. From the purist who might enjoy the 85% cacao bar from Panama, to the adventurer looking for something exotic like salt and pepper chocolate from the Dominican Republic, their chocolate selection is vast!
What is this One World Market, you ask? It is a fair trade, nonprofit store that has been serving Durham for 20 years. Their mission is to alleviate poverty in developing countries around the world, and they do so by offering artisans a marketplace to sell their crafts.  It is mostly volunteer staffed and offers an eclectic selection of jewelry, accessories, décor items and crafts from 60 different developing countries.  The staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the origin of the chocolates and the principals of Fair Trade.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Defacto Thezpian's Album Release

On January 18th, Durham's latest up and coming Hip Hop artist Defacto Thezpian will be holding an event at The Pinhook from 8pm - 2am, with the show starting promptly at 9 p.m.

This event will be the official physical release of his first album, Adolescent Thoughts. On the marquee he has local curate Bishop Omega hosting, along with artists The Real Laww, Azon Blaze, Skyblew and The Koolest performing.  Defacto Thezpian's set will include a live band consisting of a lead guitarist, bass guitar, saxophonist, drummer, and DJ Johnny Storm.

Here's the music video for the first single off the new album:

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Exhibits at the Durham Arts Council

Half-Awake Dream Series
Photography by Chung Chak, in the Allenton Gallery.

New drawings by Wendy DesChene, in the Semans Gallery

With These Hands: Quilting as a Spiritual Journey
Art quilts by Sauda Zahra, in the Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery

Exhibits open January 18th and run through March 3rd. A free opening reception will be held January 18th from 5-7pm at the Durham Arts Council building, in coordination with Third Friday.  Exhibits are free and open to the public during building hours, 9am-9pm on Monday through Saturday and 1-6pm on Sundays.  The DAC is located at 120 Morris Street in downtown Durham.
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