Lifestyles: Best Bet

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Liberty Arts demonstration

Liberty Arts will present its July Last Thursday event today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the studio at 923 Franklin St. in Durham. Artists at the facility will be working on sculptures in metal and other media and will answer questions. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, visit


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Paul Messinger

Harmonica player Paul Messinger and his band will perform music from their new song cycle and recording “America,” during the Warehouse Blues Series Friday in Durham  Central Park. This free concert begins at 5:30 p.m.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: 'Birdland'

“​Birdland,” an exhibit of the work of Tim Turner and Molly Cliff Hilts, is on view through Aug. 23 at  Eno Gallery, 100 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. For information, call     919-602-2550 or visit

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Jessica Berkowitz photography

Photographs by Jessica Berkowitz are on view through Aug. 15 at Through This Lens gallery at 303 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham. For information, call 919-687-0250 or visit

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Future Islands

Future Islands will play their 1,000th concert today at the Carrboro Town Commons.For this performance, Future Islands will be joined by Dan Deacon, Danny Brown, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Valient Thorr and Lonnie Walker. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. and the music starts at 2:30, and continues until 9:30. For tickets to this show, call 919-967-9053 or visit


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots

Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots recently released a new CD “Boom Town.” They will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Blue Note Grill, 709 Washington St., Durham. For tickets, visit or call 919-401-1979.



Jul. 22, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: The Luxuriant Sedans

The Luxuriant Sedans will perform and give a free harmonica workshop during Friday’s edition of the Warehouse Blues Series in Durham Central Park. Audience members may bring their own harmonicas. A limited number of new harmonicas will be available for youth to play and take home. The concert begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues until 7:30. Admission is free. For information, visit

Jul. 21, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: City Folk

Originally based in Washington, D.C., City Folk now live in North Carolina and will perform folk and traditional music at 7 p.m. Friday at Bynum’s Front Porch Series, held at the Bynum General Store at 950 Bynum Road, in Bynum in Chatham County. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to $8.

Jul. 20, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba

Kora player Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba will perform music from west Africa in Sarah P. Duke Gardens at 7 p.m. Wednesday. General admission tickets are $10. For information, call 919-684-4444 or visit

Jul. 19, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Death of Paris

Death of Paris, a female-fronted indie electro-pop band from Columbia, South Carolina, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Motorco Music Hall, 732 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. (Spaceship Days and Eyes Eat Suns also will perform.) For tickets, visit

Jul. 12, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Floetry reunion tour

Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart, better known as Floetry, will bring their reunion tour to the Durham Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. today. For tickets, call 919-680-2787 or visit

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: The Paper Crowns

Asheville-based duo The Paper Crowns (Spiro and Nicole Nicolopoulos) will perform at Bynum Front Porch at 7 p.m. Friday. Admission is free, but a $5 to $8 donation is requested. Bynum Front Porch is at 950 Bynum Road in Bynum in Chatham County.

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Alice Gerrard and Rayna Gellert

Veteran Durham folk singer Alice Gerrard (in photo) and Rayna Gellert will perform at 7 p.m. today during the Music in the Gardens Series at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Tickets are $10. To purchase, visit or call 919-684-4444.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Warehouse Blues

The Warehouse Blues Series returns with Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos, featuring a community blues jam, Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Durham Central Park. Admission to all concerts in this series is free.

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Album cover art

Maggie Fost, creative director at Merge Records, will give a presentation on “Where Album Covers Come From” Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Durham County Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Fost will trace Merge’s 25-year history from DIY cassettes through the re-emergence of vinyl. Merge co-founder Mac McCaughan from the band Superchunk will also talk about how musicians, designers and visual artists collaborate to make music visible. Admission is free