Calendar of Events, Friday, December 20 - Thursday, December 26

Dec. 19, 2013 @ 11:57 AM

Deadline for submission is the Tuesday before you want the event to appear in the Friday Calendar section of the paper.

Events may be submitted online, but will appear according to the above schedule.

Church/Spirituality | Comedy | Dance | Farmer's Markets | Film | Kids | Lectures/Literature | Music | Stage | Outings/Art



HOLIDAYS

ARTSCENTER - 300-G East Main St - Carrboro, NC 27510,  919-929-2787 http://www.artscenterlive.org. -“A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration” by Paula Vogel on at The ArtsCenter’s. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 20-15, and Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 26-22. Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - Music and Poetry of the Season.  Saturday, Dec 22, 4:00 - 5:30 p. First Presbyterian Church, 305 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701 Music and Poetry of the Season, featuring Lesley Curtis, soprano; Deborah Coclanis, piano; Marilyn Hedgpeth, narrator. Works by Ives, dello Joio, Hersch, and Reger. Free admission. 919-682-5511 Lyn Francisco http://firstpres-durham.org/ l.francisco@firstpres-durham.org. Free

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER   -8th Annual Mitzvah Day: A Daylong Volunteer Event On Christmas Day, Levin JCC, 1937 W. Cornwallis Rd. Durham 27705, http://www.shalomdch.org, Shoshana Israel, sisrael@shalomdch.org, 9am – Community-wide breakfast at the Center , 10am-12pm – 500 volunteers go to 30 different projects in sites around Durham and Orange County.

KOSALA BUDDHIST CENTER - Alternative New Year´s Eve Prayers for World Peace.  Dec. 31st at 8-9pm & Jan. 1st at 12-1am. 711 West Rosemary Street, Suite E Carrboro, NC Begin 2014 with spiritual friends making powerful prayers for World Peace to to Green Tara., a female Wisdom Buddha. Everyone is welcome! 919-537-9546 Wendy Webber www.MeditationInChapelHill.org kosalaepc@gmail.com. Free, but donations are appreciated.

PURE VIDA FARMS - Christmas Vacation Camp for Children.  Dec. 23, 10a - 2p. 1071 Rougemont Rd. Bahama, NC 27503 Learn how this family-owned farm raises gentle farm animals for Show and Sale. Includes an Old fashioned Campfire Cookout  Shaun, 252-481-6733.

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club -“Faithful Friends” - The Holiday Tea.  Served daily 2:30p  - 4:30p  through January 5.  Relish the intimacy and unhurried pace of this time-honored tradition. Our Classic Tea, $25, offers a wide selection of teas from The Republic of Tea served with a variety of sandwiches, fresh homemade scones and a variety of sweets handcrafted for you. Our Tea Royale, $32, also includes a glass of Champagne, Mimosa or Kir Royale. To accommodate your hectic schedule, we will be offering afternoon tea service seven days a week through the holiday season.   Online Registration www.opentable.com. -“Sugar Plum Tea” -  A Festive Christmas Eve Tea.  12 p.m. - 3:30p  Tuesday, Dec.  24.  After the house is decorated, gifts are wrapped and the rush is settling down, come enjoy your Christmas Eve Afternoon Tea style. Our Classic Tea has been elevated to include a special dessert bar, complete with an array of holiday sweets. The Vista Restaurant will feature live holiday music by pianist Paul Holmes. Each guest will receive Gingerbread Cookies as a take-away “goody.” Hot Cider and Hot Chocolate are also available for children and adults alike. Children 6-12 $15, Adult  $28   Online Registration https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1010826. -Christmas Eve Brunch.  11 a.m. - 2:30p  Tuesday, Dec.  24. -Christmas Eve Dinner - Prix-Fixe Dinner In The Fairview.  5:30p  - 9p  Tuesday, Dec.  24.  Our Executive Chef Jason Cunningham has been hard at work again creating a special four-course prix fixe dinner for Christmas Eve. Come escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays with an elegant dinner in our Fairview Dining Room. We will also feature live holiday music to boost your spirit. $65   Online Registration https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1010824. -Christmas Buffet Extravaganza - Our Yearly Holiday Buffet Tradition.  12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec.  25.  Our famous holiday extravaganza.    Adults $69, Children 6-12 $25, and children ages five and under are free.  

WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH - 3400 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707.  919-688-8136. -Annual Children's Christmas Program.  Sunday, Dec. 22, 8:30a. Fellowship Hall.

 

CHURCH/SPIRITUALITY/12-STEP

COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHAPEL HILL - 106 Purefoy Rd., Chapel Hill  942-2050  http://www.c3huu.org/.

ENO RIVER UNITARIAN - 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham. -River Rhythms! West African DrummingWeekly drumming groups meets on Sundays 7 ? 8:30p.  Beginners are welcome! Please contact to reserve a loaner drum.  Kathy Hopwood,  kathyhopwood@embarqmail.com  or (919) 644-1335  Free.  - ERUUF gallery: Nature’s Inspirations.  Nov. 14 – Jan 2:  M – Th 10 – 4; Sun: 9 – 1.   by Matt Tomko. Matt’s art is a way for him to hold on to nature, but instead of giving him something to literally embrace, his paintings provide him with all of the feelings and memories elicited by them.  Tomko’s goal as an artist is to liberate similar, serene recollections of the natural world in those who view his work and ultimately inspire more respect for our environment.

HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH - 9112 Bethe Hickory Grove Church Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516.  919-929-4491. -Fitness Ministry.  Dec. 23, Dec. 26, twice weekly, Monday, & Thursday, evenings.  Fitness classes , low & high impact aerobics routines. Calorie burning , exhilarating, & fun.

KOSALA MEDITATION CENTER - 711 West Rosemary Street, Suite E Carrboro, NC A non-profit Buddhist meditation center whose aim is to introduce meditation and Buddhist teachings and cultivate inner peace. 919-537-9546 Monica Heiser www.MeditationInChapelHill.org kosalaepc@gmail.com.  - General Meditation Class.  Wednesday, Dec. 25 (every Wednesday), 7-8:30p.  No previous experience necessary.    free/donation.  - Meditation 101.  Tuesday, Dec. 24, (every Tuesday), 7-8:15p.  This class is an introduction to meditation & is perfect for absolute beginners to meditation.    10 ($8 for students and seniors).

Kosala Buddhist Center - Alternative New Year´s Eve Prayers for World Peace.  Dec. 31st at 8-9pm & Jan. 1st at 12-1am. 711 West Rosemary Street, Suite E Carrboro, NC Begin 2014 with spiritual friends making powerful prayers for World Peace to to Green Tara., a female Wisdom Buddha. Everyone is welcome! 919-537-9546 Wendy Webber www.MeditationInChapelHill.org kosalaepc@gmail.com. Free, but donations are appreciated.

UNITED CHURCH OF CHAPEL HILL - 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd  919-942-3540.  office@unitedchurch.org . Richard Edens, Co-Senior Pastor,919-942-3540 redens@unitedchurch.org - Youth Vesper Worship Service.  Sunday, Dec. 22, (each 1st Sunday) , 5:15.  Each 1st Sunday of the month at 5:15 pm, the Youth will lead a Sunday evening worship service. -Spanish Language Worship.  Sunday, Dec. 22, (every Sunday) 6p.   Iglesia Unida worships in the Sanctuary of United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.  David Mateo will be leading worship.  For more information, www.unitedchurch.org or 919-942-3540. -Adoración Y Alabanza En Español.  Domingo, Dec. 22., (cada Domingo) 6p.   Iglesia Unida, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, se reune en el sanctuario.  Predicacion por David Mateo y música contemporanea.  Para más información, www.unitedchurch.org o 919-942-3540. -Monday Noon Book Group.  Monday, Dec. 23, (every Monday) 12noon.  Currently reading The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care.   Bring a bag lunch and join in the conversation. -Sermon Shaping.  Wednesday, Dec. 23, (every Wednesday) 7a.   Join one of the pastors of United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, as a small group looks at the lectionary texts for next Sunday’s worship. We begin at 7 in the morning for approximately one hour in the library. Coffee and tea are available. For more information, www.unitedchurch.org or 919-942-3540.    General, $10.00 for Students, Seniors, Military, http://artful.ly/store/events/1636.  - Chancel Choir.  (every) Wednesday,  7:30 pin the Music Room.  -Sunday Worship At United Church Of Chapel Hill,   Dec. 22, 8:45 & 11a. -Spanish Language Worship At United Church Of Chapel,   Dec. 21, 6p. -Longest Night Worship Service,   Sunday Evening, Dec. 22, 5p.  Long, dark winter nights, even during the Christmas season, can be overwhelming for those who are in mourning or in pain. -Christmas Eve, December 24, 2013.  -Children’s Service And “Birthday Party For Jesus,”  4p.  Children’s Ministry of United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, will host a 4 pm Christmas Eve worship service designed for children.  Children will be invited to participate as one of the characters in the Christmas story.  Costumes will be available.  The worship will be followed by a “birthday party for Jesus.”  For more information, www.unitedchurch.org or 919-942-3540. -Iglesia Unida:  Candlelight Service,   7p. -Candlelight Service.  9p. -Candlelight And Communion Service.  11p. -Iglesia Unida Worships In The Sanctuary Of United Church Of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.   For More Information, Www.Unitedchurch.Org Or 919-942-3540. .  David Mateo Will Be Leading Worship. -Adoración Y Alabanza En Español A Iglesia Unida De Chapel Hill,   21 Deciembre, 6p.  Iglesia Unida, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, se reune en el sanctuario.  Predicacion por David Mateo y música contemporanea.  Para más información, www.unitedchurch.org o 919-942-3540.

WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH - 3400 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707.  919-688-8136. -Annual Children's Christmas Program.  Sunday, Dec. 22, 8:30a. Fellowship Hall. -Bible Discovery Classes.  Wednesdays at 7:00 p. We are studying  Baptist beliefs; we are using the book, Baptist Beliefs, by E. Y. Mullins as a study guide.  If you have not obtained your copy, please contact the Church Office at 919-688-8136 to do so - the cost is $10. -“March on Washington” Tour.  Payment is due no later than Jan. 2, 2014.  Sight-seeing attractions include:  White House (outside view), MLK Jr. Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian Museum, Capitol Hill, and WWII Memorial.  This is a great opportunity for adults, children, and teen.  Travel with USA Luxury Tours (in Durham) to the nation’s capital to observe sites significant to the 1963   This 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Tour is a follow-up to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Tour!  Scheduled for Monday, January 20, 2014, the cost of this day trip is $75 for adults and $37.50 for children/teens. Please contact the Church office to register at 919-688-8136.

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUPS - Weekly Meeting.   Addiction is a family disease.  Nar-Anon is a 12-step support group for family and friends of addicts. There are no dues or fees.  Just come to a meeting.   http://www.nar-anon.org. -Weekly Meeting.  Monday, Dec. 23, 8 - 9p (Every Monday). Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road, Durham.  919-596-2915. -Weekly Meeting.  Thursday, Dec. 26, 7-8p (Every Thursday). Immanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2102 South Alston Avenue, Durham.  919-383-4236.

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS - Weekly Meeting.  Wednesday, Dec. 25, 7p - 8:30p. Trinity Ave. Presbyterian Church, 927 W. Trinity Avenue. Durham, N.C. 27701. corner of Trinity & Gregson. Look for the green "DA" signs and follow the directions. We meet in the Bridal Room, past the Choir Room. Can't get your money right?  Ruining your life?  We can help!  (919) 683-3013 (Robin) or (919) 274-7463 (Tom) http://dacarolinas.org/

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS - Weekly 12-step meetings.   For anyone with any food/eating issue. No dues, fees, or religious affiliations. 919-406-9300 Scott Phillips. http://www.triangleoa.org. Overeaters, anorexics, bulimics welcome. - Weekly Meeting.  Friday, Dec. 20, 12-1:30p. Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark, Durham. -Weekly Meeting.  Saturday, Dec. 21, 10-11:30a. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham. -Weekly Meeting.  Saturday, Dec. 21, 10-11a, 10a for newcomers. Structure House, 3017 Pickett Road, Durham. -Weekly Meeting.  Tuesday, Dec. 24, 12-1:30p. First Presbyterian Church, 305 East Main Street, Durham. -Weekly Meeting.  Wednesday, Dec. 25, 12-1:30p. Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark, Durham. -Weekly Meeting.  Thursday, Dec. 26, 12-1:30p. First Presbyterian Church, 305 East Main Street, Durham.

 

COMEDY

DSI COMEDY THEATER - Offering performances, classes and workshops.  200 N Greensboro St, Carrboro Offering performances, classes and workshops Call  484-831-5561 Carrie Gorn, carrie@dsicomedy.com http://www.dsicomedytheater. -Improv Slam.  Friday, Dec. 20, 7:30p.  The Freestyle Comedy Battle! DSI proudly offers up IMPROV SLAM, our modern freestyle comedy battle. Two crews of improv comedians feed off the crowd to spin an interactive show that has never been seen before, Brand New, every time. Kick off your Saturdays with a fast-paced clean comedy show appropriate for ALL audiences. Yeah, CLEAN COMEDY for ALL ages.    $10.  - Harold Night.  9p.  The Harold is a 30-minute collection of comedic scenes and organic games, a now-famous improv format pioneered by the late Del Close.    $10.  - Mister Diplomat.  10:30p.  Diplomat features true stories told by one of the performers, a local celebrity or special guest. Anecdotes inspire a world of absurd scenes, fully improvised by the most aggressive improv comedians in North Carolina. MrD has been making local audiences laugh since 2003, from The Inside Scoop to Skylight Exchange, Kings, The ArtsCenter and DSI Comedy Theater. MISTER DIPLOMAT has been featured at venues such as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (New York City) and The Playground (Chicago). To celebrate its 5th ANNIVERSARY as a national comedy juggernaut, MISTER DIPLOMAT shows are now FREE, 100% FREE.    Free.  - Improv Slam.  Saturday, Dec. 21, 7:30p.  The Freestyle Comedy Battle! DSI proudly offers up IMPROV SLAM, our modern freestyle comedy battle. Two crews of improv comedians feed off the crowd to spin an interactive show that has never been seen before, Brand New, every time. Kick off your Saturdays with a fast-paced clean comedy show appropriate for ALL audiences. Yeah, CLEAN COMEDY for ALL ages.    $10.  - Home For The Holidays.  9p.  Home for the Holidays is a high energy, interactive show all about your holiday experiences. The first half is based on your suggestions, so every show has the potential to be about you and your family! The second half will feature a holiday sketch show written by one of DSI'S Sketch Teams, Big Brother and the Thought Police.    $10.  - Pork.  10:30p.  Every weekend DSI presents 5 of the BEST comics in North Carolina on stage in Carrboro for FREE! Pay for the 9PM improv show and keep your seat. Otherwise, the line outside starts at 930 for FREE COMEDY!
    Free.  - Thursday Night Special.  Thursday, Dec. 26, 7:30p.  It's a special showcase at DSI Comedy Theater and YOU'RE on the list at the door. I mean, you still have to buy a ticket, but it's worth it.    $6.  - Thursday Night Special.  9p.  It's a special showcase at DSI Comedy Theater and YOU'RE on the list at the door. I mean, you still have to buy a ticket, but it's worth it.

 

DANCE

GOLDEN DIPPERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB - Special Open House.  Thursday, Dec. 26, 7:30 - 9:30p, (every Thursday). Bethany United Methodist Church,  2809 Guess Rd, Durham No special skills are needed for square Dancing.  If you can walk, you can square dance.  Enjoy beneficial exercise while you are having fun.  Both couples & singles are welcome.  For more information, call Gloria Martin 919-563-3936 or Pat Jackson 919-479-2009. 919-563-3936  gmartin@mebtel.net.

SALSA SOCIAL - Saturday, Dec. 21, 6-9:30p. Triangle Dance Studio, 2603 S Miami Blvd, Durham DJ Abuelo Salsero Jack spins during the weekly salsa social 919-245-0822  http://www.dancegumbo.com/salsa . Call for information on this and other salsa nights in the Triangle

STARDUSTERS BALLROOM DANCE - Saturday, Dec. 21, 7-11p (every second Saturday). Lesson from 7:30 until 8:15p. Venue has changed: Please see our website for new venue and directions: No partner necessary.  Come out and enjoy the fun.   trianglestardusters.org/‎ $12, $7 for members, students.  

STUDIO A DANCEARTS - 1714 Legion Rd, Chapel Hill Offering classes in creative movement, ballet, jazz and contemporary dance 919-929-5201.

WEST COAST SWING CLASSES - Tuesday, Dec. 24, 7p (beginners), 7:45p (intermediate), and 8:45p (advanced).  The Tavern, 1900 W. Markham Ave., Durham. Offering three levels of instruction every Tuesday,  with free dancing to follow. 919-286-7665  http://www.thetaverndurham.com. $5-$10 per class.

 

FARMERS MARKETS

CARRBORO FARMERS MARKET - Weekly Market - New Hours!  Saturday, Dec. 21, 9a-Noon. Wed. market, 3-6:30p.  301 W Main St 7 am-noon Saturdays and 3:30-6:30 pm Wednesdays All products come from within a 50-mile radius. 919-280-3326  http://www.carrborofarmersmarket.com. There will be a special Pre-Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, Nov. 26th, from 3-6pm.

CHAPEL HILL FARMERS MARKET - Weekly Market.  Saturday, Dec. 21, 8a-noon (every Saturday). 201 S Estes Dr.  919-533-9496  http://www.thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com .

DURHAM FARMERS MARKET - Weekly Market.  Saturday, Dec. 21, 8a - Noon, Wednesday, Market: 3:30 - 6:30p. Durham Central Park, PO Box 1903, Durham, NC 27702-1903 All products come from with in a 70 mile radius. 919-667-3099  http://www.durhamfarmersmarket.com .

ENO RIVER FARMERS MARKET - Weekly Market.  Saturday, Dec. 21, 8a-12 noon. Public Market House, 144 E Margaret Lane, Hillsborough    http://www.enoriverfarmersmarket.com .

FEARRINGTON FARMERS MARKET - Weekly Market.  Tuesday, Dec. 24, 4-6p. At Fearrington Village off of 15/501 between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. Fresh produce, bread, beef, pork, eggs and pizza using fresh ingredients from a local farm.  Sign up for new weekly newsletter, fearringtonfarmersmarket@gmail.com. For more info, call Eddie Kallam, 919-923-6262.  http://www.fearrington.com/village/farmersmarket.asp.

HILLSBOROUGH FARMERS MARKET - Weekly Market.  Saturday, Dec. 21, 10a-1p. 625 Hampton Point Blvd (Home Depot parking lot), Hillsborough, NC 272728 Seasonal produce, beef, eggs, baked goods and crafts available, as well as eggs, preserves, handmade soaps, marinades and locally raised beef, goat and chicken 919-360-5254  http://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-fearrington-3/ . TeamHFM@yahoo.com

SOUTH DURHAM FARMERS MARKET - Weekly Market.  Saturday, Dec. 21, 8a - 12noon. 5410 NC 55, Durham (Greenwood Commons Shopping Center) Durham's newest market seeks to connect the community with local farmers by selling seasonal produce, meats, and artisanal foods produced within 50 miles   http://www.southdurhamfarmersmarket.org .

SOUTHERN VILLAGE FARMERS’ - Weekly Market.  Thursday, Dec. 26, 3:30 – 6:30p. Market Street,  off U.S. 15-501, Chapel Hill    http://www.southernvillage.com/farmers-market/ .

 

FILM 

RETRO CLASSICS FILM SERIES - Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma. -Bob Clark’s BLACK CHRISTMAS.  Friday, Dec. 20, 7p.  A terrified babysitter. .a ringing telephone. .and whispered threats set the stage for one of the most suspenseful thrillers ever filmed. Carol Kane stars as a babysitter who’s tormented by ominous calls until a compulsive cop (Charles Durning) is brought on the scene to apprehend the killer. Seven years later, the nightmare begins again when the madman returns to haunt Kane, now a wife and mother. -WHEN A STRANGER CALLS.  Friday, Dec. 20, Begins 15 minutes after the end of Black Christmas.

 

KIDS/FAMILY

CHHS CROSS COUNTRY - 9th Annual CHHS XC Alumni 5k Run/Walk.  Sunday, Dec. 22, 1p. CHHS Culton-Peerman Stadium, 1709 High School Rd., Chapel Hill open to former cross-country runners, family and friends. Food/beverages, raffle, prizes. 919-428-3947 Leigh McLeod  leighlmcleod@gmail.com. Race registration - $10 for adults, $5 for children.

 

LECTURES/FORUMS/LITERARY

FLYLEAF BOOKS - 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, next to Foster's Market, Kitchen & Lucha TigrePre  (919) 942-7373 // info(at)flyleafbooks.com, -Pre-School Story Time, Thursday Dec. 26, 10a

LUPUS FOUNDATION - Support Group.  Wilson Parlor, First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main Street, Durham, N.C. 27701 For those living with lupus, their family and caregivers. The group will meet the second Wednesday of each month There is no charge to attend the meeting, and drop-ins are welcome. Contact the LFANC at patientservices@lupusnc.org or at 877-849-8271, ext. 2. For more information, visit www.lupusnc.org

MCINTYRE’S BOOKS -   240 Market Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312    (919) 542-3030 - Donald Davis, renowned story teller Donald Davis is back (two days in a row)! Donald has been visiting The Fearrington Barn to spin his tales for over 20 years.                Saturday, Dec 21, 11a and Sunday, Dec 22, 2p.

 

MUSIC

2ND WIND - 118 E. Main St. Downtown Carrboro.  919-967-7922  http://2ndwindofcarrboro.com/ All of our shows are free and start at 10pm unless otherwise posted.   - Bluegrass Night-  from 10-1am.  Wednesday, Dec. 25, 10p-1a. (every Wednesday). -2 fer- acoustic eclectic.  Thursday, Dec. 26, 7:30-9p (every Thursday). -Skinny Bag of Sugar- every 3RD Friday of the month.  Friday, Dec. 20 10:30-2am (every 3 Friday).

BEYU CAFFE - 335 W. Main Street, Durham  919-683-1058  http://beyucaffe.com/. -Gary Brunotte Jazz Duo.  Dec. 23, 7-9p (every Monday).

BLUE NOTE GRILL - 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, NC 27707 Offering hickory smoked BBQ & Ribs along with live music. Nothing fancy here just good food and music in a cozy atmosphere. -Ben Palmer's Jazz Jam with Dot Combo.  Dec. 23, (every Monday), 7-10p.  See and hear some of the best jazz musicians in the triangle every Monday night.    No cover!   - Open Blues Jam with Butch Haas & Co.   Dec. 24 (every Tuesday), 8-11p.  You never know who will show up, this jam and it is always a great night for the blues.    No cover!   - The Friday After Work Party with: The Duke Street Dogs.  Friday, Dec. 20, 6-8pm.

CAROLINA THEATRE - 309 West Morgan St., Durham, NC  919-560-3030. -A Skaggs Family Christmas.  Saturday, Dec. 21,  8p.

CASBAH - 1007 W Main St  Durham, NC 27701  (919) 687-6969  casbahdurham.com/?. -2×2: Russell Lacy Music Winter Ensemble.  Friday, Dec 20,  5:30p. -Pavelid Castaneda CD Release Concert.  Saturday, Dec 21,  8p.  “Fiesta En Naranjal.”

CAT’S CRADLE - 300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510  (919) 967-9053  http://www.catscradle.com/ .

THE CAVE TAVERN - 452 1/2 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516  919-968-9308, thecavebooking@gmail.com  http://caverntavern.com/ .

CHAPEL HILL PHILHARMONIA - Hill Hall Auditorium on the UNC-CH campus in Chapel Hill.  

DURHAM JAZZ WORKSHOP - 4608 L Industry Lane, Durham, 27713    tickets.duke.edu $5.  - JAZZ JAM every Sunday.  Sunday, Dec. 22, 7p.

FULLSTEAM BREWERY - 726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham.  (919) 682-2337  http://www.fullsteam.ag/ .

LOCAL 506 - 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.    http://www.local506.com.

MAPPAMUNDI WORLD MUSIC ENSEMBLE - Hey, Hey, Oy Vey! Yiddish Music from the Jazz Age.  Saturday, Dec.  21, 7:30-9p. Carrboro ArtsCenter, Carrboro NC Seven musicians presenting rare and funny music from the Roaring Twenties, subtitles projected on the wall so you don't miss the jokes! 929-606-2122 Jane Peppler http://cabaretwarsaw.com jane@mappamundi.com. $7 in advance from http://cabaretwarsaw.com $10 at the door

MELLOW MUSHROOM - Jazzbeau.  Tuesday, Dec. 24, 8-10p (every Thursday). 310 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill.

OPEN EYE CAFE - 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro.  919-968-9410  http://www.openeyecafe.com.

OASIS - In Carr Mill, 200 N Greensboro St A5, Carrboro, NC 27510  (919) 904-7343  http://www.OasisInCarrMill.com $8 Cover.

PAPA MOJO’S ROADHOUSE - Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410-Y N.C. 55, Durham.  361-2222,  http://www.papamojosroadhouse.com. $8 Adv/$10 DOS.  - Brett Chambers and the Usual Suspects.  Dec. 25 (every Wednesday night) with a great open mic night.       $8.

PINHOOK - 117 W Main St  Durham, NC 27701  (919) 667-1100.

PITTSBORO ROADHOUSE - 39 West Street, Pittsboro NC | Phone: 919-542-2432    http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/ .

THE ORIGINAL Q SHACK - Open: Mon - Thurs. 11a- 9 p; Fri - Sat: 11a- 10p. 2510 University Drive, Durham  919.402.4227   No cover.   - The Leroy Savage Group.  Dec. 25, (every Wednesday), 6-8:30p. Legendary tenor singer and former member of The Bluegrass Experience.

UNC WESLEY CAMPUS MINISTRY - 48th Annual Open Sing of Handel's Messiah.  Saturday, Dec. 14, 7p. 214 Pittsboro Street In 1966, a UNC campus Christian organization, FOCUS, sponsored the first open sing of Handel’s Messiah for the community. From that beginning, it has evolved into an annual community Christmas event participated by local instrumentalists, soloists and choral singers from the Chapel Hill and surrounding community. The guest conductor this year is Nathan Leaf, Director of Choral Activities at North Carolina State University. 919-942-2152 Laura Gallo  laura@uncwesley.org. Donations Accepted

 

ON STAGE

COMMON GROUND THEATRE - Common Ground Theatre, 4815-B Hillsborough Rd., Durham A performance and teaching space located in west Durham, offering performing arts and educational groups a flexible, well-equipped alternative space. (919) 698-3870 Rachel Klem http://cgtheatre.com/events rachel@cgtheatre.com- A Trailer Park Christmas.  Dec.  20, 21 at 7:30p , Dec 22 at 2p.  Local filmmaker Jeffrey Moore and Common Ground Theatre owner Rachel Klem team up to present this interactive, holiday entertainment. Set in West Durham, A Trailer Park Christmas follows the Dodson/ Hussy family as they grapple with crazy neighbors, ghosts, fruitcakes and a holiday tornado. Reservations: (919) 698-3870 OR order online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/475980. Tickets: $19- General, $17- Students & Seniors

MANBITESDOG THEATRE - 703 Foster Street.Durham.  919.682.3343.  http://www.manbitesdogtheater.org No reservations needed.  

 

OUTINGS/ART

ANIMATION & FINE ART GALLERIES - Furniture and Home Decor show.  thru January 31, 2014.  Gallery is open from 10a- 6pTuesday - Saturday.   featuring tables, desks, secretaries, mirrors, sideboards, cabinets, sculptures, vases, candlesticks, game tables, clocks, and much much more!  The collection features hundreds of works with a wide range of prices that would make a wonderful gift or a special addition to your home; just in time for the holidays.

ART MARKET AT VEGA METALS - 214 Hunt Street between the Durham YMCA and Durham Central Park.    http://artmarketatvegametals.com/ .

GOLDEN BELT ARTS - 807 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701  (919) 967-7700  http://goldenbeltarts.com/news-events/events/ Open this Friday from 6-9pm as part of Third Friday Durham. Please remember to park in unmarked spaces! Friday, Dec.  20, 6-9p.

CHAPEL HILL ART GALLERY - 1215 E Franklin St., (between Caffe’ Driade and Whitehall Antiques) 919-636-4557, chapelhillartgallery.com .

CRAVEN ALLEN GALLERY- Beverly McIver: New York Stories.  exhibit thru Dec 28. 1106 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705  (919) 286-4837 www.cravengallery.com .

WEST POINT ON ENO - West Point on the Eno Park, 5101 North Roxboro Road, Durham.  919-471-1623, option 2 Jessica Leff, Jessica.leff@durhamnc.gov . -Winter Birds.  Sat, Dec 21, 8:30p.  Bring your binoculars and we will look to see what birds will be spending their winter with us.  Open to all skill levels.  Call 919-383-1686 for directions.

ENO RIVER STATE PARK -  For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office - 919-383-1686.  919-620-9099 x 207 http://www.enoriver.org. -Christmas Craft.  Sun, Dec 22, 11:30a. (Limit 15) Join a ranger and hear about Christmas trees.  Bring your own stories and legends and be prepared to make a tree to take home. -Holiday Sing-A-Long.  Sun, Dec 22, 2p.   Join a park ranger at the Piper Cox House for a brief talk about the house, followed by a sing-a-long.  We will include holiday songs historically sung by local residents.

FERNS AND FANCY CRAFTS GALLERY - Woodland Wonders in Wood, Fiber and Fused Glass.  Dec 21st, noon to five. 15 Woodside Trail, Chapel Hill, 27517 Featured artist Jim Oleson offers fine woodwork including cheese/cutting boards and jewelry boxes. Trudy Thomson offers fiber and fused glass to wear or display. 919-933-2891 Trudy Thomson fernsandfancy.com/blog t-thomson@nc.rr.com. free

FRANK GALLERIES - #109 E Franklin St  Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (919)730.6130 .

HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS - Hours: 11-6 Mon–Th, 11-8 Fri & Sat, 1-4 Sun.   The gallery is owned & operated by 22 artists, and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, handcrafted furniture, pottery, mosaics & fiber art. 919-732-7741 or visit www.visithillsboroughnc.comwww.HillsboroughGallery.com.

MORRISVILLE CoC - Annual Holiday Potluck.  Friday, Dec. 20, 11:30 a.m.  Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, located at 260 Town Hall Drive, Ste. A, Morrisville. The Holiday Potluck is a casual holiday event.  Bring a covered dish and a wrapped gift that is about $20 in value.  For more information, please visit the event calendar at www.morrisvillechamber.org or call 919.463.7150.

PLEIADES GALLERY -    Kim Wheaton pleiadesartdurham.com kim@pleiadesartdurham.com.  - Gathering.  thru Jan 5.   A collection of visual stories, told through diverse artistic media, about our associations with the winter holiday season.  For some it is a time of warmth, festivities and families.  For others it is a time of darkness, solitude and reflection.  We invite you to Pleiades Gallery to tell your stories about the season and to make connections through art.

SCRAP EXCHANGE - 923 Franklin St., Durham, NC  27701  919-688-6960  scrapexchange.org. -Form and Function.  thru Dec. 24.  Green Gallery A group show featuring functional design with repurposed materials. -A Scavenger Chapel Road Adventure.  Dec.  20 – January 11, Opening Reception: Dec. 20 6-9PM, Closing Reception Jan. 10 6-9PM. Green Gallery Photography on recycled and reclaimed materials.

TYNDALL GALLERIES - University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC 27514  919-942-2290  http://www.tyndallgalleries.com/. -Lynn Boggess.  Saturday, Dec. 21, Opening Reception: 7 – 9 pm, exhibit Nov. 21 – Dec. 231, 2013.  New Fall Landscape Paintings.

WASHINGTON DUKE INN - 3001 Cameron Blvd  Durham, NC 27705  (919) 548-1203  http://www.washingtondukeinn.com $69 Per Person/ $59 Executive Club Members.  - “Faithful Friends” - The Holiday Tea.  Served daily 2:30p  - 4:30p  through January 5.  Relish the intimacy and unhurried pace of this time-honored tradition. Our Classic Tea, $25, offers a wide selection of teas from The Republic of Tea served with a variety of sandwiches, fresh homemade scones and a variety of sweets handcrafted for you. Our Tea Royale, $32, also includes a glass of Champagne, Mimosa or Kir Royale. To accommodate your hectic schedule, we will be offering afternoon tea service seven days a week through the holiday season.   Online Registration www.opentable.com. -“Sugar Plum Tea” -  A Festive Christmas Eve Tea.  12 p.m. - 3:30p  Tuesday, Dec.  24.  After the house is decorated, gifts are wrapped and the rush is settling down, come enjoy your Christmas Eve Afternoon Tea style. Our Classic Tea has been elevated to include a special dessert bar, complete with an array of holiday sweets. The Vista Restaurant will feature live holiday music by pianist Paul Holmes. Each guest will receive Gingerbread Cookies as a take-away “goody.” Hot Cider and Hot Chocolate are also available for children and adults alike. Children 6-12 $15, Adult  $28   Online Registration https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1010826. -Christmas Eve Brunch.  11 a.m. - 2:30p  Tuesday, Dec.  24. -Christmas Eve Dinner - Prix-Fixe Dinner In The Fairview.  5:30p  - 9p  Tuesday, Dec.  24.  Our Executive Chef Jason Cunningham has been hard at work again creating a special four-course prix fixe dinner for Christmas Eve. Come escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays with an elegant dinner in our Fairview Dining Room. We will also feature live holiday music to boost your spirit. $65   Online Registration https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1010824. -Christmas Buffet Extravaganza - Our Yearly Holiday Buffet Tradition.  12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec.  25.  Our famous holiday extravaganza.    Adults $69, Children 6-12 $25, and children ages five and under are free.  

WOMANCRAFT GIFTS - 1800 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill NC 27514 Eastgate Shopping Center  919-929-8362. womancraftgifts.com .