Calendar of Events, Friday, December 27 - Thursday, January 2

Dec. 26, 2013 @ 01:59 PM

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 | Lectures/Literature | Music | Stage | Outings/Art

HOLIDAYS

KOSALA BUDDHIST CENTER -Alternative New Year´s Eve Prayers for World Peace. Dec. 31st at 8-9pm & Jan. 1st at 12-1am Begin 2014 with spiritual friends making powerful prayers for World Peace. Everyone is welcome! 711 West Rosemary Street, Suite E Carrboro, NC 919-537-9546 www.MeditationInChapelHill.org Wendy Webber 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 -New Year’s Eve Jazz Concert, Dec. 31, 7p. To benefit the IFC at United Church of Chapel Hill. United Church of Chapel Hill will host an evening of jazz. The Bradshaw Quartet will play and Christen Campbell will sing. A free-will offering will be taken.  As we go through this holiday season and enter a new year, you are invited to do so in the company of those who enjoy good jazz and in solidarity with those in need. 

BOWBARR -New Year's Eve Soul and Funk Dance Party. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 7pm, the dance party starts at 9pm and will continue until 2am. With DJ KC Masterpeace (Kevin Clark). We will have party favors, a vintage photo booth, and a midnight toast with "Cyclops".  Home of the  'Real Dill' pickle shot, the 'Carrboro Mule' (organic Australian ginger beer, Bourbon and lime juice), the 'Mezcaltini' (Oaxacan mezcal, lime juice, ginger simple syrup, and a worm salt rim). Just look for the huge 'Carrboro Man' mural on the side of the building and you will know you are in the right spot! (21+) 705 W Rosemary St. Carrboro.    

CASBAH - 1007 W Main St  Durham, NC 27701 (919) 687-6969 casbahdurham.com/?    -New Years Eve. Tuesday, Dec 31,  9:15p with Peter Lamb And The Wolves And Bullfrog And The Connoisseurs     

DURHAM JAZZ WORKSHOP -.   4608 L Industry Lane, Durham, 27713  tickets.duke.edu  -New Years Eve Party/Scholarship Fundraiser. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9p Dave Finucane, Lois Deloatch, Scott Sawyer     $50

OASIS -  In Carr Mill, 200 N Greensboro St A5, Carrboro, NC 27510 (919) 904-7343 http://www.OasisInCarrMill.com   -NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION & MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS December 31 8:00pm.  to midnight.  Live Reggae & Soul with Gregory Blaine & Dolie Chandler, One Love open mic and a digeredoo guided meditation at midnight. Only 30 seats available.     $15/adv & $20/door

PITTSBORO ROADHOUSE -  39 West Street, Pittsboro NC | Phone: 919-542-2432  http://pittsbororoadhouse.com/   -The Bluegrass Experience’s Annual New Year’s Eve Concert. Tuesday, Dec. 31,  The Temple Theater, Sanford, NC. www.boxoffice @templehows.com (phone # is 919.774.4155 and from Tommy Edwards at Red Gate Art, Antiques and Music (919.542.5649).   $15.00.

CAROLINA INN -12 Days of Christmas. thru Jan 2. The Carolina Inn's 16th annual celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas Tour the Inn's unique interpretation of the dozen verses of the traditional holiday carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," which will be on display all month throughout the historic Inn. 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 933-2001           

CHURCH/SPIRITUALITY/12-STEP

ENO RIVER UNITARIAN - 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham.   -River Rhythms! West African Drumming. Weekly 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. thru 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. 30, Jan. 2, twice weekly, Monday, & Thursday, evenings Fitness classes , low & high impact aerobics routines. Calorie burning , exhilarating, & fun.    -General Meditation Class. Wednesday, Jan. 1 (every Wednesday), 7-8:30p No previous experience necessary.     free/donation  -Meditation 101. Tuesday, Dec. 31, (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 Begin 2014 with spiritual friends making powerful prayers for World Peace to to Green Tara., a female Wisdom Buddha. Everyone is welcome! 711 West Rosemary Street, Suite E Carrboro, NC 919-537-9546 www.MeditationInChapelHill.org Wendy Webber kosalaepc@gmail.com 0

PEACE BAPTIST CHURCH -Emancipation Day Observance Wednesday. Jan. 1, 11a Dr. Lorenzo Lynch, pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC, will be the speaker for this occasion.  The Durham and neighboring communities are invited to share in this observance. Dr. William Daye is pastor. Hwy. 55 in Durham   Carolyn Wallace, Carolyn Wallace [cbwall1026@aol.com] 

UNITED CHURCH OF CHAPEL HILL - 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 919-942-3540. office@unitedchurch.org   0 -Youth Vesper Worship Service. Sunday, Dec. 29, (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. 29, (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. 29., (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. 30, (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. 30, (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.      

WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH - 3400 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707. 919-688-8136  -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. 30, 8 - 9p (Every Monday)  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. 919-596-2915  -Weekly Meeting. Thursday, Jan. 2, 7-8p (Every Thursday)  Immanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2102 South Alston Avenue, Durham.  919-383-4236    

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS -Weekly Meeting. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 7p - 8:30p Can't get your money right?  Ruining your life?  We can help! 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.  http://dacarolinas.org/ (919) 683-3013 (Robin) or (919) 274-7463 (Tom) 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS -Weekly 12-step meetings.  For anyone with any food/eating issue. No dues, fees, or religious affiliations.  919-406-9300 http://www.triangleoa.org.  Scott Phillips.  -Weekly Meeting. Friday, Dec. 27, 12-1:30p  Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark, Durham   -Weekly Meeting. Saturday, Dec. 28, 10-11:30a  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham   -Weekly Meeting. Saturday, Dec. 28, 10-11a, 10a for newcomers  Structure House, 3017 Pickett Road, Durham   -Weekly Meeting. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 12-1:30p  First Presbyterian Church, 305 East Main Street, Durham   -Weekly Meeting. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 12-1:30p  Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark, Durham   -Weekly Meeting. Thursday, Jan. 2, 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 http://www.dsicomedytheater Carrie Gorn, carrie@dsicomedy.com   -Improv Slam. Friday, Dec. 27, 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. 28, 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.  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

DANCE

GOLDEN DIPPERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB -Special Open House. Thursday, Jan. 2, 7:30 - 9:30p, (every Thursday) 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. Bethany United Methodist Church,  2809 Guess Rd, Durham 919-563-3936 gmartin@mebtel.net  

STARDUSTERS BALLROOM DANCE - Saturday, Dec. 28, 7-11p (every second Saturday). Lesson from 7:30 until 8:15p No partner necessary.  Come out and enjoy the fun. Venue has changed: Please see our website for new venue and directions:  trianglestardusters.org/‎  $12, $7 for members, students.

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

WEST COAST SWING CLASSES -Tuesday, Dec. 31, 7p (beginners), 7:45p (intermediate), and 8:45p (advanced). Offering three levels of instruction every Tuesday,  with free dancing to follow. The Tavern, 1900 W. Markham Ave., Durham. 919-286-7665 http://www.thetaverndurham.com.  $5-$10 per class

 

FARMERS MARKETS

CARRBORO FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market - New Hours. Saturday, Dec. 28, 9a-Noon. Wed. market, 3-6:30p. All products come from within a 50-mile radius. 301 W Main St 7 am-noon Saturdays and 3:30-6:30 pm Wednesdays 919-280-3326 http://www.carrborofarmersmarket.com.  

CHAPEL HILL FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 28, 8a-noon (every Saturday)  201 S Estes Dr. 919-533-9496 http://www.thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com  

DURHAM FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 28, 8a - Noon, Wednesday, Market: 3:30 - 6:30p All products come from with in a 70 mile radius. Durham Central Park, PO Box 1903, Durham, NC 27702-1903 919-667-3099 http://www.durhamfarmersmarket.com  

ENO RIVER FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 28, 8a-12 noon  Public Market House, 144 E Margaret Lane, Hillsborough  http://www.enoriverfarmersmarket.com  

FEARRINGTON FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 4-6p Fresh produce, bread, beef, pork, eggs and pizza using fresh ingredients from a local farm.  Sign up for new weekly newsletter, fearringtonfarmersmarket@gmail.com. At Fearrington Village off of 15/501 between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. For more info, call Eddie Kallam, 919-923-6262. http://www.fearrington.com/village/farmersmarket.asp  

HILLSBOROUGH FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 28, 10a-1p Seasonal produce, beef, eggs, baked goods and crafts available, as well as eggs, preserves, handmade soaps, marinades and locally raised beef, goat and chicken 625 Hampton Point Blvd (Home Depot parking lot), Hillsborough, NC 272728 919-360-5254 http://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-fearrington-3/   0

SOUTH DURHAM FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Dec. 28, 8a - 12noon Durham's newest market seeks to connect the community with local farmers by selling seasonal produce, meats, and artisanal foods produced within 50 miles 5410 NC 55, Durham (Greenwood Commons Shopping Center)  http://www.southdurhamfarmersmarket.org  

SOUTHERN VILLAGE FARMERS’ -Weekly Market. Thursday, Jan. 2, 3:30 – 6:30p  Market Street,  off U.S. 15-501, Chapel Hill  http://www.southernvillage.com/farmers-market/  

 

LECTURES/FORUMS/LITERARY      

FLYLEAF BOOKS - 752 MLK Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill 919-942-7936. http://www.flyleafbooks.com    -Pre-School Story Time. Thursday Dec. 26, 10a     -Flyleaf Book Lovers Club discusses The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Monday Dec 30, 7-8p     -Story time with special guest Aaron Becker, author and illustrator of Journey. Thursday Jan. 2, 10:30a      

LUPUS FOUNDATION -Support Group.  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. Wilson Parlor, First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main Street, Durham, N.C. 27701 Contact the LFANC at patientservices@lupusnc.org or at 877-849-8271, ext. 2. For more information, visit www.lupusnc.org.   

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, Jan. 1, 10p-1a. (every Wednesday)     -2 fer- acoustic eclectic. Thursday, Jan. 2, 7:30-9p (every Thursday)      

ARTSCENTER - 300-G East Main St - Carrboro, NC 27510 | 919-929-2787 http://www.artscenterlive.org [Call/check web for times]   -Robin & Linda Williams. Friday, Jan. 3rd, 9 pm - Celebrating Their Album Back 40!     

BEYU CAFFE - 335 W. Main Street, Durham 919-683-1058 http://beyucaffe.com/    -Gary Brunotte Jazz Duo. Dec. 30, 7-9p (every Monday)      

BLUE NOTE GRILL -.  Offering hickory smoked BBQ & Ribs along with live music. Nothing fancy here just good food and music in a cozy atmosphere. 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, NC 27707   -Ben Palmer's Jazz Jam with Dot Combo. Dec. 30, (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. 31 (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. 27, 6-8pm      

BOWBARR -New Year's Eve Soul and Funk Dance Party. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 7pm, the dance party starts at 9pm and will continue until 2am. With DJ KC Masterpeace (Kevin Clark). We will have party favors, a vintage photo booth, and a midnight toast with "Cyclops".  Home of the  'Real Dill' pickle shot, the 'Carrboro Mule' (organic Australian ginger beer, Bourbon and lime juice), the 'Mezcaltini' (Oaxacan mezcal, lime juice, ginger simple syrup, and a worm salt rim). Just look for the huge 'Carrboro Man' mural on the side of the building and you will know you are in the right spot! (21+) 705 W Rosemary St. Carrboro.    

CASBAH - 1007 W Main St  Durham, NC 27701 (919) 687-6969 casbahdurham.com/?    -Casbah Farewell Show. Saturday, Dec 28,  9p with Straight 8's And Phatlynx    -New Years Eve. Tuesday, Dec 31,  9:15p with Peter Lamb And The Wolves And Bullfrog And The Connoisseurs     

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. 29, 7p     -New Years Eve Party/Scholarship Fundraiser. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9p Dave Finucane, Lois Deloatch, Scott Sawyer     50

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

KRAKEN BAR - 2823 N Carolina 54  Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 943-0398 http://www.thekrakenbar.com/    -The Ghosts of the Old North State. Saturday Dec. 28, 9p    http://www.reverbnation.com/jeffhart  Free  -Burke and the Vice Grips.     http://www.burkerocks.com/    -Eric West Duo.     http://jericwest.wix.com/music  

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 Seven musicians presenting rare and funny music from the Roaring Twenties, subtitles projected on the wall so you don't miss the jokes! Carrboro ArtsCenter, Carrboro NC 929-606-2122 http://cabaretwarsaw.com Jane Peppler jane@mappamundi.com 0

MELLOW MUSHROOM -Jazzbeau. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 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  Conversations With God, Movies That Matter - Spiritual Cinema Friday December 27 7:00-9:30p. -Live kirtin music with Angela Blueskies, Saturday December 28 7:00-10:00p. -New Year's Eve Celebration & Midnight at the Oasis, Tuesday, Dec. 31 8:00p to midnight.  Live Reggae & Soul with Gregory Blaine & Dolie Chandler, One Love open mic and a digeredoo guided meditation at midnight. Only 30 seats available.                 $15/adv & $20/door.    -Celestine Prophesy.  Spiritual Cinema/Movies That Matter,  Friday Jan. 3 7:00-9:30p

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. Jan. 1 (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. Jan. 1, (every Wednesday), 6-8:30p . Legendary tenor singer and former member of The Bluegrass Experience     

 

ON STAGE

COMMON GROUND THEATRE -.  A performance and teaching space located in west Durham, offering performing arts and educational groups a flexible, well-equipped alternative space. Common Ground Theatre, 4815-B Hillsborough Rd., Durham (919) 698-3870 http://cgtheatre.com/events Rachel Klem rachel@cgtheatre.com  -A Trailer Park Christmas. Dec. 29 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   

 

OUTINGS/ART     

ANIMATION & FINE ART GALLERIES -Furniture and Home Decor show. thru Jan. 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/  

ARTISTS AT GOLDEN BELT - 807 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701 (919) 967-7700 http://goldenbeltarts.com/news-events/events/  

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  

MORRISVILLE CoC -Annual Holiday Potluck. Friday, Dec. 27, 11a 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. Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, located at 260 Town Hall Drive, Ste. A, Morrisville.    

PLEIADES GALLERY -   pleiadesartdurham.com.  Kim Wheaton 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    -Free Community Knitting Night, 3rd Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.  Jan 2, 6-9p (1st and 3 Thursdays)     -Form and Function. Thru  Dec. 31 A group show featuring functional design with repurposed materials Green Gallery   -A Scavenger Chapel Road Adventure. thru Jan. 11, Closing Reception Jan. 10 6-9pm Photography on recycled and reclaimed materials Green Gallery    

TYNDALL GALLERIES - University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 919-942-2290 http://www.tyndallgalleries.com/    -Lynn Boggess. Saturday, Dec. 28, Opening Reception: 7 – 9 pm, exhibit Nov. 21 – Dec. 28 New Fall Landscape Paintings     

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