Calendar of Events, Friday, November 22 - Thursday, November 28

Nov. 23, 2013 @ 07:50 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



OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD’S NATIONAL COLLECTION WEEK - Nov. 18–25 Seven collection sites in the Durham area (see busiest below), will be bustling with activity as 18,000 colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts are dropped off by residents. Hundreds of local volunteers will be working hard to pack and transport the boxes to the next stop on their journey to a child in need., (704) 583-1463 Karen Van Horn, (919) 309-7441   -Grey Stone Baptist Church. Mon-Fri - Nov. 18-22: 12 p - 5 p  Sat-Sun - Nov. 23-24: 1 p - 4 p  Mon- Nov. 25: 10 a  - 5 p.m.  2601 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705    

NORTHGATE MALL - 1058 West Club Boulevard, Durham. (919) 923-2791 -Santa Claus Arrives at Northgate from the North Pole. Friday, Nov. 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm Outdoor Tree Lighting, Live Music, Story Time, Kid Fun and Refreshments Rings in the Holidays. This free event will feature the joyous holiday sounds of the Salvation Army Brass Band, Faith Baptist Church Children’s Choir and Grey Stone Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra, both of Durham. The Salvation Army will also read from children’s book The Littlest Christmas Kettle and free popcorn from Stadium 10 Theaters and hot chocolate from Durham Coke will be on hand as well as professional holiday face painting for children and door prizes. outdoors on The Plaza.    



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,  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.     

FIRST COMMUNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH - 509 Eno Street, Hillsborough, NC 919-732-6135  Rev. William Richardson   -27th Anniversary Celebration. Sunday, Nov. 24, 10:30a Reverend William Richardson, Pastor, announces the homecoming celebration of First Community Baptist Church. This day of service will commemorate the 27th Anniversary at 509 Eno Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278.     

THE GATHERING CHURCH - Author Jon Acuff, Sunday, November 24, 10:30am    Creekside Elementary School (5321 Ephesus Church Rd, Durham). Popular humorist, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author speaks at local church on "How to be Brave."  Acuff, a former Chapel Hill resident, now lives in Nashville, TN where he writes and speaks about business and entrepreneurship, social media, and faith. 919-357-5916, , Chris Breslin,, There will be a free potluck meal following the service.  Free.

HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH - 9112 Bethe Hickory Grove Church Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516. 919-929-4491 -Fitness Ministry. Nov. 25, Nov. 28, twice weekly, Monday, & Thursday, evenings Fitness classes , low & high impact aerobics routines. Calorie burning , exhilarating, & fun.     

KOSALA MEDITATION CENTER - A non-profit Buddhist meditation center whose aim is to introduce meditation and Buddhist teachings and cultivate inner peace. 711 West Rosemary Street, Suite E Carrboro, NC 919-537-9546 Monica Heiser

- General Meditation Class. Wednesday, Nov. 27 (every Wednesday), 7-8:30p No previous experience necessary.     free/donation.  -Meditation 101. Tuesday, Nov. 26, (every Tuesday), 7-8:15p This class is an introduction to meditation & is perfect for absolute beginners to $10 ($8 for students and seniors)

ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL - 1737 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705 (919) 286-2273   or 919-768-3969 -Taize Worship Service. Nov. 24th, 5:30p - 6:30pm.      

PROFESSIONAL DIVAS - Multi-City, Multi-State Community Outreach    Saturday, Nov. 23, 11a -4p. 1101 Lawson St, Durham, N.C.,McDougal Terrace.  Feeding 1000 families for Thanksgiving. Please come and Join us for line Dancing & Karaoke!  Donations welcome, Our Philosophy is to give thanks by giving back. Laticia Nicole Beatty at Laticia Nicole Beatty, CEO/Founder.            

UNITED CHURCH OF CHAPEL HILL - 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 919-942-3540.   Richard Edens, Co-Senior Pastor,919-942-3540 -Joy & Justice. Saturday, Nov 23: 9a  – 2p & Nov 24: 10 a  - 1 pm Alternative Gift Market.  Gifts of aid and development throughout the world can be given.  Through Church World       Chapel Hill seeks to support an abundant life for children in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic with the end of Service, United Church of   -IFC Community Kitchen For Thanksgiving Lunch.  As heirs of the Pilgrims, United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, will serve the Thanksgiving meal at the IFC Community Kitchen.  For more information, or 919-942-3540   -Youth Vesper Worship Service. Sunday, Nov. 24, (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, Nov. 24, (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, or 919-942-3540   -Adoración Y Alabanza En Español. Domingo, 24 Nov., (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, o 919-942-3540.   -Monday Noon Book Group. Monday, Nov. 25, (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, Nov. 25, (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, or 919-942-3540.     General, $10.00 for Students, Seniors, Military.

WHITE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH - 3400 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707. 919-688-8136 -Gideon Guys:  Breakfast and fellowship. Saturday, Nov. 23, at 8:30a the Our guest will be Federal Magistrate Judge Joe L. Webster who will speak on the topic of “Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize”. Fellowship Hall   Deacon Sonny Harris, Jr. at   -White Rock Baptist Church 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.    -Weekly Meeting. Monday, Nov. 25, 8 - 9p (Every Monday)  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3638 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. 919-596-2915 -Weekly Meeting. Thursday, Nov. 28,7-8p (Every Thursday)  Immanuel Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2102 South Alston Avenue, Durham.  919-383-4236    

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS -Weekly Meeting. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 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. (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 Scott Phillips.  Overeaters, anorexics, bulimics welcome. -Weekly Meeting. Friday, Nov. 22, 12-1:30p  Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark, Durham  -Weekly Meeting. Saturday, Nov. 23, 10-11:30a  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham  -Weekly Meeting. Saturday, Nov. 23, 10-11a, 10a for newcomers  Structure House, 3017 Pickett Road, Durham  -Weekly Meeting. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 12-1:30p  First Presbyterian Church, 305 East Main Street, Durham  -Weekly Meeting. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 12-1:30p  Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark, Durham  -Weekly Meeting. Thursday, Nov. 28, 12-1:30p  First Presbyterian Church, 305 East Main Street, Durham    



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 -Improv Slam. Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.      $10  -Harold Night. 9:00 p.m.  $10  -Mister Diplomat. 10:30 p.m.      Free  -Improv Slam. Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m. $10  -Best Show Ever. 9:00 p.m. All-star comedy shows featuring the best of DSI Comedy Theater. Always a new lineup of improv, sketch comedy, or standup. Always the best show ever!  $10



COMMUNITY FAMILY LIFE AND RECREATION CENTER other DPR events, call.  Offering dance classes for students through Durham Lyon Park, 1309 Halley St, Durham 919- 560-4355   

SALSA SOCIAL - Saturday, Nov. 23, 6-9:30p DJ Abuelo Salsero Jack spins during the weekly salsa social Triangle Dance Studio, 2603 S Miami Blvd, Durham 919-245-0822   Call for information on this and other salsa nights in the Triangle.

STARDUSTERS BALLROOM DANCE - (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:‎  $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   

DUKE GARDENS - Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St. (919) 668-1707. Orla Swift. -Dancing at the Gardens: Swing, Saturday, Nov. 23, 7p                                                  

WEST COAST SWING CLASSES - Tuesday, Nov. 26, 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  $5-$10 per class




CARRBORO FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market - New Hours! Saturday, Nov. 23, 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   There will be a special Pre-Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, November 26th, from 3-6pm.

CHAPEL HILL FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Nov. 23, 8a-noon (every Saturday)  201 S Estes Dr. 919-533-9496  -Tuesday, Sept. 24, 3-6 p. (every Tuesday)      

DURHAM FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Nov. 23, 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  

ENO RIVER FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Nov. 23, 8a-12 noon  Public Market House, 144 E Margaret Lane, Hillsborough  

FEARRINGTON FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 4-6p Fresh produce, bread, beef, pork, eggs and pizza using fresh ingredients from a local farm.  Sign up for new weekly newsletter, At Fearrington Village off of 15/501 between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. For more info, call Eddie Kallam, 919-923-6262.  

HILLSBOROUGH FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Nov. 23, 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

SOUTH DURHAM FARMERS MARKET -Weekly Market. Saturday, Nov. 23, 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)  

SOUTHERN VILLAGE FARMERS’ -Weekly Market. Thursday, Nov. 28, 3:30 – 6:30p  Market Street,  off U.S. 15-501, Chapel Hill  



NC MUSEUM of ART - 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27609 919-664-6795    -Rockabilly Retro Night. Friday, Nov. 22, 5:30p.  A rockabilly concert, free screening of cult racing film Le Mans, and a cash wine bar.The Straight 8s write, record, and perform music that resonates with listeners drawn to the raw energy of traditional rockabilly music. N.C. Museum of Art, East Building   Free.

RETRO CLASSICS FILM SERIES - Theives of Body and Soul - Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St.,    -Paul Verhoeven’s TOTAL RECALL. Friday, Nov. 22, 7p Arnold Schwarzenegger is Quaid, a 2084 construction worker haunted by dreams of Mars. Against the wishes of his wife (Sharon Stone), Quaid goes to a company that implants artificial memories so he can “remember” visiting the red planet… and discovers his entire reality has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination.  Or has it?   -Tobe Hooper’s LIFEFORCE. Friday, Nov. 22, Begins 15 minutes after the end of Total Recall.



DURHAM FAMILY THEATRE -Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”. Nov. 22, 9, 15, 16, Shows are at 8:00 pwith an additional 2:00 pshow on Nov. 23th. Directed by Jenny Justice All Durham Family Theatre shows are cast multi-racially. (Rainbow Casting) Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 N. Church St., Durham, NC, 27701 (Downtown Durham) Tickets may be purchased in advance 1) by card on the DFT Shows page at, 2) though the mail with a check to DFT, PO Box 61894, Durham, NC 27715, or 3) at the box office 45 minutes before show.



BCBSNC -Open Enrollment Meeting.  for Triangle Health Insurance Shoppers   - Monday, Nov. 25,  6p.m.  Hilton, 3800 Hillsborough Road, 27703    

DUKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL - Stroke Support Group. Monday, Nov. 25, 1p (every second Monday) Durham Regional Hospital hosts a stroke support group the second Monday of each month. The primary purpose of the support group is to educate the stroke survivor, care giver and people in the local community about stroke prevention and stroke disabilities. Register online at Goodson Chapel     Free and open to the public.

FLYLEAF BOOKS -Blurred Lines: Identifying and Assisting Mothers with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (panel discussion presented by The Birthing Nest), Saturday Nov. 30, 10a. -A Special Luncheon with Patricia Wells to celebrate her new book: The French Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence (SOLD OUT), Monday Nov. 25, 11a.    

MCINTYRE’S BOOKS -   Martha Johnson by phone (919) 549-0661 (ext. 116), or e-mail   -Jill Dahan – Starting Fresh. Saturday, Nov. 23, 11a.    -Lee Smith – Guests on Earth. Saturday, Nov. 23, 11a.    -Cooks & Books: Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey Reception with Chef John Currence. Sunday, Nov. 24, 3p.  Garden Terrace    

NC WRITER’S NETWORK – DURHAM COUNTY -  -Third Fridays With The Hinge. N, Third Friday, of every month, 6- 9p Eric Martin will host a casual social hour as part of Durham’s Third Fridays. Sponsored by the Hinge Literary Center. 305 E. Chapel Hill St. – Ste. 215     

RHINE RESEARCH CENTER - 2741 Campus Walk Avenue, Bldg 500 919-309-4600 Susan Freeman, Events Coordinator/Public Relations Director 20  -Paul Rademacher: The Untapped Potential of the Spirituality. Friday, Nov. 22nd, 7:00 p Saints, shamans, mystics, priests, and gurus have been telling us for generations that we are much more than mere physical beings. Stedman Auditorium on the Duke Center for Living Campus 3475 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705    



2ND WIND - 118 E. Main St. Downtown Carrboro. 919-967-7922  All of our shows are free and start at 10pm unless otherwise posted.  -Bluegrass Night- EVERY WEDNESDAY from 10-1am.     -2 fer- acoustic eclectic EVERY THURSDAY from 7:30-9.     -Skinny Bag of Sugar- EVERY 3RD FRIDAY of the month 10:30-2am.     -Jethorse. Friday, Nov. 22, 10pm    -See No Weevil. Saturday, Nov.23,  10pm      

ARTSCENTER - 300-G East Main St - Carrboro, NC 27510 | 919-929-2787 [Call/check web for times]   -Carrboro Film Festival. Saturday, Nov. 23    -John Gorka Concert. Saturday, Nov. 23, 8p    -The Sacrificial Poets. Saturday, Nov. 23, 8p    -Almost Ready Staged Reading. Sunday, Nov. 24, 8p    -Variety Show. Sunday, Nov 24, 7:00 pm Start the Holiday Season with an evening of excitement and glittering entertainment during the first inaugural, pre-Thanksgiving Variety Night, Beer Tasting and Meat Raffle at The ArtsCenter on .   The evening features local magician extraordinaire Joshua Lozoff, Chapel Hill’s own BackBeat, rocking out a string of Beatles Hits and Sixties Rock ‘n Roll, and Flamenco Guitarist Ed Stephenson.     $7 for ArtsCenter Friends, $8 for students/seniors, and $10 for the general public.

BEYU CAFFE - 335 W. Main Street, Durham 919-683-1058    -"Gary Brunotte Jazz Duo". Nov. 25, 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. Nov. 25, (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.  Nov. 26 (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!  -Carolina Lightnin’ (Rick Lafleur, Alice Zincone and Tommy Edwards). Thursday, Nov. 28, (third Thursdays)      No cover!  -The Friday After Work Party with: The Duke Street Dogs. Friday, Nov. 22, 6-8pm      

CASBAH - 1007 W Main St  Durham, NC 27701 (919) 687-6969    -Wild Ponies. Friday, Nov. 22, 8:00 p    -Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys. Saturday, Nov. 30, 8p      

THE CAVE TAVERN - 452 1/2 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 919-968-9308,  

DUKE MUSIC DEPARTMENT, Room 101, Mary Duke Biddle Music Building, Duke University, Durham. 919-684-4444        -Duke Collegium Musicum – Kerry McCarthy, director. Friday, Nov. 22, 8p. Music of Monteverdi Bone Hall, Biddle Music Bldg., Duke University, Durham.  4:30 pm.    Free.

DURHAM JAZZ WORKSHOP - 4608 L Industry Lane, Durham, 27713  5  -JAZZ JAM every Sunday. Sunday, Nov. 24, 7p    -Greg Hyslop Quartet. Saturday, Nov. 23, 8p      $15, $10 students

FULLSTEAM BREWERY - 726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. (919) 682-2337  

LOCAL 506 - 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.  

MELLOW MUSHROOM -Jazzbeau. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 8-10p (every Thursday)  310 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill    

PAPA MOJO’S ROADHOUSE - Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410-Y N.C. 55, Durham. 361-2222,  $8 Adv/$10 Dos  -Brett Chambers and the Usual Suspects. Nov. 27 (every Wednesday night) with a great open mic night.      8  -Tornado Blues Band Unplugged. Friday, Nov. 22      8  -Jasme Kelly. Saturday, Nov. 23      8  -Comedy Show, Nick Lewis & Gravedigger. Friday, Nov. 29 9Pm Show     $10 ADV-$12 DOS  -Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos. Saturday, Nov. 30      $12 ADV-$15 DOS  -Tbs Jam Hosted By Jason Damico & The New Blue. Sunday, Dec. 1, 6 Pm, 10 Pm The Monthly Blues Jam Sponsored By The Triangle Blues Society, Guitar Amp, Bass Amp, Harmonica Amp, Keyboard And Pa Provided. The Host Band Will Be Musical Child Protégé; Jason Damico And The New Blue, Just Bring Yourself, A Guest And Your Musical Instrument. Jam Starts At 6:00 Pm And There Is No Cover.   -Louisiana Dance Party Hosted By Jack Wolf & Carol Woodell. Thursday, Dec. 5, 8:30 First In What We Hope Will Be A Monthly Dance Featuring Swamp Pop, Zydeco, Cajun, Swing And Jazz, All With Some Louisiana Hot Sauce. Everything From Geno And Steve Riley On The Traditional To Nevilles And Fats Domino For Rocky Roll And Deacon John And Louis Prima For Swing. Wolfy Jacques And Carol Woodell Will Do You A Lesson At 8:30 And Then Spinning Discs From 9-11. Come Early And Get Mel'S Great Cuisine.    $5  -Hot Damn Blues Band. Friday, Dec. 6 The Hot Damn Blues Band Is A New Band In The Area That Features A Show With A Little Bit Of Everything.    $8  -Kata. Saturday, Dec. 7 The Individual Members Of Kata Have Performed Nationally And Internationally In Different Musical Groups. $8

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. Nov. 27, (every Wednesday), 6-8:30p . Legendary tenor singer and former member of The Bluegrass Experience     



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 Rachel Klem -The Big Fat Secret Show.  FatMouth Improv presents the Super secrets revealed in a night of improvised comedy.   All will be revealed at the Common Ground Theatre. Tickets are $10 (cash or check only) and are available at 7:30 pm at the theatre, Saturday, Nov. 23,  8p -Transactors Present: The Explorers. Friday, Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. Take a trip to a strange place with unusual inhabitants and unexpected customs. It could be a primitive, futuristic, or contemporary society we visit. The audience plots a course for adventure with its suggestions.   Website: $14, $10-Student/Senior Military.  -Third Date -Gathering Together, Falling Apart. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29th and 30th at 8 p.m. Four veteran actors (J. Chachula Jr., Nancy Pekar, Dan Sipp & Jenny Spencer) create scenes exploring relationships, tradition and family dynamics during the holiday season. Common Ground Theatre  4815B Hillsborough Road, Durham  NC (919) 698-3870 Dan Sipp $12 General Public, $10 Seniors, Students ONE SONG PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: -Leaves. Dec. 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 p.m. One Song Productions is a local youth-run theatre organization founded in 2002. One Song's goals are to engage youth in every step of the creative process and offer new opportunities for learning and growth in the performing arts. One Song is run by a board of six to seven directors, all of whom attend high schools in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. Their aim is to provide students in the area with a fun, creative, and educational experience working on extra-curricular productions. Additionally, all One Song events are produced, directed, and staged entirely by students from area high schools and colleges.   Website:  Suggested Donation: $5-$10



ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY -8th Annual Tails at Twilight Fundraising Gala. Saturday, Nov. 23, 6:30 It's your continued support that makes it possible for APS to care for abused, neglected, and abandoned animals in our community as well as helping them to find loving homes. Please consider joining us this November so we can keep tails wagging for the year to come! 3001 Cameron Blvd  Durham, NC 27705 (919) 548-1203  

ANIMATION & FINE ART GALLERIES -Furniture and Home Decor show. Nov. 1, 2013 through 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.  The show runs from     

BARRISTER & BREWER LLC -Bourbon Tasting. Saturday, Nov. 23d, 4:30 to 6:30pm. Durham's newest spirit, handmade in small batches in Durham Mystic Bourbon Liqueur, 106 Main St. 919.323.2777 Jonathan Blitz,

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

CHAPEL HILL BIRD CLUB - 919-929-5359. -Monthly Meeting. Monday, Nov 25 2013 at 7:30 p The featured speaker will be Don Seriff, Natural Resources Supervisor with Mecklenburg County’s Conservation Science Office, who will present a summary of the work of early ornithologists active in the 14-county region around Charlotte, NC. So, what do The Bill Cosby TV show, the movie Fame, the NC state bird, the 1960's Freedom Riders, and the 1906 San Franciso earthquake have to do with these early Carolina birders? Join us as we learn the answers to these and other intriguing questions about the rich ornithological heritage of the central Carolinas and the early birders who led the way. Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Dr., Chapel Hill   Contact: Kent Fiala, Admission is free and the public is invited.

CHATHAM HILL WINERY -    -Wine & Food Pairing?  Included with your tasting & tour fee of $10.  Saturday, Nov. 23rd & Sunday, Nov. 24th This weekend taste three Surprise Holiday Wines -  Let us take the mystery out of what to serve with what.     $10

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

DURHAM SPIRITS CO. - 311 E. Trinity Ave,  27701 425-463-5430 Katie Coleman  -Spanish Nights Cooking Class. Friday, Nov. 22 6-8p Join us for a hands-on cooking class as we learn about Spanish Cuisine and prepare a meal, including paella and several different style traditional tapas.      59

DUKE GARDENS - Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St. (919) 668-1707. Orla Swift   -Dancing at the Gardens: Swing. Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:00 p       

ENO RIVER ASSOCIATION -JamborEno at Fullsteam. Sunday, Nov. 24,  4:30 Join the Eno River Association for a free fun-filled evening of music, food and friends  A brief annual meeting  to elect officers and directors and vote on a proposed change to the bylaws will be promptly followed at 5:00pm by a potluck party and Festival T-shirt Swap. The 2014 Hidden Gems calendar and geo-caching guide to the Eno will also be for sale. For more event information including bylaw changes, go to 726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. (919) 682-2337  

ENO RIVER STATE PARK -  For directions, reservations and additional information, please call the park office - 919-383-1686. 919-620-9099 x 207 

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

GOLDEN BELT ARTS - 807 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701 (919) 967-7700

HILLSBOROUGH ARTISTS COOPERATIVE'S SKYLIGHT GALLERY -Octet V. Friday, Nov. 29, 6-9 p.m. , invitational exhibition at the  featuring paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, calligraphy, ceramics and custom jewelry, by Louanne Watley, Michael Brown, Steven Brouillard, Tiffney Marley, Tom Willis, Lindsley Bowen, Shiangtai Tuan and Joanie Alexander,  One night only. 102 W. King Street, downtown Hillsborough  

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  

INDEPENDENT ANIMAL RESCUE - Post Office Box 14232, Durham, NC 27709-4232 -Black Cat Friday. Friday, Nov 29, 1:00-4:00pm (IAR) an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal rescue and rehabilitation program headquartered in Durham, is thinking black cat for the holiday season. While holiday shopping on notorious IAR hopes you will consider getting something elegant in black!  Meet our black kittens and adult cats available for adoption. Petco at South Square, 4011 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard.    

MERCURY STUDIO - 407-A North Mangum Street, Durham NC 27701 919.381.6306 -Listening Room.  A very special Listening Room. We'll have Professor Toon and The Real Laww performing in our very first hip hop Listening Room event ever. All profits will be going towards Turkeys for Durm.  $7

NC MUSEUM OF LIFE & SCIENCE -  -Best Of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys:. Nov. 16, 2013 - February 23, 2014 The Art of Steve Gerberich; Analog Art for the Digital Age     

NC PRIDE PARADE -  -Geology Hike. Sat, Nov. 23, 2p. Come to the mountain to see the geologic wonders and an abandoned pyrophyllite quarry. Hike will require walk of 90 minutes or less.  (Limit 15)   

OPEN EYE CAFE -  -whimsical November. Nov. 2nd –Nov. 30th exhibit featuring works by Cinc Hayes on view  2013. Hayes has created most of his art in a small haunted carriage house located in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC as well as in his studio in Chapel Hill. Emphasizing his focus on images he comes across in his daily life, his acrylic, oil, and mixed media paintings accentuate the beauty of everything around; things that can often become lost in our fast paced world.     

PIEDMONT WILDLIFE CENTER -Celebrate Wildlife!  Gala & Auction. Saturday, Nov. 23,  6:30-10:30pm Come celebrate wildlife with  as they raise money for nature education and wildlife conservation!  Event includes gourmet food from local restaurants, cash bar, special homebrew beer, live music from ROOTZIE, silent & live auctions, visits from live wildlife ambassadors, games & raffles to win an iPad Mini,  a Kindle Fire, Hot Air Balloon Ride and more! Durham Armory, Foster St., Downtown Durham  

PLEIADES GALLERY - Kim Wheaton  -Gathering. The show runs from Nov. 20 to January 5, 2014. Third Friday Reception:  Friday, Dec. 20, 6-9pm 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.  -Form and Function. Opening Reception Nov. 22 6-9p. Exhibit:  Nov. 15 – Dec. 14 A group show featuring functional design with repurposed materials Green Gallery       

TYNDALL GALLERIES - University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 919-942-2290    -Lynn Boggess. Saturday, Nov. 23, Opening Reception: 7 – 9 pm, exhibit Nov. 21 – Dec. 21, 2013 New Fall Landscape Paintings     

WASHINGTON DUKE INN - 3001 Cameron Blvd  Durham, NC 27705 (919) 548-1203  $69 Per Person/ $59 Executive Club Members  -Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah. Thursday, Nov 28. Reservations available at noon, 3:00 p and 6:00 p.m The first time since 1888 and the last for 70,000-plus years!—so come together on this rare occasion with family and friends by reserving your seat at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s sumptuous Thanksgiving Buffet. Classical piano tunes are played on the Inn’s baby grand piano during each seating.  For reservations go online or call 919.493.6699   $69; children 6-12, $25; and children under the age of 6 are free,  space is limited.

WOMANCRAFT GIFTS - 1800 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill NC 27514 Eastgate Shopping Center 919-929-8362. -Holiday Ornament Event. Nov. 22 and 29, from 10a to 7pm a self-sustaining Chapel Hill cooperative for over 30 years now. Please publish our . All of our artists and artisans create one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments for this weekend, ranging from Santas painted on dried okra by Dale Morgan, to Nora Castillo's fused glass, to Seminole patchwork pieces by Douglas Odom. Over twenty local artisans will be represented.