Weekend Happenings 3/13-3/15

IMG_0902 I was able to get a picture of this urban art before the building it was on was torn down.  It had to be destroyed to make way for the tower being built on the corner of Main & Corcoran.  I’ve since seen it pop up near the Whole Foods Market.  This is my kind of graffiti – it always makes me smile.  If you see some cool urban art in your wanderings in Durham, snap a pic before it fades away. 


Guitartown presents – Ben Caplan, Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee, 9PM, $8 with $3 membership


Celebrate Pi Day at Scratch, all slices priced at $3.14, 111 Orange Street, 9-3PM, It’s good pie. Really good pie. She’s a James Beard Award semifinalist so she knows pie. Go eat some and take a piece home.

The American Tobacco Factory: A Reformation Of A Factory And A City” Exhibit, Through This Lens, 303 E. Chapel Hill Street, 10:30-4PM, FREE

Here’s your chance to shine at a Durham Bulls Game: National Anthem Auditions, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell, 11-1PM, you’ll have 1-1/2 minutes to sing the Star Spangled Banner in a traditional style. No channeling Christina Aguilera so no warbling and the lyrics must be memorized.

Mid-South Fencers’ Club Grand Open Tournament and Gala, 125 N. Gregson, 4-8PM, FREE, watch some jousting, buy yourself some dumplings from the Chirba Chirba dumpling truck and wash them down with some beer from Carolina Brewery

BEN SOLLEE & BECCA STEVENS BAND, presented by the Carolina Theatre at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee,8PM, $22, Ben is a cellist, composer and storyteller. Becca’s music is a blend of folk, jazz and pop.

Ain’t nothing better than BBQ cooked by a men’s club or a church. Go get some, Gorman Ruritan BBQ Dinner, 2309 E Geer, $10 eat in (all you can eat), $8 take out (or see pricing on single items)

James “Saxsmo” Gates, 3 time Grammy nominated saxophonist, Beyu Caffe, 335 W Main, 8PM & 10PM, $15


Family Day at the Nasher, 2001 Campus Drive, 12-4PM, FREE, Rags to Riches Children’s Theatre will perform a variation of Aesop’s Fables at 1:00 and 2:30

Film Screening & Panel Discussion, Main Library, 300 N Roxboro, 3PM, Join filmmaker Judith Van Wyk for a screening of her film, Musings of an Iraqi Patriot, the story of visiting UNC professor Dr. Ahmed Fadaam, an Iraqi sculptor and New York Times reporter who fled Baghdad in 2008 after receiving death threats from Sunni insurgents.

Beer & Hymns, led by Jesse James Deconto of the local band “The Pinkerton Raid”, Fullsteam, 726 Rigsbee, 7-9PM, FREE, a non-denominational good time sing and sipping on fresh, local beer

Check out the slate of programming for Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Brain Awareness Week, which kicks off Sunday night, really interesting talks at Motorco, Fullsteam and other spots around town

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