There are so many wonderful things going on this weekend. At the top of my list is Discovering Home in a New Place. Katy Clune is a wonderful folklorist and this exhibit is going to be amazing.
Cinc Hayes, Meet the Artist and Beer Sampling, Beer Durham, 404 Hunt St, 4:30-7:30PM, FREE, view art, sample beer from Asheville Brewing Company and enjoy music from Ronnie Lee
Discovering Home in a New Place, Center for Studies of the American South, 410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, 5:30-7PM, FREE, Katy Clune’s photographs depict an immigrant community in Morganton, including the family of Toon Phapphayboun, who escaped Laos by swimming across the Mekong River at age 14. This collection explores the Phapphaybouns’ home and holiday traditions, their family restaurant, and the Buddhist temple they helped establish. Please join us for an opening reception at the Love House & Hutchins Forum on February 5th. Lao food by Raleigh’s Bida Manda will be served.
Carnaval of All Rhythms, Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, 8:40PM, $12 with $3 membership, latin, funk, reggae and Afro-Brazilian music, capoeira demonstration
DISHOOM Bollywood Dance Party, The Pinhook, 117 W Main St, 9PM, $10 with $3 membership
Rooftop Yoga at The Durham, Vinyasa classes, 9:00AM, $10, infused water and towels included, bring your own mat
Durham Mardi Gras and Abita Beer Sampling, Beer Durham, 404 Hunt, 11-3, Start your Samedi Gras off right with featured Abita draft and package beers, some Abita swag giveaways, and James Joyce munchies to pair with the beers. And, bonus! 100% of the Root Beer Growler sales from the whole day will support the free Durham Mardi Gras parade and party on Feb 9th.
Jennifer Curtis, violin & Clara Yang, piano, The Nelson Room, 1304 Campus Drive, 8PM, FREE
Samedi Gras Durham Mardi Gras Kickoff, Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee, 8PM, $10
Shirlette Ammons, The Pinhook, 117 W Main, 10PM, $10,North Carolina-based singer and poet shirlette ammons has a new album coming out in early 2016 called Language Barrier. “I wanted to write an album that explores the ways we love across imposed and implied barriers,” explains ammons. “In this sense, Language Barrier is an album about love as an act of resistance.”