Monday, October 26, 2009

treats galore, Ernie Barnes,plays, talks, zombies, ukeles, halloweeeeen-o


FREE Durham
Go out and vote early, read, dress up, picture this, share good times and Happy Halloween! www.freedurham.blogspot.com 
Oct. 27-  Nov. 2, 2009 This week see original paintings by the late Ernie Barnes (one of Durham’s greatest and most iconic artists),  enjoy Halloween fun and festivities, free your mind with a good reading, lecture, live theater, music, and a cornucopia of free food for thought. And watch Durham rise up and dance at last’s week “Thriller” event by Jeff & King - http://www.durhammag.com/blog/2009/10/26/a-durham-thriller.html
Admission is free, however, donations may be accepted at some venues or events
 FREE Durham   is a culled selection of FREE events, happenings and culture in the Bull City. Submit a free event listing to barakajones@gmail.com

Votevote, vote- it’s free and an exercise in being free. You can vote early this week! http://www.co.durham.nc.us/departments/elec/


FREE Tuesday
On Tuesday October 27th

9:30am-4pm. Durham Regional Hospital Auditorium, 3643 N. Roxboro St.
FREE, but online pre-registration required. (919) 403-9425

Kids/festivities - Durham YMCA's "Trunk or Treat"
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. 
Trunk or Treat is fun for the entire family! Parents and volunteers decorate the trunks of their cars and pass out candy, and YMCA staff will be decked out in our best Halloween Costumes! There will also be great food, a haunted bus and tons of contests, including; Most Creative Costume, Scariest Costume, best Trunk, and much more!

Art Reception - Annemarie Gugelmann
Current Work
6:00- 8:00 pm  1116 Broad St.
Come meet this month's artist! In Annemarie’s current work, she combines her interest in political science with art and investigates how cities and communities form and change. She is interested in the public domain and how people create an atmosphere and commonality within it. In her art, she wants to capture a city’s unique atmosphere and how it separates itself from other urban landscapes. http://www.thebroadstreetcafe.com

Music- Lyceum Event: Tye Tribbett (Gospel Concert)
7:00 - 9:00 PM, NCCU Campus :  On Campus - McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium
Grammy nominated gospel artist, songwriter, producer, director and singer, Tye Tribbett, will perform.  Contact Phone: (919) 530-5234

Art/lecture-  "The Silent Message of the Museum" Annual Semans Lecture: Fred Wilson
7:30pm - Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2001 Campus Dr.
The New York artist creates contexts for the display of art and artifacts found in museum collections, along with wall labels, sound, lighting and non-traditional pairings of objects.
Fred Wilson, questions—and asks us to question—how museum curators present history and artistic value, and how cultural institutions express biases. In his talk, "The Silent Message of the Museum," he will discuss his work in relation to museums as environments of cultural production, and how the museum has shaped his practice as an artist. Reception to follow. FREE, but reservations suggested. (919) 684-5135


FREE Wednesday
On Wednesday October 28th

History/Lunch & Learn - Wednesdays at the Center (WATC)
12:00 – 1:00 pm John Hope Franklin Center, room 240, 2204 Erwin Road
Duke History doctoral students Tamara Extian-Babiuk and Jacob Remes, who will each present their current research. Extian-Babiuk will speak on "Race, Nation-Building, and Citizenship: a History of Canadian National Identity and Racial Exclusion through Political Cartoons" and Remes on "Relief and Resistance: Urban Disasters and the Formation of the North American Progressive State."
WATC is a topical weekly noontime series in which distinguished scholars, artists, journalists, and others speak informally about their work. A light lunch is served. No reservations are necessary, and vouchers to cover parking costs in the Duke Medical Center parking decks are provided. The series is presented by the Franklin Humanities Institute and John Hope Franklin Center with other campus partners. Questions? Please e-mail fhi@duke.edu

Lunch & Learn -Eno River Reading Group
12:30 - 1:30 pm 
downstairs at The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St, 
Brown Bag Lunch. Fallen Forests, Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1845) - p46
A Wind-Storm in the Forests, John Muir (1878) - p89
About Trees, J.Sterling Morton (1893) - p126.

Music/salsa – dance to the radio - "Azucar y Candela" with one of the Triangle’s greatest emissaries of Latin culture DJ Santa Salsera!
6pm – 8pm, 88.7fm
Weekly radio show of Afro-Latin music. Specializing in classic New York and Puerto Rican salsa, Cuban timba, Latin jazz, Afro-Caribbean dance music and folklore. Listen online and view past playlists: WXDU 88.7 FM - www.wxdu.org

Reading at the Regulator - SUSAN DUNLAP
7:00 p.m. 720 Ninth St.
Susan Dunlap will discuss and sign copies of her new book, Caring Cultures: How Congregations Respond to the Sick.  Set in Durham, Dunlap explores how three very different churches (Latino, African American, and Euro-American) provide pastoral care-giving to parishioners who are ill.  Dunlap is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology at Duke Divinity School.  http://www.regulatorbookshop.com/


FREE Thursday October 29th

Art Exhibit – Ernie Barnes exhibit
NCCU will honor noted artist and alumnus Ernie Barnes with an exhibit of his work. Barnes’ famous 1971 “Sugar Shack” appeared on the television sitcom Good Times and on the cover of the Marvin Gaye album, I Want You.
Contact Information: Kenneth Rodgers (919) 530-5079 krodgers@nccu.edu

Reading at the Regulator - WILLIAM FERRIS
7:00pm 720 Ninth St.
UNC folklorist and professor William Ferris will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Delta.  The book, CD, and DVD feature more than twenty powerful interviews about black life and blues music in the Mississippi Delta.  Ferris, author of Blues from the Delta and coeditor of the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, is senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC-CH.

Reading/indentity -  E. Patrick Johnson’s "Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South”
7:30 – 9:00 PM   LSRC B101 Love Auditorium 308 Research Dr.
Johnson will be performing a selection from his one-man show called "Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales," which explores how these narrators use the performance of "southerness" as a cultural identity to simultaneously conform to southern cultural ideals, but also to mediate, transgress, and sometimes subvert them. Professor E. Patrick Johnson is chair, director of graduate studies, and professor in the Department of Performance studies and professor of African American studies at Northwestern University.

Theater - Nevermore by Duke Players Lab Theatre
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Brody Theater, Duke’s East Campus- Brodie Gym Dr.

Nevermore theater  based on works by Edgar Allan Poe.

October 29-30th White 107 Lecture Hall, Richard White Lecture Hall1308 Campus Dr.
  The conference will focus on the history of desegregation of intercollegiate and professional sports, Africa and the World Cup, the interplay between racial inequality in the society at large and in the arena of competitive athletics, and questions of authority and hierarchy in the management, administration and coaching of sports programs. Presented in part by Duke's Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences.

Blues, rock and R&B. Carolina Ale House, 3911 Chapel Hill Blvd.
(919) 490-2001

Music/dancing – Salsa!  dance party
9pm –1am American Tobacco Historic District, 318 Blackwell St.
Cuban Revolution (formerly Symposium) presents DJ'ed salsa party. No cover for dancing;  http://www.meetup.com/triangle-salsa/calendar/11474149



FREE Friday October 30th

Parade/festivities - 3rd Annual Durham Zombie Lurch
Oct. 30- 6:30-9:30 pm, downtown. Starts on Foster St across from Piedmont restaurant.
Find your Zombie Cool with an evening of fun as Zombies descend upon the Bull City for one night, seeking prey, people to take their pictures and play music with them, as they haunts the streetscapes of Durham. FREE...ALL AGES
Route: starts on Foster St across from Piedmont restaurant, to the Federal and then Five-Points.
Later adult Zombies will be pub-lurching in the Five points area and oozing to Pinhook for Shipwrecker’s CD release party! Facebook page: Durham Zombie Lurch


FREE Saturday  October 31st

9am –  NCCU Campus Fayetteville St.
Route starts at W. G. Pearson Magnet School, 3501 Fayettville St.
travels down Fayetteville St. to Lawson St.

Music/festivities - Free Reggae Block Party
11am-6pm, 711 Iredell Street
feat. Mickey Mills - Cricial Fiyah - Cayenne the Lion King - TNT and King Inergi Sound
Cocotree Culture Shop. Hosting a vast array of Caribbean and African merchandise ranging from All Natural Incense, Oils, Soaps, Tonics, and Jewelry to Music, Bob Marley T-Shirts and more. We are here to give the community what it's been missing!
For more information call: 919.627.7035 or 919.286.2625

1-4pm, Tour booklets in Parker & Otis (day-of), 112 S. Duke St.
Not your standard 'spooky dead people' tour, this ghost building tour will highlight the architectural ghosts of by-gone structures that continue to haunt us, exploring the area between Brightleaf Square and West Village. Tour participants will witness the streetscapes of yore reappear before their own eyes. FREE ($5 suggested donation). (919) 608-0158

Music/festivities/kids - Boo-kulele III
3:00- 6:00 pm  1116 Broad St.
High Strung's Scary Celebration of the Ukulele Returns!
The annual Halloween-themes ukulele-centric show and party thrown by High Strung Music. Lots of performances planned this year, including the Durham Ukulele Orchestra, and the ukulele costume contest. Concerts, play-alongs, uke costume competition (open to all ages - dress up the uke, not the player), and lots of fun!


Festivities/kids - Hallow-Eno
6:30-9pm West Point on the Eno City Park, 5101 N Roxboro Rd.
A safe celebration of Halloween for all ages. Featuring trick-or-treating,and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. FREE. (919) 471-1623

FREE Sunday  November 1st

Storytelling/kids -  Cynthia Cudaback (storyteller) & Steve McDonough (balloon artist)

4:00 pm  1116 Broad St.
Cynthia Cudaback (explorer, scientist, teacher and storyteller) has been an officer on a research ship, an oceanographer, has sailed the whole east coast and part of the tropical pacific, and now she teaches kids about the ocean.
  Steve McDonough has been twisting balloons since 1992. He amazes and bemuses audiences with his balloon craft. Steve enjoys twisting for kids of all ages and claims that he can make almost any animal out of balloons so come prepared to try and stump him. (tip jar passed)
www.thebroadstreetcafe.com

Books/health - Meet the Author: A Conversation with Dr. Paul Austin
3:00 - 4:30 PM Doris Duke Center, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 426 Anderson St.
Meet Dr. Paul Austin, Durham resident and author of Something for the Pain. Dr. Austin will discuss the process of writing and answer your questions. Discussion will be followed by a book signing. Co-presented with Sister Cities of Durham, Inc. http://www.durhamcountylibrary.org Contact: Marian Fragola, 919-560-0268

2-5pm. Durham Arts Council Bldg., 120 Morris St.
Public sing-through of entire score, which Durham Savoyards will produce in March '10. Musical scores will be available to use for the event or to purchase. Audition information will be available. FREE admission. (919) 560-2787

4:00 pm, B.N. Duke Auditorium at NCCU, 1801 Fayetteville St.
The NCCU Worship and Praise Choir will celebrate their anniversary with a concert featuring college and university gospel choirs. Choirs will be represented from various colleges and universities throughout North Carolina. (919) 530-7292

FREE Monday November 2nd

Reading at the Regulator - NICHOLAS NICKLEBY: PLAYMAKERS DIRECTOR'S TALK
7:00pm  720 Ninth St.
PlayMakers Producing Artistic Director Joseph Haj and Associate Artist Tom Quaintance will discuss the challenges of mounting the largest production in PlayMakers history.  Featuring 25 actors playing 150 characters over the course of 6 hours, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby is a thrilling theatrical event.  Join us for this conversation about a production three years in the making and how it has finally come together on the Paul Green stage.  co-sponsored by the Durham County Library http://www.regulatorbookshop.com, http://www.durhamcountylibrary.org

Film – “Hunger”
7:00pm - Duke, Bryan Center, Griffith Theater 
“Hunger” is one of the more exciting directorial debuts of recent memory. Renowned English video artist Steve McQueen's feature film debut is a cinematic punch to the gut. McQueen brings a visceral intensity to his retelling of the hunger strike instigated by Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender) and several other detained Irish Republican Army members in the early 1980s. Panel Discussion to follow.
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(Steve McQueen, 2008, 96 min, UK/Ireland, in English, Color, 35mm)


For my dollar, I wouldn't miss – Howard Craft's "Caleb Calypso and the Midnight Marauders" @ Manbites Dog Theatre- World Premiere October 29-November 14, 2009.
Of course nothing, including freedom, is really free, someone has to pay for it.  For my dollar this week I highly recommend not missing the World Premiere of a new major play by visionary and acclaimed playwright Howard Craft. 

Howard Craft's "Caleb Calypso and the Midnight Marauders" @ Manbites Dog Theatre
8:15pm – 10:15pm  703 Foster Street, Durham, NC (map)
To be or not to be...all that you can be. Germany, 1989: As the Cold War sputters to an end, a young American soldier struggles to plan his future in a world that's about to change forever. Written by Howard Craft, directed by Joseph Megel produced by Manbites Dog.
Thursday Oct 29 is pay-what-you-can preview night  (Door sales only; $5 minimum)  
SHOWS: Thur-Sat October 29-31 Thurs-Sun Nov 5-8 Wed-Sat Nov 11-14. TICKETS: $17 Fri/Sat/Sun; $12 weeknights $2 Discount for Senior (62+), Military, and Students with i.d. Purchase tickets online, by phone: 919.682.3343, or in person at our box office  Email us at manbitesdog@earthlink.net http://www.manbitesdogtheater.org


Free Coming up
 Watts Hillandale Neighborhood Art Walk, skateboard park opening, more movies after dark.

To submit a free event listing on Free Durham blog, please email barakajones@gmail.com and list the event title, date, time, location, 1-line description, and weblink.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Free Durham: a thrilling week of Art, movies, festivities, walking & lunches Oct 20, 2009

Free Durham: a thrilling week of Art, movies, festivities, walking & lunches Oct 20, 2009

a thrilling week of Art, movies, festivities, walking & lunches Oct 20, 2009

FREE Durham
a selection of FREE events, happenings and culture in the Bull City
October 20- 25, 2009
Admission is free, however, donations may be accepted at some venues or events


FREE Tuesday – art & housing

The Durham Housing Authority Celebrates The Arts In Its Communities 
With Its First "smART stART 4 the ARTZ" Exhibit
Oct. 20, 6- 8pm, Oldham Towers Community Center 
519 E. Main St.
The Durham Housing Authority will host its first community-based art show, celebrating the dynamic and diverse culture of Durham.  Dedicated to providing public housing and supportive services, DHA promotes safety and family self-sufficiency, leading public housing residents to a better way of life. In Durham and the Triangle region, art has found a place in all of our homes and is playing a major role in rebuilding the Bull City. Reaching out to the larger community through art, the smART stART 4 the ARTS exhibition seeks to provide a new opportunity for some of Durham's lesser known artists, including James McCullough, a DHA employee.  The artists showcased (some residing in Durham's public housing communities) range in ages from teenager to adult, and will feature oils, abstracts, fashions and much more. While various pieces will be available for purchase (through the vendor), the event is free, open to the public, and includes a reception featuring light refreshments.

www.durhamhousingauthority.org

FREE Wednesday -  environment, poetry, architecture, documentary film, lunch & learn
Community Jack Kerouac Reading – poetry reading
Oct. 21- 12:00 pm ,Durham Central Park, 534 Foster St.
Celebrate "the Great Rememberer" and the continuing power of his words and vision with an informal reading. Bring a favorite passage or a musical instrument.

Reforming Architecture with Kristina Luce- lunch & lecture
October 21, 12 – 1pm, John Hope Franklin Center, room 240, 2204 Erwin Road
 Description: Wednesdays at the Center is a topical weekly noontime series in which distinguished scholars, artists, and journalists speak informally about their work in conversation with the audience. All events in the series are open to the public and a light lunch is served; no reservation is necessary. The series is presented by the Franklin Humanities Institute and John Hope Franklin Center with other campus partners. Questions? Please e-mail fhi@duke.edu

Muddy Water Watch –environment training
Oct. 21- 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Train to become a MWW volunteer. Learn to properly identify sedimentation and erosion violations from active construction sites, as well as poorly maintained Best Management Practices (BMP's). Site visit 10/24 (time to be agreed upon) and final training 11/2, 6-8pm.  www.muddywaterwatch.org

"End of The Line"  a documentary film
Oct. 21 – 7pm Love Auditorium, Levine Science Research Center, West Campus
Documentary presented by DukeFish, a student organization. The world's first major documentary about the devastating effect of overfishing. This film was first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this summer. Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act. For directions, parking, movie trailer and more info go to website: http://www.dukefish.org/endoftheline

Open-Mic Nights w/ Brett Chambers & the Usual Suspects – jazz music
Every Wednesday Night: 8:30 - 10:30pm , Papa Mojo's Roadhouse 5410-Y Highway 55  Phone 919-361-2222

FREE THURSDAY – conversations, Energy, Hip Hop, Blues
James E. Shepard Memorial Library Fall Open House
Oct. 22- 10:30- 11:45 pm, NCCU Main Campus
Join us for demonstrations, tours, prizes, refreshments, music and a special appearance by Eddie the Eagle! For more info 530-6220

Jazz Conversations with John Brown and Vincent Gardner
Oct.22, 12 - 1 PM, Perkins Library Rare Book Room, Duke - West Campus
John Brown (Associate Professor of the Practice of Music and Director of the Jazz Program) and Visiting Artist Vincent Gardner (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra) will discuss jazz's history and contemporary developments in jazz. Bring your own lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided. Sponsored by the Duke Jazz Program and the Jazz Archive at Duke. For more info-contact Jeremy A. Smith at jas5@notes.duke.edu.:

Renewable Energy Business Network
Oct. 22, 5:30- 7:30 pm,
West End Wine Bar, 601 West Main Street

A happy hour networking event at Durham's newest wine bar bringing together entrepreneurs, corporations, investors, service providers and community members interested in growing renewable energy and cleantech businesses in the Triangle.  

Ireland's Failure to Deliver Educational Opportunity for its Immigrant Children - lecture
Oct. 22,  5:15 - 6:15 PM, SSRI A103 Erwin Mill Building, 2024 W. Main St.
Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Dorren McMahon will discuss the educational incorporation of immigrant children in Ireland. Ireland has recently experienced a rapid growth in its rate of immigration, which has left policymakers struggling to provide for the educational, social, and economic needs of this expanding immigrant population. McMahon,  will discuss the problems currently faced by this new immigrant population, and describe how they are rooted in official Irish responses to immigrant arrival in the 1990s.  Cost:  Free (Cash bar available)

Hip Hop is Back in the Bull City – live music and poetry
Oct. 22,9:00 pm- 2am. The Marvell Center, 119 West Main Street
P.o.e.t. presents A Night of Hip Hop featuring Toon, J. Bully, Dasan Ahanu, Rugter Ruckus, B.C.S., Lil Twizze, Menes Rebazzar, Madam J.

Oct. 22-  9pm, Carolina Ale House, 3911 Chapel Hill Blvd.
Blues, rock and R&B 490-2001


FREE FRIDAY – rest up for Saturday
Nature Ranger Cart
October 23,  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM , Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Description: Look for the colorful cart at the foot of the Terrace Gardens; it's full of simple and fun activities for children. Play flower bingo or make pressed flower bookmarks, paper butterflies, pond life pictures and bark, insect or leaf rubbings. Or get some nutritious food for the Gardens' ducks. Contact Information: Nashold, Ann 668-1708
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FREE SATURDAY - Thriller!, moon-walking, hiking and many walking & community events
BIG SWEEP
- environment clean-up
Oct. 24, 2009
Eno River State Park, 9 am - 1pm
Help keep the Eno River a clean, healthy and beautiful place for wildlife and people. Big Sweep is an annual, state-wide clean up of our rivers, streams and shorelines. Participants here will hike the trails and remove litter along the river. Youth under age 18 must have a completed and signed parental permission form. Call 919-383-1686 to register. www.enoriver.org/eno/parks/Monthly.htm

Preservation Durham’s Tour of Architecture and the Urban Landscape
Oct. 24- 10 am downtown Durham- free walking tour , No reservations required.
Meet your guide at Preservation Durham's sign at the Durham Farmers Market in Central Park, on Foster Street just north of Downtown. The tours take approximately 1-2 hours and return to the Farmers Market.  Explore Downtown Durham with HPSD's newest walking tour! Learn about how Durham as grown and changed as it has transformed itself from an industrial center to the City of Medicine. Docents describe the history of many of the landmark buildings that make up the Downtown Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977. www.preservationdurham.org

Spooky Saturday (Special All-Day Event)- kids, science
Oct. 24,  10am- 3:30pm., Museum of Life + Science, 433 Murray Avenue
Meet our tarantula, and some of her other invertebrate friends up close. Create your own masks and learn the science, history and cultural significance of this fascinating artistry.  Have you ever wanted to send a friend a secret message? Come find out how you can use simple kitchen ingredients to create a hidden message or picture. Come up to the Lab for some cool demos with our guest mad scientists; members of the RTP Professionals Branch of Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity!  www.ncmls.org

Cultivating a Community: A Movement Performance
Oct. 24-  11:00 am – noon, Durham Farmers Market- Central Park Pavilion
Local Dancer and Choreographer Tony C. Johnson with perform at the Pavilion of the Durham Famer's Market www.durhamcentralpark.org/events

4th Annual Unity in the Community Day – community event
The Department of Physical Education and Recreation in conjunction with Durham Parks and Recreation and the City of Durham is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Unity in the Community Day. This event is a celebration of Disability Awareness month. 560-4355.

Fungus Among Us – hike & learn
Come out and discover all the different types of mushrooms at the park. If you have an identification book, please bring it. For more info contact Chris or Jessica 471-1623 and press option 2 or e-mail christopher.shepard@durhamnc.gov

W.D. Hill Recreation Center Fall Festival –community festival
Oct. 24, 6-8pm. W. D. Hill Recreation Center, 1308 Fayetteville St.
Games, tricks, and treats for kids 12 and under. For more info: 560-4292



Thriller! – dance party and celebration
Oct. 24- 6:30 -9:30 pm,
The Pavillion, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.
You know how every you hear "Thriller" you get the sudden urge to do the dance?  You remember some of the steps from the video...but not all or enough of them to do the choreography justice...Yeah, we noticed. In preparation for Halloween and in tribute of the Greatest Entertainer ever to moonwalk on earth... Thrill the World offers little ole Durham an opportunity to participate in a WORLDWIDE simultaneous dance of "Thriller" for world records and charity. Learn the dance at: www.thrilltheworld.com ALL AGES WELCOME!
6:30-7:45 - Registration (must be registered to participate in the World Record)
8:30 - THRILLER Time!!!
Feel free to get in full-on zombie mode.

Jeff & King

Swagga from the Dead- an Art Show
Oct. 24 7- 10:30 pm Red Mass Gallery, 105 W. Parrish St.

MINOR AMERICAN READING with Gail Scott & Robert Gl├╝ck-
Oct. 24th, 8pm, at THE SPACE 715 Washington Street
-musical performance by y2kbunker- FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BYOB


FREE Sunday – balloon boy, water, sound and nature trails
Fall Colors Hike
Oct. 25, Eno River State Park 1:00 pm
Get out and join a park ranger for a look at the changing colors in the Fews Ford area. Call 919-383-1686 to register. Limit 15.

Trailside Exhibit: Fern Frenzy!
Oct. 25- 2- 4 pm Eno River State Park
Stop by the Naturalist's table at the Cox Mountain trailhead to identify and learn about the different types and life cycles of ferns found in the park. Call 919-383-1686 for directions. No registration required.

Up – see the real move about the real balloon boy!
Multiple screenings: Oct. 24 @ 7 PM & 10 PM; Sunday, Oct. 25 @ 2 PM
Griffith Film Theatre, Bryan Center, Duke- West Campus 120 Science Dr.
FREE FOR ALL--BRING YOUR FAMILY!! Freewater Presentations
By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.

 “Flow: For the Love of Water" –documentary film
Oct. 25,  7 - 8:40 PM,  White 107 Lecture Hall, Richard Whitel Lecture Hall, Duke- East Campus, 1308 Campus Drive Cost: Free and open to the public.
Irena Salina's cautionary documentary is determined to stir things up. Water, the quintessence of life, sustains every creature on Earth. The time has come when we can no longer take this precious resource for granted. "Flow: For Love of Water" is an inspired, yet disturbingly provocative, wake-up call. The future of our planet is drying up rapidly. Focusing on pollution, human rights, politics, and corruption, filmmaker Salina constructs an exceptionally articulate profile of the precarious relationship uniting human beings and water. While each community's challenges are unique, the message is universal - the time to turn the tide is now. -- Part of the Politics of Food Film series. (Irena Salina, 2008, 93 min, USA, in English, Color, DVD) Presenedt by Screen Society.

"Dreams and Other Shores: New Sonic Voyages" – music concert
Duke Music series Encounters: With the Music of our Time 
1304 Campus Drive, Duke- East Campus
Now in its 29th season, Encounters: with the music of our time presents live performances of new music you won't hear anywhere else in the Triangle! This concert features "Littoral" by Duke¿s newest faculty composer, John Supko, performed by Due East (Greg Beyer, percussion and Erin Lesser, flute). Also on the program are works by Kurtag and Crumb performed by Petra Berenyi, cimbalom and Randall Love, piano.
Contact Information: Thompson, Elizabeth 660-3333






FREE Halloween – evnnts comin up next week…
3rd Annual Durham Zombie Lurch
Oct. 30- 6:30-9:30 pm, downtown, meet on Foster St across from Piedmont
Zombie Cool- Its that time again... an incredibly fun evening of abandon. Zombies descend upon the Bull city for one night, seeking prey, people to take their pictures...and play music with them...and just generally get a rise out of the general Durham Folk.  Zombies are taking over Pop Culture and movies...and now they are invading downtown Durham. FREE...ALL AGES
Meet  across from Piedmont Restaurant at sundown..630ish...
Later night- adult Zombies will be pub-lurching in the Five points area and oozing to Pinhook for Shipwrecker’s CD release party!
Facebook page: Durham Zombie Lurch

Ghost {Building} Tour: Brightleaf and West Village
October 31  1 pm & 4 pm
Join Preservation Durham for 2nd annual -Not your standard "spooky dead people" tour, this ghost buildings tour will highlight the architectural ghosts of by-gone structures that contiue to haunt us.
Tour participants will witness the streetscapes of yore reappear before their own eyes: mansions like Four Acres and Fairview, the elegant Southern Conservatory of Music, huge tobacco warehouses and factories, and more! Tourbooks will be available at Parker & Otis, 112 S. Duke Street between 1:00 and 4:00pm and docents will use photographs to illustrate the ghost buildings. The tour is free, but a $5 donation would be greatly appreciated. For more information, call Andrew Edmonds at (919) 608-0158 or email.