Best Bets in the Bull City for Tuesday, June 5

Here are our best bets for Tuesday, June 5th!

And since it’s Taco Tuesday, we’d be remiss not to offer you a recommendation! Check out El Patron at 3438 Hillsborough Rd- they have regular crunchy tacos for 99 cents on Tuesdays. But their street tacos are what you need- they offer pollo, carne asada, al pastor, and carnitas, served with peppers, onions, and their excellent housemade hot sauce, for only $1.50 each! We here at BCE are thoroughly addicted.

 

ART

Saving Brinton

Carolina Theatre

309 West Morgan St

2pm and 7pm through Thursday, June 7

$10, $8 students/senior/military

Collector Mike Zahs rescues the estate of Frank and Indiana Brinton and finds thousands of reels of nitrate film and early film equipment. He makes it his mission to save, preserve, and share the films with the world. The synopsis sounds incredibly interesting (see below.) This documentary runs through Thursday, so hurry up and get your tickets.

In a farmhouse basement on the Iowa countryside, eccentric collector Mike Zahs makes a remarkable discovery: the showreels of the man who brought moving pictures to America’s Heartland. Among the treasures: rare footage of President Teddy Roosevelt, the first moving images from Burma, a lost relic from magical effects godfather Georges Méliés. These are the films that introduced movies to the world. And they didn’t end up in Iowa by accident.

The old nitrate reels are just some of the artifacts that belonged to William Franklin Brinton. From thousands of trinkets, handwritten journals, receipts, posters and catalogs emerges the story of an inventive farmboy who became America’s greatest barnstorming movieman. As Mike uncovers this hidden legacy, he begins a journey to restore the Brinton name that takes us to The Library of Congress, Paris and back for a big screen extravaganza in the same small-town movie theater where Frank first turned on a projector over a century ago. By uniting community through a pride in their living history, Mike embodies a welcome antidote to the breakneck pace of our disposable society. “Saving Brinton” is a portrait of this unlikely Midwestern folk hero, at once a meditation on living simply and a celebration of dreaming big.”

MUSIC

DPAC

An Evening with Anita Baker

Ticket prices vary.

730pm

The soulful Anita Baker is visiting Durham on her farewell tour. Get to see her one last time in person- there are still a few tickets left as of this posting!

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The Wine Feed

Stretch and Sip at The Wine Feed

$15

6p

Every Tuesday, The Wine Feed hosts an all-levels Hatha Yoga class. Get your stretch on and then relax even more with a glass of wine afterwards. Namaste!

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