Best Bets in the Bull City for Thursday, June 14



Nasher Creates: Adult Studio
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Drive

Join artist Candy Carver as she hosts a drop-in art workshop for new artists and experienced pros alike! Admission to the Nasher is always free on Thursdays and there’s a cash bar, so head over after work, loosen up your tie/belt/Spanx, and create!



Amigo with Reese McHenry and the Fox 
The Pinhook
117 W Main Street
Doors 730p, Show 8pm
Buy tickets here 

Reese McHenry (of Dirty Little Heaters) and Stephen Gardner have got a delightful duo thing going on. Maybe “delightful” isn’t the right word… maybe “forceful” or “rocking’” or “fuckin’ awesome” is a better definition. Don’t believe me? Check em out for yourself and then go see them tonight. Try not to have a good time, I dare you.

Workin' Dog

Our first show at the Berkeley in Raleigh. Scott Oates took the video.

Posted by Reese McHenry & The Fox on Friday, June 2, 2017

I’m not personally familiar with Amigo, but they got a cool review from No Depression  (see below), so I’m totally on board. I’m bummed to miss them, but this is going to be a great show, so go have a big time for me!

“This Charlotte, NC, country-rock trio is very funny, and almost sneakily substantial. On a casual listen, Amigo’s new And Friends simply sounds like easygoing country-rock with a penchant for boogie. Pay a little more attention, though, and be rewarded with staggeringly funny — and ultimately dark — lyrics.” – No Depression



ADF Commissioned World Premier Performance Opening Night 
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 
Reynolds Industries Theater
125 Science Dr
Thursday, June 14, 7:00pm
Friday, June 15, 8:00pm- SOLD OUT
Children’s Matinee-Saturday, June 16, 1:00pm
Tickets $53.75 for opening night; $17.25 for Children’s Matinee on Saturday
Buy tickets here

Tonight is the World Premier of a work commissioned specifically for this year’s American Dance Festival by 2017 “Bessie” award winning choreographer Abby Zbikowski and performed by the award-winning Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, founded in 1968 to create opportunities to perform for dancers of color, has the world’s largest archive of African American dance works and has worked with notable choreographers such as Alvin Ailey, Bill T. Jones, and Bebe Miller. The company has performed around the world, and it also provides education and outreach programs for children and young adults in grades K-12 and at the university level. This ADF performance is an incredible opportunity to see this amazing company right here in Durham, so get your tickets now. Fun fact- company member Quarrianne Blayr is originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina!


Juneteenth Kick-Off Social
Google Lounge & Rooftop Patio at American Underground @ Main
201 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
FREE, but pre-registration required
Register here

This social, sponsored by Spectacular Magazine kicks off the 14th annual NC Juneteenth celebration, commemorating June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers finally reached Texas with the news that the Civil War was over and slavery was abolished. Relax with a drink and network with other area professionals while enjoying music and hors d’oeuvres, and perhaps you’ll win a door prize! Also, mark your calendars for this Saturday, June 14th, for the Juneteenth celebration in downtown Durham! With food trucks, a fashion show, the Kids’ Zone, community Health Fair, and more, there will be fun for the whole family. More info below from Spectacular Magazine Radio show:

14th Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration #ncjc18 #specmagnc

Posted by Spectacular Magazine Radio Show on Tuesday, June 12, 2018


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