Best Bets in the Bull City for Friday, June 22nd

ART

The Bipeds: 54 Strange Words
Durham Fruit & Produce Company
305 S Dillard Street
Thursday through Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 6pm
General Admission $15, Students/Seniors $10, Children under 12 $5
Buy tickets here 

The Bipeds is a dance theatre company/rock & roll bans that crosses all the boundaries between musicians, dancers, and singers to create a unique performance. The Bipeds debuted in 2016 and is now premiering their new work, “54 Strange Words” this weekend.

As the finale of Durham Independent Dance Artists – DIDA’s 2018 season, The Bipeds present ’54 Strange Words’, an ambitious, evening-length production that treads along the mysterious threshold between dreams and reality while blurring the line between dance and song. Choreographer Stacy Wolfson and musical director Curtis Eller draw the show’s imagery from a series of nightmares and the failure of language to adequately express these unsettling visions. Events unfold in a hallucinatory landscape of biomorphic abstraction and linguistic confusion. Movement and music emerge as the only effective methods of illuminating the disturbing world in which the performers find themselves.

 

MUSIC

Sol Roots 
The Bullpen
359 Blackwell Street #135
8:30pm-11pm

“The Sol Roots band performs a mix of New Orleans funk, raw blues, energetic rock, deep grooves, and southern soul. Sol is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who has toured with many roots, funk, and blues legends around the world as a part of Music Maker Revue.
The Sol Roots band has performed at many premier festivals and venues across the east coast US, and have shared the stage with acts such as Jon Cleary, Soulive, Dumpstaphunk,The Wood Brothers, Robert Randolph, Eric Lindell, Booker T Jones, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Shemekia Copeland, Jackie Greene and more.
Paying homage to the greats, and with a love of Universal Music as the guiding light, Sol steps out on a path with a powerful group unique and talented band of musicians. “

Check out their Reverb Nation page and music.

 

NC Hip Hop Festival 
Downtown, various venues
Friday 7pm-12am, Saturday 11am-12am, 11am-7pm
$49 and up
Buy tickets here 

The NC Hip Hop Festival comes to downtown Durham starting tonight. With a line up featuring Petey Pablo, Large Professor, Sa-Roc, venues ranging from the Durham Skate Park to The Durham Hotel, and, of course, food trucks, it should be a fantastic weekend.

 

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Counter Culture Durham Tasting
Counter Culture Coffee Headquarters and Training Center
812 Mallard Avenue
10am-11am
FREE
Register here

Every Friday, Counter Culture offers a coffee tasting at their Durham HQ. Each week they choose a coffee and a brewing method and guide the audience through the tasting. After the tasting, they take the group on a tour of their roastery. Learn more about your favorite morning drink with Counter Culture’s educated guides.

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