Friday, May 28, 2010

Remembering Our Brave Military Weekend Special

In honor and remembrance of our military, the Arrowhead Inn is offering a last minute 20% discount on any available rooms and suites for active and retired US military personnel on this Memorial Day Weekend for May 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st. (Valid military ID proof required) Please mention this special when making your reservation. Thank you for your service!!

Gloria & Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

American Dance Festival returns to Durham

The American Dance Festival is back and ready for another exciting 6 week series in Durham, North Carolina.

Now calling our city home for over 30 years, the American Dance Festival (ADF) has become a world renowned dance institution and highly acclaimed summer performance series.  Like our Durham, North Carolina Bed and Breakfast, the ADF is overflowing with tradition and has become an important part of the community.

The internationally famous festival will begin June 10th with the locally grown African American Dance Ensemble.  The series will continue through July 24th with established dance companies from around the world performing at both the Durham Performing Arts Center and on Duke University's campus.  

Find out more details about the festival and upcoming performances on the ADF website and on our future blog posts.

Buy tickets to ADF events early through DPAC and Duke Box Offices or let the Arrowhead Inn plan a weekend getaway and performance package for you at our relaxing Bed and Breakfast.

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Paperhand Puppet Intervention at Duke Gardens

 Arts in the Garden: Paperhand Puppet Intervention
Sarah. P Duke Gardens
Sunday, May 30th

Almost 3 years ago, the North Carolina Museum of Art (the center of all things artistic in the triangle and just a 25 minute drive from the Arrowhead Inn!) hosted a puppet show in their outdoor amphitheater. Though you may think puppets are for children, Paperhand Puppet Intervention will prove you completely wrong. 

Paperhand Puppet Intervention is a collaborative group of artists that create beautiful works of eco-concious art in the form of puppets.  The beloved triangle troupe builds spider-size puppets, people-size puppets and puppets as tall as houses, all bearing big messages about acting responsibly and compassionately toward nature and our fellow humans.

On Sunday, May 30th, Paperhand will come a little closer to our Durham Bed and Breakfast to perform a show at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens and then lead a public parade through the flowering landscape.  This combination of green art and beautiful outdoor spaces should not be missed! 

The performance will take place in Angle Amphitheater behind the Doris Duke Center.  Tickets are $10 per person.  Call 668-1708 for more information and enjoy the show!

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Friday, May 21, 2010

Durham Central Park Presents: Movies in the Park

Third Fridays of the Month
May 21st - September 17th
Movies Begin at Dark

It not every day you have the chance to sit back and enjoy a movie and the comforts of the outdoors together.  However, if your are in town on the third Friday of each month, don't miss the opportunity to relax in Durham's Central Park while enjoying a unique showing of classic cinema clips, shorts and musical numbers.

Summer Movie Schedule:
Friday, May 21st: Let's Get Married 
Friday, June 18th: Hollywood History and Household Hints
Friday, July 16th: Let's go to Paris 
Friday, August 20th: Winter Time Fun
Friday, September 17th: Cars and Monsters

Durham's Central Park is located in downtown, about a 15 minute drive from the Arrowhead Inn.  Enjoy a pre-movie meal in our cozy keeping room or let us provide you with blankets, chairs and a picnic meal to take along and enjoy during the show.   

For more information on the selected movies, check out a short description of each film on the Durham Central Park website.

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Butterfly Bash Festival at NC Museum of Life and Science

North Carolina Museum of Life and Science
Butterfly Bash Festival
Saturday, May 22
10AM to 4PM

The North Carolina Museum of Life in Science is one of Durham's many hidden treasures.  With roots dating back to the mid 1940s, the museum has been a local staple for scientific learning and exploration for over 60 years.  Though many exhibits are designed for children, even adults of our community can't get enough of the dinosaur, aerospace and animal encounters that you are sure to stumble upon during an afternoon visit. 

One of the favorite exhibits among adults and children of all ages is the Magic Wings Butterfly House, an attraction that has quickly gained status since its opening in 2000.  On Saturday, don't miss the chance to explore the fanciful world of butterflies at the 2010 Butterfly Bash Festival.

Explore the tropical environment of over 100 species of flowering plants and hundreds of butterflies living harmoniously together.  Walk through the majestic greenhouse as butterflies float through the air, feed on the blooming plants or rest on your shoulder.  During the festival, take the opportunity to learn even more about the magical world by talking with professional horticulturists and entomologists.  You'll also have the chance to enjoy several hands on activities and study the transformation of the butterfly from start to finish.

Butterfly Bash entrance is free with museum admission

The North Carolina Museum of Life and Science located on Murray Avenue in Durham, NC, just a short drive away from the Arrowhead Inn.  After perfecting your butterfly knowledge at the Bash, see what species you can find in our own blooming gardens. 

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Color Purple at Durham Performing Arts Center: May 25-30

Durham Performing Arts Center
May 25th - May 30th
Tickets start at $25

Though a young theater new to the triangle, the Durham Performing Arts Center books shows that would be suited for a world-renowned theater.  We loved the beautifully produced Wicked that came to the DPAC in early May and are confident the shows to come will continue to bring brilliant performances including the upcoming show: The Color Purple.

After last year's successful run of the "soul stirring musical" based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Color Purple is back by popular demand for one week only.

The Color Purple is called "a celebration of love" and was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and one Grammy.  Don't miss your chance to see this colorful production.  Buy your tickets today online or by calling the box office at (919) 680-2787.

Make show night extra special by enjoying a meal at our Durham, North Carolina Bed and Breakfast before the performance.  Our What a Dinner and Show package starts at $90 per couple and includes a special feast prepared by chef Phil.  Make it a night you'll never forget!

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Friday, May 14, 2010

Duke Gardens Summer Concert Series: Durham, NC

Kick Off Concert: May 26th
7pm, Rain or Shine

Here at the Arrowhead Inn in Durham, NC, we like to take full advantage of all the perks related to being located near a college campus.  Duke University continually offers exciting cultural, artistic, athletic and educational activities for students, community members and visitors alike.  This Summer is no different.  In fact, one of our favorite events to participate in is Music in the Gardens, which kicks off May 26th.

This year marks the third edition of Music in the Gardens, a summer concert series in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens that showcases world-class independent rock & chamber music with local ties.  Annuals, a Raleigh based indie group described by National Public Radio as "intricate, melodic, and vivid" will begin the series with a concert on May 26th at 7pm. 

Let Chef Phil at the Arrowhead Inn provide you with a delicious picnic meal and blanket to take along and enjoy during the concert.  Tickets are $10 for general admission and may be purchased online.  

Good music, good food and beautiful garden scenery.  What more could you ask for?

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Monday, May 10, 2010

NY Times: Durham Local Food Rocks!

You can't go wrong with local food in Durham, North Carolina.  Everyone agrees, even the New York Times, who recently featured our local fare in their Dining & Wine section.

For those who are not familiar with Durham's agricultural roots, here is a little history lesson.  Up to the mid 1900s, tobacco was king.  The fertile farm lands of the Sandhills and Piedmont produced little else and Durham quickly became the central processing area for the tremendous cash crop.  Though the smell of drying tobacco is less pungent these days, the brick warehouses and Lucky Strike emblems still stand prominently around town (now refurbished as artist studios, eaterys and apartments) as reminders of our community's past.   

These days, with the decline of the once dominant tobacco market, local farmers are turning to southern vegetables to keep their family tradition alive.  Local markets and restaurants are thriving from the change and Durham is still delighting in the produce offered by the region's farmers. 

Check out the full story on Durham local produce and our can't miss restaurants featured in the NY Times.  

But don't just take our word for it.  Enjoy Durham's local produce for yourself by visiting the Durham Farmer's Market, a trendy restaurant around town or by dining on a Chef Phil feast right here at the Arrowhead Inn.

Bon Appetit! 

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Friday, May 7, 2010

Congrats to the 2010 Graduates of the Triangle!

Here at the Arrowhead Inn in Durham, NC, we are proud to be centrally located among some of the best and brightest college campuses in the nation, including University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University in Raleigh and Duke University here in Durham.

We are even prouder of the more than 15,000 students that will don their caps and gowns and graduate from the 8 universities in the Triangle this month.

So, from our family to yours, thanks for calling the Triangle your home for (at least) the last 4 years.  Congratulations on your successes and best wishes for your adventures to come!

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Durham Farmers' Market open on Wednesdays

That's right, we love the Saturday Farmers' Market so much that it is now open on Wednesday afternoons, too!

Kick off the season today by heading down to 501 Foster Street, just across from Durham Central Park, to pick up a load of fresh fruits and veggies for dinner tonight.

Wednesday markets will continue through September and are open from 3:30 to 6:30.  We are thrilled for yet another opportunity to enjoy Durham's local produce and hope you are, too!

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC

Monday, May 3, 2010

Durham Bulls Baseball returns to Historic Athletic Park

Monday, May 10th
7:05 pm
Durham Athletic Park

If you stroll through the newly refurbished tobacco district in downtown Durham on a warm summer night, it is impossible to escape the energy of patrons enjoying the outdoor patios of near by restaurants, children laughing while riding bicycles on the American Tobacco Trail or the iconic crack of a baseball bat echoing from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the Durham Bulls Baseball Team since 1995.  But on May 10th, the streets outside our hip and trendy stadium will be a little quieter as the Bulls travel a couple miles down the road to the historic Durham Athletic Park for a homecoming game like no other.

Yes, a homecoming. The historic Durham Athletic Park, situated on the corner of Morris Street and West Corporation Street in downtown, was the home to the Durham Bulls for 55 years before the team moved to the current location.  It is the ball park that became famous in the movie Bull Durham in 1988 and the facility that remains near to the heart of Durham residents who watched, played and cheered at events for over half a century.  On May 10th, the Durham Bulls (2009 AAA league national champions!) will take on the Toledo Mud Hens in the first AAA game ever played in the historic stadium. Buy your lawn tickets today to reserve a spot! 

Accompany your nostalgic evening with a stay at our historic Durham Bed and Breakfast, just a short drive from the Durham Athletic Park.  You can enjoy an early dinner on our outdoor patio before heading out to root, root, root for the home team!

Gloria & Phil Teber
Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC