Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mosey up to "Avenue Q" at DPAC

If you love puppets and pop culture satire, you will love Avenue Q, the triple Tony Award Winning  musical about life in New York City, narrated by a cast of people and puppets.

Avenue Q returns to the Triangle after popular demand at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, for two performances April 19-20, 2011 at 7:30pm.

Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone’s looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a "purpose."

The show polks fun at contemporary pop culture and is flawlessly irreverent. Some adult humor makes this show inappropriate for children under 13.

For more information, visit DPAC's website.

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Durham Farmer's Market now open

Last weekend, the Durham Farmer's Market kicked off its Saturday summer season. Stop by on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon and enjoy great, local food.

 This marks the market's 13th season with over 50 local vendors. Each week includes a  special event by a local chef or artist.

Check out a book signing this week!

Book Signing by Diane Daniel 
Saturday April 9, 8am-Noon
Local author Diane Daniel will be doing a book-signing of her new travel guide book, Farm Fresh North Carolina: The Go-To Guide to Great Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands, Farms, Apple Orchards, U-Picks, Kids' Activities, Lodging, Dining, Choose-and-Cut Christmas Trees, Vineyards and Wineries, and More recently released by UNC Press.

For more information on the market, visit their website.

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

Enjoy pottery at the Cedarcreek Gallery festival this weekend

Enjoy pottery? Learn more about the craft this weekend at Cedar Creek Gallery's 43rd Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival in Creedmoor, N.C.

Sat. & Sun., April 9 & 10, 10am - 6pm. 

The gallery is hosting:  A Woman's Perspective: Sculpting the Feminine Form. Saturday and Sunday (2nd and 3rd, 9th and 10th) as usual, there will be live music, great craft demonstrations, open studios and the finest quality American craft for purchase in our Gallery. 

For more information on the event, visit their website.

Cedar Creek Gallery
1150 Fleming Road
Creedmoor, NC 27522 
Telephone: 919-528-1041

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

Get into spring this weekend at the Durham Art Walk

Enjoy downtown Durham this weekend at the annual Durham Art Walk Spring Market, a weekend event showcasing Durham businesses along with the latest creative endeavors of over 200 local artists. 

Sponsored by the Durham Arts Council, the event attracts thousands of people for two full days of art, music, performances, food. Visitors can purchase art from every genre and medium and enjoy great food and visual art.
Event times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 9th, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10th.   For more information on the event, click here.

The Durham Arts Council is a private nonprofit dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the entire Triangle Region in North Carolina and has served the community since 1954. Each year DAC serves over 300,000 visitors and program participants, over 600 artists and more than 60 arts organizations through classes, artist residencies, exhibits, festivals, grants programs, technical support, arts advocacy and information services.

April 9-10, 2011
Saturday 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 1-5 PM
MAIN SITE: Durham Arts Council (Site #1)
120 Morris Street, Durham NC, 27701

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

Monday, April 4, 2011

Full Frame Festival Frenzy

Calling all documentary film fans!  Get tickets for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival , the only international festival of its kind celebrating strictly the power and artistry of documentary cinema, beginning April14th through April 17th, right here in downtown Durham. Stay at the Arrowhead Inn, a 15minute drive to downtown Durham, and receive a 10% savings on your room rate. Just show us your tickets!

Last year the festival included 57 new films; 42 features and 15 shorts. Twenty-seven countries were represented out of 1,200 films that were submitted.

From the group's website:

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema. Each spring Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, N.C., for a four-day, morning to midnight array of over 100 films as well as discussions, panels, and southern hospitality. Set within a single city block, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation between filmmakers, film professionals and the general public.

The festival is at 324 Blackwell Street, Ste. 500, Durham, NC 27701

During the past decade, Full Frame has welcomed both first time and celebrated filmmakers including Martin Scorsese, Abbas Kiarostami, Michael Moore and Sydney Pollack.

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