February 25, 2018

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana brings the pride, power and passion of flamenco back to Durham with a dynamic cast of world-renowned dancers and musicians from Spain and the US. Experience the dazzling footwork, sensual lyricism and intricate rhythms of this critically-acclaimed company in an intimate tablao (cafe-style) setting. $20, $30/table, $10/student; Friday, 8 pm, Saturday, 2pm & 8 pm; 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701; 919.901.0875

2018 Lager Olympics
Come watch 40 of the top Lager Olympians compete in eight grueling challenges to see who will be crowned the Ultimate Lager Olympian! Each “athlete” will compete in the following events: Mason Jar lid toss, 40 Yard(ish) beer dash, pong challenge, bottle knocker, ping pong smash, pool noodle Javoline, cup flip, and stick horse equestrian event jumping. They will be giving awards for top athletes, best dressed/costume, most spirited, “thanks for participating,” and more! There will also be a food a food truck for sustenance, DJ, and all the lagers you care to enjoy! Saturday. 1-4 pm; 305 South Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526; 919.762.5555

Bull City Food and Beer Experience
Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom and Sam’s Quik Shop present The 6th Annual Bull City Food and Beer Experience.  The event features delicious local restaurants paired with breweries from across the nation. Unlimited food and beer samplings will be spread throughout all three DPAC floors, plus the Harris On Stage Experience will showcase local food trucks on the DPAC stage – with the help of County Fare, a daily food truck rodeo opening soon. Help a great cause and indulge in the finest food and beer the Bull City has to offer! Sunday; 123 Vivian St, Durham, NC 27701; 919.680.2787

Triangle Vegfest
Who’s ready for another Earth to Us pop up? Triangle Vegfest is coming to the Ninth Street Bakery. Feast on cauliflower wings, loaded nachos, breakfast bowls, loaded hempe tacos, spicy buffalo chicken burgers, strawberry lemon chiffon cake, guava cheesecake, and red velvet cake. All delicious, all good for you. Friday; 136 East Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

Trap Yoga
Practice yoga while listening to Trap Music. Stay motivated during your practice as we mix Power Yoga with bass heavy Trap Music. You are encouraged to let loose, laugh, twerk, dance, sing-a-long and just have fun! Some yoga experience is encouraged prior to attending a Trap Yoga class. If you are new to yoga consider attending Intro to Yoga prior to attending a Trap Yoga class. During class you practice intermediate poses and encourage students to explore the delicate balance between doing and relaxing. Find your fullest expression of the pose where you feel challenged but not overdoing it or risking injury, and are able to find relaxation and surrender in the pose. Saturday, 3-4 pm; Colors of Yoga, 16 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Goat Yoga and Meditation
It’s back! Playful Yoga with Goats is their first goat yoga class of the day, which allows for optimal time for more energetic goats! There’s also a class at 1:30 pm too. Instructors will lead you through a Yoga flow that is mostly on the ground, while our goats and sheep are wandering around eating, cuddling, and playing. They may even “participate” with you (i.e. jump on you. Don’t worry the babies are less than 8 lbs!) They provide mats, but you will want at least one towel to lay down on your mat, with a possible extra towel in case of “goat accidents”. They will also have veggies or treat hay for the goats for sale for $1 or you can bring your own organic fruits and veggies to share. $20/Saturday, 11:30 am, $23/Saturday, 1:30 pm; 1923 Shaw Rd, Durham, NC 27704; huxfamilyfarm@gmail.com

Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart
Explore the imagination behind the creation of riveting novels as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This special event is moderated by D.G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch.” Prior to this discussion, hear from acclaimed paleontologist Lindsay Zanno as she reveals “thrillers” from the world of dinosaurs. Zanno is Head of Paleontology at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. Event proceeds will benefit the non-profit Friends of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in support of dinosaur research and education at the Museum. $32; Friday, 7:30 pm; Meymandi Concert Hall, 2 E South St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.996.8700

Downtown Raleigh Home Show
The show includes remodeling and home improvement ideas, celebrity guests, DIY and interactive seminars, the hottest new products and more. This year, Taniya Nayak will be speaking. She has been a host and interior designer on HGTV and as well as Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible and currently on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight. Catch Taniya on the Fresh Ideas Design Stage at the Downtown Raleigh Home Show on Friday at 1 pm, and Saturday at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sara Bendrick is also speaking. She is the host of I Hate my Yard on the DIY Network and she is a landscape designer who loves to interact and help homeowners realize the opportunity in their exterior spaces. She will be live on the Fresh Ideas Design stage Friday at 3 pm, and Saturday at 12 pm & 3 pm. $7, $10/box office; Friday, 11 am – 9 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm; 500 South Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Embossed Leather Notebooks with Celine Lombardi
One of the unique qualities of leather is that it is possible to mold and emboss it with a little moisture and pressure. In this workshop you will emboss leather for softcover notebooks by making printing plates from found objects and running them through an etching press. You will be using pre-made text blocks to save time for creating printing plates and for paring and working with the leather. (If you prefer to carve a plate in linoleum or wood ahead of time to bring to the workshop, please contact the instructor for more details). Celine Lombardi studied bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA, and also in private study with Monique Lallier in Greensboro, NC and Mark Cockram in London, UK. She worked in binderies in New York City for some years before starting her own practice. Currently she is a core bookbinding instructor at the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan; is the Chair of the New York chapter of the Guild of Book Workers; and has her own private studio in Brooklyn, NY. Her fine bindings have been exhibited in Boston, Chicago, London and New York. Her artist books and fine bindings are in rare book collections of libraries across the country. $180 members/$200 non-members; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; Artspace, 201 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1734; 919.821.2787

South Beach Wine & Food Fest
Celebrity Chefs include Michelle Bernstein, Alon Shaya, Adeena Sussman, Zak the Baker. Culinary pioneer Joan Nathan leads a panel discussion on Jewish-American cuisine. Enjoy (kosher style) light noshes courtesy of Hank and Harry’s Delicatessen. $50; Sunday, 11:30 am; The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

By Whitney

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