It’s been a while since I updated the Third Friday Durham map (sorry about that – the update was long overdue). When I started checking venues for events I was pleased to find more “fun” this month than ever! Here’s a quick run down of some of the events found on the map (and do check the map for more activities and venues in downtown Durham this Third Friday in May):
- Cordoba Center for the Arts – The Scrap Exchange and Liberty Arts have relocated to this historic building found in the Golden Belt complex. The Scrap Exchange debuts “Re-used with Care” in their Green Gallery, while “The Iron Show” can be found in the Liberty Arts Gallery. “The Platform” also serves as a venue for special events (look for an art-flavored event there this Saturday). If you’re seeking sustenance before/during/after viewings, you’ll find Pie Pushers in the parking area.
- Golden Belt – Besides the monthly open artist studios and exhibit in Room 100, Building Three houses Moshi Moshi ArtMart in conjunction with Dtown Market (the semi-monthly craft fair normally found at Motorco) from 7 to 9 pm. The Art of Cool Project and LabourLove Gallery again pair up to bring the Mint Julep Jazz Band to this month’s AfterHours concert series. By the way, if you (or someone you know and admire) have what it takes “to play the coolest music series in the Triangle”, you should check out the “Call for Talent” to play in the next Art of Cool season. Also in Building Three, you’ll also find beverage and sandwiches in Blend Cafe – no need to go hungry while enjoying your evening!
- Photography Retrospective at Through this Lens – In addition to the retrospective, covering forty years of the photographs and art of Douglas Prince, Durham School of the Arts is celebrating the release of its literary magazine (copies will be available for purchase and proceeds benefit the school).
- Calabash at The Carrack Modern Art – Calabash is a multi-media, four-day event of music, visual arts, film and theater in the zero-commission art space found next to Loaf on West Parrish Street.
- Durham Storefront Project – If your favorite art is interactive and mobile, you’ll enjoy “Depiction”. You won’t find this activity on my map, but DSP has a map with detailed information here. Don’t forget to charge that smart phone before venturing out and about. But that’s not all – DSP has a couple more surprises up their artsy sleeves you won’t want to miss.
- Movies in Durham Central Park – “Movies in the Park” returns to Durham’s favorite park for a new season. Dust off your lawn chairs, pull out the picnic blankets, and join Durham Cinematheque for “a different type of nature program.” An a capella group will perform at this month’s movie too.