Bull Moon Rising Ball – November 1st in Durham

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The Moon is coming to Durham over Halloween weekend. Bull Moon Rising is a free, once-in-a-lifetime four-day community event presenting Museum of the Moon, a mesmerizing and world-renowned touring installation by U.K. artist Luke Jerram. Through a fusion of science, art and true wonder, Bull Moon Rising’s presentation of Museum of the Moon will bring the community together to celebrate Durham’s 150th Anniversary, honor the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and explore themes of history, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Open 24 hours a day from October 31 through November 3, the breathtaking exhibit will be suspended over CCB Plaza in downtown Durham. This will make a great destination and “selfie” spot Halloween weekend. Museum of the Moon will also be home to numerous free events and performances for all to enjoy.

As part of the once-in-a-lifetime four-day community event presenting a giant, breathtaking replica of the moon, Bull Moon Rising is hosting a Bull Moon Ball fundraising gala at Unscripted Hotel Friday, November 1st.

Benefitting Durham’s Museum of Life and Science and local nonprofit Keep Durham Beautiful, the Bull Moon Ball will take place underneath the light of the “Museum of the Moon” installation, with music, dancing and heavy hors d’oeuvres included in the $125 ticket price. Attendees are asked to dress cocktail attire with silver moon touches, in honor of the moon theme and the best interpretation will receive a prize at the Ball. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.bullmoonrising.com.

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Beericana Craft Beer Festival Returns to Holly Springs Saturday October 12th!

Do you like craft beer and food trucks? Well, mark your calendars because the Beericana craft beer & music festival returns to Holly Springs Saturday, October 12th. This year’s event, organized by 919 Beer, will feature 70+ breweries from across North Carolina and beyond, 15 food trucks, and 3 live bands. Entry to the festival gets you unlimited tastings from the breweries. Food is available for purchase from the many food trucks. You can view a map of the festival with the list of breweries and food trucks here.

Beericana is my favorite craft beer festival because it is run by people who have A LOT of experience putting these types of events on. It is a popular event but the crowd is very manageable and the setting, a large field, provides ample space for navigating the festival. In addition to tons of great craft beer, there are tons of food options from the food trucks, and the music lineup is actually fantastic and worth the price of admission alone.

Tickets are $75 for VIP tickets (gives you early access from noon to 2 p.m.) and $45 for general admission from 2 to 6 p.m. There is also a $15 option for music only. You can buy tickets at the gate, but they will be $10 more than advance ticket prices. For a peek at what Beericana was like last year check out the short clip below above.

Please note that no children are allowed at Beericana and a valid photo identification must be presented. Check out the FAQ on the the event website for additional details.

Visit the official website to order tickets.

Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival
October 12, 2019
Sugg Farm Park – Holly Springs, NC
www.beericana.com

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‘Aladdin’ the Musical Opens Tonight with a 4 Week Run at DPAC!

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Aladdin North American Tour
(photo by Deen van Meer)

Aladdin, the hit musical based on the Academy Award-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical.  The hit Broadway musical will begin performances at DPAC on Wednesday, October 2 for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Saturday, October 26, as part of SunTrust Broadway’s 2019 / 2020 season.

Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.

Earlier this week DPAC announced that beginning October 1st at 9:00 AM, a digital rush lottery will take place for Aladdin.  A limited number of $25 seats will be available via an online lottery.  The lottery will happen online only the day prior to each designated performance.  Please Note: Locations vary per performance.  In some cases, seats may be partial view, and while every effort will be made to seat multiple seats together, in most cases multiple seats will be split up and not adjacent to each other.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Visit https://www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/aladdin and select lottery entry page.
  • Click “Enter Now” button for the performance you want to attend.
  • Registration for all performances begins at 9:00 AM the day prior to the registered performance and will close at 2:00 PM.
  • Fill out the entry form including the number of tickets you would like (1 or 2).
  • Guests will receive a confirmation email once they have validated their email (one time only) and successfully entered the lottery.
  • After the lottery closes the day prior to the registered performance, guests will be notified via email within minutes as to whether they have won or not.
  • Winners have 60 minutes from the time the lottery closes to pay online with a credit card.
  • After payment has been received, guests can pick up tickets at DPAC no sooner than 30 minutes before show time with a valid photo ID.
  • Limit 1 entry per person, per performance.

S6 Kaena Kekoa (Jasmine) & Jonah Ho'okano (Aladdin). Aladdin North American Tour. Photo by Deen van Meer

Kaena Kekoa [Jasmine] & Jonah Ho’okano [Aladdin] – Aladdin North American Tour
(photo by Deen Van Meer)

Aladdin Opens tonight with performances though Sunday October 26th. For more information about the show and to enter the digital lottery for tickets visit the DPAC website at https://www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/aladdin.

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The Brewer’s Ball Supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is Back – November 8th!

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Brewer’s Ball – 2018

My friend Kristen, a long time follower of this blog, let me know about this wonderful event happening in November to support the The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The event is called the “Brewer’s Ball Celebrating Triangle’s Finest” and it is scheduled to take place November 8, 2019 from 6:30-10pm at The Rickhouse in Durham.  It’s an evening celebrating the Triangle’s “finest” young professionals and features food, beer, live music, live and silent auctions, and a chance to mingle, all while being a part of a great cause: helping them to move closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF).  This one-of-a-kind beer tasting event has grown each year with the 2018 event hosting over a dozen different vendors including local craft breweries, and food from several Triangle area restaurants.

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Brewer’s Ball – 2018

The event will be capped at 300 people and tickets have sold out every year!  They fully anticipate another sellout year and with their biggest attendance to date. You can support CFF and help make CF stand for “Cure Found” by purchasing a ticket here.  If you cannot attend but would like to support the event, a donation can be made at the same page. If you are a local business owner and would like to take this opportunity to get involved, sponsorship opportunities are available as well!

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About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure. Thanks to the dedication and financial backing of our supporters — patients, families and friends, clinicians, researchers, volunteers, individual donors, corporations and staff, we are making a difference. To learn more about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation visit www.cff.org.

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Kristen Gabor

About Kristen
When I first became exposed to research as an undergrad, I was introduced to CF and have continued my interest and commitment to CF research through graduate school to my present role as a research scientist at Rho.  Today, the predicted median age of survival for someone with the disease is 40 and beyond – more than 10 years longer than when I first started learning about CF. Sixty years ago, children with CF usually did not live long enough to attend elementary school.  The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s investments in innovative research and comprehensive care have yielded a drug development pipeline that boasts more than 30 potential new therapies and the establishment of 115 care centers nationwide designed specifically to treat people with CF. 

I am proud to be participating in the Brewer’s Ball as an honoree for Triangle’s Finest, a distinguished professional development and philanthropic program for emerging leaders in the community with a commitment to finding a cure for CF.  As a leading business in the community, I would like to offer you the opportunity to participate through sponsorship or an inkind donation (such as a gift card) to support our silent auction. As a part of this event, you will demonstrate that your organization is an integral caring part of the community.  You can learn more about my CF story on my fundraising page, and if you are interested in attending the event, you can purchase tickets on my page as well: https://finest.cff.org/brewersballtriangle/kristingabor

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Digital Lottery for Harry Connick, Jr. – A Celebration of Cole Porter at DPAC

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DPAC announced earlier today that a digital lottery will take place for HARRY CONNICK, JR. –  A Celebration of Cole Porter.  This pre-Broadway show will premiere at DPAC on September 21st through 22nd for three great shows.

A limited number of $25 seats will be available via an online lottery.  The lottery will happen online only the day prior to each designated performance.  Please Note: locations vary per performance.  In some cases, seats may be partial view, and while every effort will be made to seat multiple seats together, in most cases multiple seats will be split up and not adjacent to each other.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Visit https://www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/harry-connick-jr-a-celebration-of-cole-porter and select the lottery entry page.
  • Click the “Enter Now” button for the performance you want to attend.  Registration for all performances begins at 9:00 AM the day prior to the registered performance and will close at 2:00 PM.
  • Fill out the entry form including the number of tickets you would like (1 or 2).  Guests will receive a confirmation email once they have validated their email (one time only) and successfully entered the lottery.
  • After the lottery closes the day prior to the registered performance, guests will be notified via email within minutes as to whether they have won or not.
  • Winners have 60 minutes from the time the lottery closes to pay online with a credit card.
  • After payment has been received, guests can pick up tickets at DPAC no sooner than 30 minutes before show time with a valid photo ID.

ADDITIONAL RULES
Limit 1 entry per person, per performance. Multiple entries will not be accepted. Guests must be 18 years old and have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the names used to enter. Digital lottery tickets are for single seats and pairs.  Tickets are non-transferable, and seats may not be located together. All lottery prices include taxes and facility fees. Ticket limits and prices displayed are at the sole discretion of the show and are subject to change without notice. Lottery prices are not valid on prior purchases. Lottery ticket offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All sales final – no refunds or exchanges.  Lottery may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. No purchase necessary to enter or win.  A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

ABOUT HARRY CONNICK, JR. – A Celebration of Cole Porter

Prior to Broadway, HARRY CONNICK, JR.—A Celebration of Cole Porter will have its world premiere at DPAC on September 21st & 22nd.  Tickets are on sale now.  For more information, please visit DPACNC.com.

Connick will release his debut album on legendary Verve Records, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter, this October.  A national tour of HARRY CONNICK JR.—A Celebration of Cole Porter will kick off in the 2020-21 season following the Broadway engagement.

Featuring a modern, multi-media presentation of some of Porter’s most beloved songs in an unprecedented and unique way, Connick will delight audiences with his signature style that has been called by The New York Times “blatantly seductive”, while celebrating the life’s work of a legend’s significant contribution to the Great American Songbook.

Harry Connick Jr. has sold millions of albums around the world, won Grammy awards as well as Emmy awards for his performances on the screen, and has been honored with Tony nominations for his work as both an actor and composer for the Broadway stage.

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