Aug
29
Thu
Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now @ Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Aug 29 2019 @ 12:00 am – Jan 12 2020 @ 11:45 pm
Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now @ Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Visit the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University to view works by Native North American artists.  This exhibit features works in a variety of mediums.  Stop by to view the exhibit and learn about Indigenous art.

Oct
26
Sat
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection @ North Carolina Museum of Art - East Building, Meymandi Exhibition Gallery
Oct 26 2019 – Jan 19 2020 all-day
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection @ North Carolina Museum of Art - East Building, Meymandi Exhibition Gallery

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection presents the paintings of two icons of the 20th century. Few artists have captured the public’s imagination with the force of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–54) and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). The myths that surrounded them in their lifetime arose not only from their significant bodies of work, but also from their friendships (and conflicts) with leading political figures and their passionate, tempestuous personal relationships.

Kahlo and Rivera’s works are varied in scope and inspiration: she is best-known for her self-portraits, while he worked as a large-scale muralist in Mexico and the United States. Kahlo’s work is deeply personal, often depicting her own dreams, painful personal experiences, and affinity with Mexican culture, while Rivera’s pursues larger looks at history and cultural revolution. Both artists forged the way for Mexican art as a significant element of the 20th century and beyond.

Similarly important is the legacy of two of Kahlo and Rivera’s patrons, Jacques and Natasha Gelman. The Gelmans became Mexican citizens in 1942 and began amassing Mexican art, sustaining a growing collection of Mexican modernists, like Kahlo and Rivera (with whom they became close friends), as well as their compatriots Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others. Their unparalleled collection shows the richness of Mexican art through painting, drawing, photography, and film.

Nov
22
Fri
2019 NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Nov 22 2019 – Jan 12 2020 all-day
2019 NC Chinese Lantern Festival @ Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Nov. 22, 2019 – Jan. 12, 2020! Closed Mondays. (Except December 23rd & 30th) Event Hours: 6PM-10PM

Koka Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting with the return of the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival with ALL new displays!

TICKET OPTIONS INCLUDE; ANY NIGHT TICKETS, DATE SPECIFIC, AND GROUP TICKETS! 

ANY NIGHT TICKETS

Any Night tickets allow you the flexibility to pick the night you want to attend.  Tickets are one-time use only and cannot be used on multiple nights.  Tickets are $20.00 each for all ages. Kids 2 & under are free and do not need a ticket.

The event will go on Rain or Shine, HOWEVER, please visit our website, social media or call our weather hotline 919-459-8332 in the case of extreme weather conditions and/or slippery road or surface conditions. Patron safety is our top priority so, in the best interest of our patrons, we may decide to close on nights we feel walking conditions are unsafe.

Jan
10
Fri
Fanm d’Ayiti: Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet @ Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm
Fanm d'Ayiti: Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet @ Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall

Nathalie Joachim is joined by the Spektral Quartet in this performance that celebrates women in Haitian music.  Joachim utilizes her Haitian heritage to create a special and personal performance.

Jan
23
Thu
Racial Equity Cohort Learning Series #2 – Foundations in Internalized Racism @ ReCity Network
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Racial Equity Cohort Learning Series #2 - Foundations in Internalized Racism @ ReCity Network

Our Foundations in Racial Equity workshop is focused on building social, political, historical and economic context around the construction of race, and help participants build a systemic, institutional and cultural analysis of racialized outcomes, all through the lens of our own racial identities, experiences, and encounters. This introductory workshop is a strongly recommended prerequisite for our other workshops.

Our Foundations in Internalized Racism workshop pushes participants to examine their own socialization and the unconscious norms, assumptions, and biases that have been ingrained in us, that perpetuate racism and uphold the system has it was designed. We will interrogate our own lived experiences and identities, build community and devise strategies for deconstructing Internalized Racial Superiority and Internalized Racial Oppression through racial identity caucusing, all while building our capacity to work towards racial equity in the spaces we occupy.

Our Decentering White Supremacy Culture workshop focuses on naming, interrogating, and challenging white supremacy as a socio-political system of domination that, while rendered invisible, controls all facets of what is deemed “normal” and “correct” in our society and in our workplaces, more specifically. Using a racial equity lens developed in sessions 1 & 2, we will define the attributes of whites supremacy culture, identify our roles as perpetrators/co-conspirators in upholding white supremacy culture as the “norm” in our environments, and begin developing strategies for decentering white supremacy culture and creating space for alternative ways of being and operating.

Jan
25
Sat
19th Annual African American Cultural Celebration @ North Carolina Museum of History
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
19th Annual African American Cultural Celebration @ North Carolina Museum of History

Join friends and family at the North Carolina Museum of History to celebrate African American culture.  Attend to watch dance and vocal performances!

Jan
26
Sun
Tết 2020 Vietnamese Festival @ Dorton Arena @ North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Jan 26 all-day
Feb
15
Sat
2nd Annual Harnett County African American Heritage Festival @ Campbell University
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm
2nd Annual Harnett County African American Heritage Festival @ Campbell University

2nd annual African American Heritage Festival. Vendors, food, arts and crafts and much more! Gospel Fest 2020 with John P. Kee and the New Life Community Choir and Christopher Ervin and Abraham’s Descendants!

The 2nd Annual Heritage Festival sponsored by the Harnett County African American Experience and the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. Harnett County Chapter.

There will be food, vendors, speakers, kidville (for the children), entertainment.

Feb
16
Sun
Harnett County African American Heritage Festival Gospel Fest @ Triton High School
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Harnett County African American Heritage Festival Gospel Fest @ Triton High School

2nd annual African American Heritage Festival. Vendors, food, arts and crafts and much more! Gospel=Fest 2020 with John P. Kee and the New Life Community Choir and Christopher Ervin and Abraham’s Descendants!

Feb
28
Fri
Yamato – The Drummers of Japan @ Stewart Theatre
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm
Yamato – The Drummers of Japan @ Stewart Theatre

Attend this concert to listen to Yamato, a Japanese drumming group, play Japan’s traditional Wadaiko (Taiko) drums.  This group aims to provide a concert experience that will leave the viewer feeling happier!