Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Events • November 2, 2018

 

Cousins Maine Lobster and Live Jazz @ Adara Spa @ Adara Spa

Come enjoy a relaxing night of food and music. A MOMENTS NOTICE will get your weekend on the right track with the soothing sounds of jazz. COUSINS MAINE LOBSTER of Shark Tank will be on site. Enjoy Lobster Tail, Lobster Tacos, New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Grilled Cheese, Shrimp Tacos, Bisque and much more!

Cost: Free to everyone! Food available for purchase.

Friday Night Flights @ bu•ku Global Street Food

Join us every Friday as we visit a different wine region from across the world. Enjoy 3 pours of various wines for $15 dollars and expand your horizons!

Cost: $15 dollars for the flight

Greek Night @ Taverna Agora

Our Greek Night is a celebration of Greek Culture, showcasing the food, drink, songs and dancing of our much loved heritage. Enjoy live entertainment, including belly dancing and bouzouki music, all while having an authentic Greek dinner! And don’t just think you’ll get away with watching all the dancing! We’ll be moving out the tables and encouraging dancing as the night goes on! Join Us! Stop in after visiting the downtown galleries or reserve your table!

Horace Farlowe (1933-2006) | Sculptures & Paintings from the 1970’s – 2000’s @ Gallery C
Exhibition Dates: Oct 5-Nov 14

Horace Farlowe (1933-2006) was a talented artist, activist and teacher whom held no less than 5 professorships over the course of his career. His sculptures, though often monumental in scale, have such an emotional quality to them that it would be impossible to deny his devotion to the craft. Farlowe’s sculptures can be viewed in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, the Greenville Museum of Art, and at university campuses throughout the United States. This exhibition showcases sculptures, paintings and drawings from Farlowe’s career through the 1970’s until the early 2000’s. “My first studies in art were in a school of architecture. This introduction to art was responsible for many years of research trying to create a sculpture that is a reflection of me and not an obvious influence by others. Now I find forms related to architecture and the space that architecture defines is of primary importance to me. As with all artists, I am constantly in search of a ‘new’ sculpture. For me change is necessary for growth in my work. This change can be instant or it can take place over a long period of time. It is not significant when we seek new directions, but it is important that we be aware that new directions are a must in art. The most essential advice anyone can give to an artist is to always ‘keep working.’” -Horace Farlowe (1933-2006)

Cost: Free

IMBY at VAE Raleigh @ VAE Raleigh
Exhibition Dates: Nov 2-Nov 24

What if you got to design your own perfect city totally from scratch? What would it look like? In My Backyard (IMBY) is a month-long collaborative experiment where we come together and try to do just that, right here in VAE’s main gallery. VAE will create a blank topographic slate for the public to build on and offer prompts for things to include (like roads, power, food, culture, accessibility, etc.). And because nothing ever goes exactly to plan, participants will occasionally be asked to draw disaster cards that introduce natural, medical, social, or structural challenges to resolve through (re)building and (re)action. IMBY is part interactive art installation, part game, and part community conversation. People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to come help build paradise.

Cost: FREE

Opening Reception: Watson Brown’s Backroads Photography: The Odyssey Continues @ Gallery C

Please join Charlene Newsom and Watson Brown as we celebrate his newest exhibition. Watson Brown has become one of the South’s best known photographers, capturing images that both record how we live today, while evoking memories of a place we once knew and loved. His unique style and use of color, texture and overlays create haunting works of art that transcend traditional photography to become watercolors and oil paintings of life in Eastern Carolina. He is the only photographer to have had his works shown in the Rotunda of the North Carolina State Capitol. His social media fame on Facebook and Instagram has brought a huge following, resulting in features on UNC-TV’s My Home, The Muse and Carolina Weekend and WRAL-TV 5’s Tarheel Traveler. Garden and Gun, The Salt and Eastern Carolina Living Magazines have also told his amazing story.

Sisters XII: Better by the dozen! @ Local Color Gallery

Raleigh native Mary Beth Owen and Virginia Owen; potter, jeweler and painter are back for their 12th annual show. Come join us, meet and interact with the Owen sisters and other Local Color artist Friday night. On view through November 30th.

Horace Farlowe (1933-2006) | Sculptures & Paintings from the 1970’s – 2000’s @ Gallery C
Exhibition Dates: Oct 5-Nov 14

Horace Farlowe (1933-2006) was a talented artist, activist and teacher whom held no less than 5 professorships over the course of his career. His sculptures, though often monumental in scale, have such an emotional quality to them that it would be impossible to deny his devotion to the craft. Farlowe’s sculptures can be viewed in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, the Greenville Museum of Art, and at university campuses throughout the United States. This exhibition showcases sculptures, paintings and drawings from Farlowe’s career through the 1970’s until the early 2000’s. “My first studies in art were in a school of architecture. This introduction to art was responsible for many years of research trying to create a sculpture that is a reflection of me and not an obvious influence by others. Now I find forms related to architecture and the space that architecture defines is of primary importance to me. As with all artists, I am constantly in search of a ‘new’ sculpture. For me change is necessary for growth in my work. This change can be instant or it can take place over a long period of time. It is not significant when we seek new directions, but it is important that we be aware that new directions are a must in art. The most essential advice anyone can give to an artist is to always ‘keep working.’” -Horace Farlowe (1933-2006)

Cost: Free

IMBY at VAE Raleigh @ VAE Raleigh
Exhibition Dates: Nov 2-Nov 24

What if you got to design your own perfect city totally from scratch? What would it look like? In My Backyard (IMBY) is a month-long collaborative experiment where we come together and try to do just that, right here in VAE’s main gallery. VAE will create a blank topographic slate for the public to build on and offer prompts for things to include (like roads, power, food, culture, accessibility, etc.). And because nothing ever goes exactly to plan, participants will occasionally be asked to draw disaster cards that introduce natural, medical, social, or structural challenges to resolve through (re)building and (re)action. IMBY is part interactive art installation, part game, and part community conversation. People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to come help build paradise.

Cost: FREE

Opening Reception: Watson Brown’s Backroads Photography: The Odyssey Continues @ Gallery C

Please join Charlene Newsom and Watson Brown as we celebrate his newest exhibition. Watson Brown has become one of the South’s best known photographers, capturing images that both record how we live today, while evoking memories of a place we once knew and loved. His unique style and use of color, texture and overlays create haunting works of art that transcend traditional photography to become watercolors and oil paintings of life in Eastern Carolina. He is the only photographer to have had his works shown in the Rotunda of the North Carolina State Capitol. His social media fame on Facebook and Instagram has brought a huge following, resulting in features on UNC-TV’s My Home, The Muse and Carolina Weekend and WRAL-TV 5’s Tarheel Traveler. Garden and Gun, The Salt and Eastern Carolina Living Magazines have also told his amazing story.

Sisters XII: Better by the dozen! @ Local Color Gallery

Raleigh native Mary Beth Owen and Virginia Owen; potter, jeweler and painter are back for their 12th annual show. Come join us, meet and interact with the Owen sisters and other Local Color artist Friday night. On view through November 30th.

There are no specials listed at this time.

Cousins Maine Lobster and Live Jazz @ Adara Spa @ Adara Spa

Come enjoy a relaxing night of food and music. A MOMENTS NOTICE will get your weekend on the right track with the soothing sounds of jazz. COUSINS MAINE LOBSTER of Shark Tank will be on site. Enjoy Lobster Tail, Lobster Tacos, New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Grilled Cheese, Shrimp Tacos, Bisque and much more!

Cost: Free to everyone! Food available for purchase.

Friday Night Flights @ bu•ku Global Street Food

Join us every Friday as we visit a different wine region from across the world. Enjoy 3 pours of various wines for $15 dollars and expand your horizons!

Cost: $15 dollars for the flight

Greek Night @ Taverna Agora

Our Greek Night is a celebration of Greek Culture, showcasing the food, drink, songs and dancing of our much loved heritage. Enjoy live entertainment, including belly dancing and bouzouki music, all while having an authentic Greek dinner! And don’t just think you’ll get away with watching all the dancing! We’ll be moving out the tables and encouraging dancing as the night goes on! Join Us! Stop in after visiting the downtown galleries or reserve your table!


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