The week ahead: First Night, Kwanzaa
Posted December 28, 2014
Updated December 29, 2014
Durham, N.C. — It's almost 2015!
Here are our picks for the final days of 2014 and the first few of 2015.
Enjoy some hockey and see the Canes take on the Montreal Canadians at PNC Arena. Tickets start at $34.
The Town of Cary hosts its 20th annual Kwanzaa Celebration at the Cary Arts Center. Enjoy performances by Chuck Davis and the African American dance ensemble and check out the vendor marketplace. There will also be a children's village. Doors open at 11 a.m. and performances start at 3 p.m. Admission is free.
Raleigh will usher in 2015 at the annual First Night celebration downtown. Starting at 2 p.m. with the children's celebration, there will be performances, music, fireworks and more. There is an early acorn drop at 7 p.m. and then the traditional one at midnight. Admission buttons are on sale now.
Across town, The Avett Brothers are playing a special NYE show at PNC Arena. Tickets start at $44.50.
In Durham, Bull City New Year's Eve celebration will be held at The Cookery. There will be a variety of food stations, a DJ and a wine and champagne bar. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Durham Branch of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Tickets are $150 a couple or $80 for an individual ticket.
The Durham Armory will host Kwanzaafest 2015 with performances, music, face-painting and food. The doors open at noon for this free celebration. Performances start at 2 p.m.
The Bull City is busy this week and it is definitely the place to be Friday night if you love seafood. The Blues & The Blues presented by NC Freshcatch will include live music and great seafood Friday night from 6-11 p.m. at the Durham Armory. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Food and drink will be sold separately inside. Part of the night's proceeds willb e going to the Ellerbe Creek Watershed.