Take Five Triangle events to add to your daybook

Five events to add to your daybook

December 27, 2012 

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Chuck Davis, the founder and artistic director of the African American Dance Ensemble, will perform with the dance company during Raleigh's First Night celebration on New Year's Eve. Davis also will host a free KwanzaaFest Celebration from noon to 5 p.m. New Year's Day at the Durham Armory in Durham. The weeklong celebration of Kwanzaa begins today. For more information and a calendar of other events in the Triangle to celebrate Kwanzaa, go to www.hayti.org/kwanzaa-celebration-around-the-triangle. Robert Willett - rwillett@newsobserver.com

2010 NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO - ROBERT WILLETT — rwillett@newsobserver.com

Happy Kwanzaa!

If you missed the 18th annual Cary Kwanzaa, head to Durham’s Holton Career and Resource Center for your dose of Ujima. (That’s collective work and responsibility, the day’s principle.) There will be food, too.

Noon-6 p.m. Friday, 401 N. Driver St., 919-354-2750.

More Kwanzaa!

Or you could wait until Tuesday, aka New Year’s Day, the last day of Kwanzaa, and join the 27th annual Kwanzaafest, also in Durham. Featuring Chuck Davis and the African American Dance Ensemble. Bring canned good and toiletries to benefit CAARE Inc. of Durham.

Free; doors open at noon, program starts at 2:30 p.m.; Durham Armory, 220 Foster St., 919-560-2729.

Food for thought

Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers is closing, but through Monday, it will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to local charities, including Southern Siberian Rescue Group, Activate Good, Interfaith Food Shuttle and Band Together. Eat good and do good!

510 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh; 919-834-2955; draftraleigh.com.

Pictures perfect

“Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina” features images of the state’s growing Latino community. Photographer José Galvez will discuss his 51 compelling images Jan. 6 at 2 p.m.

Free; N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Author, author

Author Stuart Neville will read and discuss his novel “Ratlines,” set in 1963 Ireland, which reveals frightening truths about the post-WWII Nazi empire.

Free; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9; Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh; 919-828-1588.

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