By Kate Esbenshade
Are you, like me, new to the Durham area? I am a Dallas transplant and in this unfamiliar territory I found myself woefully unprepared for the humidity. I have learned the beauty of indoor activities and I am determined to find my appropriately cool summer adventure.
I have come to Durham to spend the summer at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. During the day I learn about development prospecting and the inner-workings of museum planning. At night, I’ve discovered the weekly series Summer Days, Nasher Nights.
My Thursday evenings are spent in the company of new friends. Whether enjoying a glass of wine and Art Scrabble, taking in Dinner and a Movie or exploring new cuisines from guest chefs, which we lovingly refer to as Gourmet Innovators, I am always meeting new people and having wonderful experiences. Live and Local offers an up-tempo evening with live bands on the patio and local food. Gourmet Innovators is a nice break from the normal cooking and cleaning routine at home. The guest chef series features some of the area’s best chefs preparing truly inspired meals.
With a variety of activities to choose from, my Thursday nights never get old. Branch out and explore your artistic inclination with us at Summer Days, Nasher Nights!
7/5: First Thursday: No gallery talk. Please join us for Art Scrabble in the museum café.
7/12: Live and Local: Hearts of Knotty Pine
7/19: Dinner and a Movie: Eat Drink Man Woman (1994, directed by Ang Lee, 124 minutes)
7/26: Gourmet Innovators: Robert Casper, City Kitchen
8/2: First Thursday: Art Scrabble in the museum café.
8/9: Live and Local: Ten Oh Five Urban
8/16: Dinner and a Movie: The Last Supper (1995, directed by Stacy Title, 92 minutes)
8/23: Gourmet Innovators: Guest chef Tim Lyons, blu seafood and bar
8/30: Art Scrabble end of summer tournament