Durham Performing Arts Center to throw 30THREADS blogger bash

10 Mar

It’s time for another 30THREADS blogger bash. And this one promises to be the best yet because it’s being sponsored and hosted by Durham Performing Arts Center.

The DPAC will open its doors to Triangle bloggers and 30THREADS users for a social bash on Thursday, April 9.

If you haven’t had a chance to see the new theater in downtown Durham, this is your opportunity to explore it, eat some food, sip on a cocktail and socialize with other local bloggers. I’m told by Rachel Gragg (the theater’s social media go-to person) that we’ll even be able to get up on stage and take photos.

Here’s what you need to know:

Who’s invited?

Any Triangle-area residents who blog. It doesn’t matter what you blog about. This is a chance for us bloggers to put a face with our blog names and socialize. Also, if you don’t blog but you read 30THREADS, Ginny from the Blog or other local blogs, then you should come too. Local Flickr users and tweeps are invited too.

Never been to one of our blogger bashes? Bring a friend or a date for comfort. Here’s a recap of what went down at the last 30THREADS blogger bash.

When is it?

The event will start with a happy hour (cash bar) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9!

It will officially run from 7 to 9 p.m. April 9.

Where is DPAC?

It’s in downtown Durham beside the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The exact address is 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC.

What else?

The event is scheduled a week before “Legally Blonde The Musical” kicks off, so Rachel plans to give away tickets to the show. The event will feature other Legally Blonde treats too. And there will be free food, a cash bar and free ticket giveaways. Rachel also plans to give tickets away to Kathy Griffin and possibly more upcoming shows. She’ll have a better idea once it gets closer to the event.

Why is DPAC sponsoring the event?

I met Rachel over the summer to talk about Twitter. Since then, she’s had a lot of fun tweeting about DPAC events and checking out local blogs. So when I mentioned to her that 30THREADS was looking for a place to host its next blogger bash … She suggested we have it at DPAC. Here’s what she wrote:

“DPAC wants those in the social media community to realize the dedication we have as a new performing arts theatre in the Triangle to bring something for everyone to the area.  We are devoted to customer service and making sure that anyone and everyone that walks in the door has a positive experience.  We also want to make sure that our followers and supporters know us and are aware of all our upcoming events. We want public feedback, we encourage suggestions, and most of all we are glad you are here!
Come hang out, enjoy appetizers & wine, stand on the stage, and even win tickets.”

If you have any questions about the bash, let me know. If you plan to be there, drop me a note in the comments section or RSVP on facebook.

19 Responses to “Durham Performing Arts Center to throw 30THREADS blogger bash”

  1. Abby March 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm #


  2. Justin Wehr March 10, 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    Sounds great! Thanks to you, Ginny, and to DPAC for setting this up!

    I’m afraid I will be out of town on the 9th, but I hope to catch the next one.

  3. Andrea March 10, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    I was thinking about starting my spring break trip that day, but maybe I’ll postpone it until Friday so I can come to the blogger bash. I’ll let you know for sure.

  4. Chris March 10, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    The title made it sound like a great idea… then I read it to find out no violence would be committed upon bloggers.


  5. Jay March 11, 2009 at 12:08 am #

    I’m so going to be there.

  6. David March 12, 2009 at 11:36 am #

    What a great idea. I hope to come, too. Thanks Ginny, and thanks DPAC.

  7. Teri March 12, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    Sounds great and what a gorgeous place for bashing :)

  8. Coturnix March 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm #

    OK, this time, I KNOW I’ll be there!

  9. Steve B March 25, 2009 at 12:03 pm #

    *waves hello*

    You said you’d send me info about this event when we talked last night. I thought I would save you some time and look it up myself :), then drop a comment here to close the loop. Thanks for mentioning it, added to my calendar and will try to make it!

  10. Paul Overton April 2, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    DudeCraft will be in the house! Or, rather, I will. See you there!

  11. becca gomez farrell April 2, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    Excellent, I should be able to make it and learn what this whole “networking” thing is about.

  12. Gregory Ng April 6, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    The Frozen Food Master will be there! Can’t wait to meet everyone IRL

  13. Larry Weaver April 7, 2009 at 1:27 pm #

    I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!

  14. marty April 9, 2009 at 11:33 am #

    I’ve got to start paying better attention :) This sounds like a great event. I’m sorry I’m just now hearing about it, but hopefully now that I’m adding your blog to my reader, I’ll be able to be more on top of things. Thank goodness for Twitter, or I would just stay in the dark!

    Have a great time!

  15. ginny April 9, 2009 at 11:38 am #

    Hey everyone!
    Some of you may have heard/read this elsewhere but wanted to update you. The blogger bash is going to be on the stage at DPAC. There’s a stage entrance on the Mangum street side of the theater. There’s another party that will be breaking up in the lobby around the same time, so if you do come in the main door just walk through that party to get to the stage (hopefully we’ll have someone at the door directing people to the right stage entrance).

    I can not wait. DPAC is going to have some incredible giveaways tonight!

  16. Steve B April 10, 2009 at 12:01 am #

    Had a great evening, the venue was lovely.

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