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Footprints

Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of four ADF commissioned world premieres by groundbreaking artists, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy by ADF students. Beth …


Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • Call for meeting location
  • (919) 371-2653

Motorized, professionally guided, who, what, where, when & why tour de force! Every Tuesday Tobacco Road Tours take you to where Durham's roots began & where the City has evolved today. Some …


Trajal Harrell

“What would have happened if one of the early postmoderns from Judson Church had gone uptown to perform in the voguing ballroom scene in Harlem?” This is the question Trajal Harrell …


Tuesday Blues Jam

BNG provides, amps, drums, PA...everything you'll need, just bring your instrument or sticks...sign up and play or sit back & listen to some great blues


Undulation Nouveau (Beer and Bellydance)

Live Middle Eastern Music by the Lost Nomads and performances by local Bellydance students and performers!


American Empire

With Suppressive Fire, City of Medicine.


Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

  • The Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he's joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton ( Bob M…


Duke Performances Music in the Gardens: Black Twig Pickers

Black Twig Pickers are an old time Appalachian string band with their eye on the future. “The rough carpentry of these songs lets the dust fly, lets the grain show, but the songs are all the …


Northgate Jams!

Jam sessions each week to play old time, bluegrass and country. No rules, however, so all musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Park in the parking deck closest to the movie theater or in …


4th Thursday Songwriter’s Orgy

NC's most celebrated songwriters gather for a fun evening of shared tunes and stories. Who knows what you'll hear, but you can bet it will include blues, country, rock, and gypsy folk.


Chainmaille Jewelry Workshop

The process of creating chainmaille involves using two pairs of pliers (one in each hand), wielding them like a crab, and opening and closing split rings to create intricate patterns. The process is …


English Country Dance

  • Freedman Center
  • (919) 683-9672

Beginners welcome; all dances taught; no partner necessary. Live music on 2nd & 4th Thursdays. Gender-free calling. Bring non-street shoes or dance in socks.


Footprints/Vanessa Voskuil

Characterizing human behavior in movement is an aesthetic Vanessa Voskuil has developed over the duration of her work. For Voskuil, moving is considered a specific way of being. Ranging from large …


Irish Learning Jam

Jigs, reels, hornpipes and slip jigs. Whatever your fancy, we probably play it. This Learning Jam is designed to build a common repertoire of tunes you'll hear in local Irish sessions; phrase by …


Duke Street Dogs

The Duke Street Dogs have been referred to as a "populist" band. They play a mix of old and new, original material, country and jazz, rock, Tin Pan Alley, bluegrass, and old-time. Weekly …


Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure

Do you believe in ghosts? The home of Liggett &Myers, Kress & Snow Buildings ghosts, oh, it’s a Pub Crawl! Guests spend approximately 25 minutes in three (3) of Durham’s …


Hollis Brown

Hollis Brown is an American Rock 'n' Roll band. Named after a Bob Dylan song ("The Ballad of Hollis Brown"), the band was formed by Queens-natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead …


I Wish You A Boat

  • Ward Theatre
  • (917) 816-2122

The Ward Theatre Company presents its second production of the year, I Wish You a Boat, an original theater piece created by Artistic Director, Wendy Ward. Upon its premiere in New York in 2005, the …


Paul Taylor Dance Company

Closing out ADF’s Durham season is one of modern dance’s most beloved companies. Paul Taylor Dance Company will perform "Promethean Fire" (2002). Set to three keyboard works by …


Steamy water/fire summer Dance Party

Celebrate firey Leos and watery Cancers with a sexy mid-summer dance party. DJ fancypants will be playing all the songs to make your queer hearts happy. Must be 21+.


The Eric Hirsh Quartet (Jazz Pianist)

Eric Hirsh is a jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader who focuses on cross-genre and interdisciplinary collaboration. He performs regularly in the Triangle as a member of hip hop quartet The B…


Warehouse Blues Series: Samantha Fish

Blues guitarist and songwriter Samantha Fish, now in her mid-20s, started out playing drums. Her latest album, Wild Heart, is produced by Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars). "Fish …


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