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Blue Wednesday: The Spoonbenders

You'll really love the results as Mike Conway (Good Rocking Sam) and Tim Collins (Fat Bastard Blues Band) expertly assemble a blend of the Triangle's best blues players in a monthly free-for-all jam …

Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Duke Symphony Orchestra: Musical Shakespeare

This concert is the second in a season of Musical Shakespeare (in celebration of the greatest writer's inspiration in the realm of music during the year of the 400th anniversary of his death.) …

Holiday Art Invitational Show & Sale

Hand-crafted items by over 15 North Carolina artisan, special guests, activities and music, and Arts & Health Gift Cards for loved ones.

Look Homeward

Pairing the Appalachian drawls and passionate picking of venerated field recordings with the soul tones of Atlantic beaches and boggy bayous, Look Homeward marries banjos and brass in a celebration …

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 …

A Trailer Park Christmas

  • Common Ground Theatre
  • (919) 384-7817

Local filmmaker Jeffrey Moore and Common Ground Theatre founder Rachel Klem team up to present this interactive, holiday entertainment. Set in West Durham, "A Trailer Park Christmas" …

Author / Mindfullness Expert Holly Rogers

Reading and booksigning by mindfullness expert Holly Rogers, MD, who will give a talk about her new book, The Mindful Twenty-Something: Life Skills to Handle Stress & Everything Else...

Durham's Digital Divide: Living without Internet in the Bull City

The internet is basic to life, but not everyone in Durham has access to this necessity. Be a part of the conversation with community leaders, county schools and library, and local officials to …

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.

Film Screening - "FILMISTORY.3"

A three screen film program with dozens of films over 100 years old including Queen Victoria's funeral, a runaway horse, and a thieving hand. PLUS a review of American presidents (up to FDR) and …

Highlights Tour

Gallery guide Susana Burns will give a tour with the theme "Unique …

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 …

Movie Loft presents 'Cockfighter'

  • Shadowbox Studio

Screening of the 1974 gem 'Cockfighter'. Warren Oates, Harry Dean Stanton, Laurie Bird, Ed Begley Jr. There'll be a flock of chicken-related tunes to enjoy, and as always there will be hot dogs.

Pinky & Duke

Pinky Wyoming & Duke LaCrosse, playing country & western.

Vladislav Kovalsky, piano

Vladislav Kovalsky is currently the Executive and Artistic Director of the Monmouth Conservatory of Music. He is a world-class concert pianist and music educator. Born in Khabarovsk in the Far East …

Angela Bingham, "Blossom Dearie" Tribute

Angela Bingham is an American jazz vocalist who has been a singer her entire life. She began studying piano and performing from the American songbook at age 5. Her singing is characterized by the …

Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.

Dee Lucas (Smooth Jazz)

An acclaimed wizard on the soprano sax, national recording artist Dee Lucas has been steadily growing his brand and base beginning with Remembrance in 2004, a tribute to the late legend George …

Duke Collegium Musicum: The Sounds of the Reformations, featuring organist Jacqueline Nappi

  • Goodson Chapel - Westbrook Building
  • (919) 660-3333

The program includes Lutheran, Calvinist, Anglican, and Roman Catholic music for the church and at home, with audience participation in hymnody. Jacqueline Nappi is engaged as a keyboard player …

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