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1st Sunday Triangle Blues Society Blues Jam

Get your musical "fix" by playing, dancing, or just having a great time.


Born at Duke Homestead featuring Birthing Bodies by Murmurations Dance

Duke Homestead is usually known as the birthplace of the future American Tobacco Company, but it was also the birthplace of three Duke children. Connect with this universal (and historical) human …


Carolina Ballet's "Macbeth"

Carolina Ballet, the Triangle area's only professional ballet company, announces the world premiere of Macbeth as part of its Spring Shakespeare Festival, a season of drama in tribute to William …


Duke String School: Intermediate String Orchestra, Concert String Orchestra and DUSS Symphony

The Duke String School is directed by Erica Shirts. The Duke University String School was founded by Dorothy Kitchen and a member of the Ciompi Quartet, Arlene di Cecco, in 1967, and has been part o…


Folk Art by Eric Legge

  • Tempest in a Teapot

Self-taught artist Eric Legge is well known by folk art fans for his unique style using simple curves to outline brightly colored shapes. But the images of landscapes, faces, flowers, and animals …


Reader's Party

Think you or someone you know is a good reader? Audible? Distinct? Expressive? Entertaining? Readers, young and old, are invited to come out and show off their reading skills. Celebrate your …


SHED at the Shed

  • The Shed

Weekly music hang/ open rehearsal. Get ready for a Jazz Workout!


Anjelah Johnson Presents: Bon Qui Qui in Concert with Group 1 Crew

Anjelah promises to deliver a hilarious fun-filled evening performing some of her most anticipated, classic stand-up routines such as "Nail Salon" and "Tia Mary." Then backed up …


Flash Chorus

Anyone can show up and be a part of a rocking ad hoc chorus, regardless of any prior singing experience (or lack there-of). If you've ever wanted to express yourself creatively through music but …


Monday Night Acoustic Jazz

Relax and listen to the wonderful sounds of Russ Corvey and Bo Lankenau as they provide an acoustic guitar duo of jazz, pop, latin, and folk. Start your week off on a great note with this great …


P/C Clay Workshops

  • Durham Arts Council Clay Studio at Northgate Mall
  • (919) 560-2726

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them all! …


Tour of DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center

A special behind-the-scenes tour of DPAC, hosted by DPAC staff. Highlights include seeing the view of the stage from all levels of the theater, a memorable walk across the Mildred & Dillard Teer …


Ukulele Learning Jam & Advancing Players Jam

Beginners are welcome, especially during the first 30 minutes when basic chords and strums are taught and then incorporated into familiar tunes. After that, it gets faster and the music gets a l…


Viral Video Festival

Relive the magic of timeless viral video classics, and LOL at some recent gems. You and 100 of your new best friends will control the big screen viral video viewing marathon by live-tweeting your …


Chria Isaak: First Comes the Night Tour

For Chris Isaak, first comes the song. And for First Comes The Night -- Isaak’s stunning first album of new material in six years -- this gifted singer-songwriter and bandleader is bringing …


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 …


Parent/Child Clay Workshops

  • Durham Arts Council Clay Studio at Northgate Mall
  • (919) 560-2726

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them all! …


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


Blue Wednesdays

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.


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