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Special Events

A Special Afternoon Show with Rod Abernethy and Robert Kirkland

Former members of legendary North Carolina band Arrogance, Rod Abernethy and Robert Kirkland have made their own indelible marks on music in this state. Rod through his commercial and video game …

Billy Hart Quartet featuring Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner & Ben Street

The New York Times praises Billy Hart as “a drummer of earthy enlightenment, conversant in every branch of modern jazz but forever connected to its root.” That root comes from decades …

Encaustic Painting & Collage 2 Day Weekend Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of Encaustic painting and collaging with hot wax in this 2day Weekend Workshop! Encaustic is an intoxicating beeswax-based medium that smells like honey and falls somewhere …

Free Family Day

Celebrate southern creativity and create art inspired by Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. Watch a local artist at work in the Great Hall. Don't miss incredible live …

Il Divo

Record-Breaking classical crossover groupm ulti-Platinum selling Il Divo will tour the U.S. and Canada in Fall 2016 in support of seventh studio album “AMOR & PASION”. Brought …

Mallarme Chamber Players Concert - High Tea

  • House Concert - Home of Elizabeth and Michael Schoenfeld
  • (919) 560-2788

PROGRAM William Alwyn - String Trio Arthur Bliss - Piano Quartet Frank Bridge - Phantasy Quartet Benjamin Britten - Cello Sonata ARTISTS Nathan Leyland cello - Janet Orenstein violin Suzanne …

Project Orfeo

Novelist Richard Powers ("The Time of our Singing" and "The Echomaker") joins Duke faculty composer Scott Lindroth, the Horszowski Piano Trio, clarinetist Benjamin Fingland, …

Rissi Palmer

Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer experienced a lifetime of milestones when she released her self-titled debut album in 2007. As one of country music's most promising new stars, Rissi received …

SHED at the Shed

  • The Shed

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

Soul On Sundays

The soul music fans at Alley Twenty Six are setting off a weekly soul night. Local DJs will be rotating through to bring a variety of musical flavor, always soulful.

WKNC / PHK Present: Crying, w/ Museum Mouth

The Crying formula is simple: drench an entry-level Motown song in creamy distortion, completely flip the vocal dynamics without losing any of the juicy flavor, and squirt in a few too many twisted …

Author Thomas Mullen

The author will read from his new novel, Darktown. The award-winning author of The Last Town on Earth delivers a riveting and elegant 1948-set thriller set in Atlanta that explores murder, corrupt …

Film showing: "Sonic Sea"

"Some whales live to be 150 to 200 years old. When those whales were teenagers their world was quiet." Learn more about seismic blasting and what you can do to be a part of the …

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 …

Mixtape Monday (with martini specials)

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Mixtape Mondays are for music and martinis. Drop by anytime, any Monday and check out a wide variety of martini specials! Check the events calendar for this week's DJ: …

West African Mande Melody Class

  • Temple Conference Room
  • (919) 724-2340

Malian Masters will teach Mande Melodies. All melodic and percussive instruments welcome. Feel the Mande melody on your own instrument! This will be a fun class and jam!

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 …

North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO)

The most celebrated big band in the Carolina's performs in the intimate setting of the Sharp 9 Gallery

Tigerdog and Signals Midwest

Tigerdog - Droney riffs and self-loathing from Charlotte, NC. Signals Midwest - loud, smiley band from Cleveland, Ohio.

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!

Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Christophe Boltanski presents his novel, The Safehouse

  • Smith Warehouse - Bay 4 C105
  • (919) 660-3118

Christophe Boltanski is a French writer, a new, significant voice in the genre of the "true novel." His book, La Cache [The Safe House], is a remarkable first-person narrative, a …

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