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“Carolina in Color” Presentation

  • Stanford L. Warren Branch Library
  • (919) 560-0270

In this interactive lecture Bro. Shem El will explore the legacy of ancient Tri-Racial Isolate groups in the Carolinas presenting a part of North Carolina history that has seldom been told. It will …

An Evening of Entertainment

500 DPS Choral Students, from all grade levels, perform at the DPAC.

Angela Bingham Quartet

Vocalist, Angela Bingham performs with her quartet

Beginning Glass Bead Making

This 5-hour workshop will introduce you to the exciting world of Lampworking. Students will use Effetre (soft glass) rods and learn how to make basic beads and designs. You will learn about safety, …

Belén Maya Open Flamenco master class

  • The Ark, Duke East Campus
  • (919) 684-6054

Flamenco artist Belén Maya will teach an open master class. https://dukedance.wufoo.com/forms/flamenco-masterclass-with-belan-maya-2616/

Calvin Edwards

Born in Kings Mountain N.C., Calvin is also a well-know international artist who has performed in Okinawa, Tokyo, and China as well as performing for the G8 Summit for President Clinton in O…

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 …

Hillside High School Theatre Presents: GIFTed

A play in celebration of Black history month. This play was written by the students, including original music.

HIP Music Festival - Durham

  • Various Locations
  • (919) 560-2733

The third North Carolina HIP Historically Informed Performance) Music Festival will be performed on Renaissance, Baroque and Classical era period instruments with historical performance practices. …

Jennifer Curtis, violin & Clara Yang, piano

Program includes works by Ravel, Janacek, Enescu, and others Praised by New York Arts for her "effortless and smooth" technique and her "devastatingly limpid and pliable" …

Musical Masterpieces - STEMville Saturdays of Science

Learn about the science of music and listen to musical works featuring interactive activities and experiments. About the Discovery Nook The Durham County Library partnership with Northgate …

Nancy Cohen: Hackensack Dreaming

  • Power Plant Gallery
  • (919) 660-3622

Exploring Nancy Cohen’s large-scale installation Hackensack Dreaming is to enter a world constructed by the human hand through manipulation of raw materials, a parallel not unlike the reality …

New School No School

  • The Shed

Weekly, live music.

Quilt Exhibit - "Take Note"

Works by African American Quilt Circle. The Arts & Health Galleries are in the hospital concourse between Duke Hospital and Duke Medicine Pavilion.

Raund Haus w/ Oak City Slums

Experimental Beat Night at The Shed in the Golden Belt Arts complex.

Samedi Gras - Durham Mardi Gras Kickoff

It’s Mardi Gras time again! Get out your beads and masks, and welcome to the biggest, baddest Mardi Gras this side of New Orleans. Durham Mardi Gras will be kicking off Mardi Gras weekend with …

Shirlette Ammons

North Carolina-based singer and poet shirlette ammons has a new album coming out in early 2016 called Language Barrier. "I wanted to write an album that explores the ways we love across imposed …

Tellico - "Appalachiacana From Asheville"

  • Five Oaks Clubhouse
  • (919) 451-0864

Tellico at Forty Acres Music at Five Oaks Clubhouse

The Drowsy Chaperone

  • NC School of Science and Math ETC Auditorium
  • (919) 416-2845

When a lonely theater devotee puts on his favorite record-a fictitious 1928 musical titled The Drowsy Chaperone-the show comes to life inside his apartment! Guided by the Man-in-the-Chair (Colin …

The Terry Wiley Band

Blues, funk, rock, R&B, Motown and more soul than you can handle! Featuring the best musicians, a song list filled with crowd favorites, and the fabulous voice of legendary North Carolina soul …

Two Day Watercolor Mastery for Beginners & Advanced Students: The Lighthouse

Have you always thought it would be wonderful to be a painter, but have had little success? This is the opportunity to make it happen, with an active, hands-on, clear instructor who will demonstrate …

Venus In Fur

  • Common Ground Theatre
  • (919) 384-7817

Auditions are over for the day and Thomas still hasn't found the perfect actress for his new play, an adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's classic erotic novel, "Venus in Furs." E…

1st Sunday Triangle Blues Society Blues Jam

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

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