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21c Brings Art and Rooms to Durham

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Author Philip Warburg

The author of "Harness the Sun: America's Quest for a Solar-Powered Future."

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 …

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. …

Mack Avenue Super Band featuring Gary Burton, Tia Fuller, Sean Jones & the Christian McBride Trio

The MACK AVENUE SUPERBAND has become synonymous with stellar line-ups consisting of established and up and coming jazz artists with pronounced identities and original grooves. This year’s g…

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry - Big Porch House Concert

  • You'll receive directions when you reserve a seat
  • (919) 286-7963

Newberry and Compton are both veteran musicians with decorated resumes, and they released their debut duet recording in 2012, featuring brother-duet style country music that thrived in the 1930s and …

Monday Night Acoustic Jazz

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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 …

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.

Hip-Hop & The Revolution: A Conversation on Hip-Hop & Global Activism

Ghanaian-born, Brooklyn-based rapper Blitz the Ambassador will speak with Angel Dozier, director of talent booking at Durham's Beyù Caffè, about hip-hop in communities across the …

Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

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 …

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 …

Red Hot Mardi Gras Party

With Boom Unit Brass Band and Ellis Dyson & The ShambleThe Terry Wiley Band.

Reflections on Charleston: A Conversation on Faith and Race

Mother Emanuel AME, a southern church rich in African-American history, became the scene of an unthinkable act -- when a gunman fueled by hatred took the lives of nine worshippers at a Bible study, …

Topics in Jazz w/Dr. Stephen Anderson: Swing Era

Dr. Stephen Anderson (UNC-CH) gives a presentation at the Sharp 9 Gallery on the Swing Era. Using powerpoint, live demonstrations and musical examples.

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

An Evening with Graham Nash

Legendary singer-songwriter GRAHAM NASH is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame …

Anne McCue Band

Bluesy songstress and multi-instrumentalist.

Author and Sports Analyst Jay Williams

The Regulator welcomes former Duke basketball great and current ESPN analyst Jay Williams for remarks and and a signing of his new book, Life is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention. As a …

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 …

Discussion: “21C and Durham Under Development”

Talk with Gerry Link and Jeff Bell of 21C. "Durham under Development" asked artists what they see, hear, sense, and feel about Development in Durham. We asked for their artistic …

Kobie Watkins Jazz Jam Playhouse

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Beyú Jazz Jam Playhouse will begin with Youth Jazz Jammers, ages 8-18, who will play 7pm to 8pm. Youth are encouraged to bring a song they would like to play or their own ensemble piece. A…

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 …

The Herded Cats

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

Kick up your mid-week blues.

Author Karen Branan

Karen Branan will be reading from her new book, "The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia.

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