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A Public Poetry Reading and Panel Discussion of the Life and Memoir of Elizabeth Keckley

  • North Carolina Central University - James E. Shepard Library, Second floor
  • (919) 530-5440

Zelda Lockhart, alumni endowed chair for the Department of Language and Literature, will facilitate.


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Author John Kessel

The Regulator welcomes John Kessel, author of Pride and Prometheus, for a reading and signing. Mary Bennet falls for the enigmatic Victor Frankenstein and befriends his monstrous Creature in this …


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Beauty World @Five Points Plaza

  • Five Points Plaza

Come out after work to simmer down and warm up the night with (the band) Beauty World @Five Points Plaza. "In Durham, there are two Beauty Worlds: There's the store on Avondale Drive, one of a…


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Bedlam: Hamlet by William Shakespeare Directed by Eric Tucker

  • von der Heyden Studio Theater at Duke Arts Center
  • (919) 660-3356

When New York actors Eric Tucker and Andrus Nichols chose the name “Bedlam” for their upstart theater company in 2012, they no doubt intended it to convey the energy and audacity of t…


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Creative Hand Lettering - Envelope Lettering Workshop

Learn how to use a variety of techniques to create your own hand lettering style. You will get an introduction to basic lettering supplies, 3 different lettering styles, working with a grid and …


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Haiku in the Gallery

Five haiku poets of the Carolina African American Writers' Collective read from the new book of haiku poetry they co-authored, One Window's Light (2017, Unicorn Press) and also read haiku poetry in …


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HIP Music Festival - Durham

  • Various Locations
  • (919) 560-2733

The "hippest" musicians on period instruments. HIP = Historically Informed Performance. Featuring concerts, lectures, master class, and HIPster reception in Durham, Raleigh and Chapel H…


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Latin Vibe on Thursday Nights

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

CoboBrothers Presents Latin Vibe at Beyu on Thursday Nights With Live Musicians! Start with a free dance lesson at 9pm and then dance the night away. Please note that there will be limited …


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Movie Loft presents "Night Tide"

Movie Loft clambers ashore in February with a screening of Curtis Harrington's 1961 thriller Night Tide. A sailor named Johnny (Dennis Hopper) falls for Mora (Linda Lawson), who performs as a m…


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Othello, By William Shakespeare

  • Durham School of the Arts
  • (919) 699-5597

William Shakespeare’s work has been brought to life once again by director Leo Egger who lends his own unique vision to the classical masterpiece, Othello, from page to stage. The show is …


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Play - "Bad Jews"

Bad Jews tells the story of three millennial, Jewish cousins who converge in a NYC apartment after the funeral of their "Poppy." Poppy, a survivor of the Holocaust, moved to the United …


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Play - "The Moors"

A family quarrels. A governess arrives. A servant schemes. A hen falls from the sky. A hound hunts his prey. Watch a tale of desire and intrigue, as spinster sisters author their release from the …


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Storytelling in the Gallery: Courtside

Enjoy a storytelling hour with poet Jaki Shelton Green, public radio journalist John Biewen and writer Daniel Wallace, inspired by images in Courtside: Photographs by Bill Bamberger, within The …


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STRAWS: A Screening and Panel Discussion

More than 500,000,000 straws are used once and tossed every day in this country. Ocean Conservancy ranks plastic straws as the number five most popular found item on beaches and the vast majority of …


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The Science of Wine

Enjoy an elegant evening of fine wine and examine the science behind your favorite vintages and varieties. The Museum has invited local wine sellers, cheese makers and chocolatiers to create this …


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Wailin Storms / Vincas / Night Battles

Wailin Storms - Originally formed in the unrelenting heat of Corpus Christi, Texas, WAILIN STORMS migrated east and ended up in Durham, North Carolina. Their sound is justly a mix of doom-punk and …


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Bedlam: Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw Directed by Eric Tucker

  • von der Heyden Studio Theater at Duke Arts Center
  • (919) 660-3356

When New York actors Eric Tucker and Andrus Nichols chose the name “Bedlam” for their upstart theater company in 2012, they no doubt intended it to convey the energy and audacity of t…


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Dance Performance - ALKHAWF!

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company

Join OM grown dancers and their season 2 debut. In Alkhawf (meaning fear in Arabic), dancers will acknowledge their fears and in doing so pull the audience into their psyche, using physical …


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Diggin in the Crates

Welcome to Diggin in the Crates. The Underground Collective introduces their first high-energy monthly party bringing you the best in popular R&B and Hip Hop, from the 80s and 90s until today. …


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Fresh Docs: Cumberland Folklife

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Cumberland Folklife. Deep in the hills of Tennessee, a pair of elderly sisters …


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Introduction to Woodturning

This course will introduce the student to the three basic cuts in woodturning and focus on tool techniques to develop safe turning practices/skills while using the three basic woodturning …


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