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Back to the 80s

Time to lace up your chuck taylors, grab your rubik’s cube, and hop in the delorean to travel back to 1989! The Promethean Players of NCSSM’s production of Neil Gooding’s Back to …


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Barnatan, McGill, Weilerstein Trio

Each player in this dream ensemble is a star in their own right: Cellist Alisa Weilerstein is a MacArthur Fellow, praised as “a passionate player of intense musicality” (The New York …


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Beginning Glass Bead Making

Are you fascinated with handmade glass beads? Have you ever wondered just how they are made? This 5-hour Workshop will introduce you to the exciting world of Lampworking. Students will use Effetre …


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Butter Making for Kids

Step back in time and explore what life was like for a kid over 100 years ago. In this adventure, learn how butter was made then and now, while making and tasting your own butter creation! Adults …


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Chainmaille Jewelry – Helmsweave Necklace

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 …


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Connie McCoy & Mo’Jazz (Jazz, Pop, R&B)

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Mo' Jazz is a band with a cause...because music heals the soul. Offering a blend of Jazz, Pop, R&B and Gospel, Mo' Jazz is becoming one of the Triangle's hottest performing bands. They have …


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Dance Workshop Fundraiser

  • ADF Dance Studios

Learn some sassy dance moves as you learn the choreography to Beyonce's' song "Love on Top". This is a beginners class so everyone can enjoy and feel comfortable. Proceeds benefit Make A …


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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, …


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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Drinking Coffee is Natural!: Bach's Coffee Cantata

The cantatas were explicitly designed to be theologically rich, educational, and inspirational for one purpose - to glorify God and refresh the human soul. In the same way, this series provides a …


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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 …


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Encaustic Painting & Collage

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 …


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Hoof'n'Horn presents: Violet

  • Sheafer Lab Theater
  • (919) 684-4444

Violet follows the story of a young woman who embarks on a journey across the American South in 1964 to ask a televangelist in Tulsa, OK to heal her facial scar. During her travels, Violet befriends …


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Jambalaya Soul Slam

Featuring Wally B, of Tampa, …


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Jon Shain & FJ Ventre

  • Five Oaks Club House
  • (919) 451-0864

Forty Acres is very happy to welcome to the Five Oaks stage a collaboration of two very talented artists, Jon Shain and FJ Ventre. Jon is a veteran singer-songwriter who has been turning heads f…


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Kiz Fever VII: Red & Black Affair

Dress to impress in Red & Black for an evening of music and dancing with Dj EFx on the 1s and 2s playing the best of Kizomba, Zouk, Kompa, Tarraxinha, Semba, Afro House, Salsa Romantica, …


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Music Lab

A local music discovery program for kids that offers interactive live music, sing-alongs, hands-on instrument play, and a chance for parents to meet others in the community! Great for kids as young …


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Muuy Biien

Punk band, combining darkwave, post-punk and minimalist influences with speed and intensity. With Essex Muro, Drug Yacht.


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Shame for Sydney

Your ultimate party band!


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Stop The World Soul Funk Disco Hip Hop Dance Party

DJ Ryah and Danny Akalepse present 'Stop The World', a bi-monthly party of great records, great vibes, dancing, and more dancing. Must be 21+.


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Virginia Woolf’s Orlando

In Sarah Ruhl's dreamy adaptation of Virginia Woolf's classic time/gender-bending novel, an Elizabethan man becomes a favorite of the Queen, and wakes up one day to find he has become a woman. …


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Back to the 80s!

Time to lace up your chuck taylors, grab your rubik’s cube, and hop in the delorean to travel back to 1989! The Promethean Players of NCSSM’s production of Neil Gooding’s Back to …


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Film Screening - The Ultraman Double Feature

  • Carolina Theatre
  • (919) 560-3030

Although many, many live-action Ultraman films are released in Japan, very few make it stateside. Both Ultraman X the Movie and Ultraman Ginga S will be released, and shown at the Carolina Theatre i…


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Food Truck Rodeo

This is the original food truck rodeo of the Triangle-an event that helped start the food truck craze. The event is free to attend. You simply pay for what you decide to eat from the trucks' …


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Durham, NC 27701 USA
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