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Art Exhibit – "Portraying Power and Identity: A Global Perspective"

The slow-moving figures in Bill Viola's Surrender express the visual signs of grief: their faces contort in grimaces of pain and sorrow, breaking into tears before gradually lowering their faces to …


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Click! Photo Exhibit - Field Camera Work

  • Horse & Buggy Press
  • (919) 949-4847

Both artists in this exhibit utilize large format cameras and make prints by hand in a darkroom. Holden shares a culled retrospective of 10 years. Inspired primarily by walking the creeks and …


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Flynt Flossy And Turquoise Jeep

Turquoise Jeep Records is an independent record label founded by Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamcallit. It is best known for its YouTube videos including "Lemme Smang It" (by Yung Humma …


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Latin American Film Festival

  • Various venues

Founded in 1986, by Sharon Mujica, the Latin American Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of Latin America's film and audiovisual production. Its mission is to provide a space in North …


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Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir

Founded in 1932, the Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir is the oldest and largest children's concert choir in the Czech Republic. This award-winning ensemble has been a staple of Czech radio …


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Berndsen

Red-bearded viking and pop auteur David Berndsen mines the 1980's for inspiration in his retro-futurist analogue-feeling sound. Berndsen conjures influences from the likes of Michael Jackson to …


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Brett's Open Mic w/ the Usual Suspects

Wednesday night the right way at Beyu's Open Mic led by Brett Chambers.


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CloZee

Under the broad structure of electronic and bass music, and informed by sound the world over, Clozee finds her best fit in World Bass' corner. Her classical guitar roots allow her an informed, …


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Hi-Wire Brewing with Ann Arader

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

Bobby from Hi-Wire will be at Arcana from 8-11pm to talk about the brewery, and their new location at Goldenbelt. Live music with Ann Arader. Ann Arader is a solo jazz/blues guitarist/singer, who …


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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! Feat. Deathstalker II

After an incredible tour in 2017, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” announces the MST3K Live 30th Anniversary Tour featuring, for the first time in 25 years, original host and MST3K …


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Paint Your Pet at Durty Bull

Paint a Pet Portrait of your favorite, furry family member! Did we mention: it's at a brewery with AWESOME beer?? Register and Photo Submissions by October 10th.


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Building Bridges: Oddisee

Amir Mohamed el Khalifa, or the incisive rapper and elegant producer Oddisee, grew up in two worlds. The son of an African-American mother and a Sudanese father, he spent his weeks in affluent …


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Capturing The Flag – Full Frame Road Show Fall Series

In 2013, in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court invalidates the part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act requiring certain states to submit changes in voting laws to the Justice Department for …


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Film Screening - "Future Sounds of Mzansi"

Future Sounds of Mzansi is a documentary which aims to explore, express, and interrogate South Africa's cultural landscape, 20 years into its democracy. A chief vehicle of this exploration is …


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Hoof'n'Horn presents: The Addams Family

  • Rubenstein Arts Center
  • (919) 684-4444

Hoof 'n' Horn is excited to kick off its 82nd season with the hit musical comedy, The Addams Family! Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice have come together to bring the familiar faces of …


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In Conversation: Oddisee & Saleem Reshamwala

Acclaimed rapper and producer Oddisee sits down with Durham videographer Saleem Reshamwala (aka KidEthnic) for a free public conversation touching on Oddisee’s music, career, and how his …


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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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Oasis: Beer & Bellydance

Enjoy a short, laid-back show featuring belly dancers from around the Triangle. Beer Durham has 20 taps, wine by the glass, and bottles, cans, growlers, and wine to take home, for all your beverage …


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Opening Reception for "Portraying Power and Identity: A Global Perspective"

Enjoy a cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by opening remarks from Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites, and a special presentation by featured artist Anthony Goicolea.


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Trixie Mattel: Super Bowlcut

A bowl cut is a simple, plain, and short haircut where the hair is cut with a straight fringe on the front and the rest of the hair is the same length all the way around." EmBOWLdened by a …


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Yamantaka Sonic Titans

A Noh-Wave prog collective, a black-and-white (and sometimes red) theatre company, an operatic psych cult, and the speculative prophets of humanity's impending doom. Above it all, though, they're a…


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Art Exhibit - "Mysticale"

Sudie Rakusin is an artist and author who creates lush, surreal environments, rich in color, texture, and pattern, often using sculpted papier-mache and beadwork.


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Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference

2018 BUGS Conference Theme Tracks: Rooted - Asks us to dig deep and ground ourselves in the wisdom and knowledge of our ancestors, to create a space of honor and shared value for our ancestors a…


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Durham, NC 27701 USA
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