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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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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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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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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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Conversation with pianist Emanuel Ax

Seven GRAMMY Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, top honors at the inaugural Arthur Rubinstein Competition, the Echo Klassik Award, Yale's Sanford Medal for distinguished musicianship: Emanuel Ax has …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DDI Public Space Project - Kamara Thomas

Artist and musician Kamara Thomas and a company of local actors and artists will stage performances from soapboxes.The artist's words: "SOAPBOX" will be a staged performance featuring …


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Duke University Jazz and Djembe Ensembles with Carol Sloane, jazz vocalist

Jazz singer Carol Sloane has recorded numerous albums as leader, beginning with 1962's "Out of the Blue," released by Columbia Records. Sloane had many hit albums with Columbia before …


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Durham Arts Council October Third Friday Artist Reception

Planning your gallery tour for October Third Friday Durham? The Durham Arts Council has art that’s just your (shutter) speed! The public is invited to a free artist reception at the DAC on …


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Hawt Sauce: A Queer Dance Party!

Southern Fried Queer Pride is back to heat up the dancefloor. This event is 21+.


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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: Emanuel Ax & Anthony Kelley

  • Nelson Music Room
  • (919) 660-3356

Celebrated classical pianist and seven-time GRAMMY winner Emanuel Ax- Official Page discusses his remarkable life, career, and collaborations, including with frequent recital partner cellist Yo-Yo …


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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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Maynard Documentary Screening

  • NCCU School of Law
  • (919) 530-7400

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law will host the documentary screening of “Maynard,” a riveting documentary based on the life and legacy of Maynard Jackson, Jr., 1964 …


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NC Dance Festival

Experience the energy, artistry, and talent of professional dance artists from across NC during the 28th Season of the NC Dance Festival. Each year, the NC Dance Festival, produced by the Dance …


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NEAR & FAR Pop-up Exhibition at Golden Belt

Robyn Spence will be showcasing a collection of recent and past work at Third Friday, in Studio 104. Entitled NEAR & FAR, the collection is inspired by her experience of the familiar and exotic, …


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Scrappy Hour: Making Circus Punks for SmashFest

Smashfest will take place on November 23rd this year! They have added new kids activities to the event including a "Knock Em' Down" area with Circus Punks. In preparation for Smashfest, …


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Son Cubaney

  • Rodeó Space NightClub

Bailazo sonidero.


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Third Friday

Gallery crawl with live music and other performances. Maps available at the Visitor Info Center and at each participating location.


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TTNG: Animals 10th Anniversary Tour with Special Guests

TTNG / This Town Needs Guns are a British rock band from Oxford, formed in 2004. With The Kraken Quartet and Prince Daddy & The Hyena.


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Visionary Aponte | Gallery Talk with Renée Stout

Public reception and gallery talk with Visionary Aponte artist Renée Stout. Talk begins at 6pm. Light refreshments served. ----- INFO & EVENTS: aponte.dukefsp.org ----- This …


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West 94th St Pub Karaoke

Hosted by All King Entertainment.


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Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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