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AMI Student Film Festival

Curated festival of works produced in Spring 2018 AMI Courses at Duke University. Student films to be screened: 1. Xuenan Cao ‘19, Parker 2. Gabriel Guedes ‘19, In Memory Myself 3. …


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Beginners' Line Dance Classes

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • (252) 767-2780

Beginners Urban Soul Line Dance Classes are provided by M. E. Henderson, Inc.. This low-impact form of exercise is free. Bring your water and towel for this one hour class!


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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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Flash Chorus Sings "Witchy Woman" by the Eagles and "Walking With a Ghost" by Tegan & Sara

Conductor Seamus Kenney and a live band help you learn and sing a pair of pop, indie, and retro songs! They also have a videographer on hand to record the final performance of each song so you can …


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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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Mirah

Independent pop music defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings.  With Nana Grizol.


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Free Screening of "Resilience"

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that …


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North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra

The North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO) continues its fantastic monthly residency at the Sharp Nine. Don't miss the opportunity to hear this great big band in an intimate setting! BYOB


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Torche

Stoner rock/metal band.


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Warring with Democracy: Black Activism & The Challenge of History

  • Smith Warehouse Bay 4 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

Christopher M. Tinson, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History and Director of the African American Studies Program at St. Louis University, will discuss his research and teaching. His …


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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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Cat's Cradle Presents: Amy Ray and Her Band

Cat's Cradle Presents: Amy Ray and Her Band


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FREE Private Screening of "I Am Not A Witch"

  • American Underground Class @ ATC (Strickland Building)
  • (919) 824-6251

A private screening of the film "I Am Not A Witch" written and directed by Zambia born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni. This event is FREE, with food and wine provided. Synopsis When …


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FTMF's Florence Relief Benefit Concert

8pm Maj Deeka (Raleigh, NC) feat. six-string master, Andy Blair from Wilm! 9pm The Beast (Durham, NC) 10pm Durty Dub (Durham, NC)


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Let's Be Dope Together: A Fundraiser for Chass Grissom

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

A night of drinks, food, community, and music in support of perfectionist barista and mixologist, Chass Grissom. Lynn Grissett will be playing music, along with some other special guests. Snacks …


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Movie Night: Beetlejuice

Halloween is coming to Unscripted in the form of an 80's takeover, starting with a screening of the Tim Burton classic Beetlejuice. Join your friends in The Studio to kick off one of the most p…


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Moviediva Film Series - Colin Higgins' Nine to Five

A film series dedicated to screening classic movies on Wednesday evenings at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.


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Refashion a Smock Top

Refashion an oversize button-up shirt into a stylish smock top in this 3 hour class. Unlock thrift shop potential, and learn to rearrange abandoned button-ups into something you'll love to wear! …


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Wu Wenesdays

  • La Movida NightClub
  • (704) 465-8435

Showcase showdown and afterparty. Prize of up to 24K artist package for performing artist with the loudest crowd response. Hosts: Meme Liles & Mr. Hard on the Mic. Special guest DJs Vega Don …


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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 "The Mask"

"PUT THE MASK ON, NOW!!" Movie Loft spooks into October at Shadowbox Studio with a screening of the 1961 Canadian psychotronic classic 'The Mask'. From director Julian Roffman, the film …


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Opal Blue (R&B/Soul/Pop)

Opal prides herself on being a conceptual artist - focusing on her unique delivery of singing/songwriting and providing her audience with corresponding, stimulating visuals through photography, …


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The Midnight Gladness Band & Three Torches

Midnight Gladness Band wobbles through golden country-rock simulacrums; cracking falsetto and casual structures suggest a Sunday spent in the basement with some friends, a case of domestics and a …


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Visionary Aponte | Aural Futures: Screen/Society

Public screening of The Model: Oshun and the Dream, Chapter 1 & 2, directed by Kahlil Joseph (2010), 7:57 minutes each; You and I and You, directed by Terence Nance (2015), 7:51 minutes; and …


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