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Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris Dance Group brings their 1981 masterwork Gloria to the DPAC stage. With music by Antonio Vivaldi, performed live by the Durham Symphony, the North Carolina Master Chorale, and members of …


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Jennifer Nugent/Paul Matteson and Kimberly Bartosik/daela

  • Carr Studio at Durham School of the Arts
  • (919) 684-6402

Kimberly Bartosik/daela presents Ecsteriority4 (Part 2), a 32-minute dance constructed within a landscape of power and desire, where irrational impulses create a feeling of urgency and the …


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Airpark (formerly of The Apache Relay)

Airpark makes deconstructed pop music. Inspired by minimalism, melody and groove-heavy percussion, bandmates Michael Ford, Jr. and Ben Ford launched the group in 2016, one year after their previous …


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English Country Dance

  • Freedman Center
  • (919) 683-9672

Beginners welcome; all dances taught; no partner necessary. Live music on 2nd & 4th Thursdays. Gender-free calling. Bring non-street shoes or dance in socks.


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Irish Learning Jam

Jigs, reels, hornpipes and slip jigs. Whatever your fancy, they probably play it. This Learning Jam is designed to build a common repertoire of tunes you'll hear in local Irish sessions; phrase by …


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Kaycie Satterfield - Live at the Bullpen

Kaycie Satterfield is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and arranger. Her sound likens to classic Tin Pan Alley era songwriting with a tinge of jazz. She considers the music of artists such as Carole …


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Live Music with Mark Little

Triangle-based composer and performer Mark Little offers another free night of original music at The Carrack. Dancing encouraged! BYOB


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"Time Flies" Play

  • Trinity Ave Presbyterian Church
  • (919) 286-5717

A  fast, furious & funny show of 10-minute plays produced & performed by DRT'S Teen Theatre Intensive 2017.


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Amigo - Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.


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Art Exhibit - Priceless:Celebrating the Worth & Existence of Black Men & Boys

A "one night only" solo exhibition featuring original creations highlighting and celebrating the "priceless" lives of Black men and boys from the heARTistic point of view of …


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Caique Vidal & Batuque - Durham Central Park Concert Series

Caique Vidal & Batuque is a unique band that brings infectious energy and riveting dance grooves to the stage. “Batuque” (pronounced ba-TOO-kee) means to drum. The band delivers an …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Exhibit Opening - A Cat-like Whimsy

Rio Aubry Taylor is a multidisciplinary cartoonist specializing in abstracted narrative and experimental comics. Xe* possesses an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies (CSS) and critics have …


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Opening Reception - Go Play

New Media Artists Dickie Cox and Mike Richison share the floor and walls of Durham-based art space SPECTRE Arts in their two-person, interactive multimedia exhibit Go Play: Mixed Reality, …


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Pat Wilder - Live at the Bullpen

San Francisco-based guitarist and songwriter Pat Wilder is internationally known for her peeling guitar licks and organic vocal style. Pat's earliest musical influences came from gospel greats, b…


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Reconstructing Existence Exhibition: Third Friday Performances

  • Sun Trust Gallery

A night of reverberating sounds and creative movement collaborations inspired by the artwork in the Durham Art Guild's current exhibition, Reconstructing Existence: I Create Therefore I …


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Revere La Noue Art Exhibit

  • 501 Realty
  • (203) 623-6403

Revere La Noue, an artist, filmmaker and entrepreneur based here in Durham, returns to his former studio – the current home of 501 Realty. La Noue will exhibit new work, “The Wisdom …


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Summer Celebration

Featuring Rhythmicity West African Percussion Ensemble; Afrit Temple music and dance group with Electric Shimmy Bellydance; Sparkle Body Arts doint face painting, henna and fairy hair; and artist …


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Third Friday

Gallery crawl with live music and other performances. Maps available at the Arts Council and at each participating location.


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Third Friday Gallery Opening Reception

Durham Arts Council Presents: “Threading Colors” by Nora Phillips and “Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days” by Chieko Murasugi. Exhibits are on display in the Semans and Allenton …


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Tre King Band (Blues, R&B vocals)

TreKing the Band was created by two individuals who are passionate about Music and Art , Rashad King and Ms. Tre'Jae Johnson. In 2011, the two decided they wanted to do something different and make …


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Y2K Dance Party 4.0

Y2K dance party 4.0 it's time to dance like the world is ending take the red pill and we'll show you how deep the rabbit hole goes It is back and ready to infect the dance floor with …


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