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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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Ciompi Quartet Presents 2018 Summer Chamber Music Series

Ciompi Quartet First Violinist Eric Pritchard, and the Quartet's retiring cellist, Fred Raimi, will come together to present "Kettő, Drei, Quatre" a program that increases in the number of …


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Documentary Screening: "Generation Wealth"

For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles,Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision …


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Haitian Orphan Choir

The choir will sing some of your favorite songs in English, Creole and Spanish. The concert will include worshipful music, dancing and audience interaction, offering something for every member of …


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Kevin Maines & The Volt

Raised in North Florida, where gospel and soul music lay as thick as the hot, humid air, Kevin Maines brings a youthful vibrancy to the classic southern R&B/Soul legacy. Kevin’s debut …


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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

FOUR-TIME GRAMMY® AWARD WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER Four-time Grammy® Award winner Lyle Lovett, returns to the DPAC stage with His Large Band. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle L…


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SmART Initiative Corcoran Garage Art Wrap Dedication & Ribbon Cutting!

Schedule of events: 3:30 pm - Gather at DPAC 3rd floor lobby for presentation/dedication 4:05 pm - Arts Parade from DPAC to Corcoran Garage Art Banners for Ribbon Cutting, Then arts parade …


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Carolina Lightnin'

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other g…


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MGL & The Rev

MGL & The Rev is a one-person electric soul band based in Chapel Hill, NC. While playing a combination by keys and analog synthesizers, Mark Gabriel Little (MGL) sings original songs of protest, …


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Movie Loft presents "The Hired Hand" + Nathan Bowles

Movie Loft ventures out west to Shadowbox Studio in August with a screening of Peter Fonda's directorial debut 'The Hired Hand'. From 1971, a languid, elegiac and gorgeous film that is a Western i…


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"Durham During the Great War" Opening Reception

Please join the opening reception of the newest exhibit “Durham During the Great War,” to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice of World War I. This event is free a…


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Art Exhibit - "Durham During the Great War"

The exhibit examines how social, economic, and political changes in Durham during the war left a lasting legacy of future movements toward equality. It shows how black and white soldiers of Durham …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DDI Public Space Project - Marcella Camara Amethyst, Psalms & Florida Water

Young, Gifted, & Broke will host "Amethyst, Psalms & Florida Water," a special three-day pop up art show and wellness center in Five Points Plaza. During the show community members …


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DDI Public Space Project - Wendy Spitzer and Douglas Vuncannon "Portraits in Common"

  • Five Points Alley

As Durham changes rapidly, can its long-time and recent denizens and visitors interact in a meaningful way to learn about each other? In a time when civil society seems more divided than ever, can a …


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Selwyn Birchwood

Selwyn Birchwood


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Squandered Bongos - Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.


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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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Third Friday Reception - TRUTH TO POWER 6

The public is invited to join Pleiades Gallery for our Third Friday Reception and Artists Talk for TRUTH TO POWER 6: Communicating Messages of Social Justice Through Visual Art - “Truth to …


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West 94th St Pub Karaoke

Hosted by All King Entertainment.


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A Kid's Life: The Daily Grind and Flour Power

  • West Point on the Eno
  • (919) 471-1623

We have used mills to grind grain into flour since biblical times. Learn the ins and outs of milling and sample bread baked with West Point's Flour. Adults must stay with their children, and are …


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Art Market at Vega Metals

Weekly Arts & Crafts Market in Durham Central Park, on Hunt Street between Foster and Rigsbee. Music, food trucks, and local artists showcasing unique, handcrafted treasures for home, garden, a…


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Durham Civil Rights History Walking Tour

Docents lead a 45 minute tour focusing on sites in downtown Durham that were important in the 1950s and '60s Civil Rights movement. WALKING TOURS AND THE WEATHER Walking tours may be c…


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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