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An Evening with Pete Yorn: You & Me

It's hard to think of anything more starkly reliable than the ticking of a clock, but time is an untrustworthy thing. It feels like ages since we've had a proper Pete Yorn LP to dissect, though it's …


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An Evening with Sarah McLachlan

Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform at DPAC. Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in entertainment with over 40 …


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Andrew W.K.

All the bluntness, passion and classicism of rock 'n' roll, boiled down and purified to its base elements. Power. Movement. Melody. Emotion. Noise. A sound simultaneously life-affirming, …


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Bambara w/ Wailin' Storms, Night Battles

Bambara is a Brooklyn-via-Georgia based noise/punk band with a dark, Western slant. From the scorched blood red plains of Corpus Christi, Texas to the soaked heart of the eastern shore swamp, …


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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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Guided Art Tour of Duke Medicine Pavilion

Every 4th Wednesday.


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Moviediva Film Series - George Cukor's Born Yesterday

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


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Squirrel Nut Zippers

The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990's, as a musician's escape from the cookie cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo …


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Will Oldham (a.k.a. Bonnie "Prince" Billy) 'Lecture One: Making Songs'

Will Oldham is not only a writer of great songs; he is a student of them. “When I heard the other kids around the campfire singing ‘Casey Jones,’ ‘Cortez the Killer,’ …


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Artist's Talk: "Louisiana Trail Riders"

Since 2014, Jeremiah Ariaz has been photographing southwest Louisiana African American trail riding clubs; he will also sign copies of his new book based on the Louisiana trail riders project. …


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Duke University Wind Symphony

PROGRAM: Steven Bryant: In this Broad Earth, Percy Grainger: Molly on the Shore, Alexandra Gardner: Perseids, Joseph Schwanter: ...and the mountains rising nowhere, and more. The Duke University W…


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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 "Variety"

  • Shadowbox
  • (919) 964-3940

Movie Loft drifts into Fall at Shadowbox Studio with a screening of Bette Gordon's 'Variety'. Out of 1983, the story (from a script by Kathy Acker) follows Christine (Sandy McLeod) as she sells …


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Quilting 101

Quilting 101 Are you looking for a new hobby? Join this two-part workshop and discover this cultural tradition for yourself. You will learn how to make a beautiful mini-quilt that will be sure to …


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Sinister Wisdom Release Party

An evening of celebration of the release of the new issue, Sinister Wisdom 109: Hot Spots. SINISTER WISDOM is a quarterly multicultural lesbian literary & art journal. Contributors to the j…


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Welcome to Night Vale w/ Musical Guest: Mal Blum

Visit the surreal desert town of Night Vale. This is a unique live performance set in the world of the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, one of the most popular podcasts in the world. A stand-alone …


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Will Oldham (a.k.a. Bonnie "Prince" Billy) 'Lecture Two: Recording & Performing Songs'

For twenty-five years, Will Oldham has written rangy rock tunes, hushed folk confessionals, charming country waltzes, and stormy piano ballads, making use of specific guises to suit each tune. …


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2nd Annual VrroomVIP JazzFEST

VrroomVIP JazzFEST, bringing the best Jazz from across the country to Durham, NC in a small intimate setting. In addition, experience unannounced surprises that will make each evening truly …


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Brian Regan

Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and …


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Concert: Will Oldham (a.k.a. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy)

Will Oldham is one of modern music’s most focused and astute singers. The crevices and knots, peaks and valleys of his voice are deeply suggestive, giving listeners clues that the words …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Diggin in the Crates

Welcome to Diggin in the Crates. The Underground Collective introduces their first high-energy monthly party bringing you the best in popular R&B and Hip Hop, from the 80s and 90s until today. …


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