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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Disney's The Little Mermaid

Broadway’s Under the Sea Spectacular! "One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage." - Time Magazine In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful …


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From Selma to Stonewall: Film Screening and Panel Discusson

  • Smith Warehouse Bay 4 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
  • (919) 481-0588

Directed by author and LGBTQ activist Marilyn Bennett, and executive produced by lifelong Civil Rights activist Gilbert Caldwell, From Selma to Stonewall is an exploration of the similarities, …


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JD Allen Trio & Dave Douglas

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company
  • (919) 660-3356

The trumpeter Dave Douglas didn’t always “get” Thelonious Monk. The melodies seemed too simple, less flashy than the licks one could learn from Coltrane. But eventually Douglas …


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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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MIMIC by Alyssa Miserendino

MIMIC is both an exhibition and book project of re-photographed original photographic prints with flash, and manipulated originals. All images are taken from the artist's family archive, spanning …


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Northgate Jams!

Jam sessions each week to play old time, bluegrass and country. No rules, however, so all musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Park in the parking deck closest to the movie theater or in …


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Steinfest: Present Day Interpretations

  • Claymakers Studio & Gallery
  • (919) 530-8355

Claymakers’ "5th Annual Steinfest" will showcase over 200 modern interpretations of the German stein, and feature 60 ceramic artists from across the US and Canada. Curated by Gillian …


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Tommy Castro & the Painkillers: Stompin’ Ground Record Release Tour

Blazing soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro's musical roots run deep. As he unleashes his high-energy music to fans all over the world, Castro is inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on …


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Author Event: Christina Baker Kline

A special event featuring #1 New York Times bestselling author, Christina Baker Kline. Christina will talk about her bestselling book, Orphan Train, copies of which will be available for purchase …


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FSP@PPG: The City and the Grid

Join a lunchtime discussion inspired by the exhibition, Reflections Within the Transitioning Grid: Merging Structure, Form and Design with Technology by Merrill Shatzman and libi rose, currently o…


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JB Jazz Club

  • JB Duke Hotel

Featuring  John Brown, director of Duke's Jazz Program and other members of the John Brown Band of Musicians.


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JD Allen Trio & Geri Allen

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company
  • (919) 660-3356

The pianist Geri Allen is one of the most celebrated jazz musicians of her generation. A Guggenheim Fellow and University of Pittsburgh Director of Jazz Studies, she has worked with a Who’s W…


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Legal Issues for Photographers workshop

This popular annual Law + ArtWorks workshop, part of Click Photography Festival, brings back lawyers Pam Chestek, Brandon Huffman and Mike Tadych to take your questions about legal issues affecting …


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Music In The Plaza: Thurs Local Live

  • CCB Plaza

Pour Taproom presents evening performances in CCB Plaza every Thursday featuring local artists and musicians. Pour Taproom Durham is a pay-by-the-ounce taproom where you can pour your own drink …


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Southern Fried Queer Pride

Featuring workshops, skill shares, and other events. The closeout music night at the end of the festival features a variety of styles of performance art (drag, live music, spoken word, …


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The Sol Kitchen Presents: DALEY - The Spectrum Tour

Daley is a singer, songwriter and recording artist hailing from Manchester, UK.  A British boy who grew up to the sounds of Prince, Chaka Khan, D'Angelo, Radiohead and Oasis - Daley first b…


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Urban historian David Goodwin - Regulator Bookshop Talk & Signing

The Regulator welcomes David Goodwin, author of "Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street," for a reading and booksigning. "Left Bank of the H…


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Wings of Freedom Tour

Tour, or even fly in, four World War II-era bomber and fighter planes. The N.C. Department of Transportation's Division of Aviation and the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority are proud to …


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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented young California cellist Natalie Haas may not seem an obvious o…


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Ancient & Modern: Vespers Ensemble Fall Concert

For the Fall Concert, Duke Chapel Vespers Ensemble is led by their new director, Dr. Philip Cave, in a program entitled "Ancient & Modern." The concert features two settings of the …


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Boos and Brews Movie Night

  • Durty Bull Brewing Company

It's a horror movie party! Support your local directors as they put on the scariest films in the Triangle. They're turning the brewhouse into a movie theater for this frightful festival, but that's …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers

America's Hottest Accordion" winner, Dwayne Dopsie plays a unique, high energy style of zydeco. Dwayne hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world. Although inspired by …


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