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Pilobolus

Festival favorite Pilobolus returns! On the Nature of Things explores the birth of desire and its intertwined connection to shame and revenge. Rushes was the first of Pilobolus’s International …


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ADF Musician's Concert

Each summer the virtuosic musicians of the ADF school take center stage for an evening featuring an immense range of musical styles that will get you moving. Come experience the extraordinary talent …


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Sean Dorsey Dance

The Missing Generation is a dance-theater work that gives voice to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. This powerful show is a love letter to a forgotten generation of …


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Paul Taylor Dance Company

One of the world’s most highly respected and sought-after ensembles, the Paul Taylor Dance Company will present two different programs of classic and new works. On Friday evening, the company …


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Heidi Latsky Dance

ADF, in association with Duke Homestead, presents Heidi Latsky Dance’s On Display, a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion installation and commentary on the body as spectacle and society’s …


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Yossi Berg & Oded Graf Dance Theatre

Co-presented by ADF and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Come Jump With Me is a daring, provocative, and witty work that examines the relevancy and significance of creating art in the …


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dendy/donovan projects

The ADF-commissioned Elvis Everywhere is dendy/donovan projects’ latest work. “America is Elvis Presley–the most beautiful, talented, rebellious nation in the history of Earth. And …


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Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre

Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young, Betroffenheit evokes the state of shock and bewilderment that is all encompassing in the wake of a disaster. Touching on themes of loss, trauma, a…


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ADF Faculty Conceret

Each year, ADF’s internationally renowned faculty share their explosive talent, skill, and creativity with over 400 students. The faculty will present a concert of their own choreography, …


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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

  • The Ark at Duke University
  • (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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ADF Footprints

Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of three ADF-commissioned world premieres and two reconstructions by groundbreaking artists, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy …


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Special Events

Craft Saturday: Presidential Paper Hats

Visit Stagville for an Open House, and make your own 18th century tricorn paper hat, War of 1812 paper bicorn or paper army shako, or a paper Lincoln stove-pipe top hat. Learn about 4th of July …


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • 212 W Main St
  • (919) 371-2653

Tobacco Road Tours takes you on a motorized, professionally guides tour to where Durham’s roots began & where the City has evolved today. North Carolina’s “Triangle”, …


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Moogfest Posters and Synth Art from the American Tobacco Collection

American Tobacco Campus presents its collection of Moogfest art posters from 2010-2016. The posters were created for SYTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog. Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. …


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DAC Summer Arts Mini Camp

Mini Camps are designed for students ages 5 to 13 years and offer flexible daily or weekly schedule and fill the time right after and right before the start of school for year-round and t…


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Durham Cinematheque - Movies in the Park

The show is "What's So Funny? Peace, Love, and Understanding?" This show patriotically combines social consciousness with laughs. Coverage of a peaceful anti-war demonstration at the …


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Food Truck Flicks

Mondays are easy breezy at the J all summer long with a family-friendly movie & food truck! Call the Welcome Center (919-354-4936) for the list of movie titles. The food truck will be on site …


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Session at the Shed w/ Ernest Turner

  • The Shed
  • (732) 570-2935

Weekly concert and jam session featuring the Ernest Turner Trio. Drop in and hear some of the best music in town - every Monday.


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Ukulele Learning Jam & Advancing Players Jam

Beginners are welcome, especially during the first 30 minutes when basic chords and strums are taught and then incorporated into familiar tunes. After that, it gets faster and the music gets a l…


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Music in the Gardens: Birds of Chicago

You’ve been warned: Birds of Chicago have been known to inspire romantic jealousy. Nearly two decades ago, JT Nero and Allison Russell began building parallel relationships — as musical …


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