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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Dance - "Uncle Sam Wants YOU!"

  • Living Arts Collective

Inspired by the madness of current politics, Killian Manning's latest dance-theater piece, Uncle Sam Wants YOU!, promises an evening of barnstorming patriotism, spine-tingling treason, and plenty of …


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Jen Kirkman

Jen Kirkman is a national and internationally touring stand-up comedian. Her 2015 Netflix Original Comedy Special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” was named one of the Top 1…


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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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Love Never Dies

LOVE NEVER DIES- The Phantom Returns Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Glenn Slater Book :Andrew Lloyd Webber & Ben Elton Additional Lyrics: Charles Hart Orchestrations: David Cullen & …


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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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Works from the Loop: 2013-2017, Peter Hoffman

  • SPECTRE Arts
  • (919) 213-1441

Photographs and Illuminated Digital Collage Untitled: Loop reflects an experience as a pedestrian in the urban landscape through two different mediums – digital photographs and illuminated …


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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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Michael Jones Trio

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

FREE admission.


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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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Pharoahe Monch & Pitchblak Brass Band

In February 2016, a quarter century after his debut with the pivotal hip-hop duo Organized Konfusion, Queens emcee Pharoahe Monch took a chance and stepped onstage at New York’s Ecstatic Music …


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Abe Reid & the Spikedrivers

Sweaty, gritty blues and boogie - better than a buttered biscuit! FREE ADMISSION *As always, $1 of every draft pint sold goes to benefit the Music Maker Relief Foundation.


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Revolutionaries In the Dark

  • Reality Ministries Ballroom
  • (917) 545-0651

Enjoy a revolutionary evening of revelry in support of ShaLeigh Dance Works' 2017-18 Season. Experience performances, music, speakers, art, poetry, dancing, a silent auction and loads of kindred …


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The Monti: Stories of Medicine and Religion

Three iconic organizations of the Triangle - The Monti, the Museum of Life and Science, and the Carolina Theatre - have partnered together to bring you a unique and thrilling evening of storytelling …


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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Durham County Pottery Tour 2017

Durham County Pottery Tour is a fun filled weekend touring potteries and purchasing beautiful pieces to take home. A spectacular variety of styles of pottery from 21 professional potters and two …


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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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History Hike: American Indians on the Eno

American Indians were present at West Point on the Eno long before the first mills were built here. Explore the park while thinking about the area's first residents. This is a two-mile hike through …


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Inspired Literature and Music Tour of the Carolina's 2017

TV and Movie Icon, now author, Ernest Thomas will discuss his journey as an actor and entertainer. Other featured authors: Laval Belle, and Rhema. The Tour aims to provide inspirational …


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Russ Varnell & His Too Country Band

Russ Varnell plays both kinds of music - country AND western! Strap on your boots and your rhinestone suit and come out for some country music the way it was meant to be. If you drink enough beer …


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The Capitol Steps "Orange is the New Barack"

The Capitol Steps (www.capsteps.com), America's premiere political-musical-satire troupe, will offer its newest show, "Orange is the New Barack," a brand-new vaudeville-like comedy show …


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