Live music, festivals, plays, receptions and openings in the Durham area.
Author Colson Whitehead discusses his new novel, “The Underground Railroad, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster St., Durham. Cost: $10. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2d0ZfTB.
Political Cartoon Festival
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and Duke University host the Political Cartoon and Satire Festival Thursday, Sept. 22, to Saturday, Sept. 24, at various locations at Duke. Live demonstrations, workshops, art exhibits, panel discussions and more will be featured. Open to the public. For more information and a schedule of events, go to bit.ly/2clrcJd.
The Duke Performances series continues with a performance by the Dover Quartet at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, in Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Duke University East Campus, Durham. Also, the Billy Hart Quartet performs at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at 21C Museum Hotel in Durham. For more information, tickets and a schedule of upcoming shows, go to dukeperformances.duke.edu.
Emerging Artist Grants
Applications for the Durham Arts Council’s 2017 Emerging Artist Grants are due Friday, Sept. 23. Forms are available on the council’s website. Artists who have lived in Durham, Orange, Chatham, Person or Granville counties for at least one year are eligible to apply for the career development project grants. For more information: 919-560-2787, bit.ly/29IosVJ, durhamarts.org
‘Wizard of Odds’
Transactors Improv presents “The Wizard of Odds,” an improvized show about therapy, at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Road, Durham. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 student/senior. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2ccLwtI.
Concerts at Duke
The concert “Songs in the Night,” featuring Elizabeth Linnartz, soprano, and Deborah Hollis, piano, is 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Nelson Music Room of the East Duke Building, 1304 Campus Drive. Free.
“Project ‘Orfeo,’ ” a mixed-media concert with novelist Richard Powers and musicians, is 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, in Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Duke University East Campus, Durham. Cost: $10. For more information and other upcoming performances, go to music.duke.edu.
Nasher Family Day
Family Day is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham. Free admission. For more information: bit.ly/2cqbIis.
The Mallarme Chamber Players open their season with a “High Tea” concert, featuring music by contemporary British composers, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the home of Michael and Elizabeth Schoenfeld in Durham. For more information, tickets and a schedule of upcoming performances, go to mallarmemusic.org.
Trucks From the Market
At this “mini-rodeo,’ each truck will offer samples of a menu item from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. Tickets, which can be shared, are $50. Rain or shine. Part of the Meals from the Market event. For more information: bit.ly/2cyBmmB.
An opening reception for the Click! Pop-Up Exhibition “In an Instant” is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the gallery at The Frontier Building, 800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park. The exhibit runs through Oct. 27. clicktrianglephoto.org
A “Celebration of Music” concert is 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham. The chapel’s three choirs and a brass ensemble will perform a newly commissioned festival anthem and favorite hymns. For more information and a schedule of other concerts, go to bit.ly/2c8kV01.
Music on the Plaza
The fall Music on the Plaza series continues with a performance by the Beauty Operators Friday, Sept. 30, at The Plaza at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks and drink vendors will be on site; coolers not allowed. northgatemall.com
The 15th annual Phoenix Fest street music festival is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, on Fayetteville Street in Durham. The festival is a cultural celebration of the Hayti community. The event will feature a parade, live music, food vendors and more. For more information, go to phoenixfestdurham.com.
An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, for the exhibits “Cuba Now,” photographs by Elizabeth Matheson, and “Finding the Curve,” wooden bowls by Marc Banka, at Craven Allen Gallery, 1106 Broad St., Durham. Matheson, a native of Hillsborough, is a recipient of the North Carolina Award for Excellence in the Arts. Banka is a woodturner based in Durham. For more information: 919-286-4837, cravenallengallery.com.
A reception and book-signing for the exhibit “Photo-Manipulation: The First 100 Years” is 4:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Through This Lens, 303 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham. The exhibit, which runs through Saturday, Oct. 15, features selected works by photo-manipulation master Jerry Uelsmann. For more information: 919-687-0250, throughthislens.com.
World Beer Festival
World Beer Festival Durham is from noon to 4 p.m. and from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St. Tickets are $45 general admission, $85 VIP. The Seasonal Beer Showcase is 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the ballpark. Tickets are $35. bit.ly/2b1D6EY
The next Ciompi Quartet performance is 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Duke University East Campus, Durham. Olivier Cavé, piano, and Allan Ware, clarinet, will be featured. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2aOieUB.
309 W. Morgan St. Sept. 23: Squirrel Nut Zippers. Sept. 24: Enter the Realm Tour. Oct. 6: Julie Fowlis. Oct. 12: The Wood Brothers. Oct. 15: The Chick Corea Elektric Band. Oct. 21: The Mavericks. Oct. 25: Lisa Fischer. Oct. 29: Tower of Power. Nov. 4: The Tribute (Beatles). Nov. 6: Ellis Marsalis, Marcus Anderson: “Keeping the Vision Alive.” Nov. 10: Eric Johnson. Jan. 26: Pat Metheny. March 21: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields. March 23: Black Violin. 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St. Sept. 21: Amos Lee. Sept. 25: Il Divo. Oct. 6: Anthony Hamilton, Lalah Hathaway and Eric Benet. Oct. 7: Three Doors Down. Oct. 9: Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman. Nov. 4: Bob Dylan and His Band. Nov. 9: Vince Gill. Nov. 20: Straight No Chaser. Nov. 18: The Temptation and The Four Tops. Nov. 25: Joe Bonamassa. Nov. 27: Dream Theater. Dec. 6: The Piano Guys. Dec. 20: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Jan. 22: The Beach Boys. April 27: Alan Cumming. dpacnc.org.
BCAC Upfront Gallery
401-B Foster St. Through Sept. 30: “Bathroom Banter: National Cartoonists Take On HB2” and “How I Leaned to Draw: Cartoons from Five Decades” by V.C. Rogers. 919-949-4847, bullcityarts.org
2050 Chapel Hill Road, inside The Scrap Exchange. Through Oct. 15: “Dissection of Color” by Sara McCreary. 919-688-6960, scrapexchange.org
Craven Allen Gallery
1106 1/2 Broad St. Oct. 1-Nov. 5: “Cuba Now” by Elizabeth Matheson and “Finding the Curve” by Marc Banka. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. 919-286-4837, cravenallengallery.com
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Drive, Duke University. Through Jan. 8: “Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art.” 919-684-5135, nasher.duke.edu
109 E. Chapel Hill St. Through Sept. 25: “Sea Life” by Pleiades members. Sept. 28-Nov. 18: “Harvest.” 919-797-2706, pleiadesartdurham.com
Power Plant Gallery
320 Blackwell St., American Tobacco Campus. Through Oct. 8: Dwane Powell: “The Art of Politics: 40 Years of Political Cartoons and Then Some.” powerplantgallery.org
1004 Morning Glory Ave. Through Oct. 7: “Within-Without” by Jeff Bell. spectrearts.org
214 Hunt St. Saturdays: Art Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. bit.ly/1qGjzPl.
Theater, Film, Dance and Comedy
309 W. Morgan St. Oct. 7: Kathleen Madigan. Oct. 16: Henry Rollins. Oct. 26: Bianca Del Rio “Not Today Satan.” Oct. 27: “Criminal: A Podcast. Dec. 14: “Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.” Feb. 17: Marc Maron Too Real Tour. 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.
Common Ground Theatre
4815-B Hillsborough Road. Sept. 23: Transactors Improv presents “The Wizard of Odds.” 919-384-7817, cgtheatre.com
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St. Sept. 27: “Peppa Pig’s Big Splash.” Oct. 11-16: “Rent.” Oct. 18-19: “Love Jones - the Musical.” Oct. 20: Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Oct. 21: Trailer Park Boys. Oct. 25-30: “Fun Home.” Nov. 5: “Odd Squad Live.” Nov. 6: Bill Engvall. Nov. 11: Octonauts Live. Nov. 26: “Hip Hop Nutcracker.” Nov. 29-Dec. 4: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Dec. 30: “Cinderella.” Jan. 3-8, 2017: “An American in Paris.” Jan. 21, 2017: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live.” Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, 2017: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Feb. 17: Jay Leno. Feb. 21-26, 2017: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” March 14-19, 2017: “The Bodyguard.” April 4-9, 2017: “Something Rotten.” May 5-7: “Mamma Mia.” May 12-14: “Chicago.” May 23-28, 2017: “Finding Neverland.” June 6-11, 2017: “The King and I.” dpacnc.org
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