Live music, festivals, plays, receptions and openings in the Durham area.
The adult writing workshop Honoring Your Stories is 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 to Nov. 11 at Bragtown Library, 3200 Dearborn Drive, Durham. Free. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2dd6w3T. 919-560-0268
The Duke Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Baldwin Auditorium. Free. The Duke Wind Symphony performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Duke University East Campus, Durham. Free. For more information and other upcoming performances, go to music.duke.edu.
The photographic exhibit “Walden Pond in Four Seasons: Selections from Transcendental Concord” by Lisa McCarty opens Thursday, Oct. 6, at BCAC Upfront Gallery, 401-B Foster St., Durham. An artist’s talk is 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19; RSVP email@example.com. A reception is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The exhibit runs through Nov. 26. bullcityarts.org
Writing sessions for teens
Local author Stuart Albright helps teens improve their writing skills at National Novel Writing Month sessions from 5-7 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 6 to Nov. 17 at East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane, Durham. Free. Pizza will be provided. For more information, email Teen Librarian Archie Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 919-560-0213 or go to bit.ly/2djkErW.
The Latin American Film Festival continues through Nov. 1 with screenings in Chapel Hill and Durham. All films are free and open to the public. The theme of this year’s festival is “Abya Yala Connections,” with a focus on films from Peru and Colombia. For a list of films, times, dates and locations, go to bit.ly/2bjtRR4.
Upcoming performances in the Duke Performances series:
Oct. 6-7: Saul Williams, Mivos Quartet. Oct. 8: Zakir Hussain, Tabla and Niladri Kumar. Oct. 14: Blonde Redhead. Oct. 15: Belcea Quartet. Oct. 20: Ian Bostridge and Thomas Ades. Oct. 22: South Dakota Chorale. Oct. 28-29: Trisha Brown Dance Co.
Durham County Library has launched an online exhibit, “The Creation of Liberation and Love: A History of LGBTQ+ Durham,” which covers the 1960s to the present. To view the exhibit, go to bit.ly/2cR5r1S. A companion exhibit, “Finding Each Other in History: Stories from LGVTQ+ Durham,” is on display through Jan. 15 at the Museum of Durham History.
World Beer Festival
The World Beer Festival Durham is noon to 4 p.m. and 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 Trinity Park Home Tour: A Place for Everyone is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Sunday, Oct. 16. Homes of all sizes and styles throughout Trinity Park will be open. A street festival also will be held on Watts Street between Trinity and Minerva avenues. Food trucks, artists and other vendors will be featured. Tour tickets are $20 and are available at Morgan Imports, The Regulator and Classic Treasures or online at trinitypark.org/home-tour-2016.
Music on the Plaza
The fall Music on the Plaza series concludes with the third annual Halloween Spooktacular performance by The Durham Symphony Orchestra and Paperhand Puppet Intervention at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, on The Plaza at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. The event also will feature a costume contest, local food trucks and drink vendors, children’s activities and more; coolers not allowed. northgatemall.com
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. 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. Nov. 21: Steve Vai. 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. 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.
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. Through Nov. 5: “Cuba Now” by Elizabeth Matheson and “Finding the Curve” by Marc Banka. 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 Nov. 18: “Harvest” and “Illicit Detail.” Reception 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21. 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
Through This Lens
303 E. Chapel Hill St. Through Oct. 15: “Photo-Manipulation: The First 100 Years” by Jerry Uelsmann. 919-687-0250, throughthislens.com.
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.” Jan. 27: The Second City: “We;re all in this Room Together.” Feb. 17: Marc Maron Too Real Tour. 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St. 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: “An American in Paris.” Jan. 21: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live.” Jan. 31 to Feb. 5: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Feb. 17: Jay Leno. Feb. 21-26: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” March 14-19: “The Bodyguard.” April 4-9: “Something Rotten.” April 21: Steve Martin and Martin Short. May 5-7: “Mamma Mia.” May 12-14: “Chicago.” May 23-28: “Finding Neverland.” June 6-11: “The King and I.” dpacnc.org
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