Live music, festivals, plays, receptions and openings in the Durham area.
Georges Rousse project
French artist Georges Rousse returns to Durham for a new art project Oct. 19-29 as part of the Click! Triangle Photography Festival. Ten years ago, Rousse’s Durham Project transformed four historic buildings downtown into trompe l'oeil works of art. This time, Rousse is planning a public art installation at The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard St. A viewing and reception is 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. To volunteer to assist with the installation, go to bit.ly/2dHLgVg. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dO0OU2.
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An artist’s talk is 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, for the photographic exhibit “Walden Pond in Four Seasons: Selections from Transcendental Concord” by Lisa McCarty at BCAC Upfront Gallery, 401-B Foster St., Durham. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. A reception is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The exhibit runs through Nov. 26. bullcityarts.org
The fall Music on the Plaza series concludes with the third annual outdoor Halloween Spooktacular performance by The Durham Symphony Orchestra and Paperhand Puppet Intervention from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, on the Plaza at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. 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. In case of rain, the event will move indoors to the mall’s Center Court. northgatemall.com
Durham Regional Theatre
Durham Regional Theatre opens it seventh season with a production of “Walk Two Moons” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the auditorium at E.K. Powe Elementary School, 913 Ninth St. Additional performances are 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors, children and students. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2dchXuz.
‘El Día de los Muertos’
The fifth annual Fall Art Festival “El Día de los Muertos,” the Day of the Dead, is 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Durham School of the Arts, 400 N. Duke St. Free admission. The event will feature exhibits of student art, live performances, a parade, costume contest, children’s activities, food vendors and more.
Common Ground Theatre
Common Ground Theatre presents “Third Date Improv: Fall in Love with Third Date” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the theater, 4815B Hillsborough Road, Durham. The Khahari bellydance duo performs before the production. Tickets: $14. For more information: bit.ly/2dPPh8y.
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.
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.
The Durham County Pottery Tour is Nov. 12-13 at 19 area venues. The studios are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. For more information, a list of potters and a studio map, go to durhamcountypotterytour.com.
Applications are being accepted for participants in the Durham Holiday Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Sponsors, food vendors and volunteers also are needed. Application forms are due by Friday, Nov. 18. For more information and to apply, go to bit.ly/2efT9PR.
309 W. Morgan St. 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.
Duke Department of Music
Various venues on campus. Oct. 23: Hsiao-Mei Ku, violin, and R. Larry Todd, piano. Oct. 27: Rare Music Concert with Gabriel Richard, violin. Oct. 30: Red Clay Saxophone Quartet. music.duke.edu
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St. 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 Nov. 26: “Walden Pond in Four Seasons: Selections from Transcendental Concord” by Lisa McCarty. 919-949-4847, bullcityarts.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
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. 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. 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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