Live music, festivals, plays, receptions and openings in the Durham area.
The annual Barbra and Andrew Rothschild Lecture presents conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive. A cash bar is 5:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. nasher.duke.edu, bit.ly/2eZHN1v
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Readers of all ages can show off their reading skills at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham. The free event is held in collaboration with the Triangle Readers Theatre Ensemble. Read from material provided or bring your own. The theme is “What America Means to Me.” For more information: 919-560-0268, durhamcountylibrary.org.
The Ciompi Quartet performs at 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.
Art Walk Holiday Market
The Durham Arts Council’s annual Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is Nov. 19-20 at various sites downtown. Hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission; rain or shine. Live music, food trucks and works from more than 200 artists will be featured. For more information, go to durhamartwalk.com.
309 W. Morgan St. 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. 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
2050 Chapel Hill Road, inside The Scrap Exchange. Through Nov. 12: “The Community Weed Wacker Hour” by Chance Murray. 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
1004 Morning Glory Ave. Through Nov. 4: “Musings of an Origin” by Lien Truong. spectrearts.org
Through This Lens
303 E. Chapel Hill St. Through Nov. 12: “Midnight Sun” by Lori Vrba. 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. 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. 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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