Live music, festivals, plays, receptions and openings in the Durham area.
The program Sister Cities: Winter Holiday Song Traditions is 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Free. The global holiday celebration features an exploration of winter songs and traditions from Durham’s Sister Cities in China, Japan, Tanzania, Russia and the United Kingdom. 919-560-0268, durhamcountylibrary.org
/Hidden Voices presents “Stories for Social Change: Imagine a World Without Sexual and Domestic Violence” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Sheafer Lab Theater in the Bryan Center, 125 Science Drive, on Duke University’s West Campus. A reception and discussion will follow. Free.
‘What Was Film’
The exhibit “What Was Film,” by Durham filmmaker Tom Whiteside, opens Tuesday, Dec. 6, at The Carrack Modern Art, 947 E. Main St. The show is an installation of 16mm motion picture film displayed on windows and lightboxes and on handheld viewing devices. The exhibit runs through Saturday, Dec. 17. thecarrack.org
Holiday movies for children will be shown at 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays Dec. 7-21 at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. Free. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will screen Dec. 7. Other films are “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Dec. 14, and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Dec. 21. northgatemall.com.
‘Living Without Internet’
The Durham County Library presents a panel discussion on “Durham’s Digital Divide: Living Without Internet in the Bull City” from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St. Free. 919-560-0268, durhamcountylibrary.org
Bring the dogs to Santa Paws from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Durham Armory, 212 Foster St. Free admission. Pet photos with Santa, a holiday pet market, games and food vendors will be featured. The event also is a food and toy drive for the Animal Protection Society of Durham. bit.ly/2gmypKS
The Durham Holiday Parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, on West Main Street, starting at the intersection of Main and Dillard Street and ending near the intersection of Main and South Buchanan Boulevard. bit.ly/2efT9PR
The Trinity Park Art and Architecture Progressive Dinner is 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The event, which features private art collections at three historic homes, is a fundraiser for the Durham Arts Council. Tickets: $85; bit.ly/2g0Vh0Y. durhamarts.org
The annual Christmas Open House at West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro Road, Durham, is 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Free; for all ages. Music, historic holiday decorations, holiday crafts from yesteryear and refreshments will be featured. 919-560-4355, bit.ly/2fZDF2b
Senior Holiday Party
The City of Durham’s 45th annual Senior Holiday Party is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd. For adults ages 55 and older. Tickets: $15 resident, $20 nonresident. 919-560-4355, bit.ly/2g0TRDS
The Scrap Exchange celebrates its 25th anniversary with Scrapiversary from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. The event will feature a time capsule opening, guest speakers, exhibits, music, games, crafts, food, beer and wine. Free admission. bit.ly/2gmJpI7, scrapexchange.org
The North Carolina Jazz Ensemble and vocalist Denise Barnes present a “Holiday Joy” concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. Tickets: $15. For more information, call 919-682-9401 or 919-306-1480. hayti.org
Music and poetry
The program “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly,” featuring music and poetry for the season, is 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St., Durham. Open to the public. 919-682- 5511, firstpres-durham.org
▪ The annual Hayti Kwanzaa Celebration is 1-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. Live performances, music, history and culture workshops, arts and crafts and food vendors will be featured. Suggested donations of $1 for children and seniors and $3 for adults. hayti.org
▪ The annual Kwanzaa celebration is Friday, Dec. 30, at the Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St. bit.ly/2f4t2du
309 W. Morgan St. Dec. 6: Holiday Songs: Music Around the World. Dec. 17: A Celestial Christmas. Jan. 15: A Chest of Hidden Treasures. Jan. 24: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. 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. 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 Dec. 23: “Eight is Enough: A Mighty Fine Craft and Art Exhibit” by Horse and Buggy Press and friends. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. 919-949-4847, bullcityarts.org
Craven Allen Gallery
1106 1/2 Broad St. Through Jan. 28: “Life Size: Paintings and Drawings by Sue Sneddon.” 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. 30: “What It Is” by Lucia Marcus. Through Dec. 26: “Quiet Season” by Pleiades member artists. 919-797-2706, pleiadesartdurham.com
Through This Lens
303 E. Chapel Hill St. Through Jan. 14: “Finding Place” by Dawn Surratt and “Reverance” by JJ Raia. 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. Nov. 29: “A Christmas Carol.” Dec. 1: “Pete the Cat.” Dec. 10: “The Nutcracker.” Dec. 14: “Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.” Jan. 17: “The Queens: Live Across America.” 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. Through 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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