Live music, festivals, plays, receptions and openings in the Durham area.
Durham Art Guild
An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, for the Durham Art Guild’s Members Holiday Market at the SunTrust Gallery at the Durham Arts Council building, 120 Morris St. The exhibit/market runs through Jan. 7. durhamartguild.org
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Durham Arts Council
A reception is 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, for three exhibits at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St. “Inventing History: Cherished Memories of Good Times that Never Happened” by Richard Chandler Hoff and “Constants and Unknowns” by Randy McNamara are on display through Jan. 13. “A Man Singing to Himself” by Jill Snyder is on display through Jan. 31. durhamarts.org
A reception is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, for two current exhibits at Pleiades Gallery, 109 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham. “Quiet Season” celebrates the approach of winter by gallery artists. “Flight Lessons” features works by mixed media artist Kim Wheaton. Both exhibits run through Jan. 1. 919-797-2706, pleiadesartdurham.com
Works by Michael Todd Morrison, Steven Ray Miller and instructors and associates from Durham Technical Community College’s Department of Fine Arts are on display throughout the holiday season at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. northgatemall.com
Winter Reading Program
Durham County Library is holding a Winter Reading Program through April 1. Reading logs can be picked up at any area library. For all ages. Prizes will be given out at the end of the program. The library also is holding its Winter Fine Read Down. To participate, sign up at any area library through April 1 and read at the library. A $1 of fines is removed for every 10 minutes of reading. durhamcountylibrary.org
309 W. Morgan St. 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. 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
The Carrack Modern Art
947 E. Main St. Through Dec. 17: “What Was Film” by Durham filmmaker Tom Whiteside. thecarrack.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 Jan. 1: “Quiet Season” by Pleiades member artists and “Flight Lessons” by Kim Wheaton. 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. 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. 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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