Live music, festivals, plays, receptions and openings in the Durham area.
Pulitizer Prize-winning author Dave Barry discusses his new book “Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster St. Tickets: $10. For more information, go to bit.ly/2cftJ3f.
A reception for “Hellbent Crown” by Michael Polomik is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Carrack Modern Art, 947 E. Main St., Durham. The exhibit runs through Saturday, Sept. 10. thecarrack.org
Readers of all ages can show off their reading skills from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The event is held the first Sunday of every month through November. Presented by the Triangle Readers Theatre Ensemble. Refreshments provided. For more information and to RSVP: 919-560-0268, bit.ly/2c77DD7.
Join members of PlayMakers for the program “In the Wings: Playmakers on 1967” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the Main Auditorium at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Free. 919-560-0268, bit.ly/2c77DD7
Arts Education Fair
The Arts Education Fair is 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/24FzhXX.
The group Happy Abandon performs from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, as part of the outdoor Summer Concert Series at Brightleaf Square, 905 W. Main St., Durham. Free. Bring lawn chairs. 919-682-9229, bit.ly/1VZogk0.
Third Friday Durham
The monthly art walk features live music, receptions and more from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at various galleries and other venues throughout Durham. For more information, go to 3rdfridaydurham.com.
Music on the Plaza
The fall Music on the Plaza series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, with a performance by Al Strong and Friends at The Plaza at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. Part of the Art of the Cool fifth anniversary celebration. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks and drink vendors will be on site; coolers not allowed. northgatemall.com
Other scheduled performances: Sept. 30: The Beauty Operators; Oct. 23: The Durham Symphony Orchestra and Paperhand Puppet Intervention.
Full Frame Road Show
The Full Frame Road Show Third Friday Film Series screens the film “The House on Coco Road” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Full Frame Theater, 320 Blackwell St., Suite 101, on the American Tobacco campus. Other screenings are planned through November. Free; tickets required. For more information, go to bit.ly/1kC8KY5.
Beats & Bars Festival
The Beats & Bars Hip Hop Festival is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17, at the Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. A panel series, “The Fresh Effect,” begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Vault, 1104 Broad St. For more information: bit.ly/2bqmasQ.
Tickets are on sale for the 10th annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18. Twenty-five area farms will be featured. Sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. Cost: $30 per car for the weekend. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to bit.ly/2bvIwry or carolinafarmstewards.org.
“A Woman of Courage: The Story of Harriet Tubman” is 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Durham Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Speakers will discuss Tubman’s life. Free. Presented by the Each One Teach One Study Group. For more information, call 919-797-0684.
Ciompi Quartet concert
The Ciompi Quartet performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Duke University East Campus, Durham. Julianne Baird, soprano, and Joseph Robinson, oboe, will be featured. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2aOieUB.
The 42nd annual CenterFest arts festival is Sept. 17-18 in downtown Durham. For more information, go to bit.ly/29H5JsP.
Concerts at Duke
Bonnie Thron, principal cellist with the North Carolina Symphony, performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in in Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Duke University East Campus, Durham. The concert also will feature pianists David Heid and Deborah Hollis. Free.
Other September concerts: “Songs in the Night,” featuring Elizabeth Linnartz, soprano, and Deborah Hollis, piano, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Nelson Music Room of the East Duke Building, 1304 Campus Drive. Free. “Project ‘Orfeo,’ ” a mixed-media presentation with novelist Richard Powers and musicians. Cost: $10. For more information and other upcoming performances, go to music.duke.edu.
Emerging Artist Grants
Applications for the Durham Arts Council’s 2017 Emerging Artist Grants are available on the council’s website. Artists of all art forms who have lived in Durham, Orange, Chatham, Person or Granville counties for at least one year are eligible to apply for the career development project grants. The application deadline is Sept. 23. For more information: 919-560-2787, bit.ly/29IosVJ, durhamarts.org
Durham Parks and Recreation hosts the Latino Fiesta and Soccer Challenge, formerly the Latino Festival, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Drive. The free event will include a soccer tournament, food trucks, music, a family fun zone, community information and more. Rain date is Oct. 8, same time and location. Registration is under way for volunteers and vendors. For more information, call 919-560-4355 or go to bit.ly/2b73H2l or DPRPlayMore.org.
Vendor, parade and sponsor applications are being accepted for the 15th annual Phoenix Fest street music festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, on Fayetteville Street in Durham. For more information and an application, call 919-680-2878 or go to phoenixfestdurham.com.
World Beer Festival
World Beer Festival Durham is from noon to 4 p.m. and from 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
309 W. Morgan St. Sept. 9: Sam Bush. Sept. 23: Squirrel Nut Zippers. Sept. 24: Enter the Realm Tour. Oct. 6: Julie Fowlis. Oct. 12: The Wood Brothers. Oct. 15: The Chick Corea Elektric Band. Oct. 21: The Mavericks. Oct. 29: Tower of Power. Nov. 4: The Tribute (Beatles). Nov. 10: Eric Johnson. 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. Sept. 11: Leon Bridges, Lianne La Havas. Sept. 21: Amos Lee. Sept. 25: Il Divo. 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. April 27: Alan Cumming. dpacnc.org.
American Tobacco Campus
318 Blackwell St. Sept. 13-Oct. 8: Dwane Powell: The Art of Politics. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Sept. 16.
BCAC Upfront Gallery
401-B Foster St. Through Sept. 25: “Bathroom Humor: National Cartoonists Take On HB2.” 919-949-4847, bullcityarts.org
2050 Chapel Hill Road, inside The Scrap Exchange. Through Sept. 10: “Out of Context” by Durham artists Kathryn DeMarco, Linwood Hart, and Libby O’Daniel. 919-688-6960, scrapexchange.org
The Carrack Modern Art
947 E. Main St. Through Sept. 10: “Hellbent Crown” paintings by Michael Polomik. thecarrack.org
Craven Allen Gallery
1106 1/2 Broad St. Through Sept. 17: “Durham by Ghostbike” by Jeremy Kerman and “The Colors of Summer” by Peg Bachenheimer. 919-286-4837, cravenallengallery.com
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Drive, Duke University. Through Sept. 18: Photo exhibit “Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes.” Through Jan. 8: “Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art.” 919-684-5135, nasher.duke.edu
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. Sept. 15: Bill Burr. Oct. 7: Kathleen Madigan. Oct. 16: Henry Rollins. Oct. 26: Bianca Del Rio “Not Today Satan.” Oct. 27: “Criminal: A Podcast. Nov. 17: Marc Maron Too Real Tour. Dec. 14: “Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.” 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.
Common Ground Theatre
4815-B Hillsborough Road. Sept. 23: Transactors Improv presents “The Wizard of Odds.” 919-384-7817, cgtheatre.com
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St. Sept. 9: Weird Al Yankovic. Sept. 10: Ira Glass. Sept. 13-18: “Kinky Boots.” Sept. 27: “Peppa Pig’s Big Splash.” Oct. 11-16: “Rent.” Oct. 18: “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, 2017: “An American in Paris.” Jan. 21, 2017: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live.” Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, 2017: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Feb. 17: Jay Leno. Feb. 21-26, 2017: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” March 14-19, 2017: “The Bodyguard.” April 4-9, 2017: “Something Rotten.” May 5-7: “Mamma Mia.” May 12-14: “Chicago.” May 23-28, 2017: “Finding Neverland.” June 6-11, 2017: “The King and I.” dpacnc.org
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