EVENTS

EVENTS

Jul
23
Sat
SUCCESS @ Durham Arts Council
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm

SUCCESS is a compelling stage play that uncovers the true perceptions of how as a society we measure success and the challenging issues of how we must choose to either conform to the status quo set by others, or choose our own path in life.
Bring your finest and join us for this black tie affair.

*Group pricing available, contact info@jweeksentertainment.com

Aug
16
Tue
Newsies @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm

Based on the newsboys’ strike of 1899, this Tony Award-winning musical comes to the Durham Performing Arts Center with high-energy song and dance to tell the story of a group of underdogs who stand up to the most powerful men in New York.

Schedule:

Tue, Aug 16 – 7:30pm

Wed, Aug 17 – 7:30pm

Thu, Aug 18 – 7:30pm

Fri, Aug 19 – 8:00pm

Sat, Aug 20 – 2:00pm

Sat, Aug 20 – 8:00pm

Sun, Aug 21 – 1:00pm

Sun, Aug 21 – 6:30pm

 

Aug
20
Sat
Third Date Improv @ Common Ground Theatre
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Late August is the time for students to return to their classes and for Third Date to return to Common Ground Theatre.

These four veteran actors (J, Nancy, Jenny and Dan) will create an hour long improvised piece based on one audience suggestion. Third Date shows are a comic and sometimes bittersweet exploration of relationships with friends, family, partners and coworkers. They reflect the joys, surprises and everyday frustrations of life in our weird, wonderful world.

Please join us for what audiences are calling “The best theatre without a script you’re likely to see.”

Aug
26
Fri
“The Beautiful Exchange Musical” Stage Play @ Carolina Theatre of Durham
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm

The McCray Brothers presents the gospel of Jesus Christ with their VAM-B stage production “The Beautiful Exchange Musical”. Directed by Melissa Wade (Wade In The Water Productions), “The Beautiful Exchange Musical” chronicles a Governor’s search for the resolve to find freedom through a dream. This dreamworld places “The People’s” Governor in a timeline of events from creation, betrayal, prophecy, to the cross. Prepare to delight in laughter, celebration, and empowerment, as the loveliness of Jesus Christ is unveiled at what is discovered… in His beautiful exchange.

Sep
13
Tue
Kinky Boots at DPAC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Sep 13 – Sep 18 all-day

The Durham Performing Arts Center presents this humorous tale about Charlie Price and his path to save the family shoe business, paired with songs by the legendary Cyndi Lauper.

Showtimes:

  • Tue, Sep 13, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
  • Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
  • Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
  • Fri, Sep 16, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
  • Sat, Sep 17, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
  • Sat, Sep 17, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
  • Sun, Sep 18, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Sep 18, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Sep
17
Sat
CenterFest Arts Festival @ Downtown Durham
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day

CenterFest Art Festival:
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th, 2016
Times: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Durham, Triangle Area, North Carolina
Presenter: Durham Arts Council, www.durhamarts.org
Festival website: www.centerfest.durhamarts.org

The Durham Arts Council proudly presents the 42nd Annual CenterFest Arts Festival on September 17th and 18th!
CenterFest is North Carolina’s longest running juried outdoor arts festival. CenterFest remains in its historic location in central downtown Durham on an expanded site including Main, Chapel Hill, Morris, Market, Corcoran, and Parrish Streets in the Five Points and CCB Plaza areas. Admission is a $5 suggested donation at the gate and is welcomed to support the festival and the arts programs and services of Durham Arts Council. Children 12 and under free.

CenterFest 2015 featured 140 juried fine artists and craftsmen from 17 states, continuous music and entertainment on six stages from 72 performing groups, lively Kids Zone art activities, locally sourced foods and fun festival foods, a showcase of over 40 non-profits, government services departments, community and creative organizations, and sponsors, the CenterFest Food and Beer Garden, additional Saturday evening performances, and more. The lineup of artists, performers and community was the largest CenterFest ever presented, and entertained, delighted and inspired over 34,000 visitors.

Oct
14
Fri
The Muse Masquerade @ 21c Museum Hotel Durham
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 12:00 am

Are you ready to experience what many called Durham’s “party of the year” in 2015? Slip into character and join us for the 2nd Annual Muse Masquerade, a fundraiser for The Carrack. But, it is so much more than a fundraiser. Be titillated by cabaret-style performers and delighted by the spontaneous creation of custom poems. Be fascinated by unique art experiences and move your body to the sounds of local musicians and DJs. Get tantalized by interactive dance and be compelled to win a photo scavenger hunt.

All proceeds from ticket sales support 2017 operations of The Carrack.

Nov
12
Sat
Transactors Improv: For Families! @ The ArtsCenter
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This 45-minute performance features short-form improv – individual scenes running 5-10 minutes and based on audience suggestions.

Everything is made up on the spot, and the content is appropriate for children and adults… and adults who act like children.

Transactors has a long history of entertaining audiences of all ages. The company originated as a children’s theater and has performed in schools throughout the southeast.

For more information on Transactors improv visit transactors.org

Nov
16
Wed
A Christmas Carol @ DPAC
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm

Now in its 42nd year, Theatre In The Park’s musical comedy adaptation of the classic tale returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center with Ira David Wood III starring as Scrooge in each of the five performances, except Saturday’s matinee, when his son, Ira David Wood IV, will take the lead.

Nov
17
Thu
A Christmas Carol @ DPAC
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm

Now in its 42nd year, Theatre In The Park’s musical comedy adaptation of the classic tale returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center with Ira David Wood III starring as Scrooge in each of the five performances, except Saturday’s matinee, when his son, Ira David Wood IV, will take the lead.

Nov
18
Fri
A Christmas Carol @ DPAC
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm

Now in its 42nd year, Theatre In The Park’s musical comedy adaptation of the classic tale returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center with Ira David Wood III starring as Scrooge in each of the five performances, except Saturday’s matinee, when his son, Ira David Wood IV, will take the lead.

Nov
29
Tue
How the Grinch Stole Christmas @ DPAC
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm

Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of the dastardly Grinch who learns the true meaning of Christmas comes to life at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Dec
1
Thu
KwanzaaFest @ Durham Armory
Dec 1 all-day

The African American Dance Ensemble’s free festival at the Durham Armory includes a children’s village, which features arts and crafts, as well as dance and drumming classes.

Dec
10
Sat
Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

Carolina Ballet, the Triangle area’s only professional ballet company, performs Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic The Nutcracker for the 15th year. Led by Artistic Director Robert Weiss and sponsored by PNC, the performance features the entire Carolina Ballet company plus over 100 local children cast in the show. Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker employs classical choreography to tell the favorite holiday story, including characters such as the Drosselmeyer, Sugar Plum Fairy, Rat King, Clara, and more. The performances feature elaborate scenery, a live orchestra, and magical illusions that leave dancers levitating, disappearing and reappearing right before audience member’s eyes.

Dec
15
Thu
A Christmas Carol @ DPAC
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Now in its 42nd year, Theatre In The Park’s musical comedy adaptation of the classic tale returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center with Ira David Wood III starring as Scrooge in each of the five performances, except Saturday’s matinee, when his son, Ira David Wood IV, will take the lead.