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December 2018

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

December 18 @ 7:30 pm - December 19 @ 7:30 pm
$45

This year marks the 34th Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category. Grammy Award® winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce Tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The show features classic Christmas hits as well as a selection of Fresh Aire compositions from Mannheim Steamroller, along with dazzling multimedia effects in an intimate setting. In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas…

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Kingfisher Pop-Up on the Roof

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Durham Hotel, 315 E. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, 27701
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Free

Be one of the first to try Sean Umstead’s signature produce-driven cocktails during our sneak preview of upcoming addition to the downtown neighborhood, Kingfisher. On Dec 19, Umstead’s pop-up bartending series comes to the Roof with festive farm-to-table creations from 6-9pm. Kingfisher, which will be located next to The Durham Hotel, will be opening in early 2019. Expect a cocktail menu that celebrates the season, using fresh and skillfully preserved fruits and produce from nearby farms. While, the bar itself…

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

December 20 @ 7:30 pm
$35

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, is set to return to DPAC on December 20, 2018. Special guest MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, will open The Hip Hop Nutcracker in several cities including DPAC on December 20, 2018. Kurtis will start with a short set before rapping the introduction to the show. A timeless artist and hip hop legend, he blazed the trail for…

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Third Friday Durham

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore downtown Durham’s galleries, artist studios, shops, restaurants and music, from 6-9 p.m. every Third Friday. Enjoy the dynamic crop of local buskers around every corner, playing from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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The Nutcracker

December 29 @ 2:00 pm - December 30 @ 2:00 pm
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Saturday @ 2:00 PM, Saturday @ 7:00 PM, and Sunday @ 2:00 PM
$41.13

Join us as we celebrate Carolina Ballet’s family favorite of more than two decades, The Nutcracker. A holiday tradition that’s perfect for the whole family, ours is the only performance of The Nutcracker in the country with illusions created by the renowned magician, Rick Thomas. This full-company production features Carolina Ballet's world-class dancers bringing Tchaikovsky's enchanting score to life. Carolina Ballet is sure to put a little extra wonder in your holiday season with this magical production.

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January 2019

AADE Kwanzaa Fest “The Legacy Continues”

January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
durham armory, Durham Armory 212 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Free

Join the African American Dance Ensemble on January 1, 2019, at the Historic Durham Armory (212 Foster Street), in Downtown Durham, North Carolina. Bring the entire family for a day of Unity, Culture and Community Development. The doors will open at 12 noon, Children's Village at 12:30 and the performances at 2:00pm. Kwanzaa is a celebration for ALL people, focusing on family, friends, and the fruits of the earth. Celebrating the holiday season and Durham's diversity, AADE’s annual Kwanzaa celebration…

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Fiddler on the Roof

January 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - January 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

“An entirely fresh, funny and gorgeous new production. A REASON FOR CELEBRATION!” –New York Magazine Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF begins a North American tour direct from Broadway. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. To love! To life!

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Shop 2nd Saturday: Downtown Durham

January 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Each store offers unique giveaways every month. Look for the banners to visit participating shops.

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FAMILY SATURDAY SERIES PRESENTS DONNA WASHINGTON

January 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 WEST MORGAN ST
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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$5

A highly animated performer, Donna Washington has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics, elastic face, and deep characterizations that bring folklore, literary tales, and personal narratives to life for over thirty years. She is an internationally known multiple award-winning story teller, spoken word recording artist, and author. Donna has been called a "Walking Disney Movie", and told she was "better than television". The Family Saturday Series presents affordable high-quality performances, music, dance, theater and films for…

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Miss Saigon

January 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - January 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

“A dynamite Broadway revival!” – The New Yorker Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of Les Misérables. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on…

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