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Featuring local arts and crafts, free refreshments, music, food trucks. Details: Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Art Market at Vega Metals, 214 Hunt St., Durham. artmarketatvegametals.com.
GeekCraft Expo Holiday Market
A curated craft market specializing in handmade, "geek"-themed crafts of all kinds. Details: Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 8-9, 10 a.m. $2 admission. Durham Armory, 212 Foster St., Durham. bit.ly/2RCGyZF.
Led by accordionist David DiGiuseppe and multi-instrumentalist Rob Sharer. Bring your tunes, songs, instruments, or just come to listen. Details: Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30-9 p.m. $3 per person. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-918-7364.
New York Polyphony
UNC Baroque Ensemble and Consort of Viols
Duke Street Dogs
The Billy Walton Band
The Old Ceremony, Chessa Rich
Fat Catz, Unaka Prong
Juan Alamo and Marimjazzia
100 Men in Black
‘A Forest Unfolding’
Presented by Encounters: with the Music of Our Time. Details: Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. $20. Rubenstein Arts Center, Von Der Heyden Studio Theater, Duke University, 2020 Campus Drive, Durham. bit.ly/2FO6HU1, 919-660-3356.
NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Christmas show. Details: Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 2700 N. Roxboro St., Durham. bit.ly/2rOGQAW.
Joey Calderazzo Trio
Southern Culture on the Skids, Weisstronauts, Dex Romweber Duo
Erie Choir, Thompson Springs, Kitten Party
Phil Cook, Rissi Palmer Band, Kamara Thomas, Joel Holloway, Mavis ‘Swan’ Poole
Doe Paoro, Skylar Gudasz
Chapel Hill Philharmonia
"Dreams and Wishes" with George Taylor, violist. Details: Sunday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Free. Moeser Auditorium, UNC, 135 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill. 919-962-1039.
Durham Medical Orchestra
“Harmonies” Fall Concert. Details: Sunday, Dec. 9, 3-4 p.m. Free. Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University, 1336 Campus Drive, Durham. dmomusic.org.
NC Jazz Ensemble
Bull City Blues Band
SkyBlew, J Rowdy & The NightShift, War In The Pocket, Mayday, & I, Star
School of Rock of Cary
Presenting an afternoon of rock masterpieces by Kiss, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. Details: Sunday, Dec. 9, Noon. $5 Advance/$7 Day of Show. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. motorcomusic.com, 919-901-0875.
Swearin, Dark Thoughts
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/ Wynton Marsalis
Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern
Hot Pink Satan, Solemn Shapes, He Who Walks Behind The Rows
Cloud Nothings, The Courtneys
Duke University String School Chamber Music Concert
Pinky Wyoming, Duke LaCrosse
Jazz Night w/ The Basic Unit
Weedie Braimah and the Hands of Time, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
‘Songs of Light and Wonder’
Featuring music by Laurelyn Dossett, Riley Baugus, Wendy & Dashawn Hickman, Alex McKinney, Scott Manring, Alex Bingham & Libby Rodenbough (of Mipso), with special guest appearance by Ray Dooley. Details: Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. $12-$48. Playmakers Repertory Company, Kenan Theatre, 120 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2SfXEfV, 919-962-7529.
Reverend Billy C. Wirtz, Jeff Wall
Nostalgiaphile, Dolphin’s Daughter, YSL Sell, A Question Called Life
Friday Jazz Series at Cuban Revolution
Saturday Cool Jazz at Cuban Revolution
The Leroy Savage Group
Details: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. The Original Q Shack, 2510 University Drive, Durham. 919-402-4227.
Details: Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. Free. Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. 919-286-4400.
Sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers.An afternoon of waltzing to live music. Details: Sunday, Dec. 9, 4-6 p.m. No admission fee/donations accepted. No partner/experience is needed. Please wear soft-soled, clean shoes. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. tcdancers.org.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
English Country Dance
Sponsored by Sun Assembly English Country Dancers. Live music by the Highlanders. All dances are taught in a gender-neutral manner. No partner required. Details: Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $7. Reality Center, 916 Lamond Ave., Durham. sunassembly.org, 919-683-9672.
Sunday Salsa Social
Social Dance Classes for LGBTQ & Allies
Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Country & Freestyle Dances. Couples and singles welcome. Details: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In-Pay-What-You-Can. Spanky’s Restaurant & Bar, Upstairs, 101 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Info: 760-580-0116.
‘Elf the Musical’
Details: Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. $28.50-$148.50. DPAC, 123 Vivian St., Durham. bit.ly/2S6hFFO, 919-680-2787. Special autism friendly performance on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. $28.50-$51.50. bit.ly/2OG7feS.
‘She Loves Me’
Vivicca C. Coxx and friends return for a family-friendly show. Details: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Free. Durham Arts Council, PSI Theatre, 120 Morris St., Durham. bit.ly/2E1gkgp.
The Monti StorySLAM
‘A Christmas Carol’
Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy Night at Durty Bull
Chapel Hill Library Holiday Sip & Shop
Be the first to browse the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library’s Big Book Sale while sipping wine with a friend. Benefits the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library. Details: Friday, Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m. $25 for two people. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Durham. bit.ly/2zv4MOx.
ShaLeigh Dance Works Fundraiser
“Revolutionaries in the Dark” Annual Gala featuring guest speakers, dance performances, wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres, a wellness raffle and silent auction, and an artist after party. Details: Friday, Dec. 7, 7-10 p.m. $35-$80. Reality Ballroom, 916 Lamond Ave., Durham. bit.ly/2P7XLZ8.
Durham Oval Park Progressive Dinner
Event benefits the Durham Arts Council. Tickets include three course meal with wine, and each homeowner will share insight on their space and art colleciton. Details: Saturday, Dec. 8, 5:30-9:30 p.m. $85 person/$150 couple. Addresses and parking instructions given once tickets are purchased. Tickets bit.ly/2ywZxwt, info 919-560-2707.
Christmas by Candlelight at Duke Homestead
Costumed interpreters will lead you on a candlelit tour through the Historic Area festooned with period decorations celebrating Christmas in the 1870's. Story telling; hot cider; cookies. Details: Friday, Dec. 7, 6:45-9:15 p.m. $3-$6. Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham. bit.ly/2DTLPIh, 919-627-6990.
Jonkonnu and Lantern Tours at Stagville
A performance in the tradition of Jonkonnu, a West African and Caribbean fusion tradition celebrated by enslaved people at Stagville. After the performance, take a guided tour of the Horton Grove slave quarters by lantern light and hear stories about the African American history of Stagville. Details: Saturday, Dec. 8, 5:15-7:30 p.m. $5/Children under 3 free. Historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Highway, Durham. bit.ly/2zvmAsL, 919-620-0120.