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May

  • Saxapahaw Music Series: May 2-Aug. 29, Saturdays at 6 p.m., Saxapahaw Rivermill
  • 6th Annual American Roots Series: May 8-June 26, Fridays, The ArtsCenter
  • Bynum Front Porch Music Series: May 15-Aug. 21, Fridays, Bynum General Store
  • Duke Summer Music: May 20-July 29, Wednesdays, Duke Gardens
  • John Oliver from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: May 23, 7:55 p.m., NCSU's Stewart Theatre
  • P. Murali Doraiswamy: May 26, 11 a.m., The Regulator Bookshop
  • John Hart: May 28, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books & Music
  • Bonnie Prince Billy, Lichens: May 28, 8:30 p.m., The ArtsCenter
  • Mysterious Women: May 29, 7 p.m., The Regulator Bookshop
  • Sharp Edge Swashbucklers and Turbulence Present: Pirates and Ninjas and Shakespeare-Oh MY!: May 29-30, 7:30 p.m., Common Ground Theatre
  • Summerfest Symphony: May 30-July 18, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (July 11 at 8:30 p.m.), Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Casual Classics: Opera and Broadway in the Museum Park: May 30, 8 p.m., North Carolina Museum of Art

June

  • Reynolds Price: June 2, 7:30 p.m, Quail Ridge Books & Music
  • New Kids on the Block: June 3, 7:30 p.m., Time Warner Pavilion
  • The Decemberists: June 4, 7 p.m., Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center
  • David Taylor Looks at the Depression's WPA Writers' Project: June 5, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books & Music
  • Sara Watkins: June 5, 8:30 p.m., The ArtsCenter
  • Outdoor Films Summer Series: June 5-Aug. 22, Fridays at 8 p.m., North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Celtic Woman: Isle of Hope: June 6, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center
  • Band Together with Rusted Root, The Rosebuds, Chatham County Line, Hobex: June 6, 6 p.m., Lincoln Theatre
  • Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Wayne: June 6, 7:30 p.m., Time Warner Pavilion
  • Pink Martini: June 6, 8 p.m., North Carolina Museum of Art
  • No Doubt, Paramore: June 8, 7:30 p.m., Time Warner Pavilion
  • Steely Dan: June 9, 7:30 p.m., Durham Performing Arts Center
  • X: June 9, 8:30 p.m., Cat's Cradle
  • Mike Krzyzewski & Jamie Spatola: June 10, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books & Music
  • Steve Earle, Joe Pug: June 10, 8:30 p.m., The ArtsCenter
  • Kevin Pollak: June 11-13, Goodnight's Comedy Club
  • American Dance Festival: June 11-July 25, multiple Durham locations
  • TRKFest with Megafaun, Ivan Rosebud, Des Ark & more: June 13, 2 p.m., Piedmont Biofuels
  • The Big Black Comedy Show: June 13, 7 p.m. & 10 p.m., Durham Performing Arts Center
  • FatMouth Improv: June 13, 8 p.m., Common Ground Theatre
  • Elvis Costello: June 14, 7:30 p.m., Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Matthew LeMay: June 15, 7 p.m., The Regulator Bookshop
  • Sarah Dessen: June 16, 7 p.m., The Regulator Bookshop
  • Peaches: June 16, 9 p.m., Cat's Cradle
  • Pontiak, Caltrop: June 17, 10 p.m., Nightlight
  • Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy: June 17-Aug. 9, Wednesdays through Sundays, Kennedy Theatre at Progress Energy Center
  • The North Carolina Birding Trail: June 18, 7 p.m., The Regulator Bookshop
  • Sinbad: June 18-20, Goodnight's Comedy Club
  • Shen Wei Dance Arts: June 18-20, Durham Performing Arts Center
  • Toubab Crewe Dance Party: June 20, 8 p.m., North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Bad Company, The Doobie Brothers: June 23, 7 p.m., Time Warner Pavilion
  • Jersey Boys: June 24-July 18, Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center
  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet: June 25-27, Durham Performing Arts Center
  • Brett Butler: June 26-27, Goodnight's Comedy Club

July

  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: July 2-4, Durham Performing Arts Center
  • Weesefest with Birds of Avalon, Patty Hurst Shifter, The T's: July 3, 7 p.m., The Pour House
  • Aerosmith, ZZ Top: July 7, 7:30 p.m., Time Warner Pavilion
  • Pilobus: July 9-11, Durham Performing Arts Center
  • Nic Brown: July 10, 7 p.m., The Regulator Bookshop
  • Bettye Lavette, Marcia Ball: July 10, 8 p.m., North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Joan Jett: July 11, 2 p.m., Moore Square Park
  • Sara Claytor, David Rigsbee & Maureen Sherbondy, a Trio of N.C. Poetry: July 12, 3 p.m., Quail Ridge Books & Music
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company: July 16-18, Durham Performing Arts Center
  • Greg Giraldo: July 16-19, Goodnight's Comedy Club
  • Dan Zanes and Friends: July 18, 8 p.m., North Carolina Museum of Art
  • XX Merge: July 22-25, Cat's Cradle; July 26, UNC's Memorial Hall
  • Robert Cray Band, Shemekia Copeland: July 23, 7:20 p.m., Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Mark Morris Dance Group: July 23-25, Durham Performing Arts Center
  • The Sound of Music: July 24-Aug. 2, Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center
  • Annuals, The Old Ceremony: July 25, 8 p.m., North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Gov't Mule, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit: July 26, 5 p.m., Lincoln Theatre

August

  • Nickelback, Hinder, Papa Roach, Saving Abel: Aug. 1, 6 p.m., Time Warner Pavilion
  • Erica Eisdorfer: Aug. 6, 7 p.m., The Regulator Bookshop
  • Coldplay: Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m., Time Warner Pavilion
  • Def Leppard, Poison, Cheap Trick: Aug. 7, 7 p.m., Time Warner Pavilion
  • Beausoleil: Aug. 8, 8:30 p.m., The ArtsCenter
  • Chicago Blues Tribute featuring Hubert Sumlin and Bob Margolin & film Cadillac Records: Aug. 8, 7 p.m., North Carolina Museum of Art
  • John Pinette: Aug. 13-16, Goodnight's Comedy Club
  • Dar Williams, Stephen Kellogg: Aug. 14, 8:30 p.m., The ArtsCenter
  • Tim Wilson: Aug. 20-23 & Aug. 27-30, Goodnight's Comedy Club
  • SARK: Aug. 21, 7 p.m. & Aug. 22, 10 a.m., The Barn at Valhalla
  • O.A.R.: Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m., Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Algia Mae Hinton, Willette Hinton, Lightnin' Wells, John Dee Holeman, Phil Wiggins, Wayne Martin and the Buggy Riders & film Moving Midway: Aug. 29, 7 p.m., North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Music, theater, literary events and more for now through August

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