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Bending Space
Nasher Museum of Art—Art isn't necessarily something you can hang on a gallery wall. In September 2006, French photographer Georges Rousse collaborated with the people of Durham on a series of colorful, eye-bending installations at various locales downtown. He went home with some brilliant photo negatives; he left behind a true "happening," as Durhamites' subsequent engagement with the work, in a pair of packed showings, created a level of public excitement most artists can only dream about. Filmmakers Penelope Maunsell and Kenny Dalsheimer captured the moment, and screen their documentary of the event at 6 and 7:30 p.m. for free. Visit for more info. —Marc Maximov

Black & White Bash
Marbles Kids Museum—The children's museum caters to the grown-ups with its first annual Black & White Bash, a lavish party and charity auction for the museum's spring fundraising session. Hosted by Ira David Wood III and featuring his Christmas Carol co-star David Henderson as auctioneer, the event includes live music, food and drinks (including a new martini from 18 Seaboard), along with live and silent auctions. Items up for grabs include a signed Edwin McCain guitar, private IMAX screenings of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Batman: The Dark Knight, and even a pair of braces from Wake Orthodontics. Tickets for the event, which starts at 7 p.m., are $50. For more information, visit —Zack Smith

The Yeoman of the Guard
Carolina Theatre—Gotten your operetta fix lately? If not, why not head over to the Carolina Theatre for the Durham Savoyards' production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Yeoman of the Guard? Director/ choreographer Derrick Ivey promises "a (maybe) sorcerer, an S&M(ish) jailer, some commedia(esque) players, a flirtatious (or devious) wench, a wily spinster-for-the-moment, a vanishing prisoner, a dead man walking, sweetheart stealing, groom switching, a game of blind man's nuptials, a shot in the dark, a mysterious midnight fire, a cock-and-bull story, and enough lies and connivances to make your head spin—if the headsman doesn't get it first." Does it get any better than that? The show runs through Sunday, April 20. For more information and tickets, visit or —Zack Smith

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