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10.18–10.25 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19–SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

SOUTHERN FRIED QUEER PRIDE

Queer pride and the South have historically been oxymoronic, but Southern Fried Queer Pride, a group based in Atlanta, Georgia, is looking to change that for the better. SFQP is a queer/ trans arts and advocacy group that aims to create safe, open spaces for the celebration of “vibrant communities of the Southern United States.” Its three-day festival, with a variety of arts events focusing on queerness as a political identity, began in Atlanta and now expands into Durham for the first time, targeted at all age groups and demographics. The offerings include a DIY art party at the Mothership (Thursday, 6 p.m.), a queer dance party at the Pinhook (Friday, 10 p.m.), an afternoon of workshops and skill-shares at the LGBTQ Center of Durham (Saturday, 1 p.m.), and a queer variety show at The Bar (Saturday, 6 p.m.). Although there is a suggested sliding cover charge, those who are interested in participating will not be turned away for lack of funds. —Aditi Dholakia VARIOUS VENUES, DURHAM Various times, $7–$20, www.southernfriedqueerpride.com/sfqpdurham2017

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

GROOVE IN THE GARDEN

For the third year running, Groove in the Garden returns to Raleigh Little Theatre for a full, casual day of music and fun—and, thankfully, this year’s big party is in late October rather than midAugust. Raleigh’s favorite Americana band, American Aquarium, headlines on the main stage, following various strains of folk, roots, and pop rock from Toubab Krewe, Bombadil, Lonnie Walker, Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey, Dark Water Rising, Ghostt Bllonde, and Hank, Pattie, & the Current. Curtis Eller, Sinners & Saints, Kate Rhudy, and the Boom Unit Brass Band all hit the smaller Garden Stage, too. On top of all the entertainment, a portion of the proceeds benefits Girls Rock NC, so you can support a good cause and have a good time all in one. —Allison Hussey

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

MONK@100: MONK SONGBOOK

The mission of these two MONK@100 shows is simple: make sure all the sixty-plus compositions that Thelonious Monk wrote across his lifetime are performed at least once during the festival. Of the five featured pianists, three boast Durham connections: Chris Pattishall grew up here before moving to New York; Jeb Patton went to Duke and worked with Monk sideman Paul Jeffrey; and Ernest Turner is a centerpiece of the Durham jazz scene. They’re joined by festival cocurator (and former member of The Bad Plus) Ethan Iverson and the great Orrin Evans. The format is a kind of round robin: one pianist will play a Monk tune solo. Another will join for a piano duo. Then, the new pianist will play a solo. Yet another will join for a duo. And so on. Sparks should fly as all these dynamos collide, and the duo format will let them venture deep into Monk’s most complicated musical waters. —Dan Ruccia DURHAM FRUIT & PRODUCE COMPANY, DURHAM Free, 1 p.m., www.dukeperformances.duke.edu

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I DO?

THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS AT THE CARY THEATER (P. 44), PETER HOFFMAN AT SPECTRE ARTS (P. 41), THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW AT FLETCHER OPERA THEATER (P. 33), OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW AT MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (P. 39), OPEN MIKE EAGLE AT KINGS (P. 37), DAVID SEDARIS AT MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM (P. 32), SUNDAY SITES FEAT. THE BIPEDS AT MANBITES DOG THEATER (P. 43), VISITATIONS AT FRANK GALLERY (P. 44), YEP ROC 20 AT CAT’S CRADLE (P. 28), YOUSUF ZAFAR AT THE DURHAM ART GUILD (P. 30), ZENSOFLY AT THE CAVE (P. 27) INDYweek.com | 10.18.17 | 35

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