Art of Cool Festival April 28-30 Boost your cool factor at this nonprofit festival presenting jazz, soul and R&B artists like Grammy and Golden Globe awardwinning rapper Common (at DPAC this year!), as well as funk artist George Clinton, and soul and modern R&B vocalist Stella Santana. And don’t miss out on the free Jus Once Band concert at American Tobacco Campus on Saturday.
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Bulls Opening Day April 10 Spring has arrived, and that means it’s time for baseball! The Durham Bulls kick off their 2017 home season with a game against the Charlotte Knights, complete with postgame fireworks.
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Cécile McLorin Salvant April 15 Bringing her captivating voice back to the Duke Performances lineup for the second year in a row, this young jazz singer performs at Baldwin Auditorium with New Orleans pianist Sullivan Fortner.
PHOTO CREDITS (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): ART OF COOL COURTESY ART OF COOL FESTIVAL; BULLS OPENING DAY BY BRIANA BROUGH; FULL FRAME BY ALEX BOERNER; CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT COURTESY DUKE PERFORMANCES
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival April 6-9 Celebrate the documentary film festival’s 20th anniversary run with a cinematic look back on 20 years of Full Frame, a retrospective featuring many of the notable films, filmmakers and special moments from over the years. In addition to VIP events, ticketed shows and outdoor screenings, 21c Museum Hotel and Runaway will play host to free opening and closing parties.