PHOTO COURTESY OF DPAC
the relationships between Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. dpacnc.com/events/detail/wicked-2
Click! Photography Festival October
This monthlong photography festival includes exhibitions and events focused on “inspiring artistic excellence, supporting professional development and promoting community engagement” at multiple venues in our area. Click! organizers hope to host the festival and Click! 120 events – 120 hours of core programming that condenses exhibitions, keynote lectures, portfolio reviews, art bus tours and Click! Academy professional development programs into five days of events on Oct.14-17 – in person, but plans are being made to convert the experience into an online format if need be. clickphotofest.org
NC Latin American Film Festival
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PHOTO BY MARIE MUIR
his fall marks the centennial anniversary of Durham High and the 60th anniversary of DPS. Now in its eighth year, DSA’s Fall Art Festival: Día de los Muertos continues to honor and celebrate the histories and cultures that make up Durham, by partnering with local artists and businesses. This year’s festival will take place virtually as well as physically, providing a space for community stories to be shared and heard. This free, five-week-long event in October will include a drive-thru parade, live storytelling, crafting classes, contests, education and fun for the entire family. Visual Arts Teacher Amber Carroll Santibañez started the student-led festival in 2012 and views it as a canvas that reflects students’ home, family and identity. If you’re interested in attending or sponsoring this event, visit the festival’s website (dsaddlm.wixsite.com/diadelosmuertos) or follow DSA Fall Art Festival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn more. – by Marie Muir
The 35th annual festival will be virtual and showcase some of the best classic and newly released Latin American films produced in the past 35 years that focus on issues including, but not limited to, migration, globalization and new political landscapes in the Americas. jhfc.duke. edu/latinamericauncduke/home/film-festival
Halloween Phantasmagoria Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
“Phantasmagoria” is a dreamlike state in which real and imagined elements blur together, which guests at Duke Homestead will get to witness firsthand at this Halloween event. Participants will enjoy a “magical” tour of the homestead and learn about the historical roots of spiritualism on the property. dukehomestead.org
Pumpkin Patch Express
Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 17-28 and 24-25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Climb aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for a trip out to the Museum of Life and Science’s patch to pick the perfect pumpkin. Before returning home, decorate your pumpkins, enjoy crafts and participate in carnival games. lifeandscience.org
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