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Some participants in our international conversation group asked about activities at Duke.  Here are some events for you to consider:

 A. Spectator sports
http://www.goduke.com/

B. Films

Freewater films
Free for Duke students, $1 for Duke faculty, $2 for the public.  http://duuke.org/movies/calendar/

Screen/Society films
http://ami.duke.edu/screensociety
Printable schedule:http://ami.duke.edu/uploads/media_items/screen-society-chronological-schedule-for-fall-2013-pdf.original.pdf

French Film Festival (through October 28)
http://ami.duke.edu/uploads/media_items/2013-french-film-series-pdf-flyer.original.pdf

Latin American Film Festival (through October 15)
Hosted by Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill
http://latinamericancaribbean.duke.edu/outreach/film-festival/2013-nc-latin-american-film-festival

 You can also find movies in the Duke Events calendar
http://calendar.duke.edu/events/index?cf[]=Movie%2FFilm

C. Music

Jazz
http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/mlw/programs-services/jazz

Duke Performances
http://dukeperformances.duke.edu/

Duke Coffeehouse
http://dukecoffeehouse.org/post/60810225718

D. Plays
http://theaterstudies.duke.edu/productions

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It’s June already!  Looking for something to do in your free time?  Here are some possibilities for you to consider:

1. Duke Events: http://calendar.duke.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo

2. Concerts  ~ Duke Gardens: http://dukeperformances.duke.edu/series/music-in-the-gardens

3. Durham Farmers’ Market downtown, on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons http://www.durhamfarmersmarket.com/

4. Live music and movies downtown at the American Tobacco Campus! Click on a particular event for more information: http://www.americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com/microsites/motl2011/OnTheLawn-calendar.html  Outdoors. If it’s raining, a show may be canceled (as a concert was in late May).

5. Enjoy the world of dance?  Consider buying a ticket for an American Dance Festival event, Durham: http://www.americandancefestival.org/performances/2011performances.html

6. Visit Carrboro for free live music on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. If it’s raining or looks as if it will, call the store at 919-929-0010. Usually the “events” phone menu choice will tell you there is music or that it was canceled.  If not, ask for customer service. Sunday music, 11 am until 1 in the afternoon. Bring a chair or blanket if you’d like for this family-friendly event. http://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=83&Itemid=419 Scroll down on that same page to read about the Thursday evening (6 to 8 pm) After Hours music, which has beer/wine available. Don’t drink and drive.

7. More local events can be found in The Independent, (a free weekly newspaper distributed on Wednesday afternoons in The Bryan Center, the Whole Foods exit lobby, and other locations). See their calendars online: http://www.indyweek.com/

8. The July 4th holiday:

a. American Tobacco concert  July 4th, 5 pm.  Fireworks across the street at the Durham Bulls Ballpark later in the evening: http://www.americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com/microsites/motl2011/redwhitebluegrass.html

b. The Festival for the Eno River (held just a few miles north of Duke) is on July 2, 3, and 4: http://www.enoriver.org/Festival/index.html This is a large music and crafts festival which has a children’s activity area. Held at Eno River State Park, proceeds are used to purchase additional land.  Discounted advance tickets  are available at Regulator Bookstore, Whole Foods, and other businesses listed here: http://www.enoriver.org/Festival/info.html . Also look there for details on parking, bus transportation, and volunteering to get in free.  Dress for the weather and consider dipping your feet in the Eno River.  Food and drinks are on sale there, but you can bring a cooler. NO alcohol. If you go and you feel hot, try out the cooling mist tent behind the large Meadow stage. It has been free for the past few years.

Enjoy!

Rene

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