In the Pocket - Durham Academy’s jazz-rock ensemble make their club debut at Motorco this Saturday at 8pm. In the Pocket is a collaborative group of students, faculty members and Durham musicians that come to together to make bold, high-energy music. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door, and can be purchased online. For more information, click here. 723 Rigsbee Ave.
Skate Away The Hate - Lace up your skates for a good cause this Friday at Wheels. Local rappers Toon and The Real Laww host the fun-filled event to benefit the Durham Rescue Mission. Tickets are $10 and doors open at 10pm. For more information, click here or check out the event’s Facebook page. 715 N. Hoover St.
Iolanthe - The Durham Savoyards present Iolanthe, a comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, at the Carolina Theatre this Thursday to Sunday. The performance pokes fun at the 19th century political system, lampooning the House of Lords as a bastion of the ineffective, privileged and dim-witted. Tickets range from $10-$25 and can be purchased online. For more information, call 560-3030 or click here. 309 W. Morgan St.
Phineas and Ferb Live - Phineas, Ferb and the whole tri-state area gang embark on a bold escape - jumping out from behind your TV and onto the stage in a live action adventure. The show comes to the Durham Performing Arts Center this Saturday at 12:30, 3:30, and 6:30pm. Tickets start at $36. For more information, call 680-2787 or click here. 123 Vivian St.
Pink Martini - With twelve musicians, Pink Martini performs multilingual repertoire, drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop. The diverse ensemble take the stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center this Friday at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $36-$56 and can be purchased online. For more information, call 680-2787. 123 Vivian St.
Robert Glasper Experiment - The Robert Glasper Experiment comes to Durham for a two night stand to mark the launch of Black Radio, a future album for Blue Note Records that boldly stakes out new musical territory, drawing on jazz, hip-hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be defined by any one genre. The ensemble perform at Casbah this Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are $22. For more information, call 684-4444 or click here. 1007 W. Main St.