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Taking care of an elderly family member is hard work. When you add in dementia to the other indignities of advanced age, it increases your stress level exponentially. The Caregiver Summit will be offering resources for family caregivers to help ease their load and navigate the often confusing and always exhausting journey of caretaking.

The Caregiver Summit is at the Sheraton Imperial RDU at RTP from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Tickets are $15-$50 ($15 for caregivers and $50 for professionals including up to three CNEs) and include lunch.


The only clue given about this play on the Bulldog Ensemble Theatre site is “A raucous comedy about art and identity – with a shocking twist ending!” Heck yeah, that sounds awesome. I’m guessing that most theatre fans are already familiar with the play, but since I wasn’t, I looked up a slightly more fleshed out description. It made me even more intrigued by the story.

From Dramatist Play Services:

Gus is an artist. Vanessa is an actress. Gus wants to be presented in a major exhibition for artists of color, so he hires Vanessa to perform as Balkonaé Townsend, a brash and political artist that will fit the museum’s desire for “new voices.” Everything is great, until Balkonaé takes over and Gus has to deal with the mess he’s made. This plays spins out of control as it explores issues of race, gender, sexuality, and art.

The play runs through Sunday, June 9 at Durham Fruit and Produce Co. Showtimes are Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Tickets are as follows: General Weekend $20, General Weeknight $15, Senior (65+) or Veteran Weekend $18, Senior (65+), Veteran Weeknight $13, Young (under 35) All Shows $10.


Black Music Black Film is a film series in honor of Black Music Month 2019. This series is presented by the Department of African & African American Studies at Duke, co-sponsored by the Duke Council on Race & Ethnicity, the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship, and Innovate Your Cool. This Thursday’s film is Do The Right Thing by legendary filmmaker Spike Lee. The film will be shown at The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bullpen on 215 Morris Street at 6:15pm. Tickets are free, but registration is required.

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