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2011 summer calendar

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Compiled by Kristine Kapatos and Ariel Katz

See our online calendar for more details about these and other events.

MAY

Jenny Nelson: May 26, 12–1 p.m., Flyleaf Books

World Beat Music Fest: May 27, 9 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Clutch: May 27, 8 p.m., Lincoln Theatre

Sacred Arts Tour 2011: May 28, 7 p.m., ArtsCenter

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: May 29, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Theatre

Lyle Estill: May 31, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Bad Manners: May 31, 9 p.m., Local 506

Primus: May 31, 8 p.m., Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center

JUNE

Doug Glanville: June 1, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Okkervil River: June 1, 9 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Triangle Jazz Orchestra Open Rehearsal: June 1, 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., ArtsCenter

Matt and Kim with The Hood Internet: June 2, 9 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Roy Blount Jr. and Lee Smith: June 2, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Craig Nova: June 2, 7 p.m., Flyleaf Books

Jane K. Cleland, Rosemary Harris and Stefanie Pintoff: June 3, 12 p.m., Flyleaf Books

B.B. King: June 3, 8 p.m., Durham Performing Arts Center

Saxapahaw Artists Featured Artist Opening: June 3, 6–9 p.m., Saxapahaw Artists Gallery

Nashville Pussy with Koffin Kats and other guests: June 3, 9 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones: June 4, 8 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

Paul Thorn with Dark Water Rising: June 4, 8 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Justin Vivian Bond: June 4, 8 p.m., ArtsCenter

Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour: June 4, 8 p.m., Durham Performing Arts Center

Experience This and Night Prowler: June 4, 9 p.m., Lincoln Theatre

Rick McDaniel: June 5, 3 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Michael Gardner Benefit for Parkinson's Disease: June 5, 4:30 p.m., Lincoln Theatre

Raleigh Ringers Spring Concert: June 5, 4 p.m., Meymandi Concert Hall at Progress Energy Center

Marjorie Hudson: June 6, 7 p.m., Flyleaf Books

Jim Axelrod: June 6, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Sam Bradley with Holly Conlan: June 6, 8 p.m., ArtsCenter

Robert Strauss: June 7, 7 p.m., Flyleaf Books

Elliot Engel: June 7, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Mumford & Sons: June 8, 7 p.m., Raleigh Amphitheatre

Robert Strauss: June 8, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

The 39 Steps: June 8–13, 8 p.m., Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy

Jet Life Tour: June 8, 9:30 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Lee Smith: June 8, 7 p.m., Flyleaf Books

Mary Kay Andrews: June 9, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Sondre Lerche with Nightlands and Kishi Bashi: June 9, 8 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Transactors Improv: June 10, 8 p.m., ArtsCenter

Inception: June 10, 9 p.m., NC Museum of Art

The North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival: June 11, 7:30 p.m., ArtsCenter

The Decemberists: June 11, 7:30 p.m., The Raleigh Amphitheater

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue: June 11, 8 p.m., the N.C. Museum of Art

Thao and Mirah: June 11, 8:30 p.m., Local 506

J.D. Souther with Jill Andrews: June 12, 7:00 p.m., ArtsCenter

Tedeschi Trucks Band: June 12, 7:30 p.m., Durham Performing Arts Center

Joe Purdy with The Milk Carton Kids: June 12, 8:00 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Mishka: June 12, 9 p.m., Local 506

Simon Van Booy: June 13, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Katy Perry: June 14, 7:30 p.m., RBC Center

Jonny (Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub and Euros Childs from Gorky's Zygotic Mynci): June 14, 8 p.m., Cat's Cradle

The Parlotones: June 14, 8:30 p.m., Local 506

The Parkington Sisters: June 15, 7 p.m., Duke Gardens

Lynne Hinton: June 15, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

David Mayfied Parade: June 15, 8:30 p.m., Local 506

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones with Los Straitjackets: June 16, 8 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Steven Petrow: June 16, 7 p.m., Flyleaf Books

Lloyd Cole: June 17, 8 p.m., ArtsCenter

This is It: June 17, 9 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

Shoot to Thrill: June 17, 9 p.m., Lincoln Theatre

Phish: June 18, 7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

Live and Let Die: The Music of Paul McCartney: June 18, 7:30 p.m., Koka Booth Amphitheatre

BeauSoleil avec Michel Doucet: June 18, 8 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

Joe Ely Band: June 18, 8:30 p.m., ArtsCenter

Borgore: June 19, 8:30 p.m., Lincoln Theatre

Sarah Dessen: June 20, 7 p.m., Flyleaf Books

Hammer No More the Fingers: June 22, 7 p.m., Duke Gardens

Linda Stout: June 22, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Linda Watson: June 23, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

David Baldacci: June 24, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Def Leppard: June 24, 7:30 p.m., Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

Ben Sollee with The Thousands: June 24, 8 p.m., Cat's Cradle

R. Kelly: June 24, 8 p.m., RBC Center

Morning Glory: June 24, 9 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

Keith Urban: June 25, 7:30 p.m., RBC Center

Swan Lake at Symphony Lake: June 25, 7:30 p.m., Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Healin' With a Feelin' - A Night of Burnin' Love: A Night to Benefit UNC Hospital Jaycee Burn Center: June 25, 8 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1: June 25, 9 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

Marjorie Hudson: June 26, 3 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Robin Trower: June 26, 8 p.m., Lincoln Theatre

Dinosaur Jr.: June 27, 9 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Music from the film Winter's Bone performed live: June 28, 8 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Fucked Up: June 28, 10 p.m., Kings

Shirlette and the Dynamite Brothers: June 29, 7 p.m., Duke Gardens

Durham Symphony Orchestra: June 29, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

The Marvelous Wonderettes: June 29–July 10, 8 p.m., Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy

Steven Petrow: June 30, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

JULY

Justin Robinson and the Mary Annettes: July 2, 5 p.m., Saxapahaw Rivermill

David Gray: July 3, 7:30 p.m., Durham Performing Arts Center

Independence Day: July 4, 3 p.m., Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Underoath: July 5, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Theatre

Sacrificial Poets Touchstone Open Mic (1st Wednesdays): July 6, 6:30 p.m., Flyleaf Books

Brussels Chamber Orchestra: July 6, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Tim McGraw: July 8, 7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

The Town: July 8, 9 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

Dark Star Orchestra: July 9, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theatre Street Stage

Pirates: July 9, 7:30 p.m., Koka Booth Amphitheatre

The Psychedelic Furs: July 9, 8 p.m., Cat's Cradle

The Kids Are All Right: July 9, 9 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

John Milliken Thompson: July 10, 2 p.m., Flyleaf Books

William Mangum: July 10, 3 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

David Wilcox: July 11, 7 p.m., ArtsCenter

Michael Sims: July 11, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Lost in the Trees: July 13, 7 p.m., Duke Gardens

Simon Van Booy: July 13, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

The Music of Queen-North Carolina Symphony: July 14, 7:30 p.m., The Meymandi Concert Hall at Progress Energy Center

Lil Wayne with Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement and Lloyd: July 15, 7:30 p.m., Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs: July 15, 7:30 p.m., Koka Booth Amphitheatre

John Hart: July 15, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Bill Callahan: July 15, 9 p.m., Local 506

127 Hours: July 15, 9 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

John Hart: July 16, 2 p.m., Flyleaf Books

Iris DeMent followed by True Grit: July 16, 7 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

Carolina Music Awards: July 17, 7 p.m., Fletcher Opera Theater at Progress Energy Center

Bonnie Thron; cello; Fred Jacobowitz, clarinet and John Noel, piano: July 20, 7 p.m., Duke Gardens

Field of Glory: July 20–31, 8 p.m., Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy

John Butler Trio: July 20, 8 p.m., Lincoln Theatre

Sound of Music Sing A-Long: July 22, 8 p.m., Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Toby Keith: July 22, 7:30 p.m., Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

The Ghost Writer: July 22, 9 p.m., the N.C. Museum of Art

Hairspray: July 22–31, 7, 8 and 2 p.m., Memorial Hall at Progress Energy Center

How to Train Your Dragon: July 23, 9 p.m., the N.C. Museum of Art

Huey Lewis and the News: July 24, 7 p.m., Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Eels: July 25, 8 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Lucinda Williams: July 27, time TBD, NC Museum of Art

American Idol Live!: July 27, 7 p.m., RBC Center

Ciompi Quartet's Fred Raimi, cello and Eric Pritchard, violin with Jane Hawkins, piano: July 27, 7 p.m., Duke Gardens

Clyde Edgerton: July 28, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Furthur: July 28, 7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

Brad Thor: July 29, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Bon Iver: July 29, 7:30 p.m., The Raleigh Amphitheater

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: July 29, 9 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

Marc Broussard: July 29, 8 p.m., Lincoln Theatre

Rascal Flatts with Sara Evans, Justin Moore and Easton Corbin: July 30, 7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

The Temptations and The Four Tops: July 30, 7:30 p.m., Koka Booth Amphitheatre

The King's Speech: July 30, 9 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

AUGUST

Dolly Parton: Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m., Durham Performing Arts Center

Goo Goo Dolls: Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m., Raleigh Amphitheater

Steely Dan: Aug. 4, 8 p.m., Durham Performing Arts Center

Rango: Aug. 5, 9 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

An Evening With Leo Kottke: Aug. 6, 8 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

Chatham County Line: Aug. 8, 9 p.m., Cat's Cradle

Death Cab for Cutie: Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Ke$ha: Aug. 9, 7 p.m., Raleigh Amphitheater

Sarah Shaber: Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

Rob Dunn: Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Books

North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival: Aug. 11–14, Carolina Theatre

Our Hospitality: Aug. 12, 9 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

Battlefield Band followed by The Illusionist: Aug. 13, 7 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

Violet: Aug. 17–28, 8 p.m., Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy

The Social Network: Aug. 19, 8:30 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

Back to the Future: Aug. 20, 8:30 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Aug. 25–28, 8 p.m., Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Aug. 27, 8 p.m., N.C. Museum of Art

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