Durham, N.C. — The Durham Performing Arts Center announced two upcoming shows Monday morning.
Alton Brown, host of the Food Network's "Good Eats," is bringing his humor and culinary knowledge to the DPAC on April 18 for the signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival.
"An Evening with Alton Brown: The Science of Cooking" will feature Brown’s unique brand of kitchen science followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
"Alton Brown could be the poster boy for the festival theme, which is ‘Life is your lab,'" NC Science Festival director Jonathan Frederick said in a statement. "Whether he’s inventing his own kitchen gear or showing you how changes in temperature affect food on a molecular level, Alton Brown is making that connection between science and everyday life."
Tickets range from $20 to $65, but to get the full "Good Eats" fan experience premium tickets will be available for $125 each. They include a meet and greet reception with Brown after the show, reserved stage-front seating and a NC Science Fest T-shirt.
One night after Alton Brown's show, the DPAC will host actor and comedian Chris Tucker, who most recently appeared in the film "Silver Linings Playbook." Tickets range from $39.50 to $69.50.
Tickets for both of these shows go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through the DPAC Ticket Center, 123 Vivian St., or by phone at 919-680-2787 or through Ticketmaster.