Mon, Feb 4

Host of Food Network’s Good Eats Alton Brown Coming to DPAC

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 (Durham, NC) — The North Carolina Science Festival is bringing Alton Brown, host of the Food Network’s “Good Eats,” to Durham Performing Arts Center, DPAC, on Thursday, April 18.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 8 at 10am:

  • Online at
  • DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on February 6. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at

“An Evening with Alton Brown: The Science of Cooking” will feature Brown’s unique brand of kitchen science with comedy, culture and cooking. A question-and-answer session with audience members will follow Brown’s performance.

Brown’s emphasis on kitchen science in “Good Eats” is a good match for the North Carolina Science Festival, according to Festival director Jonathan Frederick.

“Alton Brown could be the poster boy for the Festival theme, which is ‘Life is your lab,’” explains Frederick. “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.”

Brown demonstrated kitchen science on “Good Eats” for 15 seasons with the Food Network. He also appeared on “Iron Chef America” and hosted “The Next Iron Chef” for four seasons. He received both a Peabody Award and a James Beard Award for his work in television.

For a complete “Good Eats” fan experience, premium tickets will also be available for $125 including a meet-and-greet reception with Alton Brown following the show, reserved stage-front seating and a North Carolina Science Festival t-shirt.



About The North Carolina Science Festival

The North Carolina Science Festival is a two-week-long, 500-mile-wide annual celebration of science throughout North Carolina and is coordinated by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Hundreds of schools, parks, libraries, colleges, businesses, universities and other community organizations are hosting events during North Carolina Science Festival 2013, scheduled April 5–21. Check the Festival website at to find events near you!


About DPAC
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC, the Durham Performing Arts Center, has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed four times in the top 50 in Pollstar magazine’s worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #5 ranked theater in the U.S.
What’s up next at DPAC? A night to remember with music’s best Tony Bennett (Feb 1), followed by an intimate evening with superstar Olivia Newton-John (Feb 19).

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