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21c Brings Art and Rooms to Durham

21c Brings Art and Rooms to Durham


 

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A visit to Durham puts a wealth of culture at your fingertips, whether you're looking for avant garde visual art, high energy theater and dance, compelling history, or fascinating museums. Explore Durham Culture to find upcoming events and learn about the arts and culture you can find here.

 

 

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Anime-Magic Film Series

For decades, anime was produced by and for Japan---a local product, with a distinct look-and-feel to not just the artwork but the storytelling, the themes, and the concepts. Over the last fifty …


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Annual Scooter Rally

  • Various locations

The 20th Annual Freeze Your Balls Off Scooter Rally will be held on MLK weekend.  All two-wheeled vehicles welcome - bring your mopeds, classic scooters, modern scooters, motorcycles, etc. f…


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Bamboo Wind

Bamboo Wind is a collaborative performance installation at The Fruit, Durham’s newest art space and creative warehouse complex. Bamboo Wind is many things. It is an evening length dance …


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Community Photography Event for Police HQ Public Art

Residents are now invited to give their input to help shape one of the pieces to be created by a Durham artist, David Wilson. Attendees will be invited to pose for photographs and complete a short …


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Danika and The Jeb

  • Five Oaks Clubhouse
  • (919) 451-0864

Their interpretation of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is in rotation on Sirius XM’s coffee house station. They have played over 1000 live shows in the last 6 years and headlined …


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Delbert McClinton

The multi-Grammy Award winning artist is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers). The new offering captures the balance of soulful …


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Family Saturday Series Donna Washington

A highly animated performer, Donna Washington has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics, elastic face, and deep characterizations that bring folklore, …


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Feast From the Furnace

A unique Liberty Arts fundraiser - glass blowing and gourmet food- sponsored by Nana's Restaurant . Glass blowing demonstrations by Durham-based designer Elijah Leed. Watch as they make b…


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Film Screening - "Jurassic Park"

The prehistoric and the state-of-the-art meet in Spielberg's game-changing adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel. Come for the CGI dino-spectacle but stay for the peerless ensemble cast, including …


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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Motorco

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana returns to Durham with a dynamic cast of world-renowned dancers and musicians from Spain and the US. Experience the dazzling footwork, sensual lyricism and intricate …


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Jambalaya Soul Slam New Year, Mo Poems Slam

The best poets in the area compete for cash prizes and a chance to make the 2019 Bull City Slam Team. Come out and help kick of the year with poetry! Poetry slam is a competitive spoken word event …


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Live Music: The River Otters

The River Otters are back at Durty Bull in 2019! Catch the psychedelic blues duo's first performance of the year at the brewery.


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Monthly Bluegrass/Americana/Old Time Jam

PineCone and The Blue Note Grill are hosting a monthly bluegrass/Americana/old time jam in Durham! The Piedmont region of North Carolina has a vibrant and varied music scene, which the combined …


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Renovators Network: Historic Wood Window Restoration

  • Thompson Millwork
  • (919) 682-3036

Thompson Millwork specializes in woodcraft, historic wood window repair, and historic house research & consultation. Let these experts show you a thing or two about wood windows. This event i…


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Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse

  • (919) 220-2458

Concerts featuring top country, folk, and gospel musicians with coffee bar and snacks. Sponsored by St. Paul United Methodist Church.


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Third Date Resolves 2019

Third Date takes an off-beat look at New Year’s Resolutions in their first performance of 2019. Hailed by audiences as "hilarious and moving," Third Date presents an hour-long …


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"Only Light, Only Love"

Features choral music by Women's Voices Chorus about light, love and freedom. Allan Friedman, Artistic Director, Deborah Hollis, Pianist. Special guests NCCU Vocal Jazz ensemble


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Afro-Soul - Past : Present: Future A tribute to Dr. MLK Jr.

Durham, NC's incubator for new music, Blackspace, has teamed-up with Forging The Musical Future to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! They have put a bill together, featuring three …


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Dance Workshop by Studio C Projects

Connect with your local community and engage with the process of Studio C Projects' new work, On You. Move together through proposals and investigations developed for this project. Exercise …


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Guest Preacher Otis Moss Jr.

A theologian, pastor, and civic leader, Dr. Moss was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and continues to be an influential religious leader and highly sought-after public speaker. A pastor for …


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Hype Release Party

Celebrate the release of season one of Durham's new web series Hype with a concert and VR experience at Motorco presented by Runaway & Lucid Dream VR. Hosted by Phonte Coleman (formerly o…


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Mallarmé Chamber Players Family Concert

Mallarmé performs a free, interactive chamber music concert that is 1-hour long and is fun and informative for people 5-years-old and older. Meet at the Doris Duke Center. Adult …


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MLK Dinner Party

Food . Music . Drinks . Be You Music By DJ T-Nyce Brought to you by 5ocial League James Lunsford, Tim Harrington, Tre McQueen, Colton Palmer, and Brint City.


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