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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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"In A Word," presented by Bulldog Ensemble Theater

Bulldog Ensemble Theater presents Lauren Yee's sad and funny play about how a couple copes two years after their child went missing.


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Armand & Bluesology

High energy blues and R&B. Arrive early for this one..oh, .and bring your dancing shoes!


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Bartlett Theater Presents "Constellations"

  • Northgate Stadium 10
  • (919) 808-2203

Exploring the intricacies of both science and romance, Nick Payne's 2012 play, CONSTELLATIONS is a love story with infinite possibilities. Payne's award-winning script will have audiences traversing …


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Breathe to Think Sessions — Performances and Open Mic

  • La Movida NightClub
  • (661) 817-8433

Must be 21+. Open Mic participants must sign up in advance.


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Jackson Browne

Singer Songwriter Jackson Browne will perform an acoustic concert. Accompanying Jackson are longtime band mates and vocalists Alethea Mills and Chavonne Stewart, and the acclaimed …


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Manual Cinema 'No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks'

In less than a decade, the bold and talented Chicago collective Manual Cinema has become a theatrical powerhouse with mesmerizing shadow-puppet spectacles. Blending techniques from animation and f…


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Ruby Friday | Esther Gabara: The Making of Pop América

Esther Gabara, professor of Romance Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke, gives insights into the development of Pop América, 1965-1975, an exhibition of nearly 100 …


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Southern Culture on the Skids

With Jphono1 & The Chevrons.


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UNSUITABLE #25: Making Love Out of History with Theresa Romain

  • 101 Classroom Building, Duke University East Campus
  • (919) 660-3052

How does an author of novels that require both historical accuracy and romance that resonates with 21st-century readers maintain the balance between authenticity and pleasurable fantasy? She plucks …


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"Blues Rock Titans" Tour

Alligator Records artists Coco Montoya and Tinsley Ellis will make a stop in Durham on their current "Blues Rock Titans" tour. Montoya and Ellis will each perform a full headline-length …


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AfroCuban Music and Dance with Vladimir Espinosa

  • Living Arts Collective

Africa Unplugged and Living Arts Collective present AfroCuban Music and Dance Workshops with Vladimir Espinosa. These classes are for all levels. Drumming will be from 3:30-4:45 and dance from …


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All Them Witches

With Plague Vendor.


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Asheville Comes East

  • Hi-Wire Brewing Taproom at Golden Belt

Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt will be hosting its first beer festival. The festival will include 20+ Western North Carolina breweries that see limited to no distribution in the triangle area. These …


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Beer & BBQ at Durty Bull

Durty Bull Brewery has got the B-B-Q and The Steady O's, as they welcome back Rob Henson from BBQ Proper along with Dan Ouimet & Ken Peterson's blues duo (live from 4-6)!


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Boogie Nights Burlesque

All your favorite characters take the stage to the best 70's rock and pop, can you dig it?! Ascend the stairs to the speakeasy venue where all your wildest disco dreams come …


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Elias String Quartet

The Elias String Quartet seems to live inside the pieces it plays. The ensemble conveys both emotional and structural sophistication with astounding clarity. Formed at Manchester’s Royal …


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Family Saturday Series: Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee is a film about overcoming obstacles despite difficult challenges along the way. It portrays African Americans in a manner that is beyond stereotypes; Released in the United …


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From Gun Violence to Homesteading

Chantel Johnson shares her journey of surviving gun violence to the founding of her own farming business known as Off Grid in Color.


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From Sheep to Spindle, How Wool Becomes Yarn

Did you know that Leigh Farm also has a history of raising sheep and weaving dating back to 1861? See how wool is turned into yarn, try your hand at spinning, and visit with some sheep.


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Grupo Sensacion

  • La Maraka
  • (919) 793-1319

Gran bailazo desde Oaxaca Mexico.


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