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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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CANCELLED - Dino Egg Hunt

Cancelled due to bad weather.


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Community Moves: Open Dance Class w/ Gerri Houlihan

This much-beloved series is now on the regular schedule as a drop-in class! Drop-in classes are $15 each (regular class cards available for a discounted rate), or for this class only, we are …


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Djembe Fire - Mallarme Chamber Players

Join The Magic of African Rhythms in an interactive concert featuring West and Central African dance, drumming melodic instruments, and song. Teli, Mabiniti, and Aya Shabu will demonstrate the …


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Film Screening - "Franco Rosso's Babylon"

Never-before released in the U.S., Franco Rosso's BABYLON had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but was deemed "too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension" (Vivien Goldman, …


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Highlights Tour

Discover amazing art through tours of exhibitions with a knowledgeable Nasher Gallery Guide. Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take a guided highlights tour of the Nasher M…


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29th Annual NCCU Jazz Festival

  • B.N. Duke Auditorium

NCCU Department of Music will share the smooth sounds of jazz music during its 29th Annual NCCU Jazz Festival that will feature accomplished professional artists and student musicians from the N…


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Beginners' Line Dance Classes

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • (252) 767-2780

Beginners Urban Soul Line Dance Classes are provided by M. E. Henderson, Inc.. This low-impact form of exercise is free. Bring your water and towel for this one hour class!


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Chuck Pell: You are Eating a Machine

The public is invited to this interesting talk on Earth Day. Chuck Pell will engage us with his presentation “YOU ARE EATING A MACHINE.” Chuck Pell, the Emmy award winning host of the …


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Contemporary Foundations Dance Class (9-12 yo)

This class will be a continuation of self-discovery in a contemporary dance framework, building on skills of weight-sharing and improvisation covered in Creative Movement. Focus will include …


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Cunningham-Based Dance Technique

Justin’s classes are based in Cunningham Technique, taught through a contemporary lens. You will move through the traditional standing class sequence with a focus on energy management and …


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Developmental Movement Classes (2-3 yos)

In this class, two-year-olds will get to explore all of the dance possibilities available to their young bodies, including jumps, turns, going upside down, balancing on one foot, rolling, gliding, …


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Discovering Dance Classes (4-5yos)

This class combines learning the basic elements of dance with artistic expression. The children dance fast and slow, sharp and smooth, and learn traveling movements as well as movements that stay in …


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NEW! Creative Movement and Composition (6-9yos)

In this class, young creative dancers learn about improvising and choreographing dances. Each style of dance requires practicing many of the same building blocks, such as balance, coordination, …


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Afro-Cuban All Stars

Without the Afro-Cuban All Stars, the world would know a lot less about the musical riches of Cuba. In 1996, popular tres player and bandleader Juan de Marcos González recruited an …


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An Evening with Serge Attukwei Clottey

  • NorthStar Church of the Arts

A celebration of creative self-expression through multimedia arts! The evening's events at NorthStar Church of the Arts will include a fashion procession, a live performance by Ghanaian artist …


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Duke Chorale Celebration Concert

The Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop, presents a celebration concert featuring highlights from the group's 2018-19 season. The Chorale will perform an eclectic array of selections ranging …


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Durham Tech Sings!

Durham Tech's Ensemble Class, accompanied by professional musicians and under the direction of Adia Ledbetter, will perform at the Historic Hayti Heritage Center. This will be the Ensemble's first …


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Family of the Year

Idyllic instrumentation and emotional storytelling. With Hollis Brown.


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Talk: American Dream Homes 1938-1951

  • Center for Responsible Lending Lobby

Durham architectural historian and preservation consultant, Jennifer F. Martin, will discuss the aesthetic, political, and social movements that shaped the form, style, and materials of Durham's …


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Brett Chambers Open Mic

Going strong for 22 years and counting, the Open Mic was started by Brett Chambers in September of 1996 at Sam & Audrey's Sellers' ‘Talk of the Town', where it was an anchor in downtown …


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Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical

Based on the French novel, Les Liasions Dangereuses, and the classic cult film starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillipe and Sarah Michelle Geller, Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical pulls you …


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Modern Jazz Dance Classes

This soulful modern-jazz class equips dancers with a strong technical foundation while focusing on lowering the dancers’ center of gravity and syncopating movement with a blend of latin, …


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Moviediva Film Series - "Love is a Racket"

A film series dedicated to screening classic movies on Wednesday evenings at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.


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Wicca Phase Springs Eternal

Adam McIlwee, former vocalist/guitarist for Scranton, Pennsylvania-based emo/indie rock group Tigers Jaw, records solo material as Wicca Phase Springs Eternal (sometimes just referred to as Wicca …


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