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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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ADF Pop-up Performances

For the past 42 years ADF has made Durham its home and an international hub for the modern dance world to flourish. In conjunction with our annual performance season, ADF seeks opportunities for …


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ADF’s Movies By Movers

PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN With post-film discussion ADF's Movies By Movers is a bi-annual festival dedicated to the celebration of the conversation between the body and the camera. ADF loves …


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Ali Wong The Milk & Money Tour

Selling Out Theaters Across the Country Ali Wong is an American actress, stand-up comic, and writer who is noted for her Netflix stand-up specials Baby Cobra (filmed when she was 7 months pregnant) …


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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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D&D Sluggers / Jaguardini / Tide Eyes

Synthpop showcase featuring D&D Sluggers, Jaguardini & Tide Eyes. Show is all ages.


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Insert Your Grandma's Name Here

  • NorthStar Church of the Arts

Interactive and evolving installation by Monét Noelle Marshall. In the Ursa Minor Gallery. From the curator: This is a celebration of your grandma and, by extension, of you. …


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Murielle Elizéon & Tommy Noonon/Culture Mill

In "They Are All" North Carolina choreographers Murielle Elizéon and Tommy Noonan interweave the combined expertise of professional dancers, neuroscientists, people with …


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Music in the Gardens: Bedouine

Drawing on as well as contributing to a rich folk music tradition, Azniv Korkejian brings a diasporic knowingness to the rich and rewarding songs recorded under her Bedouine moniker. Though born in …


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Super Jam Open Mic

  • Hi-Wire Brewery Durham

Every Wednesday. Friendly outdoor open mic, all are welcomed. Professional sound, great environment. Hosted by Stephen Munoz @sonicplayground A different food truck on site every week, …


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Black Music Black Film: A Film Series in Honor of Black Music Month 2019

  • Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bullpen
  • (919) 668-2995

A FREE film series in honor of Black Music Month 2019. Presented by the Department of African & African American Studies at Duke. Co-sponsored by the Duke Council on Race & Ethnicity, the …


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Damien Jurado

For more than two decades, Jurado has sung folk songs brimming with prophetic imagination. Whether singing ballads about killers, wounded lovers, UFO cults, or yes, the phantoms of departed …


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Durham Night Market

Over 40 local makers will be selling their handmade products. There will be food trucks, live music, wine, beer and so much more! Music by Ari Hayne (5:30-8 p.m.) and Nickie Green (8-10 p.m.)


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Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of …


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Lord Fess

Lord Fess, a Durham, NC producer, rapper and songwriter combines intricate detail in lyricism with a sharp delivery and niche cadences over a buffet of smooth, 808-heavy sonic …


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Nasher Creates – Kids Studio

Bring the family to a FREE drop-in creative workshop for kids ages 5 to 10! Nasher Creates: Kids Studio events take place most Thursdays, 10:15 AM to Noon. Activities are free (kids 15 and under are …


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Paul Taylor Dance Company

Two Different Programs of Classic Paul Taylor Dance! Th 8pm (program A–all ADF premieres); F 8pm (program B); Sa 7pm (program A–all ADF premieres); Children’s Matinee Sa …


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ActionFlix Film Series

Action! To some it just means violence, but the greats of action cinema give us something more, turning shootings and explosions into something artful and often spectacular. From the taciturn …


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ADF Ruby Fridays: Michael Novak & Suzanne Carbonneau

Michael Novak of the Paul Taylor Dance Company in conversation with dance writer and critic Suzanne Carbonneau on the second day of the Paul Taylor Dance Company's ADF performance.


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BRC Crawfish Boil at Durty Bull

Crawfish Boil! Live Jazz music from 6-8 pm, and Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy from 8-9:30 pm.


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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 – "Don't Get Any Ideas, Little Lady"

In "Don't Get Any Ideas, Little Lady," A+A Dance Company throws salt in the wound of male fragility. Their scathing critique clears the ground for audience and performers to build new f…


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Fresh Fruit Dance Party

Shake a leg at a night of funky dance music featuring turntablist DJ transplant from Oakland, DJ HALO. All rare groove dance tracks: funk, soul, afro beat, latin, disco, house and boogie. 21+ w/ID …


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