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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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American Ballet Theatre Master Class with Sascha Radetsky

This master class is part of Duke's three-year partnership with American Ballet Theatre. Capacity is limited. Pre-registration required.


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Film Screening - "Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream"

  • Smith Warehouse Bay 4

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney contends that America's richest citizens have "rigged the game in their favor," and created unprecedented inequality in the United States. …


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Free Career Workshops & Networking

Looking for a new job in the new year? Join one or both of these career workshops where you'll get the tools you need to land the job you want and network with other professionals. Workshop #1: …


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RIoT XXX - Smart & Connected Gigabit Cities

Join RIoT, in partnership with US Ignite, for an afternoon symposium focused on Smart & Gigabit Cities. 1pm - Introductions: Kickoff to Smart & Connected Gigabit Cities, RIoT & …


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Women in Bio Mentoring Program Recruitment Event

  • Bull City Ciderworks

Have some cider and learn about all that Women In Bio has to offer while networking with other STEM professionals! They will have a special presentation about their peer mentoring group (MAPS), …


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Abundance with Adele

Ready to ditch the obstacles that hold you back from having the confidence, clients, and income you desire and know are capable of? Enjoy an innovative and complimentary live monthly business …


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Artist Talk – Taylor Baldwin

A special lecture, American Surplus, with artist Taylor Baldwin. Baldwin's The Interpreter is featured in Portraying Power and Identity: A Global Perspective, currently on view at 21c Durham.


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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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Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Durham Tech@RTP - Central Park West Building
  • (919) 536-7241

Learn what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset. Learn how to recognize problems while focusing on solutions and seeing potential opportunities.


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Rare Music Lecture/Recital: Rebecca Cypess (Rutgers University), harpsichord and fortepiano

"Musical Salons of the Enlightenment: Women and the Circulation of Taste" presents the sounds of salons of late eighteenth-century Europe, bringing together rare examples of musical works …


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Shaun King MLK Lecture

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UNSUITABLE #23: From Biology to Books: Stephanie Stegemoller & Caitlynne Garland

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

Dog-Eared Books was founded by Stephanie Stegemoller and Caitlynne Garland in August of 2016 on an equal love of books and dogs. Because they believe that no child should want a book and be …


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Author Frank Hyman

The Regulator welcomes Frank Hyman, author of Hentopia: Create a Hassle-Free Habitat for Happy Chickens, for a reading, book signing, and demonstration.


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Digital Marketing & Analytics Link + Think

  • Method Savvy

Hear examples of how even the most complex products can fuel a content engine.


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DSA Production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone

  • DSA Blackbox Theater
  • (919) 907-8836

The Theatre Department of Durham School of the Arts is presenting the first ever High School Production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Written by Sarah Ruhl— known for her playwright, E…


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Film Screening - "Milford Graves Full Mantis"

a portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. Graves has performed internationally since 1964, both as a soloist and in …


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Film Screening - "The Tree of Life"

Terrence Malick, 2011, 139 min.Four decades into an already legendary career, Terrence Malick realized his most rapturous vision to date, tracing a story of childhood, wonder, and grief to the outer …


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Film Screening - Farmer/Veteran

Enjoy a special à la carte menu at the Nasher Museum Café and follow your meal with a free film. This week's film is Farmer/Veteran (2016, directed by Alix Blair and Jeremy M. Lange, …


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Hoof'n'Horn presents: Spring Awakening

  • Sheafer Lab Theater
  • (919) 684-4444

Spring Awakening innovatively combines the storyline of Frank Wedekind's 1891 play of the same name with the musical adaptation of Duncan Sheik (music) and Steven Sater (book, lyrics). The late 19th …


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THE TALK

THE TALK is a virtuosic one-person show about the difficult conversation a father must have with his son in a racialized America.


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Bimi Album Release Party

Celebrate the release of Bimi's debut album, SEVEN LETTERS. The first single off the project, FWM, was received well by people all over the world! Be one of the first to hear the album in it's …


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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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