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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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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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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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Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris returns to Durham with "Pepperland," a unique tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a…


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Movie Loft presents "Main Street"

Movie Loft is reelin' in the years and stowin' away the time at Shadowbox Studio in June with a screening of the 2010 drama 'Main Street'. Revisit an era so close yet so far away: 10 years ago in …


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Nance w/Frank Mayson and Forrest Isn't Dead

  • American Tobacco Down Under Patio

Rap/Hip-Hop Rapper/Producer Nance combines energizing sample-based sonics with witty lyricism inspired by real-life experiences, creating a conscious fun sound. American Tobacco's …


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ADF Ruby Fridays: Michelle Dorrance

Hear from 2015 MacArthur Genius Michelle Dorrance in advance of her ADF performance on the ways she honors tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history in a new, dynamic, and compelling context.


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Beyu Live at Hayti

Featuring Chip Shearin. Beverage and light food provided by Beyu Caffe. Cash bar available.


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Craicdown – Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Devin Frazier Septet

Collin Williams- alto sax Matthew York- tenor sax Tyler Perske- trumpet Isaac Viars- trombone Devin Frazier- guitar Kevin Beardsley - bass Dorien Dotson- drums


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Dorrance Dance

Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance brings her troupe to ADF with "SOUNDspace." Originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. M…


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Good Rocking Sam

Hear this Triangle-based all-original blues and roots quartet! The band's inspiration: the great blues, soul, and funk music of Chicago, Memphis, Texas, and New Orleans.


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Jen Hatmaker & Heather Land

What happens when you put two sassy Southern sweethearts together for one ultimate evening of spicy banter, real-life inspiration, and carefree fun? Welcome to Hot Summer Nights (But Not That Hot) …


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Make Music Durham

Make Music Day Durham is a day-long, free, "do it yourself" celebration of participatory music making taking place in various locations all over Durham, including CCB Plaza.


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Maria Bamford

Maria is the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design. She was the first …


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Tapestry Tours

  • CCB Plaza

Starts at the Major The Bull statue and last about an hour. 2-3 original poems about Durham's many threads of diversity on each tour.


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Third Friday

Gallery crawl with live music and other performances. Maps available at the Visitor Info Center and at each participating location.


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ADF’s Movies By Movers

FREE screening of "PS Dance!," a New York Emmy-nominated documentary that captures what happens when students have dance in their curriculum. Conversation with Jody Gottfried Arnhold, …


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Blossoming Hope One-Day Women's Wellness Retreat

Explore deeper spiritual and physical wellness, greater emotional balance, and daily self-care skills in a safe, sacred space. Enjoy an intimate gathering of like-minded sisters focused on total …


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DIY Fest

DIY Fest celebrates Durham's innovative do-it-yourself spirit with local artists and makers. The FREE day-long festival includes kids' activities, live demonstrations, handmade items, and music.


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Dorrance Dance

Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance brings her troupe to ADF with "SOUNDspace." Originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. M…


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Durham Architecture & the Urban Landscape Walking Tour

Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers lead a 90 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. WALKING TOURS AND THE W…


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