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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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Special Events

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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Chamber Music Showcase

In this free, noontime event, advanced students in the chamber music program in the Duke University Department of Music present works from the 18th-21st centuries. Presented in association with Duke …


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Open House with William Paul Thomas

Meet painter William Paul Thomas and view some of his latest works.


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Tap Dogs

15 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 1 GLOBAL DANCE SENSATION 12 MILLION TICKET BUYERS CAN’T BE WRONG The global dance sensation TAP DOGS hits the road on an international tour of jaw dropping new …


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Visualizing the Muslim Gandhi

Timothy Dobe and Sumathi Ramaswamy will present, compare and discuss several visual images of M.K. Gandhi, each of which embodies important dimensions of Islamic traditions. They will consider, for …


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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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Anoushka Shankar

Under the tutelage of her father, the sitar paragon Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar established herself as one of the world’s best classical sitarists when she was barely a teenager. At twenty, …


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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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Carolina Lightnin’

Featuring a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, and original songs.


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Time Travelers' Trunk: Woman's History Month

Pack your traveling trunk and go back in time to explore the history that surrounds us. Each third Thursday, bring your preschooler for an hour of history-themed reading and activities. Children m…


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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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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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