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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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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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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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A Whitman Sampler: A Bicentennial Celebration

Join the Duke University Libraries to celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday with readings and remarks by Richard H. Brodhead, President Emeritus of Duke, on why he loves the “Good Gray …


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Annual Semans Lecture: Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis, Ph.D., an educator, art historian, author, curator, photographer and filmmaker, will deliver the Annual Semans Lecture about her career and work. Willis is a professor and chair of …


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Ballet Fundamentals Dance Classes (7-9yo)

Strength, flexibility, and focus are not the only benefits of this introductory ballet class. Students will build on concepts and techniques learned in Intro to Ballet, exploring classical ballet …


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Intro to Jazz Dance Classes (6-8yo)

Dancers will learn the basic steps of jazz dance including turns, kicks, and leap steps along with popular simple rhythm techniques. This class is designed to introduce jazz movement to the creative …


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JACK Quartet + yMusic

In Durham, two of the world’s most enterprising and important new-music ensembles convene for a rare double-bill. The JACK Quartet, now at the end of a two-year Duke Performances residency, h…


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Jazz Dance Technique Classes (10-13 yo)

This class will build on concepts learned in Jazz Fundamentals to further explore the basic and complex elements of jazz dance. We will explore the idea of using movement for expression and …


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Jazz Fundamentals Dance Classes (8-10yo)

Students will warm up by exploring basic elements of dance and choreography such as shape, rhythm, gesture, and tempo. Dancers will also learn the fundamental elements of jazz dance; leaps, turns a…


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Pre-Ballet Classes (4-5yo)

This class offers a fun and stimulating introduction to ballet. Students will explore ballet technique and learn dance vocabulary in an imaginative and supportive learning environment. Focus, body …


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Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox's world tour, Universal: Adventures in Space & Time, will use ultra-high resolution LED screens to present state of the art graphics and imagery from ground-based t…


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Shueh-li Ong: Thereminist, Songwriter, Synthesist

Unofficially celebrating the start of Moogfest 2019 (she played moogfest07), you are invited, whether you wear the Moogfest bracelet or not, to enjoy a night of fusion, prog-rock, electronica and …


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The Southern Noir Film Hour with music from Swedish Wood Patrol

The twin premieres of two locally produced, independent short neo-noir films "Cheat Proof" (directed by Edith Snow) and "Going Down Slow" (directed by Eryk Pruitt). A short …


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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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Dane Cook

Dane Cook is known as one of the most prolific stand-up comedians and a versatile actor, recognized in significant film and TV projects. He has been featured in numerous Comedy Central and HBO …


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Free For All Friday: The Groovynators

 Take some classic rock favorites, mix it up with a little jazzy blues and you’ll be cutting a rug or at least tapping your toe & bobbing your head all night long. They like to take …


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The Pinnacle III: Heir of Victory

LVitto, Jooselord, Imani Pressley, Shame, Kronoz Time, Mally Evans.


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We are the Gold Experience Slam

Presented by S.O.U.L. Society and Jambalaya Soul Slam, and featuring T. Walker, Jha'mai, Dasan Ahanu, Sh8kes,Sunqueen Kelcey, and Irie Child.


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