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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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Bulldog Ensemble Theater presents White

Bulldog Ensemble Theater presents James Ijames' raucous comedy about art and identity - with a shocking twist ending!


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Community Moves: Open Dance Class w/ Gerri Houlihan

This much-beloved series is now on the regular schedule as a drop-in class! Drop-in classes are $15 each (regular class cards available for a discounted rate), or for this class only, we are …


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Film Screening – "Be Natural" Theatrical Release

Trailer https://benaturalthemovie.com Synopsis When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors …


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Home Brewed

Live Music + Live Art, For the Bull. The CNOTE Foundation is bringing together some of the most talented artists in the city and NC for sensational Memorial Day Weekend vibes in the Bull. As …


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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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Pauli Murray Walking Tour

Pauli's Durham Tour is a 75-min walk into Durham's history of racial segregation in the West End Neighborhood. Aya Shabu and friends share stories about the significance of Black Civil War soldiers, …


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Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Summer Movie Series

You're invited to the FREE Summer Movie Series! Join in on the patio EVERY Sunday for flicks on the big screen! There's beer. There are $1 snacks. There's a movie on the patio! Visit the Taproom …


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Reggae on the Roof

Selector B Steady and DJ Algoriddim spin classic reggae on vinyl. Free and open to the public 21 and over. Food and beverage minimum spend may be required.


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Star Wars Film Series

The Carolina Theatre of Durham's Retro Film Series revisit the wonders and relives the magic of these dazzling films on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen. Episodes I-VI.


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Beginners' Line Dance Classes

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • (252) 767-2780

Beginners Urban Soul Line Dance Classes are provided by M. E. Henderson, Inc.. This low-impact form of exercise is free. Bring your water and towel for this one hour class!


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Historic Fitzgerald Family Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony

  • Beside Maplewood Cemetery
  • (919) 949-9487

Join local Fitzgerald/Murray family members for the 24th Anniversary Memorial Day ceremony to honor the contributions of African-American Civil War veteran Robert G. Fitzgerald and his family. The …


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Northgate Carousel Closing

Northgate Carousel Closing Day. The Carousel will be going into Hibernation, the last day to visit at Northgate will be Memorial Day. All Rides will be $1!


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Boy Bands Music Bingo

Backstreet's Back and they're Bringin' Da Noise to the Durty Bull taproom. Mmmbop along to your favorite Boy Band songs across all genres and decades, and cover the spaces on your Bingo board for a …


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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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Super Jam Open Mic

  • Golden Belt

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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Celebration of NC Songwriting – Alice Gerrard, Wyatt Easterling, Kirk Ridge, and Abby Davis

Four celebrated songwriters gather for a night of original music and the stories behind the songs.


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John Ray Trio

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

The John Ray Trio is made up of three (sometimes four or five, or on rare occasions even six) of the most virtuosic musicians in the artistically fertile northern southeast region of the United …


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Opening – New Faces of Tradition: Documenting North Carolina’s Young Artists

Gather together with the participating artists and photographers to celebrate the opening of New Faces of Tradition: Documenting North Carolina’s Young Artists and enjoy live music by …


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Thursdays Live on the Patio

Enjoy live music, small plates and generously-sized cocktails on the Patio. This week, Violin Remix.


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Celebrate SITES

In collaboration with Fullsteam and Criterion, SITES presents: Celebrate SITES, an art/performance investigation project happening in public transitional spaces. This season SITES has new a…


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Exhibit Launch – The Schools We All Deserve: The Struggle for Educational Equity in Durham

  • W. G. Pearson Center

Join Bull City 150 for the launch of a new public exhibition, which shows how each generation of Durhamites responded to racial and economic educational inequality. Many fought and organized and m…


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