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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

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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Exhibits & Recurring Events

“Slabulous” opening: new ceramic work of Sasha Bakaric, Nathan Hood, & Joseph Sand

Claymakers is excited to present the functional, decorative, and sculptural work of Sasha Bakaric, Nathan Hood, & Joseph Sand in “Slabulous,” a show running through May 31. Please …


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Art Exhibit - "Pop América, 1965-1975"

Despite the wide appeal of Pop art’s engaging imagery, the broader public remains unaware of the participation and significant contribution of Latin American and Latino/a artists …


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Art Exhibit - "Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum"

Self-taught photographer Hugh Mangum was born in 1877 in the newly incorporated, tobacco- fueled boomtown of Durham, NC. As an itinerant portraitist working primarily in North Carolina and V…


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Art Exhibit - "Coastal Abstracts"

The solo exhibit features the work of Durham's newest reuse artist, Jules Hoffman. Her work, produced on shutters, cabinet doors, plexiglass, windows, and extruded polystyrene, reflects the colors o…


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Art Exhibit - "Slabulous"

Works by Nathan Hood, Joseph Sand, and Sasha Bakaric.


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Art Exhibit - “Beyond Despair”

When faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges, a common human response is to fall into a resigned paralysis. We look for someone smarter, richer, or braver who will solve our problems and save …


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Art Exhibit - Numinous Light

While the influence of expressionist and color field painters is readily apparent in Judy Keene's paintings, with their luscious surface textures and enigmatic compositions, less obvious may be her …


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Art Exhibit - Portraits of Durham

"Portraits of Durham" features work by 64 local artists, from high school students to accomplished professionals, each sharing their interpretation of what defines Durham. The show runs in …


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Art Exhibit - Vine Paintings

Acrylic paintings by Jim Kellough, on view in the Durham Convention Center Pre-Function Corridor. Artist reception May 17, 6pm - reception held in the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham NC


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Art Exhibit – "Disrupting Homogeny"

Artist statement: "When I perceive similar characteristics between myself and other people, I feel compelled to learn more about them. In part, this can help satisfy a desire for …


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Art Exhibit – Art of a Scientist

  • Grand Gallery at Golden Belt

Duke University's Art of a Scientist exhibit brings the work of artists and scientists together in shared exploration of creativity and visual communication.


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Art Exhibits – "planet eARTh" and "The Microcosmic Perspective"

Science themed art exhibits. Works by Jenny Blazing, Jim McKeon, Yuko Taylor, Teddy Devereux, and Jane Hartman.


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Colors of the Spring - Art Exhibition

  • Golden Belt Artists Gallery
  • (919) 519-2374

Rondon is a painter and sculptor with extensive international experience. His work is full of an infinity of colors, where each stroke and brushstroke secretly merge with each other, thus creating a …


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Five Hundred Years of Women's Work - stories from the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection

  • Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery
  • (919) 660-5822

Women's work. The phrase usually conjures up domestic duties or occupations largely associated with women-such as teaching, nursing, or housekeeping. The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection upends those …


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International Folk Dancing

The Durham/Chapel Hill International Folk Dance Club is a fun social group for international folk dancing. Newcomers welcome! Schedule 7:00 – Easy dancing 8:00 – Teaching of a new …


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Skewer's Open Mic

The Mix Up Open Mic Jam with a great house band. All styles, performers, and people welcomed. Sign up list goes up at 9:30, music starts at 10pm-2am. No cover before 12am. After 12am, $5


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Sounds of the Studio - Live Music

Rotating roster of guest musicians playing live in the Studio.


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The Annual Black History: Artists’ Perspectives Exhibition 2019

Four years ago Durham resident and artist Willie Bigelow presented an idea for an exhibition celebrating African American history, featuring the artwork of several local artists. Four years later …


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The Magic of the Sculptural Jewelry – Exhibition

  • Golden Belt Artists Gallery
  • (919) 519-2374

The magic of working with fire and metals has seduced Martha Paris since 2012 when she began work with jewelry. All of her pieces are elaborated in solid 950 Sterling Silver, crafted in a unique and …


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