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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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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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Co-op Cafe Conversations

The Durham Co-op will feature a series of writers, authors, journalist, and community members through out the year to engage the community and inform their neighbors.


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Health and Happiness: A Storytelling Series on Living Your Potential

  • WeWork - One City Center, 5th Floor
  • (919) 412-9599

This storytelling series thoughtfully curates our community of uplifting and inspirational humans to share what is real, what takes courage, and what connects us. "Health" is more than j…


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India.Arie: The Worthy Tour

Incomparable four-time GRAMMY® winning artist/songwriter.


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Jarlath Henderson

BBC Young Folk Musician award winner Jarlath Henderson is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and doctor. Hailing from County Armagh, Ireland, Jarlath Henderson is the first Irish …


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Jarlath Henderson

BC Young Folk Musician award winner Jarlath Henderson is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and doctor. Hailing from County Armagh, Ireland, Jarlath Henderson is the first Irish …


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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 - "Red Dust"

A film series dedicated to screening classic movies on Wednesday evenings at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.


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Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play Tour

Tyler Perry recently announced that he would bring the Madea Franchise to a halt with a final movie. BUT, before Perry leaves he would like to give Madea fans a proper goodbye with Madea's Farewell …


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Wishbone Ash

Formed in 1969, British rock band Wishbone Ash pioneered a distinctive twin-lead guitar style that influenced the likes of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden. With more than 20 original studio recordings a…


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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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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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Karaoke

  • The Bar

18 to enter, 21 to drink.


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Melissa Etheridge: The Medicine Show

Academy Award® and Grammy® winning artist Melissa Etheridge will take the stage to perform songs from her new album.


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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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Southern Fried Queer Pride

Featuring workshops, skill shares, and other events. Celebrating local Durham, and regional North Carolina artists, activists, and communities, SFQPxDurham is here to add it's own distinct …


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The Bennys

NC music veterans, Rebecca Newton, Barry Gray, Wes Collins, FJ Ventre and Mike Babyak joined musical forces to create the folk/americana band "the bennys" in 2016. Each are …


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Chris Thomas & Vanessa Fraction - The Popup Comedy Festival

Chris Thomas is the master of over 2000 amazing realistic celebrity impressions, including Denzel Washington, F. Lee Bailey, Mike Tyson, and Orson Welles. One of Chris's favorite subjects, Sugar …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Featured artist Freeman Beard at Stone Bros. and Byrd

Walk through plants, seeds, pots, and other treasures while viewing watercolors by Durham artist, Freeman Beard. A portion of sales will go to support Mount Merrill at Durham Central Park.


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Forest History Society Headquarters Dedication

The grand opening dedication will include a private ribbon-cutting celebration and reception for FHS members and campaign donors. Invited guests will tour the new facility and celebrate the success …


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