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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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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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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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Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • 212 W Main St
  • (919) 371-2653

Tobacco Road Tours takes you on a motorized, professionally guides tour to where Durham’s roots began & where the City has evolved today. North Carolina’s “Triangle”, …


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Historic Tours

Take a guided tour of Leigh Farm Park. You’ll learn about the families who lived here, their work, and life on a middle class plantation. Venture inside the historic farmhouse while also …


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Quirkcon

The First Conference for quirky people like you is finally here in Durham. Anime + Video Games + Cosplay + Goth + Meditation + Culture. An experimental, forever evolving conference for geeks, g…


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Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse

  • (919) 220-2458

Concerts featuring top country, folk, and gospel musicians with coffee bar and snacks. Sponsored by St. Paul United Methodist Church.


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Turning the Page: Durham’s Reading History

This exhibit of historic photos shows local citizens using library services.


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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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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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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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Moviediva Film Series - "Skyscraper Souls"

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


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Darrell Scott/ Me & David Burney

Darrell's solo CDs, session work, touring gigs with Steve Earle's Bluegrass Dukes (of which he remains a member), Guy Clark, and Newgrass Revival founder Sam Bush, and his own live shows have …


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Karaoke

  • The Bar

18 to enter, 21 to drink.


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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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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Chris O’Leary Band

Chris's musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm's band The Barnburners. The Chris O'Leary Band's …


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Durham Tobacco History Walking Tour

Preservation Durham's enthusiastic and well-informed volunteer tour guides will lead you through the history of the tobacco industry as they tell many tales from Durham's past, using oral h…


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Festival of Life

FREE two day wellness convention showcasing vendors selling items & services that enrich your mind, body and soul. This event will focus on shopping local - supporting NC small businesses, …


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Rock the Park Concert – Shrimp & Grits

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Blue Shirt Party!

Nearly two years in the making, ‘Blue Shirt' is Rebecca Newton's first solo record in her 40+ year career as a North Carolina musician. Produced and engineered by 40 year music veteran Jerry …


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Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies Class Begins

This intensive, weeklong class is designed for distance students who are pursuing the Certificate in Documentary Arts and fulfills their introductory course requirement, but it is also ideal for any …


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Rites of Passage of the Durham Business & Professional Chain Graduation Ceremony

  • NCCU
  • (919) 683-1047

You're invited to witness the passage into manhood for young African American males in our community and to uplift them as they begin to accept their roles as men in our community. The graduation …


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