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Durham is where self-made synth beats are created alongside home-grown and international talent.
Where renowned hip hop artists come home to spit with our next generation of performers.
Where there’s no need to wait for Friday night; both large and small festivals and cultural events win the hearts of wandering souls from near and far — all week long.
Each year, 5,000 classes, tours, markets, competitions and performances await you here. The key to your next adventure lies in your own curiosity. Come taste, see, hear and discover.
While practicing social distancing, we know many folks are looking for things to do and ways to stay engaged with the Durham community. After all, at the stay-at-home orders' core, it's really about physically distancing ourselves from one another. That doesn't mean we can't find ways to be alone together.
During this time, we plan to publish virtual events and other safe, creative ways for you to remain connected to Durhamites, our local partners, and other Durham-based groups. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Get the Led Out
From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. Returning by popular demand, Get The Led Out will perform at DPAC on Saturday, August 8, 2020. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal...
Styx draws from over four decades of barn burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the “Blue Collar Man,” from the majestic spiritual love for a special “Lady” to the seething indictment of preening, primping pageantry...
OutSouth Queer Film Festival - Virtual Fest
OutSouth Queer Film Festival celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today's queer life and helps bring the community together through film. Since its beginning in 1995, the Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries and feature films. OutSouth celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today's gay and lesbian life, helps bring the community together and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking. OutSouth will make its return with a 102-film lineup of short and feature...
Nitro Circus: You Got This
An explosive, high adrenaline action sports spectacular starring the best athletes in FMX, BMX, Skate, Scooter and more. Witness Nitro’s thrill-loving daredevils brave the world’s largest jumps as they launch 60 feet into the air. Be there live when they attempt the craziest stunts imaginable on contraptions you never thought could fly! These real-life action heroes are sure to inspire fans of all ages as they push the limits with record-breaking attempts every night.
Fresh Fruit Festival
Music, art, dance, dialogue, education, social causes, business, fashion, empowerment, drama, and entertainment all integrated into one social stream of consciousness that collectively called THE CULTURE. One wristband covers the entire weekend. If you enjoy programming like SXSW, The Essence Festival, Tiny Desk, Ted Talks, comedy shows, and artist slams tagged with independently owned food trucks, you will love the Fresh Fruit Festival. What makes it even sweeter is that the artists, speakers, designers, and...
Brit Floyd - Echoes 2020
The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and more… including the iconic song Echoes, performed 'note-for-note' and in it’s entirety Brit Floyd, “The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” returns to the stage in 2021 to perform its brand new production, Echoes 2021. Including highlights from The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell, and featuring a show stopping 23 minute 'note-for-note’ performance of the iconic...
Have U Heard Fest
Have U Heard Fest is a local music festival, dedicated to spotlighting the rising arts scene here in the Triangle. There will be live music, local vendors, and food trucks. The headlining acts include Weston Estate, Marco Luka, YSB Tril, Kevin Powers, Felix Wood, Maasho, and more, playing a mix of hip hop, indie, and alternative music.
Harvest and Hornworm Festival
See demonstrations of historic tobacco harvesting, stringing and curing, plus musical entertainment, craft vendors, refreshments and more.
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this...
Blippi The Musical
Blippi The Musical brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement and amazing music. Children from the ages of 2 to 7 years old across the world have quickly taken a liking to Blippi’s charismatic personality and innovative teaching lessons! In the Live show they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along with this one of a...
The Ultimate Queen Celebration
The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel will be coming to DPAC on Saturday September 18, 2021. In their last appearance at DPAC in 2019, they performed to a sold out crowd. Since 2017, Martel has fronted The Ultimate Queen Celebration, an explosive, attention commanding tribute where some of the most iconic rock anthems merge with a theatrical performance style and eye-popping production. Martel and his band perform Queen’s greatest hits, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We...
Bianca Del Rio: Unsanitized
Bianca Del Rio is a dimple-cheeked, larger-than-life drag queen and outrageous comic who isn’t afraid to shock and offend. She made history on her “It’s Jester Joke” stand-up tour as the first drag queen to headline and sell out Wembley Arena and Carnegie Hall, which was hailed as “something truly extraordinary to witness” (Instinct Magazine). All along her Unsanitized Comedy Tour, America’s funniest drag superstar and self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” will bring her snarky...
Art Exhibit — The Future is Female
Investigating history, mythology, identity, ecology, consumerism, and power, The Future is Female illuminates both the legacy and the...
"Our House" DAC Student Showcase - Visual art exhibit at the Durham Arts Council!
Last summer, the pandemic prompted a move to the virtual space for “Our House”, the annual exhibit featuring work from DAC students and...
Art Exhibit — "Material and Embodiment"
New works by DAG member artists BR Goldstein and Tina Marcus.
Gallery tours by appointment and during Third Friday.
A Changing Durham: New Paintings and Printmaking Works by Kimberly Wheaton
Kim sees the landscapes, buildings, and people of Durham as palimpsests — changes are added, removed and etched over time, and traces of...
5 Points Gallery Exhibition: Refresh
5 Points Gallery starts its third year by introducing an exceptional artist, Donna Stubbs. Donna is an abstract painter who builds multiple...
Art Exhibits — "Chasing Light" and "Animals in the Hood"
Nature is highlighted in two shows opening at Craven Allen Gallery: Chasing Light, paintings by David Davenport, and Animals in the Hood,...
Durham Bulls Baseball
Durham Bulls Baseball vs Memphis.
Rise & Climb
Want to start climbing in the mornings but having trouble finding your fellow early risers? Here's a weekly event just for you! Join in on...
Virtual Walk on the Wild Side: Grasses
Explore the wilds of North Carolina in Duke Gardens’ Blomquist Garden of Native Plants in this online presentation with curator Annabel...
Taking Back Thursday
Every Thursday from 12pm to 2pm Boxyard RTP will have a live acoustic singer-songwriter on the Beatbox stage. The artist(s) and genre will...
Out Of Office (Happy Hour)
Instead of sitting in traffic, spend a Thursday evening at Frontier RTP and enjoy a free craft beer from Fullsteam Brewery or glass of wine...