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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk
A family-friendly 1.5-mile walking tour designed for adults and kids (children 8 years & older please) seeking a unique and different downtown Durham, North Carolina experience. The tour combines local ghost stories, folklore and local history as it takes you to six different Ghost & Paranormal sites including Bull Durham Factory, Kress Store Building, Devil’s Teacher, Hotel Malbourne Memory, Snow Building and the Liggett-Myers Factory stories are on the itinerary. Advanced purchase required. Note: Tour...
Pumpkin Patch Express
Celebrate Fall with a trip to the Museum’s pumpkin patch! Pick the perfect pumpkin to decorate at home. Enjoy a variety of activities inspired by autumn. Then, climb aboard the train for a ride back to the station on the Ellerbe Creek Railway. Activities Include: Pick a pumpkin, Hay maze, Nature Bingo, Mini Golf, Rubber Duck Races, Take-home activities, Return train ride on the Ellerbe Creek Railway. For the health and safety of our Museum...
Magic For Humans at Home with Justin Willman
An interactive hour of magic, comedy, and unexpected surprises delivered directly into your living room. Justin is a regular on the Tonight Show, Ellen, and Comedy Central, and is the star of the hit Netflix series Magic for Humans. Now he invites you and your family to join him (on Zoom) for this unique and intimate all-ages experiment.Each ticket allows viewing on one device, so you can choose to enjoy the show solo or share...
The Photoville Fence - an Outdoor Art Exhibit
A year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across North America. The exhibition brings compelling visual stories into the public realm, and to a wide and diverse audience. A jury of 50+ international arts and media leaders reviews every series submitted. Regional jurors: Molly Boarati, assistant Curator, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Roylee Duvall, Owner, Through This Lens Gallery and Stacy Bloom Rexrode, Curator of Exhibitons and Collections, City of...
Antigone Film Series: "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada"
This neo-Western film tells the story of Melquiades Estrada, a fictional undocumented immigrant working in Texas who is killed by Border Patrol agent, Norton. To conceal his crime, Norton illegally buries Melquiades in an unmarked grave in the desert, but the body keeps coming back to haunt the state with its unaddressed injustices. Like the body of Polyneices, in Sophocles’ ancient tragedy, Antigone, Melquiades receives not one but three burials, as the political interests of...
NCLAFF: The Official Story
First film of the NC Latin American Film Festival! This Academy Award winning film tells the story of Alicia Marnet de Ibañez who is happily married to her husband Roberto. They have an adopted daughter named Gaby. Alicia is blissfully ignorant about what happened in the military coup until one of her history students asks her if she only believes what the history books say. She embarks on a mission to find if her daughter...