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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.
The Prime Element: A Tribute to Elvin Jones
Every Month, Hayti pays tribute to the masters of Jazz and the legacy they left behind. This Month they pay tribute to Elvin Jones. Featuring Tyler Leak.
Limited in-person tickets available.
Gather your family and friends for a self-guided, springtime evening scavenger hunt at the Museum. Channel your inner Indiana Jones as you use the clues to find relics throughout some of the most popular outdoor exhibits and Butterfly House. Keep your eyes peeled in the six-acre wetland exhibit, Explore the Wild. Search for signs when you step into the world of the late Cretaceous period on the Dinosaur Trail. Perhaps you’ll investigate the sandstone cave...
The Grass Grazed Farmer's Table
Connect with your local farmer during an evening of storytelling, and enjoy a 4-course menu.
For safety, parties will be limited and separated by tables. Reserve an intimate table for a private date or a family table for a group of friends.
Science Nights: Robots
Get ready for an evening of after-hours fun! Complete a challenge by designing, building, and programming a LEGO® robot. Take a look inside some everyday robots to see what makes them tick. Finally, use your new circuitry knowledge to create an electronic gadget to take home with you! These robots will have you thinking of a world of possibilities. For ages 3-12 and accompanying adult.
Exploring Matcha with ARTEAO
Explore the world of matcha with the owners of Durham-based matcha and tea purveyor ARTEAO. Each session includes an introductory discussion on the history and cultural significance of matcha followed by a guided tasting of ceremonial and botanical matchas. Tickets include a complimentary matcha whisk.
Memorial Day Military Timeline Event (Tentative)
Following the American Civil War, a “Decoration Day” began in communities across America remembering soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Senator John A. Logan, a former Union officer on staff with Major General William T. Sherman, was instrumental in making this a formal national day honoring our fallen soldiers, which became Memorial Day. This commemoration will focus on women’s contributions in the military through the ages. Join military living historians representing the American soldier of...
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. This year's festival will be a dynamic virtual event that will include film screenings, panel conversations, and networking opportunities for filmmakers and guests.
Live In the Lot presents: Quartet For The End Of Time
Enjoy a live show from the comfort and safety of a 4-6 person POD. Bring your own chair.
Juneteenth Jubilee Black Art Show
Art/Thought/Culture Festivals and The Fruit are hosting an unusual art show and sale that includes loaned works from area collectors, offering audiences a chance to see works not usually available to the public.Black artists are invited to show their works for sale on a commission-free basis. All forms of hanging art including photography are welcome.
Live In The Lot presents: Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba ecstatically explore the spiritual songs, stories, and rhythms of Senegals millennia-old Mand culture. Enjoy a live show from the comfort and safety of a 4-6 person POD. Bring your own chair.
Juneteenth Jubilee Art Show Opening and Motorcycle Parade
The Fruit and Art/Thought/Culture Festivals are collaborating on a Juneteenth celebration welcoming all races and ethnicities. This will also serve as an open house to show off some of the Fruit's new spaces and fantastic new sound systems. The art show includes pieces loaned from private collections, not often seen in public. Food truck and bar available.