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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.
Rhythm is My Business: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
Every Month, Hayti pays tribute to the masters of Jazz and the legacy they left behind. This Month they pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring Theresa Watson.
Limited in-person tickets available.
Virtual 156th Anniversary Surrender Event
Because of the continued restrictions related to the virus, the annual surrender event will take place virtually. Bennet Place has lined up some great speakers to help you better understand the final year of a war that tore our country apart for four bloody years. They will begin with the last and largest battle fought between General Sherman and General Johnston at Bentonville with historian, Colby Stevens. You'll then follow along as the armies move...
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.
Guests who are only attending the Art Exhibition must register. Due to COVID, the number of attendees are limited. Guest registration for the Art Exhibition and Reception only opens May 1, 2021. Guests will be given a wrist band that allows access to the outdoor patio area and all interior exhibit spaces.Independently owned food trucks featuring diverse cuisines will be on location and ready to serve you. One cocktail lounge with a selection of traditional...
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 2020 to perform its brand new production, Echoes 2020. 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...
Chris Tucker Live
Comedy Fans and Movie Fans Unite for a Night of Non-Stop Laughter! Chris Tucker is an international award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series with Jackie Chan. He became a favorite on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and came to prominence in his first starring role, the 1995 film cult classic Friday starring along- side Ice Cube. In 1997, Tucker...
Osteria Georgi Preview Dinner
Before Osteria Georgi opens later this Spring, guests are invited to be the first to experience his exceptional Italian cooking including...
Boulders, Belays, & Brews with Hi-Wire
Show up and climb at TRC Durham, then head over to Hi Wire for some brews! Bouldering begins at 6:30pm and at 8:00pm the group will be...
This Jazz Vespers online service combines the form of the traditional evening vespers service with the musical improvisation of jazz....
Basketball Analytics Summit
The 5th SPEIA Basketball Analytics Summit is held on the beautiful campus of the North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. Their...
In Conversation: Tift Merritt & Allison Russell
Tift Merritt and Allison Russell will offer an introduction to the many components of their performance collaboration, Hungry River, a...
Understanding Urban Forests and Their Role in Community Vitality
What is an urban forest and how does it contribute to the health and vitality of our communities? Research shows a profound link between...
Duke Arts Student Showcase
Duke’s theaters, galleries, and other arts venues are typically busiest in April! This year, they bring the buzz, artwork, and stages...
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...
A Walk Through Historic Maplewood Cemetery
A Durham storytelling walk through the historic Maplewood Cemetery.
Tobacco Basket Workshop
Love the look of vintage tobacco baskets? Make your own chic version in this workshop with artist and maker Nancy Duffie. You will leave...
Civil Rights Legacy: Downtown Durham Walking Tour
Preservation Durham's downtown Civil Rights and Black Wall Street history walking tour is held on the 3rd Saturdays of the month from April...
Seasonal Celebrities: Spring Plants for Your North Carolina Garden
In this online presentation by Jan Little, director of education and public programs at Duke Gardens, learn about a group of landscape...