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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 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...
LIVE! IN THE LOT at Motorco presents Chatham County Line
Enjoy a socially distanced outdoor concert from Chatham County Line, a North Carolina music staple for almost two decades. Enjoy a live show from the comfort and safety of a 6 person POD (doors at 6!).
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...
Family Saturday Series — Violet Bell
Violet Bell’s original Americana is woven from threads of folk, soul, bluegrass, rock and classical music. On stage and in the studio, the energy between Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez is fiery, intimate and intuitive.Based out of Durham, the pair have played more than 300 shows in just over two years, resulting in a strong onstage chemistry that’s evident both in person and in videos of these live performances. The two share a mutual love...
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 was formerly know as the North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival...
Beverly McIver Art Exhibit: "The Light Within"
A nationally known artist who has been named Top Ten in Painting by Art News, Beverly McIver was working nonstop, teaching classes at Duke, leading workshops all over the country, caregiving for her family, and painting when she could. When Covid hit, along with all of 2020’s racial and political turbulence, McIver’s life changed dramatically. McIver faced the chaos and isolation the only way she knew how—through paint.It was an intensely productive time. “I painted...
NCModernist Trickle Tour of a Katie Dyer House
Visit an unoccupied Modernist house at a trickle of the normal rate, dramatically reducing the number of people in the house. By using timed admission, there will be only 4-6 people in each house at any given time, usually less. Participants must wear masks while onsite and maintain a minimum six-foot distance with event staff and other participants.
Accordion Club presents Horror House! Touch-less terror featuring Cut Throat Freak Show and local performers. Tourthe haunted house with...
Halloween Cup in Hand Kickball Tournament
Grab your team, wear your spookiest Halloween costume, and join Goombay Raleigh-Durham's first annual Cup-In-Hand Halloween Kickball...
Durham Farmers' Market Vendor Costume/Booth Contest
Purchase tickets at the information table and vote for your favorite vendors by dropping tickets at their booths, and feel free to wear...
Durham Farmers’ Market
The Durham Farmers’ Market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cut flowers, artisanal cheeses and breads, home-baked...
Durham Craft Market
Durham Craft Market is made up of artisans from Durham and the surrounding areas. All artists are juried in and represent a wide variety of...
Sacred on Saturday: All Saints and All Souls
In a series of three Saturday morning online presentations, Dr. Philip Cave, associate conductor for Chapel music, explores notable pieces...
Seasonal Celebrities: Autumn Plants for Your North Carolina Garden
In each of these online program, you will learn a palette of beautiful and useful plants, with Jan Little, director of education and public...
Wool E. Bull Trick-or-Treat
Dress up, grab some candy and get a picture with the Greatest Mascot in the World Wool E. Bull. To ensure safe social distancing, a limited...
Live Zumba with TwinZIN
On Zoom. In unity and solidarity, class is free.
Brightwood Black Market
Buy Black homemade goods and soul food. Activities include Pumpkin painting for the kids and games for the adults!
From The Window — Skylar Gudasz
Enjoy live music when Skylar Guadsz performs live From The Window of the Carolina Theatre of Durham’s Connie Moses Ballroom during the...