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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.
Mother's Day Paint & Sip
Treat you mother to a relaxing day of painting with our in-house artist and sipping on some of her favorite beverages. Each ticket will cover all art supplies, small bites, and two drink tickets toward a specialty Mother's Day menu. The menu will include signature espresso drinks, hand selected wines, a few mimosa options, and more.This is an in-person event so to ensure safety, all parties will be spaced out and masks will be required...
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.
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.
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...
A Walk Through Historic Maplewood Cemetery
A Durham storytelling walk through the historic Maplewood Cemetery.
2021 Beaver Queen Pageant - Intro Episode
The Beaver Queen Pageant is the Triangle’s own special mix of folly, pageantry, and humor. Contestants take on beaver personalities and...
Durham Farmers’ Market
The Durham Farmers’ Market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cut flowers, artisanal cheeses and breads, home-baked...
MAKRS @ Durham Central Park
The MAKRS Society will be hosting it's monthly pop-up market at Durham Central Park. Shop from 30 local artists and makers, plus food...
[Online] 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...
Rescued Raptors Outdoor Socially Distanced Family Event at Mystic Farm and Distillery
These amazing natural wonders live all around us! Now you and your children can learn the key environmental role they play in our local...
Postponed — Rigsbee Streetery
Unfortunately with the recent relaxing of COVID restrictions, there have been some last-minute snags for this week’s Streetery. The DDI...
South Durham Summer Music Series
Live music is returning to the beer garden at The Glass Jug for 2021 with an amazing lineup and a mix of local music that crosses genres...
Beaver Queen Pageant: World Wide Wood
For a second year, the annual Beaver Queen Pageant will be online. Instead of having the pageant on a single date, they will be showcasing...
Outer Loop Studio is hosting an open studio. Inviting the community to come and meet local artists and view their works.