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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.
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...
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...
MLK: Remembering the Legacy through the Arts
Durham Parks and Recreation hosts a virtual event to commemorate the life, work, and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities include music, poetry, dancing, and community engagement/discussions.11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Group discussion about the current events and COVID-1911:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clips of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Speeches12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Entertainment· Song – Lift Every Voice and Sing – Abria Ellis· Spoken Word - Dasan Ahanu and Church Da Poet·...
Future Shock: A Tribute To Herbie Hancock
Every Month, Hayti pays tribute to the masters of Jazz and the legacy they left behind. This Month they pay tribute to Herbie Hancock. Featuring Howard McNair.
Straight Up With Stassi Live
Straight Up With Stassi Live takes 'girls night in' to the next level with exclusive never-before-seen content, shocking stories, next level basic tips, and a glass (or five) of wine. Join Stassi (in her very own living room) as she and her special guests — Beau Clark and Taylor Strecker — talk pop culture, Reality TV, celeb gossip, relationships, and more! She's never one to hold back on any topic — so come see her...
Virtual Walk on the Wild Side: Fungal Follow Up
In this online Walk on the Wild Side, Maegan Luckett, horticulturist of the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, will expand on her earlier fungal talk by featuring the intersection between people and fungi, considering folklore, medicinal uses, fungal disease and a glimpse into some interesting plans for future use of fungi. Free to all with registration.
Art of War - Vikings vs. Mongols Paintball Event
Put on all your gear and get ready to head out into battle. You choose to be either a Viking or Mongol warrior in this objective based paintball showdown which features some of the biggest names in east coast scenario paintball.
Family Saturday Series — Donna Washington
A highly-animated performer, Donna Washington has a long history of entertaining, educating and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics, elastic face and deep characterizations that bring folklore, literary tales and personal narratives to life. She is an internationally-known, multiple award-winning storyteller, spoken word recording artist and author. Donna has been called a “walking Disney movie,” and told she was “better than TV.”
Afro-Caribbean Dance Mix
This class will explore the different dances from the African Diaspora in the Caribbean Islands and their modern forms such as Soca,...
Featuring special guest paralympics athlete Desmond Jackson and veteran NFL free agent Wes Saunders. Both athletes attended DPS...
Bollywood Dance (Beginning)
Bollywood is the name given to the style of dancing seen in popular Indian musical films. It is an exciting fusion of many different...
Digital Photography Class Begins
Class DescriptionDigital photography is a wonderful, easy and friendly medium - butshould you not see it that way, then this course is for...
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...
Students will take an imaginary journey to Rio de Janeiro as they experience the lively movements of Brazilian Samba! Prepare for a workout...
The Pilates Method has become a favorite of dancers and others for its effectiveness in promoting flexibility and long, lean muscles. Floor...
Trivia with Arturo
The game works just like the weekly Trivia night at Bull McCabe's, except instead of sitting at the bar, you're sitting at home, so that we...
Counter Culture Virtual Field Trip
Field Trip is a celebration of all of the knowledge sharing that happens from farm—where coffee is grown—to cup, when it is poured. At the...
Duke University Carillon Livestream
Listen live online to the playing of the Duke Chapel carillon bells weekdays at 5 p.m.
Street Jazz Dance Class
Street Jazz is a fusion of several styles of jazz as taught in dance studios with popular street dance styles, including hip-hop. Students...
Mini Mala: Sun Salutations + Stretching
Freestyle sun salutation marathon to cap your week. Cardio and fun focused light hearted hour of movement. We do as many sun salutations...