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DPAC Brings Broadway to Durham

Get Your Laughs in the City of Medicine

Get Your Laughs in the City of Medicine

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The New Galleries at The Nasher

The New Galleries at The Nasher

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21c Brings Art and Rooms to Durham

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Special Events

Cider and Cookies at the Hub

Enjoy FREE hot cider and homemade cookies from the Museum of Durham History every day of December (oh, what the heck, why not start with Small Business Saturday!) during the holiday season. Some …

Flash Chorus

Anyone can show up and be a part of a rocking ad hoc chorus, regardless of any prior singing experience (or lack there-of). If you've ever wanted to express yourself creatively through music but …

Monday Night Acoustic Jazz

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Relax and listen to the wonderful sounds of Russ Corvey and Bo Lankenau as they provide an acoustic guitar duo of jazz, pop, latin, and folk. Start your week off on a great note with this great …

WXDU Presents: Tom Carter

Tom Carter's solo electric guitar work sculpts a rich landscape of immensely-stacked grit and beauty, weaving interlocking strands of melody into towering long-form (and often high-volume) drones. …

Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Pauli Murray: Imp, Crusader, Dude, Priest" Art Exhibit

A new website supports the exhibit with additional photographs and resources http://sites.fhi.duke.edu/paulimurrayproject. With two dimensional art, it’s common practice that pieces are …

"The Enclave" Video Installation

Richard Mosse's immersive 40-minute six-channel video installation shot in eastern Congo. The Enclave is the culmination of the artist's recent body of work and will be on view in the Southeast for …

Art Exhibit - "A Nation Under Our Feet"

André Leon Gray combines and transforms found objects into visual critiques of contemporary society, fusing together a variety of materials to address specific aspects of culture and race. …

Art Exhibit - "CHANGEOVER"

While on tour in 2012 with his band, Les Savy Fav, Harrison Haynes documented the time, spaces, and places spent between performances. His photographic series, Oran Mor / Pointe Ephemere / Feierwerk …

Art Exhibit - "Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection"

In celebration of the museum's 10th anniversary, the Nasher Museum presents some of its most significant works from the contemporary collection. Reality of My Surroundings demonstrates the museum's …

Art Exhibit - "Seeing Now"

This multi-media selection of works by over two dozen artists explores what and how we see today, revealing the visible and hidden forces shaping both what the contemporary world looks like, and how …

Art Exhibit - "I Am Quixote, Yo Soy Quijote"

This multi-media selection of works by 32 artists from across North Carolina explores themes from Don Quixote De La Mancha. The exhibit forms part of the El Quixote Festival a seven month l…

Art Exhibit- Creation, plus Gray Griffin & Rasadon

UPSTAIRS: Pleiades artist Gray Griffin and visiting artist Rasadon (the two-time Grammy award winning drummer from Arrested Development) combine forces in a collection of mixed media work that …

Dan Gottlieb: Moving Pictures / Figure and Forest and Iris Gottlieb: Animal, Vegetable, Mandible

For Moving Pictures/Figure and Forest, showing in the main gallery, Dan Gottlieb combines photography, painting, and fine craftsmanship to create his singular mixed media work. ”My pictures …

I Want Candy by Stacy Crabill

Color, texture, sensory gratification, packaging... What role do they play in our succumbing to temptation? We are seduced by clever and beautiful packaging, designed to invoke promises of pleasure …

Illustrations for the Volcano Book; a Cultural Exploration by Stacye Leanza

August 23rd is Vulcanalia – the Roman holiday honoring the god of fire and volcanoes! It also marks the first anniversary of the launch of the picture book “I Built my House on a …

Monday Night Showcase

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100

Featuring a beautiful professional stage, a beautiful sound system, a producer's station for local producers to hear their work through the system, and a film makers station with 12 minute slots for …

Photography Exhibit - "Aunties"

  • Rubenstein Photography Gallery
  • (919) 660-3663

Nadia Sablin was chosen by renowned curator and historian Sandra S. Phillips to win the seventh biennial Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for her series …

Photography Exhibit - "South Side"

Artist Jon Lowenstein was awarded a solo show at CDS as part of the Lange-Taylor Prize, which he won in 2014 for South Side, his project about the Chicago neighborhood where he has lived and w…



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