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Special Events

Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Christophe Boltanski presents his novel, The Safehouse

  • Smith Warehouse - Bay 4 C105
  • (919) 660-3118

Christophe Boltanski is a French writer, a new, significant voice in the genre of the "true novel." His book, La Cache [The Safe House], is a remarkable first-person narrative, a …

Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he's joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton ( Bob M…

Northgate Jams!

Jam sessions each week to play old time, bluegrass and country. No rules, however, so all musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Park in the parking deck closest to the movie theater or in …

Red Poppies

Join Christa Smith and paint "Red Poppies" SpringHill Suites RTP

Screenplay Reading - "The Death of Walt Disney"

  • Manbites Dog Theater
  • (919) 682-3343

Tonight, Uncle Walt is going to read you a story he wrote... Visionary playwright Lucas Hnath takes you on a darkly hilarious - and oddly resonant - theme park ride into the head of a crazed 20th …

Celebration of Music

Featuring Duke Chapel Choir, Vespers Ensemble & Evensong Singers.

Chef/Author Jennifer Brulé

Join TV chef Jennifer Brulé for the launch of her new cookbook, "Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways." Jennifer will be bringing a big bowl of her "Kryptonite Pimento …

Darrell Scott

The Grammy-nominated performer and recording artist is a sensitive vocalist, an award-winning songwriter of depth and perception, and a versatile instrumentalist.

DJ Listening Party

Local DJs spin records inspired by "Southern Accent," including Brendan Greaves and Harrison Haynes, who co-curated the Southern Accent Music Library (with Nasher Museum Chief Curator …

English Country Dance

  • Freedman Center
  • (919) 683-9672

Beginners welcome; all dances taught; no partner necessary. Live music on 2nd & 4th Thursdays. Gender-free calling. Bring non-street shoes or dance in socks.

Healing Maddie Brees Book Launch

Help celebrate the launch of Rebecca Brewster Stevenson's debut novel Healing Maddie Brees. The Durham-local will host a reading and book signing, accompanied by refreshments and much …

Irish Learning Jam

Jigs, reels, hornpipes and slip jigs. Whatever your fancy, we probably play it. This Learning Jam is designed to build a common repertoire of tunes you'll hear in local Irish sessions; phrase by …

Latin American Film Festival

  • Various venues

Founded in 1986, by Sharon Mujica, the Latin American Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of Latin America's film and audiovisual production. Its mission is to provide a space in North …

Music Documentary Night: Danny Says

DANNY SAYS is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and culture of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Lou …

Tha Materials

Tha Materials (or Tha Mats for short) is a Soul Hip-hop group based in Durham, NC. Established in 2012 by founding members Drummer, JC Justice III, MC/Trumpeter, Cameron Tripp, & Trumpeter, …

The Civilians • 'The Undertaking'

There are four performances of 'The Undertaking'. The Civilians, practitioners of investigative theater, create their work like researchers of the national consciousness. They build their …

World Dance Premiere - "Portrait"

Gaspard & Dancers celebrate their 7th season at Duke. Featuring guest artists Justin Tornow & Black Irish.

4th Annual Steinfest Opening

Claymakers’ “Steinfest” will display over 200 modern interpretations of the German stein, featuring 60 ceramic artists from across the US and Canada. This exhibit gathers a d…

Author Patrick Phillips

The author will discuss his new book, "Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America."

Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.

Duke Street Dogs

The Duke Street Dogs have been referred to as a "populist" band. They play a mix of old and new, original material, country and jazz, rock, Tin Pan Alley, bluegrass, and old-time. Weekly …

Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure

Do you believe in ghosts? The home of Liggett &Myers, Kress & Snow Buildings ghosts, oh, it’s a Pub Crawl! Guests spend approximately 25 minutes in three (3) of Durham’s …

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Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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