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Entertainment & Nightlife

Durham boasts an ever evolving entertainment scene with a growing number of performance venues. World class performers, local talent and everything in between make Durham a unique and dynamic entertainment hotspot.

After the show, consider staying out for a nightcap. With a growing selection of clubs and venues, there’s always an option for late night merry-making. From sophisticated lounges and dance halls to raucous college clubs, one thing is certain: nightlife culture is on the rise in Durham.


Dancing Through Durham

Dancing Through Durham

Dancing is classic way to spend the evening with a longtime partner, a new date, or new friends you just met on the dance floor, and the Bull City is here with plenty of toe-tapping, skirt-twirling options. See more...


Durham Music Scene

Durham Strikes a Chord

Durham's varied music venues host a broad range of artists, offering something for all musical tastes.
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Duke Ellington

"Sentimental" About Durham

The jazz standard In a Sentimental Mood was composed in Durham. Take a step back in time and read why. See more...

Durham Summer Events

Summer's Hottest Events

The summer event season includes some of Durham's most unique festivals, featuring everything from local music to national dance troupes.
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Every year in April, Durham NC buzzes with excitement and celebrity film makers for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
March 6 - August 3, 2014

"Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection" Art Exhibit

Since the turn of the 20th century, artists have appropriated imagery from well-known works of art, commodities and the media in order to make a statement about art’s relationship to, and place within, our world. The artists included in this installation use appropriation in their own way and for their own purposes, addressing themes of identity, politics, economics, history and nostalgia. Central to all of these works are questions of originality and the processes that go into making art. This installation includes works from the Nasher Museum’s collection by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Alice Wagner, Vik Muniz, Alexander Kosolapov and others. Admission $5, $4 seniors, $3 non-Duke students with student ID.

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