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A visit to Durham puts a wealth of culture at your fingertips, whether you're looking for avant garde visual art, high energy theater and dance, compelling history, or fascinating museums. Explore Durham Culture to find upcoming events and learn about the arts and culture you can find here.

 

 

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153rd Anniversary Surrender Commemoration

Experience the events that occurred inside the home of James and Nancy Bennett 153 years ago. Cavalry units that accompanied the generals will be represented this year by the 10th Illinois unit and …


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Art Market at Vega Metals

Weekly Arts & Crafts Market in Durham Central Park, on Hunt Street between Foster and Rigsbee. Music, food trucks, and local artists showcasing unique, handcrafted treasures for home, garden, a…


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Art Market at Vega Metals 10th Year Celebration

Free! Kid friendly!The Art Market at Vega Metals is kicking off its 10th year with art, crafts, music, food trucks, bouncy house and scavenger hunt for kids, Durham APS Adoptable Dogs, and more! R…


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DIY Fest

Celebrate Earth Day at The Scrap Exchange! DIY Fest celebrates Durham's innovative do-it-yourself spirit with local artists, makers, and zero waste organizations. The FREE day-long festival includes …


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Downtown Loft Progressive Dinner

  • Various lofts in Downtown

An exclusive Dinner a l' Art event through Downtown Durham's lively urban setting. Stops include homes of home of Daniel and Roxanne Nagy, Bill and Lucy Stokes, and Charlie Witzleben. Enjoy a …


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Duke Opera Workshop: Spring Performance

Arias, duos, trios, quartets, and opera excerpts for other vocal combinations sung in English with costumes and staging. Piano accompaniment by David Heid. Duke Opera Workshop is directed by Susan …


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Durham Academy Used Book Sale

  • Durham Academy Middle School
  • (919) 637-3328

The Durham Academy used book sale features books of all genres: fiction, non-fiction, kids books, travel, crafts, gardening - anything you can imagine! All books are $1 or $2


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Durham Civil Rights History Walking Tour

Docents lead a 45 minute tour focusing on sites in downtown Durham that were important in the 1950s and '60s Civil Rights movement. WALKING TOURS AND THE WEATHER Walking tours may be c…


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Durham Public Schools Art Show

Works from DPS middle and high school students. Organized by the DPS K-12 arts education director and art teachers, the display will feature art panels with drawings, paintings, pastels, prints, …


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Durham Symphony Orchestra Concert With Young Musicians from Kidznotes

  • Emily K Center

The Durham Symphony will be joined by the young musicians from Kidznotes, performing side-by-side. The free concert will feature the world premiere of a work by NC composer Noah Balamucki and the …


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Eco Faire at DIY Fest - Earth Day Event

Learn about topics related to the environment and about the numerous environmental projects currently underway in the Triangle! Co-hosted by The Scrap Exchange and Don't Waste Durham, the Eco F…


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Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • 212 W Main St
  • (919) 371-2653

Tobacco Road Tours takes you on a motorized, professionally guides tour to where Durham’s roots began & where the City has evolved today. North Carolina’s “Triangle”, …


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Jambalaya Soul Poetry Slam

Featuring the top scoring poets of the season, performing their hearts out for this great opportunity to compete regionally and nationally this summer. Plus, one of the poets will be crowned the …


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Liberty Arts Open Studio Sale

A community day of art and entertainment with work for sale to refresh your home and office with the latest offerings from the artists! Delectable delights will be available from Route Bistro, …


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NC Youth Tap Ensemble presents "Shaping Sounds"

This is not a dance recital! NCYTE, widely considered the best youth tap ensemble in the country, performs throughout the world. Nicholas Van Young, a New York-based dancer, choreographer, m…


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Roy Roberts - Live at the Bullpen

Greensboro, NC's Roy Roberts is the link between Memphis Soul and contemporary blues. Roberts is first and foremost a guitarist, having honed his chops backing soul singer Solomon Burke, Dee Clark, …


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Sculpture + Meditation

Find self-connection through a hybrid of mindfulness and sculpture. Each session includes an introduction to mindfulness and exercises that allow participants to translate their interiority to …


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Surfer Blood w/ Winter

SURFER BLOOD are one of the best young indie-rock bands around, and their fourth album, Snowdonia, is their most ambitious effort yet. Winter aspires to connect people to their inner child b…


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The Subdudes

ALL SEATS ARE SOLD. ALL REMAINING TICKETS ARE SRO. The Subdudes new album, “4 on the Floor” released August 2016, captures the experience when the boys grab their acoustic instruments …


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Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering: Celebration of Earth Day Tea

Enjoy a moment of respite in the Duke Gardens teahouse, where you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Enjoy the aesthetics, poetry and serenity of this rich tradition …


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Trey Sorrells' Quartet (Jazz)

Trey currently fills the saxophone position in the band Future Prospect. While having only been around for a year Future Prospect has made a mark in the music industry, releasing two unofficial …


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Vueltas Y Vino - Live Latin Music & Dance

LIVE Latin Music featuring Saludos Compay, with Latin Dance demonstration at 8:45pm


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"I Told my Soul to Sing" - the works of Emily Dickinson

Lesley Curtis, soprano, Deborah Coclanis, piano, and Ann Harrison, reader, for "I Told my Soul to Sing", a program of readings and musical settings of the poems of Emily Dickinson.


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Djembe FUNdamentals - Adults & Mature Youth

Make rhythm the soundtrack of YOUR life. Together with Teli Shabu students will explore the rich legacy of this versatile instrument. Using the music of Guinea, West Africa, we will begin to hone …


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