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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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Beastmaker

Beastmaker's inspiration came from bands such as Black Sabbath, Pentagram, St. Vitus and Witchfinder General. With this inspiration, they began crafting their own take on the classic doom genre. …


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Durham Savoyards Auditions for Trial by Jury & Thespis

Rehearsals for these two shows will begin the first of August, 2017: Gilbert, Jones, & Sullivan’s Thespis, and Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury to be performed October 12-15, …


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Moogfest Posters and Synth Art from the American Tobacco Collection

American Tobacco Campus presents its collection of Moogfest art posters from 2010-2016. The posters were created for SYTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog. Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. …


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Session at the Shed w/ Ernest Turner

  • The Shed
  • (732) 570-2935

Weekly concert and jam session featuring the Ernest Turner Trio. Drop in and hear some of the best music in town - every Monday.


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George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Rock Party 2017

It’s that moment when the house lights go down and the audience erupts: a drumbeat punches through the darkness, and the stage lights – almost blindingly bright at first – reveal a…


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North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO)

The NCJRO plays classic big band sounds of Ellington, Basie, Kenton as well as modern composers


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Periodic Tables: RAREFIED Documentary Film Screening

Periodic Tables explores the powers and limits of genome sequencing with a documentary film screening of “RAREFIED”.


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Tuesday Blues Jam

BNG provides, amps, drums, PA...everything you'll need, just bring your instrument or sticks...sign up and play or sit back & listen to some great blues


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Blue Wednesday: 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…


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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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…


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Guided Art Tour of Duke Medicine Pavilion

Every 4th Wednesday.


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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 …


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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.


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Irish Learning Jam

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


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Nasher Teen Council: Impact

A group exhibition of the Nasher Teen Council, a diverse group of 17 socially engaged teens from across Durham. The goal of IMPACT is to create a dynamic space where the teens can engage with the …


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Tellico - Back Porch Music on the Lawn

Skylar Gudasz will open. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Picnics, coolers and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Please no glass, nor exotic animals like emus or llamas.


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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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 …


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Film showing: "An Unreasonable Man"

A documentary tracing the life and career of political advocate Ralph Nader, the founder of modern consumer protection and former presidential candidate.


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Jim Ketch Swingtet

The Jim Ketch Quintet performs classic small group jazz in the style of Basie/Ben Webster/Al Grey


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Killiam Shakespeare (jazz, hip hop)

 Killiam Shakespeare is a critically acclaimed music collective based in Philadelphia. The band is led by Steve McKie and Corey Bernhard - both seasoned musicians and producers whose …


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May Arts Night at the Durham Arts Council

Featuring new exhibits in the Allenton and Semans Gallery, a pop-up gallery of work from the current Durham Convention Center exhibit, crafts for kids, and performances by Durham Arts Council m…


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Melton & The Wicked Mojos with John Dee Holeman - Music on the Plaza

An amazing night of Cajun/Zydeco blues-flavored music. Enjoy local brews from Bull City Brewery and delicious eats from Esmeralda’s Cafe, Randy’s Pizza and Baton Rouge Cuisine food …


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