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21c Brings Art and Rooms to Durham

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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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Art with the Experts

Join Molly Boarati, Assistant Curator from the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, for a discussion and slide lecture on The Medici's Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th Century Florence. This is the …


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Belle Game

Led by the hypnotic vocals of Andrea Lo, Belle Game weaves ethereal soundscapes into, blown-out, crush-pop confessions.  Sonically, Belle Game exists somewhere between new-age visions and …


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Darius Quarles

Darius’s solo show of paintings is on display, along with “Some Assembly Required: Can You Build It?” by all Pleaides artists. Artists explore the concept of …


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Flash Chorus: “Enjoy The Silence” by Depeche Mode and “Die Young” by Sylvan Esso

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 …


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Art & Conversation - “Ways of Seeing: Carlo Dolci”

The Levin Jewish Community Center of Durham and Nasher Museum co-present an early evening of art, cocktails and conversation, featuring Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth with her talk entitled, …


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Circus 1903

Step right up! Step right up! The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of …


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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

“I wanted to make an album of great American roots music, and the end result is something that I'm really pleased with." Kenny Wayne Shepherd says of the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's …


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Kristi Dixon - Live at the Bullpen

Kristi Dixon is a Piedmont-based singer-songwriter whose soaring voice and guitar drive her music. From a young age, Dixon remembers her family encouraging her passion for writing songs. When asked …


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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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Smoke, Blues & Brews at The Blue Note

The Blue Note Grill has been open on Washington Street for two years now and has brought new energy to the north end of the Durham Central Park neighborhood.  It has attracted crowds for both …


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"North Carolina: The New American Heartland" Conference

  • National Humanities Center
  • (919) 549-0661

This conference is the highlight of a multi-dimensional initiative, enlisting scholars, artists, critics, journalists, educators, economic forecasters, policy experts, activists, community l…


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Big Ups: Maple Stave

Big Ups' second LP, Before A Million Universes, is at once a fist in the face of complacency and a sonic affirmation to, in Walt Whitman's words, "let your soul stand cool and composed before a …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Charley Crockett with Rissi Palmer Band

Growing up with a single mother in San Benito, Texas, the hometown of Tejano star Freddy Fender was not easy for blues singer Charley Crockett. Hitchhiking across the country exposed Crockett to the …


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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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David Childers - Live at the Bullpen

The last time David Childers played the Bullpen, we had to pry our jaws off the floor. He’s a rocking good guitarist with a true-grit storytelling style that speaks to the good and the bad in …


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Duke Wind Symphony: Celebration Concert

The Duke University Wind Symphony will celebrate the beginning of a new season and the inauguration of Duke's new president, Vincent Price, with a CELEBRATION concert. Works will include: John …


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Music In The Plaza: Thurs Local Live

  • CCB Plaza

Pour Taproom presents evening performances in CCB Plaza every Thursday featuring local artists and musicians. Pour Taproom Durham is a pay-by-the-ounce taproom where you can pour your own drink …


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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright, one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists …


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Ships in the Night, Jaguardini, & Spookstina

Ships In The Night drifts between the worlds of night and day, past and future, reality and illusion. Songwriter Alethea Leventhal’s ethereal vocals float effortlessly over electronic waves of …


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Viewing and Discussion of 120 Days: Undocumented in America

Part of National Hispanic Heritage Month.


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