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On Your Feet!

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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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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Michael Jones Trio

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

FREE admission.


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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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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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Music In The Plaza: Sunday Family Fun

  • Pour Taproom
  • (919) 251-8985

Pour Taproom presents live music, games, and food for the family every Sunday in CCB Plaza, the heart of downtown Durham. Kids Eat FREE all day and live music presented by The Music Lab with …


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Muddy Boots

  • West point on the Eno - Blacksmith Shop
  • (919) 560-4405

Adventure in nature with your preschooler at West Point on the Eno. Read a nature-themed book, then take a walk on the wild side to find the nature right outside our door. Children must be …


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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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Jeremy Denk & Stefan Jackiw: Ives Violin Sonatas with New York Polyphony

Merely programming the four violin sonatas of American original Charles Ives would not have been enough for Jeremy Denk, the inquisitive and exploratory pianist, writer, and musical collaborator. …


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Third Friday

Gallery crawl with live music and other performances. Maps available at the Visitor Info Center and at each participating location.


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Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band

Drummer Brian Blade has an astounding résumé. He played on Bob Dylan’s Time out of Mind, Norah Jones’ Come Away with Me, and Emmylou Harris’ Wrecking Ball. His gentle …


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Guided Art Tour of Duke Medicine Pavilion

Every 4th Wednesday.


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Don DeLillo’s The Body Artist Adapted & Directed by Jody McAuliffe

Don DeLillo’s 2001 novella, The Body Artist, is at once a ghost story and a love story. Lauren Hartke — a performance artist whose work crosses the limits of the body — lives on a…


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Take Me to The River: Memphis Soul & R&B Revue ft. William Bell, Bobby Rush & Don Bryant

Memphis musicians William Bell, Bobby Rush, and Don Bryant are three of this country’s great elder statesmen of soul music. Recording for labels in Memphis and elsewhere in the South, they …


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Diggin in the Crates

Welcome to Diggin in the Crates. The Underground Collective introduces their first high-energy monthly party bringing you the best in popular R&B and Hip Hop, from the 80s and 90s until today. …


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John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous

John Mulaney is an Emmy Award winning writer and comedian who will be bringing his Kid Gorgeous Tour to DPAC. John Mulaney most recently starred in the Broadway hit, "Oh, Hello on …


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The King's Singers

Half a century ago, six choral scholars at King’s College Cambridge formed their own choir. They took a bold approach, rewriting the rules about what classically trained vocal ensembles could …


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Les Misérables

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed …


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Art Exhibit - "Disorderly Conduct: American Painting and Sculpture, 1960-1990"

The decade immediately following World War II was one of significant artistic achievement in the United States. In the late 1950s, artists took divergent aesthetic paths in reaction to the dominance …


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Art Exhibit - Hometown (Inherited)

  • Triangle Community Foundation

Works by artist Moriah LeFebvre. Moriah has spent the past three years examining the changing face of Durham in her series "Hometown (Inherited)." She captures transitional moments by …


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Art Exhibit - SuperNatural

As images of the post-industrial world transform into the bytes and pixels of the digital age, the sublime is becoming the supernatural. Landscape, once the realm of the bucolic and pastoral, now …


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Artist studio visits

  • Nancy Tuttle May studio
  • (919) 688-8852

Studio Visits by appointment via email or phone


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