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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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Choral Society of Durham Concert

Choral Society of Durham, Duke University Chorale and Durham Medical Orchestra present Kodály’s Te Deum and Brahms’ Nänie.


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Doc Branch Band

The Doc Branch Band has a long history of family music-making. There has been a Terry family band of some sort as long as anyone in Bahama can remember. In 2005, the family was awarded the North …


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Encaustic Painting & Collage

Learn the fundamentals of Encaustic painting and collaging with hot wax in this 2day Weekend Workshop! Encaustic is an intoxicating beeswax-based medium that smells like honey and falls somewhere …


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Gary Louris of The Jay Hawks

  • Five Oaks Club House
  • (919) 451-0864

Over the last three decades, as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Gary has built a deeply compelling body of music whose artistry and integrity has won the loyalty of an international …


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With P.A.T. Junior, Trandle.


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Nevermore Horror and Gothic Film Festival

Nevermore is dedicated to screening brand new horror features from around the world, as well as some fan favorites. Many of these films will never receive a theatrical release in the United States. …


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Organ Recital Series: Jonathan Moyer

Jonathan Moyer maintains a dynamic career as an organist, and he has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, presenting repertoire from the Renaissance to the 21st century. His …


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Play - "Underground"

  • Farrison-Newton Communications Building at NCCU
  • (919) 530-6242

Triangle premier of a breath-stopping musical that captures one slave's faith and determination to gain freedom for his family.


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Presentation/Voice Master Class: Spirituals with Marlissa Hudson

Duke alumna Marlissa Hudson (T '99) has been described as a "superb lyric coloratura" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). At home both on the operatic and concert stage, Ms. Hudson made her …


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Film Screening - "America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experimen"

James Lewis, historian for the Forest History Society and an executive producer and writer of the film, will be be on hand to show how a German forester named Carl Schenck came to America in 1895 to …


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Film Screening - "Zika"

  • Smith Warehouse Bay 4 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

They came from remote areas of Paraíba, a state in northeastern Brazil. They are everyday women and doctors. Pregnancy is a time of waiting and discovery. Together, they are moving science …


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Flash Chorus

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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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. As Harriet and her friend Sarah Bradford, narrate …


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In Conversation: Eric Whitacre

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, Assistant Professor of Music at Duke and Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony, speaks with internationally celebrated choral composer and conductor Eric …


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Play - "Bright Half Life"

Erica and Vicky meet. Buy a mattress. Marry. Raise kids. Divorce. Meet again. And jump out of an airplane. Not necessarily in that order. With a fractured timeline and instantaneous transitions, …


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Priests

A band with lo-fi post-punk bona-fides, expanded with ideas drawn from pop, R&B, and industrial noise. With Hand Grenade Job, Truthers.


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Secretary

With Big Spider's Back.


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African Film Festival: Ayanda (South Africa)

  • White Lecture Hall, Room 107

In a community vibrant with migrants from across the African Continent, against the backdrop of unspoken love, a young woman tries to navigate a path for herself. But this is a world where …


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Cajun and Zydeco Music by the Cajammers

Cajammers are a triangle-based jam band made of an energetic group of musicians who adore playing for dancers. Expect the unexpected plus a mix of Cajun, zydeco, and Louisiana-inspired tunes. From …


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D-Town Brass

D-Town Brass's name is only an indication of what you might expect to hear from this savory jazz outfit: The 14-piece ensemble indeed spouts a great deal of brass, along with drums, marimba, bass, …


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Durham Mardi Gras

  • Major the Bull on the Plaza
  • (919) 274-5576

The parade starts at 7pm, at Major the Bull on the Plaza at 201 Corcoran St, then live entertainment featuring The Sunday Special, Curtis Eller’s American Circus and Lakota John at the usual …


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Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

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  • (919) 371-2653

Motorized, professionally guided, who, what, where, when & why tour de force! Every Tuesday Tobacco Road Tours take you to where Durham's roots began & where the City has evolved today. Some …


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Mardi Gras Party

8:15pm: The Bulltown Strutters at 8:15 and Curtis Eller 9:45/10pm : Curtis Eller


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