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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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Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including - for the first time ever - the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the …


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Parent/Child Clay Workshops! Aquatic Animals

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them all! …


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Tour of DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center

A special behind-the-scenes tour of DPAC, hosted by DPAC staff. Highlights include seeing the view of the stage from all levels of the theater, a memorable walk across the Mildred & Dillard Teer …


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Ukulele Learning Jam & Advancing Players Jam

Beginners are welcome, especially during the first 30 minutes when basic chords and strums are taught and then incorporated into familiar tunes. After that, it gets faster and the music gets a l…


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Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • Call for meeting location
  • (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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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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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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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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Michael Jones Trio

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

FREE admission.


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Virtuoso Violinist Scott Tixier’s CD Release Concert (jazz)

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

"Listening to Scott's playing makes me very happy because the future of modern jazz violin is in very good hands. He displays a musical maturity in this album which is surprising considering …


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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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GLOW Jump

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT, JUMPING IS DIFFERENT AFTER DARK. They turn off the main lights and turn up the music along with black lights, LEDs, and lasers for an exciting, immersive party event. Lively …


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Loretta Lynn

Rising from an impoverished childhood in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, Loretta Lynn personifies the American dream in a way few other artists can. A self-made star w…


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Mamma Mia!

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that …


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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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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Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure

  • The Frontier at Park Center RTP
  • (919) 493-2873

The Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, locally presented by Duke Cancer Institute, is filled with family friendly options including an out and back course, live music, survivor c…


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The Preservation Tour hosted by Preservation Durham

Join Preservation Durham for a tour of Durham's historic gathering places where the people who build Durham's history and heritage spent time, planned their futures and created the Durham we cherish …


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1st Sunday Triangle Blues Society Blues Jam

Get your musical "fix" by playing, dancing, or just having a great time.


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Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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