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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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Acid//Washed

Party Illegal's PlayPlay is one of Durham's busiest DJs, and along with their high-energy DJ sets, PlayPlay has embarked on a new project. They are now performing their original music out live …


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An Acoustic Evening With Patty Griffin & Lee Ann Womack

GRAMMY Award-winners, friends and collaborators Lee Ann Womack and Patty Griffin are teaming up for a 7-date tour this July. The co-headlined bill, titled "An Acoustic Evening with Patty G…


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Beauty World

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

https://beautyworld.bandcamp.com/


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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company, developed three evening-length works titled Analogy: A Trilogy. The complete trilogy, performed for the first time at A…


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Buff Dillard (smooth jazz)

Endorsed by Conn-Selmer-King Instruments, Buff is a premier International Smooth Jazz Solo Recording Artist offering some of the coolest and smoothest jazz around the globe. His …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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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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Duke Street Dogs

Friday + Duke Street Dogs = the best Friday afternoon in town!  Don't miss these guys as they kick off the weekend.  Referred to as a "populist" band, they play a mix of old a…


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Film Screening - Shorts for Lunch

  • The Frontier

Programmed to fit within a hour, three short documentaries from the 2017 festival featuring female innovators will be shown.Seating is limited.


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Honour by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith (a sister show of the Women's Theatre Festival)

  • Ward Theatre
  • (919) 973-2522

Honor has navigated the ups and downs of marriage with her husband Gus for 32 years.  Despite a promising career as a poet, she set aside her ambitions to support Gus and their daughter Sophie. …


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Joe Troop - Live at the Bullpen

Joe Troop is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer-songwriter and rambler from the hills of North Carolina. Steeped in the musical traditions of his stomping grounds, Joe has taken his lifelong …


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Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboy - Durham Central Park Concert Series

Week 6 of the new, free concert series! Jonathan Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, known for literary, outsider songs …


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Katie Basden

Catch local native, Katie Basden at the Aloft Hotel in Downtown Durham! You may remember her from Season 10 of NBC's The Voice, where she left as a finalist on Blake Shelton's team.


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The Return of Singer-Songwriter Night

An evening of solo performances from three distinct area voices: Dave Wilson (vocalist/guitar slinger for Chatham County Line) brings the sweet/lonesome, aching/gorgeous Carolina roots; Scott …


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The Terry Wiley Band

R&B, Motown and more soul than you can handle! Featuring the best musicians, a song list filled with crowd favorites, and the fabulous voice of legendary North Carolina soul singer, Terry …


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Third Date's Long-Long Form

Durham favorites Third Date bring their unique brand of long form improv to Walltown Children's Theatre for the very first time. These four veteran actors will create a 1-hour improvised show based …


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A Kid's Life: Old School Games

Let's play! Join us as we explore what life was like for kids growing up in the past as we play popular children's games from over 100 years ago. This is a free drop-in program and no registration i…


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An Evening of Jazz & Dancing

An exciting evening of Jazz and dancing with the Tony Thompson Trio, featuring Tony Thompson (keyboard), Don Gladston (bass), Bob Jackson (drums), and Debbie Naves (percussion-congas). Doors open a…


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Atticus Reynolds: Ventana CD Release Party

  • Sharp 9 Gallery
  • (919) 486-5299

Atticus Reynolds-Drums Ernest Turner-Piano Kevin Beardsley-Bass Brevan Hampden-Congas Dan Hitchcock-Saxophones


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Defacto Thezpian

Schnozy. It's a word uniquely uttered by Hip Hop artist Defacto Thezpian that seems ideal when tasked with finding an adjective to describe his music.  There's a new reality in the North …


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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Durham Cinematheque - Movies in the Park

The show is "What's So Funny? Peace, Love, and Understanding?" This show patriotically combines social consciousness with laughs. Coverage of a peaceful anti-war demonstration at the …


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Film Screening - Labyrinth: The Quote-Along Edition

Retro Film Series presents the Quote-Along edition of LABYRINTH, an all-new version of Jim Henson's beloved cult classic featuring custom subtitles and animations that help guide audiences through a…


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Future Prospect (Fusion)

Future Prospect, the newest addition to the Richmond music scene, features a septet of Richmond's finest and youngest musicians. Their music, rooted in the Jazz tradition, is fused and intertwined …


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