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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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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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Chainmaille Jewelry Workshops (Ages 12 & up)

The process of creating chainmaille involves using two pairs of pliers (one in each hand), wielding them like a crab, and opening and closing split rings to create intricate patterns. The process is …


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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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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley - Back Porch Music on the Lawn

Acoustic Manner will open. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Picnics, coolers and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Please no glass, nor exotic animals like emus or llamas.


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Beginning Paper Bead Making (Ages 12 & up)

Rolled paper beads are fun and fast to make. Women at least as far back as Victorian England in the late 1800s were making paper beads. Young ladies would gather socially in their dining rooms and …


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Chainmaille Jewelry Workshops (Ages 12 & up)

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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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Encaustic Painting & Collage 2 Day Weekend Workshop

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


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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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ADF's Dance Camp Begins

  • ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios
  • (919) 797-2871

Children ages 8-12 are invited to join ADF for a week long summer dance camp held in a welcoming and non-competitive environment. Students will participate in a variety of classes taught by expert …


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Food Truck Flicks

Mondays are easy breezy at the J all summer long with a family-friendly movie & food truck! Call the Welcome Center (919-354-4936) for the list of movie titles. The food truck will be on site …


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Parent/Child Clay Workshop

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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Parent/Child Clay Workshop

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Session at the Shed w/ Ernest Turner

  • The Shed
  • (732) 570-2935

Weekly concert and jam session featuring the Ernest Turner Trio. Drop in and hear some of the best music in town - every Monday.


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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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Deliverance Day Music Festival 2017

Urban gospel music festival featuring music, a one day music industry conference, comedy show, fashion show and after party


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Durham Tobacco History Walking Tour

Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers lead a 90 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. WALKING TOURS AND THE W…


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The Dancer’s Workout®- Back to Basics

The Dancer’s Workout® (TDW) is a high-energy adult dance fitness class which uses ballet, jazz, contemporary, pop, hip-hop, and toning exercises to deliver an exhilarating dancer’s …


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