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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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The Book of Mormon

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment …


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Special Events

Brett's Open Mic w/ the Usual Suspects

Wednesday night the right way at Beyu's Open Mic led by Brett Chambers.


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Open Mic Night

  • The Bar

Singers/ rappers/ dancers welcome. 1 song allowed. Must sign up at door.


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Karaoke

  • The Bar

18 to enter, 21 to drink.


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Al Strong & The Fresh Five

This ensemble seeks to push the envelope in defying musical genres, with hints of AfroBeat, Rock, Jazz, and Soul music all nicely woven together. It’s all dance music for this group and a …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Sometimes Just the Sky Flatland is little aid to contemplation, and so Mary Chapin Carpenter has her own hill. It's deep in the Virginia countryside, on a farm that she got for a song. Or rather, …


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West 94th St Pub Karaoke

Hosted by All King Entertainment.


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Art Market at Vega Metals

Weekly Arts & Crafts Market in Durham Central Park, on Hunt Street between Foster and Rigsbee. Music, food trucks, and local artists showcasing unique, handcrafted treasures for home, garden, a…


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Durham Reggae Fiesta

Jamaican food and reggae concert with live performances with a band.


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Mural Bike Tour

Preservation Durham and The Nasher Museum present Downtown Mural Bike Tours. Leaving from the Farmer's Market every 1st Saturday, until November. The tour will visit a wide array of downtown murals, …


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Photo Demo Day

  • West Point on the Eno
  • (919) 471-1623

Make a sun print, explore the science and history of view-finder cameras, and see Holden Richards' 19th century photography methods at work. Richards is exhibiting "One Eno" through August …


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Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse

  • (919) 220-2458

Concerts featuring top country, folk, and gospel musicians with coffee bar and snacks. Sponsored by St. Paul United Methodist Church.


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Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies Class Begins

This intensive, weeklong class is designed for distance students who are pursuing the Certificate in Documentary Arts and fulfills their introductory course requirement, but it is also ideal for any …


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Sunday Family Fun @Pour Taproom

  • Pour Taproom
  • (919) 251-8985

Kids Eat free every Sunday at Pour taproom, located on CCB Plaza, downtown Durham (opposite "Major"). Family friendly games are available as well as kid friendly colouring books and …


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Moviediva Film Series - Preston Sturges' The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

A film series dedicated to screening classic movies on Wednesday evenings at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.


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The Herded Cats

Kick up your mid-week blues.


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Summer Union Film Series

  • Shadowbox
  • (919) 964-3940

6/14 Norma Rae, 7/12 Harlan County, 8/9 tba.


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Kyshona Armstrong

You’ve heard her music in Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’. Her latest album, ‘The Ride’, shows off vocal stylings reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Al …


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Durham Tobacco History Walking Tour

Preservation Durham's enthusiastic and well-informed volunteer tour guides will lead you through the history of the tobacco industry as they tell many tales from Durham's past, using oral h…


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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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