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Durham is where self-made synth beats are created alongside home-grown and international talent.
Where renowned hip hop artists come home to spit with our next generation of performers.
Where there’s no need to wait for Friday night; both large and small festivals and cultural events win the hearts of wandering souls from near and far — all week long.
Each year, 5,000 classes, tours, markets, competitions and performances await you here. The key to your next adventure lies in your own curiosity. Come taste, see, hear and discover.
While practicing social distancing, we know many folks are looking for things to do and ways to stay engaged with the Durham community. After all, at the stay-at-home orders' core, it's really about physically distancing ourselves from one another. That doesn't mean we can't find ways to be alone together.
During this time, we plan to publish virtual events and other safe, creative ways for you to remain connected to Durhamites, our local partners, and other Durham-based groups. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
16th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant: Beavers in the Stream
The Beaver Queen Pageant is Durham’s own special mix of folly, pageantry, and humor. Contestants take on beaver personalities: Fur Pelton John, the Beave Whisperer, and Furrabella-Conchita Carramba. As with every Beauty Queen Pageant, the contestants introduce themselves in their wetlands ready wear, showcase their unique talent, and participate in an interview in their finest evening wear. Beav Aldrin, the 2014 Queen, performed an aerial routine on silks. Furrah Gnawsett-Major, the 2012 Queen, played the...
Exhibit — Navigating Jim Crow: The Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina
“The Negro Motorist Green Book,” published between 1936 and 1966, was both a travel guide and a tool of resistance designed to confront the realities of racial discrimination in the United States and beyond. The book listed over 300 North Carolina businesses — from restaurants and hotels, to tourist homes, nightclubs and beauty salons — in the three decades that it was published. The exhibit highlights a complex statewide network of business owners and Green...
Brit Floyd - Echoes 2020
The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and more… including the iconic song Echoes, performed 'note-for-note' and in it’s entirety Brit Floyd, “The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” returns to the stage in 2020 to perform its brand new production, Echoes 2020. Including highlights from The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell, and featuring a show stopping 23 minute 'note-for-note’ performance of the iconic...
Chris Tucker Live
Comedy Fans and Movie Fans Unite for a Night of Non-Stop Laughter! Chris Tucker is an international award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series with Jackie Chan. He became a favorite on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and came to prominence in his first starring role, the 1995 film cult classic Friday starring along- side Ice Cube. In 1997, Tucker...
Bull Moon Ride and Run
Bull Moon Ride and Run is a one-of-a-kind, twilight event dedicated to supporting the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Durham, NC. Participants choose to bike (6.5 or 12 miles) or run the 5K Race into the beautiful sunset at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.Bull Moon Ride and Run encourages participants to sport their best costumes paired with glow necklaces, twinkle lights, balloons etc
Triangle Vegfest is coming back to Durham with more vendors than ever to accommodate growing interest in plant-based diets and lifestyles. Saturday will consist of a series of panels and lectures and Sunday will feature 70+ food, clothing, and other vegan and animal welfare vendors from all over the country. There will be everything from clothing to skincare and a variety of information from animal welfare nonprofits. Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge, one of the largest...
Heather McMahan: The Farewell Tour
Put the phones down! Your favorite high functioning hot mess, comedian Heather McMahan is coming to a city near you. She’s live, liberated and lubed up. Doing the most and the least at the same damn time. Heather McMahan’s Farewell Tour...Her First, and Possibly the LAST!
Bull City Rumble
North Carolina's largest vintage motorcycle show, the Bull City Rumble is a world-renowned vintage motorcycle and scooter rally hosted by Ton Up NC annually on Labor Day Weekend. Thematically, the event has its roots in the traditional rivalry of Mods vs. Rockers, the sensationalized clash of two youth cultures- scooter riding mods and motorcycle riding rockers, in 1960's England. The event has evolved from its humble beginnings in a parking lot in 2005 to a...
OutSouth Queer Film Festival
OutSouth Queer Film Festival celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today's queer life and helps bring the community together through film. Since its beginning in 1995, the Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries and feature films. OutSouth celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today's gay and lesbian life, helps bring the community together and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking. OutSouth was formerly know as the North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival...
Art Exhibit — "Back Burner"
Paintings by Ben Bridgers.
Ben Bridgers’ enigmatic works combine the hallucinatory perspective of an outsider artist–whose first passion...
Full Frame Virtual Screening Room — The Painter and The Thief
Full Frame has partnered with with NEON to bring an exceptional film from the 2020 festival lineup, with 50% of proceeds going directly to...
Solo Exhibition — "Altered States" — New Works by Julia Harmon
5 Points Gallery virtual gallery celebrates the work of artist Julia Harmon. Her exhibition, "Altered States," features a series of mixed...
International Science of Team Science Conference
The conference theme is Excellence in Studying, Teaching, and Doing Team Science, with a program that features world-class scholarship,...
55+ Adventures Standup Paddleboard (SUP) Clinic
Learn about the world of Standup Paddleboarding! These 90-minute clinics cover how to get on and off your board, paddling techniques,...
Lemur Science! And Trivia?
Have you ever wondered what a DLC researcher gets up to in the field? Or how you extract and preserve a 30 million year old primate fossil?...
55+ Adventures Kayak Basics Class
If you have just gotten into kayaking or are interested in giving it a try, this class is a great place to start! Learn basics in kayak...
Virtual Walk on the Wild Side: Ethnobotany
Learn about many useful plants, including an endangered native sunflower that may have been an important food crop for indigenous people of...
Webinar: Serenity Breathing
Prism Coaching and Consulting owner Carol Locke invites you to take a break from the news and come join her for Serenity Breathing as part...
AICPA Town Hall Series: CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Hear the latest updates on guidance from Treasury and SBA as well as review top firm questions surrounding the CARES Act and PPP. The Town...
NC Systema Family/Youth Class
Each class is structured into a warm-up, a fun vigorous activity and a cool-down. Breathing, free movement and relaxation are incorporated...
Fly-Thru Raptor Meet and Greet
Have you been experiencing cabin fever lately? Not had much luck on your bird hikes? Or just want to bring your whole family to see LIVE...