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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 email@example.com.
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...
Jesus Christ Superstar
2017 Olivier Award For Best Musical Revival. An album that inspired a REVOLUTION. A REVELATION that changed the world. A REINVENTION for this millennium. Jesus Christ Superstar is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and...
Happy Together Tour 2020
Hitmakers from the 1960s and '70s will come to the Carolina Theatre this June when the Happy Together Tour 2020 brings a stellar lineup to our Fletcher Hall stage, including: The Turtles; Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night); The Association; Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & The Raiders); The Vogues; The Cowsills.This is an evening of hit, after hit… after HIT! Whether you lived in the era, or are just a fan of the music...
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!