|Local Area Attractions|
Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed five times in the top 5 in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.
The Mamma Mia! Tour is coming to the DPAC while PSRC is in Durham. If you are interested, tickets are available for purchase online here.
Duke Medicine Orchestra
When: 7:30-9:00pm, May 5, 2017
Where: Baldwin Auditorium on Duke’s East Campus (domed building at the end of the main East Campus quad)
Admission Free: voluntary donations suggested
Musical Program to include:
Michael Markowski – JoyRide
Alexander Borodin – In the Steppes of Central Asia
Juventino Rosas – Sobre las Olas
Thomas Duffy – Heart-throb (tentative)
Arturo Marquez – Conga del Fuego Nuevo
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4
Duke Homestead Historic Site
This national historic landmark marks the spot where Washington Duke started his worldwide tobacco empire. After learning of the demand Union soldiers had for brightleaf tobacco during his service in the Civil War, Duke returned to the fledgling tobacco operation he had left behind, built a small factory, and began selling his product to the world.
Situated in the heart of Downtown Durham, this Beaux Arts-style building includes Fletcher Hall, restored to its original 1926 décor, which houses live performances by musicians, comics, speakers, theater companies, and special series like the Arts Discovery Educational Series, which are stage performances designed to augment traditional classroom learning with presentations of dance, classic works like Charlotte’s Web, and other pieces.
Duke Basketball Museum & Sports Hall of Fame
Impressively, given the global academic renown that the university has captured, Duke University may be best known for their men’s basketball team. The Blue Devils have won four NCAA championships and over 20 ACC tournaments and produced dozens of All Americans and nine national players of the year, all in addition to having a hall of fame coach in Mike Krzyzewski. You can see the trophies, the memorabilia, the videos, and more behind this storied history at the Duke Basketball Museum.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Named one of the top 10 public gardens in the U.S. by TripAdvisor and winner of the 2013 Horticulture Magazine Award for Garden Excellence, Duke Gardens is a stunning 55-acre public garden on the campus of Duke University and one of the premier university gardens in the country.
Dedicated in 1939, Duke Gardens is open 365 days a year, free to all, and it has earned top honors internationally. Among its many features are Italianate terraces, an Asiatic arboretum, a garden of native plants, a white garden, water features, and a SITES-certified organic food garden.