Our parking is in front of and behind the Living Arts Collective, as well as in the small lot directly across the street from Blue Point Yoga, but there are many other lots which you can park in.

Referencing the map below, the green areas have all been approved with owners of buildings for after hours parking only. There is also street parking all over the Central Park district and two hour parking in some residential areas to the south west.


Beyond the Edge: Alternative Body Disposition Practices

Beyond the Edge: Alternative Body Disposition Practices

Saturday July 27th, 5:15pm - 6:00pm If the conventional American funeral and burial leave you cold, consider some of the alternatives: whole body / tissue donation to medical schools or body farms, green burial, wet cremation, and human composting. Anne Weston, founder of Green Burial Project, will help you see the advantages and possibilities of [...]

New Orleans Second Line Workshop

New Orleans Second Line Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2 PM – 4 PM What is Second Line? During the 19th century, fraternal societies and organizations began to provide insurance for its members, specifically among the formerly enslaved and the children of the formerly enslaved. The organizations such as New Orleans Freedman’s Aid, began to host parades as neighborhood celebrations, to [...]

The Art of Flower Essences

Saturday August 31st, 12:00pm - 3:00pm Plants hold keys to healing on many levels, and flower essences are one of the most gentle yet potent forms of medicine the plant realm offers. Working on the subtlest level, they gently open and transform our patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior into alignment. So elegant and simple [...]

New Orleans Second Line Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2 PM – 4 PM What is Second Line? During the 19th century, fraternal societies and organizations began to provide insurance for its members, specifically among the formerly enslaved and the children of the formerly enslaved. The organizations such as New Orleans Freedman’s Aid, began to host parades as neighborhood celebrations, to [...]

Soulcentric Purpose Workshop

Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM  “What shape waits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky?”—David Whyte How do we hear the mysterious call of what is wanting to emerge in our lives? What does it mean to live in service to one’s [...]

Hip-Hop Basics

Third Saturdays: July 20 4:30 - 6:00pm, August 17 3:00 - 4:30pm, September 21 3:00 - 4:30pm Learn Hip-hop basics while also learning freestyle tactics with Jett Sett Third Saturdays: July 20 4:30 - 6:00pm August 17 3:00 - 4:30pm September 21 3:00 - 4:30pm All Ages & Abilities Welcome $5 per class Presented by [...]

Tarot Study

Fridays, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, 6 – 7p We will gather monthly to discuss, contemplate and learn techniques for intuitive tarot reading. All levels of experience are welcome. We will explore the archetypes, use of symbolism in the tarot, and get to know the arcanas, four suits, court cards, & numerology embedded in [...]

Djembe FUNdamentals for Adults & Mature Youth

Sundays through August 4th, 5:30 – 7p Welcome to Djembe FUNdamentals In Africa life moves to the beat. Make rhythm the soundtrack of YOUR life. This Summer Teli Shabu teams up with Atiba Rorie of Africa Unplugged! Atiba, a Durham favorite has honed his musical skill from a life of studying, performing, and teaching the [...]

Community Dance Wave

Last Saturdays 9 – 10:30a DURHAM FARMER'S MARKET Monthly community dance wave is a FREE event hosted by the Living Arts Collective (and friends) at the Durham Central Park in collaboration with the Durham Farmers' Market and the Durham Ecstatic Dance (LAC) community on last Saturdays. This conscious dance experience creates a space to put [...]

Triangle Zouk Fundamentals Level 1 Series!

Wednesdays in May, 7:30 – 8:30p Whether you're curious about Brazilian zouk, or wanting to learn this beautiful partner dance that can be danced to almost any music, here's your chance to dive in with us! This five-week series covers the fundamentals of Brazilian zouk connection and movement. You don't need a partner, but feel [...]

Living Room Open Mic

First & Third Fridays 9:30pm - 11:30pm The Living Room is a monthly - First & Third Fridays - open stage for performing and sharing un-amplified music and spoken word presented by Living Arts Collective. Come at 9:30pm at the close of the Friday night dance wave to put your name in the hat if [...]

Queer Ecstatic Dance at Living Arts Collective

Sunday, July 21, 7 – 9p Queer Ecstatic Dance at Living Arts Collective Sunday July 21, 7-9 pm Living Arts Collective presents a new space for LGBTQIA+ MOVEment! Queer Ecstatic Dance creates a space to put your body in motion, in whatever way feels best. We focus on letting go of how dance "should look" [...]

Triangle Zouk Series: Level 2!

Wednesdays in April, 7:30 – 8:30p *movement studio* In this four-week series, we will build on concepts learned in Level 1, adding vocabulary and expression to enrich our zouk! To take this series, you must have completed a Level 1 Series with us or equivalent. Please contact us with any questions. Tickets include entrance to [...]

Contact Improv CI – Summer 2019

Tuesdays, 6 – 7:50p Cost: $7-20 (sliding scale) **No one turned away for lack of funds. Please reach out if you need a sliding scale rate.** Dates/Times: Tuesdays, 6 - 7:50 pm Location: Living Arts Collective Check out our collaborative CI Summer Schedule: ______________ Schedule for month of JULY: July 2nd --- Dave Hamilton - [...]

2nd Sunday Contact Improvisation Jam

Every second Sunday of the month, 2 – 4pm 2nd Sunday Contact Improvisation Jam Cost: $10 Sustainable Rate (Sliding scale $7-$20) *no one turned away for lack of funds Jam Description: An open level contact improvisation jam. In the opening and closing circles, we will introduce ourselves and participants to each other and standard guidelines [...]

Contact Improv – Last Tuesday CI JAM

Last Tuesdays of the month, 6 – 7:50p Join us for our monthly CI Jam at the Living Arts, part of our semester of Contact Improvisation! On the last Tuesday of each month, the class opens up to a jam where we invite in the larger community to dance, play, and move with us. **This [...]

Ecstatic Dance Wave

Fridays 7:30p – 9:30p, Sundays 11:11a –1:11p Experience authentic self-expression in a safe space free of judgment & instruction. This weekly ecstatic dance event offers an opportunity to explore delicious states of being from stillness to unfettered wildness through self-directed free form movement in community. The 90 minute practice takes us on a movement journey [...]

First Saturday Fusion Dance

First Saturdays of every month, 8p – 12a **EVERY FIRST SATURDAY**When: First Saturday of each month!$7-15 sliding scale8pm Lesson: Alix WickerDJs: Candace Bae, others TBDWhere: In the LAC Movement Studio (downstairs). This studio has a yummy sprung cork floor, powerful sound system, good vibes and new lighting!Enter: *down the ramp next to Cocoa CinnamonPost below [...]

BollyX with Lara

Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30p Experience a Bollywood-inspired dance fitness program that combines exhilarating choreography and calorie-burning workouts with upbeat music from around the world.  Come dressed to sweat and ready to dance! All levels welcome.

Acro Jam at Living Arts Collective

Come play with us every 1st and 3rd Thursdays in Durham!  Acro jams are non-structured gatherings where we train together, share skills, and learn from one another. Attendees can be safest and most active at jams if they have participated in at least one structured acro class. Cost is $7-15 sliding fee at the door.

Wednesday Zouk Social w/ Triangle Zouk!

Wednesdays, 8:30 – 11pCome zouk with us! Every Wednesday, you can come to the Living Arts Collective in downtown Durham to dance Brazilian zouk. This is a great opportunity for you to meet new people, get some exercise, and work your brain and body in new ways!  Most weeks we have either a class or a practica [...]

Sound Journey Breathing Meditation ~ Upstairs LAC!

Tuesdays, 8 – 9:30p DEEP GRATITUDE AND LOVE to everyone that helped shape this first year of magic.  We are excited to announce that we will be bringing the Sound Journey Breathing Meditation to the beautiful upstairs floors of the Living Arts Collective. We are pushing back the original start time 30 minutes! This past [...]

Third Friday Durham Artwave

Third Fridays, 6pm – 11:30pm Third Friday Durham ARTWAVEARTShowcase + EcstaticDANCE + openMIC(Starting @ 6pm every Third Friday)ART SHOWCASE (6:00-9:30pm)Support local artisans and crafters.ECSTATIC DANCE WAVE (7:30-9:30pm)Join in on the dance floor and bust out some moves- free of judgement. LIVING ROOM OPEN MIC (9:30-11:30pm)Keep the flow moving with sets by local talent!We are proud [...]

OUSIA (ooh-see-ahh) Series

NEXT SERIES COMING SOON ! OUSIA (ooh-see-ah) Seriesou·sia: noun: true being: essence within Taught by Aubrey Griffith-ZillFounder/Curator of the Living Arts Collective “Desire to learn from the wisdom of the past, feel this wisdom in your body, and then use that wisdom as a frame for your creativity.” ~ Aubrey Griffith-Zill Learn the fundamentals of rhythm while developing techniques for [...]

Capoeira Angola (martial arts + dance) Beginner Dance Classes at LAC

Sundays, 3 — 4:30pm Capoeira angola is an Afro-Brazilian art form that blends martial arts, dance, music, and ritual. The game of capoeira is a dialogue of movements and energies - sometimes cooperative, sometimes competitive, and always unique! All are welcome to join our capoeira class (no previous experience necessary). You'll learn capoeira kicks, dodges, [...]

Guided Meditation

Second Fridays, 10 – 11pm Join Abstract Emergence AFTER DANCE Second Friday's for a relaxing and trance-formative guided meditation. A visualization journey to soothe your nervous system and introduce you to your inner landscape. Come connect, explore, relax, center, & awaken! All are welcome! $5-$25 suggested donation.

Contact Improvisation Bring-a-Friend / Basics Class

Saturday, August 3rd, 4pm – 6pm This was a hit last summer so we are bringing it back in 2019 ( : This two hour class is designed to give a basic overview of the practice of contact improvisation and to get you ready to further explore the dance through jamming. More experienced students are [...]

International Folk Dancing

Wednesdays, 7 – 9:30pm The Durham/Chapel Hill International Folk Dance Club is a fun social group for international folk dancing. Newcomers welcome! Schedule 7:00 - Easy dancing 8:00 - Teaching of a new dance 8:30 - Announcements 8:40-9:30 - More dancing See website for more information: http://www.trianglefolkdancers.org/chifdc/chifd.html

Durham Bodywork Monthly Community Massage Clinic

Second Saturday of every month, 10 – 2pm Connect to a sense of comfort in your body and freedom in your being through our unique combination of massage therapy and guided group rest. We delight in caring for you from the moment you arrive, until you walk out feeling relaxed and connected and ready to [...]

First Saturday Salsa Social

First Saturdays, 7:30 – 10:30pm Cost $10 Doors open 7:30 Beginners Lesson 7:40 - 8 Dancing 8 -10:30 Come join us at the Living Arts Collective for the 1st Saturday salsa Social. It's a beautiful space and great atmosphere to dance, smile, and share an evening with friends!

Orquesta GarlDel Monthly Residency

Every 4th Sunday, 3:30 – 5:30pm COME EARLY at 2p for a dance class with Steven Messina! FREE with paid entrance to dance to follow! Orquesta GarDel & the Living Arts Collective are thrilled to present an exciting collaboration for 2018 - GarDel is the salsa-band-in-residence at LAC. Every fourth Sunday we will perform in this intimate, inviting [...]