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Preserve the Heritage...Embrace the Experience!
Preserve the Heritage...
Embrace the Experience!

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Durham, NC. Get your tickets now to discover the music of League of Legends at Hayti Heritage Center under the gentle glow of candlelight.


General Info
Venue: Hayti Heritage Center
Dates and times: select your dates/times directly in the ticket selector
⏳ Duration: 65 minutes (doors open 45 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
Age requirement: 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue is ADA compliant
❓ View the FAQs for this event here
Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone
️ If you would like to book a private concert (min 40+ people), please click here
Check out all the Candlelight concerts in Durham, NC
To treat your friends and family to a Candlelight gift card, click here





Our Black American Music Series is back for Season 4 – LIVE FROM HAYTI!

Next up, Simply, The Best: A Tribute to Tina Turner!

Sept. 10th @ 6pm

Featuring Gena Chambers

A true Southern girl Gena Chambers hails from Columbia SC, where the Baptist Church was the catalyst for her humble beginnings. Because her family is rooted in music she flourished and her love of it was carefully cultivated. While Gena favors RnB her musical palate includes tastes for Jazz, Pop, Country and Hip Hop as well.
Gena’s singer/songwriter/ performer talents provided the opportunity for her to travel all over the country however, she settled in the burgeoning city of Charlotte NC. While there Gena was able to assemble a band with which she regularly performs at various venues and events around the city. Some of her more notable acts include performing with or opening for jazz legends such as Gerald Albright, Mike Phillips, Marion Meadows, Magdalena Chovoncova, Kirk Whalum, Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, Oli Silk, Bob Baldwin and Johnathan Fritzen; RnB giants like Raheem DaVaughn, Sheila E, and Shelea.
Aside from celebrating with and for her fellow musicians Gena was also bestowed the prestigious honor of performing for President Barack Obama and the Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 at the Democratic National Convention.
Gena’s passion for music is evident in her life’s work as she has painstakingly crafted a multifaceted repertoire. She is the quintessential artist, a true showpiece of the Charlotte music scene.
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Black & Brown Ballet is Back! Explore traditional ballet technique in a non- traditional environment for Black and Brown Bodies lead by Alyah Baker. Class series will feature stretching and strengthening, bending, balance, and release in a fun and supportive environment. Geared towards beginner and intermediate levels. Fun & Informative for ages 12 & Up! .



Alyah Baker has trained and performed with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet of New York, Oakland Ballet, Richmond Ballet, and Carolina Ballet. In 2003 she received a B.A. in Sociology with a Dance Minor from Duke University where she trained under former Joffrey Ballet principal Tyler Walters, and Clay Taliaferro, a long time principal dancer with José Limón Dance Co., among others. She has been featured in works by Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Laura Dean, José Limón, and Alonzo King. She is currently a freelance performer working most recently with Dance Through Time and ABD Productions, and was featured in the movie PICO: Performance Indeterminate Cage Opera.


New Class! Yoga with Twisted Yogi!
Every Wednesday!


About this event

Yoga Vinyasa (Every Wednesday)

Vinyasa yoga is a series of postures, one flowing seamlessly into the next, uniting body, mind, and breath. Designed as a moving meditation, every Vinyasa class is unique, creating the opportunity to become stronger, more flexible, and balanced, while practicing being present to the moment.


KeKe is a 200-hour trained and skilled Yoga Practitioner. She honors her existence by sharing her unique approach to yoga. She is passionate, committed and dedicated to sharing light, holding space, and empowering others to rediscover life through movement and meditation.

KeKe creates spaces for all bodies regardless of ability, and all persons regardless of race, class or religion to access to the benefits of yoga.

She has worked in multiple capacities adapting yoga in spaces where yoga has historically been inaccessible. KeKe believes that combining movement and meditation, works to release negative energies of the body and mind, while restoring the body to it’s own unique source of energy.

After years of working in the nonprofit sector as a Program Director, KeKe found herself grossly burned out, stressed, and ridiculed with anxiety, depression. She turned her trauma into triumph utilizing yoga, meditation, journaling and dreaming.

She openly shares her story on how yoga changed her life and helped her on her journey towards healing physical and mental ailments.


Every 3rd Saturday of Each Month! The Triangle’s Longest Running Poetry Event!

Oct 21st, 2023 – Jambalaya Soul Slam – Grand Slam Finals

@ Hayti Heritage Center | 804 Old Fayetteville St. | Durham, NC


This is a SAFE & SOCIALLY DISTANCED poetry event! Come experience an intimate and eloquent poetic experience.

Join us for some of the most amazing poetry you will hear. Come see these wordsmiths bring stories to life on stage. The best poets in the area will compete for cash prizes. This will be an wonderful event full of dynamic poetry performances.

$$$$ prizes!

All poetry shared must be original. Poets of all ages are welcome.

Poems can be memorized or read (paper or phone).



This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The Jambalaya Soul Slam is the Triangle’s longest running poetry event! 


$10 (RSVP is required): www.bullcitypoetryslam.com

doors 7:30pm | Show at 8pm | *Limited seating is available

For more information: jambalayasoulslam@gmail.com

For guidelines go to www.bullcitypoetryslam.com

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.



A Durham Tradition, Live from Hayti’s Chuck Davis Dance Emporium, is BACK!



Prepare to travel the African Diaspora in this energetic and culturally rich dance exploration. Our class incorporates deep breathing, conditioning, and cardio intensive movements from various dance styles. Let the movements of the Motherland uplift your soul and jump-start your body. This class is taught by seasoned dance professionals Toni Hall and Ivy Burch.


All are welcome to join us!

$10 per class.

Limited In Person Capacity

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