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Special Events

"The New Colossus" Play

  • Manbites Dog Theater
  • (919) 682-3343

A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun...what could possibly go wrong? A darkly comic reboot of Chekhov's classic, this rollicking tale …

DJ BnC at The Tavern

  • The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern

Durham Architecture & the Urban Landscape Walking Tour

Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers lead a 90 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. WALKING TOURS AND THE W…

Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure

Do you believe in ghosts? The home of Liggett &Myers, Kress & Snow Buildings ghosts, oh, it’s a Pub Crawl! Guests spend approximately 25 minutes in three (3) of Durham’s …


IF/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and …

J. Kutchma

With Wailin' Storms, Restorations.

Jarekus Singleton – kick off to a week-long 6th Anniversary/Birthday celebration!

At just 30 years old, Jarekus Singleton is a musical trailblazer with a bold vision for the future of the blues. Springing from the same Mississippi soil as Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and B.B. …

Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos - Music on Main Concert

Lively Cajun music. In this series of Saturday concerts performers entertain the crowd with light jazz, beach music and adult contemporary music in a family-friendly atmosphere so relax a…

Memorial Day Military Timeline Event

A tribute to all American soldiers throughout our history from the Revolutionary War to present day

Photography Exhibit - Children and the Experience of Illness

  • Duke Eye Center-Connector Gallery
  • (919) 620-5374

Photographs produced by young patients and their Duke student mentors, from the class Children and the Experience of Illness, taught at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Tom Browne

Consider the songs in our hearts that inspire us toward uplifted continence; melodies that ring out in a manner that is soulful ... even funky! Now think of an artist; an artist who George Benson …

A Tribute to Duke Ellington

  • Hayti Heritage Center

The Durham Symphony Orchestra Season Finale is an intimate, casual afternoon program with celebrated bass-baritone Jason McKinney and the voice of spoken word Artist and Harvard Fellow Dasan Ahanu. …

Nappy Roots

Hip hop. Nappy Roots examine our alienable rights, reason, and truth through lyrical originality and voyage.

Nikki Hill

Genre: Soul shocked, volume cranked, feel good rock 'n' roll.

Rissi Palmer

Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer experienced a lifetime of milestones when she released her self-titled debut album in 2007. As one of country music's most promising new stars, Rissi received …

SHED at the Shed

  • The Shed

Weekly music hang/ open rehearsal. Get ready for a Jazz Workout!

Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • Call for meeting location
  • (919) 371-2653

Motorized, professionally guided, who, what, where, when & why tour de force! Every Tuesday Tobacco Road Tours take you to where Durham's roots began & where the City has evolved today. Some …

Locating Financing for Investment Real Estate

Knowledge is always empowering, and knowledge about investing in real estate can boost your personal wealth position and uplift your community. Bring your questions and get the answers from seasoned …


PINKWASH is a heavy punk duo based out of West Philadelphia. After an EP and 7-inch released on Sister Polygon, their debut LP for Don Giovanni Records is due this spring. Splintered rhythms and …

Tuesday Blues Jam

BNG provides, amps, drums, PA...everything you'll need, just bring your instrument or sticks...sign up and play or sit back & listen to some great blues

Undulation Nouveau (Beer and Bellydance)

Live Middle Eastern Music by the Lost Nomads and performances by local Bellydance students and performers!

Exhibits & Recurring Events

21c Presents: OFF-SPRING: New Generations

Rituals—religious and cultural, institutional and domestic—provide the thematic infrastructure for OFF-SPRING: New Generations. Exploring the development of both personal and group …

Art Exhibit - "A Material Legacy"

This exhibition explores two distinct legacies: one of contemporary artists' innovative use of materials, the other of philanthropy and collecting. The artists presented here are the descendants of …

Art Exhibit - "A Nation Under Our Feet"

André Leon Gray combines and transforms found objects into visual critiques of contemporary society, fusing together a variety of materials to address specific aspects of culture and race. …

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