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Special Events

Flash Chorus

Anyone can show up and be a part of a rocking ad hoc chorus, regardless of any prior singing experience (or lack there-of). If you've ever wanted to express yourself creatively through music but …

Mixtape Monday (with martini specials)

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Mixtape Mondays are for music and martinis. Drop by anytime, any Monday and check out a wide variety of martini specials! Check the events calendar for this week's DJ: …

Bullish on Durham: Neighborhood Panel

Panelists including Robert Korstad, director of the Initiative on Poverty and Social Justice at Duke University, and Benjamin Filippo, executive director of Preservation Durham, will discuss h…

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 …

Male Singers Wanted

Vox Virorum Men's Chorus invites men age 18 and up to join them for their Fall 2016, and FIFTH ANNIVERSARY season, with open auditions. No prepared selection is necessary. All male voice parts 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

Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Northgate Jams!

Jam sessions each week to play old time, bluegrass and country. No rules, however, so all musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Park in the parking deck closest to the movie theater or in …

Premiere - "NC Comicon: The Movie"

The official documentary of the NC Comicon. For 3 days the Amazing Studios cameras followed the comicon crew through the madness that comes with putting on a comic book convention. With guests such …

Southern Accent: Exhibition Opening Party at the Nasher Museum

The Nasher Museum presents the first contemporary art exhibition to question and explore in-depth the complex and contested space of the American South. Celebrate with southern food, music and art! …

Exhibits & Recurring Events

Art Exhibit - "Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes"

Based in Wilson, North Carolina, Uzzle has photographed the American South for over five decades, capturing nuanced views in both black and white and color from the mountains to the coast. The 16 …

Art Exhibit - Mattress Power

  • SPECTRE Arts
  • (919) 213-1441

A joint work from Charles Chace, Ginger Wagg and Jesse Paddock. Mattress Power is a film and installation consisting of one room and eight mattresses subjected to a painting machine. Shot by J…

Art Exhibit - The Art of Blues

A multi-artist exhibition celebrating shades and sounds of blues, from Wynton Marsalis to Pops McGhee.

Art Exhibits - "Durham by Ghostbike" and "The Colors of Summer"

Jeremy Kerman gets to the heart of Durham's changing cityscape in exuberant collages for DURHAM BY GHOSTBIKE, his eagerly awaited second show at Craven Allen. For THE COLORS OF SUMMER, Peg …

Durham and the Rise of the Baseball Card

In conjunction with the Durham Bulls, the Museum presents "Durham and the Rise of the Baseball Card." This exhibit is a double-header, with one component at the History Hub and another …

Leah Sobsey Art Exhibition

Sobsey is an artist and educator from Chapel Hill, N.C. with a background in anthropology and studio art. Using both digital technologies and 19th century techniques, Sobsey’s art merges …

Monday Night Showcase

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100

Featuring a beautiful professional stage, a beautiful sound system, a producer's station for local producers to hear their work through the system, and a film makers station with 12 minute slots for …

Photography Exhibit - "Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm"

Featurng thirty-eight color images by Ken Abbott, who photographed Hickory Nut Gap Farm over a period of five years. The site in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina includes an old inn-the …

Photography Exhibit - Natural Abstractions by Michael Rosenberg

Michael Rosenberg reveals a group of new color works, made in nature, but abstract in design. Always combining technical prowess and art, this group of photographs are quite different from his work …

Sea Life art exhibit at Pleiades Gallery

In a gorgeous array of blues and greens, tidal pools, currents, fish and turtles, Sea Life tells the stories of the vast, complex and beautiful ocean. The featured artist for August is metal artist …

Studio visits by appointment

  • (919) 688-8852

Studio visits by appointment.

That's The Joint! Open Mic

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100

Comedy, live music, MCs, producers, talent showcase presented by the Underground Collective.


Join a guided docent tour of the current exhibitions, followed by lunch* and a complimentary sweet treat at Counting House – your reward for embarking on such a culture-filled excursion …

Historic African-American Cultural Heritage Tour

TRT’s “Durham African American Cultural Heritage Tour” is a motorized, professionally guided tour designed for guests seeking an educational, enlightening and FUN African American …

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