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Home to almost 5,000 events every year, Durham is a place rich with unique things to do. From biannual arts markets to performances by world-class musicians at DPAC or Carolina Theatre, from workshops led by leading researchers to motorcycle rallies, from interactive classes at the Museum of Life + Science to food tours through Durham’s most acclaimed restaurants, there is always a wide variety of events to capture the interest of any visitor or resident.

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Special Events

" And the Ass Saw the Angel" Play

  • Manbites Dog Theater
  • (919) 682-3343
  • May 21, 2015 - June 06, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Euchrid Eucrow is a mute outcast in a community filled with inbreeding, moonshine, and religious fanaticism, whose damaged mind is filled with visions - both angelic and otherwise. A world premiere …

"GMO Foods - Beyond the Hype" Lecture

Lecture by Hope Shand, formerly of ETC, Group. Here in the West GMO opponents and corporations focus mainly on food safety. But that is only a piece of the picture. There is a lot more to be …

2015 National Cohousing Conference

The National Cohousing Conference provides amazing networking and learning opportunities. Presentations will cover everything from cohousing basics to hot topics in sustainability, design, community …

Barry Herndon & The Party Nuts - Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.

Duke Street Dogs

  • The Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • Starting: November 28, 2014 (Every Friday)

The Duke Street Dogs have been referred to as a "populist" band. They play a mix of old and new, original material, country and jazz, rock, Tin Pan Alley, bluegrass, and old-time.

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 …

Fresh Docs Screening of TRUTH UNDERGROUND

  • Full Frame Theater on the American Tobacco Campus
  • (919) 308-3714
  • May 29, 2015 - May 29, 2015

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a free screening of TRUTH UNDERGROUND, directed by Gerret Warner and Mimi Grady, as part of the Fresh Docs series, which …

Fresh Fridays

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 13, 2015 (Every Friday)

Weekly TGIF party with live music.

Girls Rock Presents:

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • May 29, 2015 - May 29, 2015

WithJanzig, The Hell No.

Homecoming: Stories of Leaving and Return

At some point, we all leave home. Or do we? And who does the journey change--the ones who leave or the ones who stay behind? An evening for those who love listening to great audio storytelling.

Katie Basden

  • The Tavern
  • (919) 286-7665
  • May 29, 2015 - May 29, 2015

Country singer/songwriter from Durham.

Mel Melton and The Wicked Mojo - Blues on the Plaza Concert

With John Dee Holeman.

Stanley Baird Band

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • May 29, 2015 - May 29, 2015

Stanley Baird, as an acclaimed musician, composer and entertainer, has not only become a household item in his home state of North Carolina but he has also achieved wide recognition as an educator …

Strawberry Picking

  • Waller Family Farm
  • May 04, 2015 - June 05, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Dates are approximate. Please call,or visit website, to confirm.

Tallest Man on Earth

With special guest Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear.

YOLO Karaoke

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • May 29, 2015 - May 29, 2015

The Pinhook was voted Best Karaoke in the Triangle by the readers of the Independent Weekly several years in a row.

Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Beyond a Glimpse: An Intimate Affair with Nature" Art Exhibit

A collaborative, interactive exhibit that showcases glimpses of the natural world. Terrariums and living art displays by Aisha Sanders offer opportunities to taste, touch, hear, feel, and see - a …

"BINNEGOED: Coloured & South African Photography" Exhibit

bin-ne-goed Afrikaans n. 1. Innards or intestines. 2. Euphemism for courage. 3. Way of being on the inside that is both vital and entangled. South Africa during Apartheid is revisited …

"Blue Dream of Sky" Exhibit

A Celebration of a Colorful Life: paintings by Sue Sneddon, tapestries by Nance Lee Sneddon.

“Phone Home Durham” Photography Exhibit

  • Power Plant Gallery
  • (919) 660-3622
  • May 29, 2015 - August 22, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

For this exhibition the Power Plant Gallery invites mobile phone photographers from all walks of life to submit images of Durham County taken with mobile phone cameras or other hand held …

“Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” Exhibit

Artworks featuring both past and present celebrities and politicians.

Blues on the Plaza

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 286-4407
  • May 01, 2015 - May 29, 2015 (Every Friday)

Northgate Mall, and Triangle Blues Society, present a five-part Blues on the Plaza series featuring the best of Piedmont blues five Fridays in May outdoors on the Plaza. May 1 Tornado Blues …

Cold Gravy by Chance Murray

Local artist and Emerging Artists Grant Recipient Chance Murray’s exhibit Cold Gravy is on display in the Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery. Stop by to meet Chance and see his thought …

Counter Culture Coffee Cupping

A chance to taste interesting varieties of coffee. Immediately following each cupping participants can join a free, guided tour of the roastery and headquarters.

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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
101 E Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604