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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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Major Events

Special Events

An Evening with Garrison Keillor

America's Foremost Humorist & Host of A Prairie Home Companion. Award-winning radio host Garrison Keillor has made audiences laugh for decades. In his third performance at DPAC, Keillor will …

Authors Betsy Polk and Maggie Ellis Chotas

Th authorw will discuss and sign their book "Power Through Partnership."

Durham County Library Visioning Meeting

Meeting to gather community input for the renovation of the Main Library.

Evening with Experts - The Smallest Primate

The world’s smallest primate- Mouse lemurs with Lead Primate Technican, Bevan Clark RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by phone or email. OR watch from home: $10 live Google hangout link Lead Primate …

Michelle Belanger & The Mystery Hillbillies

Honkytonk and rockabilly. Great music that will get you moving and tapping your toes.

Relay for Life Kickoff

A fun night with glitz, glamour, free food, and everything you need to know about Relay for Life this year. RSVP by 1/26.

Research to Revenue Workshop for University Students and Faculty

  • The Frontier
  • January 28, 2015 - January 29, 2015 (Recurring daily)

This workshop is designed to help faculty and students learn the practical aspects starting a company based on university reasearch. Over the course of this two-day workshop, experienced …

The Competitive Edge: Fundamentals of Grant Writing

  • Durham Technical Community College Small Business Center
  • (919) 536-7241
  • January 29, 2015 - January 29, 2015

What are the issues affecting small business? What are the benchmarks that businesses should be using? Is your business running efficiently and effectively? What books are recommended for …

The Ice Factory Ice Skating Rink

  • American Tobacco
  • December 20, 2014 - February 15, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Parking in the North Deck garage, 305 W. Pettigrew St.

The Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture

New Yorker investigative reporter Jane Mayer, philanthropist and political scientist James Piereson and businessman J. Adam Abram will discuss the impact of big money on American democracy and …

Yairms / AlhhlA

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

With Wowolfol, The Affectionates.

Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Area 919: Artists in the Triangle" Art Exhibit

The Nasher Museum presents a survey of noteworthy work by artists who live in the Triangle. Some of the artists show their work internationally in contemporary galleries and museums; others are n…

"From the World to Lynn: Stories of Immigration" Documentary Exhibit

The exhibit, composed of black-and-white photographs, audio oral histories, and an interactive website, is the product of an independent project Andrea Patiño Contreras undertook while in …

"Garden Life" Art Exhbit

Paintings by Matt Tomko.

"Medici Schmedici: Demystifying the Artist/Collector Bond" Exhibit

Medici Schmedici presents the work of five outstanding artists and explores the relationship these artists have with some of the major collectors of their works. Without the means--or Machiavellian …

"Pleiades Plus One" Art Exhibit

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • January 08, 2015 - February 14, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Pleiades Plus One Opening Reception.

"Solitude: Images/Sounds" Photography Exhibit

  • The Carrack Modern Art
  • January 20, 2015 - January 31, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

During recent work trips to China, Tanzania, Amsterdam and New York City, photographer Marc Alan Sperber noticed that the one constant across cultures, and the one constant for him as he moved …

"Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic"

  • BCBS of NC Foundation Auditorium, Room 0001 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • January 29, 2015 - January 29, 2015

To increase awareness of the importance of HPV screening and in honor of Cervical Health Awareness Month, the North Carolina Institute for Public Health’s Practice Pathways: Focus Series is …

"Southern Elegance" Art Exhbit

NC Scenery Paintings by Eric McRay.

“Durham Sparkles: The Art of Community Festivals and Parades" Art Exhibit

Durham, North Carolina is a town that loves to party, playing host to a wide variety of fairs, festivals and parades each year. In Durham Sparkles, curators Cathy Kielar and Paola Kipp highlight the …

“Kabul, Afghanistan” Photography Exhibit

  • Power Plant Gallery
  • (919) 660-3622
  • January 06, 2015 - February 20, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Jada-e-Maiwand, a vibrant neighborhood near the center of old Kabul, was a scene of fierce fighting and destruction during Afghanistan's civil war. Twenty years later, the area remains only p…

Bull City Little League Baseball and Softball Registration Period

  • (919) 687-7626
  • January 27, 2015 - February 11, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Registration for Spring 2015 Season

Bull City Sculpture Show

  • Various outdoor locations
  • (919) 682-2673
  • May 03, 2014 - May 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)

A large scale public art show in Durham presenting 12 sculptures from artists throughout the US. Selections for the inaugural Bull City Sculpture Show have been made by Philip Freelon, the …

Danielle Burch Synthesis: The Audio Visual Connection

Join DUU Vis Arts for one artist’s painted autobiographical journey through her experience with deafness. Artist Danielle Burch is originally from North Carolina, and lost her hearing when she …

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