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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

"Amy" Film Screening

Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah …


DAC Summer Arts Cultural Camps

Your camper will take a journey across the globe during Cultural Camp. Each two-week session is a fun and in-depth exploration of the arts and culture of a country. Depending on age and interest, …


Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche

It's 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?


Fullsteam Beer Dinner

  • Dos Perros
  • (919) 956-2750
  • July 29, 2015 - July 29, 2015

5-year anniversary of Fullsteam.


Fun Caravan

The Caravan is a mobile recreation program that brings a variety of active and challenging recreation experiences to various parks. Children up to age 12 will enjoy arts and crafts, obstacle …


Kobie Watkins Jazz Jam Playhouse

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • Starting: June 17, 2015 (Every Wednesday)

Beyú Jazz Jam Playhouse will begin with Youth Jazz Jammers, ages 8-18, who will play 7pm to 8pm. Youth are encouraged to bring a song they would like to play or their own ensemble piece. A…


Landlady

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 901-0875
  • July 29, 2015 - July 29, 2015

With Buke and Gase, Eric + Erica.


Music Maker Revue: Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen & Big Ron Hunter - Music in the Gardens Concert

A double-bill of artists who have been supported by the Music Maker Relief Foundation: Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen was a long time fixture on the New Orleans blues scene until Hurricane …


Samuel Fromartz talks to Steven Petrow, "In Search of the Perfect Loaf"

The format for this event will be a lively conversation between Fromartz and Steven Petrow. Samuel Fromartz chronicles a rip-roaring baking adventure with his latest book In Search of the …


Whole Foods Local Wine Dinner

Featuring the finest local ingredients transformed into unique and delicious dishes perfectly paired with wines.


Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Accumulation" Art: Exhibit

Sculptures by Jeff Zern. With two dimensional art, it’s common practice that pieces are hung undisturbed on gallery walls from the time an exhibit opens until the time it closes. What …


"Aether Arcana" Exhibit

Cade Carlson is a Durham based artist who utilizes experimental spray paint techniques and collage as his primary 2D mediums. His work focuses on abstract narratives that employ dream logic. Cade's …


"Art Starts Here" Exhibit

Works by Durham School of the Arts Teachers & Students.


"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 …


"Photography of Dance" Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • June 19, 2015 - August 01, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Color that can be vivid or subtle balanced against dramatic black and white images offer a survey of Chris Walt's dance photography. Photographed in the US and Cuba, this exhibition offers a …


"The Call of Cairo" Photography Exhibit

An exhibition of photographs from the feature documentary film, Cairo in One Breath.


“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.


Durham Farmers' Market

Vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cut flowers, potted plants, artisanal cheeses and breads, home-baked pies, honey, handmade chocolates, preserves, local wines, …


Elemental

New ceramic work by Nathan Hood, Warner Hyde, and Savannah Scarborough. This exhibit celebrates clay’s fundamentally untamed character. Many ancient cultures saw the world as a mix of the …


Historic Russell School

Learn about Durham's las Rosenwald Schoolhouse.


HOME - The Furniture Society Members Exhibit

  • American Tobacco
  • (828) 581-9663
  • June 08, 2015 - July 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

HOME, a juried exhibition of work by Furniture Society members from across the United States and Canada, provides a glimpse of the various approaches of contemporary makers to populating the i…


Illustrations for the Volcano Book; a Cultural Exploration by Stacye Leanza

August 23rd is Vulcanalia – the Roman holiday honoring the god of fire and volcanoes! It also marks the first anniversary of the launch of the picture book “I Built my House on a …


Illustrious: Spotlight on Regional Illustration

The Durham Art Guild's latest juried theme exhibition, highlights 70 varied works by 28 of the area's most talented and innovative artists exploring illustration. As a particularly diverse art form, …


Pencil : Finger :: Brush : Hand by Amy Fletcher

“I am still a little girl walking amongst the trees. What has changed, however, are the colors that shift and transform with every piece I complete. The images are never quite the same, n…


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