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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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"Medici Schmedici" Artist/Collector Panel Discussion

Artists Heather Gordon and MJ Sharp will offer new insights into their work, and collectors Kate Bottomley, Jefferson Holt, Amanda Hughes, and Frank Konhaus will be share some of the unexpected ways …

Author Shalom Goldman

In "Zeal for Zion: Christians, Jews, and the Idea of the Promised Land" Shalom Goldman, Professor of Religious Studies and Middle eastern Studies at Duke, takes the standard histories of …

E-Conservation Workshop

Learn no cost/low cost strategies you can implement in you home to reduce your energy bills and find out have you may qualify for a $700 home energy assessment and retrofit grant to help make your …

Kobie Watkins Jazz Jam Playhouse

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • January 07, 2014 - January 27, 2015 (Every Tuesday)

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…

Manage Your Debt and Credit Prior to Starting Your Business

  • Durham Technical Community College Small Business Center
  • (919) 536-7241
  • January 27, 2015 - January 27, 2015

Start or grow your business in strong financial shape by learning how to obtain, review, and understand your personal credit report; how to significantly increase your credit score in as little as 9…

S&S Distinguished Speaker Series: Never Talk to the Media; Never Trust the Government: Bad Advice

  • Duke Law School Room 3041
  • January 27, 2015 - January 27, 2015

Innovations in science transform our society and inform government policy choices. The challenges of communicating the realities and practicalities of science to the public and policymakers is v…


The Outlaw Josey Wales chronicles the hero's violent journey westward after the Civil War. With fresh memories of his family's slaughter by Red Leg soldier Terrill (Bill McKinney), Confederate Josey …

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

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 …

"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 …

"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 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 …

Durham Art Guild Exhibition

Works by Jenn Hales, Karin Neuvirth, and Emily Eve Weinstein.

Durham Arts Council Exhibition -- Current Events by Jonathan McFadden

New exhibition by Artist Jonathan McFadden on display in Semans Gallery.

Durham Arts Council Exhibition -- X-Ray Visions by Jennifer McCormick

Works on display by Winston-Salem based Artist Jennifer McCormick in Allenton Gallery

Triangle Restaurant Week 2015

  • January 26, 2015 - February 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Triangle Restaurant Week is a week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier area restaurants. During TRW, participating restaurants offer special three-course m…

Tuesday Night Trivia

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • Starting: December 02, 2014 (Every Tuesday)

This is NOT the kind of trivia where you need to know all the members of Napoleon's War Cabinet. Win a $50 bar tab / tickets to shows.

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