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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

"Paris 76" - an original cabaret

  • Manbites Dog Theater
  • (919) 682-3343
  • March 29, 2015 - March 29, 2015

Manbites Dog presents une nuit de folie, filled with music, comedy, and existential desire. Directed by Jaybird O'Berski.

Brickside Festival

All day music, entertainment, local vendors, and food. the music will be inside the coffeehouse with limited capacity and the rest will be outside and free to the public! Ticketing details …

Brunch with Gary Brunotte

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

FREE to patrons.

Carnival Fundraiser for Little River Community Center

Parking and admission are …

Dance, Danse, Danzón

Featuring music from different cultures, composed with dancing in mind, at the Doris Duke Center. Tickets available by phone or at

Dino Egg Hunt

Unearth colorful eggs, take a photo with our resident dino and dig up some real fossils for your personal collection. The Museum's Dinosaur Trail will be full of activity, adventure and prehistoric …

Durham Plaza Easter Carnival

  • 866666
  • March 26, 2015 - April 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Instrument Zoo

Everyone is welcome at the free, drop-in event to try out an instrument at the Instrument Zoo, available before and after the Dance, Danse, Danzón performance.

Lemur Week

Educational events, fun, and a chance to win "Lemur Keeper for a Day' and a nice dinner. See website and individual listings for details.

NOSH Loves Lemurs!

  • Nosh
  • March 29, 2015 - March 29, 2015

Join the Duke Lemur Center crew and Maky for the official Lemurweek kick off at NOSH. Eat, drink and be merry with all the fun and festivities. Come prepared for kids activities and lemur s…

Photos with the Easter Bunny

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 286-4400
  • March 27, 2015 - April 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Hop over to Northgate to visit the Easter Bunny for his one-week stay amidst a garden of spring décor set to a Peter Rabbit storybook theme in Northgate's Center Court.


  • Common Ground Theatre
  • (919) 578-1654
  • March 26, 2015 - April 04, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)

Lucy makes people uncomfortable. There's something about her eyes. There's something about the way her mother's boyfriends keep disappearing. And there's something about the government agents on her …

Renovators Network: Researching Your Historic Home

Do you live in a historic home and have you been thinking about researching it but don't know where to begin? Heather Slane of HMW Preservation will present the method to walk you through the …

SHED at the Shed

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 08, 2015 (Every Sunday)

Weekly music hang/ open rehearsal. Get ready for a Jazz Workout!


The International Sensation STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful …

TEDxDuke: Building Energy

Speakers, who are students, employees, alumni and local community members, will each present for 15 minutes toward this year's theme, "Building Energy." Ideas will be shared on social, …

The Durham Savoyards Ltd. present Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia Limited

  • Carolina Theatre
  • (919) 560-3030
  • March 26, 2015 - March 29, 2015 (Recurring daily)

In their 52nd year, the Durham Savoyards present Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia Limited. This rarely-performed comic opera is the story of the island of Utopia and its King Paramount, who d…

Translating the Exome Exhibition

Duke University Union's Visual Arts Committee (DUU VisArts) invites you to the final exhibit of the spring season: Translating the Exome, featuring the work of Jessica Johnson. Jessica and Dr. Simon …

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…

"Designing for Community" Art Exhibit

See the design process that defines The Freelon Group's work and its evolution over many years. There is no signature style - rather, a unique approach to each program and site contexts. The goal of …

“Absolute Green" Art Exhibit

As a self-taught, recycled visual artist, Nghi Vollmer breathes new life to disposable paper materials to present Absolute Green, a marriage of creativity and sustainability. Vollmer's brand of …

“Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” Exhibit

Artworks featuring both past and present celebrities and politicians.

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 …

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 …

Durham Art Guild Exhibition

Featuring new works by DAG members Cindy Morefield and Susanne Sandmeyer.

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