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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

"The Bluest Eye" Play

A 1940's story of a young African American girl's desire for self worth and spiritual vitality. Novel by Toni Morrison. Adapted by Lydia Diamond.Mature subject matter. No children under 5 allowed.

"The Fist of Fury" Boxing Event

  • Durham Armory
  • (919) 401-3269
  • January 31, 2015 - January 31, 2015

Professional and Amatuer boxing matches.

"Zoom In: Winter Botanizing" Workshop

Explore plants from a"Zoom In" perspective. In this outdoor lab you will look at the architecture of a plant, learning what makes each unique. The winter season is a beautiful time to …

Happy Hour Sponsored by WAKA Kickball and Social Sports

Jjoin WAKA Kickball and Social Sports, the area's premier 21 and over kickball league for a happy hour event. Get to know other active adults from the area, enjoy some great college basketball on …

Paul Reiser

A seasoned actor, writer, producer and stand-up comedian, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. In addition to co-creating and starring in the critically acclaimed NBC series …

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse Concerts

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse hosts a coffee bar and snacks with top country, folk, and Gospel musicians. A ministry of St. Paul United Methodist Church. All music, coffee, and snacks are FREE, but …

Soul Food Strut and Prince Hall Bake Off

  • Masonic Lodge
  • (919) 544-2539
  • January 31, 2015 - January 31, 2015

Snow or inclement weather date 2/7/15.

Swap-O-Rama-Rama Clothing Swap

To participate, simply bring unwanted clothing and accessories plus a $10 suggested donation. Participants add their contributions to the growing piles of clothes donated by all Swap attendees, a…

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show

America's largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show! Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere i…

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.

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 …

"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 Burger and Brewery's Weekly Tour and Tasting

Must be 21+ to participate. $5/person, includes tour and tasting of the beers on tap with brewer/guide. The $5 fee can be credited toward a growler deposit the day of the tour. Just show up and pay …

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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