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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

Author Nancie Mcdermott

Nancie McDermott is an expert on the food and culture of Thailand. She has written several cookbooks and contributes recipes and features on food and travel to national magazines and newspapers.

Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

Motorized, professionally guided, who, what, where, when & why tour de force! Every Tuesday Tobacco Road Tours take you to where Durham's roots began & where the City has evolved today. Some …


  • Golden Belt
  • May 18, 2015 - May 28, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Works by Joy Drury Cox and Wendy Collin Sorin. METHOD represents a form of analysis and includes works with graph papers, collaged shipping box labels, and abstracted letterforms lost to a…

Strawberry Picking

  • Waller Family Farm
  • May 04, 2015 - June 05, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Dates are approximate. Please call,or visit website, to confirm.

Tasty Tuesdays Wine Tasting

  • Wine Authorities
  • (919) 489-2884
  • Starting: March 03, 2015 (Every Tuesday)

Call to confirm. FREE.

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

"Beyond a Glimpse: An Intimate Affair with Nature" Art Exhibit

A collaborative, interactive exhibit that showcases glimpses of the natural world. Terrariums and living art displays by Aisha Sanders offer opportunities to taste, touch, hear, feel, and see - a …

"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 …

"Blue Dream of Sky" Exhibit

A Celebration of a Colorful Life: paintings by Sue Sneddon, tapestries by Nance Lee Sneddon.

"Heirloom-Worthy" Art Exhibit

  • Golden Belt
  • (919) 560-2713
  • May 01, 2015 - May 28, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Durham Art Guild exhibit, featuring mixed media works by DAG member artist Stacy Bloom heirloom |ˈe(ə)rˌloōm| noun a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several …

“Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” Exhibit

Artworks featuring both past and present celebrities and politicians.

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 …

Echoes of Time - Photographic Explorations of Rural North Carolina

  • Dogstar Tattoo Company
  • (919) 682-0000
  • May 15, 2015 - June 01, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Works by Tanya Sue Todd.

Elemental: Ancient Ice -- photographs by Chris Ogden

Time transforms layer after layer of history and mystery into ancient ice, which in turn is eventually exposed and reformed by the elements. Chris Ogden is a professional photographer, educator, and …

Lost and Found

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • (919) 797-2706
  • May 14, 2015 - June 14, 2015 (Recurring daily)

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Pleiades artists create inventive and surprising works of art using reclaimed and salvaged materials, found objects, and abandoned …

Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne

An exhibition of both iconic and lesser-known works from some of the most significant and compelling artists of the last 50 years, Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne …

Our House: DAC Students & Instructors

OUR HOUSE The Durham Arts Council School Annual Instructor and Student Exhibition Semans Gallery Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham’s Third Friday, on …

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…

Trolley Tour of Sarah P. Duke Gardens

  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens
  • (919) 668-1707
  • May 07, 2015 - November 13, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Trained guides will lead the way on tours of breathtaking garden displays, garden architecture, native plant gardens, vegetable gardens, special collections, and Duke Gardens' history.Seats …

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.

Weekly Tuesday FREE Beer Tasting

  • Beer Durham
  • (919) 680-0770
  • Starting: November 18, 2014 (Every Tuesday)

Must be 21+ to participate. FREE weekly beer tasting featuring various local, national, and international breweries. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for each week's specific feature.

Weekly Vinyl Night

  • Glass Jug
  • (919) 813-0135
  • Starting: February 10, 2015 (Every Tuesday)

We enjoy good music and good beer. That’s what it comes down to. AJ and Tom will be providing a vinyl soundtrack while you enjoy beer and conversation. Vinyl night is all about meeting new …


Special Events

" And the Ass Saw the Angel" Play

  • Manbites Dog Theater
  • (919) 682-3343
  • May 21, 2015 - June 06, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Euchrid Eucrow is a mute outcast in a community filled with inbreeding, moonshine, and religious fanaticism, whose damaged mind is filled with visions - both angelic and otherwise. A world premiere …

Bike Durham Cyclist Workshops

  • Bull City Coworking
  • May 13, 2015 - May 27, 2015 (Every Wednesday)

Join Bike Durham Wednesdays in May for three free workshops for cyclists. Workshop topics: Bike Commuting 101- the Basics - May 13 Bike Commuting 201 - Route Planning and Inclement Weather - May …

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