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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.

Use the searchable calendar below to see what’s happening, Fresh Daily. You can browse by date, category, and location.

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Adoptive and Foster Parent Workshop

  • Center for Child & Family Health
  • (919) 419-3474

Through this 8-week workshop, adoptive and foster parents connect, learn how a child's prior experiences can impact their behaviors, explore ways to enhance their strengths, share and learn new …

Art of Cool Holiday Hang

Hang out by the swanky bar in the lobby or the fire pit outside and listen to live jazz (Lance Scott Trio) while enjoying light refreshments.

Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Tasting

  • Hope Valley Bottle Shop
  • (919) 403-5200

The third Thursday in November is the date for a wine phenomenon each and every year. "Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!" marks the worldwide marketing campaign for this unlikely wine. …

CPR Class

  • City of Durham Fire Station
  • (919) 560-4242

This class is open to the public but you MUST register in advance, by phone or to accepted. Call (919) 560-4242 x19229 for more info.

Diego El Cigala

With a husky, passionate lyricism honed in the cafés cantantes of Madrid, Diego El Cigala has become an international sensation - the world’s greatest living flamenco singer. Paco de …

Duke vs. North Carolina (Men's Football)

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Free Seminar: Intellectual Property Law for Small Businesses

Have a logo? Slogan? Website? Original artwork? Secret recipe? Have you written a book? Developed a new product? Learn the crucial points of protecting a business' or an organization's valuable …

PopUp Chorus

Do you like contemporary pop, indie rock, or music from the 60's? PopUp Chorus is a new initiative of the Community Chorus Project. Monday nights at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, lauded choral …

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour of Downtown Durham

Home to renovated tobacco warehouses, the Durham Performing Arts Center, the Durham Bulls, and Historic Parrish Street, downtown Durham is about cutting edge culture and fantastic food. See this …

Welcome to My Madness: The Comic and Pop Art of L Jamal Walton

A solo exhibit of the comic and pop art of Durham resident, L Jamal Walton.  This Carrack installation features over 70 works featuring many that have never been shared with the public b…

William Tyler - 'Corduroy Roads'

  • Shadowbox
  • (919) 684-4444

Duke Performances has commissioned the exceptional solo guitarist William Tyler - who occupies the musical intersection of John Fahey and Bill Frisell - to make a new performance that reflects on t…

On-Going Events

"City Under One Roof" Photography Exhibit

This solo exhibition is part of the twenty-first Dorothea Lange - Paul Taylor Prize, awarded by CDS in 2013 to American photographer and writer Jen Kinney for "City Under One Roof," her …

"Faces of Time | Los rostros del tiempo" Photography Exhibit

Every Sunday morning over 100 elderly ex-Braceros - most of them in their 70s and 80s - gather with their families in the central plaza of Ciudad Juárez to peacefully demand payment of …

"Queering Duke History: Understanding the LGBTQ Experience at Duke and Beyond"

This exhibit highlights the major points of struggle and triumph in Duke’s LGBTQ history over the past 50 years. This exhibition begins with the earliest records of LGBTQ activity on campus, …

"Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting" Art Exhibit

A fresh look at 30 of Rauschenberg’s works spanning five-decades of his career, art that he reserved in his own collection. Organized into nine sections, two gallery pavilions will feature …

"Reflect" Art Exhibit

Third Friday Reception: November 21st, 6-9pm.

Cuban Revolution's Friday night Jazz Series

Every Friday Night from 9:30pm until 11:30pm Cuban Revolution Restaurant & Bar presents talented local Jazz Artists. No cover.

Durham Arts Council Exhibitions

Featuring When Particles Collide by Ron Fondaw in the Durham Convention Center (available October 15 through April 15), Mixed Media Prints by Robert Dunning in the Allenton Gallery, Industrial …

Franco Art Exhibit

Through his illustration, graphic art, and painting, Franco synthesizes art and activism to form a genre all his own - visual activism.

Steinfest 2014!

Claymakers' Gallery brings together North Carolina's love of studio pottery and craft beer in its second annual exhibit, Steinfest. Curated by Gillian Parke, the invitational show features over 200 …


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