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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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"Amy" Film Screening

Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah …


"I,Destini" Film Screening

An animated film about the walls of incarceration extended beyond prison, by Destini Riley, a 15-year-old Durham-based artist.


DAC Summer Arts Cultural Camps

Your camper will take a journey across the globe during Cultural Camp. Each two-week session is a fun and in-depth exploration of the arts and culture of a country. Depending on age and interest, …


Duke Young Writers' Camp

This summer marks the thirty-second year young writers from all over the country and around the world have been coming to Duke University to craft stories, poems, plays, and essays. Every two w…


Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche

It's 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?


FREE Movie Screening - Toxic Hot Seat

  • Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
  • July 28, 2015 - July 28, 2015

You are invited to join MomsRising and the NC Conservation Network for a special (and free!) family movie night, with a screening of the documentary Toxic Hot Seat. This powerful film t…


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 …


Local Historic Review Criteria Update Input Session

  • City Hall
  • 919560413728270
  • July 28, 2015 - July 28, 2015

• The Durham City-County Planning Department is updating and consolidating the existing local review criteria that applies to all properties within a local historic district or designated as a …


Red Cross Volunteer Open House

The Red Cross relies on the support of volunteers to help the community, and they are in need of more everyday heroes! Many opportunities are available, but the highest needs are providing immediate …


RTP EdTech: Solving K-12's Biggest Challenges

  • The Frontier
  • July 28, 2015 - July 28, 2015

This event will bring together entrepreneurs, developers, educators, and funders in the EdTech community to share insights into the K-12 space and build networks that can bring innovative s…


Tasty Tuesdays Wine Tasting

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

Call to confirm. FREE.


Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Accumulation" Art: Exhibit

Sculptures by Jeff Zern. With two dimensional art, it’s common practice that pieces are hung undisturbed on gallery walls from the time an exhibit opens until the time it closes. What …


"Aether Arcana" Exhibit

Cade Carlson is a Durham based artist who utilizes experimental spray paint techniques and collage as his primary 2D mediums. His work focuses on abstract narratives that employ dream logic. Cade's …


"Art Starts Here" Exhibit

Works by Durham School of the Arts Teachers & Students.


"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 …


"Photography of Dance" Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • June 19, 2015 - August 01, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Color that can be vivid or subtle balanced against dramatic black and white images offer a survey of Chris Walt's dance photography. Photographed in the US and Cuba, this exhibition offers a …


"Pictures Spark Words: The Fine & Comic Art of Goff, Faison, and Walton" Art Exhibit

Works by Delvecchio Faison, Malcolm Goff, and L. Jamal Walton.


"The Call of Cairo" Photography Exhibit

An exhibition of photographs from the feature documentary film, Cairo in One Breath.


“Phone Home Durham” Photography Exhibit

  • Power Plant Gallery
  • (919) 660-3622
  • May 29, 2015 - August 22, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

For this exhibition the Power Plant Gallery invites mobile phone photographers from all walks of life to submit images of Durham County taken with mobile phone cameras or other hand held …


“Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” Exhibit

Artworks featuring both past and present celebrities and politicians.


Elemental

New ceramic work by Nathan Hood, Warner Hyde, and Savannah Scarborough. This exhibit celebrates clay’s fundamentally untamed character. Many ancient cultures saw the world as a mix of the …


Historic Russell School

Learn about Durham's las Rosenwald Schoolhouse.


HOME - The Furniture Society Members Exhibit

  • American Tobacco
  • (828) 581-9663
  • June 08, 2015 - July 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

HOME, a juried exhibition of work by Furniture Society members from across the United States and Canada, provides a glimpse of the various approaches of contemporary makers to populating the i…


Illustrations for the Volcano Book; a Cultural Exploration by Stacye Leanza

August 23rd is Vulcanalia – the Roman holiday honoring the god of fire and volcanoes! It also marks the first anniversary of the launch of the picture book “I Built my House on a …


Illustrious: Spotlight on Regional Illustration

The Durham Art Guild's latest juried theme exhibition, highlights 70 varied works by 28 of the area's most talented and innovative artists exploring illustration. As a particularly diverse art form, …


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