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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

Duke Wind Symphony

Dance With Us: Dance-inspired works including Shostakovich: Folk Dances, Jacques Press: Wedding Dance, Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Jesters, and more.

Gov't Mule feat. John Scofield

Rock torchbearers Gov’t Mule are celebrating their 20th anniversary with an extensive tour and a series of dynamic live archival releases that highlight the group’s versatility and epic, …

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

Award winning Cape Breton musician Natalie MacMaster's latest album, Cape Breton Girl, has been self-described as a "straight-ahead, traditional record." The album is filled with an …

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

Wild Ideas for Getting Outside

  • The Frontier
  • (919) 908-0056
  • March 03, 2015 - March 03, 2015

Local outdoor experts share their tips, tricks, and wildest ideas for getting outside and playing in the Triangle.

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 …

"Earthly Delights" Art Exhibit

  • Golden Belt
  • (919) 560-2713
  • February 07, 2015 - March 03, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Durham Art Guild exhibit, featuring new works by DAG member artist Julie Cardillo.

"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 …

"The American Tobacco Factory: A Reformation of a Factory and a City" Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • February 20, 2015 - March 14, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Featured works are by photographer Michael Rosenberg. Mr. Rosenberg has spent several years photographing the buildings and grounds of the American Tobacco Factory using medium and large-format …

“Warmed Over Sue Realism" Art Exhibit

Re-using raw materials mined from The Scrap Exchange, Durham artist Jim Kellough presents a photomontage exhibit in three formats. Collaged-over LP sleeves, scrolls and records will hang from the …

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 …

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 …

Parent/Child Clay Workshop

  • Durham Arts Council Clay Studio at Northgate
  • (919) 560-2726
  • February 03, 2015 - May 05, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Tuesday)

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them …

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

African Children’s Choir Concert

  • King’s Park International Church
  • March 04, 2015 - March 04, 2015

The choir performing in Durham is Choir 43, on tour now and comprised of 18 children ages 7 to 10, all from Uganda.

Burt Bacharach

One of the greatest innovators and legends of American popular music, Burt Bacharach has written 48 Top 10 hits, nine number one songs and more than 500 compositions that helped define the music of …

Duke Symphony Orchestra

Program: Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in Bb Major, D 485; Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet: Overture Fantasy & featuring 2014-15 Student Concerto Competition winner Chia-Rui Chang performing Mvt. 1 of …

Fayetteville Street Roadway Configuration Project Meeting

  • Fayetteville Street Elementary School Cafeteria
  • 919560436636421
  • March 04, 2015 - March 04, 2015

Property owners and residents along the project corridor are encouraged to attend at any time within the meeting timeframe. Handouts outlining project specifics will be available, and City staff …

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