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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

A Christmas Carol

40th Anniversary! One of the Triangle’s Most Beloved Christmas Traditions 5 Performances Only at DPAC A Christmas Carol – It only happens once a year! The hit musical comedy …

Blue Coffee Café Moving Party

#EPITOME Band with DJ Shawn Alexander of Foxy 107.1/104.3 performing Old-New School R&B and POP music. Dance the night away while enjoying food and drink from Blue Coffee's After 5 Menu. Doors …

Brother Brother

A duet created and performed by Clint Lutes and Tommy Noonan.

Duke Street Dogs

  • The Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • Starting: November 28, 2014 (Every Friday)

The Duke Street Dogs have been referred to as a "populist" band. They play a mix of old and new, original material, country and jazz, rock, Tin Pan Alley, bluegrass, and old-time.

Durham Art Guild Members' Holiday Market

Featuring 97 works of art by Durham Art Guild members. Works are affordably priced under $250 to encourage the gift giving of local art this holiday season.

Grog & Song

  • Mercury Studio
  • December 19, 2014 - December 19, 2014

An evening of Christmas music and boozy hot beverages to benefit Reality Ministries, hosted by Mercury Studio and The Pinkerton Raid.

Lawyers, Guns & Money

Performing the blues along with their own originals that showcase guitar, lap steel and strong vocals, LGM has had two singles to reach number one on the Cashbox Magazine Roadhouse Blues Charts. …

The Ice Factory Ice Skating Rink

  • American Tobacco
  • November 20, 2014 - December 19, 2014 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Parking in the North Deck garage, 305 W. Pettigrew St.

Third Friday

Gallery crawl with live music and other performances. Maps available at the Arts Council and at each participating location.

Vivica C. Coxx Presents: Homo For the Holidays

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • December 19, 2014 - December 19, 2014

You hear those sleigh bells ringing? How about that dreidel? It's time to get down before you go HOMO for the Holidays. Well, unless you are already there! Join Vivica C. Coxx as she heats up your …

Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham Christmas Concert: O, Holy Night

VAE’s mostly a cappella repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the present. This concert will feature a variety of pieces celebrating the holiday season.

Exhibits & Recurring 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 …

"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 …

"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

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • (919) 797-2706
  • November 19, 2014 - January 03, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

"Self Construct Button" Art Exhibit

  • Golden Belt
  • (919) 560-2713
  • December 04, 2014 - January 02, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Durham Art Guild exhibit, featuring a dual exhibition by DAG 2014 resident artists Brianna Gribben and Lile Stephens.

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered II" Art Exhibit

Featuring mail art sent to the Durham creative reuse arts center's new home from around the world. Mail art (also known as postal art and correspondence art) is an art medium centered around sending …

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.

Dessert Room

  • Daisy Cakes
  • (919) 389-4307
  • Starting: November 21, 2014 (Every Friday, Saturday)

Dessert Room at DaisyCakes Now you can have their wonderful desserts on Friday and Saturday nights!!

Durham A-Z

Explore the booming textile industry of Durham that once employed more workers than tobacco.

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 …

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