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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

"Paris 76" - an original cabaret

  • Manbites Dog Theater
  • (919) 682-3343
  • March 19, 2015 - April 04, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Manbites Dog presents une nuit de folie, filled with music, comedy, and existential desire. Directed by Jaybird O'Berski.

ADF Pre-Season Celebration

Heavy hors d'oeuvres and dancing. Cocktail attire.

Asleep at the Wheel

“Asleep at the Wheel has always worn its affinity for Bob Wills proudly, but never more so than on its upcoming album. Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys …

Carnival Fundraiser for Little River Community Center

Parking and admission are …

Duke MFA|EDA 2015 Thesis Exhibition

  • Power Plant Building at American Tobacco
  • (919) 660-3622
  • March 20, 2015 - April 18, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Annual thesis exhibition.

Durham Plaza Easter Carnival

  • (866) 666-3247
  • March 26, 2015 - April 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Durham Youth Summit

  • Southern School of Energy and Sustainability
  • 919560496515217
  • April 01, 2015 - April 01, 2015

Youth, ages 14 to 21, and their parents are invited to attend this free event to explore and learn about various careers, community resources and educational opportunities. Participants will also …

Kobie Watkins Jazz Jam Playhouse

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • April 01, 2015 - April 29, 2015 (Every Wednesday)

Beyú Jazz Jam Playhouse will begin with Youth Jazz Jammers, ages 8-18, who will play 7pm to 8pm. Youth are encouraged to bring a song they would like to play or their own ensemble piece. A…

Lemur Week

Educational events, fun, and a chance to win "Lemur Keeper for a Day' and a nice dinner. See website and individual listings for details.

Nash Street Ramblers

  • The Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • Starting: March 04, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Wednesday)

Great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music.

Photos with the Easter Bunny

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 286-4400
  • March 27, 2015 - April 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Hop over to Northgate to visit the Easter Bunny for his one-week stay amidst a garden of spring décor set to a Peter Rabbit storybook theme in Northgate's Center Court.


  • Common Ground Theatre
  • (919) 578-1654
  • March 26, 2015 - April 04, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)

Lucy makes people uncomfortable. There's something about her eyes. There's something about the way her mother's boyfriends keep disappearing. And there's something about the government agents on her …

Shadow of the Giant

Power trio, intermixing skate punk and pop punk, with death-core and nu metal. With Sibannac / Eleveneven / Three Sixty.

Translating the Exome Exhibition

Duke University Union's Visual Arts Committee (DUU VisArts) invites you to the final exhibit of the spring season: Translating the Exome, featuring the work of Jessica Johnson. Jessica and Dr. Simon …

Vusi Mahlasela

Celebrated South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela is known as "The Voice," both for his extraordinary range as a singer, and for his role as a troubadour proclaiming freedom amidst …

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 …

"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 …

"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 …

"Some Semblance" Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • March 20, 2015 - April 11, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

"Some Semblance" photographs by Stephen J. Fletcher shows the world as we almost see it - in other words, the photographs have "some semblance" to reality, but the viewer is …

“Absolute Green" Art Exhibit

As a self-taught, recycled visual artist, Nghi Vollmer breathes new life to disposable paper materials to present Absolute Green, a marriage of creativity and sustainability. Vollmer's brand of …

“Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” Exhibit

Artworks featuring both past and present celebrities and politicians.

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 …

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 …

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