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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

Allan Ware, clarinet; Pamela Smits, cello; Sabine Simon, piano

Allan Ware was born in Raleigh, NC, and studied at Davidson College, the University of North Carolina, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He is the winner of numerous prizes in international …

Art With the Experts: Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne

Join Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator from the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University for a discussion and slide lecture on Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne. This …

Carnival Fundraiser for Little River Community Center

Parking and admission are …

Durham Plaza Easter Carnival

  • 866666
  • March 26, 2015 - April 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)

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.

Martin Sexton

Remember that mix tape your friend made you way back when - the one that's etched in your soul? Martin Sexton's new album Mix Tape of the Open Road is that musical cross-country trip, blazing t…

Modern jazz from local pianist Ernest Turner, weekly on Mondays

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 09, 2015 (Every Monday)

The kick start, for one of Durham's best live hip hop bands.

Nature Adventures: Spring Break Camp Begins

During this Spring Break Camp, campers will discover spring in the Gardens, learning about food, art, and animals in this week-long adventure. March 30-April 3. Arrival and pickup is at the Doris …

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.

Public Service Meditation

  • Durham Friends Meeting House
  • (919) 403-6944
  • Starting: January 19, 2015 (Every Monday)

Weekly on Mondays with the EXCEPTION of 2nd Mondays: NO meetings on 2nd Mondays. The loving, uplifting, guided Meditation on Twin Hearts is a form of world service. Practitioners become instruments …

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 …

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…

"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 …

“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 …

Durham Art Guild Exhibition

Featuring new works by DAG members Cindy Morefield and Susanne Sandmeyer.

Longing: Drawings by Lara Nguyen

Longing: Drawings by Lara Nguyen is in the Semans Gallery. Lara will also be here performing a piece titled “Folding Prince Charming”.

multi verse by Dorothy Anderson Wasserman

Dorothy Anderson Wasserman’s hand-made contemporary photo collage is showcased in multi verse, on display in the Allenton Gallery.

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 …

Really Open Mic Night

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • Starting: December 01, 2014 (Every Monday)

Featuring a beautiful professional stage, a beautiful sound system, a producer's station for local producers to hear their work through the system, and a film makers station with 12 minute slots …


Special Events

Carnival Fundraiser for Little River Community Center

Parking and admission are …

Dr. Mireya Mayor Book Signing

Dr. Mireya Mayor is best known for her primatology research on the lemurs of Madagascar and her work a field correspondent for National Geographic. She is a strong advocate for conservation of the …

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Full Frame Film Festival

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What makes the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival such a beloved event? These tips from Full Frame’s staff will clue you in. Read More

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101 E Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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