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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

"Homegirls" Play

  • Farrison-Newton Communications Building at NCCU
  • (919) 530-6242
  • February 26, 2015 - March 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The play, set in the midst of the civil rights movement, tells the story of five college women, four black and one white, who strive to maintain their friendships and find their way to adulthood. …

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.

Fresh Docs Film Screening-Chairman Jones: An Improbable Leader

  • Full Frame Theater in Durham's American Tobacco Historic District
  • (919) 308-3714
  • February 27, 2015 - February 27, 2015

Join the Southern Documentary Fund and filmmaker Anna Jones for a work-in-progress screening of her film. Black farmer James Henry Jones disregarded racism and a lack of education to lead rural …

Fresh Fridays

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 13, 2015 (Every Friday)

Weekly TGIF party with live music.

Jane Monheit

Hello Bluebird - Celebrating the Jazz of Judy Garland.

Listening Room: Beauty World

  • Mercury Studio
  • (919) 381-6306
  • February 27, 2015 - February 27, 2015

The music of Duncan Webster and Leah Gibson, straight out of Durham, NC.

Rare Music Concert: Music in Handel's London

DUMIC (Duke University Musical Instrument Collections) presents works by J.C. Bach, Purcell, Boyce, and Handel, performed by Sarah Huebsch, oboe, and Kelsey Schilling, bassoon. Sarah Huebsch …

Sidecar Social Club

  • Beyú Caffé
  • (919) 683-1058
  • February 27, 2015 - February 27, 2015

Admission $15 per show.

The Nighthawks

  • Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • February 27, 2015 - February 27, 2015

Legends of blues & roots rock. Current lineup for The Nighthawks is: Mark Wenner: Vocals, Harmonica; Johnny Castle: Vocals, Bass; Paul Bell: Guitar; Mark Stutso: Drums, Vocals.

The Passion of Flamenco: Up Close and Personal

  • Motorco Music Hall
  • (919) 684-4334
  • February 27, 2015 - February 28, 2015 (Recurring daily)

What is the Passion of Flamenco? It is the impassioned investment of each dancer, singer, musician -- an expression of feelings transformed, expressing the vital essence that lives within each of us …

YOLO Karaoke

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • February 27, 2015 - February 27, 2015

The Pinhook was voted Best Karaoke in the Triangle by the readers of the Independent Weekly several years in a row.

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 …

"Southern Elegance" Art Exhbit

NC Scenery Paintings by Eric McRay.

"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 …

Breathing Back: A Meditation Chorus Collages by Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Sound Art by Sangodare

  • The Carrack Modern Art
  • February 20, 2015 - February 28, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Breathing Back: A Meditation Chorus created by Sangodare (also known as Julia Roxanne Wallace) and Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a sacred space to reconnect to our breathing as a technology of resistance …

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 …

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.

Durham Arts Council Exhibition -- Current Events by Jonathan McFadden

New exhibition by Artist Jonathan McFadden on display in Semans Gallery.

Durham Arts Council Exhibition -- X-Ray Visions by Jennifer McCormick

Works on display by Winston-Salem based Artist Jennifer McCormick in Allenton Gallery

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