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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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Basic Law Enforcement Training Graduation

The program will be held at the school's Educational Technology Complex. Graduates have successfully passed 1,006 academy training hours in 36 state and department specific topics. T…


Be The Match - Bone Marrow Registry Drive

  • Lakewood YMCA
  • August 03, 2015 - August 03, 2015

Get your cheek swabbed! You could save a life.


Be The Match - Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Get your cheek swabbed! You could save a life.


Be The Match - Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Get your cheek swabbed! You could save a life.


Choral Society of Durham's Summer Sing-Through

  • Mt Bethel Church
  • (919) 560-2733
  • August 03, 2015 - August 03, 2015

Join CSD for our annual Summer Sing-Through. We will get a sneak peek at some of the great things we are singing this year. Bach'sMagnificat! Rachmaninoff's Vespers! Mozart's Requiem! It's going to …


DAC Summer Arts Cultural Camps

Your camper will take a journey across the globe during Cultural Camp. Each two-week session is a fun and in-depth exploration of the arts and culture of a country. Depending on age and interest, …


Making It Sing: An Audio Documentary Institute Begins

In this weeklong, morning-till-night immersion in making audio documentaries, you'll learn hands-on skills in recording and digital audio mixing; discuss issues such as the ethics of documentary …


Monday Night Acoustic Jazz

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • Starting: July 13, 2015 (Every Monday)

Relax and listen to the wonderful sounds of Russ Corvey and Bo Lankenau as they provide an acoustic guitar duo of jazz, pop, latin, and folk. Start your week off on a great note with this great …


Nature Adventure Camps: K-2 Begins

Camps scheduled for spring break and all through the summer. Each week explore themes with different activities, so you can come all summer to enjoy discovering nature. Programs are revised for each …


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 …


Sculpt it! Summer Camp Begins

  • SPECTRE Arts
  • (919) 213-1441
  • August 03, 2015 - August 03, 2015

In camp session Sculpt it! the focus is on Animal papier maché using recycled materials as well as making mobiles and three-dimensional objects to hang at home and show off your …


Sculpt it! Summer Camp Begins

  • SPECTRE Arts
  • (919) 213-1441
  • August 03, 2015 - August 03, 2015

In camp session Sculpt it! the focus is on Animal papier maché using recycled materials as well as making mobiles and three-dimensional objects to hang at home and show off your child's …


Tour of DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center

A special behind-the-scenes tour of DPAC, hosted by DPAC staff. Highlights include seeing the view of the stage from all levels of the theater, a memorable walk across the Mildred & Dillard Teer …


Vocal Jazz Summer Camp Begins

  • Sharp Nine Gallery
  • August 03, 2015 - August 03, 2015

Enjoy a week of learning new vocal jazz skills, or adding to your vocal jazz repertoire. The atmosphere is relaxed and non-competitive, but intense! Meet jazz lovers and make new music friends. …


Watermelon Day

Bring a whole watermelon to share with your favorite Museum animals and learn more about the hot weather care of the animals. Watch the keepers feed frozen melons and watermelon "pops" to …


Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Accumulation" Art: Exhibit

Sculptures by Jeff Zern. With two dimensional art, it’s common practice that pieces are hung undisturbed on gallery walls from the time an exhibit opens until the time it closes. What …


"Art Starts Here" Exhibit

Works by Durham School of the Arts Teachers & Students.


"Forms of Abstraction" Art Exhibit

Featuring new abstract works by DAG member artists Jarrett Burch and Mark Gordon.


"Pictures Spark Words: The Fine & Comic Art of Goff, Faison, and Walton" Art Exhibit

Works by Delvecchio Faison, Malcolm Goff, and L. Jamal Walton.


"The Call of Cairo" Photography Exhibit

An exhibition of photographs from the feature documentary film, Cairo in One Breath.


"Truth to Power lll" Art Exhibit

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • (919) 797-2706
  • July 30, 2015 - August 29, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Third annual show about social justice. The exhibit is intentionally broad in scope so that each artist may address issues of personal, local, national, and/or international importance. This y…


“Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” Exhibit

Artworks featuring both past and present celebrities and politicians.


Exchange Club of Durham Monthly Meetings

Meeting the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.


Illustrations for the Volcano Book; a Cultural Exploration by Stacye Leanza

August 23rd is Vulcanalia – the Roman holiday honoring the god of fire and volcanoes! It also marks the first anniversary of the launch of the picture book “I Built my House on a …


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