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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

Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure

Do you believe in ghosts? The home of Liggett &Myers, Kress & Snow Buildings ghosts, oh, it’s a Pub Crawl! Guests spend approximately 25 minutes in three (3) of Durham’s …

Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche

It's 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?

Hollow Rock Ramblers with Greg Ruby

Local favorites, the Hollow Rock Ramblers are joined by Seattle guitarist Greg Ruby for a set of early jazz, swing and Americana.

Kimbrell’s Grand Opening

  • Kimbrell’s
  • August 01, 2015 - August 01, 2015

Lakewood Flea Market

Spaces are approximately 10' x 10', first come, first served.

Microwave Dave and the Nukes

The thousands of shows delivered by the band all reflect one core element: the heritage blues music enjoys as a lifter of spirits. As Microwave Dave puts it: "Blues is America's first-and …

New School No School

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 14, 2015 (Every Saturday)

Weekly, live music.

Noah Powell

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • August 01, 2015 - August 01, 2015

Noah Powell is an idiosyncratic stylist and a restless improviser who push the limits of melody and harmony as much as any bebop horn player. The multivoiced Powell is capable of radical, …


Weekly free 5km timed run. Don't forget your paper barcode! If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

Recording Your Stories of Love

The Museum of Durham History and Audio Under The Stars, a project of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, are joining forces for a veritable lovefest of stories. Go by the History Hub and …

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show

America's largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show! Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere i…

The Durham Patchwork Mini-Market

  • Fullsteam Brewery
  • May 02, 2015 - November 07, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday)

The Durham Patchwork Mini-Market is a monthly market with makers and vintage vendors. The market is held the first Saturday of the each month from 12-4pm. Local makers and vintage vendors come …

The Flying Karamazov Brothers

Expect the unexpected with The Flying Karamazov Brothers, featuring the four self-proclaimed eccentric lunatics spicing things up with a zany showcase filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, wild …

Triangle Brewing Co. Tour

The tour shows the entire brewing process, from grain to glass, and you'll have an opportunity to purchase your favorite Triangle beer in a growler or six pack. Samples are poured before and after …

Ultimate Comics 12th Anniversary Party

Featuring Robert Gill and Robert Vendetti from the Valiant comic BOOK OF DEATH, plus a cookout with hot dogs and hamburgers and Dj'ed music by Fader.

Wine Tasting

  • Hope Valley Bottle Shop
  • (919) 403-5200
  • Starting: February 07, 2015 (Every Saturday)

Call 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 …

"Aether Arcana" Exhibit

Cade Carlson is a Durham based artist who utilizes experimental spray paint techniques and collage as his primary 2D mediums. His work focuses on abstract narratives that employ dream logic. Cade's …

"Art Starts Here" Exhibit

Works by Durham School of the Arts Teachers & Students.

"Beyond the Front Door" Art Exhibit

  • Naomi Studio and Gallery
  • July 23, 2015 - August 29, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Works by Lisa N. Jones.

"Forms of Abstraction" Art Exhibit

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

"Photography of Dance" Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • June 19, 2015 - August 01, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Color that can be vivid or subtle balanced against dramatic black and white images offer a survey of Chris Walt's dance photography. Photographed in the US and Cuba, this exhibition offers a …

"Tiny Situations from the Collective Unconscious" Photographic Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • July 17, 2015 - September 12, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Photographs by Jessica Berkowitz present a slightly bizarre social commentary played out through a combination of 1/12th scale hand-made models, including animals, and accessories set in …

"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…

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