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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

"Spiral Bound" Documentary Screening

Spiral Bound is a documentary about the unlikely union of eight creative high school students from a youth development program and a group of liberal arts college students over the course of one …

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, …

Durham A-Z: G is for Geography and Growth Opening Party

The Museum of Durham History will launch the newest installment of its Durham A-Z exhibit series: G is for Geography and Growth. Light hors d'oeuvres and other refreshments will be served at the …

Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

Motorized, professionally guided, who, what, where, when & why tour de force! Every Tuesday Tobacco Road Tours take you to where Durham's roots began & where the City has evolved today. Some …

National Night Out

  • Various Locations
  • (919) 560-4322
  • August 04, 2015 - August 04, 2015

Residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement and public safety partners. Neighborhoods typically host events s…

Tasty Tuesdays Wine Tasting

  • Wine Authorities
  • (919) 489-2884
  • Starting: March 03, 2015 (Every Tuesday)

Call to confirm. FREE.

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.

"G is for Geography and Growth" Exhibit

From 1860 to 1940, Durham expanded from whistle-stop hamlet to bustling city of 60,000+. Learn what went into that growth in the Hub's newest Durham A-Z exhibit, G is for Geography and …

"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.

"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…

“Phone Home Durham” Photography Exhibit

  • Power Plant Gallery
  • (919) 660-3622
  • May 29, 2015 - August 22, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

For this exhibition the Power Plant Gallery invites mobile phone photographers from all walks of life to submit images of Durham County taken with mobile phone cameras or other hand held …

“Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” Exhibit

Artworks featuring both past and present celebrities and politicians.

Diabetes Support Group

This support group will meet monthly to help those with type 2 diabetes learn how to self-manage their disease and stay healthy. We'll have education sessions and plenty of time for participants to …

Duke Gardens Walking Tour

  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens
  • (919) 668-1707
  • July 31, 2015 - November 13, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Enjoy the beauty of Duke Gardens on a guided walking tour. Trained docents will weave the story of Duke Gardens' history and development with information about today's breathtaking garden displays, …


New ceramic work by Nathan Hood, Warner Hyde, and Savannah Scarborough. This exhibit celebrates clay’s fundamentally untamed character. Many ancient cultures saw the world as a mix of the …

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 …

National Night Out: Zumba in the Park

  • (919) 672-8626
  • August 04, 2015 - August 04, 2015

Join SHee'Bella Models to celebrate National Night Out with a free Zumba class in the park.

Parent/Child Clay Workshop

  • DAC Clay Studio
  • (919) 560-2726
  • June 02, 2015 - August 04, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Tuesday)

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them all! …

Pencil : Finger :: Brush : Hand by Amy Fletcher

“I am still a little girl walking amongst the trees. What has changed, however, are the colors that shift and transform with every piece I complete. The images are never quite the same, n…

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

Three artists bring their talents together for a show based on select memoirs from John Hope Franklin. The art created by Malcolm Goff, Delvecchio Faison, L. Jamal Walton, and curated by Gail …

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Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604