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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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Author Penelope Easton

The author of "Learning to Like Muktuk" will discuss and sign her book on her experiences with the native people of Alaska after WWII, and how they were affected by destructive govenment …

Battle of Cabernets Wine Dinner

Director of Operations and Sommelier extraordinaire Adam Green was able to get his hands on some incredibly rare, sought after wines which will be the centerpiece of the dinner.  He …

Chamber U: How to Craft an Elevator Speech

There are many instances where we see people for just a short time. Here's how to use that valuable time to make the right impression. Join Michael Jordan Nissan's James Johnson for an introduction …

Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he's joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton ( Bob M…

Gabriel Richard, violin

Program includes J.S. Bach Partitas and other works. French violinist Gabriel Richard is a tenure-track first violin at the Paris Orchestra, as well as founder and member of the Thymos String …

Growler Grlz Presents Sayer And McShane

  • Growler Grlz
  • (919) 973-2755
  • January 28, 2015 - January 28, 2015

Rock out with Sayer & McShane while enjoying 42 taps of craft draft beer.

Jazz at the Mary Lou

Featuring live performances by Duke music students, special guest artists, and John Brown, Director of the Duke Jazz Studies Program Hors d’oeuvres and drinks are served. FREE admission.

Midnight Ramblers

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • January 28, 2015 - January 28, 2015

American rockabilly/roots rock. With Individually Twisted.

Raleigh Brewing tasting at Growler Grlz

  • Growler Grlz
  • (919) 973-2755
  • January 28, 2015 - January 28, 2015

Try out some local brews from Raleigh Brewing Company

Research to Revenue Workshop for University Students and Faculty

  • The Frontier
  • January 28, 2015 - January 29, 2015 (Recurring daily)

This workshop is designed to help faculty and students learn the practical aspects starting a company based on university reasearch. Over the course of this two-day workshop, experienced …

Sacred Conversations: Black Lives Matter

As people called to love our neighbors as ourselves, join us for the Sacred Conversations: Because Black Lives Matter event. This conference-wide event is being led by Bishop Hope Morgan Ward and …

The Ice Factory Ice Skating Rink

  • American Tobacco
  • December 20, 2014 - February 15, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Parking in the North Deck garage, 305 W. Pettigrew St.

The Intersections of Culture & Business Practices around the Globe

  • International House
  • (919) 684-3585
  • January 28, 2015 - January 28, 2015

Build knowledge and awareness about international students and scholars adjustment issues; gain insight into the customer service practices of other cultures; and gain tips for working w…

Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit?

  • SOUTHbank Building 3rd Floor
  • (919) 536-7241
  • January 28, 2015 - January 28, 2015

This seminar provides information including, but not limited to, whether or not you are ready, questions to answer prior to starting the business, where business ideas come from, governmental …

Vernon Jordan Lecture

In "John Hope Franklin@100: Scholar, Activist, Citizen" Jordan, a civil rights activist, attorney, former adviser to President Bill Clinton and a personal friend of the Franklin family, …

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 …

"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 …

"Solitude: Images/Sounds" Photography Exhibit

  • The Carrack Modern Art
  • January 20, 2015 - January 31, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

During recent work trips to China, Tanzania, Amsterdam and New York City, photographer Marc Alan Sperber noticed that the one constant across cultures, and the one constant for him as he moved …

"Southern Elegance" Art Exhbit

NC Scenery Paintings by Eric McRay.

“Durham Sparkles: The Art of Community Festivals and Parades" Art Exhibit

Durham, North Carolina is a town that loves to party, playing host to a wide variety of fairs, festivals and parades each year. In Durham Sparkles, curators Cathy Kielar and Paola Kipp highlight the …

“Kabul, Afghanistan” Photography Exhibit

  • Power Plant Gallery
  • (919) 660-3622
  • January 06, 2015 - February 20, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Jada-e-Maiwand, a vibrant neighborhood near the center of old Kabul, was a scene of fierce fighting and destruction during Afghanistan's civil war. Twenty years later, the area remains only p…

Bull City Little League Baseball and Softball Registration Period

  • (919) 687-7626
  • January 27, 2015 - February 11, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Registration for Spring 2015 Season

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