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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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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program

  • Wake County Wildlife Club Range
  • (919) 218-3638
  • April 20, 2015 - April 20, 2015

A free shooting sports and archery workshop for women. Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) is an international program that is sponsored in North Carolina by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. …

Durham Senior Games and SilverArts Program

  • Various locations
  • (919) 354-2710
  • April 13, 2015 - April 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)

An Olympic style competition designed to give mature adults the opportunity to compete in a host of athletic and artistic activities in various locations in Durham. Fitness, fun and community …

Homeschool and Family Program: Botany for Beginners, Spring Flora

Explore the art and science of plant identification through walks in the Gardens, botanical sketching and hands-on dissection of plants. Participants will focus on the pattern method of family-level …

Modern jazz from local pianist Ernest Turner, weekly on Mondays

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 09, 2015 (Every Monday)

The kick start, for one of Durham's best live hip hop bands.

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 …

Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Blue Dream of Sky" Exhibit

A Celebration of a Colorful Life: paintings by Sue Sneddon, tapestries by Nance Lee Sneddon.

"Figures From the Cathedral" Art Exhibit

  • Golden Belt
  • (919) 560-2713
  • April 04, 2015 - April 27, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Durham Art Guild exhibit, featuring new works by DAG member artist Gordon Dean.

“Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” Exhibit

Artworks featuring both past and present celebrities and politicians.

4th Annual Art Educator's Appreciation Show

  • Art Institute of Raleigh Durham- Crowne Lobby Art Gallery
  • April 03, 2015 - April 20, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham will host the work of local high school educators, and hold a reception to honor them and recognize their accomplishments.

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 …

Cold Gravy by Chance Murray

Local artist and Emerging Artists Grant Recipient Chance Murray’s exhibit Cold Gravy is on display in the Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery. Stop by to meet Chance and see his thought …

Durham Art Guild 2015 Members' Showcase

Featuring a diverse mix of new works by current DAG members.

Exchange Club of Durham Monthly Meetings

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

Kind of Blue

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • (919) 797-2706
  • April 03, 2015 - May 10, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Jazz and Music Theme

Longing: Drawings by Lara Nguyen

Longing: Drawings by Lara Nguyen is in the Semans Gallery. Lara will also be here performing a piece titled “Folding Prince Charming”.

multi verse by Dorothy Anderson Wasserman

Dorothy Anderson Wasserman’s hand-made contemporary photo collage is showcased in multi verse, on display in the Allenton Gallery.

Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne

An exhibition of both iconic and lesser-known works from some of the most significant and compelling artists of the last 50 years, Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne …

Really Open Mic Night

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • Starting: December 01, 2014 (Every Monday)

Featuring a beautiful professional stage, a beautiful sound system, a producer's station for local producers to hear their work through the system, and a film makers station with 12 minute slots …


Major Events

Special Events

Austrian Wine Invasion at Guglhupf

A unique opportunity to meet the leading Austrian winemakers at Guglhupf's wine event of the year. Wineries Tegernseerhof, Netzl, Steininger, Meinklang. Hillinger, and Anton Bauer will be pouring …

Chamber Music Recital

Students in the Duke University Department of Music perform chamber music from the 18th-21st centuries for string quartet, piano trio, and other combinations.

Create a Culinary Herb Garden

Add flavor and scent to your garden with an herb garden. Learn from Heather Hill, children's program manager at SEEDS, how to build a garden for your favorite herbs and then how to harvest and save …

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