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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

African Children’s Choir Concert

  • King’s Park International Church
  • March 04, 2015 - March 04, 2015

The choir performing in Durham is Choir 43, on tour now and comprised of 18 children ages 7 to 10, all from Uganda.

Burt Bacharach

One of the greatest innovators and legends of American popular music, Burt Bacharach has written 48 Top 10 hits, nine number one songs and more than 500 compositions that helped define the music of …

Duke Symphony Orchestra

Program: Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in Bb Major, D 485; Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet: Overture Fantasy & featuring 2014-15 Student Concerto Competition winner Chia-Rui Chang performing Mvt. 1 of …

Fayetteville Street Roadway Configuration Project Meeting

  • Fayetteville Street Elementary School Cafeteria
  • 919560436636421
  • March 04, 2015 - March 04, 2015

Property owners and residents along the project corridor are encouraged to attend at any time within the meeting timeframe. Handouts outlining project specifics will be available, and City staff …

Michael Bolton: An Intimate Evening with Soulful Superstar

Grammy® Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist Michael Bolton has sold more than 53 million records around the world, has seen 8 studio albums rank in the Top Ten, with nine #1 …

Nash Street Ramblers

  • The Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • Starting: March 04, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Wednesday)

Great harmony along with talented instrumentals, this Nash Street inspired bluegrass band is steeped in traditional, newgrass & gospel music.

Philip Pearlstein Lecture

Visiting artist Philip Pearlstein will deliver a talk entitled, “Me, Philip Pearlstein."

Redleg Husky Live at Fullsteam Brewery

Redleg Husky (Boone, NC) brings their unique blend of boot-stompin' folk with soul to Fullsteam Brewery on Wed. Mar. 4 starting at 8pm.

Wines of France Master Class

  • Rx Wine Lab
  • March 04, 2015 - March 04, 2015

7 regions, 8 wines, 12 seats. Champagne, Loire Valley, Alsace, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone Valley, Sud Ouest

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…

"Designing for Community" Art Exhibit

See the design process that defines The Freelon Group's work and its evolution over many years. There is no signature style - rather, a unique approach to each program and site contexts. The goal of …

"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 …

"The American Tobacco Factory: A Reformation of a Factory and a City" Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • February 20, 2015 - March 14, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Featured works are by photographer Michael Rosenberg. Mr. Rosenberg has spent several years photographing the buildings and grounds of the American Tobacco Factory using medium and large-format …

“Warmed Over Sue Realism" Art Exhibit

Re-using raw materials mined from The Scrap Exchange, Durham artist Jim Kellough presents a photomontage exhibit in three formats. Collaged-over LP sleeves, scrolls and records will hang from the …

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 …

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 …


Special Events

CPR Class

  • City of Durham Fire Station
  • (919) 560-4242
  • March 05, 2015 - March 05, 2015 (Every Thursday)

This class is open to the public but you MUST register in advance, by phone or to accepted. Call (919) 560-4242 x19229 for more info.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Sample soups prepared by more than a dozen local restaurants and vote for your favorites; enjoy live jazz, and with certain ticket levels, choose one of hundreds of pottery and wooden bowls made by …

Marketing for Small Construction Contractors Seminar

  • City Hall
  • 919560418017241
  • March 05, 2015 - March 05, 2015

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This free seminar, conducted by Vice President for …

Michael Jones Trio

  • Beyú Caffé
  • (919) 683-1058
  • Starting: February 05, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday)

FREE admission.

NCCU vs. North Carolina A&T (Men's Basketball)

The doors to the gym will open for entry and sales on the day of the game one hour prior to the tip-off of the first scheduled game. There is NO re-entry upon exiting the venue.

NCCU vs. North Carolina A&T State University (Women's Basketball)

The doors to the gym will open for entry and sales on the day of the game one hour prior to the tip-off of the first scheduled game. There is NO re-entry upon exiting the venue.

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