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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

Art of Cool Festival Kick-Off Party

Featuring live music and a food truck rodeo.

Catie Curtis In Concert

  • St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
  • (919) 682-5708
  • April 24, 2015 - April 24, 2015

Singer/songwriter Catie Curtis performing songs examining the human condition in all its forms. Childcare available Refreshments, including sweet and savory snacks, soda, water, wine and …

Chris O’Leary Band

  • Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • April 24, 2015 - April 24, 2015

Chris's musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm's band The Barnburners. The Chris O'Leary Band's …

Chris Tucker

Christopher "Chris" Tucker is an international award winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series.

Duke Street Dogs

  • The Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • Starting: November 28, 2014 (Every Friday)

The Duke Street Dogs have been referred to as a "populist" band. They play a mix of old and new, original material, country and jazz, rock, Tin Pan Alley, bluegrass, and old-time.

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 …

Foggy Ridge Cider Dinner

Chef Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood Joint and Chef John Eisensmith of Six Plates Wine Bar team up to present a four-course, Basque-inspired dinner paired with The New York Times’ …

Fresh Fridays

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 13, 2015 (Every Friday)

Weekly TGIF party with live music.

I Fagiolini 'Insalata I Fagiolini'

I Fagiolini are a British vocal ensemble of six singers specializing in dynamic, historically informed performances of renaissance vocal music. They invest their concerts with a theatrical style t…

Library Spring Book Sale

Friends members have first choice at the sale on Friday, and everyone is encouraged to join the Friends. Memberships can be purchased at the door beginning F at 2pm. Su: $7 bag sale.

Statewide Star Party at Little River Park

Volunteers from CHAOS (Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society) will have their high-powered telescopes out in the meadow to observe the night sky. The Moon, Jupiter and Venus are …

The Will McBride Group

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • April 24, 2015 - April 24, 2015

Music by the Will McBride Group is original, with an intelligence of melody and composition found primarily in jazz, but still suitable for mainstream radio. Vocal tunes contain fresh, hooky …

We Are 1 Women's Conference

The We Are 1: Conference exists to bring individuals together from across the country for fellowship, unity, and empowerment. This conference is not an event… it is an experience. “It i…

Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Belize: Mayans in Transition" Photography Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • April 17, 2015 - May 09, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Southern Belize is a fascinating place where the Mayan people have one foot in the traditional world and one dipping into modern times. A family of ten living in two one-room thatch roof …

"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.

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 …

Cuban Revolution's Friday night Jazz Series

Every Friday Night from 9:30pm until 11:30pm Cuban Revolution Restaurant & Bar presents talented local Jazz Artists. No cover.

Durham Art Guild 2015 Members' Showcase

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

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