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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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Blackberry Picking

  • Page Farms
  • (919) 596-3227
  • June 15, 2015 - July 11, 2015 (Recurring daily)

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, …


Dynamic Duos

What happens when you pair up some of today’s hottest choreographers to create new duets that they themselves will dance? You get Dynamic Duos! Superheroes! Larry Keigwin & Rosie Herrara, …


Fun Caravan

  • Lyon Park
  • (919) 560-4355
  • July 01, 2015 - July 01, 2015

The Caravan is a mobile recreation program that brings a variety of active and challenging recreation experiences to various parks. Children up to age 12 will enjoy arts and crafts, obstacle …


Kobie Watkins Jazz Jam Playhouse

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • Starting: June 17, 2015 (Every Wednesday)

Beyú Jazz Jam Playhouse will begin with Youth Jazz Jammers, ages 8-18, who will play 7pm to 8pm. Youth are encouraged to bring a song they would like to play or their own ensemble piece. A…


Laurelyn Dossett - Music in the Gardens Concert

Greensboro musician Laurelyn Dossett, co-founded the roots country outfit Polecat Creek, and she's recently been on the road as part of Rhiannon Giddens' touring band. Laurelyn has collaborated with …


NCCU 105th Anniversary Celebration

Featuring a collection of 105 artifacts dating back to the early years of N.C. Central University. The pop-up exhibit will be in Room 110.


Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

Pat Benatar: she’s always been a rule-breaker and a trail-blazer, she remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on record, and now, after more than three decades in rock …


Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Beauty From Toxicity" Art: Exhibit

The art of Denise Hughes, whose work brings the problem of plastic in our oceans into sharp focus. Hughes' large-scale murals feature vibrantly colored maritime creatures created with plastic bottle …


"BINNEGOED: Coloured & South African Photography" Exhibit

bin-ne-goed Afrikaans n. 1. Innards or intestines. 2. Euphemism for courage. 3. Way of being on the inside that is both vital and entangled. South Africa during Apartheid is revisited …


"Endangered" Art Exhibit

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • (919) 797-2706
  • July 01, 2015 - July 26, 2015 (Recurring daily)

TJ's projects include representational and conceptual elements that take form in both functional and interpretive ways. He creates sculptures in wood, metal, and found materials with particular …


"Photography of Dance" Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • June 19, 2015 - August 01, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Color that can be vivid or subtle balanced against dramatic black and white images offer a survey of Chris Walt's dance photography. Photographed in the US and Cuba, this exhibition offers a …


"The Call of Cairo" Photography Exhibit

An exhibition of photographs from the feature documentary film, Cairo in One Breath.


“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.


A Body in Fukushima

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • (919) 797-2706
  • June 18, 2015 - July 25, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Eiko Otake is a New York-based movement artist, performer, and choreographer who has worked for more than 40 years in the duo Eiko & Koma. This year she exhibits as a solo artist in "A Body …


Awkward Magic

Gregory Dolbashian, Jordan Isadore, and Deborah Lohse present Awkward Magic, a racy evening of pop-culture-infused dance-theater consisting of unique and attention grabbing segments. Story telling, …


Durham Farmers' Market

Vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cut flowers, potted plants, artisanal cheeses and breads, home-baked pies, honey, handmade chocolates, preserves, local wines, …


Elemental: Ancient Ice -- photographs by Chris Ogden

Time transforms layer after layer of history and mystery into ancient ice, which in turn is eventually exposed and reformed by the elements. Chris Ogden is a professional photographer, educator, and …


Historic Russell School

Learn about Durham's las Rosenwald Schoolhouse.


HOME - The Furniture Society Members Exhibit

  • American Tobacco
  • (828) 581-9663
  • June 08, 2015 - July 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

HOME, a juried exhibition of work by Furniture Society members from across the United States and Canada, provides a glimpse of the various approaches of contemporary makers to populating the i…


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 …


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 …


Stadium 10 Theater Free Kids Movie Camp

  • Northgate Stadium 10
  • (919) 286-1001
  • June 16, 2015 - August 20, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

FREE for parents and children to enjoy together! See website for schedule.


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