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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

Business 15-501 Roadway Reconfiguration

* In 2015, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will resurface Business 15-501 from Tower Boulevard to University Drive. * The City of Durham Transportation Department and N…

Carnival Fundraiser for Little River Community Center

Parking and admission are …

Dr. Mireya Mayor Book Signing

Dr. Mireya Mayor is best known for her primatology research on the lemurs of Madagascar and her work a field correspondent for National Geographic. She is a strong advocate for conservation of the …

Durham Plaza Easter Carnival

  • 866666
  • March 26, 2015 - April 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Java Jazz ft. Ryan Hanseler

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • March 31, 2015 - March 31, 2015

FREE admission.

John Mellencamp with special guest Carlene Carter

Grammy®-winning musician John Mellencamp has touched the heart and souls of music listeners and influenced American culture with enduring songs; he is also one of the most successful live c…

Lemur Week

Educational events, fun, and a chance to win "Lemur Keeper for a Day' and a nice dinner. See website and individual listings for details.

Live Nation Presents: DEFEATER

With Counterparts / Capsize / Hotel Books / Better Off.

Photos with the Easter Bunny

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 286-4400
  • March 27, 2015 - April 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Hop over to Northgate to visit the Easter Bunny for his one-week stay amidst a garden of spring décor set to a Peter Rabbit storybook theme in Northgate's Center Court.

Seven Shorts & a Trailer: A Female Filmmakers Showcase!

  • SPECTRE Arts
  • (919) 213-1441
  • March 31, 2015 - March 31, 2015

Seven Shorts & a Trailer: A Female Filmmakers Showcase! A series of short films and a trailer featuring seven different female filmmakers from the Triangle. Refreshments on hand for sale as we …

Tasty Tuesdays Wine Tasting

  • Wine Authorities
  • (919) 489-2884
  • Starting: March 03, 2015 (Every Tuesday)

Call to confirm. FREE.

The Red Badge of Courage

Based on the novel by Stephen Crane, the film stars real-life war hero Audie Murphy as a Civil War soldier who must redeem himself in his own eyes after an act of cowardice. When he finally gets his …

Translating the Exome Exhibition

Duke University Union's Visual Arts Committee (DUU VisArts) invites you to the final exhibit of the spring season: Translating the Exome, featuring the work of Jessica Johnson. Jessica and Dr. Simon …

Tuesday Blues Jam

BNG provides, amps, drums, PA...everything you'll need, just bring your instrument or sticks...sign up and play or sit back & listen to some great blues

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 …

"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 …

"Some Semblance" Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • March 20, 2015 - April 11, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

"Some Semblance" photographs by Stephen J. Fletcher shows the world as we almost see it - in other words, the photographs have "some semblance" to reality, but the viewer is …

“Absolute Green" Art Exhibit

As a self-taught, recycled visual artist, Nghi Vollmer breathes new life to disposable paper materials to present Absolute Green, a marriage of creativity and sustainability. Vollmer's brand of …

“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 …

Durham Art Guild Exhibition

Featuring new works by DAG members Cindy Morefield and Susanne Sandmeyer.

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