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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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"God Spoke My Name: Maya Angelou" Play

  • Farrison-Newton Communications Building at NCCU
  • (919) 530-5170
  • April 10, 2015 - April 19, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Inspired by the life of Dr. Maya Angelou, this passionate drama illuminates a spiritual story of the hope, determination, and triumph of a world-celebrated, phenomenal woman.

5th Annual Kidznotes Benefit Concert

More than 315 Kidznotes kids took a step forward this year in becoming young musicians, better students and community leaders…help us celebrate them! Join us for dinner, drinks and live music …

A Reading from "The Girls of Usually"

Lori Horvitz will read from her new book of memoir-essays, "The Girls of Usually." About the book: Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and …

AADE 30th Anniversay Gala & Fundraiser

  • Palace International
  • (919) 560-2729
  • April 17, 2015 - April 17, 2015

Featuring the smooth sounds of the incomparable Lois Deloatch and introducing Evin Gibson of Greensboro. The African American Dance Ensemble has been a mainstay for not only the Durham Community, b…

Artemis Quartet

The founding members of the Artemis Quartet developed their skills for a full ten years before offering their first concert. This dedication to excellence has not wavered, and their playing …

Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx

Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer and writer on seven of the bands eight Top Ten Hits. His live concert showcases all the STYX Greatest Hits spanning the 70’s, …

Duke Chorale Celebration Concert

The Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop, presents a celebration concert featuring highlights from the group's 2014-15 season. The Chorale will perform an eclectic array of selections ranging …

Duke Jazz Ensemble with Ron Carter, bass

Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, …

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 …

Fresh Fridays

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

Weekly TGIF party with live music.

Lowland Hum

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 901-0875
  • April 17, 2015 - April 17, 2015

With Brett Harris, old hours.

Open House

  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • (919) 465-4786
  • April 17, 2015 - April 17, 2015

if you are interested in getting your bachelor's degree or completing your bachelor's degree North Carolina Wesleyan has a program that is focused on the working adult student, offering accelerated …

Solar for North Carolina Kick-off for Solarize Durham - Year Two

Learn how to install solar on your house and take advantage of NC tax credits before they go away. Sign up for an assessment! Also, learn about Repowering our Schools and renewed prospects for 3rd …

The Jimmy Haggard Band

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • April 17, 2015 - April 17, 2015

Jimmy Haggard is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer and songwriter whose main thing is Electric Blues, with some serious Rock influence and a touch of Funk.

Third Friday

Gallery crawl with live music and other performances. Maps available at the Arts Council and at each participating location.

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 …

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 …

"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 …

"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 …

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