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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.

Use the searchable calendar below to see what’s happening, Fresh Daily. You can browse by date, category, and location.

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Durham Holiday Events

Holiday Events Guide

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Special Events

Adoptive and Foster Parent Workshop

  • Center for Child & Family Health
  • (919) 419-3474

Through this 8-week workshop, adoptive and foster parents connect, learn how a child's prior experiences can impact their behaviors, explore ways to enhance their strengths, share and learn new …

CPR Class

  • City of Durham Fire Station
  • (919) 560-4242

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.

PopUp Chorus

Do you like contemporary pop, indie rock, or music from the 60's? PopUp Chorus is a new initiative of the Community Chorus Project. Monday nights at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, lauded choral …

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour of Downtown Durham

Home to renovated tobacco warehouses, the Durham Performing Arts Center, the Durham Bulls, and Historic Parrish Street, downtown Durham is about cutting edge culture and fantastic food. See this …

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

Executive Chef Michael Lustig has created an exquisite menu that includes Chilled Shrimp, Soup and Salad Bar, Omelet Station, Roasted Tom Turkey with Mushroom & Sage Cornbread Dressing, Grilled …

The Ice Factory Ice Skating Rink

Parking in the North Deck garage, 305 W. Pettigrew St.

On-Going Events

"City Under One Roof" Photography Exhibit

This solo exhibition is part of the twenty-first Dorothea Lange - Paul Taylor Prize, awarded by CDS in 2013 to American photographer and writer Jen Kinney for "City Under One Roof," her …

"Faces of Time | Los rostros del tiempo" Photography Exhibit

Every Sunday morning over 100 elderly ex-Braceros - most of them in their 70s and 80s - gather with their families in the central plaza of Ciudad Juárez to peacefully demand payment of …

"Queering Duke History: Understanding the LGBTQ Experience at Duke and Beyond"

This exhibit highlights the major points of struggle and triumph in Duke’s LGBTQ history over the past 50 years. This exhibition begins with the earliest records of LGBTQ activity on campus, …

"Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting" Art Exhibit

A fresh look at 30 of Rauschenberg’s works spanning five-decades of his career, art that he reserved in his own collection. Organized into nine sections, two gallery pavilions will feature …

"Reflect" Art Exhibit

Third Friday Reception: November 21st, 6-9pm.

“When I Lose My Grip" Art Exhibit

With two dimensional art, it’s common practice that pieces are hung undisturbed on gallery walls from the time an exhibit opens until the time it closes. What happens when an artist shatters …

Civitan - Durham Bi-Monthly Meeting

Meeting on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

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 Arts Council Exhibitions

Featuring When Particles Collide by Ron Fondaw in the Durham Convention Center (available October 15 through April 15), Mixed Media Prints by Robert Dunning in the Allenton Gallery, Industrial …

Franco Art Exhibit

Through his illustration, graphic art, and painting, Franco synthesizes art and activism to form a genre all his own - visual activism.

Through This Lens 10th Anniversary Celebration

Four Events in One Space: select works by Through This Lens members; "Whether" - a collaborative work by Diana Duncan Holmes and Wendy Collin Sorin; "The Church of Photography" - …


Major Events

"Citizenfour" Film Screening

In January 2013, Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in …

Special Events

"Leave it to Beavers" Film Screening

By PBS. Once regarded as pests, environmentalists now see beavers as allies in reversing disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. With their skills as natural builders a…

Black Cat Friday

  • Petco
  • (919) 403-2221

Independent Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal rescue and rehabilitation program headquartered in Durham, is thinking black cat for the holiday season While holiday shopping on …

Black Friday: Free Open Studio and Smashfest

Smashfest is a fundraiser designed to question consumer culture by allowing you to purchase breakable items, only to immediately smash them! This unique event provides a stress-relieving end to an …

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