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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

"Amy" Film Screening

Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah …


ART OF COOL Pre-Concert Hang

  • Basan
  • July 30, 2015 - July 30, 2015

Hang with The Art of Cool and othre soul music lovers before the Jill Scott concert.


Author Kathleen DuVal

Author of "ndependence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution."


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, …


Experimental Animation at the Dawn of the Digital Age

In conjunction with the exhibition Colour Correction: British and American Screenprints, 1967-75, the Nasher Museum is presenting an evening of British and American experimental animated short films …


Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche

It's 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?


Jeb Bishop / Casey Toll / Dan Westerlund Jazz Trio

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 901-0875
  • July 30, 2015 - July 30, 2015

With Quetico.


Jeff Austin Band - Back Porch Music on the Lawn

Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Picnics and coolers are welcome -- just please don't bring glass.


July's Creative Mixer/Boss Thursday

  • Mercury Studio
  • July 30, 2015 - July 30, 2015

Conversation, networking, and more. Feel free to bring drinks and snacks to share with others. (And business cards are good, too!)


Last Thursday @ Liberty Arts

Meet and talk with artists working in Metal, Stone, Wood and Clay.


Public Tour of Exhibits

Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take a guided public tour of the Nasher Museum's current exhibitions.


Tea Cup Gin

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • July 30, 2015 - July 30, 2015

Enjoy an evening of authentic yet unconventional great American jazz tradition with Tea Cup Gin where they stir together original melodies and lyrics, served up on two blazing acoustic guitars, …


Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Accumulation" Art: Exhibit

Sculptures by Jeff Zern. 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 …


"Aether Arcana" Exhibit

Cade Carlson is a Durham based artist who utilizes experimental spray paint techniques and collage as his primary 2D mediums. His work focuses on abstract narratives that employ dream logic. Cade's …


"Art Starts Here" Exhibit

Works by Durham School of the Arts Teachers & Students.


"Beyond the Front Door" Art Exhibit

  • Naomi Studio and Gallery
  • July 23, 2015 - August 29, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Works by Lisa N. Jones.


"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 …


"Pictures Spark Words: The Fine & Comic Art of Goff, Faison, and Walton" Art Exhibit

Works by Delvecchio Faison, Malcolm Goff, and L. Jamal Walton.


"The Call of Cairo" Photography Exhibit

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


"Tiny Situations from the Collective Unconscious" Photographic Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • July 17, 2015 - September 12, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Photographs by Jessica Berkowitz present a slightly bizarre social commentary played out through a combination of 1/12th scale hand-made models, including animals, and accessories set in …


“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.


Elemental

New ceramic work by Nathan Hood, Warner Hyde, and Savannah Scarborough. This exhibit celebrates clay’s fundamentally untamed character. Many ancient cultures saw the world as a mix of the …


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…


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