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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

Modern jazz from local pianist Ernest Turner, weekly on Mondays

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 09, 2015 (Every Monday)

The kick start, for one of Durham's best live hip hop bands.

Paul Greenberg Presents American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood

Paul Greenberg is the James Beard Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller and Notable Book "Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food" and "American Catch: The Fight …

PopUp Chorus

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

Priests / Tenement

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • March 02, 2015 - March 02, 2015

This Washington, DC four-piece plays music full of peculiar tension, relentless energy, and a kind of thoughtful rage indebted to both waking up down the street from the White House and the typical, …

Public Service Meditation

  • Durham Friends Meeting House
  • (919) 403-6944
  • Starting: January 19, 2015 (Every Monday)

Weekly on Mondays with the EXCEPTION of 2nd Mondays: NO meetings on 2nd Mondays. The loving, uplifting, guided Meditation on Twin Hearts is a form of world service. Practitioners become instruments …

Tiny Trekkers - What's the Weather?

Trekkers find out about weather as we create some clouds, make some rain, and wonder about thunder. Tiny Trekkers is a series of programs designed for young children ages 2 to 4 years old …

YMusic Concert No. 2: Duke PhD Composers

New York sextet yMusic combines "all the prestige and virtuosity of classical music degrees with all the attitude and energy of an indie rock band" (Paste Magazine). They thrive c…

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…

"Earthly Delights" Art Exhibit

  • Golden Belt
  • (919) 560-2713
  • February 07, 2015 - March 03, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Durham Art Guild exhibit, featuring new works by DAG member artist Julie Cardillo.

"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 …

"Garden Life" Art Exhbit

Paintings by Matt Tomko.

"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 …

"Southern Elegance" Art Exhbit

NC Scenery Paintings by Eric McRay.

“Warmed Over Sue Realism" Art Exhibit

Re-using raw materials mined from The Scrap Exchange, Durham artist Jim Kellough presents a photomontage exhibit in three formats. Collaged-over LP sleeves, scrolls and records will hang from the …

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 …

Exchange Club of Durham Monthly Meetings

Meeting the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.

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 …

Parent/Child Clay Workshop

  • Durham Arts Council Clay Studio at Northgate
  • (919) 560-2726
  • February 02, 2015 - May 04, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Monday)

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them …

Really Open Mic Night

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • Starting: December 01, 2014 (Every Monday)

Featuring a beautiful professional stage, a beautiful sound system, a producer's station for local producers to hear their work through the system, and a film makers station with 12 minute slots …


Special Events

Duke Wind Symphony

Dance With Us: Dance-inspired works including Shostakovich: Folk Dances, Jacques Press: Wedding Dance, Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Jesters, and more.

Gov't Mule feat. John Scofield

Rock torchbearers Gov’t Mule are celebrating their 20th anniversary with an extensive tour and a series of dynamic live archival releases that highlight the group’s versatility and epic, …

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

Award winning Cape Breton musician Natalie MacMaster's latest album, Cape Breton Girl, has been self-described as a "straight-ahead, traditional record." The album is filled with an …

Tasty Tuesdays Wine Tasting

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

Call to confirm. FREE.

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

Wild Ideas for Getting Outside

  • The Frontier
  • (919) 908-0056
  • March 03, 2015 - March 03, 2015

Local outdoor experts share their tips, tricks, and wildest ideas for getting outside and playing in the Triangle.

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Full Frame Film Festival

Full Frame Film Festival Tips

What makes the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival such a beloved event? These tips from Full Frame’s staff will clue you in. Read More

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