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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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Major Events

Special Events

NCCU vs. Barber-Scotia College (Men's Basketball)

The doors to the gym will open for entry and sales on the day of the game one hour prior to the tip-off of the first scheduled game. There is NO re-entry upon exiting the venue.

The Herded Cats

Kick up your mid-week blues.

The Ice Factory Ice Skating Rink

  • American Tobacco
  • November 20, 2014 - December 19, 2014 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

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

Exhibits & Recurring 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 …

"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 …

"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

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • (919) 797-2706
  • November 19, 2014 - January 03, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

"Self Construct Button" Art Exhibit

  • Golden Belt
  • (919) 560-2713
  • December 04, 2014 - January 02, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Durham Art Guild exhibit, featuring a dual exhibition by DAG 2014 resident artists Brianna Gribben and Lile Stephens.

Durham A-Z

Explore the booming textile industry of Durham that once employed more workers than tobacco.

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 …

Soul Souvenirs: Durham's Musical Memories of the 1960's and 1970's

Visual and audio exhibit explores the origins, influences, politics, media, and musicians of Durham's past.


Major Events

Special Events

A Christmas Carol

40th Anniversary! One of the Triangle’s Most Beloved Christmas Traditions 5 Performances Only at DPAC A Christmas Carol – It only happens once a year! The hit musical comedy …

Adoptive and Foster Parent Workshop

  • Center for Child & Family Health
  • (919) 419-3474
  • October 23, 2014 - December 18, 2014 (Every Thursday)

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 …

Baron Tymas

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • December 18, 2014 - December 18, 2014

FREE admission.Guitarist and composer Baron Tymas came to NCCU in 2001. He teaches guitar, Jazz Theory, Ear Training/Sight Singing, Jazz Combo and Commercial Music. Tymas is also Assistant Director …

Brother Brother

A duet created and performed by Clint Lutes and Tommy Noonan.

Building Permit Process Seminar

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This free seminar, conducted by Durham City-County …

Carolina Lightnin’

Featuring a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, and original songs.

Free Christmas Concert by the North Carolina Boys Choir at Duke Chapel

Christmas songs sound heavenly when they're sung in multi-part harmony, and even more so in the iconic acoustics of Duke University Chapel. Enjoy this quintessential holiday experience when North …

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