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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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A Trailer Park Christmas

  • Common Ground Theatre
  • (919) 384-7817

Local filmmaker Jeffrey Moore and Common Ground Theatre founder Rachel Klem team up to present this interactive, holiday entertainment. Set in West Durham, "A Trailer Park Christmas" …

Angela Bingham, "Blossom Dearie" Tribute

Angela Bingham is an American jazz vocalist who has been a singer her entire life. She began studying piano and performing from the American songbook at age 5. Her singing is characterized by the …

Christmas Light Show

  • Rose of Sharon Baptist Church
  • (919) 477-3993

Christmas light show of more than 21,000 LED lights synced to music. Tune in and watch the lights. They will also be serving hot drinks and snacks on the weekends if you would like to enjoy the …

Christmas Tree Challenge

  • American Tobacco

Non-profits and/or their private sector supporters will decorate 75 Christmas trees. Fans will select the top three prize winners by texting their votes or voting online.

Coronado Brewery Tap Takeover

Friday tap takeover with 2014 World Beer Cup Champion Coronado Brewing Company. Draft list will be finalized and published on the Facebook page. Cheers!

Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.

Dee Lucas (Smooth Jazz)

An acclaimed wizard on the soprano sax, national recording artist Dee Lucas has been steadily growing his brand and base beginning with Remembrance in 2004, a tribute to the late legend George …

Drive-Thru Christmas

  • Christian Assembly Church
  • (919) 471-0220

Live actors portray Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds and more to tell the Bible story of Jesus' birth five scenes erected in the church's parking lot. You will be guided through each scene from the …

Duke Collegium Musicum: The Sounds of the Reformations, featuring organist Jacqueline Nappi

  • Goodson Chapel - Westbrook Building
  • (919) 660-3333

The program includes Lutheran, Calvinist, Anglican, and Roman Catholic music for the church and at home, with audience participation in hymnody. Jacqueline Nappi is engaged as a keyboard player …

Duke Street Dogs

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. Weekly …

Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure

Do you believe in ghosts? The home of Liggett &Myers, Kress & Snow Buildings ghosts, oh, it’s a Pub Crawl! Guests spend approximately 25 minutes in three (3) of Durham’s …

FFAF: Chuck Cotton’s House of Dues

The House of Dues got their start at a Mardi Gras gig about 2 years ago. Since then they have been a powerhouse blues and funk band for the Greensboro music scene. In January 2012, the band won the …

Film showing: "The Best Democracy Money can Buy"

A New documentary on US election fraud, by investigative reporter Greg Palast. Before Jill Stein asked for a recount in 3 states; before Trump said the vote would be "rigged," Palast was …


EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT, JUMPING IS DIFFERENT AFTER DARK. They turn off the main lights and turn up the music along with black lights, LEDs, and lasers for an exciting, immersive party event. Lively …

Guided Candlelight Tours

Take a tour by candlelight around the farm to meet soldiers and civilians and watch how they celebrate the holiday. Tickets will be required. Complimentary hot apple cider and cookies will be …


Part of the RetroTreasures Film Series.

Holiday Greenery

Make your own fragrant holiday display and bring nature indoors. Beth and Michelle will each create several evergreen wreaths or swags to demonstrate tips and techniques for turning greenery, …

Huapangueada Navideña


Jean Bolduc: "African Americans of Durham & Orange Counties: An Oral History

Reading and book signing. Durham and Orange Counties have vibrant and active African American communities. Throughout the region's unjust past, generations have shown extraordinary strength and …

Kidz Yoga

  • reCharge Pilates & Barre
  • (919) 797-0958

Yoga for kids is a fun way for children to develop important skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. ​ Even at a young age, children often feel pressure at school academically and socially, …

Merge under the Mistletoe

A holiday dance party to benefit Habitat for Humanity & Food Bank CENC. Bring canned goods or monetary donations to win door prizes Featuring DJ Bug Spray (Mac), DJ twinjet (Laura) + …

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Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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