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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

"Fix It In Post" DVD Release Party

The latest indie film from filmmakers Christine Parker and Bill Mulligan. Brand new Fix It In Post DVDs posters, etc. will be on sale at the event.

1st Sunday Triangle Blues Society Blues Jam

  • The Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • Starting: July 05, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday)

Get your musical "fix" by playing, dancing, or just having a great time.


  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 901-0875
  • August 02, 2015 - August 02, 2015

With Blanko Basnet.

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?

NAYIKA: Exploring the Woman in Classical Indian Dance - Performance & Reflection

  • Ark Dance Studio
  • (919) 684-6054
  • August 02, 2015 - August 02, 2015

From devadasis to baijis, the North Indian dance form of Kathak has seen an interesting evolution in terms of gender politics. This event will discuss and reflect upon that history, as well as …

Pasture Raised Hog Dinner

This year, Chef Cece is taking her inspiration from the East with Asian influences woven into each dish. The dishes are simple, delicious, and tempt the most adventurous of eaters. Beer pairing with …

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.

SHED at the Shed

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 08, 2015 (Every Sunday)

Weekly music hang/ open rehearsal. Get ready for a Jazz Workout!

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 …

"Forms of Abstraction" Art Exhibit

Featuring new abstract works by DAG member artists Jarrett Burch and Mark Gordon.

"Truth to Power lll" Art Exhibit

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • (919) 797-2706
  • July 30, 2015 - August 29, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Third annual show about social justice. The exhibit is intentionally broad in scope so that each artist may address issues of personal, local, national, and/or international importance. This y…

“Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” Exhibit

Artworks featuring both past and present celebrities and politicians.

Amateur Night at The Hayti / The Road to The Apollo Theater

Next Level Veterans Outreach Campus proudly announces the launch of Season 2 of Amateur Night at the Hayti, The Road to The Apollo. This is an 18 week statewide talent competition. There are an a…

Bull City Escape

Small teams have 60 minutes to escape a locked room packed with hidden clues and puzzles. To find the key, players use their wits, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills to uncover clues, …

Illustrations for the Volcano Book; a Cultural Exploration by Stacye Leanza

August 23rd is Vulcanalia – the Roman holiday honoring the god of fire and volcanoes! It also marks the first anniversary of the launch of the picture book “I Built my House on a …

Pencil : Finger :: Brush : Hand by Amy Fletcher

“I am still a little girl walking amongst the trees. What has changed, however, are the colors that shift and transform with every piece I complete. The images are never quite the same, n…

Sunday Jazz Brunch

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • Starting: May 10, 2015 (Every Sunday)

FREE to patrons.


Special Events

Basic Law Enfor cement Training Graduation

The program will be held at the school's Educational Technology Complex. Graduates have successfully passed 1,006 academy training hours in 36 state and department specific topics. T…

Be The Match - Bone Marrow Registry Drive

  • Lakewood YMCA
  • August 03, 2015 - August 03, 2015

Get your cheek swabbed! You could save a life.

Be The Match - Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Get your cheek swabbed! You could save a life.

Be The Match - Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Get your cheek swabbed! You could save a life.

Choral Society of Durham's Summer Sing-Through

  • Mt Bethel Church
  • (919) 560-2733
  • August 03, 2015 - August 03, 2015

Join CSD for our annual Summer Sing-Through. We will get a sneak peek at some of the great things we are singing this year. Bach'sMagnificat! Rachmaninoff's Vespers! Mozart's Requiem! It's going to …

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, …

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