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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.

Use the searchable calendar below to see what’s happening, Fresh Daily. You can browse by date, category, and location.

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Major Events

Special Events

"Art and Craft" Documentary Screening

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years and covers a wide range of painting styles and periods, including …

"The Yes Men Fix the World" Film Screening

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno go undercover again as their corporate alter-egos using guerrilla tactics to expose the profiteers following in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, …

"Village Drones" Reception

3rd Friday November Opening reception for the exhibit of works by Vincent Romaniello. Romaniello transforms materials into meaning by experimenting with his observations of the world we live in. …

Brett Harris

  • Mercury Studio
  • (919) 381-6306

An evening of music and dialogue.

Brian Culbertson

Brian Culbertson began his musical journey at the age of 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10 then bass at 12. He grew up in Decatur, IL, loving genre-crossing jazz-pop artists such as …

Byron Paul Band

  • Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979

Do you remember Heartwood? The country rock band from the 70s that put out their album “Nothin’ Fancy?”  Byron and Robert Hudson, two members of that successful …

Duke Arts & Health Holiday Sale & Concert

Exhibit and Sale by North Carolina Artist and Craftsmen suitable for gift giving. Helen Wolfson will be performing on Hammered Dulcimer.

Duke Djembe and Afro-Cuban Ensembles

A native of New York, Felix Sanabria has been performing and recording for over forty years with such renowned artists and groups as Celia Cruz, Puntilla y su Nueva Generacion, Grupo Afro-Cuba de …

Duke Teaching Observatory Open House

  • Duke Teaching Observatory

Observe the solar system and galaxies through the university's five Meade LX200 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. See website for directions.

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 hottest, hip and …

E-train Manning & the Rusted Rails - With Santa

Santa arrives at Northgate with his musicians on a live train. Kids can enjoy the train ride all evening and much more.

How To Choose A Psychic: Fundamentals of Mediumship

  • Stedman Auditorium Duke Center for Living Campus
  • 919030904600

How do you choose a medium? What are the appropriate questions to ask?What are some of the preparations to consider? How can you avoid fraud? What is it anyway? Two local mediums share their views …

Moonlight & Starlight Paddle

  • Three Rivers Area on the western end of Falls Lake
  • (919) 416-1200

Enjoy the wildlife, soak in the moonrays & starshine, and experience the sounds of nature. These very leisurely paddles are suitable for just about anyone. Pre-registration required.

November Dances

New Modern, African, Ballet and Jazz works by dance faculty Andrea E.Woods Valdés, Ava LaVonne Vinesett, Tyler Walters, Nina Wheeler, and advanced choreography students.

PopUp Chorus

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


With Free Clinic, Must Be The Holy Ghost.

The Ice Factory Ice Skating Rink

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

Third Friday

Gallery crawl with live music and other performances. Maps available at the Arts Council and at each participating location.

Welcome to My Madness: The Comic and Pop Art of L Jamal Walton

A solo exhibit of the comic and pop art of Durham resident, L Jamal Walton.  This Carrack installation features over 70 works featuring many that have never been shared with the public b…

On-Going 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 …

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