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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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" And the Ass Saw the Angel" Play

  • Manbites Dog Theater
  • (919) 682-3343
  • May 21, 2015 - June 06, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Euchrid Eucrow is a mute outcast in a community filled with inbreeding, moonshine, and religious fanaticism, whose damaged mind is filled with visions - both angelic and otherwise. A world premiere …

"Birth of Existence Project—Bridge of Light" Dance Performance

"This beautiful, evocative, emotionally moving multimedia work engages on many levels." -Susan Broili-The Herald Sun Conceived by artist and choreographer Anjanée N. Bell, Birth …

"Spring Bling" Line Dance Party

  • CAARE Center
  • May 23, 2015 - May 23, 2015

"The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle" Performance

In this performance written, co-directed, and performed by EMMY-Award-winning actor Ron Jones, he plays a range of characters - both comedic and poignant - that will take the audience on a journey …

"Urbane Mama" Seminar

Urbane Mama is an exciting etiquette seminar designed just for mamas! Urbane /ur-beyn/ means notably polite, confident, polished in manners, and fashionable. Come learn about: -Looking Your Best and …

ACC Baseball Championship FanFest

The free event, held on Blackwell Street, will serve as the official pre-game destination for fans and will feature attractions from the ACC Corporate Champions, live entertainment, free face …


The Duke Family history is intertwined with Durham's history so the site is taking the opportunity to celebrate the roots Durham puts down right here at Duke Homestead. This year will feature live …

Castaways - Music on Main Concert Series

Performers entertain the crowd with light jazz, beach music and adult contemporary music in a family-friendly atmosphere so relax and enjoy listening. Follow your favorite performers on the …

Durham Architecture & the Urban Landscape Walking Tour

  • Durham Farmers' Market
  • (919) 682-3036
  • May 23, 2015 - October 24, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday)

Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers lead a 45 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. Bring bottled water. FREE.

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 …

Eno Mountain Boys Record Release

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • May 23, 2015 - May 23, 2015

With Piedmont Regulators.

Eno River Tour

  • Pre-registration required
  • (919) 416-1200
  • May 23, 2015 - May 23, 2015

Join Frog Hollow and Eno River Association and make your way down the Eno River. Starting at Hillsborough, each month there will be a paddle of a new section of the Eno River River until it ends in …

National Recording Artist Dee Lucas

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • May 23, 2015 - May 23, 2015

Lucas continues to deliver a fresh mixture of contemporary jazz and R&B stylings.

Nature Photography Workshop + Simply Succulents Terrarium Workshop

How many times have you tried to capture the beauty of a sunset and it just didn’t turn out the way you had hoped? How many times have you wanted to take a close up of a flower or …

New School No School

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 14, 2015 (Every Saturday)

Weekly, live music.

Piedmont route 25th Anniversary Celebration

The party includes refreshments and Amtrak Train Days festivities celebrating why trains such as the Carolinian and Piedmont matter and why you should be riding them!

Popup Dinner by Ben Adams

  • Daisy Cakes
  • (919) 389-4307
  • May 23, 2015 - May 23, 2015

16 seats total available.

Red’s Rhythm

  • Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • May 23, 2015 - May 23, 2015

Together for eight years, Red's Rhythm plays an eclectic sound of rock, blues, Motown, pop and country with a good mixture of oldies and newer songs to keep a wide variety of audiences happy and on …

Rosé Garden Party

Discover the pairing perfection of vibrant rosé and fresh NC oysters (steamed or raw) or fried fish from Walking Fish (prepared by chefs Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood. Exciting local c…

Strawberry Picking

  • Waller Family Farm
  • May 04, 2015 - June 05, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Dates are approximate. Please call,or visit website, to confirm.

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show

America's largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show! Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere i…

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101 E Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604