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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

"Paris 76" - an original cabaret

  • Manbites Dog Theater
  • (919) 682-3343
  • March 19, 2015 - April 04, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Manbites Dog presents une nuit de folie, filled with music, comedy, and existential desire. Directed by Jaybird O'Berski.

Creek Week

  • Various locations
  • (919) 560-4326
  • March 21, 2015 - March 28, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Educational programs, water treatment plant tours, nature walks, and volunteer cleanups.

Environmental Job Training Information Session

  • Antioch Baptist Church
  • 919560496515218
  • March 26, 2015 - March 26, 2015

The 12-week free training program, provided through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will teach the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field, …

Josh Turner with special guest Raquel Cole

Whether it’s his deep, soulful voice, his South Carolina accent or his philosophy on life, Josh Turner has always been a fan favorite. As a family man, a philanthropist, a devoted C…

Plants of Distinction: The Scent of Spring

Beautiful plants that provide color, delight, fragrance, and seasonality– these are plants of distinction. Sign up separately for each session to learn about a new group of beautiful and u…


  • Common Ground Theatre
  • (919) 578-1654
  • March 26, 2015 - April 04, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)

Lucy makes people uncomfortable. There's something about her eyes. There's something about the way her mother's boyfriends keep disappearing. And there's something about the government agents on her …

The Durham Savoyards Ltd. present Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia Limited

  • Carolina Theatre
  • (919) 560-3030
  • March 26, 2015 - March 29, 2015 (Recurring daily)

In their 52nd year, the Durham Savoyards present Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia Limited. This rarely-performed comic opera is the story of the island of Utopia and its King Paramount, who d…

Translating the Exome Exhibition

Duke University Union's Visual Arts Committee (DUU VisArts) invites you to the final exhibit of the spring season: Translating the Exome, featuring the work of Jessica Johnson. Jessica and Dr. Simon …

Women’s Forum

  • City Hall
  • 919560410734279
  • March 26, 2015 - March 26, 2015

Five successful Durham women will share their personal experiences and insights on how they mastered challenges and overcame obstacles on their roads to success. Event attendees will also have an …

Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Area 919: Artists in the Triangle" Art Exhibit

The Nasher Museum presents a survey of noteworthy work by artists who live in the Triangle. Some of the artists show their work internationally in contemporary galleries and museums; others are n…

"Center/Gallery: Feminist Legacy/Feminist Future" Art Exhibit

  • The Carrack Modern Art
  • March 17, 2015 - March 28, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Center/Gallery thrived in the heyday of the Women's Art Movement. Most active from 1977 through 1984, it was the NC Triangle's response to feminist art, a center for creative energy, public …

"Designing for Community" Art Exhibit

See the design process that defines The Freelon Group's work and its evolution over many years. There is no signature style - rather, a unique approach to each program and site contexts. The goal 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 …

"Medici Schmedici: Demystifying the Artist/Collector Bond" Exhibit

Medici Schmedici presents the work of five outstanding artists and explores the relationship these artists have with some of the major collectors of their works. Without the means--or Machiavellian …

"Some Semblance" Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • March 20, 2015 - April 11, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

"Some Semblance" photographs by Stephen J. Fletcher shows the world as we almost see it - in other words, the photographs have "some semblance" to reality, but the viewer is …

"Underground" Art Exhibit

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • February 19, 2015 - March 28, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Closing Reception: Friday,  March 20, 6-9pm.

“Absolute Green" Art Exhibit

As a self-taught, recycled visual artist, Nghi Vollmer breathes new life to disposable paper materials to present Absolute Green, a marriage of creativity and sustainability. Vollmer's brand of …

“Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” Exhibit

Artworks featuring both past and present celebrities and politicians.

Bull City Sculpture Show

  • Various outdoor locations
  • (919) 682-2673
  • May 03, 2014 - May 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)

A large scale public art show in Durham presenting 12 sculptures from artists throughout the US. Selections for the inaugural Bull City Sculpture Show have been made by Philip Freelon, the …

Civitan - Durham Bi-Monthly Meeting

Meeting on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Cold Gravy by Chance Murray

Local artist and Emerging Artists Grant Recipient Chance Murray’s exhibit Cold Gravy is on display in the Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery. Stop by to meet Chance and see his thought …

Durham Art Guild Exhibition

Featuring new works by DAG members Cindy Morefield and Susanne Sandmeyer.

Longing: Drawings by Lara Nguyen

Longing: Drawings by Lara Nguyen is in the Semans Gallery. Lara will also be here performing a piece titled “Folding Prince Charming”.

multi verse by Dorothy Anderson Wasserman

Dorothy Anderson Wasserman’s hand-made contemporary photo collage is showcased in multi verse, on display in the Allenton Gallery.

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