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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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"God Spoke My Name: Maya Angelou" Play

  • Farrison-Newton Communications Building at NCCU
  • (919) 530-5170
  • April 10, 2015 - April 19, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Inspired by the life of Dr. Maya Angelou, this passionate drama illuminates a spiritual story of the hope, determination, and triumph of a world-celebrated, phenomenal woman.

A.C.M.E. American Contemporary Music Ensemble - 'Chamber Music of Caroline Shaw'

A.C.M.E. American Contemporary Music Ensemble, "contemporary new music dynamos" (NPR), perform a program of chamber music by Caroline Shaw, 2013 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Music. A …

An Evening with David Sedaris

Best-Selling Author, Humorist, and NPR Contributor David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National …

Caring for Your Landscape

Suddenly the landscape is planted and you are faced with garden maintenance! In this class you will go through the steps of establishing a new landscape, watering, plant staking and plants’ …

Celebrate Haiti! Family Health Ministries Annual Gala & Silent Auction

Raising Funds for the Leogane Surgical Center in Haiti. Family Health Ministries (FHM), a Durham non-profit that has provided medical care and research in Haiti for over 20 years, will host their …

Duke Opera Workshop

The Duke Opera Workshop, directed by Susan Dunn, presents staged chamber operas and operatic scenes with costumes, sets, and piano accompaniment.

Durham Senior Games and SilverArts Program

  • Various locations
  • (919) 354-2710
  • April 13, 2015 - April 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)

An Olympic style competition designed to give mature adults the opportunity to compete in a host of athletic and artistic activities in various locations in Durham. Fitness, fun and community …

Encaustoc Painting Workshop

Encaustic is an ancient, versatile and engaging medium for creating art with hot wax. In this 6-hour workshop, explore the ways that wax can be manipulated, patterned and abstracted with different …

Exploration Station

Explore the science of plants and animals with seasonal activities for you and your family. Look for the “Exploration Station” signs in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden for …

Fullsteam Brewery Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the plow-to-pint brewing facility, led by one of the brewery team members. Seen one beer tour, seen 'em all? Not this time. Take a tour of the local ingredients …

Geektastic! A Bellydance Show

  • PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council
  • April 18, 2015 - April 18, 2015

The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers will present Geektastic! A Bellydance Show at 7 PM on Saturday, April 18th, at the PSI Theatre, 120 Morris Street in Durham. Geektastic! will feature …

Hot Tuna

From their days playing together as teenagers to their current acoustic and electric blues, probably no one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years — yes! — than …

Indoor Capsize and Recovery Express Clinic

Learn in-depth detail about the wet-exit process, assisted kayak re-entry, and a couple styles of solo re-entries. If you paddle on any type of open water (our local lakes such as Jordan or Falls …

Inrto to Jewelry Fabrication

This course series will focus on the essential jewelry techniques and is a great place to start for the absolute beginner metalsmith. Using non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass and silver,the …

New School No School

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

Weekly, live music.

Paper Shredding & E-Waste Recycling Event

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Party Illegal Presents: Treee City, [GRRL], JIL, DJ ILLY

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 901-0875
  • Starting: March 21, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)

Party Illegal resident and host Treee City returns to The Pinhook with his signature eclectic blend of bass, house, beats, and whatever has washed up on the shores of the internet. From original …

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…

Traditional Japanese Tea Gatherings

Join Chizuko Sueyoshi for a moment of respite in the Duke Gardens teahouse, where, as a guest to Tea, you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Enjoy the aesthetics, …

Triangle Brewing Co. Tour

The tour shows the entire brewing process, from grain to glass, and you'll have an opportunity to purchase your favorite Triangle beer in a growler or six pack. Samples are poured before and after …

Viva Italia: Music from 17th Century Rome

The Duke Vespers Ensemble presents a selection of music influenced by composers connected to the Collegio Germanico in Rome during the early 17th century. Works by Victoria, Palestrina, Charpentier, …

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