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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.

Belly Up! Public House Night

Watch Duke play on the big screen. The bar will be open, & Cookery members Makus Empanadas and The Sweeter Side will be serving empanadas and sweet treats.

Carnival Fundraiser for Little River Community Center

Parking and admission are …

ChoreoLab 2015

Featuring classical Indian dance and new ballet, modern, African, and dance theater works by Duke faculty, alumni and advanced choreography students. Andrea E. Woods Valdés, Ava LaVonne …

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.

Duke New Music Ensemble [dnme]

Directed by Vladimir Smirnov, [dnme] brings together undergraduate and graduate students in performing music written in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as new works by Duke student composers. I…

Duke Street Dogs

  • The Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • Starting: November 28, 2014 (Every Friday)

The Duke Street Dogs have been referred to as a "populist" band. They play a mix of old and new, original material, country and jazz, rock, Tin Pan Alley, bluegrass, and old-time.

Durham Plaza Easter Carnival

  • 866666
  • March 26, 2015 - April 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)

FREE Beer Tasting with Raleigh Brewing Company

  • Beer Durham
  • (919) 680-0770
  • March 27, 2015 - March 27, 2015

Welcome Meg of Raleigh Brewing Company for fun conversation & FREE samples. Must be 21+ to participate.

Fresh Docs Film Screening - Earthcaster

  • Full Frame Theater in Durham's American Tobacco Historic District
  • (919) 308-3714
  • March 27, 2015 - March 27, 2015

Join the Southern Documentary Fund and filmmakers Donna Campbell and Georgann Eubanks for a work-in-progress screening of their film Earthcaster. Raised on the grounds of Washington National …

Fresh Fridays

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 13, 2015 (Every Friday)

Weekly TGIF party with live music.

In the Pocket

Durham Academy music ensemble specializing in many different genres of 20th-century popular music - jazz and swing, rock and roll, R&B, funk, soul, disco, musical theatre, pop, bluegrass and …

Lynn Grissett Quintet

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • March 27, 2015 - March 27, 2015

In 2011 Lynn was voted Best Jazz Soloist at the 50th Anniversary of the Villanova Jazz Festival. Lynn's Master's Degree in Music Performance (Jazz Studies) was obtained in 2012. Though his genre of …

Nature for Sprouts: Birding Celebration

Explore the outdoors as we roam through the Gardens looking at worms, dirt, pollinators, birds and flowers. Meet in the Doris Duke Center. Nature for Sprouts is for children ages 3-6 and an adult …

Photos with the Easter Bunny

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 286-4400
  • March 27, 2015 - April 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Hop over to Northgate to visit the Easter Bunny for his one-week stay amidst a garden of spring décor set to a Peter Rabbit storybook theme in Northgate's Center Court.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens Spring Plant Sale

Spring brings out the gardener in all of us! The Spring Plant Sale provides a special opportunity to acquire unique plants grown at Duke Gardens, and quality grown plants from local nurseries that …


The International Sensation STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful …

The 4th Annual VrroomVIP Smooth Jazz & NeoSoul ESPRESSOseries

Back by popular demand, experience this amazing monthly Smooth Jazz & NeoSoul series in beautiful downtown Durham,NC. Come early to our catered Mix & Mingle before relaxing to the sounds of …

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 …

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 …

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