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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

" 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 …

Bike Durham Cyclist Workshops

  • Bull City Coworking
  • May 13, 2015 - May 27, 2015 (Every Wednesday)

Join Bike Durham Wednesdays in May for three free workshops for cyclists. Workshop topics: Bike Commuting 101- the Basics - May 13 Bike Commuting 201 - Route Planning and Inclement Weather - May …

Black Girls CODE

  • American Underground @Main
  • May 27, 2015 - May 27, 2015

Celebrations will include food and drinks, screening of the award-winning short documentary "Black Girls CODE" (Accepted in the Cannes Film Festival, mingle, network and SIGN UP your …

Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

  • Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • May 27, 2015 - May 27, 2015

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he's joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton ( Bob M…

Marketplace 2015: Procurement Opportunities for Small Businesses

Marketplace is a biennial regional "reverse" trade show that allows small business owners like you the opportunity to meet contracting officers from over 50 federal, state, and local …

Mr. Gnome

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • May 27, 2015 - May 27, 2015

With Posifaction.


  • Golden Belt
  • May 18, 2015 - May 28, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Works by Joy Drury Cox and Wendy Collin Sorin. METHOD represents a form of analysis and includes works with graph papers, collaged shipping box labels, and abstracted letterforms lost to a…

Paint Your Pet Night!

Please email a high resolution JPEG to Subject line: PET NIGHT (YOUR NAME) by May 20th to hold your place. Late pictures won't be accepted. Please sign up, show up & sip …

Preschool Artplay - Fiber Fun!

Ages: ages 2-6 with adult accompaniment. Plus: enjoy stories, finger plays, and songs related to the materials theme while making new friends! Dress for mess! Registration is suggested but …

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.

Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Beyond a Glimpse: An Intimate Affair with Nature" Art Exhibit

A collaborative, interactive exhibit that showcases glimpses of the natural world. Terrariums and living art displays by Aisha Sanders offer opportunities to taste, touch, hear, feel, and see - a …

"BINNEGOED: Coloured & South African Photography" Exhibit

bin-ne-goed Afrikaans n. 1. Innards or intestines. 2. Euphemism for courage. 3. Way of being on the inside that is both vital and entangled. South Africa during Apartheid is revisited …

"Blue Dream of Sky" Exhibit

A Celebration of a Colorful Life: paintings by Sue Sneddon, tapestries by Nance Lee Sneddon.

"Heirloom-Worthy" Art Exhibit

  • Golden Belt
  • (919) 560-2713
  • May 01, 2015 - May 28, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Durham Art Guild exhibit, featuring mixed media works by DAG member artist Stacy Bloom heirloom |ˈe(ə)rˌloōm| noun a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several …

“Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” Exhibit

Artworks featuring both past and present celebrities and politicians.

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 Farmers' Market

Vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cut flowers, potted plants, artisanal cheeses and breads, home-baked pies, honey, handmade chocolates, preserves, local wines, …

Echoes of Time - Photographic Explorations of Rural North Carolina

  • Dogstar Tattoo Company
  • (919) 682-0000
  • May 15, 2015 - June 01, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Works by Tanya Sue Todd.

Elemental: Ancient Ice -- photographs by Chris Ogden

Time transforms layer after layer of history and mystery into ancient ice, which in turn is eventually exposed and reformed by the elements. Chris Ogden is a professional photographer, educator, and …

Lost and Found

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • (919) 797-2706
  • May 14, 2015 - June 14, 2015 (Recurring daily)

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Pleiades artists create inventive and surprising works of art using reclaimed and salvaged materials, found objects, and abandoned …

Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne

An exhibition of both iconic and lesser-known works from some of the most significant and compelling artists of the last 50 years, Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne …

Our House: DAC Students & Instructors

OUR HOUSE The Durham Arts Council School Annual Instructor and Student Exhibition Semans Gallery Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham’s Third Friday, on …

Pencil : Finger :: Brush : Hand by Amy Fletcher

“I am still a little girl walking amongst the trees. What has changed, however, are the colors that shift and transform with every piece I complete. The images are never quite the same, n…

Selected Works from the 3rd Annual Will Grossman Memorial Photo Competition

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • May 27, 2015 - June 13, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

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