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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

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 Art Guild Sweet Arts Auction & Fundraiser

Silent auction, raffles, beer from Fullsteam and other TGIF libations and sweet and savory treats provided by Six Plates Wine Bar and Sweet Jane's Bakery.

FREE Beer Tasting with Fortnight Brewing Company

  • Beer Durham
  • (919) 680-0770
  • March 06, 2015 - March 06, 2015

Welcome Andrew of Cary, NC's Fortnight Brewing Company. Learn about this new NC brewery & try FREE samples of their "Quality English inspired ales." Must be 21+ to participate.

Fresh Fridays

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

Weekly TGIF party with live music.

Hector Acosta "El Torito"

Merengue and bachata music.

Kidcycle Spring Consignment Sale

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 886-6412
  • March 06, 2015 - March 08, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Kidcycle offers quality clothes, shoes, books, videos, toys, bikes, maternity and nursing items, strollers, and so much more. All things baby/kids/maternity! Sale held twice a year.

Noah Powell Quartet

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • March 06, 2015 - March 06, 2015

Noah Powell is an idiosyncratic stylist and a restless improviser who push the limits of melody and harmony as much as any bebop horn player. The multivoiced Powell is capable of radical, …

The Claptones

  • Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • March 06, 2015 - March 06, 2015

A rock and roll band whose music has a heavy blues flavor.

Vladimir Feltsman, Piano

Feltsman opens with the Haydn Piano Sonata No. 31, an impeccably- crafted showpiece containing one of the composer’s finest Adagios. Schubert’s first completed sonata, D. 537, a…

XXX-Files: A Luewwd Fundraiser for QORDS

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • March 06, 2015 - March 06, 2015

Your $7 entry gets you a raffle ticket with a chance to win sex toys and cocktails. Bring cash to spend at the Cuddle Booth and to bid on a date to the LUEWWD armwrestling event  Vivica C…

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…

"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 …

"Garden Life" Art Exhbit

Paintings by Matt Tomko.

"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 …

"The American Tobacco Factory: A Reformation of a Factory and a City" Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • February 20, 2015 - March 14, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Featured works are by photographer Michael Rosenberg. Mr. Rosenberg has spent several years photographing the buildings and grounds of the American Tobacco Factory using medium and large-format …

"Underground" Art Exhibit

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

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

“Warmed Over Sue Realism" Art Exhibit

Re-using raw materials mined from The Scrap Exchange, Durham artist Jim Kellough presents a photomontage exhibit in three formats. Collaged-over LP sleeves, scrolls and records will hang from the …

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 …

Cuban Revolution's Friday night Jazz Series

Every Friday Night from 9:30pm until 11:30pm Cuban Revolution Restaurant & Bar presents talented local Jazz Artists. No cover.

Kayak Basics Clinic

  • Pre-registration required
  • (919) 416-1200
  • March 06, 2015 - December 04, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)

If you have just gotten into kayaking or are interested in giving it a try, this class is a great place to start! We cover basics in kayak nomenclature, wet-exit procedure, and what we refer to as …

Meet the Artist - Matt Tomko

"My art is still a way for me to hold on to nature, but instead of giving me something to literally embrace, my paintings instead provide me with all of the feelings and memories elicited by …

Night Paddle

  • Pre-registration required
  • (919) 416-1200
  • March 06, 2015 - July 03, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)

Discover what the evening hours have to offer! Leave your worries behind as we set out in canoes to enjoy the wildlife, soak in the moonrays & starshine, and experience the sounds of nature. …

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 …


Special Events

22 Annual Home Buyers Fair

Sponsored by the Durham Regional Association of REALTORS® and the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties the fair is packed with home ownership information, giveaways, …

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