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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 Very Special Solo Evening with Joan Armatrading

Award-winning singer-songwriter's world tour will be her first as a solo performer, as well as her final major tour. "I will never retire, but this will be the last major tour that I will …

Duke Collegium Musicum presents "Juggling Voices: The Craft of Polyphony"

Directed by Roman Testroet, Duke's ensemble for early music presents an exploration of polyphony, presenting vocal music ranging from monophonic music through two-voice, three-voice, four-voice, …

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 …

Durham Symphony Music from the Movies

A theatrical afternoon of music, featuring ever-entertaining music from John Williams, and a Tchaikovsky selection, performed by the winner of the annual Young Artist Concerto Competition. In k…

Earth Day

Earth Art Market Enjoy browsing and shopping for local hand-made green goods, crafts, and environmental art at the Earth Art Market. A variety of local and regional artists will sell their natural …

Kollin Baer Album Release

With folk song-writing in the style of Neil Young, the Avett Brothers, and Conor Oberst, there is something for anyone who appreciates good lyrics, an acoustic guitar, and the occasional harmonica. …

Movie Showing - Escape Fire: the Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

  • CAARE, Inc
  • (919) 683-5300
  • April 19, 2015 - April 19, 2015

"ESCAPE FIRE” is about finding a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation. Free showing!! We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight …

PinWHEELS for Prevention Family Fun Day

PinWheels for Prevention is a Family Fun day at Wheels family fun park where the community can gather to celebrate child abuse prevention by go karting, skating, an indoor play gym, people maze a…

SHED at the Shed

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 08, 2015 (Every Sunday)

Weekly music hang/ open rehearsal. Get ready for a Jazz Workout!

Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Figures From the Cathedral" Art Exhibit

  • Golden Belt
  • (919) 560-2713
  • April 04, 2015 - April 27, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Durham Art Guild exhibit, featuring new works by DAG member artist Gordon Dean.

“Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” Exhibit

Artworks featuring both past and present celebrities and politicians.

4th Annual Art Educator's Appreciation Show

  • Art Institute of Raleigh Durham- Crowne Lobby Art Gallery
  • April 03, 2015 - April 20, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham will host the work of local high school educators, and hold a reception to honor them and recognize their accomplishments.

Amateur Night at The Hayti / The Road to The Apollo Theater

Next Level Veterans Outreach Campus proudly announces the launch of Season 2 of Amateur Night at the Hayti, The Road to The Apollo. This is an 18 week statewide talent competition. There are an a…

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 …

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 …

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 Art Guild 2015 Members' Showcase

Featuring a diverse mix of new works by current DAG members.

Kind of Blue

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • (919) 797-2706
  • April 03, 2015 - May 10, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Jazz and Music Theme

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.

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 …


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