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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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A North Carolina Celebration - Durham Community Concert Band

The Durham Community Concert Band, under the direction of Tom Shaffer, is proud to present "A North Carolina Celebration." Enjoy an evening of music with a North Carolina flavor! The …

Carolina Ballet's "Swan Lake"

Throughout the centuries of classical ballet, no work more completely defines the art form than Swan Lake. It tells the story of a princess who is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse, …

Flow-For-Choice Yogathon: A Celebration Of Bodily Autonomy

  • ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios
  • May 03, 2015 - May 03, 2015

Enjoy a scrumptious day of yoga, prizes, and food! All in aid of protecting human rights and comprehensive reproductive healthcare access for all! What more could you want from a Sunday? Please s…

GOUGE Presents: Cinco De Mayham

Main Event features GOUGE champion Jimmy Jack Funk Jr vs Seymour Snott. Mickey Gambino meets Mexican Adult film star Juan Jeremi. Plus Otto Schwanz, Timmy Lou Retton, No Direction, James Anthony, …

Jane's Walk in Downtown Durham

Jane Jacobs' article in Fortune magazine in 1958, "Downtown Is for People", began a rethinking of Urban Renewal (which was about to decimate much of Downtown Durham and downtowns …

SHED at the Shed

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

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

Triangle Walk from Obesity

The Walk from Obesity is the nation's largest gathering of individuals affected by obesity. Join the Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery to raise money for research, education, …

Exhibits & Recurring Events

"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.

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…

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 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)

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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

Homeschool and Family Program: Botany for Beginners, Spring Flora

Explore the art and science of plant identification through walks in the Gardens, botanical sketching and hands-on dissection of plants. You will focus on the pattern method of family-level …

Modern jazz from local pianist Ernest Turner, weekly on Mondays

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 09, 2015 (Every Monday)

The kick start, for one of Durham's best live hip hop bands.

Public Service Meditation

  • Durham Friends Meeting House
  • (919) 403-6944
  • Starting: January 19, 2015 (Every Monday)

Weekly on Mondays with the EXCEPTION of 2nd Mondays: NO meetings on 2nd Mondays. The loving, uplifting, guided Meditation on Twin Hearts is a form of world service. Practitioners become instruments …

Spring Concert: North Carolina Boys Choir

The North Carolina Boys Choir and Chamber Choir will perform a mix of classical choral arrangements by Tchaikovsky, Bach, Schubert, Beethoven, César Franck, Friedrich Flemming, and Edvard …

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.

Tour of DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center

A special behind-the-scenes tour of DPAC, hosted by DPAC staff. Highlights include seeing the view of the stage from all levels of the theater, a memorable walk across the Mildred & Dillard Teer …

Exhibits & Recurring Events

"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.

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