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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

CPR Class

  • City of Durham Fire Station
  • (919) 560-4242
  • March 05, 2015 - March 05, 2015 (Every Thursday)

This class is open to the public but you MUST register in advance, by phone or to accepted. Call (919) 560-4242 x19229 for more info.

Draft Beer Release

Sam’s Bottle Shop will be tapping into two beers from two breweries – Sexual Chocolate and Hopslam.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Sample soups prepared by more than a dozen local restaurants and vote for your favorites; enjoy live jazz, and with certain ticket levels, choose one of hundreds of pottery and wooden bowls made by …

Marketing for Small Construction Contractors Seminar

  • City Hall
  • 919560418017241
  • March 05, 2015 - March 05, 2015

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This free seminar, conducted by Vice President for …

Michael Jones Trio

  • Beyú Caffé
  • (919) 683-1058
  • Starting: February 05, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday)

FREE admission.

NCCU vs. North Carolina A&T (Men's Basketball)

The doors to the gym will open for entry and sales on the day of the game one hour prior to the tip-off of the first scheduled game. There is NO re-entry upon exiting the venue.

NCCU vs. North Carolina A&T State University (Women's Basketball)

The doors to the gym will open for entry and sales on the day of the game one hour prior to the tip-off of the first scheduled game. There is NO re-entry upon exiting the venue.

Spanish Wine Tasting w/ Estella Oncines from Cellars La Vinyeta

  • Rx Wine Lab
  • March 05, 2015 - March 05, 2015

A fun and informative tasting of this dynamic young estate located in Emporda, Spain founded in 2006. 12 seats!

Tinsley Ellis

  • Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • March 05, 2015 - March 05, 2015

Southern blues-rocker Tinsley Ellis may speak no evil, but he sings and plays with the conviction of, as Billboard wrote, "...a man possessed."

Walk on the Wild Side

Explore wild North Carolina in these walks through our Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Join curator Stefan Bloodworth or horticulturist Annabel Renwick on the first Thursday of every month for …

Walk on the Wild Side

Join Stefan Bloodworth, curator, or Annabel Renwick, horticulturist, to explore wild North Carolina in these seasonal walks through the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Walks are held on 1st …

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 …

NC Brewery of the Month Event

  • Glass Jug
  • (919) 813-0135
  • Starting: March 05, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday)

Each month, a new local brewery will be featured by putting two of their beers on draft all month long. Additionally, we will kick off the month with a special event. This is sometimes a tap …

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

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.

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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
101 E Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604