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Christmas Tree Challenge

  • American Tobacco

Non-profits and/or their private sector supporters will decorate 75 Christmas trees. Fans will select the top three prize winners by texting their votes or voting online.


Defacto Thezpian

Hip hop. With Kamus, Danny Blaze, Crosby, Alex Aff, DJ Johnny Storm, DJ DCM.


Dream Theater

Dream Theater presents "The Astonishing" Live. The Astonishing follows 2013’s worldwide smash album “DREAM THEATER,” which earned a second Grammy nomination for the band, …


Flash Chorus

Anyone can show up and be a part of a rocking ad hoc chorus, regardless of any prior singing experience (or lack there-of). If you've ever wanted to express yourself creatively through music …


Pancake Fundraiser -- Rites of Passage Mentoring Program

Pancakes, eggs, turkey sausage, bacon and beverages. Proceeds will benefit the Rites of Passage of the Durham Business & Professional Chain, one of Durham's most effective mentoring programs for …


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 …


Ukulele Learning Jam & Advancing Players Jam

Beginners are welcome, especially during the first 30 minutes when basic chords and strums are taught and then incorporated into familiar tunes. After that, it gets faster and the music gets a l…


Exhibits & Recurring Events

$25/$50/$100 Art Show

In celebration of The Scrap Exchange's 25th year in operation and 50 years since the Center Theatre opened in Lakewood, The Cameron Gallery presents the $25/$50/$100 Art Show, a community show open …


Art Exhibit - Dress Up, Speak Up: Costume and Confrontation

Featuring painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, 21c Durham's upcoming exhibition, Dress Up, Speak Up: Costume and Confrontation includes works by 25 artists from more than a dozen …


Art Exhibits - "Life Size"

One of the gallery's most popular artists, Life Size marks Sneddon's 13th exhibition at Craven Allen over more than twenty years. Shells, rocks, fossils, leaves, feathers - for Life Size, Sue …


Beginning Hot Yoga Class

  • Bikram Yoga
  • (919) 251-8763

Beginning hot yoga known for its health benefits. First timers welcome! The heat makes it easier to stretch, and everyone leaves feeling great.


Duke Arts & Health Holiday Art Invitational Show & Sale

Hand-crafted items by over 15 North Carolina artisans Sales Dates featuring special guests, activities and music Arts & Health Gift Cards for loved ones. Sale dates, 11am-1pm: 1…


Durham Art Guild Members' Holiday Market

Pieces of original art priced under $250 each.


Exhibit - “Agencies Prefer Men!”: The Women of Madison Avenue

  • Rubenstein Library, Mary Duke Biddle Rare Book Room
  • (919) 660-5870

This exhibit uses material from the Hartman Center's collection to share the long and sometimes hidden history of women in advertising, tracing the career opportunities open to women as they p…


Finding Each Other in History: Stories from LGBTQ+ Durham

This citizen-curated Our Bull City exhibit features personal narratives that show how LGBTQ folks in Durham have a long, but often invisible, history of overcoming adversity to form community. …


Leah Sobsey Art Exhibition

Sobsey is an artist and educator from Chapel Hill, N.C. with a background in anthropology and studio art. Using both digital technologies and 19th century techniques, Sobsey’s art merges …


Parent/Child Clay Workshops! Snow People

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them all! …


Parent/Child Clay Workshops! Snow People

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them all! …


Photography Exhibit - "I Still Remember"

  • LGBTQ Center of Durham

I Still Remember, a collaborative project by Vladimir Rios, creative director and Lester Blum, photographer is an epic, compelling photographic narrative which tells a powerful and moving story of …


Photography Exhibit - "Post Mégantique"

Canadian documentary photographer Michel Huneault was awarded a solo show at CDS as part of the Lange-Taylor Prize, which he won in 2015 for Post Mégantic, his project on a small town in …


Photography Exhibit - "Transits and Migrations: A Summer in Berlin"

Duke's summer course, Capturing the City: Documentary Photography in Berlin, pushed students to immerse themselves fully in one of Europe's most dynamic capital cities. They interpreted scenes of …


Photography Exhibits - "Finding Place" and "Reverence"

Dawn Surratt has been making photographs since her childhood, with numerous exhibitions to her credit. She is a Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist, and her work has been featured in Time Magazine, …


Printing Realities: The Work of Printmaker Sergio Sanchez Santamaria

  • Frederic Jameson Gallery in the Friedl Bldg
  • (919) 684-6054

Works by Mexican muralist, illustrator and printmaker Sergio Sanchez Santamaria. He studied at "La Esmeralda," the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, in Mexico City. …


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Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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