Inspiring FOMO since 1869
Every day of the year, there’s a festival, show, concert, book reading, sporting event, or something incredible happening in the Bull City.
Durham is where self-made synth beats are created alongside home-grown and international talent.
Where renowned hip hop artists come home to spit with our next generation of performers.
Where there’s never a need to wait for Friday night; both large and small festivals and cultural events win the hearts of wandering souls from near and far — all week long.
Each year, 5,000 classes, tours, markets, competitions and performances await you here. The key to your next adventure lies in your own curiosity. Come taste, see, hear and discover.
We know many people are looking for things to do and ways to stay engaged with the Durham community. Check out the events below or head to the blog for safe and creative ways to remain connected to Durhamites, our local partners, and other Durham-based groups.
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Justin Willman: Magic For Humans In Person
Justin Willman wants to melt your brain while making you laugh. He’s best known as the star and creator of the hit Netflix series Magic For Humans. But you may recognize him from one of his many television appearances (The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Ellen, Conan…). Or maybe you know his work as a host (Cupcake Wars; Halloween Wars; Win, Lose or Draw…). Or maybe he’s the child magician you hired in suburban St...
Faith, Hope, Love: Readings and Conversation
With Kate Bowler, Tressie McMillan Cottom & Kelly Corrigan
Pumpkin Patch Express
Celebrate Fall with a trip to the Museum’s pumpkin patch! Pick the perfect pumpkin to take home and decorate. Enjoy a variety of activities inspired by autumn. Then, climb aboard the train for a ride back to the station on the Ellerbe Creek Railway! Weekends in October.
Activities include: pick a pumpkin, hay maze, mini-golf, nature bingo, take-home activities, and return train ride on the Ellerbe Creek Railway.
Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball
More than just a movie screening, Retro Film Series presents a full-theatrical, FX-driven, light show-blazing, fog-blowing, call-backing, motion picture extravaganza! Fasten your garter belt and come up to the Carolina Theatre’s historic 1000-seat lab and see what's on the slab! This madcap musical begins when rain-soaked Brad and Janet take refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite mad scientist from outer space who is about to unveil his greatest creation. This exclusive Rocky...
Gabriel Iglesias is one of a handful of comedians with the distinct honor to headline and sell out the Staples Center, Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House. In addition to being one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, Iglesias is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 410,000,000 views and has over 14 million fans across social media. He was recently featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy...
The Second City
Join the next generation of comedy superstars as they mash up Second City’s greatest hits and brand-new material along with our signature improvisation in this hilarious show.
Escape to Margaritaville
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. With a book by Emmy Award® winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy Award® nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivors Remorse,” “Shameless”) ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. USA Today calls it "A little...
Art Exhibit — The Future is Female
Investigating history, mythology, identity, ecology, consumerism, and power, The Future is Female illuminates both the legacy and the...
Art Exhibit — Of Soil and Sky
"Of Soil and Sky is a collection of passed-down memories that share the wandering reflections of my existence as a Diaspora child on...
Art Exhibit — "TORN. A Year that Changed Everything"
An installation of altered newspaper mixed media works by Margaret Sartor.
Work of 4 emerging Iraqi photographers, showing the lives of the people who live in an Iraqi city, Falluja
Click! Photography Festival
The CLICK! Photography Festival celebrates the medium of photography and its cultural influence by engaging the photography community with...
Art Exhibit: “Inheritance - All We Have Been Given, All We Leave Behind"
In “Inheritance,” three generations of artists reflect on familial and environmental gifts left to us by our ancestors, and our obligation...
Exhibit: "More Than Just a Game: the NCCU vs. NC A&T Football Rivalry"
This exhibit will explore the annual fall matchup on the gridiron between North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, NC, and North...
PASSAGES - 5 Points Gallery Exhibit
To welcome fall, 5 Points Gallery in downtown Durham introduces PASSAGES, celebrating the notion that works of art can serve as passages...
All Here, All Now: Works by Fern Nesson
"Roland Barthes asserts that 'a photograph is a witness [to] what has been. Every image is an image of death.' But Barthes is wrong. A...
HBCU Week at Suite Four
Celebrate HBCUs during North Carolina's Countdown to College Application Week! Presented by Virtue Events, we are partnering with Durham...
Holder Hill Farm
Pick up a pumpkin from the garden, walk the natural pathway, take a hayride, play on the mountain of hay, enjoy jumping, playing and...
Duke Football Radio Show and Tailgate Dinner at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
The Duke Football Radio Show is returning to the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club! Every Tuesday evening, join Head Coach David Cutcliffe...