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Events in Durham, NC

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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12/13/2018

Special Events

A Christmas Carol

This is not your grandparent’s version of the Charles Dickens' classic! Ira David Wood III’s musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol, celebrates its 44th Anniversary and will …


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Author Jane Gabin

The author of The Paris Photo will read from her novel.


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CANCELLED: Geminids Meteor Shower

  • West Point on the Eno Environmental Education Pavilion
  • (919) 560-4405

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Family Sircle

This group is known for primarily old school R&B with a lot of awesome choreography and great showmanship. Family Sircle has opened for Pattie LaBelle, the Whispers & Dramatics, George …


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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker ~ Dove of Peace Tour! Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, …


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Rabies Vaccination Clinic

  • Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division
  • (919) 560-0630

The Durham County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Division offers a low cost one year rabies vaccination for cats and dogs 4 months of age and older. Dogs must be on a leash and cats will need to b…


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Santa Photos

Don't wait in line! Reserve your time with Santa and save on your photo package! Photo pre-purchase is required to book your time, however all guests can enjoy savings by pre-purchasing a photo …


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Wu Killa Bees

  • La Movida NightClub
  • (661) 817-8433

Hosted by MrHardOnDaMic, RedRunt, DI Dezo Dinero, on me 1's and 2's.


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

A Southern Review – featuring the Pleiades Artists

What images does "A Southern Review" bring to mind for you? The Pleiades artists each explore this concept from their unique perspectives. Join the Third Friday Receptions November 16, …


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Adult Dance Classes

Empowered Adult Dance is designed for adult dancers of all ages and abilities. All classes are fun, educational, and challenging for working professionals and others interested in dance. The drop-in …


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Allan Gurganus: A Writer's Sketchbooks

The gallery may have abbreviated or irregular hours during winter break. Please call 919-660-3622 to make sure they are open before making a trip to see the exhibit. Or visit Facebook page: …


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Art Exhibit - "Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont"

Photography is arguably the region's most widely practiced artistic medium. From analogue to digital to experimental, the range of photographic techniques practiced throughout North Carolina is both …


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Art Exhibit - (con)TEXTURED

A solo painting exhibition by Nick Dahlstrom. The photograph has become synonymous with truth. Freed from context, the mind is forced to fill in the blanks likely forming falsehoods in place of …


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Art Exhibit - Glimpse

Mixed media work by Allison Tierney, on view in the Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery. An artist reception will be held Friday, January 18, 2019, 6pm, in conjunction with Third Friday Durham


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Art Exhibit - Journey

Paintings by Tom Willis, on view in the Durham Convention Center Pre-function Corridor.


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Art Exhibit - Migration Meditation

Shop art that incorporates reclaimed materials or found objects, priced from $25 to $150.


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Art Exhibit - Night Visions

Fiber art by Gwen Lowery, on view in the Semans Gallery. An artist reception will be held Friday, December 21, 6pm, in conjunction with Third Friday Durham


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Art Exhibit - Revisionist Geometry

Paintings by Ashlynn Browning, on view in the Allenton Gallery. An artist reception will be held Friday, December 21, 6pm, in conjunction with Third Friday Durham


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Art Exhibit – "Portraying Power and Identity: A Global Perspective"

The slow-moving figures in Bill Viola's Surrender express the visual signs of grief: their faces contort in grimaces of pain and sorrow, breaking into tears before gradually lowering their faces to …


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Art Exhibit – Beverly McIver: Eyes Wide Shut

As a winner of the Rome Prize, nationally known painter Beverly McIver was able to leave her hectic schedule of teaching at Duke University and the burden of caregiving for her family to spend a …


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Art Exhibit – Femmes in Living Color

  • DAG Gallery + Studios at Golden Belt Campus

Featuring new work by DAG's 2018 Artist in Residence Gemynii. "This collection explores my relationship and love of black femme identified folks." -Gemynii


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Bedlam Vodka Distillery Tour

  • Graybeard Distillery

Spirit lovers will experience a 45-minute tour of the distillery and tasting room. Expect a deep dive into the story and history of Bedlam Vodka and learn why it is so drinkable. Get a …


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Clouds Brewing Trivia Night

Join in every Thursday night for Big Slow Tom's Trivia! Win some prizes, drink some great beer, & show your smarts!


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Durham Green Flea Market

  • Durham Green Flea Market
  • (919) 308-7657

New and pre-owned items, food and fresh produce, photography


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