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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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12/16/2018

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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Durham Village Holiday Market

  • The Rickhouse
  • (919) 264-1038

Featuring NC-made eats, drinks + gifts! Sample independent food, beverage, and craft producers while you complete your shopping list. Each night will have a bar and a different food truck vendors …


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Durham's Black Nativity

Durham's Black Nativity is an annual soulful celebration of the birth of Jesus. The cast features 100 talented singers, dancers and musicians.


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Holiday Bake Sale & Bazaar

  • Petco

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Holiday Bazaar

  • Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast
  • (919) 687-4366

Featuring a variety of local small businesses and artisans this Holiday Bazaar is the perfect place to find unique, handmade, quality gifts for everyone on your list for the holiday season. Door …


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Jewelsmith Sip and See

  • Jewelsmith
  • (919) 286-2990

Take a personalized tour of the Jewelsmith workshop. Sip on complimentary beer or wine, enjoy local goodies while peeking behind the scenes to see how they do what they do. Meet their …


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NC Jazz Ensemble 2018 Holiday Concert

With Vocalist Denise Barnes. The NCJE was founded in 1980 by Stanley Baird and Oliver Hodge. The seventeen piece group has traveled throughout the state of North Carolina performing at …


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North Carolina Middle School Basketball Showcase

F.O.O.T.P.R.I.N.T.S. is 501C3 Non-Profit-Organization, based in Raleigh, NC. Founded in 2011, the organization is supported and operated by a dedicated group of professionals who understand and …


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Organ Scholars Recital: Joseph Fala

Parking will be available for $5 in the Bryan Center Parking Garage. ADA parking will be in the Bryan Center Surface Lot. ----- A staple of the Chapel Music calendar, the Organ Recital …


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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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Santa Selfies

Bring your camera and take a Santa Selfie! Santa will be at Northgate and ready to visit with children of all ages. Bring your phone or camera and enjoy taking candid photos with Santa.


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School of Rock Cary

School of Rock Cary presents an epic afternoon of tunes by KISS, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more.


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The Russell Lacy School of Music Showcase

See what these kids can do!


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Winter Showcase Durham Ballet Theatre

  • Durham School for Ballet
  • (919) 680-4363

Enjoy a thrilling evening of Aerial Silks, Lyra and contemporary dance performance. Guest artists include; The Repertory Dance Company at NCCU (Sat. Dec 15) and ShaLeigh Danceworks (Sun. Dec …


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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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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 - "Louis Austin and the Carolina Times"

  • Museum of Durham History
  • (919) 246-9993

This exhibit explores the life of newspaper publisher Louis Austin and how he used the Carolina Times as a catalyst in the African American effort for freedom- fighting for racial justice and black …


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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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