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Special Event: Holiday, Benefit/Fundraiser
Holiday Book Drive
Give the gift of literacy this holiday season by participating in our annual Holiday Book Drive. We are pleased to collect new books for Durham’s Partnership for Children. They will be distributing the books to more than 20 community agencies in Durham Cou...
Barnes & Noble at Southpoint
Durham, NC

Fri 12/14/18 - Mon 12/31/18 at 10am-10pm
Music: Holiday Music, Jazz, Live Music in Bar/Club
Annual NCCU Faculty Holiday Concert
NCCU‘s Jazz Faculty celebrates with an evening of music of traditional jazz holiday favorites. The NCCU Jazz Studies program – an NCCU Area of Distinction, “where Jazz still swings” – is known for developing some of the Jazz music’s most talented and emerg...
Beyu Caffe
Durham, NC

Fri 12/14/18 at 7pm and 9pm
Music: Americana/Roots, Bluegrass, Rock
Beauty Operators
Keeping Durham dirty with their danceable mash of blues, rock, zydeco, and American roots music, this five-piece, all-female band brings a party wherever they go.
Motorco Music Hall
Durham, NC

Fri 12/14/18 at 8pm
Theater: Musical, Comedy, Holiday
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 return to DPAC for six performances, December 12 through 16. With a cas...
Durham Performing Arts Center
Durham, NC

Fri 12/14/18 at 7pm
Sat 12/15/18 at 2pm
Sat 12/15/18 at 7pm
Sun 12/16/18 at 2pm
Music: Rock, Folk
Delta Rae
Siblings Ian, Eric and Brittany Hollies grew up listening to their parents' record collection, which contained James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Fleetwood Mac and Paul Simon. The trio began writing songs together, and Brittany belted out the tunes in a brassy voi...
Carolina Theatre of Durham
Durham, NC

Fri 12/14/18 at 8pm
Music: Rap/Hip Hop
Hip-Hop Brunch
Every Friday and Saturday, come enjoy everything that makes Durham what it is – hot music, great food, and a beautiful diversity of people. Mingle with a sophisticated crowd from 11pm-2am. DJs curated by Beats N Bars Festival. Be sure to check our socia...
Beyu Caffe
Durham, NC

Fri 12/14/18 - Sat 12/15/18 at 11pm-2am
Fri 12/21/18 - Sat 12/22/18 at 11pm-2am
Fri 12/28/18 - Sat 12/29/18 at 11pm-2am
Art: Children's Arts/Crafts
Kids Night Out at the Clay Studio
Have some fun and make something great at the Clay studio (and parents can sneak away and grab a bite or do some shopping at Northgate Mall). Each kid will complete and paint a piece of pottery that will be glazed and fired by the instructor and available ...
Durham Arts Council Clay Studio
Durham, NC

Fri 12/14/18 at 6:30pm-8pm
Theater: Comedy, Comedy/Drama, Mystery/Thriller
Lady Misrule: A Dark Tale from the Jolliest Place on Earth
When disgraced ad man Stephen Wurth learns of his daughter's death, the only thing more shocking than the news is where he must go to retrieve her: the North Pole. There, he'll be embroiled in a battle for the meaning of Christmas with Santa Claus, Santa's...
Walltown Children's Theatre
Durham, NC

Fri 12/14/18 at 8pm-10pm
Sat 12/15/18 at 8pm-10pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Rock
The Roman Spring
The Roman Spring is a Triangle, NC - based five piece, concocting dreamy, Americana tinged pop: think Band of Horses meets R.E.M., with a dash of Ryan Adams.
The Pinhook
Durham, NC

Fri 12/14/18 at 8pm
Music: Choral, Holiday Music
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham: O Holy Night
The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham presents its annual holiday concert, "O Holy Night." This joyous Christmas concert features carols and choral music for the season. Dr. Rodney Wynkoop conducts.
Duke Chapel
Durham, NC

Fri 12/14/18 at 8pm-9:30pm
Art: Art Show, Volunteer Event
Art Therapy Institute - I Heart Art 2019 - Volunteer Interest Meeting
ATI's biggest fundraiser of the year, I Heart Art, will take place on March 3, 2019 at The Great Room at Top of the Hill. There are a number of volunteer opportunities for this event, one of which is helping with our silent auction. Come hear more about wh...
Bean Traders
Durham, NC

Sat 12/15/18 at 11am-12:30pm
Music: Blues, Live Music in Bar/Club, R&B/Soul
Big Daddy Wilson
North Carolina native Big Daddy Wilson mixes blues, roots, soul and jazz music with a rich, deep voice that has earned him praise.
Beyu Caffe
Durham, NC

Sat 12/15/18 at 7pm and 9pm
Music: Acoustic, Cover/Tribute Band/Performer, Jazz, R&B/Soul
Contemporary Violinists Daniel D. & Eric Stanley
Contemporary Violinist Daniel D.: Daniel D. is a 3 Time 1st Place Apollo Theater Winner, and studied at NYC's Julliard School of Music. He has become one of the most popular new age social media superstars with a constantly growing international fan base...
Carolina Theatre of Durham
Durham, NC

Sat 12/15/18 at 7pm-9pm
Special Event: Parents/Parenting, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies Community Resource Fair
Free community resource fair for women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or recently post-partum. Various Triangle-area organizations will share information about resources they provide to moms and babies. Sponsored by March of Dimes and hosted...
Duke Regional Hospital
Durham, NC

Sat 12/15/18 at 1pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Jambalaya Soul Slam Holiday Poetry Slam
We want to welcome you out to our monthly poetry slam series. We have the best poets in the area competing for a cash prize and a chance to make the 2019 Bull City Slam Team. Come and see performance poetry at its best! Our featured guest artist is Ther...
Hayti Heritage Center
Durham, NC

Sat 12/15/18 at 8pm
Art: Art Show, Drawings/Works on Paper, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Folk Art/Crafts, Photography
Low Fare Art Fair
10+ local artists selling work priced at $50 and under. Free parking. Free admission. Free refreshments. Raffle ticket with every purchase.
Shadowbox Studio
Durham, NC

Sat 12/15/18 at 1pm-5pm
Music: Club Music, Live Music in Bar/Club
STLNDRMS
Beat maker, Record Digger and Show Host, currently averaging around a 500,000 impressions and 50,000 views a month with a following of a little under 20,000 over social media.
The Pinhook
Durham, NC

Sat 12/15/18 at 9pm
Music: Jazz, Live Music in Bar/Club, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rap/Hip Hop
Will Downing
One of the most prolific artists in the business, Will Downing has successfully bridged the gap between contemporary R&B and jazz. His hit singles include 'Free' and 'I Try.' His music has stood the test of time and, over the course of a 27-year career, ha...
Rhythms Live Music Hall
Durham, NC

Sat 12/15/18 at 8pm
Dance: World Dance, Classical Dance
Winter Showcase Durham Ballet Theatre
2018 Winter Aerial & Contemporary Dance Showcase, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7pm, Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3pm. Tickets $15 plus fees, Join us for a thrilling evening of Aerial Silks, Lyra and Contemporary Dance performance. Guest Artists ...
Durham School for Ballet
Durham, NC

Sat 12/15/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Sun 12/16/18 at 3pm-4:30pm
Special Event: Holiday, Craft Show
Woodlake Handmade Holiday Craft Show 2018 - Rescheduled
Rescheduled due to snow. Now December 15, 10am-3pm. Join your Durham neighbors for the 3rd annual Woodlake Handmade Holiday Craft Show! 14 artists and bakers from South Durham will be offering their crafts for some fun, local holiday shopping! We'll ha...
Woodlake Community Clubhouse
Durham, NC

Sat 12/15/18 at 10am-3pm
    

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