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Art: Museum, Painting
Disorderly Conduct: American Painting & Sculpture, 1960-1990
The Nasher Museum presents an exhibition inspired by some of pluralistic approaches that characterized American painting and sculpture between 1960 and 1990. Drawn primarily from the collection and featuring several significant recent acquisitions, Disorde...
Duke University – Nasher Museum of Art
Durham, NC

Wed 1/17/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/18/18 at 10am-9pm
Fri 1/19/18 - Sat 1/20/18 at 10am-5pm
Sun 1/21/18 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 1/23/18 - Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Museum
La Vita Italiana: Italian Postwar Photography, 1950-1970
La Vita Italiana is a candid look at life in postwar Italy through the eyes of approximately 20 Italian photographers. Relatively unknown in this country, these photographs reveal some of the humor, hardships and other aspects of everyday life in Italy aft...
Duke University – Nasher Museum of Art
Durham, NC

Wed 1/17/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/18/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 at 10am-5pm
Sun 1/21/18 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 1/23/18 - Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Museum
Prospect.4: The Lotus in the Spite of the Swamp
In honor of Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and Artistic Director of Prospect.4, the Nasher Museum invites you to join Prospect New Orleans for...
Duke University – Nasher Museum of Art
Durham, NC

Wed 1/17/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/18/18 at 10am-9pm
Fri 1/19/18 - Sat 1/20/18 at 10am-5pm
Sun 1/21/18 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 1/23/18 - Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
DHHS’s Priorities for Addressing Early Childhood Health and Education in N.C.
Investing in and improving early childhood health and education is a top priority of Governor Roy Cooper, and the Department of Health and Human Services has many of the tools to make sure that all children in the state, regardless of their zip code, get o...
Duke University – Sanford School of Public Policy
Durham, NC

Wed 1/17/18 at 3pm-4:30pm
Special Event: For the Family, Children, Family/Child, Children's Theatre
Shopkins Live!
"Shopkins Live!" lights up the stage in this live production packed with show-stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the ...
Durham Performing Arts Center
Durham, NC

Wed 1/17/18 at 6:30pm
Art: Museum
Courtside: Basketball Hoop Photographs by Bill Bamberger
The Nasher Museum presents an exhibition of 20 vibrant color photographs that capture a variety of basketball hoops around the world. The artist, Bill Bamberger, is a Durham resident and instructor at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and the Universit...
Duke University – Nasher Museum of Art
Durham, NC

Thu 1/18/18 at 10am-9pm
Fri 1/19/18 - Sat 1/20/18 at 10am-5pm
Sun 1/21/18 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 1/23/18 - Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-9pm
Thu 1/25/18 at 10am-9pm
Special Event: Social Event, Gaming
How I Met Your Mother Trivia
"HIMYM Trivia is going to be legen- wait for it- dary!" Suit up and come to Town Hall Burger and Beer for How I Met Your Mother Trivia on Thursday, January 18 starting 7pm for FIVE challenging and unique rounds of questions that will be more fun than Sl...
Town Hall Burger and Beer
Durham, NC

Thu 1/18/18 at 7pm
Art: Art Show, Gallery, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Durham Arts Council January Third Friday Artist Reception
Join the Durham Arts Council at our first Third Friday event of 2018! Our monthly arts night puts the spotlight on exhibits in the Allenton Gallery (“America Wants” by Owens Daniels), Semans Gallery (“RESOLUTE” by Antuco Chicaiza), and Ella Fountain Pratt ...
Durham Arts Council
Durham, NC

Fri 1/19/18 at 5pm-7pm
Special Event: Tour, General, Food/Tasting, History/Science, Walking, For the Family
Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk
The “Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk” is a family friendly 1.5 mile walking tour designed for adults and kids (children 8 years & older please) seeking a unique and different downtown Durham, North Carolina experience. The tour combines local ghost sto...
Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom
Durham, NC

Fri 1/19/18 - Sat 1/20/18 at 7:30pm-9:15pm
Fri 1/26/18 - Sat 1/27/18 at 7:30pm-9:15pm
Fri 2/2/18 - Sat 2/3/18 at 7:30pm-9:15pm
Fri 2/9/18 - Sat 2/10/18 at 7:30pm-9:15pm
Fri 2/16/18 - Sat 2/17/18 at 7:30pm-9:15pm
Special Event: Food/Tasting, Tour
Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure Tour
The Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure Tour is designed for all types of guests seeking a unique and different downtown Durham, North Carolina experience. This is a walking tour covering approximately 1 mile, and guests will receivie special treatment at...
American Tobacco Campus
Durham, NC

Fri 1/19/18 - Sat 1/20/18 at 7:30pm-10:15pm
Fri 1/26/18 - Sat 1/27/18 at 7:30pm-10:15pm
Fri 2/2/18 - Sat 2/3/18 at 7:30pm-10:15pm
Fri 2/9/18 - Sat 2/10/18 at 7:30pm-10:15pm
Fri 2/16/18 - Sat 2/17/18 at 7:30pm-10:15pm
Music: Blues, Live Music in Bar/Club
Little Willie Farmer - Live at the Bullpen
Little Willie Farmer was born 1956 in Duck Hill, Mississippi. He learned the blues from his Uncle Waldo, who also influenced the country blues great Leo Bud Welch. Little Willie got his start in the church, before going on to perform alongside artists like...
The Bullpen
Durham, NC

Fri 1/19/18 at 8:30pm-11pm
Music: Rock, Electronic, Indie, Rap/Hip Hop
Nevernauts w/ Smoke From All The Friction, Vaughn, Hyacinth
Get ready for a fantastic show filled with local music! Only $5 for four bands and a great time.
The Pinhook
Durham, NC

Fri 1/19/18 at 8pm-11:55pm
Special Event: Community Event, Class/Workshop
Scrappy Hour! Upcycled Bags
Inspired by the “Wine and Design” concept, Scrappy Hour classes are a fun opportunity to socialize while also learning how to make a unique DIY project. Instructors will walk you through how to create a one of a kind project. Part of 3rd Friday Durham. Com...
The Scrap Exchange
Durham, NC

Fri 1/19/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Special Event: Community Event
The Born Aware Phenomenon: Atypical Consciousness: Diane Brando
There is a little-known phenomenon which has a corresponding type of consciousness that is atypical. This phenomenon is called the Born Aware phenomenon and it's so named after those who experience it. In short, those who are born aware have always remem...
Episcopal Center at Duke University
Durham, NC

Fri 1/19/18 at 7pm-9pm
Theater: Drama, Play
Ward Theatre Company: The Mound Builders by Lanford Wilson
A group of archaeologists take advantage of a rural landowner’s good will with dire consequences for their careers and their families. The Company has transformed its intimate performance space into an old farm house, inhabited by the team of scientists an...
Ward Theatre
Durham, NC

Fri 1/19/18 at 7:30pm-9:30pm
Sat 1/20/18 at 7:30pm-9:30pm
Sun 1/21/18 at 2:30pm-4:30pm
Fri 1/26/18 at 7:30pm-9:30pm
Sat 1/27/18 at 7:30pm-9:30pm
Art: Folk Art/Crafts, Jewelry/Gems
Beginning Glass Bead Making
Are you fascinated with handmade glass beads? Have you ever wondered just how they are made? This 5.5-hour workshop will introduce you to the exciting world of Lampworking. Students will use Effetre (soft glass) rods and learn how to make basic beads and d...
Durham Arts Council
Durham, NC

Sat 1/20/18 at 10am-4pm
Music: Blues, Live Music in Bar/Club
Cool John Ferguson - Live at the Bullpen
Self-taught electric guitarist Cool John Ferguson was born in the Sea Islands of South Carolina, and his Gullah heritage and the gospel music of his upbringing inform his approach to the blues. A frequent performer at blues festivals around the world, Cool...
The Bullpen
Durham, NC

Sat 1/20/18 at 8:30pm-11pm
Special Event: Food/Tasting, Tour
Durham Sightseeing Bar Walk
We’re changing things up on our new Durham Sightseeing Bar Crawl. New route, new stops, new time and new stories. Join Tobacco Road Tours for this unique spin on NC & Durham history, architecture, a little comedy and folklore! The passage of time often h...
Clouds Brewing
Durham, NC

Sat 1/20/18 at 4:30pm-6:30pm
Sat 1/27/18 at 4:30pm-6:30pm
Sat 2/3/18 at 4:30pm-6:30pm
Sat 2/10/18 at 4:30pm-6:30pm
Sat 2/17/18 at 4:30pm-6:30pm
Special Event: Social Event, Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Seminar
ENVISION Empowerment Experience 2018
Join us for ENVISION Empowerment Experience™! This one-day event, facilitated by Dr. Bahby Banks will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in historic downtown Durham, NC. This year’s theme, “Passion”, builds on previous year’s content by offering wo...
Downtown Durham
Durham, NC

Sat 1/20/18 at 1pm-6pm
Special Event: Education, For the Family, General, Holiday, Tour
Historic Durham Tobacco Empire Sightseeing Tour
Historic Durham Tour: The “City of Medicine” the “Bull City” ( This tour runs every other Saturday). A bit more than a half century younger than Raleigh, Durham, grew around a railroad station established in rural Orange County. In 1849 Dr. Bartlett Dur...
Durham Visitors Center
Durham, NC

Sat 1/20/18 at 1pm-4pm
Sat 1/27/18 at 1pm-4pm
Sat 2/3/18 at 1pm-4pm
Sat 2/10/18 at 1pm-4pm
Sat 2/17/18 at 1pm-4pm
    

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