A Year of 150+ Events

1 - 2.21 - 14
Keep Durham Beautiful Plants 150 Trees with 150 Volunteers

On this national Martin Luther King day of service, 150...

1 - 2.24 - 10
THE TALK

THE TALK is a virtuosic one-person show about the difficult...

2 - 4.01 - 30
The Annual Black History: Artists’ Perspectives Exhibition 2019

Four years ago Durham resident and artist Willie Bigelow presented...

2.02
Saturday Family Series Presents Bull City Slam Team

Building with Language: How are poems built? What literary devices...

2.09
Commemorating the 1969 Allen Building Takeover: 50 Years Later

The Department of African & African American Studies at Duke...

2.15
Louis Austin Exhibit Public Lecture & Book Signing

Dr. Jerry Gershenhorn, author of "Louis Austin and the Carolina...

2.17
An Evening with André Leon Talley: Movie Screening and Q&A

Directed by Kate Novack, "The Gospel According to André" takes...

2.22
Royal Ice Cream Sit-In of 1957

Join us to learn about the Royal Ice Cream sit-in...

2.23
Panel Series: Tobacco and the African American Experience

An in-depth round table discussion highlighting the African American experience...

3 - 8.02 - 24
Discover Stagville Tour

Durham 150 Grantee
Discover Stagville will provide free Saturday tour and...

3.09
Panel Series: Tobacco and the African American Experience

An in-depth round table discussion highlighting the African American experience...

3 - 5.15 - 02
“Portraits of Durham” Exhibit at the Durham Arts Council

Durham Arts Council proudly invites you to the visual arts...

3.15
“Portraits of Durham” Exhibit at the Durham Arts Council

Who or what represents Durham to you? The Durham Arts...

3.15
Pop Up Exhibit: Drawing Democracy

Join us on Friday March 15th from 6-8PM for the Drawing...

3.19
Premiere: The Best of Enemies

We’re pleased to announce THE BEST OF ENEMIES Durham Special...

3.23
Panel Series: Tobacco and the African American Experience

An in-depth round table discussion highlighting the African American experience...

3.26 - 31
Art Exhibit- “Louis Austin and the Carolina Times”

This exhibit explores the life of newspaper publisher Louis Austin...

3 - 4.26 - 06
Art Exhibit: “Landmarks in Creativity”

In celebration of The City of Durham’s 150th Anniversary of...

3.28
Durham 150 Public Info Session

Want to participate in the Durham 150 celebration? Join us...

3.30
Neighborhoods Hike

Why do neighborhoods change so quickly in Durham? Wasn't Duke...

4 - 6.01 - 30
Turning the Page: Durham’s Reading History

In celebration of the City of Durham’s 150th anniversary of...

4.10
The Bulls of Durham Book Launch

Durham 150 Grantee
"The Bulls of Durham" living history book is...

4.11
Durham 150th Tap Takeover

Celebrate North Carolina Beer Month and Durham's 150th anniversary with...

4.12
Liberty Arts Presents Sign for Major, the Durham Bull!

Liberty Arts is turning 20, Durham is turning 150 and...

4.12
Community, Kids, and Pioneers

Join us at MoDH on Friday, April 12, from 6pm...

4.12
Good Times at the Sugar Shack: Celebrating Artist Ernie Barnes

An evening celebrating artist Ernie Barnes with original choreography inspired...

4.13
Durham 150 Opening Celebration

After this week’s tragic event, with the utmost respect for...

4.13
SummerStage Block Party

Durham 150 Grantee
A Celebration of All Things Durham

Join us as...

4.13
YouthVoice Festival

Durham is celebrating it's 150th birthday and we feel there...

4.20
African American Heritage Night

The Durham Bulls are proud to host an African American...

4 - 9.26 - 01
Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897 – 1922

Discover the extraordinary work of Hugh Mangum, a traveling portrait...

4.26
Tapestry Tours by Brown Hat Tours

Durham 150 Grantee
Experience the interwoven elements that make Durham amazing.

 

I'm...

4.27 - 28
Preservation Durham – 23rd Annual Home Tour, Building the American Dream

Preservation Durham's annual home tour is an important part of...

4.30
PLAYList Concert Series

Durham 150 Grantee
PLAYlist is Durham Central Park's (DCP) summer concert...

5.01
ReCity “We Believe in Durham” Mural Project

Durham 150 Grantee
ReCity Network is working to execute a mural...

5.02
Larger Than Life Science: City of Medicine

Durham 150 Grantee
The first Thursday of every month, Launchbio hosts...

5.05
Born at Duke Homestead

Duke Homestead is usually known as the birthplace of the...

5.09
Durham Historic Trolley Tour

Durham 150 Grantee
Brown Hat Tours and Preservation Durham invite you...

5.10
Tapestry Tours by Brown Hat Tours

Durham 150 Grantee
Tapestry Tours
Experience the interwoven elements that make Durham...

5.10
Lost to the Loop: Reshaping Downtown Durham – Exhibit Opening

Join us at the Museum of Durham History on Friday,...

5.13
Remembering the Legacy of Gov. William B. Umstead

Governor William B. Umstead was the only NC Governor from...

5.18
Student Camp to Animate Durham’s Next 50 Years

Durham has gone through many changes in its first 150...

5.18
50th Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival

Durham 150 Grantee
This national award winning festival is a celebration...

5.20
Wense Grabarek’s 100th Birthday Celebration

The 100th birthday of Wense Grabarek, a past Durham mayor,...

5.24
Tapestry Tours by Brown Hat Tours

Durham 150 Grantee
Tapestry Tours
Experience the interwoven elements that make Durham...

5.28
Durham Opus 150: An Ode to the Bull City

Bull City Music School is proud to present our annual...

5.31
Bull City 150: The Schools We All Deserve: The Struggle for Educational Equity in Durham, NC

The public exhibit titled The Schools We All Deserve: The...

6.01
15th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant

The Beaver Queen Pageant is Durham’s own special mix of...

6.01
The Bull City Benefit Gala

The Good Turn is a nonprofit organization who believes positive...

6.02
The Great Durham Odyssey

Durham 150 Grantee
Assemble your all-star team and join us for...

6.02
3rd Annual Black Music Month Celebration & Fundraiser

Durham 150 Grantee
By annual Presidential Proclamation, June has been named...

6.07
Swingin At Minnie Tee’s

Durham 150 Grantee
Students at St Sya Academy will develop a...

6.08
Celebrating Dance In Durham

Durham 150 Grantee
This theatrical production will feature NC AIA’s LEAP...

6.08
10th Annual “Promoting Human Excellence” Banquet

Durham 150 Grantee
FOR THE PAST 9 YEARS, W. DEEN MOHAMMED...

6 - 7.13 - 20
ADF Pop Up Performances

Durham 150 Grantee
For the past 42 years ADF has made...

6.14
Meeting at the Finish Line: Coaches Walker and Buehler Exhibit Opening

In the third installment of our community-curated exhibit series, Meeting...

6.15
Juneteenth Time Capsule and Burial and Processional

Durham 150 Grantee
THE JUNTEENTH TIME CAPSULE BURIAL AND  PROCESSIONAL IS...

6.15
15th Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration

Durham 150 Grantee
Juneteenth Celebration in Durham is a festival that...

6.19 - 21
Freedom thru ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Juneteenth 2019

Durham 150 Grantee
Juneteenth is not only a celebration of the...

6.20 - 21
ConnectEd Youth Conference

Durham 150 Grantee
The ConnectEd Youth Conference is specifically designed to...

6.21
Make Music Day Durham

Make Music Day is a worldwide celebration of spontaneous music...

6.21
Night and Day: Audio Under The Stars

Durham 150 Grantee
The world seems different once the sun goes...

6.22
DIY Fest

Durham 150 Grantee
As a place of inspiration and for resources,...

6.22
Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall

The Common Woman Chorus (CWC) of Durham and the Triangle...

6.23
Durham Refugee Day

Come and celebrate Durham's refugee and immigrant communities at Durham...

6.26 - 30
Taste 2019

After 6 years in Durham, we are giving taste 2019...

6.28 - 30
Don’t Get Any Ideas Little Lady

Durham 150 Grantee
A+A Dance Company will close the Durham Independent...

7.04 - 06
40th Annual Festival for The Eno

Featuring 80 bands on 5 stages featuring the best contemporary...

7 - 9.11 - 09
Jimmie Banks Retrospective Opening Reception and Gallery

On Thursday, July 11, Drop into the Ruby’s gallery to...

7.12
READ-A-PALOOZA SUMMER LEARNING BLOCK PARTY

EVERYONE is welcome to join us on Friday, July 12...

7.19
Henna: The Unknown History

Durham 150 Grantee
"HENNA: THE UNKNOWN HISTORY," is AN INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT/LECTURE...

7.19
Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue with John Schelp

Please join us for Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue,...

7.20
Pork, Pickles, and Peanuts

“Pork, Pickles, and Peanuts” have been staples of North Carolina...

7.21
Peace, Love, Respect: The Gospel According to Baba Chuck Davis

THE GLOBAL MESSAGE FOR HUMANITY IS THE TEXT FOR THE...

7.23
Full Frame School of Doc

Durham 150 Grantee
School of Doc is a completely free program...

7.25
Durham Historic Trolley Tour

Durham 150 Grantee
Brown Hat Tours and Preservation Durham invite you...

7.26
Super/Natural: Stories of Science & The Unknown: Audio Under The Stars

Durham 150 Grantee
From medicine to mysticism, we share stories that...

7.27
TapCork: Durham

A beer and wine fest that doubles as block party....

7.28
Bull City Roller Derby – First Home Bout

Durham 150 Grantee
The bout will take place on July 28,...

8.03
Duke Homestead Vintage Base Ball Game

The Duke Homestead Education and History Corporation will host its...

8.06
Noche de Ferias

EL CENTRO HISPANO WILL HAVE A BLOCK PARTY IN THE...

8.06
National Night Out and Census 2020 Kickoff

This event is a fusion of the 2020 Census Kick-off,...

8.09 - 11
The Durham College Legacy and Reunion

The Durham College Alumni Association will host its 2019 Durham...

8.09
S.E. Rochelle Exhibit Opening

Join us on Friday, August 9th from 6-8PM for the...

8.15
Durham 150 Closing Ceremony Tickets On Sale Today!

Tickets go on sale today, August 15 at 10 a.m....

8.15
Historic Algonquin Tennis Club Marker Unveiling

At 6:30 PM on Thursday, August 15, a marker will...

8.16
Celebrate World Relief Durham’s New Legal Clinic

We will be hosting a celebratory event benefiting the clinic...

8.17
Rock the Park Movie – Throwback Night

Come watch "Bull Durham" and help us celebrate Durham's 150th...

8.24
Harvest and Hornworm Festival

Our annual “Harvest & Hornworm” festival explores tobacco, from harvest...

8.24
West End/Lyon Park Legacy- “CARROLL STREET BLOCK FESTIVAL”

Durham 150 Grantee
A day of fun and learning of the...

8.30
Appetites and Desires: Audio Under The Stars

Durham 150 Grantee
We explore how our needs, both physical and...

9.07 - 08
WellFest

WellFest 2019 is a weekend of rejuvenation of the mind...

9.07
Brazilian Day Festival NC

Durham is a city that is known for its cultural...

9.08
Mallarmé – Chamber Music of 1869

Durham 150 Grantee
DURHAM @ 150

Mallarmé will present a concert of...

9.13
Tapestry Tours by Brown Hat Tours

Durham 150 Grantee
Join Brown Hat Tours for a one-hour walking...

9.13
Nuevo Espíritu de Durham: New Spirit of Durham

Join in for the opening reception of the Nuevo Espíritu de...

9.14
Foster Street Festival for Arts Entrepreneurship

Durham 150 Grantee
Our event will display the wide variety of...

9.14
Wills for Heroes Clinic

Manning Fulton & Skinner is a 40-attorney law firm based...

9.14
DOCTA Tennis Everyone – Durham 150

Durham 150 Grantee
Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) together tennis -...

9.15
FIESTA!

FIESTA!, a Durham 150 Signature Event, is presented by Durham Technical Community...

9.20
Tapestry Tours by Brown Hat Tours

Durham 150 Grantee
Join Brown Hat Tours for a one-hour walking...

9.21
The Durham Arts Council’s 45th Annual CenterFest

The Durham Arts Council is bringing the 45th Annual CenterFest...

9.21
Worship Under The Heavens

The vision for Worship Under The Heavens is to bring...

9.22
The Durham Arts Council’s 45th Annual CenterFest

The Durham Arts Council is bringing the 45th Annual CenterFest...

9.27 - 29
Art of Cool Festival 2019

The Art of Cool Festival is a remix of a...

9.27
Tapestry Tours by Brown Hat Tours

Durham 150 Grantee
Join Brown Hat Tours for a one-hour walking...

9.27 - 28
Gaspard&Dancers 10th Anniversary

Durham 150 Grantee
Durham-based modern dance choreographer Gaspard Louis and his...

9.28
Gaspard&Dancers 10th Anniversary

Durham 150 Grantee
Durham-based modern dance choreographer Gaspard Louis and his...

9.29
Extravaganza Latinoamericana: 150+20

Durham 150 Grantee
The Venezuelan Cultural Association of North Carolina initiated...

9.29
Viola Turner, A Woman of Hayti: In Her Own Words

Durham’s Hayti community was once known as America’s “Capital of...

10.01
DurmTalks

DurmTalks w/ Jesse & Desmera

As part of Durham's sesquicentennial, we...

10.02
The General Davie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: Contributions to Durham

The General Davie Chapter of the Daughters of the American...

10.04 - 06
NCCU Department of Theatre Presents: Best of Enemies

Catch the stage play based on "The Best of Enemies"...

10.04
Tapestry Tours by Brown Hat Tours

Durham 150 Grantee
Join Brown Hat Tours for a one-hour walking...

10.05
Phoenix Fest

Durham 150 Grantee
The 18th annual Phoenix Fest will bring thousands...

10.05
Walk/anda: Performing Afrofuturist Reclamation of Space and Place

Durham 150 Grantee
Join this placekeeping mobile experience of Black Wall...

10.07
Artist Soapbox: Durham 150 Artist Spotlight

FREE...

10 - 11.07 - 16
On exhibit: The Image is not square

Reed Art Gallery
9 am - 6 pm daily
Monday - Sunday
The...

10.09 - 18
Call for Artists and Zine Makers – Oct 18 Deadline

Uplifting Activist Women. Call for Visual Artists and Zine Makers

 

https://durham150.org/events/uplifting-activist-women-in-durham-history-an-interactive-exhibit-and-zine-project/...

10.10
Latinos in Durham: A Short Story of an Invisible but Vibrant Force

Durham 150 Grantee
Latinos en Durham: Breve Historia de una Fuerza...

10.11 - 13
NCCU Department of Theatre Presents: Best of Enemies

Catch the stage play based on "The Best of Enemies"...

10.12
2nd Annual Festival of Nations, Hosted by Sister Cities of Durham

Durham 150 Grantee
Discover the diverse cultures of Durham’s vibrant global...

10.12
Durham Black Business Success

Durham 150 Grantee
Durham's black community has been hailed for excellence...

10.12
The Young Entrepreneurs’ Expo 2019

In 2019 we will be hosting Durham's Sixth Young Entrepreneurs...

10.13
A Muslim Scene: Film, Taste, Style of Muslims in Durham

Durham 150 Grantee
We're inviting people of all belief systems to...

10.13
DURHAM AND THE INTEGRATION OF THE TRIANGLE’S UNIVERSITIES

On Sunday, October 13, the public is invited to join Eddie...

10.14
Artist Soapbox: Durham 150 Artist Spotlight

FREE...

10.18
Dance Durham Dance

Hayti Heritage Center presents
Dance Durham Dance: AfroPop Block Party
150 Year...

10.19
5th Annual Ms. Full-Figured North Carolina Pageant

The Ms. Full-Figured NC Pageant was created to focus on...

10.20
Baseball for All: A Concert for a Field of Dreams Presented by Durham Medical Orchestra Foundation

Durham Medical Orchestra presents “Baseball for All:  A Concert for...

10.20
Leap of Faith: A Tribute to Durham Then and Now

In honor of Durham’s 150th, the Durham Savoyards will present...

10.21
Artist Soapbox: Durham 150 Artist Spotlight

FREE...

10.25
Historic Fayetteville Street Corridor Brochure

Durham 150 Grantee
THE PROJECT IS THE CREATION OF TRI-FOLD BROCHURE...

10.27
Point4Health

Durham 150 Grantee
On Sunday, October 27th from 11am-2pm we will...

10 - 11.31 - 03
Bull Moon Rising

A 23 foot diameter replica of the moon will be...

11.02
Durham 150 Closing Ceremony

The Durham 150 Closing Ceremony Presented by Duke University and...

11.03
The Stagville Memorial Launch Party

JOIN US FOR THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY OF THE STAGVILLE...

11.07
Latinos in Durham: A Short Story of an Invisible but Vibrant Force

Durham 150 Grantee
Latinos en Durham: Breve Historia de una Fuerza...

11.09
National Pupusa Day Celebration

NATIONAL PUPUSA DAY IS CELEBRATED THE SECOND SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER....

11.09
Dimensions of Black: The Founding Fathers of Hayti

Featuring a mix of drama, music and poetry, this performance...

11.16
Premiere of “Durham: A Self-Portrait” Film

Ten years ago, we premiered "Durham: A Self-Portrait" to community...

11.17
Race Across Durham Trail Marathon and 10-Miler

THE RACE ACROSS DURHAM TRAIL MARATHON AND 10-MILER SPANS THE...

11.24
Uplifting Activist Women in Durham History: An Interactive Exhibit and Zine Project

Pauli Murray Birthday Party

Uplifting Women Activists in Durham: 

An Interactive Exhibit...

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