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Special Events

Armand & Bluesology

High energy blues and R&B. Arrive early for this one..oh, .and bring your dancing shoes!

Carolyn Malachi (jazz, soul)

From Washington, DC's rich arts scene emerges Carolyn Malachi with a fresh blend of music that garners international praise, including MTV naming her an R&B artist "to obsess over". …

Cory Morrow

Singer/songwriter of rollicking, soulful, feel-good Texas country. With Jeremy Squires.

DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern

Durham Architecture & the Urban Landscape Walking Tour

Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers lead a 90 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. WALKING TOURS AND THE W…

Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People - Founders Day Banquet

The 2016 Honoree will be Mayme Webb-Bledsoe, a legend of Durham grassroots community work, and the Honorable Charles Becton, the former Chancellor of North Carolina Central University and former …

Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure

Do you believe in ghosts? The home of Liggett &Myers, Kress & Snow Buildings ghosts, oh, it’s a Pub Crawl! Guests spend approximately 25 minutes in three (3) of Durham’s …

Geektastic: An Evening of Geeky Bellydance!

Join The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers for the second annual geek bellydance stage show extravaganza! This year, they've searched far and wide to bring you the ultimate evening of geeky …

I Wish You A Boat

  • Ward Theatre
  • (917) 816-2122

The Ward Theatre Company presents its second production of the year, I Wish You a Boat, an original theater piece created by Artistic Director, Wendy Ward. Upon its premiere in New York in 2005, the …

Meet Curious George During Storytime

A very special Storytime with a special appearance of Curious George!

Mostly Waltz Dance

The evening will feature a mix of fast and slow music to accommodate the many styles of waltz, including slow melodies for modern Ballroom and Cross-Step, moderate tempos for Rotary and Contra/Folk …

Music Lab w/ Mr. Steve

  • Monkey Bottom Collaborative

A music discovery program for kids that offers interactive live music, sing-alongs, instrument play, and more! No age limits. Drop-ins welcome.

Peace in the Park

Music by Lokshun, Aubrey Brejanay, Tish Songbird, Project 919 Band, Terry Wiley DJ Double J and DJ Fatz. Plus fun kid activities, health screening, AIDS awareness, record expungements, school …

Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller

  • The Emily K Center

A musical production by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

The Extra Terrestrial Project and Blind Boy Fuller on the American Tobacco Trail

The program will include poet Darrell Stover's tribute to Blind Boy Fuller and the blues, and a preview of musician, forester and botanist Justin Robinson's new composition &…

Visions of the Bull City Art Show

  • The Choice Performance Center

Works by Tamisha Diaz and Greg Taylor. With live music, light appetizers, wine, and beer. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Melvin Brent Adcock Memorial Scholarship Fund …

An Acoustic Evening with Hal Ketchum

Hal Ketchum debuted twenty five years ago with the hit song "Small Town Saturday Night" from his debut gold album 'Past The Point Of Rescue' and he has been a crowd favorite of the country …

Give the Drummer Some Percussion Concert

Professor Thomas Taylor, guest artist Carl Allen, and some of the Jazz percussion alumni will present a jazz concert and fundraiser. Each performer will honor Grady Tate with 30 minutes of music w…

Raise the Roof Music Night and Silent Auction

The evening will be family friendly and includes a very exciting silent auction. An incredible musical lineup featuring some of the Triangle Area's most talented musicians, the BSS (Bright Star …

SHED at the Shed

  • The Shed

Weekly music hang/ open rehearsal. Get ready for a Jazz Workout!

Soul On Sundays

The soul music fans at Alley Twenty Six are setting off a weekly soul night. Local DJs will be rotating through to bring a variety of musical flavor, always soulful.

Talk Music Get Educated Music Seminar and Forum

Get your music heard, get advice, get educated on the industry. Live performances, food, special guest and more. Register to perform before A&R from the majors, and get registered to learn how t…

Flash Chorus

Anyone can show up and be a part of a rocking ad hoc chorus, regardless of any prior singing experience (or lack there-of). If you've ever wanted to express yourself creatively through music but …

Mixtape Monday (with martini specials)

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Mixtape Mondays are for music and martinis. Drop by anytime, any Monday and check out a wide variety of martini specials! Check the events calendar for this week's DJ: …

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