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Durham Bulls Blues Festival

Durham Bulls Blues Festival


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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English Country Dance

  • Freedman Center
  • (919) 683-9672

Beginners welcome; all dances taught; no partner necessary. Live music on 2nd & 4th Thursdays. Gender-free calling. Bring non-street shoes or dance in socks.

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

Mir Haynes, the owner of RTP Resumes, will be speaking about How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile. In this seminar, you'll learn how to write a LinkedIn summary that stands out from the crowd, how …

Irish Learning Jam

Jigs, reels, hornpipes and slip jigs. Whatever your fancy, we probably play it. This Learning Jam is designed to build a common repertoire of tunes you'll hear in local Irish sessions; phrase by …

Michael Jones Trio

  • Beyú Caffé
  • (919) 683-1058

FREE admission.

Move Loot RDU Celebrates Local

Move Loot Raleigh & Durham turns one! For their birthday, they're bringing together some of their favorite local businesses to celebrate the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of the Triangle …

Panel Discussion: Creativity and Violence in Central Africa

Moderated by Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History and Dean of Humanities at Duke. Panelists include Carol Magee and Victoria L. Rovine, both associate professors …

Repowering Our Schools Fall Kick Off Meeting

To do: Sharpen pencils and repower our schools with 100% renewable electricity. All ages are welcome. Snacks and drinks will be provided. RSVP online.

Soil Preparation - Durham County Extension Gardeners Series

Durham’s native soil is somewhat difficult to work with. In this Durham County Extension Gardeners Series session, Charles Murphy, Durham County Extension master gardener, will discuss what c…

The Underground Presents: Retro Kids Beat Battle

Featuring hip-hop artist Ira Descendent Bond & Lil-bob Doe. Beat Battles, Freestyle Battles, Poetry open Mics, Art Galleries, Dance showcases! All in the name of the real hip hop & …

Bull City Rumble

  • Bike Show

A world-renowned vintage motorcycle and scooter rally hosted by Ton Up NC annually on Labor Day Weekend. Thematically, the event has its roots in the traditional rivalry of Mods vs. Rockers, the …

DISHOOM Bollywood Dance Party

Bollywood, Bhangra, Electro, Hip Hop, Trap, Dancehall, Reggaeton, and more! 9pm: Bhangra Dance Lessons! 10pm: TAN DURM FOOD TRUCK ARRIVES! 10:30pm: DJ Rang starts spinning. 12am: G2 …

Duke Street Dogs

The Duke Street Dogs have been referred to as a "populist" band. They play a mix of old and new, original material, country and jazz, rock, Tin Pan Alley, bluegrass, and old-time.

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 …

Friday Family FUN Night

DJ Music. Chase Dawson (The Kid DJ) in the house pumping cool tunes starting 6pm.

Golf Clinic with Karl Kimball

Bring a chair and watch as Karl talks about the golf swing and answers your questions on how to improve your game around the course. Donations will be accepted to help support the Folds of Honor …

Jim Jefferies: The Freedumb Tour

Jim Jefferies established himself as one of the outstanding comedians of his generation with the prestigious one-hour HBO special "I Swear to God.” He continues wowing audiences with his …

Johnny White & The Elite Band - Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.

The Oh Whales

With Starbenders / Vanguard Party / Hot Water & The Bone.

2015 Labor Day Music fest.

Line-up: Lloyd and Dej Loaf. Lloyd has recently decided to veer away from the smooth R&B sound with which he made his name, swapping crooning for rapping and signing with G-Unit Records …

Back to School Open House

  • Quest Martial Arts

Featuring prizes, demonstrations, trial classes, sword fighting and a bouncy house. Martial arts demonstrations of kids, youth and advanced students.

Dreaming of the 90's Dance Party!

With DJs PlayPlay & Queen Plz.

Lakewood Flea Market

Spaces are approximately 10' x 10', first come, first served.

New School No School

  • The Shed

Weekly, live music.

North Carolina Central University vs St. Augustine's University (Football)

Fifteen starters return from a team that captured a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and posted the most wins as a Division I-FCS program a year ago. NCCU will open the 2015 …

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