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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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Beginning Hot Yoga Class

  • Bikram Yoga
  • (919) 251-8763

Beginning hot yoga known for its health benefits. First timers welcome! The heat makes it easier to stretch, and everyone leaves feeling great.


Benefit Concert at Hayti

  • Hayti Heritage Center
  • (919) 683-1709

This special concert features the North Carolina Jazz Ensemble, keyboardist and vocalist Bobby Hinton with the Martin Luther King, Jr. All Children's Choir of NC, Alphonza Kee and Friends, and a …


Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company presents the second part of "Analogy: A Trilogy" developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong. In this ADF commissioned world …


Dancing Hammers in Concert

Enjoy the music of Dancing Hammers! Robert Burns & Victoria Van Arnam combine their passions for hammered dulcimer, eclectic music, & education into a dynamic concert experience. The …


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. Weekly …


Durham Cinematheque - Movies in the Park

Film:Making Art in the Universe. Pollock, Keinholz, and Gross make art while we travel to the end of the known universe and back again. Proves the theorem: Art + Science = Human. Presented by …


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 …


Habitat for Humanity ReStore Birthday Bash

There will be balloons. There will be discounts. There will be giveaways. But most importantly, there will be cake! For seven years, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore has been open to the public: …


Kidz Yoga

  • reCharge Pilates & Barre
  • (919) 797-0958

Yoga for kids is a fun way for children to develop important skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. ​ Even at a young age, children often feel pressure at school academically and socially, …


Look Homeward

Pairing the Appalachian drawls and passionate picking of venerated field recordings with the soul tones of Atlantic beaches and boggy bayous, Look Homeward marries banjos and brass in a celebration …


Night Paddle

  • Pre-registration required
  • (919) 416-1200

Discover what the evening hours have to offer! Leave your worries behind as you set out by canoe to enjoy the wildlife, soak in the moonrays & starshine, and experience the sounds of nature. …


Thirsty: A Queer Dance Party

Featuring DJ's Playplay and Bitchcraft. Must be 21+.


Tobacco Road FC vs Carolina Railhawks NPSL (Soccer)

This is the team's innaugural season with National Premier Soccer League. Tobacco Road FC has existed as a highly successful amateur program for many years in the Triangle Adult Soccer League.


Walk With a Doc

  • Marshall I. Pickens Building
  • (919) 684-6721

Walk With a Doc participants will meet in the lobby of the Duke Family Medicine Center, take a walk through Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then return to the center. The walking path is approximately …


Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company presents the second part of "Analogy: A Trilogy" developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong. In this ADF commissioned world …


Bull City Burger and Brewery's Weekly Tour and Tasting

Must be 21+ to participate. $5/person, includes tour and tasting of the beers on tap with brewer/guide. The $5 fee can be credited toward a growler deposit the day of the tour. Please call to v…


Craft Saturday: Antebellum Games

Try your hand at playing 19th century children's games! Make a toy to take home with you!


DJ BnC at The Tavern

  • The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


Durham Craft Market

The Durham Craft Market is a weekly, open-air market displaying one-of-a-kind, handmade, local arts and crafts. Celebrate the uniqueness of craft, be part of the flourishing Durham arts and crafts …


Loud and Proud: A Drag Show and QTPOC Fundraiser / Dance Party

DRAG SHOW ADDITIONAL PARTS: NC'S COCKIEST DRAG TROUPE Appearing for the first time together onstage, come see drag sensations: D. D. Cummings Chris Cross Tender Trey Dorian Gaye Spray …


Tootie's Comedy Open Mic

Comedians with off color humor and an openness to hear people do comedy for the first time, or second...or 80th.


Wine Tasting

  • Hope Valley Bottle Shop
  • (919) 403-5200

Call to confirm.


Exhibits & Recurring Events

21C Guided Docent Tour

  • 21c Museum Hotel
  • (919) 956-6700

21c offers guided docent tours of current exhibits.


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