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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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Allison Crutchfield

Indie rock. With Naked Naps.

Author Garth Risk Hallberg

Bestselling author Garth Risk Hallberg will be at The Regulator Bookshop to read and sign his book, "City on Fire."

Cello Master Class with Bonnie Thron

 The public is invited to attend this free master class. Bonnie Thron joined the North Carolina Symphony as principal cellist in 2000. She currently is a member of the piano quartet …

Classroom Open Hours

Welcome, unschoolers and homeschoolers alike, to an open-ended exploration in the learning laboratory. Tinker to your heart’s content, rearrange moving parts and explore the nature museum and …

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting - Home2 Suites by Hilton

Located at the Patterson Place Shopping Center Appetizers and Beverages will be provided. Katelyn Read, a folk-blues singer and songwriter will be performing Toy Fund Raiser for Duke …

Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • Call for meeting location
  • (919) 371-2653

Motorized, professionally guided, who, what, where, when & why tour de force! Every Tuesday Tobacco Road Tours take you to where Durham's roots began & where the City has evolved today. Some …

JB Duke Hotel and Washington Duke Inn Job Fair

A wide variety of full- and part-time positions are available.

Karl Rove and Jim Messina

AGS Program Director and Duke Professor of Political Science, Peter Feaver, says of the event: "By all accounts, this has been one of the most fascinating and unpredictable presidential …

North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO)

The most esteemed big band in the Carolina's continues its monthly residency at the Sharp 9.

Tasty Tuesdays Wine Tasting

Call to confirm. FREE.

The Neuroscience of Intoxicating Drugs

Dr. Nicole Schramm-Sapyta from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences will explain how the brain, environment and intoxicating drugs work together to cause addiction.

Tuesday Blues Jam

BNG provides, amps, drums, PA...everything you'll need, just bring your instrument or sticks...sign up and play or sit back & listen to some great blues

Bianca Del Rio: Not Today Satan Tour

Bianca Del Rio, the alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock and season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is a self-professed “clown in a gown.” This hilariously hateful comic is k…

Big Top 14

  • The Frontier @RTP

Ready to find that perfect job with that perfect company? Tired of looking online and submitting resumes to faceless executives? Yearning to get a glimpse into a company’s culture? The Big Top …

Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he's joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton ( Bob M…

Durham Farm & Food Themed Candidates' Forum

Network, eat, and engage politicians in a discussion of food policy and whole systems issues relating to our local food economy. Sponsored by Durham Farm and Food Network, with support from Plate …

Lecture - The Neurobiology of Poverty

In this presentation, Seth Pollak will introduce a growing and consistent body of evidence indicating that effects of poverty on brain development are likely central to poverty-related gaps in …

Local 22 Beer Dinner with Double Barley Brewing

  • Local 22
  • (919) 286-9755

An incredible beer dinner with a lovely little brewery from Smithfield, NC, featuring 4 mouthwatering courses that accompany the locally & lovingly crafted Double Barley brews.

Northgate Jams!

Jam sessions each week to play old time, bluegrass and country. No rules, however, so all musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Park in the parking deck closest to the movie theater or in …

Photography as a Second Language

This class is designed to teach basic photography skills to new or non-photographers, especially documentarians in other mediums who feel that photography can add depth to their projects. The course …

Plants of Distinction: Mum's the Word - Growing Show Chrysanthemums

Learn about spectacular plants that offer both beauty and functionality. Sign up separately for each session to learn a new group of beautiful and useful plants, or take all four …

Scholars and Storytelling: the Memory Project

  • Franklin Humanities Institute

Filmmaker Wu Wenguang will lead a talk on the Memory Project, an initiative based in Duke University Libraries to collect interviews on the Great Famine of 1958-1961.

Shonen Knife

Osaka Japan's legendary queens of indie sunshine. With Amanda X.

Spooky Shenanigans

Featuring arts and crafts, story time, music, light refreshments, and so much fun. Ages: 3-5. Pre-registration required.

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