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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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Back 2 School Community Event

Free book bags, school supplies, bouncy houses, vendors with job, health and education information, kid and teen clothing, and family fun. Music by Tay Clemons.


Ellerbee Creek Band

If you grew up in the 60's, 70's, or 80's, you will love taking a trip down memory lane with The Ellerbe Creek Band.


Free Family Day

Free admission, gallery hunts and performances by magician Joshua Lozoff.


Free Introductory Fencing Class

  • Mid-South Fencers Club
  • (919) 286-3100

Join a Mid-South staff member for a brief intro to fencing that includes a tour of the facility, learning about the different types of Olympic weapons and your ability to test your hand at fencing! …


Karate Intertnational End of the Summer and Back to School Party

  • Karate International of Durham
  • (919) 489-6100

Party with Karate International of Durham to celebrate the end of Summer and the start of a new school year. This is a FREE party for kids! Enjoy the fun, including games, balloons, pizza, prizes, …


North Carolina Natural Hair & Bride Expo

  • Duke North Pavilion

Natural hair, body and more services, plus lots for all including soon-to-be brides. Food Door Prizes Swag Bags Natural Services & Products Shopping & More!


SHED at the Shed

  • The Shed

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


Writers Roundtable

Authors who will be reading include Professor Reginald Mombrun, Dr. Gail Hayes and Ezekiel Walker.


Young Sean Young

Jon Yu and Ivan Howard (The Rosebuds, GAYNGS, Howard Ivans) reveal their collaborative dive into the other side of light. This is the music that's playing inside the cars in Blade Runner. It'll …


Building an Online Strategy that Works for Food Business Owners*

  • Small Business Center at Durham Tech
  • (919) 536-7241

Come learn what it takes to use your website, blog, email, and social media to generate leads and grow your business. You’ll learn what your business should be doing online, and how to develop …


Keb'Mo'

Three-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb’ Mo’, has released his 12th studio album titled BLUESAmericana on Kind of Blue Music. …


Meals from the Market: Biker Bar NC meal

Climb aboard Durham’s only fourteen seat pedal pub bike “Stanley” from Biker Bar NC for a night of pedaling, drinking and dining. Fourteen guests will start in front of Bull City …


Monday Night Acoustic Jazz

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Relax and listen to the wonderful sounds of Russ Corvey and Bo Lankenau as they provide an acoustic guitar duo of jazz, pop, latin, and folk. Start your week off on a great note with this great …


Public Service Meditation

  • Durham Friends Meeting House
  • (919) 403-6944

Weekly on Mondays with the EXCEPTION of 2nd Mondays: NO meetings on 2nd Mondays. The loving, uplifting, guided Meditation on Twin Hearts is a form of world service. Practitioners become instruments …


Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

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 …


NCCU vs East Carolina University (Volleyball)

Second year Head Coach Nicki Holmes and the Lady Eagles look to improve on last year's 4-25 finish. NCCU returns six upperclassmen from last year's squad. NCCU will once again host its five …


Tasty Tuesdays Wine Tasting

  • Wine Authorities
  • (919) 489-2884

Call to confirm. FREE.


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 …


Kobie Watkins Jazz Jam Playhouse

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Beyú Jazz Jam Playhouse will begin with Youth Jazz Jammers, ages 8-18, who will play 7pm to 8pm. Youth are encouraged to bring a song they would like to play or their own ensemble piece. A…


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.


RAGANA, Severed Fingers!

Ragana- Dark Queer Black Metal Sludge. Severed Fingers - country/folk rock and roll with a strong punk ethos from Durham NC.


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