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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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(U)nity (afro-cuban jazz fusion)

(U)nity is the musical project, and collective ideal of five musicians from different corners of the world. Bringing to the group the musical flavors of Paris, Havana, Minneapolis, Providence and …

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 Yard Sale

Multiple estates. Cash and carry only. See link for items available.

Bobby Messano

Bobby Messano is a legendary artist who has released five contemporary Blues CDs, placed songs in major TV and Cable shows and had songs held by Eric Clapton and others. He has played guitar on …

Community Carnival Day

  • Olive Branch Baptist Church
  • (919) 596-8907

Midway Games, Bounce House, Dunking Booth, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Snow Cones, Face Painting, Cake Walk, and MUCH MORE.

Company Wang Ramirez

After last season’s electrifying, sellout performances, Company Wang Ramirez is back with another genre-defying work. The company, known for their emotional and powerful blend of c…

Company Wang Ramirez-Children's Matinee

After last season’s electrifying, sellout performances, Company Wang Ramirez is back with another genre-defying work. The company, known for their emotional and powerful blend of c…

Create an Alternative Roof-to-Roots Rain Harvesting/Water Management System

  • Bayleaf Cottage

Instructor Frank Hyman is an NCSU-trained horticulturist, designer and the "Green Thumb" columnist for Urban Farm and Hobby Farm magazines. In this program you'll learn: 1) How …

DJ BnC at The Tavern

  • 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 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 …

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 …

Girls Rock Summer Showcase

GIRLS ROCK NORTH CAROLINA is an organization in central North Carolina that empowers girls and women - through creative expression - to become confident and engaged members of our communities, by …

Habitat Bull Moon Ride and Run

This is a party with a purpose! Cyclists, runners and walkers enjoy a night time tour of Durham and return to the DBAP for a great party.

High Ropes Discovery Day

Explore Durham Parks and Recreation’s high ropes course and navigate a variety of obstacles, some reaching 55 feet in the air! Try out the course at our Discovery Day by joining one of three …

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 …

Intuitive Painting

In this workshop, students will learn the process of intuitive painting. This unique approach is about letting go of expectations, experimenting, and allowing your creativity to unfold …

Jenny Besetzt 'Tender Madness' record release show

With No One Mind, Enemy Waves, Konvoi.

Let's Go Crazy: 80s Dance Party

Your beat street boogaloo DJs Fifi Hi-Fi and Chris Adamcik spin all the Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and George Michael you can handle... and then plenty more! Suggested …

Mattie B's Cider Class

Mattie Beason spent four days in Portland helping to teach the first ever Cider Certification class in Portland, Oregon this past February. He hopes to bring some of that knowledge to you in a 45 …


SUCCESS is a compelling stage play that uncovers the true perceptions of how as a society we measure success and the challenging issues of how we must choose to either conform to the status quo set …

The Sit-In Series: A Gallery Event

Forging ahead to the Bull City, The 2nd Installment of The Sit-In Series aims to captivate your visuals and incite your soul. Providing therapy for your senses with live music and a rocking DJ at …

The Struggle is Real

Are you struggling to reach your weight loss goals? Are you tired of the off and on again cycle of trying to reaching your goals? If you have 5, 10, 15, 100 or more pounds to lose this workshop is …

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