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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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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Christophe Boltanski presents his novel, The Safehouse

  • Smith Warehouse - Bay 4 C105
  • (919) 660-3118

Christophe Boltanski is a French writer, a new, significant voice in the genre of the "true novel." His book, La Cache [The Safe House], is a remarkable first-person narrative, a …


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…


Local 22 Beer Dinner with Fullsteam

  • Local 22
  • (919) 286-9755

Calling all beer lovers! This beer dinner is as local as you can get!Enjoy an incredible beer dinner with Durham’s very own Fullsteam Brewery. For those of you unfamiliar with Fullsteam (what …


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 …


Red Poppies

Join Christa Smith and paint "Red Poppies" SpringHill Suites RTP


Screenplay Reading - "The Death of Walt Disney"

  • Manbites Dog Theater
  • (919) 682-3343

Tonight, Uncle Walt is going to read you a story he wrote... Visionary playwright Lucas Hnath takes you on a darkly hilarious - and oddly resonant - theme park ride into the head of a crazed 20th …


Town Hall Meeting on Police Relations

An open discussion about ways to build, improve or maintain positive community/police relations in North Carolina. The event is sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Police Chiefs, ABC N…


Wednesday Night Trivia

Wednesday night is Trivia Night at Bull McCabe's, winner of The Independent's 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 "Best Trivia in the Triangle"! On Tuesday afternoon each week's specific R…


Celebration of Music

Featuring Duke Chapel Choir, Vespers Ensemble & Evensong Singers.


Chef/Author Jennifer Brulé

Join TV chef Jennifer Brulé for the launch of her new cookbook, "Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways." Jennifer will be bringing a big bowl of her "Kryptonite Pimento …


Darrell Scott

The Grammy-nominated performer and recording artist is a sensitive vocalist, an award-winning songwriter of depth and perception, and a versatile instrumentalist.


DJ Listening Party

Local DJs spin records inspired by "Southern Accent," including Brendan Greaves and Harrison Haynes, who co-curated the Southern Accent Music Library (with Nasher Museum Chief Curator …


Durham Central Park Community Input Session

  • Durham Parks and Rec

There will be a brief presentation about the history of the Park starting at 6:15pm. After that, participants can circulate around to different tables staffed by DCP staff and board members to tell …


Durham Literacy Center Mural Unveiling

  • Durham Literacy Center

All past and present DLC students, volunteers, staff and supporters are invited to the event. Refreshments will be served.


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.


Glass Jug Oktoberfest Party

  • Glass Jug
  • (919) 813-0135

They will be tapping THREE different Marzen/Oktoberfest beers for the day: - Mystery Brewing Company Rapunzel - Goose Island Oktoberfest ...and one more TBA Baguettaboutit will be ready to …


Healing Maddie Brees Book Launch

Help celebrate the launch of Rebecca Brewster Stevenson's debut novel Healing Maddie Brees. The Durham-local will host a reading and book signing, accompanied by refreshments and much …


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 …


Latin American Film Festival

  • Various venues

Founded in 1986, by Sharon Mujica, the Latin American Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of Latin America's film and audiovisual production. Its mission is to provide a space in North …


Music Documentary Night: Danny Says

DANNY SAYS is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and culture of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Lou …


Nature Storytime

Enjoy the outdoors with a story read aloud in the Gardens. Nature-themed stories are followed by a related activity or garden walk. Please meet in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden Story Circle. …


Tha Materials

Tha Materials (or Tha Mats for short) is a Soul Hip-hop group based in Durham, NC. Established in 2012 by founding members Drummer, JC Justice III, MC/Trumpeter, Cameron Tripp, & Trumpeter, …


The Civilians • 'The Undertaking'

There are four performances of 'The Undertaking'. The Civilians, practitioners of investigative theater, create their work like researchers of the national consciousness. They build their …


The Solitary Child: Wherefores and Repercussions

If children are so shy that they rarely play with other children, though, they can be at risk of later problems. From early childhood through adolescence, socially withdrawn children are at risk …


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