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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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Brian Regan Live Comedy Tour

America's Favorite Funnyman Today's Best Family-Friendly Stand-Up Comedian Regan was seen in the Chris Rock movie, Top Five, and he was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best C…

Dance Performance - "Stations"

  • Durable Durham Warehouse

Durham based dance company The Department of Improvised Dance presents Stations, an evening of structured spontaneity. In Stations, intrepid experimenters reach for new ideas in small places. In the …

Dive In Movie

Due to licensing laws, DPR cannot promote the name of the movie. Call for details.

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.

Duke Teaching Observatory Open House

  • Duke Teaching Observatory

Observe the solar system and galaxies through the university's five Meade LX200 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. Click here for a map.

Duke vs Florida State (Volleyball)

Last year Duke reached the NCAA tournament for the 19th time in program history. Entering her 17th season at the helm of the program, Jolene Nagel looks to build upon last year's success. The Blue …

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 …

Friday Family FUN Night

DJ Music. Chase Dawson (The Kid DJ) in the house pumping cool tunes starting 6pm.

Jonathan Biss, Piano

The Piano Recital Series begins with the pianist, scholar, and New York City cultural linchpin Jonathan Biss. As the co-artistic director of Marlboro Music Festival with pianist Mitsuko Uchida, he …

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes is one of the most successful entertainers with a career spanning more than two decades. With forty-four million albums sold, two GRAMMY Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and …

Mount Moriah

Through their artful personal storytelling, Mount Moriah develops a piercing portrait of a "New South" where progressive traditions are still fitfully breaking free from conservative …

Play - "TI-Jean and His Brothers"

  • Farrison-Newton Communications Bldg
  • (919) 530-5170

A Caribbean family is in crisis: three brothers are pulled into a dangerous game with the Devil in this fanciful, dark, and ultimately hopeful story of battling despair through fierce humor and l…

Seba Pezzani and RAB4

A 30-year veteran of the music scene, guitar/vocalist Seba Pezanni draws direct inspiration from the great American singer-songwriters, the giants of folk and blues, and the bands of the British …

UNC-CH Faculty Jazz Quintet w/ Corey Wilcox: Sharp 9 Gallery

  • Sharp 9 Gallery
  • (919) 486-5299

Trombonist, Corey Wilcox performs with the UNC-CH Faculty Jazz Quintet

4th Annual Eno River Race

Join us for the 4th annual Eno River Run, a 6- or 11-mile autumn adventure along the trails and through the river at Eno River State Park in Durham. The course features technical single track trail, …

A Taste of Trinity Festival

  • Trinity Ave. Presbyterian Church
  • (919) 597-1386

Church Festival featuring BBQ (take out or eat in), Bake Sale, Silent Auction and Jewelry Sale. All proceeds to help alleviate poverty in Durham.

Ariel Pocock/James Suter Duo

  • Sharp 9 Gallery
  • (919) 486-5299

Pianist/vocalist Ariel Pocock and bassist James Suter perform.

Author Lucy Rozier

Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph, a handsomely illustrated tall tale for preschool and elementary grade children. The author currently lives in Durham.

Composition and Light Class Begins

Light, composition, moment, time, palette and wonder – National Geographic refers to these as the most basic elements of nature photography. This short session will help the casual p…

Durham Tobacco Heritage Walking Tour

Durham's tobacco heritage is explored through the stories and experiences of Durham residents. Tour takes about 45 minutes to complete. Bring bottled water. FREE.

Harvest Festival

Bring the kids for giant bubbles, balloon animals, fairy hair, touch a fire truck & a tractor. Bring your appetite for demos by chef Steve McRae of Harvest 18 and chef Dan wright of Primal. …

Health Equipment Loan Program Donation Day

Do you have a wheelchair, walker, shower seat, or cane collecting dust in your attic or garage? Many people need that equipment but cannot afford it. HELP, the new Health Equipment Loan Program, …

Lakewood Flea Market

Spaces are approximately 10' x 10', first come, first served.

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