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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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ADHD Community Education Seminar

  • Duke Child and Family Study Center
  • (888) 275-3853

Strategies to help your child with ADHD to improve behavior Speaker: Jane Howard, LCSW This session will provide a review of behavior management principles with a focus on increasing desired …

Author Alex Wolff

In The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama, Alex Wolff looks into how basketball affected President Obama as he was growing up, the part it played in his campaigns and in his time in …

Career Development Workshop

  • NC Works Career Center
  • (919) 560-6880

Space is limited.

Cider and Cookies at the Hub

Enjoy FREE hot cider and homemade cookies from the Museum of Durham History every day of December (oh, what the heck, why not start with Small Business Saturday!) during the holiday season. Some …

Duke Chorale Christmas Concert

The Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop, presents its annual Christmas Concert featuring seasonal selections by the Duke Chorale as well as traditional carols for the entire audience to sing a…

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 …

Josh Stein's Attorney General Campaign Kick Off

Join other supporters of Josh Stein's Attorney General campaign.

Santa Photos

Don't wait in line! Reserve your time with Santa and save 30% or more on your photo package! Photo pre-purchase is required to book your time, however all guests can enjoy savings by p…

Tasty Tuesdays Wine Tasting

Call to confirm. FREE.

Traditional Building Conference

Featuring: Tour of West Campus, Duke University- the work of Horace Trumbauer and Julien Abele Tour of Duke Gardens' historic Terrace designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman How to sessions: Wood, …

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

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 …

2015 Bull City Holiday Food & Wine Soirée

A holiday food market and wine tasting with over 25 local producers and businesses sampling and selling their products for holiday meals, parties, gift baskets and more.

Chef/Author Sara Foster

Sara Foster of Foster's Market will be signing her 25th anniversary cookbook, "Foster's Market Favorites." Foster will bring samples from her collection. Sara Foster is the owner of …

Craft Invitational

This invitational highlights work by talented local and regional craftsmen and artists, and offers staff, patients, families and other visitors an opportunity to enjoy a delightful exhibit and to …

Duke Symphony Orchestra with Madeline Lucas Tolliver, flutist, and Laura Byrne, harpist

Program: Beethoven: Overture to "The Creatures of Prometheus," Op. 43 and Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92; Mozart: Andante in C Major for Flute and Orchestra, K. 315 and Concerto in C …

Duke vs Indiana (Men's Basketball) [ACC/Big Ten Challenge]

Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski welcomes the nation's top-ranked recruiting class to Durham, N.C. as the latest edition of Blue Devils look to defend their 2015 championship title.

FoodCon 2015

  • Fuqua School of Business at Duke

FoodCon connects some of the top talent in the food industry with thought leaders in the food and agribusiness arena. Panelists and speakers will include representatives from a range of …

Kathy Mattea

Drawing from her Grammy-winning collection “Good News”, and the critically acclaimed follow up, “Joy for Christmas Day”, Kathy Mattea has crafted a wide-ranging yet cohesive …

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…

Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets

Duke Performances ushers in the holiday season with British rock ’n’ roll legend Nick Lowe and Nashville-based surf rockers Los Straitjackets. Lowe, who achieved breakthrough success in …

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