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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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Audio Under the Stars: Alternative Romance: Love Stories of All Stripes

All sorts of stories about love, from romance to failure, platonic relationships and simply want it feels like to love another. True Romance will feature stories recorded and produced in …

Back to School Bash to Benefit Boys & Girls Club

  • Carolina Ale House - Durham
  • (919) 490-2001

Join the Carolina Ale House in supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County with the Pack-the-Backpack Program! The restaurant is collecting school supply items through the m…

Comedian Beth Stelling

Originating in Chicago, Beth was named the "Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago." Soon after moving to L.A. Beth made her television debut on Conan. In 2014 she appeared on @midnight on …

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.

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.

Hands-on Spanish Nights Cooking Class

Barcelona, Madrid, Grenada...we want to take you there...and you don't even have to leave Bull City. In this class, enjoy all that Spanish food has to offer! Learn about common ingredients and …

Infinity Road - Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.

Iris Dement

The last of fourteen children, born in Arkansas and raised in Southern California, DeMent spent her childhood immersed in gospel and traditional country music. Infamous Angel , initially issued on …

Josh Moore

With The Dead Tongues.

Mark Meadows and Somethin’ Good

Recently named both "Artist of the Year" and "Composer of the Year" of 2014 by Washington DC's City Paper, Mark G Meadows is a jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and jazz …

Night Paddle & Fullsteam Beer Tasting

  • Pre-registration required
  • (919) 416-1200

A relaxing evening paddle on the lower Eno, followed by an insightful tasting and tour with the brewer at Fullsteam.  Wizards at the art of brewing using unique and local ingredients, your …

Single For 1 Christian Singles Conference Tour

Staying on the path towards the 1! Features singles group challenge, powerful teaching, priase and worship, and fellowship with other Christian singles.

The Grandsons with Jon Shain

"American music in a blender with the lid off." Jon Shain will be joining The Grandsons on electric guitar. About The Grandsons Across two decades in the performing arts, The …

Women's Equality Day March

It is a celebration of the Women's Equality Day and the celebration of women's right to vote, featuring well know guest speakers, dancing, singing and fun filled activities for families and just …

Wonderwork - Theater Piece

This devised theatre piece looks at themes from the pop-culture icon: Wonder Woman. 11 female artists explore the themes of heroes & villains, truth & justice, kicking ass & looking good …

"Ditch Your Day Job" Workshop

Are you a creative person whose day job is getting in your way? Learn how creative people can be their own boss, stay true to themselves, make a good living and ditch that darn day job. Frank Hyman …

Brien Barbour

Brien brings his huge range of music and humor - he's trained formally as a vocalist and guitarist and cultivated an appealing performance style that blends easy listening, light rock and folk m…

Durham Committee on Affairs of Black People - Founders Anniversary Banquet

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the organization. The 2015 Honorees will be Dr. Brenda Armstrong and Judge Leon Stanback, Jr. Keynote speaker is US Congresswoman Alma Adams. TIckets may be …

Eno River Tour

  • Pre-registration required
  • (919) 416-1200

Join Frog Hollow and Eno River Association and make your way down the Eno River. Starting at Hillsborough, each month there will be a paddle of a new section of the Eno River River until it ends in …

Experience Reiki Tummo

For those who are interested in Reiki, energetic body work or meditation, this event is for you! Rei (universal) Ki (energy) is an ancient technique where an attuned practitioner channels Divine …

Full Moon Drum Circle

Patanjali’s Place in collaboration with Lotus Leaf Gifts is hosting monthly Saturday community Drum Circles, on or before Full Moon. Inspired by similar gatherings around the world, come …

Jaisun McMillian

With Verlinda Zeno, The Louisiana Mojo Queen. Vocalist Jaisun McMillian is a former member of the Platters and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. 

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