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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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Armand & Bluesology

High energy blues and R&B. Arrive early for this one..oh, .and bring your dancing shoes!


Carolyn Malachi (jazz, soul)

From Washington, DC's rich arts scene emerges Carolyn Malachi with a fresh blend of music that garners international praise, including MTV naming her an R&B artist "to obsess over". …


Cory Morrow

Singer/songwriter of rollicking, soulful, feel-good Texas country. With Jeremy Squires.


DJ BnC at 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 Bulls vs. Gwinnett Braves

The most recognized name in minor league baseball thanks to the hit movie Bull Durham, for over a century the Bulls have offered affordable family entertainment to fans in the Triangle and …


Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People - Founders Day Banquet

The 2016 Honoree will be Mayme Webb-Bledsoe, a legend of Durham grassroots community work, and the Honorable Charles Becton, the former Chancellor of North Carolina Central University and former …


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 …


Durham Roots Farmer’s Market

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 903-1570

Featuring Durham County farmers and producers, selling products grown in Durham's dirt.


Family Explorers Club - Shapes in Nature

The Family Explorers Club is designed for our 5 year old and younger friends and their families. Share stories, do an activity together, and have plenty of time to explore.


Fullsteam 6-Year Anniversary

With special beers, tours, and a pig roast.


Geektastic: An Evening of Geeky Bellydance!

Join The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers for the second annual geek bellydance stage show extravaganza! This year, they've searched far and wide to bring you the ultimate evening of geeky …


How I Decorated My Home Using the Habitat ReStore

Have you ever wondered how to decorate your home on a budget? The owner of MH Designs will present a FREE hour-long session to answer all of your questions, share her photos and network with fellow …


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 …


Inversion Workshop [Learn 2 Go Upside Down in Yoga]

  • SYNCSTUDIO South

Does it scare the *BLEEP* out of you when the instructor cues a handstand during class? You are not alone! Whether you have never gone upside down or you prefer living #thatinvertedlife, this …


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 …


Meet Curious George During Storytime

A very special Storytime with a special appearance of Curious George!


Mostly Waltz Dance

The evening will feature a mix of fast and slow music to accommodate the many styles of waltz, including slow melodies for modern Ballroom and Cross-Step, moderate tempos for Rotary and Contra/Folk …


Music Lab w/ Mr. Steve

  • Monkey Bottom Collaborative

A music discovery program for kids that offers interactive live music, sing-alongs, instrument play, and more! No age limits. Drop-ins welcome.


Peace in the Park

Music by Lokshun, Aubrey Brejanay, Tish Songbird, Project 919 Band, Terry Wiley DJ Double J and DJ Fatz. Plus fun kid activities, health screening, AIDS awareness, record expungements, school …


Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller

  • The Emily K Center

A musical production by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.


Tennis Carnival

Durhamites of all ages are invited to learn about the tennis programs offered by Durham Parks and Recreation. Participants will be able to take part in a variety of tennis drills from hitting and …


The Extra Terrestrial Project and Blind Boy Fuller on the American Tobacco Trail

The program will include poet Darrell Stover's tribute to Blind Boy Fuller and the blues, and a preview of musician, forester and botanist Justin Robinson's new composition &…


Tootie's Comedy Open Mic

Comedians with off color humor and an openness to hear people do comedy for the first time, or second...or 80th.


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