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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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"Museum Mixtape" Screening

A video-album by Juan Obando that pairs freestyle rappers with works in the Nasher Museum collection - as well as other southeastern art museums. Obando will introduce the video and take part in a …


"The New Colossus" Play

  • Manbites Dog Theater
  • (919) 682-3343

A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun...what could possibly go wrong? A darkly comic reboot of Chekhov's classic, this rollicking tale …


4th Thursday Songwriter’s Orgy

NC's most celebrated songwriters gather for a fun evening of shared tunes and stories. Who knows what you'll hear, but you can bet it will include blues, country, rock, and gypsy folk.


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.


FREE : Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament

Register and compete in a FREE practice tournament for the Ultimate Dodgeball Championship. Send your name and phone number to jumpdurham@skyzone.com to reserve your spot. Note: Sky Socks not …


Grand Opening Party with The Aaron Hill Trio

Aaron Hill is a saxophonist and educator living in Durham, NC. Hill completed undergraduate studies at the University of Hawaii, and post graduate studies right here in Durham at North Carolina …


If/Then

IF/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and …


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 …


Nature Storytime Series

Enjoy the outdoors with a story read aloud in the Gardens. Nature-themed stories are followed by a related activity or garden walk. Dates offered: Thursdays from March 17 to June 2. Location: …


Photography Exhibit - Children and the Experience of Illness

  • Duke Eye Center-Connector Gallery
  • (919) 620-5374

Photographs produced by young patients and their Duke student mentors, from the class Children and the Experience of Illness, taught at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.


Showtune Sing-Along

  • The Bar
  • (919) 956-2929

Sing along to your favorite Broadway showstoppers. Your bartender and host Tom plays a range of tunes, from old stand-bys to current hits (as well as some movie musical favorites for good measure). …


SkyRobics

  • Sky Zone Durham
  • (919) 425-0800

Burn up to 1,000 calories an hour on the wall-to-wall trampolines! SkyRobics is low-impact, healthy fun that combines calisthenics, core exercises and strength-building aerobics. SkyRobics is one of …


The WOW Factor: How Color Influences Your Garden

The best gardens feel somehow effortless and exciting. They have a "Wow!" impact that you want in your own garden. Bobby Mottern will introduce you to three design elements that will help …


Alex Weiss - Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.


Audio Under the Stars: Bad Advice and Second Chances

Stories of good intentions, bad ideas, rescue, revival, and redemption at Durham's one and only audio garden party.   Bring a chair or blanket. Rain date 6/3.


Beginning Hot Yoga Class

  • Bikram Yoga
  • (919) 251-8763

Beginning hot yoga known for its health benefits. First timers welcome! The heat makes it easier to stretch, and everyone leaves feeling great.


Blue Light Bingo

The themed events includes 5 games of Bingo and entertainment from the Blue Light Beauties. All are welcome to dress up to the theme and this is a family friendly program. Proceeds benefit …


Blues on the Plaza

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 286-4407

Northgate Mall, and Triangle Blues Society, present a five-part Blues on the Plaza series featuring the best of Piedmont blues five Fridays in May outdoors on the Plaza. Grab your lawn chairs or …


DISHOOM Bollywood Dance Party

Music by: DJ Rang / Live Dhol (Indian Drum) by G2 / Drums by Brevan Hampden /Visuals by Kid Ethnic / Bahangra Dance Lessons by Aditi & Ameer. Must be 21+.


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. Weekly …


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