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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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Special Events

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.

Criminal: A Podcast

CRIMINAL is a podcast about crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. A new take on true crime from Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer. …

Energy and Environmental Management Conference

The 2016 Energy & Environmental Management Conference is designed to provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from leading experts and thought leaders on energy and environmental issues …

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.

Hol-ton of Fun Fall Festival

Join the Holton staff for a fun filled family event as we kick-off the new Fall Programs! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Enjoy the outdoors with a story read aloud in the Gardens. Nature-themed stories are followed by a related activity or garden walk. Please meet in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden Story Circle. …

Printing Realities: The Work of Printmaker Sergio Sanchez Santamaria

  • Frederic Jameson Gallery in the Friedl Bldg
  • (919) 684-6054

Opening and reception of the exhibit by Mexican muralist, illustrator and printmaker Sergio Sanchez Santamaria. The exhibit "Printing Realities" will be on display from Oct 27-Dec 9, 2016. …

Roots of Justice Damascus Road Racial Reconciliation Retreat

  • ReCity
  • (919) 265-3630

The Damascus Road process relies on biblical Christian theology and sound social analysis as the foundation of its anti-racism and racial reconciliation training. Senior-level leaders, …

The Little Mermaid, Jr.

  • Cresset Christian Academy
  • (919) 354-8000

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal …

Triangle TechBreakfast

  • The Frontier at Park Center RTP

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show …

Walker Lukens

With Rachel Despard.

Bargains, Boots, & Bluegrass!

  • National Guard Armory Durham

Bargain sale preview night! You get 2 drink tickets, and there will be a cash bar and Humble Pig food truck will be on site. Plus a silent auction and music by Tommy Edwards & Friends.

Benito Gonzalez (world rhythms and straight-ahead jazz)

"Born into a family of Venezuelan folk musicians, jazz pianist Benito Gonzalez has always had a deep-rooted appreciation for pastimes and traditions. Today, as a rising star of one of America's …

Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

With almost 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are seven-time winners of IBMA's Vocal Group of the Year …

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 …

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 Zombie Lurch

Undead of all types, ages, families, and friends are welcome. The Lurch proceeds down Main Street to Bull McCabe's.

Durham Zombie Lurch Revenant’s Ball kickoff party

Featuring a costume contest for children, live music from the Cajun band Cajammers, a food truck and vendors. Reigning Beaver Queen BeaverJuice will cut the ribbon to start the lurch.

Film Screening: "Her Battleground"

// HER BATTLEGROUND (47min) This is the third and final screening featuring all-female filmmakers! 1. “White Coat Phenomenon” by Kristin Reeves (3min, 2012) Finding sex in an …


EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT, JUMPING IS DIFFERENT AFTER DARK. They turn off the main lights and turn up the music along with black lights, LEDs, and lasers for an exciting, immersive party event. Lively …

House of Coxx presents: Freak ft. SlaySlay

Get scary queer with DJ Slay Slay of Party Illegal fame and Vivica C. Coxx. The House of Coxx will be bringing your sickening drag performances by Mercury Waters, Tender Trey, and Naomi Dix. Of …

Kidz Yoga

  • reCharge Pilates & Barre
  • (919) 797-0958

Yoga for kids is a fun way for children to develop important skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. ​ Even at a young age, children often feel pressure at school academically and socially, …

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Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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