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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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Be Connected: DURM Talks with Desmera & Jesse

DURM Talks is a millenial voice highlighting local politics and community issues. Hosted by Desmera Gatewood and Jesse Huddleston. This is our community - let's talk about it. Creative direction by …


Bullish on Durham: Neighborhood Panel

Panelists including Robert Korstad, director of the Initiative on Poverty and Social Justice at Duke University, and Benjamin Filippo, executive director of Preservation Durham, will discuss h…


Durham Bulls vs. Columbus Clippers

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 …


Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • Call for meeting location
  • (919) 371-2653

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 …


Male Singers Wanted

Vox Virorum Men's Chorus invites men age 18 and up to join them for their Fall 2016, and FIFTH ANNIVERSARY season, with open auditions. No prepared selection is necessary. All male voice parts and …


Tasty Tuesdays Wine Tasting

Call to confirm. FREE.


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


Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Changing Financing Options for Startups

  • The Frontier at RTP

Learn about new funding options, including web offerings to average investors. North Carolina's newly approved legislation will soon permit startups to raise up to $2 million from average people. A…


Durham Bulls vs. Columbus Clippers

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 …


Local 22 Beer Dinner with Unknown Brewing

  • Local 22
  • (919) 286-9755

Calling all beer lovers! This month you’re invited to a beer dinner with The Unknown Brewing Co. from Charlotte, NC! Pairing up with a brewery who describes it’s craft draft as …


Northgate Jams!

Jam sessions each week to play old time, bluegrass and country. No rules, however, so all musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Park in the parking deck closest to the movie theater or in …


Premiere - "NC Comicon: The Movie"

The official documentary of the NC Comicon. For 3 days the Amazing Studios cameras followed the comicon crew through the madness that comes with putting on a comic book convention. With guests such …


Southern Accent: Exhibition Opening Party at the Nasher Museum

The Nasher Museum presents the first contemporary art exhibition to question and explore in-depth the complex and contested space of the American South. Celebrate with southern food, music and art! …


Wednesday Night Trivia

Wednesday night is Trivia Night at Bull McCabe's, winner of The Independent's 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 "Best Trivia in the Triangle"! On Tuesday afternoon each week's specific R…


American Surrealist, The Art of Richard “Duke” Hagerty, MD’77

Richard "Duke" Hagerty, MD had always been attracted to drawing and painting, especially once diagnosed with dyslexia at an early age. But it wasn't until his second year of medical school …


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.


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 …


Michael Jones Trio

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

FREE admission.


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. …


Richard “Duke” Hagerty Artist Talk

  • Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Health Education
  • (919) 684-6124

American surrealist and Duke medical school graduate.


RTP Happy Hour

Mingle, sip a few free beers and enjoy yourself. Feel free to bring your tech gadgets, there will be free Wi-Fi for you! There will also be music, cornhole and general merriment. Happy Hour will be …


Walk on the Wild Side

  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens
  • (919) 668-1707

Walk on the Wild Side has been helping people discover native North Carolina for almost ten years. Using the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants as an outdoor lab, you will learn of amazing …


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 …


Bull City Drop Party

  • Re-City

EDM + Top 40+ Hip Hop. DJ PDogg, DJ Choice and DJ Praxis. Must be 18+. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Re-City in their efforts at reaching area youth.


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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