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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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All-Nite Public Radio (jazz fusion)

Hearing All-Nite Public Radio (ANPR) is like pushing scan on your radio at night, you never know what you'll hear. ANPR is a jazz fusion band with roots in Durham, NC. It is the black experience …


Audio Under the Stars: Work It: Stories of Labor and Leisure

Stories of odd jobs, worst jobs, grand successes, dismal failures, and what happens when you finally clock out. Bring a chair or blanket. Rain date 9/2.


Black Businesses Matter Tour

Durham NC's reputation as an entrepreneurial mecca is well-deserved and its Black Wall Street legacy serves as a model for the nation. Durham is proud to be one of the stops on the Black B…


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 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 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 …


Film showing: "Promised Land"

Starring Matt Damon as a gas company salesman who takes advantage of hard economic times in a small town by trying to buy drilling rights for fracking from residents. He is caught by surprise when a …


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 …


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, …


Orquesta GarDel

Thoroughly multinational but uniquely North Carolinian, Orquesta GarDel thrills audiences with a high-energy Latin dance music experience. The monstrous thirteen-member lineup replicates the f…


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

  • The Emily K Center

A musical production by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.


The Beautiful Exchange Musical

A VAM-B Stage Play production


Too Much Fun

Too Much Fun has been playing it's unique style of rootsy, rocking, rhythm and blues for the last twenty five years.


Unexposed Microcinema Film Screening - Naufragium

  • Unexposed Microcinema

For the month of August, UNEXPOSED will be focusing on filmmakers living and working in the Pacific region of the United States. //GRAVITATIONAL DEFLECTION OF LIGHT Charlotte Pryce / A…


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 Roots Farmer’s Market

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 903-1570

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


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
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