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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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American Empire

With Suppressive Fire, City of Medicine.

Beer Dinner with Mother Earth Brewing

Four courses, each paired with a unique Mother Earth Brew.

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.

Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

  • The Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he's joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton ( Bob M…

Duke Performances Music in the Gardens: Black Twig Pickers

Black Twig Pickers are an old time Appalachian string band with their eye on the future. “The rough carpentry of these songs lets the dust fly, lets the grain show, but the songs are all the …

Durham Bulls vs. Toledo Mud Hens

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 beyond.


Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of four ADF commissioned world premieres by groundbreaking artists, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy by ADF students. Beth …

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 …

Tomato Day Celebration Tasting

Celebrate the bounty of tomato season at the Market! Taste dozens of varieties and vote for your favorite. The tasting will be set up under the big white tents on the pavilion lawn, hosted Saturday …

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…

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.

Black Dog Syndrome/Individually Twisted with Carrie Marshall

Award-winning Durham, NC rock/blues band.

Chainmaille Jewelry Workshop

The process of creating chainmaille involves using two pairs of pliers (one in each hand), wielding them like a crab, and opening and closing split rings to create intricate patterns. The process is …

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.

FEMA Revised Floodplain Map Public Meeting

Durham property owners whose flood insurance rates may be affected by recently revised floodplain mapping are encouraged to attend. Staff with the City of Durham Public Works Department Stormwater …

Footprints/Vanessa Voskuil

Characterizing human behavior in movement is an aesthetic Vanessa Voskuil has developed over the duration of her work. For Voskuil, moving is considered a specific way of being. Ranging from large …

Highlights Tour – Myths and Storytelling

How art can be used to answer universal questions and as social commentary. Gallery guide Kate Newman will lead the discussion.Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take this guided …

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 …

Nasher Creates: Adult Studio

A drop-in creative workshop led by artist William Paul Thomas.

Will Your Study Data Meet FDA’s Technical Requirements for Submission?

  • The Frontier at RTP

An Introduction to CDISC Data Standards for BioPharma/Device/CRO Professionals and Executives. Clinical studies starting after December 2016 MUST use the data standards as listed in the FDA's …

Young Professional Happy Hour

Durham Jaycees: Young Professional Happy Hour

Blue Caribbean Night: King Ayoola

Known as the "Big Country Man" - Ayoola is not your typical reggae artist but is better classified as a "Roots and Culture" performer. Ayoola has been performing since the age of …

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