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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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Anjelah Johnson Presents: Bon Qui Qui in Concert with Group 1 Crew

Anjelah promises to deliver a hilarious fun-filled evening performing some of her most anticipated, classic stand-up routines such as "Nail Salon" and "Tia Mary." Then backed up …

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.

Born at Duke Homestead featuring Birthing Bodies by Murmurations Dance

Duke Homestead is usually known as the birthplace of the future American Tobacco Company, but it was also the birthplace of three Duke children. Connect with this universal (and historical) human …

Flash Chorus

Anyone can show up and be a part of a rocking ad hoc chorus, regardless of any prior singing experience (or lack there-of). If you've ever wanted to express yourself creatively through music but …

Folk Art by Eric Legge

  • Tempest in a Teapot

Self-taught artist Eric Legge is well known by folk art fans for his unique style using simple curves to outline brightly colored shapes. But the images of landscapes, faces, flowers, and animals …

Monday Night Acoustic Jazz

Relax and listen to the wonderful sounds of Russ Corvey and Bo Lankenau as they provide an acoustic guitar duo of jazz, pop, latin, and folk. Start your week off on a great note with this great …

P/C Clay Workshops

  • Durham Arts Council Clay Studio at Northgate Mall
  • (919) 560-2726

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them all! …

Public Service Meditation

  • Durham Friends Meeting House
  • (919) 403-6944

Weekly on Mondays with the EXCEPTION of 2nd Mondays: NO meetings on 2nd Mondays. The loving, uplifting, guided Meditation on Twin Hearts is a form of world service. Practitioners become instruments …

Solidarity Rally & March

  • CCB Plaza

Rally and march around downtown, followed by a rally at City Hall.Triangle May Day 2016 is sponsored by: Durham Solidarity Center Durham for All UE 150 Public Sector Workers Union Raise Up …

Tour of DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center

A special behind-the-scenes tour of DPAC, hosted by DPAC staff. Highlights include seeing the view of the stage from all levels of the theater, a memorable walk across the Mildred & Dillard Teer …

Ukulele Learning Jam & Advancing Players Jam

Beginners are welcome, especially during the first 30 minutes when basic chords and strums are taught and then incorporated into familiar tunes. After that, it gets faster and the music gets a l…

Viral Video Festival

Relive the magic of timeless viral video classics, and LOL at some recent gems. You and 100 of your new best friends will control the big screen viral video viewing marathon by live-tweeting your …

Chria Isaak: First Comes the Night Tour

For Chris Isaak, first comes the song. And for First Comes The Night -- Isaak’s stunning first album of new material in six years -- this gifted singer-songwriter and bandleader is bringing …

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 …

Parent/Child Clay Workshops

  • Durham Arts Council Clay Studio at Northgate Mall
  • (919) 560-2726

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them all! …


  • 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 …

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

Blue Wednesdays

Mike Conway (Good Rocking Sam) and Tim Collins (Fat Bastard Blues Band) expertly assemble a blend of the Triangle's best blues players in a monthly free-for-all jam.

Breakfast Legal Series: Intellectual Property

Attendees will gain a solid baseline of knowledge to enhance and improve their business ventures. Each session is designed to assist the attendee in building a proper legal foundation for his or h…

Brett's Open Mic

Delicate Steve

Delicate Steve is the brainchild of New Jersey-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion. As NPR has said, "Delicate Steve's music maintains the capacity to surprise...guitar …

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