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Circus 1903

Step right up! Step right up! The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of …


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Session at the Shed w/ Ernest Turner

  • The Shed
  • (732) 570-2935

Weekly concert and jam session featuring the Ernest Turner Trio. Drop in and hear some of the best music in town - every Monday.


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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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 …


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Tajmo: the Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band sees Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ share the stage with their band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their …


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The Civilians + Ethan Lipton: School Project

The Civilians, Duke Performances Artists-in-Residence and practitioners of investigative theater, approach their work as researchers of the national consciousness. They construct their kaleidoscopic …


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Michael Jones Trio

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

FREE admission.


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The Price is Right Live!

The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and …


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12th Annual "Gospel Showcase & Talent Show 2017"

Words of Essence's 12th Annual "Gospel Showcase & Talent Show 2017" is an Exciting Gospel Event filled with Entertainment, Vendors, Food and Fun for the Entire Family Do you …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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World Premiere: New Work for Goldberg Variations

When pianist Simone Dinnerstein and choreographer Pam Tanowitz began discussing an evening-length dance collaboration in 2015, they faced an obvious question: what would they perform? Bach was a …


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3rd Annual Reunion & Remembrance Event

Following the Civil War, soldiers and civilians began the long road to rebuilding their lives. This event provides information in the form of special guided tours and lectures by local historians o…


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • 212 W Main St
  • (919) 371-2653

Tobacco Road Tours takes you on a motorized, professionally guides tour to where Durham’s roots began & where the City has evolved today. North Carolina’s “Triangle”, …


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Reunion and Remebrance: a soldier returns home

Following the Civil War, soldiers and civilians began the process of rebuilding their lives. Take a guided tour around the site and learn about the years between 1865 and 1890 from living historians …


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Peppa Pig Live!

The Peppa Pig stage show, based on Entertainment One’s (eOne) top-rated TV series, airing daily on Nick Jr., is one of the most successful family theater tours in U.S. history. One hundred …


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Rodney Carrington Live

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES Rodney Carrington, multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer will make a stop at DPAC. He has been making audiences laugh for almost twenty years with his unique brand …


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A Kid's Life: Basket Weaving

Over one hundred years ago, the children who lived on Leigh Farm didn’t have lunch boxes and ziplock bags to carry their lunch in. So what did they use to store and carry things around? They …


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Bill Callahan with Nathan Bowles + Jake Xerxes Fussell

Bill Callahan took his time becoming one of American music’s most distinctive songwriters and most readily identifiable singers. During the early exploratory days of indie rock, under the name …


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Durham Tobacco History Walking Tour

Preservation Durham volunteers lead a 90 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. WALKING TOURS AND THE WEATHER Walking tours may …


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Jim Jefferies Live

For Mature Audiences. Comedian Jim Jefferies has announced the Unusual Punishment Tour, his latest major multi-city standup comedy tour that will take him across the United States and Canada. …


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Sandy Creek Monarch Festival

  • Sandy Creek Park
  • (919) 560-4197

Celebrate the amazing journey of the Monarch butterfly! There will be music, fun activities, talks about Monarchs, and food! Conservation and pollinator friendly plants will be available for …


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Sip + Savor: A Wine and Food Experience

DPAC, along with the producers of Bull City Food & Beer Experience and TASTE events (produced by Durham & Chapel Hill Magazines) collaborate to bring the inaugural Sip + Savor - A Wine …


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Disney's The Little Mermaid

Broadway’s Under the Sea Spectacular! "One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage." - Time Magazine In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful …


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Jazz Night presented by Art of Cool

AOC-approved local and visiting musicians provide the soundtrack to cocktails and dinner in the restaurant and lounge.


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604