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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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Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co and Natalie Marrone & The Dance Cure

Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co. revive Young’s 30 year-old Interleaving, a piece combining four separate dances, For Wall Unfolding (an all female quintet), Double Bill (a trio), and two …


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Cherdonna

  • The Living Arts Collective
  • (919) 684-6402

ADF, in association with Living Arts Collective, presents Clock that Mug or Dusted, part two of a three-part suite–one great, bright, brittle all togetherness–a glorious, hilarious, and, …


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Cherdonna

  • The Living Arts Collective
  • (919) 684-6402

ADF, in association with Living Arts Collective, presents Clock that Mug or Dusted, part two of a three-part suite–one great, bright, brittle all togetherness–a glorious, hilarious, and, …


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Special Events

Burt Shavitz's Cabin Tour

Experience a window into the life and home of Burt's Bees' co-founder, a complex man who chose to live simply in nature. First-come, first-served. First 400 visitors will receive a Res-Q ointment, …


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Counter Culture Coffee Home Brew Class

This two-hour class has the tools you need to perfect your coffee routine. A guided coffee tasting will provide context for your flavor preferences, then you'll explore the fundamentals of brewing, …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Dreaming of the 90's Dance Party!

Must be 21+.


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Duke Farmers Market

  • Duke Medicine Pavilion Greenway

Twelve farmers and artisans, offering a selection of locally grown produce, as well as pasture-raised meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, herbs, olive oil and handmade body care products.


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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 …


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Exchange Family Center's 25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary Gala EXcelerating CHANGE Join in for an evening celebrating the Exchange Family Center. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music, silent auction. Tickets include two …


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Gregg Gelb/Stephen Anderson Quartet

Gregg Gelb - sax Stephen Anderson - piano Jeffry Eckels - bass Kobie Watkins - drums


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Jo Gore (jazz/soul/blues)

Josephine Gore grew up singing in Spring Hill Baptist Church alongside her father who was the church pianist and deacon. The daddy-daughter duo performed extensively at churches and revivals …


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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, …


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La Durhamite! 4th Friday Milonga (Tango dance)

  • Monkey Bottom Collaborative
  • (919) 475-1943

FREE tango lesson at 8pm.


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Night Paddle

  • Pre-registration required
  • (919) 416-1200

Discover what the evening hours have to offer! Leave your worries behind as you set out by canoe to enjoy the wildlife, soak in the moonrays & starshine, and experience the sounds of nature. …


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Night Paddle/Sunset Paddle

  • Falls Lake
  • (919) 416-1200

Spend Friday nights with Frog Hollow. We offer Night Paddles and Sunset paddles on alternating weeks on Falls Lake. Pre-registration required


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Orquesta GarDel - Durham Central Park Concert Series

Durham Central Park debuts its NEW free 10-week concert series in June. Thoroughly multinational but uniquely North Carolinian, Orquesta GarDel thrills audiences with a high-energy Latin dance …


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Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen - Live at the Bullpen

For years, Pat sang in New Orleans six nights a week, performing at a wide array of venues including the House of Blues, until Katrina destroyed her home. She relocated to North Carolina and has …


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PROMPTS: Next Steps

For each PROMPTS event, a prompt is given. The prompt is your oyster. || Artists from any discipline are invited to create a new work/study/idea on the provided prompt and present it at the next …


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RetroArtHouse Film Series

Art house is a film genre which encompasses movies where the content and style adhere with as little compromise as possible to the filmmakers' personal artistic vision. The narrative is often in …


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The Experience and Aftereffects of an NDE: Panel Discussion

  • The Episcopal Center at Duke University
  • (919) 309-4600

A Near Death Experience (NDE) is a profound and powerful life changing event. We now realize there are many people, from all walks of life, who have had a similar experience and live with the …


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Zack Mexico - Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.


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6th Annual Fair Trade Tent Sale

Support artisans around the globe AND save! Here's how it works - YOU clean out your closet & bring your gently used Fair Trade items for a tax deductible donation, and One World Market cleans …


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