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Events in Durham, NC

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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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Durham Comics Project: Drink & Draw

  • Saladelia

This is for those new to comics and well seasoned vets alike. The hardest part of making comics is often making the time to draw, so make that time together.


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International Folk Dance Club Social Dance

  • Living Arts Collective

Open to the public and no partners are necessary. 7:00 PM - Easy dances 8:00 PM - Teaching for half an hour 9:25 PM - Dancing ends Parking in the area of the LAC is tight. See the …


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Lecture - DHHS’s Priorities for Addressing Early Childhood Health and Education in North Carolina

Lecture by Mandy Cohen, N.C. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. A reception will follow the talk. Visitor parking is available for a fee at the Science Drive visitors' …


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Louis Boillot Paired Dinner

  • Rue Cler
  • (919) 682-8844

The dinner will be hosted by Rue Cler owner and Burgundy collector, Nathan Vandergrift. Reservations required.


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Open Mic Night

  • The Bar

Singers/ rappers/ dancers welcome. 1 song allowed. Must sign up at door.


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Toddler Time

  • Sky Zone Durham
  • (919) 425-0800

Toddlers are welcome any time, but for the best experience, bring toddlers during designated Toddler Times on Wednesday and Saturday from 9-10am. 1 parent/guardian jumps for FREE during toddler …


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Triangle Zouk Fundamentals 6-Week Series Begins

  • Living Arts Collective

This six-week series covers the fundamentals of Brazilian zouk connection and movement. It is suitable for beginners and anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of zouk …


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Veterans Heathcare and Claims Fair

  • Little Rivver Community Complex
  • (919) 560-8387

Are you a Veteran or have a family member that is? Do you have healthcare questions, need help with filing, or other concerns? Durham County Veteran Services and Public Health are hosting, a…


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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…


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West 94th St Pub Trivia

Prizes for 1st and 2nd place teams.


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9th Wonder: How To Get Nominated for a Grammy

  • Ernestine Friedl Bldg 243 at Duke East Campus

Patrick Douthit, a.k.a 9th Wonder, will discuss the work behind his two recent Grammy nominations. The producer received recognition for his work on Kendrick Lamar's most recent release, which is up …


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Cocoa Convos - Candy Carver

Artist Candy Carver is a North Carolina native that spent her formative years in Elkhart, IN, where she developed her abstract creativity. Working primarily with acrylic and various surfaces from …


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Latin Vibe on Thursday Nights

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

CoboBrothers Presents Latin Vibe at Beyu on Thursday Nights With Live Musicians! Start with a free dance lesson at 9pm and then dance the night away. Please note that there will be limited …


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Matthew Paul Butler

Matthew Paul Butler's music is equal parts delicacy and anarchy - indie neo-folk soul rock - emotional and musical nuance and egress. With Charles Walker, Evel Arc.


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Movie Loft presents 'What About Me'

Movie Loft is chin-up at Shadowbox Studio into the brave new year with a screening of Rachel Amodeo's gritty feature debut 'What About Me'. From 1993, though filmed starting in 1989, the …


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Nicola Bullock presents IMAGO

  • The Fruit

What happens when dreams and reality collide? In a new sci-fi dance-theater performance experience, DIDA co-founder, now Berlin-based dance-theater artist Nicola Bullock offers Triangle audiences an …


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There is a Queen in You Conference

Dr. Phyllis Young and the 8th Annual "There is a Queen in You Conference" is coming to Hilton Durham, near Duke University, The theme for the conference is 'Access Granted'! The event …


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Tim Barry

The first time one of his friend's fathers saw singer/songwriter Tim Barry perform, he summed up his thoughts with a Yogi Berra-worthy declaration: "You're old-timey in a modern …


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A Conversation with Legendary Book Editor Bob Loomis

  • Rubenstein Library 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
  • (919) 660-5958

Join the Duke University Libraries for an informal lunchtime conversation with Bob Loomis, the legendary Random House editor and Duke alumnus (T '49), as he discusses the lively literary culture on …


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Adult Workshop: Beer & Bread 101

Explore what goes into brewing beer and making bread, with the help of brewers from Raleigh Brewing and bakers from Ninth Street Bakery. The living thing that is responsible for both beer and …


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Curating Prospect New Orleans: A Conversation with Trevor Schoonmaker

  • Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke
  • (919) 660-3052

Join a conversation with Nasher Senior Curator Trevor Schoonmaker about his work curating the recent Prospect New Orleans art event. Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp is the fourth …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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