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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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BYO-Bacon Party - Fundraiser for Kris of Brice's Brewing

  • Durty Bull Brewing Company
  • (919) 617-1475

This is the fifth Bring Your Own Bacon Party. This time, they decided to make it public and move it to Durty Bull! Participants make either a SAVORY or SWEET dish that stars BACON (enough to s…


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Highlights Tour

Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take a guided highlights tour of the Nasher Museum’s current exhibitions. Special tickets are required for the exhibition The …


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Music In The Plaza: Sunday Family Fun

  • Pour Taproom
  • (919) 251-8985

Pour Taproom presents live music, games, and food for the family every Sunday in CCB Plaza, the heart of downtown Durham. Kids Eat FREE all day and live music presented by The Music Lab with …


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Mysti Mayhem Trio

Powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist, with over a decade of seasoned performances throughout the United States and Europe. Mysti Mayhem was mentored by Bo Diddley.


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Organ Scholars Recital: Joseph Fala and Jacob M. Montgomery

The recital includes works by Bach, Liszt, Franck, and Ad Wammes. Both the Flentrop and Aeolian organs will be featured. Parking will be available for $5 in the Bryan Center Parking Garage. ADA …


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Vox Virorum Winter Concert

Durham's Vox Virorum Men's Chorus explores the commonalities of musical expression across the globe with "The Universal Language of Arts". In a world that too often sees unfamiliar groups …


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Ward Theatre Company presents The Mound Builders by Lanford Wilson

  • Ward Theatre
  • (919) 973-2522

A group of archaeologists take advantage of a rural landowner’s good will with dire consequences for their careers and their families. The Company has transformed its intimate performance …


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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 …


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SPLIT FOCUS: Photography Camp (Beginner)

Are you interested in photography but not sure where to begin? Students will learn basic camera controls such as shutter speed and aperture. Cameras will be provided while the class is in session. …


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"Telling Your Story: Finding Your Place in the Documentary Tradition" Class Begins

There are an infinite number of ways to tell your nonfiction story in film. Cinéma vérité, archival footage, photography, interviews, and recreations are just a few examples. …


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7 Steps to a Successful Career

  • Carolina Career College
  • (919) 336-1000

Changing careers can be scary, and choosing a career is not easy. This event can help you figure out what you want to do, which career paths may make sense, and you may get the tools you need to m…


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Be Connected: QTNA - Leading Effectively While Working with Friends

Rescheduled from November 2017! Questions That Need Answers (QTNA) is a speaker series designed to answer your burning questions about running a tech company. They provide the topic and an industry …


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Biz Talk @ Pour

  • Pour Taproom Durham

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Downtown Durham, Inc and Pour Taproom to launch a new kind of small business gathering. This is an opportunity to bring together …


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Mettlesome 101: Intro to Improv Class Begins

Learn the basics of long-form improv. Students will cover scenework principles like "yes-and" and active listening. Over this six-week period, build the groundwork for comedic …


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News Voices Workshop on How to Access Local Media

Join News Voices: North Carolina Director Fiona Morgan for an in-depth look at local media, how it works, and how everyone can have a voice in local news. This presentation and interactive workshop …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Conversation on Equitable Development for Durham NC

  • Phoenix Crossing Shopping Center Ste 101

Downtown Durham NC is making a comeback but some perceive that the comeback has been at the expense of other neighborhoods and citizens. You're invited to a not-to-be-missed conversation about how …


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Felly

Hip Hop/Rap. With GYYPS, Trip Carter.


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Girls Rock third annual Rock Roulette Kick Off

At this program, adult women, gender-nonconforming folks, and trans folks—with any level of musical experience, including none!—join bands, fundraise for GRNC, write their own …


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Guided Art Tour of Duke Medicine Pavilion

Every 4th Wednesday.


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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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Open House for the Airbnb Community

Meet the DCVB staff, pick up information on Durham features and visitor attractions, learn about new updates in Durham, and leave with a swag bag of local products for your property. This is an …


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Small Business Taxes and Entity Identity

Small Business Taxes and Entity Identity Use Entrance 2 by the Movie Theater off Gregson Street (parking Decks 1 and 2). Enter the Mall and look for the Durham County Library's Maker lab on …


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