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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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Devout Diamond Divas Women's Conference

An amazing women's conference hosted by Apostle Mary D. McKenzie of Faith Assembly Christian Center! Guest Speakers are Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole and Dr. Medina Pullings. Empowering classes lead by …


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Dog Days with APS of Durham

Join Beer Durham's monthly Dog Days party in support of The Animal Protection Society of Durham. The mission of APS of Durham is to feed, shelter, provide medical care for, and match families with, …


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Durham Cinematheque - Movies in the Park

The show is "Sputnik at Sixty." In 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first satellite to orbit the earth. Newsreel footage of this, the beginning of the Space Age, is combined …


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Mark Olitsky and Cary Moskovitz: Old-time banjo duets

  • Big Porch House Concerts
  • (919) 259-5135

Banjo players Mark Olitsky and Cary Moskovitz have just released their CD “Duets” — a set of (mostly) old-time tunes performed on two banjo. Mark plays his own unique clawhammer …


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Memorial Day Military Timeline Event

Memorial Day is a time to honor our fallen heroes. Visit Bennett Place and see living historians representing the American soldier of all time periods throughout our nation's history and learn about …


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Moogfest Posters and Synth Art from the American Tobacco Collection

American Tobacco Campus presents its collection of Moogfest art posters from 2010-2016. The posters were created for SYTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog. Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. …


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Nasher Teen Council: Impact

A group exhibition of the Nasher Teen Council, a diverse group of 17 socially engaged teens from across Durham. The goal of IMPACT is to create a dynamic space where the teens can engage with the …


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Traveling Outpost

  • Falls and Jordan Lakes
  • (919) 416-1200

Explore some of the best flat water paddling locations in the area. Call or check the website for location.


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West Point on the Eno Outpost

As the name implies this Outpost is located at the West Point on the Eno Park, on the Eno River in Durham, NC. Kayak or Canoe on your own. Hourly self-guided trips are held on the small & …


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Heron Rookery Nature Walk

  • Glennstone Nature Preserve
  • (919) 698-9729

It is time again for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association's annual Memorial Day Hike to the heron rooker. See one of the largest heron rookeries in the area and upwards of 100 nesting pair on t…


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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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Be Connected: Meet the Mayoral Candidates – Who is Shea Ramirez?

Who is Shea Ramirez? She’s a mother of 6. An entrepreneur. The anti-superwoman superwoman. Come meet Shea Ramirez and see what else she’s about at Beyu Be Connected. This is a k…


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Ciompi Quartet Presents 2017 Summer Chamber Music Series At Duke Gardens presented by Eric Pritchard

Eric Pritchard, First Violinist of the Ciompi Quartet, collaborates with pianist James Tocco, his longtime friend and mentor from student days at Indiana University. Professor Tocco, who currently …


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John Palowitch

Triangle jazz scene regulars John Palowitch (sax), Russell Favret (guitar), Kenny Phelps-McKeown (bass), and Devin Fuller (drums) come together for an eclectic set of funk, rock, and hip-hop, …


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Sauerkraut: German Expressionism in Film And Music

The Mallarmé Chamber Players will close their 2016-17 Concert Series with Sauerkraut, a program inspired by German expressionism featuring the silent film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. …


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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


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Chainmaille Jewelry – European 4 in 1 Bracelet Workshop

The process of creating chainmaille involves using two pairs of pliers (one in each hand), wielding them like a crab, and opening and closing split rings to create intricate patterns. The process …


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Highland Brewing Co. Beer Dinner

For the final act in the line-up of the Spring Beer Dinner series the signature craft brewery Highland Brewing Co. comes from Asheville to our very own Bull City! See the beer line-up below and …


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John T. Edge reading and book signing

James Beard award-winning author John T. Edge comes to Fullsteam Brewery for a reading and signing of his new book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. The Lantern's Andrea …


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