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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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A Better Pipeline: Education to Economic Freedom Summit

The "school-to-prison pipeline" refers to policies and practices that "push" schoolchildren, notably at-risk children, out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal j…


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Branding with Annie

Looking for how to maximize your marketing materials and learn how to "brand" your small business better? Join in each month for "Branding with Annie" This monthly workshop …


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Documentary Screening: "Generation Wealth"

For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles,Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision …


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Hope Valley Junior Invitational

Welcome to the inaugural Hope Valley Junior Invitational. Hope Valley Country Club has a long history of hosting tournaments for amateur and professional events. They will bring the top Junior …


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Make More Money: There's an App for That

  • American Underground @ Main

As part of Congressman G. K. Butterfield's Jobs & Justice Tour throughout North Carolina's First District, join the Office of Congressman Butterfield for a tech jobs event with leading tech …


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Melodic Breathing Meditation & Sound Healing

What if you could experience some of the benefits that meditation has to offer immediately, and in a single session? This is exactly what is offerred in this workshop: a tiny peak into what …


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NS2 & The Carolina Theatre of Durham present: Mat Franco

Mat Franco takes the stage with a fun and feel-good twist on magic that defies all expectations. Fresh from his triumphant win on America’s Got Talent and his follow-up prime time special on …


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Rabies Vaccination Clinic

  • Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division
  • (919) 560-0630

The Durham County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Division offers a low cost one year rabies vaccination for cats and dogs 4 months of age and older. Dogs must be on a leash and cats will need to b…


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Stretch and Sip at The Wine Feed

  • The Wine Feed
  • (828) 260-0517

Stretch and Sip at The Wine Feed. Flow into relaxation in this all-levels Hatha Yoga class. Students will generate heat and build strength and flexibility before settling into deep, relaxing poses. …


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Tuesday Night Trivia


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Views from The Durham: Morehead Planetarium

Go up on the roof for night sky telescopic views and science exhibits with music and cocktail specials. Catch the tail end of the Perseid meteor showers, and take a guided Constellation Tour, …


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WUNC Youth Reporting Listening Party

WUNC's Youth Reporting Listening Party features the work of a diverse group of teenagers who've been working all summer in the WUNC News Room. They've all got stories from their community to share. …


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Brett's Open Mic w/ the Usual Suspects

Wednesday night the right way at Beyu's Open Mic led by Brett Chambers.


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Ciompi Quartet Presents 2018 Summer Chamber Music Series

Ciompi Quartet First Violinist Eric Pritchard, and the Quartet's retiring cellist, Fred Raimi, will come together to present "Kettő, Drei, Quatre" a program that increases in the number of …


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Haitian Orphan Choir

The choir will sing some of your favorite songs in English, Creole and Spanish. The concert will include worshipful music, dancing and audience interaction, offering something for every member of …


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Kevin Maines & The Volt

Raised in North Florida, where gospel and soul music lay as thick as the hot, humid air, Kevin Maines brings a youthful vibrancy to the classic southern R&B/Soul legacy. Kevin’s debut …


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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

FOUR-TIME GRAMMY® AWARD WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER Four-time Grammy® Award winner Lyle Lovett, returns to the DPAC stage with His Large Band. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle L…


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SmART Initiative Corcoran Garage Art Wrap Dedication & Ribbon Cutting!

Schedule of events: 3:30 pm - Gather at DPAC 3rd floor lobby for presentation/dedication 4:05 pm - Arts Parade from DPAC to Corcoran Garage Art Banners for Ribbon Cutting, Then arts parade …


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Carolina Lightnin'

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other g…


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DONS Basketball Athletic Association League

The DONS Basketball Athletic Association(DBAA) is pleased to announce that the premiere DONS Basketball League (DBL) tournament for youth ages 12 to 17 will be hosted in Durham, NC on August 16th - …


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Fork & Bottle Beer Dinner

Social House Vodka will provide cocktail pairings for a four-course meal benefiting the Animal Protection Society of Durham.


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MGL & The Rev

MGL & The Rev is a one-person electric soul band based in Chapel Hill, NC. While playing a combination by keys and analog synthesizers, Mark Gabriel Little (MGL) sings original songs of protest, …


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Movie Loft presents "The Hired Hand" + Nathan Bowles

Movie Loft ventures out west to Shadowbox Studio in August with a screening of Peter Fonda's directorial debut 'The Hired Hand'. From 1971, a languid, elegiac and gorgeous film that is a Western i…


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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