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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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Algiers

Algiers is a band of musicians born in Atlanta, Georgia, the rotten hub of the Ol' American South, where W.E.B. Dubois once saw a riot goin' on, and where the hell and highwater swirls ‘round …


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Be Connected: Blackspace Youth Slam


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Bulltown Comedy Series

Free stand-up comedy.


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Classroom Open Hours

Join an open-ended exploration in Duke Gardens’ learning laboratory. Tinker to your heart’s content, rearrange moving parts and explore the nature museum and teaching library. Or play in …


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Disney's The Little Mermaid

Broadway’s Under the Sea Spectacular! "One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage." - Time Magazine In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful …


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Durham Garden Forum: Stormwater Practices

North Carolina places a top priority on protecting and enhancing our abundant water supply. Mitch Woodward, Watersheds and Water Quality area specialized agent of Wake County Extension Center, w…


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JD Allen Trio & Bill Frisell

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company
  • (919) 660-3356

The guitarist Bill Frisell has earned great acclaim, especially during the last decade, for highly conceptual projects, many of which he has presented at Duke Performances. Frisell has been g…


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Latin American Film Festival

  • Various venues

Founded in 1986, by Sharon Mujica, the Latin American Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of Latin America's film and audiovisual production. Its mission is to provide a space in North …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Creative Reuse CON

The Scrap Exchange developed its popular Boot Camp program based on decades of experience as a national model and leader in the creative reuse industry. At Creative Reuse CON, they will take your …


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Durham Biotech Summit: Closing the Bio-Gap

Partner with strong leaders in the Biotech industry. Learn how to tap into Durham Tech's industry-ready talent pool of qualified candidates to help your company "Reduce Training Cost and Boost …


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Eyes Up Here Comedy

Another great line up of NC's funniest lady identified ladies!  Mimi J Benfield, Crystalle Ramey, Virginia Wallace, Jennifer McGinnis, Purdy Hölsom, and Kathleen McDonald.


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From Selma to Stonewall: Film Screening and Panel Discusson

  • Smith Warehouse Bay 4 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
  • (919) 481-0588

Directed by author and LGBTQ activist Marilyn Bennett, and executive produced by lifelong Civil Rights activist Gilbert Caldwell, From Selma to Stonewall is an exploration of the similarities, …


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JD Allen Trio & Dave Douglas

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company
  • (919) 660-3356

The trumpeter Dave Douglas didn’t always “get” Thelonious Monk. The melodies seemed too simple, less flashy than the licks one could learn from Coltrane. But eventually Douglas …


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Landscape Plants for North Carolina Gardens: Fall

Expand your palette of plants with Katie Rose Levin, arborist consultant and consulting director for Leaf & Limb. Each season this class covers another group of approximately 60 plants suitable …


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Northgate Jams!

Jam sessions each week to play old time, bluegrass and country. No rules, however, so all musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Park in the parking deck closest to the movie theater or in …


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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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Tommy Castro & the Painkillers: Stompin’ Ground Record Release Tour

Blazing soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro's musical roots run deep. As he unleashes his high-energy music to fans all over the world, Castro is inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on …


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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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A Taste of Italy Wine Dinner

  • Parizade
  • (919) 286-9712

This decadent 5-course dinner will be featuring an incredible selection of boutique bottles from a variety of vineyards throughout the Italian countryside! Each of the selected bottles will be …


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Author Event: Christina Baker Kline

A special event featuring #1 New York Times bestselling author, Christina Baker Kline. Christina will talk about her bestselling book, Orphan Train, copies of which will be available for purchase …


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CED Raising the Dough

  • RTP Headquarters

Raising the Dough is an entrepreneur-only workshop geared towards companies looking to fund the development of their company. Gain advice from experts, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and i…


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Fleet Feet Pony Run

FLEET FEET PONY RUN Beer and running, a pairing as old as time! Join the good people of Fleet Feet at Ponysaurus every Thursday for a 3-mile route or 5-mile route. Expect a good time and treat …


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Free Falls Screening and Gait Clinic

  • Brian Center Southpoint
  • (919) 616-2817

Now that the Fall season is upon us, Brian Center Southpoint and Limbionics of Durham are teaming up to host a free falls screening and mobility event featuring electronic gait screenings, balance …


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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