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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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Major Events

Beth Gill

Known for her exacting rigor and mesmerizing precision, “Bessie” award–winner Beth Gill makes choreography that is spare yet playful, stark yet beautiful. In Brand New Sidewalk, …


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Pilobolus

Festival favorite Pilobolus returns! On the Nature of Things explores the birth of desire and its intertwined connection to shame and revenge. Rushes was the first of Pilobolus’s International …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Cindy Wilson (of the B-52's)

With Pylon Reenactment Society.


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Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he's joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton ( Bob M…


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Guided Art Tour of Duke Medicine Pavilion

Every 4th Wednesday.


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Mother Earth Brewing Beer Dinner

Another round of incredible beer dinners, just in time for the dog days of Summer! First in the line-up is the incredible Mother Earth Brewing from Kinston, NC! Mother Earth prides themselves on …


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Music in the Gardens: Loamlands

Loamlands’ leader Kym Register runs The Pinhook, the spiritual center of Durham’s music scene. A Durham native, Register’s songs with Loamlands reflect a life spent loving the city …


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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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Pauli Murray Commemorative Service

  • St. Titus' Episcopal Church

St. Titus and the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, Durham native, civil rights activist and Episcopal saint. Bishop Anne Hodges-Copple will …


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Tiny Fort Workshop

Tiny Fort Workshop Series: Learn how to make a Tiny Fort from furniture and found objects! Day/Workshop 1: Planning - Monday June 26, 5:30-7:30pm: -Learn how to get started when planning to build …


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Toddler Time

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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Unity in the Community Pt. 3

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • (919) 530-6601

After two sessions of open discussion with our community leaders and police officers, it is now time to brainstorm solutions on ways to build and maintain positive community-police relations in N…


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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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Alice Gerrard & Melody Makers - Back Porch Music on the Lawn

Onyx Club Boys will open. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Picnics, coolers and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Please no glass, nor exotic animals like emus or llamas.


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Art of Cool & Black Wall Street Pop-up Rooftop Party

Join Art of Cool and Black Wall Street on the rooftop of The Durham Hotel for a pop-up party. Wind down this Thursday as DJ Bro Rabb provides the soulful soundtrack. ****Insider's Tip: The r…


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Beer & Fondue Tasting

A comedy show full of deep laughs and true revelations.


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Chilean Wine Dinner

This decadent 5-course dinner will be featuring an incredible selection of boutique bottles straight from the vineyards of Chile! Each of the selected bottles will be perfectly paired with some …


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English Country Dance

  • Freedman Center
  • (919) 683-9672

Beginners welcome; all dances taught; no partner necessary. Live music on 2nd & 4th Thursdays. Gender-free calling. Bring non-street shoes or dance in socks.


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Irish Learning Jam

Jigs, reels, hornpipes and slip jigs. Whatever your fancy, they probably play it. This Learning Jam is designed to build a common repertoire of tunes you'll hear in local Irish sessions; phrase by …


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The Draw

Featuring special guest from #moogfest, Elliot Inman, who will be bringing digital pencils for you to try out. What's a digital pencil? A fun, surprising tool. Elliot taught workshops to make these …


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The Tan and Sober Gentlemen - Live at the Bullpen

Hailing from Snow Camp, North Carolina, the Tan and Sober Gentlemen pioneer a sound they call "Celtic punk-grass." Raw and unfiltered, this style is a blend of hard-driving, danceable r…


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