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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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Confessions of a Lounge Singer (One man show)

A spoken word performance piece centered around popular lounge singer Earl "Treetops" Johnson as he gives his final performance. Set in the lounge scene of the 60s and 70s, it focuses on …


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Doyle Bramhall II

Vocalist, guitarist, composer and producer of contemporary music. Eric Clapton, with whom Bramhall II has collaborated for more than a decade, cites the guitarist as one of the most gifted players …


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Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • Call for meeting location
  • (919) 371-2653

Motorized, professionally guided, who, what, where, when & why tour de force! Every Tuesday Tobacco Road Tours take you to where Durham's roots began & where the City has evolved today. Some …


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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

The HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE is a family band consisting of seven blood brothers who began their musical training at the tender ages of four and five by their father, jazz trumpeter/band leader K…


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Meet the Authors: Richard A. Rosen & Joseph Mosnier

Join authors Richard A. Rosen and Joseph Mosnier for a reading and discussion of their recent work, Julius Chambers: A life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights (UNC Press). Born in Mount G…


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Music Lab

A local music discovery program for kids that offers interactive live music, sing-alongs, hands-on instrument play, and a chance for parents to meet others in the community! Great for kids as young …


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Nana's Restaurant Wine Dinner

Featuring De Martino Winery, with special guest Max …


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RIoT 2017 Kickoff - Securing IoT

The event addresses one of the biggest obstacles and opportunities in IoT...security. For the Internet of Things economy to grow quickly and efficiently, businesses, providers, and consumers must a…


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SMASH

  • RTP Frontier

The Annual Gathering of the Triangle Arts Community to kick off the New Year and Celebrate the Strength and Diversity of the Arts Community in the Triangle.


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Student Photo Exhibit - "Tomato Republic"

  • Smith Warehouse

Photographic works by Haoyang Zhao, taken across the United States, United Kingdom, China and Singapore. The title itself satirically echoes the brand "Banana Republic", because the image …


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Tasty Tuesdays Wine Tasting

Call to confirm. FREE.


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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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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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Colin Kahl, national security adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden

Join AGS, the Department of Political Science, and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies in welcoming Colin Kahl for a talk titled, "The Grand Strategy Surprises that Await President …


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Design Strategies for an English Garden

This workshop will begin with an outline of strategies and design elements that may be adapted from authentic English gardens into North Carolina gardens. Then you will have the opportunity to s…


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Downtown Parking Garage Community Visioning Session

Construction of a new downtown parking garage is set to begin later this year and the City of  Durham wants resident and stakeholder input now as it begins the design process. The $23 million …


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Fresh Start Smoking Cessation Class

Start the new year off right! Durham County is offering FREE smoking cessation classes for people who want to quit smoking. Registration is recommended. Reserve your spot today!


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Full Frame Winter Series: Life, Animated

At the age of three, Owen Suskind stopped talking; he was later diagnosed with autism. Owen's parents tried to converse with him for years without success, until the day his father picked up a toy …


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Guided Art Tour of Duke Medicine Pavilion

Every 4th Wednesday.


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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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Ponysaurus Beer Dinner

  • Local 22
  • (919) 286-9755

A 4-course paired beer dinner featuring the incredible local Durham brews of Ponysaurus Brewing Co. With these quality flavors, beer geeks and craft beer connoisseurs will not want to miss this …


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Thomas Rhyant

Gospel singer Thomas Rhyant and his 3 piece band give the history and the music of the legendary Sam Cooke. $1 of every draft pint will be donated to the Music Maker Relief Foundation.


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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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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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