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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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Ag Biotech Professional Forum: Importance of Soil Health

Healthy soils are the foundation of global food production, host more than a quarter of the planet's biodiversity and play a critical role in the carbon cycle. What are the main indicators of soil …


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Alan Reid and Rob van Sante - Big Porch House Concert

  • You'll receive directions when you reserve a seat
  • (919) 286-7063

Alan Reid and Rob van Sante present a lively show rooted in the music of Scotland, its rich history and varied landscape providing much of the inspiration for their material. Seamless harmonies …


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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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Dope Knife

Dope KNife is a rapper/producer from Savannah GA, His sharp satirical rhymes and Uncanny freestyle ability make every Live show a unique experience. With a new album 'NineteenEightyFour' set to be …


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Film Screening - I Am Not Your Negro

James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations o…


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Guided Art Tour of Duke Medicine Pavilion

Every 4th Wednesday.


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Lemuria

Indie, Punk, Rock, Pop


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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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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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Weingut Johannes Leitz Wine Dinner

An evening with Johannes Leitz, 2011 German winemaker of the year, as he shares his journey from 40 years of wine making. From taking over the family vineyard, to gaining international recognition, …


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African-American History Festival

Africa Unplugged will perform, and the evening will also feature performances by The Burton Elementary Choir, Instrument Club, and Dance Ensemble. Music begins at 6pm. Africa Unplugged's s…


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Black History Month Writer's Roundtable

Join the Durham Business & Professional Chain in its celebration of Black History Month at its first Writer's Roundtable of 2017. Noted author and publisher Zelda Lockhart of Levinson Press is …


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Bull City Roots

  • (984) 377-2017

Bull City Roots: Kids N Culture "A Black History Month Event" A cultural and art exploration of historic Black Wall St. for kids with Artist Candy Carver Children ages 7 and up!


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Duke Wind Symphony: An Early 97th Birthday Celebration for PB

Join the Duke University Wind Symphony to celebrate Prof. Emeritus, former conductor and active euphonium player of the Duke University Wind Symphony Paul Bryan's 97th birthday. We invite you for an …


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Durham Local to Global Women's Forum

  • Durham Human Services Building

WomenNC, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to training tomorrow's women's human rights advocates and advocating for women's rights legislation at the local level, will hold its annual …


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ECHO: Heather Gordon and Justin Tornow Special Event

A collaboration between visual artist Heather Gordon and dancer and choreographer Justin Tornow, ECHO is part of Gordon's series The Algorithms for Intimacy, which maps interpersonal relationships …


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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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Extension Gardener Series: Carrying On - Garden Maintenance

Sponsored in partnership with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service: Durham County Center. To garden is to weed: There is no other way around weeding, but there are tricks to the trade, and it is …


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Film: Because - "Night of the Hunter"

Charles Laughton's noir fairy-tale defines the very term "ahead of its time". Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish (and a small donkey!) all take a trip down the river and through the looking …


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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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Jim Quick And Coastline

Always a party and a full dance floor!


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Lowland Hum Record Release Show

Lowland Hum's songs have been described as poetic and evocative, and their arrangements minimal, hushed and dynamic. Lowland Hum is husband/wife team Daniel and Lauren Goans. Together they are a …


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