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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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“A Journey Along the Rhine” Horst and Ruth Mary Meyer Memorial Concert

Horst and Ruth Mary Meyer Memorial Concert Soloist: Samuel Hasselhorn-baritone R. Wagner “O du mein holder Abendstern” from Tannhauser F. Schubert “An die Musik” (…


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Brayqin Bud Tour

With Made in Twiwan, Vinnie Dangerous, nyck news, Jooselord, Kenny MacGuyver.


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Bridal Meet & Greet

  • The Boot Italian American Restaurant
  • (919) 306-5769

An informal Meet & Greet opportunity with KelJoy Events, Happy Cardinal Catering and A&A Photography. This is a great chance for you to get free guidance and advise from professionals. Meet …


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Dance - "A Piece of Parade"

A parade is a heightened reality, a celebration of imagination, and a moment in which daily life is replaced with something more extraordinary. It's a meet-up spot, playful and potentially …


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Film Screening - "Space is the Place" by Sun Ra

Afrofuturist science fiction.


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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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GetHiking! Horton Grove Nature Preserve Hike

Holman, Hart and Justice trails total approximately 3.5 miles, the group can extend the hike by adding Walker and Peak trails for a total of approximately 7 miles. This is not a very strenuous hike, …


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Instrumental Musings: Bach the violinist, cellist, and singer

Much like the plays of William Shakespeare, the music of Bach represents a summit of human achievement. Throughout his life the organ was the instrument that proved an indispensable musical …


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Living Art Series: Mounting Air Plants to Scrap Wood

Mounting Air Plants to Scrap Wood: In this Living Art Series workshop you will learn how to creatively attach air plants to scrap wood! This class will combine reuse and living art. You will also …


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Myq Kaplan

Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has been seen on the Tonight Show, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, in his own half-hour Comedy Central …


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Play - "Underground"

  • Farrison-Newton Communications Building at NCCU
  • (919) 530-6242

Triangle premier of a breath-stopping musical that captures one slave's faith and determination to gain freedom for his family.


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Tony Bennett

With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary v…


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Two Day Watercolor Mastery for Beginners & Advanced Students: Fruit on Lace

Two Day Watercolor Mastery for Beginners & Advanced Students Have you always thought it would be wonderful to be a painter, but have had little success? This is the opportunity to make it …


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Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament

Compete in fast, furious, high-flying matches on Sky Zone’s patented wall to wall trampoline courts. Monthly every 3rd Sunday at 4:30pm. All early registrations will receive a 60 M…


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Winter Hike - Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve

Hike a roughly 2-mile loop that follows a remarkably sharp and peaceful curve in the Eno River. Outside the bounds of the Eno River State Park and downstream of West Point on the Eno, this is one of …


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"Where Is the World to Save Us": A Reading to Support Refugees

  • Nido Durham

Featuring literature from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, this reading (free, donations accepted) will benefit Church World Service and the work they do resettling refugees in …


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Chefs for a Change Launch Party

An evening of fun with a purpose! Be among the first to hear the esteemed chef line-up for the 2017 Chefs for Change Dinner Series and Series Finale GALA. Meet the chefs while enjoying tasty …


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Film Screening - "Tous les matins du monde"

Part of Duke's French and Francophone Film Festival.


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Film Screening - Weird Arab Cinema

Screening excerpts from experimental films by Larissa Sansour and Roy Dib and "Divine Intervention" by Elia Suleiman This film screening is part of the Conjuring other planes of there …


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Flash Chorus

Anyone can show up and be a part of a rocking ad hoc chorus, regardless of any prior singing experience (or lack there-of). If you've ever wanted to express yourself creatively through music …


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Great Backyard Bird Count: Little River Park

Participate in this National event here at the park or in your own backyard. Pick up instructions, field guides and data sheets from the Park office. Spend as little as 15 minutes counting birds, …


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Play - "Bright Half Life"

Erica and Vicky meet. Buy a mattress. Marry. Raise kids. Divorce. Meet again. And jump out of an airplane. Not necessarily in that order. With a fractured timeline and instantaneous transitions, …


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Ukulele Learning Jam & Advancing Players Jam

Beginners are welcome, especially during the first 30 minutes when basic chords and strums are taught and then incorporated into familiar tunes. After that, it gets faster and the music gets a l…


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