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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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Bashiri Asad (soul/r&b)

 Acknowledging that each of us has a priceless gift that we must harness and share with the world, Bashiri has come to define his sound as "Indy-Soul". From shoo-wop style singing …


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Brad Merritt Trio

Pianist, Brad Merritt performs with his trio


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Cool John Ferguson - Live at The Bullpen

Self-taught electric guitarist Cool John Ferguson was born in the Sea Islands of South Carolina, and his Gullah heritage and the gospel music of his upbringing inform his approach to the blues. A …


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Devout Diamond Divas Women's Conference

An amazing women's conference hosted by Apostle Mary D. McKenzie of Faith Assembly Christian Center! Guest Speakers are Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole and Dr. Medina Pullings. Empowering classes lead by …


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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DocSwiner's Self-Publishing 102 Workshop Intensive

  • American Underground @ Main

Workshop by 2-time best selling author and 3-time best selling publishing consultant, DocSwiner, which includes:-teaching and direction by DocSwiner -free take home booklet -free …


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Durham Architecture & the Urban Landscape Walking Tour

Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers lead a 90 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. WALKING TOURS AND THE W…


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Durham Craft Market

The Durham Craft Market is a weekly, open-air market displaying one-of-a-kind, handmade, local arts and crafts. Celebrate the uniqueness of craft, be part of the flourishing Durham arts and crafts …


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Durham Roots Farmer’s Market

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 903-1570

Featuring Durham County farmers and producers, selling products grown in Durham's dirt.


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Guided Meditation with Goats

  • Hux Family Farm

Classes will be held in one of the permanent goat fields, and give participants a chance to relax and relieve stress while surrounded by sweet, loving goats. Plenty of opportunities for goat …


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Handcrafted Cosmetics Class

Step away from toxic chemicals in industrial cosmetics and learn how to make your own safe & nurturing body products. Learn about safe ingredients and over 35 recipes to make your own facial …


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Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • 212 W Main St
  • (919) 371-2653

Tobacco Road Tours takes you on a motorized, professionally guides tour to where Durham’s roots began & where the City has evolved today. North Carolina’s “Triangle”, …


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Insideout 11th Annual Awards Banquet and Gaiety to Benefit and Celebrate Queer and Trans Youth

This annual event will honor the work youth have been doing to make their schools and communities a better place for all LGBTQ people. Festivities will include an awards ceremony to recognize …


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M. E. Henderson's Beginner Soul Line Dance Social

  • The CAARE
  • (252) 767-2780

Over 90 dances for Beginners to Advance Beginners! Food, Fun & Fellowship!


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Memorial Day Military Timeline Event

Memorial Day is a time to honor our fallen heroes. Visit Bennett Place and see living historians representing the American soldier of all time periods throughout our nation's history and learn about …


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Moogfest Posters and Synth Art from the American Tobacco Collection

American Tobacco Campus presents its collection of Moogfest art posters from 2010-2016. The posters were created for SYTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog. Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. …


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Mystic Farm & Distillery Tour

Tour the Triangle's only farm distillery! Explore how they create handmade small batch bourbon from the ground up. See the production process first-hand from the grain fields to the bottling line, …


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Nasher Teen Council: Impact

A group exhibition of the Nasher Teen Council, a diverse group of 17 socially engaged teens from across Durham. The goal of IMPACT is to create a dynamic space where the teens can engage with the …


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Pop Up Market

  • Durty Bull Brewing Company
  • (919) 688-2337

It's Durty Bull's first pop-up market! They'll be pouring their creations inside the taproom while the fine folks show of theirs, inside and outside. Vendors: Alex Gates – …


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Pop Up Nightclub at Bull McCabe's

With DJ 40 oz. No Cover! Great Drinks! ALL YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC!


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The Tornado Blues Band / Snake Malone & the Black Cat Bone

The Tornados - Jason Barker, Joel Sugarman, Bakru Hunsel, and Tommy Hartley - always pack the dance floor at the Blue Note, and always a big time with the Tornado Blues Band. Snake Malone & …


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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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Traveling Outpost

  • Falls and Jordan Lakes
  • (919) 416-1200

Explore some of the best flat water paddling locations in the area. Call or check the website for location.


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