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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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"No Pressure" Networking Event

In partnership with the American Heart Association and Ngozi Design Collective, Pillar Consulting, LLC will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs "to be," to network …


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Back to the 80s!

Time to lace up your chuck taylors, grab your rubik’s cube, and hop in the delorean to travel back to 1989! The Promethean Players of NCSSM’s production of Neil Gooding’s Back to …


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Bourbon Bride Indie Wedding Show

There’s a new indie wedding show in town! Featuring more than 30 local makers, bakers, artists and all around awesome people. Connect with creative entrepreneurs who are helping design the m…


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Comedian Tyler Wood

After headlining at the Bulltown Comedy Series (and killing it) Tyler Wood is back with his buddy Nick Alexander for the Rad in Plaid Comedy Tour. It's the White Dudes with Beards and Glasses …


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Encaustic Painting & Collage

Learn the fundamentals of Encaustic painting and collaging with hot wax in this 2day Weekend Workshop! Encaustic is an intoxicating beeswax-based medium that smells like honey and falls somewhere …


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ENVISION Empowerment Experience for Women

  • Temple Building
  • (980) 224-2344

This year's theme, "Take Flight" will focus on your active role in pursuing your dreams. Learn ways to keep your energy and passions high as you navigate your way through the upcoming …


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Exhibit - "The Wonder of Learning"

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 286-4407

Northgate Mall, Durham is pleased to host the international traveling exhibit The Wonder of Learning featuring over 7,000 square feet of dynamic interactive learning and information showcasing the …


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Film Screening - The Ultraman Double Feature

  • Carolina Theatre
  • (919) 560-3030

Although many, many live-action Ultraman films are released in Japan, very few make it stateside. Both Ultraman X the Movie and Ultraman Ginga S will be released, and shown at the Carolina Theatre i…


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Food Truck Rodeo

This is the original food truck rodeo of the Triangle-an event that helped start the food truck craze. The event is free to attend. You simply pay for what you decide to eat from the trucks' …


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Free Family Day

Journey around the world! Explore The Collections Gallery and learn about art from different cultures and eras. Create your own works of art and watch a local artist create a masterpiece. Take in a …


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Hoof'n'Horn presents: Violet

  • Sheafer Lab Theater
  • (919) 684-4444

Violet follows the story of a young woman who embarks on a journey across the American South in 1964 to ask a televangelist in Tulsa, OK to heal her facial scar. During her travels, Violet befriends …


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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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James, Pace & Preslar

This outfit performs a mixture of James' originals and a covers blend consisting of blues and roots music, with a few surprises thrown in.


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Jonathan Bagg, viola & Emely Phelps, piano with Eliza Bagg, soprano

The program for this concert includes: Bergsma: Fantastic Variations on a Theme from Tristan Stravinsky: Elegy Bridge: Three Songs Brahms: Sonata in E-flat, Op. 120 #2 Enescu: …


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Meet Your New Digital Camera

Learn about all your camera’s bells and whistles in this intro to digital photography. This class will review all the functions and menus of your camera. Basic photo composition skills will …


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Open Farm + Market at Blue Whistler Farm

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon at the farm with your family, learning exactly how your food is raised, playing on the swing, and watching the adorable animals, all while enjoying Common Kin Bakery …


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School of Rock Presents A David Bowie Tribute

Songs spanning his amazingly diverse repertoire include Space Oddity, Changes, Let's Dance, Under Pressure, and all the hits. A worthy tribute to genuine rock n' roll royalty.


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School of Rock Presents Rush Tribute Concert

All the hits you know and love by the iconic Canadian rock gods including Tom Sawyer, Limelight, Closer to the Heart, and so many more.


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SHED at the Shed

  • The Shed

Weekly music hang/ open rehearsal. Get ready for a Jazz Workout!


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The Art of Storytelling

Photographs communicate a variety of stories to the viewer. In this class you will learn to reflect upon what you are trying to convey in an image. What would make the story more evocative? How c…


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The Beach Boys

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous …


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The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People Annual Meeting

  • First Calvary Baptist Church
  • (919) 578-5506

The keynote speaker will be North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan. The community is invited to this special event of the organization where the newly elected leadership will be …


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Virginia Woolf’s Orlando

In Sarah Ruhl's dreamy adaptation of Virginia Woolf's classic time/gender-bending novel, an Elizabethan man becomes a favorite of the Queen, and wakes up one day to find he has become a woman. …


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Be Connected: Sistersong Presents Roe and Race

Omisade Burney-Scott, the Director of Partnerships and Advocacy for SisterSong, will moderate a conversation of diverse women of color and perspectives with representatives from SpiritHouse, …


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Cooking from the Garden: Warm Winter Soups

A cold winter day is always improved by a warm bowl of soup. You will learn how to make four winter soups (some vegetarian) and you will receive the recipes for all. We will sample each of the soups …


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