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Events in Durham, NC

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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Bedlam: Hamlet by William Shakespeare Directed by Eric Tucker

  • von der Heyden Studio Theater at Duke Arts Center
  • (919) 660-3356

When New York actors Eric Tucker and Andrus Nichols chose the name “Bedlam” for their upstart theater company in 2012, they no doubt intended it to convey the energy and audacity of t…


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Bedlam: Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw Directed by Eric Tucker

  • von der Heyden Studio Theater at Duke Arts Center
  • (919) 660-3356

When New York actors Eric Tucker and Andrus Nichols chose the name “Bedlam” for their upstart theater company in 2012, they no doubt intended it to convey the energy and audacity of t…


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Community Campfire - Folk Tales

There may be nothing better than sitting next to a warm, crackling campfire. Durham Parks and Recreation Adventure Programs invites you to join them for a community campfire. They provide the fire …


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Counter Culture Coffee Home Brew Class

This two-hour class has the tools you need to perfect your coffee routine. A guided coffee tasting will provide context for your flavor preferences, then you'll explore the fundamentals of …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Dance Performance - ALKHAWF!

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company

Join OM grown dancers and their season 2 debut. In Alkhawf (meaning fear in Arabic), dancers will acknowledge their fears and in doing so pull the audience into their psyche, using physical …


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Diggin in the Crates

Welcome to Diggin in the Crates. The Underground Collective introduces their first high-energy monthly party bringing you the best in popular R&B and Hip Hop, from the 80s and 90s until today. …


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Dignity, Diversity, and Visions of a Good Death

What would you do if you knew you had a year to live? A month? A day? How would you spend your time? Who would you spend it with? What would you do? Please join us as we explore how these …


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Duke Baseball vs. Bucknell

Non-Conference Matchup


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Fresh Docs: Cumberland Folklife

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Cumberland Folklife. Deep in the hills of Tennessee, a pair of elderly sisters …


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HIP Music Festival - Durham

  • Various Locations
  • (919) 560-2733

The "hippest" musicians on period instruments. HIP = Historically Informed Performance. Featuring concerts, lectures, master class, and HIPster reception in Durham, Raleigh and Chapel H…


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Introduction to Woodturning

This course will introduce the student to the three basic cuts in woodturning and focus on tool techniques to develop safe turning practices/skills while using the three basic woodturning …


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Kidz Yoga

  • reCharge Pilates & Barre
  • (919) 797-0958

Yoga for kids is a fun way for children to develop important skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. ​ Even at a young age, children often feel pressure at school academically and socially, …


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Off the Clock: a Retirement Party for John & Tom

After a combined total of 80 years creating and maintaining one of Durham's premier cultural institutions, Tom and John are turning the reins over to long-time employees Wander and Elliot. Come h…


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Othello, By William Shakespeare

  • Durham School of the Arts
  • (919) 699-5597

William Shakespeare’s work has been brought to life once again by director Leo Egger who lends his own unique vision to the classical masterpiece, Othello, from page to stage. The show is …


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Play - "The Moors"

A family quarrels. A governess arrives. A servant schemes. A hen falls from the sky. A hound hunts his prey. Watch a tale of desire and intrigue, as spinster sisters author their release from the …


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Play: "Gidion’s Knot"

The slow-burning story of one teacher's conversation with the mother of a student. The tight 90 minute show finds room to address a multitude of important and thought-provoking topics, including …


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Stagville Under the Stars

To celebrate Black History Month, Historic Stagville and Morehead Planetarium will present a stellar program that focuses on the astronomy and night sky myths and legends told in African …


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Stagville Under The Stars

Folktales, science, and stargazing at Stagville! Great for families and children. Meet at the Visitor Center to hear stories and science lessons, then head outside to look at the night sky through …


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