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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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Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris Dance Group brings their 1981 masterwork Gloria to the DPAC stage. With music by Antonio Vivaldi, performed live by the Durham Symphony, the North Carolina Master Chorale, and members of …


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Jennifer Nugent/Paul Matteson and Kimberly Bartosik/daela

  • Carr Studio at Durham School of the Arts
  • (919) 684-6402

Kimberly Bartosik/daela presents Ecsteriority4 (Part 2), a 32-minute dance constructed within a landscape of power and desire, where irrational impulses create a feeling of urgency and the …


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ADF Footprints

Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of three ADF-commissioned world premieres and two reconstructions by groundbreaking artists, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy …


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Airpark (formerly of The Apache Relay)

Airpark makes deconstructed pop music. Inspired by minimalism, melody and groove-heavy percussion, bandmates Michael Ford, Jr. and Ben Ford launched the group in 2016, one year after their previous …


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Boxing 4Life Skills

  • Back 2 Basics Boxing

Free Youth Clinic in coordination with Hands on Fire III. Register at ITTAKESONEHIT.COM


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Durham Bulls "Baseball & Brews"

Do something fun and unique this Thursday! Transportation, food, beer, a ticket to the game, and a tour of Bull Durham Beer Co. (inside the Durham Bulls stadium) included for $39.99! Meet anytime …


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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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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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Kaycie Satterfield - Live at the Bullpen

Kaycie Satterfield is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and arranger. Her sound likens to classic Tin Pan Alley era songwriting with a tinge of jazz. She considers the music of artists such as Carole …


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Live Music with Mark Little

Triangle-based composer and performer Mark Little offers another free night of original music at The Carrack. Dancing encouraged! BYOB


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Stories on the Eno

  • Cole Mill Trail at Eno River State Park

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"Time Flies" Play

  • Trinity Ave Presbyterian Church
  • (919) 286-5717

A  fast, furious & funny show of 10-minute plays produced & performed by DRT'S Teen Theatre Intensive 2017.


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Amigo - Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.


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Art Exhibit - Priceless:Celebrating the Worth & Existence of Black Men & Boys

A "one night only" solo exhibition featuring original creations highlighting and celebrating the "priceless" lives of Black men and boys from the heARTistic point of view of …


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Caique Vidal & Batuque - Durham Central Park Concert Series

Caique Vidal & Batuque is a unique band that brings infectious energy and riveting dance grooves to the stage. “Batuque” (pronounced ba-TOO-kee) means to drum. The band delivers an …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Duke Farmers Market

  • Duke Medicine Pavilion Greenway

Twelve farmers and artisans, offering a selection of locally grown produce, as well as pasture-raised meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, herbs, olive oil and handmade body care products.


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Exhibit Opening - A Cat-like Whimsy

Rio Aubry Taylor is a multidisciplinary cartoonist specializing in abstracted narrative and experimental comics. Xe* possesses an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies (CSS) and critics have …


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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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Night Paddle

  • Pre-registration required
  • (919) 416-1200

Discover what the evening hours have to offer! Leave your worries behind as you set out by canoe to enjoy the wildlife, soak in the moonrays & starshine, and experience the sounds of nature. …


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Night Paddle/Sunset Paddle

  • Falls Lake
  • (919) 416-1200

Spend Friday nights with Frog Hollow. We offer Night Paddles and Sunset paddles on alternating weeks on Falls Lake. Pre-registration required


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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