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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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Brett's Open Mic w/ the Usual Suspects

Wednesday night the right way at Beyu's Open Mic led by Brett Chambers.


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Ciompi Quartet Presents 2018 Summer Chamber Music Series

Ciompi Quartet First Violinist Eric Pritchard, and the Quartet's retiring cellist, Fred Raimi, will come together to present "Kettő, Drei, Quatre" a program that increases in the number of …


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Documentary Screening: "Generation Wealth"

For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles,Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision …


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Haitian Orphan Choir

The choir will sing some of your favorite songs in English, Creole and Spanish. The concert will include worshipful music, dancing and audience interaction, offering something for every member of …


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Hope Valley Junior Invitational

Welcome to the inaugural Hope Valley Junior Invitational. Hope Valley Country Club has a long history of hosting tournaments for amateur and professional events. They will bring the top Junior …


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Kevin Maines & The Volt

Raised in North Florida, where gospel and soul music lay as thick as the hot, humid air, Kevin Maines brings a youthful vibrancy to the classic southern R&B/Soul legacy. Kevin’s debut …


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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

FOUR-TIME GRAMMY® AWARD WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER Four-time Grammy® Award winner Lyle Lovett, returns to the DPAC stage with His Large Band. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle L…


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SmART Initiative Corcoran Garage Art Wrap Dedication & Ribbon Cutting!

Schedule of events: 3:30 pm - Gather at DPAC 3rd floor lobby for presentation/dedication 4:05 pm - Arts Parade from DPAC to Corcoran Garage Art Banners for Ribbon Cutting, Then arts parade …


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Carolina Lightnin'

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other g…


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DONS Basketball Athletic Association League

The DONS Basketball Athletic Association(DBAA) is pleased to announce that the premiere DONS Basketball League (DBL) tournament for youth ages 12 to 17 will be hosted in Durham, NC on August 16th - …


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Fork & Bottle Beer Dinner

Social House Vodka will provide cocktail pairings for a four-course meal benefiting the Animal Protection Society of Durham.


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MGL & The Rev

MGL & The Rev is a one-person electric soul band based in Chapel Hill, NC. While playing a combination by keys and analog synthesizers, Mark Gabriel Little (MGL) sings original songs of protest, …


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Movie Loft presents "The Hired Hand" + Nathan Bowles

Movie Loft ventures out west to Shadowbox Studio in August with a screening of Peter Fonda's directorial debut 'The Hired Hand'. From 1971, a languid, elegiac and gorgeous film that is a Western i…


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Rabies Vaccination Clinic

  • Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division
  • (919) 560-0630

The Durham County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Division offers a low cost one year rabies vaccination for cats and dogs 4 months of age and older. Dogs must be on a leash and cats will need to b…


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Thursday Night Fight Night - Boxing & MMA

Both Professional MMA & Boxing, for an action packed night. Brought to you by Christy Martin Promotions & Fight Lab.


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"Durham During the Great War" Opening Reception

Please join the opening reception of the newest exhibit “Durham During the Great War,” to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice of World War I. This event is free a…


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Art Exhibit - "Durham During the Great War"

The exhibit examines how social, economic, and political changes in Durham during the war left a lasting legacy of future movements toward equality. It shows how black and white soldiers of Durham …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DDI Public Space Project - Marcella Camara Amethyst, Psalms & Florida Water

Young, Gifted, & Broke will host "Amethyst, Psalms & Florida Water," a special three-day pop up art show and wellness center in Five Points Plaza. During the show community members …


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DDI Public Space Project - Wendy Spitzer and Douglas Vuncannon "Portraits in Common"

  • Five Points Alley

As Durham changes rapidly, can its long-time and recent denizens and visitors interact in a meaningful way to learn about each other? In a time when civil society seems more divided than ever, can a …


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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LABS (Learn About Beer Styles): Beer for the Non-beer Drinker

Description:Do you ever get dragged to a beer bar and wonder why in the world your friends drink that nasty stuff? Was the last beer you had from an unknown keg at a house party in college? If you …


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Quinn Cook Basketball Camp: North Carolina

  • Emily K. Center

All players ages 6 to 17 will have the opportunity to improve their skills! The camp is not your ordinary camp. They do focus on drills, fundamentals, shooting, ball-handling, court etiquette and …


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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604