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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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A Taste of Italy Wine Dinner

  • Parizade
  • (919) 286-9712

This decadent 5-course dinner will be featuring an incredible selection of boutique bottles from a variety of vineyards throughout the Italian countryside! Each of the selected bottles will be …


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Author Event: Christina Baker Kline

A special event featuring #1 New York Times bestselling author, Christina Baker Kline. Christina will talk about her bestselling book, Orphan Train, copies of which will be available for purchase …


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CED Raising the Dough

  • RTP Headquarters

Raising the Dough is an entrepreneur-only workshop geared towards companies looking to fund the development of their company. Gain advice from experts, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and i…


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Disney's The Little Mermaid

Broadway’s Under the Sea Spectacular! "One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage." - Time Magazine In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful …


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Fleet Feet Pony Run

FLEET FEET PONY RUN Beer and running, a pairing as old as time! Join the good people of Fleet Feet at Ponysaurus every Thursday for a 3-mile route or 5-mile route. Expect a good time and treat …


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Free Falls Screening and Gait Clinic

  • Brian Center Southpoint
  • (919) 616-2817

Now that the Fall season is upon us, Brian Center Southpoint and Limbionics of Durham are teaming up to host a free falls screening and mobility event featuring electronic gait screenings, balance …


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FSP@PPG: The City and the Grid

Join a lunchtime discussion inspired by the exhibition, Reflections Within the Transitioning Grid: Merging Structure, Form and Design with Technology by Merrill Shatzman and libi rose, currently o…


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Gardening Open Hours

Learn in the hands-on outdoor learning space! Each week a staff member will guide families through an exploration of all things connected with growing plants, including digging, using tools, …


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JB Jazz Club

  • JB Duke Hotel

Featuring  John Brown, director of Duke's Jazz Program and other members of the John Brown Band of Musicians.


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JD Allen Trio & Geri Allen

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company
  • (919) 660-3356

The pianist Geri Allen is one of the most celebrated jazz musicians of her generation. A Guggenheim Fellow and University of Pittsburgh Director of Jazz Studies, she has worked with a Who’s W…


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Latin American Film Festival

  • Various venues

Founded in 1986, by Sharon Mujica, the Latin American Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of Latin America's film and audiovisual production. Its mission is to provide a space in North …


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Legal Issues for Photographers workshop

This popular annual Law + ArtWorks workshop, part of Click Photography Festival, brings back lawyers Pam Chestek, Brandon Huffman and Mike Tadych to take your questions about legal issues affecting …


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MIMIC by Alyssa Miserendino

MIMIC is both an exhibition and book project of re-photographed original photographic prints with flash, and manipulated originals. All images are taken from the artist's family archive, spanning …


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Music In The Plaza: Thurs Local Live

  • CCB Plaza

Pour Taproom presents evening performances in CCB Plaza every Thursday featuring local artists and musicians. Pour Taproom Durham is a pay-by-the-ounce taproom where you can pour your own drink …


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Nature Storytime

Enjoy the outdoors together with a story read aloud in Duke Gardens. Nature-themed stories are followed by a related activity or garden walk. For children ages 3-5. Adult chaperone required. Nature …


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NCCU Business Distinguished Speaker's Series - Art Taylor CEO BBB Wise Giving Alliance

  • NCCU School of Business

Herman "Art" Taylor is president and chief executive officer of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, the organization formed by the merger in early 2001 of the National Charities Information …


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North Carolina Lightweight Championship

Raging Babe and Hall of Fame Matchmaker Russell Peltz have assembled what could be the best professional boxing card North Carolina has seen this year. The event features a Durham vs. Charlotte …


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Oasis: Beer & Bellydance

A monthly third Thursday event, this month honoring all things spooky! Enjoy a short, laid-back show of local bellydance and and 20 cold beers on tap. (Some wine and cider, too!)


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Southern Fried Queer Pride

Featuring workshops, skill shares, and other events. The closeout music night at the end of the festival features a variety of styles of performance art (drag, live music, spoken word, …


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Spill Your Secrets with Mettlesome Improv

  • Beer Study Durham
  • (984) 219-7538

Mettlesome presents: "Hush Hush" Improv Comedy based on secrets! Join Hush Hush for late-night laughs and true revelations as audiences anonymously share a secret they never thought they'd …


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Steinfest: Present Day Interpretations

  • Claymakers Studio & Gallery
  • (919) 530-8355

Claymakers’ "5th Annual Steinfest" will showcase over 200 modern interpretations of the German stein, and feature 60 ceramic artists from across the US and Canada. Curated by Gillian …


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The Sol Kitchen Presents: DALEY - The Spectrum Tour

Daley is a singer, songwriter and recording artist hailing from Manchester, UK.  A British boy who grew up to the sounds of Prince, Chaka Khan, D'Angelo, Radiohead and Oasis - Daley first b…


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Urban historian David Goodwin - Regulator Bookshop Talk & Signing

The Regulator welcomes David Goodwin, author of "Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street," for a reading and booksigning. "Left Bank of the H…


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Wings of Freedom Tour

Tour, or even fly in, four World War II-era bomber and fighter planes. The N.C. Department of Transportation's Division of Aviation and the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority are proud to …


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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