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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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Rio Mira - Cultural & Community Engagement Experience through Music

  • El Centro Hispano of Durham
  • (919) 995-9763

Celebrate the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month with a very intimate musical cultural experience. Learn about the roots, history and music of this wonderful, talented, spiritual group. Rio Mira is …


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Flynt Flossy And Turquoise Jeep

Turquoise Jeep Records is an independent record label founded by Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamcallit. It is best known for its YouTube videos including "Lemme Smang It" (by Yung Humma …


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Hoof'n'Horn presents: The Addams Family

  • Rubenstein Arts Center
  • (919) 684-4444

Hoof 'n' Horn is excited to kick off its 82nd season with the hit musical comedy, The Addams Family! Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice have come together to bring the familiar faces of …


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Hawt Sauce: A Queer Dance Party!

Southern Fried Queer Pride is back to heat up the dancefloor. This event is 21+.


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NC Dance Festival

Experience the energy, artistry, and talent of professional dance artists from across NC during the 28th Season of the NC Dance Festival. Each year, the NC Dance Festival, produced by the Dance …


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DJ & Concert: Mother Cyborg, The Afronauts, et al

DJ & concert of afrofuturist bands & techno-utopian narratives - Mother Cyborg, The Afronauts, et al: The Aural Futures series looked at how electronic music created a foundation in the …


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The Choir of Man

The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up …


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AfterHours: Zombie Prom

Leave the kids at home this event is 21+ BRAINS!!!!! It's getting spooky at the Museum of Life and Science as the undead get ready for their first zombie prom! There will be a DJ concocting a…


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Durham Oktoberfest with Little German Band

Oompah party music from America! Equally at home in a Bavarian fest tent or an American barbecue, the Little German Band and Dancers bring Oktoberfest to you year-round. Join us for "Ein Prosit …


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In Conversation: Camille A. Brown & Rick Powell

Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Camille A. Brown sits down for a conversation with Duke Professor Rick Powell (Art, Art History & Visual Studies) about her visionary trilogy on African …


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Camille A. Brown & Dancers 'ink'

The final work in Duke Performances’ artist-in-residence Camille A. Brown’s visionary trilogy about being black in America, ink celebrates the expressive spirit and style of black men …


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Duke Djembe & Afro-Cuban Ensembles with Master Djembe player Bolokada Conde

Born in Morowaya, Guinea, Bolokada is a Master Drummer in the Mande tradition, specializing in the djembe drum. As a teenager, he became known as a young musical prodigy in the Sankaran region of …


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Camille A. Brown & Dancers 'ink'

The final work in Duke Performances’ artist-in-residence Camille A. Brown’s visionary trilogy about being black in America, ink celebrates the expressive spirit and style of black men …


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Introduction to The Dancer’s Workout® (for former ballet dancers)

The Dancer’s Workout® (TDW) is a high-energy adult dance fitness class which uses ballet, jazz, contemporary, pop, hip-hop, and toning exercises to deliver an exhilarating dancer’s …


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November Dances 2018

Duke University Dance Program’s Fall concert featuring new works by faculty, students and guest artists.


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Family Saturday Series presents Caique Vidal

Originally from Salvador da Bahia, Caique Vidal is an accomplished performer, percussionist, and songwriter, blending the rhythms of samba, reggae, salsa, bachata, pop, rock and Bossa Nova in both …


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American Ballet Theatre Masterclass

The American Ballet Theatre will offer a masterclass in advanced ballet technique. All community dancers ages 16 and up who train at an advanced/pre-professional or professional level in ballet are …


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NCZoukFest

  • Living Arts Collective

This event will feature international and home grown Zouk instructors who have been dedicated to building and supporting Zouk communities in their local areas and around the world. Festival …


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Nutcracker Tea Party

You are cordially invited to Barriskill Dance Theatre School's Nutcracker Tea Party Ticket includes holiday tea, cocoa, treats, and a special sneak peek at this year's Nutcracker Ballet. Dress your …


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Introduction to The Dancer’s Workout® (for former ballet dancers)

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker ~ Dove of Peace Tour! Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, …


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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

The Holiday’s Best Concert – Back for Two Incredible Shows This year marks the 34th Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that …


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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, is set to return to DPAC. Special guest MC Kurtis Blow, one o…


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Melodic Breathing Meditation & Sound Healing

What if you could experience some of the benefits that meditation has to offer immediately, and in a single session? This is exactly what is offerred in this workshop: a tiny peak into what …


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Open Mic Night

  • The Bar

Singers/ rappers/ dancers welcome. 1 song allowed. Must sign up at door.


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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