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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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ADF's Movies by Movers Winter Screening

This event will feature four films that celebrate the conversation between the body and the camera: 1. Early Mourning, directed by Ben Hartley 2. Behind the Wall, directed by Bat-Sheva Guez 3. …


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Bach Cantata Series Concert

As part of the performances of J.S. Bach's rarely-heard Lutheran Masses, this concert will feature Missa in G minor and Bach's Cantata 150 "Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich", with period …


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Burns Night Supper at JB Duke Hotel

The JB Duke Hotel is excited to host the Triangle Billiage of North Carolina Conférie de la Chaîne de Rôtisseurs, and they invite you to join in for a one-of-a-kind whiskey …


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Free Family Day

Save all of those holiday shipping boxes and put them to good use in the Nasher Museum's Great Hall to create Cardboard City II-bigger, badder, cardboardier! Last year's Cardboard City was a blast …


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Kyle Lacy and the Harlem River Noise

Kyle Lacy & the Harlem River Noise conjure a potion that stirs the soul, bringing you home to the roots of 50's rock'n'roll and blues. ​ If a young Ray Charles met a fresh-faced Gene Vincent i…


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Meet the Author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Hear the brilliant Ms. Billingsley--award-winning journalist, poet, and TV and radio news personality--read from her most recent work, "Seeking Sarah." A Q&A will follow the reading a…


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Music In The Plaza: Sunday Family Fun

  • Pour Taproom
  • (919) 251-8985

Pour Taproom presents live music, games, and food for the family every Sunday in CCB Plaza, the heart of downtown Durham. Kids Eat FREE all day and live music presented by The Music Lab with …


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NC F&B's PORK & RUM Family Meal

Inspired by the conversation in episode 70 with Lassiter Distilling, NC F&B will be pairing their NC Rums with a menu by 'TVs' Chef John May. They're taking over Piedmont and providing rum d…


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Play - "The Miraculous and the Mundane"

Last year’s hit workshop presentation returns for its first full production. Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the patriarch falls …


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Rachel Niketopoulos & Chris Caudill, natural horns; Vonda Darr, harp; Jacqueline Nappi, piano

MOSTLY French recital of the Natural Horn from Paris. This concert will present the audience with a history of the baroque and classical horn through the music of Duvernoy, Gallay, Mozart, Saint …


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School of Rock Cary

School of Rock Cary presents an epic afternoon of tunes by Queen, Sabbath, U2, and The Cure.


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Seed Swap

Do you have leftover seeds from this year’s sowing or perhaps you’ve collected some from your garden? Or looking to try some different varieties this coming season? Join us for seed …


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Ward Theatre Company presents The Mound Builders by Lanford Wilson

  • Ward Theatre
  • (919) 973-2522

A group of archaeologists take advantage of a rural landowner’s good will with dire consequences for their careers and their families. The Company has transformed its intimate performance …


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Yoga for Joints in Action: Knees, Shoulders, Wrists and Hips

Join Yoga therapist and counselor nina be (MA. M.ED. E-RYT500) as she leads you in an exploration of the accurate anatomical construction of specific skeletal joints to help you live your life to t…


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Duke Men's Basketball vs. Notre Dame

Atlantic Coast Conference Matchup


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Be Connected: The Bull Meets the Bayou

Save the date and stay tuned for more details about Durham's part in a multi-venue, two-city art exhibition between Durham and New Orleans artists. “The Bull Meets the Bayou” begins in …


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Community Conversation - Affordable Housing, Transportation, and Human Services

Residents will be able to address issues and provide feedback directly with Durham City Council Members and Durham County Board of Commissioners.


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Jazz Vespers

A collaboration between Duke Chapel and the Duke Jazz Program, this Jazz Vespers worship service combines the form of the traditional evening vespers service with the musical improvisation of …


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Natural Indigo Dyeing Basics

Join textile artist, Diana Cathcart, to learn the basics of natural indigo dyeing. Students will have the opportunity to create their own indigo dye “starter,” which they will be able to …


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SMASH

  • RTP Frontier

The Annual Gathering of the Triangle Arts Community to kick off the New Year and Celebrate the Strength and Diversity of the Arts Community in the Triangle. Noshes and beverages will be served.


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Bruce Katz Band

A three piece Hammond B3 based Blues/Roots/Soul-Jazz band featuring original and choice cover instrumentals and vocal tunes. Contemporary and traditional. Bruce Katz is a four time (2008, 2009, …


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Energy Conservation Nosh' N Learn

  • Durham County Cooperative Extension

Learn from experts Claudia Powell from Advanced Energy and Yovanka Daniel from Duke Energy. Claudia will provide helpful energy saving tips and best practices and Yovanka will focus on resources …


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International Folk Dance Club Social Dance

  • Living Arts Collective

Open to the public and no partners are necessary. 7:00 PM - Easy dances 8:00 PM - Teaching for half an hour 9:25 PM - Dancing ends Parking in the area of the LAC is tight. See the …


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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