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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 TO ZINE! Make a Zine from Start to Finish with TRISTIN MILLER

Learn how to make your own zine (pronounced "zeen") and about the radical beginnings of zine culture. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned zinester, this workshop will be an o…


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Be Connected: Village of Wisdom Black Genius Brunch

Village of Wisdom is back with its brunch series! This time we are doing a few things different. This edition is all about reclamation and using the tools we have to build a more equitable …


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Bedlam: Hamlet by William Shakespeare Directed by Eric Tucker

  • von der Heyden Studio Theater at Duke Arts Center
  • (919) 660-3356

When New York actors Eric Tucker and Andrus Nichols chose the name “Bedlam” for their upstart theater company in 2012, they no doubt intended it to convey the energy and audacity of t…


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Dance Performance - ALKHAWF!

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company

Join OM grown dancers and their season 2 debut. In Alkhawf (meaning fear in Arabic), dancers will acknowledge their fears and in doing so pull the audience into their psyche, using physical …


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Duke Baseball vs. Bucknell

Non-Conference Matchup


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ECWA's Nature Walk - Dendrology Hike

  • 17 Acre Wood Nature Preserve
  • (919) 698-9729

Join ECWA's first nature walk of 2018, a Dendrology Hike with naturalist Milo Pyne at the 17-Acre Wood Preserve. Milo will teach the group to identify trees and woody plants in the winter …


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Goat Yoga and Guided Meditation with Goats

  • Hux Family Farm
  • (919) 666-7258

Get your relaxation and goat cuddles on! Experience yoga and guided meditation classes with the farm's animals. They have trained therapy goats, a couple of sheep, and a sweet livestock guardian dog …


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Highlights Tour – "Disorderly Conduct"

Explore a selection of portraits in the current exhibitions with gallery guide Ruth Caccavale. Individuals, or groups of fewer than 10 people, may take this guided public tour.


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HIP Music Festival - Durham

  • Various Locations
  • (919) 560-2733

The "hippest" musicians on period instruments. HIP = Historically Informed Performance. Featuring concerts, lectures, master class, and HIPster reception in Durham, Raleigh and Chapel H…


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MBCYoga: Tips and Techniques for All Levels

The MindBody Centering Yoga Series is a sophisticated approach to making yoga accessible to everyone. It incorporates the deep wisdom of Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha/Raja Yoga techniques as well as …


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Orquesta GarDel Residency - Dance Studio

All are welcome - social salsa dancers, dancers of all backgrounds and skills, people who just want to chill and groove to the Latin rhythms. This is a social artistic experiment - GarDel will u…


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Play - "Bad Jews"

Bad Jews tells the story of three millennial, Jewish cousins who converge in a NYC apartment after the funeral of their "Poppy." Poppy, a survivor of the Holocaust, moved to the United …


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Play: "Gidion’s Knot"

The slow-burning story of one teacher's conversation with the mother of a student. The tight 90 minute show finds room to address a multitude of important and thought-provoking topics, including …


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Shai Wosner, Piano: Schubert’s Last Sonatas

Over the last decade, the brilliant Israeli-born, New York-based pianist Shai Wosner has earned spots as a soloist with the world’s top orchestras, a coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, laurels …


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Sunday Family Fun @Pour Taproom

  • Pour Taproom
  • (919) 251-8985

Kids Eat free every Sunday at Pour taproom, located on CCB Plaza, downtown Durham (opposite "Major"). Family friendly games are available as well as kid friendly colouring books and …


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Aubrey Logan

Aubrey Logan is known throughout the world as the Queen of Sass. She has performed on several national television shows including a stint on American Idol, an appearance on The Goldbergs, Jools …


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Dinner with Friends Fundraiser

A 5-course cocktail and small plate pairing menu with cocktails prepared by The Cocktail Bandits and Alley Twenty Six owner Shannon Healy and food prepared by Chef Carrie Schleiffer. The …


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Keynote Speaker Dr. Kamaal McClarin

  • North Carolina Central University - Hubbard-Totten Auditorium

The 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass will be celebrated with a lecture by Dr. Kamal McClarin, curator of the Frederick Douglass Home.


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Naturalist Class: Life Underground (ages 5-6)

Join other homeschool students at Duke Gardens in a small group setting with classes designed to maximize exploration in nature. Learn methods scientists use to safely catch and study living t…


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Naturalist Class: Life Underground (ages 7-9)

Join other homeschool students at Duke Gardens in a small group setting with classes designed to maximize exploration in nature. Learn methods scientists use to safely catch and study living t…


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Pathways for Food Business: Restaurateurs, Bakers, Caterers, Food Truck Owners, Etc

  • The Small Business Center at Durham Tech - 3rd Fl
  • (919) 536-7241

Entrepreneurs by nature think “outside the box”. Explore the many paths that a food business idea might take. How can your particular skills and resources, and the needs of your …


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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