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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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1st Sunday Triangle Blues Society Blues Jam

Get your musical "fix" by playing, dancing, or just having a great time.


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Moogfest Posters and Synth Art from the American Tobacco Collection

American Tobacco Campus presents its collection of Moogfest art posters from 2010-2016. The posters were created for SYTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog. Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. …


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Nasher Teen Council: Impact

A group exhibition of the Nasher Teen Council, a diverse group of 17 socially engaged teens from across Durham. The goal of IMPACT is to create a dynamic space where the teens can engage with the …


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Our Shot NC Launch Party

Launch of a campaign to flip seats to break the Republican Supermajority in the NC House of Representatives. Live music, BBQ and a talk by Representative Graig Meyer.


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The Sarah Slonim Project

The Sarah Slonim Project is a NYC-based quintet that plays straight-ahead jazz with a modern vibe. Drawing on repertoire from the Great American Songbook, Jazz composers, Motown, Blues, Brazilian …


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Traveling Outpost

  • Falls and Jordan Lakes
  • (919) 416-1200

Explore some of the best flat water paddling locations in the area. Call or check the website for location.


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West Point on the Eno Outpost

As the name implies this Outpost is located at the West Point on the Eno Park, on the Eno River in Durham, NC. Kayak or Canoe on your own. Hourly self-guided trips are held on the small & …


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Cooking from the Garden: Cold Soups and Salads from the Summer Garden

Time to feast upon spring and summer vegetables! Join one class, or the entire series with instructor Katie Coleman, chef and owner of Durham Spirits Company. Each class includes in-class tastings. …


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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson’s most recent album Fast Forward was released in 2015 to critical acclaim. Composed, produced and arranged by Jackson, Fast Forward features four sets of four songs each recorded i…


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Parent/Child Clay Workshop

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them all! …


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Parent/Child Clay Workshops!

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them all! …


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Session at the Shed w/ Ernest Turner

  • The Shed
  • (732) 570-2935

Weekly concert and jam session featuring the Ernest Turner Trio. Drop in and hear some of the best music in town - every Monday.


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Tour of DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center

A special behind-the-scenes tour of DPAC, hosted by DPAC staff. Highlights include seeing the view of the stage from all levels of the theater, a memorable walk across the Mildred & Dillard Teer …


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Ukulele Learning Jam & Advancing Players Jam

Beginners are welcome, especially during the first 30 minutes when basic chords and strums are taught and then incorporated into familiar tunes. After that, it gets faster and the music gets a l…


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Be Connected: The Southern Documentary Fund Presents Docs For Us / By Us

The Southern Documentary Fund presents Docs For Us / By Us: a new 3-part series in partnership with Beyu Caffe Black documentary filmmakers from Durham present works-in-progress, reaching out for …


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Toto

GRAMMY Award winning band, TOTO, has been setting standards in the music industry for decades, and 2013 will mark a landmark 35th anniversary of their debut album, TOTO. Since forming in Los …


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Tuesday Blues Jam

BNG provides, amps, drums, PA...everything you'll need, just bring your instrument or sticks...sign up and play or sit back & listen to some great blues


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Landscape Plants for NC Gardens: Summer - Class Begins

Expand your palette of plants with information from this class with instructor Jan Little, Duke Gardens director of education and public programs. Each season this class covers another group of …


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Music in the Gardens: Flock of Dimes

Jenn Wasner emerged a decade ago as the sharp guitarist and soft singer of Baltimore duo Wye Oak, whose intricate pop often felt like a blissful fever dream. In the years since, Wasner has …


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Northgate Jams!

Jam sessions each week to play old time, bluegrass and country. No rules, however, so all musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Park in the parking deck closest to the movie theater or in …


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Toddler Time

Toddlers are welcome any time, but for the best experience, bring toddlers during designated Toddler Times on Wednesday and Saturday from 9-10am. 1 parent/guardian jumps for FREE during toddler …


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