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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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Ann Arader

A unique & expressive voice, Ann performs her jazz & bluesy-styled classics along with rare gems by your favorite artists – Van Morrison, Joan Armatrading, Annie Lennox, Rickie Lee …


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Cameron Esposito: Person of Consequence

  • The Pinhook

Cameron Esposito is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. In addition to her work as a nationally touring headliner, Cameron has appeared on NBC, CBS, Comedy Central, TBS, IFC, E!, …


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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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Hoax Theory presents: The Baghdad Battery

For an object so elemental in its composition--clay, iron, copper and asphalt--the Baghdad Battery becomes more inscrutable and occult upon closer consideration. Proffered by some as evidence of an …


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Learn to Knit Lace

In this 2 session class, learn to knit lace and read lace patterns while knitting the Synnott's Mill Cowl, a simple chevron lace design in DK weight yarn. The class will cover provisional cast on, …


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Mysteryrealm Film Series

Unlike horror movies, Mystery films mainly focus on solving a crime or a puzzle, generally revolving around a murder. You'll be presented with a series of likely suspects, some of whom are "red …


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Olde Timey Funday with The New Hillbillies

The New Hillbillies, who hail from Chatham County, N.C. have been influenced by a wide variety of musicians and musical styles from past and present. Bands and musicians like The Grateful Dead, B…


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Punch Brothers

Modern Bluegrass’s #1 Band Punch Brothers are coming to DPAC with special guest Madison Cunningham on Sunday, July 22, 2018.  Punch Brothers are the acoustic quintet of mandolinist C…


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Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational

Youth track and field meet that has been in existence for 31 years and allows competition for athletes 8-18 years of age. The event is sanctioned by USATF.


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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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Taste of Soul NC

Experience the Ultimate Cookout. Taste of Soul NC will feature Food Trucks, Merchandise/Information Vendors, Kids Activities, Live DJ and more. Free to attend and Open to the Public.


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The Reveler's at Motorco Music Hall

The Revelers’ brand of [Louisiana] music is a "masterful mix of Cajun, zydeco, and ‘50s inflected swamp rock, featuring all new compositions that capture the spirit and drive of …


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Beginners' Line Dance Classes

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • (252) 767-2780

Beginners Urban Soul Line Dance Classes are provided by M. E. Henderson, Inc.. This low-impact form of exercise is free. Bring your water and towel for this one hour class!


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Career Conversations with Triangle WiSTEM

Panel discussion. Panelists are women from different companies who will share best practices in work-life balance, promotion, being the only woman in the room, etc. We'll have plenty of time before …


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Code the Dream Volunteer Info Session

  • American Underground @ Main

Code the Dream, one of American Underground's resident nonprofits, is searching for volunteers. They are especially looking for folks to help teach programming classes and/or to serve as development …


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Film Screening - “Yellow Submarine” 50th Anniversary 4K Restoration

In celebration of Yellow Submarine‘s 50th anniversary, the animated classic will be re-released. The film was restored in 4k digital resolution, with all of the digital clean-up done by hand …


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Ace Hardware DIY Workshop

  • Ace Hardware
  • (919) 544-1711

This is an event created to show you how to collect items from around the house and turn it into house decor. It is a quick and easy task that allows you to save money and fill your house with u…


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Durham Bulls vs. Toledo Mud Hens

Taco Tuesday. All game long, get $2 tacos at the DBAP! Go for the baseball, stay for the tacos.


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Fantastic Negrito

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Gardener's Fair: Durham Garden Forum

An informal group independent of Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the Durham Garden Forum meets once a month to enrich its members’ gardening knowledge and skill. This month's Gardeners’ Fair will …


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Mastering Workplace Performance: How to Inspire Greatness and Create a High-Performance Culture

Jason Womack shows you that working longer hours doesn't make up for a flawed approach to productivity and performance. Workers need to clarify their habits, build mindset-based strategies, and be …


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Meet the Author: Lynne Hinton

Meet NC novelist Lynne Hinton, author of New York Times bestsellers Friendship Cake and Pie Town. Ms. Hinton will read from her new work, The View From Here, which is set in Jones County, NC. A …


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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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Poet Michael Beadle

The Regulator welcomes poet Michael Beadle, author of Beasts of Eden, for a reading and book signing.


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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