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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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Jennifer Nugent/Paul Matteson and Kimberly Bartosik/daela

  • Carr Studio at Durham School of the Arts
  • (919) 684-6402

Kimberly Bartosik/daela presents Ecsteriority4 (Part 2), a 32-minute dance constructed within a landscape of power and desire, where irrational impulses create a feeling of urgency and the …


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ADF Footprints

Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of three ADF-commissioned world premieres and two reconstructions by groundbreaking artists, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy …


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Dog Days with APS of Durham

Beer Durham's monthly Dog Days party in support of The Animal Protection Society of Durham. The mission of APS of Durham is to feed, shelter, provide medical care for, and match families with, …


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Dusk til Durham: Jazz, Hip Hop and Sunsets on the Roof with The Beast

The Beast is an innovative and electrifying hip hop and jazz ensemble, known for pushing creative boundaries and dynamic collaborations. Straight out of Durham, the cultural and entrepreneurial n…


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Honour by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith (a sister show of the Women's Theatre Festival)

  • Ward Theatre
  • (919) 973-2522

Honor has navigated the ups and downs of marriage with her husband Gus for 32 years.  Despite a promising career as a poet, she set aside her ambitions to support Gus and their daughter Sophie. …


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PickleFest Durham

A showcase of North Carolina made products from pickle vendors near and far including locally crafted kombucha and kimchi! Triangle area restaurants sample their unique pickle dishes as well as …


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Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational

Annual youth track and field competition, for ages 8-18. USATF sanctioned. Sponsored by Durham Striders Track Club and 9th Street Active Feet and the Durham Sports Commission.


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The Steel Wheels

Some things come to be in their own time, of their own accord. Such has been the case with The Steel Wheels. In the beginning, it was simply a matter of four young men who'd happened to cross paths …


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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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Food Truck Flicks

Mondays are easy breezy at the J all summer long with a family-friendly movie & food truck! Call the Welcome Center (919-354-4936) for the list of movie titles. The food truck will be on site …


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Nature Adventures Camp: Plant It, Grow It, Eat It

Plant, tend, harvest and taste fruits and vegetables in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden. Each day will include hands-on work time and play time in the garden. For rising kindergarteners through …


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PALM

Palm plays rock music backwards. Their songs bear a certain methodology, though there is a tendency towards impulse which seems almost violently opposed to it. The band deals willfully in …


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Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen - Live at the Bullpen

Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen's first professional engagement came in the early 1980’s when she was asked to perform at a local club where she was attending college. “I had three …


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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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Verses and Versus with Fin the DJ: Teddy Riley v. Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis

Our summer DJ series is back! Mondays, from 6pm -9pm come through, eat, drink and be Mary


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Americana Night: Aubrey Grant - Live at the Bullpen

With a passionate display of vocal style, range and musical enthusiasm, Aubrey Grant exquisitely melds his talent, training and raw passion into a fun, acoustic based sensation that is guaranteed to …


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Be Connected: Legal Sips with Host Mavis Gragg

DURHAM, North Carolina— Bars and bartenders foster conversation. Attorney Mavis Gragg has taken that accepted notion to another level with a monthly event at Beyù Caffé called Legal Sips, …


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Be Connected: Legal Sips with host Mavis Gragg

DURHAM, North Carolina- Bars and bartenders foster conversation. Attorney Mavis Gragg has taken that accepted notion to another level with a monthly event at Beyù Caffé called Legal Sips, which …


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Durham Garden Forum: 2017 Gardeners' Fair- Ask the Experts

An annual fair featuring area experts and garden suppliers. An informal group independent of Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the forum meets once a month to enrich its members’ gardening knowledge and …


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Eli Wallace "Dialectical Imagination" @ SHED

Since 2015, Dialectical Imagination has been continuously honing a unique and highly engaging form of musical expression they call "ecstatic music" which radically integrates the creative …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he's joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton ( Bob M…


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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