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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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Gangstagrass

  • Motorco Music Hall
  • (919) 901-0875

Blending bluegrass and hip-‐‐hop may seem like an unlikely recipe for success, but don't tell that to Rench, the mastermind behind the Emmy-‐‐nominated bluegrass/hip-‐‐hop outfit Gangstagrass.  …


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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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Informal Group Photography Critique

One of the best ways to progress as an artist is to receive feedback on your work from your peers. Whether you are new to photography or are an experienced photographer seeking input on a new …


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Live & Local Brunch Series: High Clouds

In celebration of being voted among the top 100 brunch spots in America by Open Table diners, Nasher Cafe has decided to make their Summer Brunches even better, with LIVE MUSIC on their beautiful …


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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: Art and Science

How are artists and scientists similar? Observe nature closely, record observations in words and pictures, and experience beauty in the place where art and science meet. Have fun with hands-on …


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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 DJ Mic Check: Neo Soul v. Trap Soul

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


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Americana Night: Ben de la Cour - Live at the Bullpen

2016 Kerrville New Folk winner Ben de la Cour has lived a different kind of life. After growing up in Brooklyn, he set out to see the world as an amateur boxer, bartender, janitor and agricultural …


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Free Interview Suit and Resume

Free Interview Suit and Resume


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Motown: The Musical

It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey …


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Motown: The Musical

“MORE THAN A BROADWAY SHOW. A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC THAT TRANSFORMED AMERICA!” – CBS Sunday Morning It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now …


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National Night Out

  • Various Locations
  • (919) 560-4322

Residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement and public safety partners. Neighborhoods typically host events s…


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The Draw

The Draw is a free experimental drawing workshop at The Carrack. Bring your own drawing implements and beverages. Drop in or stay the whole time. Everyone is welcome. THe new host this month will b…


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Heartscape Landbreak

At first a side project, now becoming something more. currently recording an ep for each season. most songs are about love for the land and people around me. others about the end of the world.


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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

  • Sky Zone Durham
  • (919) 425-0800

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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Wednesday Night Trivia

Wednesday night is Trivia Night at Bull McCabe's, winner of The Independent's 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 "Best Trivia in the Triangle"! On Tuesday afternoon each week's specific R…


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Chainmaille Jewelry Workshops (Ages 12 & up)

The process of creating chainmaille involves using two pairs of pliers (one in each hand), wielding them like a crab, and opening and closing split rings to create intricate patterns. The process is …


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Durham Bulls "Baseball & Brews"

Do something fun and unique this Thursday! Transportation, food, beer, a ticket to the game, and a tour of Bull Durham Beer Co. (inside the Durham Bulls stadium) included for $39.99! Meet anytime …


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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