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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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August Madness Draft & Silent Auction

All of the tournament All-Stars will be in attendance, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet them*. There will be a silent auction before the draft with over 50 items, including ACC signed …


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Encaustic Painting & Collage 2 Day Weekend Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of encaustic painting and collaging with hot wax in this two-day weekend workshop! Encaustic is an intoxicating beeswax based medium that smells like honey and falls somewhere …


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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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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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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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ADF's Dance Camp Begins

  • ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios
  • (919) 797-2871

Children ages 8-12 are invited to join ADF for a week long summer dance camp held in a welcoming and non-competitive environment. Students will participate in a variety of classes taught by expert …


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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: Artists in the Gardens Begins

Art can communicate everything from how you’re feeling to the close relationship between a caterpillar and its host plant. Use the garden for inspiration and as a source of unusual materials a…


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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 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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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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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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Adam Torres: Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (of Mountain Man)

Torres' debut album Nostra Nova was initially self-released in 2006, and over the years grew from being a closely-held, sleeper f favorite in the close-knit music scene of Athens, OH (wherehe lived …


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Chris Watts - Live at the Bullpen

Chris Watts’ Deep-South Americana sound evolved out of the swamp-country back roads of his hometown in Southern Louisiana. After being discharged from the Louisiana National Guard because of a …


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Excel 2010 Advanced

  • Durham Technical Community College (Small Business Center) 3rd Fl
  • (919) 536-7239

Master advanced features of Excel 2010 as you discover how to audit and analyze worksheet data, incorporate multiple data sources, and import and export data. This course will show you how to create …


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Pig: Prey & Obey Tour

Featuring PIG, Julien K, and Ghostfeeder - Once you have a certain combination of hard rock, soulful electro-pop and funk in your head, you can introduce Foetus: big band, blues and classical s…


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Pony Ride

  • CCB Plaza

Meet at the bull and ride, ending at Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Sponsored by Adventure Cyclists of Bull City (AC/BC), Durham Cycles, Seven Stars Cycles and Bullseye Bicycle.


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Walk With a Doc

  • Marshall I. Pickens Building
  • (919) 684-6721

Walk With a Doc participants will meet in the lobby of the Duke Family Medicine Center, take a walk through Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then return to the center. The walking path is approximately …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Debate: Evolution or Creation

  • Bethel Christian Center

A live and rigorous debate between the competing viewpoints of evolution and creation. The Fellowship Network's very own, Evangelist Mike Manuel will be arguing the position of Creationism and Dr. …


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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