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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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2017 Annual Triangle VegFest - Day 2

This FREE two-day festival is open to all and features vegan vendors, inspiring speakers, delicious plant-based food and drink, live music, and a Kid Zone. If you love food, beer, kombucha, …


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4th Sunday Sewing

Feel free to bring your own materials, or shop at The Scrap Exchange in their plethora of fabric, trims, and notions… up to 75% off retail! No registration is required… just drop-in!


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Bohemian Wrap Skirts

Learn to piece together a Bohemian Wrap Skirt! These skirts are customizable and one of a kind. Beginning sewers are welcome! This is unique way to use small fabric scraps to create a beautiful …


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Celebration to mark the 70th Anniversary of Durham College

The 2017 Durham College Alumni Reunion Committee is hosting a reunion to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of Durham College. Durham College was an accredited Jr. College founded for …


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Dog Days at Beer Durham

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


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Family Fun in the Park

Join the Edgewood Baptist Church community for a free community cookout. They'll have food, games and even some awesome prizes! All ages are welcome and encouraged to visit.


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Greek Night 2017

  • Parizade
  • (919) 286-9712

 A one night only Greek Festival extravaganza: live bouzouki player, dancing, fortune telling, live statues, and a decadent buffet filled with all the signature Parizade flavors! …


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Live & Local Brunch Series: Frankie Alexander & Ed Paolantonio

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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This is Ballet! -- Becoming a Professional Dancer

Dance workshop for children ages 6 and up and their parents. Meet Carmen Felder, a ballerina from the Carolina Ballet and gain insights from parents whose daughters joined the Martha Graham and …


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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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In The Wings: The Cake

Join members of PlayMakers Repertory Company for a discussion of their upcoming regional premiere, “The Cake” by Bekah Brunstetter. Della makes cakes, not judgment calls. But when the …


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Session at the Shed w/ Ernest Turner

  • The Shed Jazz Club
  • (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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Shinrin Yoku: A Meditative Walk

Take a walk in the forest and join Shinrin Yoku, a growing tradition that began in Japan. The idea is simple: If you visit natural areas, sitting or walking in a mindful way, you will feel …


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Ashley Heath - Live at the Bullpen

With a blend of original soul Americana music, Ashley Heath has been arising as one of Asheville's finest musicians with "velvety" vocals and a bluesy guitar style. Raised in the foothills …


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Meet the Author: Kevin Mclaughlin

Meet Durham-based writer Kevin McLaughlin for a reading from his book, Innocent: A Spirit of Resilience. McLaughlin’s co-author and subject of the book, Opwonya Innocent, will attend the event …


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Men's Chorus welcomes New Members

Durham's Vox Virorum Men's Chorus invites male singers to join them for their 2017-2018 concert season. No previous choral experience, or a prepared audition selection, is required. Join in for fun, …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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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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Sextile

As a stable fixture in the Los Angeles underground, Sextile has been gaining a devout following since its creation in 2015. The four-piece outfit has all the makings of a revolutionary sound - b…


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Starpoint Beer Dinner

  • Local 22
  • (919) 286-9755

Here we go folks, ready to kick off another round of incredible beer dinners just in time for the dog days of Summer! For the Summer season series finale they will have the amazing Starpoint Brewing …


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Tax and Facts: An Informational Workshop

  • NCCU School of Law
  • (919) 530-6601

An information session on what the The Taxpayer Advocate Service and NCCU School of Law's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) can do for taxpayers.


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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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Ben Payton - Live at the Bullpen

Ben Wiley Payton of Jackson, Mississippi is an acoustic blues artist with roots in the Delta, but he's only a relatively recent convert to the vintage style. Born in tiny Coila in the hill country …


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Durham, NC 27701 USA
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