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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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A Liederabend: Andrea Edith Moore, soprano, and Klaus Dieter Jung, piano

Works by Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss, Joseph Marx, and others. Esteemed Coach, Conductor and collaborative pianist, Klaus Dieter Jung has held positions as Kapellmeister at the theaters in E…


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Beefsteak 8

Keeping a 100+ year old tradition alive in the South, Bull City Burger and Brewery presents Beefsteak 8. Long ago, butchers in the New York area would meet late at night to cook meats and drink beer …


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Duke Volleyball vs. Pittsburgh

Duke Volleyball takes on Pittsburgh at Cameron Indoor Stadium!


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Duke Women's Volleyball Vs. Pittsburgh

Duke volleyball home game vs. Pittsburgh.


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Get wild! Happy Halloween

Join in for Halloween fun at Horton Grove Nature preserve! Explore a TLC trail, play Halloween themed games, and enjoy a treat while learning about some of the underappreciated animals you'll see a…


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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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Haiku Workshop

Join Crystal Simone Smith, published poet and creative writing and English professor, during the next Sunday School workshop where you will learn how to write haikus. Haiku is the earliest form of …


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Historic Maplewood Cemetery Tour

  • Maplewood Cemetery

This tour of Old Maplewood cemetery is divided into two parts - one on the east side of Kent Street and the other on the west. The tours operate in a continuous loop, join either part where you find …


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Latin American Film Festival

  • Various venues

Founded in 1986, by Sharon Mujica, the Latin American Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of Latin America's film and audiovisual production. Its mission is to provide a space in North …


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Muse Unmasked, hosted by Everyday Magic

Hosted by Everyday Magic, following the Carrack's retrofuture Muse Masquerade. In the ballroom, Sylvan Esso's Nick Sanborn performs as Made of Oak. In the vault, Everday Magic presents a …


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Pumpkin Palooza

Celebrate pumpkin season with some of the finest food trucks on the block. Try their special pumpkin dishes and vote for your favorites! Food trucks include: Qspresso Food Truck 🥪 El …


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Pumpkin Patch Express

Climb aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for a journey to the Museum's pumpkin patch. Pick the perfect pumpkin to decorate and take home, then enjoy crafts and a variety of carnival games before …


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RBRM: Robbie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike

Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike now known as “RBRM”, have joined forces to combine their extensive catalogue of high energy mega-hits and dynamic stage presence to embark on a U.S. tour …


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Retro Film Series – "The Fog" 4K Restoration

"The Fog" was released in 1980 as Carpenter's first title after "Halloween." He directed, co-wrote the screenplay, and created the music for the film. "Halloween" star …


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Stories from Ellerbe Creek: ECWA Annual Meeting and Celebration

Join the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association for "Stories from Ellerbe Creek", a live storytelling event and annual meeting celebration. Share good food with old and new friends, hear …


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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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Book Sale - Books Among Friends

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 560-7159

Get a head start on holiday shopping at the Friends of the Durham Library’s next big book sale. Books Among Friends sells everything from fiction to poetry and music to nonfiction on history, …


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Click! Photo Exhibit - Field Camera Work

  • Horse & Buggy Press
  • (919) 949-4847

Both artists in this exhibit utilize large format cameras and make prints by hand in a darkroom. Holden shares a culled retrospective of 10 years. Inspired primarily by walking the creeks and …


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NC String Art at Durty Bull

Join Durty Bull Brewing Co. for their most popular class, String Art! They are offering their classic collection of NC themed designs + your first drink is on them! -- *check in with them at 6:45pm*


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The Blow

Electropop. With ZenSoFly.


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Classroom Open Hours

Welcome to an open-ended exploration in the learning laboratory. Tinker to your heart’s content, rearrange moving parts and explore the nature museum and teaching library. An on-site staff …


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Harvest Festival "Unity in the Community"

A fun night of skating with a costume contest, themed poetry slam, and raffle.


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Kevin Koa: The VanLife Tour

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

Small-batch home brewed guitar driven soul and blues organically grown in Pennsylvania. Kevin Koa combines instrumental focus and rhythmic articulation with conscious lyrics.


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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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Rabies Vaccination Clinic

  • Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division
  • (919) 560-0630

The Durham County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Division offers a low cost one year rabies vaccination for cats and dogs 4 months of age and older. Dogs must be on a leash and cats will need to b…


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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