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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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Christmas Eve Dinner at Parizade

  • Parizade
  • (919) 286-9712

This holiday season Parizade will once again host a fantastic Christmas Eve Dinner service. Whether you are looking to share a table with friends, family, or a combination of the two, …


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Mindful Bodies Christmas Eve Dance Party

Optional: Wear Christmas or Winter inspired costumes to win prizes for the best costume! Wear your Fit Bit or other devices to win prizes for the most steps taken or calories burned!


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Music In The Plaza: Sunday Family Fun

  • Pour Taproom
  • (919) 251-8985

Pour Taproom presents live music, games, and food for the family every Sunday in CCB Plaza, the heart of downtown Durham. Kids Eat FREE all day and live music presented by The Music Lab with …


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Classroom Open Hours

An open-ended exploration in Duke Gardens’ learning laboratory. Tinker to your heart’s content, rearrange moving parts and explore the nature museum and teaching library. Or play in a …


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Hayti Kwanzaa

Annual Kwanzaa festivities kicking off the week-long celebration of Kwanzaa with family-friendly performances, workshops, film showing, food, and vendors. The symbol of the day is the Wawa A…


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Guided Art Tour of Duke Medicine Pavilion

Every 4th Wednesday.


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International Folk Dance Club Social Dance

  • Living Arts Collective

Open to the public and no partners are necessary. 7:00 PM - Easy dances 8:00 PM - Teaching for half an hour 9:25 PM - Dancing ends Parking in the area of the LAC is tight. See the …


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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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Latin Vibe on Thursday Nights

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

CoboBrothers Presents Latin Vibe at Beyu on Thursday Nights With Live Musicians! Start with a free dance lesson at 9pm and then dance the night away. Please note that there will be limited …


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Music In The Plaza: Thurs Local Live

  • CCB Plaza

Pour Taproom presents evening performances in CCB Plaza every Thursday featuring local artists and musicians. Pour Taproom Durham is a pay-by-the-ounce taproom where you can pour your own drink …


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The Bondsmen Reunion Show

Reunion Of One Of The Triangle's Favorite Party Bands. Formed in 1966 by friends from Northern High and Durham High, The Bondsmen quickly became a regional favorite. Covering the popular …


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Boom Unit Brass Band - Live at the Bullpen

The biggest, baddest, brassiest noise! The Boom Unit Brass Band are a Durham-based NOLA-style brass band boasting some of the Triangle’s best musicians and biggest sounds. They keep it real …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Duke Women's Basketball vs. Liberty

Duke Women's Basketball home game


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Folk Is People

Folk is People is a Jacksonville-based indie folk band led by singer-songwriter and dad joke expert, Stacey Bennett. Their music is eloquently crafted into a melodic blend of stringed and percussive …


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Josh Preslar Band Holiday Party

  • The Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979

Josh Preslar along with Mike ‘Howlin Wind’ Davis (harmonica), Clark Stern (keys), T.A. James (Bass) and Chuck Cotton (drums) are going to turn the BNG into a Juke Joint. A great …


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Kidz Yoga

  • reCharge Pilates & Barre
  • (919) 797-0958

Yoga for kids is a fun way for children to develop important skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. ​ Even at a young age, children often feel pressure at school academically and socially, …


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Lionel Lyles

Straight-ahead jazz.


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Blues Night with Chuck Cotton, Tad Walters, & T.A. James

Chuck Cotton (drums), Tad Walters (guitar, harmonica), and T.A. James (bass) join together for a night of blues and beers! $1 of every draft pint sold goes to benefit the Music Maker Relief …


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David Wax Museum

David Wax Museum is a folk and roots rock band blending traditional Mexican Son music with Americana in what they call "Mexo-Americana." With Matt Phillips.


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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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