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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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Bring it to the Mat: Yoga, Mindfulness and Racial Justice

  • Ark Dance Studio, Duke East Campus
  • (919) 225-3192

Bring It To The Mat is the third annual Embodied Learning Summit hosted at Duke to promote the accessibility of yoga and mindfulness practices in education. This year’s Summit will explore the …


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Calvin Edwards Trio (Soul jazz & Blues)

Beyu is excited to be bringing Calvin Edwards back to Beyu Caffe. Born in Kings Mountain N.C., Calvin is also a well-know international artist who has performed in Okinawa, Tokyo, and China as w…


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Caring for Your Landscape

Suddenly the landscape is planted and you are faced with garden maintenance! In this class we will take you through the steps of establishing a new landscape, watering, plant staking and …


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Construction-Related Job Fair

  • City of Durham Public Works Department
  • (919) 560-4214

Featuring a variety of currently available construction-related positions. These full-time positions offer stability, an excellent benefits package, and competitive pay. Featured positions …


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Cyber, Security & Surveillance: Truth & Consequences

  • Duke Law School
  • (919) 613-8545

Duke's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security (LENS) will hold its annual national security conference at Duke Law School. The 2017 LENS conference is titled "Cyber, Security & …


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Dance - "What You Want"

  • Living Arts Collective

What You Want is about learning to navigate life with agency. In this collaboration, Durham dance artists Alyssa Noble and Allie Pfeffer work to recognize, fulfill, and maintain a sense of what …


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure

Do you believe in ghosts? The home of Liggett &Myers, Kress & Snow Buildings ghosts, oh, it’s a Pub Crawl! Guests spend approximately 25 minutes in three (3) of Durham’s …


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Encaustic Painting & Collage

Learn the fundamentals of Encaustic painting and collaging with hot wax in this 2day Weekend Workshop! Encaustic is an intoxicating beeswax-based medium that smells like honey and falls somewhere …


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Forward Together Community Discussion

During the discussion, the Congressman will offer a Washington update, take questions from residents, and hear ideas about how we can resist efforts to take our country backward and fight for a jobs …


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Hickory Switch

Country music.


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Lightning Strikes III Amateur & Professional Kickboxing Event

Triangle Kickboxing Promotions presents "Lightning Strikes III" amateur and professional kickboxing event. Don't miss this exciting, non-stop, action-packed evening of competition with …


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Malpaso Dance Company + Arturo O'farrill & Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

Thanks to thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the prodigiously talented Malpaso Dance Company of Havana has started to appear more frequently on American stages. Central to Malpaso's …


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Mystic Farm & Distillery Tour

Tour the Triangle's only farm distillery! Explore how they create handmade small batch bourbon from the ground up. See the production process first-hand from the grain fields to the bottling line, …


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NCCU vs. Bethune-Cookman University (Men’s Basketball)

The doors to the gym will open for entry and sales on the day of the game one hour prior to the tip-off of the first scheduled game. There is NO re-entry upon exiting the venue.


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Nevermore Horror and Gothic Film Festival

Nevermore is dedicated to screening brand new horror features from around the world, as well as some fan favorites. Many of these films will never receive a theatrical release in the United States. …


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Play - "Bright Half Life"

Erica and Vicky meet. Buy a mattress. Marry. Raise kids. Divorce. Meet again. And jump out of an airplane. Not necessarily in that order. With a fractured timeline and instantaneous transitions, …


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Play - "Underground"

  • Farrison-Newton Communications Building at NCCU
  • (919) 530-6242

Triangle premier of a breath-stopping musical that captures one slave's faith and determination to gain freedom for his family.


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Pop Up Nightclub at Bull McCabe's

With DJ 40 oz. No Cover! Great Drinks! ALL YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC!


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Pruning Roses

Learn how to prune your roses the Witherspoon way. Get your rose bushes ready for a healthy, hardy spring full of rose blooms!


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Rare Music Concert: Gabriel Richard, violin; Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello; Randall Love, piano

19th century French piano trios by Onslow, David and Lalo performed with a 1915 Pleyel piano. French violinist Gabriel Richard is a tenure-track first violin at the Paris Orchestra, as well …


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Samedi Gras

Samedi Gras: Fat Saturday, the Saturday before the big event! This year the party s at The Pinhook where you can test drive costumes, wear backup outfits or come as you are. The Chit Nasty Band and …


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