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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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"Art To Remember" by artist Gartifacts, featuring live Acoustic music by Mother Earth

Meet artist Gartifacts and see his newest art pieces Artist Garry Atkinson (Gartifacts) is a Raleigh artist with a love for history, nature, and visual teaching. His collection of unique abstract …


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ACC Baseball Championship

Durham is proud to host the 2018 ACC Baseball Championship! 12 ACC Baseball Teams will play a pool-play format with three games each on Tuesday-Friday, culminating in two semi-final games on S…


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Ally J and Kevin Clark

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

Ally J and Kevin Clark resume their residency at Arcana with a Friday evening you can get in to. They have brought in special guests for the last couple of months, and guarantee to impress with a …


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Audio Under the Stars - Connections: Lost and Found

An evening of audio stories about special friendships, unlikely allegiances, surprising encounters and missed connections; the bonds that knit people, families, and communities together, and …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Devout Diamond Diva’s Women’s Conference

Devout Diamond Diva's Women's Conference "It's Time To Soar Remix!'" We are continually growing stronger, more vibrant and more determined to live fuller lives. The Devout Diamond Diva's …


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Diggin in the Crates

Welcome to Diggin in the Crates. The Underground Collective introduces their first high-energy monthly party bringing you the best in popular R&B and Hip Hop, from the 80s and 90s until today. …


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Durham Cinematheque - Movies in the Park

The show is "Crazy Italian Night."


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El Flaco Elizalde

  • Rodeó Space NightClub
  • (336) 912-0101

With Norteño Banda.


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Emily Musolino (Soul/R&B)

Emily Musolino is a Durham, NC native who mixes soulful vocals with shredding blues rock guitar riffs. The depth of emotion in her voice is stunning and her songs have a classic sound and lyrics t…


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Jamie McLean Band

Jamie McLean is a triple threat. As a guitarist for New Orleans royalty Aaron Neville and Dirty Dozen Brass Band he’s toured the globe playing fiery guitar everywhere from Madison Square G…


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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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May Arts Night at the Durham Arts Council

The Durham Arts Council’s monthly arts night for May will be on Friday the 25th (HEADS UP – this is a week after the typical Third Friday arts night)! They’ll have visual art …


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Memorial Weekend at Sky Zone

Put Sky Zone into your Memorial Weekend plans and have a blast! - Live DJ Friday and Saturday evenings during the GLOW jump! - Open extended hours on Monday, May 28 : 10am-8m - Enjoy special …


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Noon at the Nasher Public Tour: "Solidary & Solitary"

Join Thavolia Glymph for a 30-minute lunchtime gallery tour. Glymph is an professor of African and African American Studies and History at Duke University.


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Play - " Wakey, Wakey"

A beautiful, funny, and moving meditation on the sorrow and joy we accumulate on life's journey, by one of the most remarkable and distinctive playwrights in American theater. Expect laughter. …


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Secret Society Show + Improv JAM!

The Skullz and Candy Cigarettes show are gonna initiate you into this comedy cult. Followed by an improv jam.


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Shane Smith & the Saints

A Red Dirt country band based out of Austin, Texas, Shane Smith & the Saints specialize in a freewheeling, open-hearted roots music that has its heart in the country but is unafraid of diving …


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Something To Do - a Pop Up Pre Memorial Day Dance Party

Looking for Something To Do this Friday? DJ Gemynii keeps house on the wheels after an incredible set at Moogfest Music Festival 2018. West End Wine Bar Durham has lounge areas upstairs and on the …


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West 94th St Pub Karaoke

Hosted by All King Entertainment.


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YOLO Karaoke

The Pinhook was voted Best Karaoke in the Triangle by the readers of the Independent Weekly several years in a row, and with good reason. Tons of songs, outsized personalities, and …


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ACC Baseball Championship FanFest

FanFest is a family-friendly, free event featuring live music, interactive games, student-athlete autographs, giveaways, sampling and more! 12pm - DJ Brian Dawson kicks off the event 1pm …


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Ace Livingston (Funk/R&B/Jazz)

Ace Livingston's current full-length CD, My Metamorphosis, provides a colorful mix of buoyant funk, spirited jazz, and melodic sensuality drawing inspiration from renowned bassists Marcus Miller, …


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Art Exhibit Rise of The Phoenix – El Ascenso de la Fénix - Reception

  • Fredric Jameson Gallery - Duke University’s East Campus
  • (919) 995-9763

A Special Exhibit Honoring Women Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz FEATURED ARTISTS: SARAH ELIZABETH CORNEJO, FELICITY PALMA, YUKO NOGAMI TAYLOR Including a special community display that …


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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