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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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ADF Footprints

Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of three ADF-commissioned world premieres and two reconstructions by groundbreaking artists, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy …


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Americana Night: Aubrey Grant - Live at the Bullpen

With a passionate display of vocal style, range and musical enthusiasm, Aubrey Grant exquisitely melds his talent, training and raw passion into a fun, acoustic based sensation that is guaranteed to …


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Be Connected: Legal Sips with Host Mavis Gragg

DURHAM, North Carolina— Bars and bartenders foster conversation. Attorney Mavis Gragg has taken that accepted notion to another level with a monthly event at Beyù Caffé called Legal Sips, …


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Be Connected: Legal Sips with host Mavis Gragg

DURHAM, North Carolina- Bars and bartenders foster conversation. Attorney Mavis Gragg has taken that accepted notion to another level with a monthly event at Beyù Caffé called Legal Sips, which …


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Durham Garden Forum: 2017 Gardeners' Fair- Ask the Experts

An annual fair featuring area experts and garden suppliers. An informal group independent of Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the forum meets once a month to enrich its members’ gardening knowledge and …


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Eli Wallace "Dialectical Imagination" @ SHED

Since 2015, Dialectical Imagination has been continuously honing a unique and highly engaging form of musical expression they call "ecstatic music" which radically integrates the creative …


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Reducing Waste in Durham Schools - Update

  • Don't Waste Durham

Join Don't Waste Durham to hear updates on plans to: Adapt and replicate successful LUNCHROOM COMPOSTING programs in additional DPS schools Implement FOOD SHARING TABLES, an evidence-based …


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Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern

If this is Tuesday, then this IS our regular Tuesday Blues Jam host by the incomparable ivory tickler, Clark Stern.  Come share the stage with other blues musicians for one of the best, …


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Blue Wednesday: Clark Stren & Chuck Cotton

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he's joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton ( Bob …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he's joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton ( Bob M…


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Guided Art Tour of Duke Medicine Pavilion

Every 4th Wednesday.


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Music in the Gardens: Caleb Caudle

Winston-Salem singer, songwriter, and bandleader Caleb Caudle spent years shaping and sharpening his approach to country music before arriving, last year, at a triumph called Carolina Ghost. These …


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Mystery Brewing Beer Dinner

Here we go folks, ready to kick off another round of incredible beer dinners just in time for the dog days of Summer! Second in the line-up we have the fantastic Mystery Brewing from Hillsborough, …


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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

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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Armand Lenchek & Carter Minor

When guitarist Armand Lenchek and vocalist/blues harpist Carter Minor get together, magic happens. Again and again.  Touring and playing for many years, Armand brings years of experience and …


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Big Biscuit Showdown

This unique food competition features thirteen teams featuring Rise Biscuits Donuts chefs and a local brewery or beverage company. Each Rise chef will prepare a special biscuit and donut that will b…


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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company, developed three evening-length works titled Analogy: A Trilogy. The complete trilogy, performed for the first time at A…


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English Country Dance

  • Freedman Center
  • (919) 683-9672

Beginners welcome; all dances taught; no partner necessary. Live music on 2nd & 4th Thursdays. Gender-free calling. Bring non-street shoes or dance in socks.


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Full Frame Road Show Summer Series - Through the Repellent Fence

In the southwestern United States, the earth and sky connect in never-ending expanses. These vistas inspired revolutionary artists like Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt to create the Land Art movement …


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Harvey Dalton Arnold - Live at the Bullpen

Harvey Dalton Arnold is a singer, guitarist and North Carolina-native with a passion for the blues. He sold millions of albums as a member of southern-rock band The Outlaws from 1976-80 and has …


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Irish Learning Jam

Jigs, reels, hornpipes and slip jigs. Whatever your fancy, they probably play it. This Learning Jam is designed to build a common repertoire of tunes you'll hear in local Irish sessions; phrase by …


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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