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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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Annual Black History Music Program

NCCU Department of Music performance.


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Black History Film Screeninig

  • Mount Vernon Baptist Church
  • (919) 688-1823

Part of Mount Vernon Baptist Church 2018 Black History Month Activities. Wednesday night at the movies: THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM 2/7/18 I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO 2/14/18 THE TRIP TO …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Duke Men's Basketball vs. Louisville

Atlantic Coast Conference Matchup


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Energy Medicine: Simple Shamanic Practices to Stay Safe, Healthy, and at Peace

Mara Bishop will share how she uses shamanic healing and energy medicine in grounded and practical ways to help restore calm to anxious minds, ease physical pain and address the emotional effects of …


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Entrepreneurs' Series: Venture Outlook

Hear from and meet the angel investors & venture capitalists that have funded some of the region's most promising technology startups. They will talk about trends and where they are looking to …


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HIP Music Festival - Durham

  • Various Locations
  • (919) 560-2733

The "hippest" musicians on period instruments. HIP = Historically Informed Performance. Featuring concerts, lectures, master class, and HIPster reception in Durham, Raleigh and Chapel H…


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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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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator and InDesign CS6 Course Begins

Learn how to create pixel-perfect page designs, layouts, and typography with Adobe InDesign, while also learning how to create and manipulate stunning vector graphics and artwork using Adobe …


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NCCU Virtual Justice Project

  • North Carolina Central University - School of Law
  • (919) 530-6601

Join an informational session about advanced planning documents, including Durable and Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills and the benefits of preparing them. This event is free and open …


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The Art of Sport with Donna Orender

All ages are welcome to listen to Ms.Orender, former President of the WNBA, speak of the many obstacles she's overcome to become one of the world's most notable female leaders.


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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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West 94th St Pub Trivia

Prizes for 1st and 2nd place teams.


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A Public Poetry Reading and Panel Discussion of the Life and Memoir of Elizabeth Keckley

  • North Carolina Central University - James E. Shepard Library, Second floor
  • (919) 530-5440

Zelda Lockhart, alumni endowed chair for the Department of Language and Literature, will facilitate.


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AfterHours: Science of Wine

The Museum has invited local wine sellers, cheese makers and chocolatiers to create this special experience for science loving wine connoisseurs. Researchers will be on hand to reveal how soil and …


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Author John Kessel

The Regulator welcomes John Kessel, author of Pride and Prometheus, for a reading and signing. Mary Bennet falls for the enigmatic Victor Frankenstein and befriends his monstrous Creature in this …


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Beauty World @Five Points Plaza

  • Five Points Plaza

Come out after work to simmer down and warm up the night with (the band) Beauty World @Five Points Plaza. "In Durham, there are two Beauty Worlds: There's the store on Avondale Drive, one of a…


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Bedlam: Hamlet by William Shakespeare Directed by Eric Tucker

  • von der Heyden Studio Theater at Duke Arts Center
  • (919) 660-3356

When New York actors Eric Tucker and Andrus Nichols chose the name “Bedlam” for their upstart theater company in 2012, they no doubt intended it to convey the energy and audacity of t…


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Blogging with WordPress Course Begins

You don't need to be tech savvy to build a beautiful, feature-rich WordPress website - no coding or advanced technical skills required. Even beginners can learn to build, design, and manage a …


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Community Input Sessions on Redevelopment of 300 and 500 Blocks of East Main St

  • Nehemiah Christian Center

• Public input is sought from the community regarding the redevelopment of two public sites owned by Durham County Government, located at the 300 and 500 blocks of Main Street. • Durham …


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Creative Hand Lettering - Envelope Lettering Workshop

Learn how to use a variety of techniques to create your own hand lettering style. You will get an introduction to basic lettering supplies, 3 different lettering styles, working with a grid and …


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Home Is Where The HeART Is Fundraiser

An art auction fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Durham hosted by Smashing Boxes and The Carrack Modern Art. Enjoy a fun night, surrounded by beautiful art depicting what home means to Durham …


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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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Movie Loft presents "Night Tide"

Movie Loft clambers ashore in February with a screening of Curtis Harrington's 1961 thriller Night Tide. A sailor named Johnny (Dennis Hopper) falls for Mora (Linda Lawson), who performs as a m…


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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