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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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African Diasporic Culture of Wakanda 1 – The Art Plus

This program will examine the artistic landscape of the Black Panther film through the lens of local artists - Erika+Jamal of FOCSI, Malcolm Goff, Vicki B. Wicked, Nadjib Assani, Danny Quick, LA …


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African Music Week Finale

Mix, mingle and dance to the rich and diverse expressions of African music in an inclusive, vibrant and positive setting. Listen, Learn and dance to African Reggae, African Salsa, Afrobeat, Benga, …


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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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Bedlam: Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw 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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Beekeeping 101

The relationship between bees and mankind is one of the longest in our history. Explore some of this rich history and learn a little about what makes bees so fascinating, as well as some of the …


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Beyu Caffe & Social Lyfe Present: RnB Brunch

Beyu Caffe | Social Lyfe Presents the RnB Brunch Hosted By: Colton Palmer Tre McQueen & James Lunsford Brunch will feature RnB hits from over the years while enjoying a specialized brunch menu!


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BlackArt Durham

  • Durham School of the Arts Auditorium
  • (919) 560-3926

Featuring Brown V. Board of Education: Over Fifty Years Later, a One-Man Play by Mike Wiley, 11AM | Black Box Theatre Presentation of Student Talent | 1PM | Weaver Auditorium Children's …


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Chainmaille Jewelry Workshops (Ages 12 & Up)

The process of creating chainmaille involves using two pairs of pliers (one in each hand), wielding them like a crab, and opening and closing split rings to create intricate patterns. The process is …


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Dance Performance - ALKHAWF!

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company

Join OM grown dancers and their season 2 debut. In Alkhawf (meaning fear in Arabic), dancers will acknowledge their fears and in doing so pull the audience into their psyche, using physical …


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Drag Sounds, Sunny Slopes, North by North (CHI), Poor Pie

Chicago crunch rock duo North by North plays Durham, presented by Duke Coffeehouse. Featuring: Drag Sounds https://dragsounds.bandcamp.com/ Sunny …


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Duke Baseball vs. Bucknell

Non-Conference Matchup


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Duke Men's Basketball vs. Syracuse

Atlantic Coast Conference Matchup


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Duke University Wind Symphony: A Grand Night

Featuring Duke University Wind Symphony alumnus DeShaun Gordon-King (flute) and a world premiere by Duke graduate composer Yahn Wagner. The Duke University Wind Symphony is directed by Verena …


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Eno River Women Rugby Spring Clinic

The skills clinic will focus on the fundamentals of rugby and will provide opportunities for skill-building for both new and veteran players. Technical elements of the game such as passing, t…


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Eyes Up Here: Too Real, a 2 mic experience

Stories and jokes, intermixed. The theme: FIRSTS.


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FEED THE NEED 110 GALA

Presented by Ellis Family Law, the 110 Gala will host a silent auction with contributions from local artists, restaurants and other vendors. With your ticket, you will be able to enjoy heavy hors …


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Goat Yoga and Guided Meditation with Goats

  • Hux Family Farm
  • (919) 666-7258

Get your relaxation and goat cuddles on! Experience yoga and guided meditation classes with the farm's animals. They have trained therapy goats, a couple of sheep, and a sweet livestock guardian dog …


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High Ropes Discovery Day

Explore Durham Parks 7 Recreation's high ropes course and navigate a variety og obstacles, some reaching 55 feet in the air! Ages 7 and up. Children ages 7-9 must be accompanied by a participating …


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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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Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • 212 W Main St
  • (919) 371-2653

Tobacco Road Tours takes you on a motorized, professionally guides tour to where Durham’s roots began & where the City has evolved today. North Carolina’s “Triangle”, …


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Loyal Strands presents "Trap Fitness"

What better way to stay Fit and Beautiful?? Come Join Loyal Strands for some fun! This is a Dance/Fitness Class as you listen to New and Old "Trap" music of our greatest h…


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Meals on Wheels of Durham Gala

Presented by Ellis Family Law, the 110 Gala will host a silent auction with contributions from local artists, restaurants and other vendors. With your ticket, you will be able to enjoy heavy hors …


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Meet the Heroes: an Interactive Black History Event

  • New Creation United Methodist Church

We stand on the shoulders of giants. There are many Heroes throughout Black history. Experience them first hand through actors who will tell you their personal stories of triumph, perseverance, and …


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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