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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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Ballet Remasterd

  • Empower Dance Studio
  • (984) 377-2017

This class presents a fun and easy way for beginning and experienced adult dancers alike to connect with their bodies through the technical foundations of ballet. The group will discover how to tone …


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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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Growing Artists Exhibit

See and celebrate art created by children during Sarah P. Duke Gardens' fall homeschool workshops. Attend the opening reception from 12:30-2pm on Nov. 20, or drop in to see the exhibit any time …


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Guided Art Tour of Duke Medicine Pavilion

Every 4th Wednesday.


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Medicare Insurance Choice Counseling

  • Senior PharmAssist
  • (919) 688-4772

Medicare beneficiaries should know there are significant changes to several Medicare health and drug plans for 2018, and most individuals can only change their coverage during the annual open …


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NCCU Women's Basketball vs. Oregon State

NCCU Women's Basketball home game.


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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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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, …


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Toddler Time

  • Sky Zone Durham
  • (919) 425-0800

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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Mindful Bodies Thanksgiving Day Dance Party

Optional: Wear Thanksgiving or Fall inspired costumes to win prizes for the best costume! Wear your Fit Bit or other devices to win prizes for the most steps taken or calories burned!


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Spill Your Secrets with Mettlesome Improv

  • Beer Study Durham
  • (984) 219-7538

Mettlesome presents: "Hush Hush" Improv Comedy based on secrets! Join Hush Hush for late-night laughs and true revelations as audiences anonymously share a secret they never thought they'd …


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Thanksgiving Bash

  • (919) 841-6118

LADIES FREE TIL 11PM $10 ALL NIGHT DRINK SPECIAL'S AND MORE MONEY DROP RAFFLE AND MUCH MORE


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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast and Raffle

See website for registration process details. Payment in advance.


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A Motown Christmas starring The Motown Experience

A Motown Christmas stars The Motown Experience, a world class vocal group comprised of past and present members of Motown's most legendary groups including The Temptations, The Miracles, and The …


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Black Friday: Free Open Studio

Free Open Studio and art-making will be available all day in the reuse center's Make-N-Take Room and Design Center.


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Black Market 2017

Black businesses. Black Friday.


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Calvin Edwards (Blues)

Born in Kings Mountain N.C., Calvin is also a well-know international artist who has performed in Okinawa, Tokyo, and China as well as performing for the G8 Summit for President Clinton in Okinawa. …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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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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Free Make N Take

Make N Take is an eco-friendly creative arts activity. Use Scrap Exchange's fascinating collection of materials to create anything you can imagine. They provide materials along with scissors, tape …


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Hip Hop Nutcracker

Back by popular demand The Hip Hop Nutcracker returns to DPAC for two shows. A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s …


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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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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604