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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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Cherdonna

  • The Living Arts Collective
  • (919) 684-6402

ADF, in association with Living Arts Collective, presents Clock that Mug or Dusted, part two of a three-part suite–one great, bright, brittle all togetherness–a glorious, hilarious, and, …


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Cherdonna

  • The Living Arts Collective
  • (919) 684-6402

ADF, in association with Living Arts Collective, presents Clock that Mug or Dusted, part two of a three-part suite–one great, bright, brittle all togetherness–a glorious, hilarious, and, …


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Beth Gill

Known for her exacting rigor and mesmerizing precision, “Bessie” award–winner Beth Gill makes choreography that is spare yet playful, stark yet beautiful. In Brand New Sidewalk, …


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Pilobolus

Festival favorite Pilobolus returns! On the Nature of Things explores the birth of desire and its intertwined connection to shame and revenge. Rushes was the first of Pilobolus’s International …


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Special Events

Cajun Dance Party

Mingle and potluck 5:15 Dance lesson( always free, always fun) will start by six Bands 6:30 to 9 ish Byob, and a yummy dish to share if you are joining potluck.


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Catwalk & Art Show by sladesign

This show is a display of sladesign creations such as, dresses, skirts, shirts... as well as the new series of paintings titled "Queen of Heaven." All items will be for sale and on …


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Encaustic Painting & Collage 2 Day Weekend Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of encaustic painting and collaging with hot wax in this two-day weekend workshop! Encaustic is an intoxicating beeswax based medium that smells like honey and falls somewhere …


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Film Screening - Fresh Dressed

A fascinating chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti- drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion catwalks and middle America's s…


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Informal Group Photography Critique

One of the best ways to progress as an artist is to receive feedback on your work from your peers. Whether you are new to photography or are an experienced photographer seeking input on a new …


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Live & Local Brunch: Karen Novy

In celebration of being voted among the top 100 brunch spots in America by Open Table diners, Nasher Cafe has decided to make their Summer Brunches even better, with LIVE MUSIC on their beautiful …


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Pollinator Hotels

Did you know bee populations are in decline in North America? You can help! Learn how to attract pollinators to your very own pollinator hotel. You will learn why pollinator hotels are important and …


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RetroArtHouse Film Series

Art house is a film genre which encompasses movies where the content and style adhere with as little compromise as possible to the filmmakers' personal artistic vision. The narrative is often in …


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Touch a Truck

Blackwell St., located immediately outside the DBAP, will be filled with over 15 vehicles from local agencies, including an investigation's truck, hazardous materials unit, rescue truck and more. T…


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Traveling Outpost

  • Falls and Jordan Lakes
  • (919) 416-1200

Explore some of the best flat water paddling locations in the area. Call or check the website for location.


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West Point on the Eno Outpost

As the name implies this Outpost is located at the West Point on the Eno Park, on the Eno River in Durham, NC. Kayak or Canoe on your own. Hourly self-guided trips are held on the small & …


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Food Truck Flicks

Mondays are easy breezy at the J all summer long with a family-friendly movie & food truck! Call the Welcome Center (919-354-4936) for the list of movie titles. The food truck will be on site …


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Nature Adventures Camp: Eco Artists Begins

Everyone is an artist! Play with color, shape, line and form. Find beauty exploring nature and use natural materials to make our own unique artworks. For rising kindergarteners through 2nd graders. …


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Session at the Shed w/ Ernest Turner

  • The Shed
  • (732) 570-2935

Weekly concert and jam session featuring the Ernest Turner Trio. Drop in and hear some of the best music in town - every Monday.


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The Story Collider Stories

In cities across the country, The Story Collider brings scientists and nonscientists together to share true, personal stories about how science affects their lives. Join us this June for this show i…


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Tiny Fort Workshop

Tiny Fort Workshop Series: Learn how to make a Tiny Fort from furniture and found objects! Day/Workshop 1: Planning - Monday June 26, 5:30-7:30pm: -Learn how to get started when planning to build …


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Americana Night: Kristen Marion / Allie Capo - Live at the Bullpen

Kristen Marion is a singer, performance artist, and community organizer from North Carolina, currently studying at UNC Chapel Hill. She uses the arts and social action to serve her community. Allie …


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Be Connected: Legal Sips with host Mavis Gragg – Intellectual Property

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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