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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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Beastmaker

Beastmaker's inspiration came from bands such as Black Sabbath, Pentagram, St. Vitus and Witchfinder General. With this inspiration, they began crafting their own take on the classic doom genre. …


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Bull City Golf Classic Fore Kids

This dinner and golf event will take place at the exclusive Hope Valley Country Club. The exquisite Club House and famous Donald J. Ross-designed championship course will provide a professional and …


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Durham Savoyards Auditions for Trial by Jury & Thespis

Rehearsals for these two shows will begin the first of August, 2017: Gilbert, Jones, & Sullivan’s Thespis, and Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury to be performed October 12-15, …


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Moogfest Posters and Synth Art from the American Tobacco Collection

American Tobacco Campus presents its collection of Moogfest art posters from 2010-2016. The posters were created for SYTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog. Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. …


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Proposed County Budget Presentation

Residents wanting to be the first to learn about Durham County Manager Wendell M. Davis' recommended budget for FY ‘17-18 are welcome to attend the presentation and BOCC session. A public …


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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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Topics in Anesthesia

Anesthesia providers, earn your continuing education CME/CEC. This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered …


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George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Rock Party 2017

It’s that moment when the house lights go down and the audience erupts: a drumbeat punches through the darkness, and the stage lights – almost blindingly bright at first – reveal a…


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North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO)

The NCJRO plays classic big band sounds of Ellington, Basie, Kenton as well as modern composers


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Periodic Tables: RAREFIED Documentary Film Screening

Periodic Tables explores the powers and limits of genome sequencing with a documentary film screening of “RAREFIED”.


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Tuesday Blues Jam

BNG provides, amps, drums, PA...everything you'll need, just bring your instrument or sticks...sign up and play or sit back & listen to some great blues


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Blue Wednesday: 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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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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Local Seafood Wine Dinner

Four courses.


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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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Tinkering & Drinkering

Bring a friend, grab a beer, and start making stuff at the Museum of Life and Science's tinkering happy hour! Whether you're an amateur engineer or a master maker, they'll have tools and t…


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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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California Wine Dinner

The Menu: Amuse Trio • Tomato Consommé, basil and cucumber • Sweet Pea Panna Cotta, cream fraiche and caviar • Foie Gras, pistachio and strawberry paired with Domaine …


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Devout Diamond Divas Women's Conference

An amazing women's conference hosted by Apostle Mary D. McKenzie of Faith Assembly Christian Center! Guest Speakers are Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole and Dr. Medina Pullings. Empowering classes lead by …


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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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