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Downtown Durham Events

Downtown Durham is a place filled with shopsgalleriesnightlife, and restaurants, so it's no surprise that there is always something new going on. Whatever your interests, you're sure to find an event that will excite you. Check out the listings below to find something memorable to do.

 

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Black August in the Park

Black August in the Park is an annual event hosted by the collective of the same name. Black August in the Park is reminiscent of a Black family reunion or a homecoming, with an additional emphasis …


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The 6th Annual Pasture-raised Hog & Beer Dinner 2017

An all you can eat and drink Southern inspired 5 course Hog Dinner. Amuse-bouche BCBB house made pork pâté on our burger bun crackers with chow-chow First Course Pickled Parts: …


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Chefs for a Change - Chef Billy Cotter

Featuring passed hors d'oeuvres, a three course meal, and wine/beer. Chefs for Change is a fundraising dinner series for Families Moving Forward.


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DAC Summer Arts Camp

Mini Camps are designed for students ages 5 to 13 years and offer flexible daily or weekly schedule and fill the time right after and right before the start of school for year-round and t…


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Science of the Eclipse - Downtown Viewing Party

  • Black Wall Street Plaza

Safely view the partial solar eclipse using solarscopes and participate in a day of hands-on activities. ACTIVITIES: +Volunteer-facilitated activities +Solar eclipse glasses* +Safe solar …


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Session at the Shed w/ Ernest Turner

  • The Shed Jazz Club
  • (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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Skyler Drew Foust - Live at the Bullpen

Reared in Central North Carolina, representing the common wealth of Alamance County, residing in Haw River. Skyler Drew Foust blends his experience of the American south and his steep musical …


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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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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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What’s Brewing in Downtown Durham?

Learn how Ponysaurus crafted more than just beer at the corner of Ramseur & Fayetteville Streets at a presentation and panel discussion of the challenges and rewards of this downtown d…


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Wooden Wand

Moniker of singer-songwriter James Jackson Toth.  Also featuring Nathan Bowles and Jake Xerxes-Fussell


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1970's Film Stock

Also featuring Cantwell Gomez, Jordan, and Al Riggs. "An electric guitar is a terrible thing to waste, and AL Riggs has been guilty of it for far too long. His new album, "Radical …


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Durham Bulls "Baseball & Brews"

Do something fun and unique this Thursday! Transportation, food, beer, a ticket to the game, and a tour of Bull Durham Beer Co. (inside the Durham Bulls stadium) included for $39.99! Meet anytime …


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Mediterranean Wine Dinner

  • Parizade
  • (919) 286-9712

The finale to Parizade’s Summer wine dinner series. In honor of our annual Greek Night celebration on August 27th this decadent 5-course dinner will be featuring an incredible selection of …


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The Petty Thieves - Live at the Bullpen

Pittsboro’s Pettiest Tom Petty cover band plays all of Petty’s hits and plenty of back catalog gems. They eschew the phony clone-ism of most tribute bands, and don’t pretend to be …


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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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Laila Nur & The Love Riot - Durham Central Park Concert Series

It's the final concert of this summer series: Laila Nur & The Love Riot! Hailing from New York to North Carolina, Laila Nur is the best kind of trouble the South needs. Raised Sunni Muslim in …


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Lift Like a Princess - Durational Performance and Opening Reception

At the Carrack August 23rd- September 3rd: Lift Like a Princess by Jen Detlefsen. "There’s no fighting the Princess Industrial Complex. Instead, I rewrite the narrative of what it means …


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Miss Hispanidad Gay 2017

Miss Hispanidad Gay 2017 is a Latinx Drag Queen Pageant to support El Centro Hispano's LGBTQ Support Groups! Our queens will compete in three different stages; Creativity, Evening wear and …


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Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen - Live at the Bullpen

For years, Pat Cohen sang in New Orleans six nights a week, performing at a wide array of venues including the House of Blues, until Katrina destroyed her home. She relocated to North Carolina and …


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Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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