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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen - Live at the Bullpen

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen puts on the best party in Durham. The unofficially crowned Queen of the Bullpen has all the mettle, pathos and ocean-deep compassion of Billie Holiday, Koko …


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Play - "Lake Placid"

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company

The World Premiere of an improvised play with music. Set in upstate New York in and around the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. That's all anyone knows, as they offer a new show every night.


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Retrofantasma Film Series presents Ridley Scott's ALIEN & EVENT HORIZON

Ridley Scott's ALIEN (R, 1979, 117 min) In space, no one can hear you scream. The terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a …


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Runaway Winter '17 Release Party "Beat Harvest"

Music by Hubbble, Oak City Slums, Made Of Oak, and DJ Queen Plz. Proceeds to Hurricane Relief for Houston, Puerto Rico & Florida.


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Dee Lucas (Jazz)

National recording artist and saxophonist Dee Lucas has been steadily growing his brand and fan base beginning with Remembrance in 2004, a tribute to the late legend George Howard. Thereafter, it …


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Dinner with Sinatra

  • Parizade
  • (919) 286-9712

Get into the holiday swing with a fantastic Dinner with Sinatra. Parizade will once again host an extravagant show celebrating the Sinatra – Basie songbook as recorded in 1966 at the Sands …


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Dr. Bacon - Live at the Bullpen

Dr. Bacon returns to the Bullpen for another funkadelic evening of groovy vibes. With their infectiously danceable blend of rock, funk, soul, blues, and hip-hop, Dr. Bacon put on a raucus live show …


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Durham Architecture & the Urban Landscape Walking Tour

Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers lead a 90 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. WALKING TOURS AND THE W…


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Durham Craft Market

The Durham Craft Market is a weekly, open-air market displaying one-of-a-kind, handmade, local arts and crafts. Celebrate the uniqueness of craft, be part of the flourishing Durham arts and crafts …


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Jeanne Robertson

Jeanne has produced eight humor DVDs and CDs and written three books on humor - Humor: The Magic of Genie, Mayberry Humor Across the USA and Don’t Let the Funny Stuff Get Away. These books are …


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Jo Gore

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

Jo Gore mesmerizes audiences with her angelic voice and electrifying stage presence while remaining true to her love of classic, soul and jazz standards.


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Living Arts Collective LAC Gratitude Gathering & Debut Performance by Westmoreland

  • Living Arts Collective

A post thanksgiving gathering of community and gratitude. There will be a drum class led by Will Ridenour, crystal singing bowl meditation with Donte Baker, an evening potluck, and a special …


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St. Vincent: Fear the Future Tour

St. Vincent has announced the “Fear the Future Tour,” her first extended run of dates in over two years. Watch a “Very Special Announcement” from St. Vincent here: …


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The Vaudevillain Revue: Nerdvember 2017

The VaudeVillain Revue is back with their 4th Annual NERDVEMBER! They'll be exploring all the fandoms and genres we nerd out about the hardest--from video games and comic books to sci-fi and DnD. Y…


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Music In The Plaza: Sunday Family Fun

  • Pour Taproom
  • (919) 251-8985

Pour Taproom presents live music, games, and food for the family every Sunday in CCB Plaza, the heart of downtown Durham. Kids Eat FREE all day and live music presented by The Music Lab with …


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Play - "Lake Placid"

  • Durham Fruit & Produce Company

The World Premiere of an improvised play with music. Set in upstate New York in and around the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. That's all anyone knows, as they offer a new show every night.


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Durham Spotlight

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