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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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Flash Chorus

Anyone can show up and be a part of a rocking ad hoc chorus, regardless of any prior singing experience (or lack there-of). If you've ever wanted to express yourself creatively through music …


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Be Connected: QTNA - Leading Effectively While Working with Friends

Rescheduled from November 2017! Questions That Need Answers (QTNA) is a speaker series designed to answer your burning questions about running a tech company. They provide the topic and an industry …


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Biz Talk @ Pour

  • Pour Taproom Durham

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Downtown Durham, Inc and Pour Taproom to launch a new kind of small business gathering. This is an opportunity to bring together …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Felly

Hip Hop/Rap. With GYYPS, Trip Carter.


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Girls Rock third annual Rock Roulette Kick Off

At this program, adult women, gender-nonconforming folks, and trans folks—with any level of musical experience, including none!—join bands, fundraise for GRNC, write their own …


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International Folk Dance Club Social Dance

  • Living Arts Collective

Open to the public and no partners are necessary. 7:00 PM - Easy dances 8:00 PM - Teaching for half an hour 9:25 PM - Dancing ends Parking in the area of the LAC is tight. See the …


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Open House for the Airbnb Community

Meet the DCVB staff, pick up information on Durham features and visitor attractions, learn about new updates in Durham, and leave with a swag bag of local products for your property. This is an …


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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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Armand Lenchek & Carter Minor

When guitarist Armand Lenchek and vocalist/blues harpist Carter Minor get together, magic happens. Again and again.  Touring and playing for many years, Armand brings years of experience and …


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Cocoa Convos - Candy Carver

Artist Candy Carver is a North Carolina native that spent her formative years in Elkhart, IN, where she developed her abstract creativity. Working primarily with acrylic and various surfaces from …


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Latin Vibe on Thursday Nights

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

CoboBrothers Presents Latin Vibe at Beyu on Thursday Nights With Live Musicians! Start with a free dance lesson at 9pm and then dance the night away. Please note that there will be limited …


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Play - "The Miraculous and the Mundane"

Last year’s hit workshop presentation returns for its first full production. Members of an African American family in Durham find their lives turned upside down when the patriarch falls …


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Social Dance Series with Aubrey Griffith-Zill Begins (7-week)

  • Living Arts Collective

Learn patterns, tempo, and downbeat in the world of rhythm and musicality. The class will teach you how to find fluid communication as both a lead and/or a follow. You will practice balancing in …


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Take Me to The River: Memphis Soul & R&B Revue ft. William Bell, Bobby Rush & Don Bryant

Memphis musicians William Bell, Bobby Rush, and Don Bryant are three of this country’s great elder statesmen of soul music. Recording for labels in Memphis and elsewhere in the South, they …


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The Monti StorySLAM

The Monti StorySLAM is an open storytelling event, where anyone with a story on a certain theme has a chance to tell it.  This is a competitive event, so there will be judges in the …


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BIG SPOON: a benefit for the McNaught Family

Music by Console Command, Craicdown & River Otters. Hailing from Durham, NC, Console Command is a group of 4 hyper nerds playing your favorite tunes from your favorite video games. …


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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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Dr. Bacon - Live at the Bullpen

Dr. Bacon are Asheville's most rocking party-funk band. They return to the Bullpen for a night of genre-defying, horn-blasting, face-melting fun. FREE ADMISSION


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Fresh Docs: In the Executioner's Shadow

What would you do if someone you love was raped, tortured, or murdered? How would you seek justice? In the Executioner's Shadow takes us into the rarely seen world of death row with Jerry Givens, …


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John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous

John Mulaney is an Emmy Award winning writer and comedian who will be bringing his Kid Gorgeous Tour to DPAC. John Mulaney most recently starred in the Broadway hit, "Oh, Hello on …


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Party Illegal Presents: Playplay's EP Release Party

PlayPlay & Party Illegal both return for a special 'It's Only 3am' EP release party featuring performances from ZenSoFly as well as Party Illegal crew Queen Plz, Treee City, & …


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Performance Art - Buy My Soul And Call It Art

A performance art experience. With a team of over 30 local artists, this immersive exhibition will explore the relationship between Black performance and mainstream arts spaces, the emotional …


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Stanley Baird Band (Smooth Jazz)

Stanley Baird, as an acclaimed musician, composer and entertainer, has not only become a household item in his home state of North Carolina but he has also achieved wide recognition as an educator …


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Victor Wainwright & the Train

Living Blues magazine noted that "Wainwright serves as an electrifying guide to a good time - spinning tales, telling his listeners how to beat the blues, and meticulously conjuring raw soul …


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