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Events in Durham, NC

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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Baby Goat Festival

  • Prodigal Farm

Tour the 95-acre farm and milking parlor, play with the baby goats, meet the milking does, and taste Prodigal Farm's nationally award-winning cheeses. Plus there will be a variety of other fun …


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Bulldog Ensemble Theater presents White

Bulldog Ensemble Theater presents James Ijames' raucous comedy about art and identity - with a shocking twist ending!


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Community Moves: Open Dance Class w/ Gerri Houlihan

This much-beloved series is now on the regular schedule as a drop-in class! Drop-in classes are $15 each (regular class cards available for a discounted rate), or for this class only, we are …


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Film Screening – "Be Natural" Theatrical Release

Trailer https://benaturalthemovie.com Synopsis When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors …


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Games and Brews

Grab a group of friends or make some new ones at Barley Labs Games & Brews. Bring your own games or borrow one of theirs. Even if you come solo, they'll find a group for you to join.


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Home Brewed

Live Music + Live Art, For the Bull. The CNOTE Foundation is bringing together some of the most talented artists in the city and NC for sensational Memorial Day Weekend vibes in the Bull. As …


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Insert Your Grandma's Name Here

  • NorthStar Church of the Arts

Interactive and evolving installation by Monét Noelle Marshall. In the Ursa Minor Gallery. From the curator: This is a celebration of your grandma and, by extension, of you. …


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Pauli Murray Walking Tour

Pauli's Durham Tour is a 75-min walk into Durham's history of racial segregation in the West End Neighborhood. Aya Shabu and friends share stories about the significance of Black Civil War soldiers, …


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Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Summer Movie Series

You're invited to the FREE Summer Movie Series! Join in on the patio EVERY Sunday for flicks on the big screen! There's beer. There are $1 snacks. There's a movie on the patio! Visit the Taproom …


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Pop-Up Headshots!

  • Gibson Girl Vintage

This Sunday is your chance to get the two headshots you really need: one for the professional you, and one for the hot n' spicy Tinder you! 👌 $30 bucks is all you need to get 2 shots right to …


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Reggae on the Roof

Selector B Steady and DJ Algoriddim spin classic reggae on vinyl. Free and open to the public 21 and over. Food and beverage minimum spend may be required.


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Star Wars Film Series

The Carolina Theatre of Durham's Retro Film Series revisit the wonders and relives the magic of these dazzling films on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen. Episodes I-VI.


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Beginners' Line Dance Classes

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • (252) 767-2780

Beginners Urban Soul Line Dance Classes are provided by M. E. Henderson, Inc.. This low-impact form of exercise is free. Bring your water and towel for this one hour class!


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Historic Fitzgerald Family Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony

  • Beside Maplewood Cemetery
  • (919) 949-9487

Join local Fitzgerald/Murray family members for the 24th Anniversary Memorial Day ceremony to honor the contributions of African-American Civil War veteran Robert G. Fitzgerald and his family. The …


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Northgate Carousel Closing

Northgate Carousel Closing Day. The Carousel will be going into Hibernation, the last day to visit at Northgate will be Memorial Day. All Rides will be $1!


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Vegan Memorial Day Cookout

Join Durty Bull Brewing Company for a fully vegan Memorial Day Cook-Out, featuring some of your favorite plant-based classics! Let them know how much food they're making by reserving your tickets …


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Durham Bulls Baseball

Durham Bulls Baseball vs Louisville Bats


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Melodic Breathing Meditation & Sound Healing

What if you could experience some of the benefits that meditation has to offer immediately, and in a single session? This is exactly what is offerred in this workshop: a tiny peek into what …


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Proposed North Duke Street Sidewalk Facilities Meeting

  • Glendale Heights United Methodist Church
  • (919) 682-3583

The City of Durham Public Works Department is now preparing designs for pedestrian facilities along North Duke Street from West Murray Avenue to North Roxboro Street, and City staff wants to share …


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Rabies Vaccination Clinic

  • Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division
  • (919) 560-0630

The Durham County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Division offers a low cost one year rabies vaccination for cats and dogs 4 months of age and older. Dogs must be on a leash and cats will need to b…


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Stretch and Sip at The Wine Feed

  • The Wine Feed
  • (828) 260-0517

Stretch and Sip at The Wine Feed. Flow into relaxation in this all-levels Hatha Yoga class. Students will generate heat and build strength and flexibility before settling into deep, relaxing poses. …


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Taco Ride!

Join a 5-10 mile social bike ride around Durham ending at an excelente taqueria. Helmets, lights, water, locks and a hunger for tacos all the recommended. Presented by Adventure Cyclists of the B…


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