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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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Bulltown Comedy Series

Free stand-up comedy.


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Daughtry - Cage to Rattle Tour

Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol.


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Durham Village Holiday Market

Featuring NC-made eats, drinks + gifts! Sample independent food, beverage, and craft producers while you complete your shopping list. Each night will have a bar and a different food truck vendors …


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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

The Holiday’s Best Concert – Back for Two Incredible Shows This year marks the 34th Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that …


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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 peak into what …


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Mujeres en Café: Women & Sustainability

  • Cocoa Cinnamon

This is the first of a series of talks that will illuminate the wonderful work being done by women throughout the coffee industry chain and the importance of supporting and lifting women up. These …


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Periodic Tables: Once & Future Plague

Once and Future Plague: The Last 100 Years of Flu…and the Next 100 Years In 1918, the Spanish flu infected one-third of the planet (500 million people). Of these, as many as 50 million died. …


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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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Santa Photos

Don't wait in line! Reserve your time with Santa and save on your photo package! Photo pre-purchase is required to book your time, however all guests can enjoy savings by pre-purchasing a photo …


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Santa Selfies

Bring your camera and take a Santa Selfie! Santa will be at Northgate and ready to visit with children of all ages. Bring your phone or camera and enjoy taking candid photos with Santa.


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SDF Holiday Party

The theme is festive headwear, so bring your a-game.


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Spectacular Magazine 14th Anniversary Celebration

Join #SpecMagNC for a night filled with fun, music, food, drinks highlighted by samples of Still Moon Whiskey.


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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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Third Annual Drag Show

See some of North Carolina's most famous drag personalities! This popular program will feature local performers and deliver humor, talent, and glamour for everyone. Vivicca C. Coxx and friends …


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Tuesday Night Trivia


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Brett's Open Mic w/ the Usual Suspects

Wednesday night the right way at Beyu's Open Mic led by Brett Chambers.


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Christmas Movie Night

Every Wednesday in December, is Christmas Classics Movie night at Unscripted Durham. They will be showing classic Christmas movies in The Studio, their lobby lounge. If you bring 3 cans of food to …


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Duke Chapel Christmas Open House

All are welcome to attend the annual candlelight open house at Duke Chapel, which features Christmas music. There is no cost to attend and no tickets or reservations are required. Drop in during y…


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Kids Basketball Camp

Calling all Basketball Stars! Durham Memorial Baptist Church is hosting a FREE basketball program for the local community! Kids ages 5-12 are welcome to join in the fun for 6 straight weeks of …


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Kingfisher Pop-Up on the Roof

Be one of the first to try Sean Umstead’s signature produce-driven cocktails during a sneak preview of an upcoming addition to the downtown neighborhood, Kingfisher. On Dec 19, Umstead’s …


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Sew Your Own: Drawstring Bag

In this two hour class, sew a simple drawstring pouch. Perfect for eco-friendly gift packaging, project bags, or organizing odds and ends. A great beginner project with some useful techniques to …


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"42 Fascinations of Fashions" Charity Fashion Show & Cocktail Party

  • Pine and Poplar

CheReversible™ by Cheresa Denae presents the "42 Fascinations of Fashion" Charity Fashion Show and Cocktail Party. This event features a fashion show sponsored and produced by …


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Acro Yoga Jam at the Living Arts Collective

Acro Yoga Jam on 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 8:30-10pm in the Durham Ballroom at the Living Arts Collective


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Black Santa at Hayti

Visit Black Santa at the Hayti Heritage Center. Photographs available while you wait so bring the family and celebrate! Professional photography will be available in various sizes, with digital files.


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