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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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Abundance with Adele

Ready to ditch the obstacles that hold you back from having the confidence, clients, and income you desire and know are capable of? Enjoy an innovative and complimentary live monthly business …


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Artist Talk – Taylor Baldwin

A special lecture, American Surplus, with artist Taylor Baldwin. Baldwin's The Interpreter is featured in Portraying Power and Identity: A Global Perspective, currently on view at 21c Durham.


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Brett Chambers Open Mic

Going strong for 22 years and counting, the Open Mic was started by Brett Chambers in September of 1996 at Sam & Audrey's Sellers' ‘Talk of the Town', where it was an anchor in downtown …


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Duke University Women's Tennis

  • Ambler Tennis Stadium

Duke University Women's Tennis vs Elon


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Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Durham Tech@RTP - Central Park West Building
  • (919) 536-7241

Learn what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset. Learn how to recognize problems while focusing on solutions and seeing potential opportunities.


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Knitting: My First Sweater

  • Freeman's Creative
  • (919) 402-9777

In this 5-session class, learn the fundamentals of sweater knitting. The Flax sweater from Tin Can Knits is a top-down, raglan pullover in 17 sizes for the whole family. Students should be …


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Rare Music Lecture/Recital: Rebecca Cypess (Rutgers University), harpsichord and fortepiano

"Musical Salons of the Enlightenment: Women and the Circulation of Taste" presents the sounds of salons of late eighteenth-century Europe, bringing together rare examples of musical works …


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Shaun King MLK Lecture

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Triangle Restaurant Week

  • Various locations

Triangle Restaurant Week offers 3-course meals from some of the finest participating restaurants in the Triangle Area! Check out the website to view all the participating restaurants this winter.


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UNSUITABLE #23: From Biology to Books: Stephanie Stegemoller & Caitlynne Garland

  • 101 Classroom Building, Duke University East Campus
  • (919) 660-3052

Dog-Eared Books was founded by Stephanie Stegemoller and Caitlynne Garland in August of 2016 on an equal love of books and dogs. Because they believe that no child should want a book and be …


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Your Garden Design

Explore design approaches that are then customized for your site. The opening class meeting will be an overview of the design process and assignments for information that you need to collect. …


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Adult Ballet

  • (984) 377-2017

Empowered Adult Dance is designed for adult dancers of all ages and abilities. All classes are fun, educational, and challenging for working professionals and others interested in dance. The …


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Art Exhibit - "Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont"

Photography is arguably the region's most widely practiced artistic medium. From analogue to digital to experimental, the range of photographic techniques practiced throughout North Carolina is both …


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Art Exhibit - "Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum"

Self-taught photographer Hugh Mangum was born in 1877 in the newly incorporated, tobacco- fueled boomtown of Durham, NC. As an itinerant portraitist working primarily in North Carolina and V…


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Art Exhibit - "Louis Austin and the Carolina Times"

  • Museum of Durham History
  • (919) 246-9993

This exhibit explores the life of newspaper publisher Louis Austin and how he used the Carolina Times as a catalyst in the African American effort for freedom- fighting for racial justice and black …


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Art Exhibit - “No Citation Needed”

  • National Humanities Center
  • (919) 549-0661

An exploration of systems of learning and the transfer of knowledge inside and outside of traditional education settings, juxtaposing formal K-12 and college education with lessons passed down …


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Art Exhibit - Durham's Finest

An exhibition of student artwork from Durham Public Schools. This district K-12 art exhibit highlights four pieces of art from each school, plus additional three-dimensional art is …


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Art Exhibit - French Connections

View watercolor impressions of France’s cityscapes, seashores, and countrysides in Barbara Rohde’s “French Connections,” on display in the DAC Semans Gallery. Inspired by the …


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Art Exhibit - Glimpse

Mixed media work by Allison Tierney, on view in the Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery. An artist reception will be held Friday, January 18, 2019, 6pm, in conjunction with Third Friday Durham


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Art Exhibit - Journey

Paintings by Tom Willis, on view in the Durham Convention Center Pre-function Corridor.


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Art Exhibit - MEGAGRAPHIC

DAC's Allenton Gallery features “MEGAGRAPHIC,” a screen print installation produced by artists associated with Supergraphic Print Lab. This installation brings together hand drawn or …


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Art Exhibit – "Disrupting Homogeny"

Artist statement: "When I perceive similar characteristics between myself and other people, I feel compelled to learn more about them. In part, this can help satisfy a desire for …


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Art Exhibit – "Portraying Power and Identity: A Global Perspective"

The slow-moving figures in Bill Viola's Surrender express the visual signs of grief: their faces contort in grimaces of pain and sorrow, breaking into tears before gradually lowering their faces to …


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Art Exhibit – Beverly McIver: Eyes Wide Shut

As a winner of the Rome Prize, nationally known painter Beverly McIver was able to leave her hectic schedule of teaching at Duke University and the burden of caregiving for her family to spend a …


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