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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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Special Events

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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Book Harvest's Dream Big MLK day Book Drive and Community Celebration

Dream Big is an annual celebration of books for all kids! Every year on MLK Day, bring your big dreams to Durham Central Park for this community event that is part book drive, part concert, part f…


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Prayer Breakfast

This Annual Prayer Breakfast has evolved into the flagship event to start the MLK Holiday activities in the area. Greetings and remarks by state and local officials are scheduled. See website for …


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March & Rally

March concludes at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E Main St. Participants of the Unity March & Rally are asked to bring new and gently used children's books for donation to the Book …


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Maynard Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

"Maynard," a documentary film about Maynard Jackson, the first African-American mayor of Atlanta, will be screened as part of the school’s celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. …


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MLK Birthday Celebration

Join Northgate Mall and NC MomsRising at the annual MLK Birthday Celebration. This year's theme is "Arts and the Civil Rights Movement" and will include exciting and educational …


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MLK Day of Service Tree Planting

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." - Martin Luther King, Jr.   Keep Durham Beautiful brings all the tools and …


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MLK Day of Service: Keep Durham Beautiful

Sign up for the project you would like to be a part of! - Unpacking and organizing food donations at the Durham Community Food Pantry (3711 University Dr., Suite B 27707) - Neighborhood …


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MLK Day Screening: "Althea"

This MLK Day, Rex Miller will be attending a special screening of his 2015 work, Althea. His documentary follows the incredible story of a tennis legend and Civil Rights trailblazer. Althea Gibson, a…


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MLK Day Sermon

  • Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church

Keynote Speaker - Rev. Dr. William C. Turner, Jr., Pastor, Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church.


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North Carolina Central University Men's Basketball

North Carolina Central University Men's Basketball vs Morgan State


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North Carolina Central University Women's Basketball

North Carolina Central University Women's Basketball vs Morgan State


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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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Exhibits & Recurring Events

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 - 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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Art Exhibit – Hanging at MoMa

  • DAG Gallery at Golden Belt

Work by DAG member Hermes Illana. "Hanging at MoMA pushes photography to new boundaries; it explores a 3-D format to depict museumgoers interacting with the art at New York's MoMA and becoming …


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Art Exhibits – "Lost in the Liminal See" and "Sutured Compositions"

Third Friday Durham Receptions: January 18 and February 15 from 6-8pm. Ian Griffin: ianthegriffin.com Scott Eagle: scotteagle.com


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BollyX with Lara at the Living Arts Collective

Experience a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines exhilarating choreography and calorie-burning workouts with upbeat music from around the world. Come dressed to sweat and ready …


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Durham Dance Wave

Experience authentic self-expression in a safe space free of judgment & instruction. This weekly ecstatic dance event offers an opportunity to explore delicious states of being from stillness to …


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