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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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Exhibits & Recurring Events

$1 off Full-Sized Pours and Free Play Pinball

Every Tuesday, enjoy $1 Off Full-Sized Pours and Free Play Pinball in the taproom.


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A Southern Review – featuring the Pleiades Artists

What images does "A Southern Review" bring to mind for you? The Pleiades artists each explore this concept from their unique perspectives. Join the Third Friday Receptions November 16, …


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Adult Dance Classes

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 drop-in …


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Allan Gurganus: A Writer's Sketchbooks

The gallery may have abbreviated or irregular hours during winter break. Please call 919-660-3622 to make sure they are open before making a trip to see the exhibit. Or visit Facebook page: …


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ANGR MGMT Yoga

An art infused yoga class set to live jazz instrumentals “You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to 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 - (con)TEXTURED

A solo painting exhibition by Nick Dahlstrom. The photograph has become synonymous with truth. Freed from context, the mind is forced to fill in the blanks likely forming falsehoods in place of …


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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 - 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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