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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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ADF Pop-up Performances

For the past 42 years ADF has made Durham its home and an international hub for the modern dance world to flourish. In conjunction with our annual performance season, ADF seeks opportunities for …


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Durham Bulls Baseball

Durham Bulls Baseball vs Charlotte Knights


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Explore Nature Drop-In Hours

  • West Point on the Eno Environmental Education Pavilion
  • (919) 560-4405

Explore West Point on the Eno as you may have never before! Check out a nature backpack, ask questions and stay a while. Join in anytime from 1pm-5pm on the listed day.


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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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Literary Cabaret Show – "Seriously Entertaining"

"Seriously Entertaining" will feature award-winning poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Pen/Faulkner finalist Ivelisse Rodriguez, and novelist and author of Big Fish, Daniel Wallace, as they tell …


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Murielle Elizéon & Tommy Noonon/Culture Mill

In "They Are All" North Carolina choreographers Murielle Elizéon and Tommy Noonan interweave the combined expertise of professional dancers, neuroscientists, people with …


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Tuesday Night Trivia


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2019 Grand Taste Experience & Beer Garden

Enjoy the "culinary experience of the year," as one attendee described the Grand TASTE Experience. Spend the evening with hundreds of guests savoring dishes created by 30+ of the best c…


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ADF’s Movies By Movers

PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN With post-film discussion ADF's Movies By Movers is a bi-annual festival dedicated to the celebration of the conversation between the body and the camera. ADF loves …


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Ali Wong The Milk & Money Tour

Selling Out Theaters Across the Country Ali Wong is an American actress, stand-up comic, and writer who is noted for her Netflix stand-up specials Baby Cobra (filmed when she was 7 months pregnant) …


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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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D&D Sluggers / Jaguardini / Tide Eyes

Synthpop showcase featuring D&D Sluggers, Jaguardini & Tide Eyes. Show is all ages.


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Durham Bulls Baseball

Durham Bulls Baseball vs Norfolk Tides


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Music in the Gardens: Bedouine

Drawing on as well as contributing to a rich folk music tradition, Azniv Korkejian brings a diasporic knowingness to the rich and rewarding songs recorded under her Bedouine moniker. Though born in …


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Plants of Distinction: Hydrangea Walk

Learn about spectacular plants that offer both beauty and functionality. Take all three sections or sign up separately for each session to learn about a new group of beautiful and useful plants. …


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Super Jam Open Mic

  • Hi-Wire Brewery Durham

Every Wednesday. Friendly outdoor open mic, all are welcomed. Professional sound, great environment. Hosted by Stephen Munoz @sonicplayground A different food truck on site every week, …


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Taste 2019

  • Durham Armory, Primal, Carolina Theatre, and more
  • (919) 933-1551

After 6 years in Durham, this year Taste 2019 will have a 150th theme! Taste is a celebration of local food and drink, hosted at multiple Durham locations. For the largest format event during the …


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Black Music Black Film: A Film Series in Honor of Black Music Month 2019

  • Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bullpen
  • (919) 668-2995

A FREE film series in honor of Black Music Month 2019. Presented by the Department of African & African American Studies at Duke. Co-sponsored by the Duke Council on Race & Ethnicity, the …


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Digital Marketing & Analytics Link + Think

  • Method Savvy

Hear examples of how even the most complex products can fuel a content engine.


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Durham Bulls Baseball

Durham Bulls Baseball vs Norfolk Tides. As the City of Durham celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019, the Durham Bulls are throwing it back to 1902. That year, the Durham Tobacconists took the …


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Durham Night Market

Over 40 local makers will be selling their handmade products. There will be food trucks, live music, wine, beer and so much more! Music by Ari Hayne (5:30-8 p.m.) and Nickie Green (8-10 p.m.)


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Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of …


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Nasher Creates – Kids Studio

Bring the family to a FREE drop-in creative workshop for kids ages 5 to 10! Nasher Creates: Kids Studio events take place most Thursdays, 10:15 AM to Noon. Activities are free (kids 15 and under are …


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