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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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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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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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Newtonanny- Annual Holiday sing-a-long

The Newtonanny is a sing-a-long of seasonal songs with Rebecca Newton and a cast of musical characters that include: Lindsay Rosebrock, Jonathan Sway Wilson, FJ Ventre, Leslie Land, Barry Gray, …


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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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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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Business Start-Up and Resource Guide Seminar

  • American Underground @ Main: 2nd Floor Training Room
  • (919) 530-7889

This seminar is to assist you with the basics of starting a small business. Topics discussed will be: Concept Feasibility, Legal Requirements, Funding Options, and Business Plan …


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Carolina Lightnin'

Carolina Lightnin’ is Tommy Edwards, Alice Zincone & Rick Lafleur performing a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, original songs, and also incorporating songs from other g…


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Eno Islanders at Tiki Night

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

The Eno Islanders will be bringing Polynesian swing to Arcana. Tiki drink specials! Absinthe fountain! Dancing!


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Handles

With With J.Rashad, Tanajah, Red Jones, DopeMusic.


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Latin Vibe on Thursday Nights

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

CoboBrothers Presents Latin Vibe at Beyu on Thursday Nights With Live Musicians! Start with a free dance lesson at 9pm and then dance the night away. Please note that there will be limited …


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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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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, is set to return to DPAC. Special guest MC Kurtis Blow, one o…


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World Fare Seasonal Pop-uUp

World Fare is an experiential, seasonal marketplace showcasing the diverse gems of the Triangle through a tailored selection of local wares and fare, composed of materials that have been sourced f…


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Year End Music Mixer and Indie Social

Headliners: Imani Pressley Jooselord Magnus 3AM Jerrod Britt.There will be live cyphers, performances, prizes, and tons of local music throughout the night! Radio personalities, program d…


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Afro - Vegan Community Holiday Dinner

  • Zweli's Kitchen and Catering
  • (919) 454-9397

Experience African vegan flavors created by Chef Zwe! Let the flavors take you on a journey from Zimbabwean to Morrocco through an intimate evening of wining and dining. Arrive hungry and ready to …


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Ally J Holiday at Arcana

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

Ally J captures the crowd with her blend of sultry jazz, modern blends of recent hits, and Motown favorites. Enjoy craft cocktails, holiday music, and tarot.


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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