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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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12/19/2018

Special Events

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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Exhibits & Recurring Events

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 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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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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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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Art Exhibit - Migration Meditation

Shop art that incorporates reclaimed materials or found objects, priced from $25 to $150.


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Art Exhibit - Night Visions

Fiber art by Gwen Lowery, on view in the Semans Gallery. An artist reception will be held Friday, December 21, 6pm, in conjunction with Third Friday Durham


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Art Exhibit - Revisionist Geometry

Paintings by Ashlynn Browning, on view in the Allenton Gallery. An artist reception will be held Friday, December 21, 6pm, in conjunction with Third Friday Durham


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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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