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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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Abundance with Adele

Ready to ditch the obstacles that hold you back from having the confidence, clients, and income you desire and know are capable of? Enjoy an innovative and complimentary live monthly business …


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Artist Talk – Taylor Baldwin

A special lecture, American Surplus, with artist Taylor Baldwin. Baldwin's The Interpreter is featured in Portraying Power and Identity: A Global Perspective, currently on view at 21c Durham.


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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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Duke University Women's Tennis

  • Ambler Tennis Stadium

Duke University Women's Tennis vs Elon


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Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Durham Tech@RTP - Central Park West Building
  • (919) 536-7241

Learn what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset. Learn how to recognize problems while focusing on solutions and seeing potential opportunities.


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Knitting: My First Sweater

  • Freeman's Creative
  • (919) 402-9777

In this 5-session class, learn the fundamentals of sweater knitting. The Flax sweater from Tin Can Knits is a top-down, raglan pullover in 17 sizes for the whole family. Students should be …


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Rare Music Lecture/Recital: Rebecca Cypess (Rutgers University), harpsichord and fortepiano

"Musical Salons of the Enlightenment: Women and the Circulation of Taste" presents the sounds of salons of late eighteenth-century Europe, bringing together rare examples of musical works …


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Shaun King MLK Lecture

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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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UNSUITABLE #23: From Biology to Books: Stephanie Stegemoller & Caitlynne Garland

  • 101 Classroom Building, Duke University East Campus
  • (919) 660-3052

Dog-Eared Books was founded by Stephanie Stegemoller and Caitlynne Garland in August of 2016 on an equal love of books and dogs. Because they believe that no child should want a book and be …


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Your Garden Design

Explore design approaches that are then customized for your site. The opening class meeting will be an overview of the design process and assignments for information that you need to collect. …


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Author Frank Hyman

The Regulator welcomes Frank Hyman, author of Hentopia: Create a Hassle-Free Habitat for Happy Chickens, for a reading, book signing, and demonstration.


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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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DSA Production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone

  • DSA Blackbox Theater
  • (919) 907-8836

The Theatre Department of Durham School of the Arts is presenting the first ever High School Production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Written by Sarah Ruhl— known for her playwright, E…


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Duke University Women's Basketball

Duke University Women' s Basketball vs Wake Forest


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Film Screening - "Milford Graves Full Mantis"

a portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. Graves has performed internationally since 1964, both as a soloist and in …


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Film Screening - "The Tree of Life"

Terrence Malick, 2011, 139 min.Four decades into an already legendary career, Terrence Malick realized his most rapturous vision to date, tracing a story of childhood, wonder, and grief to the outer …


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Film Screening - Farmer/Veteran

Enjoy a special à la carte menu at the Nasher Museum Café and follow your meal with a free film. This week's film is Farmer/Veteran (2016, directed by Alix Blair and Jeremy M. Lange, …


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Hoof'n'Horn presents: Spring Awakening

  • Sheafer Lab Theater
  • (919) 684-4444

Spring Awakening innovatively combines the storyline of Frank Wedekind's 1891 play of the same name with the musical adaptation of Duncan Sheik (music) and Steven Sater (book, lyrics). The late 19th …


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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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Sip and See

  • Solis Brightleaf

Sip and see Solis Brightleaf, Durham's newest apartment community in the heart of downtown! RSVP for a free ticket which gets you free beer from neighbors Clouds Brewing and free food from the …


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The Monti StorySLAM

The Monti StorySLAM is an open storytelling event, where anyone with a story on a certain theme has a chance to tell it.  This is a competitive event, so there will be judges in the …


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THE TALK

THE TALK is a virtuosic one-person show about the difficult conversation a father must have with his son in a racialized America.


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Bimi Album Release Party

Celebrate the release of Bimi's debut album, SEVEN LETTERS. The first single off the project, FWM, was received well by people all over the world! Be one of the first to hear the album in it's …


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