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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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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker ~ Dove of Peace Tour! Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, …


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Durham's Black Nativity

Durham's Black Nativity is an annual soulful celebration of the birth of Jesus. The cast features 100 talented singers, dancers and musicians.


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2018 Durham Craft Market Holiday Craft Fair

Featuring over 45 local makers and artists in attendance. Mediums range from pottery, painting, textile arts, photography, jewelry and much more!


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Winter Showcase Durham Ballet Theatre

  • Durham School for Ballet
  • (919) 680-4363

Enjoy a thrilling evening of Aerial Silks, Lyra and contemporary dance performance. Guest artists include; The Repertory Dance Company at NCCU (Sat. Dec 15) and ShaLeigh Danceworks (Sun. Dec …


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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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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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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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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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Durham Arts Council Third Friday Artist Reception & Holiday Event

An art-filled, family-friendly affair brimming with holiday cheer! This month’s Third Friday arts event features four new exhibits (including the Durham Art Guild Members' Holiday Market), …


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New Year’s Eve with Parizade

  • Parizade
  • (919) 286-9712

Parizade invites you to an elegant New Year’s Eve celebration to send off 2018! The evening will begin with early a la carte seatings available at 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm, and 7pm. Then …


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What the Funk 2019 NYE Party Feat. Tre King Band

Celebrate the New Year with food, drinks, and dancing at Beyu Caffe. Time to push back the tables, set up the buffet, pop champagne, and let Tre King Band take control. Tre King Band is sure to …


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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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Open Mic Night

  • The Bar

Singers/ rappers/ dancers welcome. 1 song allowed. Must sign up at door.


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DISHOOM Bollywood/Bhangra Dance Party

Help DISHOOM celebrate its 5th year running at Motorco. 9pm: Doors open. 10pm: Dance lessons by Ameer and Aditi. 10:30pm: DJ Rang starts spinning, dance party begins. 12am: Visuals …


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Film Screening - "Zama"

Lucretia Martel, 2017, 115 min, Argentina, Spanish with English subtitles.In this long-awaited fourth feature, contemporary master Lucrecia Martel ventures into the realm of historical fiction and …


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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Motorco

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana returns to Durham with a dynamic cast of world-renowned dancers and musicians from Spain and the US. Experience the dazzling footwork, sensual lyricism and intricate …


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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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Work-in-Progress: American Ballet Theatre Studio Company with Stefanie Batten Bland, Choreographer

In February 2018, Duke Performances unveiled an audacious three-year collaboration with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the world’s leading classical ballet companies. Through its …


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Black Girl Spectrum Workshop

  A free & open-to-the-public social dance workshop presented by Camille A. Brown & Dancers for self-identifying girls and women. This workshop is part of the company's Duke …


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Russell Peters

Russell Peters returns to live touring after taking time off to film his smash hit Netflix series The Indian Detective. The Indian Detective also stars Anupam Kher (The Big Sick, Silver Linings …


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Camille A. Brown & Dancers 'Black Girl: Linguistic Play'

In BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, Camille A. Brown draws upon the rhythmic pulsation of double Dutch, the complexity of step and tap, and the full-body percussion of juba to elevate the cultural …


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Camille A. Brown & Dancers 'Black Girl: Linguistic Play'

In BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, Camille A. Brown draws upon the rhythmic pulsation of double Dutch, the complexity of step and tap, and the full-body percussion of juba to elevate the cultural …


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The Simon and Garfunkel Story

The Simon & Garfunkel Story Starring Taylor Bloom & Benjamin Cooley Direct from its Sellout Run in London A theatrical special event that tells the story of the world’s most …


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