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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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"Only Light, Only Love"

Features choral music by Women's Voices Chorus about light, love and freedom. Allan Friedman, Artistic Director, Deborah Hollis, Pianist. Special guests NCCU Vocal Jazz ensemble


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65th Can-Am Rotary Bonspiel

The Triangle Curling Club is hosting this year Canadian: American Curling Bonspiel. The bonspiel (Curling competition) is held every year between Rotary clubs in the United States and Canada.


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Afro-Soul - Past : Present: Future A tribute to Dr. MLK Jr.

Durham, NC's incubator for new music, Blackspace, has teamed-up with Forging The Musical Future to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! They have put a bill together, featuring three …


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Anime-Magic Film Series

For decades, anime was produced by and for Japan---a local product, with a distinct look-and-feel to not just the artwork but the storytelling, the themes, and the concepts. Over the last fifty …


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Bamboo Wind

Bamboo Wind is a collaborative performance installation at The Fruit, Durham’s newest art space and creative warehouse complex. Bamboo Wind is many things. It is an evening length dance …


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Dance Workshop by Studio C Projects

Connect with your local community and engage with the process of Studio C Projects' new work, On You. Move together through proposals and investigations developed for this project. Exercise …


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Duke University Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

A service to remember, celebrate, and honor the work and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Open to the public. Tarana Burke (Founder of #MeToo) will deliver the keynote address. Burke, the …


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Guest Preacher Otis Moss Jr.

A theologian, pastor, and civic leader, Dr. Moss was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and continues to be an influential religious leader and highly sought-after public speaker. A pastor for …


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Hype Release Party

Celebrate the release of season one of Durham's new web series Hype with a concert and VR experience at Motorco presented by Runaway & Lucid Dream VR. Hosted by Phonte Coleman (formerly o…


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Mallarmé Chamber Players Family Concert

Mallarmé performs a free, interactive chamber music concert that is 1-hour long and is fun and informative for people 5-years-old and older. Meet at the Doris Duke Center. Adult …


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Visualize & Sip

Get inspired and motivated to reach your goals by creating a vision board with some yoga and wine! We have an exciting lineup planned that will have you leaving with a sense of purpose and peace. …


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Beginners' Line Dance Classes

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • (252) 767-2780

Beginners Urban Soul Line Dance Classes are provided by M. E. Henderson, Inc.. This low-impact form of exercise is free. Bring your water and towel for this one hour class!


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Book Harvest's Dream Big MLK day Book Drive and Community Celebration

Dream Big is an annual celebration of books for all kids! Every year on MLK Day, bring your big dreams to Durham Central Park for this community event that is part book drive, part concert, part f…


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Prayer Breakfast

This Annual Prayer Breakfast has evolved into the flagship event to start the MLK Holiday activities in the area. Greetings and remarks by state and local officials are scheduled. See website for …


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March & Rally

March concludes at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E Main St. Participants of the Unity March & Rally are asked to bring new and gently used children's books for donation to the Book …


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Maynard Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

"Maynard," a documentary film about Maynard Jackson, the first African-American mayor of Atlanta, will be screened as part of the school’s celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. …


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MLK Birthday Celebration

Join Northgate Mall and NC MomsRising at the annual MLK Birthday Celebration. This year's theme is "Arts and the Civil Rights Movement" and will include exciting and educational …


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MLK Day of Service Tree Planting

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." - Martin Luther King, Jr.   Keep Durham Beautiful brings all the tools and …


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MLK Day of Service: Keep Durham Beautiful

Sign up for the project you would like to be a part of! - Unpacking and organizing food donations at the Durham Community Food Pantry (3711 University Dr., Suite B 27707) - Neighborhood …


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MLK Day Screening: "Althea"

This MLK Day, Rex Miller will be attending a special screening of his 2015 work, Althea. His documentary follows the incredible story of a tennis legend and Civil Rights trailblazer. Althea Gibson, a…


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MLK Day Sermon

  • Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church

Keynote Speaker - Rev. Dr. William C. Turner, Jr., Pastor, Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church.


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North Carolina Central University Men's Basketball

North Carolina Central University Men's Basketball vs Morgan State


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North Carolina Central University Women's Basketball

North Carolina Central University Women's Basketball vs Morgan State


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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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