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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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Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves, two women on the forefront of American traditional music, join forces in this powerful new duo. Their reverence for the people and music that has come before …


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DukeCreate Workshop: Drawing

Learn the basics of drawing with charcoal & pencil in this free workshop. This event is open to the Durham community (anyone ages 18 & up; ages 12-18 must be accompanied by an adult.) Check …


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ECWA Dendrology Nature Walk

  • Pearl Mill Nature Preserve
  • (919) 698-9729

Join the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association's first Nature Walk of 2019, a Dendrology Walk with naturalist Milo Pyne.Meet at the kiosk off of Green St. What is dendrology, you ask? On this w…


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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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Jonathan Bagg, viola & Emely Phelps, piano

Music by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Georg Phillip Telemann, George Rochberg, Joan Tower, and Cesar Franck. Violist Jonathan Bagg is Professor of the Practice at Duke University and a member of the C…


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Organ Recital Series - Jens Korndörfer

Dr. Jens Korndörfer has been described as "a thoroughly convincing performer . . . sensitive and brilliant" (Mannheimer Morgen). Born in Germany, he has spent the last sixteen years i…


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Southern Vine Sour Launch Party (w/Lauren Salazar)

  • Boxcar Bar + Arcade

Southern Vine Sour Launch Party (w/Lauren Salazar) Join in for one of the most exciting, exclusive beer events in Boxcar history! Be one of the first + only to try New Belgium Brewing's S…


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Taste of Tobacco Road Cook - Off

  • Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending

Local amateur chefs will offer up their best recipes in one of the following categories (appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and people’s choice) to be judged by local celebrity chefs and event …


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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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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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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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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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Duke University Men's Basketball

Duke University Men's Basketball vs Notre Dame


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Author Deondra Rose, "Citizens by Degree," with Mayor Steve Schewel

The Regulator welcomes Duke professor Deondra Rose who will discuss her new book, Citizens By Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship, in c…


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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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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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Stretch and Sip at The Wine Feed

  • The Wine Feed
  • (828) 260-0517

Stretch and Sip at The Wine Feed. Flow into relaxation in this all-levels Hatha Yoga class. Students will generate heat and build strength and flexibility before settling into deep, relaxing poses. …


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Trivia Tuesdays in the Studio

Trivia Night - this week, test your knowledge of the beloved show Gilmore Girls


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Tuesday Night Trivia


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Uneven Ground

Uneven Ground presents major historical themes in the story of housing and land in Durham, underscoring the role of both race and class, from the time of colonial settlers through the 1960s. Join …


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. « All Events Renzo Ortega: Artist Talk No Talk

A not-so-typical-artist talk with Renzo Ortega as he opens his exhibition What I Left and What I Brought at the Power Plant Gallery. In this performance-inspired event, Ortega, will explore h…


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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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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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CDS Shortwave Launch Party

This event celebrates the official launch and "transmission" of CDS Shortwave, a project of the Center for Documentary Studies' DocX lab. The experimental website showcases the documentary …


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