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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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Anniversary Wine Dinner Featuring Catena Zapata Wines

  • COPA

Marika Vida-Arnold, one of the most in-demand, highly respected wine professionals in the business, will discuss the wine.


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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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Bubble Wonders Bubble Show

  • Durham County Library's Maker Lab , Entrance #2 near Movie Theater at Northgate Mall

A fun filled, sensory friendly program for the whole family. Bubble Wonders is fun, inspiring, and educational, and captivates both young and old. Enjoy lots of amazing bubble tricks, including the …


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Chamber Music Showcase

In this free, noontime event, advanced students in the chamber music program in the Duke University Department of Music present works from the 18th-21st centuries. Presented in association with Duke …


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Crafting at the Creek: Equinox Gardening

  • West Point on the Eno Environmental Education Pavilion
  • (919) 560-4405

What better way to celebrate Creek Week and the spring equinox than to plant something new in the garden? We're talking gardens, when and what to start planting for the season and tips on having a …


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Duke University Baseball

Duke University Baseball vs. Campbell


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Open House with William Paul Thomas

Meet painter William Paul Thomas and view some of his latest works.


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South of France Wine Dinner

  • Parizade
  • (919) 286-9712

Parizade invites you to the vineyards and petit bistros of the South of France. We will be joined by fine art photographer and French wine connoisseur Jean-Christian Rostagni. He boasts extensive …


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Stitch 'n' (Rhymes with Witch)

  • Barley Labs

Whether you love to knit, crochet, sew, or cross stitch, come on out to our new weekly Stitch 'n' B...(SnB). We have a fantastic community of creative people -- even if you're a beginner, you'll …


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Talking about Race and Healing with Ashoka Fellows

  • Duke University Fuqua School of Business

A conversation with four Ashoka Fellows on race and racial healing. Register on Eventbrite. Join in and learn what happens when a school community puts Indigenous history and culture at its core, …


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Tap Dogs

15 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 1 GLOBAL DANCE SENSATION 12 MILLION TICKET BUYERS CAN’T BE WRONG The global dance sensation TAP DOGS hits the road on an international tour of jaw dropping new …


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Ten Years From the Bottom: a Reflection on the Financial Crisis and its Lasting Impact

  • Duke Univeristy Fuqua School of Business

March 9th, 2009, marked the bottom of the worst stock market decline the United States has seen since the Great Depression. That night the Dow closed at 6,547.05, its lowest close in 12 years. The …


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Visualizing the Muslim Gandhi

Timothy Dobe and Sumathi Ramaswamy will present, compare and discuss several visual images of M.K. Gandhi, each of which embodies important dimensions of Islamic traditions. They will consider, for …


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"In A Word," presented by Bulldog Ensemble Theater

Bulldog Ensemble Theater presents Lauren Yee's sad and funny play about how a couple copes two years after their child went missing.


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Acro Yoga Jam at the Living Arts Collective

Acro Yoga Jam on 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 8:30-10pm in the Durham Ballroom at the Living Arts Collective


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Anoushka Shankar

Under the tutelage of her father, the sitar paragon Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar established herself as one of the world’s best classical sitarists when she was barely a teenager. At twenty, …


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Bartlett Theater Presents "Constellations"

  • Northgate Stadium 10
  • (919) 808-2203

Exploring the intricacies of both science and romance, Nick Payne's 2012 play, CONSTELLATIONS is a love story with infinite possibilities. Payne's award-winning script will have audiences traversing …


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Bubble Wonders Bubble Show

A fun filled, sensory friendly program for the whole family. Bubble Wonders is fun, inspiring, and educational, and captivates both young and old. Enjoy lots of amazing bubble tricks, including the …


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Carolina Lightnin’

Featuring a vast repertoire of traditional Bluegrass music, and original songs.


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Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens

Christopher Woods, gardener, designer and author. “It’s amazing what you can do with a shovel,” says Peter Korn, garden genius in Sweden. Carrie Preston in the Netherlands speaks …


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Great Human Race Packet Pickup & Pasta Potluck

Grab your packet for The Great Human Race, and join other runners for a pre-race Packet Pickup & Pasta Potluck Party. Barley Labs will be donating 10% of proceeds from draft beer/cider sales to …


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Nature Storytime

Enjoy the outdoors together with a story read aloud in the Gardens. Nature-themed stories followed by a related activity or garden walk. Suggested for children ages 3-5. Accompanying adult …


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North Carolina Central University Women's Tennis

  • Dr. Younge Tennis Courts

North Carolina Central University Women's Tennis vs Maryland Eastern Shore


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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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Shamanic Journeying

  • Whole Spirit Center
  • (919) 419-1074

An introduction to shamanism, shamanic healing and shamanic journeying. Connect to your helping spirits for guidance and insight. Begin a practice of living more harmoniously, and integrating your …


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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