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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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A Whitman Sampler: A Bicentennial Celebration

Join the Duke University Libraries to celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday with readings and remarks by Richard H. Brodhead, President Emeritus of Duke, on why he loves the “Good Gray …


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AfterHours: Space Camp '19

Remember as a kid when you used to dream of being an astronaut, or at least going to Space Camp? Now you can! Join in for an evening that focuses on all things space to celebrate the 50th …


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Annual Semans Lecture: Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis, Ph.D., an educator, art historian, author, curator, photographer and filmmaker, will deliver the Annual Semans Lecture about her career and work. Willis is a professor and chair of …


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Art Exhibit – Our Bull City: Exhibits from the Community

  • Museum of Durham History
  • (919) 246-9993

Community curators will mount a series of three- to six-week-long pop-up exhibits. This exhibit series, which was made possible by the City of Durham, NC Government, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, …


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Ballet Fundamentals Dance Classes (7-9yo)

Strength, flexibility, and focus are not the only benefits of this introductory ballet class. Students will build on concepts and techniques learned in Intro to Ballet, exploring classical ballet …


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BioBlitz at Piedmont Wildlife Center

Have you ever driven by a patch of woods and wondered what or who might live there? Or perhaps you’ve found a nature mystery in your backyard, but had no idea what it was? Piedmont Wildlife …


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D4H Mega Mime Conference

Mega Mime is a four-day showcase, conference and concert. The Paneh Empowerment Center is a facility with a mission to instruct, impact and ignite dance and mime ministries around the world. …


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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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Durham Senior Games and SilverArts Program

  • Various locations
  • (919) 560-4355

An Olympic style competition designed to give mature adults the opportunity to compete in a host of athletic and artistic activities in various locations in Durham. Fitness, fun and community …


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Hands on CPR

An one-hour interactive session that teaches participants how to administer CPR on a person that has a cardiac arrest.


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Intro to Jazz Dance Classes (6-8yo)

Dancers will learn the basic steps of jazz dance including turns, kicks, and leap steps along with popular simple rhythm techniques. This class is designed to introduce jazz movement to the creative …


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JACK Quartet + yMusic

In Durham, two of the world’s most enterprising and important new-music ensembles convene for a rare double-bill. The JACK Quartet, now at the end of a two-year Duke Performances residency, h…


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Jazz Dance Technique Classes (10-13 yo)

This class will build on concepts learned in Jazz Fundamentals to further explore the basic and complex elements of jazz dance. We will explore the idea of using movement for expression and …


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Jazz Fundamentals Dance Classes (8-10yo)

Students will warm up by exploring basic elements of dance and choreography such as shape, rhythm, gesture, and tempo. Dancers will also learn the fundamental elements of jazz dance; leaps, turns a…


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Living at the Intersection of Truth and Love

Living at the Intersection of Truth and Love features David Gold and Vince Horn, two eclectic thinkers who are on the cutting edge of blending the Perennial Wisdom of Timeless Enlightenment with the …


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Meet the Gardens Keepers: Chickens

Plan your Gardens visit to include this special opportunity to meet the keepers of bees, chickens and incredible plants! Lindsey, our chicken keeper, Nick, our beekeeper, and Jason, curator of this …


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Music of the Heart, Gentle Yoga and Massage

An interactive, inward journey of music and movement; combining deep listening, healing touch and collaborative sound. Guided by the feelings and sensations that arise as you listen, sing, move, …


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Northgate Park Food Truck Rodeo

Bring a blanket, chairs, games. Meet neighbors (from nearby or farther). With free music on the lawn by Half Hog and the Hushpuppies! (Note: Tipping musicians encouraged).


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Pre-Ballet Classes (4-5yo)

This class offers a fun and stimulating introduction to ballet. Students will explore ballet technique and learn dance vocabulary in an imaginative and supportive learning environment. Focus, body …


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Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox's world tour, Universal: Adventures in Space & Time, will use ultra-high resolution LED screens to present state of the art graphics and imagery from ground-based t…


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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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Shueh-li Ong: Thereminist, Songwriter, Synthesist

Unofficially celebrating the start of Moogfest 2019 (she played moogfest07), you are invited, whether you wear the Moogfest bracelet or not, to enjoy a night of fusion, prog-rock, electronica and …


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Stress Relief at the Farm (with goats including babies)

  • Hux Family Farm
  • (919) 666-7258

We all need some self care time. If you love goats this is the place for you! Every Thursday evening Hux Family Farm offers one hour for all ages to relax, let go of the week's stress, and enjoy s…


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The Southern Noir Film Hour with music from Swedish Wood Patrol

The twin premieres of two locally produced, independent short neo-noir films "Cheat Proof" (directed by Edith Snow) and "Going Down Slow" (directed by Eryk Pruitt). A short …


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604