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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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Bond Brothers with Joe Pollock

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

The eleventh in the series of North Carolina featured breweries, this time with Bond Brothers. Laura will talk about the brewery and the beers Arcana will have on tap. Live music with Joe …


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Brett's Open Mic w/ the Usual Suspects

  • Beyu Caffe

Wednesday night the right way at Beyu's Open Mic led by Brett Chambers.


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Duke Women's Volleyball Vs. Notre Dame

Duke women's basketball home game vs. Notre Dame.


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Kids Basketball Camp

Calling all Basketball Stars! Durham Memorial Baptist Church is hosting a FREE basketball program for the local community! Kids ages 5-12 are welcome to join in the fun for 6 straight weeks of …


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Mysti Mayhem

Powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist, with over a decade of seasoned performances throughout the United States and Europe. Mysti Mayhem was mentored by Bo Diddley.


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Pre-Feast Fest

Reunite with friends and family at Unscripted Hotel on Thanksgiving Eve. Relax on comfy couches and enjoy a new menu of small plates and seasonal hot drinks. Check social media for details.


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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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Santa Photos

Don't wait in line! Reserve your time with Santa and save on your photo package! Photo pre-purchase is required to book your time, however all guests can enjoy savings by pre-purchasing a photo …


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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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Grupo Sensacion

  • La Maraka
  • (919) 793-1319

Gran bailazo desde Oaxaca Mexico.


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Thanksgiving Dinner

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club's traditional holiday buffet on Thanksgiving Day includes a bountiful array of chilled seafood and salads, hot entrees and side dishes, a chef carving station …


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Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

Bralie's is supplying the turkey and ham. Feel free to bring a side if you'd like but you are welcome regardless.


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Tigrillos

With Los Plebes de San Luis.


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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast and Raffle

See website for registration process details. Payment in advance.


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Viva Voce - Spoken Word & Poetry Open Mic

  • Cocoa Cinnamon (Lakewood)

Viva Voce is a monthly spoken word and poetry open mic event in the heart of Durham for all of its people to listen and share their lyrics, rhymes, experiences, and stories through living …


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Black Cat Friday

  • Petco

Independent Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal rescue and rehabilitation program headquartered in Durham, is thinking black cat for the holiday season While holiday shopping on …


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Breathe to Think Sessions — Performances and Open Mic

  • La Movida NightClub
  • (661) 817-8433

Must be 21+. Open Mic participants must sign up in advance.


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Diggin in the Crates

Welcome to Diggin in the Crates. The Underground Collective introduces their first high-energy monthly party bringing you the best in popular R&B and Hip Hop, from the 80s and 90s until today. …


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Duke Women's Volleyball Vs. Miami FL

Duke volleyball home game vs. University of Miami.


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Epitome Band

Epitome is currently comprised of 4 female lead vocalists and a host of musicians steeped in Neo Soul, R&B, Pop and classic Soul music genres.


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Free Food Fridays

  • The Salvation Army of Durham
  • (919) 688-7306

Food includes: meats, canned goods, drinks, pet food, snacks, hygiene items, and more. Limit: only one person per household can pick up supplies. Must bring a copy of lease agreement and photo ID. …


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