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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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Black Santa at Hayti

Visit Black Santa at the Hayti Heritage Center. Photographs available while you wait so bring the family and celebrate! Professional photography will be available in various sizes, with digital files.


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Holiday Triple Feature

Join Ponysaurus Brewing Co. under the warm heaters on the patio for THREE classic holiday movies! There will be hot mulled wine, s’mores, Qspresso Food Truck, $1 snacks, and beer!


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Nachos & Panthers & Falcons, oh my!

'Tis the season for beer, football, and food. But, who wants to cook the day before a big holiday? Join Durty Bull on Christmas Eve-eve to watch the Panthers take on the Falcons, alongside $15 Lager …


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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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Santa Selfies

Bring your camera and take a Santa Selfie! Santa will be at Northgate and ready to visit with children of all ages. Bring your phone or camera and enjoy taking candid photos with Santa.


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Summit Church Christmas

They are back at the DPAC again this year for Christmas Eve hosting five services for the whole community. Celebrate Christmas and the birth of Christ together at the beautiful Durham Performing A…


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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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Christmas Eve with Local 22

  • Local 22
  • (919) 286-9755

Looking to bring a little Local 22 flavor to the holiday table this year? This year leave the cooking & cleaning to your Local 22 family and simply enjoy a Christmas Eve meal with loved ones! On …


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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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Tuesday Night Trivia


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Christmas Movie Night

Every Wednesday in December, is Christmas Classics Movie night at Unscripted Durham. They will be showing classic Christmas movies in The Studio, their lobby lounge. If you bring 3 cans of food to …


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Freylach Time Klezmer Band

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

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Lila

Durham's longtime favorite Hip Hop Folk Rock group is back in a band form! This time they will team up with Hammer No More The Fingers as their rythym section on stage in a Boxing day special for a…


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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 Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament

Featuring boys and girls teams from each Durham school: Southern Durham, Northern Durham, Hillside, Riverside, Jordan, Voyager Academy, Durham Academy and Durham School of the Arts.


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Big Baby Gucci

With Mikey 100K, BBO, Les The Genius, DJ J'Mar.


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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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Can Release: "Bad Haircut" Coconut Porter

Mele Kalikimaka! Let's be honest, we're all kind of over the cold weather once the holidays have passed. That's why Durty Bull is releasing cans of "Bad Haircut," a porter with fruit from …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Dante Lewis

Smooth jazz.


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