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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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ADF Pop-up Performances

For the past 42 years ADF has made Durham its home and an international hub for the modern dance world to flourish. In conjunction with our annual performance season, ADF seeks opportunities for …


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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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Citizen Lane: Film Screening and Discussion

Masterfully weaving together elements of documentary and drama, Citizen Lane delivers a vivid and captivating portrait of Hugh Lane, one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in modern Irish …


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Dinner with Dan Barber

A seed-to-table dinner with Row 7 Seed Company, hosted by Andrea Reusing and Dan Barber. Proceeds will benefit Durham Bowls, a project pairing restaurant chefs and school nutrition managers to …


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Durham Police Summer Camp Begins

Application Deadline is May 3. Five day camp for youth ages nine to 13. Campers will take daily field trips, and engage in recreational, educational and social activities with police officers and …


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Insert Your Grandma's Name Here

  • NorthStar Church of the Arts

Interactive and evolving installation by Monét Noelle Marshall. In the Ursa Minor Gallery. From the curator: This is a celebration of your grandma and, by extension, of you. …


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Keep the Glass Monday: Summer Session

Claim your keepsake glass* and 2 Stem Cider cider draft fills for just $10 (they recommend Hibiscus Session). *While supplies last


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LambruscoFest 2019

LambruscoFest is an annual event honoring Emilia-Romagna, the bread basket of Italy. Lambrusco is the traditional wine of the region. Varying from white to red, and fruity to meaty, this frizzante …


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Beverly Fields Burnette as Zora Neale Hurston

Legendary storyteller, poet, educator, and founding member of the Carolina African American Writers' Collective and NC Association, Beverly Fields Burnette brings history to life. Hear Ms. B…


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Books and Brews June Meeting

The next meeting of Books & Brews will focus on "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup" by John Carreyrou. On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, discuss the featured b…


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German Sacred Music Concert

The choir of King's College London and the UNC Sackbut Ensemble present an hourlong performance of seventeenth-century German sacred music, including music by Heinrich Schütz and Johann …


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How to Market Your Business Using Social Media

  • The Institute of Minority Economic Development
  • (919) 956-2314

If you own a small business, you can save money by transitioning more of your offline marketing efforts to an online presence. Starting a social media account is free, easy, and can help you …


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Jeghetto Space-Themed Puppet Show

A live space-themed puppet show. Jeghetto joins art and storytelling in a unique way for all audiences. In the MakerLab @ Northgate.


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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 peek into what …


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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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The Shop: A Series of Barbershop Chats Regarding Black Male Achievement

  • The Renaissance Barbershop

Free haircuts for fathers & boys under 18. The theme will be "Let's Talk Fatherhood & Self-Care".


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Tuesday Night Trivia


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Bee Bash

Celebrate National Pollinator Week at the annual Bee Bash, in partnership with Durham Bee City USA and Keep Durham Beautiful. Get inspired by the busiest workers around as you check out an …


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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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Lonerider Brewing with Bobby Bryson

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

Monthly NC tap takeover, this time with Lonerider. Elizabeth will be on hand from 8pm to talk about the brewery and the beers we'll have available. Then stick around for live music with Bobby Bryson


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Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris returns to Durham with "Pepperland," a unique tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a…


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Marvel Trivia

It all started with Iron Man. Now on the heels of End Game, we thought it was time for our man Paxton to test your knowledge of the Marvel Universe. Prizes for the top teams and special M…


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Moviediva Film Series - "Gold Diggers of 1933"

A film series dedicated to screening classic movies on Wednesday evenings at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.


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Music in the Gardens: Joan Shelley with Nathan Salsburg

First cultivating a national profile with 2014's exemplary Electric Ursa, Joan Shelley continues to lure listeners into her musical world. Imbued with secrets and tells, the Kentucky singer's …


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