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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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80s & 90s Karaoke

From hair bands to boy bands, from mall pop princesses to Disney pop princesses, from punk to grunge...this is going to be one hell of a karaoke party.


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African American Heritage Night

The Durham Bulls are proud to host an African American Heritage Night, as they take on the Gwinnett Stripers. The Bulls are celebrating and honoring Durham African American heritage. They will host a…


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Afro Soca Love

Afrobeats & Carnival unite as ONE! International DJs and performances.


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CANCELLED - Dino Egg Hunt

Cancelled due to bad weather.


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CBD Pet Product Seminar

CBD dog products are all the rage right now. Join Canine Chemistry as they discuss what CBD is, how it's used in pet products, pros and cons of usage, and more. Seats will be first come, first …


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Creative Dance Classes (5-6yos)

This class will nurture your young dancer’s social skills and ability to move safely, both of which are helpful for future dance classes in any genre. Each class includes: warm-ups based on …


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Delta Moon

Delta Moon plays deep roots music. A whisky-flavored voice delivers 21st century lyrics, while two slide guitars wind around an unshakeable groove like kudzu vines on a barbwire fence.


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Discovering Dance Classes (4-5yos)

This class combines learning the basic elements of dance with artistic expression. The children dance fast and slow, sharp and smooth, and learn traveling movements as well as movements that stay in …


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Duke Opera Workshop: "These are a Few of My Favorite Scenes"

The Duke Opera Workshop's spring production includes opera & musical theater scenes sung in English with costumes and staging, with piano accompaniment by David Heid. Scenes are from Mozart: …


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Duke University Softball

Duke University Softball vs. NC State


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Durham Bulls Baseball

Durham Bulls Baseball vs Gwinnett Stripers


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Durham Civil Rights History Walking Tour

Docents lead a 45 minute tour focusing on sites in downtown Durham that were important in the 1950s and '60s Civil Rights movement. WALKING TOURS AND THE WEATHER Walking tours may be c…


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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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Emily K Center College Expo

  • Emily K Center
  • (919) 680-0308

Join the Emily K Center for a FREE College Expo. More than 50 colleges will be onsite for a college fair with representatives ready to answer all your questions about college choices and admissions. …


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Experimental Performance by Paideia w/ Guest Artists

Dance/noise/ritual trio Paideia raises the question "Who gets to belong?", turning over moral superiority, inclusion/exclusion, boundaries, borderlines, and the community body. Who is …


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Family Saturday Series Usha Rajagopalan

Usha Raj is a storyteller, puppet maker, and a visual artist showcasing rich traditions of India. She is a multi-discipinary Teaching Artist, and shares India's faiths, cultures and traditions …


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Film Screening - "Franco Rosso's Babylon"

Never-before released in the U.S., Franco Rosso's BABYLON had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but was deemed "too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension" (Vivien Goldman, …


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Fullsteam Brewery Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the plow-to-pint brewing facility, led by one of the brewery team members. Seen one beer tour, seen 'em all? Not this time. Take a tour of the local ingredients …


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Hip Hop 2 Dance Classes (10-12yo)

This hip hop class aims to make dancers aware of their bodies by focusing on weight shifting, dancer synchronization, and beat recognition within the most current music styles. As the class …


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Hip Hop 3: Urban Contemporary Dance Classes (13-17yo)

Urban funk: move, groove and shake your booty too! In depth hip hop dance class that combines the best of urban street dance, free form movement and adapted/alternative contemporary dance. Builds on …


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Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • 212 W Main St
  • (919) 371-2653

Tobacco Road Tours takes you on a motorized, professionally guides tour to where Durham’s roots began & where the City has evolved today. North Carolina’s “Triangle”, …


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Historic Tours

Take a guided tour of Leigh Farm Park. You’ll learn about the families who lived here, their work, and life on a middle class plantation. Venture inside the historic farmhouse while also …


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Little River Community Complex Annual Fair

Annual fair.


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Monthly Bluegrass/Americana/Old Time Jam

PineCone and The Blue Note Grill are hosting a monthly bluegrass/Americana/old time jam in Durham! The Piedmont region of North Carolina has a vibrant and varied music scene, which the combined …


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Music for Holy Saturday

As the darkness of Good Friday gives way to the joy and gladness of Easter, the Duke Vespers Ensemble sings music that reflects on the momentous happenings of these pivotal days in the Christian …


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