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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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65th Can-Am Rotary Bonspiel

The Triangle Curling Club is hosting this year Canadian: American Curling Bonspiel. The bonspiel (Curling competition) is held every year between Rotary clubs in the United States and Canada.


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Alexander Technique Masterclass for Instrumentalists and Singers with William Conable

The public is invited to attend this free class. William Conable enjoys worldwide renown as a teacher of the Alexander Technique, a method for improving freedom and ease of movement and physical …


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Anime-Magic Film Series

For decades, anime was produced by and for Japan---a local product, with a distinct look-and-feel to not just the artwork but the storytelling, the themes, and the concepts. Over the last fifty …


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Bamboo Wind

Bamboo Wind is a collaborative performance installation at The Fruit, Durham’s newest art space and creative warehouse complex. Bamboo Wind is many things. It is an evening length dance …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Doggie Yoga

Practice your down dog with an actual dog! Join in for an all level yoga class with dogs who are available for adoption with APS of Durham! All proceeds from this class will go to APS of Durham.


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Durham Arts Council January Third Friday Reception

Variety is the word of the day for January Third Friday at the DAC! From neon pop screen prints to dreamy watercolors to quirky mixed media abstractions, they’re featuring visual art for all …


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Film Screening - "Burning"

Lee Chang-dong, 2018, 148 min, South Korea, in Korean w/ English subtitles & English. Based on Haruki Murakami's short story "Barn Burning," the sixth feature from Korean auteur Lee …


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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Motorco

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana returns to Durham with a dynamic cast of world-renowned dancers and musicians from Spain and the US. Experience the dazzling footwork, sensual lyricism and intricate …


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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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Guest Panel Discussion and Viewing of "Glass"

  • AMC Southpoint 17

Panel discussion on villains and Black PTSD in film with featured guests and a viewing of M Night Shyamalan's new movie "Glass."


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Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue with Tift Merritt

This month V&V is thrilled to host North Carolina native and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and recording artist, Tift Merritt. Learn about Merritt's vibrant life as a creator and maker! …


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Jeffrey Osborne

Jeffrey Osborne is a drum beater, a heart beater, and an odds beater. From his early days percussively propelling the band L.T.D. to its highest heights to spinning off as a solo artist when too few …


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n Conversation: Stefanie Batten Bland with Sascha Radetsky

In this special Friday-afternoon conversation at Duke's Rubenstein Arts Center, award-winning choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland and American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Artistic Director Sascha …


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Opening Reception - New Orleans: Through the Eyes of Arnold Zann & Margo Taussig Pinkerton

The exhibit continues through February 9, 2019.


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Opening Reception: "Disrupting Homogeny" by William Paul Thomas

Join the opening celebration of "Disrupting Homogeny" by William Paul Thomas. The exhibition is located in the Vault Gallery and will be on view until Summer 2019. As part of their …


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Ruby Friday / Arts & Context | The State of the Art of Ballet

A conversation between award-winning choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland—at Duke to create a new dance on the American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company—and the company’s …


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Space Force! Episode III

Guests Rachel Klem and Jaybird O'Berski join Transactors Improv for the third episode in their new series, SPACE FORCE! Follow the crew of the USS Us as they travel the galaxy in search of new w…


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Third Friday

Gallery crawl with live music and other performances. Maps available at the Visitor Info Center and at each participating location.


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West 94th St Pub Karaoke

Hosted by All King Entertainment.


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Where We Find Ourselves: Gallery Talk, Book Signing

Co-curators Alex Harris and Margaret Sartor, faculty at Duke's Center for Documentary Studies, will give a talk about the exhibition "Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, …


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Annual Scooter Rally

  • Various locations

The 20th Annual Freeze Your Balls Off Scooter Rally will be held on MLK weekend.  All two-wheeled vehicles welcome - bring your mopeds, classic scooters, modern scooters, motorcycles, etc. f…


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Buti Yoga Pop-Up Class

Aradia Fitness Triangle and Durty Bull Brewing Co. are teaming up to offer a Pop-Up class in Durham, NC on Saturday January 19 at 10:45am. Class will be held on site at Durty Bull Brewing …


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Community Photography Event for Police HQ Public Art

Residents are now invited to give their input to help shape one of the pieces to be created by a Durham artist, David Wilson. Attendees will be invited to pose for photographs and complete a short …


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