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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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"Southern-Style" Italian Wine Dinner

A Southern take on many classic Italian dishes with the usual fresh and local ingredients. Reservations required.


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Acro Yoga Jam at the Living Arts Collective

Acro Yoga Jam on 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 8:30-10pm in the Durham Ballroom at the Living Arts Collective


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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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Black Music Black Film: A Film Series in Honor of Black Music Month 2019

  • Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bullpen
  • (919) 668-2995

A FREE film series in honor of Black Music Month 2019. Presented by the Department of African & African American Studies at Duke. Co-sponsored by the Duke Council on Race & Ethnicity, the …


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Explore Nature Drop-In Hours

  • West Point on the Eno Environmental Education Pavilion
  • (919) 560-4405

Explore West Point on the Eno as you may have never before! Check out a nature backpack, ask questions and stay a while. Join in anytime from 1pm-5pm on the listed day.


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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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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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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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Movie Loft presents "Main Street"

Movie Loft is reelin' in the years and stowin' away the time at Shadowbox Studio in June with a screening of the 2010 drama 'Main Street'. Revisit an era so close yet so far away: 10 years ago in …


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Nance w/Frank Mayson and Forrest Isn't Dead

  • American Tobacco Down Under Patio

Rap/Hip-Hop Rapper/Producer Nance combines energizing sample-based sonics with witty lyricism inspired by real-life experiences, creating a conscious fun sound. American Tobacco's …


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REALTOR lunch at Wetrock Farm

  • Wetrock Farm
  • (919) 794-1154

Lunch event exclusively for REALTORS at Wetrock Farm. Celebrate fresh pavement and learn more about presale opportunities at the first net zero agrihood in the US !!!


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Stress Relief at the Farm (with goats including babies)

  • Hux Family Farm
  • (919) 666-7258

We all need some self care time. If you love goats this is the place for you! Every Thursday evening Hux Family Farm offers one hour for all ages to relax, let go of the week's stress, and enjoy s…


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ADF Ruby Fridays: Michelle Dorrance

Hear from 2015 MacArthur Genius Michelle Dorrance in advance of her ADF performance on the ways she honors tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history in a new, dynamic, and compelling context.


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Audio Under the Stars: Night and Day

An evening of audio stories about circadian rhythms, midnight adventures, metaphorical darkness and literal sunlight. Bring a chair or blanket.


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Battle in the Bull 2

The premiere elementary/middle basketball tournament in the Carolinas.


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Beyu Live at Hayti

Featuring Chip Shearin. Beverage and light food provided by Beyu Caffe. Cash bar available.


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Craicdown – Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Devin Frazier Septet

Collin Williams- alto sax Matthew York- tenor sax Tyler Perske- trumpet Isaac Viars- trombone Devin Frazier- guitar Kevin Beardsley - bass Dorien Dotson- drums


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Dorrance Dance

Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance brings her troupe to ADF with "SOUNDspace." Originally a site-specific work that explored the unique acoustics of New York City’s St. M…


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Friday Evening Paddles

  • (919) 416-1200

Sunset and Night Paddles on Falls Lake. Leisurely guided 2-3 hour canoe and kayak paddle trips on Falls Lake are suitable for all skill levels. Pre-registration at least 24 hours in advance of trip …


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Good Rocking Sam

Hear this Triangle-based all-original blues and roots quartet! The band's inspiration: the great blues, soul, and funk music of Chicago, Memphis, Texas, and New Orleans.


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Jen Hatmaker & Heather Land

What happens when you put two sassy Southern sweethearts together for one ultimate evening of spicy banter, real-life inspiration, and carefree fun? Welcome to Hot Summer Nights (But Not That Hot) …


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