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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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29th Annual NCCU Jazz Festival

  • B.N. Duke Auditorium

NCCU Department of Music will share the smooth sounds of jazz music during its 29th Annual NCCU Jazz Festival that will feature accomplished professional artists and student musicians from the N…


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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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Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical

Based on the French novel, Les Liasions Dangereuses, and the classic cult film starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillipe and Sarah Michelle Geller, Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical pulls you …


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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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Know-It-All-Trivia

Are you a know-it-all? People love the TV/movie themed trivia (2nd Wednesday of every month), but they hear you also want a general trivia night. Ask and ye shall receive. Danielle will be hosting a…


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Modern Jazz Dance Classes

This soulful modern-jazz class equips dancers with a strong technical foundation while focusing on lowering the dancers’ center of gravity and syncopating movement with a blend of latin, …


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Moviediva Film Series - "Love is a Racket"

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


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Safe Systems Summit

Be a part of what promises to be a great gathering of different perspectives and conversations about transportation safety and public health. Summit attendees will: recognize and explore the …


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Stitch 'n' (Rhymes with Witch)

  • Barley Labs

Whether you love to knit, crochet, sew, or cross stitch, come on out to our new weekly Stitch 'n' B...(SnB). We have a fantastic community of creative people -- even if you're a beginner, you'll …


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Wicca Phase Springs Eternal

Adam McIlwee, former vocalist/guitarist for Scranton, Pennsylvania-based emo/indie rock group Tigers Jaw, records solo material as Wicca Phase Springs Eternal (sometimes just referred to as Wicca …


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Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Help The King's Daughters Inn celebrate 10 years in business, and also support Habitat for Humanity. Enjoy the free wine tasting, and if you purchase a bottle the proceeds will go to Habitat for …


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A Whitman Sampler: A Bicentennial Celebration

Join the Duke University Libraries to celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday with readings and remarks by Richard H. Brodhead, President Emeritus of Duke, on why he loves the “Good Gray …


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AfterHours: Space Camp '19

Remember as a kid when you used to dream of being an astronaut, or at least going to Space Camp? Now you can! Join in for an evening that focuses on all things space to celebrate the 50th …


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Annual Semans Lecture: Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis, Ph.D., an educator, art historian, author, curator, photographer and filmmaker, will deliver the Annual Semans Lecture about her career and work. Willis is a professor and chair of …


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Ballet Fundamentals Dance Classes (7-9yo)

Strength, flexibility, and focus are not the only benefits of this introductory ballet class. Students will build on concepts and techniques learned in Intro to Ballet, exploring classical ballet …


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BioBlitz at Piedmont Wildlife Center

Have you ever driven by a patch of woods and wondered what or who might live there? Or perhaps you’ve found a nature mystery in your backyard, but had no idea what it was? Piedmont Wildlife …


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D4H Mega Mime Conference

Mega Mime is a four-day showcase, conference and concert. The Paneh Empowerment Center is a facility with a mission to instruct, impact and ignite dance and mime ministries around the world. …


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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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Hands on CPR

An one-hour interactive session that teaches participants how to administer CPR on a person that has a cardiac arrest.


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Intro to Jazz Dance Classes (6-8yo)

Dancers will learn the basic steps of jazz dance including turns, kicks, and leap steps along with popular simple rhythm techniques. This class is designed to introduce jazz movement to the creative …


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JACK Quartet + yMusic

In Durham, two of the world’s most enterprising and important new-music ensembles convene for a rare double-bill. The JACK Quartet, now at the end of a two-year Duke Performances residency, h…


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Jazz Dance Technique Classes (10-13 yo)

This class will build on concepts learned in Jazz Fundamentals to further explore the basic and complex elements of jazz dance. We will explore the idea of using movement for expression and …


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Jazz Fundamentals Dance Classes (8-10yo)

Students will warm up by exploring basic elements of dance and choreography such as shape, rhythm, gesture, and tempo. Dancers will also learn the fundamental elements of jazz dance; leaps, turns a…


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Living at the Intersection of Truth and Love

Living at the Intersection of Truth and Love features David Gold and Vince Horn, two eclectic thinkers who are on the cutting edge of blending the Perennial Wisdom of Timeless Enlightenment with the …


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