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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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"Blues Rock Titans" Tour

Alligator Records artists Coco Montoya and Tinsley Ellis will make a stop in Durham on their current "Blues Rock Titans" tour. Montoya and Ellis will each perform a full headline-length …


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"In A Word," presented by Bulldog Ensemble Theater

Bulldog Ensemble Theater presents Lauren Yee's sad and funny play about how a couple copes two years after their child went missing.


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AfroCuban Music and Dance with Vladimir Espinosa

  • Living Arts Collective

Africa Unplugged and Living Arts Collective present AfroCuban Music and Dance Workshops with Vladimir Espinosa. These classes are for all levels. Drumming will be from 3:30-4:45 and dance from …


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All Them Witches

With Plague Vendor.


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Asheville Comes East

  • Hi-Wire Brewing Taproom at Golden Belt

Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt will be hosting its first beer festival. The festival will include 20+ Western North Carolina breweries that see limited to no distribution in the triangle area. These …


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Bald Eagle Paddle

  • (919) 416-1200

Paddle the northern reaches of Jordan Lake in search of it’s majestic residents, the Bald Eagle. We will explore the lake for 4-5 hours and potentially paddle up to 8 miles. All participants …


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Bartlett Theater Presents "Constellations"

  • Northgate Stadium 10
  • (919) 808-2203

Exploring the intricacies of both science and romance, Nick Payne's 2012 play, CONSTELLATIONS is a love story with infinite possibilities. Payne's award-winning script will have audiences traversing …


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Beer & BBQ at Durty Bull

Durty Bull Brewery has got the B-B-Q and The Steady O's, as they welcome back Rob Henson from BBQ Proper along with Dan Ouimet & Ken Peterson's blues duo (live from 4-6)!


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Boogie Nights Burlesque

All your favorite characters take the stage to the best 70's rock and pop, can you dig it?! Ascend the stairs to the speakeasy venue where all your wildest disco dreams come …


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Bubble Wonders Bubble Show

A fun filled, sensory friendly program for the whole family. Bubble Wonders is fun, inspiring, and educational, and captivates both young and old. Enjoy lots of amazing bubble tricks, including the …


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Bubble Wonders Bubble Show

A fun filled, sensory friendly program for the whole family. Bubble Wonders is fun, inspiring, and educational, and captivates both young and old. Enjoy lots of amazing bubble tricks, including the …


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Bull City Burger and Brewery is Turning 8 Years Old!

Celebrate with Bull City Burger and Brewery as they turn 8 years old this year. If you bring them one new or gently used children's book to be donated to Book Harvest or two cans of non-perishable …


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Duke University Baseball

Duke University Baseball vs. Wake Forest


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Elias String Quartet

The Elias String Quartet seems to live inside the pieces it plays. The ensemble conveys both emotional and structural sophistication with astounding clarity. Formed at Manchester’s Royal …


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Family Saturday Series: Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee is a film about overcoming obstacles despite difficult challenges along the way. It portrays African Americans in a manner that is beyond stereotypes; Released in the United …


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From Gun Violence to Homesteading

Chantel Johnson shares her journey of surviving gun violence to the founding of her own farming business known as Off Grid in Color.


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From Sheep to Spindle, How Wool Becomes Yarn

Did you know that Leigh Farm also has a history of raising sheep and weaving dating back to 1861? See how wool is turned into yarn, try your hand at spinning, and visit with some sheep.


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Full Moon Fever Bike Ride

Experience the American Tobacco Trail at night. The group will ride together south on the Tobacco Trail as far as each individual rider would like to ride, usually 15 miles on the pavement, with a…


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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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Grupo Sensacion

  • La Maraka
  • (919) 793-1319

Gran bailazo desde Oaxaca Mexico.


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Guided Meditation with Goats (often includes babies)

Register for a relaxing guided meditation paired with goat cuddles. You will be led through some gentle stretching and mindfulness exercises to prepare for the guided meditation. Expect …


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Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies Community Resource Fair

A "Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies" community resource fair will be held in First Level Classroom and Classroom 3. The fair is for women thinking about getting pregnant, currently pregnant, o…


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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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How to Fest: Navigating the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Join staff members from the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival for tips on how to attend this year's annual festival in downtown Durham, April 4-7. Discover which ticket options are best for you, …


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