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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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Baay Bia Show

  • Living Arts Collective

Senegal's premier griot rapper, Baay Bia brings ancient West African storytelling traditions to the global hip hop stage. His voice launched onto the world music scene, writing and arranging each …


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Breathe to Think Sessions — Performances and Open Mic

  • La Movida NightClub
  • (661) 817-8433

Must be 21+. Open Mic participants must sign up in advance.


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Bulldog Ensemble Theater presents White

Bulldog Ensemble Theater presents James Ijames' raucous comedy about art and identity - with a shocking twist ending!


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Film Screening – "Be Natural" Theatrical Release

Trailer https://benaturalthemovie.com Synopsis When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors …


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Frankie Alexander - Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.


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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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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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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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Jamie McLean Band

Jamie McLean is a triple threat. As a guitarist for New Orleans royalty Aaron Neville and Dirty Dozen Brass Band he’s toured the globe playing fiery guitar everywhere from Madison Square G…


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Mono

Tokyo, Japan based 4 piece Instrumental Rock band. Their unique approach of blending orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise in their music has been held in extremely high regard; so m…


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Star Wars Film Series

The Carolina Theatre of Durham's Retro Film Series revisit the wonders and relives the magic of these dazzling films on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen. Episodes I-VI.


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Tapestry Tours

  • CCB Plaza

Starts at the Major The Bull statue and last about an hour. 2-3 original poems about Durham's many threads of diversity on each tour.


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The Paco Band

  • Arcana
  • (919) 973-1675

Enjoy your Saturday in style with Spanish/ Flamenco music.


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A Kid's Life: Bountiful Blooms all Year Long

Try your hand at some of the ways children during the Victorian Era enjoyed spring’s bountiful blooms long after the season’s end. Learn about methods of preserving flowers and make your …


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ACC Baseball Championship FanFest

FanFest is a family-friendly, free event featuring live music, interactive games, student-athlete autographs, giveaways, sampling and more! Schedule of Events   12:00 p.m.- ACC F…


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Black Girls Do Bikes Monthly Ride

  • HH Gregg Parking Lot

It's like a pep rally for black girls on bikes! A monthly ride with the goal of growing and supporting a community of women of color who share a passion for cycling. Meet at HH Gregg Parking Lot @ …


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Comedy Durham Open Mic

Try standup...and/or get free entertainment.


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