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Downtown Durham Events

Downtown Durham is a place filled with shopsgalleriesnightlife, and restaurants, so it's no surprise that there is always something new going on. Whatever your interests, you're sure to find an event that will excite you. Check out the listings below to find something memorable to do.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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Music of the Heart, Gentle Yoga and Massage

An interactive, inward journey of music and movement; combining deep listening, healing touch and collaborative sound. Guided by the feelings and sensations that arise as you listen, sing, move, …


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Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox's world tour, Universal: Adventures in Space & Time, will use ultra-high resolution LED screens to present state of the art graphics and imagery from ground-based t…


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Shueh-li Ong: Thereminist, Songwriter, Synthesist

Unofficially celebrating the start of Moogfest 2019 (she played moogfest07), you are invited, whether you wear the Moogfest bracelet or not, to enjoy a night of fusion, prog-rock, electronica and …


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The Southern Noir Film Hour with music from Swedish Wood Patrol

The twin premieres of two locally produced, independent short neo-noir films "Cheat Proof" (directed by Edith Snow) and "Going Down Slow" (directed by Eryk Pruitt). A short …


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Dane Cook

Dane Cook is known as one of the most prolific stand-up comedians and a versatile actor, recognized in significant film and TV projects. He has been featured in numerous Comedy Central and HBO …


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Free For All Friday: The Groovynators

 Take some classic rock favorites, mix it up with a little jazzy blues and you’ll be cutting a rug or at least tapping your toe & bobbing your head all night long. They like to take …


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Frontier Airlines Connection at Hi Wire Brewing

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Want to win FREE round trip tickets on Frontier Airlines? Give the (free) Frontier Connection game a try and you and a friend could each win a round trip ticket to anywhere Frontier flies! All you …


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North Carolina Central University Baseball

North Carolina Central University Baseball vs Savannah State


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The Pinnacle III: Heir of Victory

LVitto, Jooselord, Imani Pressley, Shame, Kronoz Time, Mally Evans.


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Billy Price Charm City Rhythm Band

The Subdudes new album, “4 on the Floor” released August 2016, captures the experience when the boys grab their acoustic instruments and come down from the stage and play in the crowd.


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Brit Floyd

Brit Floyd, the world's greatest Pink Floyd tribute show returns to DPAC with its most ambitious and biggest production yet; a very special 40th Anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd's iconic rock …


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Durham Architecture & the Urban Landscape Walking Tour

Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers lead a 90 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. WALKING TOURS AND THE W…


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Family Saturday Series Diary of A Worm, A Spider, & A Fly

Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends: Worm, Spider, and Fly. Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science, and tolerance of others, Dallas …


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Fred Hersch 'Leaves of Grass' featuring Kurt Elling & Kate McGarry

Acclaimed pianist Fred Hersch was touring France in the mid-1990s when he experienced an undeniable urge: he needed to read Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman’s visionary expression of open-hearted …


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Free Community Fencing Class

Join a talented coach for a one hour introduction to the fast paced and exciting sport of Olympic Fencing! Please wear toe-covered shoes and pants that will not split when you lunge. (This is a g…


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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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Girls on the Run Spring 5K

Celebrate crossing the finish line of the 17th Annual Girls on the Run Spring 5k! Join more than 2,000 runners and walkers of all ages, genders and physical abilities, along with hundreds of …


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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