Social Events in Durham, North Carolina This Week

Let’s explore social events in Durham, NC happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Durham where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Durham

The Age Proof Brain (New Date: June 1st)

The Age Proof Brain (New Date: June 1st)

◦ When: Saturday, Jun 1st

◦ Where: Page Road Grill

According to the Harvard neuroscientist, Lisa Genova, your lifestyle choices have a huge impact on brain health. Click [here](https://bigthink.com/videos/cognitive-decline/) to watch her fascinating 9 minute video, then **come join the conversation and make new connections!**

Page Road Grill is about 15 minutes away from most areas of Raleigh, Cary and SE Durham. Ample free parking, carpeted and (…)

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ALTERNATE DATE: MAY 2024 BOOK DISCUSSION I Have Some Questions for You

ALTERNATE DATE: MAY 2024 BOOK DISCUSSION  I Have Some Questions for You

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Namu

THIS IS AN EXPERIMENT to offer an alternate date for the monthly book discussion for those who can’t make it to the regular Sunday Meetup or who prefer a smaller group. YOU SHOULD ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE.

MAY 2024 BOOK DISCUSSION
**I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai**
Hosted by Christy

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Named a Best Book of 2023 by People, USA Today, NPR, Esquire, Good Housek(…)

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Moonflower Murders: A Novel (Magpie Murders Book 2) by Anthony Horowitz

Moonflower Murders: A Novel (Magpie Murders Book 2) by Anthony Horowitz

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: The Honeysuckle at Lakewood

If this seems familiar, it’s because we have read a lot of Anthony Horowitz. Apologies, this guy is my guilty pleasure.
From Amazon:
Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is living the good life. She is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend Andreas. It should be everything she’s always wanted. But is it? She’s exhausted with the responsibilities of making everything work o(…)

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Job Searching in 2024

Job Searching in 2024

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Colopy Ventures

Interested in learning about current job-search best practices? Join us to hear from 3 ladies who work in staffing to hear what’s changed, what’s stayed the same, and how to stand out and find your next role!

**Agenda**
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Sign in and mingle
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Panel Discussion
7:30 – 8:00 pm: Wrap up and swap contact information

**Panelists**
Melissa Crosby
Melissa Crosby is a seasoned(…)

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Happy Hour for Gallery, Library, Archives and Museum (G.L.A.M.) Professionals

Happy Hour for Gallery, Library, Archives and Museum (G.L.A.M.) Professionals

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Hi-Wire Brewing Durham

Do you work at a Gallery, Library, Archives or Museum?

Please join us for a G.L.A.M. happy hour at Hi-Wire Brewing in Durham Tuesday, May 21st, 5-7PM. This is a casual event to start conversations among colleagues with many shared interests and Hi-Wire will offer $4 Flagship pints.

Looking forward to connecting with you over a glass of beer, wine, cider, or non-alcoholic offering. Please RSVP if(…)

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Christian Mysticism & Mythology: A Fun Exploration

Christian Mysticism & Mythology: A Fun Exploration

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: 2 Little Valley Ct

Join the Plant Medicine Meetup Group for a fascinating event delving into the intersection of Christian Mysticism and Mythology. Discover the mystical teachings and symbolic narratives that have shaped these ancient belief systems. Engage in thought-provoking discussions on the spiritual insights provided by these traditions and how they can be integrated into our modern lives.

Bring your curiosi(…)

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Lez takeover this amazing space and check out Mary Selvidge!

Lez takeover this amazing space and check out Mary Selvidge!

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Zinchouse Winery and Brewery

This is by far the baddest winery in the triangle. The space is huge the selection even bigger♡ Sober friends they have great n/a selection. Dont like wine?? They have a whiskey/cigar bar too! I hosted a bday party here and with 70 women in attendance there was still plenty of room!! so mark your calendars and invite your friends!!! @Mary has an amazing talent that should not be slept on♡ Come out(…)

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Durham Bulls

Durham Bulls

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Take me out to the ball game!!

Thursdays are dollar hot dog nights!

Tickets are $21. Tickets not guaranteed until you have sent through Venmo. Or Zelle

Venmo: Lbethglad
Last 4 of phone #: 4715

Please rsvp and send $$ by May 6th.(…)

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Wednesday night meditation circle

Wednesday night meditation circle

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: 1809 Chapel Hill Rd

Join is for a meditation circle in the Plum Village tradition of Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. We will practice a short seated meditation (10 minutes), walking meditation (10 minutes), dharma share on a topic of mindfulness by a fellow practitioner, group dharma sharing, and singing. We actively welcome and affirm BIPOC and queer people and seek to hold an inclusive space for all.

The space h(…)

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Getting Started in Short-Term Rentals

Getting Started in Short-Term Rentals

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Carolina Ale House – Brier Creek

Join us for the May Raleigh Invest*HER* meeting, where we will be joined by the fabulous Cassondra Liles, who will share her tips and tricks for getting started in short-term rental investing (AirBNB, VRBO, etc) from her many years of experience with it! Come get your questions answered and take advantage of the opportunity to get to know other fabulous local women in real estate as well.

The Inv(…)

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Homeschool Learning Lab Teen

Homeschool Learning Lab Teen

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Durham County Library – North Regional Library

Are you a homeschooled teen and you want to meet other homeschool Teens? Are you the parent of a teen homeschooler, and you want to meet other homeschool groups? Then join us every Thursday as we work together to plan, research, and present projects.

This is an in person group that is lead by the Teen Librarian at North Regional Library. Currently there is not a registration for teens.(…)

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Triangle Scuba Group May Hangout at Hi-Wire Brewing Durham

Triangle Scuba Group May Hangout at Hi-Wire Brewing Durham

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Hi-Wire Brewing Durham

This month we will be meeting for beers at the Hi-Wire Brewing in Durham. If you get hungry, pizza from Cugino Forno is available there as well.

To find us easily, just look for the dive flag on our table! 🙂

Seeking dive travel buddies? Wanna do some local dives? Or maybe you just want to expand your social network? This event promises an evening of camaraderie and shared excitement for all th(…)

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Lunch Networking with Taste of Soul. – Durham

Lunch Networking with Taste of Soul. - Durham

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 112 Broadway St

Bring your lunch or grab lunch from Taste of Soul. Either way, we would love to have you attend our monthly Networking Lunch Event.

Entrepreneurship is all about building relationships and growing your network. Bring business cards, you are sure to make some great connections.

Taste of Soul will be on site from 1130-1

**[Join Us!](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-networking-tickets-9015068301(…)

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Poetry Open Mic

Poetry Open Mic

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Carrboro Civic Club

Hey everyone! Join us for a Poetry Open Mic! We are partnering with the Orange County Public Library to bring another poetry open mic to the Carborro community!

There will be a sign up sheet at the venue and everyone is welcome to participate. We will also provide snacks and drinks, and it is sure to be a good time.(…)

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Boxyard RTP Western Wake

Boxyard RTP Western Wake

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Boxyard RTP

Start/finish at the Boxyard. Loop around RTP, Morrisville and west Cary. Some miles on greenways and sidepaths, some miles on neighborhood streets. Twenty miles, leisurely pace, no-drop. Near mile 10, look for the 1885 Carpenter Farm Supply store. After the ride: Food + beverage at the Boxyard. Live music: [Hear & There: Daniel Delorenzo \| Boxyard RTP](https://boxyard.rtp.org/events/hear-there-ta(…)

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Bull City Veteran Connection meetup

Bull City Veteran Connection meetup

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Boxcar Bar and Arcade Durham

Meetup for local veterans. Friends, family and those working with veterans organizations also welcome. Boxcar is an arcade bar located in downtown Durham that has pizza, video games and an outdoor space. Meetup occurs every other week at time and location posted.

Meet some new faces and play some arcade games together. Hope to see you there.(…)

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The Dancer’s Workout®

The Dancer's Workout®

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: TDS / Triangle Dance Studio

Welcome Dancers!

This is an IN-PERSON class. Please RSVP for class as described below, watch the choreography review video prior to class, and come join us!

Here is the choreography review video:

[https://thedancersworkout.mykajabi.com/choreography](https://thedancersworkout.mykajabi.com/choreography). PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE CLASS (If you are new to TDW, we will ask you if you watched i(…)

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Folks, THIS is Apache Kafka

Folks, THIS is Apache Kafka

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Deutsche Bank

**Abstract**
On day one of Green Bay Packers’ training camp each season, legendary coach Vince Lombardi stood before his team holding a “pigskin” and said: “Gentlemen, THIS is a football.” This highlights the importance of the basic fundamentals of any subject. In an ecosystem like Apache Kafka, it’s imperative that we understand the pieces and parts that compose this “highly scalable event stream(…)

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Line Dance and Fitness with Nykki

Line Dance and Fitness with Nykki

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Durham Southwest Regional Library

Join the Down South Shuffle group for a fun-filled evening of line dancing and fitness workout. Whether you’re new in town or a seasoned dancer, this event is perfect for everyone looking to improve their dancing skills and stay active. Our experienced instructors will guide you through various dance lessons and exercises to help you stay fit while having a great time socializing with like-minded (…)

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Social Dining Birthday Party

Social Dining Birthday Party

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park

They say it’s your birthday in May or any other month in the year. This month of Social Dining we will celebrate all birthday in the year of 2024 as May will be our host birthday month of the year. So if have a birthday in May come out and celebrate or if you don’t have a birthday in May that’s fine too because we will celebrate everyone birthday of the year.
We will celebrate the birthday of the (…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Durham, you can try out Discoverdurham.com, Dpacnc.com, or Wral.com.

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