This weekend check out the Foster St Festival for Arts, Oktoberfest at Motorco, Beats n Bars, Employee Cider Fest at Bull City Ciderworks, and a lot more. Here’s 30+ things to do in Durham.

Bilingual Story Time

September 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am to 11:30 am at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Join museum staff and our friends from Durham County Library for our monthly Bilingual Story Time at the Nasher. Settle into our galleries for a fun and exciting story read in Spanish and English and then take part in a short discussion about art.

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PopUp Durham Featuring Wonderpuff

September 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

Wonderpuff is a hand-crafted cotton candy company curated by Jackie and Rem Morin. Our mission is to spread love and unity through our sugar.

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Tinkering & Drinkering

September 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Bull McCabes

This is a family friendly event and venue. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us at Bull McCabe’s for an awesome Tinkering & Drinkering! Activities can include: circuits using conductive LEGOs, KEVA blocks, one-of-a-kind cooperative video game, needle felting (in case you’re feeling stabby), perler beads, shrinky dinks and new leather working!

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Thursdays Live on the Patio

September 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

Grab a bite and a cocktail and enjoy live music poolside every Thursday. This week: Wiley Fosters. Free and open to the public 21 and over.

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Trivia!

September 12, 2019 @ 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery

It’s Trivia… you know the deal. Answer some questions and have some fun. Win stuff if you’re feeling smart. Drink beer regardless.

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Night Swim

September 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

Make waves when the lights go down. Poolside DJs every Friday 6-10pm. This week: DJ ClaSICK. Free and open to the public 21 and over.

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Will McBride Group at Brightleaf Square

September 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Brightleaf Square Shopping Mall Pub

Summer Concert Series. A rare quartet show. Bring chairs and enjoy the free show.

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The Beat Market at Fullsteam

September 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery

The Beat Market is community arts event featuring an exclusively local artisan market with live local music, all curated by Durham Beat and hosted by local business partners.

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Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy at Durty Bull

September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Friday night open mic stand-up comedy is back in 2019! Come out to the brewery from 8-9:30 pm each week to enjoy a free show put on by Rob Schneider Comedy – Not That One and some of our area’s own rising comedian talent.

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Foster St Festival for Arts Entrepreneurship (Durham 150)

September 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at Foster Street, Durham, NC

A team of Durham Central Park District arts organizations is hosting a celebration of arts entrepreneurship on September 14th in Durham Central Park District. The Artisan Market at 305, Cecy’s Gallery, the Art Market Durham, the Durham Craft Market, and Cricket Forge will host an arts festival that day as part of the Durham 150 Celebration.

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Yoga with Art

September 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Global Breath Studio

STRETCH your horizons at 21c Museum Hotel Durham’s weekly series from 9:30-10:30am. BYOM (bring your own mat) for Yoga with Art. Flex those creative muscles as you work through a variety of poses in our gallery spaces. Sessions are just $10 at the door and are led by certified yoga teachers from Global Breath Studio.

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Saturdays at Cloche Coffee

September 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Cloche Coffee

Join us for a free community class on their outdoor patio. Come for fun flow, fresh air, and prepare to treat yourself to a delicious beverage and treat post practice. Bring your mat, towel, water bottle, all that you need for practice & book your spot via our schedule on MINDBODY online.

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Tobacco Heritage Walking Tour

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Preservation Durham

Preservation Durham offers free walking and bike tours that introduce downtown Durham’s history and architecture. All tours depart and return to the Durham Farmers’ Market at 501 Foster Street.

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Pauli’s Durham: History of Racial Segregation in the West End Neighborhood

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice

Pauli’s Durham Tour is a 75-min walk into Durham’s history of racial segregation in the West End Neighborhood. Aya Shabu and friends share stories about the significance of Black Civil War soldiers, the Freedman Schools movement, unsung shero Pauli Murray – her multi-racial ancestry and heritage, and Pauli’s long history of relentless activism.

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OEOTL Anniversary Party

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Other End of the Leash Pet Boutique & Bakery

Join us in celebrating the start of our 7th year! We will have FREE goodie bags (dog and cat themed), sale items, refreshments for the humans, treats for the pups and puppy pools to play in!

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Everything Bagels Pop Up

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at The Durham Hotel

Popping up at The Durham – Everything Bagels, from The Durham’s own Ray Williams and partner Jen Kremer. Get a taste of their locally-sourced bagels and bagel sandwiches before they move into their permanent home at the Durham Food Hall.

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8th Annual Durham Oktoberfest at Motorco Music Hall

September 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Motorco

8th Annual Durham Oktoberfest at Motorco Music Hall German Kitchen Takeover: Pretzels, Brats Schnitzels& More! Liter Biers!

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Fall Goat Festival

September 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Spring Haven Farm

We are so excited for Fall to be here! We have Decorated the farm to the nines and we are ready to enjoy the fall colors and the farm.

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Make Waves Not War

September 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

Hang out by the pool with cocktails and small bites and a rotation of DJs from 12-5 and 6-10 every Saturday. This week: Reggae on the Rooftop 12-5; DJ VSPRTN 6-10. Free and open to the public 21+.

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2nd Annual Employee Cider Fest

September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Bull City Ciderworks

Come see us at the Durham Cider Bar on September 14th to sample all of our awesome staff creations… Tickets get you a taster glass, the chance to try each and every flavor/style, and you get to help pick the winning cider to go on tap.

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Bark to School Bash at Durty Bull Brewing

September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Come get your pupperoo’s “bark to school” photo taken by Rose + Anchor Photography for a $10 donation  Durty Bull Brewing Company is donating 5% of bar sales  Sacred Mandala Studio is matching donations  Heal Tree will be there with lots of their available CBD + wellness products and they’re donating 10% of sales from the event to HAR  

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Sounds of the Studio

September 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Unscripted Durham

Join Unscripted for Live music each Saturday in the Studio from 5:30-7:30. Rotating performances will include hip-hop instrumental, jazz harp trio, vocal percussion. All small plates are buy one get one free. Free parking with that night’s F&B purchase; must show receipt.

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Beats n Bars Concert 2019

September 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Beats n Bars Festival

Enjoy 1 full day of music, food, coding class, tech tour and interactive labs ! You don’t want to miss out!

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Tom Segura

September 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Durham Performing Arts Center

Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. Well known for his Netflix specials Completely Normal and Mostly Stories, Segura has also made televisions appearances that include Conan, Workaholics, Happy Endings, The Late Late Show, How To Be A Grown Up, and multiple stand up appearances on Comedy Central.

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Full Moon Fever Bike Ride

September 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm at American Tobacco Trail

Experience the American Tobacco Trail at night at our Full Moon Fever Bike Ride with the Durham Community Trail Watch group!

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Poolside Yoga with Global Breath Studio

September 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 9:00 am at The Patio at Unscripted

We could all use a little more balance. Get grounded and flow with us at Unscripted Durham with poolside yoga taught by instructors from Global Breath Studio. Broaden your horizons, soak up the sun, and awaken into your day with an accessible all-levels class Bring your swimsuit! Post-yoga pool dips are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. Classes are $10 at the door or via Global Breath class pass.

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Yoga with Art

September 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Global Breath Studio

STRETCH your horizons at 21c Museum Hotel Durham’s weekly series from 9:30-10:30am. BYOM (bring your own mat) for Yoga with Art. Flex those creative muscles as you work through a variety of poses in our gallery spaces. Sessions are just $10 at the door and are led by certified yoga teachers from Global Breath Studio.

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Brunches Brew

September 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Golden Belt Campus

Brunches Brew is our weekly jazz jam brunch hosted by Alan Thompson (Zoocru, sax). Each Sunday grab a seat on the lawn and enjoy good vibes, food trucks and a cold brew from Hi-Wire. This event is FREE.

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Sunday Funday at Pour!

September 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 12:00 pm at Pour Taproom

Come enjoy games, coloring, food and drinks at Pour Taproom on Sunday. Kids eat free all-day and everyone is welcome! Bring the whole crew for a family-friendly environment to end your weekend!

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DJ Baxter

September 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

DJ Baxter spins 90s hip-hop, R&B, house and more on the Patio pool deck.

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Cornhole Tournament

September 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Boxcar Bar + Arcade

Join us on the patio to compete for prizes in one of our upcoming Cornhole Tournaments! • Tournaments take place on Sundays (on dates listed) at 1pm

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Jon Ward Beyle at Fullsteam Brewery

September 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery

Come on out to Fullsteam Brewery for some brews and tunes on a Sunday evening in Durham!

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Open Mic with DL ZENE

September 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Unscripted Durham

DL ZENE and her band host Durham’s newest, most exciting open mic – 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month. All creatives welcome: sign up when you arrive and show Durham what you got.

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