There’s a lot to do this weekend. Head to the Shop Durham Market, GeekCraft Expo, Oktoberfest at Bull McCabe’s, Taste of Soul at Durham Central Park, and a lot more.


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Beer Release: Piña Colada Wheat Ale

September 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

We’re keeping the summer vibes going as long as possible with the release of Sippy Cup #4, our Piña Colada Wheat Ale, on Thursday, September 5th. Come out to the taproom to try a pint on draft and take home a 4-pack to stock your fridge!

And keep your eyes open for the date of our next Beermosa Slushie event, featuring this tropical brew

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Learn to Sew: Pillowcases

September 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Freeman’s Creative

In this 2 hour class, students will learn all the basic steps to sewing by machine, including how to set up their machine, adjust the settings, and sew straight lines, as well as finishing with French seams. Students will sew a pillowcase for a standard bed pillow. Machines are available to rent if you don’t have your own.

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Come Get Your Yayas Out By Breaking Some Iron. Fun and Free

September 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Liberty Arts

Hate your job? Got dumped by your honey? Waiter put Cilantro in your food by mistake? We can help you feel a lot better about that!!! Just come by and help us break up some old bathtubs and radiators to make sculpture right here in Durham. You’ll get in your cardio in, and your frustrations out!! Try it once and we guarantee you’ll come back for more. You can come by every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30pm and break some iron for the upcoming pour on November 16th.

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Thursdays Live on the Patio

September 5, 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: What Comes Around. Free and open to the public 21 and over.

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Feeding the Future of Haiti : Benefit Show

September 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm to 12:30 am at Arcana

Come out on Thursday, September 5th to support agriculture in Haiti! This event will feature some amazing local musicians and give you a chance to learn more about The People’s Garden. There will also be the chance to purchase Hatian paintings and metal art, all will support the work of Jaden PepLa. Suggested $10 donation.

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Trivia!

September 5, 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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Sophomore Slump Fest 2019

September 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Motorco

Sophomore Slump Fest 2019 September 6 & 7, 2019

Doors at 12 PM ADMISSION: $55 Weekend Pass / $30 Daily Pass Tickets available at: http://bit.ly/SSF19tix

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PopUp Durham Featuring Wonderpuff

September 6, 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. Be ready to be covered in sugar and rainbows!

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Ribbon Cutting Party

September 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Bull City Fair Trade

Come raise a glass while we cut a ribbon! Join us as we celebrate our new name and the amazing supporters who helped us make this dream a reality. Enjoy food, drinks, and a mini chocolate tasting! We’ll also have brand new Bull City Fair Trade inspired products and a raffle where you can win fabulous fair trade prizes.

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Walkin, Talkin, Siginin, and Swinging the Blues

September 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Hayti Heritage Center/St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Inc.

The Safe Walks to Parks Finale. The last of our Public Art Series for the fall. Featuring Art, Blues Music, Dancing and fun for the entire family! Hayti implemented a Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities Program earlier this year. The project, Reconnecting Hayti with the Heart of Durham, seeks to increase movement and improve health for our community through installing a safe, accessible and artistic route between Hayti and Black Wall Street Garden.

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Red Beans Road Show Family Supper

September 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at The Durham Hotel

Join us Friday, September 6, for Red Beans Road Show when New Orleans favorite son Pableaux Johnson exports NOLA’s Monday night institution to The Durham for an evening of simple, communal food and Louisiana hospitality.  The collaborative, family style supper will include passed snacks and a cocktail hour sip, red beans and rice, skillet cornbread, and NC blackberry buckle. $55 including cocktail hour, excluding dinner beverage and gratuity. A portion of each ticket purchase goes to Farmer Foodshare. Purchase tickets here: https://squareup.com/store/rbrs/item/drm

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PLAYlist: Project 919 Band w/ Empower Dance lesson

September 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Durham Central Park

The musical creativity, syncopated rhythms, and summer sounds of Project 919 Band are a representation of true D.C. Go-go music right here in the Triangle. Are you a fan of funk’s subgenres, call and response or anything with conga and cowbell? Go-go is for you. Wallflowers, have no fear. Choreographers Nicole Oxendine and Jessica Burroughs of Empower Dance Studio are giving free dance lessons near the stage before the second set! Free and open to the public

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Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy at Durty Bull

September 6, 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. Arrive early for a good seat and to grab some food from the night’s truck before the show!

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Ally J Dance Party at Fullsteam

September 6, 2019 @ 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery

No plans on the first Friday of August? Join us at Fullsteam for a dance party with Ally J and her band! Ally’s vocals are reminiscent of that of Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Macy Gray, and Erykah Badu. She croons over her bands’ jazzy renditions of classics, melded with a little bit of blues, country and soul. Together, they blend to create a truly unmatched night of fun. Get there early. Wet your palette with some of Durham’s finest beers on tap. Grab some delicious food from the updated menu.

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Luna’s Salsa Night

September 6, 2019 @ 9:30 pm to 2:00 am at Luna Night Club

Luna’s Night Club Salsa Event

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Fresh Fruit Vol. 3

September 6, 2019 @ 10:00 pm to 2:00 am at Durham Fruit and Produce Co

After a month long hiatus, Fresh Fruit returns September 6th. Join us as we celebrate DJ Halo’s birthday with another night of funky dance music! As always admission is FREE, drinks are cheap, and the beats are fresh and funky! Come party with us! This event is 21+ and IDs are a MUST!

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Sophomore SlumpFest, Slump’d Soiree

September 6, 2019 @ 11:00 pm to 2:00 am at Boxcar Bar + Arcade

Join us for the “Slump’d Soiree” – a Sophomore Slump Fest 2019 afterparty that kicks off after the last band leaves the stage on Friday (September 6th) & Saturday (September 7th). Simply make your way across the street to join in on the post-Slump Fest fun! • Show your SlumpFest tickets at the door to score 10 free game tokens • Grab free swag (while supplies last) • Score special drink deals: Friday, $3 Fireball & $5 Jager shots

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Plant the Prairie

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at West Point On The Eno Park

On Saturday September 7 Join us in Planting the Prairie! Please join Durham Parks and Recreation and the Durham Parks Foundation for a fun filled work day at West Point on the Eno Park. Volunteers will be assisting with the installation of native grasses, a demonstration garden around the pavilion and weed management as we restore a Piedmont Prairie at the park. There is no cost to participate, however registration is requested.

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Durham Craft Market

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Durham Craft Market

The Durham Craft Market is made up of a wide variety of high quality, affordable arts and crafts. Everything at the Market is handcrafted by and being sold by the person who made it! We are proud to provide a marketplace for local handmade arts and crafts that encourages creativity and design innovation and honors the art of craftsmanship.

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Family Garden Walk: Colors of Fall

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 9:45 am at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Bring the whole family to explore the garden on the first Saturday of every month. Discover new places in the Gardens as you learn about the many things that live here, with a different seasonal theme each month. Walks will end inside the gardens to allow your family to continue exploring on your own. Capacity of 25; please pre-register at 919-668-1707 to ensure your spot.

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Saturdays at the Foundry 9am-12pm

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Durham Central Park

EVERY SATURDAY WE OPEN OUR BEAUTIFUL GATES TO SHOW YOU AROUND THE INSIDE OF THE ONLY NON-PROFIT, ART-CENTERED FOUNDRY IN THE SOUTHEAST. We will share with you some of the metal casting process while giving you some inside scoops about Durham history. Come visit with us while the Durham Farmer’s Market and Craft Markets are open. Many of our artists will be selling beautiful, made in Durham Art from our Collective of 14 artists.

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Yoga with Art

September 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Global Breath Studio

STRETCH your horizons at 21c Museum Hotel Durham’s weekly series from 9:30-10:30 am. 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. Attendees should bring their own mat or towel and water and arrive early to ensure a spot because space is limited.

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Durham Murals By Bike Tour

September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Durham Farmers’ Market

Preservation Durham has partnered with The Nasher Museum of Duke University and the Museum of Durham History to create a bicycle tour of the historic murals of downtown Durham. Some murals that will be featured, amongst others, include: Manbites Dog Mural Angel of Spring Mural The Wall of Hope Mural The Cookery Mural Two Way Bridges Mural The Hayti Mural Durham Civil Rights Mural Trinity Design Mural The Pauli Murray Murals Also, the tours include a mural by Odili Donald Odita, commissioned by the Nasher Museum, at the Downtown Durham YMCA. The tours are designed for anyone who has a bike and is comfortable riding on a city street. The tour is guided by a docent who is an experienced cyclist and lasts about 90 minutes. BYOB – bring your own bike – we do not provide bikes.

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GeekCraft Expo RDU 2019

September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Durham Convention Center

If you’re looking for “that” special thing–or things–to complement your geeky lifestyle, there is simply no better place to shop; everything for sale at GeekCraft Expo is incredibly unique, limited in quantity (i.e. NOT mass produced—this stuff is all made by hand) and TOTALLY NERDY! SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NERDS! Why give your money to HYDRA…er, the big box stores when you can instead support LOCAL crafters and makers? FREE & FAMILY FRIENDLY! GeekCraft Expo provides geeky, super-fun make-n-take crafting activities for kids & families…free of charge! For kids (and adults) who are into superheroes, gaming and/or geeky things in general, GeekCraft Expo is the perfect day out….because superheroes, gaming and/or geeky things in general is what GeekCraft Expo IS, wall to wall! Cosplay is highly encouraged (get one more use out of that Halloween costume!) and admission is FREE — you just need to pre-register!

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Fall Trunk Show: Roberta and Anna

September 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Indio Durham

Mother/Daughter Slow Fashion Collection featuring vintage fabrics and natural fibers.

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9th Anniversary Party

September 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 11:59 pm at Fullsteam Brewery

It’s been nine years since we rolled open the big red F door to the Durham community and beyond. Join us as we celebrate nine years of the Rigsbee/Geer neighborhood and the Southern Beer Economy. Celebrate all day with: — the return of White Lily, our flagship hazy IPA — the return of American Promise (paw paw milkshake IPA) — Good Food Award-winning goodness from the cellar (First Frost, Dinnsen’s Orchard) and several never-before-released barrel-aged beers! — live music and food specials all day. It’s not a community party unless you’re there.

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PopUp Durham Featuring Wonderpuff

September 7, 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. Be ready to be covered in sugar and rainbows!

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Shop Durham Market

September 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Mark your calendars for September 7th, we’re hosting our next Shop Durham Market at Durty Bull from 1-4pm! There will be 25+ local businesses + makers, food + drink samples, desserts, live music, and the ultimate local Durham raffle. The first 100 guests to stop by the Shop Durham table will get a FREE Shop Durham card! Enter the raffle for a chance to win prizes from awesome locally owned businesses!

*Yes, this event is dog-friendly! Vendors include Alley Twenty Six Tonic Syrup, Durham Distillery, Shop Durham, Papermill Creative, Favor Desserts Bakery, Dirty Durham, and more!

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Oktoberfest 2019

September 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Bull McCabes

We would LOVE for you to join us for the day we transform our lawn into a massive biergarten! September 7th beginning at 2pm: the Mountain Top Polka Band will be leading us in song, dance, and more fun that you can shake a stein at! Break out the lederhosen, loosen your liver, practice your chicken dance, and start working out those thumbs (those liters can get heavy!) Music: 2-5pm and 6-10pm on the lawn, Beer: All sorts of marzens and festbiers with our favorite Weihenstephan as the star! Food: The classics! Pretzels & sausages & more!

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Brazilian Day NC Festival

September 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Durham Central Park

September is a very special month for Brazilian immigrants living in the United States. It is a time to sing, dance, meet friends, and celebrate life as an immigrant. Aligned with the festivities for the Brazilian independence, September is the month in which the cities with large Brazilian population commemorate the Brazilian Day. On September 7th, 2019 Oxente Brazilian Arts presents the first annual Brazilian Day NC Festival in Durham Central Park. Durham has never hosted a Brazilian Day festival and we’re about to change that and get the Triangle area celebrating Brazilian arts, music, and culture. We’ll have musical performances, dance workshops and performances, capoeira workshops and roda, drinks and foods from local donors, games and prizes aligned with authentic and Brazilian live music.

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2nd Annual Employee Cider Fest

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

Come see us at the Durham Cider Bar on September 7th 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 🙂 Show up any time between 2pm to 7pm

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WellFest

September 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 5:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

WellFest 2019 is a weekend of rejuvenation of the mind and body in downtown Durham, NC. WellFest will offer a Dinner with Roots that will express sustainable food practices in a very delicious and interesting way at 21C for 100 people on Saturday night. Following the dinner, we’ll have a Silent Disco that will offer a party atmosphere without all the things you hate about nightclubs to promote movement and fun. And on Sunday, WellFest will take over American Tobacco Campus offering a Mindful Market where you can browse healthy and self-care artisan and vendors, and then choose your own experience by selecting from a speakers series, innovative fitness classes for all levels, a tranquility room to rest, hands-on crafting classes, nutritious food and drink and activities designed to help you discover your inner child!

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Concert for Durham One Fund

September 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Global Breath Studio

Trinity Park Salon Series presents “Dvorak’s Piano Quintet #2, Opus 81” and “Silent Woods.” Artistic Director and founder Marc Moskovitz promises this to be a singular concert for the area. Donations will be collected by check, card, and cash for the Durham One Fund to benefit victims of the April 10 Gas Explosion. United Way of the Greater Triangle is facilitating the distribution of these funds. To learn more about the fund, visit https://www.unitedwaytriangle.org/durham/ and https://durhamnc.gov/3873/Durham-One-Fund Entry is $20 per person for both concert and reception; first come, first seated; doors open at 6:30 pm.

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Sunday Morning Flow: Rooftop Yoga with Global Breath Studio

September 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 9:00 am at Unscripted Durham

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. Complimentary water and mats provided (or you can bring your own mat)

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Yoga with Art

September 8, 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. Attendees should bring their own mat or towel and water and arrive early to ensure a spot because space is limited.

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GeekCraft Expo RDU 2019

September 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Durham Convention Center

If you’re looking for “that” special thing–or things–to complement your geeky lifestyle, there is simply no better place to shop; everything for sale at GeekCraft Expo is incredibly unique, limited in quantity (i.e. NOT mass produced—this stuff is all made by hand) and TOTALLY NERDY! SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NERDS! Why give your money to HYDRA…er, the big box stores when you can instead support LOCAL crafters and makers? FREE & FAMILY FRIENDLY! GeekCraft Expo provides geeky, super-fun make-n-take crafting activities for kids & families…free of charge! For kids (and adults) who are into superheroes, gaming and/or geeky things in general, GeekCraft Expo is the perfect day out….because superheroes, gaming and/or geeky things in general is what GeekCraft Expo IS, wall to wall! Cosplay is highly encouraged (get one more use out of that Halloween costume!) and admission is FREE — you just need to pre-register!

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Neighbor Day

September 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Durham Co-op Market

Come out to the Durham Co-op Market on Sunday Sept. 8th to our Neighbor Day, 11-4pm, as we show our appreciation for our community. Please enjoy music, food vendors, activities, and even some treats provided by , us, the Durham Co-op as we celebrate all our great neighbors.

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AAA Workout at The Wine Feed

September 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Wine Feed

Join us at The Wine Feed Durham for an Abs, Arms and…. bum workout! Stick around after for a fun morning at The Wine Feed. *ticket includes workout, relaxing meditation + aromatherapy. *kids (in carrier/stroller) welcome; however, you do not have to be a mom to join!

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Brunches Brew

September 8, 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 8, 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! Mr. Steve’s Music Lab goes on every first and last Saturday of the month!

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PopUp Durham Featuring Wonderpuff

September 8, 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. Be ready to be covered in sugar and rainbows!

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SPLASH BRAZIL

September 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

We will keep the party going in celebration of Saturday’s Brazilian Day, but this time we are all getting WET! Join us at Unscripted Durham for SPLASH BRAZIL POOL PARTY featuring the best Brazilian DJ on the West Coast, CHRIS BRAZIL, and dancers from the NC Brazilian Arts Project. $10. Proceeds to benefit Brazilian Day NC Festival.

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Cornhole Tournament

September 8, 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 • On-site registration opens around 12:30pm • Free to play • Win prizes!

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Taste of Soul NC Seafood Edition

September 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Durham Central Park

Taste of Soul NC is coming back with the Seafood Edition. I’ll have a DJ, Kids games, Merchant Vendors and more for your enjoyment

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