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Foodies rejoice! This weekend is for you with events like the Bull City Food and Beer Experience, the annual Chili Cook-Off at Ponysaurus Brewing, and the Mac & Cheese Cook Off at the Durham Armory. Then head to DPAC on for some dazzling entertainment from Durham’s youth at an Evening of Entertainment and Downtown for Third Friday.

Thursday, February 20

The Promise is Hope Concert // Folk Duo

Date & Time: February 20, 2020, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Locopops

Head to LocoPops for sweet treats during an evening of songs + stories with Massachusetts-based, nationally touring, singer/songwriter folk duo + married couple, The Promise is Hope. Music 7:00pm $10-20 suggested donation // THE PROMISE IS HOPE // “Folk that makes you feel stuff” is exactly what Ash & Eric L’Esperance (spouses & band mates) set out to create through their collaborative project, The Promise is Hope. Their music marries two distinctly talented songwriters whose sound draws from the deep and vast well of the roots music tradition. 

Grand Opening of Venture X, Premium Professional Coworking Space, in Durham.– 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Venture X

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The Promise is Hope Concert // Folk Duo– 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Locopops

Stand-Up Showcase– 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Friday, February 21

Happy Hour No. 29 at Vert & Vogue with Dr. Rachel Greenup

Date & Time: February 21, 2020, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: Vert & Vogue

This month, V&V is excited to host Dr. Rachel Greenup. Dr. Greenup is a leader on the national stage working to create high quality, low cost cancer treatment for all Americans. Come out to hear Dr. Greenup talk about affecting change in medicine, overcoming the status quo and what keeps her inspired to do more. As always, tickets are free and drinks are on the house!

Third Friday Pop-up: Locals Oyster Bar– 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending

February Third Friday Durham– 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Durham, North Carolina

Brewery Tours– 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

An Evening of Entertainment | Together in Harmony– 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at DPAC

Napoleon Dynamite – Film And Conversation– 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at The Carolina Theatre of Durham

Open Mic Comedy– 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Saturday, February 22

UExperience: Explore UHILL + Bagels and Bubbly– 9:00 am to 11:00 am at University Hill Durham

TVF Vegan Mac & Cheese Cook Off!– 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Durham Armory

Carnaval of All Rhythms– 8:00 pm to 1:30 am at Rhythms Live Music Hall

Sunday, February 23

Beer, Beads, & Beignets

Date & Time: February 23, 2020, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: Durty Bull Brewing Company

Once again, we’re bringing a taste of Mardi Gras from NOLA to our taproom in NC. On Sunday, February 23rd, enjoy King Cake themed beignets, alongside our beer and live jazz music by Jason Froeber.

Get your beads from the bartender between 3 and 6 pm.

Fourth Annual Chili Cook-Off!– 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Ponysaurus Brewing

Bull City Food & Beer Experience– 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at DPAC


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