This weekend go on a Pony Run, Rise Up and Dance at the Rickhouse to benefit Bull City Rebuilds, play historic games at Duke Homestead, and brunch it up at all kinds of spots across Durham. Here’s what’s happening this weekend.

Dinner to Benefit No Kid Hungry

April 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Counting House NC

Join us for a special multi-course dinner with Host Chef Thomas Card in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger. One in six kids in America struggles with hunger, but you can make a difference by joining us on April 18. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, multi-course seated dinner, and silent auction. Price is $60 per person and proceeds from the dinner will go to No Kid Hungry.

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Pony Run!

April 18, 2019 @ 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm at Ponysaurus Brewing

Join the good people of Fleet Feet at Ponysaurus for our two favorite things….Running and Beer! Every Thursday join a 3-mile route or 5-mile route. Expect a good time and treat yourself to a pint at the end of every run for a job well done! Arrive at Ponysaurus at 6:15pm to check-in. Announcements and run at 6:30pm. The run is free and all levels/speeds are welcome!

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Dino Egg Hunt ’19

April 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at Museum of Life and Science

Bring your budding paleontologist on a quest to unearth colorful dinosaur eggs! Then, explore the Museum’s Dinosaur Trail where you will find fun activities, adventure, and prehistoric excitement! Egg Hunter tickets are $7 per egg hunter* (this means the child/person participating in the Dino Egg Hunt activities). Accompanying adult tickets are $2 each. Recommended for ages 6 and under. *General admission to the Museum is not included in your ticket cost.

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Spring Craft Party

April 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at Bull City Craft

Get ready for Easter with egg decorating! These wooden eggs will last for years. Along with the crafting, enjoy some treats. $8 per participant.

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Third Friday Durham

April 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Downtown Durham Inc.

Explore downtown Durham’s galleries, artist studios, shops, restaurants, and music, from 6-9 p.m. every Third Friday. Get to know the dynamic crop of local buskers around every corner, playing from 6-8 p.m. This month: Maggie Lea, Steve Fishman, Allie Capo, Mike Herrera, Shaquim Muldrow and more.

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Night Paddle

April 19, 2019 @ 7:45 pm to 10:45 pm at Frog Hollow Outdoors

Discover what the evening hours have to offer! Leave your worries behind as we set out in canoes to enjoy the wildlife, soak in the moonrays & starshine, and experience the sounds of nature. These very leisurely paddles are suitable for just about anyone. Online registration closes 72 hours prior to trip

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Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy at Durty Bull

April 19, 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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Rise Up and Dance

April 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 12:00 am at The Rickhouse

Our Durham neighbors and friends experienced a tragedy on April 10 when a gas explosion killed Kong Lee, owner of Kaffeinate, injured many others and severely damaged several businesses in the area. With love and hope in our hearts, let us come together to raise money through Bull City Rebuilds, go fund me https://www.gofundme.com/bull-city-rebuilds 100% of the proceeds of this event goes to this cause. Suggested Donation is $20 or whatever amount you’re able to give. Displaced workers from the Brightleaf area restaurants will be working this event as an additional source of income – please bring cash to tip if you would like to personally help them out! Local Food Trucks will be outside and donating a portion of their profits.

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Friday Night Game Night at Aloft Durham

April 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Aloft Durham Downtown

Wanna wind down after a long day in the office? Come on out to the Aloft Hotel in Durham from 8pm to 11pm for a leisurely game of Cards Against Humanity…

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Historic Games Day

April 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Duke Homestead State Historic Site

Come by Duke Homestead for a day of fun mid-19th century games! The day will feature interactive historic games like Townball, Graces, and more as well as make and take crafts. Come explore the historic home and learn about the games children played in the 1870s!

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You Can’t Spell BEERS without BEES

April 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery

To celebrate this year’s Earth Day theme of ‘Protect our Species,’ we’re throwing an all-out bee-fest with honey beer, bee-related vendors & non-profits…and a spelling bee with a twist. We’ll have ten competitors onstage spelling for the bees at 3pm. If a contestant spells a word incorrectly, audience members can buy them extra lives starting at $25 and increasing in increments of $25 for each subsequent life. All contest proceeds will go to Keep Durham Beautiful’s Pollinator Project, so we’re looking for contestants who aren’t just brainy, but also interested in raising money to support this cause.

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Bimbe’ Cultural Arts Festival Fundraiser

April 20, 2019 @ 6:35 pm to 9:35 pm at Bull Durham Beer Co.

Durham Bulls vs. Gwinnett Stripers On May 18, 2019, Durham Parks andRecreation (DPR) will host its 50th Annual Bimbé Cultural ArtsFestival. This national award winning festival is a celebration of African and African American history, culture, and the arts. It has been a staple in the Durham community for half a century. In honor of the celebration, the Durham Bulls will donate a portion of the ticket sales of its African American Heritage Night to the festival. Meet us at the game as we celebrate Durham, theAfrican American Culture and Bimbé. Let’s continue to make history!

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80s & 90s Karaoke

April 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Barley Labs

From hair bands to boy bands, from mall pop princesses to Disney pop princesses, from punk to grunge…this is going to be one hell of a karaoke party. Extra points for people who can figure out how to incorporate the date of this event into their song choice…

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Full Moon Fever Bike Ride

April 20, 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! Please note: the ride has two starting times and locations. 7:30 p.m. – Early Start Time The early start is at 7:30 p.m. in front of Mellow Mushroom (410 Blackwell Street) in downtown Durham. 8:30 p.m. – Late Start Time The late group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in front of Bean Traders (105 W North Carolina 54) on Hwy 54 at Fayetteville Street.

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Dreaming of the 90s: Spring 2019 Edition

April 20, 2019 @ 10:00 pm to 2:00 am at The Pinhook

PlayPlay + DJ Shahzad are back for the spring edition of The Pinhook’s favorite 90s party~ $5 all night, 21+

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Easter Brunch Buffet

April 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at It’s a Southern Thing

This Easter, enjoy carving and omelet stations and all the best fixings at It’s a Southern Thing’s Brunch Buffet! Of course, there will be $12 bottomless mimosas, too. April 21st, 10am-2pm/$24.99 per person. Call ahead for reservations: 919-294-9632

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April 21 (Easter!) Baby Goat Festival

April 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Prodigal Farm

***Please note – you just need 1 ticket per car or van – regardless of how many people are inside!*** Folks have been asking when we’re going to start posting tickets for our wildly popular festival days this year, so here goes, though I don’t yet have all the details as to who else will be participating. Our Baby Goat Festivals are family friendly, with fun for everyone. You can tour our 94-acre farm and milking parlor, play with the wee goats, meet the milking does, and taste our nationally award-winning cheeses.

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Easter Family Brunch

April 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at The Nasher Museum Cafe

Join us this Easter Sunday for a decadently delicious brunch at your favorite little museum cafe in the Bull City! On Sunday, April 21st from 12:00pm -3:00pm we’ll be serving up our signature breakfast-lunch flavors as well as all the mimosas, Hibiscus Sparklers, Coconut Gin Fizz, and Blackberry Collins cocktails. We will also be hosting the lovely Karen Novy who’ll be setting the tone for brunch from 12pm-3pm with a lovely acoustic music set!

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Reggae on the Rooftop

April 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Unscripted Durham

DJ Algoriddim and Selector B Steady are at it again on the Pool Patio Lounge for an afternoon of old school reggae on wax! Cool vibes, great drinks and a beautiful view of the city. Full pool menu available.

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Easter Brunch at Fullsteam

April 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery

Starting on April 21st, we’re adding the best meal of the week to our menu! Each Saturday (11am-3pm) and Sunday (12-3pm) moving forward, we’ll offer rotating brunch items alongside delicious, refreshing beer. Easter is the official debut of Fullsteam brunch, so come with your family, friends, and anyone else who needs a morning pick-me-up or loves a good beer-filled brunch.

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