This weekend celebrate Earth Day, rock out at MoogFest, come together with the community for healing yoga, kickoff the Beaver Queen Pageant, and so much more!
Delta Sound Labs at Moogfest 2019
April 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at Durham, North Carolina
Our founders will be at the 21c Museum Hotel Durham with our interactive installation in collaboration w/ Nokia Bell Labs. Our staff will also be at the Modular Marketplace! Look out for our Pd audio synthesis workshop, too.
Delightfully Different Durham Lunch Meet Up
April 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at V’s Kitchen
Join The Chain for another stop on our culinary tour of Durham’s fine restaurants. If love traditional Southern cooking, don’t miss V’s delicious home cooking with all your favs. Also bring your appetite, some friends and your business cards for a casual lunch meetup that will keep you coming back again and again.
April 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Moogfest
Moogfest is the synthesis of music, art and technology. Since 2004, it’s been a forum for the exchange of ideas by artists, futurists, inventors, entrepreneurs, and scientists. By day, Moogfest is a platform for conversation and experimentation, attracting creative and tech enthusiasts for four days of participatory programming in Durham, North Carolina. By night, Moogfest presents cutting-edge performances by early pioneers in electronic music, contemporary pop innovators, and avant-garde experimentalists in venues throughout the city.
AfterHours: Space Camp ’19
April 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Museum of Life and Science
Remember as a kid when you used to dream of being an astronaut, or at least going to Space Camp? Now you can! Join us for an evening that focuses on all things space as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon. View Apollo-era artifacts and take in some out-of-this-world science. Learn about space and space travel from local NASA and JPL ambassadors while you enjoy themed cocktails from your favorite bars and distilleries. Launch a rocket, challenge your friends in trivia, and even ride a real life gyroscope! Admission to Space Camp includes all drink and food samples. Food Trucks will be parked on grounds for you to enjoy during the event. Food truck offerings are an additional purchase. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Frontier Airlines Connection at Hi-Wire Brewing
April 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt
Want to win FREE round trip tickets on Frontier Airlines? Come give our (free) Frontier Connection game a try and you and a friend could each win a round trip ticket to anywhere we fly! All you have to do is grab a partner and come to Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt next Friday (4/26) from 5 pm – 8pm for a chance to win one of our 500 free flight giveaways. That’s right, we are giving away 500 FREE FLIGHTS – no strings attached. There will also be food trucks and other giveaways! Please note under 21 allowed before 8pm.
Durham Community Healing & Yoga Fundraiser
April 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Durham Central Park
My name is Stephanie Stefanski and I am a Ph.D. in environmental economics at Duke University. I have called Durham my home during the last five years. In the last year of my PhD, I regularly visited Kaffeinate to write my dissertation, prepare for job interviews, and meet with student teams. Like so many others, I was heartbroken by this week’s disaster and the loss of Mr. Lee. I believe strongly in the power of bringing people together in the face of tragedy. I hope you all will join me for an evening of mindful movement & reflection as we move forward together to heal our Durham community. Our yoga instructors will be leading an easy yoga flow, focused on shared breath and movement. All levels are welcome! The space will open at 6pm to begin collecting donations and organizing everyone. The practice will begin shortly after 6:30pm and last about 45 minutes. Please bring your own mat – and one to share if you have an extra. We are collecting suggested donations of $10 per person.
Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy at Durty Bull
April 26, 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!
Friday Music at Fullsteam
April 26, 2019 @ 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery
Playing some original tunes and sampling some tasty brews! Scott Bouldin–Singer-songwriter inspired by folk and classic rock
Durham Craft Market
April 27, 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.
Party for the Planet
April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Museum of Life and Science
Celebrate Earth Day at the Museum as we throw a giant party for the planet! Local conservation groups and our friends at Paperhand Puppet Intervention will join us for a day of environmentally friendly festivities. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can check out our info fair, explore backyard conservation in The Lab, enjoy keeper talks, visit the puppet petting zoo, and even join a parade through campus! The parade will start at noon, leaving from the Butterfly House stairs.
Roots Farmers’ Market
April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Bright Leaf Historic District
Visit us in the Brightleaf Square courtyard, our new location! Shop for fresh, locally-sourced vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, and more; convenient to Brightleaf stores, restaurants, and all of downtown Durham. We will be there every Saturday, rain or shine, from April 6 through November, 9 a.m. to Noon. Validated parking in the lot across from the main courtyard entrance on North Gregson Street and very close to the Bull City Connector bus stops along West Main Street. Each week we will have special guests and attractions including kids activities, cooking demos, live music, gardening experts, and more!
Historic Architecture & Urban Landscapes Walking Tour
April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Preservation Durham
Explore Downtown Durham and learn how it has transformed itself from an industrial center to the City of Medicine. Docents describe the history of many of the landmark buildings that make up the Downtown Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977.
April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Holton Career and Resource Center Athletic Field, 401 N. Driver Street, Durham, NC 27703
*This event was originally scheduled on April 13 but due to undesirable weather conditions, we have rescheduled to April 27* Enjoy music, great weather, food trucks, and kite flying fun! Durham Parks and Recreation staff will be on hand to provide kite flying tips, and assist with mending kites that need a little help. All Ages! This event is free and open to the public. No preregistration required.
Preservation Durham Home Tour
April 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Preservation Durham
The Preservation Durham Annual Home Tour is back for 2019. Visit homes which reflect the housing boom of Post-WWII. Preservation Durham’s annual home tour is an important part of Preservation Durham’s mission — to protect Durham’s historic assets through action, advocacy, and education. The tour enables Preservation Durham to showcase homes that have been lovingly maintained or rehabilitated, with the hope of inspiring all of Durham’s residents to place a high value on stewardship of our shared architectural heritage and the story it can tell. This year’s tour will take place from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28. Tickets are $10.00 for students, $20.00 in advance and $25.00 the days of the event.
April 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery
HopFest, the 4-hour musical extravaganza that packed Fullsteam in January, is back! HopFest 2.0 promises even more music, new surprises, better weather and freshly brewed beverages!
Workshop: Flower Crowns
April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Pine State Flowers
Always our most popular workshop! Bring out your inner flower child by learning to create lush, beautiful flower crowns. Perfect for music festivals, bridal showers, birthday parties, or an old fashioned frolic. Participants will leave with a flower crown of their making, plus an overview of the materials and skills needed to create flower crowns at home. Workshop price includes cost of all flowers and materials.
Drink Durty For Hope
April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company
Join us on Saturday April 27th for an opportunity to Drink Durty For A Cause. A percentage of bar proceeds from 2-5 pm will be donated directly to Hope Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer foster-based rescue in Durham. Learn more about Hope’s mission here: https://www.hopeanimals.org/, and come out to the brewery to learn how you can get involved!
ORANGE WINES – DURHAM WINE TASTING SERIES
April 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Bar Brunello
Our specialty wine class is back for the third consecutive year! Orange wine is a unique style of winemaking that’s quickly gaining popularity with American wine drinkers. In this class guests will taste a selection of incredible wines that exhibit a range of notes specific to Orange wine. Bar Brunello wine classes are designed to be informative yet relaxed. Drinking wine is supposed to be fun! We welcome guests with varying levels of wine knowledge, from the novice wine drinker to the seasoned taster. Owner and Wine Director Esteban Brunello will lead this class.
My Secret Garden; A Duke Hospice Gala
April 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Join us to honor and celebrate Duke HomeCare & Hospice’s mission with an evening of dancing, music and silent and live auctions. Please contact Dale Horton to get your tickets (919) 479-0318.
Tails & Tiaras – 2019 Beaver Queen Pageant Kickoff Party
April 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery
Be the first to meet this year’s Beaver Queen Pageant contestants and judges and come shake your tails with Durham’s very own Beauty Operators! This year’s pageant will be on Saturday, June 1st at Duke Park. The theme is “Damilton!”. Tails & Tiaras will be emceed by Erik Lars Myers and hosted by Fullsteam Brewery. This is a fundraiser for The Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (ECWA). The event is free, but voting often for your favorite contestant and frequent bribing of judges are encouraged.
Brewing Goodness Yoga Benefitting Equality NC
April 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Ponysaurus Brewing
Stretch out in the beer garden for a great cause! Join us April 28 at 11am for a morning yoga class followed by a delicious brew in the taproom with Intentionaliteas benefitting Equality NC! A $18 donation will cover the yoga class and your choice of a beer or a freshly brewed cup of Intentionaliteas tea. All proceeds will go to Equality NC. Intentionaliteas co-founder, Molly will be teaching the class.
Durham Earth Day Festival
April 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Durham Central Park
Enjoy a day filled with an eclectic mix of music, food, hands-on environmental education activities and much more! Free event, rain or shine! To check out the full schedule visit: https://www.dprplaymore.org/299/Earth-Day-Festival
Doggie Meet & Greet at Beer Durham!
April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Beer Durham
Join APS Adoptable Dogs at Beer Durham’s monthly Dog Days party! Bring your own pups for a fun dog party and/or just come for a beer or two. Bring your growler to take some draft beer home, too! Beer Durham donates a portion of all draft sale proceeds to APS. APS will have reps there from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a few dogs.
April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company
Paint it Forward for this city we love so much!! No artistic experience? No problem! Our team of local artists will walk you through this Bull City-inspired painting step by step. Arrive early to order your LOCALLY-CRAFTED Durty Bull beers. Further details on ticket site. Want to get involved?? Email email@example.com to ask how you can contribute. We’ll also be hosting a silent auction with Wine & Design Durham contributed items.
Bark in the Park
April 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
The wildly popular Bark in the Park events are back for 5 games in 2019! Bring your best friend to the Durham Bulls Baseball Club ball games on April 29, May 15, June 12, July 24, and August 21! These games usually SELL OUT so get your tickets today! Human tickets for the event are priced at just $9. Canine tickets are priced at $5. All the proceeds from the canine tickets help the animals of Second Chance Pet Adoptions.
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