This weekend head to Rosé Fest at the Wine Feed, the Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival, celebrate Wool E.’s birthday, get your Harry Potter on, and a whole lot more!

A Solarté Soirée

May 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Unscripted Durham

A Solarté Soirée to benefit Compass Center and NCCADV  Join Solarté CEO, and domestic violence survivor, Angela Jenkins for an evening of hope and impact! Sip a cocktail, enjoy a bite, and shop Solarté products while engaging other advocates.

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The British Invaders Band

May 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

Free Concert – Open to the Public The Down Under Patio area is adjacent to the Crowe Building – Interior Campus 406 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC The band known as The British Invaders covers the music from all of the great English groups. From The Animals to The Zombies to the Beatles.


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Triangle Startup Night 2019

May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Mark your calendars! Triangle Startup Night, presented by American Underground, returns to Durham Bulls Athletic Park on May 16. $15 VIP tickets get you: A seat for the game Access to network with emerging leaders in the startup industry $5 in ballpark concessions credit to use for food and drinks during the game Join the Triangle startup community for a pregame round of discounted mini golf at Bull City Mini Golf and Bar —a seven-hole indoor/outdoor course, located in Diamond View 3 Building, right next door to DBAP. 

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Tea Cup Gin on Unscripted Durham Pool Deck!

May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Tea Cup Gin

The first Patio show at UNSCRIPTED DURHAM was so off-the-charts FUN that we just GOTTA come back for MORE!! Such an AMAZING outdoor poolside space for indie-jazz-cocktail-pop in Downtown Durham’s Mid Century Modern paradise! Your bartenders will shake you a drink that helps you float away with a feeling that you’re on vacation, accompanied by bouncy blues, jumpin’ jazz, indie originals, and some summer themed surprises– Don’t miss it!! (NOTE: FREE SHOW but must be 21+)

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Third Thursday Comedy Showcase

May 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Join us on the third Thursday of every month for laughs and craft beer. Line-ups for our showcases are arranged by our Friday Night Open Mic host, Rob Schneider Comedy – Not That One, and feature some of our area’s own rising comedic talent, as well as comedians traveling from around the country.

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Past and Present: A Metalsmith’s Journey Art Opening

May 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Liberty Arts

“Past and Present: a Metalsmith’s Journey” is a retrospective featuring one of Liberty Arts newest artisans, Jim Cohen. The show traces his 20+ year and 4 act career as a metalsmith. You will see his initial foray into the field at a community arts center in Northern Virginia, through graduate school, followed by a sojourn in mythical Santa Fe, and concluding here at Liberty Arts. The show will highlight Jim’s work in Judaica, hollowware, and jewelry. Jim’s show will run in the Liberty Arts Gallery through June 17th.

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Tour & Tacos

May 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Nothing goes quite as well with tacos as a Durty Bull Lager. Come out to the taproom on Friday, May 17th for a behind the scenes tour (7 pm) and see how our flagship is made. Purchase your tour tickets on Groupon for a beer tasting flight and full-sized pour to go along with your plate from El Jefecito. Stick around after the tour for our weekly Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy Show, hosted by Rob Schneider Comedy – Not That One!

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Third Friday Concert Series

May 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Golden Belt Campus

Each Third Friday of the month join us for a night of art, entertainment, food and fun. This is FREE and open to the public. Here is what you can expect: 6pm-9pm: Visit the Warehouse Studios and see what our resident Artists and Durham Art Guild on display. 7pm-9pm: Enjoy our SummerStage music series.

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Bimbé Teen Glow Pool Party

May 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Campus Hills Pool

Teens, this is for you! Grab your friends to cool off at the pool while you Turn up and Glow up. There will be games, music, food, basketball, and giveaways. The gymnasium will be available for open gym. Ages 13-18 Free, no preregistration required. Check out the full Bimbé Weekday Event Schedule at

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Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy at Durty Bull

May 17, 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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Engineers Day

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Museum of Life and Science

Join us at the Museum for a day of exploration into the world of engineering! Local scientists from all over the Triangle with facilitate hands-on activities that will take a deep dive into how we solve problems through science and engineering. Explore the physics of engineering with Betabox. Experience augmented reality in our AR Sandbox. This event will satisfy the curious and creative minds in your family! This event is part of Triangle Learning Days, in conjunction with Remake Learning. Free with Admission.

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Free Yoga in the Park with Blue Point Yoga

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Durham Central Park

Join Blue Point Yoga experienced teachers for a fun morning of yoga and community in Durham Central Park! Durham Central Park and Blue Point Yoga’s have teamed up to offer another season of free Saturday morning yoga classes for students of all levels. Yoga combines physical poses that build strength, flexibility and balance, with mindfulness practices that reduce the effects of stress and encourage overall well-being. Time: Saturday mornings at 9 am, starting May 4 Location: NEW LOCATION – The lawn adjacent to the Brannan. What to Bring: a yoga mat or towel for your practice, water What to Wear: Clothes that allow for movement Cost: ABSOLUTELY FREE!

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Hub Farm Spring Festival

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 117 Milton Road, Durham, NC 27712

Come join us for a day of FREE Spring fun at the Hub Farm! We’ll have tasty food, strawberry taste tests in the garden, tree climbing in our woods, boating on the pond, tours around the property, a plant sale by Northern Ag students, pollinator activities hosted by local organizations, and a few demonstrations in our brand new apiary! This year we will also be featuring the projects of Durham Public Schools Teachers as BOLD Fellows. Come see how they’ve been *Building Outdoor Learning in Durham*!

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Durham Civil Rights Walking Tour

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Preservation Durham

Explore Durham’s Civil Rights Legacy with PD’s walking tour. This exciting tour focuses on many of the sites in downtown Durham that were important during the 1950s and 60s Civil Rights movement, including the Durham County Courthouse, the Arts Center (originally Durham High School and later City Hall), the Kress and Woolworth buildings, sites of sit-in protests and the “Confronting Change” exhibit at the Carolina Theatre. Learn about the contributions of ordinary Durham residents to the struggle for equality as well as local leaders like Floyd McKissick and national figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who brought America’s attention to the campaign for civil rights in the Bull City.

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Making Moves Fitness Series

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Golden Belt Campus

One Saturday per month we “Make Moves” with our fitness series. This is free and open to the public. Here is what you can expect: 10am-12pm: Free fitness instruction by some of the areas best fitness instructors. Bring your own yoga mat, water and towel and meet us on the plaza lawn.

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Bull City Rebuilds Shop & Share

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at One World Market

Durham has supported us for over 25 years and we want to give back to this strong community. So we’re donating 10% of your purchases to the Bull City Rebuilds Fund to help those affected by the tragic April 10th explosion in downtown Durham. It’s the perfect time to grab your teacher gifts or start shopping for Father’s Day, so come Shop & Share and spread the Durham love! Proceeds will be donated to the Bull City Rebuilds fund organized by Upstream Works.

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Bull City Witchcraft and Wizardry (A Very Potter Party)

May 18, 2019 @ 11:30 am to 11:55 pm at Bull City Ciderworks

Come and celebrate your fandom with us as we explore a day in the magical world of Harry Potter. We are partnering with Ciderworks and some other awesome organizations in order to make incredible things happen throughout the day with different “classes” and activities to explore and participate in, including our famous trivia duels! Though there will be a couple of classes that will have a minimal cost associated with them, the party will be FREE to all!

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Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

May 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Rock Quarry Park

The national award winning Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on Saturday, May 18! This family oriented event is a celebration of African and African American history, culture, arts, and traditions. The 50th Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival is presented by Blue Cross NC in partnership with Durham Parks and Recreation. FREE | All Ages Festival activities include: • Live Music • Family Fun Zone • Arts and Crafts • Community Resources • Ethnic Food • Local Talent

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Barks,Brews & BBQ Pet Adoption Event

May 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Local Watering Hole

The Local Waterin’ Hole will be hosting another pet adoption event for the APS of Durham County. They will be onsite with 3-5 dogs currently available for adoption from 1:30-3:00pm. BBQ sandwiches will be available for purchase from Bart’s Old North State. Pre-orders for smoked Whole Boston Butts are currently being taken at the bar, see Lori for details!

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May 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at The Wine Feed

Join us for a full-on rosé bash May 18th from 3-6pm. We’ll have 30+ rosés to taste from all over the world to delight your tastebuds and refresh your spirit! Stay for food trucks, rosé treats, a bubbly bar, vendors, games and more! It’s just $10 bucks to taste – tickets will be at the door.

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Smoke, Wine and Brew Fest

May 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Summer Stage at Golden Belt 800 Taylor Street

Join us for cigars, local and regional wine, local brews, live music, DJs, food trucks, and good times! Dance, while the music plays and live band performs, play games, relax and enjoy this urban retreat on the Summer Stage at the Golden Belt Campus

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Live Music: Kevin Drive

May 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Acoustic duo, Kevin Drive, is back at the brewery in May. Don’t miss their free, live show on Saturday, the 18th from 4-6 pm!

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Exchange Club’s 5th Annual Durham Blues and Brews Festival

May 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Durham Central Park

The best summer beer & music festival in Durham! 20 local craft brewers and 3 great blues bands make for a fun event. Proceeds go to local charities.

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Date Night Series Paint and Sip

May 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Bull McCabes

Create lasting memories with your spouse/partner while learning to paint a custom painting and sipping wine. The class will be lead by Artist Tracey D. Graves, while you sip on a complimentary glass of wine (or beer). Paint and Sip includes: Design Instruction Canvas and Paint Supplies 1 Complimentary drink (per person)

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Feast From The Furnace: Our First Gourmet Vegan Feast

May 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Liberty Arts

Glass blowing demonstrations by Durham-based designer Elijah Leed. Watch as he makes beautiful hand-blown glass art while you sip wine and feast on an array of small plate appetizers cooked in the same furnace. The evening will kickoff with a leisurely tour of the Liberty Arts studio where you can interact with some of our very talented artists and browse the art they create. This one-of-a-kind fundraising dining event is one you won’t want to miss.

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Reggae on the Rooftop

May 19, 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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Brunches Brew

May 19, 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. Please let us know you are coming by RSVP.

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Celebrating Foster Care: Fair & Day Party

May 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Ponysaurus Brewing

May is National Foster Care Month, and Fostering Families: The Triangle’s Partnership for Foster and Adoptive Families, is celebrating at Ponysaurus Brewing Co.! Come to the taproom to find volunteer opportunities within the foster care system, learn more about foster parenting, and celebrate foster families in your community! Talk to representatives from Departments of Social Services, Guardian Ad Litems, foster care support organizations and foster families who would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Durham Dogs and Durham Bulls!

May 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Baseball and dogs! What could be better?! APS will be at Bulls games with PAWSOME adoptable dogs. Come by for some pets, information about APS, volunteering opportunities, and more! The times listed are when gates open. The games start an hour after the gates open.

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Growga Family Fun!

May 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

Join us for a unique FREE experience for the whole family! We are celebrating the International Day of Families through Partner Yoga, Community, and Mindfulness. During the event, we will be collecting donations for Growga Gives, our program that brings mindfulness and yoga to underserved communities. Through partnerships with organizations and free offerings, our mission is to introduce mindfulness to all, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Wool E. Bull’s Birthday Party

May 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Durham Bulls Baseball Club

We’re throwing a birthday party for everybody’s favorite mascot! Wool E. Bull will be joined by mascot friends from all over the region, so take photos with his friends, eat some cake and sing happy birthday to the greatest mascot in the world! Plus, once the game is over children get to show off their speed with Kids Run the Bases!

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Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Summer Movie Series

May 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Ponysaurus Brewing

You’re invited to our FREE Summer Movie Series! Join us on the patio EVERY Sunday for flicks on the big screen! There’s beer. There are $1 snacks. There’s a movie on the patio! Visit the Taproom Calendar for upcoming Big Screen showtimes:

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