So much happening this weekend including a Greek festival, Strawberry festival, Bike Month kick off party, plus celebrate May the 4th with a Bulls game, yoga, and more!

LOCAL LIBATIONS SERIES: DRINKS MADE WITH NC PRODUCTS

May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Unscripted Durham

Our first event on Thursday, March 7th welcomes our partners Durham Distillery, Ponysaurus Brewing, Brothers Vilgalys, and host Bedlam Vodka. Unscripted is thrilled to offer this unique opportunity to meet so many of the amazing men and women from the Distilleries and Breweries that make up North Carolina’s thriving beverage industry. This 4-part series will highlight the companies elevating selections in bottle shops and bars all over the great state of North Carolina. Each event will start with our host, Bedlam Vodka, introducing representatives from the participating companies. Then we’ll meet and mingle with our local producers and fellow enthusiasts while sampling each of the four offerings. We’ll finish the evening with a panel discussion where you’ll be encouraged to ask questions about each company’s story, plans, and insights into the beverage industry in North Carolina and beyond.

Tickets: $30 per person (per event) Food: Lite bites & snacks Drinks: 3 short cocktails & 1 full-size beer

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Why Buy Black? A Community-wide Discussion

May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Phoenix Event Center

Black buying power is all the rage with heightened awareness of business potential, increased spending and economic recovery for Black communities all over the world. In Durham NC and cities like it where Black people comprise half or more of the population, the potential is even greater. Yet there are obstacles to unlocking the full potential of Black economic participation — some of these roadblocks starting with Black people ourselves. You’re invited to join in our panel discussion about Why Buy Black? — what it means, what the problems are and whether buying Black is even achievable.

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Southern Fried Queer Pride Durham 2019!

May 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 12:00 am at Durham, North Carolina

What has horns, Southern charm, and queer grit? We do! Southern Fried Queer Pride Durham 2019 is back, to serve you 3 days of Southern queer events, featuring music, workshops, dance parties, and more!

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Bike Month Kick-Off Party

May 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Celebrate the beginning of Bike Month! We’ll start with a casual ride followed by a fun, social event for bike enthusiasts and mobility justice advocates to celebrate and emphasize biking in Durham. There will be raffle prizes, kid station, and more! Casual bike ride departs at 5:30 sharp (45 minute ride, about 5-6 miles) leaving from Durty Bull. Bike Month is a celebration and call to action reinforcing Bike Durham’s belief that everyone should have access to safe and affordable transportation regardless of race, wealth, gender identity, ability or where they live. Biking and walking are the most healthy and sustainable ways to move.

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Liberty Arts Peep Show Fundraiser Party & Art Preview

May 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Liberty Arts

When was the last time you saw a good Peep Show for a great cause?!! Be among the first shoppers in the door to get your pick of amazing art and fabulous silent auction goodies before our Annual Spring Show and Sale Starts the next day. Browse all of our studios and spend an evening with an amazing group of artists and art lovers. Attendees great cocktails and delectable appetizers from many wonderful Durham restaurants including Toast, Lucky’s Delicatessen, Foster’s Market Durham, Dame’s Chicken and Waffles, Bull City Burger & Brewery, Bull City Ciderworks, Honeygirl Meadery. Enjoy live Music from The Other Side of Lonely. Tickets are $30 and are on sale now! 100% of the proceeds from the tickets go to The Liberty Arts Community Scholarship Fund.

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Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy at Durty Bull

May 3, 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

May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery

No plans on the first Friday of May? Join us at Fullsteam for a dance party with Ally J! 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. Bring your dancing shoes. Hope to see you, and much love.

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Durham Craft Market

May 4, 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. Meet your local artists and find out how they make their craft.

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Free Family Garden Walk: Birds

May 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 9:45 am at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Bring the whole family to explore the garden every first Saturday of the month through June. Discover new places in the Gardens as you learn about the many things that live here, with a different seasonal theme each month. The May theme is birds. Walks will end inside the gardens to allow your family the option to continue exploring on your own. The walk will include the Blomquist Garden, where dogs are not permitted, so please refrain from bringing dogs to this group activity. We will meet at the Gothic Gates. Admission is free for this drop-in activity, but pre-registration is suggested by calling 919-668-1707. Parking fees apply.

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Flow~Glow~Recover. In-Store Yoga for Athletic Recovery.

May 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 9:45 am at lululemon Durham

Join us for the return of in-store yoga with a special flow + recover class lead by Shelby Hicks of Orangetheory Durham. Springtime is the season of long runs and hard training, but also of renewal and rejuvenation. Class starts at 9AM and is open to all levels of experience. Bring your favorite mat or borrow one of ours! Get ready to flow, glow & recover.

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Garden Work Day at Stagville

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Historic Stagville

Volunteer to work in Stagville’s historic gardens! Join Stagville staff to learn about the gardens and foodways of enslaved people at Stagville, and help care for the gardens at our site. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and guide you if you are new to gardening. Bring water and work gloves, and don’t forget sunscreen or a hat. This event is free for all.

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Canine Field Day

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Rock Quarry Park

Enjoy a day in the park with your furry friend! Join us for Canine Field Day, where you and your dog will have an opportunity to watch and participate in activities and competitions. There will be something for everyone and every dog! Free Event! Rain or shine!

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History Hike: The Ground Beneath your Feet

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at West Point on the Eno

Throw on your hiking shoes, we’re talking geology on a hike towards Sennett’s Hole and back. Geologist, Diane Willis will guide you over and through the soil and rocks that have shaped West Point on the Eno and its history. This hike will be about two miles long and may cross the Warren Creek (weather dependent), so you may want to bring (or wear) water shoes. We will meet at the West Point Mill. Best for ages 10 and up. Free, no need to register – just come on out, rain or shine!

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Born at Duke Homestead

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Duke Homestead State Historic Site

We often talk about Duke Homestead as the birthplace of Washington Duke’s tobacco business. But, Duke Homestead was also the birthplace of three individuals. Join us for special tours of the historic Duke home all about what birth, childhood, and motherhood meant in the 1850s. Tickets sold at the door: $3 plus tax for ages 12 and up; ages 11 and under free of charge

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Durham Murals By Bike Tour

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Preservation Durham

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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Hayti Neighborhood History Walking Tour

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Hayti Heritage Center

So, how do you pronounce H-A-Y-T-I ? What are the Hayti Neighborhood’s connections to the island of Haiti? …to Black Wall St.? …to the city of Durham at large? These questions are answered while many more are raised in this 75-minute tour of Fayetteville St., the commercial center of Durham’s largest African American residential neighborhood. Stops include the neighborhood’s founding institutions: St. Joseph’s AME church, The Carolina Times, Lincoln Hospital and more! Stories include: Women of Hayti, Power of Black Churches and Urban Renewal. The tour begins and ends at the Hayti Heritage Center.

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NHS Market Day

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Northern High School

An indoor/outdoor event showcasing local vendors and food in Northern Durham!

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Bird Bonanza

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Museum of Life and Science

Flock to the Museum for a Bird Bonanza! Included with Admission Join us as we celebrate Bird Day with our favorite feathered friends! Interact with local bird experts, join NC State citizen science initiative, and meet some of our own bird ambassadors (and their handlers!) as you explore our 84-acre campus. You can even join our resident wildlife expert, Ranger Greg, as he leads tours at 10:30am and 1pm. Tickets will be available at the front desk the day of the event and are first come first serve. Guests are encouraged to bring their own binoculars but we will have some to borrow as well.

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Durham Greek Festival 2019

May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 8:00 pm at Saint Barbara greek Orthodox Church

Experience the fabulous flavors, sights, and sounds of Greece on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at the Durham Greek Festival! Admission is free! Enjoy favorite Greek foods including gyros, grilled chicken pita wraps, pork souvlaki, spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese pie) and pastitsio (the Greek take on lasagna). Savor slow-roasted lamb and a variety of delicious Greek pastries and desserts. Kick back with Greek wine and beer at the Taverna.

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Spring Open Studio and Sale

May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Liberty Arts

Every spring we invite everyone to come and take a peek behind the scenes here at Liberty Arts. All of us will be in our spaces, giving demonstrations or being available for questions. Our work will be displayed and for sale all over the studio. A schedule will be available ahead of time so you can be sure to be here for specific demonstrations. It’s a perfect time to meet the artists and get a lot of interactive time with all of us.

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2019 CPSC Strawberry Festival

May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Old North Durham Park

The Strawberry Festival is a family-fun community event in Durham put on by Central Park School for Children. It’s held the first Saturday in May at Old North Durham Park! The park is behind our elementary school building at 724 Foster Street in downtown Durham. For more than a decade, we’ve been chopping berries, painting signs, spearing juicy lemons with spicy peppermint sticks, enjoying fantastic local artists, and creating a strawberry-filled day each year where everyone can be a kid again.

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A Trunk Show by Roberta & Anna

May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Indio Durham

Slow Fashion Trunk Show by Mother/Daughter Duo Indio is excited to host Roberta and Anna Wallace, mother and daughter, on Saturday May 4th between 11-3. They’ll have a collection of hand-sewn blouses, pants, dresses, and accessories in a variety of sizes (including baby pants!).

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Durham Greek Festival 2019

May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 8:00 pm at Saint Barbara greek Orthodox Church

Experience the fabulous flavors, sights, and sounds of Greece on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at the Durham Greek Festival! Admission is free! Enjoy favorite Greek foods including gyros, grilled chicken pita wraps, pork souvlaki, spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese pie) and pastitsio (the Greek take on lasagna). Savor slow-roasted lamb and a variety of delicious Greek pastries and desserts. Kick back with Greek wine and beer at the Taverna. Refuel with traditional coffee and iced frappés at the Kafenion. Visit our variety of vendors and the Silent Auction.

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Boot Camp & Beverages (at Durty Bull Brewing)

May 4, 2019 @ 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Tap into your strength with intense interval training! Be part of a growing Bull City tradition, the Y’s Boot Camp & Beverages high-intensity boot camp workout at Durty Bull Brewing in downtown Durham on select dates! It’s FREE, members and non-members are all welcome, so round up your friends and join us! *bring a yoga mat and water!

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We’re Having a Hunky Dory Day!

May 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at The Wine Feed

May the 4th be with you as you taste through some delicious New Zealand whites including 2 different Sauvignon Blancs! We’ve invited Hunky Dory and Huia – producers of super yummy whites – for a free tasting for you! May 4th from 1-4pm you can taste through their wines. We’re offering cheese boards to purchase and pair and enhance your tasting experience. We hope we’ll see you Saturday, May 4! This event is free and drop-in between 1-4pm.

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Derby Day at the UClub!

May 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at The University Club

Join us at the Club for our 6th Annual Derby Day Celebration. Put on your fancy hats, seersucker suits and cheer on your favorite horse as we watch the Kentucky Derby and listen to entertainment provided by The Bloomsbury Boys. Chef Alejandro will prepare several Derby inspired food stations. Enjoy the official drink of the Kentucky Derby – the Old Forrester Mint Julep. Other libations will be on hand like the Finlandia Oaks Lily, the official drink of the Kentucky Oaks, as well as beer and wine. Prizes will be awarded to guests with the best Derby attire, and our friends at ZimZoom Photobooth will set up a photo booth for you to take home a fun memento.

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Star Wars Yoga & Jedi Mindfulness

May 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at American Tobacco Campus

Join Growga for Jedi Mind-fulness as we celebrate Star Wars day with Family Star Wars Yoga before the Durham Bulls Game! A fun approach to mindfulness for the whole family.

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May the 4th Be with You

May 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Barley Labs

Let’s party like it’s 1977. -Star Wars themed Pictionary Tournament (arrive at 7 p.m. to sign up your team of 4; if you need a team, we’ll find you one; tournament starts at 7:30) -Light side vs. Dark side flights paired with Tobi’s Bakery Leia cinnamon buns (all day while supplies last!) -Doggy and human costume contests (Winners announced at 8:30 p.m.)

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Star Wars Trivia at Aloft Durham: May the 4th Be With You

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Aloft Durham Downtown

Come on out and join us for our first ever Trivia Night at the Aloft Durham Downtown! You’ve heard that right – we’re hosting our very first trivia night in the Durham Area! In honor of May the 4th, we’re bringing back our crazy popular Star Wars Trivia with our Star Wars obsessed host, Donald. Costumes are encouraged (we saw a TON of them the first time and you might get bonus points!) but are never mandatory. The Trivia Night will be free to play and free admission.

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Durham Greek Festival 2019

May 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 8:00 pm at Saint Barbara greek Orthodox Church

Experience the fabulous flavors, sights, and sounds of Greece on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at the Durham Greek Festival! Admission is free! Enjoy favorite Greek foods including gyros, grilled chicken pita wraps, pork souvlaki, spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese pie) and pastitsio (the Greek take on lasagna). Savor slow-roasted lamb and a variety of delicious Greek pastries and desserts. Kick back with Greek wine and beer at the Taverna. Refuel with traditional coffee and iced frappés at the Kafenion. Visit our variety of vendors and the Silent Auction.

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Sunday May 5th Patchwork Market

May 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery

The Patchwork Market monthly market with makers and vintage vendors. Local makers and vintage vendors will come together to create a unique shopping experience with a diverse selection of high quality and original goods.

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Reggae on the Rooftop

May 5, 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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Udderly Ridiculous Brunch

May 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Durty Bull, Starpoint Brewing, and Beer Study – Durham are teaming up for the first Udderly Ridiculous Brunch on Sunday, May 5th by making a series of craft non-alcoholic beverages for you to taste. Enjoy Galaxy Hopped OJ, Oak-Aged Chocolate Milk with chocolate from Videri Chocolate Factory, and Mango Juice with Pineapple Rinds and Vanilla Beans!

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Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Barley Labs

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us! -GUAC-OFF: Bring your best guac, and get a chance to win some swag! We’ll provide the chips. Anyone who buys a drink off our special menu gets to vote on their favorite guac. Winner will be announced at 4 p.m. -Special drink menu: Cinco de Mayo inspired flights, cidermosas, and micheladas

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Gonza Tacos y Tequila – Durham

Doors open at 3pm to celebrate our annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Our Amigo DJ Julio is back spinning! And you won’t want to miss our aerial silk performances! Street performers, Face painter, Balloon Artist. *Taco, beer and margarita menu only.

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Durham Dogs and Durham Bulls!

May 5, 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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