This weekend check out Stranger Things Night at Durham Bulls, a free concert at Durham Central Park, Tomato Day at the Farmers Market, and more!


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Nasher Creates: Kids Studio

July 11, 2019 @ 10:15 am to 1:15 pm at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Bring the family to a FREE drop-in creative workshop for kids ages 5 to 10! Nasher Creates: Kids Studio events take place most Thursdays, 10:15 AM to Noon. Activities are free (kids 15 and under are always free).

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Bilingual Story Time

July 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am to 11:30 am at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

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Join museum staff and our friends from Durham County Library for our monthly Bilingual Story Time at the Nasher. Settle into our galleries for a fun and exciting story read in Spanish and English and then take part in a short discussion about art. Afterwards we will move into our classroom for some fun hands-on art making opportunities. This program is free for kids ages 1 – 5 and their adult caregivers.

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Rocky Mount Mills Beer Garden at American Tobacco

July 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

Opens Thursday, June 21, 2019 Hours: Thursday through Friday – 4-9 pm Saturday 1-9 pm Located adjacent the South Parking Deck & Down Under Area – Old Tyler’s Taproom Area 705 Willard Street, Durham, NC 27701 Featuring: •Hopfly Brewing •Tarboro Brewing Company •Koi Pond Brewing Company •BDD Brewing Company

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Thursdays Live on the Patio

July 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

Live music poolside every Thursday. This week: Wiley Fosters. Free and open to the public 21 and over.

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Bulls vs. Tides

July 11, 2019 @ 7:05 pm to 10:05 pm at Afforda-BULL Eats

Your Thursdays just got better. With the new Afforda-BULL Eats, you’ll have the opportunity to get 14 different items at a discounted price!

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Stranger Things Night

July 11, 2019 @ 7:11 pm to 10:11 pm at Durham Bulls Baseball Club

The Durham Bulls will host Stranger Things Night on Thursday, July 11 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, presented by Chiesi. That evening when the team takes on the Norfolk Tides (Mouth Breathers), the players will wear specially-designed uniforms while the ballpark will be full of references and promotions based on the popular Netflix sci-fi series.

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Trivia!

July 11, 2019 @ 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery

It’s Trivia… you know the deal. Answer some questions and have some fun. Win stuff if you’re feeling smart. Drink beer regardless.

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Dashi Kissa Party with Carolina Soul

July 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Dashi

Come grab a drink in the izakaya with us and listen to records handpicked by Satoshi & Billy and played by Carolina Soul DJs. Music Kissatens, popularized in Japan in the 1950s, are listening cafes that traditionally play vinyl creating an atmosphere for friends to gather and listen to music. Satoshi will be selecting favorite LPs as well as records that he wants to listen to for the first time. This event is free and open to the public!

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Durham Dogs and Durham Bulls!

July 12, 2019 @ 6:05 pm to 8:30 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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PLAYlist Concert Series: An Evening With Van Hunt | Free Concert

July 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Durham Central Park

Van Hunt, a Dayton, Ohio-born musician, made his way to Atlanta where he drew acclaim for his production efforts and crafty songwriting, featured on recordings by such diverse artists as Dionne Farris, Rahsaan Patterson Music, and Cree Summer as well as the platinum-selling soundtrack, Love Jones. Tonight, Van Hunt headlines PLAYlist Concert Series at Durham Central Park! Free and open to the public

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Bulls vs. Tides

July 12, 2019 @ 7:05 pm to 10:05 pm at Celebrate the start of the weekend with our Friday Night Fireworks after the game!

End your week by checking out the biggest fireworks show in the region with Friday Night Fireworks following every Friday home game. Want something new at the end of your week? Each Friday the DBAP will feature two local food trucks that will serve up their delicacies all game long.

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Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy at Durty Bull

July 12, 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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Durham Craft Market

July 13, 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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Shop 2nd Saturday Downtown Durham

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 2nd Saturday Downtown Durham

Shop local! Downtown Durham stores offer unique programming and specials on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Look for the banners to find these participating stores.

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Free Yoga in the Park with Blue Point Yoga

July 13, 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

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Northgate Jams at Durham Roots Farmers Market, Brightleaf Square

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Durham Roots Farmers’ Market

Come sing and clap along with Northgate Jams, sharing their eclectic mix of folk, bluegrass, Americana and roots standards. We’ll be at the Durham Roots Market in Brightleaf Square.

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Roots Farmers’ Market

July 13, 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!

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Tomato Day!

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Durham Farmers’ Market

Join the Durham Farmers’ Market for Tomato Day on Saturday, July 13. Try free samples of a variety of locally grown tomatoes and vote for your favorite. Event goes from 9 am until we run out of ‘maters.

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Yoga with Art

July 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Global Breath Studio

STRETCH your horizons at 21c Museum Hotel Durham’s weekly series from 9:30-10:30am. BYOM (bring your own mat) for Yoga with Art. Flex those creative muscles as you work through a variety of poses in our gallery spaces. Sessions are just $10 at the door and are led by certified yoga teachers from Global Breath Studio. Attendees should bring their own mat or towel and water and arrive early to ensure a spot because space is limited.

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History Hike: Early America on the Eno

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at West Point on the Eno

The foundation of our state was shaped by the people who lived in and visited northern Durham. Come learn about who they were on this four-mile hike. Friendly and leashed dogs welcome. 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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Tobacco Heritage Walking Tour

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Preservation Durham

Preservation Durham offers free walking and bike tours that introduce downtown Durham’s history and architecture. All tours depart and return to the Durham Farmers’ Market at 501 Foster Street. Meet on the grassy area across from the entrance to the Farmer’s Market. Look for a sign on the grass. Preservation Durham’s enthusiastic and well-informed volunteer tour guides will lead you through the history of the tobacco industry as they tell many tales from Durham’s past, using oral histories and photographs to illustrate the history of tobacco and the people who supplied tobacco products known throughout the world. The tour includes descriptions of life in the factories and at home for the thousands of workers who made the Bull City one of the biggest industrial cities in the South as well as those who, like guitarist John Dee Holeman, trekked to Durham’s tobacco auctions to play the blues.

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Golden Belt Yoga

July 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 11:45 am at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt

Golden Belt Yoga with Kirsten takes place at Hi-Wire Brewing’s Durham, NC taproom every Saturday at 11-11:45am. The class will be set to music, open to all levels, and will be $5 (bring your own mat).

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Women of Stagville Tour

July 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 3:15 pm at Historic Stagville

**The 11 am tour is now SOLD OUT! We have added a second tour time at 2 pm due to demand. Thank you for supporting this event.** Hear stories of enslaved women from Stagville, featuring their families, work, and resistance on one of the largest plantations in North Carolina. This tour features individual stories about Mary, Phebe, Emma, and other enslaved women, pieced together from oral history and archival sources. These stories include violence and abuse, so these tours not ideal for young children. Tours will last approximately 1 hour. The tour will include walking and standing, both indoors and outdoors, including over uneven or wet ground. Space is limited, and you must purchase a $5 tickets in advance. Tickets will not be refunded within 24 hours of event, or in the case of inclement weather, unless the event is canceled. If this event is sold out online, there will be no additional ticket sales at the door.

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Boot Camp & Beverages (at Ponysaurus Brewing)

July 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Ponysaurus Brewing

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 Ponysaurus Brewing in downtown Durham! 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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Passport to Italy

July 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at The Wine Feed

July 13 from 3-6 pm we’re hosting an Italian wine tasting event! Passport to Italy will take you around the most famous Italian wine regions to taste and explore. For $20 a tasting ticket you’ll be able to taste and compare wine from all over the country. The distinctive differences due to culture and terroir will astound you! Enjoy some wonderful Italian wines and learn more about this wine haven. Once called Oenotria (land of vines), Italy is one of the top growers and producers. Grab your passport and join us on a wine tasting trip!

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Merit Pitbull Foundation @ Durty Bull Brewing Co.

July 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Merit Pit Bull Foundation will be at Durty Bull Brewing Company on July 13th from 3-7.  Please join us!

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Bulls vs. Tides

July 13, 2019 @ 6:35 pm to 9:35 pm at Saturday Night Fireworks

Cap off your spectacular Saturday with a bang! You don’t want to miss the best fireworks show in the Triangle! Here’s your chance to camp out at the ballpark! What better place to pitch a tent and sleep under the stars than on the field at the DBAP? We’re continuing our season-long celebration of the 150 years of innovation since Durham’s incorporation. The Durham Bulls will rebrand as the Durham Tobacconists, an ode to the first professional baseball team in the city, tonight!

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Full Moon Fever Bike Ride

July 13, 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. That group will ride down the American Tobacco Trail and meet up with the late group that meets at 8:30 p.m. in front of Bean Traders.

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Sunday Morning Flow: Rooftop Yoga with Global Breath Studio

July 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 9:00 am at Unscripted Durham

We could all use a little more balance. Get grounded and flow with us at Unscripted Durham with poolside yoga taught by instructors from Global Breath Studio. Broaden your horizons, soak up the sun, and awaken into your day with an accessible all-levels class Bring your swimsuit! Post-yoga pool dips are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. Classes are $10 at the door or via Global Breath class pass. Complimentary water and mats provided (or you can bring your own mat) **Sunday Morning Flow yoga classes are free for all Unscripted Durham hotel guests. Provide your room number and show your room key upon arrival** To sign up, visit www.globalbreath.org/schedule, or call/email the studio at (919)645-7070 or info@globalbreath.org To get to the pool, take the elevator (in the downstairs lobby) up to the 3rd floor. Classes are open for all ages 12 and above.

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Yoga with Art

July 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Global Breath Studio

STRETCH your horizons at 21c Museum Hotel Durham’s weekly series from 9:30-10:30am. BYOM (bring your own mat) for Yoga with Art. Flex those creative muscles as you work through a variety of poses in our gallery spaces. Sessions are just $10 at the door and are led by certified yoga teachers from Global Breath Studio. Attendees should bring their own mat or towel and water and arrive early to ensure a spot because space is limited.

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Brunches Brew

July 14, 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.

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Sunday Funday at Pour!

July 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 12:00 pm at Pour Taproom

Come enjoy games, coloring, food, and drinks at Pour Taproom on Sunday. Kids eat free all-day and everyone is welcome! Bring the whole crew for a family-friendly environment to end your weekend! Mr. Steve’s Music Lab goes on every first and last Saturday of the month! Perfect music for the kids to jam out too!

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Drag Pool Party with House of Coxx

July 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

Slay what? The parties of the summer are on The Patio at Unscripted with Vivica, Stormie, and more! Tickets are $30, which will be credited to your bill for Food & Beverage from The Patio menu. Drag Pool Party special Buckets o’ Bubbles are available for purchase. We will be raffling off a one-night stay at Unscripted with proceeds going to the LGBTQ Center of Durham. Tickets are $5 cash and Unscripted will match the amount collected. (Please note that we will not be providing receipts for raffle tickets purchased. Stay is subject to terms and conditions.)

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Bulls vs. Tides

July 14, 2019 @ 5:05 pm to 8:05 pm at Kids run the bases for today’s game. Bring out the family!

In conjunction with our First Responder Appreciation game, we will be partnering with local first responder agencies to offer this FREE interactive event on Blackwell St. After the event, get a ticket to the ballgame and keep the party going inside the DBAP. Calling all kids! Tie up your sneakers and get down to the DBAP to take a lap around the bases following every Sunday home game! Join us for a night celebrating our community’s first responders. We would like to thank them for their contributions, sacrifices, and dedication to public service!

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Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Summer Movie Series

July 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 10:30 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! Due to our fine friends in La La Land, we can not list movie names or characters. But now we have a fun new game! July 14: “Jupiter’s wife in Roman mythology”

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