This weekend you can throw it back to your childhood summer camp at the Museum of Life and Science, catch free music at ATC and Durham Central Park, celebrate the Best of the Triangle, and more!
Thursday, June 13
Dog Days of Summer Hike
June 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Triangle Land Conservancy
Calling all dog lovers! We are kicking off the “dog days” of summer the best way we know how…with our furry friends. Bring along your pup for this leisurely guided hike through Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. Don’t have a dog? Come to make some new friends, both two and four-legged! We will be exploring the trails from the Mt. Sinai entrance of the preserve, beginning at 5:30 pm. This is a free event, but pre registration is required. Register here: https://www.triangleland.org/event/dog-days-of-summer?instance_id=620
Nasher Creates: Adult Studio
June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Grab a drink at the cash bar and join a drop-in creative workshop led by artist Will Paul Thomas. For beginners and experienced art-makers, enjoy a fun night experimenting with materials and exploring techniques.
AfterHours: Adult Summer Camp sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka
June 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Museum of Life and Science
Adult Summer Camp Leave the kids at home this event is 21+ Take a journey back to your childhood summer camp experience: make friendship bracelets, hit the target with archery, race your friends to the top of our 28′ climbing wall, make s’mores, and create a perler bead masterpiece all while enjoying your favorite adult beverage. Play in the treehouses or ride the train while sampling drinks and food that evoke your inner kid. Hideaway Woods, Farmyard, Butterfly House, and Train will be open for your enjoyment.
Lounge Doctors- Free Concert at ATC
June 13, 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 Lounge Doctors Jazz/Rock/Blues The Lounge Doctors are known around the Triangle as a rock band, a blues band and a jazz band.
What Comes Around at Unscripted Rooftop
June 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Unscripted Durham
We’re playing the pool deck at the Unscripted Hotel in downtown Durham – come out and enjoy!
Bulls vs. Mud Hens
June 13, 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! We are pleased to invite all Swim Teams to join us for a night of baseball at Durham Bulls Athletic Park! Take a break from the lanes to come watch your Durham Bulls take the field for our annual Swim Night event. Purchase Swim Night Tickets
June 13, 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.
Friday, June 14
Fullsteam Brewery Tasting Paddle
June 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm at Frog Hollow Outdoors
Join us for a relaxing evening paddle on the lower Eno, followed by an insightful tasting and tour with the brewer at Fullsteam Brewery. Wizards at the art of brewing using unique and local ingredients, your taste buds will not be disappointed as you sip and learn about the inspiration and detail around how these delicious craft beers are born. Online registration closes 72 hours prior to trip.
PLAYlist Concert Series: Alanna Royale
June 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Durham Central Park
Alanna Royale makes classic-minded R&B and soul music for the modern age. It’s a sound rooted in big melodies, blasts of brass, percussive punch, and old-school grooves, with songs that shine a light not only on frontwoman Alanna Quinn-Broadus’ larger-than-life voice but her songwriting chops, too. They’ve opened for Lee Fields and St. Paul and the Broken Bones, to name a few. “In Less than a year, they’ve intoxicated the city of Nashville with their salty blend of soul, funk, and pop. This band can walk on stage to a crowd of cell phones and blank stares and leave behind a mob of sweaty, enthusiastic new fans.” – American Songwriter https://www.alannaroyale.com/
Free and open to the public
Bulls vs. RailRiders
June 14, 2019 @ 7:05 pm to 10:05 pm at Celebrate the start of the weekend with our Friday Night Fireworks after the game!
An ode to one of the most iconic scenes from the best sports movie in history…the Bulls will rebrand to the Durham Lollygaggers, complete with special jerseys, for one night only! End your week by checking out the biggest fireworks show in the region with Friday Night Fireworks following every Friday home game.
The Beat Market at Fullsteam
June 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Fullsteam Brewery
Join us for our next Beat Market at Fullsteam on Friday, June 14th from 730PM-1130PM! Curated by Durham Beat, our night art market features an array of local artisans and a lineup of live local musicians. Come our for a beer, a snack, and hang with us!
Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy at Durty Bull
June 14, 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!
Saturday, June 15
Durham Craft Market
June 15, 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.
Free Yoga in the Park with Blue Point Yoga
June 15, 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.
Roots Farmers’ Market
June 15, 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.
Yoga with Art
June 15, 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.
Durham Civil Rights Walking Tour
June 15, 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.
Making Moves Fitness Series
June 15, 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.
Bull City Cruise-In
June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus
Join us at American Tobacco in Downtown Durham for the Bull City Cruise-In. Sponsored by: American Tobacco, 99.9 THE FAN, The Nano Pros and The Sports Shop. This family-friendly event features: Car & Truck Cruise-In: –Over 100 cars and trucks on display by local area car clubs –Event is FREE and open to the Public –Event is Rain or Shine –Enjoy live music on Diamond View Park
Golden Belt Yoga
June 15, 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).
INDY Week Best of the Triangle Bash 2019
June 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt
The Best of the Triangle Bash is back! Come celebrate the 2019 winners at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt from 12-4 Saturday June 15th. Free to the public and family & pet friendly! Come enjoy free samples, get info from local businesses, and not to mention plenty of Hi-Wire beer as well as guest taps with some of your other favorite beers from around the Triangle. Winners will be able to pick up their plaques at the bash and finalists can score their decals there, as well. We’re excited to announce that Carolina Sidekicks, matt phillips and the Back Pocket, and (J)Rowdy and the NightShift will be performing at our Best Of Bash this year.
West Point Park Tour
June 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at West Point on the Eno
Humans have changed the river; the river has changed humans. Come explore the water and floodplain with us. This hike will be about three miles long and will have two water crossings (the Eno River and Warren Creek), so you may want to bring 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!
Durty Dog Days of Summer
June 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company
Join us at Durty Bull Brewing in downtown Durham from 2 – 5 PM on Saturday, June 15th for an adoption + fundraising event and SO. MANY. ACTIVITIES. Here’s what’s going on : * Dog Wash – bring your durty pupperoo to get a scrub-a-dub-dubbed by our team of pawsome dog wash volunteers (trust us, they’re practically pro dog washers at this point given all the foster pups they’ve had). $10 donation per pup. * Durty Bull is donating a % of all bar sales during our event time to Hope Animal Rescue!
HIGH ALTITUDE WINES – DURHAM WINE TASTING SERIES
June 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Bar Brunello
In this class, guests will taste wines from high altitude regions such as Savoie and Alsace in France, Salta in Argentina, Alto Adige in Italy, and Mosel in Germany, all of which exhibit beautiful aromatics and exceptional acidity—the perfect combination for a summertime tasting class! 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.
Live Music: Dandelions At Midnight
June 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company
Acoustic duo, Dandelions At Midnight (fomerly Kevin Drive) , will be putting on a free, live performance in the taproom on Saturday, June 15th from 4-6 pm. Come jam out and drink Durty for our fundraiser with Hope Animal Rescue (2-5 pm). Food by Baltic Bites (4-8 pm)!
4th Annual Triangle Band Festival
June 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Durham Central Park
Don’t miss this free family community music event! The 4th Annual Triangle Community Band Festival will be held on Saturday June 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Durham’s Central Park and will feature concerts from 5 area community bands – including Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s Village Band. Please join us for an evening of delightful music from classical and contemporary band repertoire. Food and drink will be available for purchase from local food trucks.
Juneteenth Celebration – and We’re Honored to Play
June 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Juneteenth Celebration Downtown Durham
As part of the annual Juneteenth Celebration in Durham, the Mighty Messengers of Soul will bring our Soul-Injected Fun to the stage about 6 pm. Lots of activities from 1-10 pm!
Bulls vs. RailRiders
June 15, 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!
Karaoke: Pride Month
June 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Barley Labs
*Update – We’re staying open til 11 for this event to keep the party going a bit longer than usual!* We’ve had so much support from the LGBTQ community that we wanted to celebrate you with a special Karaoke night for Pride Month. Come out and sing your favorite love song or songs by artists who are part of or are supporters of the LGBTQ community. As always, all are welcome.
Full Moon Fever Bike Ride
June 15, 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.
House of Coxx: Two Shows One Night
June 15, 2019 @ 8:30 pm to 2:00 am at The Pinhook
Come out and hang with the House of Coxx and celebrate as we continue to pour our love into Durham. Yes, we are talking about the same House of Coxx featured on CNN, The View, Today.com, and the News and Observer. At 8:30 PM, we have the All Ages Early Bird Special featuring G-Clef with Stormie Daie hosting and Vivica C. Coxx rounding out the cast! At 11 PM, Asa and Naomi will be joining Stormie, G, and Vivica on stage for a chance to burn down the house with lewks, lips, and lashes!
School’s Out Summer Pride Party
June 15, 2019 @ 9:00 pm to 2:00 am at Arcana
School’s out!! Come out, let loose and show your pride!! $7 door entry $5 educators w/ school ID 9-10pm :: Enjoy sweet & savory tunes by the amazing Ally J & Kevin Clark 10pm-2am :: Dance and enjoy yourself as DJ VSPTN spins all night * Tarot by Abstract Emergence * Silent auction + raffle w/ gift certificates to many local restaurants * Co-sponsored by Foothills Craft Brews (yum!) All funds raised go to Safe Schools NC (safeschoolsnc.org), a non-profit dedicated to creating safe and positive learning environments for LGBTQ+ students in North Carolina.
Sunday, June 16
Sunday Morning Flow: Rooftop Yoga with Global Breath Studio
June 16, 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.
Father’s Day Axes & Ales
June 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Urban Axes
What’s the best way to spend Father’s Day? Making memories with Dad as you cheers beers and throw axes! $25 per person gets you an hour of axe throwing with our Axepert coaches and your first beer to kick things off. -Ticket includes your first beer. -All participants must wear closed toe shoes. -Everyone must be 21+. Drink, bond, and throw axes with Dad!
Summer Food Truck Rodeo ft. The Up and Up
June 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Durham Central Park
A Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo is an all-ages Sunday afternoon gathering of dozens of the Triangle’s most popular food trucks, five times each year. The event is free to attend. You simply pay for what you decide to eat from the trucks’ menus–from savory and stick-to-your-ribs to sweet treats. Bringing together an all-star lineup of funkateers from some of North Carolina’s greatest funk bands both past and present, this supergroup is sure to represent!
June 16, 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.
Father’s Day: Beer & Brats Grilled on the Patio
June 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Jack Tar and The Colonel’s Daughter
Celebrate Father’s Day outside with us! We will be grilling out on the patio, serving Brats and Beer from 12:00-5:00pm. Bring the whole family by for the festivities.
Tune in & Wig Out: Drag Pool Party at Unscripted Durham
June 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Unscripted Durham
TUNE IN & WIG OUT AT UNSCRIPTED DURHAM’S ROOFTOP POOL WITH THE HOUSE OF COXX SUNDAY, JUNE 16 12-5PM Slay what? Celebrate National Pride Month on The Patio at Unscripted with Vivica, Stormie, and more! Sunday, June 16th marks the first Drag Pool Party of the season. Tickets are $30, which will be credited to your bill for Food & Beverage from The Patio menu.
Sunday Funday at Pour!
June 16, 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!!
Wii Golf Tourney & Donuts
June 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Barley Labs
Whether you’re a dad to human or furry kids, join us for a Wii Golf Tournament on Father’s Day! No need to pre-register — just show up on the day of, and we’ll have a special menu option that will get you entry into the tournament, a drink of your choice, and a donut!
Durham Symphony Orchestra: American Womens Suffrage Centennial Concert
June 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at The Carolina Theatre of Durham
Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Mon, 13 May 2019 at 12:00 PM
Durham Dogs and Durham Bulls!
June 16, 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.
Bulls vs. RailRiders
June 16, 2019 @ 5:05 pm to 8:05 pm at Kids run the bases for today’s game. Bring out the family!
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! Treat dad to a ballgame on his extra special day!
Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Summer Movie Series
June 16, 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! Visit the Taproom Calendar for upcoming Big Screen showtimes: http://ponysaurusbrewing.com/events
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