The Point 262 at Fullsteam, Harvest & Hornworm Festival, Durham Night Market, Summer Concert at Brightleaf Square, and a whole lot more. Here’s 35+ events happening in Durham this weekend.


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PopUp Durham Featuring Parker & Otis Paper

August 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

Pencils, pens, and all of the paper things… As an extension of the popular retail shop within Parker & Otis’ famed restaurant, P&O Paper will focus on those items dedicated to the tactile experience of putting pen (or pencil) to paper. The PopUp@ATC is located adjacent to Bull City Mini – a community-designed mini-golf course that will offer beer and wine.

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Durham Night Market

August 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Durham Night Market

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We are so excited for our next Durham Night Market at Pine & Poplar at The Wine Feed. Over 40 local makers will be selling their handmade products. There will be food trucks, live music, wine, beer and so much more!

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Thursdays Live on the Patio

August 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

Grab a bite and a cocktail and enjoy live music poolside every Thursday. This week: Wiley Fosters. Free and open to the public 21 and over.

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Bulls vs. Knights

August 22, 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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Third Thursday Comedy Showcase

August 22, 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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Trivia!

August 22, 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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Night Swim

August 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

Make waves when the lights go down. Poolside DJs every Friday 6-10pm. This week: DJ PlayPlay. Free and open to the public 21 and over.

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PLAYlist Concert Series: &More (Chill Moody & Donn T) w/ Niito

August 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Durham Central Park

Debuting as &More (Chill Moody & Donn T) at the annual Roots Jam Session last January in the lead-up to Grammy week, the pair settled on a band name in reference to festival lineups that state “and more” at the bottom of fliers. (“I could be ‘and more’ one day, just joking along with that,” says Chill.) But &More’s missive is grounded in the times, surveying the world at large and exploring a variety of topics along a political and societal spectrum. It’s a perspective that drives their debut album Ethel Bobcat, inspired by the maternal figure in black communities who kept the neighborhood under her purview and offered sagacity where needed. “What she represented is what we felt we were missing in music and our communities now,” says Chill. “When that figure is no longer, we gotta understand the correlation in the fact that there are no more old heads in the neighborhood looking out for that.” The Triangle’s very own Niito opens the evening. Their latest live release, Not Divided By Colour blurs the lines between R&B, Rock, Pop, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Blues. “Donn T’s soothing, angelic vocals and Chill Moody’s gripping, poetic rhymes create a balance that resembles the relationship between yin and yang.”

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Fourth Friday Fire

August 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at West Point on the Eno – Environmental Education Pavilion, 5253 N Roxboro St. Durham, NC

There may be nothing better than sitting next to a warm, crackling campfire. Durham Parks and Recreation Outdoor Recreation invites you to join us for a Fourth Friday Fire. Learn about the wonder of nature from knowledgeable staff while sitting by the fire. Free and open to all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).

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Drink & Draw | Durham

August 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Pour Taproom

Come check out Pour’s selection of great beers and ciders and draw something cool. 3rd Friday’s Durham. 1 beer included with your ticket!

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Summer concert Series at Brightleaf Square

August 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Brightleaf Square Shopping Mall Pub

Mother Nature wasn’t feeling the groove August 2nd, so we’re rescheduled for August 23rd! Hope to see y’all out then!

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Bike Ride to Audio Under the Stars

August 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at CCB Plaza

A leisurely summer ride to Audio Under The Stars, an audio festival on the lawn at the Center for Documentary Studies. Rain date: August 30. Gather at the bull statue in CCB Plaza at 7pm, we’ll roll out for a casual social ride that ends at 8pm at the Center for Documentary Studies (1317 W Pettigrew Street). Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics. Food available on-site for sale; BYOB.

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Bulls vs. Stripers

August 23, 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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Bunch of Jerks Night at DBAP

August 23, 2019 @ 7:05 pm to 10:05 pm at Durham Bulls Athletic Park

The Durham Bulls and Carolina Hurricanes have partnered to bring Bunch of Jerks Night to Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Friday, August 23!

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Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy at Durty Bull

August 23, 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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Stagville Under the Stars

August 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Historic Stagville

Join Historic Stagville and Morehead Planetarium for Stagville Under the Stars! Storytelling, science, and stargazing, all in one evening. Hear African folktales about the sun, moon, and stars, and then peer through telescopes to take a tour of the stars. This event is perfect for kids and families. We will meet in the Visitor Center at Historic Stagville and then head outside to use telescopes on the grounds after dark. This is a popular event, so come early to be sure you don’t miss any stories! This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Fourth Friday Film Series

August 23, 2019 @ 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Golden Belt Campus

Each Fourth Friday of the month join us for a night of art, film, food and fun. This is free and open to the public. Here is this season’s lineup which is curated by Lana Garland, Artistic Director for the Annual Hayti Heritage Film Festival.

August 23rd – Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (documentary film) Synopsis: Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions. Run Time: 96 minutes

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Free Yoga in the Park

August 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Durham Central Park

Free Yoga in the 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.

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Roots Farmers’ Market

August 24, 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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Yoga with Art

August 24, 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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Historic Architecture & Urban Landscapes Walking Tour

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Durham Farmers’ Market

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. Featured on the tour are the 1915 First National Bank, the 1921 Mechanics and Farmers Bank Building, and Preservation Durham’s one-time home, the Snow Building, built in 1933. Built by the successful entrepreneurs of early 20th Durham, buildings Downtown were designed by nationally known architects like Milburn and Heister, Bertrand E. Taylor, Edward F. Sibbert, and Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon as well as by local companies Rose and Rose, George Watts Carr, Hill C. Linthicum, and Atwood and Weeks.

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Harvest & Hornworm Festival

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Duke Homestead State Historic Site

Celebrate North Carolina farming culture and history at Duke Homestead with our Harvest and Hornworm Festival. Don’t miss the looping contest and Hornworm Race! This event will feature live music, local arts and crafts vendors, hands on history, and the last tobacco auction in Durham! Free of charge, but donations encouraged.

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Dino Academy: A Day of Dinosaur Discovery

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Museum of Life and Science

Included with Admission Dig into the past as you spend the day becoming a paleontologist! Our campus will be decked out with dino-themed activities and incredible fossils that are sure to make you roar! Joining us for Dino Academy: NC Fossil Club, Tar Heel Gem and Mineral Club, N.C. State Origami Club, Duke Lemur Center, UNC Paleobiology Group, Nat Sci Paleo Research Lab Activities around campus.

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PopUp Durham Featuring Parker & Otis Paper

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

Pencils, pens, and all of the paper things… As an extension of the popular retail shop within Parker & Otis’ famed restaurant, P&O Paper will focus on those items dedicated to the tactile experience of putting pen (or pencil) to paper. The PopUp@ATC is located adjacent to Bull City Mini – a community-designed mini-golf course that will offer beer and wine.

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Basic Screen Printing Class

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at The Scrap Exchange

Basic Screen Printing Class Instructor: Robby Poore Date: Sat. Aug 24th Time: 10:00am -12:00 pm Cost: $40 Learn the basics of screen printing with members of the Supergraphic Print Lab team. Participants will create unique prints using traditional screen filler and cut stencil methods. Everyone can take home whatever they print! This workshop will not include the use of photographic emulsion.

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The 6th Annual Point 262 Run

August 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery

Run for two minutes. Party all day. One of the most famous 1/100th marathons in the world. Fun run? Yes. Competitive race? Yes. Beer at the finish? Heck yes. The Point 262 is a race for everyone, complete with bragging rights that you finished. And it’s not just about running: our feats of strength test your limits — from sheer muscle power to your ability to hold your hand in a tub of ice. This year, we’re expanding The Point 262 to include a slew of easy-drinking, low-alcohol beers from North Carolina independent breweries.

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Back to School Brunch

August 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Bull City Mini Golf and Bar

Food Truck Brunch Food + Special Guest Brunch Beverages Saturday Sip and Shop with P&O Paper The Poetry Fox!

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Make Waves Not War

August 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

Unscripted has the hottest rooftop in the Triangle this summer. Hang out by the pool with cocktails and small bites and a rotation of DJs from 12-5 and 6-10 every Saturday. Free and open to the public 21+.

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Stab Your Friend Day

August 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Research Triangle Fencing

Stab Your Friend Day is a FREE introductory fencing class hosted by Research Triangle Fencing in Durham. Come learn about the fast-paced Olympic sport of fencing. Bring a friend, relative, or colleague, and our highly skilled coaches will help you learn to stab them. It’s fun, and cheaper than therapy! Kids’ Class : 1-2pm Adult Class : 2:30-3:30pm

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Bulls vs. Stripers

August 24, 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!

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Summa Bumma | An Alternative Mini Music Festival

August 24, 2019 @ 9:00 pm to 2:00 am at Durham Fruit

Summa Bumma is an Alternative Mini Music Festival accentuating the essence of Summer. Through the celebration of the eclectic music scene, we immerse ourselves in the vibrancy + artistry of talented North Carolinian creatives. Featuring award-winning performers from across North Carolina, this mini music festival comes to Durham Fruit Company (The Fruit) on Durham, NC, on August 24th. Summa Bumma invites audiences of all backgrounds to experience the alternative music scene as never before — with music performances, comedic improv, visual art and a scratch night of Summer joy. Alternative artists + DJs join each other for a night of festive fun. Summa Bumma gives us all a space to dissociate from life’s commotion and immerse ourselves in the vibrancy of talented North Carolinian creatives. A reclamation of joy, this live showcase liberates us through music to produce an effervescent experience. LINEUP A.yoni Jeffries Glacezauka Russell Favret Trandle Treee City Kai Anerahs Godric ZEVi + GABi Drkmttr High Tide NC Sponsors & Partners: Awaruhi Inc. | Perkins Global Planning | Cocoa Cinnamon | Be Connected Durham | SOAP Worldwide | Durham 150 | PB&Jams | Rumors Clothing Boutique | Beer Study Visit www.summabumma.com for more details.

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Sunday Morning Flow: Rooftop Yoga with Global Breath Studio

August 25, 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.

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Teen Cancer America Hoop-a-Thon: The Rivalry 2019

August 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at Cameron Indoor Stadium

Teen Cancer America (TCA) is tapping into the passion of the Duke-Carolina basketball rivalry with a pair of competing fundraisers, offering fans the rare opportunity to shoot hoops alongside their favorite Blue Devil and Tar Heel players. Hosted by former All-Americans Nolan Smith of Duke and Brice Johnson of UNC, two back-to-back Hoop-a-Thons will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 in Chapel Hill and Sunday, Aug. 25 in Durham. Funds raised will help support TCA programs in development at the Duke Cancer Institute and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

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Poolside Yoga with Global Breath Studio

August 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 9:00 am at The Patio at Unscripted

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)

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Yoga with Art

August 25, 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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DUFFest II

August 25, 2019 @ 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at Bull City Burger & Brewery

Worldwide, every year 1.3 billion tons of perfectly edible food is wasted because of cosmetic imperfections while 868 million people suffer from hunger. Join us for a meal made of “underappreciated/underutilized/ugly” foods and we’ll prove that it is what’s on the inside that counts. Menu items include: • Lamb Meatballs with Demi Glace • Spare Ribs Two Ways • Stuffed Bell Peppers • Squash Marinara Roulade • Cold Zoodle Salad • Quick Pickle Salad • Blueberry and Kale Push Pops • Blueberry Panettone Those who RSVP for this event will be entered in a raffle for various prizes.

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Brunches Brew

August 25, 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!

August 25, 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!

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Back to School Brunch

August 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Bull City Mini Golf and Bar

Food Truck Brunch Food + Special Guest Brunch Beverages Saturday Sip and Shop with P&O Paper The Poetry Fox! Local DJs and Live Music

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Harmony Grooves Poolside plus Rosé Spritz Pop-Up

August 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

Harmony grooves poolside Noon-3pm. This free gathering for the Triangle’s Deep House community will feature the sounds of KB (Soul Clap/Pressure) with Harmony residents Jaesunel and Saynt. Expect funk, daytime house and mid-tempo vibes.   Durham Distillery will be on hand 1-3pm to introduce their new Conniption Rosé Spritz canned cocktails.

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PinGolf Cup Tournament

August 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Boxcar Bar + Arcade

Mark your calendars to compete in another Boxcar PinGolf Cup Tournament, hosted by the Boxcar Bar + Arcade PinGolf League – a tournament series that rotates through our locations by month, with this month’s event taking place at our Durham location on Sunday, August 25th at 1pm!

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Durham Dogs and Durham Bulls!

August 25, 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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DJ PlayPlay on the Nines

August 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Durham Hotel

DJ PlayPlay returns to the Roof for a set of the best songs from 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009, and 2019. Join us from 5-8pm for sunset jams and cold cocktails. No cover. About DJ PlayPlay: PlayPlay combines brand new percussion-forward club sounds with nostalgic classics in both their DJ sets and original music production. Their eclectic taste in music is inspired by what they grew up listening to, namely 80s bops, 90s club anthems, jock jams, classic house, jungle/dnb, industrial, and Baltimore club. PlayPlay has shared stages with artists such as Big Freedia, Darude, Sylvan Esso, TT the Artist, MC Lyte, Suzi Analogue, Le1f, Nadus, Jubilee, and Dai Burger. Though PlayPlay is now residing in NYC, they are still an energetic force behind several parties in Durham, including the long-running Dreaming of the 90s party at the Pinhook, as well as Party Illegal

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DJ PlayPlay on the Nines

August 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Durham Hotel

DJ PlayPlay returns to the Roof for a set of the best songs from 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009, and 2019. Join us from 5-8pm for sunset jams and cold cocktails. No cover.

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Bulls vs. Stripers

August 25, 2019 @ 5:05 pm to 8:05 pm at Kids run the bases for today’s game. Bring out the family!

Dress up like your favorite princess (don’t forget your tiara) for a magical evening at the DBAP! All your wishes are sure to come true on Princess Night! 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!

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Karaoke Night

August 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Unscripted Durham

Bring your best self to the Studio at Unscripted for karaoke every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

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Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Summer Movie Series

August 25, 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! August 25: “a catholic school girl who loves to dance & kiss trees”

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