This weekend check out the Tobacco Road Music Fest, Black August in the Park, Boozy Slushies at Durty Bull, Super Hero Day at DBAP, and a whole lot more. Here’s 40+ things to do.


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Thursday, August 8th

PopUp Durham Featuring Parker & Otis Paper

August 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

359 Blackwell Street, Suite 159 Diamond View III Building Dates and Times: August 1-28 M-SA 10 am – 3 pm Closed Sunday 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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Nasher Creates: Kids Studio

August 8, 2019 @ 10:15 am to 1:15 pm at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

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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

August 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am to 11:30 am at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

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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Goses & Beermosas Flight Night

August 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

We’ve got a special flight night lined up for you on Thursday, August 8th. Come out for short pours of our latest release, the Key Lime Gose, our mind-bending Phased Out Dark Gose, and our new beermosa offerings – with our heavily fruited Sippy Cup Wheat Ales and our Orange-Rosemary Sour Ale as the bases.

The Dankery opens for pre-orders at 6:30 pm on Instagram and walk-ups at 7!

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Pinot Noir Tasting with Advintage!

August 8, 2019 @ 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at The Oak House Durham

Love Pinot Noir? Come by and taste how one grape can make some very different wines. We’ll have White, Sparkling, Rosé, and of course Red to highlight this delicious varietal!

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GreenToGo: Takeout Takeover

August 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Blue Corn Cafe

ALL ARE WELCOME! Let’s get together for fun and good food at a GreenToGo participating restaurants: Blue Corn Cafe! What do we do? We hang out and eat dinner together at the restaurant, with our food in GreenToGo containers. You do not need a membership to come – we will show you what to do! Last time many people brought their whole family! Please RSVP so we can let the restaurant know how many to expect. 

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Thursdays Live on the Patio

August 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Unscripted Durham

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

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Bulls vs. Mets

August 8, 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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Trivia!

August 8, 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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Friday, August 9th

PopUp Durham Featuring Parker & Otis Paper

August 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

359 Blackwell Street, Suite 159 Diamond View III Building Dates and Times: August 1-28 M-SA 10 am – 3 pm Closed Sunday 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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Brewery Bhavana Tap Takeover

August 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 11:59 pm at The Durham Hotel

Join us on the Roof as our friends at Brewery Bhavana take over our taps with five of their slow-fermented, wood-aged beers. On tap: Piglette, Tart & Funky Grisette, 4.2% Aria, Barrel-Fermented Cuvee, 6.0% Saison Blanc, White Wine-Inspired Sour Ale, 6.6% Wood-Fermented Pilsner Lager, 5.0% Yield, Luscious Little Session IPA, 4.5% Folks from Brewery Bhavana will be on the Roof from 5-7pm with swag and some special magnums for sampling. Come get a taste of Raleigh right here in Durham.

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Night Swim

August 9, 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: Caique Vidal. Free and open to the public 21 and over.

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PLAYlist Concert Series: New Reveille w/ Raleigh Rockers

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

Breakdance crew Raleigh Rockers – Crew opens for Raleigh Alt-Country band New Reveille. Don’t miss this because there will also be a never-to-be-replicated collaborative number! New Reveille’s sound: Amy Kamm on lead vocals, Daniel Cook on banjo and guitar, George Hage on guitar, Autumn Brand on violin — an Americana lineup so far. But there’s also Kaitlin Grady on cello, adding a classical element, combining with Autumn in mini-orchestral textures and melodies. Cook’s banjo avoids flashy patterns, instead harks back to a pre-bluegrass era. As for the vocals, Kamm dances deftly between artful interpretive solo parts and three-part female harmonies that somehow soar, caress, and electrify all at once. Then come the songs. Darker textures prevail, mostly in minor modes. Lyrics conjure ominous visions and premonitions. “Hard days are coming, Lord,” is the lament on “Abide,” sung over a stark beat, haunted banjo, and slashing fiddle fills… Free and open to the public

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Bulls vs. Indians

August 9, 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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The Beat Market at Fullsteam

August 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Fullsteam Brewery

Join us for our next Beat Market at Fullsteam on Friday, August 9th 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!

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Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy at Durty Bull

August 9, 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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Kickoff Cocktail Party

August 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at 21c Museum Hotel Durham

Ladies and gentlemen, come help The Prevailing Woman magazine kick off our She Prevails women’s conference on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the 21c Hotel in Durham, NC. The #ShePrevails2019 Kickoff Cocktail Party is hosted by Courvoisier, which means this is a open bar event! **Registration to the Conference grants you complimentary admission. No need to register here!!**

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Saturday, August 10th

The Nolia Swap: Kid’s Clothes, Toys, and School Supplies

August 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 11:00 am at Nolia: Family + Coffee

Join us at the first ever Nolia Swap: a kid’s clothes, toys, and school supplies exchange, so that you don’t have to buy EVERYTHING! How it works: 1) Reserve your place as an “early-bird” so that you get access to all of the best items. Early bird tickets also include one free prepared drink at Nolia. 2) Bring good quality, gently-used kid’s clothes, toys, and school supplies during regular business hours at Nolia Coffee from now until Friday. 3) Meet other parents and get great items instead of having to buy them. 4) Drink coffee and be happy 🙂 Logistics: Early-bird access begins with item drop-off at 7:45am. The first group of people will begin shopping for items at 8am. Public access begins at 9am, after the early-birds have finished. Meet your neighbors and get the kids equipped for the Fall season!

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Durham Craft Market

August 10, 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 Yoga in the Park

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

July 20 is CANCELED DUE TO HEAT WAVE 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. 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! In the event of rain or inclement weather, the class will be canceled.

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Roots Farmers’ Market

August 10, 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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Shop 2nd Saturday Downtown Durham

August 10, 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. 2ndSaturdayDurham.com, #2ndSaturdayDurham Look for the banners to find these participating stores

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Yoga with Art

August 10, 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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Tobacco Heritage Walking Tour

August 10, 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.

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PopUp Durham Featuring Parker & Otis Paper

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

359 Blackwell Street, Suite 159 Diamond View III Building Dates and Times: August 1-28 M-SA 10 am – 3 pm Closed Sunday 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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Golden Belt Yoga

August 10, 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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Splash Day!

August 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Lifespring Church

Escape the summer heat on splash day – with fun for all ages! We will have water slides, slip n slides, water balloons, designated toddler play areas, organized water games, and food trucks! Lifespring Church, 3707 Garrett Rd. Durham, NC 27707

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Boozy Slushies @ Durty Bull

August 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 12:00 am at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Come cool off with boozy slushies all day on Saturday, August 10th! Choose from Frosé, a Mango-Tangerine Beermosa Slushie (made with our “Sippy Cup” Wheat Ale), or a Brass Monkey (Sippy Cup Beermosa + the one and only Durty Bull Lager).

Live music by The River Otters and an adoption event with Independent Animal Rescue from 4-6 pm!

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Reggae on the Roof

August 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

Selector B Steady and DJ Algoriddim spin classic reggae on vinyl. Free and open to the public 21 and over.

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Frosé & Mango-Tangerine Wheat Ale Mimosa Slushies

August 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 11:59 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

Come cool off with boozy slushies all day on Saturday, August 10th! Choose from Frosé, a Mango-Tangerine Beermosa Slushie (made with our “Sippy Cup” Wheat Ale), or a Brass Monkey (Sippy Cup Beermosa + the one and only Durty Bull Lager). Live music by The River Otters and an adoption event with Independent Animal Rescue from 4-6 pm!

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Nugget + Spruce End-of-Summer Bash!

August 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt

Celebrate the end of summer with the debut of a new Nugget color (and free giveaway!), kid-friendly spaces designed by Spruce Creative Studio, and crafts with The Scrap Exchange. The first 50 guests from the RSVP list to arrive will get a free drink ticket at Hi Wire, and all guests who RSVP will be entered into a raffle with prizes totaling more than $1,500.

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Black August in the Park 2019

August 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Black August in the Park

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ROSÉ – DURHAM WINE TASTING SERIES

August 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Bar Brunello

This is the perfect class for any Rosé-lover! Guests will explore Rosés of varying hues with distinct flavor profiles from around the globe. 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. Selected bottles will be available for retail sale at the end of each class. Tickets can also be purchased in person at Bar Brunello to avoid added service fees. FAQs Ticket sales are final. Class participants must be 21 years of age of older to attend this event. Please bring a valid ID to the class.

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Make Waves Not War

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

This week: Direct from NYC, DJ ClaSICK from 6-10pm. Free and open to the public 21+.

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Bulls vs. Indians

August 10, 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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House of Coxx Beyoncé Show

August 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00 am at The Pinhook

The House of Coxx is bringing you two Beyoncé shows. One at 8:30 with guest Cookie Couture for the folks with a bed time. Then, we are going to give you everything else we have for the 11 PM show. Both are guaranteed to make you lose your breath! Honey, we are ready! Are you?! Pitcrew to include Jang and Alex and DJ One Duran is back to play with you all!

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Sunday, August 11th

Sunday Morning Flow: Rooftop Yoga with Global Breath Studio

August 11, 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.

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Poolside Yoga with Global Breath Studio

August 11, 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)   **Sunday Morning Flow yoga classes are free for all Unscripted Durham hotel guests.

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Yoga with Art

August 11, 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.

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Gospel Brunch Revival

August 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Rhythms Live Music Hall

“Get your Praise & Grub On” General Admission Seating, sit wherever you like. There’s no set time for you to join us. Join us anytime between the hours of 10:30 am until 1:15 pm and you are guaranteed to see a show. Doors Open @ 10:30am, first show starts at 11:00am. Brunch closes at 2:00 pm An event for the entire family.

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Brunch at Barrel Culture

August 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending

We’re teaming up with UpZcale Chefs Food Truck for a special Sunday brunch series. We will be slinging mimosa beer slushies, and yes we will top it with prosecco. Brunch will run from 11am- 2pm!  

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Brunches Brew

August 11, 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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Sunday Funday at Pour!

August 11, 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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Tobacco Road Music Fest

August 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

The TRMF is a collaboration and a celebration of cultures to include musical entertainment, and other artistic talent for the purpose of promoting diversity and community unity. This is a FREE event! Come out and enjoy local artists and entertainers on the lawn of the beautifully, revitalized American Tobacco Campus. Bring your lawn chair and blanket and sip on a glass of wine while you enjoy music of all genres. All residents, visitors and guests are welcome, TRMF is FREE and open to the public. For the ultimate experience, vendors will be on site, Triangle Wine Company, Empress Jewelry, GTP Sports Memorabilia, and much more.

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Tune In & Wig Out Drag Pool Party with House of Coxx

August 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

12-5PM 21+ Slay what? Last party of the season 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.

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Durham Dogs and Durham Bulls!

August 11, 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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Bulls vs. Indians

August 11, 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!

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Super Hero Day

August 11, 2019 @ 5:05 pm to 8:05 pm at Durham Bulls Baseball Club

Opposing teams be warned – Marvel Super Hero Day is coming to Durham Bulls Athletic Park! On August 11, the stadium will host Super Hero Day, complete with special Captain America jerseys and bobbleheads.

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Karaoke Night

August 11, 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 11, 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 11: “house white”

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