This weekend it’s all about the Art of Cool Festival, Black Wall Street Homecoming, and all the Pride festivities. Here’s 30+ things to do in Durham.
Black Wall Street: Homecoming 2019
September 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 12:00 pm at Black Wall Street
Our legacy inspires our future. Black Wall Street: Homecoming’s 5th year is coming in September.
Beer Club Wednesday!
September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Pour Taproom
Our weekly FREE beer tasting features some delicious brews from a featured craft brewery. Join us every Wednesday for Beer Club, and explore the world of beer with the experts!
September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Golden Belt Campus
Join us each Wednesday for our Open Jam Sessions led by Stephen Munoz. All musicians and lovers of a good time are welcome. This is free and open to the public.
Print Your Own Durham Tee
September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Inkfinity Printing
Come print your own Durham themed tee. We’ll have select Durham themed graphics set up on the press and you can bring in your own shirt(s) and print the graphic live for just $5! (Some blank tees will also be available if you don’t have your own) The Shrimp Truck will be serving food outside!
Abort Mission: A comedy benefit
September 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company
Abort Mission: A comedy benefit is a comedy show that raises funds for reproductive rights! Portion of proceeds go to NARAL North Carolina Abort Mission: A comedy benefit is a reproductive rights fundraiser. A portion of every ticket sold benefits NARAL of North Carolina! A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina. a pro-choice advocacy organization.
PopUp Durham Featuring Wonderpuff
September 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus
Wonderpuff is a hand-crafted cotton candy company curated by Jackie and Rem Morin. Our mission is to spread love and unity through our sugar. Be ready to be covered in sugar and rainbows!
Owner Faceoff for APS of Durham
September 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Barley Labs
Theresa here… Scott & I are facing off in a bartending contest supporting The Animal Protection Society of Durham, and you’re invited! We’ll be slinging drinks on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 4-9 p.m. Each of us will have a tip jar, and all tips you generously give will be donated to APS of Durham.
Durham Night Market
September 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Durham Night Market
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!
Intimate Evening at Zweli’s: Presenting The Fall / Winter Menu
September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Zweli’s
Enjoy an exclusive taste of the new Fall Menu with Chef Zwe of Zweli’s Kitchen as she introduce a Zimbabwean Autumn of Flavors! Join Chef Zweli on this intimate evening experience, introducing her Fall Menu of Zimbabwean cuisine, South African wines and live music.
Thursdays Live on the Patio
September 26, 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.
September 26, 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.
Art of Cool Festival
September 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Downtown Durham
The Art of Cool Festival is celebrating its 6th year this September 27-29th in downtown Durham, North Carolina. A remix of a Black American Music festival, AOCFEST 2019 fuses forward-thinking Jazz, alternative Soul and Hip Hop greats over the course of a dope, culture-filled weekend.
Oktoberfest Flights & Pretzels
September 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Barley Labs
Get a free soft pretzel (while supplies last) with the purchase of an Oktoberfest flight! We’ll have 3 Oktoberfest beers on draft, and you’ll get to pick anything off our draft list for your 4th beer…because variety.
Free Walking Tour of Downtown Durham
September 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Durham Bull Statue – Major
These walking tours are FREE! They are part of Brown Hat Tour’s Tapestry Tour series. Take a stroll around downtown Durham, featuring poetic presentations about the many threads of Durham’s Diversity.
September 27, 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. Free and open to the public 21 and over.
Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy at Durty Bull
September 27, 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.
Fourth Friday Film Series
September 27, 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
DJ Terminator X
September 27, 2019 @ 9:30 pm to 1:30 am at Unscripted Durham
Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee DJ Terminator X returns to Unscripted’s long-running BOOM! dance party.
Queer AF Pride Dance Party
September 27, 2019 @ 10:00 pm to 2:00 am at Durham Fruit and Produce Co
Come out and get sweaty. It’s Pride weekend and the Fruit is going to be hot, sweaty, and full of celebration. Shake away the year, rejuvenate your spirit, cleanse your soul with the love of your people.
Duke Gardens Fall Plant Sale
September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Discover an array of plants ideal for this region — including Duke Gardens plants, trees, shrubs, vines, bulbs, and decorative plant pots. Members get 10% off all purchases, plus first dibs at the members-only preview sale from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.
Yoga with Art
September 28, 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.
Saturdays at Cloche Coffee
September 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Cloche Coffee
Saturday’s at Cloche. Cloche Coffee is Durham’s newest coffee shop and it is a gem. Located just down from the studio at 721 Broad St., Cloche Coffee presents a beautiful space that will add much beauty, inspiration and ease to your day… with delicious coffee and food along the way! Join us for a free community class on their outdoor patio.
Pump & Putt
September 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Bull City Mini Golf and Bar
Looking for a twist on your workout? Join Bull City Mini and the Durham YMCA for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) featuring the Durham Y’s Red Rover truck and Bull City Mini golf for active (and fun!) recovery. Class registration (see ticket link, $12/Y Members, $18/Everyone) includes 7 circuits of exercises each followed by one of Bull City Mini’s community designed holes.
Historic Architecture & Urban Landscapes Walking Tour
September 28, 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.
Family Fun Series
September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Golden Belt Campus
One Saturday of the month join us for our family fun series. This is FREE and open to the public. Here is what you can expect: 10am-12pm: Come to the plaza for family friendly activities for kids and parents to enjoy.
Pride: Durham, NC 2019
September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 10:00 pm at Duke University East Campus
Pride: Durham, NC is returning on September 28, 2019 and will be located at Duke University’s East Campus.
FreeMomHugs at Durham Pride 2019
September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 10:00 pm at Duke University – East Campus, Durham
Pride: Durham, NC brings love and activism back to the forefront of Pride as a way to drive stronger connections and further growth and success in a tumultuous political climate.
Bull City Boxer Bash
September 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company
Fundraising event to benefit Carolina Boxer Rescue. Come meet some great dogs and grab a beer!
September 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm at James Joyce Irish Pub
After you’re done with the parade, come by the Joyce for $5 HiWire Hurricane Goses and $5 Durham Pride Cocktails.
Make Waves Not War
September 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted
Hang out by the pool with cocktails and small bites and a rotation of DJs every Saturday. This week: DJ ClaSICK spins 12-5; DJ Damu 6-10. Free and open to the public 21+.
Movement Workshop: Transforming White Femininity
September 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios
Saturday, September 28 from 2-5p @ ADF Scripps Studio, located at 721 Broad St in Durham led by Alyssa Noble, Meg Stein and Ginger Wagg Free & Open to the public, but you must PRE-REGISTER to participate. Everyone is welcome. Register at http://www.megstein.com/white-fem-dance-workshop (donation optional).
Living Funeral Ceremony
September 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Blue Point Yoga
Emily Cross’ “living funerals” are engaging participatory workshops about facing mortality. They are limited to 15 people in order to create a comfortable and intimate setting where participants write their “last words” and are led in a death visualization. You will come out with a brand new, refreshed perspective on life. Come challenge yourself and stumble upon some existential discoveries!
Bull City Campout
September 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 7:00 am at Environmental Education Pavilion at West Point on the Eno, 5253 N Roxboro Street Durham, NC 27712
Whether you’re new to tent camping or an old pro, camping with your friends in Historic West Point on the Eno Park with Durham Parks and Recreation is a good time for all. Campfire stories, river exploration, night hikes, s’mores and stargazing through our telescopes are just a few of the adventures we’ll have in the park.
Exhibition Opening: “Cosmic Rhythm Vibrations”
September 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Join us in the Great Hall to celebrate the opening of “Cosmic Rhythm Vibrations,” a major exhibition that highlights works from the Nasher Museum collection that engage visual and musical rhythm.
Sounds of the Studio
September 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Unscripted Durham
Join Unscripted for Live music each Saturday in the Studio from 5:30-7:30. Rotating performances will include hip-hop instrumental, jazz harp trio, vocal percussion. All small plates are buy one get one free. Free parking with that night’s F&B purchase; must show receipt.
Dessert Club: Fall Fest
September 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Barley Labs
Join us for the next meeting of the Barley Labs Dessert Club! The theme for September is Fall Fest. HOW IT WORKS: Fall is upon us! Bring your favorite fall-themed treat — think pumpkins, apples, and warm spices! Bring your creation, a serving utensil if needed, a recipe card, and Tupperware for leftovers. We’ll taste everyone’s desserts, you can snap photos of the recipe cards you loved, and you can take home leftovers of your favorites (if there are any!).
House of Coxx Pride Reunion
September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 pm to 2:00 am at The Pinhook
YASSSSSSSSSSS! Pride: Durham, NC is happening on September 28th and we want to give you life that night! Come play with some Coxx’s! Anita Coxx and Brigitte Kiss are making the trip home to Mama to say heeeyyyyyyyy! The Queens of Comedy (Dramedy?) are back!
Pride Dance Party
September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 pm to 2:00 am at Boxcar Bar + Arcade
Make your way to our Private Event Space after the Pride: Durham, NC 2019 festival for a Pride Dance Party!
Sunday Morning Flow: Rooftop Yoga with Global Breath Studio
September 29, 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.
Yoga with Art
September 29, 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.
Drag Brunch Featuring The House of Coxx
September 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Counting House NC
21c Museum Hotel Durham and Counting House celebrate Pride Weekend 2019. Join us for Drag Brunch featuring The House of Coxx at Counting House. Tickets are $40 and include price of entry, brunch buffet, and one welcome mimosa.
September 29, 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.
Sunday Funday at Pour!
September 29, 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!
Art of Pride Trivia and Tea Dance with House of Coxx
September 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted
Join Vivica, Stormie and the House of Coxx for Art of Pride trivia on the Unscripted Patio pool deck! Theme is – you guessed it – Art of Cool and Pride. Bone up on your knowledge and bring your suit! Music starts at noon; trivia at 3pm; tea dance starts directly after Trivia and goes till 7pm. DJ VSPRTN spins all day long. Free and open to the public 21+.
2019 Durham College Fair
September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Durham Convention Center
Students and parents come and meet representatives from over 75 colleges and universities without leaving Durham! This is a great chance to figure out which college is right for you.
Pints, Pups, and Pupcakes
September 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Pour Taproom
Come hang out with us for our Pints, Pups, and Pupcakes event at Pour Taproom in downtown Durham on 09/29 from 3 – 5 PM! Meet our adoptable pupperoos Pour Taproom is donating 15% of bar sales during the event time to HAR!
Parties For The Park: Trucks For The Park
September 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Durham Central Park
For the past 10 years, Durham Central Park has hosted five Food Truck Rodeos per year that bring thousands to the park to enjoy all that the thriving food truck scene has to offer. The good folks at Pie Pushers and Only Burger are teaming up again to organize this special opportunity to experience a PRIVATE “mini Rodeo.”
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