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This weekend the Halloween festivities continue and we start to kick off the holiday season. Head to Bull Moon Rising, Durham 150 Closing Ceremony, Autumn Food Truck Rodeo, Howl-O-Ween Bash, and a lot more.
Thursday, October 31
BooFest at MLS
October 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Museum of Life and Science
Included with Admission, Free for Museum Members
Kooky (but not so spooky) activities for all to enjoy, from close encounters in the Insectarium to getting lost in our Halloween storytime. Get here early to take advantage of the Teal Pumpkin treat stations (while supplies last!). Costumes encouraged for all guests.
Halloween Party at The Jug
October 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Glass Jug Beer Lab
Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Order a beer and get a free candy to go with it. It’s like trick-or-treating, but for adults…and with beer!
They will be screening four Halloween movies throughout the evening. There will be a different movie showing in the bar and in the Atrium at 6:00 PM and at 8:00 PM. The 6:00 showings will be family friendly, and the 8:00 showings will be for adults.
Trick-Or-Treat on 9TH Street
October 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at The Regulator Bookshop
Come Trick-or-Treat on 9th Street! The Regulator Bookshop will join fellow Ninth Street merchants in welcoming Halloween trick or treaters on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stop by The Regulator to trick-or-treat starting and then head down the street to Elmo’s Diner for the Halloween Costume Contest that starts at 5:00 p.m.
Wonderpuff+The Parlour Halloween Party!
October 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Parlour
Wonderpuff and the Parlour are celebrating Halloween with cotton candy clouds, special spooky ice cream flavors, and a Halloween costume contest! (Yes, there will be prizes.)
October 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at West Point on the Eno
Designed particularly for children ages 12 and younger, this special event features campfire stories and songs, hayrides, treats, crafts, games, and face painting.
Museum of the Moon
October 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 10:00 am at CCB Plaza
For the first time in North Carolina, a giant breathtaking spherical replica of the moon – with a diameter of nearly 23 feet – will hang above Bull City as part of a free community experience. The mesmerizing, internally lit sculpture will be suspended over CCB Plaza in downtown and open to the public for four days over Halloween weekend, supported by free events and fundraising components giving back to the community.
Annual Halloween Costume Party at Growler Grlz
October 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Growler Grlz
This year it all happens on Halloween Night! Come dressed in your scariest, funniest, ugliest, and most original costumes to impress the judges! (Or just come and enjoy the show) Prizes for the top costumes! Live music on the patio from the Robert Cellucci Band and some great beers, cider and wine!
Latte Art Spooktacular at Joe Van Gogh
October 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Joe Van Gogh
Looking for a devilish good time? We’ll try not to scare the neighbors with latte art featuring fiendishly terrifying demon skulls, scream-inspiring hairy spider webs and rickety broken skeleton bones (along with the usually ghastly swans!)
It’ll be at Joe Van Gogh’s Woodcroft cafe at 4711 Hope Valley Rd., Durham. First pour at 7pm Come in costume. Bring the kids! There will be candy and prizes!
Halloween Dog Costume Contest at Hi-Wire
October 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt
Bring your furry friends dressed up in a costume and win prizes in a handful of categories.
Entry is free, just be sure to signup starting at 6pm in our taproom. Contest starts at 7pm. Categories: Best overall, Scariest, Bartenders choice, Best circus theme, Most waggiest
Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball
October 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm at The Carolina Theatre of Durham
A Retro annual tradition! More than just a movie screening, Retro once-again presents a full-theatrical, FX-driven, light show-blazing, fog-blowing, call-backing, motion picture extravaganza!
The Deep Creeps- Halloween Night at Kingfisher
October 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 12:00 am at 321 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3351, United States
Deeply creepy creatures from the Deep Ocean and Underground are taking over Kingfisher on Halloween night! Themed drink stations, fabulous costumes and decorations, and AN ALL OUT DANCE PARTY hosted by King.
Cocktails will be appropriately strange, surprising and deeply creepy.
Doors open at 8pm. 21+ as always. Dance party 9-midnight. COSTUMES REQUIRED.
One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute
October 31, 2019 @ 9:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Luna Night Club
Halloween Costume Party Featuring special guest: One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk – Recreates the incredible act we wish we could see “ONE MORE TIME!” They’re the first and only REALISTIC tribute of their kind!
All Hallows’ Eve at Duke Chapel
October 31, 2019 @ 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Duke University Chapel
The Chapel’s candlelit All Hallows’ Eve service takes place on the eve of All Saints’ Day, the festival in the Church that recalls the faith and witness of those who have carried on and cherished the Christian faith throughout history. The service celebrates the Church’s continuing communion with these men and women and memorializes the recently deceased.
Free parking for the event is available in the Bryan Center Parking Lot at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in the Bryan Center Surface Lot at the same address.
Friday, November 1
Bull Moon Ball Fundraiser
November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 11:59 pm at Unscripted Durham
The Fund-‘rising’ event of the year will take place at Unscripted Hotel, with music, dancing, cocktails, beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres, all under the incredible light of Museum of the Moon. ATTIRE: Cocktail with silver moon touches.
TICKET PRICE: $125 | Proceeds will benefit Durham’s Museum of Life and Science and Keep Durham Beautiful.
Saturday, November 2
Durham Craft Market
November 2, 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!
Family Garden Walk: Autumn Leaves
November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 9:45 am at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Bring the whole family to explore the garden on the first Saturday of every month. Discover new places in the Gardens as you learn about the many things that live here, with a different seasonal theme each month.
Yoga Sculpt with Bespoke Body and Juicekeys
November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am at The Patio at Unscripted
Flow into your morning with Bespoke Body Yoga and refreshments by Juicekeys! Join us for 55 minutes of total health and rejuvenation! Class is a Bespoke Body original with enough flowing asanas to increase your heat while sculpting your muscles in targeted ways using a Theraband®️ resistance band. We’ll work our glutes, legs, arms, and abs with bands while holding poses for a full body workout. Torch calories, tone for long, lean muscles, and have fun with friends! This class is free. Please sign up in advance and bring a mat. All are welcome! As always, we provide modifications. ***Raffle & Giveaways post sweat!!!
Durham Murals By Bike Tour
November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Durham Farmers’ Market
Preservation Durham has partnered with The Nasher Museum of Duke University and the Museum of Durham History to create a bicycle tour of the historic murals of downtown Durham.
History Hike: American Indians on the Eno
November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Durham Parks and Recreation
American Indians were present at West Point on the Eno long before the first mills were built here. Come explore the park while thinking about the area’s first residents. This is a two-mile hike through the park. Friendly dogs welcome.
Holiday Open House
November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at Bull City Fair Trade
Join us for our first Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 2nd! Check out our seasonal goodies and winter wool for the first time, enjoy a holiday chocolate tasting while you sip on our fair trade coffee, enter to win giveaways throughout the day, AND take 15% OFF everything in the store!
November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at For Garden’s Sake Garden Center and Landscaping
Plant enthusiasts gather together to swap outdoor plants, indoor plants, perennials, annuals, starts, seedlings, cuttings, seeds, pots, tools and just about anything plant related. A plant swap is a great way to get your plant fix cheap.
Holiday Open House – Sip, Snack, Shop & Save
November 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Vintage Home South
Hey Vintage Home South Fans! It’s that time of year (finally, the chilly, festive weather is here!) and we’re excited to toast to the season with our holiday mixer! Join Vintage Home South 12pm to 4pm November 2nd and 3rd to get a jump on your holiday shopping all while enjoying complimentary tasty treats and a bit o’ the bubbly 🙂
November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Boxcar Bar + Arcade
Gather your friends of the 2 or 4 legged variety and join us on the patio at Boxcar Bar + Arcade on Saturday, 11/02 from 2-5 PM for a HOWL-O-WEEN BASH! There will be lots of fun things on deck, including contests, vendors, adoptable pups, and more.
Inflatable Day at the Park – Fall 2019
November 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Durham Central Park
Help us save history by coming and having some family fun! We will have many unique inflatables, zorb balls, music and raffles! Vendors and Food Trucks! About this Event: Join us for a family fun event on Saturday, Nov 2nd from 3p-6p Where: Durham Central Park, for fun inflatables, zorb balls, music, food trucks and much more! Admission to Park is Free! All Access Family Fun Passes are $20!
Oddville! A Festival of The Awesomely Strange!
November 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 2:00 am at Durham Fruit and Produce Co
THIS IS ODDVILLE! A festival of the Awesomely Strange! This is an exposition of the world’s strangest art, photography, sculpture and performance! Painting, pictures, pork chops, prosthetics! This is your spotlight to get your weirdness on!
Durham 150 Closing Ceremony
November 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Durham Performing Arts Center
We’re nearing the end of our sesquicentennial year, and we have so much to celebrate. Join us on Saturday, November 2 from 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. for the Durham 150 Closing Ceremony Presented by Duke University and Duke Health. We will be exploring the history of Durham through music, narration, video, and live performances, with the help of Mayor Steve Schewel, Historian Jim Wise, WUNC’s Frank Stasio, Durham playwright Howard Craft and Black Ops Theatre Company Director JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell.
Sunday, November 3
Bull Moon Rising Community Yoga Class
November 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am at CCB Plaza
Sunday morning: Take one last time to see the moon and kick off your morning with a gentle flow (complete with moon salutations of course!) Class is free, located in the CCB Plaza.
Autumn Food Truck Rodeo ft. Bull City Music School
November 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Durham Central Park
FINAL RODEO of 2019! 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.
A Festival of Fabulous Mums
November 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Enjoy the explosion of color this fall during our fourth annual mum festival. Show mums grown by members of the Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society will create a dazzling floral display at the Doris Duke Center.
Sip + Savor: A Wine, Food, and Music Experience
November 3, 2019 @ 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at DPAC
More than 30 of the Triangle’s finest restaurant dishes will be paired with world-class wines at the third annual Sip + Savor – A Wine, Food and Music Experience at DPAC this fall.
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