This weekend head to Duke Homecoming, Free Family Day at the Nasher, Inflatable Day at the Park, Barks and Boos at Durty Bull, Carve Pumpkins with Goats. Here’s 30+ things to do in Durham.

Thursday, October 10

Bilingual Story Time

October 10, 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.

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Thursdays with Tea Cup Gin Jazz Series at JB Duke Hotel

October 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

JB Duke Hotel, North Carolina’s contemporary lodging destination located on the campus of Duke University, recently announced its fall jazz series, Thursdays with Tea Cup Gin. The events will feature local band Tea Cup Gin at the JB Duke Hotel on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 5-7 p.m., recurring on Thursday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Dec. 5. JB Duke Hotel will feature its own version of the Vesper Martini for guests to sip on as they enjoy the show. The classic cocktail was created by Ian Fleming, making its debut in the 1953 James Bond novel “Casino Royale,” with James Bond famously ordering the drink “shaken, not stirred”. The martini will include Durham’s own Conniption Gin, Stolichnaya Vodka and St. Germaine, served up with a lemon twist.

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Trivia!

October 10, 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, October 11

Duke Homecoming 2019

October 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Duke Alumni

Homecoming means cheering on the Blue Devils, catching up with old friends and reliving great memories. But it’s so much more – a chance to reconnect with affinity groups and clubs, to explore Duke’s ever-changing campus and to feel the energy of thousands of alumni who return for fall’s biggest weekend.

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Tinkering Family Workshops: Take Things Apart!

October 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Museum of Life and Science

Dive into everyday electronics, from small hand-held devices to laptop computers, as we open them up and explore what’s inside. Discover what makes these devices whir, buzz, or light up. Use the pieces to construct your own creation that’s yours to take home! For ages 6 to 12, accompanied by parent or caregiver.

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Annual Long Live the King! Party

October 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Beer Durham

It’s a Friday party to kick off fall with Southern Tier Brewing Company. Featuring Pumking & Warlock, plus two Pumking variants, on draft. Meet the local rep from the brewery, enjoy a specialty flight, and take home some great STBC brewery swag. Also, limited bottle releases of Pumking variants: Cold Press & Rumking.

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Harry Potter Glow Night

October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at TreeRunner Raleigh

This event is very popular, and spots fill up fast so make sure to reserve your spot in advance. Guests are encouraged to arrive dressed as their favorite Harry Potter character or wizard costume.   When guests arrive, they will be sorted into their houses and compete for the TreeRunner Harry Potter House Cup. Games include a quidditch challenge, spell casting challenge, and other activities to earn points for your house. The best dressed guest at the park will receive a special prize. Feel free to dress as Dumbledore, Snape, Dementor or another character. The Park is set to glow with Halloween decorations, LED lighting, lasers, and other brilliant fare. Enjoy climbing and zip lining through our glow tunnel. All paid climbers will receive glow attire. Our lighting and lasers are always a complement to our theme. *Cost is General Admission* Remember that reservations are required and can be made by visiting our website at www.treerunnerraleigh.com or by giving us a call at (919) 410-7347

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

October 11, 2019 @ 7:10 pm to 9:00 pm at The Carolina Theatre of Durham

There are EIGHTEEN terrifying classic films in this year’s 3-day edition.

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The Beat Market at Fullsteam

October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm at Fullsteam Brewery

The Beat Market is an exclusively local artisan market with live local music, all curated by Durham Beat, a local arts & culture publication practicing in the style of Gonzo Journalism.

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Saturday, October 12

Fall Fun Day

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at For Garden’s Sake Garden Center and Landscaping

Join us as we welcome fall! The Garden Center will be fully stocked with pumpkins, mums, pansies, shrubs, trees, and perennials. The bar will be open with wine, hard cider, mimosas, and spiced mead. There will be games, pumpkin carving, face painting, food truck and more!

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Yoga with Art

October 12, 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.

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Saturdays at Cloche Coffee

October 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am

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. Come for fun flow, fresh air, and prepare to treat yourself to a delicious beverage and treat post practice. Bring your mat, towel, water bottle, all that you need for practice & book your spot via our schedule on MINDBODY online.

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Tobacco Heritage Walking Tour

October 12, 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.

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Pauli’s Durham: History of Racial Segregation in the West End Neighborhood

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Pauli’s Durham Tour is a 75-min walk into Durham’s history of racial segregation in the West End Neighborhood. Aya Shabu and friends share stories about the significance of Black Civil War soldiers, the Freedman Schools movement, unsung shero Pauli Murray – her multi-racial ancestry and heritage, and Pauli’s long history of relentless activism.

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Carving Pumpkins with Goats

October 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Spring Haven Farm

Welcome to the most popular event of the entire year at Spring Haven Farm! Saturday October 12th – 13th and 19th – 20th and 26th and 27th 12:00pm to 4:00pm. The farm will be full of Pumpkins, fall fun and spooky decorations! Come and meet all the animals like Peppa pig Annie the Donkey and Huck the Horse.

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Gears for Good

October 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Hi Wire Brewery

Fall is on our doorstep, and what else do you need, but to bring some indoor cycling bikes outside and ride with friends for an incredible cause?  We’ll have strength and endurance challenge activities as well for when you (and any friends and family you bring) are not riding. There will also be great raffle prizes from local businesses such as Big Spoon Roasters, Pizzeria Toro, and Locopops.  Come out, have a beer, participate or just watch, and support the many things that the Durham YMCA’s do in our community.

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Paint Durham

October 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at W. Main St. and E.Chapel Hill St. Durham, NC

Join us,in the heart of Downtown for a celebration of all things Durham! There will be music, art making and giveaways too! FREE! Location: Intersection of E. Chapel Hill St. and W. Main St.

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3rd Annual Barks and Boos!

October 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Durty Bull Brewing Company

The Chili Cook-Off will return to our 3rd Annual Barks and Boos event at Durty Bull Brewing Company on Saturday, October 12th from 1 to 3! Enter to win, or for a $5 donation you can sample different styles of chili and vote for your favorite!

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Durham Bowls 2019

October 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at The Scrap Exchange

Durham Bowls is a food festival bringing together the talent of cafeteria, restaurant, and student chefs to create amazing new school food recipes that use local ingredients that will actually go on the DPS school nutrition menu! Come taste the foods, vote for your favorites, learn how you can support great school food, and have fun!

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Family Friendly Oktoberfest

October 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Southwest Regional Library – Durham County Library

Hallo Freunde! Celebrate this famous German festival with games, yodeling, and refreshments. Make a paper Alpine hat, decorate a gingerbread heart, and dance the polka to live accordion music!

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Full Moon Fever Bike Ride

October 12, 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.

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Sunday, October 13

Yoga with Art

October 13, 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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Brunches Brew

October 13, 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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Free Family Day

October 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Celebrate “Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now” and the Nasher Museum’s new outdoor arts space. Explore the contemporary arts and culture of Native Americans with storytelling, dance and musical performances throughout the building and outside led by members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Create kid-friendly artwork inspired by the exhibition and explore the galleries with family friendly Gallery Hunt.

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Carving Pumpkins with Goats

October 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Spring Haven Farm

Welcome to the most popular event of the entire year at Spring Haven Farm! Saturday October 12th – 13th and 19th – 20th and 26th and 27th 12:00pm to 4:00pm. The farm will be full of Pumpkins, fall fun and spooky decorations! Come and meet all the animals like Peppa pig Annie the Donkey and Huck the Horse.

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Sunday Funday at Pour!

October 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 12:00 pm

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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Durham Fashion’s Fall Pop-up Shop

October 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Ponysaurus Brewing

Come join me for a beautiful day of shopping and sipping at my fall vintage inspired pop-up shop. I am so excited to show you my fun fall finds! My items are hand-picked, unique treasures for your wardrobe & home including: *Fall vintage and vintage inspired clothing in all sizes for men and women *Accessories *Home decor

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Inflatable Day at the Park – Fall 2019

October 13, 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 Sunday, October 13th 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!

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