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One of our favorite annual events is this weekend, the Liberty Arts Iron Pour! Also, head to the Durham Wine Walk, Race Across Durham, and a lot more. Here’s what to do in Durham this weekend.

Thursday, November 14

Shop & Share with Durham CROP Hunger Walk

November 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Bull City Fair Trade

Shop & Share to support two local nonprofits at once! 10% of your entire purchase on November 14th will be donated to Durham CROP Hunger Walk. Durham CROP Hunger Walk is an annual walk-a-thon fundraiser to benefit Church World Service & local hunger-fighting agencies.

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Bilingual Story Time

November 14, 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.

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Grower Champagne Dinner

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Piedmont Restaurant

What better way to ring in the holiday season than with bubbles! We’re delighted to announce our next wine dinner will be featuring a variety of Small Grower Champagne Houses! We’ll be offering a 5 course menu, with 4 Champagne pairings, all of which are small growers and producers, making some outstanding bubbles!

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Al Strong Presents: Charanga Carolina

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at The Durham Hotel

Join us on the Roof for a performance from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Cuban music ensemble, Charanga Carolina. Charanga is traditionally associated with danzón, a musical and dance style with roots in European classical and Afro-Cuban music. Charanga played a central role in the development of the New York salsa scene in the ‘60s and ‘70s and continues to play an important part in contemporary Cuban and Latin dance music. UNC’s Charanga Carolina specializes in Cuban danzón, contemporary Cuban salsa, New York-style salsa and performs other Latin American music styles such as merengue, bomba, bossa nova, and tango. The ensemble brings these important musical repertories to life for their community. Jam session to follow the first set. No cover.

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Ladies Night 2019

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Bull City Running Co.

Calling Durham area lady runners and girl power enthusiasts! Join us on Thursday, November 14th for a very special evening of fun, food, frivolity, special sales, and the most fabulous fall fashion show to hit the local running scene!

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Eyes Up Here Comedy Showcase

November 14, 2019 @ 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm at The Pinhook

FUNNIEST FEMALE IDENTIFYING HUMANS IN DURHAM $5! See you at The Pinhook Doors at 7:45, Show at 8:30

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Friday, November 15

Pints for Pups

November 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Barley Labs

Thanks to two very generous pals, you’ll be helping a great cause just by coming out for a drink at Barley Labs! This event has the potential to raise up to $5,000 for The Animal Protection Society of Durham.

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Happy Hour No. 26 at Vert & Vogue with Dasan Ahanu including a trunk show with Lotuff Leather and cocktails by St. James!

November 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Vert & Vogue

On Friday, November 15 we’re welcoming the holidays with a very special Happy Hour No. 26 with arts activist, poet, and all around renaissance man, Dasan Ahanu! Through art, Dasan works to build community and promote social change. Come out to hear about his journey and the impact of art in our community. This festive happy hour will feature signature cocktails from St. James and a custom monogramming event and trunk show with Lotuff Leather. Grab a drink, soak up some poetry, and check off your holiday list all in one evening. As always, tickets are free and drinks are on the house!

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Chefs for Change Dessert Gala

November 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Rickhouse

Please join Families Moving Forward on Friday, November 15th from 6-9 pm for our Chefs for Change Dessert Gala for an evening of community celebration, local desserts, a silent auction, and live entertainment! 

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November Third Friday Durham

November 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Durham, North Carolina

DDI Third Friday Durham is your chance to explore downtown Durham’s galleries, artist studios, shops, streets and restaurants, from 6-9 p.m. every Third Friday. Featured buskers, 6-8 p.m.: Ashesh Ananda Chatterjee (at Golden Belt Campus), Mark Simonsen (at Durham Arts Council) and Allie Capo (at Museum of Durham History).

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The Identity Tour: A 1x Experience

November 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Durham Fruit and Produce Co

A 1x Experience: Nkenge 1x kicks off his first tour in Durham to promote his latest release, “The Identity of Talent: A Neo Negro Spiritual”. Nkenge 1x is a music producer/vocalist/instrumentalist, alumni of Durham’s NCSSM, the voice of “The Neighborhood” theme song on CBS, and a now resident of Los Angeles. This is the Nkenge 1x’s first headlining show in North Carolina; it is a homecoming many have asked for, and you won’t want to miss.

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Hand Me My Armor: A Celebration of Badass Women in Music

November 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The badass women of Common Woman Chorus present our Fall 2019 Concert, “Hand Me My Armor: A Celebration of Badass Women in Music”. Join us and rock out to an amazing show that pays tribute to music icons, from Cyndi Lauper and Aretha Franklin to Bjork and Sara Bareilles. The concert will take place at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Friday 11/15 at 8pm and Saturday 11/16 at 7pm.

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G YAMAZAWA with DJ Paradime and Gemynii at Motorco

November 15, 2019 @ 9:00 pm to 11:59 pm at Motorco

G YAMAZAWA with DJ Paradime/ Gemynii at Motorco Music Hall Doors 8PM/ Show 9PM $15 Advance/ $20 Day of

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Saturday, November 16

Durham Craft Market

November 16, 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!

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Yoga with Art

November 16, 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.

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Durham Civil Rights Walking Tour

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Preservation Durham

Explore Durham’s Civil Rights Legacy with PD’s walking tour. This exciting tour focuses on many of the sites in downtown Durham that were important during the 1950s and 60s Civil Rights movement, including the Durham County Courthouse, the Arts Center (originally Durham High School and later City Hall), the Kress and Woolworth buildings, sites of sit-in protests and the “Confronting Change” exhibit at the Carolina Theatre.

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Syracuse Orange at Duke Blue Devils – Durham

November 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Wallace Wade Stadium

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Durham Wine Walk: Fall 2019

November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Durham, NC

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4th annual public Iron Pour

November 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Durham Central Park

Liberty Arts Studios & Foundry and Durham Central Park present their 4th annual public Iron Pour at Durham Central Park, Saturday, November 16 from 4-9 p.m. All evening and into the night, 4,000 pounds of molten iron will be poured into molds, in an exciting fiery display creating the iron tiles made by the public and sculptures made by NC artists. Additionally, there will be Liberty Arts artists’ work for sale, Liberty Arts T-shirts, beer glasses and hand-blown glass pumpkins.

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The Friendsgiving Feast

November 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Arrichion Hot Yoga + Circuit Training

Join us in the studio on Saturday 11/16 at 4pm for our annual Arrichion Durham Friendsgiving Feast! As always, we’ll provide the main course and drinks and you are welcome to bring something to share if you’d like.

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Date Night Series: Cooking Class This Saturday

November 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Nolia: Family + Coffee

Shake and Bake your way into quality time with your spouse/partner while you will learn how to create and a delicious meal and dessert taught by Carmen R. Settles of Full Street Wing Cafe.

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Premiere Of Documentary Film, Durham: A Self-Portrait 150

November 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Carolina Theatre of Durham

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Sunday, November 17

2019 Race Across Durham Trail Marathon + 10-Miler

November 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at Durham, North Carolina

Experience some of the best trail running the Piedmont has to offer in the 2019 Race Across Durham Trail Marathon and 10-Miler on November 17. Registration includes parking, shuttles, drop bag service, timing, custom bib, long sleeve shirt, fair trade medal, swag bag, after party with FREE beer, food, music, sponsor tents, recovery services, awards ceremony and more.

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Yoga with Art

November 17, 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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Woodlake Handmade Holiday Craft Show

November 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at 94 Lakeshore Dr, Durham

Shop local with your Durham neighbors for the 4th annual Woodlake Handmade Holiday Craft Show! 14 artists and bakers from Durham and close by will be offering their crafts for some fun, local holiday shopping! We’ll have everything from glass art to woodworking to soap to photography to jewelry to clothing and accessories for people and pets and more!

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Sunday Funday at Pour!

November 17, 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!

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ECWA 20th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting

November 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Durham Armory

Please join the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (ECWA) for our Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebration! We’ll gather at the Armory, located at 212 Foster Street in downtown Durham, on Sunday, November 17th from 3 to 5 pm to celebrate. There will be nibbles from Durham Co-op Market and Ninth Street Bakery, as well as beverages from our friends at New Belgium Brewing and Kingfisher.

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