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This weekend head to the Phoenix Fest, Family Friendly Oktoberfest, Triangle Barkitecture at Bull City Ciderworks, support young entrepreneurs at the Children’s Pop Up Market, and a lot more. Here’s 40+ things to do in Durham.

PopUp Durham featuring Jetplane Coffee

October 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

Jetplane is a modern American coffee shop. Special features – exceptional quality, dignity for all, and old school customer service. Featuring prepared coffee beverages from an espresso machine, homemade treats, cold beverages, branded retail items.

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SEEDS 16th Annual Harvest Dinner

October 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at SEEDS

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Join us for an evening celebrating food and community in Downtown Durham while supporting the next generation of Durham’s leaders! The 16th Annual Harvest Dinner will bring together the area’s best local chefs for a family-style dinner, beer, wine and spirits, and a silent auction featuring state-wide and international trips and experiences for you and your family to share.

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Trivia!

October 3, 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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Tha Comikbook Cam Cosplay Party

October 3, 2019 @ 9:00 pm to 1:00 am at The Pinhook

Cosplay! Party! Hosted by Tha Materials / Jooselord / Shavonna Antionette Feat. DJ Swirlz Tickets $5adv / $10dos

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PopUp Durham featuring Jetplane Coffee

October 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

Jetplane is a modern American coffee shop. Special features – exceptional quality, dignity for all, and old school customer service. Featuring prepared coffee beverages from an espresso machine, homemade treats, cold beverages, branded retail items.

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Free Walking Tour of Downtown Durham

October 4, 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.

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Pop Up Dinner

October 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Ninth Street Bakery

Join us in collaboration for a lovely pop up dinner featuring Authentic Mexican cuisine by Holy Mole at Ninth Street Bakery! Come in, relax and dine with us!

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Luna’s Salsa Night

October 4, 2019 @ 9:30 pm to 2:00 am at Luna Night Club

Luna’s Night Club Salsa Event

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Fall Parkwood Community Yardsale

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Parkwood Neighborhood

Join the Parkwood Community Yardsale and get to meet your neighbors! A great opportunity to mingle and clear out the house right before the holidays!! Trosa will be there take away all of your unwanted unsold items!!

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October Cars and Coffee

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 11:00 am at 5425 Page Road. Durham Nc

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The Fast and the Furriest

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 9:30 am at Bull City Running Co.

We’re excited to team up with our new neighbors at Oliver’s Collar Dog Treat Bakery & Boutique to bring you The Fast and the Furriest, a special edition of our First Saturday Run for humans and their 4-legged running companions! Bring your favorite furry running friend and treat them to post-run treats and raffles from Oliver’s Collar.

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Durham Craft Market

October 5, 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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Volunteer Workday

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Durham Public Schools Hub Farm

Come out to enjoy a beautiful Saturday on the farm and meet others in our community! We’ll be doing tasks to help maintain the farm so it stays beautiful and functional for our educational programming.

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October Volunteer Work Day

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Durham Central Park

Keep the Park looking beautiful! Join Durham Central Park Board Members and Friends of the Park for our monthly Volunteer Work Day. If you love whacking weeds, trimming brush, mulching and generally making things look spiffy around the park, from the rain garden trail to along the creek, join like-minded folks for our volunteer work day.

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Family Garden Walk: Grasses – More than a Lawn

October 5, 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.

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Fall Fun Day

October 5, 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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Phoenix Fest Parade and Music Festival

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at Fayetteville Street at Lakewood Avenue

Durham is celebrating the 150th anniversary of our city’s founding and Phoenix Fest is a featured event site for this year-long celebration! Phoenix Fest also celebrates the cultural legacy of Durham’s Hayti community on historic Fayetteville Street in Durham, NC on Saturday, October 5, 2019, making the legacy of the Hayti community all the more meaningful in the context of our city’s history.

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Yoga with Art

October 5, 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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Durham Murals By Bike Tour

October 5, 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. Some murals that will be featured, amongst others, include: Manbites Dog Mural Angel of Spring Mural The Wall of Hope Mural The Cookery Mural Two Way Bridges Mural The Hayti Mural Durham Civil Rights Mural Trinity Design Mural The Pauli Murray Murals Also, the tours include a mural by Odili Donald Odita, commissioned by the Nasher Museum, at the Downtown Durham YMCA.

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History Hike: Through Hugh’s View

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at West Point on the Eno

The Magnum family called West Point home for years, and their oldest son, Hugh, photographed the area for many of them. Join us as we visit some of the locations he captured through his camera lens. This hike will be about one mile long.

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LSoH turns 4

October 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at Little Shop of Horror

It’s been a pretty freaking amazing 4 years. As a thank you to everyone that keeps it creepy 24/7, Saturday, October 5 and Sunday October 6 EVERYTHING in the store will be 20% off.

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Oktoberfest Party

October 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 2:00 am at Boxcar Bar + Arcade

Make your way to Boxcar on Saturday, October 5th for a day-long Oktoberfest celebration, with festivities including:  2pm, Mustache/Beard Contest: Rock’s Bar and Hair Shop will be sponsoring this contest and providing a prize pack for the winner(s).  3pm, Stein Holding: compete for prizes in a timed contest to see who can hold two steins in the air the longest.  4pm, Beer Pong: compete in some pong-style games on the Victory Beer beer pong table.  5-11pm, Live music: catch Andy Lyle Hall playing live on the patio.  6pm, Keg Bowling: compete in teams of two, throwing kegs towards bowling pins for a chance to win prizes.  

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Children’s Pop Up Market

October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at The Studio School of Durham

The Children’s Pop Up Market is a marketplace for young entrepreneurs to sell goods and services that they have created. Each vendor will have their own booth where they can market and sell their goods. They will learn the ins and outs of selling to the public – and earn a profit.

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JOYCE-Toberfest!

October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at James Joyce Irish Pub

Fall is better at your local Irish Pub! We will be revamping the James Joyce and would love for you all to come and celebrate the cool weather with us!

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Oktoberfest at Beer Study with Dex and the Half Tones

October 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Beer Study – Durham

Dex and the Half Tones return to beer study! They are a Durham-based 6-piece jazz band featuring blues, swing, latin and bebop jazz tunes… we are switching it up a little bit and gave them a challenge to learn some German music for a fun Oktoberfest! They will play 2 sets—one in the afternoon and one at night.

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Triangle Barkitecture 2019

October 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Bull City Ciderworks

Barkitecture is a FREE event where 16 teams of local designers and architects will be competing in the design of one-of-a-kind pet architecture pieces to support local animals in need. You’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite designs, and also have the opportunity to bid in online silent auction to own one of these custom pieces. All proceeds from the silent auction go to Hope Animal Rescue to help pets right here in the Triangle.

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Family Friendly Oktoberfest

October 5, 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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Eastcut Oktoberfest

October 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Eastcut Sandwich Bar

Enjoy live accordion music by Tom Neuhauser and Oktoberfest-inspired food and drink specials. We will have 1 liter steins and special Oktoberfest beer.

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Taste & Sip

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

Join us for an interactive dessert and coffee tasting, as CandieCakes debuts five new desserts. Savor the moment as you enjoy succulent desserts paired with your favorite Nolia Coffee.

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Parties For The Park: 4th Annual Brunswick Stew & Soulful Tunes

October 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Bull McCabes

This fun-filled event has quickly become one of the most highly attended and sold-out events in the Parties for the Park series. Multiple local bands will fill the fall air with cool tunes while you enjoy a bowl of freshly made, pipin’ hot Brunswick stew (yes, there’s a vegetarian option!) and an ice cold pint of beer. The amazing Alley 17 will be headlining, with Plan B, Colt Thornburg, Midnight Gladness, and other local bands jamming and riffing throughout the day.

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Criminal Podcast – LIVE SHOW

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at The Carolina Theatre of Durham

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Yoga with Art

October 6, 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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Brunches Brew

October 6, 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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Sunday Funday at Pour!

October 6, 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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A Foodie Fundraiser for TROSA

October 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at TROSA: Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers

TROSA’s 5th annual Foodie Fundraiser, co-presented by Sysco Raleigh, is a fun, family-friendly event. Come on out, celebrate TROSA’s 25th anniversary and join our chef partners in our work to support recovery! This is Rain or Shine (it is mostly all indoors!) on our campus at 1820 James Street in Durham. **2019 RESTAURANT PARTNERS INCLUDE:** Foster’s Market Durham, Guglhupf, J Betski’s, Linda’s Vegan Bakery, Local 22 Kitchen, and Bar Mateo

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Vintage Flea WOW Event

October 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Pennies for Change Thrift Store

The store will be transformed to include vintage clothes, furniture, jewelry and housewares that will take you back to a different era of American sensibilities.

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The Beat Market at Locopops

October 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Locopops

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. In partnership with Locopops, The Beat Market is a community-inspired event meant to bring together local creatives and neighbors for a fun, art-filled, sweets-driven afternoon. Join us on Sunday, October 6th from 1-5PM for a day of local fun! Featured Music: Charles Latham Vespertine – V S P R T N Featured Vendors: Ian Griffin Bull City Baubles Miserable Art Killdeer Pottery Leitner Studios

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Triangle Independent School Consortium Admission Fair

October 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703-8424, United States

The Triangle Independent School Consortium is composed of admission professionals from the Triangle area schools.  Our Consortium evolved out of the desire of the member schools to work collaboratively in an effort to ease and enhance the admission process for the students, families, and schools involved.

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Bull City Mini “Major’s Cup” Golf Tournament

October 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Bull City Mini Golf and Bar

The mini golf tournament is a 4 person team, Captain’s Choice. Held at Bull City Mini on Blackwell street, it is an inaugural fundraiser for Keep Durham Beautiful.

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