This weekend check out the North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival, Back to School Brunch at Bull City Mini, Hi-Wire Brewing’s Oktoberfest, Hops & Blues Festival, Triangle Vegfest Festival Day, and a whole lot more. Here’s 40+ events happening in Durham this weekend.


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PopUp Durham Featuring Parker & Otis Paper

August 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

Pencils, pens, and all of the paper things… As an extension of the popular retail shop within Parker & Otis’ famed restaurant, P&O Paper will focus on those items dedicated to the tactile experience of putting pen (or pencil) to paper. The PopUp@ATC is located adjacent to Bull City Mini – a community-designed mini-golf course that will offer beer and wine.

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Nasher Creates: Kids Studio

August 15, 2019 @ 10:15 am to 1:15 pm at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

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Bring the family to a FREE drop-in creative workshop for kids ages 5 to 10! Nasher Creates: Kids Studio events take place most Thursdays, 10:15 AM to Noon. Activities are free (kids 15 and under are always free).

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2019 North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival

August 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm at The Carolina Theatre of Durham

The North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is the second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons yearly. The four-day event celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today’s gay, lesbian and transgender life, helps bring the community together and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking. Tickets and 10-Passes go on sale Thursday, August 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets to individual film screenings are $10. 10-Passes, which enable guests to choose 10 film screenings at NCGLFF, cost $85. NOTE: After 24 years of proudly presenting world class LGBTQIA+ cinema, the North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) will be renamed the OutSouth Queer Film Festival in 2020.

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A Night in the Catskills with Adam O’Fallon Price & Daniel Wallace

August 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Durham Hotel

Join us for a conversation between Adam O’Fallon Price (The Grand Tour) and Daniel Wallace (Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, The Watermelon King) as they discuss Adam’s newest book, The Hotel Neversink. A gripping portrait of a Jewish family in the Catskills, it’s “an astounding literary feat – a murder mystery, a ghost story, a century-spanning family history, and a standup routine all in one, with dramatic variety to rival any Catskills floor show” (J. Robert Lennon).   Inspired by this fictional hotel in its heyday, we’ll have borscht belt snacks and a champagne toast on the house. Jazz guitarist Charles Chace will play an acoustic set, and we’ll have a cash bar featuring mid-century cocktails.   Copies of The Hotel Neversink will be available for purchase courtesy of our friends at The Regulator (and Adam will be on hand to sign books).   Free | RSVP here as space is limited

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Fork + Bottle: Brews, Boil, and BBQ

August 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Counting House NC

Do you love a fine wine? Craft beer? Sipping bourbon? So do we. Join Counting House for Fork + Bottle, a unique dinner series in which we educate, pair, and taste inspired menus by Executive Chef Thomas Card with a variety of guest beverage experts. In August, we are welcoming Fullsteam Brewery for a low-country boil and barbecue meal benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Durham. Price is $45 per person, which includes a 3-course family-style dinner and beer pairings provided by Fullsteam Brewery. Be sure to check out our picnic-style games for $3 per game with all proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Durham.

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After Work Jazz Social

August 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Rhythms Live Music Hall

Sit back, relax and enjoy a curated night of live music after work at Rhythms Live. We bring together a diverse group of musicians who will ease you through the end of the week into the weekend while sipping and eating comfort food. Door Charge: $5

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Thursdays Live on the Patio

August 15, 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: Violin Remix. Free and open to the public 21 and over.

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Trivia!

August 15, 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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PopUp Durham Featuring Parker & Otis Paper

August 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

359 Blackwell Street, Suite 159 Diamond View III Building Dates and Times: August 1-28 M-SA 10 am – 3 pm Closed Sunday Pencils, pens, and all of the paper things… As an extension of the popular retail shop within Parker & Otis’ famed restaurant, P&O Paper will focus on those items dedicated to the tactile experience of putting pen (or pencil) to paper. The PopUp@ATC is located adjacent to Bull City Mini – a community-designed mini-golf course that will offer beer and wine.

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Happy Hour No. 23 at Vert & Vogue with Adriane Lentz-Smith! 

August 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Vert & Vogue

Please join us for Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue, as part of Third Friday Durham. This month, V&V is thrilled to host historian, Duke University professor, and author, Adriane Lentz-Smith. Adriane will discuss her life as a historian, the questions that compel her, and how the connection between black freedom struggles and the US as a world power has influenced her work. Through her work, teaching, and writing, she shows us that a historian doesn’t just explore the past, they provide context and perspective, encouraging us to wrestle with the realities of the present. Join us to learn more about Adriane’s journey, the inspiration that drives her, and the impact of her work. As always, drinks are on the house. Learn more about Adriane in her Q&A on our Journal!

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Night Swim

August 16, 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. This week: DJ K Stones. Free and open to the public 21 and over.

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August Third Friday Durham

August 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Durham, North Carolina

The buskers are BACK by popular demand (you’ll now notice three instead of seven) and downtown Durham’s dynamic visual and performing arts scene grows or changes every day. 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: Emily Musolino, L’il Bull Beats (Dev Wilson and TBD.) Downtown Durham Inc. has launched a call for artists for two initiatives that will activate downtown spaces. The first, Public Space Project, features cutting-edge art and is in its second year after a successful pilot in 2018. The second initiative, Art About, is a new project that focuses on interactive, family-friendly installations that will take place quarterly during Third Fridays.

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Third Friday Concert Series

August 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Golden Belt Campus

Each Third Friday of the month join us for a night of art, entertainment, food and fun. This is FREE and open to the public. Here is what you can expect: 6pm-9pm: Visit the Warehouse Studios and see what our resident Artists and Durham Art Guild on display. 8pm-10pm: Enjoy our SummerStage music series.

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Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy at Durty Bull

August 16, 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. Arrive early for a good seat and to grab some food from the night’s truck before the show!

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Terminator X Birthday Bash

August 16, 2019 @ 9:30 pm to 1:30 am at Unscripted Durham

DJ Terminator X returns to Unscripted to celebrate his birthday with a dance party in the Studio. Come show him some Bull City LOVE.

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Free Yoga in the Park

August 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Durham Central Park

Join Blue Point Yoga experienced teachers for a fun morning of yoga and community in Durham Central Park! Durham Central Park and Blue Point Yoga’s have teamed up to offer another season of free Saturday morning yoga classes for students of all levels. Yoga combines physical poses that build strength, flexibility and balance, with mindfulness practices that reduce the effects of stress and encourage overall well-being. Time: Saturday mornings at 9 am, starting May 4

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Roots Farmers’ Market

August 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Bright Leaf Historic District

Visit us in the Brightleaf Square courtyard, our new location! Shop for fresh, locally-sourced vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, and more; convenient to Brightleaf stores, restaurants, and all of downtown Durham. We will be there every Saturday, rain or shine, from April 6 through November, 9 a.m. to Noon.

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Yoga with Art

August 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. Sessions are just $10 at the door and are led by certified yoga teachers from Global Breath Studio.

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Rooftop Soul Yoga Durham

August 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Durham, North Carolina

Peace! We hope you join us for Soul Yoga Durham on the rooftop of American Underground. The Soul Yoga brand is committed to providing an accessible destination for wellness, revitalization and balance for people in our community. We are on a mission to introduce a fresh experience to the yoga scene through vibrant, energetic classes that are hip yet soulful. Our classes provide attendees of all skill levels and backgrounds with a rewarding interaction between mind, breath and soul. Flow with us. Registration begins at 9:00am Class starts at 9:30am. Please bring your mats. For more information visit OfficialSoulYoga.com

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Making Moves Fitness Series

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Golden Belt Campus

One Saturday per month we “Make Moves” with our fitness series. This is free and open to the public. Here is what you can expect: 10am-12pm: Free fitness instruction by some of the areas best fitness instructors. Bring your own yoga mat, water and towel and meet us on the plaza lawn.

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Durham Civil Rights Walking Tour

August 17, 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. Learn about the contributions of ordinary Durham residents to the struggle for equality as well as local leaders like Floyd McKissick and national figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who brought America’s attention to the campaign for civil rights in the Bull City.

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Stagville and the Roots of Durham

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:15 am at Historic Stagville

Stagville presents a new tour of the site, featuring the connections between the early history of Durham and the legacies of one of the largest plantations in North Carolina. Durham was incorporated in 1869, right up the road from the Cameron plantation complex. Hear stories of how freed people built up the city of Durham and how their descendants continue to lift up the city. Learn how the Cameron family’s slaveholding wealth influenced business and politics in early Durham. This program will focus on the post-Emancipation history of Durham, Stagville, and families from Stagville. This tour will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, including both walking and driving. All historic structures have ramps and accessible entrances. Some walking may be on uneven or wet ground.

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PopUp Durham Featuring Parker & Otis Paper

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus

359 Blackwell Street, Suite 159 Diamond View III Building Dates and Times: August 1-28 M-SA 10 am – 3 pm Closed Sunday Pencils, pens, and all of the paper things… As an extension of the popular retail shop within Parker & Otis’ famed restaurant, P&O Paper will focus on those items dedicated to the tactile experience of putting pen (or pencil) to paper. The PopUp@ATC is located adjacent to Bull City Mini – a community-designed mini-golf course that will offer beer and wine.

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Golden Belt Yoga

August 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 11:45 am at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt

Golden Belt Yoga with Kirsten takes place at Hi-Wire Brewing’s Durham, NC taproom every Saturday at 11-11:45am. The class will be set to music, open to all levels, and will be $5 (bring your own mat).

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Make Waves Not War

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Patio at Unscripted

Unscripted has the hottest rooftop in the Triangle this summer. Hang out by the pool with cocktails and small bites and a rotation of DJs from 12-5 and 6-10 every Saturday. Free and open to the public 21+.

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Back to School Brunch

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Bull City Mini Golf and Bar

Food Truck Brunch Food + Special Guest Brunch Beverages Saturday Sip and Shop with P&O Paper The Poetry Fox! Local DJs and Live Music

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Hi-Wire Brewing’s Oktoberfest – Durham

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt

Our annual Oktoberfest comes to Durham, NC Saturday, August 17 at Golden Belt with a bunch of individual and team games including Bouncy Ball Race, Dizzy Relay, Brat Toss, Grain Sack Toss, Stein Hoisting, and Mechanical Bull Riding. We’ve got the LEGENDARY Mountain Top Polka Band throwing down throughout the day. This family friendly event is one of our absolute favorites every year and we hope you’ll join us! $15 includes a custom liter stein and first fill-up. Liter fills of flagship and seasonal beers are $8 after that.

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BYOT: Bring Your Own T-Shirt: Screen Print New Fullsteam Designs

August 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Inkfinity Printing

Want to turn your favorite t-shirt into a fancy new Fullsteam shirt? Come join us at Inkfinity Printing Bring your own t-shirt and get one of Fullsteam’s new designs printed on it for just $5! Or buy a blank shirt and get the design of your choice for only $10. Plus Fullsteam beer, music, games, and more.

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Gentle Goat Yoga plus Guided Meditation Combo

August 17, 2019 @ 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Hux Family Farm

Come join us for yoga AND meditation with goats! (This will happen rain or shine as we have a new event tent!) Instructors will lead you through a relaxing gentle stretching yoga sequence then a relaxing guided meditation while our goats are wandering around eating, cuddling, and playing. Our goats have been known to cuddle up on a mat, or climb in your lap for deeper relaxation. The yoga portion is perfect for those who have never done yoga before, are looking for a relaxing stretching sequence, or who have yoga experience, but want to try a more laid back approach to yoga for a day.

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Hops & Blues Festival

August 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Glass Jug Beer Lab

Listen to the best blues musicians around while enjoying unlimited samples from the best IPA and hop-forward beer makers in the area. The Glass Jug Beer Lab has partnered with Music Maker Relief Foundation to bring in some of the most talented NC blues musicians to rock the beer garden, and 10 of the best IPA and hop-centric breweries are going to be serving unlimited samples of their best hoppy beers for this exclusive event.

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Meet The Blue Devils

August 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Duke University Pascal Field House

The Duke football team will hold its annual Meet the Blue Devils Day on Saturday, August 17 with several additions set for this fall. From 4-4:30 p.m., prior to the annual autograph session inside Pascal Field House, season ticket holders will have exclusive access to get their official photo taken with the full Blue Devil team by the Duke Athletics photography staff. Season tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 9 to receive an invitation to this event. The autograph session will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for all fans, with all attendees welcome to watch Remember The Titans on the Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium video board from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Throughout the day, fans can purchase Duke merchandise and concessions as well as pick up complimentary copies of the annual team poster. Admission is free for all fans and parking will also be free of charge.

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2019 Reception for NC GAY + Lesbian Film Festival

August 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at The Carolina Theatre of Durham

The Duke Triangle LGBTQ Network and CPAN are co-hosting this event…. GO BLUES! The NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, based in Durham, NC, has been a staple of local LGBTQ life for 24 years. Join us for our third CPAN reception at the NCGLFF on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Meet us in the lounge, 5 pm to 7 pm. Let’s celebrate this annual community meetup! Cash bar. No charge to attend. THE CAROLINA THEATRE (THE LOUNGE) 309 W MORGAN ST DURHAM NC 27701

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AUG Concert at Ciderworks!

August 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Bull City Ciderworks

Join us for the final show in our FREE Summer Concert Series at the Cidery – Excited to host Jim Joels jr. (6-7:30pm) and Maker Of The Bear (8-9pm) on Saturday, AUGUST 17th!! Morfa Empanadas slingin’ eats 4-10pm 🙂 Bring a chair, the family and your friends!! #dogfriendly

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Rock the Park: Bull Durham (R)

August 17, 2019 @ 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Durham Central Park

Please note: Bull Durham is rated R – Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them. Durham Parks and Recreation will transform Durham’s parks into the perfect setting for an evening out full of music, movies, fellowship, and fun. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a summer-long succession of concerts and movies held in various parks around Durham. Concerts and movies are FREE and open to the public. Concerts are held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and movies are held from 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Food vendors will be on site and food will be available for purchase.

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Poolside Yoga with Global Breath Studio

August 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am to 9:00 am at The Patio at Unscripted

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. Classes are $10 at the door or via Global Breath class pass.

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Yoga with Art

August 18, 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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Triangle Vegfest Festival Day!

August 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Durham Armory

We are indoors this year so don’t worry about the weather. There will be food trucks outside plus the blood mobile will be back because donating blood saves lives. We will have live music on Foster Street too! Speakers will be inside the Durham Convention Center again this year. The Bearded Vegans will be doing a live podcast!! New for this year, we are collecting a $10 donation with half going to Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge. Everyone is welcome at our events so please do not let the donation keep you away. Check out our website for which vendors will be joining us, www.trianglevegfest.com (updates coming soon). Our website also has info about our Saturday presenters and our other events. This will be our best year yet. We’re closing part of Foster Street again. We will have vendors outside, inside, and cooking demos will be in the main lobby of the Armory.

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Brunches Brew

August 18, 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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Back to School Brunch

August 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Bull City Mini Golf and Bar

Food Truck Brunch Food + Special Guest Brunch Beverages Saturday Sip and Shop with P&O Paper The Poetry Fox! Local DJs and Live Music

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Grand Opening of Bull City Music School- Hillsborough

August 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 121 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2533, United States

You are invited to attend the Grand Opening of our new location Bull City Music School-Hillsborough on August 18, 2019 3-5 pm. Come check out our new studio and preview fall classes, meet the teachers and register for class.

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Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Summer Movie Series

August 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm at Ponysaurus Brewing

You’re invited to our FREE Summer Movie Series! Join us on the patio EVERY Sunday for flicks on the big screen! There’s beer. There are $1 snacks. There’s a movie on the patio! Due to our fine friends in La La Land, we can not list movie names or characters. But now we have a fun new game! August 18: “dysfunctional family’s cross country road trip”

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