Everything You Must Do in June

Everything You Must Do in June

Monday, May 29 2017

Durham's kicking the summer into high gear! From outdoor concerts to tropical cocktail parties to food truck fun galore, your June calendar is guaranteed to be jam-packed.

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Cheers to 10 Years of JVG Broad Street at Joe Van Gogh
Photo by @spoon_duke

Cheers to 10 Years of JVG Broad Street

Joe Van Gogh's Broad Street location is turning 10! Hit the coffee shop for Greek food truck fare, free drinks, snacks, karaoke and more.

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Cheers to 10 Years of JVG Broad Street
Free   .  Joe Van Gogh   .  Durham
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Get Funky with Food at Science of Eats at Museum of Life and Science
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Get Funky with Food at Science of Eats

All your local food vendors are gathering at the Museum of Life & Science for a night of good food and tinkering. Sample, learn about food science and enjoy food truck fare if you're still hungry!

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Get Funky with Food at Science of Eats
$35+   .  Museum of Life and Science   .  Durham
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Feel the Heat at Feast from the Furnace at Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio & Foundry
Photo by @libertyarts

Feel the Heat at Feast from the Furnace

Liberty Arts is hosting a very unique event—catch a local designer blow glass live while you dine on delicious small plates cooked in the 2000º glass furnace!

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Feel the Heat at Feast from the Furnace
$40   .  Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio & Foundry   .  Durham
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Sample Beer & Coffee Combos at Uppers & Downers at Counter Culture Coffee
Photo by @goodbeerhunting

Sample Beer & Coffee Combos at Uppers & Downers

It's a drinker's delight—imbibe on a tasting of Brewery Bhavana brews, Counter Culture coffee and coffee-beer while learning all kinds of brewing techniques too.

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Sample Beer & Coffee Combos at Uppers & Downers
$40   .  Counter Culture Coffee   .  Durham
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Witness a Breathtaking Performance at American Dance Festival at Durham
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Witness a Breathtaking Performance at American Dance Festival

Every summer, Durham comes alive with thousands of dancers, choreographers and performances for American Dance Festival. Catch the magic in action at the 40th fest!

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Witness a Breathtaking Performance at American Dance Festival
$$   .  Durham   .  Durham
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Pair Donuts & Beer on National Donut Day at The Glass Jug
Photo by @appalachianmountainbrewery

Pair Donuts & Beer on National Donut Day

Friday, June 2 is National Donut Day, so The Glass Jug is celebrating the culinary holiday with free donuts from Rise, paired with a special keg tapping of a delicious, donut-inspired brew.

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Pair Donuts & Beer on National Donut Day
$   .  The Glass Jug   .  Durham
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Listen to Music on the Plaza at Northgate at Northgate Mall
Photo by @northgatedurham

Listen to Music on the Plaza at Northgate

Northgate Plaza comes alive on select Fridays this summer with free live tunes, plus food and craft beer from Bull City Burger & Brewery! Kick back on your lawn chair and enjoy the breeze.

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Listen to Music on the Plaza at Northgate
Free   .  Northgate Mall   .  Durham
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Throw Down at the RUNAWAY Summer Release Party at Surf Club
Photo by @y0rb

Throw Down at the RUNAWAY Summer Release Party

Join RUNAWAY at Surf Club for a Summer Release Party. They're bringing DJ beats, the fire truck (a makeshift DJ stage) and free signature water guns with every purchase through 2a.

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Throw Down at the RUNAWAY Summer Release Party
Free   .  Surf Club   .  Durham
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Get Weird at the 13th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant at Duke Park
Photo by @allicin_wonderland

Get Weird at the 13th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant

Costumes, pageants, food trucks and lots of weirdness under the summer sun—and it's all for a great cause! Join the Beaver Queen pageant for a day you won't soon forget.

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Get Weird at the 13th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant
Free   .  Duke Park   .  Durham
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Get Fit at Downpour Dog Sundays at Clouds Brewing
Photo by @ Clouds Brewing Durham

Get Fit at Downpour Dog Sundays

Salute the sun this summer by joining Clouds Brewing's outdoor Vinyasa classes in the Brightleaf Square courtyard, followed by brews, $15 Mimosa carafes or $7 Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar!

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Get Fit at Downpour Dog Sundays
$5   .  Clouds Brewing   .  Durham
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Soak Up the Sunshine at the Farm to Fork Picnic at Fearrington Village
Photo by @thedurhamhotel

Soak Up the Sunshine at the Farm to Fork Picnic

The Triangle-wide Farm to Fork 10th Anniversary celebrations culminate in a picnic in Fearrington Village, featuring 35 local chefs, food artisans, wine, brews, live music, a photo booth and more!

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Soak Up the Sunshine at the Farm to Fork Picnic
$100   .  Fearrington Village   .  Pittsboro
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Lunge in the Forest with Franklin Street Yoga at Franklin Street Yoga Center
Photo by @kdlesk

Lunge in the Forest with Franklin Street Yoga

Franklin Street Yoga in Chapel Hill is teaching a series of outdoor yoga classes in the beautiful Forest Theatre. Grab your yoga mat and lunge under the trees for an invigorating workout.

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Lunge in the Forest with Franklin Street Yoga
-   .  Franklin Street Yoga Center   .  Chapel Hill
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Go Tropical at Cap'n Rob's Waikiki Wednesdays at Alley Twenty Six
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Go Tropical at Cap'n Rob's Waikiki Wednesdays

Alley Twenty Six celebrates the summer every Wednesday with Cap'n Rob's Waikiki Wednesdays, where you can savor tiki-inspired drinks and bites while enjoying the breeze on the alleyway patio.

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Go Tropical at Cap'n Rob's Waikiki Wednesdays
$$   .  Alley Twenty Six   .  Durham
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Summer Jams in the Duke Gardens at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Photo by @fuzzsonic

Summer Jams in the Duke Gardens

Enjoy an outdoor show in the beautiful Duke Gardens while lounging in the grass.

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Summer Jams in the Duke Gardens
$10   .  Sarah P. Duke Gardens   .  Durham
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Sip Cider & Grub Out for King's Airstream Food Truck Launch at King's Sandwich Shop
Photo by @mcpuggington

Sip Cider & Grub Out for King's Airstream Food Truck Launch

King's Sandwich Shop is launching an Airstream mobile food truck, so they're joining forces with Bull City Ciderworks to throw a party! Enjoy cider paired with old classics and new menu items from King's.

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Sip Cider & Grub Out for King's Airstream Food Truck Launch
Free   .  King's Sandwich Shop   .  Durham
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Sip Tiki Drinks for Fair Game's Birthday at Fair Game Beverage Company Wine and Spirits
Photo by @fairgamebevco

Sip Tiki Drinks for Fair Game's Birthday

Fair Game Beverage's third b-day calls for a tiki party! Find tiki-inspired drinks curated by Crude Bitters and Piedmont Picnic Project, a tap takeover from Four Saints Brewing and eats by Brinehaus.

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Sip Tiki Drinks for Fair Game's Birthday
$   .  Fair Game Beverage Company Wine and Spirits   .  Pittsboro
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Treat Your Pooch to Yappy Hour: June Yappy Hour at Durham Central Park

Treat Your Pooch to Yappy Hour

Bring your pooch out to Durham Central Park for Yappy Hour, an evening of good treats and good brews for you AND your dog!

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Treat Your Pooch to Yappy Hour: June Yappy Hour
Donation   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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Drink Up at Junetoberfest at Durham Co-op Market
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Drink Up at Junetoberfest

It's Oktoberfest in June! Head to the Co-op for German brews from Durham breweries, German-inspired snacks from local makers, a Bratwurst Bar, live music and more!

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Drink Up at Junetoberfest
$20   .  Durham Co-op Market   .  Durham
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Catch a Free Flick with Food Trucks at Levin Jewish Community Center
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Catch a Free Flick with Food Trucks

The Levin JCC has your summer plans all figured out—on Mondays from 5–7:30p, come out for food truck fare and a free movie!

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Catch a Free Flick with Food Trucks
Free   .  Levin Jewish Community Center   .  Durham
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Summer Concerts in a Renovated Tobacco Campus at American Tobacco Campus
Photo by @hollygroelle

Summer Concerts in a Renovated Tobacco Campus

Calling all bluegrass, jazz and NC lovin' people! Bring your lawn chair and a few adult beverages for live entertainment in the beautiful American Tobacco Campus.

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Summer Concerts in a Renovated Tobacco Campus
Free   .  American Tobacco Campus   .  Durham
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Make Cider Cocktails at Alley Twenty Six: TOPO Organic Spirits at Alley Twenty Six

Make Cider Cocktails at Alley Twenty Six

Alley Twenty Six is teaming up with Mattie B. of Black Twig Cider House for a couple of summer pop-up cocktail classes where the main ingredient is cider, plus other delicious local spirits!

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Make Cider Cocktails at Alley Twenty Six: TOPO Organic Spirits
$25   .  Alley Twenty Six   .  Durham
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Eat Up at the Durham Food Truck Rodeo: Father's Day Food Truck Rodeo at Durham Central Park

Eat Up at the Food Truck Rodeo

Enjoy live entertainment, view arts and crafts, and chow down at over 40 food trucks! Come hungry to Durham Central Park's Food Truck Extravaganza, you'll surely leave happy!

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Eat Up at the Durham Food Truck Rodeo: Father's Day Food Truck Rodeo
$$   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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Dine with Counting House & Ponysaurus Brewing at Counting House
Photo by @raleighwhatsup

Dine with Counting House & Ponysaurus Brewing

Counting House is joining forces with Ponysaurus to bring you a five-course beer dinner, kicked off by passed canapés in the art galleries.

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Dine with Counting House & Ponysaurus Brewing
$75   .  Counting House   .  Durham
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Lunge Under the Stars with ADF at Duke East Campus
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Lunge Under the Stars with ADF

American Dance Festival is teaming up with lululemon to bring you a free evening yoga flow on the lawn of Duke's East Campus.

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Lunge Under the Stars with ADF
Free   .  Duke East Campus   .  Durham
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Kick Back at the Durham Central Park Concert Series at Durham Central Park
Photo by @taphoppertours

Kick Back at the Durham Central Park Concert Series

Enjoy live tunes in the heart of downtown Durham this summer! Kick back on a blanket or lawn chair, pick up a pint and food truck fare and enjoy!

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Kick Back at the Durham Central Park Concert Series
Free   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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Listen to Stories at Audio Under The Stars: Skin and Bones: Life, death, and everything in between at Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

Listen to Stories at Audio Under The Stars

Grab a blanket and some snacks, head to the lush garden at the Center for Doc Studies and listen to fantastic stories al fresco.

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Listen to Stories at Audio Under The Stars: Skin and Bones: Life, death, and everything in between
Free   .  Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University   .  Durham
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Dash for Fun at The Point262 at Fullsteam Brewery
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Dash for Fun at The Point262

Join Fullsteam and Bull City Running for The Point262, a two-minute run followed by an all day party with food trucks, live music and quirky, friendly competition.

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Dash for Fun at The Point262
$8+   .  Fullsteam Brewery   .  Durham
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Everything You Must Do in June
Everything You Must Do in June