The Weekender: Moogfest, Gnocchi Party + More
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The Weekender: Moogfest, Gnocchi Party + More

Thursday, Apr 25 2019

Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of April 25 - 28. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!

Friday

Dia de Noquis: The Day of Gnocchi II at Melina's Fresh Pasta Shop
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Dia de Noquis: The Day of Gnocchi II

You will have your choice between Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina, or Spring Pea Gnocchi during Melina's Pasta Shop's Gnocchi Day! Grab a bowl and head back for as many refills as you can take.

Fri Apr 26, 4:00p
Dia de Noquis: The Day of Gnocchi II
$10+   .  Melina's Fresh Pasta Shop   .  Durham
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Frontier Airlines Connection at Hi-Wire Brewing at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt
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Frontier Airlines Connection at Hi-Wire Brewing +380 fire icon

Grab a partner and head to Hi-Wire Brewing to win free round trip tickets on Frontier Airline! They are giving away 500 free flights, no strings attached.

Fri Apr 26, 5:00p
Frontier Airlines Connection at Hi-Wire Brewing
Free   .  Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt   .  Durham
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Neurodiversity and Mental Health: Breakout Discussion at Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke University
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Neurodiversity and Mental Health: Breakout Discussion

Join this breakout session run by Duke faculty that will explore how the concept of neurodiversity challenges and enriches disciplines like medicine and psychiatry. 

Fri Apr 26, 9:00a
Neurodiversity and Mental Health: Breakout Discussion
Free   .  Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke University   .  Durham
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The Paco Band at Arcana at Arcana
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The Paco Band at Arcana

Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band will be performing at Arcana. enjoy a Friday in style with Spanish/Flamenco music.

Fri Apr 26, 9:00p
The Paco Band at Arcana
Free   .  Arcana   .  Durham
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One Acre Exchange at The Carrack Modern Art
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One Acre Exchange

One Acre Exchange celebrates the community built through a shared hemp supply chain. This exhibit serves as a model for how an innovative, cooperative, equitable supply chain can be designed.

Fri Apr 26, 12:00p
One Acre Exchange
Free   .  The Carrack Modern Art   .  Durham
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Friday Music at Fullsteam at Fullsteam Brewery
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Friday Music at Fullsteam

Scott Boulding is a singer-songwriter inspired by folk and classic rock. Check out his set at Fullsteam for a night of great jams.

Fri Apr 26, 9:00p
Friday Music at Fullsteam
Free   .  Fullsteam Brewery   .  Durham
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Fourth Friday Film Series at Golden Belt Campus
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Fourth Friday Film Series

Every Fourth Friday grab your spot on the lawn for some amazing movie screenings. Lana Garland, Artist Director for the Annual Hayti Documentary Film Festival has picked out some of her favs.

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Fourth Friday Film Series
Free   .  Golden Belt Campus   .  Durham
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Rhythm & Brews Vinyl Night at Beer Study
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Rhythm & Brews Vinyl Night

Bring your own vinyl and jam out with the awesome people at Beer Study every other Friday. DJ Page and DJ Bell will be there all night to keep the good times rolling.

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Rhythm & Brews Vinyl Night
Free   .  Beer Study   .  Durham
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Saturday

Community Dance Wave at Durham Farmers' Market
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Community Dance Wave

All ages, levels of experience, dance styles, and more are welcome for this monthly community dance where it's not about how dance "should look" but just about moving your body to the music.

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Community Dance Wave
Free   .  Durham Farmers' Market   .  Durham
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Tails & Tiaras: 2019 Beaver Queen Pageant Kickoff Party at Fullsteam Brewery
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Tails & Tiaras: 2019 Beaver Queen Pageant Kickoff Party

Be the first to meet this year's Beaver Queen Pageant contestants and judges! Shake your tails with Durham's very own Beauty Operators.

Sat Apr 27, 6:00p
Tails & Tiaras: 2019 Beaver Queen Pageant Kickoff Party
Free   .  Fullsteam Brewery   .  Durham
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Party for the Planet at Museum of Life and Science
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Party for the Planet

Celebrate Earth Day celebrating our little piece of dirt! Explore backyard conservation in The Lab, enjoy beekeeper talks, visit the puppet petting zoo, and more.

Sat Apr 27, 9:00a
Party for the Planet
Free   .  Museum of Life and Science   .  Durham
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Drink Durty For Hope at Durty Bull Brewing Company
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Drink Durty For Hope

Drink Durty For A Cause! A percentage of the bar proceeds will be donated directly to Hope Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer foster-based rescue in Durham.

Sat Apr 27, 2:00p
Drink Durty For Hope
Purchase of Beer   .  Durty Bull Brewing Company   .  Durham
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Ally J is Back at West End Wine Bar of Durham
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Ally J is Back

Ally J is coming back to West End Wine Bar of Durham! Gear up for the heat to come, head out to the patio and enjoy the sultry vocals of Ally J.

Sat Apr 27, 9:00p
Ally J is Back
Free   .  West End Wine Bar of Durham   .  Durham
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Free Bring Your Child to WorkOUT Day at Northgate Park
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Free Bring Your Child to WorkOUT Day

FIT4MOM and Health Warrior are putting a twist on National Take Your Child to Work Day. Take your child to work out day is a fun way to entertain your child while getting your sweat on.

Sat Apr 27, 9:30a
Free Bring Your Child to WorkOUT Day
Free   .  Northgate Park   .  Durham
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Family Fun Series at Golden Belt Campus
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Family Fun Series

Grab the whole family and head to Golden Belt Campus once a month for a day of free family fun. From drum circles to puppet shows to live science demos, everyone in the family will be entertained.

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Family Fun Series
Free   .  Golden Belt Campus   .  Durham
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Brunches Brew at Golden Belt Campus
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Get your brunch on at the Summer Stage at Golden Belt! Snag a seat on the lawn for some good vibes, food trucks, jazz music, and delicious cold brew.

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Brunches Brew
Free   .  Golden Belt Campus   .  Durham
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Roots Farmers' Market at Brightleaf Square
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Head to Bright Leaf Square courtyard and shop through fresh, locally-sourced vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, and more. 

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Roots Farmers' Market
Free   .  Brightleaf Square   .  Durham
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HopFest 2.0 at Fullsteam Brewery
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HopFest 2.0

Fullsteam is serving up a four-hour musical extravaganza. HopFest 2.0 is promising more music, new surprises, and freshly brewed beverages.

Sat Apr 27, 1:00p
HopFest 2.0
Free   .  Fullsteam Brewery   .  Durham
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Yoga with Art at Global Breath Studio
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Yoga with Art

Bring your own mat and stretch your horizons at 21c Museum Hotel. Flex your creative muscles as you work through a flow of poses in the gallery space.

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Yoga with Art
$10   .  Global Breath Studio   .  Durham
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Sunday

Pub's 9th Annual St Baldrick's Headshaving Event at West 94th St. Pub
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Pub's 9th Annual St Baldrick's Headshaving Event

Register for the Pub's 9th Annual St Baldrick's Headshaving & Balder Dash 5k event. Proceeds from the event will go to the St Baldrick's Foundation.

Sun Apr 28, 12:30p
Pub's 9th Annual St Baldrick's Headshaving Event
Donations   .  West 94th St. Pub   .  Durham
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Brewing Goodness Yoga Benefitting Equality NC at Ponysaurus Brewing Company
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Brewing Goodness Yoga Benefitting Equality NC

Stretch out in the beer garden for a great cause. The morning yoga class will be followed by a delicious brew in the tap room with Intentionaliteas benefitting Equality NC.

Sun Apr 28, 11:00a
Brewing Goodness Yoga Benefitting Equality NC
$18   .  Ponysaurus Brewing Company   .  Durham
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Games and Brews at Barley Labs
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Games and Brews

Grab a group of friends and get ready for an epic game night. Bring your own games or borrow some of theirs and get to playing.

Sun Apr 28, 3:00p
Games and Brews
Free   .  Barley Labs   .  Durham
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The Yardarm & The Gone Ghosts at Beer Study
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The Yardarm & The Gone Ghosts

Enjoy a free afternoon show from The Yardarm and the Gone Ghosts. They will be jamming out in the main room, so bring your friends, your dogs, and get to drinking and listening to music.

Sun Apr 28, 2:00p
The Yardarm & The Gone Ghosts
Free   .  Beer Study   .  Durham
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Durham Earth Day Festival at Durham Central Park
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Durham Earth Day Festival

Enjoy a day in Durham Central Park filled with eclectic music, food, hands-on environmental education activities and more!

Sun Apr 28, 12:00p
Durham Earth Day Festival
Free   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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All Weekend

PopUp Durham Featuring: Jeddah's Tea at American Tobacco Campus
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PopUp Durham Featuring: Jeddah's Tea

Get your Jeddah's Tea fix while they are at PopUp Durham! This multicultural tea experience is one you won't want to miss out on.

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PopUp Durham Featuring: Jeddah's Tea
Purchase of Tea   .  American Tobacco Campus   .  Durham
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[Worth the Drive] MerleFest2019 at Merlefest
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[Worth the Drive] MerleFest2019 +280 fire icon

This premier music festival serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans. Celebrate some 'traditional plus' music with these bluegrass, country, rock, and old-time music vibes.

Multiple Day Event
[Worth the Drive] MerleFest2019
$170+   .  Merlefest   .  Wilkesboro
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Christian Marclay: Surround Sounds Exhibition at Nasher Museum of Art
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Christian Marclay's "Surround Sounds" is a large-scale, synchronized silent video installation that consists of animated onomatopoeias projected onto four walls of a darkened room.

Multiple Day Event
Christian Marclay: Surround Sounds Exhibition
Free   .  Nasher Museum of Art   .  Durham
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Exotic Meat Month at Bull City Burger and Brewery
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Exotic Meat Month +253 fire icon

Bull City Burger and Brewery is serving up everything from zebra to tarantula. If you're feeling brave make sure you stop by during the month of April for some unique treats.

Multiple Day Event
Exotic Meat Month
Purchase of Food   .  Bull City Burger and Brewery   .  Durham
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Moogfest 2019 at American Underground (@Main)
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Moogfest 2019

Moogfest is more than a music festival - it's an exploration of sound technologies and design and a space to foster the creative exchange of ideas.

Multiple Day Event
Moogfest 2019
$249+   .  American Underground (@Main)   .  Durham
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Past Experiences

Bee Downtown & AMB Collaboration at Picnic Durham at Picnic
Photo by @appalachianmountainbrewery

Bee Downtown & AMB Collaboration at Picnic Durham

AMB and Bee Downtown have joined forces to create a delicious brew for you to enjoy. In honor of Earth Day, they will be releasing their collaboration beer.

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Bee Downtown & AMB Collaboration at Picnic Durham
Purchase of Beer   .  Picnic   .  Durham
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AfterHours: Space Camp at Museum of Life and Science
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AfterHours: Space Camp

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of man's first steps on the moon with an epic Space Camp adventure your younger self would be jealous of. Learn about space while exploring out-of-this-world cocktails!

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AfterHours: Space Camp
$20+   .  Museum of Life and Science   .  Durham
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The Weekender: Moogfest, Gnocchi Party + More
The Weekender: Moogfest, Gnocchi Party + More