Our Top Picks for This Weekend in Durham
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Our Top Picks for This Weekend in Durham

Thursday, Jul 11 2019

**NOTE: This article is out of date! To check out what's going on this weekend, head to our head to our calendar!**

Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of July 11 - 14. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!



Thursday

Break Iron With Liberty Arts at Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio & Foundry
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Break Iron With Liberty Arts

Get your frustrations out (and your cardio in!) while helping Liberty Arts prep for their next iron pour. You'll use hammers and other tools to help them break iron apart. 

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Break Iron With Liberty Arts
Free   .  Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio & Foundry   .  Durham
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Friday

Fridays on the Farm at Old Mill Farm Durham
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Bring the whole family to the farm every Friday for live music, free pony rides and hayrides, a petting zoo, food, drink, and plenty of outdoor fun.

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Fridays on the Farm
$15   .  Old Mill Farm Durham   .  Durham
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Saturday

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

Unscripted Durham: Rooftop Yoga with Global Breath Studio at Unscripted Durham
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Unscripted Durham: Rooftop Yoga with Global Breath Studio

Wanting to spice up your exercise routine? Set your alarms for Sunday morning yoga by the poolside at Unscripted Durham, taught by yoga experts from Global Breath. 

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Unscripted Durham: Rooftop Yoga with Global Breath Studio
$10   .  Unscripted Durham   .  Durham
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Boozy Brunch at Barrel Culture at Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending
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Boozy Brunch at Barrel Culture

Boozy brunch option, anybody? They've teamed up with UpZcale Chefs Food Truck for the elevated eats while still offering their oh-so-famous beer slushees.

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Boozy Brunch at Barrel Culture
Cost of Food & Drinks   .  Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending   .  Durham
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Ponysaurus Brewing Company Summer Movie Series at Ponysaurus Brewing Company
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Free movies and $1 snacks all summer long! Head to Ponysaurus every Sunday for an epic flick and amazing treats.

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Ponysaurus Brewing Company Summer Movie Series
Free   .  Ponysaurus Brewing Company   .  Durham
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All Weekend

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.

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Christian Marclay: Surround Sounds Exhibition
Free   .  Nasher Museum of Art   .  Durham
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Past Experiences

Stranger Things Night at The Durham Bulls at Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Stranger Things Night at The Durham Bulls

Stranger Things-themed night at DBAP is back, and if you didn't know, The Duffer Brothers (the masterminds behind Stranger Things) are Bull City natives. Get ready to enter the upside down, Durham. 

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Stranger Things Night at The Durham Bulls
$13+   .  Durham Bulls Athletic Park   .  Durham
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Brazilian Night at West End Wine Bar at West End Wine Bar of Durham

Brazilian Night at West End Wine Bar

Back-to-back-to-back  (count 'em, three) Brazilian-style shows all night at West End Wine Bar. Get ready to sip and samba as this popular night returns for another round. 

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Brazilian Night at West End Wine Bar
$15   .  West End Wine Bar of Durham   .  Durham
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Spanglish Durham Grand Opening at 104 City Hall Plaza Ste 101
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Spanglish Durham Grand Opening

Spanglish Durham is finally here! Come check out their new Durham digs and be the first to try the eats from their new menu.

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Spanglish Durham Grand Opening
Cost of food and drinks   .  104 City Hall Plaza Ste 101   .  Durham
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PIck-a-Ton Annual Charity Festival  at Botanist and Barrel
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PIck-a-Ton Annual Charity Festival

Pick-a-ton of berries at this festival for TABLE, a local charity that supports food insecurity in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Look forward to plenty of fruit picking and wine and cider tasting.

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PIck-a-Ton Annual Charity Festival
Free   .  Botanist and Barrel   .  Cedar Grove
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The Caroline Theatre: Retro Arthouse & Epic Film Series at The Carolina Theatre
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The Caroline Theatre: Retro Arthouse & Epic Film Series

Calling all retro film lovers—The Carolina Theatre is dedicating an entire weekend of rare and foreign film showings to you! Three days featuring over 10+ unique films, what're you waiting for?

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The Caroline Theatre: Retro Arthouse & Epic Film Series
$10   .  The Carolina Theatre   .  Durham
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Dashi Omakase Dinner Series with Chef Satoshi Katakura at Dashi Ramen Shop & Izakaya
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Dashi Omakase Dinner Series with Chef Satoshi Katakura

Durham welcomes Satoshi Katakura back from Japan for the fourth Omakase dinner series at Dashi. The dinners feature five courses of chef-curated dishes crafted by Chef Bill Cotter and Chef Satoshi.

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Dashi Omakase Dinner Series with Chef Satoshi Katakura
$65   .  Dashi Ramen Shop & Izakaya   .  Durham
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PLAYlist Concert Series: An Evening With Van Hunt at Durham Central Park
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PLAYlist Concert Series: An Evening With Van Hunt

Get ready for a funky, soulful night of music with Van Hunt as part of Durham Central Park's outdoor summer concert series. 

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PLAYlist Concert Series: An Evening With Van Hunt
Free   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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The House of Coxx + The Glitter Show at The Pinhook at Pinhook
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The House of Coxx + The Glitter Show at The Pinhook

Back-to-back shows full of glitter, music, and entertainment—yes please. FYI, the first show is family-friendly!

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The House of Coxx + The Glitter Show at The Pinhook
$10   .  Pinhook   .  Durham
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Unscripted Durham: The House of Coxx Pool Party at Unscripted Durham
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Unscripted Durham: The House of Coxx Pool Party

You've probably never been to a pool party like this—Durham's own Vivica Coxx is hosting this epic boozy party. Tickets will be credited to food & drink orders from The Patio.

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Unscripted Durham: The House of Coxx Pool Party
$30   .  Unscripted Durham   .  Durham
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Bull City Swingout at The Armory at Living Arts Collective Dance Studio

Bull City Swingout at The Armory

Get ready to dance the weekend away with a schedule full of swing workshops, tons of dancing, live music, social hours dedicated to local dance lovers, and more. All experience levels are welcome!

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Bull City Swingout at The Armory
$10+   .  Living Arts Collective Dance Studio   .  Durham
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Penny Marshall's A League of Their Own + Book Signing at The Carolina Theatre
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Penny Marshall's A League of Their Own + Book Signing

This special screening of A League Of Their Own will be followed by an exclusive book signing with author and film critic Elizabeth Weitzman.

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Penny Marshall's A League of Their Own + Book Signing
$7+   .  The Carolina Theatre   .  Durham
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Yoga Off East: Slow Flow with Live Cellist at yoga off east
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Yoga Off East: Slow Flow with Live Cellist

This Saturday, enjoy a restorative yoga session accompanied by the sounds of live music.

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Yoga Off East: Slow Flow with Live Cellist
$20   .  yoga off east   .  Durham
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Herbal Perfume Workshop at The Honeysuckle Tea House
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Herbal Perfume Workshop

The ultimate beauty and self-care regimen is in your own outdoors

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Herbal Perfume Workshop
$40   .  The Honeysuckle Tea House   .  Chapel Hill
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American Tobacco Campus PopUp Featuring: Corner Boys BBQ at PopUp @ American Tobacco
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American Tobacco Campus PopUp Featuring: Corner Boys BBQ

This Fuquay-Varina-based food truck is bringing all their flavorful Southern-style BBQ eats to Durham throughout July. 

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American Tobacco Campus PopUp Featuring: Corner Boys BBQ
Cost of Food   .  PopUp @ American Tobacco   .  Durham
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Glow Jam Skate Party at Wheels Fun Park
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Glow Jam Skate Party

The biggest roller skate event in North Carolina is bringing the party to Durham—you ready for it?

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Glow Jam Skate Party
$20   .  Wheels Fun Park   .  Durham
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DIY Espadrilles Workshop at Freeman's Creative

DIY Espadrilles Workshop

Learn a new skill at this exclusive four-hour DIY workshop. You'll get to take home the shoes you make!

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DIY Espadrilles Workshop
$100   .  Freeman's Creative   .  Durham
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$5 Glass Night at Honeygirl Meadery
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$5 Glass Night

Sip on a $5 glass of Mead every Thursday night all summer long. Swing by the tasting room for a glass or two!

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$5 Glass Night
$5   .  Honeygirl Meadery   .  Durham
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LGBTQ Center of Durham: Community Yard Sale at LGBTQ Center of Durham
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LGBTQ Center of Durham: Community Yard Sale

Support the LGBTQ Center of Durham at their Community Yard Sale. Proceeds will move them closer to opening their library to the public!

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LGBTQ Center of Durham: Community Yard Sale
Free   .  LGBTQ Center of Durham   .  Durham
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American Dance Festival at Durham
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American Dance Festival

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

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American Dance Festival
$$   .  Durham   .  Durham
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TrapxCanvas Durham at Will's Social Bistro & Lounge
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TrapxCanvas Durham

This definitely isn't your average pint and paint night. The venue will be playing Trap classics and new jams as you get creative on the canvas.

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TrapxCanvas Durham
$35   .  Will's Social Bistro & Lounge   .  Durham
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Zumba Meets Trap Yoga at The Vault

Zumba Meets Trap Yoga

This fitness class has all the extra flare paired with trap jams to get you moving.

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Zumba Meets Trap Yoga
$10   .  The Vault   .  Durham
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Tomato Day at Durham Farmers' Market at Durham Farmers' Market
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Tomato Day at Durham Farmers' Market

If you consider yourself a tomato connoisseur this event is calling your name! Local farmers will be dishing out their top tomatoes all morning long, try them all and pick your favorite.

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Tomato Day at Durham Farmers' Market
Free   .  Durham Farmers' Market   .  Durham
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Full Moon Bike Ride at American Tobacco Campus
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Full Moon Bike Ride

Join the groups going for a Durham night bike ride this weekend ride—complete with two ride sessions to choose from. 

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Full Moon Bike Ride
Free   .  American Tobacco Campus   .  Durham
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Passport to Italy Wine Tasting at Pine and Poplar
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Passport to Italy Wine Tasting

Travel around Italy right in your backyard with this wine tasting fest! You'll get to taste and compare wines from all over the region for just $20. 

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Passport to Italy Wine Tasting
$20   .  Pine and Poplar   .  Durham
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Bastille Day Party With Tea Cup Gin at Arcana
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Bastille Day Party With Tea Cup Gin

Embrace your joie de vivre and celebrate French culture with a night of lively music, French-themed cocktails, and more revelry. 

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Bastille Day Party With Tea Cup Gin
Cost of Drinks   .  Arcana   .  Durham
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Our Top Picks for This Weekend in Durham
Our Top Picks for This Weekend in Durham