Our Top Picks for This Weekend in Durham

Our Top Picks for This Weekend in Durham

Wednesday, Jun 19 2019

Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of June 20 - 23. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!


To check out everything going on this weekend, head to our calendar!

Thursday

Break Iron With Liberty Arts at Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio & Foundry
Photo by @deloresjhayes

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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$5 Glass Night at Honeygirl Meadery
Photo by @honeygirlmeadery

$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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Friday

Third Friday Art Walk & Concert Series at Golden Belt Campus
Photo by @bullcitybritt

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Enjoy a night filled with art, food, and fun during this free concert series. Check out the epic line up and don't miss out on these amazing performances.

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Third Friday Art Walk & Concert Series
Free   .  Golden Belt Campus   .  Durham
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February 3rd Friday Art Walk at Artists at the Warehouse - Golden Belt
Photo by @bmc_studios

February 3rd Friday Art Walk

Join Golden Belt artists at their new location. Whether you missed the grand opening or saw something there that caught your eye make sure to stop by and get some last minute gifts!

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February 3rd Friday Art Walk
Free   .  Artists at the Warehouse - Golden Belt   .  Durham
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Fridays on the Farm at Old Mill Farm Durham
Photo by @oldmillfarmdurham

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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

Roots Farmers' Market at Brightleaf Square
Photo by @durhamrootsfm

Roots Farmers' Market

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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Yoga with Art at Global Breath Studio
Photo by @hilliardmuseum

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

Ponysaurus Brewing Company Summer Movie Series at Ponysaurus Brewing Company
Photo by @ponysaurusbrewing

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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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Brunches Brew at Golden Belt Campus
Photo by @lovelacethruspace

Brunches Brew

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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All Weekend

Ancestry of Necessity Art Exhibit at American Tobacco Campus
Photo by @americantobaccocampus

Ancestry of Necessity Art Exhibit

Check out this female-centric contemporary collection at ATC! It celebrates local female artists' work made with materials significant to Durham's historical footprint within textile and craft.

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Ancestry of Necessity Art Exhibit
Free   .  American Tobacco Campus   .  Durham
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American Dance Festival at Durham
Photo by @amerdancefest

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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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Tour de Pork Scavenger Hunt at Durham
Photo by @susfoodnews

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Work your way through some of Durham's best pork dishes this summer—all made with locally-sourced pork from Firsthand Foods! The more you eat, the more you could get rewarded. 

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Tour de Pork Scavenger Hunt
Cost of Food   .  Durham   .  Durham
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Christian Marclay: Surround Sounds Exhibition at Nasher Museum of Art
Photo by @nashermuseum

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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

First Annual Make Music Day at Durham
Photo by @Make Music Durham

First Annual Make Music Day

This international even brings musicians of all stripes together for a world-wide celebration—and it's coming to Durham for the first year! Host your own jam or join another to get down all day. 

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First Annual Make Music Day
Free   .  Durham   .  Durham
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The Great Burial Event at Beer Study
Photo by @burialbeer

The Great Burial Event

Burial brews are coming back to the tap at Beer Study. Think beer, bands, and axe throwing for one epic event.

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The Great Burial Event
Free   .  Beer Study   .  Durham
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Terminator X Spins Classic Soul at Unscripted Durham
Photo by @unscripteddurham

Terminator X Spins Classic Soul

Public Enemy vibes on The Patio, anyone? Iconic DJ Terminator X is spinning this Sunday at Unscripted—soak in the sun, soul tunes, and good times!

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Terminator X Spins Classic Soul
Free   .  Unscripted Durham   .  Durham
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American Tobacco Campus Music at American Tobacco Campus
Photo by @americantobaccocampus

American Tobacco Campus Music: NANCE with Frank Mayson and Forrest Isn't Dead

Enjoy a free concert at the American Tobacco Campus! Project 919 Band is diligently working to spread the sounds of Go-go throughout the east coast while holding close to their musical roots.

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American Tobacco Campus Music
Free   .  American Tobacco Campus   .  Durham
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DIY Fest at The Scrap Exchange
Photo by @scrapexchange

DIY Fest

DIY Fest celebrates Durham's innovative do-it-yourself spirit with local artists and makers. The FREE day-long festival includes kids' activities, live demonstrations, handmade items, and music!

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DIY Fest
Free   .  The Scrap Exchange   .  Durham
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Sylvan Esso Party at The Pinhook at Pinhook
Photo by @laurieshipley

Sylvan Esso Party at The Pinhook

Missed out on Sylvan Esso DPAC tickets this year? Worry not! The Pinhook is hosting an exclusive party for the band and fans. Tickets and merch will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

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Sylvan Esso Party at The Pinhook
Free   .  Pinhook   .  Durham
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Bloom & Bouquet at Lavender Oaks Farm
Photo by @lavenderoaks

Bloom & Bouquet

Best smelling four course meal of your life. Hands Down. 

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Bloom & Bouquet
$100   .  Lavender Oaks Farm   .  Chapel Hill
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PickleFest Durham 2019 at The Rickhouse
Photo by @rickhousedurham

PickleFest Durham 2019

Sample your way through delicious North Carolina made pickles from near and far. Including locally crafted kombucha and kimchi!

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PickleFest Durham 2019
$10+   .  The Rickhouse   .  Durham
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Dark Ecology at The Carrack Modern Art

Dark Ecology

Experience what an elevated sea level might feel like through art at the latest exhibition at The Carrack. 

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Dark Ecology
Free   .  The Carrack Modern Art   .  Durham
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Pride Day at Honeygirl! at Honeygirl Meadery
Photo by @honeygirlmeadery

Pride Day at Honeygirl!

Head over to Honeygirl for a day of giving back to the LGBTQ Center of Durham. One dollar from every glass sold will go towards this year's Pride Fest.

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Pride Day at Honeygirl!
Purchase of Mead   .  Honeygirl Meadery   .  Durham
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Rhythm & Brews Vinyl Night at Beer Study
Photo by @beerstudy

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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Home Pickler's Contest at The Rickhouse
Photo by @rickhousedurham

Home Pickler's Contest

Bring your homemade pickles to The Rickhouse and enter them into the contest and get free VIP access to PickleFest Durham.

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Home Pickler's Contest
Free   .  The Rickhouse   .  Durham
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Sour to the People Beer Festival at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt
Photo by @hiwirebrewing

Sour to the People Beer Festival

Hi-Wire at Golden Belt is back again with their first annual "Sour to the People" beer festival. Enjoy tons of kick-ass nationwide local breweries.

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Sour to the People Beer Festival
Purchase of Tokens   .  Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt   .  Durham
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Durham Refugee Day Celebration at Durham

Durham Refugee Day Celebration

Back for another year, Durham Refugee Day brings together the community over live music, international food, games and community education. It's international fun for the whole family!

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Durham Refugee Day Celebration
Free   .  Durham   .  Durham
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Our Top Picks for This Weekend in Durham
Our Top Picks for This Weekend in Durham