Things to Do this Weekend 7/17-7/19


First things first, head to Beer Durham and peruse their awesome selection of craft beer. While you sip, check out this list of things to do. 


Third Friday, 6-9PM, downtown Durham, gallery crawl and live music

Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird, NC Museum of Art, $5.00, doors 7:30, movie 9:00, tickets

Warehouse Blues Series: Jarekus Singleton, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster, FREE, 5:30-7:30PM, lawn chairs & coolers welcome, no alcohol

Brightleaf Summer Concert Series, The British Invaders Band, Brightleaf Square, Gregson St & Main, FREE, 7-9PM, no outside food/drink

Film Screening: IN TRANSIT, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 320 Blackwell, 7:30PM, FREE admission, but attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite starting 9AM Friday. From the site: IN TRANSIT takes you on a journey into the hearts and minds of everyday passengers aboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America. Candid and direct, the film unfolds as a series of interconnected vignettes, ranging from overheard conversations to moments of deep intimacy, in which passengers share their fears, hopes and dreams. As the Empire Builder crisscrosses the country, passing through urban centers, oil fields, vast plains and towering mountains, a loving portrait of America emerges, in its full human and natural beauty.

Illegal Dance Party, The Pinhook, 117 W Main St, 10PM, $8 ($10 for under 21), with $3 membership


Durham Civil Rights Legacy Walking Tour, Durham Farmers’ Market, 501 Foster, FREE, 10AM

Making Natural Body Lotions, Pine State Flowers, 2001 Chapel Hill Rd, $25, 1-3PM

Girls Rock Summer Showcase, Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee, 2PM, $5-$10 with $3 membership, from the site: GIRLS ROCK NORTH CAROLINA is an organization in central North Carolina that empowers girls and women – through creative expression – to become confident and engaged members of our communities, by focusing on the “three Cs”: creativity, confidence and collaboration. Every summer they run rock camps for girls and gender variant youth all over the triangle. This showcase is for the first session of camp in Durham. You will see 16 bands of girls and gender variant youth ages 7-15 who have worked tirelessly over the week to push themselves and each other in big and beautiful ways to write original music together!

Movie: Selma, NC Museum of Art, $5.00, doors 7:30, movie 9:00, tickets

Poetry Slam: Carolina Slam Tour, Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St,8PM, $10

Beauty Operators, Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee, 9PM, $8 with $3 membership, from the site: “Decency lost a bet with the devil on the night the Beauty Operators were born. They are: Leslie Land with her corruptly indecent vocals and grimy bass- Sandee Washington blowing rudely obscene harp and pumping accordion – Maria Linck pushing a depraved rhythm on guitar and assorted percussion- Lori Baron doing some heavy, shameless drum banging – And Darby Odom growling on guitar lead so filthy it’s illegal. If playing rock n roll is a sin they all going to hell.” Sounds like I need to be in the scene for this show!


Monthly Meet up & Group Run, Beer Durham, 404 Hunt, 3PM, group run & stay afterwards for a refreshing beverage, distance & exact route TBD by the group before departure.

Amateur Night at The Hayti / The Road to The Apollo Theater, $10, Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St, 6:00 PM, Doors open at 5:30 PM

ROLLER DERBY!!!, basketball ain’t the only rivalry, Durham Crash vs Chapel Thrillers, Wheels Fun Park, 715 N Hoover, Tickets $5-$10, 7PM

Beer & Hymns, Fullsteam, 726 Rigsbee, FREE, 5-7:30PM, yes, it is what it says it is, go sip and sing

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