First things first. Punch the clock at the end of the day and head to Fullsteam for a celebratory pint. It’s Fullsteam’s Birthday Month – 5 years of brewing delicious beer and creating community. I’ll drink to that!
Check the Durham Farmer’s Market site for the Meals from the Market schedule, http://durhamcentralpark.org/events/meals-from-the-market/
Party a Deux, Beer Durham, Sierra Nevada tap takeover, Traveling Eats pop-up bakery, music by The Bluetailed Skinks, 5PM-8PM, FREE
North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Carolina Theatre, various movies & showtimes
Harpist Under The Gazebo, Museum of Durham History / History Hub, 500 W Main, 5PM-8:30PM, FREE
FLIPBOOK SHOW, The Carrack, 111 W. Parrish, 6PM-9PM, FREE, remember when you’d flip through a book and the characters seemingly came to life, yep, that’s what this is, from the website: The animated GIF is emblematic of the digital age, but it has an analog precursor in the flipbook. Draw one stick figure and you’ve begun. Draw several more in progressive sequence and you’re finished. It’s crude animation in the palm of your hand. A group of local artists has revived the low-tech form for this show at the Carrack, where visitors are free to handle the works, flip through them and buy them. A prize for best in show will be awarded at this opening reception, after which the exhibit runs through Aug. 29.
Third Friday Downtown Gallery Art Walk, 6PM-9PM
Truth To Power Open Mic Night, spoken word & song, Five Points Plaza, 109 E Chapel Hill St, 6PM-9PM, FREE, Presented by: Pleiades Gallery
Fried Chicken and Bubbles, Rx Wine Lab, Goldenbelt, 807 E Main St, 6PM until gone, $15 for dinner, wines are $10 per glass, $15 for a flight of three and $35 per wine bottle.
Capital Transit, 4 part vocal jazz ensemble,Brightleaf Summer Concert Series, Gregson & Main, 7PM-9PM, FREE
VaudeVillains: Enchantment Under the Sea, burlesque, Motorco Music Hall
723 Rigsbee, 10PM, $10 with $3 membership
Children’s Back-to-School Bash, Northgate Mall, 1058 W Club Blvd, 11AM-3PM, FREE, from the site: A free, fun-filled family day including interactive circus-style activities with Cirque de Vol, train and animal rides, balloon twisting, face painting and register-to-win merchant giveaways.
Rio 2, Rock the Park Movie Series, Durham Central Park, Inc, 501 Foster St, 8:30PM-10:30PM, FREE, bring a blanket, food vendors available
LGBTQ Center of Durham Block Party, 114 Hunt, 12PM-4PM, FREE, food trucks and fun
Dog Days at Beer Durham, bring your furry friend and enjoy a pint, APS has asked for donations of peanut butter so please bring a jar to donate, 1PM-4PM, free, furry, fun
Public Tour of Exhibits, Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr, 2PM-3PM, FREE
BLACK AUGUST IN THE PARK, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster, 3PM-8PM, FREE, food trucks on site, kid-friendly, DJs, from the site: the Durham-based activist group Inside-Outside Alliance had been advocating for prisoners’ rights long before Sandra Bland’s alleged suicide in a Texas jail cell. But the tragedy triggered the organization, along with other local activists, to take part in a nationwide “Say Her Name” campaign, honoring Bland and other black women who have been victims of police brutality or died in police custody. The movement resonates with Black August, a 36-year-old tradition that brings awareness to prisoner safety and highlights historic August events in black history such as the Haitian Revolution and the birth of Marcus Garvey. Collaborating with other organizations, Durham’s African cuisine restaurant The Palace International is “celebrating blackness” by spearheading a fun free-for-all picnic in Durham Central Park to shed some of the turmoil and anxiety of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Carolina Rollergirls Roller Derby Home Team Bout: Durham Crash vs. Raleigh Ruckus, Wheels Fun Park, 7715 N Hoover Rd, Doors, 6:30, game 7PM, $5 for kids 6-12. $10 for adults