EVENTS

EVENTS

Jun
2
Fri
Lemurpalooza @ Duke Lemur Center
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Educational activities, food trucks and Duke Lemur Center’s mascot, Maky, welcome lemur enthusiasts of all ages to fundraise for the center’s costs of lemur care, research and conservation as a part of their Adopt-a-Lemur program.

Aug
10
Thu
North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival @ The Carolina Theatre
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day

Thousands swarm to The Carolina Theatre for this signature annual event, which offers a glimpse into the lives of people in today’s LGBTQ community through a wide range of shorts, documentaries and feature films.

Aug
19
Sat
Cider Cocktail Class @ Alley Twenty Six
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Try a number of cider cocktails featuring Durham Distillery products while learning about ciders from Black
Twig Cider House’s Mattie Beason and cocktails from Alley Twenty Six’s Shannon Healy and mixologist Rob Mariani during this hour-long session.

Aug
21
Mon
Chefs for Change @ The Rickhouse
Aug 21 @ 6:15 pm

Join chef Billy Cotter of Toast and Dashi for hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a delectable three-course meal at The Rickhouse. Proceeds benefit Families Moving Forward, a nonprofit serving homeless families.

Aug
24
Thu
‘The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence’ @ Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Aug 24 2017 – Jan 14 2018 all-day

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University opens a new exhibit – the first of its kind in the United States – dedicated to the works of Carlo Dolci, an important 17th-century Italian painter of the powerful Medici family. A devout Catholic, Dolci chose religious subjects most often in his work, and the exhibition – with major loans from the Louvre in Paris, Uffizi Gallery in Florence and private Italian collections – features 30 paintings and works on paper, including a rare 17th- century Florentine still-life painting.

Aug
25
Fri
Audio Under the Stars @ Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bring a blanket, snacks and friends to the final show in Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University’s summer-long series featuring stories curated by local audiophiles – this evening’s lineup will explore the theme “Wild.”

Aug
26
Sat
Harvest and Hornworm Festival @ Duke Homestead
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

What? You mean you’ve never seen a hornworm race? Witness your first, along with a looping contest, live music, local art and craft vendors and Durham’s last tobacco auction at Duke Homestead’s annual fest.

Sep
1
Fri
Bull City Rumble @ Brightleaf District
Sep 1 – Sep 2 all-day

The Brightleaf District plays host to vintage motorcycles and scooters – and their admirers and riders – at this year’s 13th annual Ton Up NC bike show and rally.

Sep
3
Sun
Food Truck Rodeo @ Durham Central Park
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Relax with local brews, live music and food truck eats at Durham Central Park’s Labor Day weekend rodeo. Special guest Wood Robinson of the band Mipso will perform as part of his new solo venture, “Wood Robinson’s New Formal.”

Sep
8
Fri
‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ @ Reynolds Industries Theater
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day

Renowned for its mesmerizing musical score, the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” will be screened while accompanied by a live North Carolina Symphony and Lost Bayou Ramblers performance: The first event of the Duke Performances’ 2017/18 season. (Don’t miss Lost Bayou Ramblers as they team up with local cajun dance music group Shamu Garcon at The Pinhook on September 7, too.)