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Weekend Best Bets: Eat, Dance and Be Merry

By Amanda MacLaren | June 11, 2015

Double Capture – Through June 13 – An exhibition of ephemeral monochromatic paintings and an interactive paper installation by freehand artist Erin Oliver, displaying a series of works exploring nature’s cycles of destruction and regrowth. Join in The Draw (free experimental drawing workshop) with Tedd Anderson + special science talk and […]

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Peace. Love. Beaver.

By Durham Magazine | June 8, 2015

Beaver lovers across Durham gathered together on Saturday, June 6, to celebrate the 11th annual Beaver Queen Pageant at Duke Park meadow. Fitting with this year’s Bollywood theme, the five contestants were clad in a variety of eccentric and colorful beaver costumes. Seven judges dressed in equally outlandish outfits, known as […]

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Escape the Norm

By Durham Magazine | June 3, 2015

Imagine yourself locked in a room of clues and codes with friends, family members, co-workers or even strangers. You are given an hour to solve puzzles, crack codes and locate the key that leads to your escape. Sound thrilling? The experience is real at Bull City Escape. A popular city […]

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Weekend Best Bets: Pageant, Picnic and Podcast

By Durham Magazine | June 3, 2015

Double Capture – Through June 13 – An exhibition of ephemeral monochromatic paintings and an interactive paper installation by freehand artist Erin Oliver, displaying a series of works exploring nature’s cycles of destruction and regrowth. An opening reception will be held on Friday from 6-9pm, with a special dance performance by […]

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Centennial Celebration

By Durham Magazine | May 30, 2015

Duke Campus Club, an organization for Duke-affiliated women, recently elected new officials to represent the club’s second century. The 2015-16 Executive Board includes President Joy Dunlap (2015-2016), President-Elect (2016-2017) Anne Alexander, VP of Communications Barbara VanDewoestine, VP of Membership Diane Staton, Secretary Jenny Blazing and Treasurer Pam Swinney, along with […]

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Weekend Best Bets: Ride, Rock and Read

By Amanda MacLaren | May 28, 2015

Back Porch Music on the Lawn – Thursday, 6pm – The Celtic rock of Scythian with the Mark Schimick String Band continues the free summer concert series. Food and beverages are available at American Tobacco restaurants; picnics and coolers welcome, just no glass. American Tobacco Amphitheater, 318 Blackwell St.; Free; […]

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Graduate Commencement

By Durham Magazine | May 26, 2015

Hospitality and real estate investor team AJ Capital Partners have acquired 600 Willard St., across from University Ford and University Kia near American Tobacco. The currently shuttered property will undergo renovations later this year and open as the Graduate Durham, a 150-room hotel, in late 2016. Graduate Hotels are a new hotel […]

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Weekend Best Bets: Baseball, Blues and Bull Fest

By Amanda MacLaren | May 21, 2015

ACC Baseball Championship – Through Sunday – Play ball! The top 10 ACC teams, including UNC and N.C. State, play in a tournament in the newly refurbished Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St.; $10 per game, $50 for a weekend pass; 919-956-2855  Conversation with Jim […]

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Books on Break

By Durham Magazine | May 18, 2015

Y.E. Smith Elementary Museum School recently hosted its second annual Books on Break pop-up event, which allows elementary-aged children on free- and reduced-lunch plans in schools in Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro to take home 10 books of their choosing. The three-day summer reading event is a signature program of Book Harvest, a […]

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Shifting Gears

By Amanda MacLaren | May 15, 2015

The Hendrick Durham Auto Mall, previously located on South Roxboro Street, combined with Performance Chevrolet – another Hendrick Automotive Group General Motors dealership formerly on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard – to open the new, renamed Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Southpoint at 127 Kentington Drive adjacent to The Streets at Southpoint. […]

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