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Weekend Best Bets: Rock, Walk and Receptions

By Amanda MacLaren | March 19, 2015

Get Brainy With Us! – Through Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm – Celebrate Brain Awareness Week in the Lab! Enjoy hands-on activities exploring brain sciences, your senses and brain anatomy. Learn what it’s like to work in this exciting field as you get the chance to meet scientists and researchers from Duke Institute […]

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21c and Counting

By Amanda MacLaren | March 16, 2015

As the fuchsia ribbon split in two, city and county officials along with developers and executives of 21c Museum Hotels celebrated the opening of the hospitality group’s fourth property, 21c Durham. “There is no question in my mind that this investment is going to be a good investment for Durham,” […]

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Weekend Best Bets: Parties, Panels and Pi Day

By Amanda MacLaren | March 12, 2015

Art of Cool Fest Kick-Off Party – Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm – A pre-festival kick-off party to celebrate the upcoming festival with live music, drinks and fun. AOCFEST 2015 tickets and merchandise will be available onsite. Downtown Durham Marriott, 201 Foster St.; Free, ticket required David Joy – Thursday, 7pm – The […]

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Bowled Over

By Amanda MacLaren | March 11, 2015

Folks gathered in one of the Durham Convention Center‘s ballrooms to taste soups from Durham restaurants, including Bleu Olive Mediterranean Bistro, Saladelia Café, Six Plates Wine Bar, Watts Grocery, Saltbox Seafood Joint, Beyu Caffe, Bull City Burger & Brewery, Foster’s Market, Guglhupf, Mad Hatter’s Cafe & Bakeshop, Pizzeria Toro, Mattie B’s, Toast and Pompieri Pizza during Urban Ministries of Durham‘s annual Empty […]

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Big on the Pig

By Durham Magazine | March 9, 2015

Guests at Taste’s BBQ, Beer and Bus Tour hopped on a Greenway Transit bus for an afternoon trip to three barbecue joints where they enjoyed the quintessential North Carolina meal paired with local brews. Led by All About Beer Magazine Publisher Daniel Bradford, the first stop featured beer samples from Hillsborough’s […]

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Weekend Best Bets: Fans, Fundraisers and Food Trucks

By Amanda MacLaren | March 4, 2015

Hopslam & Sexual Chocolate Draft Release – Thursday, 5-11pm – Sam’s Bottle Shop will be tapping into two beers from two breweries – Sexual Chocolate and Hopslam! Bring friends! Plus, enjoy free samples of Sexual Chocolate Stout cupcakes from Smallcakes! Sam’s Bottle Shop, 1112 W. N.C. Hwy. 54; 919-973-2489 9th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser […]

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Weekend Best Bets: Bluebird, Beer and Braxton

By Durham Magazine | February 27, 2015

Hopslam & Sexual Chocolate Draft Release – Thursday, 5-11pm *RESCHEDULED TO NEXT WEEK* – Sam’s Bottle Shop will be tapping into two beers from two breweries – Sexual Chocolate and Hopslam! Bring friends! Sam’s Bottle Shop, 1112 W. N.C. Hwy. 54; 919-973-2489 Artist-in-Residence Event: Anthony Braxton – Thursday, 6pm *CANCELED* – Duke professor and  poet Nathaniel Mackey will talk […]

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Help Durham Win an Imagination Playground

By Durham Magazine | February 25, 2015

Durham Parks and Recreation wants you to play more. All you have to do is vote, vote, vote! Durham has the opportunity to win a free Imagination Playground. Designed by award-winning architect David Rockwell, the mobile play system consists of big blocks that come in many shapes and sizes, encouraging children to […]

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Weekend Best Bets: Choirs, Collage and Choreography

By Durham Magazine | February 18, 2015

Motown the Musical – Through Sunday, times vary – The true story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and more. DPAC, 123 Vivian St.; $40+; 919-680-2787 Open This End: Contemporary Art from […]

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Weekend Best Bets: Playwrights, Puppets and a Parade

By Amanda MacLaren | February 5, 2015

Pleiades Plus One – Through February 14 –The exhibit will be organic and will offer an eclectic mix of high-caliber art by close to 20 local metal and wood sculptors, painters, ceramicists, neon artists and mixed-media artists. The artwork on display will be new to the Durham art scene and will […]

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