Hasentree Color Run @ The Hasentree Club
Sep 29 all-day

Join us for our 2nd Annual Hasentree 5K Color Run on Saturday, September 29! We are partnering with Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina for this family-friendly, colorful event. Festivities will kick-off at 8:50 a.m. with a children’s 1-mile fun run, and the Color Run 5K will start promptly at 9:10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to 1st – 3rd place for the fun run and 5K. Not a runner? No problem. We have a ton of fun events planned for the entire family to enjoy! Play Giant Plinko from Galaxy Fun Park, let the kids play on one of our two playgrounds and bounce house, or sit back and grab a beer from a local brewery and listen to the music while cheering on your friends or family. All Net proceeds will go directly to Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina. Last year we were able to donate thousands of dollars, and we hope to double the amount year!

Out of the Darkness Community Walk to Fight Suicide @ Durham Central Park
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Registration is free and open to the public.

Steven Curtis Chapman @ Carolina Theater
Oct 4 all-day

STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN: In a career that has spanned 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history with 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMYs®, an American Music Award, 48 No. 1 singles, selling over 11 million albums, with ten RIAA-certified gold and platinum albums to his credit. He has been on “Good Morning America,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNN, MSNBC, “60 Minutes,” “E! Entertainment”, “The Today Show,” “Fox & Friends,” “CBS This Morning,” “The Tonight Show,” Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze,” as well as appearing in the pages of People, Billboard, Parents Magazine, and more.

Steven released his memoir, Between Heaven & The Real World, on March 7, 2017 (Revell) and appeared exclusively on “Fox & Friends” to talk about the book. Between Heaven & The Real World also made the Publisher’s Weekly best-sellers list two times and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association best-sellers list.

With countless tours under his belt, Chapman continues performing on the road at numerous festivals and events, most recently headlining the successful Rock & Worship Roadshow Spring 2017. This summer, Chapman wrapped his third season hosting the monthly “Sam’s Place: Music For The Spirit” concert series at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, where a portion of each ticket sale went to Show Hope, a movement Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, started to care for orphans.

Steven and his wife, Mary Beth – parents to six children, three of whom joined their family through adoption – are National Angels in Adoption® recipients and are the co-founders of Show Hope. Show Hope’s work is dedicated to restoring hope to thousands of children living as orphans by breaking down the financial barriers between waiting children and loving families. More than 5,500 children from more than 60 countries, including the U.S., have been impacted through Show Hope’s Adoption Aid grants. In addition, more than 2,400 children with acute medical and special needs have received loving care through Show Hope’s Care Centers in China. For more info, visit or

Mission: Madagascar @ Duke Lemur Center
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a special benefit under the stars at the Duke Lemur Center to support our Madagascar Conservation Programs. Reservations Required.

Taste of Trinity Fall Festival @ Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Barbeque Chicken Dinner, Bake Shoppe (sweets and savories), Silent Auction of Goods and Services. This year partnering with Beth El Synagogue. All proceeds to benefit Durham Community Non-Profits that provide food, clothing, shelter and support to needy people.

BBQ & Friends @ TROSA, Inc.
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

TROSA’s 4th annual BBQ & Friends, co-presented by Sysco Raleigh, is a fun, family-friendly event. You’ll enjoy an amazing selection of food from a sampling of the Triangle’s favorite chefs and eateries, live music from Up Cane Creek, craft-making with The Scrap Exchange, and décor by Paperhand Puppet Intervention. All proceeds benefit TROSA’s comprehensive recovery services. This is a rain or shine event.

$10/Children ages 5-12
Children 4 and under are free

African American Dance Ensemble Fundraiser @ Hayti Heritage Center
Oct 13 all-day

Come join us for a weekend of celebration, as the legacy continues!

October 12th, 7pm – 9pm and October 13th, 3pm – 5pm

Where: Hayti Heritage Center

October 13th enjoy Moses T. Alexander Greene’s POOLED

Under the music direction of Carolyn Colquitt and with a score of soul-cleansing gospel, sultry R&B, and heart-wrenching blues, Moses T. Alexander Greene’s POOLED is the story of how Delsin Jacobs’ determination for personal healing at the Pool of Bethesda is changed by his interaction with those already gathered.

Hear their stories.
Remember your journey.
Be healed…together.

Presented by Deb Royals-Mizerk and Li V Mahob Productions.
Note: Contains mature themes which may not be suitable for children and young audiences.


Loretta Vinson – Rose Brown

Celeste Hinnant – Doll

Moses T. Alexander Greene – Delsin Jacobs

Aya Wallace – Thais

Jamal Farrar – Fade Alphabet

Jasmine Isaac – Rhusis Moikalis

Taufiki Lee – Stranger with Another Question

Connie McCoy – Kale Kannaday

Allen F. Brown – Wood

Darius Hooks – Deacon Nomad

Tina Morris-Anderson – Freedher/Zora

J. Mardrice Henderson – Ya’al

Alfredo Monroy – Infiniti

India Williams – Sista Carry

Clarice Gerald-Hall – Lovey/Ruthie

Verlene Gainey Oates – Adah Mae Frost

Joshua Johnson – Jesse Lee

Darian Moore – Man Man


Carolyn Colquitt – Keyboard

Reginald Jessup – Bass

William “Tre” Sanders – Drums

Fred Wilson – Saxophone

Trinity Parks Home Tour October 14, 2018 @ Trinity Park
Oct 14 all-day

Trinity Park Home Tour October 14, 2018

Every two years Trinity Park hosts a Home Tour. This year’s home tour is taking a look at homes built in different decades beginning in the 1900’s. There are seven homes on the tour this year with architecture from 1900’s through the 1950’s as well as a brand new home, which in Trinity Park is hard to come by.

You’ll see the transformation of the old Piggly Wiggly into a fabulous home with rooftop deck as well as one of the earliest houses in Trinity Park that used to be divided into apartments and now is a single family home.


Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased online at, or in person at Morgan Imports and The Regulator Bookshop.

If you purchased tickets in advance, bring your ticket to the Trinity Park on Watts Street on the day of the tour between 11am and 4:30pm on October 14, 2018 where you will exchange your ticket for a tour book. The tour book will list all the homes on the tour and their addresses. The tour is self-guided, but each site will have a docent.

Tickets will be sold on the day of the event for $25.

Governors Club Charity Golf Event @ Governors Club
Oct 15 all-day

On October 15, 2018, CORA Food Pantry is hosting its 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament, the ACC vs. Big Ten Golf Challenge. This event, at the Governors Club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Chapel Hill, will support our mission of providing food to children, individuals, and families within our community who are in need during difficult personal economic times. The day will include golf, live auction, raffle, and an awards dinner.

Don’t Be Mean to People: A Festival for the ACLU of NC @ Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
Oct 19 all-day

Two days of concerts in support of the Golden Rule. Join Ponysaurus Brewing Co. in supporting the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina to continue promoting and protecting the civil liberties of everyone.

5th Annual Triangle Oktoberfest @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 9:00 pm

Presented by the Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs in collaboration with the Town of Cary, the 5th Annual Triangle Oktoberfest is an authentic German festival focused on family fun, traditional Bavarian food and fare, and plenty of local and authentic German beers from Munich. The event is all to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other local and international charities. Live entertainment will showcase The Polka Brothers from NYC, Wiener Dog Races, a kid-friendly Kinder Platz (inflatables and face painting), Masskrugstemmen (stein hoist), and Hammerschlagen (hammer striking) competitions.

The Muse Masquerade @ 21c Museum Hotel
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 12:00 am

The Carrack Presents:

A retrofuturistic gala benefitting the Triangle’s only zero-commission art gallery (followed by Muse Unmasked, the afterparty of the century. Separate ticket required.)

An impossible future – for one night only. Please join us for the Fourth Annual Muse Masquerade, a celebration of strangeness and taboo, spirit and intrigue, music and magic. A gathering of artists, absurdists, poets, oracles, and time-travelers. And you, whoever you want(ed) to be.

This 4th annual fundraiser supports The Carrack, Durham’s zero-commission arts gallery and performance space. The Carrack provides exhibition opportunities to underrepresented artists from the community and hosts concerts, workshops, artists talks, film screenings, yoga, improvisation, and other diverse programming – most of which is free to attend. Wholly funded by grassroots donations, the Muse Masquerade generates more than half of our annual budget.

As in yesteryears, we suspect that tickets for this event will sell out. Buy yours today or spend tomorrow lamenting – there’s no coming back from this one.

Jetpacks not included.

Our many talented artists transform 21c into a menagerie, dark and provocative and inspiring. From acrobats to tarot readers, illustrators to magicians. An interactive photo booth. Holographic messages from the future, channeled voices from the past. You’ll discover art on the floor and the ceiling, and maybe you’ll take home a piece of the night.

We encourage costumes for this event. From traditional Venetian masks and ruffles to industrial Steampunk apparel. Or channel the spirit of Halloween and let the otherworld guide you.

Whatever you wear, please be respectful. Guests wearing culturally appropriative costumes or violating indecent exposure laws will be asked to leave.

21c Museum Hotel once again hosts this mesmeric three-floor event. Throughout the Masquerade, you’ll find cash bars featuring this year’s signature Muse cocktail. We’ll also offer light desserts. That said, please plan to eat before the event and consider booking a reservation at one of our partnering restaurants (list coming soon).

Located in the heart of downtown Durham, finding a parking spot can be particularly challenging. 21c will offer valet parking service for $8 for the duration of the event. While there are a few parking decks within range, they’ll fill quickly. Consider parking farther away and hailing a ride from your favorite rideshare or hovership.

Interested in supporting our mission to provide a ZERO-COMMISSION art haven to our community by sponsoring this event? Visit for info.

The afterparty of the century immediately follows The Muse Masquerade (separate ticket required), from 12AM-2AM.

Blue Door Breakfast: A Celebration of Youth @ The Carolina Inn
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

The Blue Door Breakfast is a celebration of the youth in Durham and Chapel Hill, and all that they can accomplish. Every day, our members discover, play and learn. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with friends and family, meet Youth of the Month recipients, and hear from our special guest speaker, Robbie Bach. All proceeds from the event go to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Durham and Orange Counties programming. Our programs provide After-School and Summer Camp activities for youth ages 6-18, helping them achieve academic success and develop life skills.