Weekend at a Glance: Baseball, Blues and Bimbe

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The return of Durham Bulls baseball and foodie celebrations are putting us in a summer mood this weekend!

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A snapshot from last year’s Bimbe Festival, celebrating African and African American culture. Photo courtesy of Durham Parks & Recreation

Compiled by Grace Beasley

‘42nd Street’ – The Musical (From London’s West End) – Through Sunday – The Carolina Theatre presents one of Broadway’s most beloved tales recorded live from the London stage and directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble. The virtual performance is filled with crowd-pleasing tap dances and popular musical theatre songs including “Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re in the Money” and “42nd Street.”

Durham Bulls – Through Sunday – Durham Bulls host their first home games of the season Thursday through Sunday against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. 

Meads with Mom Virtual Tasting – Thursday, 7pm – Honeygirl Meadery hosts a virtual guided mead tasting in honor of Mother’s Day. Owner and mead maker Diane Currier will guide participants through a Mead 101 course, tasting three distinct meads along the way. The Tasting Kit is available for pickup or delivery.

Scavenger Quest – Friday, 6-8:30 pm – Explore the wild at the Museum of Life and Science’s 6-acre wetland exhibit. Participants are encouraged to search for signs of the late Cretaceous period on the Dinosaur Trail, and investigate sandstone cave formations. Experts from community organizations in the STEM field will be on-site to add to the fun.

Haitian Flag Day Celebration – Saturday, 2-6pm – Haitians of the Triangle and the NC Haitian Women’s Coalition host a celebration for the Haitian holiday at Cook Road Park. There will be Haitian cuisine from Bon Fritay Haitian Food Truck and Kim’s Kitchen, as well as a dominoes and a soccer tournament.

Hops and Blues Festival (SOLD OUT) – Saturday, 4-8 pm – The Glass Jug Beer Lab hosts its second installment of this hops-forward beer festival where guests can enjoy unlimited samples from the best hop-centric breweries in North Carolina as well as music from Chuck Cotton & Tad Walters and Checkerboard Suede & Constance Prince.

Bimbe Celebration – Saturday, 11am-2pm, 3-6pm, or 7-10pm –  Durham Parks & Recreation hosts this drive-in event celebrating African and African American culture at Durham County Memorial Stadium. Guests can sign up for time slots to listen to concerts and speakers from their vehicles. Don’t forget to swing by one of the on-site food trucks!

Main Street Crawl – Saturday, 10am-5pm – Brij, a platform designed to support local small businesses, hosts this inaugural event as a way to reinvigorate Durham’s small businesses. Participants will follow an exclusive map of participating local establishments to shop and enjoy exclusive experiences. All net proceeds raised from the Main Street Crawl will be distributed to all participating businesses equally.

Black Farmers Market – Sunday, 1:30-4pm – Head to Golden Belt Campus to purchase a variety of farm fresh produce, crafts and health products from local Black farmers and vendors. (We recommend the watermelons from Thigpen Farms!) The Black Farmers Market aims to protect Black farmers and entrepreneurs while providing healthy products to individuals across the county.

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