Celebrate this weekend like it’s Christmas in July with opportunities for cool crafts, sweet treats and live music!
Compiled by Grace Miller
Pint Glass Etching – Hi-Wire Durham – Thursday, 5-8pm – Join Craftabull at Hi-Wire Brewing to create your own etched-pint glass. There will also be a limited number of stemless wine glasses available. All materials will be provided and a portion of proceeds benefits the Animal Protection Society of Durham.
Beats, Brews & Baseball – Thursday, 6:35pm – Visit the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and listen to live music by Jason Adamo, plus purchase a beer flight from the 42 Bar at Jackie’s Landing.
Kut Throat Karaoke – Thursday, 7-9pm – Come sing your heart out with Rebecca Newton and David Burney at The Blue Note Grill, which promises “all sorts of shenanigans of the musical type” and prizes for the winners.
NCCU Grab & Fab Kits – Friday, 2-6pm – Durham County Library hosts this craft activity for teens to young adults who are interested in coding and soldering equipment. Registered participants will pick up a paper circuit kit made by the NCCU Fab Lab, the first fab lab to open on a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) campus, at the Main and Stanford L. Warren Branch libraries.
PRIDE Day in the Park – Friday, 3-9pm – Come out to Durham Central Park for this free event featuring a DJ, family-oriented activities, food and dancing presented by the LGBTQ Center of Durham.
Parizade Wine Tasting Dinner – Friday, 6:30pm – Jean-Christian Rostagni creates a wine tasting dinner at Parizade‘s Club Room that will focuses on rosés paired with a menu consisting of delicious eats like Italian burrata, ribeye and opera cake. ($100 per person including taxes and gratuity ($84 before tax and tip), $88 for the menu with the vegetarian substitution) Send an email to Jean-Christian if interested in participating.
Olympic Night – Friday, 6:35pm – Join the Durham Bulls for a fencing demonstration by Forge Fencing, food trucks, fireworks and an auction of the Bulls’ “Stranger Things” jerseys.
The Streetery – Saturday, noon-9pm – Downtown Durham Inc. hosts this outdoor dining and shopping experience every second and fourth Saturday at different locations throughout downtown – this weekend, Main and Parrish streets open to pedestrian traffic with outdoor seating and buskers.
Rock the Lot – Saturday, 5-8pm – Durham Parks and Recreation presents its second “Rock the Lot” event of the summer at the Riverside High School parking lot with live music from Durham-based band #Epitome. Gates open at 5 p.m. and an array of food trucks will be on site.
Crushable: Ciders, Seltzers, & Sours – Saturday, 5:30-9:30pm – Head to The Glass Jug Beer Lab in South Durham for the brewery’s ultimate beer fest featuring 13 breweries and cideries from across the state. The Stairway to Veggin’ food truck will be on hand serving up some plant-based dishes, and genre-bending rock quartet Cosmic Superheroes will perform live.
Anything is Popsicle Fun Run – Saturday, 6pm – Bull City Running Co. hosts a free, timed community 5K starting and finishing at its downtown location followed by post-run treats from LocoPops and a raffle with Saucony.
CityPT Inc. Grand Opening Party – Saturday, 6-8pm – Celebrate and converse with the clinicians at the grand opening of Durham’s new digital health startup company, CityPT, with free beer and light snacks.
Christmas in July Weekend – Saturday, 6:35pm and Sunday, 5:05pm – The Bulls celebrate the halfway mark to the most wonderful time of the year with Durham Bulls Athletic Park decorated for Christmas. Santa is also scheduled to be in attendance, and the Grinch will be in attendance on Sunday evening, along with Cindy Lou Who from Whoville. Enjoy the post-game fireworks on Saturday night, and kids can run the bases following the game on Sunday.
July Full Moon Experience – Saturday, 7-10pm – Raleigh-based North Carolina Moon Meditation leads a 50-minute strengthening slow yoga flow at sunset at Serenity Farm followed by a meditation practice and a journaling exercise.
Closing Weekend: ‘Subjective Exploration of Sikhi’ – Saturday and Sunday, 8am-6pm – Explore the work of Durham-based visual artist Shanny Kohli at Golden Belt Arts as she tells the story of the Sikhi through her blending of biomorphic and geometric shapes.
MAKRS @ Durham Central Park – Sunday, 11am-3pm – The MAKRS Society promotes shopping locally at this month’s pop-up market at Durham Central Park, which features an array of vendors, food trucks, coffee and live music.
Sundaze: Gemynii – Sunday, 11:30am-2:30pm – Boxyard RTP continues its weekly Sunday music and brunch series with live beats from Durham-based DJ Gemynii on the BeatBox Stage.
Christmas in July – Sunday, noon-5pm – Join Unscripted Durham for a day full of Christmas fun, including a toy drive for the Durham Children’s Initiative (contributors receive a free frose!), snow machines, Christmas music by DJ SK and DIY gingerbread house kits. The best Christmas outfits will be awarded prizes throughout the day. Reservations can be made for $5.
Last Sunday – Sunday, 3pm – Come out to Corpse Reviver as its bar team curates custom cocktails to pair with three small tasting plates prepared by M Sushi chefs Connor Johnson and Josh Dobey. This is a ticketed event that includes three small tasting plates with three expertly paired cocktails.