Weekend at a Glance: Comedy, Crafts and Conversations

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Head to a socially distanced comedy show, peruse handmade crafts, join thought-provoking webinars with community leaders and more …

weekend at a glance – Durty Bull Brewing Company's outdoor patio
Durty Bull Brewing Company’s open-mic comedy nights return in a safe, outdoor space.

Compiled by Claire Delano

Virtual Screening of ‘American Experience: The Vote’ – Thursday, 7-9pm – UNC-TV, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Wake County and the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, hosts a virtual screening and panel discussion of PBS’ documentary “American Experience: The Vote.” The network will show selected clips from the doc, which tells the story of women’s suffrage and officially premieres on July 6-7. Afterward, community leaders will discuss the film and answer audience questions. Registration is free.

‘Living in a Wounded World’ Webinar – Thursday, 7-8pm – The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University hosts a webinar where Adriane Lentz-Smith, an associate professor of history, discusses environmental care with Norman Wirzba, a professor of Christian theology. Registration is free.

COVID-19: Where Are We Now, and Where Do We Go from Here? – Thursday, 2-3pm – Small minority-owned and women-owned Durham businesses are invited to participate in a Zoom discussion about the impact of COVID-19. This event, organized by the City of Durham‘s Equity and Inclusion Office and the Durham County Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program, connects attendees with city and county staff to find ways to survive and thrive during this challenging time. Pre-registration is required at Eventbrite.

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conversation with Paula Alexander – Friday, noon-1pm – Learn about the importance of purpose and teamwork in business with John Fjeld, director of the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, and Paula Alexander, senior director of sustainability at The Clorox Company. This event is designed for students and people entering the workforce, but all are welcome. Register here to access the Zoom info. 

Food Truck Flix – Opening Weekend – Friday and Saturday, 7-11pm – Frontier RTP hosts “the Triangle’s first drive-in food truck experience.” On Friday, the campus screens “Space Jam,” with food provided by Chirba Chirba Dumplings and Gussy’s. On Saturday, come watch “Forrest Gump,” with food provided by NC Bulkogi and Chick-N-Que. Gates open at 7pm, and movies start at 9pm.

Family Night Paddle – Friday, 7:30pm – Enjoy an evening of canoeing along Falls Lake guided by Frog Hollow Outdoors. All ages are welcome, though children younger than 12 must be in a boat with an adult. Registration is required and closes at noon the Thursday prior to the trip.

Open Mic Comedy – Social Distancing Edition – Friday, 8-10pm – Durty Bull Brewing Company hosts its first comedy show since March. This event, hosted by Rob Schneider Comedy – Not That One, takes place outdoors, with all tables six feet apart. Reservations are highly recommended. Visit the Durty Bull Facebook page for more information.

Food & Over-the-Counter Medicine Giveaway – Saturday, 8am-noon – The Community Health Coalition partners with NC MedAssist, a local farm and Victorious Praise Fellowship Church to provide the community with essential items during the pandemic. Eligible individuals will be able to register for free prescription medicine for one year through NC MedAssist. Each ticket will provide one bag of medication; food will be given out as supplies last. Registration is required.

Durham Craft Market – Saturday, 8am-noon – Peruse high-quality, affordable arts and crafts made by local artists at Durham Central Park. Hand-washing stations are available at the entrance and exit, and social distancing is required. 

Seasonal Celebrities: Summer Plants for NC Gardens – Saturday, 10-11am – Hop on Zoom to learn about seasonal plants, native species and more with Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Registration in advance is encouraged.

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