Weekend at a Glance: LagerFest, Led Zeppelin and Lots of Local Love

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Experience all this Bull City weekend has to offer, from LagerFest and The Patchwork Market to movie screenings and live music.

LagerFest at Hi-Wire Brewing Durham
Hi-Wire Brewing hosts its inaugural LagerFest at its Golden Belt Campus location this Saturday. Photo by Ryan Moeller

Compiled by Hannah Lee and Brooke Spach

Hope Valley Junior Invitational – Thursday, 9am – Hope Valley Country Club’s four-day junior golf tournament concludes its third round in the morning followed by lunch provided for the players and parents and concluding with an awards ceremony at 3:30pm.

Virtual Walk on the Wild Side: Grasses – Thursday, 11am – Sarah P. Duke Gardens focuses its monthly Zoom presentation on the grasses and sedges that add texture, movement and color to its Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Registration is required.

Out of Office – Thursday, 4:30pm – Stop by Frontier RTP on your way home from work and unwind with complimentary beer from Fullsteam Brewery or wine selected by RTP Uncorked

Halo Trio – Friday, 7:30pm – The jazz ensemble, led by guitarist Charlie Garnett, returns to The Oak House Durham with a special guest. There is a capacity limit, but outdoor seating will be available, weather permitting.

PLAYlist Concert Series: Vanessa Ferguson, Theresa Renee, Le’Andra Williams – Friday, 8-10pm – Greensboro native and “The Voice” semi-finalist Vanessa Ferguson joins musicians Theresa Renee andN.C. Central University grad Le’Andra Williams during this jazz and R&B experience at Durham Central Park. WNCU’s Friday Night Funk, Old School and Disco show and its host, DJ Travis Gales, will simulcast live at 7 pm.

Bull City Reels on Wheels – Friday, 9pm – Pull up to Durham County Memorial Stadium’s parking lot for a drive-in-style screening of “Mrs. Doubtfire” presented by Durham Parks and Recreation. This rain-or-shine event is free, but spots must be reserved in advance.

Pop-Swap 2! – Saturday, 11am-3pm – The second annual pop-up market and swap meet-up features more than 30 local vendors at Durham Central Park. This event is free thanks to support from the LGBTQ Center of Durham.

LagerFest – Saturday, noon-5pm – Hi-Wire Brewing hosts a ’90s beach-themed beer festival celebrating all things lager. There will be water activities, group games, live music, food and a costume contest. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Get the Led Out – Saturday, 8pm – DPAC hosts the seven-person, Philadelphia-based tribute group as they pay homage to legendary rock band Led Zeppelin.

The Patchwork Market – Sunday, noon-5pm – The market returns with its first in-person event at the Durham Armory since shutdowns in March 2020. The unique shopping experience hosts local makers and vintage vendors, including jewelers, potters and artists. There will be a capacity limit, and masks will be required.

Cider Astrology – Sunday, 12:30pm – Bull City Ciderworks hosts an astrology class featuring a curated tasting flight based on your “Big 3” (your sun, moon and rising signs) as well as a presentation and Q&A with @thedurhaminfluencer on what these signs mean.

Black Farmers Market – Sunday, 1:30-4pm – The farmers market is in the middle of its second market season, now located at Golden Belt Campus. Markets, which are free and open to the public, are held every second Sunday at 930 Franklin St. The Black Farmers Market’s goal is to inspire a self-sufficient community that supports and protects Black farmers and entrepreneurs.

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