Weekend at a Glance: Meals, Movement and Movies

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weekend events – Race for the Cure
The Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure takes place virtually this year. Join the organization in its mission to save lives by participating in pre-event activities, a race and a virtual program on Saturday.

Lemur Science! And Trivia? – Thursday, 10am – Duke University and the Duke Lemur Center resume weekly virtual trivia lessons. Partnering with Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants and featuring a live Q&A with Duke Lemur Center expert Megan McGrath, the organizations bring weekly lessons on all things lemur.

Carolina Theatre Virtual Films – Friday through Sunday – The Carolina Theatre releases virtual films “Our Time Machine” and “Mr. Topaze,” which will be available for a three-day rental period. To-go concessions such as popcorn, candy, beer and wine are available to order online and pick up from 4-8 p.m. on Friday.

RTP Food Truck Rodeo – Friday, 11:30am-1:30pm – Frontier RTP hosts a socially distanced food truck rodeo on its campus, which includes The Humble Pig, Umami on Wheels and Brusters Ice Cream.

Living Arts VIRTUAL Dance Wave – Friday, 7:30-9:30pm – Living Arts Collective hosts a community virtual dance to facilitate accessible creative exchange for local communities. There will be opportunities to discuss affordable resources, how to produce collaborative experiences and practice embodied movement.

2020 Komen Triangle Virtual Race for the Cure – Saturday –The 24th annual 5K and 1-mile run/walk presented by Duke Cancer Institute takes place online this year as a virtual “race where you are” experience. The event, organized to provide community support for those impacted by breast cancer, will recognize sponsors and participants using live video and a variety of activities. Last year’s event helped raise nearly $794,000 for breast cancer research and patient support efforts.

UExperience: Free Yoga Class with Midtown Yoga – Saturday, 9-10am – UHill Apartments offers a free, social-distanced outdoor yoga class. Class size is limited, and participants are asked to bring their own mat.

Virtual Disable the Label: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities – Saturday, 11-12:30pm – Durham Parks and Recreation, Durham Public Schools, North Carolina Central University and other agencies host a virtual event with information on how to support your client or child during COVID-19.

Kendra Scott Gives Back to the Durham Literacy Center – Saturday, 1-3pm – In honor of Literacy Month, Kendra Scott at The Streets at Southpoint is donating 20% of every purchase that mentions Durham Literacy Center at checkout. The offer is also available online through Sunday.

Adult Game Night – Saturday, 7pm – Bull City Rooftops hosts an adult game night at The Bohemian with snacks and beverages, as well as games like jumbo Jenga, jumbo chess, Connect Four and cornhole.

‘Born Again’ Virtual Screening – Saturday, 7:30-10pm – This queer experimental film by Jade Wilson and Cassandra Rowe explores themes of death, rebirth and transformation. Produced by Brainchild, the film was created during a residency at NorthStar Church of the Arts. The screening will be followed by panel discussion with the filmmakers and participants.

Attacca Quartet – Saturday, 8-9pm – Duke Performances presents its virtual fall season, “The Show Must Go Online!” High-quality, commissioned films featuring artists originally slated for in-person performances will premiere on Vimeo for ticket holders. The Washington Post describes the Attacca Quartet as “a relatively young ensemble, but already very close to epitomizing the string quartet ideal: four strikingly individual players with the ability to speak eloquently in one voice.”

The Black Farmers Market – Sunday,1-4pm – This bi-monthly marketplace takes place at Provident1898. More than 30 black-owned vendors will be on-site in addition to food trucks and frozen beverage stands lined down Jackson Street.

Join Gerri Houlihan for Technique, Musicality and the Joy of Movement – Sunday, 1-2:15pm – Beginning Sept. 13, American Dance Festival offers classes each Sunday to dancers of various skill levels with a focus on dance and community. Grounded in the fundamentals of traditional modern technique, particularly the work of José Limón, this class focuses on concepts of alignment, core strength and the use of breath for efficiency of movement.

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