Weekend at a Glance: The Streetery, Summer Bash and OutSouth

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Hit your late-summer stride at the Bull Moon Ride & Run, or relax on the couch with a virtual showing during the OutSouth Queer Film Festival

summer events – OutSouth Queer Film Festival
The Carolina Theatre glows up for the annual OutSouth Queer Film Festival. Photo courtesy of The Carolina Theatre

Compiled by Renee Ambroso

Historic Hutchins Garage Tour  – Thursday, 6pm – Tour the historic Hutchins Garage building on West Geer Street with owner Mark Hutchins as he shares family stories and old pictures during this event presented by the Museum of Durham History. Registration is required.

Kerry Long Concert – Thursday, 6-9pm – Durham-based singer-songwriter and producer Kerry Long plays live at The Glass Jug Beer Lab’s South Durham beer garden as part of the brewery’s 2021 Summer Music Series.

 A Body in a Cemetery – Thursday-Friday, 7pm – This American Dance Festival performance at Maplewood Cemetery features original choreography by Eiko Otake, previously of the duo Eiko and Koma. Registration is required.

OutSouth Queer Film Festival – Friday-Sunday – The second largest queer film festival in the Southeast – formerly known as the North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival – features a diverse array of shorts, documentaries and feature films at The Carolina Theatre. This year’s event will be held online and will showcase more than 100 films as well as live panel discussions and filmmaker interviews.

Durham Beat Market – Friday, 7:30-11pm – Fullsteam Brewery celebrates its 11th anniversary during this monthly live music event. There will also be limited-release beers on tap, including a ripe reviver watermelon and cucumber spritz beer, and fun food specials.

Ephemeral ft. John Summit – Friday, 10pm – The Chicago native and music producer known for his 2020 electronic hit “Deep End” performs at The Fruit. Tickets are required.

The Streetery – Saturday, noon-9pm – Downtown Durham Inc. closes off downtown’s Five Points intersection this Saturday for on-street dining, shopping, walking and live performances. Enjoy live electronic music from keyboardist David D’Angelo at 3:30pm and drummer Nina Oteria from 6-8pm.

Mystic Summer Bash – Saturday noon-9pm – Mystic Farm & Distillery celebrates summer’s end with a slip-and-slide, food trucks, and classic summertime games like a watermelon-eating contest, a water balloon toss, a cornhole tournament and more.

Bull City Roundup – Saturday, 2pm – This food truck rodeo and vendor market at Suite Four on Ramseur Street features local entrepreneurs, live music and a cigar lounge. Registration is encouraged.

John Rosenthal Reading – Saturday, 4pm – The photographer and author joins poet and professor Alan Shapiro for a conversation and reading of his newest book, “Searching for Amylu Danzer,” at PS118 Gallery & Event Space. Books will be for sale, and John will sign them after the reading. Reserve your seat here.

Vintage Baseball Game – Saturday, 5:30-10pm – The Duke Homestead Education & History Corporation team competes against the Fair Play 9, a vintage baseball team hailing from Ohio, during two baseball games at the Historic Durham Athletic Park. The event highlights Durham’s baseball roots and honors the struggles and achievements of the sport’s many players over the past century. There will be food trucks plus “old-fashioned” concessions and music, and players will wear historic uniforms, follow historic gameplay and use historic equipment. Ticket proceeds benefit Duke Homestead State Historic Site and its mission to preserve and educate visitors on the historic home, farm and factory buildings of Washington Duke and his family.

Rock the Lot – Saturday, 6-8pm – Durham Parks & Recreation hosts an outdoor concert featuring salsa, jazz and soul band Sajaso at the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability parking lot. Bring your chairs to enjoy the performance from within a marked space socially distanced from other groups. Grab some eats from the food trucks on site before the show begins! 

Bull Moon Ride & Run – Saturday, 7:30pm – The leisurely bike route covers 9.6 miles in downtown starting on Blackwell Street. The foot race, a 5K, is part of the Triangle Race Series and begins at 7:45pm. Post-race festivities include live music from Turquoise Trader, barbecue and a free beer for runners. Registration is required. Proceeds benefit Durham Habitat for Humanity.

Taste of Soul NC – Sunday, 1-5pm – Try many variations of barbecue dishes from a number of food trucks offering ribs, chicken and more at Durham Central Park. Enjoy games with the kids, a live DJ, merchant vendors and card games between meals. 

Nitro Circus ‘You Got This’ Tour – Sunday, 5pm – The action sports collective, which includes BMX and scooter three-time X Games winner Ryan “R Willy” Williams, comes to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to show off their skills on Goodmon Field.

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