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Handcrafted Durm There are several Shop Small Saturday events happening in Downtown Durham. One of the newest will be right up the block from Durham Central Park after the regular Saturday downtown farmer’s market, at Durty Bull Brewing Co. Handcrafted DURM was created as an inclusive space contrasting to the proliferation of exorbitantly high-dollar vendor events for newer and small businesses in the midst of the economic challenges our community is facing. The brewery opens at noon, right at close...

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Raleigh Roasts 2020 City of Raleigh Museum’s annual Raleigh Roasts means you get to taste amazing coffee & pastries from local vendors. Vendors include: Counter Culture, Dilworth Coffee, Slingshot Coffee, Larry’s Coffee, Full Bloom Coffee, Benelux Coffee, LousyHunters, Yellow Dog, Carroll’s Kitchen, Pine State Coffee and Tama Tea. Line will close at 12:45 pm sharp and no refunds will be given if you are not in line by 12:45 pm! $10, $5/members; Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm; City of...

Labor Day Weekend

Finally Friday: Raiders of the Lost Ark NC Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting Assistant State Archaeologist Dr. David Cranford to help separate the science from the fiction following the screening. Join the adventure this weekend! $2/members, $5/non-members; Friday, 5:30 pm; NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Nature Research Center,11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC Movies by Moonlight: A Star is Born Join in this family-friendly event that provides the perfect opportunity and atmosphere to sit back, relax and enjoy...

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Triangle Restaurant Week 2019 This week-long celebration of culinary excellence includes some of the area’s best restaurants offer up special, three-course menu options at fixed pricing ($15 for lunch, and $20, $25 or $30 for dinner), a great opportunity for you to return to an old favorite dining spot or discover a new one. Monday through January 27th; Downtown Raleigh, NC 18th Annual African American Cultural Celebration An annual, statewide kickoff to Black History Month at the North Carolina Museum of...

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Full Moon Terrarium Happy Plant Raleigh is joining Gypsy Jule (One of my favorite shops in Raleigh) to help you build a full moon terrarium. Don’t have a green thumb? Don’t worry, you only water it once a month Afterwards….their full moon circle begins at 5 pm. That portion is a ticketed event led by Stephanie Cotton. $20+; Sunday, 2-4 pm; 207 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601 Raleigh Roasts The City of Raleigh Museum is hosting Raleigh Roasts, an event that celebrates...

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Monday: Soft opening of People’s Coffee Swing by this new sleek coffee spot and enjoy espresso and coffee drinks using Black and White Coffee Roasters; Cold off the press juice; and goodies from Strong arm bakery. Monday, 7 am; 7830 NC Hwy, suite 100, Durham, NC 27713 Horror Movie Trivia @ Woody’s Cary Join in five trivia rounds of all your favorite horror movies to find out your fortune. Just select a team captain and have them be in charge of...

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Taste of China: Chinese Cuisine & Culture Festival Authentic Chinese ethnic cuisines from different regions of China will light up your day and comfort your stomach. Enjoy continuous entertainment including the dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances, musical performances, children’s pavilion activities, Chinese culture and history booths and more. Visitors can also shop at souvenir, arts, and crafts booths. Don’t miss NCLady’s food tasting booth (free) & Daily Vita’s Ginseng Tea tasting booth (free). Saturday,...

What is the Best Coffee?

I am often asked, “What is the best coffee?” “What is the best way to make coffee?” Over the last 20 years coffee has risen from the modest improvement of the Second Wave (Starbucks, Caribou, Green Mountain, Peet’s) to the more significant era of improvement often referred to as Third Wave (Intelligentsia, Counter Culture, Stumptown, Blue Bottle). This new generation of coffee companies has facilitated consumer access to the best coffee in the world at affordable prices (As I write...

The BroBasket

When a James Grasty’s fiancée wanted to get him flowers in which he laughed and respectfully retorted, “I don’t want flowers, but you can send me a bucket of beer instead”, The BroBasket was born.  She searched the internet and quickly realizing she couldn’t send him a bucket of beer and knew it was a concept she had to look into. The seed had been planted and Grasty’s Entrepreneurship Class choose this concept as the business they would start in their classroom. The class...

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Monday: Second Annual Krafty’s Open Proceeds from this charity golf event go to American Veterans M/C, that provides for homeless and disabled veterans. The event includes contests, prizes and giveaways. Afterwards, appetizers and a steak dinner will be served at Krafty’s Burgers & Brews. Sign up now, to secure your spot! Space is limited. $100; Monday, 1 pm; Clayton, NC 27520 Wednesday: 3rd Annual Bee Bash Gather at The Durham Hotel for the The 3rd Annual Bee Bash. During National Pollinator Week, Bee City USA...