Bull City Top 5 :: April 2019

Here's your Bull City Top 5 -- Lots of events and happenings to explore in Durham, NC heading into 2019. Enjoy all that the Bull City has to offer this April!



Battle in bull city

april 2, 2019 // durham bulls athletic park

You don’t want to miss this Durham rivalry! Join the community at Durham Bulls Athletic Park as The Durham Bulls take on the Duke Blue Devils in the Battle in the Bull City.

Enjoy all the Afforda-BULL Eats menu, featuring $2 Bright Leaf hot dogs and Pepsi products, $3 nachos and cheese, $4 sausages and chips, and $5 burgers, chicken tenders and select beers.

“The matchup is the second between the two DBAP tenants, as the Bulls edged a 2-1 victory over the Blue Devils on April 4, 2017. Later that season Durham would go on to win its first of two straight Governors' Cup titles, while Duke has earned an NCAA Tournament berth in two of the last three seasons.”


gary clark jr.

April 2, 2019 // DPAC

Get ready for a night with Gary Clark Jr.!

“Gary Clark Jr. won’t be going anywhere for a while, at least, and he remains the great living link between Hubert Sumlin and Childish Gambino.

As for his most recent album, Live/North America 2016, released in March 2016, that was not just a stopgap between his last studio release, 2015’s The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, and whatever comes next. “Some of my favorite albums of all time are live albums,” he points out. “Songs can take a different direction based on how the audience responds and how the band is feeling. They might switch things up, and it keeps it exciting. That walking the tightrope is something I’ve always respected in jazz, too — how somebody like Coltrane or Miles Davis or Billy Morgan can just take it out and then reel it back in, even though you’re gone.”

Maybe that’s as good a way as any to describe the appeal of Clark’s own playing, and the “danger” he says he looks for — taking a solo out until it’s gone, daddy, gone, only to let the music return to sender with the reassuring sound of his honey-thick vocals. Or, as John Lennon might’ve put it: “He roller-coaster.” In Clark’s dynamic musical world, combustible tension and exquisite release are the things that truly come together.”


Full frame documentary festival

April 4-7, 2019 // carolina theatre

We can’t wait to have the 22nd Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in historic downtown Durham, just steps from One City Center!

“The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public. The festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.”


Durham 150 Opening Celebration

April 13, 2019 // American tobacco campus

Come celebrate 150 Years of Durham!

The American Tobacco Campus will have themed neighborhoods highlighting the four pillars of Durham 150: history and education, innovation and entrepreneurship, social equity and robust democracy, and arts and leisure. You won’t want to miss this fun-filled day complete with complimentary birthday cake!


Food Traditions of the south: greens

april 27, 2019 // west point on the eno

You won’t want to miss a day of eating your way through a seasonal meal built around Greens! Chef and brewer, James Naquin, will guide visitors through the meaning of his beloved southern menu items - collards, turnips, mustard, and more!