Bull City Top 5

Bull City Top 5 :: October 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 October!



Aladdin at DPAC

October 2-26, 2019 // DPAC

Disney’s Hit Broadway Musical, Aladdin, will be showing at DPAC all month long!

"From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite." Come see why audiences and critics alike call Aladdin "Exactly What You Wish For!” (NBC-TV).


Music Folk For Ocracoke

October 14, 2019 // Carolina Theatre

Music Folk For Ocracoke is a benefit concert for hurricane relief efforts on Ocracoke Island, NC. Presented by The Carolina Theatre of Durham and Craicdown, this concert will feature many talented North Carolina folk artists. Come enjoy a night of live music for a good cause!

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Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo

October 20, 2019 // American Tobacco Campus

The 7th Annual Bull City Race Fest and Food Truck Rodeo is coming up October 20! Runners and walkers can choose to participate in the half-marathon, five-mile, and one-mile distances, then stay and enjoy the food trucks post-race!

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Tap Takeover: Epiphany Craft Malt x Burial Beer Co.

October 24, 2019 // The Durham Hotel

Get ready for a night of specialty beers from Burial Beer Co., featuring beers made with grains from Epiphany Craft Malt! Guests must pre-purchase a $25 wrist band, which includes unlimited access to the taps and a snack spread from The Durham Hotel. This is one night you won’t want to miss!


Bull Moon Rising

October 31, 2019 // CCB Plaza, Durham

The Bull Moon Rising exhibit will feature artist Luke Jerrman’s “Museum of the Moon,” a giant replica of the moon that travels around the world. The moon’s diameter reaches nearly 23 feet, and will be hung over the Major of the Bull. There will be several free events and performances while the exhibit is in the Bull City!

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Bull City Top 5 :: September 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 September!



Spend Labor Day Weekend with the Bulls!

August 30 - September 2, 2019 // DBAP

It doesn’t get much more American than spending Labor Day Weekend watching baseball! The Durham Bulls are wrapping up their season with four home games this weekend. The last two firework shows for the season will follow Friday and Saturday nights games, and there will be a home day game Monday, September 2nd.

Go Bulls!


Full Steam’s 9th Anniversary Party

September 7, 2019 // Fullsteam Brewery

Celebrate Fullsteam’s 9th Anniversary with good beer, live music, and food specials!

Two fan favorite beers will be returning for the event, White Lily and American Promise. Fullsteam will also feature several never-before released barrel-aged beers. This is one party you won’t want to miss!


Taste of Soul NC Seafood Edition

September 8, 2019 // Durham Central Park Pavilion

Enjoy an evening of seafood without having to drive to the beach!

"Taste of Soul NC is coming back to Durham Central Park and this time it's all about Seafood! Great seafood, kids games, a DJ and much more will be there for you to enjoy."


Jay Leno at DPAC

September 20, 2019 // DPAC

Get ready for a night of laughter and fun with Jay Leno!

"Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, multi-award winner, best-selling children’s book author, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it’s no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business."


The Righteous Brothers: Bill Medley + Bucky Heard

September 29, 2019 // Carolina Theatre

Get groovin’ with the Righteous Brothers! Bill Medley and Bucky Heard will perform the bands biggest hits and most loved songs on Sunday, September 29.

The original Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, topped the charts in four decades and produced numerous #1 classics. After Bobby died, Medley continued to perform, looking for someone to help “recreate the magic” of the original shows. Medley found Bucky Heard, and the two hit it off. Come experience The Righteous Brothers with Bucky Heard!


Bull City Top 5 :: August 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 August!



Vintage Baseball At The DAP

August 3, 2019 // Durham Athletic Park

Take a step back in time and enjoy a night of Vintage Baseball at Historic Durham Athletic Park!

The Durham Station Lucky Strikes will take on a team of local sports media personalities, playing by vintage rules from 1860. Both teams will also wear uniforms from the time period. There will be food trucks with old fashioned food and drinks, and children's games that will be played in the stands!


Brewery Bhavana Tap Takeover

August 9, 2019 // The Durham Hotel

Brewery Bhavana comes to Durham!

The award-winning Raleigh restaurant and brewery will be taking over taps at The Durham Hotel with five of their slow-fermented, wood-aged beers. Don’t miss the delicious beers, Brewery Bhavana swag and special samples!


An Evening With David Crosby

August 13, 2019 // Carolina Theatre

Enjoy an evening with David Crosby!

This two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is making his way to Durham!

“Crosby is in the midst of an incredibly creative and powerful period, showcasing his skills as the brilliant songwriter that he is. On this tour, he will be performing some of his best loved songs and greatest hits from right across his illustrious career, alongside material from the Skytrails album, plus a few surprises as well.”


Fork and Bottle Dinner

August 15, 2019 // 21C Hotel

You won’t want to miss this event filled with Brews, Boil and BBQ benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Durham!

“Join Counting House for Fork + Bottle, a unique dinner series in which they educate, pair, and taste inspired menus by executive chef Thomas Card with a variety of guest beverage experts. Full Steam Brewery is partnering for a low-country boil and barbecue meal benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Durham. Price includes a 3-course family-style dinner and beer pairings provided by Full Steam Brewery. Be sure to check out the picnic-style games for $3 per game with all proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Durham.”


Gladys Knight at DPAC

August 21, 2019 // DPAC

Get ready for a night with Empress of Soul Gladys Knight!

"This seven-time GRAMMY® award winner has earned number one hits in many genres including Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and she has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Gladys Knight & The Pips have been inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame and presented with both the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame and the BET Lifetime Achievement Award."


Bull City Top 5 :: July 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 July!



Durham Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 2019 // Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Celebrate Independence Day with the Durham Bulls and fireworks! USA will take on Cuba at 6:05 PM and the firework show will begin at 9:15 PM. Bring your friends, family, and red, white and blue gear!


Festival For The Eno

July 4-6, 2019 // West Point On The Eno

"Be cool and stay cool on the shaded banks of the Eno River this Independence Day weekend at the 40th annual Festival for the Eno!"

Over 70 different artists will be playing across 5 stages at the festival. Enjoy craft beer, wine, and cider as well as local food trucks. Food and fun for the whole family!


An Evening With Van Hunt

July 12, 2019 // Durham Central Park, Inc

Enjoy a FREE outdoor concert with Van Hunt!

"Hunt is a distinctive and original talent offering an idiosyncratic melding of R&B, soul, funk, pop, and rock ‘n' roll." You won't want to miss this Grammy award winner's show, and stay tuned for other outdoor concerts coming up this summer!


Passport To Italy Wine Tasting

July 13, 2019 // Pine and Poplar

You won't want to miss this Italian wine tasting event!

"Passport to Italy will take you around the most famous Italian wine regions to taste and explore. For $20 a tasting ticket you'll be able to taste and compare wine from all over the country. The distinctive differences due to culture and terroir will astound you! Enjoy some wonderful Italian wines and learn more about this wine haven."


Pork, Pickles & Peanuts

July 20, 2019 // Duke Homestead

Get ready for a taste of North Carolina’s favorite foods at Duke Homestead!

"This extremely tasty event includes BBQ and Pie contests. Guests can taste the BBQ and pick a People’s Choice winner of their own. Venture back in time at the Duke House where costumed interpreters will demonstrate historical cooking methods. Live music and local vendors will also be present on the festival grounds!"


Bull City Top 5 :: June 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 June!





Come out for the 1st Annual Black Tie Bull City Benefit Gala! Hosted by The Good Turn, this event is held in honor of Durham’s 150th anniversary.

“Arrive dressed in your formal attire for dinner and enjoy an evening of sophistication. There will be a live band and donations will be presented to the organizations during the program. There will also be an opportunity for you to learn more about the honored organizations and how you can help their missions year round.”



JUNE 4-9, 2019 // DPAC

We’re so lucky to have DPAC right outside our back door! CATS, the must-see musical, is back and heading to DPAC for a week of shows. Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography. Whether you’re a first time guest or a long time fan, you won’t want to miss this!



JUNE 2-August 25, 2019 // PONYSAURUS BREWING CO.

You won't want to miss this free Summer Movie Series! Every Sunday this summer, Ponysaurus will feature movies on the patio. Grab a beer inside and get ready for an evening of fun!


Triangle restaurant week


Triangle Restaurant Week is back! This week-long event highlights some of the best spots in Durham and beyond. Sample 3 or 4-course lunch or dinner meals from over twenty of Durham’s finest restaurants.


dwight yoakam

JUNE 27, 2019 // carolina theatre

Get ready for a night with country music superstar Dwight Yoakam!

"Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. Nearly 40 of Yoakam's singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. He is also the recipient of the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association, the most prestigious award offered by the organization."


Bull City Top 5 :: May 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 May!



local libations series : nc drinks

may 2, 2019 // unscripted durham hotel

Come meet the amazing men and women that make up local North Carolina Distilleries and Breweries!

“Meet and mingle with local producers and fellow enthusiasts while sampling each of the four offerings. Finish the evening with a panel discussion where you’ll be encouraged to ask questions about each company’s story, plans, and insights into the beverage industry in North Carolina and beyond.”


the marshall tucker band

may 3, 2019 // carolina theatre

Get ready for a night with The Marshall Tucker Band!

“More than 40 years after forming, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to be played on classic rock and country radio, and they continue to tour, performing more than 130 live dates each year. UltimateClassicRock.com named the MTB's "Can't You See" the no. 1 Greatest Southern Rock Song, and CMT named it no. 4 in the same category. Their debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, reigns as Gibson Guitar's no. 5 Greatest Southern Rock Album. In 2013, GRAMMY Magazine named the group's logo as one of the most distinctive and iconic brands in music.”


durham bulls BASEBALL

MAY 1-31, 2019 // durham bulls athletic park

The Durham Bulls are back and in full swing! The six-time Governors’ Cup champions are kicking off the season with home games on May 1-6, 14-19 and 28-31. Go Bulls!


Durham blues & brews festival

may 18, 2019 // Durham central park

You won’t want to miss this night filled with food trucks, North Carolina brews and local & national bands! Sample local craft beers while enjoying the great blues tunes. Proceeds from the festival benefit Durham non-profits and programs!


durham strong fundraiser

may 19, 2019 // The Rickhouse

Come show your support for our neighbors affected by the Downtown Durham explosion. The Durham Strong Fundraiser includes live music, food, drinks, a silent auction and more. All proceeds go to the Bull City Strong Fund and will benefit our friends injured or out of work from the explosion.


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!


Bull City Top 5 :: March 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 February!



Beer, Beads, & Beignets at Durty Bull

March 3, 2019 // Durty Bull Brewery

Bourbon Street has come to Bull City with Beer, Beads & Beignets at Durty Bull Brewery! Enjoy King Cake themed beignets and more. Get your beads from the bartender


Look Homeward Album Release Show

March 8, 2019 // Motorco Music Hall

This brackish brethren is the perfect mix of old and new - true folk music. Hailing from our very own North Carolina, you will feel right at home listening to Look Homeward. Click here to get tickets!



March 15-16, 2019 // Durham Fruit & Produce Co

This two-day creative conference is one you’re not going to want to miss. Come get inspired through Design Empowerment, helping to enable social change through Design Impact and leave united as one creative body. Get tickets here!


Bull City Food & Beer Experience

March 24, 2019 // DPAC

Come out for the 7th Annual Bull City Food and Beer Experience! Local restaurants will be paired with breweries spread throughout all three DPAC floors featuring unlimited samplings and the Harris Onstage Experience showcasing live music & local food trucks. Get your tickets here!


Food Truck Rodeo

March 24, 2019 // Durham Central Park, Inc

Over fifty of North Carolina’s finest food trucks will be in Durham Central Park. Grab a chair and enjoy great food and local beer with friends and family! Click here for more info.