Your Weekend Guide to Bull City and Beyond: June 17th – 19th

Dining Out in Durham Dining Series – Thursday, 6-8pm – The Museum of Durham History kicks off the first event celebrating its current exhibit at Mediterranean restaurant Parizade with stories from local “street historian” John Schelp. In addition to supporting the restaurant, a portion of ticket sales benefits the museum’s future events and exhibits.

The Artisan Market at 305 Five-Year Anniversary
 – Friday, 6-9pm, and Saturday, 2-4pm – The two-day celebration includes artist demos from The Living Soaperie, Sugar Mountain Macrame and Cheryl Foiles Designs on Friday and a “Make and Take Your Own Unique Macrame Plant Hanger” class on Saturday. Owner Karen Casey also joins an interactive drum performance in CCB Plaza at 6:30pm on Friday and leads a fused glass demo in the store at 2pm on Saturday.

Juneteenth Celebration – Saturday and Sunday, 1pm and 2pm – The 17th annual celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery returns this year as a two-day event at Golden Belt Campus. Hosted by Spectacular Magazine and the Triangle Cultural Awareness Foundation, the festivities begin on Saturday with live music and children’s activities as well as African and African American art, food and fashion vendors. Sunday features Southern Black culinary traditions with a barbecue cook-off; the winner will advance to the National Juneteenth BBQ Competition in Galveston, Texas.

Father’s Day Bourbon and Bacon Pairing – Sunday, 2-4pm – This event, hosted by Clouds Brewing in partnership with Four Roses Distillery, features hand-selected bourbon flights paired with bacon snacks as well as a presentation on the history of bourbon and tasting notes on each selection.

Fifth Annual Triangle Community Band Festival – Saturday, 3:30pm – This free festival, supported by the Durham Arts Council and the North Carolina Arts Council at Durham Central Park, features food trucks and performances by the Durham Community Concert Band, The Village Band, The Raleigh Concert Band, Cary Town Band and Holly Springs Community Band.

Feel Better Yoga on the Village Green
The Chapel Hill yoga studio leads the first of many free Saturday classes at Southern Village from 8-9 a.m.

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