Your Weekend Guide to Bull City & Beyond: February 16th – 18th, 2024

Friday Coworking & Networking Social – Friday, noon-5pm – The Glass Jug Beer Lab‘s downtown location invites any entrepreneur, freelancer or remote worker to engage with other professionals at this networking event. Finish up your work for the first four hours surrounded by your new coworkers while sipping on a nonalcoholic beverage or craft beer, as your work allows. Stay after for a drink to chat and make new connections.

2024 Documentary Oscar Shorts – Friday, 4:30pm; Saturday, 3:50pm and 9:20pm; Sunday, 6:20pm – Don’t miss your chance to view this year’s Oscar-nominated short films at the Carolina Theatre and predict the winners before the Academy Awards are held in March. This year’s selection of shorts includes “Island In Between,” “Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó,” “The ABCs of Book Banning,” “The Last Repair Shop” and “The Barber of Little Rock.” 

Third Friday Art Walk – Friday, 6-9pm – Check out February’s featured artwork, “Fancy Legs” by Stephen Hayes, at Ella West Gallery; visit Durham Art Guild’s Golden Belt Gallery for the opening reception of “Text Me When You Get Home;” and head to 5 Points Gallery for the opening reception of its Member Showcase exhibit to witness a compelling display featuring the diverse works of 10 Triangle-based artists. Stop at participating bars and restaurants while you browse, and catch downtown street performers Andrew Whiteman, Josh Brinkman and Emily Stewart from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Choose from a number of other downtown art galleries and museums to hit on your stroll, too!

February Japanese Tea Gathering: First Voice of Spring – Saturday, 10:45am-12:15pm or 1-2:30pm – Experience the flavor and warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering with Chizuko Sueyoshi and members of the Japanese Tea Practitioners of Durham at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Meet at the Doris Duke Center, then head to the teahouse for the session, which includes a bowl of whisked green tea and a Japanese confection.

Feed the Need Gala – Saturday, 6-11pm – The fifth annual Meals on Wheels Durham gala returns to the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. The program raised more than $130,000 last year to help support Durham’s older adults. Expect a silent auction, tempting cocktails, a three-course dinner and a live band sure to inspire you to get out on the dance floor at this festive fundraiser.

​​Winter Cocktail Class – Sunday, 2-4pm – Stay warm this winter by making some seasonal cocktails at Mystic Farm & Distillery. All participants will also receive a tour of the distillery and free samples of its offerings.

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