Your Weekend Guide to Bull City & Beyond: May 10th – 12th, 2024

Beats n Bars Festival – Friday, 6pm and Saturday, noon – Enjoy two days of music and hip-hop culture at this Bull City festival held at American Underground and Lot20. Mingle with fellow music lovers as you enjoy food, drinks and tunes from performers like Madison Jay, Plug, J. Rashad and more. Also stop by the Self-Help Credit Union building before the show on Friday and Saturday for a conference featuring discussions on topics like money and mental health, plus artist talks.

Roots and Soul: Walking with Pauli Murray – Saturday, 10-11:30am – Take a 90-minute, one-mile tour around the historic West End neighborhood of Durham, as you visit six stops and are inspired by Pauli Murray’s legacy along the way. Tour goers will also learn about the unique contributions of the Fitzgerald family to the educational, economic and cultural fabric of Durham.

Mother’s Day Brunch – Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am-2pm – Celebrate the moms in your life at The Restaurant at The Durham, complete with a pastry and snack board for the table and a brunch entree. Plus, round out the celebrations with a bellini flight and mimosas!

Ghost Town Blues Band – Saturday, 7:30pm – The American blues and blues rock band, formed in 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee, takes the stage at The Blue Note Grill. The band’s new album, “Shine” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, and with horns, harmonies and homegrown instruments, combined with an energetic festival set, they are considered one of the must-see live bands on the festival scene today. 

Let’s Chat About the Stars Paddle – Saturday, 8:15-10:30pm – Join Two Sisters Adventure Company to paddle by starlight at Hickory Hill on Falls Lake. Staff will assist in celestial identifications and tell star folklore, and attendees are encouraged to share their own knowledge and stories of the stars. 

Mother’s Day Flower Arranging Class – Sunday, 2-3pm – Learn the basics of floral design with the mothers in your life at Weldon Mills Distillery! The class features bright colors, unique flowers and greenery, plus guided instruction to teach you all the tips and tricks you need to make a beautiful arrangement. 

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