Vert & Vogue Happy Hour – Friday, 5:30-6:30pm – Join child psychiatrist Dr. Helen Egger and graphic designer Rebecca Egger for Vert & Vogue’s first happy hour in more than two years. This mother-daughter team designed the mental health app Little Otter and plans to discuss the origins of their app and experiences as women in tech. Tickets are free and so are drinks!
75th Anniversary Celebration – Friday, 7-10pm – Join the Museum of Life and Science as it celebrates its 75th birthday. The evening kicks off with appetizers and cocktails in Hideaway Woods, followed by the main event, which stretches nearly the entire museum – expect an open bar, strolling supper, a silent auction and more.
2022 Preservation Durham Home Tour: Then & Now – Saturday-Sunday, noon-4pm – Explore restored and rehabilitated homes during this annual tour hosted by Preservation Durham. The event recognizes the best private preservation projects undertaken by owners and families and holds them up as examples of how saving and adapting a historic house enriches not only the lives of the people who live in them, but also their neighborhoods.
52nd Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival – Saturday, 1-7pm – Honoring African and African American history, culture, arts and traditions, Durham Parks & Recreation hosts an afternoon of live music, arts and crafts, ethnic food and fun family activities at Rock Quarry Park. The festival, which is free and open to the public, was established in 1969 by a group of local students and community members to honor the West African festival of harvest and celebration. Remember to bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Durham Blues & Brews Festival – Saturday, 5-10pm – The annual blues music and craft brews festival returns to Durham Central Park after a two-year pandemic break. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy unlimited 12-ounce pours from 20 North Carolina breweries/cideries/wineries, including Bull City Burger and Brewery, Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Clouds Brewing and Starpoint Brewing, and a variety of food trucks. Festival proceeds benefit The Exchange Club of Greater Durham, a service-oriented civic club working to improve the community and prevent child abuse.
Tracks Local Music Fest
Five local artists from Tracks Music Library, a free online album collection created by Chapel Hill Public Library and Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture, perform live at the Current Artspace + Studio for a series of 30-minute concerts from 3-7 p.m. Bring your own blanket or chair. Maple View Ice Cream will be on-site selling sweet treats.