Bull City Race Fest 2020 OCT. 18-25
The eighth annual 5-mile race and half-marathon goes virtual this year. Participants can run anytime and anywhere between Oct.18-25, whether it’s on a treadmill, at a local park or around the city. Each runner receives a swag bag that includes a T-shirt, a tank top, a medal (which also serves as a bottle opener) and a bib.
Pumpkin Patch Express OCT. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25
Climb aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for a trip out to the Museum of Life and Science’s pumpkin patch. This month-long event features pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, carnival games and more. This year’s event will enforce social distancing.
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Sip + Savor N OV. 7
Select an at-home food and wine experience for contactless pickup at Johnson Lexus of Durham. Each of the four food and wine themes include four entrees and a dessert course prepared by local chefs and designed to be shared by two people with four half-bottles of wine hand-picked by Ryan Vet, sommelier and co-owner of The Oak House. A portion of Sip + Savor funds will benefit local restaurants and The Carolina Theatre to support its Arts Discovery Educational Series.
OUR BEST BETS FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; CHECK WITH ORGANIZERS PRIOR TO ATTENDING Compiled by Jade Earnhardt
OutSouth Queer Film Festival N OV. 1 3 - 1 4
Formerly known as the North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival, the inaugural OutSouth Queer Film Festival was moved from its original dates in August and shortened in length due to COVID-19. Hosted by The Carolina Theatre, this year’s lineup includes features, documentaries and shorts representing the queer community. The full lineup will be released when the theater is allowed to reopen. Audience sizes and cinema numbers may be limited, and parties, luncheons and workshops are canceled.