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Ani DiFranco M AY 4
The singer, songwriter, poet and activist performs songs from her 20th studio album, “Binary,” at The Carolina Theatre. During her 25 years in the industry, Ani’s music has tackled themes of feminism, activism, pacifism and politics. While her previous album focused more personally on pregnancy and motherhood, her latest release is an analysis of the current political sphere and a call to action. Be sure to catch this empowering artist while she’s in town!
Durham Blues & Brews Festival
Annual Memorial Day Remembrance M AY 2 6 -2 7
Visit the Bennett Place State Historic Site to pay respects to fallen soldiers throughout the years; this Memorial Day celebration stems from the postCivil War “Decoration Day” and includes military historians portraying soldiers from each era of our nation’s history. Special traveling exhibit “Profiles of Honor” will be on display both days.
PAGE 10: (clockwise from top left) The Illusionists photo by Claudia James; Moogfest photo by Brian Livingstone PAGE 12: (clockwise from top left) Ani DiFranco photo courtesy The Carolina Theatre; Dynamic Duos photo courtesy the Museum of Life and Science; Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival photo courtesy Durham Parks & Recreation
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The only thing better than a delicious meal is when it’s perfectly paired with a beverage! Head to the Museum of Life and Science for an adults-only (21 and older) event that features your favorite wineries, breweries and restaurants from across the area. Learn why certain foods and
drinks make good pairs while wandering through the museum, Hideaway Woods, Farmyard and Butterfly House after-hours. Plus, enjoy food truck fare from Sympathy for the Deli, The Bamboo Cookhouse, Chirba Chirba Dumpling and Tenco Coffee. Buy your tickets in advance to guarantee your spot for this deliciously educational evening.
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This festival brings together 20 of North Carolina’s best breweries, unlimited 12-ounce pours and local, live music at Durham Central Park. Enjoy tunes from Bulltown Strutters, Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos and The Selwyn Birchwood Band while sampling drinks from Bull City Ciderworks, Ponysaurus, Bull City Burger & Brewery, Mystery Brewing Co. and more. As if the music and libations aren’t enticing enough, the fest also offers food truck goodies from Cousins Maine Lobster, Lumpy’s Ice Cream and Bulkogi. A portion of the proceeds benefit local charities like the Exchange Family Center.
Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival M AY 19
Honor African and African-American history with Bimbé’s 49th annual festival at Rock Quarry Park. This celebration of tradition and culture offers live music, crafts, authentic foods and performances by local artists. This year’s lineup includes Uptown Swagga Band from Charlotte, Durham-based Shursoundz and Ras Medy. Bring the kiddos for face painting, drum circles and inflatables. Don’t miss Bimbé’s block party, basketball classic and teen pool party leading up to Saturday’s main event! – Kristi Piechnik