Fall Plant Sale SEPTEM BER 2 9
Get ready for fall gardening season by shopping the extensive botanical collection at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Spruce up your outdoor and indoor landscaping with plants, trees, shrubs, vines, bulbs, air plants and decorative pots. Durham County Extension Master Gardeners will be on-site to answer your questions and offer advice, or take home a used gardening book to learn how to maintain your green areas year-round.
SEPTEM BER 1 5 - 1 6 Durham Arts Council hosts this 44th annual showcase of visual arts, featuring performances across multiple stages and local artisans selling handmade goods throughout the weekend. Catch a variety of musicians, dancers, magicians and other performers and browse a selection of ceramics, paintings, jewelry, fiber art and woodwork. Bring your little ones out to enjoy the Creative Kids Zone, munch on tasty treats from food vendors and connect with local nonprofit and government services.
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Art of Cool Festival S E PT E MBE R 28- 29
The fifth annual festival showcases jazz, alternative soul and hip-hop artists, featuring a lineup that includes local artists Young Bull, 9th Wonder and Zoocrü, Grammy winners Anthony Hamilton and Erykah Badu, and Grammy nominees Nas and Meshell Ndegeocello. Performers take the stage at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the main venue for this year’s event, as well as other spots like The Carolina Theatre, The Pinhook, Durham Armory and Motorco Music Hall. Through Innovate Your Cool and StArt of Cool, the festival will continue to offer educational programming geared toward businesses and budding musicians, respectively.
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TEDxDurham O CTO B E R 6
Modeled after the international TED Conference, this series of events provides a platform for local leaders and creatives to share innovative ideas. This year’s theme – “No Filter.” – explores the idea of removing our personal filters, which are constructed from the news sources we trust, our friends and our wider social media circles. Join other Durhamites at the Holton Career and Resource Center for a day of learning how to engage with the people and details of our world that often go unnoticed, but are within our reach.
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