Fall Plant Sale SEPT. 3 0
Browse a variety of plants ideal for local conditions at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, including flowers, herbs, trees, shrubs, vines and bulbs, plus decorative plant pots. Ask the advice of staff and Durham County Extension Master Gardeners. Proceeds benefit the gardens’ summer internship program for aspiring horticultural professionals.
Mike Birbiglia: The New One SEPT. 9
The comedian and storyteller – known for his movies “Sleepwalk with Me” and “Don’t Think Twice,” stand-up specials, roles on projects like “Orange is the New Black” and “Trainwreck” and guest appearances on WBEZ’s “This American Life” – brings the funny to The Carolina Theatre.
North Carolina Jerk Fest
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S E PT. 26 – OCT. 1 Travel back in time, and watch the “Golden Age of the Circus” come alive at Durham Performing Arts Center. Step right up as an amazing cast of performers – including contortionists, acrobats, musicians, knife-throwers and more – wow you in this turn-of-thecentury spectacle.
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Jerk, a Jamaican cooking style where meat
is dry-rubbed and marinated in a hot spice mixture, is the focus of this fourth annual event at West Point on the Eno. Run in the 5K, compete in the jerk wing eating contest (or cook off) and kick back Caribbean-style at the post-race party with live music, drinks, giveaways, games and plenty of food. 28
NC Pride Parade and Festival S E PT. 30
The state’s 33rd annual festival celebrates the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members of our community. The event will be held in the evening this year, with a street festival on Rigsbee Avenue beginning at 4 p.m. and lasting into the small hours of the morning.