The best things to do in Durham this weekend, Sept. 3-7

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

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Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of September 3rd - September 7th. You've worked hard this week-go have a little fun.

Coming to America

Movies and wine go together like Hall & Oates, Burt & Ernie and PB&J. Soak in some summer breezes on the lawn while sipping local wine from Doyle's Vineyard-there's nothing more romantic! The quaint Doyle's Vinyard opens its lush outdoor space to moonlit movie gazing. And did we mention it's free? Roll up at 7:30p (movies start right after sunset, but you'll wanna get there early and claim your space!), bring some lawn chairs, and enjoy blockbuster classics with local vino (or soda and water for purchase if you're packin' some little ones), food truck desserts, and wine slushies! There's no classier way to beat the summer heat than sip sweet vino while frolicking in the grass. (Photo via @doylesvineyard)

Celebrate Local at the Move Loot B'Day Bash

Local vendors and entrepreneurs gather together to celebrate the first year anniversary of Move Loot. Expect cute gifts, good vibes and an unforgettable time! "Move Loot, a hip little used furniture business in Raleigh & Durham, turns 1! They're gonna do it big for their birthday and invite all their best friends: Edge of Urge, Carrboro Coffee Roasters, Sangha Teahouse, The Makery and Big Spoon Roasters, plus local artists and artisans will come under one roof for the best dang birthday bash! Come on over to Motorco for a night of local entrepreneur lovin', hang out with the community and take home something rad from the party. With vendors like these, you won't be disappointed!

Location: Motorco Music Hall, Durham. Attendance is free. (Photo via @moveloot)

Rev Your Motors at Bull City Rumble

Take to the streets for NC's biggest and globally-acclaimed vintage motorcycle rally. Bull City Rumble adds a world-renowned rally and the timeless aesthetic of vintage motor vehicles to your Labor Day plans. Starting with a party at the Green Room on Friday, the rumble moves to downtown on Saturday, with a motorcycle breakfast at Parker & Otis at 11a, a bike show in Brightleaf at 1p where you can admire all these retro hunks of metal, and a retro-style burlesque show and after party at Social at 5p.

Got a bike you wanna show off? Register here for $20. Wanna just chill and look at some super cool bikes? That's free! (Photo via @shakeyourshitmachine)

Serendipitously Find Old Treasures and New Designs

Whether you're looking for a gift or searching for yourself, you're sure to find something fun and funky from vintage vendors and new designers at this monthly art market. The Durham Patchwork Market is back for the spring. What's new? You'll now catch the market on the the first Saturday of the month and you'll find 'em at Fullsteam!

Check out this video of the awesome makers participating in the market!

We've got some good news Durham dwellers! They may call themselves "mini" but they seem pretty mighty to us because this market has all your bases covered: ceramics, jewelry, candles, leather bags, headwear, vintage finds, new designs and more. Check their Facebook to learn more about who will be there and to scope out what goods you'll be walking away with.

The mini-market is the perfect opportunity to scoop up original gifts for friends, family or yourself-we certainly have a feeling we'll be leaving with a lil' somthin' for ourselves. Treat yo'self! (Photo via @juniperbaymetals)

Ball Out with Bros Vilgalys

Help the Bros at your fav Durham distillery upgrade their space from 'concrete box of booze' to a swank pad you actually want to spend time in. "The bros behind Brothers Vilgalys Spirits are launching a Kickstarter campaign to help spruce up their space. They're going for less of a concrete box feel and heading in a more plush, good vibes direction. What's the best way to kickoff a Kickstarter? A party, duh. Come out to play some games, snack and drink some damn good drank!

Please register using the registration link on Eventbrite. (Photo via @ashleyjanemc)

Sip in Style on Labor Day

Alley Twenty Six wants to give you the fanciest Labor Day ever-with live music, cocktails, and a mele of local eats that'll make you swoon. Alley Twenty Six wants you to get swanky this Labor Day. Come down to this stylish cocktail joint and drink signature bevs while indulging in phenomenal local cuisine. Not only is it the closing of a (much needed) three-day weekend, but Chef Bill Smith of Crooks Corner (Carrboro) will also be releasing his coveted Crabs & Oysters book, which calls for a celebration with reds, whites and micheladas and eats by chefs from all around (Dashi, Mateo, Vin Rouge, Scratch, SaltBox and Watt's among the highlights!). Find your tickets here -$75 will secure you all drinks and a copy of Smith's book. A live jazz trio will serenade every sip you take and provide all the good vibes needed for a phenomenal time. (Photo via @animinimal_ist)


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