Friday, June 4, 2010

The Weekend Has Landed - June 4th

Hellooooo, June! Here are some of the weekend's notable events:

Friday's Outdoor Concerts:

Uncle Earl @ Ambacco - Uncle Earl is an all-women-band who play high energy old time music. 6pm/FREE.

Straight 8s @ Brightleaf - Experience some rock-a-billy in the heart of Brightleaf. 7pm/FREE.

Saturday's Exercise and Intrigue:

Running of the Bulls 8k - Bull City Running presents the 2nd annual 8K Community Road Race & USA Track & Field NC Championship race. The race will start at the downtown Durham YMCA and finish at the historic Old Durham Athletic Park. 7:30am.

Ride for Clive - Bull City Cycling will host the second annual Clive Sweeney Memorial Bike Ride. “Ride for Clive” is a way to celebrate and pay tribute to a beautiful man and McKinneyite in the way he would have wanted: A fun, community event which will help us reinforce the importance of bike safety. 8am.

6th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant - Check out Dependable Erection for full Beaver Queen Pageant coverage, and help support the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association.

Blues, Brews, Ques @ Durham Athletic Park - As the name suggests, this will be a happy convergence of music, beer and barbeque. The event goes from 12pm-8:30, and is a bargain bet at $5 admission to help support the Food Bank of NC's Kids Summer Stock. Bands to be performing include:
  • Will McFarlane & Armand Lenchek and Friends
  • Jo Gore and the Alternative
  • Rootzie
  • Hell Camino
  • Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos

Electric Circus @ The Republic - A circus for adults envisioned! The Electric Circus will take hold of the Republic at 8pm on Saturday night. With a DJ line-up sure to electrify, it's time to overcome that fear of clowns. Among the vast lineup of entertainment:
  • Le Barbe Magnifique
  • Magician Michael Casey
  • Miss Mary Wanna
  • The Great Brandini
  • Dancing clowns
  • A bearded lady
  • Face painters and balloon puppeteer
  • A contortionist, a juggler, and a ventriloquist
  • Mimes, hoopers, and acrobats
 
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