Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tour de Fat Durham

The Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing's "traveling celebration of all things bicycle." They are kicking off their 12th national tour with a new stop in - you guessed it - Durham. This is a big feather in the cap of our cycling community, and it groups us in with the likes of Minneapolis, San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin.

The Tour de Fat will be held this Saturday, June 25 at the American Tobacco Campus, and will include a costumed bike parade, live entertainment, food/beer, and a variety of bicycle contests. The Tour is free to attend, with beer and merchandise proceeds go to local cycling non-profits, including:
Performers will include:
New Belgium will also offer their "Car for Bike Trade" contest. From their website:
By agreeing to trade your polluting car for a new bike and committing to sparkle motion & human-powered transport, on stage at Tour de Fat, you become an inspiration to the congregation and beyond. Go to the New Belgium Tour de Fat Facebook page, click on Events, and on your city of choice, upload video (2 minutes or less, please), photo or written word. Also, please shoot an email to:
Date: Saturday, June 25
Parade Registration: 9am
Ride Times: 10-11am
Entertainment: 11am-4pm
Location: Diamond View Park at the American Tobacco Campus

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Yum Yum Supper Club IV

The season is a changin', and once again it's time for a Yum Yum Supper Club. This is a Piedmont-style dinner party open to the public, to be held outside at Motorco Music Hall.

The menu was just posted this week - this epic meal will be prepared by BOXCARR Farms, and served up with tastings from Fullsteam Brewery.

The evening's entertainment will be provided by the banjo wielding Curtis Eller - a master of his craft and a completely captivating performer.

What: Summer Yum Yum IV
When: June 18th, 2011 4–8pm

Tickets are $36.35 per plate.

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from 4-5pm; Dinner to follow.

Brews & Blue @ The Washington Duke Inn

Monday, June 13, 2011

Durham Flash Mob!

Get ready to be a part of the DURHAM FLASH MOB!

So what's a flash mob? An organized group of people that appear in a public place, to perform a synchronized act for a brief period, to the complete surprise and bewilderment of those around them.

Where will this be happening?
At one of Durham's largest outdoor venues, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

What are we going to do? DANCE! Yes, some top secret dance moves are being developed by a professional choreographer. The dance will be revealed exactly ONE WEEK in advance, to give all you flash mobsters the chance to learn this fun, easy to learn, and family friendly routine.

Details, details: We will be flash mobbing on June 25th, with everyone standing up and dancing at a specific time (TBD) during the game, as the Durham Bulls play the Scranton-WB Yankees.

How do I join the mob? Head on over to the Facebook event and click Attend! More details will be revealed over the coming days.

What, what? Free tickets??? A limited number of FREE tickets will be available to attend the game. The catch is, if you get a free ticket, you have to dance! Send an email to
with your name and the number of tickets for participating mobsters (5 max). Tickets will be given on a first come first serve basis and are strategically placed throughout the stadium. If you would like to sit with more friends and family, you should purchase tickets to the game so that you'll be seated with them.

Spread the word, and invite your friends and family to join in on the fun for a dancin' Durham night out!

The stadium seats 10,000 people, so we'll need lots of participants to make an impact. The goal is to get 1,000, that's right, 1/10th of the stadium participating in the mob. So let's crash the Bulls game in style and be a part of Durham's largest FLASH MOB!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

LUEWWD IV: A Call to Arms

On Saturday, July 9th, 2011, the League of Upper Extremity Wrestling Women of Durham (LUEWWD) will host LUEWWD IV: A Call to Arms, their 4th event where costumed women arm wrestle to support local non-profits.

For this tournament, all proceeds will be donated to Girls Rock NC, a non-profit organization that runs programs to encourage girls to be confident, creative members of their community through forming bands, writing songs and attending workshops about teamwork and body confidence.

Contestants will compete in a single elimination arm-wrestling tournament to win the title of LUEWWD Champion. The contestants are also responsible for collecting “votes” (i.e. money) from the crowd with the help of a 4-person team (called an entourage), that is also dressed in a themed costume.

When: Saturday, July 9th, 2011
Doors at 8pm, Event starts at 9pm.
Where: Casbah, 1007 W. Main St. Durham, NC 27701
Cost: $5 for members of the Casbah, $10 for non-members
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