Friday, November 15, to Sunday, November 17

Third Friday Durham

Friday, November 15

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Downtown Durham

The third Friday of every month, galleries in downtown Durham host exhibit openings. Besides the receptions, you’ll also find lots of musicians busking outside, and there will be lots of special deals at restaurants too. You can find a map and a list of participating venues on


Liberty Arts Iron Pour

Saturday, November 16

4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street, Durham

Liberty Arts will be holding an iron pour in the middle of Durham Central Park. It’s free to watch this. They’ll be melting 3,000 pounds of iron at 3,000 degrees. They say to think of it as a “gritty ballet where all the dancers are decked out in helmets and head-to-toe in leathers, dancing around a roaring furnace and pouring red hot metal into molds.” There will also be food trucks, beer trucks, arts and crafts for sale, and music to enjoy. Bring a blanket or chairs.


Free Bundt Cakes

Friday, November 15

11:15 a.m.

Nothing Bundt Cake locations

Nothing Bundt Cake is celebration National Bundt Cake Day by giving everyone free Confetti Bundtlets (individual bundt cakes) starting at 11:15 a.m., while they last. In addition, the first 22 people in line will get free bundtlets for a year, one a month. There are locations in Morriville, Durham and Raleigh.


Santa Arrives at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s

Saturday, November 16

5 p.m.

Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops

Santa will be at Bass Pro Shops every day, starting Saturday, until Christmas Eve. Kids can get a free picture with Santa, do crafts, play games and more. On Saturday, Santa makes his arrival and the tree is lit for the first time. Bass Pro Shops is in Cary and Cabela’s is in Garner.