Best Bets in the Bull City for Wednesday, June 13


The Art of A Scientist 

Rubenstein Art Center

Duke University

2020 Campus Drive

Gallery 235

Building Hours: Monday- Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-8pm



From the event page:

“Art and science have a lot of things in common, yet people don’t always see it that way. Scientists often spend hours taking and editing beautiful images and videos to help describe their research, however, members of the public rarely get to see these works. This exhibit, organized by graduate student members of Duke INSPIRE, aims to bring the creativity of art and science together for a wide audience. Scientists will either present original works or they will be paired with artists. Participating artists will create their own interpretations, in whatever media they choose, of a piece of work their partner-scientist thinks truly captures their research. Our efforts will culminate at this opening event, where artists and scientists will join forces to present their pieces.”



The Blue Note Grill

Hank, Pattie, and the Current

709 Washington Street


$10, buy tickets here

Both Hank Smith and Patti Hopkins Kinlaw have already established their bona fides in other area bluegrass groups, but their work together as Hank, Pattie, and the Current quickly made a space all their own. The band is on tour this summer in support of their most recent album, Hold Your Head Up High, which debuted in June 2017. Check them out in Durham while you still can- it’s clear this group is going places. And while you’re at The Blue Note Grill, enjoy one of their delicious dishes (GET THE RIBS, SERIOUSLY, GET THE RIBS) and kick back with a daily drink special (Wednesdays are $2.50 Buds and $4 house wine.)



Premium Puff and Port 

Amendola Family Cigar Company

1214 University Drive




Learn more about ports and cigars in a relaxing, convivial environment. Hosted by affable gents Trey and Jeff, you’ll get an Amendola’s cigar, three premium port pairings, and delicious assorted chocolates. If you are a cigar aficionado, you might already love Amendola’s hand rolled cigars, and if you haven’t tried them yet, you must. If you are new to cigars and you want to learn more in a warm, welcoming environment, Amendola Family Cigar Company is the perfect place. It’s a very friendly place for women as well, and on Wednesdays, they offer discounted cigars for ladies as well. Go check out their sophisticated, classy spot where tobacco is still king in Durham.


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