Best Bets for Wednesday, June 5, 2019


It’s Pride Night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park! There’s a lot of awesome stuff going on, so let me quote directly from the bull’s mouth:

The evening’s contest will feature a ceremonial first pitch thrown by City Council Member Vernetta Alston, and a Bulls Pride flag will be raised in centerfield prior to the game by an Equality NC representative. Additionally, Wool E. Bull will feature a Bulls Pride flag on the field prior to first pitch, and the flag will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the LGBTQ Center of Durham.

Representatives from Equality NC, the LGBTQ Center of Durham and the Durham Police Department’s Safe Place initiative will also be in attendance throughout the game to spread their mission to fans who would like to receive more information.

“Durham Bulls games are about spending time with family, friends, coworkers and fellow Triangle residents,” Durham Bulls Vice President Mike Birling said. “Enjoying a baseball game in a relaxed, safe environment with a group of people is a universal notion, and a notion that doesn’t know sexual orientation, gender, race or economic status. We look forward to celebrating that on June 5.”

A special Pride Night ticket will be sold for the game, offering fans a ticket to the contest and a Bulls Pride pennant for the first 1,000 tickets purchased. Game time is 7:05pm and tickets start at $9.


The Health Care Can’t Wait Durham Vigil is tonight at 7pm at CCB Plaza.

From Coalition for Health Care of NC:

The Coalition for Health Care of NC, Duke Students for a National Health Program, NC Justice Center, NARAL-Pro Choice NC, Action NC, People’s Alliance, Tuesdays with Tillis, the Poor People’s Campaign, NC NOW, and Piedmont DSA are co-hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of those who are suffering due to their underinsured or uninsured status and in memory of those who have died as a result of not having access to health care. This will be a solidarity vigil from the NC mountains to sea—many vigils will be happening across our state, same day, same time, because unaffordable health care affects all of NC. It’s time to expand Medicaid in NC!


The MovieDiva film series curated by Laura Boyes, a film curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, presents Skyscraper Souls. This 1932 film features hard charging Wall Street tycoons, their amorous and dedicated secretaries, wives with a roving eye, and innocent young women ripe for corruption.

From the site:

As Wall Street or Wolf of Wall Street or any tale of financial chicanery, Skyscraper Souls fuses male ego, money and power. David Dwight is the master of a phallic symbol even bigger than the just completed Empire State Building. Below his penthouse-dwelling feet the lives of the humble and the great unfurl. Women work, but sex seems to be their true vocation, whether they are dedicated executive secretaries, lowly stenographers, dress fitting models or restless wives. Tender morsel Maureen O’Sullivan is wooed by one of those creepy mashers who populate Depression-era films, but she’s also slavered over by an amoral tycoon, in spite of his cosy relationship with his secretary. When a financial crisis erupts, who will weather the whirlwind?

This movie sounds amazing! We really enjoy Ms. Moyes on the regular “Movies on the Radio” segment on “The State of Things” and we can’t wait to see what other early film gems she uncovers. The film is showing at the Carolina Theatre at 7pm and tickets are $7.

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