Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll be sharing “21 Days” of some event or place in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to come out and play. This month it’s all about local festivals that celebrate arts, culture, food and beverage.
This year will be the 45th Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival in Durham (on May 17 at Rock Quarry Park), a family oriented event in celebration of African and African American history, culture, art and traditions.
A big part of the festival centers around music and one will find a wide variety of genres to enjoy, from Jazz to African to Reggae to Old School Hip Hop. Additional attractions include dance performances, ethnic food, arts and crafts and an interactive kid’s area. Throughout the week leading up to festival day, several weekday events are planned (in the past those events have included an alumni basketball classic, an old school family skate jam and a teen poetry slam).