‘The Grand Duke’ – Thursday and Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm – For 54 seasons, The Durham Savoyards have presented the classics of Gilbert and Sullivan, and now they’ve made it to the pair’s final collaboration, “The Grand Duke,” which follows a troupe of actors attempting to stage a quiet coup to overthrow the Grand Duke. Enjoy this musical comedy this weekend at The Carolina Theatre.
Kids Day Out – Friday, 5pm-9:30pm – Sign your 6- to 12-year-olds up to see the Duke Blue Devils play the Pitt Panthers at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park with Durham Parks and Recreation. Tickets and transportation are free, but bring snack money!
Daniil Trifonov – Friday, 8pm *CANCELLED* – This up-and-coming star of classical piano, after playing with the likes of the New York Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic and the Mariinsky Orchestra, is bringing a program of Schumann, Shostakovich and Stravinsky to Baldwin Auditorium in a Duke Performances concert.
Spring Plant Sale – Saturday, 8am-noon – Find an array of plants ideal for this region at Sarah P. Duke Gardens‘ bi-annual sale, including plants, trees, shrubs, vines, bulbs and decorative plant pots. Plus, get free gardening advice from Duke Gardens staff and Durham County Extension Master Gardeners. Come early for a chance to purchase ready-to-go organic herb gardens! Mix and match 6 plants for $18.
Durham Roots Farmers’ Market – Saturday, 8am-noon – The ultra-local, producer-only market with 100% Durham County-grown products returns to Northgate Mall this Saturday, running through till November. Find fresh, seasonal produce, eggs, meats, vegetable starts, ornamental plants and more from the likes of Dandies Farm, Jubilee Family Farm, Blue Whistler Farm, Architectural Trees, Bull City Farm, Prodigal Farm, Sankofa Farm and Chickpea Farm.
Black Twig Cider House’s First Anniversary – Saturday, 11am-5pm – Raise a glass and txotx with the crew at Black Twig Cider House as they celebrate their 1-year anniversary of the cider-focused restaurant with local cider on draft, in bottles and in the txotx, as well as games and food for the family. Even kids will have an opportunity to txotx with non-alcoholic cider, while adults will enjoy cider from Urban Orchards, Noble Cider, Virtue Cider, Appalachain Mountain Brewery, Bull City Ciderworks and more, alongside Firsthand Foods’ sausages.
Homecoming Celebration – Saturday, 1-5pm – Join in this historic event as the Pauli Murray Family Home is designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. The day’s schedule includes a NHL Plaque ceremony, community party, exhibits, arts activities, walking tours and free snacks and drinks.
Earth, Wind & Fire – Saturday, 8pm – America’s seventh top-selling musical group of all time, known for their universal message of love in funk and soul music, returns to DPAC – don’t miss your chance to groove to these classics!
Spring Patchwork Market – Sunday, noon-5pm – Shop this creative market that brings together more than 60 North Carolina vintage vendors and original makers of jewelry, candles, furniture, clothing and more at the Durham Armory.
CROP Hunger Walk – Sunday, 1:30pm – Combining fun and fundraising for hunger relief, Durham’s walk is the nation’s third largest with between 1,200-1,700 people from local church, business, nonprofit and school groups participating every year.
For more events not to miss this weekend and beyond, check out our online events calendar.