Lee Smith – Thursday, 7pm – The New York Times bestselling author and Hillsborough resident reads from “Dimestore: A Writer’s Life” at The Regulator Bookshop. Celebrate the paperback release of this memoir that outlines a life of storytelling.
Here Comes the Funny Tour – Thursday, 7:30pm – Comic geniuses Adam Sandler, David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider bring the laughs to Durham Performing Arts Center as they each perform their own stand-up acts.
Dino Egg Hunt – Friday and Saturday, 9:30am to 5pm; Sunday, 12:30-5pm – The Dinosaur Trail at Museum of Life and Science will be full of colorful dinosaur eggs ready to be unearthed. Once you’ve found your eggs, stick around to make your own colorful fossil rubbing, put together dinosaur skeleton puzzles and take some photos with the museum’s resident dino.
Bottled Light – Opening Reception Friday, 6pm; through April 23 – Artist Catherine Edgerton explores mental health at The Carrack Modern Art with an exhibit featuring mixed-media and stained-glass kaleidoscopes. Durham Art Asylum has also partnered with the artist to provide mental health resources for the community. On Saturday, attend a directive workshop (legal session) at 3pm and have a talk with the artist at 6pm. Part two of the workshop (creative session) will be held at 3pm on Sunday. Learn more about the exhibit by reading our blog.
‘In Concert 2017’ – Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2:30pm and 7pm – This showcase of collaborative performances of dance, song and instrument by Tobacco Road Dance Productions at Durham Art Council‘s PSI Theatre features Stacy Wolfson and Curtis Eller blurring the lines of singer, dancer and instrument in a duet borne of bad dreams. Anna Barker investigates themes of helplessness while Dana Livermore mines conflicting tropes of femininity. Jade Poteat presents a dance for five about asserting identity, while Charlotte-based Audrey Baran explores moving meditation. An octet by Marsha Thomas offers contrast between its strength and its softness.
DakhaBrakha – Friday, 8pm – Duke Performances presents this experimental Ukrainian folk quartet, who will be playing a live score over a showing of Earth, a silent film and Soviet cinema classic. A combination of contemporary and primitive rhythms make for an exciting performance at Baldwin Auditorium.
The jonDoe – Saturday, 7pm and 9pm – Get your groove on at Beyu Caffe as this local quintet plays a refreshing mix of toe-tapping, head-nodding jazz and hip-hop.
The Last Days and Masterpieces of Tchaikovsky – Saturday, 8pm – Durham Symphony Orchestra and LGBTQ Center of Durham partner to present an enlightening concert at The Carolina Theatre. Along with a performance highlighting Tchaikovsky’s works during his final years, the ensemble will present the history and context surrounding the masterpieces.
Durham Easter – Sunday, 12:30pm – Head over to Durham Central Park for a family-friendly afternoon sponsored by Vintage Church Durham. Along with an Easter egg hunt, there will be inflatables, face painting and local food vendors. Don’t forget your Easter basket!
Yin Yoga with Goats – Sunday, 3:30pm – Expand your flexibility, learn some new positions and relax your mind, all while cuddling with the friendly goats of Hux Family Farm. This style of yoga is meant for all levels of experience, so beginners are welcome!