Hedwig & the Angry Inch – Thursday, 7:30pm; Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, 1pm and 6:30pm – This Broadway musical sensation, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer and starring Tony and Olivier Award nominee Euan Morton, comes to Durham Performing Arts Center. The show tells of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band leader, Hedwig Robinson, who shares her life story, complete with the trials and tribulations that come along with being a genderqueer in search of love and identity. The show combines this groundbreaking story with electrifying music, making it into what Rolling Stone calls “the best rock musical ever!”
Gallery Talks: Margaret Humphreys – Thursday, 6pm – The author discusses her book, “Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War,” as a complement to the art installation, “Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War,” at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
Triangle Wine Experience – Thursday, 7pm – Enjoy this charity wine dinner at NanaSteak, with proceeds benefiting the Frankie Lemmon School and Developmental Center. Wines are provided by Martinelli Winery & Vineyards and Lombardi Wines.
Reading by Bettye Kronstad – Thursday, 7pm – Join the author at The Regulator Bookshop for a reading and book signing of her memoir, “Perfect Day: An Intimate Portrait of Life with Lou Reed.”
Macondo: Artists Talk and Film Screening – Thursday, 7pm – Hear from some of the artists featured in the Macondo art exhibition at the Durham Arts Council, followed by a screening of Gabriel García Márquez’s classic, “El amor en los tiempos de cólera (Love in the Time of Cholera).”
St. Olaf Choir Concert – Thursday, 7:30pm – The world-renowned choir continues their winter tour with a stop at Baldwin Auditorium to perform a selection of Bach and other composers as well as American folksongs.
Clay Date Night – Friday, 7pm – Looking for a creative Friday date night idea? Grab a partner or friend and head over to Northgate Mall for an artistic evening of working with clay while learning a variety of pottery-making techniques. Each person will create a piece of pottery that will be glazed and fired by the instructor and available for pickup two to three weeks after the workshop.
Peter Bradley Adams – Friday, 8pm – Singer/songwriter is joined by Nashville artist Molly Parden for a night of modern folk music at Motorco Music Hall.
TH5tet – Friday, 7pm and 9pm – Durham native and “trombone powerhouse,” Terry Hsieh, returns to his hometown for a live jazz performance at Beyú Caffé.
Sam Raimi’s “The Evil Dead” and “The Evil Dead II” – Friday, 7pm – Nevermore Film Festival Fundraiser presents this double feature of the classic horror movies at The Carolina Theatre.
Jim Ketch Swingtet – Friday, 8pm – Durham resident Jim Ketch performs an evening concert of swinging blues music along with fellow jazz musicians at Sharp 9 Gallery.
Super Secret Dance Party – Friday, 9pm – Arcana Bar and Lounge plays host to the musical talents of DJ Range and DJ Forge for a night of music you can’t help but dance to. But don’t forget, it’s super secret!
Pinewood Derby – Saturday, 10am – Join the Cub Scouts from Durham County as they race their cars at the annual Pinewood Derby, held at Northgate Mall. Stick around after the race for an awards ceremony, where the scout-made cars will be entered for awards in a variety of categories.
Picnic’s 1-Year Birthday – Saturday, 11am – Picnic celebrates their first anniversary with $4 barbecue and $4 drafts from Ponysaurus, plus music by Counterclockwise String Band in addition to lots of free giveaways.
15th Annual N.C. Martin Luther King/Black History Month Parade – Saturday, noon – Join in the parade or just spectate as local dance groups, marching bands and more trek down Fayetteville Street at this annual celebration of Martin Luther King and Black History Month, starting at W. G. Pearson Elementary School and ending at N.C. Central University.
26th Annual American Indian Powwow – Saturday, noon – Celebrate American Indian culture with family-friendly displays at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. American Indian musicians, dancers and artists from the surrounding areas will be in attendance to celebrate the region’s native tribes.
Discovery Nook: Interactive African Drumming – Saturday, 12:30pm – Children of all ages can enjoy this interactive event at Northgate Mall featuring Osei, a master drummer and African culture specialist from Ghana.
Botany Bar Crawl – Saturday, 2-4pm – Durham Parks and Recreation and Durham Distillery join together to educate attendants on plants and the science used to create spirits served at the distillery. Participants may also enjoy facility tours and samples for an additional fee.
Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairing – Saturday, 2pm – The Glass Jug puts a new twist on the classic Girl Scout cookie by pairing four favorite cookies with equally tasty beers for a unique culinary and drinking experience.
Bull City Brass Bonanza – Saturday, 4pm – Local groups such as Durham Medical Orchestra Brass & Percussion, The Durham Bullhorns, and Trinity Trumpets perform an assortment of brass music at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Patchwork Market – Saturday, noon-4pm – Come view high-quality original goods from local makers and vintage vendors at the February Patchwork Market held at Fullsteam Brewery.
International Championship of Collegiate A Capella – South Quarterfinal – Saturday, 7pm – A capella groups from N.C. State, UNC, Duke and others showcase their talent at The Carolina Theatre in front of judges and an international audience.
Hiss Golden Messenger – Saturday, 7pm and 10pm – Durham-based folk music band performs selections from their recently released album, “Heart Like a Levee,” at The Pinhook.
Darnell “Showcase” Taylor – Saturday, 7pm – The guitarist performs a live medley of soul, funk and new school music with a four-piece band at Beyú Caffé.
Ciompi Concert No. 3 – Saturday, 8pm – The Ciompi Quartet presents the third concert of their 2016/17 season with Duke Performances at Baldwin Auditorium. This installment, inspired by both historical and contemporary folk music, features Celtic fiddler Jamie Laval.
Super Bowl Sunday – Sunday, noon – Need a place to watch the big game? Look no further than Beer Study‘s new Durham location, which will have $4 pints and a Madden tournament, along with the chance to win a gift card to the bottle shop.
Super Bowl Sunday – Sunday, noon – All the Super Bowl classics (pizza from Pie Pushers, chicken wings and Ponysaurus beer), all in one place, along with the big game playing on an outdoor screen at the brewery.
Carillon Recital – Sunday, 1pm – Director J. Samuel Hammon commands Duke University’s 50-bell carillon, one of the oldest instruments in the American South, in a concert that honors the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.
House Concert – Sunday, 3pm – Listen to the Mallarmé Chamber Players perform at the Sylvan Salon, home of Elaine Funaro and Randy Love, on period instruments, demonstrating the musical shift from the baroque trio sonata form to the classical sonata form. There will be light antipasti served following the concert.
Nasher Reads: “Strapless” by Deborah Davis – Sunday, 3pm – Join the staff of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University for a discussion of “Strapless,” a non-fiction account of the famous painting, “Portrait of Madame X” (1884).
Duke Campus Farm Community Work Day – Sunday, 3pm – Help feed the Durham community by assisting the Duke Campus Farm staff in planting, harvesting and small construction projects. Everyone from children to experienced gardeners are welcome to attend.
Musical Chairs – Sunday, 4pm – The Scrap Exchange partners with Durham Medical Orchestra for “Musical Chairs,” a fundraising event culminating in a gala held in March. Families are invited to come decorate auction paddles to be used for bidding at the March gala, play real musical chairs and view artists working on their own creations.