Weekend at a Glance: Cider, Spring and Songs

Weekend at a Glance: Cider, Spring and Songs

Spend the first official weekend of spring celebrating new beginnings, from launch parties to clothing line debuts and more.

Bull City Ciderworks is back! Celebrate at the cider bar on Saturday with music, food trucks, raffles, games and more.

Creek Week – Thursday-Sunday, various times – Learn about creek ecosystems while also helping to keep them clean. At various locations throughout Durham, you’ll have a chance to really get your hands dirty by picking up litter, and you can join in on pub trivia afterwards.

MEZCLA – Through Sunday – The Carrack hosts this new exhibit, featuring submitted works by Hispanic and Latinx artists that celebrate their culture and how it is formed in the United States.

Race in Social Innovation: A Panel of Perspectives – Thursday, 6-7pm – This discussion at The Bullpen at Duke I&E explores the challenges that people of color face in the business world and how they can overcome them.

City of Durham 15th Annual Women’s Forum – Thursday, 6-8pm – In the City Hall Council Chambers, five successful women – including Durham Police Chief Cerelyn Davis, N.C. Governor Roy Cooper Chief of Staff Kristi Jones, Durham County Board of Commissioners Chair Wendy Jacobs, Dr. Desiree Palmer of Desiree T. Palmer DMD, PA & Associates, and Kim Lan Grout, disability rights activist and founder of the Redefining Disabled Projectshare their experiences and how they’ve overcome obstacles in honor of Women’s History Month.

Gallery Talk: Rouault Exhibition – Thursday, 7pm – At Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, collector and lender Sandra Bowden, along with great-grandson of featured artist Georges Rouault, discuss Rouault’s “Miserere et Guerre” exhibit.

Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels – Thursday, 7pm – The sensational group brings their new, high-energy show to DPAC, accompanied a troupe of musicians and dancers, in a celebration of traditional Irish music.

Black Violin – Thursday, 8pm – In a classical-meets-hip-hop concert, string duo Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus continue to shatter stereotypes at their show at The Carolina Theatre.

Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord – Thursday, 8pm – This Iranian-American harpsichordist will play encapsulating melodies from English Renaissance composers in a Duke Performances concert at the Nelson Music Room.

“The Miraculous & The Mundane” – Thursday-Saturday, 8:15pm, and Sunday, 2pm – Directed by Joseph Megel and produced by Manbites Dog Theater in association with StreetSigns, the play follows members of an African-American family in Durham who find their lives turned upside down when the patriarch falls ill and ties of kinship start to fray.

Deep River – Friday, 8pm – At Duke Chapel, the Duke Vespers Ensemble, joined by saxophonist Susan Fancher, presents James Whitbourn’s “Son of God Mass,” along with jazz versions of classic spirituals.

Three Dog Night – Friday, 8pm – This Grammy-nominated group celebrates almost four decades of making music; witness the rock band’s continuing legacy as they stop by the The Carolina Theatre on their latest tour.

Runaway Spring Line Release Show – Friday, 9pm – Discover fresh music and refresh your wardrobe all at the same time as Runaway celebrates the release of its Spring ‘17 collection with a concert at Motorco Music Hall, featuring NC-based artists like Vacay, Well$, Ace Henderson, P.A.T. Junior, Young Gunna, Queen Plz.

Geektastic: A Weekend of Geeky Workshops – Saturday, 9:30am-4pm, and Sunday, 9:30am-5pm – If you’ve ever thought about belly dancing, and you also happen to love geeky stuff, here’s your best chance to give it a try. This workshop at Durham Arts Council will feature many geeky-themed classes to have fun with.

Touch a Truck – Saturday, 10am-2pm – Hosted by the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties, this educational community event at The Streets at Southpoint will give children the opportunity to interact with the people who protect and serve Durham County, along with a chance for them to touch their cool trucks!

The Magical World of Wizards and Wands – Saturday, noon and 2pm  – The Durham Symphony Orchestra invites children of all ages to the Durham Arts Council to learn about the magic of conducting, featuring some familiars tunes. Wands and robes are encouraged.

S.E. Rochelle Ride-In – Saturday, noon – To honor Durham motorcycle legend S.E. Rochelle, who opened North Carolina’s first Harley Davidson, come out to this ride-in at Sam’s Quik Shop and celebrate the onset of motorcycle-riding weather.

Bull City Ciderworks Grand Reopening – Saturday, noon-midnight – With live music, food trucks, local desserts and lots and lots of cider, Bull City Ciderworks celebrates its re-opening with an all-day event.

Brenda McKean: Shortages on the Home Front During the Civil War – Saturday, 1pm – For Women’s History Month, Bennett Place State Historic Site is featuring some exceptional female historians and authors. This week, Brenda McKean will discuss life for women and families facing shortages during the Civil War.

Open Farm + Market – Saturday, 1-4pm – Come enjoy a Saturday afternoon at Blue Whistler Farm with your family, learning exactly how your food is raised, playing on the swing, and watching adorable animals, and leave with sustainably raised meat including non-gmo rabbit, pasture-raised chicken, non-gmo pasture/woodlot-raised pork, grass-fed lamb and grass-fed beef. Bring apples and carrots for the piglets, hold and feed the chickens, pet baby bunnies and much more.

Brightleaf Square Taste & Sip Restaurant Crawl – Saturday, 1-5pm – Bites of Bull City and Southern Food and Drink have teamed up for this behind-the-scenes tour of eight different stops in Brightleaf Square. Samples are included with ticket purchase.

Adopt-A-Bulls Rescue Adoption Event – Saturday, 2-5pm – Pups and Ponysaurus beer, what more could you want from a Saturday afternoon? Come out to the brewery and meet some of Carolina Adopt-A-Bulls Rescues adoptable dogs (and maybe bring one home).

Born at Duke Homestead – Saturday, 2-8:30pm – Learn about the birthplace of three Duke children in these guided tours around the Duke Homestead State Historic Site, and explore what life was like for women at the home in 1856.

The Mothership Launch Party – Saturday 5-9pm – Coworking space Mercury Studio and retail space The Makery are merging into one entity, to be known as The Mothership. To celebrate, they’re hosting this launch party at the space with different performances and alien-themed refreshments.

Red Dirt Revelators/Luxuriant Sedans – Saturday, 8-11:30pm – The Blue Note Grill hosts “emotional, powerful and original” N.C. band Red Dirt Revelators and blues-inspired Luxuriant Sedans in a night that’s sure to make you tap your foot, if not get up and dance.

Nana Grizol – Saturday, 8pm-midnight – On a tour supporting their album “Ursa Minor” at The Pinhook, Georgia natives Nana Grizol explore ethics, environmentalism and queer identity in a concert that’s sure to make you think.

Jóhann Jóhannsson’s ‘Drone Mass’ – Saturday, 8pm – In a Duke Performances concert at Baldwin Auditorium, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble and Theatre of Voices join forces to perform this minimalist and elegant piece by Oscar-nominated Jóhann Jóhannsson.

David Bowie Tribute – Sunday, noon – The School of Rock Cary, a performance program group for children, will be at Motorco Music Hall to present a fun tribute to the iconic singer.

Free Family Day – Sunday, noon-4pm – The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University hosts this free event to explore their “All Matterings of Mind” exhibition. The Duke Chemistry Society will present some magical science alongside magician Joshua Lozoff.

TVF Monthly Market – Sunday 1-4pm – Triangle Vegfest will host this veggie-friendly market at Fullsteam Brewery with a vegan, gluten-free brunch by Soul Cocina and an array of local vendors to benefit NC Greenpower.

Dog Days at Beer Durham – Sunday, 1-4pm – Beer Durham will host this dog-friendly event, also featuring adoptable dogs, and donate portion of sales to Animal Protection Society of Durham. People are encouraged to bring their own pups and donations for APS.

A Viennese Trio – Sunday, 3pm – Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle presents a trio of classical compositions by Haydn, Strauss and Mozart with Soloist: Olivier Stankiewicz on Oboe at The Carolina Theatre

March Gladness – Sunday, 3pm – Vox Virorum Men’s Chorus of the Triangle, UNC Men’s Glee Club and the NCSU Singing Satesmen Men’s Choir join each other on stage at Durham First Presbyterian Church for vocal performances including Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and “Swing Down, Chariot.”

Boricua Soul and Durty Bull Beer Dinner – Sunday, 5pm – At Durty Bull Brewing Company, Boricua Soul food truck provides a four-course meal at the taproom. The Puerto Rican-soul fusion food will be paired with Durty Bull’s beer.

The Blue Eyed Bettys – Sunday 5-7pm – This folk trio claim to be storytellers first, musicians second. Come hear their banjo-tinged, three-part harmonies at Fullsteam Brewery.

‘Tickling Giants’ – Sunday, 6:30-8:30pm – At Duke Coffeehouse there will be a screening of the documentary film “Tickling Giants,” about the intricacies of free speech during the Egyptian Arab Spring.