Creek Week – Through Saturday – This 10th annual week celebrates the protection and cleaning of Durham’s local streams with events like a Duke Forest Watershed Walk and Ellerbe Creek Canoe Cleanup. To date, volunteers have collected 117,270 pounds of litter during this environmentally aware event.
Latino/a Studies 10 Year Anniversary Conference – Thursday, 4:30-6pm – Memoirist Richard Rodriguez delivers the keynote address for “Latino/a Cultural and Intellectual Life in the 21st Century,” a conference celebrating 10 years of Latino/a Studies at Duke University, at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. He’ll take questions from the audience, and his talk will be followed by a reception and book signing in the Nasher’s Great Hall.
16th Annual Women’s Forum – Thursday, 6-8pm – Dana Mangum, executive director of the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Dr. Yaba Blay, professor and author; and Wendy Jacobs, chair of the Durham County Board of Commissioners, discuss various forms of discrimination that women commonly face and the resilience of women in this forum held at City Hall.
Thinking Outside the Box: Why Technology Matters in Hip-Hop – Thursday, 7-9pm – It’s March Madness in the paint and the panels! Beats n Bars Festival partners with Playground Studios, NCCU FabLab and The Underground Collective to bring you this informative and exciting technology panel. The event is free, and there will be refreshments.
Maks, Val & Peta Live on Tour – Thursday, 7:30pm – Maks and Val, from ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” take the stage at Durham Performing Arts Center with an all new spectacular show. “Confidential” combines the elegance of the ballroom with a narrative of true family life and love stories, revealing the stars’ closest secrets, hopes and dreams.
The DRAW @ The Carrack – Thursday, 6:30-9pm – A free experimental drawing workshop at The Carrack. Bring your own drawing implements and beverages. Drop in or stay the whole time. Everyone is welcome to this free event!
Explore Outdoors: Family Workshops – Friday and Saturday, 10-11:30am – The Museum of Life and Science invites you to deepen your family’s relationship with nature. Through a series of active, play-based workshops, create and build with natural materials, hunt for nature’s treasures and explore secluded, off-trail areas at the museum and the adjacent Ellerbe Creek.
Spring Surprise Sale – Friday and Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, noon-5pm – Get ready for Easter with One World Market and their Spring Surprise Sale! Crack open an egg and see what surprise awaits you inside – coupons, gift cards or prizes.
Noon at the Nasher – Friday, noon-12:30pm – Join Durham artist Martha Clippinger for a 30-minute lunchtime gallery tour at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University within the “Solidary & Solitary” exhibit. This event is free with admission to the museum.
Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games World Tour – Friday, 8pm – Need a laugh? The Carolina Theatre hosts this stand-up comedian from Pennsylvania who has written for and appeared on several Comedy Central and late-night shows and is now embarking on his 2018 world tour.
Patti LaBelle: First Lady of Rock & Soul – Friday, 8pm – The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer, New York Times bestselling author and three-time Emmy Award-nominated actress comes to Durham Performing Arts Center this weekend for a performance that is sure to dazzle.
Dance Heginbotham & Maira Kalman, ‘The Principles of Uncertainty’ – Friday and Saturday, 8pm – In this new dance piece, illustrator and painter Maira Kalman collaborates with choreographer John Heginbotham and his company to explore the strange wonder, humor and sadness of life at Reynolds Industries Theater in a Duke Performances presentation.
Chuck Cotton, Tad Walters & T.A. James – Friday, 8:30pm – Come check out live blues music at The Bullpen! Chuck Cotton on drums, Tad Walters on guitar and harmonica and T.A. James on bass will rock the house, and $1 from each drink sold benefits the Music Maker Relief Foundation.
Cotopaxi 24-Hour Adventure Race – Friday through Saturday – The Questival Race comes to the American Tobacco Campus this weekend. During the 24-hour adventure race, teams of two to six will compete for prizes, completing adventure challenges at varying levels of difficulty in categories like fitness, camping, service and teamwork.
Bull City Burger & Brewery’s 7th Birthday – Friday through Saturday – Stop by Bull City Burger & Brewery anytime this weekend to help them celebrate its anniversary. Bring a children’s book to donate to Book Harvest or two canned goods to donate to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, and you’ll be thanked with a drink ticket and complimentary order of dirty fries, plus unlimited high-fives.
Visit the Easter Bunny – Friday – Saturday, March 31 – Bring the kids to visit and take a photo with the Easter Bunny for his annual stay in a garden of spring décor at Northgate Mall‘s Center Court.
5th annual Duke CRUSH Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, 8am – The Duke Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancers Program hosts the run/walk beginning at Northgate Mall to honor and celebrate those touched by colorectal cancer and supports research, community outreach and education. Individuals and teams are encouraged to run or walk and help raise money and awareness.
Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen – Saturday, 8:30pm – Help welcome back the unofficially crowned “Queen of The Bullpen” on Saturday as Pat Cohen puts on what is likely to be the best blues party in Durham, at least for the night! Remember, for every draft pint purchased, The Bullpen donates $1 to Music Maker Relief Foundation to help support and sustain American roots musicians.
The 23rd Annual Great Human Race – Saturday, 9:30am – A 5K run/walk and timed race hosted by The Triangle Nonprofit and Volunteer Leadership Center that benefits more than 100 nonprofit organizations, schools and faith-based groups. It has raised nearly $3 million since its start in 1996. This year’s location is the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
West Point Egg Hunt – Saturday, 10am-noon – This free, family-friendly event sponsored by Durham Parks and Recreation is the perfect pre-Easter event for the kiddos. Bring them to West Point on the Eno where they will be divided by age group for an egg hunt extravaganza. The Easter Bunny will also be in attendance, and there will be face painting, games and crafts.
Grand Opening of the Pedego Triangle Electric Bikes Store – Saturday, 11am-3pm – The Pedego Triangle Electric Bikes Store celebrates its grand opening near Southpoint, featuring live music, refreshments from Penn Station Subs, free Pedego test rides, raffles with prizes including Rise Biscuits & Donuts and more.
Spring Pop Up Shop – Saturday, noon-8pm – You’re invited to DurhamFashion and PreppyGypsy‘s spring vintage-inspired pop up shop at Ponysaurus Brewing! These items are hand-picked, unique treasures for your home and wardrobe including: clothing in all sizes, accessories, home decor and housewares.
Dog-Gone Egg Hunt – Saturday, 1-2pm – Don’t let your canine companion miss out on this spring tradition! Thanks to Durham Parks and Recreation, you can bring your dogs to West Point on the Eno, where they will experience an egg hunt with treats and prizes.
wimmin@work 2018 – Saturday, 3-5pm – wimmin@work is an interdisciplinary performance showcase by women of color meant to celebrate Women’s History Month at Hayti Heritage Center. This collaborative of artists displays the rich heritage and talent of women of color from Durham and the surrounding communities. The performance begins at 3pm, but the lobby is open to vendors beginning at 2pm.
APS Fundraiser at Sam’s Quik Shop – Saturday, 2-5pm – Join Animal Protection Society of Durham at Sam’s Quik Shop for a special fundraiser and promotion event where you can meet adoptable dogs, play in a foosball tournament, create crafts, bring your dog and test out our agility stations, and more. Sam’s will have several kegs tapped with 100% of sales going to APS.
Bull City Egg Drop – Saturday, 2-5pm – This event speaks for itself. Join Revolve Church at West Point on the Eno as they drop 50,000 eggs from the sky. This free event also has jump houses, cotton candy, live music, food trucks and more!
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All – Saturday, 6pm and 10pm – The stand-up comedian – known for his mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life – comes to Durham Performing Arts Center, and he added an additional show this evening due to the popular demand!
Lucius with Ethan Gruska – Saturday, 8pm – The Carolina Theatre welcomes LA-based singer-songwriter Ethan Gruska and Lucius. Fronted by Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig and rounded out with talented multi-instrumentalists Peter Lalish and Dan Molad, Lucius has drawn acclaim for powerful songs showcasing taut hooks, along with their mesmerizing stage presence and bold visual aesthetics.
Jerusalem Quartet – Saturday, 8pm – Earning praise for more than 20 years as one of the greatest string quartets, they return for their third visit to Duke Performances, playing a program of Beethoven, Debussy and Shostakovich at Baldwin Auditorium.
Dog Days at Beer Durham – Sunday, 1-4pm – Join adoptable dogs from Animal Protection Society of Durham at Beer Durham’s monthly Dog Days party! Bring your own pups for a fun dog party, or just come for a beer or two. Beer Durham will donate a portion of all draft sale proceeds to APS.
A to Zine: How to Make a Zine From Start to Finish – Sunday, 2-5pm – Come learn how to make your own zine – a mini publication – and about the radical beginnings of zine culture at The Regulator Bookshop. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned zinester, this workshop provides an opportunity to create and collaborate on a zine from start to finish. All materials will be provided along with light refreshments.
CROP Hunger Walk – Sunday, 2:30pm – Help neighbors in need at the 44th annual walk, the second largest in the U.S. Proceeds support Church World Service and Durham Congregations in Action to help Durhamites struggling with food insecurity.
Beethoven, the Michelangelo of Music – Sunday, 3pm – The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle presents some of Beethoven’s best symphonies and concertos today at The Carolina Theatre.
Ginger Wagg – Frivolous Artist – Sunday, 7:30pm – In partnership with Durham Independent Dance Artists, Ginger Wagg & Wild Actions explore the paradoxes of artistic performance in their new full-length installation, “Frivolous Artist.” In this interactive experience, audience members encounter a series of scenes throughout the Durham Fruit that aim to unsettle stationary viewing while maintaining empathy for the audience.