Larger Than Life Science: New Frontiers – Thursday, 4-7pm – This monthly event series at the newly renovated Chesterfield Building is open to anyone interested in building a strong support network with North Carolina life science and health care innovators. There will be three panels sessions that will explore the topics of industrial hemp, BioLabs and virtual reality. The event is free, but you can register online in advance.
Queer Film Appreciation Presents: ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ – Thursday, 8pm – Head to The Pinhook for a showing of the film “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” The musical tells the story of a transgender girl from East Berlin who tours the U.S. with her punk-rock band, following her former lover and band mate who stole her songs.
Benefit for BBQ – Friday, 8pm-2am – Jam out at Motorco with bands Tooth, The Bronzed Chorus and Youth League while helping raise money for Tooth’s friend BBQ Dudzinski, who suffered a stroke in October.
Party Illegal: Nay Fong/Phrenthrow/Queen Plz/Treee City – Friday, 10pm – These four Durham-based, up-and-coming artists stop by The Pinhook for a DJ night to remember!
First Saturday Run – Saturday, 8-9am – Start 2019 on the right running foot by joining Bull City Running Club for a causal out and back on the American Tobacco Trail, and enjoy some light refreshments afterwards. No need to RSVP. Just show up ready to run in the New Year!
Volunteer @ Eno Valley Elementary – Saturday, 10am-noon – Bull City Classrooms hosts a local volunteer outing at this elementary school. You can help the school with a variety of projects, including re-organizing their media center. The event is sponsored by Guglhupf, so there will be a bunch of delicious treats!
Golden Belt Yoga – Saturday, 11am – A new weekly yoga series kicks off at Hi-Wire Brewing‘s taproom. The class is set to music, open to all levels and is $5 to attend.
Patchwork Market – Saturday, noon-4pm – Start 2019 by supporting your local makers! This monthly market returns to Fullsteam Brewery for their first market of the year. More than 15 local makers and vintage vendors come together to create a unique shopping experience with a diverse selection of high-quality and original goods.
2nd Annual Chocolatada de Luisito – Saturday, 1-3:30pm – Celebrate Three Kings Day with hot chocolate and churros from Cocoa Cinnamon. The event is hosted by the Artist Studio Project and El Centro Hispano de Durham and also includes a toy drive.
Women Empowered Self-Defense Seminar – Saturday, 4-6:30pm – Gracie Jiu Jitsu offers a free seminar for women interested in learning self-defense techniques. No previous martial arts experience is required.
First Saturday Fusion Dance – Saturday, 8pm-midnight – If one of your resolutions is to learn something new, step into the dance studio at Living Arts Collective and try a few moves. Hosted on the first Saturday of each month, fusion dancers blend styles like blues, tango, hip-hop and more.
Dreaming of the ’90s Dance Party! – Saturday, 10pm – The dream of the ‘90s is alive at The Pinhook. For $5, you can dance all night long to the sounds of DJ PlayPlay and DJ Shazad.
Dishoom 2019! – Saturday, 10pm-2am – Get down Bollywood style at this fifth annual international dance party at Motorco Music Hall. Receive dance lessons, dance to the beats of DJ Rang and enjoy visuals by Kid Ethnic.
Last Chance to See Three Exhibitions – Sunday, noon-5pm – It’s the final day to see three exhibitions at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The installations, People Get Ready: Building a Contemporary Collection, People Get Ready: Southern Lens, and In Transit: Arts and Migration Around Europe, are in step with the museums mission to depict artists and groups that are typically underrepresented in museums and institutions.
Winter Inning Spectacular – Sunday, 1pm and 4pm – Bring the whole family and join the Y for a fun show at DPAC that will include four unique acts: Dare Devil Dogs, Imagine Circus, a stuntman and magic show.
Cal Folger Day, Stray Owls and The Bonk – Sunday, 9pm – Come out to Arcana for live music by three performers with styles ranging from folk rock to experimental pop with jazzy leanings.