Durham Bulls Baseball @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Apr 23 – Sep 3 all-day

The 2017 Triple-A National Champions take the field at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Their whopping 70-game season kicks off April 5 against the Charlotte Knights and continues through Labor Day. Celebrate opening day with some post- game fireworks (the first of 22 fireworks shows this season), and mark your calendars for the home Father’s Day game June 17 and Bark in the Park games April 11, May 16, June 13, July 25 and August 22.

Trees by Three @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Apr 23 – May 20 all-day

Carved wood by Larry Favorite, glass art by Susan Hope and paintings by Ellie Reinhold. April 23 – May 20. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, April 27th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery and fiber art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun.

Waitress @ Durham Performing Arts Center
May 1 – May 6 all-day

The Durham Performing Arts Center hosts the Broadway hit musical, which is inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s movie and incorporates a musical score by six- time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. Enjoy the empowering, female-centric performance about pie and friendship that Entertainment Weekly calls “a little slice of heaven.”

WATERMARK – Solo Exhibit by Dawn Hummer @ Pleiades Gallery
May 3 – May 27 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham presents WATERMARK – A Solo Exhibit by Dawn Hummer. Weaving is prominent in her work. In addition, she combines many traditional methods of hand-work from other cultures, resulting in a contemporary interpretation of dimensional texture. The pieces in this collection represent a broad spectrum of artful plays on the organic spirit and mystical voice of water and its influence over Dawn’s lifetime. The impetus for her work comes from an early immersion in the natural world while growing up in remote coastal Florida.

In addition, join us for FREESTYLE. Who knows what will happen when member artists respond to this boundless concept?

Both exhibits run May 3-27. Join us for our Third Friday reception May 18th 6-9pm! For more information, contact Renee Leverty at 919-797-2706 or The address for Pleiades Gallery is 109 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701. Hours for Pleiades Gallery are Thu 12-7, Fri/Sat 12-8, and Sun 12-3.

Live in The District with Caroline Dare and Hailey Whitters @ Stone Theatre - Park West Village
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each THURSDAY night during the spring, bring your lawn chairs and blanket and come join us for LIVE in The District Music Series from 6pm-9pm. Enjoy free, LIVE performances from the best artists from around the Triangle! Whether you want to sit, stand or dance, we know you’ll enjoy the beautiful spring weather and some FREE fun LIVE music in our outdoor venue in front of Stone Theatre – Park West 14. So come out and relax with the kids or enjoy a cold beer! Starring Caroline Dare 6pm-7pm and Hailey Whitters 7:30-9pm.

The Fiscal Conservative Case for Medicare for All @ United Church of Chapel Hill
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dr Ed Weisbart, MD, CPE, FAAFP, chair of Missouri chapter of PNHP, family physician, and former CMO of Express Scripts discusses how one simple paradigm shift can reduce the national debt, give patients freedom to choose their providers, make care delivery a truly free market, and reduce the drain of healthcare on GDP dollars, resulting in increased opportunity to grow our economy through infrastructure, education, and innovation. Presentation will be followed by Q&A and an interactive session.

DMO Spring 2018 Concert: MUSIC @ Baldwin Auditorium, Duke's East Campus
May 3 @ 7:30 pm

The DMO Spring 2018 concert, MUSIC, offers something for everyone! Performing a program of Mozart, Dvořák, Schubert and Rimsky-Korsakov, the DMO will share classical music with you in a concert setting that is enjoyable as well as educational. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the DMO and our charismatic conductor, Dr. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, for an evening of fun and entertainment!

The DMO is happy to be able to offer concerts to the greater Durham community for no charge. Please arrive early to find parking on or near Duke’s East Campus. See the Baldwin Auditorium information page ( for parking advice and directions.

Ann Lightfoot Trunk Show @ Dovecote Style
May 4 – May 5 all-day

After graduating from Harvard College, Ann ran a teaching program in Thailand and worked for Save the Children in the Phanat Nikhom refugee camps. She has travelled throughout Southeast Asia and her first jewelry designs were created out of jade medallions and vintage glass stones found in a Shanghai antique market. She continues to use fine materials from Asia, South America and Africa in her work that is created by hand in Lyme, CT.
Ann Lightfoot will join us with a stunning collection of jewelry inspired by the raw, organic, natural materials with which she creates. Post-modern, elemental and feminine, each piece is resolutely handmade and deeply individual. Ann’s jewelry reflects her interest in other cultures and her time living and working abroad. This collection is elegantly cool and serene – always a breath of fresh air. Come meet Ann and shop for Summer with our in-house fashion stylists! See you there!

Parizade’s May Courtyard Concert Series @ Parizade
May 4 – May 25 all-day

Join us for more starlit serenades this May! Start your weekend off in style with a practically private concert in the beautiful Parizade courtyard every Friday night! From 7:00pm-10:00pm on Fridays we’ll be hosting a rising star of the Bull City music scene in our elegantly cozy courtyard space. Call up your usual weekend go-getters and have a seat. Whether you’re planning to stay for mezzes and a craft cocktail (or two) or a full 3-course dinner over a bottle of wine, we’ll set the perfect backdrop for your night out! Check out the full line-up in the event flyer or see the list below. Reserve your seats today by calling (919) 286-9712!

More Courtyard Music Dates:
May 4th • DUCK DUCK GOOSE: Bob Vasile with Jack & Jane
May 11th • Jay Hammond
May 18th • Emily Musolino
May 25th • The Larks

Orange County Expo & Plant Sale @ Hillsborough Visitor's Center
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – May 5 @ 6:00 pm

This event is a fundraiser for the Orange County Master Gardeners and the Hillsborough Garden Club. Both groups focus on outreach, education, beautification of the community and support protection and conservation of our natural resources. Friday is plant sale only. The Orange County Master Gardeners and the Hillsborough Garden Club will be on hand to answer questions about plants.

Cupcake Pairing @ Honeygirl Meadery
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You heard right – we are officially adding Friday hours to our regular Tasting Room schedule! You can now stop by Honeygirl Meadery Friday evenings from 3 pm – 7 pm starting May 4th! To kick off this awesome news, will be hosting an event each Friday in May.

First up is a delicious cupcake pairing with The Cupcake Bar. The perfect pairing for all you sweet-tooths out there! The Cupcake Bar will be featuring a cupcake during the month of May using our Strawberry Mead – check their page for menu updates!

We will pair 4 of our meads with 4 cupcakes. Cost is $15 per person. Walk ins welcome, but availability is limited! Please email us to reserve your spot ahead of time –

A Book and My Mat @ Global Breath Studio
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a book club developed for the yoga community!

Danni’s goal is to provide a safe space where individuals can share their experience and the influence the reading may or may not have had on their lives both on and off the mat. A Book & My Mat aims to ignite a deeper self study and more disciplined yoga practice, while building strength in the community. We will begin each meeting with a 30 minute meditation & flow. Please dress accordingly. Light refreshments will be provided prior to the book discussion followed by closing meditation.

This workshop is donation based. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to A Place at the Table, a Raleigh-based non-profit, aiming to provide fresh, healthy and affordable meals on a pay-what-you- can basis.

Book Title: The Surrender Experiment; my journey into life’s perfection by Michael A. Singer

Check-in/Introduction: 6:00p – 6:30p
Opening Meditation & Flow: 6:30p – 7:00p
Book discussion & Closing Meditation 7:00p – 8:45p

Suggested Donation: $20.00

What to bring: Yoga mat, assigned reading, journal, writing material and an open mind.

Ani DiFranco @ The Carolina Theatre
May 4 @ 8:00 pm

The singer, songwriter, poet and activist performs songs from her 20th studio album, “Binary,” at The Carolina Theatre. During
her 25 years in the industry, Ani’s music has tackled themes of feminism, activism, pacifism and politics. While her previous album focused more personally on pregnancy and motherhood, her latest release is an analysis of the current political sphere and a call to action. Be sure to catch this empowering artist while she’s in town!

Travers Brothership – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
May 4 @ 8:30 pm

Funky, improvisational, and deep in the groove, Travers Brothership are an award-winning Asheville-based band bringing back the spirit of Muscle Shoals, the Allman Brothers, and the golden age of rock n roll.

“This is a band that possesses a soulful magic and heart you don’t find in many young bands. This is real art.” – Danny Harlen Mote, Lucky Trend Music

(A portion of your tab goes to help Music Maker Relief Foundation support elder roots musicians in need!)

22nd Annual Triangle Race for the Cure @ The Frontier in The Research Triangle Park
May 5 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast on May 5th at the Triangle Race for the Cure for an inspirational Saturday morning to celebrate the lives of those touched by breast cancer. Festivities include a timed 5K, recreational run/walk, survivor celebration, family fun zone, food trucks and beer tastings.