Combinations @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
May 24 – Jun 24 all-day

Pottery by Garry Childs, Photography by Eric Saunders and paintings by Pat Merriman.  Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, May 25th 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, fiber art and textile art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun.

Durham Bulls Baseball @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park
May 24 – 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.

Parizade’s May Courtyard Concert Series @ Parizade
May 24 – 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

BioWork Next Generation @ Northern Durham Center
May 24 @ 8:30 am – Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm

This course trains process technicians for careers in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical manufacturing. It offers job- seeking essentials and hands-on activities to simulate a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility (FESTO) while covering the core concepts of manufacturing and the fundamentals of science needed to provide marketable skills in the biotechnology field. (Qualifies for Financial Assistance)

– Must be at least 18 years old.
– Must have a high school diploma /GED and demonstrate appropriate reading level and math level
– Provide a copy of a transcript of any completed Associate’s degree or higher(see website)

62565 W Th 1 day/wk 5/16-9/19 8:30am-5:30pm Deadline to Apply: May 9
62242 MWF 6/22-9/21 9am-1pm Deadline to Apply: June 15
62240 Sat 7/14-11/17 8:30am-5:30pm Deadline to Apply: July 7
62243 Tues Thurs 8/02-12/13 6pm-10pm Deadline to Apply July 26

Electronic Notary (e-notary) @ SOUTHBank Building 3rd Floor
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Course ID: 62546.

Students must already be commissioned as a notary public before taking the Electronic Notary course. To be admitted to this course, the NC Secretary of State requires that all candidates be able to speak, read, and write in English, and present a valid government photo ID. See for additional requirements. Register with care as refunds and transfers are not accepted. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.)

Instructions for registration:

Live in The District with West Street Band @ Stone Theatre - Park West Village
May 24 @ 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 West Street Band 6:30-9pm.

Jazz Jam Sessions on the Roof with Al Strong @ The Durham Hotel
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Thursday, Al Strong Music & friends meet on the roof for an open jam session from 7-10pm. Local musicians are invited to bring their instruments and sit in; everyone else is invited to stop by for a drink & check out the show. No cover.

“Art To Remember” by artist Gartifacts, featuring live music by Mother Earth @ Hotel Indigo
May 25 all-day

Join us for an extremely special event!

Meet artist Gartifacts and see his newest art pieces

Artist Garry Atkinson (Gartifacts) is a Raleigh artist with a love for history, nature, and visual teaching. His collection of unique abstract portraits mix realism with fantasy. View them at and currently at the Hotel Indigo.

As an artist who learned best through visuals, he created Fundo Press, a publishing company that makes creative children’s books and learning tools. Learn more at

Enjoy live music from Mother Earth.

Eclecletic, eccentric musician Mother Earth is known to inundate the ear canal with an energy so dense that by the force of gravity, one can only spontaneously combust…

Mother Earth’s set will feature acoustic instrumentation. Mother Earth’s sound is eclectic- a fusion of funk, rock, and hip hop. Listen here!

Limited seats are available. Claim your ticket here!

What you’ll get:

Live music from Mother Earth

Wine and refreshments

Special discount pricing on a custom ‘Gartifacts style’ portrait

(*order ahead of the event and see him work on it live)

A chance to win a free Gartifacts print of your choice

May Arts Night at the Durham Arts Council @ Durham Arts Council
May 25 @ 5:00 pm

The Durham Arts Council’s monthly arts night for May will be on Friday the 25th (HEADS UP – this is a week after our typical Third Friday arts night)! We’ll have visual art aplenty, featuring new work by young Triangle artists (part of DAC’s first collaboration with the Nasher Teen Council), art from DAC students and instructors, and a pop-up gallery of work from the current Durham Convention Center exhibit. More than 100 local artists will have work on view here at the DAC!

Freight Train Blues – Ernie Vincent & Guitar Lightnin’ Lee @ Carrboro Town Commons
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Music Maker Relief Foundation and Carrboro Rec & Parks present the Freight Train Blues Music Series: four Fridays of music, food, beer, and community in the heart of Carrboro! Ernie Vincent is a quintessentially New Orleans musician, deftly fusing funk, soul, blues, and pop into a wildly appealing style honed on the party scene of Bourbon Street. Hailing from New Orleans, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee has created a supercharged, blown out style of New Orleans rock and roll and blues, with a raw and strutting edge.

Annual Memorial Day Remembrance @ Bennett Place State Historic Site
May 26 – May 27 all-day

Visit the Bennett Place State Historic Site to pay respects to fallen soldiers throughout the years; this Memorial Day celebration stems from the post-Civil War “Decoration Day” and includes military historians portraying soldiers from each era of our nation’s history. Special traveling exhibit “Profiles of Honor” will be on display both days.

Habitat ReStore Repurpose Workshop @ Habitat for Humanity ReStore
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sign up here:

Learn how to use upholstery and paint to completely transform the look of a chair in this FREE workshop! Completed chairs will be featured and sold at our ReStore to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Durham and Orange Counties.

All proceeds go toward building hope and homes in Durham and Orange Counties through Habitat for Humanity.

*Workshop requires a $5 reservation fee that will be refunded if participants attends.

Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Summer Movie Series @ Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
May 27 – Sep 16 all-day

You’re invited to Ponysaurus Brewing Co.’s FREE Summer Movie Series! Join us on the patio every other Sunday for flicks on the big screen!

There’s beer. There are $1 snacks. There’s a movie on the patio!

Visit the Taproom Calendar for upcoming Big Screen showtimes:

Orquesta GarDel monthly residency @ Living Arts Collective
May 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Both Orquesta GarDel and Living Arts Collective are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration for 2018 – GarDel is the salsa-band-in-residence at LAC. Every fourth Sunday we will perform in this intimate, inviting dance studio. All are welcome – social salsa dancers, dancers of all backgrounds and skills, people who just want to chill and groove to the Latin rhythms.

This is a social artistic experiment – GarDel will use the residency to take chances, try new arrangements, workshop original songs in progress and ask for feedback. Overtime, the LAC community will co-locate dance lessons, painters, artisans from many disciplines.

Doors open: 3:00pm
Live Music: 3:30pm-5:30pm
*FREE salsa dance class by Aubrey Griffith-Zill

Admission – pay what you can to support the artists, suggested $7 to $25.

Trophy Brewing Beer Dinner @ Local 22 Kitchen & Bar
May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Alrighty Locals, ready for another round of incredible beer dinners at your favorite kitchen and bar?! Cheers to patio weather and some delicious Spring flavors featured alongside some much loved breweries from the Bull & Oak Cities.

For the finale of our Spring 2018 series on Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00pm we’ll be partnering up with Trophy Brewing of Raleigh! We are thrilled to finally be teaming up with this incredible staple of the downtown Raleigh brew-nerd community! This partnership was truly meant to be as both Trophy and Local seek to create unique experiences by bring people together through some damn good craft beer & thoughtful flavors. Join us this May for another fantastic brew nerd journey matched with some mouthwatering Local 22 dishes (hopefully on our lovely open-air patio). Full menu & beer line-up coming soon! Ticket price is $45 per guest (tax & gratuity not included), so reserve your seats today for one of our favorite monthly Local happenings! Call (919) 286-9755 and request “May beer dinner”.
Don’t forget to save the dates for our other Bull Durham Dinner on March 28th & White Street Beer Dinner on April 25th!