Challenge yourself to trivia, check out aspiring musicians, try new drinks and explore other events over the chilly weekend
Compiled by Delaney Galvin
Taking Back Thursday – Thursday, noon-2pm – Chapel Hill-based songwriter Jonathan Byrd performs live on the beatbox stage at Boxyard RTP for this lunch-hour special. The Chicago Tribune called Jonathan “one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years.”
Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture – Thursday, 4-5pm – Attend this Zoom webinar highlighting the importance of education equity and justice. This presentation features Duke University alumna from The Education Trust, a national nonprofit that works to close opportunity gaps that disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income families.
Non-Alcoholic Beer Tasting with Untitled Art – Thursday, 5-7pm – Try new non-alcoholic beer options from the Wisconsin-based brewery at The Glass Jug Beer Lab.
Boxyard RTP Trivia Night – Thursday, 6-7:30pm – Host Arturo Sanchez slings out general knowledge questions at Boxyard RTP’s first trivia night.
Trivia With T41– Thursday, 7-9pm – Not enough trivia? Join Durty Bull Brewing Company for its first T41 trivia of the new year.
Super Soft Birthday Weekend – Friday, 5pm-Sunday, 2am – Boxcar Bar + Arcade celebrates its third anniversary with frou-frou Pink Whitney cocktails, unicorn piñatas, free cupcakes and other festive fun.
Science Night: It’s Electric – Friday, 5:30-8pm – Explore electricity and learn all about circuits at the Museum of Life and Science. Kids will also build a flashlight as well as create a robot artist that will add to a group art project.
Third Friday Durham Art Walk & Gallery Crawl – Friday, 6-9pm – Visit our city’s extensive list of art galleries and museums during this monthly event. Weather and COVID-19 make things extra tricky this weekend, so make sure to check venues’ social media before you go!
Eddie 9V – Friday, 7:30pm – The soul and blues artist performs live at The Blue Note Grill to promote his latest album, “Little Black Flies,” released last year.
Scott Bouldin at The Oak House Durham – Friday, 7:30-9:30pm – Enjoy live music by the Chapel Hill-based songwriter along with drinks at this downtown craft beverage lounge.
Biotech Blast – Saturday, 10am-4pm – Investigate biotechnology’s everyday impact at the Museum of Life and Science with representatives from The Red Wolf Coalition, Duke Biotechnology, EOS Remediation, and the NC State Department of Genetics, Engineering and Society. Don’t forget to bring a small, clean jar to the museum’s lab to take home SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) and learn how a kombucha starter relates to biotech, too.
Mystic Chili Cook-Off – Saturday, noon-4pm – Bring two gallons of your best chili to Mystic Farm and Distillery and enter to win in one of three categories – regular, spicy or meatless. Rather leave the cooking to the chili pros? Register to attend and enjoy chili tastings!
APS Out & About at Moondog Meadery – Saturday, 3-6pm – The Animal Protection Society of Durham hosts a doggy meet-and-greet at this new meadery and bottle shop in the space beneath Joe Van Gogh on Broad Street. There will also be a trivia wheel with opportunities to win prizes.
Saturdaze – Saturday, 5-8pm – DJ Kai Riedl, who is also the founder and director of Durham’s Slingshot festival, performs at Boxyard RTP as part of this weekend music series.
Melanated Wine Paint & Sip – Saturday, 7-9pm – Paint, sip wine and listen to music at Durham’s first Black-owned, woman-owned winery.
Trey Kennedy: Are You For Real Tour – Saturday, 7:30pm – The star of hilarious social media videos makes a stop at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of his national tour. He first found fame on the Vine mobile app, amassing more than 2.5 million followers. He continues his social media success on Instagram and Facebook, where he has a combined 10 million followers.
Caroline Stinson, Cello, & Gabrielius Alekna, Piano – Saturday, 8pm – Enjoy classical music played by these two world renowned soloists at Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium.