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Things to Do in Durham this Week

The best weekly event rundown in the Bull City.

Weekly Events in Durham

(Apr 15-21)

Welcome to a comprehensive guide of weekly events in Durham – from Broadway shows to intimate performances, serene river paddles to art exhibits, dance parties, food tours and more. Start here to plan your perfect week.

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Noteworthy Events

Adult Recess at CCB Plaza

  • Let your inner child shine as you play games, make crafts, and enjoy the fresh air during your lunch break!
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • 12-2 p.m.
  • Free admission

10th Anniversary Confronting Change Exhibit Celebration and Reception at The Carolina Theatre

  • The exhibit is dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement in Durham and the protestors who advocated for the desegregation of the Carolina Theatre. The event will feature a short documentary screening, a reception, and a panel discussion by several of the original protestors.
  • Standby tickets may be available on the day of the event.
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • 7 p.m.

Cameron Elyse's Divine Nine Legacy Memoir Exhibition at Hayti Heritage Center

  • The Divine Nine Legacy Memoir delves deep into the history of the National Panhellenic Council (NPHC) or "Divine Nine," a collective of nine Greek Letter organizations founded on May 10th, 1930.
  • These organizations were born out of the necessity to provide a voice for Black American students within the collegiate space. United by principles of service, community, brotherhood, and sisterhood, the Divine Nine work collectively to uplift society through acts of service to underserved areas across the nation.
  • Fri, Apr 19 - Sat, June 22
  • Free admission

Earth Day Celebration at Durham Central Park

  • Enjoy a day filled with earth-friendly activities, educational resources, a host of vendors, good music, and even better food!
  • Sun, Apr 21
  • 12-5 p.m.
  • Free admission

        Multi-Day Events

          Little River Community Fair at Durham County Stadium

          • Fair rides, food vendors, games
          • Fri, Apr 12 - Sun, Apr 21
          • Mon-Fri, 5-10 p.m. and Sat-Sun, 1-11 p.m.
          • Free admission

          Beauty and the Beast at Jordan High School

          • Be captivated by the timeless tale of love, bravery, and magic as our talented students bring this classic story to life on stage.
          • Tickets are available for purchase at the school office or online.
          • Thu, Apr 18 - Sat, Apr 20 and Thu, Apr 25 - Sat, Apr 27 at 6:30 p.m.
          • $15, $7 for students

          Fame the Musical at NCCU Theatre

          • Presented by North Carolina Central University Theatre.
          • Thu, Apr 18 - Sat, Apr 20 at 8 p.m. and Sun, Apr 21 at 3 p.m.
          • $20, $10 for students

          FantaSci at DoubleTree RDU

          • FantaSci is a convention by the fans for the fans that is dedicated to raising the awareness of, and appreciation for, science fiction and fantasy in all its forms with a primary focus on allowing guests and fans to interact in a relaxed atmosphere.
          • Fri, Apr 19 - Sun, Apr 21
          • $70+

          Historic Buildings Open House at West Point on the Eno Park

          • Enjoy a look inside the historic McCown-Mangum House, Photography Museum, and Mill.
          • Sat, Apr 20 and Sun, Apr 21
          • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
          • Free admission

          Movies at The Carolina Theatre

                    Monday, Apr 15

                    2 p.m.

                    Board Game Night at The Glass Jug in Downtown Durham

                    5 p.m.

                    Arts & Drafts at Fullsteam Brewery

                    6 p.m.

                    Music Trivia With Meg at Durty Bull Brewing Brewing Company

                    6:30 p.m.

                    Star Wars: Unlimited Draft at Atomic Empire

                    Trivia Night at Ponysaurus Brewing Company

                    7 p.m.

                    Community Board Game Night at Moon Dog Meadery

                    Traditions of Spoken Word: A Discussion Panel at NorthStar Church of the Arts

                    8 p.m.

                    Kill Alters / Murderpact at The Pinhook

                      Tuesday, Apr 16

                      Events at Boxyard RTP

                      Events at The Glass Jug Beer Lab in Downtown Durham

                      5:30 p.m.

                      Thomas Taylor's 3rd Tuesday Jam: Music of Duke Ellington at Sharp 9 Gallery

                      6 p.m.

                      Queer Speed Dating at Arcana

                      Trivia at Durham Food Hall

                      Duke Baseball vs Gardner-Webb at Jack Coombs Field

                      Bring Your Own Vinyl with Jaffar at Rubies on Five Points

                      The Glass Jog Run Club at The Glass Jug Beer Lab in RTP

                      Women on the Wall at Triangle Rock Club - Durham

                      7 p.m.

                      Trivia at Beer Study Durham

                      Not Rocket Science Trivia at DSSOLVR Durham

                      Bull City Beer Runners Run Club at Durty Bull Brewing Brewing Company

                      Dance Lab at Moon Dog Meadery

                      Tuesday Blues Jam at The Blue Note Grill

                      7:30 p.m.

                      Eloquent Soul - Open Mic Night hosted by Dasan Ahanu at Missy Lane's Assembly Room

                      Arm's Length at Motorco Music Hall

                      8 p.m.

                      Jeremy 'Bean' Clemons Trio at Kingfisher

                      Wednesday, Apr 17

                        Events at Atomic Empire

                        Events at Boxyard RTP

                        Events at ZincHouse Winery & Brewery

                        12 p.m.

                        Adult Recess at CCB Plaza

                        3 p.m.

                        Durham Farmers’ Market at Durham Central Park

                        4 p.m.

                        Whiskey Wednesdays at Alley Twenty Six

                        5 p.m.

                          Free Wednesday Wine Tasting at Beer Study Durham

                          6 p.m.

                          In Other Words Literary Reading and Tarot with Devon at Arcana

                          Drinks With The Author! John deBary at Kingfisher

                          Free RTP Business Rockstar Connect Networking Event at Sheraton Imperial Hotel

                          6:30 p.m.

                          Trivia Night at The Glass Jug Beer Lab in Downtown Durham

                          Team Trivia with Pickle at The Glass Jug Beer Lab in RTP

                          7 p.m.

                          Bottle Swap: Homebrew Club at Durty Bull Brewing Brewing Company

                          Skip The Small Talk: Speed Friending Event at Fullsteam Brewery

                          Hammered Trivia at Hi-Wire Brewing

                          Karaoke Night at Mavericks Smokehouse

                          Music Bingo at Ponysaurus Brewing Company

                          Jazz Jam Session at Succotash Southern & Creole Kitchen

                          Brett Chambers Open Mic at The Blue Note Grill

                          10th Anniversary Confronting Change Exhibit Celebration and Reception at The Carolina Theatre

                          7:30 p.m.

                          Out To Lunch: Live Improv Comedy at Rubies on Five Points

                          8 p.m.

                          Air Hockey Tournament at Boxcar Bar + Arcade

                          Trivia Night at Bull McCabe's

                          Karaoke at Moon Dog Meadery

                          Blends With Friends at The Pinhook

                          Thursday, Apr 18

                          9 a.m.

                          Fly-Thru: A Drive-Through Wildlife Experience at Piedmont Wildlife Center

                          12 p.m.

                          Taking Back Thursday: XOXOK at Boxyard RTP

                          3 p.m.

                          Guided Museum Tour at 21c Museum Hotels Durham

                          5 p.m.

                          Thirsty Thursdays at Dashi

                          5:30 p.m.

                          Walking Club with Bull City Strollers at The Glass Jug Beer Lab in Downtown Durham

                          6 p.m.

                          Queer Trivia and Tarot with Virginia at Arcana

                          Vinyl Night with DJ Deckades at Gizmo Brew Works

                          6:15 p.m.

                          Pony Run at Ponysaurus Brewing Company

                          6:30 p.m.

                          Line Dance Classes at Mystic Farm and Distillery

                          Space Code Youth Open Mic at NorthStar Church of the Arts

                          Boulders & Brews Meetup at Triangle Rock Club - Durham

                          7 p.m.

                          Trivia Night at Beer Tooth Taproom

                          Bring Your Own Vinyl Night at Congress Social Bar

                          Thursday Trivia with Nick at Durty Bull Brewing Brewing Company

                          Eagles Nest Jam featuring NCCU Jazz at Missy Lane's Assembly Room

                          Community Board Game Night at Moon Dog Meadery

                          Al Strong Presents Jazz on the Roof at The Durham Hotel

                          7:30 p.m.

                          Trivia Night with Big Slow Tom at Clouds Brewing Brightleaf Square

                          Young Dubliners / Dylan Walshe at The Blue Note Grill

                          An Evening with Phil Rosenthal of Somebody Feed Phil at The Carolina Theatre

                          8 p.m.

                          Weekly Single Mingle at Boxcar Bar + Arcade

                          Trivia at Fullsteam Brewery

                          Fastball at Motorco Music Hall

                          Sweet Pill / Equipment / Have A Good Season at The Pinhook (sold out)

                          9:30 p.m.

                          Karaoke Night at The Tavern

                          11 p.m.

                          Miss B Haven Presents: Como La Flor at Rubies on Five Points

                          Friday, Apr 19

                            Events at Atomic Empire

                            Events at Boxyard RTP

                            Events at Duke University

                            Events at Durty Bull Brewing Company

                            Events at Mettlesome

                            Events at Moon Dog Meadery

                            Events at Rubies on Five Points

                            Events at The Fruit

                            10 a.m.

                            Tasting at Ten at Counter Culture Coffee

                            12 p.m.

                            Co-Working & Networking Social at The Glass Jug Beer Lab in Downtown Durham

                            1 p.m.

                            NCCU Men's Tennis vs Shaw at Dr. James W. Younge Tennis Courts

                            5 p.m.

                            Guided Museum Tours at 21c Museum Hotels Durham

                            Food Truck Friday! at The Glass Jug Beer Lab in RTP

                            6 p.m.

                            Jenny Blazing: Scapes - Third Friday Opening Reception at 5 Points Gallery

                            Ally J & Kevin Clark and Tarot with Virginia at Arcana

                            Third Friday Art Walk at Downtown Durham

                            Friday Night Makes at Durham Arts Council

                            Third Friday at Golden Belt Arts

                            The Duke Street Dogs at The Blue Note Grill

                            6:30 p.m.

                            September: A Tribute To Earth, Wind & Fire at Missy Lane's Assembly Room

                            7 p.m.

                            Live Vinyl Spinning by PhDJ at Beer Study Durham

                            Corey Ward Live! at Boxcar Bar + Arcade

                            7:30 p.m.

                            UNC-CH Faculty Jazz w/ José Aponte at Sharp 9 Gallery

                            8 p.m.

                            Pass the Aux at Boricua Soul

                            Stereo Reveries at DSSOLVR Durham

                            The John Brown Big Band Featuring Nnenna Freelon at Reynolds Industries Theater

                            Dance Blues Friday at Studio 5

                            Preservation Hall Jazz Band at The Carolina Theatre

                            9 p.m.

                            September: A Tribute To Earth, Wind & Fire at Missy Lane's Assembly Room

                            Emo Night Brooklyn at Motorco Music Hall

                            Emo Karaoke Night at The Pinhook

                            Saturday, Apr 20

                              Events at Atomic Empire

                              Events at Boxyard RTP

                              Events at Durty Bull Brewing Company

                              Events at Fullsteam Brewery

                              Distillery Tours and Tastings at Liberty & Plenty

                              • Every Saturday, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

                              Events at Mettlesome

                              Events at Motorco Music Hall

                              Events at The Carolina Theatre

                                    Guided Walking Tours with Triangle Adventures

                                    • 2 p.m. - Downtown Durham Walking Tour
                                    • 4 p.m. - Durham African American History Tour
                                    • 6 p.m. - Downtown Durham True Crime Tour

                                    8 a.m.

                                    Durham Farmers' Market at Durham Central Park

                                    parkrun Durham at Southern Boundaries Park

                                    9 a.m.

                                    South Durham Farmers' Market at Greenwood Commons Shopping Center

                                    9:30 a.m.

                                    Guide Supported Canoeing, Kayaking, and Standup Paddleboarding at Eno River

                                    10 a.m.

                                    Home Goods Market at Black Wall St Gardens

                                    Kayaking 101 at Falls Lake

                                    11 a.m.

                                    Earth Day at Bennett Place State Historic Site

                                    12 p.m.

                                    4/20 Festival at Boxcar Bar + Arcade

                                    Petals & Play: a Celebration of Neurodiversity at Forest View Elementary Lawn

                                    Crafternoons at Gizmo Brew Works

                                    1 p.m.

                                    Duke Softball vs Virginia at Duke Softball Stadium

                                    2 p.m.

                                    Mallarme Family Concert: Scintillating Saxes at Durham County Library

                                    3 p.m.

                                    Cosmic Jam at The Glass Jug Beer Lab in RTP

                                    6 p.m.

                                    Tyler Monroe Trio and Tarot with Emily at Arcana

                                    Jess Klein and Jodi Jones at Huron Stage Music Venue

                                    6:15 p.m.

                                    Evening Eno Exploration Paddle at Eno River

                                    6:30 p.m.

                                    Rebirth Brass Band presented by andmoreagain at Missy Lane's Assembly Room

                                    Sip and Solder Stained Glass Workshop at Weldon Mills Distillery

                                    7 p.m.

                                    Invent the Night Gala at Museum of Life and Science

                                    Taylor Eigsti and Rebecca Kleinmann at Sharp 9 Gallery

                                    Crones of Anarchy at Succotash Southern & Creole Kitchen

                                    7:30 p.m.

                                    8-Track Minds at The Blue Note Grill

                                    8 p.m.

                                    The Price is Right Live! at DPAC

                                    Comedy at Broad at Moon Dog Meadery

                                    Joshua Redman Group Featuring Gabrielle Cavassa "Where Are We" Tour at Page Auditorium

                                    9 p.m.

                                    DanceGruv Radio Presents Transmissions at Duke Coffeehouse

                                    Rebirth Brass Band presented by andmoreagain at Missy Lane's Assembly Room

                                    The Conjure's 7th Anniversary Party! at The Pinhook

                                    10 p.m.

                                    Fortune Factory Presents: Club 420 at Rubies on Five Points

                                    Sunday, Apr 21

                                    Events at Durty Bull Brewing Company

                                    Events at The Pinhook

                                    10 a.m.

                                    Jazz Brunch at Lula & Sadie's

                                    ¡Celebremos Las Ciencias! at Museum of Life and Science

                                    11 a.m.

                                    Lower Eno River Discovery Paddle at Eno River

                                    12 p.m.

                                    Pokémon League Challenge at Atomic Empire

                                    Duke Softball vs Virginia at Duke Softball Stadium

                                    Earth Day Celebration at Durham Central Park

                                    Sunday Dollar Bin Sale for Charity at Rumors Durham

                                    Farmers Market at ZincHouse Winery & Brewery

                                    12:15 p.m.

                                    Public Tour at Duke Chapel

                                    1 p.m.

                                    Centennial in the Gardens: A Musical Celebration at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

                                    2 p.m.

                                    Hillandale Golf Beginner Clinic at Hillandale Golf Course

                                    Spring Cocktail Class at Mystic Farm and Distillery

                                    4 p.m.

                                    Seed Theory Permaculture Mini-Series: Part One at The Glass Jug Beer Lab in Downtown Durham

                                    5 p.m.

                                    Hillai Govreen Quartet at Missy Lane's Assembly Room

                                    6 p.m.

                                    House Music Meet Up and Tarot with Emily at Arcana

                                    6:30 p.m.

                                    Open Mic Night at Moon Dog Meadery

                                    7 p.m.

                                    Kobie Watkins Quartet at Sharp 9 Gallery

                                    8 p.m.

                                    The Dixie Dregs with Special Guests: Steve Morse Band at The Carolina Theatre

                                    Running Art Exhibits

                                    Constellations: The Geometry of the Roman Alphabet at Horse & Buggy Press and Friends Gallery

                                    • Delve into Steven Ferlauto's four-decade-long exploration of Sacred Geometry.
                                    • Sat, Mar 9 - Mon, Apr 15
                                    • Free admission

                                    Eno Women/Part One/Hidden in Plain Sight at Horse & Buggy Press and Friends Gallery

                                    • Featuring the work of 17 artists, including "Sideways," a painting by @marticagriffin.
                                    • Sat, Mar 9 - Mon, Apr 15
                                    • Free admission

                                    Constellations: 40 Years of Explorations within Sacred Geometry at Horse & Buggy Press and Friends Gallery

                                    • Sacred Geometry is an ancient field of physics whose equations are expressed through shape. Shape is a way to explore the universal fabric of our existence.
                                    • Sat, Mar 30 - Tue, Apr 30
                                    • Free admission

                                    Jenny Blazing: Scapes - 5 Points Gallery Featured Artist Exhibition at 5 Points Gallery

                                    • Jenny’s acrylic and collage paintings are her response to the diverse landscapes surrounding us. Each stroke of color, each layer of texture, is a tribute to the breathtaking natural panorama of our state—from our rolling hills and sundrenched fields to our skies bursting with drama.
                                    • Fri, Apr 19 - Sat, May 11
                                    • Fri, 5-9 p.m. and Sat, 1-9 p.m.
                                    • Free admission

                                    María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

                                    • María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold is a monographic exhibition of a visionary voice in photography, immersive installation, painting and performance.
                                    • Thu, Feb 15 - Sun, Jun 9
                                    • Every week, Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m.
                                    • Free admission

                                    Cameron Elyse's Divine Nine Legacy Memoir Exhibition at Hayti Heritage Center

                                    • The Divine Nine Legacy Memoir delves deep into the history of the National Panhellenic Council (NPHC) or "Divine Nine," a collective of nine Greek Letter organizations founded on May 10th, 1930.
                                    • These organizations were born out of the necessity to provide a voice for Black American students within the collegiate space. United by principles of service, community, brotherhood, and sisterhood, the Divine Nine work collectively to uplift society through acts of service to underserved areas across the nation.
                                    • Fri, Apr 19 - Sat, June 22
                                    • Free admission

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