Events

Events

Jan
16
Mon
MLK Birthday Celebration @ Northgate Mall
Jan 16 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join Northgate Mall and NC MomsRising at the 7th annual MLK Birthday Celebration.
Families are invited to Durham for a giant kid-focused birthday party to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on MLK Day.
Event activities include free English/Spanish story times, arts and crafts, kids’ Zumba, drumming performance, interactive activities, service projects such as a food and clothes drive benefiting Urban Ministries, and birthday cake as we celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy in a way that kids can understand. This event is free and appropriate for ages 0-100.

Jan
28
Sat
Ni Hao, Chapel Hill: Live Broadcast Booth at LIGHTUP, the Chinese Lantern Festival @ University Place
Jan 28 all-day

Stop by the Chapel Hill Public Library’s booth at University Place and give an on-camera report about Chinese culture. You’ll learn a little bit about different symbols of China – from the Great Wall to the Giant Panda – and get the chance to read from a cue card and be on camera. And festival attendees will be enjoy a live news broadcast on the big screen.

Feb
3
Fri
11th Annual Triangle Resource Fair @ UNC Frank Porter Graham Student Union
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Triangle Resource Fair is an opportunity for students and community members to connect with LGBTQ-affirming organizations throughout the triangle. The fair is also a great way to find volunteer opportunities. There will be lots of activities and opportunities to win door prizes!

For more specific information about directions and location visit the FPG Student Union website: at carolinaunion.unc.edu/about-union/visiting-union.

During LGBTQI Ally Appreciation Week, January 30th-February 3rd, wear your Ally pin for discounts at select Chapel Hill-Carrboro businesses!

See https://www.facebook.com/events/1489133281115031/ for updates.

Feb
25
Sat
Samedi Gras @ The Pinhook
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm

Samedi Gras: Fat Saturday, the Saturday before the big event! This year we’re bringing a party where you can test drive costumes, wear backup outfits or come as you are. The Chit Nasty Band and The Rissi Palmer Band will make you get your boogie on – it’s all about making Mardi Gras excitement with a night of live music, dancing, and all around fun. Tickets will help fund a free Mardi Gras Night on Tuesday, February 28th. Big thanks to Sonic Pie Productions and Abita Brewing for everything they do.

Feb
28
Tue
Durham Mardi Gars @ Major the Bull on the Plaza
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

A parade will begin the night, then live entertainment featuring The Sunday Special, Curtis Eller’s American Circus and Lakota John at the usual hot spots: Motorco, The Blue Note Grill, The Pit, Fullsteam and The Bar Durham. The parade has no entry fee and the live entertainment has no cover charges – all of you have been generous, so the party goes on…for free! Big thanks to Sonic Pie Productions and Abita Brewing for everything they do.

Mar
18
Sat
6th Annual Children’s Festival at Northgate @ Northgate Mall
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join Durham Arts Council to enjoy face painting, special character guests, and live entertainment while learning about local kid-focused programs and activities.

Mar
31
Fri
49th Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Festivities will kick off on Friday with an Egg Auction and Adult Egg Hunt at 7pm. Glass blowing demonstrations, food trucks and live music to follow! The following weekend festivities will include glass blowing demonstrations, kiln openings, wood turning demos and a raffle to benefit CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund).

Apr
1
Sat
49th Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Festivities will kick off on Friday with an Egg Auction and Adult Egg Hunt at 7pm. Glass blowing demonstrations, food trucks and live music to follow! The following weekend festivities will include glass blowing demonstrations, kiln openings, wood turning demos and a raffle to benefit CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund).

Black Twig Cider House hosts 1st Year Anniversary Party @ Black Twig Cider House
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Certified cider expert Mattie Beason celebrates the first year anniversary of Black Twig Cider House – a cider-focused restaurant featuring the largest variety of cider in the Southeast –  with local cider on draft, bottles and in the txotx, as well as games and food for the entire family! Even kids will have an opportunity to txotx with non-alcoholic cider, while adults will enjoy cider from Urban Orchards Cidery, Noble Cider, Virtue Cider, Appalachain Mountain Brewery, Bull City Ciderworks and more, alongside Firsthand Foods’ sausages. (@blacktwigciderhouse)

Apr
2
Sun
49th Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Festivities will kick off on Friday with an Egg Auction and Adult Egg Hunt at 7pm. Glass blowing demonstrations, food trucks and live music to follow! The following weekend festivities will include glass blowing demonstrations, kiln openings, wood turning demos and a raffle to benefit CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund).

Apr
8
Sat
49th Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Festivities will kick off on Friday with an Egg Auction and Adult Egg Hunt at 7pm. Glass blowing demonstrations, food trucks and live music to follow! The following weekend festivities will include glass blowing demonstrations, kiln openings, wood turning demos and a raffle to benefit CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund).

Apr
9
Sun
49th Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Festivities will kick off on Friday with an Egg Auction and Adult Egg Hunt at 7pm. Glass blowing demonstrations, food trucks and live music to follow! The following weekend festivities will include glass blowing demonstrations, kiln openings, wood turning demos and a raffle to benefit CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund).

Walter Magazine Destination Walter Event @ Fearrington Village
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Walter Magazine for an afternoon of beer tastings with local breweries at Fearrington’s Garden Terrace. Enjoy craft beers from Fullsteam Brewery, Mother Earth Brewing, Bond Brothers Beer Company, Four Saints Brewing Company and Tarboro Brewing Company.
With hors d’oeuvres, special pop-up shops, live music from Gasoline Stove, and more throughout the Village, this will be a Sunday afternoon well-spent.
Tickets are $25 per person, free for children.
Find more details and purchase tickets at bit.ly/waltermag
VILLAGE CENTER ACTIVITIES
10am-2pm Brunch at The Granary
10am-5pm Pop-Up Shop with Elemis at The Spa
10am-5pm Pop-Up Shop with Corinne Collection at Dovecote
11:30am Storytime with Billy Sugarfix at McIntyre’s Books
12-5pm Wine Tasting with Piedmont Wines at The Goat
5-7pm Live Music with Gasoline Stove & Pizza at Roost

Apr
22
Sat
Art in the Heart of Hillsborough- 9th Annual Arts & Crafts Show @ Orange County Visitor's Center
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Hillsborough Arts Council is sponsoring the Hillsborough Downtown Arts & Crafts Show. The show, called “Art in the Heart of Hillsborough,” is in its ninth year and has proven to be an exceptionally unique gathering of the best artists from the Hillsborough area and beyond. In addition to the art, there will also be food, beer, wine, ice cream and music throughout the day. This event is free and open to the public.

“Art in the Heart of Hillsborough” will be held on the lawn of the Orange County Visitor’s Center. The rain date is April 23, 2017. This is a juried arts and crafts show featuring 37 vendors selling jewelry, paintings, ceramics, textiles, sculpture and much more.

This year’s show will feature an installation called, “HILLSBOROUGH LIVING ROOM.” The room, created by Stacey Green, will be artfully decorated entirely by items made by local artists. The “LIVING ROOM” will be located inside the Orange County Visitor’s Center and will be open for visitors April 22nd through the 28th. Locally sponsored events will be held in the space throughout the week.

May
6
Sat
St. Barbara’s Greek Festival 2017 @ St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
May 6 @ 11:00 am – May 7 @ 8:00 pm

Experience the fabulous flavors, sights and sounds of Greece on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 at the DURHAM GREEK FESTIVAL. The event will be held 11am to 8pm, rain or shine, at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 Highway 751 in Durham, one-half mile south of I-40 Exit 274 near Southpoint Mall. Admission is free. A portion of the Festival proceeds will benefit the Durham Rescue Mission.

The Festival will feature such favorite Greek foods as gyro (seasoned lamb and beef) and grilled chicken pita wraps, pork souvlaki, spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese filling in paper-thin phyllo dough) and pastitsio (layered pasta, ground beef and cheese, topped with creamy béchamel sauce). Enjoy savory lamb, slow-roasted on a spit (souvla), and traditional desserts like baklava (spiced nuts layered in phyllo with honey syrup), galactoboureko (custard-filled phyllo with honey syrup), kourambiedes (shortbread cookies dusted with powdered sugar), loukoumades (fried dough balls with syrup, cinnamon and walnuts) or an irresistible twist on a traditional favorite: baklava ice cream sundaes. Greek coffee and iced coffee frappé will be served at the Kafenion. The Taverna will feature Greek wine and beer.

Enjoy continuous Greek music and scheduled folkdance performances. The bouzouki band “Opa!” will perform live. All are welcome to join in community dancing. Also featured will be Greek cultural exhibits, video travelogues of Greece, tours of the landmark Byzantine-style domed church and a demonstration of traditional Byzantine iconography. New this year is a Silent Art Auction featuring fine art, ceramics and collectibles.

Try your luck at winning a grand raffle prize of $1000. Shop the Bakaliko grocery for olives, feta cheese, olive oil and delicious sweet tsoureki bread. Browse the Marketplace for gifts, handmade jewelry, crafts, souvenirs, Greek and Ukrainian imports, children’s books, religious items and fine art featuring scenes of Greece. The award-winning St. Barbara community cookbook, THE GRECIAN PLATE, will be available for purchase. There will also be kids’ activities and fun for the entire family. Remember – Greeks are famous for their hospitality!

For more information, visit www.DurhamGreekFestival.org, email info@durhamgreekfestival.org or call 919-484-1600.