Running all weekend is the Nevermore Film Festival, check out our feature.
NEIGHBORHOOD 3: Requisition of Doom @ Manbites Dog Theatre - Kids is a suburban neighborhood immerse themselves in a sinister online game, but when the lines blur between reality and fantasy, fear takes on a life of its own. A dark satire written by Jennifer Haley and directed by Jeff Storer. Shows are Friday and Saturday night, 8:15pm/$17.
Boys and Girls @ Common Ground - Bare Theatre’s presents: Boys and Girls: Three short plays by contemporary playwrights. Shows are Friday and Saturday night, 8pm/$15.
Sci-Fi Digital Photography @ Durham Central Market - A sci-fi digital photography series by local artist Alan Welch. 6pm.
Third Friday @ Golden Belt - Opening of The Confessional by Carole Baker in Room 100, Lori Vrba's SafeKeeping in LabourLove, OnlyBurger and open studios in Building 3. 6pm.
Jim Tignor Exhibit / Open Studios @ BCAC - Jim Tignor's In Search of the Burning Bush. 6pm.
Mixed Media Opening @ Rock Paper Scissors - Alison Tharp's Umbrella Man. 6pm.
Willa Brigham Quilt Show @ Scrap Exchange - 6pm.
Jimmy Alexander Benefit @ Monkey Bottom - From the Ground Up, music, food, and an art show to benefit Jimmy Alexander.
Art Opening @ Kung Fu Tattoo - Durham artists Kohen Meyers, Martin Loomis, and Corey Woods, with works from DURTY and music from Tree City and The Dregs. 7pm.
Photography Opening @ Manbites Dog - At Home in the World, photographs by Ann Arbor. 7-8pm.
Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile @ Reynolds Industries Theater - The Punch Brothers blaze while Grammy-winning mandolin genius Chris Thile, formerly of Nickel Creek, leads gospel and high-lonesome harmonies. $24/8pm.
Triangle Brewing Company Cask Party @ Tavern - Live Music from Mike
Babyak, featuring guitar by Will McFarlane from the Bonnie Raitt Band, & keyboards
by Dave McCracken from Donna The Buffalo.
Live Music & Art @ Broad Street Cafe - Chris Bryant at 8pm, Embarrassing Fruit at 10pm, Transmography at 10:30pm, La Snacks at 11pm, Pistil at 11:30pm. Art by Heather Angelika Dooley. 8pm.
Mighty Lester @ Papa Mojo's - Soulful R&B bedroom ballads, down-n-dirty blues, and thumpin'-pumpin'-jumpin' jive wrapped in a Big Band sound. $8/9:30pm.
Hayti Heritage Film Festival Opening Reception @ Cotton Room - Join filmmakers in celebrating the opening of Hayti Film Festival. Featuring live Jazz music by Kim Pacheco followed by Joey the DJ. $15 includes opening night screening and reception. Festival Passes are $50 for the entire weekend. 10pm.
Schooner CD Release @ Pinhook - The Popular Kids at 9pm, Velee at 10pm, Erie Choir at 11pm, Schooner at midnight.
Composting Workshop @ Holton Career and Resource Center - Sunshine Garden Group is for both new and experienced gardeners to learn and share about flower and vegetable gardens, edible landscaping, urban gardening, container gardening and healthy food. 10:30am/FREE.
An Evening of Entertainment Presented by Durham Public Schools @ The DPAC - Hundreds of talented students from schools across the DPS district will be featured in An Evening of Entertainment, a fundraiser for the DPS Scholarship Foundation. 7pm/$10.
Live Music @ Broad Street Cafe - Paul Daniel at 8pm, Jocelyn Ellis & The Alpha Theory at 10pm.
Live Music @ Duke Coffeehouse - Screaming Females, JEFF the Brotherhood, Whatever Brains. 9pm/$5.
Thrashatorium @ BCHQ - Thrashitorium Presents: Acid Reflux(NY), Devour(NC), Stripmines(NC), Total Wreck(RVA), Crooked Teeth(RVA) :: 9 p.m. All ages, no alcohol. $5 suggested donation.
Buzzkillz @ Papa Mojo's - The Buzzkillz can't be pegged into any one genre mixing REAL Rock N' Roll, Skanky Blues, Rockabilly, Boogie Woogie and Country and Western. 9:30pm/$8.
Jubal Kane @ Tavern - Roadhouse blues rock & roll band w/ harmonica.
Live Music @ Pinhook - The Dynamite Brothers at 10pm, Bull City at 11pm.
Flying Hippo @ Broad Street Cafe - Silly Joyfulness - Music, Poetry, Art, Drama, Dance, Story Telling, Improv. Exploring the wonder and connectedness and joy of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, & Equality. Kids Songs for Adults, Adult Songs for Kids. 4:30pm.