Editor’s Picks: What To Do in Orange County This Weekend

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A farm-to-table dinner party, a music festival, a classic film screening and a number of fundraisers

What to do in Orange County – purchase a grab-and-go meal from Habitat for Humanity
Purchase a grab-and-go meal from Habitat for Humanity of Orange County for its second annual Farm To Table Dinner Party by Thursday, May 18.

Compiled by Casey Medlin


Flyleaf Books: Kathryn Miles Book Signing and Talk
Join the author as she discusses her new true crime novel, “Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders,” with UNC English professor Daniel Wallace. Book signings begin at 5:30 p.m., and the talk begins at 6 p.m.


Fridays on the Front Porch
Enjoy live music from Lee Gildersleeve & the Bad Dogs and eats from The Corner Venezuelan and Fiori Trattoria food trucks during this weekly event at The Carolina Inn.


Farm-to-Table Dinner Party
Support Habitat for Humanity of Orange County and its mission of affordable housing in Orange County by picking up meals to enjoy at home Friday or attending the dinner party on Saturday at Teer Farm, both featuring delicious creations by chef Paris Mishoe. Don’t forget to bid on silent auction items online through Sunday.


Kids to Park Day – Fairy Home Contest
Celebrate the national day of outdoor play at Chapel Hill Community Center Park with Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation! Join in the family-friendly fun by participating in a fairy house contest, a self-guided scavenger hunt, and arts and learning activities from 10 a.m.-noon.

This third annual fundraiser for the Appropriate Sanitation Institute and The Triangle Refugee Film Project features silent and documentary movies, food trucks, live music, bubbles, a magic show and more. The event takes place at 711 Eno St. in Hillsborough from noon-11 p.m.

Tracks Local Music Fest
Five local artists from Tracks Music Library, a free online album collection created by Chapel Hill Public Library and Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture, perform live at the Current Artspace + Studio for a series of 30-minute concerts from 3-7 p.m. Bring your own blanket or chair. Maple View Ice Cream will be on-site selling sweet treats.

Carolina Moonlight Garden Party
Wear your best flora-inspired attire to this premier garden soirée at the North Carolina Botanical Garden from 6-9 p.m. There will be live music by The Radio Sparks, a festive drink by Mother Earth Brewing, an on-site dinner among the wildflowers and a special program celebrating the plant community.


This powerful and potent new body of art by photographer Heather Evans Smith at Cassilhaus uses the color blue to evoke a period in her 40s when she lost her father and experienced depression.

Hillsborough Classic Film Society: ‘Umberto D.’
Join the Hillsborough Classic Film Society at the Passmore Center’s auditorium at 2 p.m. for a screening of Vittorio De Sica’s “Umberto D.” This 1952 Italian neorealist film follows an elderly man as he strives to make ends meet during Italy’s postwar economic recovery.

Charity Concert to Support Ukrainian Front-Line Paramedics
Pianist Dr. Taras Filenko and Odesa-trained opera singer Alina Cherkasova perform at the James and Susan Moeser Auditorium from 5-7 p.m. to raise money for volunteer-run nonprofit US Ukrainian Activists. In addition to the show, UNC will display new and traditional works of Ukrainian art. Admission is by donation; 100% of proceeds go to Ukraine.

Looking for more events? Check out our community calendar!

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