Editors’ Picks: What To Do in Orange County This Weekend

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Catch American choreographer Faye Driscoll’s ‘Weathering’ at Current ArtSpace + Studio, cheer on the UNC women’s basketball team as they take on the NC State Wolfpack, attend the second Floraffiti poetry workshop at the Chapel Hill Public Library and more!

Faye Driscoll's "Weathering"
American choreographer Faye Driscoll brings her latest living, breathing sculpture, which combines bodies, sounds, smells and liquids, to Current ArtSpace + Studio in a sensory feast that blurs the boundaries of art and audience. Photo by Maria Baranova.

Compiled by Katie Scherner

All Weekend 

‘Whose Life is it Anyway? Exploring the Comic Body on Stage’ 
UNC Graduate Teaching Assistant Joseph Richards examines comedy limits, exploring how jokes and laughter shape our sense of belonging and exclusion in this interactive stand-up comedy performance on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre in Swain Hall. Through prepared material and audience interaction, Richards delves into the dynamics of pulling different bodies on stage in the form of jokes, regardless of their presence or desire to appear on stage. 

Faye Driscoll’s ‘Weathering’ 
American choreographer Faye Driscoll brings her latest living, breathing sculpture, which combines bodies, sounds, smells and liquids, to Current ArtSpace + Studio in a sensory feast that blurs the boundaries of art and audience. Catch this performance, which is co-commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., or Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. 

‘The Seagull’ 
Kenan Theatre Company presents a reimagined take on Anton Chekhov’s 1898 production directed by UNC Teaching Associate Professor in Play Analysis and Playwriting Mark Perry. These performances explore the themes of love and satisfaction, and the study of the arts and the artist. See the show Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 

‘Gender, Law and the Problem of Culture: Maasai Struggles for Gender Justice’ 
The FedEx Global Education Center hosts Dorothy Hodgson, a professor of anthropology with almost 40 years of work experience in East Africa and knowledge on topics like gender, ethnicity, cultural politics, colonialism and the missionary encounter, in a discussion of her book that examines the history of legal ideas and institutions in Tanzania. She will speak from 5:30-7 p.m.

Stolen Gin at Cat’s Cradle 
The high-energy, New York City-based quintet who pride themselves on never playing songs the same way twice, take on Cat’s Cradle with Wim Tapley. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. 

UNC vs. NC State Women’s Basketball 
Cheer on the UNC women’s basketball team as they take on the NC State Wolfpack at Carmichael Arena at 8 p.m. 

Friday 

Tarheel Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet 
The UNC Ducks Unlimited Chapter hosts its annual banquet at Pantana Bob’s at 6 p.m. There will be games, raffles and auctions, plus food and drinks included with each ticket. 

‘The Fetishist’ at Epilogue Chocolate Brews 
This novel about mourning, revenge and kidnapping by Katherine Min celebrates its posthumous publication with a panel at Epilogue Chocolate Brews at 7 p.m., featuring the author’s daughter and writer Kayla Min Andrews, plus authors Mesha Maren and M. Randal O’Wain.

Saturday 

Floraffiti Poetry Workshop
This community project combines eco-social engagement through educational poetry workshops with a focus on environmental justice and the consequences of climate change. Chapel Hill poet laureate Cortland Gilliam leads the second workshop this Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library. Following the workshops, the public is invited to plant the seeds to create designated words and phrases decided by participants with Floraffiti founder Carter Hubbard on March 2 and March 3.

Build-a-Birdhouse Family Workshop 
New Hope Audubon Society hosts a family birdhouse workshop at North Carolina Botanical Garden from 2-3 p.m., where participants can learn about eastern bluebirds, make a birdhouse and gain insight on how to properly take care of their own nest box. 

‘Behind the Scenes’ – The Memoirs of Elizabeth Keckly 
The Burwell School Historic Site hosts a two-part lecture series on the narratives of enslaved persons, particularly drawing from Elizabeth Keckley’s memoir, “Behind The Scenes.” Award-winning poet, filmmaker, fiction author and trained mediator specializing in restorative justice practices Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy will lead the second installment of this series from 2 to 4 p.m. at Mt. Bright Baptist Church.

Keller Williams at Cat’s Cradle 
The Virginia-based singer takes the stage at Cat’s Cradle, combining elements of rock, jazz, funk and bluegrass into one night to remember. UNC’s a capella group The Loreleis are supporting; doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. 

Castle Black and Server at Belltree Cocktail Club 
The New York City-based alternative punk and grunge band Castle Black perform at Belltree Cocktail Club along with support from Server at 8 p.m. 

Homegrown Comedy Showcase XI
Steel String Brewery hosts a night of North Carolina’s best, wittiest comedians, including Liz Donehue, Donovan McNeil, Kevin Delgado, Victoria Quiett and headliner Izzy Burger. The show is from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., and all ticket proceeds go to performers. 

Sunday

Intro to Calligraphy Art Class
Learn how to write the calligraphy alphabet, connect letters, add embellishments and use tools at this beginner class at My Muses Card Shop from 9-11 a.m.  

The Pauli Murray Award
The community is welcomed to join the recognition of an Orange County youth, adult and business for the Pauli Murray Award, an honor given to an individual or business who has fought for equality, justice and human rights for all residents. The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. at the Whitted Human Services Building in Hillsborough. 

‘The Ongoing Fight For Freedom: Stories of NC’s Black Veterans’ 
UNC Digital and Lifelong Learning presents Dr. Sonny Kelly’s one-man presentation and performance celebrating Black History at the Friday Conference Center from 3-5 p.m. This free, open to the public event recognizes North Carolina-connected Black freedom fighters and veterans, both on and off the battlefield. 

Relay Relay at Speakeasy 
The Raleigh-based, free-spirited, indie-pop husband-and-wife duo known for their powerful vocal melodies and vibey guitar riffs perform at Speakeasy from 4-7 p.m.  

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