Compiled by Renee Ambroso
EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; CHECK WITH ORGANIZERS PRIOR TO ATTENDING
March 1-14: ‘A Thousand Ways’
Carolina Performing Arts presents “A Thousand Ways (Part 1): A Phone Call” by 600 HIGHWAYMEN, a theater collective led by Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone. This unique project is specifically designed for a socially distanced experience; participants engage from home in a remote phone conversation with a stranger guided by a pre- recorded narrator.
March 4, 1-3pm: Carrboro Annual Kite Fly
Celebrate National Kite Month a few weeks early with Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Department by flying a kite at Anderson Community Park. This celebratory event promises fun for all ages; some kites will be provided for those without one. The event is subject to cancellation due to weather.
March 11, 7pm: Big Night In for the Arts
Orange County Arts Commission partners with Chatham Arts Council, Durham Arts Council and United Arts Council to raise nearly $1 million during this regional fundraiser broadcasted and livestreamed via WRAL. The event features performances from local and national talents, such as Mandolin Orange, addresses the impact of COVID-19 on the arts and highlights the missions of the four organizations. Funds benefit local nonprofit arts and culture organizations to assist in their recovery and reentry post-pandemic.
March 15-19: 5 Days for Education
In lieu of its annual 5K, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation and Fleet Feet host a five-day virtual event to raise money for a relief fund providing assistance to families with school-age children who are struggling to cope financially during the pandemic. Participants can watch a five-minute fitness video each day that features local athletes, such as the UNC football team, who will demonstrate exercises.
March 23-April 4: ‘Edges of Time’
This one-woman show about the life and career of journalist and activist Marvel Cooke was written by playwright and UNC associate professor of dramatic art Jaqueline E. Lawton, directed by Jules Odendahl-James and stars Kathryn Hunter Williams. It will stream between March 23 and April 4 for PlayMakers Repertory Company ticket holders and within 48 hours of purchasing for single-ticket buyers.
March 26-April 29: ‘Sense of Wonder’
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts’ monthly exhibit features Arianna Bara’s sterling silver jewelry, paintings by Eduardo Lapetina and Larry Favorite’s woodwork inlaid with turquoise and silver, all created during the pandemic. The exhibit is also available for virtual viewing through the gallery’s website.