From live chats and music to helping a good cause, there are plenty of virtual events to check out in and around Chapel Hill this weekend
By Laney Dalton
Morehead at Home: Skywatching
Morehead Planetarium & Science Center Astronomy Educators Nick Eakes and Amy Sayle discuss deep-sky objects at 10 a.m via Zoom. They provide tips and tools to help you explore the sky from your own home. This session is recommended for teens and older.
Compose Carolina with Christain Cail
UNC alumnus, guitarist, improviser and composer Christain Cail performs on this week’s Compose Carolina livestream episode at noon. Christian will play original pieces, as well as chat with UNC Department of Music professors Allen Anderson, Stephen Anderson and Lee Weisert.
Virtually, Viv: Zoom with Billy Crudup
Hosted by PlayMakers Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch, this special live episode features award-winning actor and UNC alum Billy Crudup at 7:30 p.m. During this third episode of the “fireside chats” series, Billy will discuss his Broadway debut, film career and more. Spots are limited, so register in advance.
Souvenirs from Paradise: A Tribute to John Prine
Tune in at 8 p.m. to livestream a tribute to two-time Grammy winner John Prine. Thirty local artists will perform in John’s honor, including John Saylor, David Burney and The Whiskey Honeys band. The livestream, hosted by Cat’s Cradle, is available via Facebook or YouTube.
Virtual Grand Canyon Race
Stay active and raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill by joining them in a virtual race through the Grand Canyon starting Sunday. From running to yoga and gardening, any activity can be logged to go toward the 69.5-mile route. Participants watch their position move on a map while they track where they stand on a leaderboard.
The Future is Female Virtual Program
The Burwell School Historic Site hosts a virtual program at 3 p.m. as part of its “She Changed the World” series, featuring guest speaker Laura Micham. The series celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, and the program focuses on the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection at Duke, which documents 500 years worth of women at work. Attendance is limited.