Weekend at a Glance: Swing Music, Stars and Storytelling

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Springtime has arrived and we’ve got some ways for you to enjoy it. From garden meditations to afternoon tea, soak up all that this season has to offer this weekend.

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Join Habitat For Humanity of Orange County, NC for their first ever “Tough as Nails Virtual Storytelling Event” this weekend. Photo courtesy Habitat for Humanity, Orange County, NC

Compiled by Claire Burch

ALL WEEKEND

The Drive-In at Carraway Village
Friday and Saturday, Carraway Village drive-in movie theater will be showing “The King and I: From The London Palladium.” Or, catch “Godzilla vs. Kong” on Thursday. Tickets are sold per person and must be purchased prior to arrival.

THURSDAY

Outdoor Lunchtime Performance
The Robert and Pearl Seymour Center and Orange County Department on Aging will be hosting the Doug Largent Trio for a lunchtime, outdoor concert. The trio will perform jazz music from the 1950′s and 60′s, including swing, blues, funk and more. The event is free but pre-registration is required.

FRIDAY

Library Star Party
The Chapel Hill Public Library is hosting a Statewide Star Party: LIVE Virtual Read-Aloud. Author Michael G. Neece will read his children’s book, Tony Jenzano, Astronaut Trainer: The Man Who Made the Stars Shine, which also happens to be The Morehead Planetarium’s first children book. A question-and-answer session will follow the reading and pre-registration is required.

Art Observation
Art and nature lovers alike should check out Ackland Art Museum’s “Operation Observation: Habitats and Animals in Art” virtual event this weekend. The event is open to all ages and will guide participants through observing a piece of art as well as making some of their own. Tickets are free but must be acquired prior to the event.

Virtual Storytelling
Join Habitat For Humanity of Orange County, NC for their first ever “Tough as Nails Virtual Storytelling Event” this weekend. Partnering with The Monti, the storytelling event features women of various backgrounds and benefits Habitat’s Women Build program – empowering women to build, invest and advocate for affordable housing around the world. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. 

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

UNC Process Series Play
UNC’s Process Series: New Works in Development presents North Carolinian Jim Grimsley’s play, “Cascade.” The play takes place in a climate crisis impacted future and shows Grimsley’s interpretation of what that may look like. Tickets are free but must be reserved prior to the event.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Tulip Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a spring-themed cup of tea at Crossroads Chapel Hill at The Carolina Inn. House-made accompaniments include savory tea sandwiches, assorted sweets and freshly baked scones. Reservations must be made in advance.

SUNDAY

Garden Meditation 
Whether you meditate regularly or consider yourself a beginner, North Carolina Botanical Garden invites you to an introductory meditation event this weekend. The class will teach basic meditative techniques and practices in the beautiful setting of the gardens. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.

UNC Guitar Ensemble Concert
The UNC Guitar Ensemble is hosting a virtual concert live from Moeser Auditorium. The ensemble is directed by Billy Stewart and the concert is open to all, with no prior registration required.

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