Weekend at a Glance: Art Walk, ‘Abbey Road’ and American Blues

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Make the most of the weekend with live performances, Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, UNC basketball games and more

Hillsborough Last Friday Art Walk
Ready Singers perform live⁠⁠ at Margaret Lane Gallery during Hillsborough Last Friday Art Walk in July 2021. Photo by Green Rabbit Photography, courtesy of ReEntry House Plus

Compiled by Megan Tillotson

Thursday-Sunday

Triangle Restaurant Week
This week-long culinary celebration offers special three-course menu options and fixed pricing at participating restaurants across the Triangle including Kipos Greek Taverna, Lime & Lemon Indian Grill and Market and Moss. No reservations, tickets or passes required.

Thursday 

Lectures in Art History: Vance Byrd, University of Pennsylvania
UNC Art & Art History presents a discussion with the UPenn presidential associate professor of Germanic languages and literature on how literary and culture converge with the history of visual media. The event takes place on Zoom 3-4:30 p.m.

El Ten Eleven
The post-rock duo takes the stage at Cat’s Cradle to perform their latest album, “Tautology,” and promote their upcoming album, “New Year’s Eve.” Doors open at 7 p.m. 

Nellie McKay
Or head to Cat’s Cradle Back Room to hear this singer-songwriter known for seven acclaimed albums and an award-winning portrayal of Polly Peachum on Broadway. Doors also open at 7 p.m.

Virtual Meet & Greet
Susannah Tuttle, director of NC Council of Churches Eco-Justice Connection, moderates this conversation with Ashley Ward, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congressional District NC06, via Zoom at 7 p.m. Registration is required to attend. 

Friday

The Art Walk
Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk returns this weekend with live music and poetry performances, maker markets, family-friendly activities and more. The event runs the last Friday of each month until November from 6-9 p.m.

Opening Reception: The Art of Minnie Brown
Margaret Lane Gallery showcases illustrations by Hillsborough artist Ron Weisenfeld, which were featured in the children’s book, “The Awesome Adventures of Minnie Brown,” by Courtney Smith. The exhibit runs through Feb. 19, but there’s a special reception from 6-9 p.m. with readings of the book.

Robert Finley w/ I&R
Join singer-songwriter and guitarist Robert Finley and I&R’s Josh Cournoyer at Local 506 for an evening of American blues and folk music. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Saturday 

Men’s Basketball
The Tar Heels take on NC State’s Wolfpack at 2 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center.

Puppet Making Community Workshop (FILLED)
Hillsborough Arts Council hosts its first puppet making workshop of 2022 from 2:30-5 p.m. in preparation for its Handmade Parade taking place in April. This beginner-friendly class on crafting and sculpting parade puppets uses found objects like cardboard, paper bags, worn backpacks, old broomsticks and anything laying around, really.

Abbey Road LIVE!
The Athens, Georgia-based cover band takes the stage at Cat’s Cradle to pay tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time, The Beatles. The start-to-finish album performance of “Abbey Road” includes a family matinee with doors opening at 3 p.m., and an evening performance with doors opening at 8 p.m. 

Red Wanting Blue 
The indie-rock band known for their heartfelt vocals and ambitious take on rock-and-roll performs their latest album, “The Wanting,” at Cat’s Cradle Back Room as part of their Hey ‘22! Winter Tour. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Sunday 

Women’s Basketball
UNC takes on NC State’s Wolfpack at 4 p.m. in Carmichael Arena

Courtney Barnett 
The Australian indie songwriter stops at Cat’s Cradle to perform her new album, “Things Take Time, Take Time,” which responds to the “anxiety and overwhelm” of the pandemic. Doors open at 6 p.m.

’Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’
Drive up to a family-friendly showing of this animated science-fiction film at The Drive-In at Carraway Village at 6 p.m.

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