Weekend at a Glance: Beer, ‘The Beautiful Beast’ and Be Loud! Sophie

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DRAW THE CIRCLE runs August 24-28 at PlayMakers Repertory Company. Photo by Darcy Courteau.
DRAW THE CIRCLE runs August 24-28 at PlayMakers Repertory Company. Photo by HuthPhoto.

All About America – through Sept. 11 – This exhibition of photographer Burk Uzzle’s work, held at Ackland Art Museum, spans 50 years of iconic American moments, including Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral, the Woodstock music festival, and anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, as well as more recent studies of the country’s social landscape.

Downtown Pop Up Farmers’ Market – Thursdays through October 27, 3:30-5:30 p.m. – Try saying “popular produce pop up” three times… The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market brings back its downtown mini market at the 140 West Plaza (at the intersection of Church Street and Franklin Street) featuring many of the same vendors from Mystery Brewing and Chappell’s Peaches and Apples.

Draw the Circle – Thursday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. – It’s a new season of PlayMakers Repertory Company and over at the Kenan Theatre, they’re kicking off with a story about an immigrant Muslim family and their child transitioning from one gender to another.

Fridays on the Front Porch – Friday, 5-8 p.m. – Join The Carolina Inn for an evening of music from Acoustic Manner and food from local faves Chirba Chiba and Stuft food trucks.

Art Opening – Friday, 6-9 p.m. – LIGHT Art + Design’s newest show, CONTINUUM, features art from Martha Clippinger, Hillary Waters, Tom Spleth, Susan Harbage Page and Joy Drury Cox. Though the show runs through October 1, the reception is Friday.

Be Loud! Sophie – Friday and Saturday – Rock out for a great cause at this annual concert held at Cat’s Cradle. A selection of bands, including Preeesh!, Hobex and The English Beat, will donate their talent to help raise funds for the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation’s mission to support adolescent and young adult cancer patients at UNC Hospitals. Tickets: $25-$45.

Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s Summer Show – Friday-Sunday, 7 p.m. – This year’s show is titled “The Beautiful Beast” and promises to be dazzling as it highlights creatures and monsters that are brought to life with the help of the team’s incredible puppet artistry. Arrive early to Forest Theatre for a seat.

Beer and Documentary Release – Friday, 8 p.m. – Start your weekend off right with brews and tunes. Local band The Wiley Fosters are releasing their new documentary and EP during the same night that Mystery Brewing Company brings back another batch of King of Ashton, “a golden ale brewed with rhythm and blues.”

3rd Latin American Festival – Sunday, 12:30-7:30 p.m. – Hosted by El Centro Hispano, the annual event brings back music, entertainment, food and arts to West Weaver Street in Carrboro. The family-friendly festival will also feature dancing, kids’ activities and a Zumbathon.

Sundays in Hillsborough – Sunday, 1-5 p.m. – Come enjoy a concert from the Megan Doss Band, carriage rides and historic site tours at Concert Lawn in downtown Hillsborough.

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