Weekend at a Glance: August 1-4

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Weekend at a Glance


Kick off the first weekend of August with movies, music and slushies!

By Adam Phan
Alcoholic snow cones at SLUSHFEST at Botanist & Barrel
Indulge on alcoholic snow cones at SLUSHFEST at Botanist & Barrel on Sunday.


Donovan Frankenreiter comes to Cat’s Cradle for a night of funky jams and feel-good grooves. The surf rock musician has released over a dozen albums, with his latest record released in July. Alongside his longtime right-hand man Matt Grundy, Donovan will spinning and dropping the needle on vinyl records for an undoubtedly special show. 


Sit back and enjoy a live performance from local band Lee Gildersleeve and the Bad Dogs as part of The Carolina Inn’s Fridays on the Front Porch concert series. Don’t forget to grab delicious food from The Humble Pig and Pie Pushers food trucks.


Come out and Meet The Heels at UNC’s new Football Practice Complex. Hosted by Carolina Football, the annual event gives fans the opportunity to meet head coach Mack Brown and the players, in addition to other activities like bounce houses, face painting, photos with Rameses, giveaways and more. 


Bring your family and friends to cool down with slushies at the second annual SLUSHFEST at Botanist & Barrel. Adults can choose from a dozen of wine, beer and cider slushies, while kids can choose from a dozen snow cone flavor toppings. 

Other Picks:

After Hours with Mystery Hillbillies, Thursday, Weaver Street Market Carrboro

Bright Star Theatre: One Small Step: The Real-Life Journey To Outer Space, Thursday, Chapel Hill Public Library

‘The Way Out West: Desert Landscapes’ Artist Talk by Michelle Van Parys, Thursday, Ackland Art Museum

Family Movie: ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ Friday, Chapel Hill Public Library

Meadowmont Music Series: Too Much Fun, Friday, Meadowmont Village

Movies at Starlite: ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Saturday, Southern Village Green

Mediocre At Best, Saturday, Honeysuckle Teahouse

Jazz Brunch with Rhonda Robichaux and Friends, Sunday, Weaver Street Market Carrboro

Live Music on the Village Green: The Pagan Hellcats, Sunday, Southern Village Green

3TEETH: METATOUR, Sunday, Local 506

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