Weekend at a Glance: Acoustic Americana, Art Gallery Opening and A Laser Show

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This weekend, take in the scenery at one of Chapel Hill’s art galleries, choose from a variety of live concerts and practice self care with an outdoor or indoor yoga class

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Meg Poe tries a pose on top of the bar with Eryk Pruitt at Yonder Southern Cocktails & Brew. Bring your mats to Yonder this Sunday for Meg’s yoga class. Photo courtesy of Yonder Southern Cocktails & Brew.

Compiled by Caitlyn Yaede 


Yoga on the Village Green
Relax with a yoga session offered by Franklin Street Yoga on the Southern Village Green from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration is required. Don’t forget to bring a mat and water bottle.


FRANK Gallery Opening Reception
Attend the opening reception of FRANK Gallery’s newest exhibit, featuring paintings from artists Gordon Jameson, Joe Grant and Michele Maynard. The event is 6 to 8 p.m.

Movie on the Green
Get the family together for The Lumina Theater’s outdoor showing of “Mr. Fantastic Fox” at 9 p.m. Tickets are required.

Live Music at Botanist and Barrel
Decompress from the long week with a live concert and vegetarian eats at Botanist and Barrel. Refreshments from food truck Stairway to Veggin’ will be available starting at 3 p.m. followed by the musical talents of eighth-generation Chapel Hill native Jon Ward Beyle, who blends folk and bluegrass with plenty of banjo, at 4:30 p.m.

Live Music at Vecino Brewing Co.
Vecino Brewing Co. in Carrboro welcomes harp guitarist Andrew Kasab back to the stage for another amazing performance. Enjoy the concert from 7 to 9 p.m.

Spirits & Spooks
If you’re not easily spooked, join lovers of the paranormal at The Colonial Inn at 6:15 to 10:30 p.m. for drinks, food and ghost stories before a haunted historic district tour from Haunted Hillsborough Tours. Tickets are required.


Movie Night Pre-Show featuring Acoustic Americana and Old 86
Enjoy the musical talents of Acoustic Americana and Old 86, including Matt Velkey, Susan Johnson and Alfred Reid. The group is performing from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Southern Village Green and will be followed by The Lumina Theater’s showing of “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”


Cat’s Cradle Concerts
If you love live music, Cat’s Cradle is the place to be this weekend. Enjoy Yasmin Williams on Friday at 8 p.m. and Abbey Road LIVE! on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are required and doors open at 7 p.m. each evening.

Live Music at Yonder
Join Yonder Southern Cocktails & Brew for a weekend of live music, starting with its Summer Jazz Series on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Katharine Whalen’s Jazz Squad returns for the second consecutive week during this series. The fun continues on Friday with a selection of French music from Sara Zaleta and Hillsborough’s Nate Stalfa from 8 to 11 p.m. and blues duo Hacket-Phillips on Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m.


Picnic & Laser Show
Enjoy The Drive-In at Carraway Village’s throwback to the ’80s with a retro inspired picnic and laser show, put on by Orange County artist Sean Populorum. Tickets are required and the event is from 8:15 to 9 p.m.

Sundays at Sundown Music Series
Blues and rock music collide at the Doug Prescott Band performance from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on the Southern Village Green.

Music at Market with Sentimental Johnny
The Chapel Hill Farmers Market is accompanied by live music! Shop for local produce and products while enjoying a performance from Sentimental Johnny from 10 a.m. to noon.

End of Season Shows at the School of Rock 
Rock out at Cat’s Cradle with students from the School of Rock, performing the best of Weezer, The Beach Boys and Led Zeppelin. Shows are held from 1 to 6 p.m. The venue asks for proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test.

Y.A.Y. Yoga at Yonder 
Bring your mats to Yonder Southern Cocktails & Brew for a yoga class from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. instructed by Meg Poe. No matter your experience level, this class is sure to be fun and relaxing, and includes a beer or mimosa to enjoy after. Tickets are required, as are masks and proof of vaccination.

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