Weekend at a Glance: August 22-25

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Weekend at a Glance


Close the end of summer and kick off the beginning of the school year with music, beer and a cultural festival this weekend

By Allie Todd


Nina Simone performance
See PlayMakers Repertory Company’s play this weekend, “No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone” to kick off this season of entertainment. Photo by HuthPhoto


Learn more about the life of Nina Simone, North Carolina native and ‘High Priestess of Soul,’ in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s newest play, “No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone.” The production kicks off the PRC’s 2019-2020 season, Legacy | Now. 


Jam out at the sixth annual Be Loud! ‘19 festival, a two-night event hosted at Cat’s Cradle. Bands include Chatham County Line, The Old Ceremony, Preeesh!, Greg Humphreys Electric Trio and more. All proceeds from the concert benefit the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation, which supports the adolescent and young adult cancer support program at UNC. There will also be an auction both nights with chances to win a tour of the Carolina Basketball Museum and a meal cooked in your home by Crook’s Corner retired chef, Bill Smith.   


Try local beers from all over the Triangle at the third annual Brewfest at Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market. There will be free samples from breweries such as Dingo Dog Brewing Company, Honeygirl Meadery, Gizmo Brew Works and more. Even if you are not a fan of beer, there will still be the local, fresh produce. 


Celebrate diversity with music, entertainment, food and dancing at the sixth Latin American Festival taking place on West Weaver Street beginning at noon. This free event, hosted by El Centro Hispano, Inc., aims to create a safe space for Latin American culture. 

Other Picks:

Rissi Palmer with XOXOK, Thursday, Earl & Rhoda Wynn Theater

Darker Black, Thursday, Local 506 

UNC Women’s Soccer, Thursday, UNC Lacrosse & Soccer Stadium 

Fridays on the Front Porch, Friday, The Carolina Inn 

Celtic Jam, Friday, Carrboro Century Center

Shark Quest, The Shoaldiggers, Mystery Ranch, Friday, Cat’s Cradle Back Room

Dog Days of Summer, Saturday, Blue Dogwood 

Trifecta Improv, Saturday, The PIT Chapel Hill

CARS Tour: Mid Atlantic Classic, Saturday, The Orange County Speedway

Alone Again Or, Sunday, Old Courthouse Square in Downtown Hillsborough

Carolina Waves Showcase & Open Mic, Sunday, Cat’s Cradle Back Room

Durham Ukulele Orchestra, Sunday, Southern Village 

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