Weekend at a Glance: Autumn, Art and Awards

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Photo courtesy Richard Thompson
Photo courtesy Richard Thompson

Sally L. Sutton at Tyndall Galleries – Thursday to Saturday – It’s the last weekend to see landscape artist Sally L. Sutton‘s latest collection, “Local Landscapes, Local Color”, displayed at the Tyndall Galleries.

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

African Diaspora Film Festival — Thursday & Friday, 7-9:30pm; Saturday, 10am-10pm — Head to the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for their annual Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent film, where there will be numerous screenings of films that center around the theme “Stolen Moments…Imagining the Black Subject.” All screenings are free and open to the public.

McKee Cornfield Maze — Friday, 3-8pm; Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-7pm — Kick off autumn at McKee Cedar Creek Farm, 5011 Kiger Rd. in Rougemont, with a hayride, pumpkin picking, and two cornfield mazes for tons of family fun. Price: $11, children 0-2 free.

Late Night With Roy — Friday, 6pm — Get pumped for Carolina basketball with coach Roy Williams at this annual tip-off to the upcoming season. Join Roy at the Dean E. Smith Center for this free event open to all alumni and fans.

2nd Friday ArtWalk — Friday, 6-9pm — Experience ArtWalk in both Carrboro and Chapel Hill with live music, food, hands-on art demonstrations, and more. Come and celebrate our local creative artist community!

Autumn Jubilee — Friday, 6-9pm — Celebrate the beginning of fall at 140 West Franklin Plaza with puppetry and painting by Jeghetto, seasonal crafts and games!

CrafterDark: Nightmare at the Museum — Friday, 7-10pm — A spooky night awaits at Kidzu Children’s Museum for adults 21 and up. Dress to impress for the costume competition and the DJ dance party. Refreshments include beer flights from Yesteryears Brewery, cocktail tastings from Fair Game Beverage Co. and delicious food from Al’s Burger Shack. ZimZoom‘s Ghostly Photo Booth, the Zombie Video Game Lounge, and a museum-wide Whodunit Mystery Game are all included in your ticket! And, be sure to reserve a spot in the Escape Room if you’re up to the challenge. Tickets: $30 per person, or $50 for two.

Richard Thompson at Memorial Hall – Friday, 8pm – Carolina Performing Arts will feature British folk rock artist Richard Thompson‘s solo acoustic performance.

The Parade of Homes – Saturday, Sunday, noon-5pm – Tour over 250 open homes in North Carolina’s largest open house event. With houses featuring the hottest design trends, each tour is self-guided, free, and open to the public.

Hillsborough Handmade Parade – Saturday, 2:30pm – Join the Hillsborough Arts Council in downtown Hillsborough for a festive street parade with costumes, puppets, stilt-walkers, marching bands and more. The parade will begin at Orange and Churton Streets, and will finish at Cameron Park with drums, dancing, food and drinks. The parade is free and open to the public!

Griffin House at Cat’s Cradle — Saturday, 8pm — Fans of “rootsy, atmospheric americana” can enjoy Griffin House‘s performance this weekend. Tickets: $18

Sundays in Hillsborough – Sundays, 1-5pm – Come enjoy a concert from Shebop, carriage rides and historic site tours at the Courthouse Lawn in Hillsborough. This family-friendly has fun activities for everyone! Tickets for carriage rides are $10, and the concert is free.

2nd Annual Autumn Unplugged at the Episcopal Church of the Advocate — Sunday, 1-6:45pm — The Dogwood Blossom Band, The Durham Ukulele Orchestra, The Hey Brothers, The North Carolina Jazz Ensemble, and more will perform at this one-day music festival with children’s activities and food. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. All proceeds will go to the PeeWee Homes Project.

Historic Coker Hills: A Talk by Jill Blackburn — Sunday, 3pm — Head to Chapel Hill Public Library for a presentation celebrating the beautiful Historic Coker Hills neighborhood created in memory of UNC botany professor William Coker. Jill Blackburn is a UNC graduate and resident of Historic Coker Hills who loves “living in the woods” while still being close to town.

Empty Bowls — Sunday, 3:30-7pm — Grab a locally made pottery bowl, enjoy a hearty meal of soup, sandwiches and dessert and help TABLE provide food aid to area children all while enjoying live music and a silent auction at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro. Tickets: $15-$50.

A Tasteful Affair Sunday, 6-8pm — Held at Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium, this event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill will have food and beverage purveyors like Chirba Chirba, elements and others competing for awards with judges like UNC’s Sean May and Miss North Carolina McKenzie Faggart crowning their favorites. Tickets: $75-$125.

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Alexis Allston

I'm a fall editorial intern here at Chapel Hill Magazine. I'm a sophomore Media and Journalism major at UNC, with a concentration in reporting. I love writing for the Daily Tar Heel and playing softball in my free time!
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