Weekend at a Glance: Bites, Bands and a Bridal Showcase

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Ronald Lockett’s “Rebirth.” Photo courtesy Ackland Art Museum.

Triangle Restaurant Week – Thursday-Sunday – Indulge this week on some of Chapel Hill’s finest cuisine with special tasting, multi-course menu options at restaurants like Raaga, Trilogy, City Kitchen and more.

Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life – Thursday, 7pm – Historian and ordained minister David Billings will be at Flyleaf Books introducing his new book about the history of white supremacy in America. Come to the shop Thursday night to learn more and join the discussion.

Yonder Mountain String Band – Thursday, 8pm – Yonder Mountain String Band celebrates their new album with a show that aims to get their audience dancing. Enjoy rockin’ bluegrass at Cat’s Cradle from a band that has redefined the genre.

Intimate Apparel – Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm (through Feb. 12) – Explore the life of a young lingerie seamstress who decides to pursue her dreams in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. Both compelling drama and cultural study, this play by Lynn Nottage focuses on the experience of skilled workers during the Industrial Revolution.

Coffee with a Cop – Friday, 8:30am – Start your Friday morning with a free cup of coffee or hot chocolate courtesy of the Carrboro Police Department, who will be at Weaver Street Market ready to answer questions or just talk! This event boasts an opportunity for an unscripted, open conversation between law enforcement and the community.

Last Friday Art Walk – Friday, 6-9pm – Walk around North Churton Street, to West King Street, to West Margaret Lane in Hillsborough and explore the galleries and shops (such as The Skylight Gallery, Cup A Joe and Margaret Lane Gallery) along the way participating in January’s Last Friday Art Walk.

Now & Again – open reception Friday, 6pm (exhibit open Thursday-Feb. 19) – The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts celebrates its 10th anniversary with an exhibition featuring the work of the Gallery’s current and past members. View contemporary fine art and craft made by local artists, including painting, sculpture, photography, pottery, glass and more.

Nani – Friday, 8pm – Enjoy an evening of Indonesian dance, including Topeng Losari, a traditional masked dance representative of indigenous Javanese culture and requiring high amounts of stamina, at Moser Auditorium in Hill Hall. Award-winning dancer Nani also performs with her eyes closed; the dance itself is a form of prayer.

“Fever Within” – Friday-April 9 – Join the Ackland Art Museum in celebrating the powerful work of Ronald Lockett. A relatively unknown artist until after his death from HIV at age 32, he sought to better understand difficult and powerful subjects, such as terrorism, racism and violence, by interpreting them with paint and mixed media.

39th Annual Legislative Breakfast on Mental Health – Saturday, 8am – This year’s breakfast, held at the William and Ida Friday Center, will discuss the topic “Start Strong to Stay Strong” about early intervention.

Chinese New Year LIGHTUP Lantern Festival – Saturday, 11am-6pm – Join LIGHTUP at University Place to celebrate the Chinese New Year with crafts, dancing and performances, authentic Chinese food and a thousand-lantern parade. Attendees are invited to decorate their own lanterns to be lit up with LED lights during the evening’s parade. There will also be a lantern auction held in support of public school art education.

UNC vs. Miami on the Big Screen – Saturday, 1pm – Missed the home game on Thursday? Come to Local 506 to cheer on UNC Men’s basketball against the Miami Hurricanes with fellow fans on a large projection screen.

DSI Comedy presents: A Fundraiser for SCSJ @ DSI Comedy – Saturday, 7pm – Dirty South Improv (DSI) will be donating 10% of ticket and bar sales to the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a non-profit located in Durham. The night will begin with a family friendly improv show followed by another improv and a hip hop comedy show.

Compass Center Presents Solar Halos, S.E. Ward and GOWN – Saturday, 8pm – Local 506 hosts an eclectic show in celebration of local women artists! All bands performing are women-fronted, with spoken word performances between sets. Proceeds will benefit the Compass Center for Women and Families.

22nd Annual Bridal Showcase – Sunday, 1pm – Begin planning your dream wedding at the Carolina Inn’s Bridal Showcase, where attendees can enjoy sampling wedding cakes, viewing wedding gowns and finding the perfect florist, photographer and more. There will be over 80 vendors to explore.

UNC Women’s Basketball vs. N.C. State – Sunday, 3pm – Cheer on the women’s basketball team at this afternoon home game in Carmichael Arena as they fight the N.C. State Wolfpack.

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Courtney Dennis

Courtney is a Fall editorial intern and UNC Communication Studies and Comparative Literature major. A North Carolina native, she loves to explore southern cities. When she's not on campus, you can most likely find her enjoying a brioche at Bread & Butter or telling anyone who will listen about the last movie she watched.
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