Weekend at a Glance: Bluegrass, Books and Big Fat Gap

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Photo by Rachel Greene
Photo by Rachel Greene

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 Plaza (at the intersection of Church Street and Franklin Street) featuring vendors like Mystery Brewing and Chappell’s Peaches and Apples.

After Hours Late Summer – Thursdays, 6-8pm – Find free music played by The Swang Brothers at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro. Be sure to bring a blanket or chairs for comfy lawn seating!

Chapel Hill Library Book Sale – Friday, 3-5pm – Head to Chapel Hill Public Library for the opportunity to purchase anything from books, CDs, DVDs, and even vinyl records. Prices start at 50 cents, and proceeds from the sales benefit the Chapel Hill Public Library. The sale is members only; memberships are sold at the door.

Fridays on the Front Porch – Fridays, 5-8pm – Don’t miss another gathering on The Carolina Inn’s lawn with live music from Fireside Collective and food truck eats from Barone Meatballs and Heavenly Smoke.

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!

Latin Farm Dinner – Friday, 6:30pm – Enjoy a tasty, latin-inspired dinner curated by Chef Antonio Lopez at the Root Cellar Café & Catering. The $45 cost includes wine pairing.

Hossein Alizadeh; Mystical Music with Hossein Behroozinia, Behnam Samani and Saba Alizadeh – Friday, 7pm – Iranian musician, composer, instrumentalist, and conductor Hossein Alizadeh performs new interpretations of classical Persian music at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill. Tickets: $20

Stephane Wrembel and Big Fat Gap at Cat’s Cradle – Friday, 7pm – Don’t miss Stephane Wrembel and local favorite Big Fat Gap live in the Back Room at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro. Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm. Tickets: $20

Chapel Hill Library Book Sale – Saturday, 10am-5pm – It’s the public’s turn to purchase anything from books, CDs, DVDs, and even vinyl records. Prices start at 50 cents, and proceeds from the sales benefit the Chapel Hill Public Library.

Espresso 101 – Saturday, 11am – Attention all espresso lovers! Join Carrboro Coffee Roasters for a lesson on how to properly brew, serve and enjoy espresso. Tickets: $30

Piedmont Living History Day – Saturday, 11am-3pm – Join the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough for a day of family-friendly games, crafts, historic tours, and living history demonstrations. The event takes place at various historic sites and organizations throughout downtown Hillsborough; pick up a map and a schedule of events at the Visitors Center as early as 10am on Saturday.

Handmade Parade All Age Workshops – Saturday to Sunday, 1-3pm – Located at Whitted Building, 300 West Tryon Street, Hillsborough, artists will demonstrate methods for making simple puppets and costumes, and participants are encouraged to follow suit and start their own puppet or costume project. Tools and basic materials are available for free, and other materials are offered at a cost; alternatively, bringing your own supplies is permitted. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and registration is required to attend either or both dates. Tickets: $5

Bluegrass Festival at Historic Moorefields in Hillsborough – Saturday, 2-7pm – Enjoy beer, wine, food trucks, lawn games, and more this weekend on the lawn of Moorefields. The festival will feature Cook County Bluegrass of Hillsborough, Durham’s Kodiak Farm Boys, Blevins and Gage from Raleigh, Vintage Blue, and The Bluegrass Experience. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for teens 13-17, and admission is free for kids 12 and under.

Concerts for a Cause – Saturday, 5-8pm – Head to The Plant in Pittsboro to hear Mr. Darcy and Lizzy Ross & Omar Ruiz perform to benefit Alzheimer’s NC.

The Baazar Craft and Art Market – Sunday, 12-5pm – Enjoy local food, drinks, and music at the monthly Carrboro Commons’ craft and art market.

Sundays in Hillsborough – Sundays, 1-5pm – Come enjoy a concert from More Cowbell, 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.

Farm Fare 2016 – Sunday, 5-7:30pm – Find small plates, local brews and live music at Eno River Farmers Market. The event features food from Gocciolina, Bona Fide sandwiches, Fetch hot dogs and Hillsborough BBQ Company. Live music provided by Joe Woodson & Sentimental Johnny. All proceeds benefit Orange County Schools! Tickets: $35 for advanced registration, $40 regular price, and $10 for kids 12 and under.

Southern Village Summer Outdoor Concert Series – Sunday, 6pm – Head to Southern Village for a free outdoor concert featuring Jefferson Hart & The Ghosts of the Old North State: Americana and power pop.

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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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