Kick off August with outdoor entertainment fit for the whole family or expand your horizons with a variety of virtual concerts.
Compiled by Elizabeth Efird
The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center hosts its final Morehead at Home event, where astronomy educators discuss constellations and celestial happenings via Zoom. “Mission to Mars (Part II)” will detail previous NASA missions to Mars and what scientists know about the planet. Educators will also teach students on how to locate Mars at night. The Zoom link goes live at 10 a.m., and the program lasts for 30 minutes.
Compose Carolina: Summer Music Series
Join the UNC Department of Music and Carolina Performing Arts for the final performance of its virtual concert series. This week, UNC student and composer James Larkins takes the stage at noon.
Celebrate the end of National Parks and Recreation Month with 10 rounds of socially distant car bingo in the parking lot in front of Homestead Park. Each car will receive 20 cards or two each round. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to secure your spot before bingo begins at 7 p.m. The event is free of charge, and no registration is required.
Virtual Village Green Music Series Featuring Neville’s Quarter
Attend a Facebook Live concert with Chapel Hill-based folk/Americana band Neville’s Quarter. The event, which is a part of Southern Village’s virtual concert series, begins at 7 p.m.
The Tan and Sober Gentlemen: Live from Cat’s Cradle
North Carolina band The Tan and Sober Gentlemen livestream a free concert via Facebook from Cat’s Cradle at 8 p.m. The band explores North Carolina’s heritage through folk music.
Movies by Starlight
The Lumina Theater in Southern Village will continue its socially distant, outdoor “Movies by Starlight” this weekend. “Space Jam” screens on Thursday, and “Shrek” screens both Saturday and Sunday. All movies begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase online.
New Art Exhibits
The Margaret Lane Gallery opened two new exhibits on Wednesday: “Home Sweet Home,” which features a collection of work created by D’ArtShop artists, and “Finding Joy, Part 2,” which contains work from five artists aiming to bring joy during these uncertain times. Visit in person or make a private appointment to view the collections.