Weekend at a Glance: Dance, Diversity & UNC Women’s Dads and Daughters Day

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Eko Nugroho will be at Carolina Performing arts on Friday at 8pm. Photo courtesy of the artist
Eko Nugroho will be at Carolina Performing arts on Friday at 8pm. Photo courtesy of the artist

Meet the Author Tea with Carla Buckley  Thursday, 3:30pm- 5pm – Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library hosts D.C.-born, Chapel Hill-based author Carla Buckley, the international bestselling author of “The Good Goodbye,” “The Deepest Secret” and “Invisible.” She’ll be at the Chapel Hill Public Library to chat about her newest book “The Things That Keep Us Here.” 

The Ghostlight Project – Thursday, 5:30pm – Join the PlayMakers Repertory Company at the Center for Dramatic Art on the eve of Inauguration Day as the community collectively commits to being a “light for the challenging times ahead.”

UNC Women’s Basketball vs. Wake Forest – Thursday, 7pm – Watch the women’s basketball team crush the Demon Deacons on UNC’s home court.

“Still We Rise”  Friday, 6pm-7pm – Celebrate diversity at UNC’s “Still We Rise” performance held at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center and sponsored by the Campus Y, CHispA and Women’s Center.

Eko Nugroho and Wayang Bocor – Friday, 8pm – Carolina Performing Arts presents Indonesian artist Eko Nugroho at Memorial Hall this weekend. Eko makes political and social commentary on Indonesian culture using various artistic mediums, inspired by local traditions. The showcase “God Bliss,” a presentation inspired by traditional Indonesian shadow puppetry, tells an intricate story of religion in Java, Indonesia. 

Walk with a Doc  Saturday, 10am – Come out, ask questions, and get moving with UNC Wellness, which offers this monthly event to encourage members of the community to take a step in getting active and staying healthy.

Introduction to Botanical Art and Illustration – Saturday, 1pm-4:30pm – North Carolina Botanical Garden hosts an introductory course on botanical art and illustration, taught by professional artist Linda Koffenberger. 

Movies at the Library  Saturday, 2:30pm-5pm – Chapel Hill Public Library presents “Hell or High Water,” a 2016 western-style film, starring Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges, about two brothers who go to criminal lengths to save their family ranch. (Note: The selected movie is rated R, so adult audiences only are encouraged.)

Album Release Party for Gasoline Stove – Saturday, 8pm – Gasoline Stove is a five-piece folk band from Pittsboro, and in Cat’s Cradle’s Back Room, they’ll be hosting their album release party for their latest LP “Laundromat.” 

The Tan and Sober Gentlemen Album Release Party  Saturday, 8pm – Snow Camp, NC-based band, The Tan and Sober Gentlemen, celebrate the release of their latest record, “Live on Nash Street,” at Local 506. The band self-describes itself as “Celtic punk-grass,” which they call a blend of Irish and American roots music with a “punk edge.” 

UNC Women’s Basketball vs. Notre Dame – Sunday, noon – The Tar Heels take on #6 Notre Dame for this Dad’s & Daughters Day-themed game at Carmichael Arena.

Alban Elved Dance Company Performs “The Suitcase Garden” – Sunday, 3-4pm – Prepare to be enchanted by this magical and insightful piece performed by the Wilmington-based Alban Elved Dance Company, hosted by Kidzu Children’s Museum at Forest Theatre.

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