Weekend at a Glance: Black History Month, Basketball and Bands

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Gear up for the biggest rivalry in college basketball, celebrate Black History Month and more in our events roundup for this weekend

weekend events – new exhibit at the Orange County Historical Museum
Orange County Historical Museum opens a new exhibit on Friday that takes a creative look at heritage cooking.

Compiled by Morgan Chapman


Valentines with Goats 
Bring your Valentine to Spring Haven Farm to pet, feed and snuggle with the farm animals. Kids can ride on the tractor train, color pictures in the barn, and sit by the fire. Snacks like popcorn, hot cocoa and s’mores will also be available.


Black History Month Senior Bingo 
Carrboro Century Center celebrates Black History Month with games and bingo that will test your knowledge on African American history. There will be prizes for the winners and refreshments for all. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and registration is required.

Whilden + Katie Porterfield Art 
The women’s clothing boutique hosts this all-day event showcasing Katie Porterfield’s new art mediums starting at 10 a.m. 

Stick Fly
PlayMakers Repertory Company stages this dramatic comedy written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Kathryn Hunter Williams. Tensions escalate after the LeVay brothers bring their new girlfriends to a relaxing weekend at their beach house to meet the family. Tickets may be purchased online or at the box office.


‘What’s Your Flavor?’
Take a visit to the Orange County Historical Museum to check out its opening exhibit that takes a creative look at heritage cooking. “What’s Your Flavor?” features works and art by North Carolina artists from diverse backgrounds and also includes interactive stations and historic recipes to take home. The museum is open Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


Oshima Brothers 
The Maine-based indie duo takes the stage at The ArtsCenter at 7 p.m. The siblings are known for their unique vocals, live looping, foot percussion, electric and acoustic guitars, vintage keyboard and bass – often performing all at once.

The Holland Brothers
Vecino Brewing Co. hosts the North Carolina-based duo for a live performance rooted in old-school country and blues starting at 7 p.m. 


Film Fest 919 Presents The Contenders
Catch the year’s top Oscar hopefuls on the big screen at the Drive In at Carraway Village. “The Harder They Fall,” an American Western movie directed by The Bullitts, kicks off the contender series at 7 p.m. on Friday and “Passing,” an adaptation of the book by Nella Larsen, screens at 7 p.m. on Saturday.


UNC Men’s Basketball vs. Duke 
UNC takes on the Duke Blue Devils for the biggest rivalry game of the year at 6 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center.

Wild Mind Improv 
Looking for something to entertain the whole family? Quick, short-form scenes and games make up the meat of this show at The ArtsCenter. There will be an (optional) dance break midway through to help the kids shake out the sillies and help the adults get their steps in. Show starts at 6 p.m.

This Boston-based band brings their unstoppable dance music to Cat’s Cradle. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. 


UNC Women’s Basketball vs. Miami
Watch UNC take on the Miami Hurricanes at noon in the Carmichael Arena to commemorate National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Y.A.Y. Yoga 
Meg Poe of Poe Wellness Solutions leads a one hour yoga class for all skill levels at Yonder: Southern Cocktails and Brew. Be sure to bring your yoga mat and a great attitude. Class begins promptly at 1:30 p.m., and each ticket includes a mimosa or draft beer.

Family Fun Sunday – Donna Washington 
The award-winning storyteller, recording artist and author leads a 45-minute show in honor of Black History Month at 2:30 p.m. in the Carrboro Century Center.

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