Weekend at a Glance: Feb. 13-16

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Weekend at a Glance


Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, there are plenty of ways to revel in the weekend of love


By Lindsay Ruszcak


Revolutionary War Living History Day in Hillsborough
For more than 20 years, the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough has put on Revolutionary War Living History Day with many interactive activities like military reenactments. Photo by Matthew Novik


Celebrate female friendships at The Barn of Chapel Hill at Wild Flora Farm for its Galentine’s Day Friends and Flowers Workshop. Learn the basics on floral design during this hands-on workshop led by The Barn’s creative director and florist, Jenn Wood.


Enjoy a Valentine’s Day dinner at La Residence, Bin 54, City Kitchen, Kipos Greek Taverna, Crossroads Chapel Hill or any of the many local restaurants offering a special Valentine’s menu for a romantic evening. 


Join The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough for its annual Revolutionary War Living History Day. Learn about the history of the Revolutionary War in Hillsborough with military reenactors, cooking and crafting demonstrations, games, music, storytelling and more hands-on activities for participants of all ages.


Watch actor and playwright Mike Wiley’s one-man play, “Breach of Peace,” at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Mike pays tribute to the Freedom Riders of the early 1960s in which civil rights activists rode buses through the South in protest of segregated bus terminals.

Other picks: 

Galentine’s Day Tea Tasting, Thursday, The Honeysuckle

Chocolateworks, Thursday, Kidzu Children’s Museum

The Art of Jean Michel Basquiat, Thursday, Orange County Main Public Library

PopUp Chorus, Thursday, The ArtsCenter

‘Race Deconstructed: Science and the Making of Difference’ Opening Exhibit, Thursday, Wilson Library

Every Color of the Rainbow, Thursday-Saturday, 140 W. Franklin St.

Eggs with Elected Officials + Candidates, Friday, The Great Room at Top of the Hill

Valentine’s Tango Performance, Friday, FRANK Gallery

Parent’s Night Out, Friday, Spence’s Farm for Kids

The Kennedys Valentine’s Day Concert, Friday, Unity Center of Peace

Ben Krakauer CD Release Show, Friday, Nightlight Bar & Club

Valentine’s Day at The Kraken with The Goodloves, Friday, The Kraken

One-Year Anniversary!, Friday, Cat Tales Cat Cafe

Dixie Rock 31, Friday-Saturday, Chapel Hill Community Center

Bottle Rev Beer Run, Saturday, Bottle Rev Chapel Hill

Dola Re Dandiya 2020, Saturday, Memorial Hall

Galentine’s Day Pop-Up, Saturday, Rumors Boutique

TEDxUNC: Under the Surface, Saturday, Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Pianist Josu De Solaun, Saturday, Chapel Hill Piano Salon

Lavender, Love & Wine, Saturday, Lavender Oaks Farm

FamiLLLy Dance with La Leche League of Chapel Hill, Saturday, Women’s Birth and Wellness Center

UNC vs. UVA, Saturday, Dean E. Smith Center

Girls & Ghouls: A Drag Show, Saturday, Local 506

Story Time and Puppet Show, Saturday, Carrboro Branch Library

Galentine’s Day at Midway, Saturday-Sunday, The Baxter

Valentine’s Day with Baby Goats, Saturday-Sunday, Spring Haven Farm

‘The Cave’ Film Screening and Discussion, Sunday, Varsity Theater

For the Love of Birds! Winter Bird Workshop, Sunday, Kidzu Children’s Museum

Kaleh Pacheh 2020, Sunday, Rumi Persian Cafe

I Heart Art 2020, Sunday, The Great Room at Top of the Hill

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