Weekend at a Glance: Tea, Trumpets & Talented Artists

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There are plenty of events in and around Chapel Hill to keep you entertained all weekend long

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The Jazz at Lincoln Center, an American band led by trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis, performs “The Democracy! Suite” during a virtual show presented by Carolina Performing Arts.

Compiled by Chiara Evans


William Ferris presents ‘I AM A MAN: PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT,’ with Lyneise Williams
Flyleaf Books host Dr. William Ferris for a presentation on his new book which documents Civil Rights protestors who faced unimaginable violence and brutality in the South. William and Dr. Lyneise Williams, associate professor of art history at UNC, will discuss photographs in the book and how they served as powerful tools for higher education. The virtual presentation takes place at 6 p.m.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis 
Carolina Performing Arts presents the concert, “The Democracy! Suite,” a new composition written by Wynton during the ongoing pandemic as a response to the political and social turmoil in the nation. The performance, which was filmed on Sept. 27, 2020, at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, is meant to entertain and inspire audiences through jazz’s embodiment of freedom and democracy. The 50-minute performance is available for viewing online for all ticket holders for 72 hours. 

Untold Secrets of the Heart Chamber
Tune into an 18-minute live performance shot on two continents during COVID-19 reviewing democracy, what grandmothers leave behind and protection given to black sons from their fathers. The work examines life over 25 years in the South African democracy and one summer in the United States. The event is free. 


Bloodroot Blood Drive
North Carolina Botanical Garden partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Those who donate can enjoy snacks and a slideshow presentation of wildflowers. 

Johnny Cash Birthday Bash with David Burney and The Johnny Folsom 4
The ArtsCenter presents the Johnny Folsom 4 for a virtual concert celebrating the 89th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s birthday. Johnny Folsom’s front man, David Burney, performed solo for last year’s anniversary, but returns this year with his full band. From “Ring of Fire” to “Boy Named Sue,” from “Jackson” to “Hurt,” Johnny Folsom 4 pays an authentic tribute to Cash’s music and memories.


Teddy Bear Tea
The Carolina Inn invites children and their parents to enjoy tea and pastries from 2-4 p.m. The Magical Kingdom-themed afternoon  encourages children to bring their teddy bears and dolls. Reservations are required. 


Virtual Family & Friends Sunday: Year of the Ox
The Ackland Art Museum hosts a family-friendly event celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year. Enjoy a performance by UNC Flying Silk, a storytime and a closer look at works on display in the museum. 


‘Wide Open Spaces’
Margaret Lane Gallery hosts an exhibit showcasing local artists’ illustrations of their interpretations of wide open spaces in the Gold Gallery Room through March 21. 

The Drive-In at Carraway Village
Enjoy a series of movies on the big screen at the Drive-In at Carraway Village every evening this weekend. This weekend’s showings include “Stage Fright” on Thursday, “Sleepless in Seattle” on Friday, “Back to the Future” on Saturday and a special viewing of “On the Rocks” on Sunday presented by Filmfest 919. 

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