Weekend at a Glance: Feb. 6-9

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Weekend at a Glance


The biggest rivalry in college basketball, a Grammy-award winning violinist, a nocturnal hike with the owls and so much more this pre-Valentine’s Day weekend


By Sterling Roberts


Joan Osborne performs The ArtsCenter
Joan Osborne performs at The ArtsCenter on Sunday. Photo courtesy of The ArtsCenter


North Carolina Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, with its haunting melodies and charming elegance, and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with a solo from violinist and Grammy-Award winning James Ehnes at Memorial Hall. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. 


Piedmont Wildlife Center’s Gail Abrams and Matt Jenkins lead a nocturnal hike at the Mason Farm Biological Preserve to learn about owls and watch them in their natural habitat. Ages 7+ are welcome to participate and the 1-mile walk begins at 6:30 p.m. 


Experienced gardener Kim Faurot and her husband, Tom Keeler, will explain the process of growing blueberry bushes at the Episcopal Church of the Advocate. The lesson starts at 10 a.m. 


Joan Osborne, the seven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performs some of her well-known hits such as “One of Us” at The ArtsCenter. Most recently, Joan co-produced her own solo record titled “Love and Hate.” 

Other picks: 

‘Everybody’, Thursday-Sunday, PlayMakers Repertory Company

What are you reading? A Book Club for Kids in Grade 3-5, Thursday, Orange County Main Library 

Krosis Concert with Awake in Providence, Death of a Tyrant, Discoveries, Stygian Complex, Thursday, Local 506

Bob Marley Birthday Bash, Friday, Cat’s Cradle 

Gizmo Brew Works Grand Opening, Friday-Sunday, Gizmo Brew Works Chapel Hill Taproom 

Valentine’s Day Market, Saturday, UNC Healthcare Hillsborough Campus 

Love is in the Air Sweetheart Ball, Saturday, Carrboro High School

Girl Scout Cookies & Beer!, Saturday, Craftboro Brewing Depot

UNC vs. Duke Men’s Basketball Game, Saturday, Dean E. Smith Center 

Johnny Gandelsman Violin Performance, Sunday, Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall

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