What to do in Chapel Hill This Fourth of July Weekend

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Twin baby goats will make an appearance at Spring Haven Farm’s movie nights this weekend.

By Naomi Wright

Thursday

CPA at Home 
Far from its anticipated 15th anniversary season, Carolina Performing Arts vastly edited its season calendar since March. Partnering with the UNC Department of Music, CPA is hosting livestream performances every week exploring the notion of “Looking Forward.” On Thursday, Noah Balamucki and a guest will perform original pieces, followed by a conversation with UNC music professors.

Friday

Free Virtual Show from Cat’s Cradle
This show features two musicians: Juilliard-educated Jennifer Curtis and rock ‘n’ roll legend Dex Romweber. Jennifer is a renowned violinist and a genre-defying musician who features improvisations as well as classic compositions. Dex follows her performance with eclectic Americana tunes. Both performances are virtual and details for how to tune in can be found online.

Friday-Saturday

Movies with Goats: Date Night/Family Night 
Spring Haven Farm has Friday date night covered this weekend with a romantic comedy during sunset alongside adorable goats. Due to social distancing, there are a limited number of tickets to encourage social distancing – its website lays out the rules for attending a showing. While the Friday film will be appropriate for all ages, Saturday evening includes a family-friendly movie geared towards children.

Saturday

Town of Carrboro July 4th Virtual Celebration Schedule
While the Town of Carrboro cancelled its in-person Fourth of July events at Weaver Street Market and Town Hall, there will still virtual events to check out throughout the day. Starting around 10 a.m., a Town Vehicle Marathon Parade will travel a 26-mile route through town. At noon, Mayor Lydia Lavelle will host a virtual community reading by Frederick Douglas and later in the afternoon, there will be live music and other entertainment. Information about the parade route, available activities and how to tune in to the reading is available on the Town’s website.

All Weekend

Margaret Lane Gallery Art Shows
Margaret Lane Gallery is hosting its two latest exhibits online or by appointment. “Finding Joy, Part 1” – featuring work by Debi Drew and Michi Doan – is available from now until July 26. Debi and Michi share their inspirations and joy, even in the face of adversity. The second exhibit – “More Horses!” – features all things equestrian. To accommodate social distancing, the gallery has extended its hours of operation:

  • Wednesday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday: 5-8 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sundays: noon-3 p.m.

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