Weekend at a Glance: Films, Fine Art and Festivals

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Enjoy a longer weekend loaded with classic films, interactive art and Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations.

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Carolina Performing Arts in partnership with New York City-based festival PROTOTYPE presents the world premiere of “Modulation.”

Compiled by Mia Cooper


Art Walk on Franklin
Downtown Chapel Hill, Carolina AR/VR Club and UNC Arts Everywhere presents an augmented reality experience highlighting local art and downtown businesses along Franklin Street. Find Art Walk on Franklin posters on business windows and use your phone to scan the black and white logo to reveal hidden pieces of art. Participants can enter to win one of 10 prize packs worth $100 each (whether it be gifts or gift cards from local spots) by tagging UNC Arts Everywhere and/or the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership on Instagram and Twitter using #ArtWalkonFranklin. 


The Drive-In at Carraway Village 
Enjoy a series of throwback movies on the big screen at The Drive-In at Carraway Village every day this weekend at 6:30 p.m. Favorites include Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” on Thursday, “Love Actually” on Friday and “The Goonies” on Saturday. Tickets are sold per person and must be purchased prior to arrival. 

PROTOTYPE Festival: ‘Modulation’ 
Carolina Performing Arts partners with New York City-based festival PROTOTYPE to present the virtual world premiere of “Modulation,” an auditory and visual journey that creatively investigates the events that have taken place this past tumultuous and revelatory year. The digital, self-guided exploration involves three themes: fear, isolation and identity, with the connection of Breath. Captioning will be available for all films that include sung, spoken and/or descriptive text.


’10 Years, 10 Artists’ Juried Show
FRANK Gallery hosts this virtual opening reception at 7 p.m. for its first-ever juried exhibit celebrating the gallery’s 10th anniversary. Listen to Sean Bailey, Virginia Green, Richard Perry and many other artists discuss their work from the comfort of your home.


He Had A Dream, Are We Living It?  
The Town of Carrboro hosts an online panel discussion with guest speakers Kendall Lytle, Niya Fearrington, Tai T. Huynh, Lt. Will Quick, Adam Davis and Ryan Kelo from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate and interpret the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Following the panel discussion will be a brief Q-and-A period. 


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Virtual Celebration
Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day virtually with keynote speaker Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s theme is “Lift Every Voice for Justice!” Attendees can register prior to the event.

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