Weekend at a Glance: Jan. 16-19

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Weekend at a Glance


Kick off MLK weekend with events honoring the civil rights leader and plenty of other performances

By Anna Elsasser


Mazz Swift and Cristina Pato
Mazz Swift and Cristina Pato question the social and political landscape in their performance at Memorial Hall on Friday. Photo by Xan Padron


Witness an important chapter in our state’s racial history at Chapel Hill Public Library’s screening ofWilmington on Fire.


Bagpiper and classical pianist Cristina Pato gives voice to forgotten communities through performance. She will premiere her project Invisible(s) in collaboration with composer and violinist Mazz Swift at Memorial Hall, presented by Carolina Performing Arts.  


Savor the sounds of rock and indie folk at the American Authors and Magic Giant – Band of Brothers Road Show at Cat’s Cradle.  


Enjoy original poetry and music performances at the Burwell School Historic Site from area students and their teachers for Emerging Diverse Voices, an event meant to impact and uplift its audience.


Join Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a rally in the Peace and Justice Plaza with speaker and town council member Tai Huynh, followed by a march to First Baptist Church. The event will conclude with a community interfaith service with keynote speaker and UNC law professor Gene Nichol.

Other Picks: 

UNC Women’s Basketball vs. Miami, Thursday, Carmichael Arena 

‘Rumors’ Play, Friday-Sunday, The ArtsCenter 

Third Annual Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival, Friday-Sunday, Cat’s Cradle Backroom

January Story Time Puppet Show & Art Activity, Friday, Orange County Public Library

Tyler Meacham Indie-Pop Performance, Friday, The Cave 

Palette Knife Painting in Acrylics Class, Saturday, The ArtsCenter

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Saturday, Carrboro Century Center

Staged Reading: Desert Song by Mark Cornell, Saturday, The ArtsCenter

A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunday, Unity Center of Peace Campus

UNC Women’s Basketball vs. Louisville, Sunday, Carmichael Arena

Winter Hike, Sunday, Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Monday, 1120 Hillsborough Rd.

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