Weekend at a Glance: Jan. 23-26

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Weekend at a Glance


Start the Lunar New Year with a book talk, art workshop and several concerts, one of which benefits the efforts to stop the Australian wildfires


By Ava Eucker


"Everybody" performance at PlayMakers Repertory Company
Actors Dan Toot and April Mae Davis rehearse for “Everybody,” PlayMaker’s latest performance at the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art. Photo by HuthPhoto


PlayMakers Repertory Company puts on “Everybody,” an adaptation of the 15th century play “Everyman.” In this production, the character of Everybody – hounded by Death – searches for something meaningful to take to the grave. Each night, five actors are assigned their roles by lottery as they fight to cheat Death. The show, taking place in the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art at UNC, runs through Feb. 9.


Listen as Kwame Mbalia speaks about African American heroes and gods while sharing his popular middle-school book “Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky.” The event will be held from 6-7pm at the Chapel Hill Public Library.  


Celebrate Chinese New Year by watching a lion dance and eating dinner at Rasa Malaysia, an asian fusion restaurant. Dancers will wear animal costumes and dance in a manner that imitates lions in a traditional dance practiced in China and other Asian countries. The dance will occur at 6pm, reservations are recommended. 


Join the Hillsborough Running Club for the Occoneechee Mountain Challenge, which starts and finishes at the Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail. Runners will race along the Riverwalk, past the Occaneechi Village Replica Site, through Gold Park and up to the top of the highest peak in Orange County.

Other Picks: 

Acrylic Pours — Swipe Technique, Workshop with Debi L. Drew, Thursday, Margaret Lane Gallery and Studios

Be Loud! Carolina Showcase, Thursday, Cat’s Cradle

Fever Dreams — Four Eerie Tales, Thursday, Jerry M. Passmore Senior Center 

Housterino, Winfield, North by North and Hank and Brendan, Thursday, Local 506

Big Dance Theater ‘Antigonick,’ Friday-Sunday, CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio

Friends Book Sale, Friday-Sunday, Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough

‘Hello, I’m Johnny Cash,’ presented by David Burney, Friday, The ArtsCenter

Road to Shakori, Friday, Cat’s Cradle

Frozen Family Bash, Saturday, Kidzu Children’s Museum

Horse Jumper of Love, Saturday, Local 506

Presentation by Sarah Carrier, Sunday, Chapel Hill Historical Society 

Songs for Australia — Australian Wildlife Relief Benefit, Sunday, Cat’s Cradle

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