Weekend at a Glance: Food, Forts and Films

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There are plenty of fun events in and around Chapel Hill this weekend, whether it’s in your living room or socially distant outside

weekend events – PlayMakers
Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Tim Tyson surrounding the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, NC and the events that followed during a virtual performance hosted by PlayMakers Repertory Company. Photo courtesy of PlayMakers

Compiled by Janet Alsas

All Weekend

‘Blood Done Sign My Name’
PlayMakers Repertory Company
presents an enticing virtual performing from Mike Wiley as he uses Tim Tyson’s childhood memories to dive into the murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow during this virtual performance, which is accompanied by powerful spirituals sung by Mrs. Mary D. Williams.

Thursday-Saturday

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. Favorites include “To Catch a Thief” on Thursday, “When Harry Met Sally” on Friday, and “E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial” on Saturday. Tickets are sold per person and must be purchased prior to arrival.

Thursday 

Community Food Distribution
The Town of Carrboro and the Orange County Social Services Department teams up with the local community to give back to those in need with a drive-thru food distribution. The event will take place from 9:30-11 a.m at Carrboro High School. Everyone is welcome, and there are no eligibility requirements or charges. 

Friday 

Build a Fort Virtually
Register your household for a fun evening of stories, games and fort building with the kids during this virtual event hosted by Orange County Public Library from 7 to 9 p.m.

‘Pain, Trauma, Triumph’
Explore the depths of emotion and thought through “Pain, Trauma, Triumph” by Anthony “AyJaye,” presented by Carolina Performing Arts. This solo dance performance seeks to engage the audience by using personal experiences to expand what we know about who we are as people. 

Saturday 

Pipe / Totally Slow
Rock out in your living room to these two bands during this free livestreamed show courtesy of Cat’s Cradle. Chapel Hill-based band Pipe forges a ragged rock sound that draws on both the raw garage of ’70s bands like the Sonics and the post-punk/indie rock attack of the ’80s underground. Totally Slow, a four-person band from Greensboro, are veterans of the Piedmont’s fertile underground punk scene, cutting their teeth in beloved local bands like Eagle Bravo, Rights Reserved and Torch Runner.

Shop Talk
Join non-performing artists at Carolina Performing Arts for a virtual conversation on the tools of their trade, whether that be costuming and lighting or staging and audio engineering. These designers and technicians will also discuss their creative collaborations with performing artists and how creation has changed post-pandemic. 

Sunday

Botanist and Barrel
Expand your cider and wine knowledge during a behind-the-scenes look of Botanist and Barrel, which includes a walk through the blueberry farm, a tour of the winery, samples of wine and cider and a tasting glass to keep.

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