Weekend at a Glance: July 25-28

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Weekend at a Glance


With plenty of food, art and music to go around, there’s no shortage of things to do this weekend

By Jamey Cross
A dad and his son at the Free Bubble Festival sponsored by Chapel Hill Baptist Church.
Bring your kids to the Free Bubble Festival for some bubble-blowing fun, food trucks, bounce houses and more. Photo courtesy Brian Maloney of Grandpop Bubbles


Get an early start to your weekend with a special early showing of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” at The Lumina Theater. Instead of wallowing in sadness about The Lumina closing in September, come out and be the first to see Quentin Tarantino’s new film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.


The Hillsborough Arts Council’s Hillsborough Last Fridays Art Walk showcases the talents of local artists throughout downtown Hillsborough. For July’s walk, 12 local arts venues will open their doors for artist receptions and events, including the Thomas Stevens Gallery, Eno Gallery and Margaret Lane Gallery. Come out from 6-9pm to enjoy fine art galleries, artist studios, fine jewelers, boutiques, live music and award-winning restaurants. 


Bring the kids, or bring out your inner kid, at the Free Bubble Festival at Smith Middle School. From 10am-2pm partake in bubble-popping fun as Chapel Hill Baptist hosts bubble connoisseur Grandpop Bubbles from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.  


Bring the whole family out to Root Cellar Cafe & Catering for their Family Friendly Painting Class On A Sunday Afternoon from 3-5pm. Local artist Kim Murdock teaches how to paint a tranquil scene in acrylic paint on a canvas.

Other Picks:

Hawthorne and Wood NC Seafood and Beer Dinner, Thursday, Hawthorne and Wood

Business After Hours, Thursday, Residence Inn by Marriott Chapel Hill

PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory presents Bright Star, Thursday-Sunday, Paul Green Theatre

Opening Reception for Jennifer Meanley Solo Exhibition, Friday, Oneoneone Gallery 

Kids in the Kitchen: Summer Series, Friday, Kidzu Children’s Museum

Fridays On The Front Porch, Friday, The Carolina Inn

Last Fridays: Free Summer Concert Series with Orquesta GarDel, Friday, Historic Orange County Courthouse

Free Wine Tasting – A Garden of Rosé, Friday, Bottle Rev Chapel Hill

Farm Movie Night with Baby Goats: Date Night, Friday, Spring Haven Farm

Food Fest Fundraiser for the Refugee Support Center, Saturday, United Church of Chapel Hill

Love For The Soul Jazz Experience, Saturday, The ArtsCenter

Teen Nights: After Dark – Video Game Play, Saturday, Chapel Hill Community Center

Movies by Starlight with ‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu,’ Saturday, Southern Village Green

Farm Movie Night with Baby Goats: Family Night, Saturday, Spring Haven Farm 

Old Time Fiddlin’ Al McCanless & Friends w/ Andrew & Ash Small, Sunday, Cat’s Cradle

Jazz Brunch, Sunday, Weaver Street Market Carrboro

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