Weekend at a Glance: Pine Needles, Phone Calls and Performing Arts

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Kick off the first weekend of March with events in and around Chapel Hill, from drive-in movies and shows to virtual performances and artist talks

weekend events – the Drive-In at Carraway Village
The Drive-In at Carraway Village screens films from Film Fest 919‘s “The Contenders” series every Sunday.

Compiled by Meredith Alling

ALL WEEKEND

‘Our Moments in Time’
Cedar Ridge High School
International Baccalaureate Visual Art students Michelle Castellanos and Melissa Garcia Corona present their senior year art show through March 10. Witness these students’ significant artistic achievements as they prepare for the next big step in their creative journey. This is the first of three shows featuring the work of two senior Cedar Ridge High School IB Visual Arts students.

600 Highwaymen: ‘A Thousand Ways’ (Part One)
Carolina Performing Arts
hosts experimental theater creatives 600 Highwaymen as they facilitate a unique experiment on connection. Each participant will be guided through a phone conversation with a stranger in the first installment of “A Thousand Ways.” Parts two and three will occur in the following months.

THURSDAY

Indigenous Uses of Pine Needles
Vickie Jeffries, the tribal administrator of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, educates viewers on the traditional uses of pine needles used by native peoples, from basket making to medicinal salves to teas. This event is facilitated by the Orange County Historical Museum.

FRIDAY

Firepit Fridays
The Carolina Inn invites guests to get toasty around its socially distanced fire pit. Up to eight people can gather by each fire for cocktails, charcuterie, and of course, s’mores.

SATURDAY

‘High and Dizzy’ Livestream
The ArtsCenter
presents a livestream of this comedic silent film starring Harry Lloyd. Tim Carless performs the film’s score.

SUNDAY

Author Talk with Gillian McDunn
McIntyre’s Books
hosts an online talk with children’s book author Gillian McDunn to discuss her latest book, “These Unlucky Stars.” The presentation includes a trivia game, which participants are encouraged to complete on a secondary device.

‘Wolfwalkers’
The Drive-In at Carraway Village
screens this animated Irish tale as part of “The Contenders” series presented by Film Fest 919. Following the film, the drive-in will show pre-recorded conversations with directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart moderated by Guillermo del Toro.

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