Weekend at a Glance: Festivals, Fundraisers and Fitness

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Weekend at a Glance: Public School Foundation 5K for Education in Chapel Hill
The PSF 5K for Education celebrates its ninth year supporting teachers and schools on Saturday. Photo by Christine Cotton

Compiled by Katie Barham

THURSDAY

During day one of the Cosmic Rays Film Festival, which focuses on experimental, essay, first-person and artists’ films, experience non-commercial short films at the Varsity Theater, starting at 5:30pm. 

FRIDAY

Come to Ackland Art Museum’s inaugural Arts & Drafts event to enjoy beer from Craftboro Brewing Depot and pizza from Coronato Pizza. Plus make crafts with local artist Stacy Lynn Waddell, who will teach participants how to make puzzle purses, which are folded paper objects with hidden messages.

SATURDAY

Run or walk with teachers, friends and school mascots on a course around UNC’s campus in the Public School Foundation 5K for Education. The race, now in its ninth year, promotes health, fitness and school spirit while generating funds for classroom, school and districtwide grants.

SUNDAY

Orange Literacy presents its 13th Annual Writers for Readers at the Carolina Club. Grammy Award-winner and UNC faculty member Bill Ferris interviews Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Tift Merritt and singer-historian-educator Mary D. Williams about the connection between music and literacy. Daniel Wallace, author of “Big Fish,” will emcee. 

Other Picks:

East Chapel Hill High School Performing Arts Presents ‘Hairspray,’ Thursday-Saturday, East Chapel Hill High School

The Living Dune, Thursday-Sunday, 140 W. Franklin St., Ste. 160

‘Julius Caesar,’ Thursday-Sunday, PlayMakers Repertory Company

Rituals of Resilience: Imagining Survival, Thursday, Sonja Haynes Stone Center Auditorium

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble ‘Cellular Songs Concert,’ Thursday, Memorial Hall

‘Back Home: Paintings by Irene Tison,’ Thursday-Sunday, Hillsborough Visitors Center

Sir Woman, Friday, Cat’s Cradle Back Room

Tyler Ramsey, Saturday, Cat’s Cradle Back Room

Inaugural Joint Creek Clean-Up, Saturday, Roberson Place Pathway

REEL Israel Documentary Film Festival, Sunday-March 12, The Chelsea Theater

Dan Rodriguez, Sunday, Cat’s Cradle Back Room

Hillsborough Classic Film Society presents ‘High Noon’ (1952), Sunday, Hillsborough Main Library

Baroque & Beyond – All in the Family / Zephyr Ensemble, Sunday, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church


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