Weekend at a Glance
Say goodbye to May and hello to June with the best events this weekend around Orange County
By Hannah Lee
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill is hosting the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours with an evening of networking and music, plus food provided by Rocky Top Catering, drinks by Bottle Rev Chapel Hill, and door prizes by Kendra Scott Jewelry. Guests will have the opportunity to check out the life-sized “grass menagerie” animals while learning about the mission of the House. Tours of the campus will be available throughout the evening.
Bring your blankets and chairs to the River Park lawn to enjoy an evening with the family to watch Disney’s “Ralph Break the Internet” on a 30-foot screen. Food and beverages will be on-site for purchase.
Dance the night away at the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Carolina Moonlight Party. Each year the event celebrates the Piedmont region of North Carolina with signature drinks, food and fun.
Take part in the second annual PORCHfest and celebrate the enormous impact PORCH has had on distributing food to hundreds of at-risk families in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The free event will be held on the Village Green at Southern Village, 4-8pm, with food from Town Hall Grill, La Vita Dolce, Pazzo and Rasa Malaysia. Enjoy family-friendly games and activities, live performances by local kids and musicians, and a bake sale.
Carolina Hemp Hut Grand Opening Celebration & Ribbon Cutting, Thursday, Carolina Hemp Hut
Fridays on the Front Porch, Friday, The Carolina Inn
Freight Train Blues Music Series, Friday, Carrboro Town Commons
Hillsborough Arts Council Last Fridays Art Walk & Concert Series, with “Faces” Patio and Landscaping Open House, Friday, throughout downtown Hillsborough
Carrboro Farmers’ Market’s 40th Birthday Celebration, Saturday, Carrboro Farmers’ Market
Coffee and Donuts with FRANK artist Luna Lee Ray on printmaking techniques, Saturday, FRANK Gallery
Author Peter Guzzardi Discusses “Emeralds of Oz,” Saturday, McIntyre’s Books
10th Animal Services Open House, Saturday, Orange County Animal Services Center
OdysseyStage Presents: Sitting Pretty: A Live Radio Show, Saturday-Sunday, The ArtsCenter
Annual Gala Brunch on the Lawn, Sunday, Moorefields
Farm to Fork Picnic, Sunday, Fearrington Village
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