Weekend at a Glance: Museums, Movies and Memoirs

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Soak in the arts this weekend with stories, movies, exhibits and more

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Margaret Lane Gallery’s two ongoing exhibits – “Coastal View” and “Stop, Look and Listen” – end on Sunday.

Compiled by Nicole Moorefield

THURSDAY

Native American Storytelling
Orange County Historical Museum hosts Lawrence Dunmore, a professional storyteller and historian for the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, for a virtual Native American storytelling event from 7 to 8 p.m. Lawrence will explore the stories and culture of the Occaneechi-Saponi people and other Native peoples and nations from Turtle Island.

FRIDAY

Posing Modernity: A Retrospective View
The Ackland Art Museum hosts a conversation with Denise Murrell about her exhibition, “Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today,” which was also on display at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Denise is a UNC graduate and is an associate curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Southern (Dis)Comfort by Johnny Lee Chapman III
During this storytelling event presented by Carolina Performing Arts as part of The Commons Festival, spoken word artist Johnny Lee navigates the lesser-known histories of North Carolina and shares the traditions and legends that now define the state. 

SATURDAY

Family Night at the Movies
The Drive-In at Carraway Village screens “Gremlins” at 6:30 p.m. This is the third installment in its Family Night at the Movies series, which shows throwback movies for families every Saturday.

SUNDAY

‘The Rope of Life: A Memoir’
FRANK Gallery presents the virtual launch of Mirinda Kossoff’s highly-anticipated new book. The launch consists of a live reading and interview led by fellow author Nora Gaskin.

‘Sound of Metal’
The Drive-In at Carraway Village screens the 2019 American drama as part of “The Contenders” series presented by Film Fest 919. Following the film, the drive-in will show pre-recorded conversations with director Darius Marder and star Riz Ahmed.

ALL WEEKEND

‘Coastal View’ and ‘Stop, Look and Listen’
The Margaret Lane Gallery features two ongoing art exhibits, “Coastal View” and “Stop, Look and Listen,” which run through Sunday. “Coastal View” features ocean-themed art while the latter centers around all things trains. Both feature the work of David Knox and other local artists.

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