Jump into June with outdoor music, dance and a new appreciation for community
Compiled by Delaney Galvin
Kidzu Children’s Museum resumes their Junior Gardeners program every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join Kidzu in their outdoor learning garden for fun activities and crafts with a different theme each day.
The Colonial Inn Porch Concert
Tea Cup Gin performs indie-jazz music on the porch this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy their music while getting some fresh air at the newly restored Colonial Inn.
Beats & Eats Music Festival
This three-day music event, presented by UNC Health, raises funds for The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, which provides a home-away-from-home for families receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Friday features live music from Love & Valor at Union Grove Farm with eats by Annie Bell’s Catering. Saturday features SOULJAM at Southern Village with eats by Paco’s Tacos. And Sunday features Peter Lamb and the Wolves at Carrboro Town Commons with eats by Annie Bell’s Catering.
Fridays on the Front Porch
Starting June 4, The Carolina Inn will resume front porch festivities every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. This week features Jessica’s Food Truck and live music from Lee Gildersleeve and the Bad Dogs.
Carolina Performing Arts Concert
Experience music from two acclaimed pianists, Aaron Diehl and Clara Yang, from the comfort of your own home this Friday at 7:30 p.m. They will perform both duo and solo works including some by composer Philip Glass.
This virtual concert, hosted by Music Maker Relief Foundation, celebrates the legacy of Piedmont blues with musical trio The Hamiltones. This group has been featured on four Grammy-nominated albums and performs this Friday at 6 p.m.
School of Rock’s “Funner Summer” Concert
An outdoor concert at Carrboro Town Commons from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. featuring School of Rock Chapel Hill’s house band.
19th Century Clothing Showcase
Join the Burwell School as they showcase clothing from the 19th century. Find out what people from all walks of life used to wear and why they wore them. This is a drop-in event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and it will feature both indoor and outdoor exhibits.
Triangle Youth Ballet
Triangle Youth Ballet performs summer-themed ballets on the Village Green at Southern Village from 2 to 3 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and a gently used book to trade with Book Harvest, a company dedicated to encouraging reading and literacy among young people.
Laura Ridgeway’s Folk Americana Trio
Join this Bluegrass Folk band for a refreshing outdoor concert on the Village Green at Southern Village from 7 to 9 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy food from one of the many eateries surrounding the green. Tickets must be booked in advance.