Weekend at a Glance: Films, Football and Fundraisers

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Don’t miss the talented comedian, storyteller and poet Joe Sellman-Leava on his tour of Chapel Hill. Photo by Benjamin Borley.

Santa’s Secret Ale – Thursday, 11am – Delve into some holiday cheer at Carolina Brewery as they release their new holiday drink, Santa’s Secret Spiced Ale! All pints are only $1, so be sure to come and kick off your holiday season the right way.

Meet Henry Petroski – Thursday, 3:30pm-5pm – The Chapel Hill Public Library presents Duke professor Henry Petroski as he talks about his new book, “The Road Taken,” and the future infrastructure problems America faces. Petroski is a noted author who is best known for his books on the designs of everyday things, like pencils and toothpicks, and why they look the way they do.

SKJAJA Beach Shack Boil – Thursday, 6-9:30pm – Head to Durham and attend SKJAJA’s 8th annual Beach Shack Boil at The Rickhouse in downtown Durham! SKJAJA provides educational opportunities, like art classes, martial arts and even study abroad trips for underprivileged students. Don’t miss a chance to support children’s education and enjoy some delicious lowcountry fare! Tickets are $45.

UNC Women’s Basketball v. Alabama A&M – Thursday, 6pm – Cheer on the Tar Heels as they face Alabama A&M at Carmichael Arena! Don’t miss the second game of the season and the opportunity to watch the Heels go 2-0! Tickets start at just $5.

Joe Sellman-Leava – Thursday, 7:30pm – Melding stand-up comedy, storytelling and poetry, Joe Sellman-Leava’s one-man show “Labels” promises to entertain. Catch one of two shows to be performed at the Historic Playmakers Theatre. Tickets are $20.

Priceless Gem Tour – Friday, 3pm-4:30pm – Learn more about UNC‘s Native American narrative from American Indian staff, alum and community members as you tour UNC campus. There are many narrative to the story that is Carolina, so don’t miss this valuable learning opportunity.

Jupiter Ball – Friday, 7pm – Spend an evening dancing under the stars at Morehead Planetarium’s annual ball to support educational programs, need-based scholarships and outreach visits for North Carolina children. The special guests this year are Duke’s Paul Modrich and UNC’s Aziz Sancar, the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winners. Tickets are $275.

Long Story Shorts – Friday & Saturday, 8pm-10pm – Come out to Kenan Theatre and enjoy the best of UNC’s budding screen and stage writers! Eight short plays will be read aloud on Kenan Theatre’s adaptable set, so theatre enthusiasts will be sure to enjoy this event.

Dankstop Comedy Tour – Friday, 8:30pm – Join the folks at DSI as they present four accomplished stand up comedians, including Boris Khaykin, who has been featured by FunnyorDie and Comedy Central, Brandon Scott Wolf, a contributor to Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, Derek Humphrey, who has been featured by MTV and Anne Victoria Clark, who was hailed by the New York Times as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.”

Carrboro Film Festival – Saturday, 11am-6:30pm; Sunday, 11am-5:30pm – Immerse yourself in arguably the best film festival in North Carolina, as the Carrboro Film Festival takes on its 11th year. Held at The ArtsCenter, this festival is truly one of a kind, and renowned far and wide. Don’t miss it.

Holiday Popup Shop – Saturday, 12pm-4pm; Sunday, 12pm-4pm – For those looking to get an early start on holiday shopping, be sure to swing by the Holiday Popup Shop at the Hillsborough Arts Council Gift Shop this Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will feature pottery from Mary Ann Peter, and Sunday will feature the woodwork of George Campbell.

Movies at the Library – Saturday, 2:30pm-5pm – Drop your books and head to the Chapel Hill Public Library to watch “Captain America: Civil War” as part of the libraries “Bad Movie Friday” program! This free event is open to everyone, however the movie is rated PG-13.

UNC Football v. The Citadel – Saturday, 3:30pm – After you’re done cheering on the Women’s Basketball team on Thursday, come out to Kenan Stadium this Saturday and watch the Heels beat the Citadel during the second-to-last home game of the season!

Hughes Academy Display – Sunday, 4-6pm – Delve into the history of education in Hillsborough at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, and take a tour of the historic Hughes Academy. Any local history buffs should not miss this event, and refreshments will be served.

What’s your story? – Sunday, 7pm-8:30pm – Participate in a community storytelling event at Johnny’s Gone Fishing, or just sit back and listen to other people’s stories! Each event has a previously announced theme, so come either ready to share, willing to let someone else read your story anonymously, or just ready to listen to others.

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