Weekend at a Glance: Lightings, Live Jazz and Local Art

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Enjoy the work of Orange County artists this weekend with gallery tours, film screenings and live concerts

Weekend at a Glance
Get in the holiday spirit by basking in the annual tree lighting at Southern Village.

Compiled by Renee Ambroso

All Weekend

26th Annual Virtual Art Tour 
There are three ways to enjoy the 26th annual event hosted by the Orange County Artists Guild – browse online galleries, enjoy virtual studio visits by appointment only or make an in-person studio visit by appointment only. Admission is free.

Sculpture in the Garden
View the work of local artists at the North Carolina Botanical Garden during its annual show, featuring 61 pieces by 41 different artists. A virtual tour is also available through the Botanical Garden’s website.

Carrboro Film Fest
Beginning Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., Carrboro Film Fest is coming to Vimeo on Demand. Livestreams including performances and conversations with artists will also be available through Youtube and Facebook. The 15th annual festival will feature virtual film screenings, filmmaker panels and prize giveaways. Browse the weekend-long lineup of on the event’s website.


Making Moccasins with the Orange County Historical Museum
Learn how to make your own felt moccasins with Orange County Historical Museum Site Manager Tanya Day at 7 p.m. The activity is suitable for ages 8 and up, and registration is encouraged.


Odd Couples: Objects in Conversation
The Ackland Art Museum offers a guided look at unexpected pairings of art from its collections, yielding exciting insights. The virtual program will be led by Ackland Graduate Intern Sarah Farkas and Object Based Teaching Fellow Erin Dickey. Registration is required.


Southern Village Miracle on Market Street
Southern Village and The Lumina Theater host a socially distanced, outdoor showing of “Elf” on the Village Green starting at 6 p.m., followed by the lighting of their tree. Hot chocolate will be provided by La Vita Dolce Coffee, Gelato and Wine Cafe and snacks will be available for purchase as well. A portion of proceeds benefit the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Seating pods can be purchased for up to five people.

Kidzu’s Virtual Tuck in the Garden
Join Kidzu Children’s Museum as they prepare its garden for the winter months. Participants will learn how to care for plants in the cold, read a story to the garden before it’s winter rest and make bugs out of fallen leaves. Registration required, and a free seed packet will be distributed for each child per registration group.


Jazz at Union Grove Farm
Union Grove Farm partners with Sheltered Events to host an afternoon of live jazz benefiting victims of Hurricane Eta. The lakeside concert will feature Peter Lamb and the Wolves, Zen Poets and Doug Largent Trio. Three chowder options will be provided picnic-style for lunch, as well as contactless ordering for beer and wine. Purchase tickets in advance for lakeside spots, or request a tailgate option.

And don’t forget!

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP hosts its virtual Freedom Fund Banquet on Dec. 3 featuring keynote speakers William A. Darrity Jr. and Kristen Mullen, the authors of “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty- First Century.” Order from a list of participating local restaurants on the night of the banquet and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the NAACP.

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