Weekend at a Glance: Film Festival, Family Movies and a Farm Dinner

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Enjoy a fun-filled weekend with live music at Cat’s Cradle, a visit to local farms or Carrboro’s free market

Gaelic Storm will perform at Cat’s Cradle this weekend.

Compiled by Caitlyn Yaede

Thursday

Al Fresco Dinner on the Farm
Join The Honeysuckle Tea House for a chef-curated dinner on the scenic 15-acre farm. From 6-10 p.m., enjoy fine food and beverage pairings including Honeysuckle mead and Wicked Weed sours. Registration is required.

Wine & Design Open House and Ribbon-Cutting
Welcome Wine & Design Art Studio to Chapel Hill at the open house and ribbon-cutting event at 4 p.m. Meet and chat with the owners and artists and members of the Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro at the Glen Lennox Shopping Center, and enjoy wine and snacks. Registration is requested.

Tracks Music Series: Jazz Night
Join the Tracks Music Library for a concert featuring performances from Katharine Whalen’s Jazz Squad from 6-6:45 p.m. and Durham-based quintet Dreamroot from 7:15-8 p.m. Pack a picnic, bring a chair and join in the fun at University Place!

Manhattan Short Film Festival
Calling all film fanatics! The ArtsCenter is hosts this short film festival from 8-10:30 p.m. at the Earl & Rhoda Wynn Theater. Viewers will vote on the best short film presented at the festival. Tickets are required.

Legends of Motown and Dinner
Join the Orange County Department on Aging for a throwback to Motown hits. True Dreams Productions performs, followed by a catered dinner. The event will be at the Robert & Pearl Seymour Center from 5 to 6 p.m.

Friday

Poetry and Spoken Word Memorial in Honor of George Floyd
Join the Unity Center of Peace for a night of music, poetry and art in honor of George Floyd. Eight artists will share their work about the impact of George Floyd’s death at the event, hosted by spoken word poet Johnny Lee Chapman III and will include performances from Ike Floyd and Taborah Adams. The memorial starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are required.

Eno Arts Mill Grand Opening
Join the Orange County Arts Commission in welcoming the Eno Arts Mill Studio at a grand opening from 6-9 p.m. Tour the new studio and gallery space featuring the work of more than a dozen artists. Enjoy live music from XOXOK, food trucks Yagg Sii Tenn and Mr. Wingz & Mrs. Thingz and beverages. Registration is recommended.

Movie at River Park
Head over to River Park for an outdoor showing of “The Croods: A New Age” on a 30-foot screen. Don’t forget blankets and snacks! The film begins at 7:30 p.m.

Friday-Saturday

Movie at the Drive-In
The Drive-In at Carraway Village hosts screenings of the animated movie “The Addams Family 2.” This family-friendly movie will be showing at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Friday-Sunday

Oktoberfest at Pluck Farm
Dust off your lederhosen and get ready for a stein-hoisting competition, traditional music, bratwurst and beer at Steel String Brewery‘s Pluck Farm. Weaver Street Market supplies fresh pretzels, and a bouncy castle will be on-site for the kids. Open from 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Kilometers for the Kids
Carolina For The Kids Foundation hosts this 5K, 10K and one-mile fun run starting at 8 a.m. to benefit the nonprofits’ mission to help kids and families pay for health care at N.C.Children’s Hospital. Beginning at the Old Well, the 5K will span across UNC’s campus. Virtual races will take place on Friday and Saturday, along with a cycling option for the 10K, that can be completed at a location of your choice.

Saturday 

Gaelic Storm
This upbeat band combines bluegrass, country and Celtic music into one energetic performance. Doors open at 7 p.m. at Cat’s Cradle and the show begins at 8 p.m. The venue asks for proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test, and tickets are required.

Saturday Slowdown
Wind down from the long week at RambleRill Farm from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy the scenic farm, bring a picnic lunch and meet the goats and chickens. Peruse produce from RambleRill, treats from Starfish Bakery and other vendors.

The Witch’s Haunted Barn
Get into the spooky spirit at Firefly Farm. The event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will feature the haunted barn and candy for those who brave the scary scenes, and the farm’s animals will also be out and about. Tickets are required and costumes are encouraged!

The Really Really Free Market
Head to the Carrboro Town Commons for this free market. There is no buying and selling – just giving and taking! Bring items (or don’t) to share with the community and take what you need. The market is open from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy live music and get a haircut or your bike repaired, too.

Always Inspiring Gala
Join The ArtsCenter for a virtual gala at 6 p.m. Bid on items in the silent or live auctions and support arts programs. The program includes messages from The ArtsCenter’s Executive Director Daniel Mayer and Board Chair Michael Frisch along with entertainment. Registration is recommended.

Live Music at Cat’s Cradle
Enjoy the musical stylings of 75 Dollar Bill as they open for Chapel Hill’s Mac McCaughan. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. The venue asks for proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test, and tickets are required.

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