Weekend at a Glance: Showings, Sculptures & Stories

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Whether you miss football and getting out of the house or really love virtual event options, here are six ways to make the most of the weekend

Sculpture in the Garden – weekend events
The 32nd Sculpture in the Garden takes place at the North Carolina Botanical Garden through Dec. 6.

Compiled by CC Kallam

THURSDAY 

Movies by Starlight: Shine on Black Stories
Catch a screening of the movie, “Mercy,” hosted by The Lumina Theater at Southern Village at 8 p.m. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Theodore M. Shaw, a UNC School of Law professor and the Director of the UNC Center for Civil Rights. All proceeds benefit the NAACP Defense Fund.

32nd Annual Sculpture in the Garden
Visit the North Carolina Botanical Garden for its 32nd Annual Sculpture in the Garden featuring 61 installations by 41 North Carolina artists, rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The installation runs through Dec. 6.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

NC 10By10 Play Festival
Cary Playwrights’ Forum and Odyssey Stage present its third annual 10-minute play festival with new works by North Carolina playwrights. The virtual festival features 10 new 10-minute performances, including an acting class with a mime, a parody on Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” and more. Local writers take on the virtual challenge as a new medium to perform for a live but strictly online audience at 8 p.m. Tickets are “pay what you can.”

SATURDAY

UNC vs UNC-Charlotte
Watch UNC’s Men’s Football team play against the Charlotte 49ers at Kenan Memorial Stadium live on the ACC Network or GoHeels TV at 3:30 p.m. for the second game of UNC’s season. 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Tea Garden Celebration
Join Camellia Forest Tea Gardens to celebrate the long-awaited release of “Grow Your Own Tea: A Complete Guide.” Author Christine Parks will be on-site to sign books. There will also be a socially-distant tour of the Tea Garden and greenhouses, and opportunities to sip home-grown tea. Light snacks will be provided or bring your own picnic. Ticket fee includes raffle entry for a copy of the book, plants, seeds and more.

SUNDAY

Kings Mill-Morgan Creek: The Story of a Neighborhood
Join Chapel Hill Historical Society’s Zoom discussion on the history and importance of the post-World War II developed Kings Mill-Morgan Creek neighborhood from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Many notable Chapel Hillians went on to live in the neighborhood, inspiring residents to compile documentation and photos of the history of the farmland. The online presentation will provide a preview of the upcoming book on the neighborhood published by the Chapel Hill Historical Society.

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