Weekend at a Glance: Sept. 19-22

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Weekend at a Glance

 

UNC sports are in full swing and so are the exhibits, fundraisers, concerts and more that come with the start of a new season!

 

By Hannah Lee

 

As the county’s largest and oldest event, Hillsborough Hog Day is back again for the 36th year featuring a barbecue contest, arts and craft vendors, car show, children’s area and more in downtown Hillsborough on Friday and Saturday. Photo by Craig Lloyd

THURSDAY:

Vist The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History for the “DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance” Opening Reception, featuring the work of award-winning visual artist Fahamu Pecou.

FRIDAY:

Join the Orange County Optimist Club at Hillsborough Hog Day for a barbecue-themed weekend as they throw the county’s oldest event benefiting multiple local nonprofits. There is something for everyone: a barbecue cook-off, live music, dessert contest, 5K and more.

SATURDAY:

Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox at the inaugural Magical Hill Festival and Fairy House Competition, a festival embracing everything whimsical and magical, at the Chapel Hill Community Center Park, 3-7 p.m. Dress up in your best fairy or gnome costume to try your chance at a number of prizes. There will also be food trucks, vendors, arts and crafts, and a “wishing tree” where guests can make a wish by tying a ribbon onto its branches. 

SUNDAY:

Experience a genre-bending performance of traditional Korean music by award-winning percussionist Kim So Ra as she plays the janggu, a Korean double-headed drum, at The ArtsCenter. The show is part of Kim’s debut tour of the United States, which includes dates at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Lincoln Center.

Other Picks:

‘1971’ Free Outdoor Installation by Craig Walsh, Thursday-Sunday, Chapel Hill Public Library

‘Native Son,’ Thursday-Friday and Sunday, PlayMakers Repertory Company

Onam Sadhya 2019, Thursday, Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe

Rally in Chapel Hill with Bernie Sanders, Thursday, Bell Tower Amphitheater

Snow Tha Product: Goin Off Tour, Thursday, Cat’s Cradle

Good Neighbor Initiative Cookout, Thursday, Hargraves Community Center

‘She Who Tells a Story’ photography exhibit, Friday-Sunday, Ackland Art Museum

The Fab Four at 55: Across the Universe (Beatles Tribute), Friday, Cat’s Cradle

Notre Dame vs. UNC Men’s Soccer, Friday, UNC Lacrosse & Soccer Stadium

Fridays on the Front Porch, Friday, The Carolina Inn

Appalachian State vs. UNC Football, Saturday, Kenan Memorial Stadium

The Lumina Outdoor Movie with ‘The Lion King,’ Saturday, Southern Village Green

Whitney with Hand Habits, Saturday, Cat’s Cradle

Kilometers for the Kids 5K and Fun Run, Sunday, McCorkle Place

Book Launch Celebration, ‘The Campus at Chapel Hill: Two Hundred Twenty-Five Years of Architecture,’ Sunday, Chapel Hill Public Library

Orange County’s 15th annual Dog Swim, Sunday, Heritage Hills Pool

Sundays in Hillsborough Concert Series: Mason Lovette Acoustic, Sunday, corner of North Churton & King Streets

Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fundraiser hosted by Al’s Burger Shack and Midway Community, Sunday, businesses along North Graham Street

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