This weekend, attend the 33rd annual sculpture show at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, along with a handful of live concerts and an interview with local artists hosted by the Burwell School Historic Site
Compiled by Brooke Spach
Tracks Music Series
Tracks Music Library, Chapel Hill’s local streaming platform, presents an outdoor concert at University Place. A bluegrass double feature includes performances by Hard Drive at 6 p.m. and Honey Magpie at 7:15 p.m. Kidzu Children’s Museum will host a kids’ jamboree from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring a chair and pack a picnic or enjoy fare from Carolina Brewery, Maple View Farms and Hawkers Asian Street Food.
Fridays on the Front Porch
The North Carolina bluegrass group Big Fat Gap will perform live outside The Carolina Inn from 5 to 8 p.m. Food trucks GreeTalian Grill and Cilantro Mexican Cuisine will be on-site to provide refreshments.
Peel Opening Reception
An exhibition of screenprints by Bob Goldstein, a UNC professor and Carrboro-based screenprinter, will be on display at Peel. The opening reception takes place from 6 to 9 p.m.
Eric Sommer and Maggie Monroe
Performer, writer and guitarist Eric Sommer brings his unique style to the folk and rock genres. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at The Station in Carrboro, and the show will feature an appearance by 17-year-old singer-songwriter Maggie Monroe.
Live Music at The Honeysuckle
Enjoy mead or a snack from the menu at The Honeysuckle Tea House while the Tommy Jackson Duo plays jazz tunes. Tommy Jackson is joined by guitarist, composer and UNC alumnus Christian Cail, from 8 to 11 p.m.
Live Music at Yonder
Yonder Southern Cocktails & Brew hosts Raleigh-based bluegrass and cover band the Carolina Heelsplitters, from 8 to 11 p.m.
Cosmic Charlie – High Energy Grateful Dead
Formed in Athens, Georgia, Cosmic Charlie defies expectations of a cover band. The group found their niche with a personal and upbeat twist on the Grateful Dead’s music. Doors open at Cat’s Cradle at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. The venue requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before the event.
Sculpture in the Garden
The 33rd annual exhibit at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, featuring the sculpture of more than 30 artists nestled into the garden’s grounds, kicks off with a preview party from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Come to meet the artists, enjoy refreshments from Marcel’s Catering Cafe and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. Tickets are required for the preview party. The exhibit opens to the general public during regular garden hours, 9 to 5 p.m., beginning on Sunday.
The Gone Ghosts with Earleine
Alternative country/Americana rock band The Gone Ghosts are making their return to live music after a hiatus at The Station. The Carrboro-based group was formed in 2018 by Dave Hedeman and Dillon Partin. Tennessean folk artist Earleine, a close friend of the band, will perform as the opening act. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Impolite Conversations with Creators and Makers
Burwell School Historic Site presents a comprehensive, conversational interview between local artist Jimmy Holcomb and Ellen Steinberg, designer of WHUP radio station and Hillsborough Arts Council’s logos and previous creative director of McKinney in Durham. Registration is required for the event, which begins at 3 p.m.