Weekend at a Glance: Singers, Symphonies and Slugging

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Attendees enjoyed The Regency Ball at the 2017 Jane Austen Summer Program. This year’s event is a masquerade. Photography by Aramide Gbadamosi


Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party – Fans of Greg Heffley’s middle school misadventures can head down to Orange County Public Library to get wimpy with other fans and enjoy trivia, games and snacks.

Propersleep – Raleigh-based band Propersleep is celebrating the release of its new album, “Feels Like Leaving,” with a performance at Cat’s Cradle.

200 Years of Horror – The Jane Austen Summer Program invites fans of the author to their annual four-day symposium at Hampton Inn and Suites. This year’s horror-themed event focuses on the books Northanger Abbey and Frankenstein and features a masquerade ball, pub crawl and Austen-inspired plays.


North Carolina Symphony – Bring a blanket to the Southern Village Green and find a spot on the grass to enjoy the North Carolina Symphony.

Family Movie Night at Chapel Hill Public Library – “Incredibles 2” heads to theaters this week, and if you haven’t seen the first one yet, Chapel Hill Public Library is here to save the day!

Tennessee artist Stephen Chopek performs at 2nd Wind Friday to promote his newest single. Photography by Jamie Harmon.

Stephen Chopek at 2nd Wind – Tennessee singer Stephen Chopek will be playing at 2nd Wind as part of his North Carolina performance series. Swing by to get a taste of his music before his full-length album releases this fall.


Southern Village Dance Hour – If you’re ready to bust a move in the name of fitness, Center of Motion‘s Dance Hour on the Village Green is for you! Stick around for a showing of “Black Panther.”

No Shame Theatre – Sixty minutes to prepare an original work of theater, dance or music and put it on, using your own imagination and whatever you’re given by The ArtsCenter? If that sounds like your idea of fun, head to Carrboro to make your name on the big stage this Saturday.

George Trouble at 2nd Wind – Chapel Hill already has quite a few blues, but if you’re in the mood for more, enjoy a performance by indie musician George Trouble at 2nd Wind.


Punching with Pops – Help Dad work on his haymakers! Title Boxing Club is letting prizefighter pops punch for free.

Triangle Vegfest – Try delicious gluten-free and vegan free food from Soul Cocina Triangle and other vendors at Southern Village.

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Jishnu Nair

Jishnu is an editorial intern at Chapel Hill Magazine. He's a junior newspaper journalism major and politics junkie at Syracuse University's Newhouse School who originally hails from New Jersey. When Jishnu isn't writing, you can find him watching, playing, or talking about soccer. Alternatively, you could find him on his couch rewatching Game of Thrones for the 7th or 8th time.
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