Weekend at a Glance: Spanish, Seratones & The Scary Show

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The ensemble in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, running through Nov. 6. Photo by Jon Gardiner.
The ensemble in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, running through Nov. 6. Photo by Jon Gardiner.

Downtown Pop Up Farmers’ Market – Thursdays through October 27, 3:30-5:30pm – It’s your second-to-last chance to shop for local produce and goods at the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market downtown mini market located at the 140 West Franklin Plaza (at the intersection of Church Street and Franklin Street).

“50 Great American Places” Reading – Thursday, 7pm – Come listen to Dr. Brent D. Glass, director emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, read from his new book discussing essential historic sites across the U.S. at Flyleaf Books.

The Crucible – Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm – Get in the Halloween mood this weekend with PlayMakers’ rendition of Arthur Miller’s masterful play which has been gripping audiences for 40 years now.

Seratones at Cat’s Cradle – Friday, 8pm – Rock meets gospel with this Louisiana-based band who released their critically acclaimed debut album “Get Gone” in May.

Fiesta de Libros en Español – Saturday, 11am-12pm – Roll out of bed and bring your pillow to this community-wide Spanish reading event hosted by hispanic nonprofit ISLA and the Chapel Hill Public Library at St. Thomas More Elementary School.

Wheels4Hope Car Blessing – Saturday, 12:30-2pm – Learn more about Wheel4Hope while enjoying some delicious treats from Monterrey Mexican Restaurant Food Truck at Chapel Hill Tire’s University Place location.

An Evening with Elvis – Saturday, 7-9pm – Get your dancing shoes ready for Keith Henderson’s “Illusions of The King,” supporting Chapel Hill Service League’s Christmas House and community partners.

Catharine Carter Exhibit Opening Reception – Saturday, 7-9pm – Gather at Tyndall Galleries for the opening of Catharine Carter’s new exhibit “Journey” displaying recent archival photomontages and celebrating the release of her new hand-bound art book also titled “Journey.”

Transactors Improv: The Scary Show – Saturday, 8pm – An annual tribute to “horror, suspense, sci-fi and the just plain weird,” this Carrboro-incubated improv group will take to The ArtsCenter stage.

Sundays in Hillsborough – Sundays, 1-5pm – Head to Hillsborough to enjoy a concert from Snakewig, carriage rides and historic site tours at the Courthouse Lawn in Hillsborough. This family-friendly has fun activities for everyone.

Habitat’s 18th Annual House Party – Sunday, 2:30-5pm – This afternoon of great food, wine and company supports Habitat for Humanity of Orange County’s mission to help families build homes in downtown Chapel Hill’s Northside neighborhood.

Go Figure – through Sunday – This is the last weekend to check out Hillsborough Art Gallery’s exhibition featuring works by Linda Carmel, Marcy Lansman and Lynn Wartski.



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Laura Zolman Kirk

Associate Editor Laura Zolman Kirk is a Kentuckian turned Chapel Hillian and totally in love with this special slice of North Carolina.
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