Weekend at a Glance: Stand Against HB2, Studio Tours and Star Chefs

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Counterclockwise from top left: Julie Eastman silkscreen; Rebecca McLaughlin Neigher jewelry; Julie Wynmor glass art; Michael Salemi wood bowls.
Counterclockwise from top left: Julie Eastman silkscreen; Rebecca McLaughlin Neigher jewelry; Julie Wynmor glass art; Michael Salemi wood bowls.

The Crucible – Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm – It’s your last chance to see PlayMakers’ rendition of Arthur Miller’s masterful play which has been gripping audiences for 40 years now.

“You Should Smile More and Other Manspirational Observations” – Thursday, 7pm – Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show co-creator) has brought together comics to put together a multimedia comedy show at Cat’s Cradle that combines stand-up, videos and sketch to expose the sexism and racism that overshadows the political and social landscapes.

Catharine Carter Exhibit – On exhibit until November 12  – There’s only a few days left to catch this exhibit “Journey” at Tyndall Galleries that displays recent archival photomontages.

Eric Mack Exhibit – On exhibit through January 6, reception at 7pm on Thursday – The South Carolina native describes his work as visual sheet music. Head to the Stone Center’s Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum on Thursday at 7pm for a reception.

“Backwoods to Bayou” Southern Folk Art – On exhibit until November 17, Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm & Sunday 12-4pm – Two soft-spoken, self-taught artists, known by their nicknames Cornbread and Willie Willie left behind their careers to become full-time artists. You can witness their works reflecting their deep connections to the South at the Alexander Dickson House.

Mario Batali – Friday, 2-5pm – The star chef comes to town to celebrate his new cookbook “Mario Batali Big American Cookbook.” The event is a ticketed so grab a ticket and enjoy food from Lucha Tigre, The Root Cellar and Kitchen during the block party.

Cantari Concert – Friday, 4pm –  Cantari, the VOICES ensemble, celebrates its 11th season with a show at University United Methodist Church featuring Coronation Anthem, Chandos Anthem, and Cantata for a wedding performed by Cantari and Baroque instrumental ensemble.

Fire from the Farm Feast – Friday, 6:30pm – Il Palio chef Teddy Diggs teams up with his pal and James Beard award-winning cookbook author Chris Fischer for a special dinner where fire and smoke are the stars. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Abundance NC. Purchase a ticket by calling 919-918-2545.

UNC Basketball vs. UNC Pembroke – Friday, 7:30pm – Don’t miss the Tar Heels in their first game of the season at the Dean E. Smith Center. 

Jane Borden – Friday, 8:30pm – If you haven’t read stand-up comedian and writer Jane Borden’s book “I Totally Meant to Do That,” get on it. She returns to her home state for a show at DSI Comedy.

Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour – Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, noon-5pm – More than 80 artists will open their studios to show off their work and talk with visitors about what they do. See a variety of works of art from sculptures and paintings to ceramics and glass. Visit the website to download a map and plan your route.

Stand Against HB2 – North Carolina Musicians United for EqualityNC and QORDS – Sunday, 11:30am – The lineup for this all-day concert features Foxture, The Love Language, The Veldt, Henbrain, Pre-Raphaelites and so many more bands. Proceeds of the event will go to EqualityNC in their fight against HB2.

An Afternoon with Elizabeth Keckley: Journey from Slavery to the White House  – Sunday, 3pm – Elizabeth Keckley was born into slavery but purchased her freedom in the 1850s. District Court Judge Beverly Scarlett will interview Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy about the impact of Elizabeth’s life and how she became seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln and a confidante to her and the president.

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