Weekend at a Glance: State Parks, Symphonies and Southern Folk Art

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“Bluebirds in the Maple Trees” by Willie Willie- Photo by Karen Mack

“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.

An Artist Evening – Thursday, 6pm – Join novelist Clyde Edgerton and photographer John Rosenthal at FRANK Gallery to experience a presentation of stories, artwork and music from a friendship that has lasted more than thirty years– with special guest, former Red Clay Rambler, Mike Craver.

UNC Women’s Soccer Game – Thursday, 7pm & Sunday, 1pm – Come support our Tar Heels as they take on the Miami Hurricanes Thursday and the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest Sunday.

Fridays on the Front Porch – Fridays, 5-8pm – As the season of porch gathering is winding down, you don’t want to miss another gathering on The Carolina Inn’s lawn with live music from Big Fat Gap and food truck eats from Chick-N-Que and Bam Pam Chow.

The Contemporaries – Friday, 6-9pm – LIGHT Art+Design hosts an artists’ reception to raise awareness of innovative sustainable design by promoting the work of contemporary artists. The exhibit will be showing until November 19.

Open Fields Concert – Friday, 7pm – This Little Rock based band makes a stop at The Cave, alongside bands Alpha Cop and Poor Pie, during their first tour in two years. Their unique take on psychedelic music explores a wide range of dynamics from urgent to dreamy and finds its inspiration from traditional folk music and lullabies.

Movie in the Park – Friday, 7:15-9pm – Looking for a family outing or date idea? Providing the weather holds off, grab a blanket and watch “The Good Dinosaur” under the stars at River Park.

“The Coffee Man” Screening – Friday, 7:30pm – Open Eye Café is showing this film following the world travels of 2015 World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic to perfect the perfect cup of joe. His journey includes traveling from the birthplace of coffee in Ethiopia to Columbia to the hubbub of the specialty coffee movement in Seattle.

Home Football Game – Saturday, 3:30pm – After all the excitement and nail-biting moments of this season, you don’t want to miss out on this rare event, when two nationally ranked teams play at Kenan Stadium. The No. 17 Tar Heels take on the No. 25 Virginia Tech Hokies.

PawsFest – Sunday, 11am-2pm – Grab your pup and head out to this family friendly event at Paws4Ever for a 4k train run, 1/2 mile walk and festival with food trucks and fun activities for the whole family. All proceeds benefit the animals at Paws4Ever.

Nature Walk – Sunday, 1-2:30pm – Chapel Hillians are encouraged by Hike NC! to get some fresh air while exploring the Johnston Mill Nature Preserve for a 3 mile hike. Hike NC! is a collaboration with leading hiking experts to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the North Carolina State Parks by leading hikes across the state.

North Carolina Symphony – Sunday, 7:30pm – Czech composer Antonín Dvořák composed his fifth symphony in 1875, now this classical composition “Symphony No.5” is reinvigorated on the stage at Memorial Hall.

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