Weekend at a Glance: Valentines, Viols and Vivacious Performance

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St. Valentine’s Afternoon Tea – Thursday, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm – You’re invited to Weathervane at Southern Season’s annual Valentine’s tea, featuring finger sandwiches, scones, petite desserts and a choice of Rose Champagne or a Shirley Temple.

Spice it Up! A Cooking Class for Young Chefs – Thursday, 4-5pm – Children grades 4 to 6 are invited to discover their culinary talents and prepare a Valentine’s Day treat at the Orange County Library!

“Intimate Apparel” – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm – Time-travel back to 1905 New York and experience the life of an African-American seamstress as told by PlayMakers Repertory Company at the Paul Green Theatre. Recommended ages 14+.

Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet – Thursday, 7:30pm – Experience the score of the classic 1931 film, Dracula, performed by the original quartet, with conductor Michael Riesman at UNC’s Memorial Hall.

UNC vs. Duke – Thursday, 8pm – Watch the intense basketball rivalry between UNC and Duke at Local 506 on the big screen for free!

Emma Dillon – Friday, 4:15-5:15pm – This lecturer from King’s College London is coming to UNC’s Person Hall to speak on the “Sound History and the Comedy of Absence” as a part of the Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture.

“Local Color” Opening Reception – Friday, 6-9pm –  Immerse yourself in color through the diverse art mediums – painting, photography, woodwork, mixed media, etc – created by local artists in a group exhibition assembled by the FRANK Curatorial Committee.

“The Disappearing Frogs Project” Opening Reception – Friday, 6-9pm – Regional artists come together to bring this exhibit highlighting the decline of global amphibian populations to FRANK.

“Shimmer: The Art of Light” – Friday, 6-11pm – Find the light in the night as Franklin Street from Carrboro’s The ArtCenter to Chapel Hill – is illuminated by art installations on the theme of “light.” Artists include locals Lien Truong, Lee Weisert and Matthew Ford.

Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson – Friday, 8pm – Join the avant-garde collaborators at UNC’s Memorial Hall as they combine words and music through poetry readings and a selection of songs from Glass’s Monsters of Grace.

Carolina Skies: Valentine Edition – Friday, Saturday, 8pm – Discover love stories in the stars with Morehead Planetarium’s special edition of their standby series.

APO’s TABLE 5K – Saturday, 9:30am – UNC’s service fraternity, APO and the Carrboro nonprofit, TABLE partner to feed children in the area by encouraging walkers and runners of all ages to come out and enjoy the race around Chapel Hill, beginning at The Old Well.

Revolutionary War Living History Day – Saturday, 11am-4pm – Focusing on Hillsborough’s unique role in the American Revolution, this event includes crafts, games, historic reenactments, demonstrations, colonial dancing and fire pit cooking.

Art Adventures – Saturday, 1-2:30pm – Hurry and register your 6- to 9-year-olds to learn about the “Color Across Asia” exhibit and create paper lanterns at the Ackland Art Museum.

Lisa McMann – Saturday, 2-3pm – This New York Times bestselling author is coming to Flyleaf Books to discuss the first book, “Dragon Captives,” in her new middle-grades series “Unwanteds Quests.”

Nature Explorers – Saturday, 2-3pm – Excite your family for Valentine’s Day, making nature-inspired valentines and valentines to decorate the outdoors with the Triangle Land Conservancy hosted at Chapel Hill Public Library.

Father-Daughter Valentine Dance – Saturday, 6:30-8:30pm – Reserve your spot for a special time grooving the night away with your daughter(s) at University Baptist Church!

Lucy Kaplansky – Saturday, 8pm – Starting her singing career in Chicago bars, this singer/songwriter has recorded several applauded projects and is now coming to The ArtsCenter.

All-Ages Hardcore Punk Show – Saturday, 8pm-midnight – Local 506 hosts five hardcore bands, including Substance from Charlotte and Society Sucker from Wilmington, in an all-ages event for all of the punks in your life.

Refugee Welcome Home Community Meal – Sunday, 1:30pm – RSVP to share a free meal and connect with local refugees and residents, hosted at Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe by Refugee Community Partnership and Love Chapel Hill.

Consort of Viols – Sunday, 3-4:30pm – Enjoy an afternoon of music from the English Renaissance at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, performed on period instruments by the UNC group and directed by Professor Brent Wissick.

Mary Lattimiore – Sunday, 8pm – Come out to Cat’s Cradle to welcome this Philadelphian harpist to Chapel Hill, while swaying to her original sound.


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