Weekend Best Bets: Art, an Aerialist and Ukuleles

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Friday, May 8

6-8pm: Add some art to your weekend by attending the “A Process of Engagement: a Participatory Installation by Mary Ann Anderson” at the Ackland Museum Store. Visitors are encouraged to participate by moving around the small paintings (cut from larger paintings) now through the end of the month.

6-9pm: Meet artists Kathy Alderman and Elaine Pelkey-Herrick during their reception for “Gardens, Flowers, and Vistas” at Chapel Hill Art GalleryTheir gorgeous work feature landscapes with eye-popping colors – see the exhibit all weekend (Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, noon-6pm)

6-9pm: Made up of student artists and refugees from Thailand, the Karen Youth Art Group from the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm will display their artwork that will be part of a bilingual children’s book at a new exhibit at FRANK open now through June 7.

6-9pm: The 140 West Franklin Plaza will host an Elevate Aerialist performing during the 2nd Friday Art Walk on a free-standing lyra. Create art of your own at the stations dedicated to spin art, watercolors and finger painting.

7pm: Gather on the porch for the next rendition of the Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series featuring the Duke Ukulele Orchestra. Local vendors will be there for provide treats and refreshing drinks.

Saturday, May 9

10am-6pm: The 21st Art in the Garden Annual Sculpture Invitation show and sale premieres exciting new work for the outdoors from artists both local and nationally known. Chat with artists about the inspiration behind their work and shop all of the work.

11am-5pm: Luna Lee Ray hosts the 4th Annual Art Show at her private studio and garden where visitors can browse for art, metal, wood, jewelry, porcelain, ceramics and paintings from both local and national artists. Psst! There’s also a plant swap so bring one and then take one.

7:30pm: Rock band Cracker will perform a local show in support of their double album “Berkeley to Bakersfield” at Shakori Hills Community Arts Center. Their album Berkeley highlights the hard rock sound of the Bay area while Bakersfield is all about the country and roots music of the region.

8:15-9:30pm: Bring a blanket or chairs and the whole family for a free outdoor movie, Disney’s Big Hero 6. Concessions will be available for purchase at River Park.

Sunday, May 10

2-4pm: After brunch, take Mom to see “The Liar,” adapted from work by Pierre Corneille, at  Deep Dish Theater Company. This French comedy is about a noble man who lies his way out of sticky stituations, his servant, identical twin maids and a meddling father and runs through May 23.

6-8pm: Round out your weekend with a free outdoor concert from Great Latin Music with Saludos Compay at Southern Village.

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