Weekend Best Bets: Baseball, Barbecue and Beethoven

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Meet Our Heroes Reception – Thursday, 5-8pm – Celebrate the heroes who inspire the sixth grade students at Durham Academy. Artist Peg Gignoux coached the group of students as they constructed handmade, illustrated pop-up books that featured the heroes in their lives. These unique books will be on display until April 3. FRANK Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St.; Free; 919-636-4135; frankisart.com

UNC Baseball vs. Pittsburgh – Friday, 3pm; Saturday, 2pm; and Sunday, 1pm – Take your  family out to see the No. 6 Tarheels face the Panthers for one, two or three of the games they’re hosting this weekend. Kicking off ACC play with this series, Carolina is looking to make a strong showing and prove that they are ready to hold the top spot in the conference.  Boshamer Stadium, 235 Ridge Rd.; $7-$10; goheels.com

Opening Reception: March Featured Artists – Friday, 6-9pm – Enjoy the newest work by artists whose talents are expressed across five different forms of media. Wood furniture crafted by Keith Allen paired with the woven pieces layered by Rose Warner bring texture to the display. Mixed media artist Luna Lee Ray will feature her most recent large format paintings and ceramic artists Natalie Boorman and Patricia Saling complete the exhibition with their earthy pieces. FRANK Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St.; Free; 919-636-4135; frankisart.com

Public Art Unveiling: UNBOUND – Friday, 7pm – Check out the most recent, interactive addition to the community’s collection of art, including postcards of Franklin Street, Mama Dip in her kitchen and other installments characteristically Chapel Hill. Be visually transported through our community’s past to its present as you enjoy refreshments and a chance to meet the artist who compiled this collection. Chapel Hill Public Gallery, 100 Library Dr.; Free; 919-969-2036; chapelhillpubliclibrary.org

BBQ Fundraiser – Saturday, 11am-2pm – Head out to Pittsboro for a barbecue picnic benefiting Chatham Habitat for Humanity’s 2016 Apostle Build home. Enjoy a plate of pulled pork, baked beans, slaw and an icy drink while showing your support for an organization that provides homes for families in the community. Chatham Habitat for Humanity, 467 West St.; $8 per plate; 919-542-0794; chathamhabitat.org

Mallarmé Chamber Players: Undressing Beethoven – Beyond the Canon: Leather – Saturday, 3pm-5pm – The husband and wife duo of Nicholas DiEugenio on the violin and Mimi Solomon on the piano will perform a concert at a private residence in Chapel Hill, to be revealed upon ticket purchase. One of their five concerts spread across North Carolina and New York, this performance features two Beethoven Violin Sonatas and a world premiere commissioned by the composer David Kirkland Garner. $20; 919-560-2788; mellarmemusic.org

No Shame Theatre – Saturday, 8pm – A medley of performances will be offered for the whole family to enjoy in this open venue for original short pieces created for the stage. Writers, directors, actors, dancers and musicians come together an hour before showtime to cast and rehearse improvisational pieces submitted to them. Compelling and relatable, these short skits compose a must-see, one-night-only event. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St.; $5; 919-929-2787; artscenterlive.org

Watt’s Jewelry Pop-Up Shop – Saturday, 10pm-Sunday, 6pm – After spending time in New York, Washington D.C. and then eventually residing in Atlanta, jewelry designer Christen Watson decided to create her own line based on her experiences. Mirroring her travels and appreciation of nature, Watson blends grays, golds, natural and semi-precious gemstones into her jewelry. Come piece together a set that you can pair with any outfit or occasion. Dovecote at Fearrington Village, 2000 Fearrington Village Center; 919-542-1145; fearrington.com

Annual Source of the Eno Pilgrimage – Sunday, 2pm-4pm – Venture through the final mile of the trail that leads to the source of the Eno River, one of Durham’s most beautiful natural landmarks. Learn about the history of this particular spot while pausing to escape the hurried pace of the week in this serene setting. 6101 Cole Mill Rd.; Free; 919-489-2934; theborderlife.com


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