Weekend Best Bets: Brews, Stews and Sisters

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Allison Altman as Irina Sergeyevna and Ray Dooley as Ivan Romanovich Chebutykin in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov in a new version by Libby Appel. Photo by Jon Gardiner
Allison Altman as Irina Sergeyevna and Ray Dooley as Ivan Romanovich Chebutykin in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov in a new version by Libby Appel. Photo by Jon Gardiner

*In case of inclement weather this weekend, please check the event website or call to confirm if event is still taking place.*

Meet the Author: Damon Tweedy, M.D. – Thursday, 3:30-5pm – Join New York Times bestselling author Dr. Damon Tweedy as he discusses his book “Black Man in a White Coat,” an insightful memoir exploring issues of healthcare and bias within black America. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr.; Free; 919-968-2777; chapelhillpubliclibrary.org

Civil War Love Story – Thursday, 7-8pm – Listen to award-winning author Taylor Brown read from his debut novel “Fallen Land,” a love story set during the Civil War. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; free; 919-942-7373; flyleafbooks.com

Three Sisters  – Thursday through Feb. 7 – In this play by Anton Chekhov, sisters Olga, Masha and Irina long to be back in their beloved Moscow, a place they believe will fulfill their deepest dreams. PlayMakers’ production is the world premiere of a new version by Libby Appel, director of their 2014 show of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. 150 Country Club Rd.; tickets $15+; playmakersrep.org

Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann – Friday through April 10 – There’s plenty of color in this exhibition showcasing German-born artist Hans Hofmann’s underappreciated public mural projects. The postwar New York School painter covered canvases with vivid hues and is known for being an important teacher of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Ackland Art Museum, 101 S Columbia St.; free admission; ackland.org

Saxophonist Melissa Aldana – Friday, 8-10pm – Enjoy the unique musical flavor of Chilean jazz artist Melissa Aldana, internationally renowned for her flare on the saxophone. Her trio includes fellow Chilean Pablo Menares on bass and Allan Mednard on drums. Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave.; $10+; 919-843-3333; carolinaperformingarts.org 

Brews ‘N’ Stews – Saturday, 7pm – Savor the perfect winter paring of warm, hearty stews and beers from area producers. You’ll have the chance to meet local brewers from Raleigh Brewery Company, Duck Rabbit and Durham’s Fullsteam and enjoy live music. Reservations are strongly recommended. Weathervane Restaurant at Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr.; $29/person; 919-929-9466; southernseason.com

The South Carolina Broadcasters with Josh Oliver – Saturday, 8pm – Hailing from Charleston, S.C., The South Carolina Broadcasters are a trio of musicians with some serious Southern soul. Prepare for bluegrass, country and a touch of gospel with David Sheppard on guitar, Andy Edmonds on fiddle, banjo, and guitar, and Ivy Sheppard on banjo and fiddle. Folk artist Josh Oliver opens for The ArtsCenter show. 300-G East Main St., Carrboro; $15; 919-929-2787; artscenterlive.org

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – Saturday, 8pm – Artists like Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris have benefitted from the talents of multi-instrumentalist-vocalist Campbell and singer-guitarist Williams. Now the married duo takes center stage to perform tracks off their debut album that fuses elements of Americana style with timeless soul. 300 E. Main St., Carrboro; Tickets $17-$20; catscradle.com

Choral Concert – Sunday, 4pm (doors open at 3pm) – Grab a meal at one of the food trucks parked at the Friday Center and then head inside for an afternoon show. The Choral Society of Durham Chamber Choir will be performing composer Arthur Honegger’s work “King David” as part of the fourth annual Under the Atrium event. Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr.; Tickets $22; fridaycenter.unc.edu


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Caroline Roessler

Caroline is a third-generation Tarheel majoring in broadcast journalism and American history. Born in Alabama and bred in Arizona, she has maintained a steady affinity for both coasts. She has lopsided ears, a borderline religious reverence for Mr. Walker Percy and an unshakeable trust in the healing properties of Wild Turkey Bourbon. Caroline is a shameless daddy's girl who listens to an unreasonable amount of Simon & Garfunkel. In May, she will be walking the plank — graduating, that is. In the meantime, you can find her skipping down Franklin Street or devouring a Mookie at Al's Burger Shack.
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