Weekend at a Glance: Arts, Afternoon Tea and Active Activities

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Experience music, art, mindfulness and more this weekend in Chapel Hill.

weekend in Chapel Hill – Carrboro Kite Fly
Photo courtesy of Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources

Compiled by Aubrey Austin


600 Highwaymen: ‘A Thousand Ways’ (Part One)
Carolina Performing Arts presents “A Thousand Ways (Part 1): A Phone Call” by 600 HIGHWAYMEN, a theater collective led by Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone. This unique project is specifically designed for a socially distanced experience; participants engage from home in a remote phone conversation with a stranger guided by a pre-recorded narrator. 

Orange County Historical Museum 1-Hour Visit
Orange County Historical Museum presents the new, temporary exhibit, “Yesah: Journeys of the Occaneechi” and a re-designed permanent exhibit highlighting the history of Orange County. Those interested can sign up for a one-hour time slot and experience the exhibits with five others. 

UNC Baseball
Watch the Tar Heels take on ACC rival Clemson in this three-game series at Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium. The Heels are currently 7-3, and the Tigers are 5-4. 

Leprechaun Afternoon Tea
The Carolina Inn hosts this St. Patrick’s Day-themed event with loose-leaf teas, scones and sweet treats in the Piedmont Dining Room. The hotel also offers the option of Leprechaun Tea To Go.

‘I Was Still Singing’ – Stories from Women Who Changed Chapel Hill
The Chapel Hill Public Library highlights and honors the contributions of Black women throughout our town’s history with a digital exhibit. The exhibit includes different types of media including videos, photography and oral history, and is divided into three segments: body, mind and soul. Currently, the body and mind sections are open to the public. The body section focuses on Black women in health care and the women who desegregated local hospitals. The mind section explores the Black community’s work towards equity in education.


Big Night In for the Arts
Orange County Arts Commission partners with Chatham Arts Council, Durham Arts Council and United Arts Council to raise nearly $1 million during this regional fundraiser broadcasted and livestreamed via WRAL. The event features performances from local and national talents, such as Mandolin Orange, addresses the impact of COVID-19 on the arts and highlights the missions of the four organizations. Funds benefit local nonprofit arts and culture organizations to assist in their recovery and reentry post-pandemic. 


Artist Conversation  
Listen to a conversation with artist Renée Stout and Lauren Turner, the assistant curator for Renée’s collection. Her work Ogun (1995) is part of the Ackland Art Museum‘s permanent collection and will be featured in the digital Close Looks project which focuses on works of art that incorporate racialized and LGBTIA+ identities. Renée will discuss Ogun and her current projects. 


Carrboro Annual Kite Fly
Celebrate April as National Kite Month a few weeks early with Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Department by flying a kite at Anderson Community Park. This celebratory event promises fun for all ages; some kites will be provided for those without one. The event is subject to cancellation due to weather.

As part of “The Contenders” series presented by Film Fest 919, The Drive-In at Carraway Village screens this tender, sweeping story about a Korean-American family who moves to a tiny Arkansas farm. The film recently won “Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language” at the Golden Globes.

Meditation in the Garden
Relax and recharge during an introduction to mediation at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. The mostly seated meditation class focuses on basic techniques with an optional short walking meditation. This class is open to beginners or seasoned meditators. Participants may want to bring something to sit on, a water bottle and a mask.

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