Weekend Best Bets: Bluegrass, Broadwood Ayr and a Bash

Weekend Best Bets: Bluegrass, Broadwood Ayr and a Bash

Shop a craft market, catch a PlayMakers performance or cheer on the Tar Heels this weekend.

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Nicole Gabriella Scipione as Emily and Rajesh Bose as Amir in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar. Photo by Jon Gardiner

Disgraced — Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. — This Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy-drama by Ayad Akhtar follows the life of a man who loses touch with his Muslim heritage as he navigates the business world. He must face the consequences of his distractions at a dinner party where friendly conversation quickly takes a serious turn. PlayMakers Repertory Company, 250 Country Club Rd.; $15+; playmakersrep.org

Constitution Day Commemoration — Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. — In honor of Constitution Day, Hillsborough Presbyterian Church and Orange County Historical Museum will host a lively discussion about the importance of the Constitution’s Bill of Rights and Hillsborough’s historic lot 98, where St. Matthew’s Anglican Church hosted the 1788 Constitutional Convention. Hillsborough Presbyterian Church; 102 W Tryon St., Hillsborough; Free; orangenchistory.org

9th Annual Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention — Thursday, Friday and Saturday — The convention is a three-day event for musicians, dancers, and music lovers to come together, play music and celebrate old-time and bluegrass traditions. With children’s and family activities, dance, instrument and band contests for all ages, and workshops for musicians, the convention features something for everyone. 1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd., Pittsboro.; Varying ticket prices; hoppinjohn.org

Fridays on the Front Porch at the Carolina Inn — Friday, 5-8 p.m. — Kick back and relax by listening to music from The Morning After, a band with an eclectic sound, fueled by bluegrass, with a touch of latin and jazz, and food from food trucks Porchetta and D’Burritos. The Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro St.; Free; carolinainn.com

Taking Flight — Friday, 6-9 p.m. — Chapel Hill’s Live and Local Music & Arts Series at The Plaza will feature soaring harmonies from the indie-pop duo, Season & Snare, which is composed of talented multi-instrumentalists Casey Austin Allen and Autumn Rose Brand. The Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.  140westfranklinplaza.com

UNC Football vs. Illinois —Saturday, 12-3 p.m. — The Tar Heels will take on Illinois during Family Weekend. Come for a day of football, food and fun! Kenan Memorial Stadium, 104 Stadium Dr., Chapel Hill; Ticket prices vary; goheels.com

Bluegrass at Moorefields — Saturday, 1-6 p.m. — Bring a chair or blanket to the lawn at Moorefields, an idyllic homestead on 70 beautiful acres in Hillsborough, and enjoy five live bands, food trucks and beer and wine. Moorefields, 2201 Moorefields Rd., Hillsborough; $22 in advance, $27 at the door; moorefields.org

Broadwood Ayr – Saturday, 3-5:30 p.m. — Celebrate historic Hillsborough home Ayr Mount’s bicentennial with a parlor concert. Soprano Andrea Edith Moore will sing accompanied by pianist Keiko Sekino on the Kirkland family’s 1797 Broadwood Grant Pianoforte. A patio reception will be held between the two performances. Ayr Mount, 376 St Marys Rd., Hillsborough; $100; classicalamericanhomes.org/ayr-mount

Fair Game Beverage Co.’s Annual Pirate Bash — Saturday, 5-10 p.m. — Fair Game Beverage Co. will celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day with treasure hunts, food trucks, live music from Tan & Sober Gentlemen and The Affectionates! Sympathy, and plenty of drinks. Dress in your best pirate garb for a costume contest! Fair Game Beverage Co., 193 Lorax Ln, Pittsboro; $10 advance/$12 day of; fairgamebeverage.com

Jazz Brunch — Sunday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Bring a picnic blanket or chair and enjoy music from Southern Routes on the Weaver Street lawn. Parking is available at Fitch Lumber on North Greensboro Street and at the municipal lots on South Greensboro and West Weaver. Weaver Street Market, 101 East Weaver St., Carrboro; Free; weaverstreetmarket.coop

Carrboro Bazaar Arts & Craft Market — Sunday, 1-6 p.m. — More than 30 vendors will set up in Carrboro to share their creations with the public. Live music and food trucks will add to the inviting, festive atmosphere. Carrboro Town Commons, East and West Main streets, Carrboro; thebazaar.us

Historical Talk  — Sunday, 3 p.m. — Chapel Hill Historical Society presents their September program “The Kings Mill-Morgan Creek History Project: The Story of a Neighborhood.” You’ll hear from Carl Anderson, Vici Cook, Tom Jepsen and Johnny Randall as they explore the beginnings of the area that began as farmland in the 1700s. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr., Chapel Hill; Free; chapelhillhistoricalsociety.org

A Southern Village Summer Outdoor Concert — Sunday, 6-8 p.m. — The season finale of Southern Village’s outdoor concert series will feature music from The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra and a number of food trucks. Come out and enjoy the final concert until next summer! Market Street, Chapel Hill; Free; southernvillage.com
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Schyler Martin is a senior studying journalism and screenwriting at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has an interest in blending journalism with the entertainment aspect of film and television, and plans to move to Los Angeles after graduating.