Weekend at a Glance: Sweeney Todd, Seasonal Celebrations and Songs

Weekend at a Glance: Sweeney Todd, Seasonal Celebrations and Songs

Celebrate the warm, springtime weather with different offerings of live music, food-filled events and Tar Heel sports!

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Photo by Weaver Street Market
Photo by Weaver Street Market

Chatham Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication – Thursday, 5-6:30pm – Join the Habitat community as they celebrate new beginnings for the two families who will turn their recently completed houses into homes.

Whetherman at Johnny’s Gone Fishing – Thursday, 7-9pm – Spend the evening listening to the melodic sounds of Nicholas Williams, who combines thoughtful lyrics to the Americana vibe of his guitar and harmonica.

Music on the Porch: Hindugrass – Thursday, 5:30-7pm – Unfurl your picnic blankets at the Center for the Study of the American South and listen to an acoustic blend of classical music from Northern India and bluegrass beats of the Appalachia.

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” – Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm – Travel through the tale of the murderous Sweeney and partner-in-crime Mrs. Lovett as they portray a dark drama of obsession and revenge to the sounds of a sonorous score within the walls of the Paul Green Theatre.

“Rising Stars” Vocal Showcase – Friday, 6:30-8:30pm – Musical soloists and groups will perform in this competition at Carrboro Century Theater featuring some of the top artists in the area.

Queen of the Sun: What Are They Telling Us? – Friday, 7-9pm – The secret life of bees is revealed to those who catch the screening at the Emerson Waldorf School of this award-winning documentary that chronicles the challenges and resolutions in overcoming the global bee crisis.

Songs for a New World Presented by Company Carolina – Friday, 8 pm – Head to The ArtsCenter as Tony Award Winner Jason Robert Brown presents his first musical that weaves together moving songs of love, life and all of the decisions that fall in between.

Summer Market Opening Day and Early Bird Samplings at Carrboro Farmers Market – Saturday, 7am-12pm – The early bird gets the worm … and freshly baked treats during the Summer Market kick-off, where yummy samples will be served up for as long as supplies last.

2nd Annual Spring Open House at Multiflora Greenhouses – Saturday, 10am-3pm – Celebrate springtime and the wide array of colors that its budding flowers bring at this event that features live music, raffle prizes, food, drinks, tours and more! Proceeds will benefit the Fairview Community Garden, which provides a safe space for growing produce while building community bonds.

Trots for Tots – Saturday, 12-4pm – Bring the kids out to this afternoon of horseback riding, face painting, corn hole playing, animal petting and bouncy house jumping that benefits the UNC Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

Spring Wine Show – Saturday, 1-5 pm – Have a taste of the many wines featured and pair these with a variety of hors d’oeuvres – all to the tune of live music – for only $7 at Weaver Street Market.

UNC Women’s Lacrosse vs. Notre Dame – Sunday, 12-2pm – Ranked No. 3 in the nation, the Tar Heels take on the Fighting Irish as they work to maintain their winning record in the ACC.

Free Sunday at Kidzu Children’s Museum – Sunday, 1-5 pm – Tired of the TV? Everyone is welcome to this afternoon of adventure where kids can learn as they play and engage with all sorts of exciting exhibits!

Carrboro CD and Record Show – Sunday, 12-6 pm – Press pause on your Spotify playlists and rifle through collections of records, CDs and other music memorabilia or bring your own to sell at the Carrboro Century Theater.