Karen Youth Art Group Salon – Thursday, 6-8 p.m. – The FRANK Gallery will be showing a special exhibit presentation of the Karen Youth Art Group with the opening release book launch of their bilingual children’s book. Come experience the students’ stories shared through art, word and music. Books will be available to purchase as well as special edition prints.
Local 15-501 at Johnny’s – Thursday, 7-9 p.m. – Johnny’s Gone Fishing hosts neighborhood talent 15-501 for their acoustic covers of country and blues rockabilly. This unique blending of musical styles channels the trademarks of the music greats Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash. Come out to experience a one-of-a-kind treat.
Discussion with Author Grady Hendrix – Thursday, 7-8 p.m. – Sit in at Flyleaf Books to unearth the mysteries of a demonic thriller. New York-based author Grady Hendrix will discuss his new novel “My Best Friend’s Exorcism” revealing a new, exciting drama about horror and friendship.
Southern Village Summer Outdoor Concert Series – Thursday, 7-9 p.m. – Bring your own blanket or chair, some chilling refreshments and be prepared for a good old time at this concert of big band jazz with The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra at Village Green stage.
Fridays on the Front Porch – Friday, 5-8 p.m. – Start your weekend off right with an evening on the Carolina Inn lawn. Enjoy food from CockAdoodle Moo and Bulkogi food trucks as you experience the live music of The Franklin St. Band.
4 Directions – Friday, 6:30-8 p.m. – Celebrate contemporary art at Light Art+Design by joining a conversation with artists Marguerite Jay Gignoux, Brooke Heuts, Harriet Hoover and Carolyn Nelson as they discuss their latest work.
The Hot Spot! at 140 West Plaza – Friday, 6-9 p.m. – Head outside for a free night of play for the whole family! The plaza will be filled with music thanks to a DJ and interactive games such as Twister, giant Jenga, cornhole, and more.
Jeans and Jewels Jubilee – Friday, 7-11 p.m. – Bling out to the pre-party for the Annual Triangle Charity Polo Classic. Take your casual chic to the next level by bringing in the bling! Enjoy an evening of fun with music by All King Entertainment and delicious food. Take part in silent auctions, and participate in the “Pretty Woman” Hat Contest. Even bump into the players to get a rundown of the polo life. Don’t miss this extravaganza at The Cloth Mill at Eno River in Hillsborough.
The Sophistikeys Final Concert – Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. – Calling all a cappella lovers! The Carrboro High School all-female a cappella group will be giving their final performance of the year at The Arts Center in Carrboro. These lovely ladies will be performing a wide range of music, from Amy Winehouse to Sia, so it won’t be something you want to miss.
Outdoor Movies on the Green – Friday & Saturday, 8-9:30 p.m. – Come out and enjoy another selection of the outdoor movie series of The Lumina Theatre. Witness the thrill of “Jaws” as this great white terrorizes the island of Amity.
National Trails Day: Poets Walk – Saturday, 8:30-10 a.m. – Spend your morning in the setting of the beautiful historic Ayr Mount estate hiking the Poets Walk. This mile-long path will take you along the Eno River and lies among the Old Indian Trading Path.
Third Annual Triangle Charity Polo Classic – Saturday, 12-6 p.m. – Become a Brit for the day and join the horses for the third annual polo match to aid the GuidingLights Support Center. Participate in a fun-filled day for you and the kids in Hurdle Mills. Come watch the match and compete in many different contests, such as best hat, craziest pants or best tailgate. Tickets can be bought at the gate or found on the Triangle Charity Polo Classic website.
The Monti Season Finale – Saturday, 8-10 p.m. – Come hear these true stories about the “End of the Road” from Agnes Stevens, Carter Kersh, Emma Powers, Sarah Ford and Steve Daugherty at The Arts Center in Carrboro.
Celebrating Wild Flora at Mason Farm – Sunday, 1:30-5:30 p.m. – Join local herbalist Will Endres at the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Mason Farm Biological Reserve to walk the 367-acre reserve learning all about the use of these local plants along with their rich and vibrant history. If interested, pre-register online at North Carolina Botanical Gardens by June 2.
Art Reception – Sunday, 2-4 p.m. – Join us for the reception with artist Marielle Hare on her opening of her show, “Alina Taalman: The Apollo Series”. Hosted by Preservation Chapel Hill at the Horace Williams House, this visual display of photo/mixed media demonstrates a new era of art exploration.
Farm to Fork Picnic – Sunday, 4-7 p.m. – Three dozen chefs, each paired with a local farm, produce seasonal bite-size dishes at the ninth annual event at Breeze Family Farm in Hurdle Mills. Samples from local artisans, breweries, and wineries will also be featured, as well as music by Big Fat Gap and The Holland Brothers.