Weekend at a Glance: Food, Fitness and Flicks

Weekend at a Glance: Food, Fitness and Flicks

This weekend, choose from several activities around town, from cooking demonstrations to group exercises to outdoor concerts and movies.

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Visit The Carolina Inn for Fridays on the Front Porch, featuring live music and food trucks.

Community Bocce Derby – Thursday, 3:30-8:30 pm – Dress in your best Kentucky Derby attire for this fun-filled bocce event. Enjoy the best BBQ, mint juleps, big hats and bocce the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce can provide! Call to register or just come out for a great time. Anyone can be a super-fan.

Summer Menu Launch and West End Wheat Tapping Party – Thursday, 5-8pm – Check out a free tasting of the summer menu from 5 to 6 p.m. in the bar area of the Carolina Brewery. Celebrate the launch of a seasonal wheat brew, West End Wheat, with $1 drafts.

Fridays on the Front Porch – Friday, 5-8 pm – Don’t miss live music by Acoustic Manner and amazing eats by food trucks D’Burritos and Porchetta Friday at The Carolina Inn.

Summer Light – Friday, 6-9pm – This new art show at LIGHT Art+Design begins with an opening reception this weekend and runs through August 20. It will feature work by artists such as Casey Cook, Harrison Haynes and Ippy Patterson.

Mebaneseville at Johnny’s Gone Fishing – Friday, 7-9pm – Looking for a taste of roots, rhythm and world music? Don’t miss this concert at Johnny’s Gone Fishing.

Staged Reading of “The First Woman President” – Friday, 7:30-8:30pm – In this election year, a new play by local playwright and UNC professor, Keith Burridge, is particularly fitting. In the one-woman show, actress Danielle Fenton plays Edith Wilson, the widow of President Woodrow Wilson. The character recalls her experiences taking on several responsibilities in the White House after the president’s severe stroke. The event will take place at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough and tickets may be purchased at the door.

Outdoor Movies on the Green – Friday and Saturday, dusk – Catch a flick outside at The Lumina Theatre this summer. This weekend’s screening is “The Jungle Book.” The film will start at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Walk with a Doc – Saturday, 11am – Lace up your walking shoes and join Dr. Amanda Nelson and others at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont for a walk every third Saturday of the month. Walk with a Doc is a national nonprofit encouraging healthy physical activity. The local chapter is sponsored by the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance.

BBQ Bash at Southern Season – Saturday, 11am-2pm – Nothing says summer like a perfect barbeque. Peruse sauces, rubs and tools at this event and sample pork cooked on site by pitmaster Wyatt Dickson of Picnic in Durham.

Homegrown Music Network’s 21st Anniversary – Saturday, 7pm – Celebrate the occasion with six bands on two stages with only one ticket. Shows begin at 8pm at Cat’s Cradle in both the main room and the back room. Bands include The Mantras, Groove Fetish, Fat Cheek Kat, Big Daddy Love, Urban Soil and Get Right Band.

A Fish and Game-Centric Father’s Day Dinner – Sunday, 2pm – Treat dad to a demonstration by Chef Lucindy Willis at Southern Season. The menu includes catfish bites, fried quail, corn hushpuppies and lemon meringue pie.

The Village Band Summer Solstice Concert – Sunday, 2-3pm – Get ready to ring in the summer solstice with a special concert at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. The Village Chamber Players, made up of members of the Village Band, will play selected seasonal pieces in Reeves Auditorium.

Southern Summer Outdoor Concert – Sunday, 6pm – Carolyn Mitchell and The Gary Mitchell Band are a mother-and-son duo that will fuse soulful original music with classic jazz. The outdoor concert is at Southern Village.

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Tatiana Quiroga is a master’s student on the reporting track at the University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism. The Orlando, Florida native has happily traded in perpetual summer for the beautiful seasons of the Tar Heel State. She loves cheering on the Gators, reading at the beach and hiking in the North Carolina mountains.