Turning the Lens on Learning – through Oct. 9 – Experience an immersive photography exhibit featuring work by local photographer Barbara Tyroler at FRANK Gallery in downtown Chapel Hill. The exhibit showcases the role Kidzu’s Children’s Museum plays in early-childhood learning with photography that highlights how children learn through play.
Downtown Pop Up Farmers’ Market – Thursdays through October 27, 3:30-5:30pm – Try saying “popular produce pop up” three times… The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market brings back its downtown mini market at the 140 West Plaza (at the intersection of Church Street and Franklin Street) featuring many of the same vendors from Mystery Brewing and Chappell’s Peaches and Apples.
Banda Magda – Thursday, 8pm – You’ll get swept up by the lush, distinctly global sounds of this band led by Greek-born singer Magda Giannikou at Cat’s Cradle. Local favorite Tea Cup Gin opens.
“Death by Pumpkin” Release Party – Thursday, 6:30pm – UNC School of Medicine professor turned mystery writer, Dr. N.A. Granger celebrates her newest installment of The Rhe Brewster Mystery Series at Carolina Brewery.
“Detroit ’67” – Thursday through Saturday, 7:30pm & Sunday, 2pm – Called “mind-blowing,” by the Huffington Post, this latest show by Playmakers Repertory Company tells a story about two brothers facing adversity in their community, set to a Motown beat. The play will run until Oct. 2.
“Olympic Pride – American Prejudice” screenings – Friday and Saturday, 2pm, 4:15pm, 6pm and 8pm; Sunday, 2:45pm and 5pm – Directed by Deborah Riley Draper, this new movie playing in a limited run at Silverspot Cinema looks at the other African-American athletes at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin not named Jesse Owens. The film that was produced by local Dr. Amy Tiemann features footage from the games 80 years ago and follows the journey from competition in Germany to their return to the racially divided American.
Fridays on the Front Porch – Fridays, 5-8pm – The season of porch gathering is winding down – don’t miss another gathering on The Carolina Inn’s lawn with live music from Acoustic Manner and food truck eats from CockADoodleMoo and Barone Meatballs.
UNC Men’s Soccer – Friday, 7pm – The UNC men’s soccer team takes on Boston College at Fetzer Field. Tickets: $5.
Chris Stamey’s Occasional Shivers Song Cycle – Friday, 8pm – Get a taste of Chris Stamey’s newest project – a musical in development – full of jazz, pop and all things 1960s Manhattan, presented by Cat’s Cradle at Kenan Music Building.
Carrboro Music Festival – Sept. 24-25 – With over 100 bands of all musical styles on 25 stages across town like the Carrboro Town Commons, Balloons & Tunes and Tyler’s, don’t miss this annual two-day festival.
UNC Football vs. Pittsburgh – Saturday, 3:30pm – The Tar Heels will take on Pittsburgh this weekend at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Come out for an afternoon of football, food and fun – we hear you can chow down on your favorites like Al’s Burger Shack, Italian Pizzeria III and Merritt’s now.
Concerts for a Cause – Saturday, 5-8pm – Lupine Productions continues their family-friendly concerts for a cause series, featuring an evening of music from The David Wax Museum at The Plant in Pittsboro, food trucks and beverages from the Fair Game distillery tasting room. Don’t miss storytelling for all ages from Louise Kessel before the music starts. Donations benefit the Chatham Partnership for Children.