Weekend at a Glance: Parades, PepperFest and Presidents

Weekend at a Glance: Parades, PepperFest and Presidents


pepperfest-photoAckland Film Forum – Thursday, 6pm ­– Catch director Fredrick Wiseman’s documentary, “In Jackson Heights”, at Ackland Art Museum. The film takes a look at Jackson Heights, Queens, one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in America. Seating is first come, first served.

Extended Remix Exhibit – Thursday through January 8 – The Ackland Art Museum has unveiled its newest exhibit featuring contemporary artists renditions of classic Japanese prints.

Ages and Ages at Local 506 – Thursday, 7pm – Described as “an introspective pop gem…inspired by the ephemeral nature of nearly everything” by NPR MUSIC, Portland’s Ages and Ages will be performing songs from their new album, “Something to Ruin” at Local 506.

The Sustainable Classroom – Friday, 9am-3:15pm – The heart and soul of TerraVita, The Sustainable Classroom features chefs, journalists and cookbook authors for a variety of workshops, tastings and demonstrations. The event will take place in two locations, at Southern Season’s Cooking School and at Top of the Hill’s Great Room.

Hill Fire: Pits, Spits & Grills Dinner – Friday, 6pm-8pm – Held at the Carrboro Town Commons, this dinner features all sorts of chefs who use fire in their dishes. Chefs come in from across the Southeast, and this year will include Sam Jones from Winterville and chef Jeremiah Bacon from Charleston among others.

Last Fridays Concert Tour and Last Friday’s Art Walk – Friday, 6pm-9pm – The band, 4EverAll, will play in the Hillsborough Art Council’s final concert tour at the same time as the Last Friday’s Art Walk at the Old Courthouse Lawn. Live music, art vendors, and nonprofit presentations will be at the event.

“Backwoods to Bayou” Southern Folk Art – Friday through November 17 –  Art from two soft spoken, Southern artists, known as Cornbread and Willie Willie, will be on display at the Alexander Dickson House. Both of the artists are self-taught, and reflect their close bond to Southern culture through their artwork.

The Parade of Homes – Saturday, Sunday, noon-5pm – Tour over 250 open homes in North Carolina’s largest open house event. With houses featuring the hottest design trends, each tour is self-guided, free, and open to the public. The event will continue October 7 and 9, and October 14 through 16.

Grand Tasting on the Green – Saturday, 1pm-4pm – Save room for samples from 40 chefs that pair with more than 120 sustainably produced beverages at Southern Village. Expect a dozen or so participants including a knife craftsman and food purveyors offering bread, pasta sauces and more, which is a great way to bring home your favorite bites.

Mary Parry at Flyleaf Books – Sunday, noon-1pm – Local author Mary Parry will be at Flyleaf Books this Sunday for the launch of her book “Sadie McGrady Runs for President”. The book tells the tale of Sadie McGrady, a nominee that we can all finally agree on.

Festifall – Sunday, noon-6pm – Celebrate Chapel Hill’s art community with this West Franklin Street bazaar, filled with art enthusiasts, local artists, live performances and more.

Sundays in Hillsborough – Sunday, 2-5pm – Head out to the Courthouse Lawn in Hillsborough to enjoy an evening with events to please the whole family! Activities include a concert from Jazz Tones, horse-drawn carriage rides and historic site tours.

PepperFest – Sunday, 2pm-7pm –  Head to Briar Chapel to enjoy pepper-inspired concoctions from local establishments like The Fearrington Granary Restaurant, The Top of the Hill and Carolina Brewery, live music and kids activities while supporting Abundance NC’s efforts for community resilience. Adults: $35; Children under 12: Free.

Charles House 25th Anniversary – Sunday, 3pm-5pm – Join authors Jim McCorkle and Clyde Edgerton as they discuss care giving throughout life with DG Martin. The talk will take place at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.



Matt is a fall editorial intern at Chapel Hill Magazine and Durham Magazine. He is a junior at UNC, majoring in Photojournalism and Peace, War, and Defense.