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father – Thursday, 7:30pm – Award winning dancer and choreographer nora chipaumire’s piece on masculinity and its presence, presentation and representation will be preformed at Memorial Hall.
Duke vs. UNC Viewing Party – Thursday, 4:30-10:30pm – Come to Southern Village for the annual Duke/UNC football game. With a big screen, a beverage truck, free parking and free admission, this event is a great way to catch the game!
PRIMETIME Business Expo – Thursday, 4-7:30pm – Held at UNC, PRIMETIME is Orange County’s largest business exposition with scores of businesses attending.
Beaujolais Wine Class – Thursday, 8pm-10pm – The oft-forgotten Gamay grape can be light, fruity, and vibrant, but also brooding, complex, and serious, as well as a great alternative to the pricey wine from the Cote d’Or. These are the Gamay styles that will be explored in depth with Beverage Director Paula de Pano at The Granary. Did we mention it’s the quintessential turkey wine? Let’s get you ready for Thanksgiving with some of this fun wine! $40 dollars per person, including wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax.
Will Schmitt Concert – Thursday, 7pm-9pm – This exuberant folk singer from rural Iowa will be at Johnny’s Gone Fishing this weekend.
Talk with Margot Lee Shetterly – Thursday, 7pm – Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” will be speaking at the Morehead Planetarium on the relationship between race, gender, science and the history of technology.
VETERANS DAY Tour at UNC – Friday, 3pm– In honor of Veteran’s Day, retired Navy Captain, Michael John, will be leading a tour of UNC’s campus and discussing the university and its students and their relation to America’s armed services.
Weekly Wine Tasting – Friday, 3pm-6pm – Fearrington Sommelier Colin Williams will be offering free wine tastings each Friday at The Goat. Stop by to taste a hand-selected beer and wine, and ask Colin to help you find a bottle to take home.
Franklin Street Arts Collective – Friday, 6pm-9pm – The Franklin Street Arts Collective has a busy weekend, with three opening receptions: “I Dream of Me”, a photography project with middle schoolers about self-identity and culture, “Holiday Boutique”, an exhibit of Erik Haagensen’s holiday pottery, and “Views From the Edge”, a series of paintings of rural Central and Eastern North Carolina.
Steep Canyon Rangers Concert – Friday, 8pm – Bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers will be preforming at Memorial Hall this Friday with the UNC Musical Department’s Bluegrass Initiative. Tickets are required.
FUN DIP: An Extended and Remixed Dance Party – Friday, 7pm-9pm – The Ackland Art Museum will be hosting a dance party this Friday.
Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour – Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, noon-5pm – More than 80 artists will open their studios to show off their work and talk with visitors about what they do. See a variety of works of art from sculptures and paintings to ceramics and glass. Visit the website to download a map and plan your route.
EmPOWERment Opening Doors of Opportunity Gala – Saturday, 6pm – Join EmPOWERment, Inc., a nonprofit focused on providing affordable rentals in the Chapel Hill area, at The Friday Center to celebrate its 20th year serving the community. Christian Foushee-Green’s Groove4You Quartet will provide musical entertainment for the evening and the first “POWER” award will be presented by Coach Roy Williams to Mildred “Mama Dip” Council. Tickets: $60.
Girls on the Run Walk & Talk featuring Kathrine Switzer – Sunday, 10am-1pm – Girls on the Run of the Triangle celebrates 16 years of “lighting the way for girls across the Triangle!” with a Community Walk & Talk event featuring Kathrine Switzer at The Frontier at Research Triangle Park,. Switzer made sports history in 1967 when she was the first woman to register for and complete the Boston Marathon when it was still considered a men’s only event. Tickets are $20 for adults and kids 13 and under are FREE.
The Bazaar: Craft & Art Market — Sunday, 1-6pm — Take advantage of the exceptional artists and craftspeople who call Carrboro home and enjoy food, drinks, music and more while shopping for one-of-a-kind items. In addition to the usual vendors, Carrboro Coffee Roasters will be selling their coffee by the cup and by the bag at The Bazaar.
UNC vs. Chattanooga – Sunday, 4pm – The Tar Heels’ home season opener is this Sunday at the Dean E. Smith Center against Chattanooga.
Joe MacPhail Concert – Sunday, 7pm-9pm – Carrboro-based Joe MacPhail will show off his keyboard, songwriting, singing, composing and drumming skills at Johnny’s Gone Fishing.