Weekend at a Glance: Antiques, Authors and Artists

Weekend at a Glance: Antiques, Authors and Artists

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend with vibrant discussions, a 5K for Education, Spring Antiques Fair and lots of beer.

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Sasha Bakaric discusses her work, including this piece called “Growing,” at FRANK this Thursday, March 16.

Cooks & Books Dinner with Adrian Miller – Thursday, 6pm – Savor a three-course dinner and beer during this Fearrington Village event. James Beard-winning author Adrian Miller will discuss his book, “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet,” about the African-Americans who fed the first families in the White House.

March Artist Talk – Thursday, 6-8pm – Join FRANK Gallery’s March featured artists, Sasha Bakaric, Linwood Hart and Peter Filene, as they discuss their work in ceramics, mixed media and photography.

“Twelfth Night” – Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm – PlayMakers Repertory Company tackles William Shakespeare’s comedy featuring siblings Viola and Sebastian and exploring the themes of mistaken identity, love, passion and loss.

Lisbeth Firmin Artist Talk – Friday, 6:30pm – The artist shares her take on the exhibit “Paintings & Prints” currently on display at Friday Center.

St. Patrick’s Day at Mystery Brewing Company – Friday, 8-11pm – Grab a pint of Mystery’s dry Irish stout, St. Stephen’s Green, and kick back to The Nee Ningy Band’s Celtic musical stylings featuring bagpipes, harmonica, fiddle, mandolin and accordion. And come hungry for a big Irish brinner (breakfast for dinner).

Two Months In – Friday & Saturday, 8pm – A triangle-based creative team gives you a reason to laugh about the current state of the new administration with a performance that is the first of it’s kind at The ArtsCenter.

Spring Antiques Fair – Saturday, 8am-5pm; Sunday, 9am-4pm – From toys, pottery, furniture and more, you never know what you’ll find at this annual event sponsored by Chapel Hill’s American Legion Post #6.

5K for Education – Saturday, 9am – Designed for walkers and runners of all levels, this 5K starting at McCorkle Place on UNC’s campus supports the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation. Don’t forget to show up early to witness the Mascot Dash.

Walk with a Doc – Saturday, 10am – Walk towards health with lead physician Amanda E. Nelson at this monthly event starting at UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. (Want to learn more? Check out our recent write-up.)

Sours and Basketball – Saturday thru Sunday – Catch a game at Beer Study and enjoy one or all of the 8-10 sours on tap this weekend.

Martin Sexton – Saturday, 7pm – Celebrate the singer-songwriter’s ninth studio release, “Mixtape of the Open Road,” at this event at Cat’s Cradle.

Martin Luther King, An Interpretation – Saturday, 8pm – Presented by Ira Knight and featuring John Ivey, spend your Saturday night considering this one-man interpretation of Martin Luther King, Jr. at The ArtsCenter.

Spring Beer Release – Sunday, noon-10pm – Come see what Mystery has been brewing and support the Hillsborough Arts Council by purchasing a handmade stein.

Wild Fermentation Workshop – Sunday, 2-4pm – Join Liane Salgado at Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe and make kimchee and carrot ginger pickle, plus take home kefir, yogurt and kombucha starters.

Karen Rose Exhibit Opening – Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm – On display thru April, NC Botanical Garden’s Karen Rose collection of over thirty paintings and works on paper will open this weekend.

Kwame Alexander Reading – Sunday, 3pm – Join Flyleaf Books and Newberry Medalist children’s author Kwame Alexander at Chapel Hill Public Library as he reads from his new book “The Playbook.”

“From Astronomical Illiteracy to Science Festivals” Talk – Sunday, 4:30-6pm – Chapel Hill Historical Society invites the public to the Morehead Planetarium for a program discussing the role of the planetarium’s history and the training of astronauts featuring guest speaker and director Dr. Todd Boyette.

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Assistant Editor Laura Zolman Kirk is a Kentuckian turned Chapel Hillian and totally in love with this special slice of North Carolina.