Friday, May 25
5-8pm: As always, start your weekend off right with Fridays on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn — no cover charge or reservation required! This week features live music by The Gravy Boys, along with food, beer, wine and comfortable seating on the shady front porch and lawn. Click here for more information.
dusk: Come out to the Lumina at Southern Village to see a movie on the Green! This week’s feature film is The Lorax, based on the beloved Dr. Seuss book. Admission is $4. Click here for more information.
9pm: Bring your smart devices like your iPhone, iPads, tablets and more to the DSI Comedy Theater in Carrboro for the Social Comedia show. Use them to inspire games and scenes performed entirely on-the-spot by improvisers. It cost just $12 to enjoy a night of laughs and fun. For more information, click here.
Saturday, May 26
6:30am: Join Veterans of Foreign Wars members, Boy Scout Troop 835 and American Legion Post 6 veterans for a sunrise ceremony to decorate and honor the graves of veterans at the Memorial Cemetery on Legion Road. The troop and veterans will be placing flags on the graves of veterans. All townspeople are invited to attend.
11am: Looking for a good book this summer? Carolina native Marly Youmans will read from her novel A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage at McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington Village this Saturday! Youmans, the author of five novels, a ton of stories and three books of poetry, captures coming-of-age in the Depression era in her new book. The event is free. For more information, click here.
noon: Why not include your pet in your weekend plans? Southern Season is featuring a cooking class in honor of man’s best friend. Learn how to cook up your own pet treats for your furry friend in this fun-filled class. A snack for humans will be served afterward. The class is $35. For more info, click here or call (919) 929-7133.
2-5pm: Work up an appetite while you walk the town! Chapel Hill and Carrboro are hosting a food walking tour. Come out to the Franklin Hotel at 2 p.m. and visit various restaurants for sample tastings of gourmet dishes. The tour visits six or seven different local establishments to give you a true taste of the Chapel Hill and Carrboro dining experience. Click here for more info.
5:30pm: Take the kids out to see Giuseppe! at the DSI Comedy Theater, a unique improv show performed by students from five different schools and one homeschool. DSI’s high school improv team offers a one-of-a-kind, fast-paced theater experience suitable for all ages! Tickets are $12. For more information, click here.
9pm: Drop the kids off and head over to Local 506 to see country-influenced folk singer Rocky Votolato. He’ll perform songs from his new album, Television of Saints. Alternative pop musician, composer and singer Katrine Ottosen, aka CALLmeKAT will also perform. Tickets are $10. For more information, click here.
Sunday, May 27
2-4pm: Come out to Family Day at the Ackland Art Museum and enjoy a day of art and family fun! Join a free family tour to learn more ways to interact with art and enjoy story time together, or participate in hands-on activites at the Creation Station and scavenger hunts inside the actual galleries. For more information, click here.
6-8pm: Kick back and enjoy music on the Green at Southern Village. This week features the Magnolia Klezmer Band. They’ll play Jewish party music, featuring pieces from Bucharest to Broadway. Bring chairs, drinks, food and friends. The event is free. For more information, click here.
Monday, May 28
8am: A memorial service will be held at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery to honor all veterans, living and dead, in a ceremony hosted by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars. Chapel Hill Boy Scout Troop 835 will provide the bugler for Taps.
10am-2pm: For this special day of commemoration, join the American Legion for an open house at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m, featuring retired Colonel and World War II veteran Robert Bauman as a guest speaker. The Village Band will play a concert following the memorial service at 12:30 p.m., and all visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The program will conclude at 2 p.m.