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Weekend at a Glance: Memorial Day Weekend edition



Lynn Boggess Solo Exhibition – Thursday-Saturday – This is the last weekend to experience Lynn’s impasto landscape paintings of North Carolina’s coast and West Virginia’s mountains. This is also the last weekend for photographer and artist Catharine Carter’s Artist Focus in the University of North Carolina Collective Memory Series.

After Hours Early Summer – Thursday, 6-8 p.m. – Kick off your Memorial Day weekend at Weaver Street Market for their After Hours Early Summer series. This week’s music is by Rhonda Robichaux & Friends, a band with a sound of “SwampySoulFunk with a bit of Samba and Blues.”

Live and Local Music & Arts Series – Thursday, 6-9 p.m. – Come out to the Plaza at 140 West Franklin for a night of foot stomping with a performance by country music singer Kasey Tyndall. Though she’s performed at sold-out arenas, the North Carolina native will be bringing her blend of country to Chapel Hill.

Southern Culture Movie Series: “Miss Nancy Minds Their Manners” – Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Take part in the Southern Culture Movie Series, a series dedicated to showcasing southern culture through film, at Murphey Hall. This week’s flick is “Miss Nancy Minds Their Manners,” a film about a 79-year-old woman who teaches an etiquette class in her 200-year-old home.

Fridays on the Front Porch – Friday, 5-8 p.m. – Stop by the Carolina Inn for this week’s Fridays on the Front Porch, a night dedicated to bands and food trucks. This week’s music will be by folk band the Holland Brothers. Food trucks at the event will include Heavenly Smoke and Bam Pow Chow.

Last Fridays Art Walk and Free Concert – Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. – Come out to the Courthouse Square for a night of family-friendly music, art and food at Hillsborough’s Last Fridays Art Walk and Free Concert Series. This week will include music by BigTime, a band whose sound ranges from rhythm & blues to classic rock.

Caravan Palace at Cat’s Cradle – Friday, 8 p.m. – Electro-swing jazz band Caravan Palace will perform at Cat’s Cradle with opening act Tea Cup Gin.

Outdoor Movies on the Green – Friday, 8:15 p.m. – Enjoy an outdoor movie screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at Southern Village.

Ghosts of the Confederacy Walking Tour – Saturday, 1-2:45 p.m. – Learn about Hillsborough’s spooky past this Saturday at the St Matthews’ Churchyard. The tour, led by local historian Steve Peck, focuses on war stories from the Civil War.

Car Races at the Orange County Speedway – Saturday, 7-9 p.m. – Come out to the Orange County Speedway to this Memorial Day weekend for Military Appreciation night. The event will include various car races from super mini trucks to street stock. Discounts tickets are available for military/veterans.

Cookbook Author at Southern Season – Sunday, 12-2 p.m. – Stop by Southern Season for a book signing by author Rien Fertel. His book, “The One True Barbecue,” explores the origins of the classic southern cuisine and its ties to southern heritage.

Open House at Moorefields – Sunday, 1-5 p.m. – Explore the history of Moorefields, the once home to Alfred Moore, founder of UNC. The open house will include tours and the opportunity to view artwork, sculptures and antiques.

Cardinal Directions Beer Festival – Sunday, 2-6 p.m. – Explore local breweries this Sunday at the Cardinal Directions Beer Festival in Carrboro Town Commons. Over 20 NC breweries will gather in celebration of saisons and spring. Live music and food trucks will be available in addition to beer from breweries such as Bond Brothers Beer Co., Southern Pines, Trophy and more. Children and pets are welcome.

JAWSFest – Sunday, 2 p.m.-2 a.m. – Celebrate “Jaws” at the JAWSFest which will be held at North Graham Street. The festival will include live music from local rock bands, food trucks, shopping and a late night movie screening.

Hoot and Holler at The Cave – Sunday, 7 p.m. – Enjoy a show by Hoot and Holler, an old time/Americana duo originally from Boston, at The Cave. The show will also include music from Ash and Andy and The Haywood Billygoats.

Memorial Day Graveside Remembrance  Monday, 8-8:45 a.m. – Start off your Memorial Day in remembrance at the Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. The ceremony is focused on honoring the lives that fought for their country and are now interred in Chapel Hill.

Melina Casados is a Journalism major at Elon University. She enjoys reading poetry, exploring city streets and greeting dogs she runs into on sidewalks.