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Weekend at a Glance: Bowie, Blues and (LEGO) Blocks

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Note: Due to the water shortage in Chapel Hill, some events might be cancelled or postponed. Please check individual event websites to confirm. 

(From left to right) Rasool Jahan as Esther and Kathryn Hunter-Williams as Mrs. Dickson in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage, showing January 25–February 12, 2017. Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. Photo by Jon Gardiner.
(From left to right) Rasool Jahan as Esther and Kathryn Hunter-Williams as Mrs. Dickson in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage, showing January 25–February 12, 2017. Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges. Photo by Jon Gardiner.

Samuel Peterson discusses his memoir “TRUNKY – (Transgender Junky)” – Thursday, 7pm – Samuel Peterson’s memoir, “TRUNKY (Transgender Junky): A Memoir of Institutionalization and Southern Hospitality,” is a philosophical and honest modern-day tragic comedy. Come out and for his release party and discussion at Flyleaf Books.

Me Too Monologues 2017 – Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8pm – This annual show series, put on by LAB! Theatre and Kenan Theatre Company at UNC’s Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre, consists of various monologues about identity, written by UNC students and performed by actors.

“Intimate Apparel” – Thursday, 7:30pm; Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday, 2pm & 7:30pm; Sunday, 2pm – Until February 12, check out this play put on by UNC’s PlayMakers at the Paul Green Theatre exploring the life and love of an African-American seamstress in an early 1900s New York City.

Priceless Gem Tour – Black and Blue – Friday, 3pm – For those who want to be more historically aware, the UNC Visitors’ Center hosts a unique walking tour, this time led by UNC professor Robert Porter. Attendees will learn about the African-American history of UNC, in order to create of broader and deeper understanding of the university and how it came to be. 

Heroes Tribute – Friday, 8pm – This performance is a special celebration of orchestral music and classic pop. At Memorial Hall, the UNC Symphony Orchestra will be performing the David Bowie-inspired “Heroes Symphony” as composed by the iconic Philip Glass.

The Cedric Burnside Project – Friday, 8pm – Grammy-nominated Blues musician Cedric Burnside will be at The ArtsCenter to belt out the blues tunes that have been in his family for generations.

LEGO-Palooza – Saturday, 11am-4pm and Sunday, 1-4pm – For kids and adults alike, this “stacked” event at Morehead Planetarium features various LEGO-structures and displays built by members of the North Carolina LEGO Users Group.

Primp: A Pop Up Shop – Saturday, noon-5pm – This collaboration between Grey Goods Studio and Smart & Becker at LIGHT: Art + Design combines beauty and functionality. The pop-up shop will feature handcrafted jewelry, accessories, textiles and home goods.

TEDxUNC 2017 Conference: Home – Saturday, noon-6pm – With a theme of “Home,” TEDxUNC invites everyone to this free conference at Memorial Hall, which will feature talks from distinguished speakers, UNC staff and students.

Carrboro Really Really Free Market – Saturday, 2-4pm – In the Carrboro Town Commons, this completely and totally free market is a place where you can bring or take. Attendees are free to bring anything they want to give, whether it be goods, music, food or good company.

Homemade Cleaning Products Workshop – Saturday, 2-4:30pm – Ever wonder if there’s a more conscious approach to cleaning? Find the answer at this workshop at The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain, where you can learn recipes for homemade –and safer – cleaning supplies, just in time for spring.

UNC Women’s Rugby vs NC State – Saturday, 6pm – Looking for a different kind of sporting event? Then come to out to Hooker Fields to see the UNC Women’s Rugby team take on NC State. Nothing like good, old-fashioned rivalry to keep you warm on a winter evening.

Annabelle’s Curse EP Release Party – Saturday, 8pm – Coined as a “cry of camaraderie to the wasted youth of our generation,” folk-band Annabelle’s Curse will be at Local 506 for their album release, along with Mike the Prophet and Christiane. 

The Monti: Hippo Awards – Saturday, 8pm – The Monti is a non-profit that invites community members to share their true and unscripted stories. This ninth-annual event at the The ArtsCenter honors the best storytellers from the past year, revolving around the theme of “Confrontations.” 

 

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