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Weekend at a Glance: Blues, Beer & Baseball

Plan your weekend around art talk at the Ackland, Cardinal Directions Beer Fest, Hillsborough's garden tour and more.

Dr. Sheldon Peck talks the art and science of hunting the old masters this Sunday. Photo courtesy the Ackland Art Museum, UNC-Chapel Hill

Freight Train Blues Concert Series – Friday, 6:30-8:30pm – Listen to Pee Wee Hayes & Delta Blues Hogg as they kick off the first performance of the Freight Train Blues Concert Series at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market.

Movies Under the Stars – Saturday, 5:30pm – Enjoy a special showing of “Field of Dreams” following the UNC v. Duke baseball game at Boshamer Stadium

10th Annual Writers for Readers Event – Saturday, 7-9pm –Stop by the UNC Friday Center for Orange Literacy‘s discussion, led by Dr. Hodding Carter III and other panelists, about the importance of news literacy. 

Hillsborough Spring Garden Tour – Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday, noon-5pm – Tour gardens all over town – 12 private and 5 public – in this biennial event put on by The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and the Hillsborough Garden Club

Cardinal Directions Beer Festival – Sunday, 12:30pm – Savor an afternoon of samples and saisons at the Carrboro Town Commons third annual beer festival.

An Introduction to the Peck Collection – Sunday, 4-5pm – Participate in a discussion led by Dr. Sheldon Peck regarding his donation of Dutch and Flemish master drawings (including several Rembrandts) to the Ackland Art Museum.

For more events not to miss this weekend and beyond, check out our online events calendar


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