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Weekend at a Glance: Cinema, Concerts and Ice Cream

Visit The Carolina Inn for Fridays on the Front Porch, featuring live music and food trucks.


A Thirst For Architecture – Thursday, 6-8pm – For “anyone with a passion for modern residential design,” come out to downtown Carrboro for a social networking event featuring Doug Pierson and POD Architecture and Design. Chat with the firm’s design team, network with like-minded people and be in the running for great door prizes awarded during the event. All of this while enjoying special cocktails made from Kentucky bourbon and CrossTies‘ popular Brisket Sliders.

Lights, Camera, Auction – Thursday, 6-9pm – The Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro class invites the public to a night on the “blue carpet,” for an evening promised to be filled with live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an exclusive film screening. All proceeds from the event will benefit Extraordinary Ventures, a local nonprofit that creates and nurtures self-sustaining small businesses with the philosophy that all people are employable.

Movies Under the Stars – Thursday, 8:30pm – Arrive early to get the best spot for this summer’s last free Movie Under the Stars, “Beauty and The Beast,” at Wallace Plaza. Arrive an hour and a half earlier for the Disney costume contest, outdoor games and vendors. And, don’t forget to pick up your complimentary popcorn! 


Friends Fall Book Sale – Friday, noon-5:30pm; Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm; Sunday, noon-4pm – Head to the main library in Hillsborough for the fall book sale, hosted by the Friends of the Orange County Library. The sale will include hardcovers and paperbacks, along with CDs, DVDs and more.

“A Wrinkle in Time” – Friday, 2-3:30pm – Show up to the Chapel Hill Public Library in meeting room B for popcorn and this week’s family movie, “A Wrinkle in Time.” This adventure movie surely is not one to miss.

Ice Cream Making Workshop – Friday 3:30-5pm – Learn, taste and explore the magic of old-fashioned, homemade ice cream at Kidzu Children’s Museum! Conduct a variety of frozen science experiments as the ingredients churn. Once the ice cream is served, you’ll visit the Maple View Mobile kiosk to add a topping to your sweet, summer treat. For ages 3-9 years old. $15 per child. Add an additional $5 for drop-off care. 

Fridays on The Front Porch – Friday, 5-8pm – In this week’s installment of The Carolina Inn’s popular end-of-the-week celebration, there will be music from the Old Well Wishers, as well as food available from the Bulkogi Truck and Napoli Pizza.

Adventure Friday Body & Soul – Friday, 6:30-8:30pm – Join Betsy Bertram and Alisha Wielfaert from Yoke and Abundance for an evening all about how the outdoors can heal your body and nourish your soul. Learn how to build regular outdoor self-care activities into your schedule. Refresh and renew with the Carrboro community at Townsend Bertram & Company. There will be free beer from Steel String Brewery and great raffle prizes, with proceeds benefitting Learning Outside.

Paperhand Puppet Intervention – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 7pm – Enjoy this puppet theatre company’s 19th annual summer show, “In the Heart of Fire,” a handcrafted puppet pageant showcasing unique, giant, papier-mâché puppets complete with live music at Battle Park and Forest Theatre. Pack a picnic, bring the whole family and prepare to be amazed!

TGI Friday on the Green – Friday, 7-9pm – Head to Southern Village’s grassy open field for a free performance from Neville’s Quarter and Richard Edwards. All are welcome!

“Godspell” – Friday and Saturday, 8-10pm; Sunday, 3-5pm – See the rock opera that was made famous in the 1970s and broke ground with its dramatization of biblical parables. The play, produced by the Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts, features the journeys of eccentric characters looking for kindness, charity, acceptance and love. The play will run all weekend, with a price of $12 for adults and $10 for students/children.


Playmakers’ Open House – Saturday, 10am-2pm– As part of UNC‘s Week of Welcome, this theatre company is opening their doors wide open for subscribers, friends and newcomers at the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art. Be the first to celebrate their new season of #TheatreThatMoves, with food trucks, exclusive backstage and inside tours, live music and more!

Outdoor Movie on the Village Green – Saturday, 8-11pm – Come see “Solo: A Star Wars Story” under the entire Galaxy on The Lumina Theater‘s big outdoor screen in Southern Village. Don’t forget to blankets, low chairs and coolers (but no glass)!


Summer Session Festival – Sunday, 11:30am-10pm – Join Mystery Brewing Public House for a celebration of a plethora of local beers. All the taps inside their pub will be filled with session beers from breweries across North Carolina. The pub will be open to the public all day, but tickets must be purchased for beer. Beer will be available until 10 pm, or until they run out.

Sunday Concert on the Village Green – Sunday, 6-8pm – Stroll down to Southern Village and for “Guitar Feast,” a live performance from Mike Babyak and Danny Gotham – expect a stringed instrument bonanza. The perfect event for all ages and picnics welcomed!

Nicholas Motta is a junior at Carrboro High School. When he is not writing, he can be found hiking, camping, and professionally procrastinating.