Weekend Best Bets

This is your guide to what’s going down and how you ‘Get There’ each weekend for  September 9th – 12th (because why not start your weekend on a Thursday. Shoutout to those who have a compressed work week!) We have shown you the way, so make sure when planning your trip to your destination that you’re on the right departure date and time.

There is a lot of music, theater, art and fun adventures awaiting you, so here we go!

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9

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Chapel Hill: PlayMakers Repertory Company – ‘Happy Days’ Sept. 8-12, 2010  Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre UNC 7:30pm

$10-$45 depending on performance.

When life closes in, do you give way or whistle a happy tune and get on with it? Winnie’s made her choice to soldier on in the face of mounting adversity in the form of a smothering sand pile – a challenging exploration of life and perseverance.

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Durham NELSON MANDELA ART EXHIBIT FREE

North Carolina Central University Art Museum, 1801 Fayetteville St.

The exhibit, “Spirit of Freedom: Drawings and Narratives by Nelson Mandela,” illustrates Mandela’s imprisonment on Robben Island off Cape Town , South Africa , from 1964 until 1982.

For More Information:(919) 530-6211

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Raleigh To Kill A Mockingbird 7:30pm, Murphy School 224 Polk St. Burning Coal Theater

Celebrate the anniversary of one of the most influential and entertaining novels of the 20th century. Burning Coal will celebrate this anniversary with a production directed by New York City-based director Randolph Curtis Rand.

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10

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Chapel Hill: UniVarsity Film Series Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St.9 p.m.

Share some of the exciting work from Cinema Studies at UNC, while also screening films that people might not get a chance to see on the big screen. For the Fall 2010 semester, we will be showcasing the works of Roman Polanski. This evening’s screening will be ‘Chinatown.’ Introduction by Professor Gregg Flaxman, English and Comparative Lit.

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Durham 23rd Annual Durham Blues FestivalSt. Joseph’s Performance Hall @ Hayti Heritage Center,  7pm

Presenting The Bull City Youth Blues Band,  The M.S.G. Acoustic, Blues Trio, Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos and  Ruthie Foster

Saturday night (9/11) of the Festival starts at 4pm with a free picnic and performances on the lawn of DPAC.  The night performances start at 6pm featuring The Wild Magnolias, Bettye LaVette and Buddy Guy.

Use the Bull City Connector to get around Downtown Durham!

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Raleigh Hopscotch Music FestivalVarious locations, Downtown Raleigh

The Hopscotch Music festival, featuring over 120 acts will occur from September 9th-11th in multiple indoor music venues in Downtown Raleigh as well as a big “main stage” presence in City Plaza on Fayetteville Street.

Be sure to use the R Line to get you from venue to venue!

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11

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Chapel Hill: Let’s Get Inspired with Art on Saturday!
Kidzu Chilren’s Museum 105 E Franklin St – Chapel Hill, $2 per child. 10:30am

Get the kids used to taking transit and go to the Kidzu museum for some artist fun.  This Saturday is Making Mobiles! The artist of the month for September is Alexander Calder! For kids ages 3-8 years old and their caregivers.

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Durham Durham Farmer’s Market Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street, 8am – 12pm

Stock up on fresh food, local products and grab a sandwich from the Only Burger truck! Remember to bring bags for all the goodies you’ll pick up and have cash on hand for vendors.

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Raleigh La Fiesta del Pueblo NC State Fairgrounds, Graham Building
Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. $5 for adults and free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the largest Latin American cultural event in the Carolinas! Enjoy event activities including Employment, Health, & Education Fairs in Spanish and English; 3 stages featuring continuous music performances; a dance stage; cultural exhibits and Nindandia’s Children’s Carnival with special guests Remi the Puerto Rican clown, Harry the Dragon, and Ronald McDonald. Don’t forget to swing by the TWO food courts and get a taste of Latin American dishes.

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12

Choose your own adventure!

Just like that series of books from your childhood, make today your day to find something new in your town. Use the GoTriangle Trip Planner and  local event calendars (Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh)  to find out what is in store for you.  Have a great weekend!

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