Choose your category – then choose your own adventure!
JUST DO HISTORY
- On Nov. 9 and 16 at 11 am, meet at the Hillsborough Visitors Center for a free guided walking tour of downtown Hillsborough.
- During the weekend of Nov. 16, head to Lloyd’s Dairy Farm for the Tarheel Antique Festival & Christmas Craft Show. Share your love of antiques through vendors booths, appraisals and an onsite auction.
- On Nov. 17, learn more about the history of Hayti with Eric Tillman at Hillsborough’s Burwell School.
JUST DO THE ARTS
- Through Nov. 9 at The ArtsCenter, check out Carolyn Adams – the world premiere of a play about friendship, love and letting go.
- Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon and North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green bring An Evening of Song and Poetry to Chapel of the Cross on Nov. 9, a fundraiser for Club Nova.
- On Nov. 16 at Current Artspace + Studio, pianist Sarah Cahill presents her “marathon” performance: “The Future Is Female.” Guests can enter and exit at will, sit, stand, and even explore the performance space while she illuminates works by women composers that range from the 17th century to present day.
- At Playmakers Repertory Company beginning Nov. 20, enjoy the showstopping Broadway musical Ragtime.
JUST DO THE UNEXPECTED
- On Nov 7. In Hill Hall, UNC Opera presents a preview performance of their fall production, Mozart’s The Dream of Scipio. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this staging of a Mozart classic finds the characters on the moon in a fantastical celebration of the ’60s space era.
- What better way to celebrate the storied career of Chef Bill Smith than by roasting him on Nov. 15 at The Carolina Inn, during a fundraiser for EmPOWERment, Inc.?
- On Nov. 21 at The ArtsCenter, join a chorus of strangers – also known as PopUp Chorus – to sing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
JUST DO NIGHTLIFE
- On Nov. 14 at Local 506, see rock band Fame on Fire with Lowborn.
- Crumb – a collaboration of Brooklyn-based musicians – comes to Cat’s Cradle on Nov. 17.
- Every Friday at the PIT, all shows are free. Stop by and see improv and stand-up acts!
JUST DO THE CLASSICS
- The first two weekends of November, members of the Orange County Artists Guild will open their studios to visitors, marking the 25th Annual Open Studio Tour.
- Building on more than a decade of success, Carrboro Film Fest begins a new chapter when it returns the weekend of Nov. 15. In recent years, the South has produced numerous independent films that challenge and expand our understanding of Southern culture. In an effort to support what is seen as a renaissance in Southern cinema, Carrboro Film Fest embraces its identity as a Southern institution and will present exclusively Southern films in a non-competitive setting.
JUST DO THE OUTDOORS
- Join the North Carolina Botanical Garden on Nov. 9 for a relaxing, restorative half-day retreat focused on yoga and art journaling.
- Don’t miss special music and Santa lighting the tree at Southern Village on Nov. 9 at dusk.
- On Nov. 16 at 11 am, enjoy a free tour of Coker Arboretum, located on the UNC campus, at the corner of Cameron Avenue and Raleigh Street.
(photo credits: Lloyd's Farm, The PIT-Chapel Hill, Carrboro Film)