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April 2021

PlayMakers presents: “Akeelah and the Bee”

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$18

Akeelah has a passion for words, the crazier the better! Under-challenged at school and overwhelmed by her daily life in a tough, Chicago neighborhood, Akeelah is finding it difficult to try. But with the Scripps National Spelling Bee just around the corner, her community is ready to show her she has the courage and tenacity to make her dream come true.

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Virtual Art Adventures Afternoon Session

April 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Online, The Internet + Google Map
Free – $5.00

Join us as the Ackland takes our popular Art Adventures class online with instructor Allison Tierney! Class sessions will be limited to 15 participants*. A supply list, printable template, and Zoom meeting link will be distributed to registrants prior to the class session. To use Zoom, students will need access to an internet-connected computer, smartphone, or tablet with a built-in microphone; caregiver assistance may be needed. Art Adventures is geared towards children aged 6-9. *Families with more than one child…

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Virtual Art Adventures Morning Session

April 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Online, The Internet + Google Map
Free – $5.00

Join us as the Ackland takes our popular Art Adventures class online with instructor Allison Tierney! Class sessions will be limited to 15 participants*. A supply list, printable template, and Zoom meeting link will be distributed to registrants prior to the class session. To use Zoom, students will need access to an internet-connected computer, smartphone, or tablet with a built-in microphone; caregiver assistance may be needed. Art Adventures is geared towards children aged 6-9. *Families with more than one child…

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PlayMakers presents: “Akeelah and the Bee”

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$18

Akeelah has a passion for words, the crazier the better! Under-challenged at school and overwhelmed by her daily life in a tough, Chicago neighborhood, Akeelah is finding it difficult to try. But with the Scripps National Spelling Bee just around the corner, her community is ready to show her she has the courage and tenacity to make her dream come true.

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Live Stream: Laurel and Hardy Live Score by Tim Carless

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $10

Pay-what-you-can livestream event! Tim Carless performs an original live score to a pair of Laurel and Hardy short silent films.

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PlayMakers presents: “Akeelah and the Bee”

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$18

Akeelah has a passion for words, the crazier the better! Under-challenged at school and overwhelmed by her daily life in a tough, Chicago neighborhood, Akeelah is finding it difficult to try. But with the Scripps National Spelling Bee just around the corner, her community is ready to show her she has the courage and tenacity to make her dream come true.

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An Evening with Jill Andrews

April 10 @ 8:00 pm - April 11 @ 12:00 am
Cat’s Cradle Back Room, 300 E Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
$14

The stories of a woman often go untold. Her struggles are kept as secrets. Her victories, discreet. Her pain, polite and unobtrusive. History records the ones who break her heart and the ones who mend it, yet it forgets the life and truth born in between. On Thirties, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Jill Andrews gives these unsung moments the voice they have always deserved. From her days fronting lauded Americana group, the everbodyfields, to her successful solo career as a writer and…

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Andrew Bird

April 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
$20

Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. Since beginning his recording career in 1997, Bird has released 15 albums and performed extensively worldwide. He has recorded with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, appeared as “Dr. Stringz” on Jack’s Big Music Show, and headlined concerts at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert…

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Drop Everything and Read Day

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Drop everything and READ! Join Kidzu Children’s Museum and experience the magic of reading together. Monday, April 12th, is National D.E.A.R. Day and we will be premiering a virtual story time every hour from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM on our Facebook page. This means there will be 8 different stories read throughout the day! Watch them as they premiere or listen to them on your own time - they will still be available after they air. Join Kidzu and…

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Ackland Film Forum: “Fire” Watch Party and Panel

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Online, The Internet + Google Map

Join us for the third film in the Ackland Film Forum's Global Queer Cinema Series, Deepa Mehta's Fire (1996, Canada/India). The series is a collaboration with the Film Studies Program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, and features a selection of four international films presented in connection with the Ackland’s Close Looks digital initiative. View the selected films on your own or join us for a watch party. Watch parties will be followed by a…

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